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80. It will then get kicked to the states and the courts where the
decision will be made, right? Then neither the administration or the Congress will be seen as being directly responsible. It will just be something about interpretation of law.
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  -thread # 2 on Senate Hearing of port issue rodeodance  Feb-23-06 11:55 AM   #0 
  - eating my popcorn  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 11:56 AM   #1 
  - Thanks!  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-23-06 11:57 AM   #2 
  - thank YEW for number two!  TexasLady   Feb-23-06 11:58 AM   #3 
  - well, i had lunch no popcorn drats.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 11:58 AM   #4 
  - Levin is trying to impress on the bums that they should have done a  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:00 PM   #8 
     - ah ha-Levin--If you or Exc. branch does NOT like the law-come to us  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:01 PM   #11 
        - Levin wants Sen. Legal consil to address the law also as he does not trust  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:02 PM   #13 
  - Woo hoo! Thanks Rodeodance!  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 11:59 AM   #5 
  - "if you want the law changed, come to Congress to CHANGE it"  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:00 PM   #6 
  - WOW  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:00 PM   #9 
  - Kimmett: We didn't ignore the law; we might interpret it differently  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:00 PM   #7 
  - I Was Just Going To Post The Same Thing!  ChiciB1   Feb-23-06 12:03 PM   #20 
  - surreal  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:05 PM   #22 
  - Isn't it ODD how no laws are ever ignored, they're just "interpreted  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-23-06 12:05 PM   #23 
     - "might" interpret it differently  rman   Feb-23-06 12:24 PM   #76 
  - it is SO obvious this could affect national security  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:00 PM   #10 
  - "that has been one of the tough questions"  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:02 PM   #15 
  - but but...Haven't you been listening to Bush?  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:25 PM   #77 
  - Unreal- Warner- let's get you to write down your INTERPRETATION of the law  liveoaktx   Feb-23-06 12:01 PM   #12 
  - gawd-this has a de ju vu of the WH and NSA--make up laws as you go.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:03 PM   #17 
  - OK. I was on the phone and missed whether anyone was sworn in.  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-23-06 12:02 PM   #14 
  - No  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:03 PM   #18 
  - NOPE!!!!!!! Apparently, this is a "briefing" rather than a "hearing"  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:03 PM   #19 
     - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Those assholes!  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-23-06 12:07 PM   #27 
     - Ha! They're probably watching Rove stroking Hannity  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:17 PM   #59 
     - yes. it seems the WH sent down their Secretaries to get the 'facts" to all  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:31 PM   #90 
  - gonzales is going to save the day again with his "interpretation"  Sydnie   Feb-23-06 12:02 PM   #16 
  - te he but Levin asked to have Senate lawyers also look at the law!!  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:04 PM   #21 
  - War is Peace n/t  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:06 PM   # 
  - Levin keeps throwing in pat UAE -1/3 countries that recognized Taliban.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:06 PM   #24 
  - Lawery--there was only one official meeting then they looks at documents.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:07 PM   #28 
     - whow--they do not minutes or any documenations of these meetings yet  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:08 PM   #31 
  - Someone needs to make the executive branch take a basic course  pdxmom   Feb-23-06 12:06 PM   #25 
  - When law are "interpreted" by judges, they're called 'activist' n/t  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:08 PM   #32 
  - Clinton Up Again  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:07 PM   #26 
  - Q: How many times did CFIUS meet? A: Once  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:09 PM   #33 
  - Clinton: "are there proxy rules for CFIUS?"  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:07 PM   #29 
  - How Casually our National Security is taken-ONE OFFICIAL MEETING of CFIUS  liveoaktx   Feb-23-06 12:07 PM   #30 
  - the Secretaries are getting a little tense.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:09 PM   #34 
  - Clay was looking  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:10 PM   #35 
  - did you hear that. A secretary said he thought the company would keep  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:10 PM   #38 
     - whow. questions from the press.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:11 PM   #39 
     - Warner says it is unwise to say what Congress/WH will do in the future  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #42 
        - Hillary telling the press there WILL be legislation introduced.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #47 
     - Amazing doesn't describe that statement!  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #46 
