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sweet [17 Nov 2010|10:44pm]

HEY!! thought you will like to know that Candi_Cruz its now live on dirtystage watch it now.. don miss it!

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Hello.....? Any James Traficant Fans Here? [12 Apr 2007|12:05am]

Howdy.   I'm a Traffer.  I got this way from being a C-SPAN junkie and watching the House Committee hearings. I came to believe former Congressman James Traficant is the gen-u-ine article.  The real McCoy, if you will.  I came to understand his passion for the people and his outrageous, zany sense of humor.   Even though I'm not a member of his party (or that other, ahem party, if the truth be known),  I was captured by Congressman Traficant's enthusiasm and drawn-in to hear what he had to say.  And say a lot,  he did :)  Now, I came upon your Good Old Boys Community and thought, hmmm.., this could be interesting, fun, and oh heck, informative, even for an old coot like me.   Now, let me be clear from the outset that I believe Mr. Traficant was railroaded into the poky because he was rocking the boat, calling on reforming the Dept. of Justice and the IRS in favor of We the People, and he also stood up to former AG Janet Reno's shenanigans.  I know the going impression is that Congressman Traficant is guilty as charged, but it ain't so, and I've got the proof.  It isn't hearsay or innuendo.  I've got transcripts and affidavits from witnesses saying they were coerced and pressured into testifying against the Congressman to keep themselves or family members from going to jail by their own wrong-doing.  You can read all about it on my Congressman Jim Traficant - Can & Will  site here. Hope you stop by for an eye-popping experience.  I hope you also have something to say - and say it!
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Hello there, all! [14 Mar 2007|12:29am]

Nice to meetcha. I'm something of a populist, a dreamer, and a nutjob, and fascinated by those old dead folks we love to ramble about so much! Seeing that this looks like an awesome, diverse, and VERY fascinating political community, I thought I'd join in. My favorite political figures in the U.S..?

10th: William Jennings Bryan. His economics? Golden, or perhaps silver! His social stances left a bit to be desired, though...

9th: Dwight D. Eisenhower: A decent man through and through. Perhaps not too smart, too radical, or too interesting to some, but his early warning against the military industrial complex was surpassed only by another pick of mine...

8th: Hiram Johson. Interesting, but anti-interventionism? Droll. I'd only let one man steer us away from interventionism, because only he could do it correctly.

7th: Floyd B. Olson; now HERE is a good man. His ideas on economics were way ahead of his time...

6th: Eugene V. Debs. A very interesting man.

5th: Big Bill Haywood. Don't mourn, organize!

4th: Helen Keller. Not too many people knew she was active as a politician, and wrote all sorts of interesting things...

3th: Smedley Butler; the fighting Quaker, a man with enough awards to snap a Christmas tree, saviour of the U.S.A from a fascist plot, and a super nice guy; what more could anyone ask for?

2nd: Upton Sinclair. His books should be mandatory reading for every student in the U.S. of A.

My first choice is the man I've loved ever since I've read his works, a man whom is commonly villified by history which doesn't understand him, and a class that wants him to be remembered as a monster, when in fact he was a marvel. The man I'm talking about is Huey Pierce Long, an absolutely incredible Louisiana politician who fought off economic ills, pretty much every -ism known to man, and the closest we've ever come to having a decent president. Check out his proposed cabinet sometime, it's a hoot!

Anyhow, hope I haven't rambled too much, but if anyone's still alive here, I'm always up for a ramble or two. Nice to meet you all!
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Hello [31 Mar 2006|09:30pm]

Hey, I'm 16, and from Canada. I love American politics, mostly 20th century, and mostly 1930s on. I have always said to myself, when reading American History books, or just researching, "Now, seriously, what did Nixon do wrong, really? He so didn't need to resign, he would have never been impeached." Heh heh.

I had my first Senate hearing experience a while ago on FOX while watching the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings, and it was really fun. His wife looked just like him, it was crazy. I watched it on and off, mostly watching when Ted Kennedy started talking. There were great moments in it all, there were jokes too, and when they asked him about CAP, I was like, 'He's not going to become a Supreme Court Justice!'. I tried to watch the State of the Union too, but it seemed like too much for me because I have mad ADD. I like listening to the Nixon tapes; lots of (expletive deleted), and John Dean crying. I learned a lot more about politics from America : the book. It's a bit of a hobby of mine to read about America.

