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Tom DeLay and James Brown sharing a mug shot

October 21, 2005 10:38 AM


Yes, admittedly, the real DeLay mug shot just didn't quite work.

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Anonymous:

I find it hilarious how dissapointed you libs are you cant sell your tee-shirts with Delays picture.
Afterall, splashing that image around is what this entire false charge is about.

Fri Oct 21 2005 2:36 PM


Tom from Madison:

Speaking as a liberal, I'm not at all disappointed.

The justice system is doing it's job. There is plenty of evidence for an indictment. Now we'll just have to wait to see if there's enough to convict. That's the $190,000 question.

Even if DeLay is not convicted, his sleazy tactics will be exposed and his power will be gone. Republican credibility is shot and rightfully so. That's all good!

Personally, I think he will be convicted. But it's not for you, me or Bill O'Reilly to say. We have a criminal justice system. I say let them do their job.

Fri Oct 21 2005 4:44 PM


Dave E.:

Cause of action against Delay? Res Ipsa Loquitur. You can't be as saturated with corruption as he is without leaving a huge footprint to examine.

Fri Oct 21 2005 8:00 PM


Anonymous:

Look what Tom said. Even if Delay is found innocent, his guilt will be shown to the world.
So much for the rule of law he claims to care so much about.

Sat Oct 22 2005 9:16 AM


Anonymous:

How many predictions of republican demise have been written on this site without one of them coming true? Furthermore, how can the maker of those predictions continue to spew such non-sense after being proved wrong time and time again.

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:17 PM


Tom from Madison:

Anonymous,

I said "Even if DeLay is not convicted, his sleazy tactics will be exposed and his power will be gone."

Why are you lieing about what I said?

In case you missed the point, let me simplify it for you. Tom DeLay has done many sleazy and unethical deeds. Whether he is found guilty of this crime will be determined by a court.

That he is sleazy is being proven more and more each and every day. We need better people than Tom DeLay in congress--regardless of whether he is guilty of this crime or not. For some not-so-light reading, check up on DeLay's defense of Saipan sweatshops:

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/09/real.delay/

Why would anyone support this creep?

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:25 PM


Jim Gilliam:

"How many predictions of republican demise have been written on this site without one of them coming true?"

It's called FAITH.

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:28 PM


Tom from Madison:

AMEN!

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:30 PM


NJGuardsman:

What we have here is the politics of personal destruction!

When this prosecutor announces he's going to "GET HIM" during a Democrat function, then precedes to do so - DeLay gets a self admitted Democrat judge with ties to Moveon.org and other left wing organizations, he doesn’t remove himself from the case AND none of the Libs like Dave and Tom find it the least bit strange?!?!?

This just goes to show you, they cant win at the ballot box, they wount tell the American people what they’re REALLY all about THIS is what they resort to!!! As I’ve written B4, its “GET BUSH AT ALL COSTS”

Once again this it going to blow up in your faces!!

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:31 PM


Tom from Madison:

NO!

What we have here is the politics of SELF-DESTRUCTION!!

DeLay is a victim of his own mis-deeds.

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:33 PM


NJGuardsman:

I guess Mr Gilliam and Tom are starting to mix God/religion with politics.

Does anyone know the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and over and always expecting a different result!

Oh by the way Funny picture - very nicely done

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:37 PM


Tom from Madison:

You must be talking about Bush's Iraq policy!

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:40 PM


Tom from Madison:

Don't you wish Bill O'Reilly were here to cut my mike?

Sat Oct 22 2005 3:43 PM


NJGuardsman:

I dont need Bill O'Reilly to defend me, I'm old enough to take care of myself.

As I've said before you all find fault with those you disagree with BUT those on your side are clean and pure as the wind driven snow.

I have my differences with the administration and some of it's policies, I have dis agreed with those on the right about certian issues as well AND I've said so on this website.

I'm still waiting for any of you to do the same.

Sat Oct 22 2005 4:31 PM


Anonymous:

If they never mention the conviction of Sandy Pants ramming Secret documents down his pants on this site, you wont find anything else.

