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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:11 PM
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Time for Scotty's daily briefing...
Going to talk about the president's trip and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

$50 says the first question is about something Scotty doesn't want to talk about...
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
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1. is that on C-SPAN? please advise
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:13 PM
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2. CNN just said they have to get to briefing now! n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:14 PM
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3. msnbc
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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4. Scotty screwed up and called people
"people"

He then corrected himself and called them customers.

We do not live in a society; we live in an economy.
We are no longer people; we are consumers.
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:15 PM
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5. DeLay steps
D
O
W
N
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Alright.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM
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6. Helen asks if the president has issued any executive orders
against torture. Scotty is dancing, but Helen won't let him off the hook.

Of course, the answer is he has NEVER issued an executive order banning torture...

As for Delay: "we're going to let the legal process work"

Terry asks if there is a "stench of corruption surrounding the Republican Party"

Wow, the press is back...
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:20 PM
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7. Stench! LOVED that characterization! Woo hoo! Grill him good!
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:22 PM
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11. STENCH OF CORRUPTION BABY!!
Man give that guy a high five from me -- best 2006 campaign slogan ever, STENCH OF CORRUPTION IN THE GOP -- CLEAN IT OUT!
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:20 PM
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8. A stench of corruption
I love it.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM
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9. L-l-leader DeRAY....uh, DeLAY
hahahahaha!! Man is Scotty sweating today!!

'WHY IS THERE THIS STENCH OF CORRUPTION IN THE GOP?'

WOOOOOOHOOO!!!

Scotty thinks that's a broad brush....bwwwwwaaaaahahahaha!
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:22 PM
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10. live stream over here:
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:25 PM
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12. A question about Brownie
saying he had warned the WH Katrina was going to be bad, but the WH ignored him. Scotty dancing again...

MSNBC leaving the press briefing now...
:nuke:
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:28 PM
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13. The audio on the White House feed sucks
Can't hear reporters nearly as well. Scotty still dodging the Katrina question. Says the "fog of war" is clearing. :eyes: Says the media has to look at what we "thought was true at the time but which wasn't true"

Like those dead bodies floating in the streets..those weren't real?

Nutjob
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
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14. "The president is trying to elevate the discourse"
Scott is about 30 seconds away from saying "blame game"
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:10 PM
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36. the fog of war?!
we have always been at war with East Orleans.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:14 PM
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39. We are at war with West Orleans...
We have always been at war with North Orleans...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:29 PM
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15. I'm glad they believe in the law
that's nice to hear...of course we haven't SEEN them do anything that would suggest that in fact the Cheerleader has openly mocked the law.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:30 PM
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16. Reporter asks if there was a "severe lack of strategy" in Iraq...
Says the generals and the administration are mapping out a strategy for victory.

Says this is a "long war" (I thought the war was over)
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:33 PM
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17. Commanders in Iraq are "doing an outstanding job"
We must stay and "complete the mission" Winning in Iraq is "the key to winning the war on terror"
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 PM
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18. Scotty compares the potential aftermath of Iraq to that of WW2
Envisions a peaceful world, as we had with democracy in Europe and Japan after WW2. Shall we ask the eastern europeans about that democracy?

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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:16 PM
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40. A peaceful world with atomic missiles pointed at each other.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:37 PM
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19. "We're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here at home"
How's that working for the British?

Oh, that's right.

They're leaving.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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31. the ole Iraqi civilians as human shields argument--very ethical
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:38 PM
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20. Is it over?
They had it on CSPAN on a split screen and then they went full screen to the Senate.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:40 PM
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22. The White House feed is still going...
Don't know if it's Delayed or not ;)
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:41 PM
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23. Link?
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:42 PM
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25. link
http://www.whitehouse.gov/#
It's at the top of the page.
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:49 PM
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28. Thanks
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 PM
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21. Scotty endorses suspending posse comitatus
"There has to be a mechanism for the military to take over" in an emergency...
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:42 PM
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24. I heard DeLay say he didn't support that, but that was
BEFORE he was indicted!
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:45 PM
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26. "We appreciate Tom Delay, we have worked very hard with him
for the American people"

