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Moving to protect Majority Leader Tom DeLay, House Republicans want to change party rules to ensure that DeLay retains his post if a Texas grand jury indicts him as it did with three of his political associates.
The House Republican Conference, composed of all GOP members in the chamber, planned to vote Wednesday to modify a requirement that would force DeLay to step aside if charged with a felony requiring at least a two-year prison term.
"If they make this rules change, Republicans will confirm yet again that they simply do not care if their leaders are ethical. If Republicans believe that an indicted member should be allowed to hold a top leadership position in the House of Representatives, their arrogance is astonishing," [Dem. Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi said.
Originally posted by twitchy
There is nothing wrong with comparing Bush to the Nazi party of WWII Germany, the Bush Family was one of the ones financing the Nazis FYI. All this Bruhaha about Clinton is little more than rhetoric, and it may suprise you to find that Clinton was a Bush Family lackey. Don't take my word for it, look up Barry Seal and who was running coke through the state of AK while Clinton was Gov. Look into the nazi ties of the Walker family, Bush's other side of the family tree. Do some research before you go touting the righteousness of the Bush Crime syndicate. Hell we have been under the Bush family rule for a hell of alot longer than most folks realize. The one time Reagan tried to stand up to Bush, Bush family friend Hinckley changed his mind. Bush family has been inthe business of war protifeering since the early days of WWII.
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Need some proof here. The Clinton thing I know about. Walker family and Nazi's. Thought that was Rockefeller and Ford in WWII. Hinkley a Bush Family friend. Proof Please......................
Bush family has been inthe business of war protifeering since the early days of WWII.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Who exactly doesn't profit from war?
The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign, the Houston Post reported today.
John Hinckley, who shot Ronald Reagan, nearly fatally, in 1978, is ready to be released, government psychiatrists testified today. Hinckley's family and the family of President George W. Bush have long, close ties that have been little reported. Hinckley's brother was scheduled to have dinner at the home of the current President Bush's brother the day after the assassination attempt.
Jack Hinckley had been a petroleum engineer in Ardsmore, Okla.,when his son, John Jr., was born on May 29, 1955. When the boy was an infant, the family moved to Dallas. The elder Mr. Hinckley worked for two small oil companies there before starting his own company in 1970, with $120,000 that he borrowed from friends. He called his company Hinckley Oil and later changed the name to the Vanderbilt Energy Corporation.
[...] The eldest Hinckley child, Scott, 30, is the vice president of his father's company and a friend of Neil Bush, the son of Vice President Bush. Scott Hinckley and a date had been invited to dinner at Neil Bushes' home last night, but the dinner was canceled after the shooting.
Originally posted by Banshee
twitchy, your second photo isn't depleted uranium, for crying out loud.
That's a naturally-occurring disease called Harlequin Ichthyosis.
A little research before you post, please.
Originally posted by DrHoracid
The Travis county prosecuter in this case is as "partisan" as Mikie Moore.
In May 2001, Enron's top lobbyists in Washington advised the company chairman that then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was pressing for a $100,000 contribution to his political action committee, in addition to the $250,000 the company had already pledged to the Republican Party that year.
DeLay requested that the new donation come from "a combination of corporate and personal money from Enron's executives," with the understanding that it would be partly spent on "the redistricting effort in Texas," said the e-mail to Kenneth L. Lay from lobbyists Rick Shapiro and Linda Robertson.
The e-mail, which surfaced in a subsequent federal probe of Houston-based Enron, is one of at least a dozen documents obtained by The Washington Post that show DeLay and his associates directed money from corporations and Washington lobbyists to Republican campaign coffers in Texas in 2001 and 2002 as part of a plan to redraw the state's congressional districts.
This case "is only one piece of a much larger picture," said Ronnie Earle, the Travis County district attorney running the investigation. "And the larger picture is a blueprint of what is happening in the country, namely a saturation of the political process by large corporate interests with large amounts of money."
Earle, an elected Democrat who oversees the state's Public Integrity Unit, previously prosecuted four elected Republicans and 12 Democrats for corruption or election law violations.