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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:39 PM
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AW FUCK!!! Bennett (CNN expert) says Pres has law-making authority!!!
THAT'S IT!!!

I AM PISSED-OFF!!!

CNN IS PROPAGANDIZING A TOTALITARIAN EXECUTIVE!!!

I AM FREAKING!!!

FUCK!!!
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:40 PM
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1. Do we need to send CNN & Bush videos of School House Rock
which explain how the government works and how a bill becomes a law?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:42 PM
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6. This has me,...ready to move out,...
,...of the former USA.

CNN is propagandizing totalitarianism.

This has me,...fully confronting where this nation is going.

I am,...numb. I am.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:45 PM
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10. the nation is there
the fascist state is complete. I am ou of here.
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sexybomber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:13 PM
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39. nooo!
Stay and fight! We need all the help we can get!
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:03 PM
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23. I just sent CNN an email
CNN.com... CNN TV... contact us... report error... told them to give Bennett a copy of Schoolhouse Rock... then I mentioned it again on another thread and gave you credit ;)
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libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:23 AM
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52. "I'm just a bill" Scholastic Rock campaign would be great!
It is just what they need!
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:40 PM
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2. Pretzel doesn't have law making authority - period!
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GrumpyGreg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:40 PM
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3. Turn the damned TV off and read a nice trashy novel --Much
better for the blood preassure and the state of mind.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:45 PM
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9. 'kay.
:yoiks:
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GrumpyGreg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:50 PM
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13.  Thanks for the good laugh after my grandmotherly rant.
I tend to do that.

I especially love that little blue thingy !!!! LOL
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:58 PM
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21. (((hug)))
Tomorrow, I'll have something better than a steamy novel,... }(,...I get to see my beau!!!

:woohoo:
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:41 PM
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4. I'm afraid to ask: is this Gambling Bill Bennett? n/t
Edited on Thu Jan-26-06 07:53 PM by CottonBear
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:42 PM
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5. 5 will get you 10 he really meant it!
:puke:
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:43 PM
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7. Bennett?
Haha, that guy is a total fuckin tool. CNN are a bunch of shitstains for giving him a paycheck to go gamble at the casinos...
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:45 PM
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8. You were expecting them to tell the truth??
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:48 PM
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12. I wasn't expecting propagandizing totalitarianism.
:cry:

Wow. It's only gonna' get worse,...isn't it. x(
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:55 PM
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17. Yep
I don't trust any "news." They work for their corporate masters who in turn are for the GOP because they make them richer. Nice huh? This is why we need media outlets without corporate power like Air America for example. I wish there was a tv version of AAR.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:55 PM
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18. CNN just hired THREE Right Wingers...Bennet is one of them...turn it off.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:54 PM
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26. I guess I,...I was still hoping that,...
,...hell, I don't know what I was hoping for,...other than foolish imaginations that ONE of those bastards would stick to some BASIC integrity in journalism and passion for democracy.

I was mistaken, sadly. ;(
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:45 PM
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45. I know...we always hope and get sucked in to get kicked back out again.
:-(
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:46 PM
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11. I wonder if they take calls or e-mails
Someone ought to ask them if Bill Clinton had law-making power.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:51 PM
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16. CNN.com
Go to "contact us" click on CNN TV, then "report error".
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:50 PM
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14. Go to the CNN website and report an error!
I just did. Easy as pie. Dumbasses.
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adarling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:50 PM
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15. I say we all start going to South America
seems like they are the only area of the world that is somewhat making a successful transition to a democracy of sorts and if there is going to be horrible global warming and "the day after tomorrow" scenario happens, we will be in warm climate haha. Don't worry about CNN, remember everyone watches Fox.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:56 PM
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19. calm down!!
remember this---no one is watching cnn. maybe a less than a million people-may-have heard that. we all know what cnn is doing but no one is watching! about 96% of the people who are watching television this minute are not watching cnn or any other cable news program. fox is the night time leader in cable news with 1.7 million or so viewers. wwe , sponge-bob,and the family guy are nine of the top 10 basic cable programs on monday nights. wwe gets a 3.5 share!
besides why would any one who thinks watch cnn or any cable news program?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:02 PM
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22. Of course, you're right. They are NOT propagandizing EVERYONE.
Edited on Thu Jan-26-06 08:32 PM by Just Me
Sorry for being reactive. :-(

I MEANT to say (and edited to say) they aren't propagandizing everyone.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:54 PM
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47. Yeah, but remember that the local news follows cable
And reports what the all "news" channels call "news". It's repetitive all over Our Nation.

I won't calm down.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 07:58 PM
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20. And Wolf let him get away with it
No surprise there, I know, but nonetheless still outright amazing. Bennett said The President has this authority via the Constitution, not statutorily.

Yeesh!


