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Within hours of Tim Pawlenty announcing his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination, word broke that when he was governor he pardoned and wiped clean the record of a child molester who then ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 249 comments on Mon May 23, 2011 at 06:13 PM PDT with 301 Recommends
I recently got some blunt, if not friendly, advice to "stay in my lane" in terms of what I comment on. Well I have been defending so-called "criminals" for 16 years, so I figured I talk about so-...
by tbrucegodfrey
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 09:41 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
There remains no greater evil than the manifest injustice of those in power who abuse their citizens for political gain. Holding one of the highest badges of achievement in this area can go to TX ...
by laserhaas
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 01:12 PM PST with 30 Recommends
(This is a repost from yesterday; this diary sank quickly into the murk amidst all the primary talk, here's to hoping it gets read a little more this time) I attended my first rally yesterday, and ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 03:59 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
All credit goes to Think Progress for doing their homework. I'm just the messenger for the Kos community. In 2006, the KY ...
by The Erratic Synapse
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 04:38 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
As you all now it was illegal to help free slaves and many people spent years in prison for that "supposed" crime back in the 19th century. In fact, in Kentucky back in the time when slavery was ...
by LaurenMonica
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Mar 12, 2010 at 05:04 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Did Obama pardon George W. Bush? I can't seem to get Google to tell me. It's midnight in Portland, Oregon, and I'm drinking Canadian Club whiskey after a hard day at the call center. I gave out a ...
by dangelder
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun Dec 20, 2009 at 12:23 AM PST with 2 Recommends
As it turns out, Mike Huckabee yesterday chose the right day to declare that "it's less likely ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Dick Cheney is upset that Obama chose to pardon Courage The Turkey yesterday. Cheney claimed that Obama is jeopardizing the stragegy put in place by the Bush Administration. The Former Vice-President,
by LaurenMonica
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 03:50 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Empathy is a quality that must not, under any circumstances, ever be included as any part of the judicial decision-making process. Or so bleat the right-wing sheep, in perfectly coordinated unison.
by JLFinch
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 26, 2009 at 08:21 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Jon Stewart's demolition Thursday of CNBC's Jim Cramer may pale in importance to Edward R. Murrow's historic 1954 take-down of Joe ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:04 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Even in its last throes, the Bush administration remained an irony producing machine when it came to the PlameGate conviction of Scooter Libby. As the Daily News reported, Vice ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM PST with 26 Recommends
I remember the rampant speculation about pardons for months, years it seemed that went on here and throughout the blogosphere. The facts are, unless GW Bush has found a clever way of hiding pardons ...
by shpilk
Comment Count 91 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2009 at 08:40 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I really thought that Bush was going to Pardon Everybody and their mother. The highest profile action he took was the commutation of the Prison sentences for the 2 Border Patrol Officers.
by Abraham Running For Congress When I Turn 25
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Ok, ok -- in the spirit of coming together (what a high today is!) I'll grudgingly give FORMER President Bush credit where credit is due on this one: he didn't pardon Scooter Libby, as probably 90% ...
by Save the clock tower
Comment Count 80 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 01:55 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I'm alternating between hope and alarm. I maybe just roiled by leftover suspicion from having the 'DC Dipshit' Dem Leadersheep screw the base over so many times, along Obama's Cabinet picks, ...
by RedMeatDem
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:00 PM PST with 1 Recommend
So the Cliff Barnes of the real world has given his "farewell" address. So he is just about gone. There is an extra tip for whoever figures out the "Cliff Barnes" idea. I would remind you that he ...
by Translator
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:34 PM PST with 5 Recommends
President Bush will not ...
by Professor Smartass
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM PST with 4 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] As the final days of the Bush Presidency arrive a grim, foreboding waiting is starting to take hold upon those who ...
by paradox
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2009 at 07:11 AM PST with 4 Recommends
As we know, Bush recently pardoned Isaac Robert Toussie whose family had donated heavily to Republicans and whose crime is linked to the mortgage meltdown. After all the bad publicity, Bush invoked ...
by zdefender
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 05:20 PM PST with 3 Recommends