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Black Friday

Posted on 02/12/2008 8:00:29 AM PST by boothead

On February 12, 1999 at 12:37 P.M., I hoisted a black flag over my house. This flag flew every day until tattered. Today is the 9th anniversary of Black Friday when 55 gelding senators voted not guilty of perjury for William Jefferson Clinton, and 50 gelding senators voted not guilty of obstruction of justice for the same cluck. This was one of the worse days of my life. I am now being ask by the National Republican Party to help fund some of these despicable senators to help beat back another Clinton. This is not going to happen. This group had a chance to rid the country of both Clintons on Black Friday, 1999. They need not look to me now for money or vote to extract them from their own folly. It is a shame to have a candidate, who nobody wants, rammed down our throats. Remember The Alamo, Remember Pearl Harbor, but most of all Remember Black Friday February 12, 1999.


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1 posted on 02/12/2008 8:00:34 AM PST by boothead
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To: boothead

Why don’t you list the Senators?


2 posted on 02/12/2008 8:01:54 AM PST by rhombus
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To: boothead

The new flag of revolt should be a black flag with a tea kettle.


3 posted on 02/12/2008 8:03:07 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: boothead

Of COURSE you'll vote Republican, where ELSE are you going to go?

4 posted on 02/12/2008 8:03:24 AM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: boothead

one was john mcain


5 posted on 02/12/2008 8:04:12 AM PST by kendall (kendall in siberia)
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To: rhombus
Ten Republicans voted with all 45 Democrats to reject the perjury charge and five GOP senators voted against the obstruction of justice claim, denying both articles of impeachment a simple majority in the 100-member Senate.

Republican Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, John Chafee of Rhode Island, Fred Thompson of Tennessee, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, John Warner of Virginia and Slade Gorton of Washington all voted against the perjury article.

Collins, Snowe, Specter, Chafee and Jeffords also rejected the obstruction of justice article.

6 posted on 02/12/2008 8:04:28 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Old Sarge

3rd party or write-in.


7 posted on 02/12/2008 8:04:56 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: boothead

uh, yea, I’ll remember that in front of Pearl Harbor. Get a grip.


8 posted on 02/12/2008 8:05:03 AM PST by dmz
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To: boothead

I have not forgotten.

Remember Trent Lott and Ted Stevens. They are particularly worthy of blame.


9 posted on 02/12/2008 8:06:12 AM PST by sauropod (I'd rather be waterboarded than vote for John McCain)
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To: boothead
And if Klintoon had been removed from the orifice, we would have had Presidente Algore and there would have been no Bush 43 Presidency!
10 posted on 02/12/2008 8:08:28 AM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Old Sarge

to the Washington apparently were 3nd rate outside the beltway
if the blind lead the blind they both fall into the ditch


11 posted on 02/12/2008 8:08:40 AM PST by kendall (kendall in siberia)
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To: boothead
Hey - don’t forget one voted for Scottish Law!
12 posted on 02/12/2008 8:09:21 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: kendall

I am not a McCain fan, but if I remember right—I think he voted guilty on both counts.


13 posted on 02/12/2008 8:09:32 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: kendall

Another was Fred Thompson


14 posted on 02/12/2008 8:10:58 AM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: boothead
Senate vote: perjury charge

Voting not guilty

Republicans:
Chafee of Rhode Island,
Collins of Maine,
Gorton of Washington,
Jeffords of Vermont,
Shelby of Alabama,
Snowe of Maine,
Specter of Pennsylvania,
Stevens of Alaska,
Thompson of Tennessee,
Warner of Virginia.

Voting guilty

Republicans:
Abraham of Michigan,
Allard of Colorado,
Ashcroft of Missouri,
Bennett of Utah,
Bond of Missouri,
Brownback of Kansas,
Bunning of Kentucky,
Burns of Montana,
Campbell of Colorado,
Cochran of Mississippi,
Coverdell of Georgia,
Craig of Idaho,
Crapo of Idaho,
DeWine of Ohio,
Domenici of New Mexico,
Enzi of Wyoming,
Fitzgerald of Illinois,
Frist of Tennessee,
Gramm of Texas,
Grams of Minnesota,
Grassley of Iowa,
Gregg of New Hampshire,
Hagel of Nebraska,
Hatch of Utah,
Helms of North Carolina,
Hutchinson of Arkansas,
Hutchison of Texas,
Inhofe of Oklahoma,
Kyl of Arizona,
Lott of Mississippi,
Lugar of Indiana,
Mack of Florida,
McCain of Arizona,
McConnell of Kentucky,
Murkowski of Alaska,
Nickles of Oklahoma,
Roberts of Kansas,
Roth of Delaware,
Santorum of Pennsylvania,
Sessions of Alabama,
Smith of New Hampshire,
Smith of Oregon,
Thomas of Wyoming,
Thurmond of South Carolina,
Voinovich of Ohio.