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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:40 PM
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28. Wolf is a slave on this plantation, too!!! Not that he cares.
Edited on Thu Jan-26-06 09:41 PM by Just Me
The benefits in fascism are good, aren't they "Wolfie"!!!! :grr:
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johnnyrocket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:46 PM
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29. This is like an alternate universe, lawmaking ability by the prez?!??!
Holy fuck, the media has been wholesale hijacked by these right wing thugs. The media is the enablers of Bush's crimes...over and over again.....


....Goddammit!!
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:25 AM
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54. He'd rather be a house servant...
Than sweat in the fields.
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:11 PM
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24. He's "gambling" that
the American viewing public doesn't know their own assholes from a hole in the ground, much less the constitutional powers given to the three branches of government.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:52 PM
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32. And unfortunately,
they would be right and that's exactly what they're counting on. Boobus Americanus strikes again.
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:28 AM
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49. LOL - Boobus Americanus
Native species of Dumbfuckistan.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:21 AM
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51. I really wish I could take credit for
that expression, but it was originally coined by H.L. Mencken, the great newspaper editor and writer. He had more than enough experience with that particular American species; he would have been right at home here on DU.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:24 AM
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53. Sadly, Idaho is one of the few remaining "red" states.
Although it's not as red as red-blooded, all-American, rootin'-tootin' UTAH!
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 05:47 PM
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83. Tell me about it!
Idaho is far more 'R' than Utah. Our state legislature was around 95% Republican at one point (I believe it's down to about 85%). Every state level political office is R, with the exception of the State Superintendent of Public Schools (who coincidently enough is also the only woman in a state political power position). Both Senators and both Representatives are white male Republicans.

In one poll I saw, Idaho and another state (I think a southern state) were the only states with Bush approval ratings above 50%. Idaho's a mixture of rabid religous nuts, anti-UN libertarian quacks, and gun-toting "shoot and ask questions later" NRA boobs. I saw a bumper sticker today that said "If you voted for Kerry you can lick my ass." That sort of sums up the views of a large percentage of Idahoans.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:13 PM
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25. Turn the channel.
Or better yet. Turn it off. You will not find anything there that can appease you because CNN is a whore. It is sad but true.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 08:57 PM
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27. Jesus Fucking Christ.
:wow: :cry: :scared: :nuke:
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:46 PM
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30. Well, then, I'd sure like to know
what the fuck constitution he's reading, 'cause it sure as hell ain't ours, that's beyond dispute.

The sad thing is that too many Americans have no idea that that is the case because too many of them don't even know the fucking constitution. NOWHERE in the constitution does it provide for the kind of power grab Bush and his cronies are reaching for. And there is NO SUCH THING as a "unitary executive" legal constitutional theory, NONE WHATSOFUCKING EVER. But what they're counting on is people not knowing that so that they can push this bullshit ever further. We're fucked, people. Really and truly fucked.

And for the record, my former boss and friend, who I still keep in touch with constantly, is an attorney, a conservative who voted for Reagan and Bush. He is absolutely furious and dumbfounded at this, and he's not alone among fellow conservative attorneys. Too bad they didn't realize this shit BEFORE they pulled the lever under Shrub's name.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:58 PM
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34. "Unitary executive" theory is ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL.
It's simple. It's clear. The theory advocates that ALL POWER RESIDES IN THE EXECUTIVE under certain conditions: war and/or opposition to presiding governance.

It's that simple. It's a fucking dictatorship.

WHY THE HELL DON'T PEOPLE GET THAT? :shrug: This is very seriously challenging times for the survival of what was a country our Founding Fathers sought to create. No,...this is it!!!

We are AT the crossroads of our future, right now. Recommendations to read "romance novels" aren't helpful.

I'm not responsible for any of this shit,...not even a bacterial spot with this shit.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:49 PM
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31. Law MAKING authority? I didn't see Bennett but
where the fuck does he get off saying the President can make laws?
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 09:55 PM
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33. Come on. It's Bill Fucking Bennett for christs sake.
Edited on Thu Jan-26-06 09:56 PM by tjwash
When a worthless well known looney toon like him, that CNN only hired because of his shock value gets you going, it's time to turn off your TV, step back, go outside and get some fresh air.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:02 PM
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35. CNN hired a well-known looney toon like him,...for shock value.
You are right. I will step back and now KNOW integrity no longer exists in ANY CM.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:56 AM
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71. And, He's An Expert On Constitutional Law, How?
He's just a political hack and that's all he's ever been. A self-aggrandizing fool without a clue. How he would be an expert for CNN is the really confounding element in all this.
The Professor
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:04 PM
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36. They can make executive orders
but they can't violate the constitution

and there are limits on them as well
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Jdubb32 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:11 PM
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37. Honestly, who's a bigger prostitute? Heidi Fleiss or
William Bennett
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Catrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:29 PM
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78. They're both prostitutes, but Heidi Fleiss is honest! n/t
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:12 PM
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38. Separation of powers: Only Congress has law-making authority.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:15 PM
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40. Chairman boosh is a good dictator
Hes a great American who knows whats good for us. All hail Chairman Boosh.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:16 PM
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41. Is his brother Bob?? still on our side or has
he sold his sole to satin yet?
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moc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:20 PM
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42. Good God! I just finished quizzing my 4th grader on this, and SHE
knows the legislative branch makes the laws.

