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TomCat S (128)
Friday June 29, 2012, 10:48 am
It was no surprise that yesterday, House Republicans completed their bogus political theatre by voting to hold Attorney General, Eric Holder, in civil and criminal contempt of Congress. What is despicable is that some Democrats goose-stepped behind the Republicans out of fear of a bad rating by the NRA. I took names.

Carol H (229)
Friday June 29, 2012, 11:33 am
noted, thank you Tom

Kamila A (141)
Friday June 29, 2012, 12:44 pm
I wanted to send a star to Lynn but I already did this week.
Its absolutely disgusting what these sell-outs really represent.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday June 29, 2012, 1:47 pm
I wish they understood what shame is, but it seems not to be in their volcabulary.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday June 29, 2012, 3:14 pm
"The Black Caucus and Nancy Pelosi, who was originally going to vote against the contempt charges, walked out rather than recognise the legitimacy of the vote. A principled stand." Right on Lynn! Amen Dandelion & Camilla!


Elle B (81)
Friday June 29, 2012, 3:39 pm
I'm in that same ditch Tom...have the list on my desktop.

Yep's the whiners and the bullies on the grade school playground acting up again--and now they're on steroids [Clinton's dead on.] They all need to exit the political stage immediately and anyone not willing to stand up to their stupidness right along with them. The NRA does not own the U.S. Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, or the right to bear arms--that belongs to ALL OF US. And they sure shouldn't be allowed to buy Congress. Side note: No constitutional right includes arming criminals via sales at/near gun shows they sanction and strong-arming U.S. Senators and Representatives. We the people need to find the optimum legal redress to the trumped up bogus contempt charges against Eric Holder who is a decent and dedicated public official. It's SHOO-FLY TIME. . .

"Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest." ―Benjamin Franklin.

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

"The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives” ―Mohandas K. Gandhi

Patrizia S (315)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:31 pm


Friday June 29, 2012, 9:58 pm
Thanks TomCat

kathy P (483)
Friday June 29, 2012, 11:07 pm
Noted. Thank you TomCat

Kamila A (141)
Friday June 29, 2012, 11:21 pm
I had this email in my mailbox and thought I would share it with all, even though its a little off topic. Please pass it around and lets make the changes, "we are the people" and we get a say!:

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just
pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will
have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

1.No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3.Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Americans do.

4.Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5.Congress loses their current health care system and
participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6.Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
American people.

7.All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
effective 12/1/12. The American people did not make this
contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
the message. Don't you think it's time?


JL A (281)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:50 am
Issa has no respect for the law and wants to use a different standard for the Obama Administration than he supported/sought for the Bush and Reagan administrations..........totally political and nothing else--an embarrasment to all Americans and should warrant looking into impeachment proceedings against Issa.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:18 am
Thanks to all. Kudos top Camila. Add one more. Anytime the US military is in combat, military age children and grandchildren of Congress will serve in a combat role.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:22 am
Love the quotes, Elle, and Camilla, can't send you another star yet, but I'm forwarding that brilliant post to as many as I can, including my congressional banana brains..... Many thanks!

Susanne R (236)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:00 am
This hasn't been a good week for Republicans:

(The Blaze/AP) — Not surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Justice moved quickly Friday to protect Attorney General Eric Holder from criminal prosecution after the House voted to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress Thursday, including 17 Democrats.

In a Friday letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the DOJ would not pursue prosecution against Holder, his boss. Cole wrote that the attorney general’s refusal to turn over duly subpoenaed “Fast and Furious” documents “does not constitute a crime.”

“Therefore the department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the attorney general,” the letter said."

We can only wonder what desperate tactic they'll resort to next. Any predictions?

TomCat S (128)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:10 am
Amen Arielle!

Sue, they also voted for a civil contempt suit so they can hire their own attorney (at taxpayer expense, of course).

Dotti L (85)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:50 am
Read and noted.

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:21 am
How do you fight a bunch of conscience lacking sociopaths who are used to getting their own way or finding a loophole to evade their fair share?
Shame doesn't phase them, in fact they consider heartlessness a badge of honor worthy of bragging rights.

Angela N (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:10 pm

Wayne W (12)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:36 pm
Just some more disgusting behavior by the GOP. Eric Holder cannot release the documents that are asked of him because for many of them, it is explicitly forbidden by law.


Wayne W (12)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:45 pm
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election."

A mandatory balanced budget in a recession is a horrible, horrible idea and is a death sentence for the middle class. Clinton did it without drastic cut-backs in the safety net during the boom years and that's the time to do it. The GOP never did it and they never will if the middle class has both a backbone and a pulse.

Mary T (178)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:54 pm
Shame on all of the Democrats that voted for this witch hunt, They all need booted out for caving in to the NRA.

P A (117)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:39 am
Camilla - I for one am going to pass that excellent list of Warren Buffet's around - and on Care2 if it will let me! I would have sent you and others stars but the computer wouldn't let me!
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