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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 09:00 PM
Response to Reply #83
89. Congress Contempt Power:
"ANY action that directly obstructs the effort of Congress to exercise its CONSTITUTIONAL powers may constitute a contempt..."

BTW- unless you have access to CSPAN 3, it's NOT televised. I agree with your claim re: "staged and scripted"... Rumsfeld and Meyers demonstrated that clearly when they testified.
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  -Where the hell is Lt. General Kensinger? I want his ass brought in for questioning. fooj  Aug-06-07 03:14 PM   #0 
  - Are there any good hearings scheduled during the "break"?  BuyingThyme   Aug-06-07 03:16 PM   #1 
  - I don't think so. I just want to know where this f*cking coward is.  fooj   Aug-06-07 03:18 PM   #2 
  - Nobody asked the question. If it was "friendly fire" then  sfexpat2000   Aug-06-07 03:19 PM   #3 
  - How 'bout, "If there was no incoming fire, at whom was the 'friend' firing?"  BuyingThyme   Aug-06-07 03:21 PM   #5 
  - The cover is, the group got divided and wound up shooting  sfexpat2000   Aug-06-07 03:22 PM   #6 
     - No actually the cover story sounds very plausible  truedelphi   Aug-06-07 07:00 PM   #36 
        - Right -- and it falls apart when we learn the distance between  sfexpat2000   Aug-07-07 11:24 AM   #70 
  - Never thought of that, Great point!  superkia   Aug-06-07 10:50 PM   #47 
  - AWOL.  shain from kane   Aug-06-07 03:19 PM   #4 
  - Rep. Waxman will resume the Hearings in Sept.  Disturbed   Aug-06-07 03:23 PM   #9 
  - Won't be considered AWOL, if he is following his Commander-In-Chief's order.  shain from kane   Aug-06-07 03:34 PM   #10 
  - He is retired...he can not be AWOL:  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:28 PM   #27 
     - He Is Retired... And He Is A COWARD !!!  WillyT   Aug-07-07 11:48 PM   #74 
  - Good question Fooj and thanks for the post - I had no idea he skipped bail.  shance   Aug-06-07 03:23 PM   #7 
  - Well...  Solly Mack   Aug-06-07 03:23 PM   #8 
  - K&R..yes where is he? i want to know as well!!! eom  flyarm   Aug-06-07 03:39 PM   #11 
  - If the Army is hiding him, wouldn't that be aiding and abetting? Kick and Recommend! nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-06-07 03:45 PM   #12 
  - The Army punished him, I doubt they are hiding him  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:32 PM   #30 
     - Oh, I don't know about that. They knocked him down a star....  Kingshakabobo   Aug-06-07 07:04 PM   #37 
        - dunno, that would tend to piss a guy off. He also retired, so the Army would not know where he is  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 07:07 PM   #38 
  - Did he skip the country?  knitter4democracy   Aug-06-07 03:48 PM   #13 
  - Nope. It's even worse than that.  fooj   Aug-06-07 05:21 PM   #22 
  - Not if he wasn't served  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:27 PM   #26 
  - 'Green Zone'  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 05:05 AM   #56 
     - Which begs the question, can US Marshals get to the geen zone  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:33 AM   #66 
        - Hard to know if it will be "straight forward"  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 08:22 AM   #69 
  - He is retired  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:44 PM   #34 
  - and then what?  radfringe   Aug-06-07 03:49 PM   #14 
  - and then what?  radfringe   Aug-06-07 03:56 PM   #15 
  - Way To Reflect HONOR General!  hootinholler   Aug-06-07 03:57 PM   #16 
  - What??!!  kenfrequed   Aug-06-07 04:02 PM   #17 
  - They need to GPS his phone!  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-06-07 04:14 PM   #18 
  - Stan Goff's latest on the Tillman fratricide  eridani   Aug-06-07 04:20 PM   #19 
  - Thanks for the link. EXCELLENT read!  fooj   Aug-06-07 05:36 PM   #23 
  - "has evaded a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform"  troubleinwinter   Aug-06-07 04:23 PM   #20 
  - "Business travel."  fooj   Aug-06-07 05:18 PM   #21 
  - On what charge? He has done illegal at this time  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:30 PM   #29 
  - Contempt of Congress  me b zola   Aug-07-07 02:48 AM   #54 
     - Can't be contempt until he is severd and does not appear  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:17 AM   #59 
  - Lt. General Philip Kensinger, Jr. (Ret) - Chief Operating Officer, Oak Grove Technologies  troubleinwinter   Aug-06-07 08:04 PM   #41 
     - Its a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 09:37 PM   #46 
        - No one said they were "exactly Blackwater".  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 12:17 AM   #48 
        - Did not mean to offend, but given the heat being generated  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 01:36 AM   #49 
           - Maybe Oak Grove has resemblance to Blackwater after all...  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 04:58 AM   #55 
              - Good find, intell and secuirty people, but no armed mercs  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:31 AM   #65 
        - I can't find a 'small business' NAICS code for COUNTERINTELLIGENCE and SECURITY in IRAQ  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 05:20 AM   #57 
           - The current NACIS list is from 2002, and was developed earlier, give the SBA a little time to catch  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:34 AM   #67 
  - Didn't you hear? None of them have to be held accountable for  SaveAmerica   Aug-06-07 05:47 PM   #24 
  - Somehow I doubt any personal actions you take are going to change anything in this scenario  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:16 PM   #25 
