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Senator Richard Burr has made serious errors in in
Richard has supported a Conservative Far Right
Christian position especially when it comes to Church and State issues
but he supports Rape by Defense contractors. It is apparent
from the data collected, that the first amendment may be in danger from his
past and future actions as well as other constitutional sections. He
has supported deregulation of banks and the SEC causing the current economic
office stated that his position is that Certain Religions aren't
"Real" religions. What is a real religion, Mr.
Burr? What you have been practicing?
He says on the one hand that only certain Christian denominations are valid.
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(TEA PARTY) REPUBLICANS ARE THE ENEMY AND TRAITORS TO AMERICA by R.
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans are selfish, power hungry, hateful
of the poor, disloyal to the nation and its people, dishonest, avaricious,
scornful of the nation's history, the dignity of its institutions, its
standards of political morality, and its vision of advancement for all the
people. The Republicans love war as long as they and theirs do not have to
put on helmets and carry guns into the fighting. They use lies to start wars
that kill hundreds of thousands of innocents and thousands of our own
military service people. They love massive war-time profits, unavailable to
their rich masters if war is absent.
Those Extremist Republicans
hate the rest of us, which they must, in order to pass away from themselves
and onto us, the financial burdens and losses their crimes, schemes and
thefts cause. They are prolific, incessant, and destructive liars. They are
blasphemers for they insist that their hateful and destructive deeds are the
work of God. They are apostates for they gleefully attack the poor, the
immigrants, the old and the sick, of whom God has commanded all of us to be
There is no reasoning with them, for all their logic is built on false
premises. There is no appealing to them for honor's sake for they have lost
all sense of shame and have no honor, there is no appealing to them for the
nation's sake for that it what they hate the most.
Extremist (Tea Party) Republicans are the enemy.
Richard Mauze Burr
(born November 30, 1955) is
North Carolina. A
North Carolina's 5th congressional district
United States House of Representatives
for five terms, and was elected to represent North Carolina as a U.S.
Senator in the 2004 election. He defeated the Democratic Party nominee,
White House Chief of Staff
Erskine Bowles, in
the open seat contest. With the 2008 election of
Burr became North Carolina's senior senator.
Burr was born November 30, 1955 and was educated
at Wake Forest University (B.A. 1978). He was a businessman in Winston-Salem
prior to his political career.
Burr represented North Carolina's 5th
U. S. House of Representatives
for five terms. He was first elected to Congress in 1994 as part of the
"Gingrich Revolution", promising term limits.
Burr has strong ties to the North Carolina
Piedmont Triad Research Park, involving bio-hazard and chemical, vaccines
He took large contributions from several
chemical-oil companies including MTBE-Conoco in 1997, then sponsored a bill
to offer liability protection. The company was found guilty in 1997 of
tainting groundwater in the state.
In July 2004, Burr won the Republican primary to
seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by
John Edwards. He
faced Democrat Erskine Bowles and Libertarian Tom Bailey. Burr won the
election by five percentage points.
Burr is the sponsor of Senate bill 1873, the
Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development
Act of 2005, nicknamed "Bioshield Two",
which he says will give the Department of Health and Human Services
"additional authority and resources to partner with the private sector to
rapidly develop drugs and vaccines."
SENATOR BURR AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SUPPORTS RAPE
I think that all homo sapiens can understand
how the mere thought of an organization that receives government
money through contract mechanisms being tangentially involved in
setting up a fake tax shelter for a fake pimp and his fake
prostitution ring of fake prostitutes can justifiably lead to
going absolutely cross-eyed with
white-hot, impotent rage. But what happens when a similarly
taxpayer-endowed contractor attempts to cover up
employee-on-employee gang rape
by locking up the victim in a shipping container without food
and water and threatening her with reprisals if she report the
incident? Somehow, it doesn't engender the same level of anger!
30 misogynist Republicans in the
U.S. Senate are totally OK with rape, at least where women are
concerned. Predictably in yet another routine attempt to serve
their corporate masters, (this time the GOP stood by
Halliburton) Republicans voted against women and for corporate
contempt of rape victims.
Some Republican senators
are taking heat for voting against an amendment that would
allow employees of military contractors to sue their
employers if they are raped at work -- and they want the
Democratic senator who wrote the amendment to help them
fight off the bad publicity.
In October, 30
Republicans voted against Sen. Al Franken's amendment to a
defense appropriations bill that would de-fund contractors
who prevent their employees from suing if they are raped by
co-workers. Since then, those Republicans have faced outrage
for what critics say amounts to support for rape.
