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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:30 PM
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Olbermann's plug for tonight: Whistleblower with some explosive new
information. Perhaps Sy Hersh was right, they're going to start coming out of the woodwork. We can only hope. Maybe this has something to do with rethugs' reluctance to confirm Holder. Hmmm...
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:31 PM
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1. Thanks for the update
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:32 PM
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2. Let us pray...that this is the begining of the cleansing disinfectant
of light cast upon the last eight years.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:33 PM
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3. we're going to be hearing the sound of incessant tap dancing.....
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:34 PM
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4. my disappointment
There were no Bush Final moments pardons. So we all missed that final outrage completely. I really expected him to pull some slimy extra-constitutional maneuver to give himself and his minions lifetime immunity.

I guess thats a good thing.

But, I do expect a flood of angry repressed whistle blowers to come out singing this week.

No Bush Pardons? Makes you wonder, don't it?

-90% jimmy
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:37 PM
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8. bush thinks the opinions from his legal staff protects him. He is unable
to see any negative reaction to his actions.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 PM
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10. A pardon suggests there was guilt.
Dubya is in denial that his was a guilt-edged regime.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:19 PM
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12. Bingo. Pardoned people can be compelled to testify.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:21 PM
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13. Cheney said so
And that's what they are going with, on advice of the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS. Bwahahaha
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:23 PM
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24. doesn't mean shit to the Hague.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:34 PM
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5. Interesting timing... with Obama's announcement regarding the FOIA sunlight policy...
Don't ya think?

BHN
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:22 PM
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14. Yep. A beautiful convergence of change. :) n/t
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:35 PM
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6. Thanks for the heads up. Between whistleblower possibilities and...
Obama's order regarding the Freedom of Information Act today, many things we've been longing for here may come to pass sooner rather than later, through the natural evolution of people coming forward and information being requested and, amazingly, granted to We The People.

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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:35 PM
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7. I read in an earlier post that Gonzo was crying on the plane ride back to Texas...
with Bush. I wonder if they know that things may well unravel with whistleblowers coming out of the woodwork just like McClellan did.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:40 PM
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9. What was wrong? Gonzo apologizing for his rotten legal advice?
I hope these young people with the possibility of a good future ahead of them, come forth and clear their records, as well as expose the corruption they saw while serving in the Bush administration. They may think these "kids" weren't listening, but they would have another thought coming.

I hope Sibel is also one that comes forward.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:42 PM
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27. How would Sibel go about getting un-gagged?
I would think President Obama has that authority, but who else? Leon Panetta? Janet Napolitano?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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11. Supposedly they were tears of pride at the small part he had to
play in keeping our country safe. I kid you not.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:26 PM
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15. Why was Gonzales still in DC?
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:34 PM
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16. Can't find a job so was probably waiting for the Chimp to give him a hand out. n/t
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:51 PM
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17. i'm pretty much expecting it to be business as usual- same shit, different administration...
that way i won't be disappointed, and may even be pleasantly surprised.
clinton letting poppy & ronbo raygun's legacy skate away scot-free over iran-contra and the rest left a bitter taste that has never fully been rinsed clean. seeing george the much lesser's adminstration of treasonous bastards take all the falls they've earned would taste very sweet indeed- but i'm sure as hell not going to expect it to happen.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:56 PM
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18. It's already not 'business as usual'; have you read what's been
accomplished today, Obama's first day?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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20. nothing that begins to change things for the average american...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:13 PM by QuestionAll
or begins to address our most pressing national problems.

the gitmo thing is a good ceremonial move- but it was already totally expected...and face it, most of those guys will still be under lock and key and out of reach of an american courtroom somewhere.

rescinding executive privilege over george the lesser's papers is by far the best and most hopeful news of the day, and it will be interesting to see if it actually yields anything meaningful- it may also end up being just an empty gesture, if there's no "there" there.

gorge the lesser was pretty busy on his first day(s) too, iirc.

edit to add- btw, i wouldn't expect and don't expect IMMEDIATE action and or results on/for the largest problems- obviously they are complicated and enormous and will take much time and effort to undo- if undoing is even feasible.
but- it shouldn't take all that long to see what course obama will be steering us in to face them. and i'm hoping that he takes much more to port than to starboard. we've been drifting too far starboard for too long already.
so- we'll see.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:08 PM
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19. I'm hoping to see the thing you mention happen
But cannot afford to be disappointed yet again.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:15 PM
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22. that's kinda where i'm at...i've only got so much emotion left to invest in things.
i need something with a guaranteed return.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:22 PM
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23. Just readin' another story here at DU about a kid just out of HS
Who has been convicted of selling a small amount of marijuana and has been sentenced to 12 years.

If everything changed tomorrow at noon, it wouldn't be soon enough.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:30 PM
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25. that kid
I'm a strong advocate of prosecuting Bush and his minions for treason. As John Turley said, if nothing is done to rebuke Bush, then all American citizens will own war crimes.

But, we very same people tolerate our draconian and ignorant drug laws. IT is a gross miscarriage of justice that a person in one geography can smoke pot quasi legally, and another person doing the same thing in a socially retarded area gets twelve fucking years of his life taken away by our laws.

Should be torch and pitchfork time just on this one issue.

-90% Jimmy
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:55 AM
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31. Glad top see that someone doesn't have me on ignore! n/t
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:59 PM
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32. i'm paranoid
thats the way i feel, too. DOES EVERYBODY AROUND HERE HAVE ME ON IGNORE OR SOMETHING?

I'm always disappointed my posts dont resonate and go viral. There are posters that have this magic and I have envy for them!

But, I'll keep posting away anyway. I got to save America somehow, you know?

-90% Jimmy
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nostalgicaboutmyfutr Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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21. If they waited, they are part of the Conspiracy/Obstucting justice...EOM
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 11:08 AM
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30. maybe so . . . but they could also have feared for their lives . . .
recall all of the small plane crashes and other accidents that have claimed the lives of people who had something of interest to say about the Bush administation . . . let's not judge too harshly until we know the full story . . .
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:39 PM
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26. Woohoo! Thanks for the heads up!
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:04 PM
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28. KO on now - looks to be a good one! nt
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:09 PM
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29. Ooooh, I can't wait to see what is going to happen next.
:popcorn:
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