DeLay goes to court on Texas charges

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  1. http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-10-22T014252Z_01_ROB155989_RTRUKOC_0_US-POLITICS-DELAY.xml
     
  2. Delay has for a change of venue because he knows that his indictment was a democratic hit job. If he gets it he will be released.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/21/051021183904.c55byznt.html
     
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    Things don't look good in Austin for the Hammer

    "Hey DeLay, Welcome to Waterloo,"

    http://news.galvestondailynews.com/texasstory.lasso?ewcd=0a230ed08f4ff1af

    (Beware those that make 'ethics' rules...if ya can't walk the walk)
     
  4. The charges against Delay are more political than anything. The prosecutor tried getting indictments from several juries before he found a friendly jury. In fact the jury foreman stated publicly his mind was made up before hearing any testimony.
     
  5. NO SINGLE STANDARD FOR SLEAZE

    It's the appearance of impropriety that will 'nail the hammer'

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    http://www.dekker.com/sdek/abstract~content=a713481563~db=enc

    It's 'Jim Wright karma'

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Wright

    historical context to "Ethics Wars"

    https://secure.mediaresearch.org/news/mediawatch/1989/mw19890701stud.html
     
  6. Evidence please.
     
  7. Who needs it - after all, this is Texas, well-known for its anarchofeminist-syndicalist communes, no?
     
  8. Obviously reading comprehension wasn't your strong suit at school. But don't worry now, because I'll tell you in simple English what the big, nasty articles mean:

    The First Grand Jury indicted DeLay. However, a second didn't on other (unspecified) charges and then a third tacked on the money laundering charge. That makes the score 1-2 by my count. (2>1 by the way, just in case you didn't do that well in mathematics either.)

    We do not know what evidence or charges were presented to the second Grand Jury. Since DeLay is as crooked as a $3 bill and has been censured on ethics violations repeatedly during his tenure in Congress it could be anything.

    Please make sure you understand what it is you're trying to talk about before trying to debate the points further. (Engage brain before mouth.)
     
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    "So, what do I have to do today to put YOU in the driving seat of this beautiful, low mileage, pre-owned Ford?"
     
  10. Crab you clearly dont care about anything other than what you want to believe. When Delay is acquitted you can apologize to me.
     
  11. They're your sources, mate. Not mine. I can read- that's the difference.

    See the post I made regarding Neo-Con's bone posts. If I were you, I'd take the same to heart.

    http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=24535/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=10.html

    On an intellectual level, I don't care about whether DeLay is convicted or acquitted.* Indictments are not convictions. It means only that there is a case that the accused must answer. In the wider context, just the indictments serve as a powerful reminder to the 'great and the good' (and I use the term in its loosest sense) that they remain accountable and are not above the law.

    *On a personal level, I've had an erection ever since I saw the footage of him at the Sheriff's office. I can't think why. :D

    How about, instead of apologising to you, I'll get you a spoon so you can eat my arrse?
     
  12. Not sure why you seem to think you are an expert on every subject - you arent.
     
  13. I don't proclaim to be an expert on every subject, my friend. It's just that when it comes to this sort of thing I know more than you do. The difference between us is that when I don't know what's going on, I either make the time and effort to find out about it or I STFU instead of being stuck on transmit all the time. The fact is that it's my job to know this stuff. You won't see me barging into the professional fora and pontificating wildly. I stick to what I know.

    Enough for the off-thread banter for now. If you have anything more to add, PM me and your comments will be regarded with the respect they deserve.

    "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt."- Samuel Johnson.