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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes, I see the whinning you rightly pointed out earlier. But wouldn't the real question be not who's picked on, but whether Delay was guilty or not? If he's guilty, stop whinning. Wave bye as he goes to jail.
    That would be the real question of course. How often do the real questions get addressed in politics, though?
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That would be the real question of course. How often do the real questions get addressed in politics, though?
    Not often enough, that's for damn sure!

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not often enough, that's for damn sure!
    God help us if those caught in the ivory tower become our overseer's of what is, or what is not worthy.

    For the record, if the charges stand on appeal, then I will be the first to say 'good, another law breaker gone.' And as a person who has defended DeLay in the past you should appreciate that. But as someone already pointed out, this is from an old article, and the case is still out on appeal, so the dancing on his grave is a bit premature.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    God help us if those caught in the ivory tower become our overseer's of what is, or what is not worthy.

    For the record, if the charges stand on appeal, then I will be the first to say 'good, another law breaker gone.' And as a person who has defended DeLay in the past you should appreciate that. But as someone already pointed out, this is from an old article, and the case is still out on appeal, so the dancing on his grave is a bit premature.
    I don't believe I've danced on his grave. But despite the fact you think asking he relevant questions is somehow ivory tower, I do stand by the notion that whether he is guilty or not is the only important question.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't believe I've danced on his grave.
    The earlier postings by others in this thread that you "liked" speak differently, or at the very least could be interpreted that way.

    But despite the fact you think asking he relevant questions is somehow ivory tower...
    True enough about it being my opinion on the academic french kissing you and ditto are doing here, but the question of relevance is one of pure opinion, yours. The only "relevant" question here is guilt of breaking a law, and that is not settled.

    I do stand by the notion that whether he is guilty or not is the only important question.
    As do I.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The earlier postings by others in this thread that you "liked" speak differently, or at the very least could be interpreted that way.



    True enough about it being my opinion on the academic french kissing you and ditto are doing here, but the question of relevance is one of pure opinion, yours. The only "relevant" question here is guilt of breaking a law, and that is not settled.



    As do I.
    You should really visit the ivory tower, just so you'd know what it really is.

    But you might read more carefully what I liked. Mostly things speaking to those who whine about the media or who support justice overall.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You should really visit the ivory tower, just so you'd know what it really is.

    But you might read more carefully what I liked. Mostly things speaking to those who whine about the media or who support justice overall.
    Well, maybe I read too much agenda into some of those postings, but tell me, do you think that there are those in this thread that don't support justice? Or, that want someone to get away with breaking the law simply because they are on their own ideological "side"? If so please explain.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, maybe I read too much agenda into some of those postings, but tell me, do you think that there are those in this thread that don't support justice? Or, that want someone to get away with breaking the law simply because they are on their own ideological "side"? If so please explain.
    I think both sides have a FEW of those people, but not enough to worry about. I do think that the entire "liberal media" effort is mostly excuse making. It has been a successful effort by republicans that plays well.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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    Are you referring to money laundering?
    It wasn't "money laundering" when he did it.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    About ****ing time. With regards to justice, Tom sure as hell lived up to his last name.

    Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, once considered among the nation's most powerful and feared lawmakers, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday for a scheme to influence elections that already cost him his job, leadership post and millions of dollars in legal fees. The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay, a Houston-area Republican, on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002. Prosecutors said DeLay will likely be free for months or even years as his appeal makes it through the Texas court system.

    The whole thing is exactly what Dave Chappele exemplified in this bit called "Tron Carter's Law & Order". Two different justice system's indeed.

    Wow rarely does one in power pay the price...

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