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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:33 PM
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Family Research Council calls for the elimination of the office of the Surgeon General
"To save the taxpayers money, to eliminate yet another unneeded voice in the health-care cacophony, to free up a uniform for the local high schools Pirates of Penzance performance and to save C-SPAN viewers from any more surgeon-general alumni reunion tours like last weeks hearings eliminate the Office of Surgeon General today."

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/2007/07/frc_silent_no_m.h...

Just trust in the corporate spokespeople, the corporations would never lie to you.
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:35 PM
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1. Dear god, our country really is fucked
Hard to believe people like this exist.

It seems like there is about 30% of the population that will support ANY horrendous idea someone could come up with. The worse the idea, the better.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:42 PM
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2. Anything Dobson is a part of is poison.
He's the biggest hate monger alive today.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:42 PM
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3. No greater reason to keep the post then your headline
The FRC is a bunch of fucking lunatics, proud of their ignorance, awash in hypocrisy and incredibly careless with factual data at their disposal.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:44 PM
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4. Just like Cheney trying to abolish the classified information protection oversight unit...
....because he doesn't think he is accountable to anyone.



Doug Mills/The New York Times


Agency Is Target in Cheney Fight on Secrecy Data

By SCOTT SHANE
June 22, 2007


For four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has resisted routine oversight of his offices handling of classified information, and when the National Archives unit that monitors classification in the executive branch objected, the vice presidents office suggested abolishing the oversight unit, according to documents released yesterday by a Democratic congressman.

The Information Security Oversight Office, a unit of the National Archives, appealed the issue to the Justice Department, which has not yet ruled on the matter.

Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, disclosed Mr. Cheneys effort to shut down the oversight office. Mr. Waxman, who has had a leading role in the stepped-up efforts by Democrats to investigate the Bush administration, outlined the matter in an eight-page letter sent Thursday to the vice president and posted, along with other documentation, on the committees Web site.

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In January, Mr. Leonard wrote to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales asking that he resolve the question. Erik Ablin, a Justice Department spokesman, said last night, This matter is currently under review in the department.

Whatever the ultimate ruling, according to Mr. Waxmans letter, the vice presidents office has already carried out possible retaliation against the oversight office.

As part of an interagency review of Executive Order 12958, Mr. Cheneys office proposed eliminating appeals to the attorney general precisely the avenue Mr. Leonard was taking. According to Mr. Waxmans investigation, the vice presidents staff also proposed abolishing the Information Security Oversight Office.

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We MUST remove these people from the levers of power. Nothing will change for the better until that happens.

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:45 PM
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5. how about a Faith Healer General?
Anointment Administrator?

Executive Exorcist?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:46 PM
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6. Does the FRC think the Surgeon General is the very model of a modern Major General?
Just asking...
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:47 PM
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7. And they say they are not going for Theocracy???
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:51 PM
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8. We could save the taxpayers a whole lot more money...
if, instead, we abolished funding for "faith-based" programs and ended tax-exemption for religious organizations.
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