I get the feeling when he talks about "the American people" he doesn't mean me...
I'm just a consumer, after all...
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:48 PM
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27. The president wants Congress to investigate the response to Katrina
and find out "what went wrong and what went right"

One thing Scotty is good at is repetition. Than again, so is a parrot.
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:52 PM
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29. FEMA "has a historic and vital mission"
and must be "continued to be strengthened"

Brownie was testifying on his own behalf on Capitol Hill, not speaking for the WH or government. "Speaking for himself and pointing out his own views"

Karen Hughes "is doing a great job" on her "listening tour."
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:54 PM
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30. Has anyone heard David Gregory ask a question yet?
I haven't heard him called on...has he been banished for having the temerity to ask the president a question last week?
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:56 PM
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32. "People will move forward based on their own culture and values"
re: democracy and freedom.

Thus: Women shouldn't expect to benefit in the Middle East...
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:02 PM
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33. Final comment from the podium: We can expect more violence
as the Iraqis move forward strengthening their freedom and democracy.

If freedom and democracy are getting stronger, shouldn't there be LESS violence? If the amount of violence increases as freedom and democracy get stronger, why would we want it to get stronger?

:think: :shrug: :crazy: :wtf: :argh: :banghead: :nuke:
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:05 PM
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34. What's next? Another tape from some terraist?
Or intel that gives enough info to cause a raising of the terra alert level?

Or Karl Rove dances the hokey pokey in the pokey?

:rofl:
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:06 PM
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35. Up is down, Right is left
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:10 PM
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37. I prefer right is wrong, left is right :)
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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:11 PM
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38. Right is down, left is up!
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Real Time Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:20 PM
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41. more coruption under Bush.
This is for everyone who wants to know the TRUTH.

Please go to justacitizen.com and sign the petition requesting our government/Bush Admin to release the DOJ-IG Report.

"Sibel Edmonds"
The most gagged person in America.

www.justacitizen.com /

The ACLU is also asking the Supreme Court to reverse the D.C. appeals court's decision to exclude the press and public from the court hearing of Edmonds' case in April. The appeals court closed the hearing at the eleventh hour without any specific findings that secrecy was necessary. In fact, the government had agreed to argue the case in public. A media consortium that included The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN intervened in the case to object to the closure.

Edmonds, a former Middle Eastern language specialist hired by the FBI shortly after 9/11, was fired in 2002 and filed a lawsuit later that year challenging the retaliatory dismissal.

It is way past time for a little bit of critical thinking. The Attorney General cites two reasons to justify the unconstitutional and panic driven assault.

Reason one: To protect certain diplomatic relations - not named since obviously our officials are ashamed of admitting to these relations.

Reason two: To protect certain U.S. foreign business relations. Lets take each one and dissect it (I have given up on our mass media to do that for us!) For reason one, since when is the Department of Justice, the FBI, in the business of protecting US sensitive diplomatic relations? They appear to be acting as a mouthpiece for the Department of State. Now, thats one entity that has strong reasons to cover up, for its own self, what will end up being a blunder of mammoth scale. Not internationally; not really; it is the American people and their outrage they must be worried about; they wouldnt want to have a few of their widely recognized officials being held criminally liable; would they?

I am doing all I can to get Sibel story out for, "us" The American Peaple.

The truth will set us free!!!!
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:23 PM
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42. MSNBC just replayed the "stench of corruption" clip
Nora O'Donnell points out that Scotty acknowledged that there were "individual" examples.

Nora is now listing them for us.

Frist...
Delay's problem with Abromoff...
Abramoff being indicted...
Safavian being indicted...

Plus the "political cronyism"

"They will use it to hammer the GOP in the 2006 elections"
She even knew to put emphasis on 'hammer' because of Tom's nickname. Good job, Nora...
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:28 PM
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43. This Norah? heh heh
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ticapnews Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:38 PM
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44. That's the one...
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