My favourite American politicians are JFK, RFK, Nixon, Bill Clinton, FDR, Joe Biden, and John McCain.

They rock, rock.
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New Member [01 Nov 2005|03:10pm]

This is a brilliant idea for a group!

My name is Patricia, and I love American history and politics. I've got a huge list of my favorite politicians, so I'll spare you all the pain of having to read through it, but is anyone else here a fan of Robert LaFollette of the progressive momevent in the early part the 20th century? Representative, Governor, and Senator from Wisconsin, and eventually a Presidential candidate? He tops my list.

Thanks, and I look forward to being in this group. <3
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[20 Sep 2005|10:27am]

[ mood | puh-leezed ]

Dun-dun-dunnnnnn...Collapse )

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hey there! [16 Sep 2005|02:45pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]


I'm Lee, i'm a 20 almost 21 year old lady living outside of Philly PA. I am fascinated with the Watergate scandal, just started getting into it after watching "All the President's Men"...I'm a die-hard flaming liberal as my mother (a moderate to conservative atheist Democrat, what a mix)would say.

And without further ado...the Top Ten...

or rather, divided into Five Faves, and Five Most Hated!Collapse )

Thank you for the warm welcome (ahead of time).


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY! [27 May 2005|01:56pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Yay! Today Henry Kissinger celebrates his eighty-second birthday!

^_^ Let's appreciate one of the last century's most infamous politicians today!

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[27 May 2005|11:26am]

Does anybody have or know where to find the picture of Gen. MacArthur getting off a chopper or airplane meeting President Truman where he stops a few steps above the ground and shakes Truman's hand? It was a really dramatic height difference and it infuriated Truman.
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any ideas? [07 Apr 2005|12:06pm]

I'm looking for the (in)famous picture of the south Texas "gentlemen" posing around ballot box # 13, the box that disappeared just after the picture was taken, enabling Lyndon Johnson to steal his first senate race.

Anybody know where it is online?
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introduction [31 Mar 2005|04:35pm]

i'm a freshman history major at birmingham-southern college. my favorite, or perhaps the most interesting, american political figures:

1. henry cabot lodge
2. wendell wilkie
3. elihu root
4. alfred mahan
5. john adams
6. grover cleveland
7. william kristol
8. richard nixon
9. henry clay
10. william jennings bryan
11. daniel webster

i suppose i'm rather displaced for my generation, as my heroes and interests might suggest.
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[14 Feb 2005|02:37pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Hullo, hullo, community! I just joined --- my name is Sarah, I am a 14-going-on-15 year old and high school freshman from Missouri! I'm Republican, but not registered, because I haven't gotten around to it.
My favourite polticians are George 'Dubya' Bush, Andrew Jackson, Donald Rumsfeld, John Edwards, Condi Rice, Tony Blair, Howard Dean, and even a little love for John Kerry and Bill Clinton. Let's have fun, okays? ^__^

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Ham and Eggs [13 Feb 2005|07:27pm]

[ mood | tired ]

Anyone catch the article in today's LA Times on the "Ham and Eggs" pension plan? If not, here's the [link]. Plenty of corruption, machines, and political silliness.
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Jim Traficant is love [20 Jan 2005|01:15pm]

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right oh. [02 Jan 2005|07:39pm]

I just joined this community mostly because Henry Clay is the absolute best. My love for Henry stretches so far that I bought a hot pink tee shirt, put jersey style letters reading HENRY CLAY on the back and on the front "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride".

Other political favorites would be Grover Cleveland, Lyndon B Johnson, Jefferson, John C Calhoun, [little] "Stevie" Douglas, and any Roosevelts.

Also, I'm a huge fan of the musical Assassins and ergo the stories surrounding the assassins, would-be assassins, the assinated, and the would-be assassinated.

