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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:26 PM

Sam Ervin during the Watergate hearings:

From our own Burke County, NC Senator Sam Ervin during the Watergate hearings:


“Senator Ervin then called on the president's closest top advisers to appear. The president said they could not. They were protected, as he constitutionally is, by executive privilege. Senator Ervin immediately called a press conference and began with a line from Julius Caesar, 'What meat doth this Caesar eat that he grows so great? And I say to you, what meat do these White House aides eat that they grow so great? We abolished titles of nobility in the long ago and if these men refuse to come down here, I shall instruct the sergeant-at-arms in the Senate to go to the White House and fetch 'em. They are as subject to questioning as any other citizens. The president calls it executive privilege. I call it executive poppycock.'”

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Reply Sam Ervin during the Watergate hearings: (Original post)
babylonsister Apr 2019 OP
calimary Apr 2019 #1
elleng Apr 2019 #2
pansypoo53219 Apr 2019 #7
Chin music Apr 2019 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 #4
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2019 #5
barbtries Apr 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #8
jalan48 Apr 2019 #9
NBachers Apr 2019 #10
Marthe48 Apr 2019 #11
rurallib Apr 2019 #12
Liberal In Texas Apr 2019 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:26 PM

1. Another terrific quote!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:28 PM

2. executive poppycock!!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:18 PM

7. THE P WORD!

prima donnie cannot say no obstruction anymore.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:29 PM

3. Are there any massive protests happening this weekend?

It's springtime. The AMERICAN SPRING. Wake up, and let's start walking.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:29 PM

4. Back then,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/93rd_United_States_Congress#Leadership

54 Democrats, 44 Republicans, 1 Conservative, and 1 Independent

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. What meat? Two all-beef patties!

SpecialSauceLettuceCheesePicklesOnionsOnASesame-SeedBun!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:41 PM

6. i would love to hear the very same words

from Nadler for instance.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:44 PM

8. The other night I thought of him.

I remembered watching a show about Watergate and he is the guy who stopped the hearings and on live TV called his aide to go and get Butterfield to testify about the taping system he set up for Nixon. Butterfield was in his barber's chair and saw Ervin say something to his aide on TV and 3 seconds later the phone in the barber shop rang and he was sitting in front of the committee within the hour. We need that kind of action NOW!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:49 PM

9. Maxine Waters is our SamErvin today. I hope to see and hear more from her in the upcoming months.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:11 PM

10. I just love those Democrats!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:29 PM

11. Don't forget this difference

nixon and his henchmen were crooks, but they did eventually bow to the rule of law. We shouldn't think that just because there was an ounce of decency left among nixon's crew, enough for them to finally put their country ahead of themselves, that there is any decency among trump and his henchmen. They have who knows what kind of deals and 'understandings'with putin, arab countries, netanyahu, kim and other dictators and they aren't going to do what nixon did. In general, they don't read the law. Iftheir lawyers read the law, it is only to see if they can twist even clear language to their benefit.

In my opinion, I think we should seize all of them, put them in jail, and release them only if we can find a justification for letting them back among humans.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:30 PM

12. Stealing

would round out my weekly quiz nicely.
Hope you don't mind.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:03 PM

13. Yes, it's about time the would-be dictator and his henchmen be brought down a few notches.

It's time to show them we mean business and they have to stop thumbing their noses at the law.

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