Historical Political Events for July 19

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Year Event
1898 Novelist Emile Zola flees France to escape imprisonment after being convicted of libel against the French army in the notorious Dreyfus affair. [Where are the "Emile Zolas" for the even worse injustices of today?]
1932 The governments of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands concluded the Ouchy Agreement which included the gradual reduction of trade and economic barriers between the three countries.
1967 Congress outlaws crossing state lines to "incite to riot". H. Rap Brown arrested at the Washington airport under the new law on July 26.
1993 FBI director, Williams Sessions, was sacked by President Clinton (D) for incompetence and lying.
1993 Clinton (D) announces his "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the military.
1994 Congressman Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois, one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives, is indicted on numerous federal charges, including fraud and misuse of government funds. What better qualifications to be the head of his political consulting firm, Danross Associates, political commentator for Fox Television, as well as a speaker and college teacher than being a convicted felon!
2006 Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase: From the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA): CACI Awarded $32 Million Contract With Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency for "Air Force-wide System to Improve Management, Accuracy, and Access to Environmental Information". [Yes, the Air Force is very concerned about the environment even if they have to award $millions to sleazes like CACI -- as long as there are no restrictions about bombing third world countries.]
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Quote of
the Day
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible... Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness... Political language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.
    — George Orwell
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