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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #175 on: Feb 14, 2008, 03:50:13 PM »

Josh Bolten and Harriet Myers held in contempt over refusals to testify/submit documents re: firing of US attorneys

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It is the first time in 25 years that a full chamber of Congress has voted on a contempt of Congress citation.

The action, which Democrats had been threatening for months, was the latest wrinkle in a more than yearlong constitutional clash between Congress and the White House.

The administration has said the information being sought is off-limits under executive privilege, and argues that Bolten and Miers are immune from prosecution.

Still, the resolution would allow the House to bring its own lawsuit on the matter.

If Congress doesn't act to enforce the subpoenas, said Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat, it would "be giving its tacit consent to the dangerous idea of an imperial presidency, above the law and beyond the reach of checks and balances."
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« Reply #176 on: Feb 15, 2008, 12:59:08 AM »

OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN BUSH TRY SOME COWBOY BULLSHIT WITH THIS AND GET NAILED TO THE WALL??
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« Reply #177 on: Feb 15, 2008, 03:24:14 AM »

hah, by the end of today the house of representatives had shut down for 10 days in order to make sure that there could be no action on the fisa bill until after its provisions expire. the republicans got pissy, walked out of congress, and went straight out to a press conference on the steps where they complained about it, but there was nothing they could do as the democratic majority had enough of a quorum to pass the resolution on their own.

and i think at this point, everyone who is paying any attention realizes that bush is telling congress that he would rather be unable to act against potential terrorist threats than subject the telecoms that cooperated with the administration in the illegal wiretaps to potential lawsuits. i thought this bluster was going to work--it did work on the senate--but the house is holding strong, and i think bush might end up hoist on his own petard here.

so yeah, big day on capitol hill.
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Nick Ink
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« Reply #178 on: Feb 15, 2008, 12:33:45 PM »

Open Your Eyes...

Korean firm bids to clone dead pets
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/feb/15/stemcells.animalwelfare
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« Reply #179 on: Feb 15, 2008, 12:39:25 PM »


I want out of this century.
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« Reply #180 on: Feb 15, 2008, 01:18:26 PM »

you'll have to hack your way out through a whole forest of deranged zombie pets to get your wish. 
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« Reply #181 on: Feb 15, 2008, 04:07:21 PM »

One thing I don't understand about the article: will they only clone dead pets?  If I want to clone my dog, do I have to kill him first?  That seems counterproductive.
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« Reply #182 on: Feb 19, 2008, 12:30:02 AM »

15 boxes of jfk assassination-related documents found in safe in dallas county courthouse. experts divided on veracity of oswald/ruby transcript.

this is fucking huge, dudes.
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« Reply #183 on: Feb 19, 2008, 12:35:48 AM »

The Mafia?  pfft.  Everyone knows it was the Freemasons.

Seriously though, that's fucking crazy.
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« Reply #184 on: Feb 19, 2008, 04:40:54 AM »

Castro Calls It Quits
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« Reply #185 on: Feb 19, 2008, 05:11:29 AM »


This was on the radio news here this morning, and my first thought was 'I wonder if Jeb has heard yet?'

So that's a yes, then.
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« Reply #186 on: Feb 19, 2008, 09:38:01 AM »

I KNOW! LET'S INVADE CUBA!
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« Reply #187 on: Feb 19, 2008, 12:39:01 PM »

those two things happening on the same day is just weird.
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« Reply #188 on: Feb 19, 2008, 01:45:41 PM »

I KNOW! LET'S INVADE CUBA!

he's way ahead of you...

"Bush said Tuesday in Rwanda. 'The United States will help the people of Cuba realize the blessings of liberty.'"
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« Reply #189 on: Feb 19, 2008, 03:46:58 PM »

DEMOCRACY: WE DELIVER!
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« Reply #190 on: Feb 19, 2008, 06:27:57 PM »

seriously though, hopefully raul will tone down the rhetoric and so will our next president and we can get this embargo lifted.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #191 on: Feb 19, 2008, 06:37:04 PM »

Bush: "Lift the embargo? Are you crazy?"

on the other hand:

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Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and Republican John McCain called for the release of Cuban political prisoners and said the United States should look for ways to encourage democratic reforms in Cuba.

"The United States must pursue an active policy that does everything possible to advance the cause of freedom, democracy and opportunity in Cuba," Clinton said.

Obama said the U.S. must be prepared to take steps to normalize relations with Cuba and to ease the embargo if Cuba's new leaders "begins opening Cuba to meaningful democratic change."

McCain underscored that "freedom for the Cuban people is not yet at hand."

it appears that all of the major candidates for the 2008 election are more open to the idea.
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« Reply #192 on: Feb 19, 2008, 07:43:39 PM »

I KNOW! LET'S INVADE CUBA!

he's way ahead of you...

"Bush said Tuesday in Rwanda. 'The United States will help the people of Cuba realize the blessings of liberty.'"

This reminds me of when Chomsky once talked about the name of the US mission in Afghanistan. First they wanted to call it Crusade something or other, but that was shot down for obvious reasons. Then they wanted to call it Operation Infinite Justice, but that had religious implications they didn't want. Finally they settled on Operation Enduring Freedom. What they didn't notice was that to endure means to suffer. A lot of people in the world have had to endure the kind of "freedom" we like to impose on them.
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« Reply #193 on: Feb 20, 2008, 02:48:00 AM »

Operation Infinite Justice is fucking hilarious
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« Reply #194 on: Feb 20, 2008, 09:32:09 AM »

When will the Republicans realize that it wasn't Reagan's sheer force of will (Rolling Eyes) that caused the fall of the iron curtain, but rather the narcotic qualities of the capitalist market? The huddled masses weren't yearning to breathe free, they were yearning for easy credit and Levis.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #195 on: Feb 20, 2008, 07:04:33 PM »

Oh man, does Bush even hear what he's saying anymore? 

On Darfur:

BUSH: A clear lesson I learned in the [Rwandan genocide] museum was that outside forces tend to divide people up inside their country and are unbelievably counterproductive.

epic, epic lulz
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #196 on: Feb 20, 2008, 07:46:48 PM »

what? wasn't that a civil war?
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« Reply #197 on: Feb 20, 2008, 08:25:28 PM »

what? wasn't that a civil war?
Yep.  I guess it's OPPOSITE DAY for President 19%.
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« Reply #198 on: Feb 20, 2008, 08:35:10 PM »

and irony day
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« Reply #199 on: Feb 20, 2008, 08:40:13 PM »

He's not in Africa. He's in BIZARRO WORLD.
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