Sat Oct 22 2005 4:35 PM


Tom from Madison:

It's all a matter of priorities. When there are crooks at the top of our own government, our first priority is to deal with them.

DeLay abused his power to re-draw congressional district lines in Texas. Bush's rise to power is rooted in deceit paved by DeLay, Rove, and their sycophants. All of the above have either commited crimes or benefited from crimes. This culture of corruption is a threat to democracy.

America deserves better.

Sat Oct 22 2005 5:09 PM


NJGuardsman:

There was a crook at the very top of the last administration and all your side did was protect him.

Clinton abused his power by lying to the American People and those in government and even the top law enforcement officer in the country is not above the law, he was disbarred, found in contempt and almost impeached. Clinton's rise to power is rooted in deceit paved by his wife, Robert Reich, Sandy Berger and their sycophants. All of the above have either committed crimes or benefited from crimes. This culture of corruption is a threat to democracy.

America Deserved Better

Sat Oct 22 2005 6:51 PM


Dave E.:

Same old hot air. The fundies can't shake their Clinton rage, even after all these years. Even with all those that are dead and continue to die for Bush (the once-touted "CEO president"...of Enron, maybe) and his lies.

There is no comparison.

So silly. A t-shirt raises the ire of the fundies, while the American Taliban spent Hundreds Of Millions of tax dollars investigating the Clintons.

Keep demonstrating your silliness, wingnuts. Keep pushing yourselves further into the margins. Must be a stinging feeling...the whole 'being wrong' thing. Especially when your pom pom waving continues to result in death and disaster. Normally I get a little boost of satisfaction for being right, like nailing a jeapardy question...but only you guys can make "being right" completely unenjoyable.

The whole "hate losing elections" blurb is completely missing the point. This is not a game, as you so shallow-mindedly like to view politics. This is about losing the country to corporatocracy, wrapped in a flag, carrying a cross, and wearing an elephant button with a donkey on the other side.

And if anyone has ever accused me of claiming Democrats as sanctified, I'd like to see the words I wrote leading them to believe it. The corruption of power is blind to party affiliation. I'm for the diffusion of power, just like the U.S. Constitution. Now. What party is at the steering wheel again? And, why is our middle class dissappearing? Oh yeah. It's Clinton's fault.

Idiots. From now on, if a wingnut gets ignored, that means it has officially become impossible for me to take anything they said seriously.

Sat Oct 22 2005 8:40 PM


NJGuardsman:

Of course there's no comparison he’s your boy, he wasn’t all that bad.

“Even with all those that are dead and continue to die for Bush” I’m sure you meant die for their country and people. You continue to belittle the efforts of the military, you are one of the “ENABLERS” (do you remember from when you were in the military comfort and aid to the enemy) the Pres. Spook about, keep giving the terrorists hope, keep giving them the ways and means to keep blowing up little kids in Russia, keep making them think that they can win.

How could you of all people (being former military) not say anything against at least Dick Durban about calling the military Nazis ?!?!

Talk about the same old diatribe “Bush is the be all and end all of evil in the world”. Talk about lies the only lies are coming out of the camp with the ass.

Oh and I like the idea of a t-shirt, it happens to be a good one!

Look at the end democrats are willing to do in order to gain control

Sat Oct 22 2005 9:32 PM


NJGuardsman:

Sorry about the type-o spook should be spoke

Sat Oct 22 2005 9:33 PM


Dave E.:

Everything you say is conclusory. That'd be convenient if you were the sole arbiter of what is right and wrong, but unfortunately, you live in a country full of people with different opinions. A continuing and deepening majority, I might add, that think the Bush administration is hurting the nation. But hey. It's just sour grapes for everyone that voted against him according to the straggling Bushbots.

I know what Dick Durbin said. See...I bothered to understand the nuance and thrust of his point. The second you say he called the military a bunch of Nazis is the second I take all credibility away from your words because they are demonstrably false. I then have no need to reply. Maybe that's why you keep whining about nobody denouncing him...because your accusation refutes itself, thanks for doing the arguing against yourself for me.

Now. Reverting back to my overarching point from my previous post.

