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09 July 2004 @ 12:54 am
House Republicans once again break the rules in order to get their way. This time, to protect the Patriot Act. I wanna write each of the Congressman who were pressured into changing their votes, and tell them they fucking suck.
Lala: chop chopangela_la_la on July 9th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
So why don't you? Seriously.
PMMJ: Magic 8 Ballcheetahmaster on July 9th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
Well, just sent a letter to my Congressman, asking if he can give me a list of the vote-changers (since I sure can't figure out the House website.)

More updates as they become available.
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on July 9th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, Maryland sends all Democrats to the House, and they all voted in lockstep together (against). If you lived in Virginia, you could give your Congressman the finger, because they're all Republicans. So all your Maryland rep will do (Van Hollen, yes?) will nod and say, "Yeah, well, life sucks."
PMMJ: Magic 8 Ballcheetahmaster on July 9th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
No, you see, I mailed Van Hollen asking for a list of the guys (all from out of state, I know) who did change their votes. I know my boys voted the right way.

I just wish Mikulski was on the case, as she always gets back to me in shrot order.
Strange Detractor: goprofessorbooty on July 16th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
Actually, Virginia has three Democrat and eight Republican representatives:

Robert C. Scott represents the third district, which just barely includes Richmond, Neport News, Portsmouth, and Norfolk.

James P. Moran represents the eigth district, which includes Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and... uh... Reston? This is "my" representative. He used to be mayor of Alexandria, where I spent my adolescent years. On one occasion, Moran publically called the mother of my best friend a slum lord. I like him, more or less.

Rick Boucher represents the ninth district, which is the really pointy, southwestern end of the state. I have no idea how that region got a Democrat in office. Mr. Boucher has a face like a cartoon mouse.

Check out those maps (especially the first two) for prime examples of gerrymandering in action. The ninth district looks like an amoeba on the prowl and the third district isn't even contiguous.
Strange Detractor: gojiraprofessorbooty on July 10th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
Dude, there's a Republican representative from Idaho named Butch Otter! I mean, how can you not love this guy? He could be a baby-murdering fascist and I'd still be tempted to vote for him just because of the name.
Strange Detractor: terrorgerbilprofessorbooty on July 16th, 2004 06:07 am (UTC)
This site lists the representatives who sold out their constituencies and their ethics under pressure from Republican peers.