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Senate apologizes

The U.S. Senate has apologized for failing to pass anti-lynching laws in the past. Well, good for them I guess.

Senators repeatedly blocked anti-lynching legislation from being approved by Congress.

Nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced, three of which made it past the lower House of Representatives between 1920 and 1940.

But despite the support of seven US presidents, the Senate stopped any of them becoming law.

Even though the article never explicitly mentions the f-word, it's obvious what's going on here. The lynching statutes were repeatedly thwarted by filibuster, the very parliamentary maneuver we were just told by liberals safeguards the very bedrock of our democracy.

Sorry, just thought that was worth a mention.

At least it's an encouraging trend to have the Senate actually apologize for something. Perhaps we'll see more of it in the future. God knows they have a lot to be sorry about.

UPDATE: It's nice to see the Senate taking responsibility as a continuing body, but I can think of one guy for whom the apology was personal.


And he has done so again and again and again and again and again. But since it's in the right's interest to never accept an apology and never forgive a contrite sinner, it's all for naught, now, isn't it?

Maybe that's why Bush doesn't feel he has to apologize for anything....because his side doesn't believe in forgiveness. Someone ought to tell him that when you're a Republican, especially a Christian one, you get a free pass to do whatever the f*ck you want and still be regarded as a moral man.

Sorry Jill, but some sins are so egregious that no amount of apologizing is ever going to make me want them to have a leadership role in my government. We're not talking about forgiving the guy who lives down the street, or works at the post office, we're talking about the guy who was recently third in line for the presidency. And he was a KKK kleagle. Sorry, but that's *not* okay.

Two questions:

1. How many times had he already "apologized" when he used the term "white nigger" on national TV? Old dog, leopard, spots, etc.

2. Suppose he had sincerely apologized numerous times, but had become a Republican instead of remained a Democrat. Do you really expect me to believe you wouldn't bring up his past? Gimme a break.

BTW, if he's so damn progressive, why did he vote to send that horrible extremist Priscilla Owen to the appellate court? Why did he vote to send those terrible, regressive reactionaries Pryor and Brown to the Senate floor?

Hooray! Lynching is against the law.
Now if we could only do something about witch burning...

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