Maybe Bennett needs to go back to the 4th grade!
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:21 PM
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43. And they complain about "legislating from the bench?"
Oh, please, tell me there was someone to call them on this! At least if the SCOTUS is legislating from the bench, it will be more people than one dictator with a pea-brain who couldn't get into law school.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:24 PM
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44. Let's see if other bush toadies repeat bennett's statement.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 10:48 PM
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46. Turn CNN off goddamn it!
Who does Mike Malloy call "Chuckle Nuts" hint..he is the 43rd prez. Bill Bennett is another chuckle nut crock shucker.
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 11:57 PM
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48. Bennett is a paid whore.
Look at all the bs he slung during Gore v Bush. CNN hasn't been the same since Ted Turner sold it.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:30 AM
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50. PNAC Strikes Again!
I guess we can knock down the Capitol building and level the Supreme Court building...let's coronate King George!

:mad: :puke:
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:28 AM
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55. Technically correct
Law comes from all three branches of government. For example, when a judge rules a law unconstitutional it is making law (this otherwise ok law cannot be used). Obviously legislature passes statutes that are either ratified by the executive or passed over veto. Executive branch agencies make regulations that have the power of law (sometimes pursuant to laws passed by the legislature). Plus the president has executive orders which have the force of law.

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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:40 AM
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56. Wow, what a twisted interpretation of the Constitution
When a judge rules a law unconstitutional it is NOT making law. No law is put down in the books, no new law springs forth from such a ruling. All that the court is doing is REJECTING a law on Constitutional grounds.

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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:50 AM
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59. OK, how about this
A judge issues an injunction. Violate the injunction and you are in contempt of court and could go to jail. Laws do not only exist in the statute book. They exist in every way the government may coerce your behavior. That is why the published opinions of courts are considered law books - they contain the precedent that is binding on folks.

Also, the common law exists. It is not in a statute book but in common law jurisdictions the laws exist.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:00 AM
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62. Sorry, still don't buy it
Injunctions are A: temporary and B: designed to actually prevent a law or action from taking place, ie retaining the status quo. Again, no new law goes on the books, and being held in contempt is simply the enforcement penalty for violating a law already on the books, the injunction.

As far as common law goes, it is used for historical guidance, mainly in implementing new laws, or judging the merit of new laws in court. As you said, there is nothing on the books, they are more of a guiding opinion.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:15 AM
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64. Injunctions can be permanent
ie desegregating education in Chicago and other jurisdictions. There are emergency injunctions designed to hold the status quo (and temporary injunctions) while suits are settled. The makers of the Blackberry are currently facing a permanent injunction on using certain technology in a patent case.

I disagree about the common law. Stare decisis means something and trial judges are not free to ignore common law.

You know, we are kinda in a technical argument. We know what bennant meant - the executive can ignore statutes. That is wrong.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:24 AM
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66. Yeah, we all know exactly what Bennet means and wants
Unchecked power for the executive branch, ie a dictatorship. Funny thing is that to get such a dictatorship the Bush administration will have to thrown a few big bones to the theocrats in order to get their cooperation. One of those is going to be abortion, of course. Another one might very well be his precious gambling. That would be ironic.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:32 AM
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77. Executive Orders created the Rex84 'suspension of the Constitution'
Scroll down a bit at this weblink and read the Executive Orders

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/pages/fema.html

which surely were considered by John Roberts (google up his bio from the WH using 'whitehouse.gov john roberts' :

""From 1982 until 1986, Justice Roberts served in the White House as Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan.

His duties in the White House included reviewing bills submitted to the President by the Congress, drafting and reviewing Executive Orders, and generally reviewing the full range of presidential activities for legal problems.""

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/judicialnominees/robe...

And doing the same for Samuel Alito we find :

""From 1985-1987, Alito served in the Office of Legal Counsel as Deputy Assistant Attorney General where he provided constitutional advice for the Executive Branch.""

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/judicialnominees/alit...

So, both men probably reviewed and passed approval upon the Executive Orders creating a 'suspension of the Constitution' and called it...ta dah ! Constitutional to suspend the Constitution, a self-cancelling bit of twisted logic if I ever came across it.

Instead of 'confirmation' I think disbarment, if the documentation ever shows up with their approving these neo-nazi practices, should be considered.





