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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 08:55 PM
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Watching the Iraq War Vote--Deja vu all over again--We're being snookered again.
Is a law really a law if the provision of the law are non-binding?

To illustrate: "We're erecting a stop sign at the end of the street, but are telling you that it's non-binding...it's just a suggestion that you stop. It's our GOAL that you stop, but if you don't stop, you can't be ticketed for running a stop sign."

That's what this Iraq War bill is. Even if it's signed into "law" the administration is not bound by the "timeline." So, what's the point? The point is to throw a bone to the anti-war folk to make it LOOK like the Democratic leadership is actually showing some backbone.

I'm sick of this shit. Either have the cajones to defund the war, or pass a BINDING timeline, or go ahead and write another fucking blank check and call it a blank check, because that's what you are passing tonight, Congress.

AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH! :banghead:
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 08:58 PM
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1. I, for one, am not beeing snookered...because I've come not to expect anything from this Congress
No expectations.....no disappointments
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 08:59 PM
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2. Good point. nt
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 09:38 PM
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3. OK Charlie Brown, I'll hold the ball, and you come running up and
kick it. This time we're gonna stop the war for reals. We were foolin before, but this time for sure.
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JFN1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 09:41 PM
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4. What can we do about it?
Elect "new" Democrats? The current crop made lots of pretty promises, and I am tired of broken promises....

And who exactly do these Dems believe they are representing? Because it ain't Democrats....
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