Battle heats up over Caucus membershipThe list justifing fig leaf's free for all who voted Republican in 2004 is growing at a steady and soothing rate now, I wonder how you all feel, in these times.
By John Rodgers,
September 29, 2005
Accusations flew Wednesday over a white lawmakerâ€™s attempt to join the General Assemblyâ€™s Black Caucus.
Recently, Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville), a white lawmaker, inquired about joining the stateâ€™s Black Caucus. The Caucusâ€™ chair, Rep. Johnny Shaw (D-Bolivar), reportedly told Campfield he couldnâ€™t join because heâ€™s white and not black.
That prompted Campfield to tell the Associated Press that his â€œunderstanding is that the KKK doesnâ€™t even ban members by race.â€� He added the KKK â€œhas less racist bylawsâ€� than the Black Caucus.
Wednesday, Rep. Edith Taylor Langster (D-Nashville) called that comparison â€œoutlandishâ€� and questioned how Campfield is even aware of the KKKâ€™s bylaws.
â€œApparently, he is apprised of what the KKK is, and that is truly a racist organization,â€� Langster said. â€œIs he a card carrying member of that organization? Thatâ€™s my question to him.â€�
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. Olbermann said: "Somebody voted for this dude."
"that aborting black children would reduce the U.S. crime rate." Bill Bennett former
Secretary of Education
State Revenue Department auditors went ahead with a $129,295 conference in Nashville this week, even after Gov. Phil Bredesen ordered all nonessential state travel curtailed because of the costs of Hurricane Katrina.
The conference at the Millennium Maxwell House Nashville hotel featured karaoke Tuesday night and a luau last night, plus prize radios, calculators and pens for the auditors who traveled on the state dime to Nashville.
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"These are horrible times, and it's extremely frustrating. I wish I could speed up the process, but speeding up the process could contaminate the process. I'm sorry about that," said Dr. Louis Cataldie, who heads the body recovery process in Louisiana.
Identifying the bodies through personal items, DNA, fingerprints, dental records, pacemakers or implants has been made difficult by the poor condition of corpses left for days or weeks in contaminated water, sludge and heat, he said.
Wonder who will pay for all the fig leaves when the party is over, or all you racist biggots a figment of my imagination. nah