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  • MrMickeysMom (1916 posts)
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    Woman Dragged Out of WV House Hearing…

    … For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members
    Source: Common Dreams

    Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.

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  • Art from Ark (3325 posts)
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    1. Our overlords don't like it

    when their sleazy connections are exposed.

    The last time America was run like a business, we ended up with a Great Depression.
    • roguevalley (2409 posts)
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      3. she looks like my auntie. I would kick the shit out of them if I were there and

      they laid their paws on her. I love her.

      Be love. Be light. Fear is the only darkness. Love is the only light.
  • PennLawyer (2613 posts)
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    2. She's running for W.VA House of Delegates/check out her website

    She’s a gutsy lady and a long-time Democrat, but is running on anti-corporate, progressive values, calling out both Rs and Ds for being bought and paid for.  Pretty decent website as well, titled “Holler From the Hollers”.

    https://lissalucas.com/2017/02/08/pritt-endorses-lissa-lucas/

    From both sides of the aisle, politicians are representing their own interests. Data shows that the rich and powerful have nearly complete influence over public policy, while average people have virtually zero impact. Has this country become an oligarchy? There is some debate.

    However you would characterize it, it’s clear there are some serious problems, and that those problems have to do with the fact that money buys power.  Well, I’m just fed up with that. In fact, I’m so mad I’m running for office.  If elected, I’ll represent tax paying West Virginians, not just special interests. I want to make sure our government is putting The People first.

    Here’s what I’m focused on:

    Priorities: Because we want good jobs, good roads, good I-net, good schools.
    Common sense: Because we can’t keep paying for more than we get.
    Property rights: Because we want good neighbors, not corporate invaders.
    Money out of politics: Because working hard shouldn’t make you second class.
    I’ll represent you—and not just when your needs happen to coincide with the needs of these special interest groups. Essentially, that’s why I’ve decided to run: They’re not hearing us. We want jobs—AND we also want clean water and air. We want our property rights protected, AND we want a better future for our kids.

    And you know what? Those things are not mutually exclusive; we don’t have to choose between them.

    So let’s Holler from the Hollers about it!

    I won’t be taking money from SuperPACs and other corporate interests. I don’t care if I offend the people who are working for those interests by telling them, “No, I’m not abandoning my neighbors just so you can line your pockets.” And I don’t care if I offend party elites by saying, “No. I’m not putting this party over the interests of the people.”

    Let’s get beyond the partisanship, and focus on our shared vision for West Virginia; let’s focus on issues that will actually help people.

    We’ll have a choice to have our voices heard this time, to “Holler from the Hollers!” Let’s do our best to make sure all the money on the other side doesn’t drown us out.

    Vote Lissa Lucas in District 7 (Ritchie, Pleasants) in 2018.

    • cui bono (1704 posts)
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      11. Good to know!

      The DNC can try to squash us but we'll just come back stronger.   
    • mossyfrog (620 posts)
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      14. Hot

      Damn. She’s a dirty Red! Just look at her logo on her website! A RED bird with a STAR!!!!!

      I hope she wins. We need more of her type’s, REAL Politicians for REAL people.

      On a side note: didn’t that “security guard” look like Henry Kissinger . The way he came up on her looking like  Henry Kissinger gave me the utter chill’s.

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    • MrMickeysMom (1916 posts)
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      15. ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^

      Jeebus H Tapping-Dancing KayRHIST,  THIS represents the leadership we should have!!!

      I love Holler from the Holler, because that’s where it has to reach, damn it!

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  • 99thMonkey (3922 posts)
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    4. Too bad there is not a youtube video

    Wonder if there is one?

    Ahh!  there is one video at the Common Dreams link in the op.

  • Aldroud (1179 posts)
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    5. If she was in order, this is unacceptable

    Looks like she was at a speaker’s microphone.  Seems to imply she was in order and recognized as giving testimony.

    I don’t care if she’s a Democrat, this is unacceptable behavior on the part of the committee.  Unless she was violating some rule of order, which is not evident, she should have swatted the hell out of anyone laying hands on her.

    Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't.
  • Johnny Rash (1253 posts)
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    6. A real Hero…. right there folks!

  • Enthusiast (11527 posts)
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    7. Fighting for our freedom.

    "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
  • davidthegnome (1990 posts)
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    8. Curious…

    Do conflicts of interest matter in cases like this?  He said she was making, “personal attacks against committee members” but all I heard was the recitation of facts that I believe are public information?

    Obviously people on the committee have taken money from industry… So, in what way is it even remotely out of order to point this out?  Was she wrong?  Were her facts in question?  Or… were they just unwilling to let someone tell the truth?

    I admire her courage.  They had no right to touch her.

    “There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain
    • Scuba (4759 posts)
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      9. She had a great response, along the lines of "if you think naming ….

      … your donors is a personal attack, you should send the money back.”

      • avaistheone1 (1199 posts)
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        12. That's a good one!

        K&R

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    • MrMickeysMom (1916 posts)
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      16. AbsoFUCKINGlutely, DtheG!

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  • RealityCheck (1092 posts)
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    10. GOOD on this young lady!!!!

    Now, the media needs to pin Senator Joe Manchin down for comment about this.

  • closeupready (2166 posts)
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    13. Gotta love Lissa Lucas for her courage!

    K&R

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