Skip to comments.Traficant's Web Site Down with the Speed of Light
Posted on 07/25/2002 2:58:18 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
With the speed of light, House members had Traficant's web site removed. The most provocative library of one minute speeches, lost. Please join me in demanding the House that Traficant's web site be brought back up until after recess. At the very least, his one minute speeches. Ask your representative what they are trying to hide.
Maybe he'll have them published.
Most of the speeches that dealt with China and the Justice Department are not even in the Archives.
Example of One Minute Speeches:
Mr. Speaker, a study finally admits, and I quote, `America's borders are so wide open, terrorists could easily smuggle a nuclear bomb across both our borders.' Think about it, 3 million illegal immigrants, heroin and cocaine by the tons, and now a report that further says it is so bad in some areas orange cones are used like scarecrows with no border patrol presence at all.
Unbelievable. We have soldiers vaccinating dogs in Haiti, while terrorists can bring nukes across our border. Beam me up here. Who master-minded this policy? The Proctologist Association of North America?
Mr. Speaker, I yield back a disaster waiting to happen on the borders of the United States of America with a Congress sleeping at the switch.
Hey, maybe this is the beginning of a trend. That would be a good thing IMO.
The Lady Buckeyes at the Lincoln Memorial
The Ohio State women's rugby team, Mr. Speaker, wanted to do something memorable in D.C. It was memorable, all right. Unlike Brandy Chastain's highly publicized sports bra expose, the Lady Buckeyes went topless. That is right, topless. The Lincoln Memorial became a strip joint. Bras were flying everywhere. Unbelievable. Now, after all this, the University has suspended the team, and these Buckeye vixens are awaiting the final decision. Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Leave these foxy ladies alone. If America can forgive the President, the Ohio State University can forgive these Buckeye divas. I yield back all of the memorable excitement at the Lincoln Memorial.
Bring Old Reliable Back to its Proper Throne
Mr. Speaker, a 1992 law designed to save water said that the old standard 3 1/2 gallon toilet must be replaced with a 1 1/2 gallon streamlined job. It sounds good, but Americans have been flushing away ever since. It has gotten so bad there is now a black market on old reliables. It is no joke. Americans are getting potty fatigue flushing their own toilet. If that is not enough, Members of the other side, to squeeze your Charmin, if you get caught flushing an old reliable in your own home, it is a $2,500 fine. Beam me up here. I say the nincompoop over at EPA who suggested this policy should go to a proctologist for a brain scan. Flush this. I yield back all the constipation over this issue and urge us to bring old reliable back to its appropriate throne.
FDA Gone to the Dogs?
Mr. Speaker, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new-state-of-the-art antidepressant for dogs. The FDA says "American canines are suffering from anxiety." Think about it, no barking beagles, no more whining weimaraners, no more defecating Dobermans. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to deny approval for certain cancer- treating drugs to help mom and dad. Beam me up. It is evident that the FDA has gone to the dogs. What is next, Viagra for felines? I yield back all the misguided priorities of the Food and Drug Administration.
Furby Cited as Threat to U.S. Security
Mr. Speaker, the President is on trial, we are bombing Baghdad, Kosovo is in turmoil, and the American steel industry is literally being raped. After all this, the National Security Agency has designated a new major threat to our Republic, the furby; that is right, this furby cyberpet, that stands 4 inches tall and sells for $30, has just been designated as the next great threat to our freedom. Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Beam me up. I say, the only threat these furbys really pose is they seem to appear to be much smarter than the bungling nincompoops at the National Security Agency. I recommend, for $30 a smack, here, that we hire furbys and fire those bureaucrats. Think about that one. Furby this, James Bond.
Leave "Touched by an Angel" on TV
Mr. Speaker, hundreds of thousands of Americans signed petitions to have the popular TV show "Touched by an Angel" removed from television. They want it canceled. They said, quote-unquote, "It refers too much to God." Unbelievable. But just turn on the TV. Murder, rape, terrorism, graphic depiction of sex. Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Mass murder is okay, but God is offensive? I think it is time, ladies and gentlemen, for Congress to tell these petitioners to leave God and "Touched by an Angel" alone. Leave it on TV. I yield back all the sex, drugs, and murder on television.
No Five-Day Waiting Period on Chinese Nukes
Mr. Speaker, China spies and buys our secrets. Then China points their missiles at American cities. Now if that is not enough to put trigger locks on Chinese missiles, a White House spokesman said, and I quote, "We will grant China swift admission to the World Trade Organization." Swift admission no less. Beam me up here. I am firmly convinced those experts at the White House are smoking dope. I yield back the fact that there is no 5-day waiting period on Chinese nukes. Think about that.
