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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:41 AM
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Wow. Is this as big as I think it is? Obama halts ALL pending Bush regs until/unless they
are approved by him? Am I dreaming?

I'm not a political scholar but this seems HUGE. Is it?

"...no proposed or final regulation should be sent to the Office of Federal Register for publication unless and until it has been reviewed and approved by a department or agency head appointed or designated by the President after noon on January 20, 2009, or in the case of the Department of Defense, the Secretary of Defense."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/20/obama-halts-al...
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:51 AM
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1. Sure sounds like a good move to me!
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I'm sure we'll hear plenty about it tomorrow! ~~
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:56 AM
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2. It is huge...
But I feel it's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. I personally want him to follow through on this, I just don't know how he can do it properly without having potential terrorists being allowed to go free. I'm glad he's asking for 120 days. It gives him some time to come up with a plan.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:17 AM
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3. I heartily approve.
It would have been insane to have done otherwise.
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CATagious Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:30 AM
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4. it's not big...
apparently it is SOP for incoming administrations.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:07 AM
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5. bush did the same thing in 2001 with Clinton's last minute regulations
although I recall know to what extent the bushies actually "reviewed" them or if they just threw them all in the trash
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:11 AM
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7. they didn't review anything
they were too busy fucking up the buildings and blaming clinton's team
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:08 AM
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6. Even if routine, in this particular case it's huge
Because anything the Chimp was going to do was probably wrong or evil - the bastards easily saw that to mess was regulations was the easy path to autocracy (or Deciding, as the Decider so termed it).


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