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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    How many times has some white collar crook stolen many millions of dollars, and got fined only thousands...it is like the govt is saying, " you have been a bad boy, and got caught, so we have to fine you, but you will get to keep most of it...
    Yeah. They should send him to prision and hopefully some of his jailmates will make him Dance
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    What is interesting is that where I am temporarily residing, in North Carolina, the last governor, Mike Easley, just worked a plea deal, and was slapped on the hand. Sort of makes one wonder hos one can by with practically nothing happening, while others receive worse. personally I think there should be special accounting for corrupt politicians.

    Perhaps having a cinder block tied around the ankle, and dropped off a boat, about one hundred metres from shore, with a promise of freedom once they make it back to land?
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    Re: Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case

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    Tell me what affect he had on you based upon this case? Do Maxine Waters, Charles Rangel, and Tim Geithner ring a bell with you? Compare the crimes. I could also add Sheila Jackson Lee along with hundreds of other politicians to the list. You see DeLay with a R after his name and ignore far worse crimes from Democrats.
    Don't bring up the leftwinger #2 idol, Charlie Rangel. I mean he's the guy who made sure for years that there was sufficient funds for leftwinger welfare checks.
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

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    I quite frankly don't care one way or the other but would love to see liberals back peddling and simply shutting up. The evidence really doesn't warrant the verdict and that is actual attorneys in Houston say. Had they thought this verdict would be guilty, DeLay would have gone on the stands. It was a total shock.

    Sorry, Utah, but my state is better than yours, so there just like my mommie can beat up yours
    the evidence was enough to convince a jury of his peers that he was guilty, and at this moment, those are the only opinions that matter....

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    Re: DeLay convicted of money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude
    you do understand that shyster is not the correct term to apply to a major league defense attorney...

    Million dollar lawyer....LOL

    Dick DeGuerin introduced into evidence, DeLay's calender, to show that Delay's meetings with Jim Ellis (Director of DeLay's political action committee, Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee -ARMPAC) was before and after the money swap.

    Except for one tiny detail. Prosecutor Mathews, using that same calender, showed that Ellis was also in a group of people who had a meeting with DeLay Sept. 11, 2002, right after after Ellis received the TRMPAC check.


    “I just missed that one,” DeGuerin said sheepishly afterward, noting he only had obtained the calendar on Sunday. “The (Sept. 11) meeting was with a bunch of other people.”

    DeLay calendar evidence turned against him
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the evidence was enough to convince a jury of his peers that he was guilty, and at this moment, those are the only opinions that matter....
    Tom DeLay was convicted of violating TX LAW which for some reason creates great joy for people outside of TX. The question has been raised whether that law was even in effect when DeLay was accused of doing what he was convicted of doing. The case is being appealed and I wonder if you will have the same passion when the verdict is overturned as you have right now? My bet is you will ignore your actions today and will be nowhere to be seen when that verdict is overturned.

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

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    why do feel it so necessary to strongly defend such a felon convicted of violating the public trust?
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

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    why do feel it so necessary to strongly defend such a felon convicted of violating the public trust?
    I could ask you the same question, why do you feet it so necessary to strongly defend a conviction made on TX Law that was changed in Sept. 2003 to re-indict Tom DeLay for an action in 2002? Do you think that changing the law is appropriate to go back and prosecute someone for actions taken before the law was in place?

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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
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    why do feel it so necessary to strongly defend such a felon convicted of violating the public trust?
    The Farce is strong with this one....
    With rare exception, our problems in life are usuallly self inflicted. Delay got too arrogant for his own good.
    Here is some interesting reading...

    Wapedia - Wiki: List of American politicians convicted of crimes

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politic...State_scandals
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    Re: Texas jury convicts Tom DeLay on money laundering charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I could ask you the same question, why do you feet it so necessary to strongly defend a conviction made on TX Law that was changed in Sept. 2003 to re-indict Tom DeLay for an action in 2002? Do you think that changing the law is appropriate to go back and prosecute someone for actions taken before the law was in place?
    The scumbag got what he deserved in a court of law and was found guilty by a jury after presenting his own defense by his own attorney before an impartial judge. I have no complaint about it.
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