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  •  I found that link (1+ / 0-)
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    ... on someone else's diary a few days ago.

    Then a day or two ago I wrote to the web site to see if they have a similar list for the senators, the person who published the Houses list of telecom money recipients answered and said they're working on a list for Senate recipients, but won't publish it until they've had a chance to double check everything and have it 100% correct.

    Yup.  Follow the money.  Now I have a good idea how much it would cost to buy back the votes that gave away our Fourth Amenedment rights if we could ever get a bill to the floor of the House (or Senate) to repeal that awful monstrosity....


    by NonnyO on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 12:33:31 PM PDT

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    •  found it by accident actually in desperation... (2+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, JG in MD

      ...that diary you spoke of had a link to C-span II and my pc wouldn't load it for some reason, so I went to his senate homepage on a hunch, and voila! Watched the whole thing, cheering the whole time, too! Don't say it, Nonny, I know I'm strange. And I never got picked for anything but the debate team-or dodge ball(on the receiving end). The fate of being a nerd is not pretty, not pretty at all.

      "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 12:42:36 PM PDT

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      •  Whose home page? (1+ / 0-)
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        JG in MD

        Dodd's home page has a video of his most recent speech against the latest FISA fiasco - it's good, too, actually.  Whatever else can be said about Dodd, he really does believe this latest FISA fiasco is a horrible bill.

        Feingold's speech was also good, and I've particularly appreciated what he's said on various talk shows, especially on Young Turks a few days ago, and there was a video online, think on C&L, where he was talking to someone else about how bad the bill was.

        The MCA '06 speeches by Leahy and Kennedy happened just before the full Senate passed that horror of a bill that stripped us of habeas corpus (or tried to - yes, I know it's technically unconstitutional because the two conditions that would allow us to be stripped of habeas corpus do not exist) occurred in October, '06.  I think the bill passed on 16 Oct, but Leahy's and Kennedy's speeches were a day or two before that.  They do have to be in C-SPAN archives, think others have linked to them before.

        I just remember sitting at my PC desk watching this happen in real time, tears started falling, and I had to grab for tissues and force myself to stop the waterworks so I could clear my eyes 'cuz I knew their words were exceedingly important.

        This is the link to C-SPAN's main page that I use to click on the links on the right side of the page for whichever channel I want/need to watch:


        by NonnyO on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 01:00:00 PM PDT

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        •  that's the one Dodd's senate homepage... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...and the real problem with passing constitutionality-deficient legislation like the MCA is it could take years before the scotus even hears a case against it, if ever. Smetimes it takes decades to over-turn unconstitutional laws already accepted as being "established law".

          And all the "friend of the court" briefs in the world from poltical action groups or watch dog groups like the ACLU can't make them take the case! Unless of course, there's an outcry from the people that puts it on the nation's "hotlist". But they really have no fear of the people, being insulated from the ballot box for life. He didn't pass the MCA all by himself. And the Court has shown little stomach for legislating from the bench.

          "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

          by ImpeachKingBushII on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 01:47:49 PM PDT

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