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Saturday, January 03, 2004
 
Redistricting: coming soon to your neighborhood, courtesy of big corporate money!

I noticed a small article buried in today's paper referring to a criminal probe of corporate contibutions to the 2002 Texas legislative races. These contributions were facilitated by Tom Delay's fundraising machine. You remember Texas, don't you? Redistricting? Guaranteeing congressional seats to Republican candidates while splitting and eliminating Democratic districts? Here's a map to show you how that turned out. Click on the map adopted on 10/13 2003. I'm especially amused by districts 49, 23, 28, 25 and 15....exactly who gets represented by a 500 mile long snake?
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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