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Democrats Pass Contempt, Republicans Leave the Room

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The Corpse Wiggles: Live Blogging Congress (Six Months Late) Voting on Contempt for Two of the Many

I know a lot of you may hold Congress in contempt, but on Thursday Congress voted to hold someone else in contempt. Here's what happened:

PRELUDE

10:01 They are praying to their lord.

10:04 They are pledging to their flag under God.

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10:04 Rep. Grijalva is lauding the guy who led the prayer and the late Congressman Lantos.

Get your pro-contempt phone calls in ASAP.

10:06 Rep. Marsha Blackburn is hyping a college basketball team. That thing Congress prays to had better help them if they ever touch steroids!

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10:07 Rep. Earl Blumenauer is denouncing Bush-Cheney proposal to slash funding for public broadcasting, which he says will deny public broadcasting to rural areas.

10:08 Rep. Kay Granger is pushing for quick passage of the bill to grant immunity to corporate criminals and a White House that engage in unconstitutional and illegal spying.

10:10 A Congressman C-Span does not identify says more people are killed by gun violence in the US than in Iraq.

10:12 Rep. Peter Hoekstra says BE AFRAID of Islamofascists NOW!! And quickly pass a bill to grant immunity to corporate criminals and a White House that engage in unconstitutional and illegal spying.

10:13 A Congressman C-Span does not identify is talking about deaths (90,000 per year) from infections in hospitals.

10:14 Rep Ted Poe says BE AFRAID OF ORGANIZED MEXICAN ILLEGAL TERRORIST KIDNAPPERS!! (C-span always identifies these Republican screamers.)

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10:15 Rep ? says we MUST TODAY quickly pass the Senate bill to grant immunity to corporate criminals and a White House that engage in unconstitutional and illegal spying.

10:16 Rep ? says BE AFRAID OF RADICAL TERRORISTS and quickly pass the Senate bill to grant immunity to corporate criminals and a White House that engage in unconstitutional and illegal spying.

10:18 Hoyer and Van Hollen are going to run this thing.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 

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