Instead of standing up to
take responsibility for or clarifying their disgraceful votes,
Republican cowards are instead attacking Al Franken, blaming him
for their votes.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
accused Franken exploiting the story of Jamie Leigh Jones --
a former KBR employee who says she was locked in a container
in Iraq after alleging she was raped by co-workers -- to
further his political agenda.
"Trying to tap into the
natural sympathy that we have for this victim of this rape
--and use that as a justification to frankly misrepresent
and embarrass his colleagues, I don't think it's a very
constructive thing," Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said in an
I guess Franken held a
sledge hammer over Cornyn's head and said if he did not vote
against the anti-rape amendment Franken would crack it over his
What shameless cowards.
To summarize the Republican
position: As women, we are not "average Americans," and gang
rape is not a "serious" issue. As women, no matter how powerful
we become on our own merits, the Republican establishment will
still be hoping for a man to come along and put us in our place.
Not every Republican signs
onto these views -- indeed, 10 Senate Republicans voted for the
Franken amendment, giving the lie to the NRSC's claim of
partisanship -- but this is the undercurrent of the party's
policies. This is what they're hoping to get voters to overlook
when they run a Sarah Palin or a Kelly Ayotte for office. This
is why Bob McDonnell's campaign for Virginia governor has been
such a popular campaign stop for 2012 prospects: because of, not
despite, his opposition to marital contraception and women in
the workplace. This is why David Vitter (who voted against the
Franken amendment) is still a senator in good standing with the
party of alleged sexual morality.
You don't have to go very
far beneath the Republican surface claims of
equality-but-not-really to get to the rock-bottom sense that
women just don't count, that our rights and our wellbeing are
always subordinate to whatever interest of men they might
conflict with. When it comes to it, even the (themselves sexist)
notions of chivalry and protecting women come behind protecting
the right of corporations to imprison their female employees to
shield their male employees from rape charges and still get
Credit new Senator Al
Franken however, for
introducing an amendment to the
Defense Appropriations bill that would punish contractors if
they "restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual
assault, battery and discrimination cases to court." You'd think
that this would be a no-brainer, actually, but that didn't stop
Jeff Sessions from labeling Franken's effort a "political attack
directed at Halliburton." Franken, of course, pointed out that
his amendment would apply broadly, to all contractors, because
otherwise, 'twould be a bill of attainder, right? Right?
amendment ended up passing, 68-30. Here's a list of the Senators
who showed broad support for
Rapists and Pedophiles by voting against it:
(Click on their names to find out more about them).
Read more at:
Burr was born in
to Martha Gillum and Rev. David Horace Burr, a minister.
He graduated from
Richard J. Reynolds High School
in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1974 and earned a B.A. from
Wake Forest University
in 1978. Burr was on the school
football team at both
Reynolds High School and Wake Forest. He is a member of the
Prior to running for Congress,
Burr worked for 17 years as a sales manager for Carswell Distributing
Company, a distributor of lawn equipment.
Burr is currently a board member of
Brenner Children's Hospital,
as well as of the group Idealliance - a group of local, academic, and
government officials working to expand North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad
In 1984, Burr married Brooke Fauth; the
couple has two sons.
Burr's father claims he is a 12th
Aaron Burr. He is the
first Burr in the Senate—and only the second person with his last name to
win election to Congress (the first being the presumably unrelated
Albert G. Burr) --
In 1992, Burr ran against incumbent
Stephen L. Neal and
lost. He ran again in
1994 after Neal chose
not to seek re-election, and was elected to Congress during a landslide year
for Republicans. He ran on a platform that advocated accountability for the
federal government, lower health care costs, economic development, and
strong school systems. Burr was
elected to the legislature by increasingly large margins during his term in
the House, especially because of growing Republican trends within his
In July 2004, Burr won the Republican
primary to seek the
U.S. Senate seat
being vacated by
John Edwards, who
launched a presidential campaign. He faced Democratic party nominee
Erskine Bowles and
Burr won the election by five
percentage points. His and Bowles' combined campaign expenditures totaled
over $26 million, making it one of the most expensive Senate races in the
country. Burr raised more money from
political action committees,
$2.8 million, than any other Senate candidate in 2004, primarily from the
In 2007, Burr ran for the leadership
Republican Conference chairman
but lost to Sen.
Lamar Alexander by a
vote of 31 to 16.
