Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The Whitehouse caves again, this time on the DHS report!

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 09:56 AM
Original message
The Whitehouse caves again, this time on the DHS report!
A report on Rightwing Extremism that upset conservatives has been withdrawn and is being rewritten, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told lawmakers yesterday. It was not authorized to be distributed. It had not even completed its vetting process, she said, calling the incident probably the worst thing to happen at DHS.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/14/report-...


It seems that if you scream loud and hard enough, you will eventually get your way with the current administration. I feel sick !
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 09:58 AM
Response to Original message
1. Couldnt care less about this stupid report.
Whatever.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 10:01 AM
Response to Original message
2. "if you scream loud and hard enough, you will eventually get your way"
Yeah unless you're someone that voted for him. He's got what he wants from you already.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 10:04 AM
Response to Original message
3. As an analyst It would impact the morale of the team I work on if the
head of my department said some shit like that. "It was not authorized to be distributed. It had not even completed its vetting process." It would have been one thing if she meant that it needed some copy-editing before sending out. It's entirely another to "vet" something for public consumption. Orwellian in fact.

So what a few whiny asses poohoo themselves into a stupor over it? It is what it is and if you can't take what is, then you shouldn't be leading the organization.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 10:09 AM
Response to Original message
4. FUCK DHS
They didnt just have a right wing fanatics report. They had reports for "left wing fanatics" "black power advocates" "radical nordic mysticism"? They list left wing extremists and internet terrorists. They want to keep 'an eye out' for people like that.

DHS are nothing but jack boot wearing thugs.





Source: Raw Story


New Homeland Security memo lists black power, shaved-head Doc Marten wearers ‘extremist threats’

By John Byrne

Published: May 1, 2009

It’s not just right-wing “radical” groups on the Department of Homeland Security’s black list anymore.

Another embarrassing Homeland Security memo (pdf here) detailing those the agency believes are extremists has leaked. The first was sent to police and warned of radical groups on the right; the second is sure to offend an even broader array of those involved in activism.

The memo, dated March 26, 2009, is titled “Domestic Extremism Lexicon,” and came after the original memo fingering right-wing groups as a threat.

Among those now listed as dangerous extremists include: Mexican separatists, “black power” advocates, “racial Nordic mysticism” practitioners and black nationalists.

Homeland Security told The Daily Beast’s Benjamin Sarlin, who posted the Lexicon, that the memo had been recalled almost as soon as it had been sent out.

Read more: http://rawstory.com/08/blog/2009/05/01/new-homeland-sec ... /
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-14-09 10:19 AM
Response to Original message
5. Did you note how every every Republican on the Hill came out
twisted the message went on Faux, getting their cooperation
to play the message 24/7??????

I am being sincere not meanspirited here, but how many Democrats
run and hide under their desks on the hill when anything controversial
is said regarding Liberal or Democrat?????

This is why GOP always seem to come out on top. The GOP will get in
the face of the News Media and back them down.

The Centrists are so busy trying to out "Me TOO" the GOP that the
Media has no choice but support the GOP Position

The Democrats had better start being concerned about the low ratings
of Congress. They just might get the shock of their life the next
election. Obama's coattails just might not help them. Democrats on the Hill, start showing you believe in something.

So far the Senate is disheartening on HealthCare. It does not really
matter what the House does. The Senate has the final word and can
throw a wrench in anything the houws does.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Oct 23rd 2014, 02:28 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC