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  •  5: Medium Gloat (4.00)
    Save the 10: Gloat-a-rama for DeLay's upcoming conviction.  

    I'd like to invite everyone to mail Tom DeLay a soap-on-a-rope.  'Cause you know he's gonna be verrrrry popular in the pokey.  

    CHEERS to DA Ronnie Earle, jury foreman William Gibson, and the remaining members of the grand jury who voted for indictment.  CHEERS to the jury that will hear the case for their acuity and wisdom.

    JEERS to always-the-best-man-never-the-groom David Dreier.  Now that you're the one being discriminated against, will you grow a pair and start standing up for what's right?

    He's Mister Truth Twister; He's Mister Hate. He's Mister Coke Sniffer; He's Mister Torture-Is-Great. They call me Shit Miser, whatever I touch...

    by osterizer on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:40:55 AM PDT

    •  Save it? (4.00)
      Save the 10: Gloat-a-rama for DeLay's upcoming conviction.

      I'm a 'have your cake and eat it too' kinda guy. We can gloat then too.

      Besides, I've had it up to here with "keeping our powder dry".


      Blueshifting: Making progressive politics visible.

      by Malacandra on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:54:11 AM PDT

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      •  gloat today (4.00)
        but save up for that delicious serving of happy called the Rove indictment!!!

        then the Cheers will be off the Richter scale!

        •  The Jury (4.00)
          When I first moved to Austin over 9 years ago, I got called for jury duty every year.  I went through voir dire twice, the last time about 3 years ago.  It was a civil case against a for-profit prison company (Wackenhut, I think) whose guard had raped an inmate.  I knew that as a former lawyer (Louisiana) that I'd never be picked for the jury, plus I had Jim Hightower's "..Middle of the Road..." book with me, but when the defense attorneys asked if anyone had a problem with for-profit prisons, I was the only one to raise a hand.  I said I had lots of problems with them, one of them being that the money that goes for profits would be better spent on hiring more competent guards, background-checking and psychological workups.  Lots of other hands then shot up.  "What she said," they said.

          Odd thing is, after getting summoned every year before that, I haven't been summoned again for jury duty in over three years.  Not that they'd pick me for the DeLay trial.  I'll bet one of the voir dire questions will be "have you ever posted on a blog site, particularly The Daily Kos?"  My answer, "HELL yes!"

          Karen in Austin

          Don't blame me; I didn't appoint the Supreme Court that appointed Bush.

          by Wife of Bath on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:21:00 AM PDT

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    •  I don't want to sound doom and gloom (4.00)
      but I worry that DeLay will just use prison as a recruiting ground for a new generation of Repug candidates and campaign operatives.  Hey, is Spandau still standing?  Solitary confinement (with no Fox news) might be appropriate. . . .

      Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. - Lewis Carroll

      by shack on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:46:15 AM PDT

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