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(Talking Points Memo)   Tom DeLay: Victory is mine. Victory is mine. Great day in the morning people. Victory is mine. Donna, bring me only the finest muffins and bribes in the land. *Chest bump*   ( talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2013-09-20 08:01:29 AM  
Who's the man?

On this occasion, sir, we like to think of ourselves collectively as The Man.
 
2013-09-20 08:02:48 AM  
This is going to be an intolerable day....


/love how there's a TWW fan admin
 
2013-09-20 08:08:52 AM  
heh.
 
2013-09-20 08:08:54 AM  
He's out of jail?
 
2013-09-20 08:14:26 AM  
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THIS IS NOT THE WEST WING

AND NEVER WILL BE
 
2013-09-20 08:14:51 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He's out of jail?


technically, he was never in jail. His case was in appeal since his sentencing and he was never held during that time
 
2013-09-20 08:20:18 AM  

weltallica: THIS IS NOT THE WEST WING

AND NEVER WILL BE


I've felt it panders to the BSAB crowd
 
2013-09-20 08:21:35 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He's out of jail?


The charges were only there to get him out of the House because the Libs couldn't beat him on the floor of Congress.  They used a dirty D.A. to shop the charges to several grand juries before he could find one either too stupid or too biased to get the case near a court.
 
2013-09-20 08:23:14 AM  
There is no longer any justice in the good old USA.  fark Delay and his fanboys on this forum...Yes, I'm talking to you, Black Animal (in all of your manifestations), and all the other farking far right-wing nazi jackasses.

/Yeah, I know that "justice in the USA" has been missing for years, but I just had to rant.
 
2013-09-20 08:24:06 AM  
F*cking creep.
 
2013-09-20 08:25:58 AM  
he's dirty as Hell and everyone knows it. but the GOP has control of so many judges that none of them go to jail.
 
2013-09-20 08:29:18 AM  

StrikitRich: Lost Thought 00: He's out of jail?

The charges were only there to get him out of the House because the Libs couldn't beat him on the floor of Congress.  They used a dirty D.A. to shop the charges to several grand juries before he could find one either too stupid or too biased to get the case near a court.


Which led to this:
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Which led to this:
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So, overall, politically effective.  Textbook Politics.
 
2013-09-20 08:30:48 AM  
I wish this smug bastard would get taken down a few pegs.
 
2013-09-20 08:30:55 AM  
There is such a thing as a sore winner.
 
2013-09-20 08:31:15 AM  
 
2013-09-20 08:31:38 AM  
So he can run for office again?  Oh this is going to be painful to watch.
 
2013-09-20 08:34:47 AM  
I would have "accidentally" closed lined the sorry sonofabiatch.

Hell, he made sleeze unfun.
 
2013-09-20 08:36:25 AM  
I'm surprised he was within 500 miles of DC.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 08:37:58 AM  
Oh look, he's free. I'm shocked. Next up, redistricting all of TX so every democrat is in 1 district and all others are overloaded with conservatives and all of TX is red forever. And then telling the news that the landslide GOP win for congressional districts is the will of the people and demonstrates how out of touch Obama is with reality. HURRRRRRRRR
 
2013-09-20 08:38:00 AM  

neversubmit: [www.bradblog.com image 252x336]

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10264


Being a Democratic Governor in Alabama in the 21st century?
 
2013-09-20 08:42:32 AM  
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/thread
 
2013-09-20 08:49:36 AM  

StrikitRich: Lost Thought 00: He's out of jail?

The charges were only there to get him out of the House because the Libs couldn't beat him on the floor of Congress.  They used a dirty D.A. to shop the charges to several grand juries before he could find one either too stupid or too biased to get the case near a court.


Paging Don Siegelman, Paging Don Siegelman to the floor please!
 
2013-09-20 08:50:27 AM  

StrikitRich: Lost Thought 00: He's out of jail?

The charges were only there to get him out of the House because the Libs couldn't beat him on the floor of Congress.  They used a dirty D.A. to shop the charges to several grand juries before he could find one either too stupid or too biased to get the case near a court.


