what a load of crap

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    Drunk congressman not liable for deaths while on duty

    Court: drunk Congressman 'on duty,' immune


    RAPID CITY, S.D., July 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in South Dakota said a drunk former Congressman who killed a motorcyclist in a wreck was on duty and so not liable for civil damages.

    U.S. Magistrate Arthur Boylan's ruling means that any damages that may be awarded to the estate of the motorcyclist will come from taxpayers -- not former Rep. Bill Janklow, the Sioux Falls Argus reported Wednesday.

    The family of motorcyclist Randy Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn., filed a lawsuit in the Aug. 16 death, and Boylan's Tuesday ruling means the federal government, not Janklow, must be listed as the defendant.

    The family plans an appeal.

    Janklow, who was elected to Congress in 2002 after serving 16 years as governor, spent 100 days in jail after being convicted of speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving and second-degree manslaughter.
     
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    Right! The government put a gun to his head amn made him drink and then get in his car.

    Our judiciary has lost it.
     
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    There have been laws passed to give these guys immunity if en route to work.

    Funny.

    This gives them escape (if it were even legal to pass the laws) from the high crimes and misdemeanors part regarding their impeachment.

    Interesting, no?
     
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    That decision is horseshit!!!!
     
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    THis is crap. However it doesn't warrant full revolution.
     
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    no revolution but it should show America what these guys do behind our backs (passing special laws just for them). This is a dangerous precedence folks.
     
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    That's right.

    The communists aren't in power yet and RWA hasn't decided it is ok.

    :p:
     
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    A certain amount of corruption is inevitable. It's part of reality. Utopia is not an option. This doesn't warrant revolution. I'm sure a majority vote would back me on this one, and that is how things are done here!
     
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    1. Inevitable or acceptable?

    2. You are wrong. A majority vote ISNT done around here. This is a Constitutional Republic. We don't elect by popular vote.
     
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    A certain amount of corruption is INEVITABLE, did I stutter.

    Don't bother me with your sophistry, ant.
     

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