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2009-05-23 Britain
MP highlights suicide risk over expenses
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Posted by  2009-05-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 views ]  Top

#1 The difference is that Joseph McCarthy accused people without evidence and without giving them a forum to defend themselves. He was right about some of the problem, but it was a damned foolish way of going about it.

On the other hand, these MPs are guilty! guilty! guilty!
Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2009-05-23 00:31||   2009-05-23 00:31|| Front Page Top

#2 Wow, what a timely coincidence. I just posted a story about former South Korean president Roh offing himself yesterday. He showed a fine flair for the dramatic, too, jumped off a cliff, no less; thereby setting a sterling example for busted crooks the world over.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-05-23 00:53||   2009-05-23 00:53|| Front Page Top

#3 The difference is that Joseph McCarthy the Pelosi-Reid-Obama-MSM cabal accused people without evidence and without giving them a forum to defend themselves.

There, fixed it for you.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-23 05:57||   2009-05-23 05:57|| Front Page Top

#4 They're bloody lucky the police haven't started arresting them yet. Anyone else, except an MP, caught fleecing taxpayers' money wouldn't be getting off half as lightly.
Posted by Bulldog 2009-05-23 06:52||   2009-05-23 06:52|| Front Page Top

#5 "risks driving politicians to suicide"

Interesting defense. I seem to have heard something like that before:

"I'll hold my breath till I turn blue!"
Posted by James">James  2009-05-23 09:21|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]">[http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]  2009-05-23 09:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Allocute. I had to look it up.
Posted by Seafarious 2009-05-23 11:17||   2009-05-23 11:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Reminds me of the Blazing Sattles scene:

"Stop or I'll kill the n . . ."
Posted by DoDo 2009-05-23 11:18||   2009-05-23 11:18|| Front Page Top

#8 The Daily Telegraph responded to criticisms of its publication of the scandal "The extent to which some [MPs] have paraded their self-pity at feeling unloved by the general public has not been dignified. It has also not achieved its goal of making the electorate more sympathetic to the plight of those MPs whose greed, selfish thoughtlessness and occasional outright fraud we have exposed."
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-05-23 23:53||   2009-05-23 23:53|| Front Page Top

#9 "risks driving politicians to suicide"

What's the downside?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-23 23:59||   2009-05-23 23:59|| Front Page Top

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