Democrats: None.

Senate vote: obstruction of justice charge

Voting not guilty

Republicans: Chafee,
Collins,
Jeffords,
Snowe,
Specter

Voting guilty

Republicans:
Abraham,
Allard,
Ashcroft,
Bennett,
Bond,
Brownback,
Bunning,
Burns,
Campbell,
Cochran,
Coverdell,
Craig,
Crapo,
DeWine,
Domenici,
Enzi,
Fitzgerald,
Frist,
Gorton,
Gramm,
Grams,
Grassley,
Gregg,
Hagel,
Hatch,
Helms,
Hutchinson,
Hutchison,
Inhofe,
Kyl,
Lott,
Lugar,
Mack,
Martinez,
McCain,
McConnell,
Murkowski,
Nickles,
Roberts,
Roth,
Santorum,
Sessions,
Shelby,
Smith,
Smith,
Stevens,
Thomas,
Thompson,
Thurmond,
Voinovich,
Warner


Democrats: None

I won't point out the obvious. LOL
15 posted on 02/12/2008 8:21:25 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: rhombus

In my layman’s humble opinion, they screwed up by not charging him with a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Remember, if you will, the bill was amended in the 11th hour to protect women in courts.


17 posted on 02/12/2008 8:26:24 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: stockstrader

they all negated and if he did it was done afterward,s they can change for the record


18 posted on 02/12/2008 8:26:33 AM PST by kendall (kendall in siberia)
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To: rhombus; boothead

Sorry, my #17 was intended for the op.


19 posted on 02/12/2008 8:27:46 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: elizabetty

I don’t agree with any list the trial was mishandled they wouldn’t do it the impeachment was a mess and mishandled
on purpose


20 posted on 02/12/2008 8:31:21 AM PST by kendall (kendall in siberia)
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To: papasmurf

Thanks for posting the list—I was pretty sure that McCain actually stuck with the Republicans on this one for a change.


21 posted on 02/12/2008 8:33:45 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: boothead

Interesting. I did not remember that Fred Thompson voted with the Dems on one of the charges.

I have not seen this issue raised at any time in the past year.

How does he explain it?

Specter, Jeffords, and Chaffee are the ones I particularly resented. Tompson escaped my notice.


22 posted on 02/12/2008 8:40:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: elizabetty

That’s not accurate. Check your facts, please.


23 posted on 02/12/2008 8:41:22 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: boothead

The real issue then, was Chinese money.

It’s magnified tenfold, now.


24 posted on 02/12/2008 8:45:39 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: Cicero

As a former FRedhead, I’ll tell you, Fred said he didn’t think it rose to the level of impeachment. However, I say, it wasn’t his job to decide if it “rose” to that level. His job was to decide guilty or not guilty.

I understand his motive, he didn’t want to set such a dangerous precedent for future Presidents. I mean they all lie of course, but should the Country be put through the stress and drama of attempting to impeach each and every President? In my opinion they should, when the lie denies another citizen of their Civil Rights.


25 posted on 02/12/2008 8:46:40 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: sauropod

“Remember Trent Lott and Ted Stevens. They are particularly worthy of blame.”

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You can add my senator Arlen “Scottish Law” Specter!


26 posted on 02/12/2008 8:53:54 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: 2banana
Hey - don’t forget one voted for Scottish Law!

That was Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). As far as I'm concerned, he may as well have cited Paraguayan, Albanian, or Uzbekistani legal codes--which have just as much relevance in this country as Scottish law--to rationalize his vote.

27 posted on 02/12/2008 9:07:55 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Cicero

It was raised. Repeatedly.

Here’s his statement.

http://australianpolitics.com/usa/clinton/trial/statements/thompson.shtml


28 posted on 02/12/2008 9:21:30 AM PST by Politicalmom (Better a leftist Dem with energized GOP opposition, than a leftist "Republican" with no opposition.)
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To: papasmurf

Your list is not necessary. All 100 of these bastards voted FOR the rules of engagement which were constructed in a fashion to prevent a real trial in the Senate. Instead, a trial for show is what we got. All are traitors to the constitution that each of them swore to uphold. The moment these rules were approved, our government openly admitted to all of us just how illegal they are. All of them.


29 posted on 02/12/2008 7:16:44 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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