>>>The Democrats said they needed more time to review some changes in the legislation after getting them only the night before.
When they could not to get a line-by-line reading of the bill, a common parliamentary tactic, they walked out and gathered to talk in a library at the back of the meeting room. Thomas, who has a reputation for being blunt, had his staff call the cops.
Democrats said Thomas called police to get them out of the room. Republicans said the police were called because one Democrat, Rep. Pete Stark of California, got out of hand. <<<
this is a worry for me
could our country be headed for another civil war?
when I think of Bosnia or Rwanda
or countless other places
I feel concern....
the way the word 'liberal' is used on radio shows such as Sean Hannity....
the way some get carried away with "Eat the Rich"
the way humans are prone to dehumanize opponents
I want the Democratic party to stand up
of course they should have time to view legistlation
but I want no one to come to blows...
Jul 19, '03
Remember Robert K. Dornan?
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jul 19, '03
Jul 19, '03
if I remembered the spelling
this is a term for a phobia
---fear/anxiety of bad men--
seems like this is the mass illness of our times
an atavistic paranoia
"better get the other before it gets us!"
many stories tell of the collapse of the thin veneer of civilization...
we have already moved from 'get real' to 'in your face'
we are stretched to extremes
susceptible to the furies
Bob Dornan is famous for punching Democrat Tom Downey
on the House floor in the 1980s
during debates about funding the right wing Nicaraugan contra-revolutionaries.
the measure was defeated;
but that did not deter the Reagan White House
who then secretly sold arms to Iran
to get the money.
Last edit by maureeno on Jul 19, '03