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BRING BACK PUBLIC HANGINGS !!!!!!!!!!!!  (Apr 20, 2011 | post #3)

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Democrats also note that the vote for speaker, taken on the first day of a new Congress, is not based on getting 218 votes but rather a majority of those lawmakers present and voting. For instance, in 1997, nine House Republicans either did not vote or supported other candidates over then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). Gingrich, though, was reelected to a second term as speaker with 216 votes. Wes Anderson, a veteran GOP pollster who is helping to guide the NRCC’s upcoming fall TV ad campaign, said he expected Pelosi to be a frequent presence on television sets around the country. “Under the current dynamic, the strategy is paying off in spades,” Anderson said, explaining that Pelosi had become a convenient target for voter anger. “I suspect you’ll see a lot of her in ads.” © 2010 Capitol News Company, LLC  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #3)

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‘Do what you have to do,’” said another Pelosi ally. “But you have to finish that statement — I’m an independent voice for my district. You just can’t bash Nancy without finishing the second part.” The art of distancing oneself from Pelosi takes many different forms. In Pennsylvania, Rep. Jason Altmire, facing a challenge from attorney Keith Rothfus in a GOP-oriented, Pittsburgh-area seat, has begun running a TV ad showing supporters praising the second-term Democrat for “stand[ing] up” to Pelosi and spotlighting his opposition to the health care bill. In Indiana, Rep. Joe Donnelly — who’s trying to ward off GOP state Rep. Jackie Walorski — has begun airing a 30-second spot slamming “Nancy Pelosi’s energy tax.” Two North Carolina Democrats are getting into the act as well. Rep. Mike McIntyre, facing his toughest general election challenge in over a decade, is up with a new TV ad saying he doesn’t “work for Nancy Pelosi.” His home state colleague Rep. Heath Shuler went even further last week, suggesting to an audience last week that he might run for speaker himself after receiving a question about whether he supports “Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House” — a query that drew knowing laughter from the crowd. “You know, here’s what I’ve been talking about: Who runs our country? The middle. So I haven’t ruled out the idea that I might not run,” Shuler is heard saying to expression of surprise in a video of the exchange. “So we’ll wait and see. We’ll see who is actually up for it and who decides to put their hat in the ring. But you never know — maybe a Blue Dog will run.” Shuler’s office didn’t respond to an inquiry into whether the two-term congressman is plotting a Pelosi challenge, but North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Andrew Whalen, a former Shuler campaign manager, said he believed the Blue Dog was only kidding. “I’ve known Heath for a lot of years and I thought he was just making a light-hearted joke,” Whalen told POLITICO in an e-mail. Rep. John Boccieri of Ohio, an endangered freshman Democrat, who was targeted by a GOP radio ad in March accusing him of “following Nancy Pelosi’s lead” on health care, has also sought to highlight his independence. "At the end of the day, my constituents vote for me to be their congressman, they don't vote for the president, they don't vote for a congressman from San Francisco," Boccieri recently told CBS News. "They vote for me." South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin came up with a more novel approach to the Pelosi problem when asked in a debate over the weekend whether she would support Pelosi — she responded by taking shots at both House Minority Leader John Boehner and Pelosi. “Both Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, the Republican leader, have promoted agendas that at times are very challenging to South Dakota and our economy. Their voting records and their agendas both demonstrate that.” The Democratic distancing game with Pelosi has come as Republicans have mounted an all-out assault in an effort to tie vulnerable Democrats to her. Scarcely a day goes by without the National Republican Congressional Committee slamming a targeted Democrat as a blind follower of Pelosi and her agenda. Last week, the committee hammered Herseth Sandlin for “supporting Nancy Pelosi 92 percent of the time.” For now, Democratic leaders appear content with letting their members put some space between them and Pelosi. Asked about the new ads from vulnerable lawmakers in a news conference last week, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen said, “The Democratic leaders have said the job of the members is to reflect the views of their constituents as best as they are able.” “Part of being a leader means giving your members the space they need,” added John Anzalone, an Alabama-based pollster who works closely with the DCCC. “What’s smart is what gets you elected, what’s pragmatic,” said Anzalone. CONT.  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #2)

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Some of the Democratic Party’s most endangered lawmakers are taking steps to distance themselves from Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an attempt to inoculate themselves from charges that they are beholden to the unpopular House leader and supportive of the ambitious national Democratic agenda. Dems seek separation from Pelosi By: Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan August 31, 2010 04:26 AM EDT Three vulnerable Democrats from conservative-orien ted districts are already running TV ads spotlighting their defiance of Pelosi. One freshman incumbent recently joked about the possibility of Pelosi not being able to take up the gavel next year because she might pass away. Another member from a tough district suggested he might run for speaker himself. The roster of Democrats currently playing six degrees of separation from Pelosi spans the map, from the Northeast to the South and across the Midwest to South Dakota. The GOP has used Pelosi, who represents a liberal San Francisco congressional district, as a wedge against vulnerable Democrats for almost as long as she has been in Democratic leadership. But with Election Day just nine weeks away, the sprint away from the House speaker highlights the increasing urgency with which the party’s most vulnerable legislators are trying to prove their independence from Democratic leaders and the Capitol Hill agenda that has defined President Barack Obama’s first term in office. “Republicans have worked to define her as what’s wrong with Democrats,” said Dave Beattie, a Florida-based Democratic pollster who is working on several top-tier races. “It’s playing to partisan stereotypes and she’s just a vehicle for that.” Pelosi aides and allies said they understand that embattled members sometimes need to distance themselves from the speaker and note that she doesn’t take it personally, although they caution that how it is done is just as important as why it’s done. “Don’t do something that can be used against another Democrat,” said a Democratic official close to Pelosi. “Talking against Washington insiders is not the same as the ‘Pelosi energy tax’ or ‘Obamacare.’ You have to be smart here.” One not-so-smart way to do it: the clumsy way Rep. Bobby Bright of Alabama handled a question last week when asked about whether he planned to vote for Pelosi as speaker. Bright went so far as to joke that she “might even get sick and die” and not be able to seek her post again. Bright, who occupies a heavily Republican, Montgomery-area seat, has kept mum following his controversial and widely circulated remarks. The Pelosi allies also said the speaker is “in the arena” and knows that members will say whatever is needed in order to position themselves to win, even if that includes slamming her or Obama. CONT. Pelosi "has always said to members, ‘Do what you have to do,’” said another Pelosi ally. “But you have to finish that statement — I’m an independent voice for my district. You just can’t bash Nancy without finishing the second part.”  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #1)

