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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:17 PM
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Brownback, Roberts blocking Obama appointees over Gitmo
WASHINGTON (AP) Kansas' two U.S. senators are blocking 10 of President Barack Obama's nominees for senior administration posts at the Pentagon and Justice Department in protest over a proposal to house Guantanamo detainees at the Fort Leavenworth prison.

The list of blocked nominees includes a fellow Republican member of Congress Obama's pick for Army secretary, Rep. John McHugh of New York.

Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, both R-Kan., said Thursday that they are prepared to block the appointments until they get answers from the White House about the proposal.

And they said they want Leavenworth taken off the list of potential relocation spots.

The senators were reacting to reports that the administration is eyeing the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth and a soon-to-be-shuttered state maximum security prison in Michigan as possible places to establish a heavily guarded site to hold the 229 suspected al-Qaida, Taliban and foreign fighters now jailed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

more . . . http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/19500
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:31 PM
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1. didn't somebody write a book entitled "What's the Matter With Kansas?"
can't remember his name, but his point was well-made, and, as today's current political landscape demonstrates, that title can easily be applied to the rest of the nation's benighted sheeplings who swallow whatever RW pablum offered up as 'intellectual' sustenance

Idiocracy in 500 years? we're already here:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YIq5Q15L1o
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:44 PM
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2. Thomas Frank
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:53 PM
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3. Recommend
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iamtechus Donating Member (868 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:56 PM
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4. Shovel ready?
I wonder if there's stimulus money available to move the facility to a more deserving state?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 08:58 PM
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5. so how is butt kissing republicans working as a strategy there days? nt
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 09:25 PM
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6. Well our state party is growing and theirs is shrinking
Does that answer your question?
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