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Al Franken - Senator

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bisi, Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. Bisi

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    I just saw on the news where the jacka** Al Franken is going to be the new Senator from Minn.

    He'll probably be the vote to pass "Cap and Trade".

    God help us.
     
  2. grunt

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    A clown to join the rest of the clowns.
     
  3. brownk80

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    Well he always wanted to be funny. Now he is a JOKE!! Just one more liberal moron on the hill. I am sure the people of Minnesota will see him for what he is and kick his ass out after one term.

    Of course I live in California so what the hell do I know, we keep electing idiots too.

    Brownk80
     
  4. hmb

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    Why is everybody picking on AL? He was the peoples choice. HMB
     
  5. ljutic73

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    Franken was described on the news today as a "comedian".....I may be wrong here but to be called a "comedian" would one not have to say things that are "funny"???.....never heard a thing come out of that A-holes' mouth that ever came close to being funny....
     
  6. BT-100dc

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    Congratulations Minnesota; you have now reached an all time low. Hold firmly to your guns since you know this clown will not support the 2nd Amendment. BT-100dc
     
  7. PAR8HED

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    What did you expect from a state that elected a wrestler as our Governor? But then this is the state of Fritz Mondale and Hubert Humphrey. I just keep telling myself that it took a Carter to elect Reagan.
     
  8. stokinpls

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    At least Jesse Ventura had inyegrity.

    Just another "banana democrat socialist".

    "Banana Democrats

    By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, June 29, 2009 4:20 PM PT

    Americas: During his campaign, President Obama made a big deal of criticizing leaders who are elected democratically but don't govern democratically. He's had a chance to show that it mattered in Honduras. He didn't.

    That's the sorry story as Honduras' now ex-president, Mel Zelaya, last Thursday defied a Supreme Court ruling and tried to hold a "survey" to rewrite the constitution for his permanent re-election. It's the same blueprint for a rigged political system that's made former democracies like Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador into shells of free countries.

    Zelaya's operatives did their dirt all the way through. First they got signatures to launch the "citizen's power" survey through threats — warning those who didn't sign that they'd be denied medical care and worse. Zelaya then had the ballots flown to Tegucigalpa on Venezuelan planes. After his move was declared illegal by the Supreme Court, he tried to do it anyway.

    As a result of his brazen disregard for the law, Zelaya found himself escorted from office by the military Sunday morning, and into exile. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro rushed to blame the U.S., calling it a "yanqui coup."

    President Obama on Monday called the action "not legal," and claimed that Zelaya is still the legitimate president.

    There was a coup all right, but it wasn't committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).

    Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya's lawful removal "a coup." Obama called the action a "terrible precedent," and said Zelaya remains president.

    In doing this, the U.S. condemned democrats who stood up to save their democracy, a move that should have been hailed as a historic turning of the tide against the false democracies of the region.

    The U.S. response has been disgraceful. "We recognize Zelaya as the duly elected and constitutional president of Honduras. We see no other," a State Department official told reporters.

    Worse, the U.S. now contemplates sanctions on the tiny drug-plagued, dirt-poor country of 7 million, threatening to halt its $200 million in U.S. aid, immigration accords and a free-trade treaty if it doesn't put the criminal Zelaya back into office.

    Not even Nicaragua, a country the State Department said committed a truly fraudulent election, got that. Nor has murderous Iran gotten such punishment, even as it slaughters Iranian democrats in the streets. But tiny Honduras must be made to pay.

    We understand why the White House is so quick to call this a "coup" and to jump to the side of Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan despot has made political hay against the U.S. over its premature recognition of the Venezuelan coup leaders who tried to overthrow Chavez in 2002. Obama wants to avoid that this time.

    The White House also wants to mollify the morally corrupted Organization of American States, which, by admitting Cuba, is no longer an organization of democracies and now, through its radical membership, tries to dictate how other countries run themselves.

    Such a response says that democracy effectively ends with elections. It says rule of law is irrelevant and that rulers have rights, not responsibilities. But if leaders can't be held accountable, they should be removed, as happened in Honduras.

    If the U.S. does hit Honduras with sanctions, it will earn ill will in the country lasting for years. It will further erode U.S. moral authority and cost us influence in the region — becoming an embarrassing footnote in the history of U.S.-Latin American relations.

    Is that what the U.S. wants? It's time for a more sophisticated definition of democracy — one that includes the rule of law and the will of the people."
     
  9. Milkbone

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    Al and Hussein will make quite a pair.
     
  10. School Teacher

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    Using the theory that things sometimes have to get bad before than get better, IMO we are due for a turnaround.

    Whatever happens over the next two years, the Democrats are in full control and deserve all of the credit or the blame.

    As HMB points out, Senator Al Franken is the people's choice.

    We get a new crack at all House members every two years and a third of the Senate every two years.

    This economy is no longer former President Bush's.

    The next election will be IMO a referendum on the Democratic leadership in the Congress and the Presidency.

    Ed Ward
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    Al Franken is a jackass, and now you can add election thief to his description as well.
     
  12. crusha

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    Pardon my asking, I don't pay attention to this stuff...is Franken married, openly gay, or...what?
     
  13. Paladin

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    Between jokester Franken, and Hussein laughing his head off during a serious 60 Minutes interview,,,the joke won't be on just the dumb socialists that elected the clowns. It will be on all of us.
     
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    Openly gay....
     
  15. perazzitms

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    The thing is that you don't know he was the people's choice. The whole point in the recounts and lawsuits was voting irregularities. More votes cast in the 'liberal' areas than were people registered to vote. "Finding" an extra couple hundred votes in the trunk of 'somebody's' car 2 days later. It's like Minnesota adopted the rules of some African banana republic for the election.

    He's already stated he intends to vote for everything BHO puts forth. He's like the dog that finally caught the fire truck. Now what. He's in way over his head.

    Shame on the 226 people who didn't vote in Minnesota that allowed this ass to get in.
     
  16. drh08

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    I live and work in Minnesota, I will be standing in the corner in time out I guess. I didn't vote for him but it's still embarrassing. He is now my representative much like Obama is my president. I have nothing to say at this point.
     
  17. Old Cowboy

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    Shame on Minnesota
     
  18. highflyer

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    I guess they pick their leaders from the pop culture in Minnesota. Growing up in the center of the country and enjoying history and the Civil War my heart was always with the South. Not because of slavery, but because they were more for states rights and wanting the federal government to leave them alone. It is still true today. Look at the Northern part of this country and the West Coast. They still want government control and want us all to be puppets of the government. There is something in their water that infects their minds makes them distrust freedom.
     
  19. Dahaub

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    Franken hasn't been confirmed and he won't be until after the holiday break. He hasn't voted one time yet. I guess because he is a memeber of the Democratic party and they now control the Senate with a majority that can stop filibuster you guys all have the sky falling. I better stay inside today. The sky is falling the sky is falling. All your worst nightmares are about to come true. Prepare yourself for the truth, I know as a republican group you are not accustomed to hearing the truth but it's really not so bad.:) Hey----did you hear the news about the last election? :) Dan
     
  20. timb99

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    "More votes cast in the 'liberal' areas than were people registered to vote."

    I had heard about the car trunk issue, but not this? Where did you hear this?
     
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