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Pelosi Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Yahoo News ^ | 2/08/05

Posted on 02/08/2005 6:22:28 PM PST by Libloather

Pelosi Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Tue Feb 8, 5:04 PM ET
To: National Desk

Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today and joined millions of Americans in celebrating the Lunar New Year, which begins tomorrow.

"On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, we take this opportunity to honor the significant contributions made to our country by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The AAPI community of California's 8th District is a vital part of San Francisco's proud diversity, and I am proud that California is home to the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the country.

"This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965 and the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Assistance Act of 1975. Together, these two acts of Congress dramatically reformed our nation's immigration policies and reaffirmed America's unique role as a haven for immigrants and refugees seeking opportunity, security, and freedom. Today, almost 13 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders live in the United States, and their contributions strengthen our society.

"Events in recent weeks have challenged all Americans, but particularly our friends and neighbors in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

"The devastating tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean on December 26 deeply affected Asians and Pacific Islanders across the globe. All Americans were touched by the dignity and strength of survivors who lost so much and are now focused on helping others in their communities. Continuing a long history of showing resilience in the face of adversity, Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders here at home have been instrumental in raising funds and mobilizing resources to help their communities abroad.

"A few days later, on January 1, we lost the first Asian American to serve in the leadership of the Congress, my dear friend Congressman Bob Matsui of California. Despite imprisonment in an internment camp during World War II, Bob maintained unwavering faith in the American promise of opportunity and justice. As a Member of Congress, Bob was instrumental in securing a Presidential apology to surviving Japanese Americans internees. He was also a national leader on Social Security, and we will miss his expertise and passion as we debate this issue in the coming months.

"Bob Matsui leaves us a legacy of overcoming hardship to make America greater. Now, a new generation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders stands poised to continue the work of expanding opportunity, increasing civic participation, and ensuring equality for all Americans.

"House Democrats are committed to fighting for civil, social, and economic justice. To that end, we have put forward our New Partnership for America's Future, which reaffirms our dedication to six core American values: national security, prosperity, opportunity, fairness, community, and accountability.

"As we celebrate the Lunar New Year, let us continue in the tradition of Bob Matsui and millions of Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants, refugees, and their descendents who believe in the promise of our country. And let us rededicate ourselves to making America's future brighter for all our children."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barkingmoonbat; celebrates; democratic; house; leader; loonyleft; lunar; moonbats; nancy; new; pelosi; year
...fairness...

RATS should never be allowed to determine what's fair...

1 posted on 02/08/2005 6:22:30 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Mistake in title..."Looney" new year.


2 posted on 02/08/2005 6:23:44 PM PST by chemicalman (Finally an answer for the prisoner problem at Abu Ghraib: Don't take any.)
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To: Libloather

She only comes out at night. The sunshine would melt her wax face.


3 posted on 02/08/2005 6:25:08 PM PST by pissant
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To: Libloather
"As we celebrate the Lunar New Year, let us continue in the tradition of Bob Matsui and millions of Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants, refugees, and their descendents who believe in the promise of our country. And let us rededicate ourselves to making America's future brighter for all our children."

Darn, I forgot to schedule a party.

4 posted on 02/08/2005 6:25:14 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Libloather

And how better to celebrate the lunar New Year than by patronizing Asians?

Velly solly! No tickee, no shirtee! Confucius say, Rewinsky's thong like spider web: lead to undoing of fly.


5 posted on 02/08/2005 6:29:48 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (http://drunkengop.blogspot.com/)
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To: Libloather

These are renewable gifts. She's better than Kerry's old girl who just dropped Kerry from her last name. This is the wrong week for Rush to hang around with his golf buddies at Pebble Beach.


6 posted on 02/08/2005 6:30:23 PM PST by BobS
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To: Libloather

Pelosi; the only woman who "puts on her face", then laces it up the back of her head, like a girdle.


7 posted on 02/08/2005 6:40:12 PM PST by Uncle George
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To: Libloather
Pelosi, out howling at the moon again.


8 posted on 02/08/2005 6:41:21 PM PST by SolidRedState (I've just peed my pants and no one can do a thing about it.)
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To: Libloather
Governor Moonbeam vs. Congresswoman Moonbeam
Jerry Brown vs. Nancy Pelosi
9 posted on 02/08/2005 6:48:24 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: Libloather

You just can't make this stuff up.


10 posted on 02/08/2005 6:50:48 PM PST by bayourod (Unless we get over 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: Libloather

Year of the moonbat.


11 posted on 02/08/2005 6:52:15 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Guinness for strength!)
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To: Uncle George
Pelosi; the only woman who "puts on her face", then laces it up the back of her head, like a girdle.


12 posted on 02/08/2005 6:56:24 PM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Boxer, Pelosi, Thomas...the ultimate nightmare Menage a Quatro)
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To: BobS

He's in San Jose doing a stage show downtown as I type; I think Pebble Beach was just the weekend and he's making the rounds to some new spots each evening.


13 posted on 02/08/2005 6:56:31 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: Libloather
Leave it to a Democrat to anoint a holiday that has existed for several millenia.
14 posted on 02/08/2005 6:58:23 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Libloather

She's lunar all right.


15 posted on 02/08/2005 7:01:14 PM PST by JennysCool (I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. -Johnny Carson)
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To: jiggyboy
"I think Pebble Beach was just the weekend and he's making the rounds to some new spots each evening.

Maybe doing warm-up for stadium-filling shows? I hope a Rush-to excellence tour is on his mind. If you have a line to him, just say 21M listeners/wk = 21M CDs if he tours and make a pop comparison on that basis. He's having too much fun to not share it with us:)

16 posted on 02/08/2005 7:05:21 PM PST by BobS
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To: pissant

17 posted on 02/08/2005 7:21:52 PM PST by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: Libloather

Hey, Little Red Riding Hood.
You sure are looking good.
You've got everything
That a big bad worlf could want.

:) Hehehe!


18 posted on 02/08/2005 7:27:23 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: Libloather
So Nancy Pelosi celebrates Tet. Beautiful, just stinking beautiful. I am I wrong in thinking there could a be a bill coming up, that calls for a Federal Holiday?
19 posted on 02/08/2005 7:31:04 PM PST by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: Libloather

Nancy Pelosi

20 posted on 02/08/2005 8:45:17 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Libloather

21 posted on 02/09/2005 10:50:31 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner (Re-elect Rossi, 2005)
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