  - Personal actions? What's with your "projecting"?  fooj   Aug-07-07 02:00 AM   #50 
  - Kicking to keep this up, another important post today that should not be lost.  AuntPatsy   Aug-06-07 06:29 PM   #28 
  - Why...it was discussed here and elsewhere last week  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 06:43 PM   #33 
     - Who gives a crap if he's retired?  fooj   Aug-07-07 02:16 AM   #53 
     - My read of the thread indicated that many of the posters thought he was on active duty and ducking  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:25 AM   #62 
     - Some posters were talking about him being AWOL...  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:28 AM   #64 
     - Just because it was discussed last week on du does not mean that I or others saw it  AuntPatsy   Aug-08-07 06:52 PM   #77 
  - Haven't you heard? Republicans get a SPECIAL EXEMPTION  kestrel91316   Aug-06-07 06:36 PM   #31 
  - Shouldn't MSM be looking for him  malaise   Aug-06-07 06:37 PM   #32 
  - can a general do that?  Blue_Tires   Aug-06-07 06:57 PM   #35 
  - He is retired, and as done nothing illegal in avoiding a subpeona  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 07:12 PM   #39 
     - what?  druidity33   Aug-06-07 08:01 PM   #40 
        - He's on the run, evidently.  troubleinwinter   Aug-06-07 08:07 PM   #42 
        - He has not been served with the subpeona, so he is not in contempt  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 08:07 PM   #43 
        - He has not been served, because he chooses to "EVADE service"  troubleinwinter   Aug-06-07 08:19 PM   #44 
           - Presumably true, but its still not contempt  Solo_in_MD   Aug-06-07 09:16 PM   #45 
              - The US Marshals were SENT after him to SERVE him with a subpoena.  fooj   Aug-07-07 02:12 AM   #52 
              - And until they serve him, he is not under any obligatgion to appear before the committee  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:21 AM   #60 
              - And until they serve him, any apearance by him is voluntary  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:26 AM   #63 
              - "travel on your own dime"  troubleinwinter   Aug-07-07 08:08 AM   #68 
                 - My view of the end game is that this will fizzle out  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 07:30 PM   #80 
                    - Apparently, he wasn't disgraced enough.  fooj   Aug-08-07 07:59 PM   #85 
                       - I dare state that these hearing are showboating based on historical example and precedent  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 08:13 PM   #87 
                          - And I SUGGEST that you stop with your condescending blather...  fooj   Aug-08-07 09:06 PM   #90 
                             - I won't apologize for defending the civil rights of the despicable since it also defends them for  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 09:18 PM   #91 
                                - You finally said it! DESPICABLE.  fooj   Aug-08-07 09:39 PM   #92 
        - at some point they can issue a bench warrant, no?  Snazzy   Aug-07-07 05:27 AM   #58 
           - No they can not. Congress can not issue warrants, that is reserved for the courts  Solo_in_MD   Aug-07-07 07:23 AM   #61 
              - While you're busy defending the actions of this coward...  fooj   Aug-07-07 04:02 PM   #71 
              - exactly  Snazzy   Aug-07-07 11:40 PM   #73 
              - Not defending him, just pointing out factual inaccuracies and hyperbole  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 07:05 PM   #78 
              - uh, yeah, Please excuse my ill considered use of "they"  Snazzy   Aug-07-07 11:38 PM   #72 
                 - Thanks, Snazzy. Mighty interesting.  troubleinwinter   Aug-08-07 06:38 PM   #75 
                 - Right on!  fooj   Aug-08-07 07:09 PM   #79 
                 - He still fails to understand the due process requirements  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 07:40 PM   #82 
                 - Cite what you claim.  troubleinwinter   Aug-08-07 07:51 PM   #84 
                    - Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) were the Salem witch trials of politics in the US.  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 08:04 PM   #86 
                       - I see. You cannot or will not cite the material that you pretend exists.  troubleinwinter   Aug-08-07 08:41 PM   #88 
                          - My claims are good, but you do not seem to be aware of a bedrock principle of English/Am. common law  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 10:00 PM   #93 
                 - why all the congress needs to do is trace where he has gone with his passport!!  flyarm   Aug-08-07 11:47 PM   #94 
                 - You misunderstand the process  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 06:47 PM   #76 
                    - What a crock of shit.  fooj   Aug-08-07 07:35 PM   #81 
                    - Which is all you get from televised committee hearing...they are effectively staged and scripted  Solo_in_MD   Aug-08-07 07:49 PM   #83 
                       - Congress Contempt Power:  fooj   Aug-08-07 09:00 PM   #89 
                    - You make my point  Snazzy   Aug-09-07 12:55 AM   #95 
  - Maybe he's using this "free time" to help plan Bush's martial law coup!  calipendence   Aug-07-07 02:04 AM   #51 
  - B*sh can't recall on Tillman  fooj   Aug-09-07 01:33 PM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-07 02:08 PM   #97 
  - Army reprimands in Tillman case mild.  fooj   Aug-10-07 09:15 PM   #98 
 

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