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Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. The film is set in an alternate 1980s in which the United States is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Latin American allies. However, the onset of World War III is merely in the background and not fully elaborated. The story follows a group of American high school students who resist the occupation with guerrilla warfare, calling themselves Wolverines, after their high school mascot. THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON NOW!! OBAMA IS THE SOVIET UNION, PELOSI, REED, AND THE REST OF THE DEMS. ARE THE LATIN AMERICAN ALLIES. STOP AND THINK PEOPLE?  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #1)

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Only in America

Lyrics God Bless The USA Lee Greenwood If tomorrow all the things were gone I've worked for all my life and I had to start again With just my family by my side I'd thank my god above To be living here today 'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away hey CHORUS: I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up next to you And defend her still today 'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA From the lakes of Minnesota To the hills of Tennessee Across the plains of Texas From sea to shining sea From Detroit down to Houston And New York to L.A. There's pride in every American heart And it's time we stand and say I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me And I gladly stand up next to you And defend her still today 'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the USA  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #4)

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Wong Trial

WONGS LAWYERS GO FIRST!! THEY CHAPP MY REAREND! WONG IS LIKE AN OLD DOG PUT HIM DOWN!!  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #168)

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One Nation March

Hank Williams Jr. - If The South Would Have Won READ THE WORDS DEMOCRATS!! If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday. If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd make my surpreme court down in Texas and we wouldn't have no killers getting off free. If they were proven guilty then they would swing quickly, instead of writin' books and smilin' on T.V. We'd all learn cajan cookin' in Luiousiana and I'd put that capital back in Alabama. We'd put Florida on the right track, 'cause we'd take Miami back and throw all them pushers in the slammer. Oh if the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. The day young Skynyrd died, we'd show our southern pride. If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. "Play alittle dixieland boys. Ah yes!" I'd have all the whiskey made in Tennessee and all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills. The national treasury would be in Tupilo, Mississippi and I'd put Hank Williams picture on one hundred dollar bill. I'd have all the cars made in the Carolina's and I'd ban all the ones made in China. I'd have every girl child sent to Georgia to learn to smile and talk with that southern accent that drives men wild. I'd have all the fiddles made in Virginia, 'cause they sure can make 'em sound so fine. I'm going up on Wolverton Mountain and see ole Cliften Clowers and have a sip of his good ole Arkansas wine. Hey if the south woulda won we'd a had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. When Patsy Cline passed away that would be our national holiday. If the south woulda won we'd a had it made. Olay he hee hee . I said if the south wouda won we would a had it made!  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #2)

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Hank Williams Jr. - If The South Would Have Won If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday. If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd make my surpreme court down in Texas and we wouldn't have no killers getting off free. If they were proven guilty then they would swing quickly, instead of writin' books and smilin' on T.V. We'd all learn cajan cookin' in Luiousiana and I'd put that capital back in Alabama. We'd put Florida on the right track, 'cause we'd take Miami back and throw all them pushers in the slammer. Oh if the south woulda won we woulda had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. The day young Skynyrd died, we'd show our southern pride. If the south woulda won we woulda had it made. "Play alittle dixieland boys. Ah yes!" I'd have all the whiskey made in Tennessee and all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills. The national treasury would be in Tupilo, Mississippi and I'd put Hank Williams picture on one hundred dollar bill. I'd have all the cars made in the Carolina's and I'd ban all the ones made in China. I'd have every girl child sent to Georgia to learn to smile and talk with that southern accent that drives men wild. I'd have all the fiddles made in Virginia, 'cause they sure can make 'em sound so fine. I'm going up on Wolverton Mountain and see ole Cliften Clowers and have a sip of his good ole Arkansas wine. Hey if the south woulda won we'd a had it made. I'd probably run for president of the southern states. When Patsy Cline passed away that would be our national holiday. If the south woulda won we'd a had it made. Olay he hee hee . I said if the south wouda won we would a had it made!  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #274)

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Only in America

AMEN!!  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #2)

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Wong Trial

BRING BACK PUBLIC HANGINGS START WITH THE LAWYERS!!  (Oct 2, 2010 | post #160)

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wong's attorneys

HANG WONG NOW!!!POOR FELLOW GOT KICKED IN THE HEAD A FEW TIMES, OH NO THE CUFFS HURT HIS WRIST!!  (Sep 16, 2010 | post #52)

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wong's attorneys

WELL PUT!!  (Jul 19, 2010 | post #43)

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wong's attorneys

ONE QUESTION HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT WONG IS HUNG? YOU MUST BE GAY!!  (Jul 18, 2010 | post #19)

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wong's attorneys

DO ME A FAVOR FIND A BRIDGE AND JUMP OFF OF IT!!  (Jul 18, 2010 | post #16)

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