How many times does this movie have to be remade: too much power, vested in too few people, inexorably leads to death, destruction, and/or disaster. Usually all three. Whether it be military interogators given huge amounts of discretion that ends by venting frustration and busting out with a little torture, or spiral-eyed fundamentalists bent on imposing religious doctrine upon everyone under the guise of freedom (yeah, in America). It's all the same, rooted in abuse of power.

One more time: who's at the steering wheel? Why are we in Iraq?

Only a fool believes a soldier's death is always for country and people. Go talk to a Vietnam vet and then get back to me on that one.

Keep giving the terrorists hope? Wrong. I'm for stop giving "the terrorists" a reason for Lex Talionis. Law as retaliation has spelled endless cycles of doom and death countless times in recorded history. No reason to believe it's any different this time...

It is an unbelievably simple concept, yet astoundingly dismissed by the fervent and zealous. Leave the middle east alone, and it will leave us alone. Treat the middle east with respect, and people from the middle east will treat us the same. Wild-eyed fanaticism from one pole will be met with equal force from the opposite pole. Bush is nothing without the terrorist threat, and those who pervert Islam are nothing without Bush. It's the parasitic symbiosis that renders the reasonable solution taboo and rational deduction unpatriotic.

I dare anyone to make a persuasive argument for "the terrorists" "hating us for our freedoms". Keep buying into the red herring, wingnuts. The real herring? Find an alternative to oil. It's the key to this nation's salvation. But that black gold makes too many influential people $$ hand over fist.

Yes, I'm a vet. And it breaks my heart to see our soldiers claim that the only reason they fight is to keep the person next to them alive. The only reason. Think about that.

What's the subtext there? Their government has sold them up the river for a fatally flawed ideology. Democracy is not on the march. Desert storm didn't go to Baghdad because it knew the ramifications of removing the secular Baath party from power: the Iranian client state with Shariya law subordinating most of the citizenry. Bush has sown decades of instability for his 'gut instinct' cowboy hunch of action.

Yeah, I've had an awful lot of bad things to say about Bush. You know why? Because this dixiecrat movement he happens to be the figurehead of has done an awful lot of fantastically harmful things to this country.

History has shown this movie way too many times, but you insist on being the dumb blonde that goes out alone to see what that noise is coming from the toolshed.

Stop buying into the lizard brain rhetoric. Doing the right thing is not "enabling the terrorists". I shudder to even quote such farcical expressions. Try thinking objectively for once. The truth is pretty liberating.

Sun Oct 23 2005 3:54 AM


Tom from Madison:

Dave,

thanks for elucidating the sad place we've been led to through the lies and deceptions of the current regime.

NJ,
in no way am I belittling the military. I'm criticizing the abuse of the military for political purposes. America is not an empire. We ought not behave like one. Bush is the one who is dishonoring the military. Fighting an elective war of aggression can't be twisted into an act of defense despite billions of $ of propaganda.

America doesn't stand for empire. Americans now realize this war for what it is and won't stand for it.

Mon Oct 24 2005 10:23 AM


Anonymous:

Whats so serious about this is USA today doctored a picture of Condi and printed it for political reasons. This is common for libs and their lying ways.

Sat Oct 29 2005 10:51 AM


Tom from Madison:

Anybody who really wanted to discredit Condi wouldn't need to resort to lieing. Her own 9/11 Commissiion testimony showed her to be dishonest and incompentent--a hallmark of Bush appointees.

Do you recall her remarks about the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing back when she was National Security Advisor? Intelligence? You remember, it indicated Bin Laden was planning to attack in the US with planes. She ignored it.

Once again, America deserves better.

Sun Oct 30 2005 6:33 AM


Anonymous:

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Thu Jan 5 2006 6:10 PM


Anonymous:

Who the heck is Tom Delay anyways? Oh, yeah thats right, I DON'T CARE! The picture is gross!

Thu Jan 5 2006 6:11 PM


joy gaskins:

Hi james brown, you are a good singer. You dance cool and my brother can dance allmost like you,I think you are smart and briland I heard you went to jail but its cool with me.how are you doing.

Mon Apr 30 2007 4:14 PM


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