Madam Speaker, in America it is illegal to burn trash, but we can burn the flag. It is illegal to remove a label from a mattress, but we can literally rip the stars and stripes off our flag. It is illegal to damage a mailbox, but we can destroy our flag. Beam me up. A people that does not honor and respect their flag is a people that does not honor and respect their country nor their neighbors. Today is Flag Day. I say if we want to make a political statement, we can burn our bras, burn our BVDs, but we should leave Old Glory alone. Every day should be Flag Day.
He stood behind Dornan when B1 Bob demanded an investigation into the flood of illegal voters that got Sanchez elected.
And man did he take on the IRS....
July 31, 2001 The legal group Judicial Watch has charged IRS Commissioner Rossotti with conflict of interest involving a company he founded. Rossotti still owns stock in the company, his wife works there, and Rossotti buys software from this company for the IRS. That is right. Rossotti buys from Rossotti. If that is not enough to roast your chestnuts, the charge claims, and I quote, Rossotti got a conflict waiver from the Clinton administration in exchange for targeting and auditing Clinton's opponents. What is the surprise? In addition, Rossotti is scheduled for another big, fat bonus from Congress. Beam me up. The Internal Rectal Service does not need bonuses, they need abolished. I yield back the fact that if a Member of Congress did what Rossotti did, you would go straight to the slammer.
God bless Traficant.
Because the Traficant witsh hunt was in the best interests of the dnc's Chinese benefactors.
July 29, 1997
Madam Speaker, if you thought John Huang was something, get a load of Charlie Trie. This Little Rock restaurant owner, who has suddenly mysteriously disappeared, did not mess around. Charlie Trie went right to the Bank of China; $1 million was wired from the Bank of China, directly to Charlie Trie's bank account that happened to end up in the Democrat National Committee.
Let us tell it like it is. When money from the Bank of China ends up in a Presidential campaign, it is not about fundraising anymore, Madam Speaker, it is destroying our national security. Truth is, when it comes to power politics, Chinese money literally grows on trees. Beam me up, Madam Speaker. There should be more investigation into this Chinese money business.
BEWARE OF UNITED STATES-CHINA RELATIONSHIP
July 24, 1997
Mr. Speaker, the country that tried to buy our presidency is now a country that holds the fate of the U.S. economy in its claws. While politicians in Washington are playing politics, China is now holding the third largest United States debt, right behind England and Japan. Beam me up.
And make no mistake, the people running China are Communists. Communists do not give a damn about democracy, and Communists have never supported America.
Beware, Democrats alike, do not take China lightly and do not take John Huang lightly. Huang just did not have friends at the Commerce Department, Huang has friends in high Communist places.
I yield back the balance of some problems here.
TWO HUANGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT
July 22, 1997
Mr. Speaker, John Huang says he never broke the law, he never raised campaign money for the Democrats while he worked for the Commerce Department. The gutless wonder now says, `My wife did it.' That is right. John Huang says that Jane Huang was the one that raised the half million dollars from the Indonesian landscaper that ended up having to be returned because the landscaper never filed his taxes. In addition, Jane Huang raised $12,000 from John Huang's old boss at Lippo.
And after all this, John Huang says, `Hey, behind every good man is a good woman. I did nothing wrong.'
Jane Huang says, `I did nothing wrong.'
Tell it like it is. Two Huangs do not make a right. If there is any consolation, my colleagues, John Huang could have blamed Jane Doe, not Jane Huang.
I yield back the balance of this Communist intrusion into our political process
DEMOCRATS NOW AGREE THAT THROUGH JOHN HUANG, CHINA ATTEMPTED TO INFLUENCE AMERICAN POLITICS
July 16, 1997
Mr. Speaker, Democrats now agree with Republicans: China tried to influence American politics. No kidding, Sherlock. I think Barney Fife could figure that out.
Check this out. Hip Hing Holdings, a California company that only owns an abandoned parking lot in L.A. and who lost $1 million, gave $67,000 to the Democrat National Committee. Hip Hing got the money from Lippo Group. Lippo Group has ties to China. The money was gotten for Hip Hing from Lippo by John Huang. John Huang worked for Lippo and also worked for Hip Hing. John Huang later worked for the Commerce Department and later worked for the Democrat National Committee, but John Huang now says, `What is the big deal? I also gave money to the March of Dimes and the Boy Scouts of America.'
Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. John Huang was not hired to raise money for the Boy Scouts; John Huang was hired to raise money to help China. I yield back the balance of all of this mess.
ILLEGAL TRADE PRACTICES BY THE CHINESE BALLOONS THEIR TRADE SURPLUS
September 24, 1998
Mr. Speaker, China's trade surplus has ballooned to over $1 billion a week, and China is doing it illegally: prison labor, slave wages at 17 cents an hour, illegal dumping, trade barriers. When confronted, China thumbs their nose right in our faces.
In fact, they now say the real trade deficit in America is only pennies on the dollar with China. I ask today, who is teaching those communist accountants? The Internal Revenue Service?
Beam me up.
Mr. Speaker, I say this: Congress should stop coddling China. This is not about trade anymore. It is about national security. And a communist nation is ripping off Uncle Sam.
JANET RENO SHOULD LEAD OR GET OUT OF THE WAY
September 9, 1998
Mr. Speaker, this Monica matter is serious, but it pales in comparison to the reports that the White House was bribed with Chinese money. Unbelievable.
I don't know if it's true, but I know one thing. Janet Reno has turned her back on both the American people and the Constitutuion.
Let's tell it like it is. Janet Reno should either lead or get out of the way. I say to my colleagues, Monica is a fly on her face. This Chinese money is a dragon eating her assets.
I say, Janet Reno has two decisions to make. One is to appoint an independent counsel to scrutinize and investigate this madness, or number two, Janet Reno should resign. I urge my colleagues to think about it.
I yield back the balance of any national security we may have left.
IF THE DRAGON FITS, JANET RENO SHOULD COMMIT
August 4, 1998
Mr. Speaker, the media says, `If it is on the dress, he must confess.' I say, `If the dragon fits, Janet Reno should commit.'
That is right, Janet Reno should appoint an independent counsel to investigate this Chinagate business. Even FBI director Louis Freeh agrees. But Janet Reno says, no, absolutely not. That is unbelievable to me.
The Justice Department cries out for reform from the top to the bottom. It is such a joke. If someone at the Justice Department commits a crime, that crime is investigated by a peer, a friend, a buddy in the same Justice Department.
Beam me up. From Waco, to Ruby Ridge, to China, to Filegate, it is out of control. While Monica's dress may be a fly on her face, my colleagues, I submit that China is a dragon eating our assets.
I yield back any justice left at the United States Justice Department.
AMERICA'S TRADE DEFICIT
July 20, 1998
Mr. Speaker, America had a $15.7 billion record deficit in May. Billion. The formula says for every $1 billion in deficits, America loses 20,000 jobs. So in May, check the formula, America lost 314,000 jobs. These are not burger flippers or chicken skinners. These are manufacturing jobs, folks. It is getting so bad China today has a 34 percent tariff on most American products. After all this, the White House by whatever name you want to call it once again wants most-favored-nation trade status for China. Unbelievable.
Who are the trade advisers at the White House, a bunch of proctologists, ladies and gentlemen? This is out of hand. Think about it. While Congress is debating campaign finance reform that was promulgated because of illegal Chinese contributions, the Chinese keep kicking our assets all the way to the bank. Beam me up. We need a proctologist.
CHINA GOBBLING UP AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS
June 24, 1998
Mr. Speaker, on the very day that President Clinton leaves for China, China thumbs their nose at America once again. Check this out.
Top U.S. officials say, and I quote: China stole a top secret device off an American satellite. The theft was so serious, our National Security Agency was forced to change all of our communication codes.
After all of this, the White House still wants a permanent Most Favored Nation trade status for China.
Free trade my ascot, Mr. Speaker.
This is a free ride and a free for all for China, who is gobbling up our national security secrets faster than the President can down a Big Mac and a box of fries. Think about that.
Mr. Speaker, I want to yield back what secret codes, secrets, and national security we have left.
CONGRESS MUST INVESTIGATE CHINESE POLITICAL DONATIONS
May 19, 1998
Madam Speaker, California businessman Johnny Chung gave $300,000 to the Democrat National Committee. Chung said he got the money from a member of the Chinese army.
Surprise. This is the same guy Chung who said, my donations are subway tokens for a train ride to the White House. Train ride, folks. How about a free ride? Maybe a joy ride.
Let us tell it like it is. This is not about tokens, coffees, the Lincoln bedroom, Bill Clinton, Democrats or Republicans. This is about national security, folks. And Americans did not give their lives in foreign wars to have the Chinese Communists buy our freedom. Beam me up. Congress must investigate this Chinese connection.