By the bye, my name's Cass. and I am syked about this community. That's right, syked.
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[26 Dec 2004|05:14pm]

[ mood | bored ]

Howdy, my name's Sarajane and I just joined this group. I'm a 16 (soon to be 17) year old high school junior. I have to say, even though I am a Republican, I have a lot of love for Democrats such as Dukakis, Mondale, and Dean. They just are really cool.

My top ten favorite politicians, in no particular order:

1) John McCain
2) George W. Bush
3) Dick Cheney
4) Ronald Reagan
5) Richard M. Nixon
6) Michael Dukakis
7) Howard Dean
8) Walter "Fritz" Mondale (does anyone know that joke about how he became nicknamed Fritz? my friend knew one but she said she's forgotten it)
9) Max Cleland
10) John Edwards

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Most Controversial Ted Kennedy ad [23 Nov 2004|09:40pm]

There is a copy of the 1973 National Lampoon with the infamous Ted Kennedy floating bug ad still in it on ebay this week. Volkswagen made them recall this issue and remove the offending page.
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The future of free speech: FBI raids Indymedia's servers in UK [10 Oct 2004|11:29am]

Indymedia said yesterday's raids were part of a wider pattern of "attacks" against independent media outlets by the US Federal Government authorities over recent months. Last month the Federal Communications Commission shut down community radio stations around the US. (read about Santa Cruz and Knoxville).

"While Indymedia is not exactly sure what prompted the action, the group does have one strong idea. A French Indymedia site last month posted photos of what it believed to be undercover Swiss police officers photographing protesters at a French event. Indymedia received a request from the FBI to pull those photos down, as they "revealed personal information" about the undercover police, said Indymedia press officer Hep Sano."

How and why are the FBI connected to French protests?
And the larger question: Is there an organized effort to silence independent media outlets?

When working for two media networks (one regional, one national), I witnessed both the struggle to maintain free speech and the powers that want to put a stranglehold on the airwaves. Talent and producers are frequently told what news they can and cannot report, and many voices have been silenced for speaking unwanted truths.

ClearChannel and the top media networks have been engaged in an all-out war for the airwaves ever since the FCC started easing restrictions on the number of stations a single entity could own back in the Reagan era. Bush Sr. and Clinton kept that trend going, and by 1996 the path was set and the bidding war started for the airwaves. Today over 90% of the radio stations, newspapers, billboards and television stations are owned by a small group of companies, Clear Channel being the biggest of the bunch. With over 1200 radio stations, TV in every major market and half of the billboards in America, you probably see or hear a Clear Channel message every day.

Why does this matter? If our media outlets were unbiased there would be no issue, but we are in a media war between the "liberal" and "conversative" networks that completely ignores the vast majority of voices in this country. For example, in an election year candidates are required by law to be given equal access to free airtime, yet just last week Bush was given 50 minutes of network time for what amounted to a campaign speech in Pennsylvania (thank you insomnia for keeping me informed). This pep talk played particularly well on ClearChannel stations, whose heads are close friends of the Bush family.

ClearChannel and other one-party system networks have created a thin veil of influence by careful selection of direct, honest pundits who will give you the straight talk on what to think here in the USA. While Nader, Cobb and the motley crew of independent presidential candidates shuffle over to Pacifica stations to reach a few listeners, new networks who try to offer the lowdown at street level are being squashed.

Meanwhile independent voices, the same movements that brought us women's suffrage and the civil rights movement, are now forced to go back to the streets and risk arrest again to drop banners, wave flags and get their message to the people. Yet very few people will ever know about their efforts; they cannot help but be tuned in to the wrong channel.

This is our country and the "freedom" our leaders love to spout about. This is what's at stake on November 2nd and every day of the year. So if you see me wearing my WHO OWNS YOUR NEWS? t-shirt two days in a row, try not to judge me for being a fashion criminal. I'm just trying to be the media for all those voices have that have silenced.
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Labor Day Swap-Meet [06 Sep 2004|07:19pm]

[ mood | Nixon! ]

Labor Day has allowed me the opportunity to obtain a Nixon election button! I almost bought two, but opted for the "Goldwater in '64" one that flickers his picture instead. Anyone have any favorite buttons they've found?

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