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Old 01-04-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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I just saw..................

Nancy Pelosi being sworn in as Speaker of the House, and Keith Ellison taking his oath on Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran. And now I've read Dread's thread on the African American sworn in as Governor of Massachusetts.........today is a great day in our history.
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today is a great day in our history.
Not according to some.

Some claim it's an attack to American values, but they can off...
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Not according to some.

Some claim it's an attack to American values, but they can off...
I couldn't agree with you more. Some of these people who attacked Keith Ellison's choice of holy book to use for his oath make me embarrassed to be an American.
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It sure is a great day, bravo to all

I was so proud to finally see a woman as Speaker. I hope I live to see a female President SOON, but I have my doubts...
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I hope to see a female or minority be president.
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Yay!
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It was the best thing i did see on tv here in the states,.... But keith looked very nervous.
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That's good news.
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Not according to some.

Some claim it's an attack to American values, but they can off...
Fucking A right.
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It was the best thing i did see on tv here in the states,.... But keith looked very nervous.
he just got the memo

that W was reading his mail
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he just got the memo

that W was reading his mail
Ah, ok. I thought he was afraid to get killed because he had no beard.
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Muslim congressman seeks out critic on House floor


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On his first day in Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to Congress, finally met the Republican who criticized him for his decision to use the Koran at his ceremonial swearing in.

Ellison asked another Democratic member to introduce him to Rep Virgil Goode, R-Virgina, who spoke out against Ellison in a letter to constituents last month. Ellison told CNN that he approached Goode on the House floor and the brief meeting went well.

"I shook his hand and shook mine. We greeted each other." Ellison asked Goode to grab a cup of coffee with him soon and Goode accepted.

Asked if he was felt singled out as the first Muslim member, Ellison said no and added, "By reaching out to Congressman Goode I'm not trying to be accepted, I'm trying to build bridges. In this world there are too many misunderstandings. I want to put a human face on things."

Ellison was sworn in with other House members on the House floor. Later, at a ceremonial, photo-opportunity swearing in with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he chose to use a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson instead of a Bible.

Last month, Goode wrote a letter to his constituents, stating, "The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."

Ellison shrugged off the intense media attention at his ceremonial event, saying, "I figure it's all part of it and I take it all in stride."
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Last month, Goode wrote a letter to his constituents, stating, "The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."
What an ass!!!
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Yeah he is. I'm glad he isn't my representative, but still ashamed he is from VA. This kind of thinking is alarming.
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It sure is a great day, bravo to all

I was so proud to finally see a woman as Speaker. I hope I live to see a female President SOON, but I have my doubts...
Next November Mrs. S, next November.
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