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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-26 13:48
  Subject:   Pelosi Claims She Has No Power to End Occupation, Promises CNN She'll Never Impeach.
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick: Bullshit meter
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2007-09-26 19:56 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Bullshit meter
OK, maybe I'm not understanding the relationship between the Executive and Legislative branches. The way I was taught it:

1) If Da Prez wants a war, he's required to come up with compelling reasons and present them to the Congress.
2) Congress decided whether the evidence justifies war, and if it does, declares war. They're not allowed to shift the decision back to the Executive.
3) Da Prez orders the Joint Chiefs into action, then stands back and lets the military prosecute the actual hostilities. He doesn't take personal charge of the operation, he just says "Go."
4) When Da Prez commits crimes against the Constitution and the Republic, Congress has the authority and responsibility to check him, up to and including impeachment and imprisonment.

Either I was hallucinating during my four years of high school, or there's something very very rotten in Denmark Washington.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-26 21:55 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
When Da Prez commits crimes against the Constitution and the Republic, Congress has the authority and responsibility to check him, up to and including impeachment and imprisonment.

What? That's crazy talk! Everyone KNOWS that the president is actually the Supreme Ruler ("L'État, c'est moi") of the USian Empire, and Congress is just a rubber-stamp to keep the public fooled into thinking they have some kind of political say in the government. Come on, get with the program! Which part of "unitary executive" (read: "king") don't you understand?
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2007-09-26 21:07 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
She is one of the comfy-est, most secure asses in a seat in Washington. I think the dickery with voting boundaries has gotten us here.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-26 21:58 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I freely dump on people from Connecticut for re-electing Leiberman, that I'm-not-even-pretending-not-to-be-a-fascist fuck... but these days I'm starting to feel the same way about SF. How in the fucking world did they elect such a transparent, obvious NeoCon puppet?
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-28 03:19 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
And why the hell haven't they recalled her already?
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2007-09-27 02:21 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I can hear your teeth grinding from here.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-27 22:18 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
And before too much longer you may be able to hear my teeth not grinding from several continents away. ;]
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Triggur
  User: triggur
  Date: 2007-09-27 22:26 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Any progress there?

We're just twiddling our thumbs waiting to hear that Canada is ready to start the clock on our resident status.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-28 03:18 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Any progress there?

I have a job in tech. I'm not too many months from being debt-free. In about three more years I can pretty much throw a dart at a world map and go wherever I want.

Was thinking AU before I saw what they did to the Bush/APAC protestors. I'm hoping to go somewhere that's less of a fucking proto-fascist police state.

Berlin or Prague are possibilities. Also considering somewhere in South America. NZ would be great but I still don't believe I could get a job there.
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2007-09-27 13:28 (UTC)
  Subject:   To throw gasoline on your fire
http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/09/27/dems.debate.ap/index.html

The democrats in the front of the race won't even promise to have our troops home by 2013!

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-09-27 18:17 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: To throw gasoline on your fire
Tac nuke. DC. Now!
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