I yield back what national security I have left.
BEST FOREIGN POLICY IN CHINA'S HISTORY
April 22, 1998
Mr. Speaker, with $60 billion, China buys California naval bases, missiles, attack aircraft, nuclear submarines. If that is not enough to tax your limitation, China then sells missiles to Iran and Pakistan to get more money, and then they use that money to control the Panama Canal.
Now, if that is not enough, folks, check this out: An American company recently gave missile secrets to China that the Pentagon admits these secrets can help China hit every American city right between the eyes with one of their nuclear missiles. Beam me up.
When is the White House going to realize that America has crafted the best foreign policy in China's history?
I yield back the balance of any common sense left in our Capitol.
ACCESS TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY COMMUNIST CHINESE IS DANGEROUS
February 5, 1998 Madam Speaker, while everybody in Washington is talking about a fly on our face, an elephant may be eating our assets.
Charlie Trie was indicted for illegal campaign contributions. The indictment reads: Charlie Trie helped to purchase access to high-level government officials with illegal contributions from foreign sources. Foreign sources. Chinese communists.
Think about it. Charlie Trie was not soliciting money from the Rotary. Charlie Trie was soliciting money from communist China.
Beam me up.
And while everybody may be talking about access to the White House by sexy interns and how sensational that is, access to the White House by communist China is dangerous.
Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of any nationality sovereignty we have left.
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HELPING CHINESE COMMUNISTS
September 28, 1999
Mr. Speaker, first it was Ruby Ridge and Waco, now it is Chinese money laundering. The Justice Department continues to cover up the truth.
FBI Agent Parker testified that 27 pages of her notebook detailing crimes on Charlie Trie were stolen. Agent Parker also said that the Justice Department blocked a search warrant allowing Charlie Trie to destroy bank records and money transfers from the Bank of China that ended up at the Democrat National Committee.
Think about it. The Justice Department is now covering up the truth, helping Chinese communists.
Beam me up, Mr. Speaker.
It is time for a full independent investigation, not another investigation appointed by Janet Reno.
I yield back the crimes at the Justice Department.
CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF SANDY BERGER
May 25, 1999
Mr. Speaker, the fact is Sandy Berger is our national security advisor. The fact is Sandy Berger was once China's chief lobbyist in America. The fact is now there is a hole in our national security so big we could throw Berger and all our secrets all the way to China nonstop. Beam me up.
I am not accusing Sandy Berger of any wrongdoing. But for the good of America, Sandy Berger should resign as our national security advisor. Sandy Berger is very close to China. In Washington, perception becomes reality.
Mr. Speaker, I yield back any secrets we have left.
If we had more Congress critters and Senators with half the guts he has, this country might not be in such shambles.
Go ahead flame away...
It should read "Traficant's Web Site Down by Act Of Congress".....
I would add integrity also. Guilty of bribes and kickbacks with no tapes and paid-off witnesses- to take a line from that movie- prosecuting bribery and kickbacks in Congress is like handing out speeding tickits at the Indy 500. AN
I think Traficants main problem is he couldn't be counted on to toe the party line when ordered. Our one party system gets messy if the votes can't be determined in advance.
I hope his district reelects the guy.
Maybe he should run as an independent. I'd vote for him, if I were in his district (or State, for that matter!) even if my husband thinks I'm insane for thinking Congress should have put the vote off until the courts were finished with it.
We're missing a bet if we don't make it clear that whatever rag or media outlet that misses picking him up on a regular basis is missing out on a Huge Draw.
I yield to the idea of keeping his voice heard.
The MIM Notes (Maoist International Movement, I think) I see in my neighborhood print letters and poetry from convicts all the time.
Why couldn't we do the same? We're not going to let them shut him up, are we?
How about a "Ten Cents o'Truth" campaign?
Beam me up ping list...If you want on or off...freepmail me don't be shy.
Seriously, this guy ends up in jail, my Mom's just going to have to deal with the fact I'm bent on getting a convict for a pen pal and publishing my mash notes for all the world to see (with his permission, of course).
(Though it's true that, for every letter I send Traficant, I ought to send one first to the 70-something priest they've got in the hoosegow for protesting at an abortion clinic ... assuming he's still removed from society for our protection. I should check on that.)
17th Congressional District, Ohio
Democrat, Years of Service: 17
ACU Ratings for Representative Traficant:
Year 2001 - 76%
Year 2000 - 60%
Lifetime - 34%
"Somebody go back and get a shitload of dimes!"
But if you don't, I'll bring the dimes.