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April 27, 2005

The Republicans — who changed the ethics rules to prevent Tom Delay from undergoing scrutiny for bribery, diversion of defense resources to monitor political opponents, illegal fundraising, and numerous examples of corruption — have backed down and agreed to change the rules back, which would allow Delay’s notorious corruption to be investigated.
The Majority Party couldn’t take the intense heat put forward by the American People, who demanded that Ethics should not be disregarded just because the Republican Party has all the levers of power.
This is a great victory for America. Congratulations to all those who called their Members of Congress to make this happen. THE INSIDE SCOOP did its part, reporting on the ethical corruption of Tom Delay as early as July 9, 2004.
Now if we could only get the same outrage over the necessity of verified voting machines…

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  • Robt August 15, 2005 2:18 pm

    Will have to wait and see just how much value to place on the GOP as to returning to a half way ethical committee. Abramoff’s indictment brought this ethics committee void into the light somewhat. I would desire it to investigate Rove’s action,” ethically speaking”, if it could. Providing there is not enough proof for indictment but enough evidence to know Rove did the deed………………………………………………………………………………
    Here is a laugher, Sean Hannity said,” I spent alot of time scrutinizing the Gop for its spending pork bills and show I am critical of republicans when I see it needs addressing “.
    Is Rush, Hannity’s connection? They are taking the wrong stuff…………..

  • Churchmouse April 28, 2005 7:14 pm

    Also how about the electric transportation alternatives on which the major fuel companies keep buying up the patent rights? You hear about this from time to time, although not the details.
    By the way, very cute, “Gus” — my husband (who drives a pickup and can relate) got a chuckle out of that one! 🙂

  • Gus Gasguzzler April 28, 2005 9:36 am

    My Hummer gets 1 MPG-highway, 0 MPG-city (Jesus–as a carpenter–would have probably driven a pickup truck)

  • Vicky April 27, 2005 9:26 pm

    We as drivers/consumers can make an impact as well by choosing cars that are more economical to drive.

  • John Morell April 27, 2005 3:27 pm

    President Bush made some proposals today on the subject of energy. A most important point and one that he neglected is the matter of increasing the fuel efficiency of cars. He has the power to offer incentives to car manufacturers to do this and he is not doing it. There is energy legislation now before Congress. People should E mail the President and Congress to take this step which is the easiest way to reduce our consumption of gasoline and thereby reduce our need for oil – which would reduce the price of oil and gasoline. Just a small increase in gas mileage for cars would have a large impact on the problem. Write your Congressmen and Bush.