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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:35 PM
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GOP senator:(Susan Collins) Bush may veto antiterror bill if it lets airport screeners unionize

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070227-13...

GOP senator: Bush may veto antiterror bill if it lets airport screeners unionize

WASHINGTON President Bush probably would veto a Sept. 11 antiterrorism bill if it includes a Democratic-sponsored provision to let federal airport screeners unionize, a Republican senator said Tuesday.

The president's message on the bill is going to come out tomorrow. I think that it will contain a veto threat on the TSA collective bargaining position, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said, referring to the Transportation Security Administration.

Collins said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told her of the impending veto threat.

A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:36 PM
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1. More to be feared than any terrorist
A worker with a union card! Blllaaaaahhhh!!

Be very, very afraid.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:39 PM
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2. K & R
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:52 PM
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16. The terror that wants to protect its workers in the night
and any other time of th day! BWAHAHAHAH!
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:39 PM
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3. George Bush hates the American workers upon whose backs he and his...
...ilk have made their fortunes.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:40 PM
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4. And why can't they unionize if they feel like they want to?
Seriously, why the fuck shouldn't they be able to?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:49 PM
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6. Cause bush wants 'flexibility"---the are NOT allowed to unionize. Recall
the big fight last time. (repugs bush won)-------this time dems put in this provision------or maybe it is an amendment.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:36 PM
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19. Because one of the points of forming the DHS was
to get rid of those pesky unions.

-Hoot
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:41 PM
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5. It appears that this is yet another battle
That will have to be fought all over again.

Bush and his ilk have their place in the history books as an abject lesson in how to ruin a country and a political process.
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:51 PM
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7. Does he not realize
he lost both houses and has a 30% approval rating? He needs to fucking sign what we give him.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:57 PM
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8. He did this same shit in 2002 with the Homeland Security bill
That was on the eve of the 2002 midterms, and he accused US of blocking the creation of a Homeland Security Department, even though he said he would veto our version of a bill, and was initially opposed to creating a DHS in the first place. The concept of a DHS is a good one, but the way that Bush set it up is a disaster.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:22 PM
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11. Max Cleland was flayed and crucified by the right wing for standing up for the workers.
He was called a traitor and weak on terrorism. Cleland supported the Homeland Security agency from the beginning. He opposed bush's attempts to strip civil service protections -- the same protections afforded to every Fed. Govt. agency, including DoD -- from the new agency.

What will we hear from the right wing now? A chorus of crickets.

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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:43 PM
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15. The best strategy is to strike first
We need to put it plainly that Bush is obstructing our efforts at fightings Al Qaida.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:01 PM
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9. What other sweet nothings did he whisper in your shell-like ear,
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 05:02 PM by Benhurst
Susan?

The elections are coming. Time for an old ho-dog to learn some new tricks.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:10 PM
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10. Let him veto it
And, Susan, your moment in the sun is about to end.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:26 PM
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12. I agree. Let him veto it and let the GOP explain his veto. I agree on Collins, too.
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 05:27 PM by w4rma
And do it again, and again, and again, and again.

That fake moderate needs to be ousted in 2008.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:31 PM
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13. Gawd I hate these people....
The Bush family and Republicans have brought us nothing but misery.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:35 PM
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14. Bring it on, George!
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 05:47 PM by rocknation
It's your party's funeral--EVERTHING you veto will be just another nail in the GOP '08 coffin!

:headbang:
rocknation
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:35 PM
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18. yeah
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:11 PM
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17. Unions - the real enemy!
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:05 PM
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20. The campaign ads just write themselves
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 07:06 PM by KamaAina
Bush** morphing into bin Laden as "Bush Vetoed Anti-Terror Bill", then "Bush and the Republicans: Helping the Terrorists Win" flash below.

edit; bolding
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:11 PM
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21. the Senate needs to call his bluff on this
let him veto it....

and we'll see how well that plays for the Republicans in 2008.
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:19 PM
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22. Is Gw checking into outsourcing the screeners? How could any Union person vote Repub?
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:19 PM
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23. Let him veto and be damned
Bush has never taken the war on terrorism seriously. It is for him nothing more than a convenient excuse to invade Iraq and rip the Bill of Rights to shreds.

There should have been a war on al Qaida, but Bush didn't fight one. Instead, he funds al Qaida now.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:23 PM
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24. Veto it then.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:28 PM
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25. Showing how much chimp REALLY cares
about the American public's safety by vetoing it...GO AHEAD and show everyone, asshole!
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:04 PM
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26. When is Maine going to get rid of their sorry Republicans?
It amazes me that a sensible state continues to re-elect Collins and Snow.

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