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18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election
KOMOnews ^ | 3/2/12 | Twitter staff (whatever that is)

Posted on 03/02/2012 3:41:01 PM PST by Baynative

WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former UW football player who cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades, announced Friday he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: congress; dicks; enormusdicks; redistricting
FOUR DECADES in congress! This is a great example of the need for term limits and a great day for the people in the 6th district.


1 posted on 03/02/2012 3:41:05 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; HairOfTheDog; ...
WA Ping

Maybe he's trying to stay one step ahead of the media as the investigation into the money he funneled to his sons under the guise of environmental projects heats up.

2 posted on 03/02/2012 3:44:24 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative
The man's closet was about to be opened, no wonder he's stepping down.

E. Norm Us Dicks, as we like to call him.

3 posted on 03/02/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

Is that Hugh G. Rekshin’s brother?


4 posted on 03/02/2012 3:48:04 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: dragonblustar

He loves the environment and clean energy, dontcha know? That’s why he tore out the country’s 2nd largest hydroelectric damn which was on the Olympic Peninsula.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 3:54:04 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

I haven’t heard of him.

Must have done a great job /sac


6 posted on 03/02/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: do the dhue

I first heard of him years ago when he and former California Congressman Chris Cox(Republican) issued their now-famous joint Cox-Dicks Report. (True - not a joke.)


7 posted on 03/02/2012 4:18:19 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Baynative

FOUR DECADES in congress! This is a great example of the need for term limits and a great day for the people in the 6th district.
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How is this a ‘great day’ for the people in the 6th District?
Apparently THEY kept sending him back.

Another case of ALL Congressman/teachers/lawyers are worthless - Except, of course, mine.

Which is why WE get stuck with the same old dead wood year after year.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 4:21:44 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) Don't ask me to steal FOR you and chances are pretty good I won't steal FROM you.)
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To: Baynative

That’s a fatcat congressional criminal if I’ve ever seen one.

Am I on the ping list?


9 posted on 03/02/2012 4:23:20 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Inspectorette
"cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades?" I'm from Wisconsin and have followed Badger football for decades and I've never heard of this guy, either as a Congress critter or a football player.
10 posted on 03/02/2012 4:24:53 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: Baynative

Hopefully we can now sell the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton and fire all those morons that work there.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 4:25:14 PM PST by microgood
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To: Hamilcar_Barca
I'm from Wisconsin and have followed Badger football for decades and I've never heard of this guy, either as a Congress critter or a football player.

There are Three UWs: Washington (Huskies), Wisconsin (Badgers?), and my alma mater, Wyoming(Cowboys).
12 posted on 03/02/2012 4:27:35 PM PST by microgood
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To: Inspectorette

lol


13 posted on 03/02/2012 4:29:01 PM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: bkopto
"Am I on the ping list?"

You are now. Where are you located?

14 posted on 03/02/2012 4:31:59 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Hamilcar_Barca
I'm from Wisconsin and have followed Badger football for decades and I've never heard of this guy,

Well it makes some sense, since the guy went to Univ of Washington in Seattle and lives in Tacoma.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 4:32:31 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Baynative

His lifetime American Conservative Union Rating is 8.94.

So in forty years, he voted dozens of times to enslave us. It is doubtful he voted for a single bill that expanded liberty.

His reward for crimes against the Constitution is high living paid for by his slaves.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 4:37:41 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Baynative

Is this what 36 years of gobbling pork does to you? I hope it was worth it.

17 posted on 03/02/2012 4:46:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Baynative

Good. One less Dick in Congress. And so soon, after only 18 terms.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 5:10:27 PM PST by crosshairs (Maranatha!)
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To: Baynative
You are now. Where are you located?

Vancouver/Clark Co.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 5:23:05 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Baynative

What a dick thing to do . . . .


20 posted on 03/02/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by surely_you_jest (Mitt Romney is the latter day incarnation of Joe Isuzu.)
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To: do the dhue
Ditto. And I still do not know or have ever heard of this sunny beach.
21 posted on 03/02/2012 5:39:49 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: bkopto
Good to hear from you. We have a WaState board that sometimes doesn't get enough insight from outside Puget Sound. Don't hesitate to let us know of significant happenings in the south land.
22 posted on 03/02/2012 5:46:57 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

one more future lobbiest to pay for dinner, drinks and “after dinner mints.”


23 posted on 03/02/2012 6:03:44 PM PST by hadaclueonce (just maybe we should be spraying gatorade on our crops)
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To: Baynative

Lots of rats abandoning the ship.....that obamacare vote ain’t turning out to be as popular as Nancy said it would!!


24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:15:30 PM PST by ontap
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To: Cicero

Poster boy for term limits.

25 posted on 03/02/2012 6:31:50 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

To quote a certain book, “Throw them all out”.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 6:36:44 PM PST by ak267
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To: dragonblustar

Oh come ON, y’all! Give the guy a break...that is absolutely the toughest surname in the English language to carry around for life! (Well except for “Hogg”, and several others, perhaps;) If it were me, I would have changed my name to “Richards” a LONG time ago!;)


27 posted on 03/02/2012 7:09:26 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Baynative

He’s been eating plenty of pork.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 7:28:17 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Baynative

18 terms?

Him and his buddies in D.C. have done such a great job, why not another 18 terms?