        - yes, and Clinton keeps reminding them--but......(they are a bit slow)  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:15 PM   #53 
  - "I guess I would have thought they would have contacted the states"  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:10 PM   #37 
  - I have a question?  Jeanette in FL   Feb-23-06 12:10 PM   #36 
  - They've probably been threatened by the WH.  in_cog_ni_to   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #43 
  - Don't know why they aren't there-but they aren't-ONLY Dems  liveoaktx   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #45 
  - It IS odd--maybe they are out fund raising?  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:30 PM   #89 
  - they all had "previous commitments"  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-23-06 12:24 PM   # 
  - "I would have thought that the companies would have consulted  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:11 PM   #40 
  - Clinton's point about having to include the states in what happens  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:11 PM   #41 
  - And the Secretary says, "Oh good one! I though it was 'the company's  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:14 PM   #51 
  - Oh, I am so sick of the Long War.  The Witch   Feb-23-06 12:12 PM   #44 
  - I heard Kimmitt (the other one) last night say that people who think  liveoaktx   Feb-23-06 12:13 PM   #48 
  - He is right. This WH wants to spread democracy--troops are just one  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:32 PM   #91 
  - yes, rather sick that the reporter would assume a "long war"!!  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:14 PM   #50 
     - Well, it's time for us to start calling it the "endless war" n/t  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:16 PM   #57 
  - Clinton "there WILL be legislation introduced"  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:13 PM   #49 
  - Is this the Joseph that got us into Iraq  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:14 PM   #52 
  - CBS question - "only one port in question is equipped with a working  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:15 PM   #54 
  - Are these reporters being allowed to ask questions  Sydnie   Feb-23-06 12:15 PM   #55 
  - Reuters: After this today, do any of you now believe that there should  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #60 
     - that was funny. eom.  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #64 
  - only 1 of the 6 ports has radiation scanner n/t  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:15 PM   #56 
  - Reuters--asking if 45 day invest. will be a good idea.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:17 PM   #58 
     - te he--one Sec is saying it would be up to Adm. to determine if 45 day  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #61 
     - boy--look at all the press in the room.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #65 
     - Good question-how many 45 day investigations have there been?  liveoaktx   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #62 
     - Interesting he doesn't have the details under this administration  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:21 PM   #69 
     - Non answer. I can't do anything without Bush holding my hand.  FormerRepublican   Feb-23-06 12:18 PM   #63 
     - oh OH--Warner said as of now he has not found a breach in procedures  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:20 PM   #66 
        - wonder if he got any phone calls  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:20 PM   #67 
        - my wonder is---Did he have coffee with Bush last night?  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:22 PM   #70 
        - DAM--Imo--this means he will not rec. the 45 day to Bush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:20 PM   #68 
        - It will then get kicked to the states and the courts where the  Skidmore   Feb-23-06 12:25 PM   #80 
        - Well, Hell! Let's just open it all up!!!  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:23 PM   #72 
        - "I just can't imagine"  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:26 PM   #83 
        - One must remember that Warner is a Moonie. He is the one who set up  OmmmSweetOmmm   Feb-23-06 12:24 PM   #74 
     - stats on investigations from 2005  mainah   Feb-23-06 12:35 PM   #93 
        - Thanks, mainah. Welcome to DU  Rose Siding   Feb-23-06 12:37 PM   #98 
           - Thanks!  mainah   Feb-23-06 12:39 PM   #101 
  - UAE company are here now--saying at the embassy in DC--cnn was  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:23 PM   #71 
  - is there any doubt when they stay at the embassy that it is state-owned  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:24 PM   #73 
  - They won't interview with them because "Lou Dobbs won't shut up"  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:24 PM   #75 
     - yes, i recall that statement now. te he.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:25 PM   #81 
     - I saw that - it was great - he was pissed.  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:28 PM   #84 
  - yuk fox  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:25 PM   #78 
  - Clinton: "Definition of National Security is a moving target"  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:25 PM   #79 
  - I snorted when I heard that!  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:26 PM   #82 
  - yes. good one.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:37 PM   #99 
  - There you have it! Warner just said no problem  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-23-06 12:28 PM   #85 