Oh yeah, DeLay was squeaky clean, it's only the filthy LIBBY LIBS who are filthily filthy, LIBBY LIBS

I enjoy the prospect of DeLay imagining that now he will sweep back into the House and restore things to the moment they were when he left back in 2006.  He thinks he'll be "The Hammer" again. Good luck with that Tom, the inmates are running the asylum now, instead of the squeaky-clean Real Murcans who are driven out by LIBBY LIBS
 
2013-09-20 08:50:30 AM  
Victory lap delayed a few minutes due to the Mets losing last night
 
2013-09-20 08:51:51 AM  

Kibbler: I enjoy the prospect of DeLay imagining that now he will sweep back into the House and restore things to the moment they were when he left back in 2006.  He thinks he'll be "The Hammer" again. Good luck with that Tom, the inmates are running the asylum now, instead of the squeaky-clean Real Murcans who are driven out by LIBBY LIBS


He's still dirty enough to be a Republican, but he's probably too sane to be allowed back into the House.
 
2013-09-20 08:54:44 AM  

Klivian: Victory lap delayed a few minutes due to the Mets losing last night


Just throw strikes!
 
2013-09-20 09:07:09 AM  
This man put the smug in smug SOB.

/And, the SOB, too.
 
2013-09-20 09:10:37 AM  
Checking one of the linked articles.. so, a couple of judges declared that the evidence used to convict him was 'insufficient', and overturned his conviction.

Sounds terribly arbitrary.
 
2013-09-20 09:15:01 AM  
"Former House members are afforded floor priveleges."

If you've been a member,you are free to hump the floor. Friends with benefits and all.
 
2013-09-20 09:20:30 AM  

Alphax: Checking one of the linked articles.. so, a couple of judges declared that the evidence used to convict him was 'insufficient', and overturned his conviction.

Sounds terribly arbitrary.


The lead judge was outvoted.

Life goes on.  DeLay couldn't physically come back to Texas for three years, so there was that plus side to things.  He's been attached to the lobby groups for too long for him to have an impact in currentTexas politics... I hope.

Alphax: He's still dirty enough to be a Republican, but he's probably too sane to be allowed back into the House.


True.  He was out of office when the Tea Party took off, so I don't think he can raise his standing there... probably just raise money for the TPers.
He'd be very closely watched if he worked Texas politics again, so he's probably better off in Virginia.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 09:24:39 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: "Former House members are afforded floor priveleges."

If you've been a member,you are free to hump the floor. Friends with benefits and all.


And many there are eager to bend over if the cash is right, sooo...
 
2013-09-20 09:37:08 AM  

weltallica: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 259x194]

THIS IS NOT THE WEST WING

AND NEVER WILL BE


o wow, you actually watch that shiat?
 
2013-09-20 09:37:33 AM  
I read that in Josh's voice.
 
2013-09-20 09:40:09 AM  
He sold his vote to the Ruskies. He should have been hung for treason.

In December 2005, the Washington Post reported that, in 1998, a group of Russian oil executives had given money to a nonprofit advocacy group run by a former DeLay staffer and funded by clients of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in an attempt to influence DeLay's vote on an International Monetary Fund bailout of the Russian economy. Associates of DeLay adviser Ed Buckham, the founder of the U.S. Family Network, said that executives from the oil firm Naftasib had offered a donation of $1,000,000 to be delivered to a Washington, D.C.-area airport in order to secure DeLay's support. On June 25, 1998, the U.S. Family Network received a $1 million check via money transferred through the London law firm James & Sarch Co. This payment was the largest single entry on U.S. Family Network's donor list. The original source of the donation was not recorded. DeLay denied that the payment had influenced his vote. Naftasib denied that it had made the payment and that it had ever been represented by James & Sarch Co. The now-dissolved law firm's former partners declined to comment due to "confidentiality requirements".

Just because he was a high level republican when the republicans held all three branches of the American government and they didn't investigate it doesn't mean that it never happened. He used his office for personal gain at the expense of the USA with a nation hostile to America. Treason. Take this sorry bastard out and hang him.
 
2013-09-20 09:47:31 AM  

jigger: o wow, you actually watch that shiat?


hey, it's a good show. Certainly not up to West Wing levels, but still some of the better TV out there

/weird to watch Ozymandius episode of BB then to watch the season finale of Newsroom. It was like experiencing every emotion possible in a 2 hours span
 
2013-09-20 10:03:19 AM  
This is just another example of why Texas will never, ever, EVER turn purple.  Let alone blue.
 