Looks like he could use a few thousand more lunches and dinners at tax payer expense. Get his chauffeur to roll him over to chicken licken for a nice feed. Get him a couple whole chickens to bite on. On us of course!

29 posted on 03/02/2012 8:24:36 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Baynative

nobody has mentioned that this seat is winnable now that it is open.

Doug Cloud, where art thou?
Young is running. others will jump in.
http://jesseyoungforcongress.com/

D+5 before redistricting.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 10:20:32 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I am going to VT and western MA to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Doug had the right profile, but for some reason he just never articulated it well. Then being tagged as "perennial candidate" by the PDN didn't help him last time. The Olympic Peninsula papers do a disservice to the community. But, they think (like the drive by media) that their role is to promote liberalism in all ways possible.

So far it's Young and Sauerwine. Young is much stronger IMO. He is a strong conservative and is making the effort to do something, not just to be something.

31 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:58 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Cicero

Cicero,
Do you think he is related to the “OldsMoSub Commander” the deceased Ted Shumoo kennedy?


32 posted on 03/03/2012 9:40:38 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

Could be. The article says this guy was a famous football player, before he started eating too much pork. And evidently Teddy once tried out for the Chicago Bears, but I guess even his Chicago Mob connections didn’t get him very far.

http://supportcollegesports.com/index.php/2009/09/06/ted-kennedy-once-tried-out-for-the-chicago-bears/


33 posted on 03/03/2012 9:52:02 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Baynative; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; randita; Clemenza; ..

The WA-06 leans Democrat, but with Norm Dicks retiring we can win it. Jesse Young sounds like a great candidate: a local boy from an impoverished background who made good, and whose commonsensical, conservative views are a good fit for the district.

http://www.jesseyoungforcongress.com/


34 posted on 03/03/2012 12:29:34 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; randita; ...
"Jesse Young sounds like a great candidate: a local boy from an impoverished background who made good, and whose commonsensical, conservative views are a good fit for the district."

You've pretty much nailed it. Jesse worked hard and realized the goodness that America can offer to all who apply themselves. He values that opportunity, our heritage and our freedom and he is sacrificing a lot to try to preserve it for all of us including his young family.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 5:04:19 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: All; Baynative
NO need for term limits. The VOTER is the term limiter.

If legislative term limits worked, California would be a utopia. It's had term limits for over 20 years. The result is new faces with the illusion of change while the real power rests in the permanent bureaucrats and lobbyists.

36 posted on 03/04/2012 10:14:32 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Moonman62
NO need for term limits. The VOTER is the term limiter.

If legislative term limits worked, California would be a utopia. It's had term limits for over 20 years. The result is new faces with the illusion of change while the real power rests in the permanent bureaucrats and lobbyists.

The Founding Fathers argued over this in the Federalist Papers and they came to the right conclusion.

37 posted on 03/04/2012 10:16:43 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: newzjunkey
The result is new faces with the illusion of change while the real power rests in the permanent bureaucrats and lobbyists.

I just read Reagan's autobiography and that was one his major complaints. He said the first rule of the bureaucracy is to protect the bureaucracy. Reagan also wanted a line item veto and a balanced budget amendment.

38 posted on 03/04/2012 11:29:22 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Baynative; proudpapa; Scotsman will be Free; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; ...

Little did I expect when I speculated on this district when the maps came out that the old coot would quit this year. I’m always glad to see one of the ancient rats go. Dave Kildee is quitting too leaving only Nick Rahall (if he wins) and Ed Markey from the House class of 1976.

This gives us a shot at a 6-4 delegation. (and technically the new 10th is possible to win as well but probably less so that the 6th)

I hope there is a free for all rat primary that get’s nasty.

Looks the rats have held the district since Dicks’ predecessor beat the incumbent Republican in 1964.

It is a great shame that there hasn’t been a sex scandal associated with this gentleman. I mean if Anthony Weiner was priceless....


39 posted on 03/07/2012 1:56:58 AM PST by Impy (!)
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To: newzjunkey; fieldmarshaldj

Congressional staffers should have limited tenure as well.

California is a bad example for anything except showing the effects of socialism.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 1:59:53 AM PST by Impy (!)
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To: Impy
I think a sexual scandal would be minor compared to what is being uncovered with his environmental embezzlement and use of taxpayers funds for bribery and the promotion of his sons' careers.

People are used to sex garbage but, the economy being as it is they get pretty pissed about being ripped off. Dicks is the top 1% of the 1% ers.

41 posted on 03/07/2012 5:38:49 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Inspectorette

their now-famous joint Cox-Dicks Report...Edited by Weiner.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 5:52:55 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Baynative

Very amusing about the name, but this guy seems to be straight-laced. In any event, he was more pro-military than his fellow Democrats on the Pacific Coast.

In the race to succeed, state Senator Derek Kilmer has announced. Kilmer represents a sprawling district which is very marginal. If he’s elected, Republicans have a shot at winning there. Kilmer is expected to be joined by several DemocRAT officials.

Republicans have won elections in that area in the past. Tacoma had well-liked a Republican Mayor with a working class background (Doug Sutherland, who later became state Lands Commissioner, at 75 y/o, a comeback attempt is not practical). Also, the late former Governor candidate Ellen Craswell was a state Senator from the Bremerton area for a years (though she won on a recount in 1988 and was unseated in 1992). I don’t know if there are many elected Republicans in the area now.


43 posted on 03/07/2012 7:16:08 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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