In the fall of 2008, in response to
problems with the U.S. financial system, Burr said that he had done the
“On Friday night, I called my wife
and I said, ‘Brooke, I am not coming home this weekend. I will call you
on Monday. Tonight, I want you to go to the ATM machine, and I want you
to draw out everything it will let you take. And I want you to tomorrow,
and I want you to go Sunday.’ I was convinced on Friday night that if
you put a plastic card in an ATM machine [sic]
the last thing you were going to get was cash.”
These remarks attracted considerable
attention from the national press when an April 2009 story in the
News and Observer
made it more widely known.
In late April, Burr told
WFAE, a public radio
station in North Carolina, "Absolutely I'd do it [again]." He said that "The
exact situation we were faced with was a freeze bank to bank. And as I
stated, my attempt was to make sure my wife had enough cash at home to make
it through the next week." Burr also said that "It was not an attempt to run
a bank," and "Nor was it a bank that was even considered then or now to be
Burr has been listed as one of the
Senate incumbents most likely to face a difficult re-election race in 2010.
One poll in June 2009 found that only 29 percent of North Carolina voters
supported Burr for another term, while 49 percent preferred that he be
No incumbent has won re-election to North Carolina's Class 3 Senate seat
A recent poll by
Rasmussen found Burr
ahead of longtime Secretary of State
Elaine Marshall 48%
to 38% and ahead of Congressman
Bob Etheridge 48% to
Charlie Cook, of the eponymous Cook Political Report, has Burr's seat listed
as Likely Republican.
death penalty, and
gay marriage. He also
co-sponsored a bill prohibiting the creation of human-animal hybrids.
In May 2007, Burr was one of 14
Senators to vote against an
funding bill despite his strong support of the war, due to his opposition to
the clauses of the bill that provided for an increase in domestic spending.
In February 2009, he added an amendment to the proposed economic stimulus
package that would end the automatic pay increases of Congress.
Burr wrote on his Senate blog: "As the law is currently written, Congress
has to hold a vote to disapprove an automatic pay raise. As you can guess,
these votes don't happen too often."
Burr has generally received low ratings
from environmental-protection organizations. In 2007-2008, for example, he
received a rating of 12% from the
League of Conservation Voters
and 29% from
Republicans for Environmental Protection.
American Land Rights Association,
gave him a rating of 70 in 2007.
Burr was one of 21 senators who voted
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.
Supporters of this measure argued that it would provide essential protection
to millions of acres of wild land,
and that its provisions enjoyed bipartisan backing in Congress and strong
local support in the areas affected.
Opponents contended that it was laden with expensive earmarks,
precluded energy development on large tracts of oil- and gas-rich land,
and would harm rural economies.
On June 26, 2007, Burr voted in favor
of cloture for the
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.
Two days later, he voted against cloture.
Burr opposes the regulation of the
industry by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
During the 108th Congress, Burr proposed the National Uniformity for Food
Act, which would have banned states from forcing manufacturers to include
labels other than those that are required by the
Food and Drug Administration
on consumables and health and beauty products.
opposed the bill, since it would have lowered safety regulations that are
more stringent in certain states.
A similar bill passed the House, but it died in the more politically
and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development
Burr was the sponsor of Senate bill
Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development
Act of 2005, nicknamed "Bioshield Two",
which he says will give the
Department of Health and Human Services
"additional authority and resources to partner with the private sector to
rapidly develop drugs and vaccines.".
Portions of Senate Bill 1873 were eventually included in Senate Bill 3678
(the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act),
which was signed into law in December 2006.
The Winston-Salem Journal
reported on March 23, 2009 that Congressman Burr had received $355,000 from
tobacco interests since 1995 (second only to
Mitch McConnell) and
in 2009 he co-sponsored legislation that would ban tobacco advertising in
magazines and newspapers and prohibit certain words from being used to
describe tobacco products in hopes that he could persuade members of
Congress to not pass a different bill that would be even tougher on the
Burr voted for the
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq
Resolution of 2002
that started the Iraq War.
For more information on
environmental legislation, see the
Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Uniformity for Food Act
During the 108th Congress, at the time
a Representative in the House, Burr introduced the National Uniformity for
Food Act (H.R.2699). Specifically, the bill declared that no state or local
government would be permitted to require a warning relating to food,
including any component or package of the food, unless the specific warning
had been required by the FDA and the state warning was identical to the FDA
warning. This requirement of national uniformity in food warnings would
apply to the food label, advertising, posters, public notices, and other
forms of communication. The bill did not receive consideration on the House
After becoming a Senator, Burr
introduced the legislation again, this time in the Senate, on May 25, 2006,
during the 109th Congress. It was referred to the
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions, of which Burr was
a member. A hearing was held on July 27, 2006, but no action was taken on
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