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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:42 AM
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57. I boycotted CNN since a few days ago, because they are now PROPAGANDA
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:52 AM
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69. I did the same thing... Except for KO


buh-by tweety....
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:44 AM
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58. Bill Bennett is an expert?
Wanna bet?

:evilgrin:
rocknation
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:52 AM
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60. Not above the Constitution of the United States he doesn't
He's above the law, he always has been this time he disregarded it too quickly and too often.

He's a spoiled frat boy, mamma's boy.. who acts like a 2yr old who's blanky just got pulled away.
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:54 AM
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61. These fuckers are really starting to piss me off.......n/t
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:15 AM
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63. America would be a very different place if the executors made the laws.
Building the bridge to the Eighteenth Century....

I'm not a lawyer, but I've had to read a fair amount of Attorney General opinions, which supposedly hold "great weight," but which are usually the legal equivalent of a letter to Santa Claus. Executors try to define their own powers as broadly as possible. That's why they require checks and balances.
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AbbyR Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:19 AM
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65. Let's see, isn't this it?
The legislative branch MAKES the law, the judicial branch interprets the law and the executive branch enforces the laws. How on earth can you folks call yourselves a news organization if you can't even pass high school government?
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:38 AM
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67. A new oxymoron: "CNN Expert"
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:50 AM
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68. your pissed off now?!?!?
You mean you didnt get the hint from Wolfie for the past several months?
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 10:56 AM
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70. The legislature is called the legislature
because legislation is its specific power. The executive branch EXECUTES the laws made by the legislative branch. It's called separation of powers, you CNN morons!!!
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:12 AM
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72. Then lets save tax money and eleminate congress...
If the President can do their job, then what do we need them for?

People seem to be reading the first part of the articles or amendments and skipping the rest. Just like the "Christians" read the bible.

Amendment 1 - (1791)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, ...
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:19 AM
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73. @#$%$%! My son's freaking 6th grade class knows
more about the power granted and the checks and balances provided for in our Constitution and Bill of Rights than the GDamned "reporters" and media moguls spouting propaganda at every "news station in America!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:20 AM
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74. Reverting back to their CNN and PsyOps days, I see
CNN and PsyOps
www.counterpunch.org/cnnpsyops.html

along with Operation Mockingbird's illegal domestic 'catapulting the propaganda'
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm (scroll down past the ads)

we find that the MSM is not telling the truth, or offering anyone in the US or outside the US a decent respect for the opinions of mankind, as Jefferson once put it. Fabrications and sleight of hand are now the order of the day, called out by the deceiver-in-chief and his false prophet (Rove).

The world already is aware of the damage the current national 'wrecking crew' is doing, not only to the economy but to the environment and now to the constitution itself. When the * supporters finally realize the true extent of what they've done (I really need to hear the spin on this upcoming SOTU address, since the media already knows the past years haven't been good for *), they will be begging for Democrats to right the sinking vessel they've left the country to deal with.

The two political parties now look like Laurel and Hardy. It is with little satisfaction that I say that "Well, Stanley, this is another fine mess you've gotten us into". Stanley = the R's.


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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:22 AM
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75. Of course the President can't make laws.

Does Bennett have a problem with the word "legal" like George does?
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 11:26 AM
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76. Idiot
But just cause right-wing supporters say it, doesn't make it so. Sorry, Bill.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:33 PM
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79. It would be nice if we didn't have daily "Benett said..." threads
please. I can't hide them because of the traffic restrictions, so post them either in "Conservatives" or "Editorials"
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 03:02 PM
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80. These ass-hats didn't think this during the Clinton years...
Edited on Fri Jan-27-06 03:05 PM by Az_lefty
''Stroke of a pen, law of the land, kind of cool.''
Remember when Paul Begalla said this? The wingers went nuts.

Bob Barr, as chair of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law had this response:
"Fidelity to constitutional self-government requires adherence to the formal legislative process the framers skillfully drafted into our founding document. When Congress yields its delegated powers to the President, or fails to check executive overreach, it not only undermines its own power, but mars the constitutional fabric carefully tailored by the Founders to preserve and protect our individual liberties."

It's funny how soon these hypocrites forget.

On Edit: here's a link to the Hearing minutes from 2001.

http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/judiciary/hju72142...
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 03:07 PM
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81. Bob Barr has actually been consistent on this
I have to give him a little bit of credit. The rest of the conservatives, though, are being extremely hypocritical.
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 05:31 PM
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82. Well, he's right. It's there in the constitution
The constitution of S.P.E.C.T.R.E., that is.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 09:38 PM
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84. BWAHAHA - this from Mr "Moral Relativism"
D*mn if this doesn't invite the question of Mr Bennet would he have said the same about Clinton had the first World Trade Center been worse and required a War On Terror.... we know he would start to equivicate and give a performance of active moral relativism (which he used to use rhetorically as a pro repub anti dem phrase.)
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