2013-09-20 10:16:20 AM  

Lost_in_Korea: There is no longer any justice in the good old USA.  fark Delay and his fanboys on this forum...Yes, I'm talking to you, Black Animal (in all of your manifestations), and all the other farking far right-wing nazi jackasses.

/Yeah, I know that "justice in the USA" has been missing for years, but I just had to rant.

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2013-09-20 10:24:10 AM  
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He's as innocent at OJ.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 10:24:57 AM  
While I don't hate the man, it would amuse me if the court granted a petition for rehearing and changed its mind.
 
2013-09-20 11:11:49 AM  
He will always be a crook.  Escaping justice for his crimes doesn't negate that.
 
2013-09-20 11:31:40 AM  
The man has had to live under the cloud of a false prosecution and false conviction for years.  Now he is vindicated.  He deserves to celebrate.
 
2013-09-20 12:13:25 PM  

SkinnyHead: The man has had to live under the cloud of a false prosecution and false conviction for years.  Now he is vindicated.  He deserves to celebrate.


He lives!  Someone must have gotten his SS check issue straightened out so he could get his internet connection turned back on!
 
2013-09-20 12:38:39 PM  

SkinnyHead: The man has had to live under the cloud of a false prosecution and false conviction for years.  Now he is vindicated.  He deserves to celebrate.


[oh child, you best believe citation needed]
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 12:49:34 PM  
He's as innocent at OJ.

This is a much different situation. In the case of OJ it was clear a murder was committed by somebody. The law was clear, the facts were disputed. In DeLay's case the facts were not seriously in dispute. The trial was about whether they proved a crime. Such ambiguity is common in white collar cases.

In another context, the Supreme Court has said tax "avoidance" is praiseworthy and tax "evasion" is criminal. The line between them can be fuzzy. DeLay thought he had a way to avoid rules against mixing hard and soft money. The prosecutor thought he had a way to evade rules against mixing hard and soft money.
 
2013-09-20 01:00:22 PM  
Dear Subby: In the future, please don't mix "West Wing" references and douche-scum GOP icons, unless it's to illustrate a deep contrast. Thanx.
 
2013-09-20 02:05:53 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Dear Subby: In the future, please don't mix "West Wing" references and douche-scum GOP icons, unless it's to illustrate a deep contrast. Thanx.


it was, but noted. I figured it would be something he'd say
 
2013-09-20 02:43:21 PM  

varmitydog: He sold his vote to the Ruskies. He should have been hung for treason.

In December 2005, the Washington Post reported that, in 1998, a group of Russian oil executives had given money to a nonprofit advocacy group run by a former DeLay staffer and funded by clients of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in an attempt to influence DeLay's vote on an International Monetary Fund bailout of the Russian economy. Associates of DeLay adviser Ed Buckham, the founder of the U.S. Family Network, said that executives from the oil firm Naftasib had offered a donation of $1,000,000 to be delivered to a Washington, D.C.-area airport in order to secure DeLay's support. On June 25, 1998, the U.S. Family Network received a $1 million check via money transferred through the London law firm James & Sarch Co. This payment was the largest single entry on U.S. Family Network's donor list. The original source of the donation was not recorded. DeLay denied that the payment had influenced his vote. Naftasib denied that it had made the payment and that it had ever been represented by James & Sarch Co. The now-dissolved law firm's former partners declined to comment due to "confidentiality requirements".

Just because he was a high level republican when the republicans held all three branches of the American government and they didn't investigate it doesn't mean that it never happened. He used his office for personal gain at the expense of the USA with a nation hostile to America. Treason. Take this sorry bastard out and hang him.


During his time in office, DeLay not only did stuff like this fairly openly but also argued his actions were done for God and country.  Even worse, he was able to convince a lot of people this was true.  In fact, he'd probably get elected again in a landslide if he ran in 2014.

Oh, well.  To paraphrase a well-known last line of movie, "Forget it varmitydog, it's Texas."
 
2013-09-21 12:23:11 AM  
Knock knock.  Who's there?  It's Sam and his prostitute friend.
 
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