  - He calls that a "full disclosure"?  Skidmore   Feb-23-06 12:28 PM   #86 
  - lets have few nominations for the last afternoon people. I have to leave  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:28 PM   #87 
  - GOOD finally someone asks about the public  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:29 PM   #88 
  - Pacifica radio:Hillary answered great  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:36 PM   #95 
  - a press person is asking for documents and Warner seems to say yes.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:34 PM   #92 
  - Whow==Hil--this in not about race--but the track record of UAE/company  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:35 PM   #94 
  - And she completely confronted and turned the whole  suffragette   Feb-23-06 12:37 PM   #97 
     - I raise a glass to HIL. She done good today.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:38 PM   #100 
        - And a glass to you, too, for this thread  suffragette   Feb-23-06 12:41 PM   #103 
  - Warner--we need to look at the 'ambuity of the law"---GEECH--so now  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:36 PM   #96 
  - a Dem is first caller to cspan Call in now.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:39 PM   #102 
  - Screw Warner. Time to pack your bags, you rat bastard.  fooj   Feb-23-06 12:41 PM   #106 
  - hey was that a Repug saying that America needs a fresh breath of air after  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:41 PM   #104 
  - Independant  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:41 PM   #105 
  - I missed it - what was the context?  FLDem5   Feb-23-06 12:42 PM   #107 
  - Basically  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:43 PM   #109 
  - Clinton talking to press so csapn is letting us listen.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:42 PM   #108 
     - she is explaining the 45 day bill that is being proposed says it has  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:43 PM   #110 
        - Hil:--she is amazed that no one in Adm. thinks this could affect nat. se  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:44 PM   #112 
           - says, not one person raised one red flag!!!!!!!  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:45 PM   #113 
  - bill should be out by next week  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:44 PM   #111 
  - "on the face of it, it could affect national security"  suffragette   Feb-23-06 12:45 PM   #114 
  - but she also said 'unless the WH makes a move"  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:46 PM   #116 
     - meaning the WH could (if use brains)-call for the 45 day review.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:47 PM   #117 
  - I'll be surprised if they get more than one call  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:46 PM   #115 
  - Current caller  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:47 PM   #118 
  - republican appalled and about to change parties  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:47 PM   #119 
  - lol repub is about to swith to dem  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:48 PM   #120 
  - Independent from FLa  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:50 PM   #124 
     - excellent question  gkhouston   Feb-23-06 12:52 PM   #128 
  - two callers saying they are scared by what they heard (not heard) today.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:48 PM   #121 
     - and one was a Repug saying he was ready to switch to Dem.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:48 PM   #122 
     - he basically said that the Adm panal was incompetant!!!! whow.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:49 PM   #123 
     - the one Indenpendant  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:50 PM   #126 
  - Indep. caller asking why we have to outsource everything.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:50 PM   #125 
  - caller--appalled that people on panal think nat. secur. NOT affected.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:51 PM   #127 
  - gee, i do not think the Repug callers are agreeing with the Dems.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:52 PM   #129 
     - Indep caller wants American conpanies to bid on these sales.  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:53 PM   #132 
        - he also said that we need to consider if these are kickbacks to Bush  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:53 PM   #135 
           - Okay, which one of you is calling the Independent line?  gkhouston   Feb-23-06 12:54 PM   #137 
  - Bingo All about money  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:52 PM   #130 
  - Folks, I don't think this little charade Warner put on helped one  Skidmore   Feb-23-06 12:52 PM   #131 
     - expect WH backpedaling to begin shortly.  gkhouston   Feb-23-06 12:53 PM   #133 
     - Cheney? during a bout of PTSD resulting from the trauma he  Skidmore   Feb-23-06 12:54 PM   #136 
     - Independant  JesterCS   Feb-23-06 12:53 PM   #134 
     - well, Warner just lost! (he and the WH panal)  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:54 PM   #138 
        - Dems one; WH/Warner ZIPPO  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 12:55 PM   #139 
     - I think you're right, even the repubs don't want  cal04   Feb-23-06 12:55 PM   #140 
        - i am hoping this is the straw that breaks the camels back!  rodeodance   Feb-23-06 01:03 PM   #141 
           - we still have work to do on those  cal04   Feb-23-06 01:11 PM   #142 

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