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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:15 AM
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:17 AM
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1. Kennedy's GOT to go back to executive privilege and hammer it!
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:18 AM
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2. K&R Thanks, Viva! n/t
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:19 AM
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3. They're back. n/t
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:19 AM
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4. CSPAN caller
If all of us who do not like Alito called our Senators, they might listen
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:23 AM
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13. Kennedy demonstrates that Scalito LIED!!!! Right now...
Called perjury, right?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 AM
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90. some reporter saying Leahy did not do good job, then :Lets see what
Kennedy does.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:20 AM
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5. kick it up a notch kennedy!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:20 AM
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6. Kennedy...caught Scalito in a lie in his answer to Hatch about Vanguard.
Good start! Go Ted!
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deadmessengers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:21 AM
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7. Fasten your seatbelts...
here comes Uncle Ted! :bounce:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:21 AM
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8. Kennedy
Back to not recusing himself.


If I could go back I would do it differently.


Would you like to be refreshed on how many times Vanguard appears in the brief?


:SLAM!:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:22 AM
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9. Wifeypoo is choking in the background now. n/t
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:24 AM
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15. Wow! check out how tense her neck is!
rapid breathing

eyes darting

tight little plastered on smile.

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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:28 AM
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28. She's pissed at Teddy! smirk laying on her mug now! n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:41 AM
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64. but sister has the barbie doll smile on her face.
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:47 AM
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80. Yeah, I hope
this wipes that vapid smile off her mug! SG
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:22 AM
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10. Woo hoo, I got all my work done during Hatch's crapfest
and I get to stay for the Ted show!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:23 AM
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11. Ted's on FIRE....he ain't takin' no crap today.
:woohoo: Scalito looks GUILTY. He lied. He knows it.
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:23 AM
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12. Woooooooo hooooo Van gaurd was on the briefs and mentioned many times in
the documents. Yet didn't Hutch the Hatch say they were and didn't he say that Vangaurd wasn't on the briefs lol. BUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:24 AM
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16. Kennedy is AWESOME! Point for Ted...Scalito has been exposed as a liar
as has Hatch. :woohoo:
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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19. He says the "light didn't go on"?
He pledged to the committee specifically that he would not decide cases regarding Vanguard, and the name Vanguard was in the brief many times, but "the light didn't go on". Uh-huh.

Ted, ask him how he ruled? (We know, but still.)
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:24 AM
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14. I'm tired of looking at the smiley wife behind him...
she has to be on happy pills.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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21. stupid question: are spouses normally behind SCOTUS applicants?
I really don't know the answer.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:29 AM
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30. Yes, remember Clarence Thomas' white wife prominently displayed?
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:37 AM
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55. I'd forgotten that, thanks! to all who answered.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:29 AM
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32. Yes. Well...
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 11:30 AM by Pacifist Patriot
particularly if it's good little wifey to show that this Man is a normal healthy individual who can lead the bench like he leads his household. Sorry..I'm on one of my patriarchy rants again. ;)
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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39. Did Sandra D's husband sit behind during her nomination hearings?
Don't know if this PR move goes both ways.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:40 AM
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60. I don't know. I'm just being cheeky. That question did enter
my mind though. It'd be interesting to find out.
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MsKandice01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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24. I'm sick of looking at that clown suit she's wearing..
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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40. Notice Mrs. Alito's half smile as Teddy talks.
If you draw a line down the middle of the face, then compare the two sides of the face, the smile or lack thereof can be telling.

A person's left side of the face is controlled by the rightbrain, and the right side of the face by the leftbrain. One side of the brain can deceive better than the other side, which has a tougher time being less than candid. When one forces a smile, it sometimes droops on one side, because that side is operated by the side of their brain which doesn't LIE well.

That is what I see on her face when Alito has a hostile questioner. Half smile, half frown.

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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:24 AM
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17. Alito painting himself as a forgetful, thoughtless airhead nt
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:26 AM
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26. Recusing myself was something I just wasn't focusing on
I think those were the exact words.

I'm sorry, but I want someone on the court who doesn't forget little things like that.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:43 AM
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69. the lights did not go on--Alito said. te he. teds lights are illuminating
alitos light.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:57 AM
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106. Member of CAP retards at Princeton? Can't remember. VANGUARD?
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MsKandice01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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18. Give him hell Ted!!!!
Playtime is OVA!!
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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20. NSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! here we go!
:woohoo:
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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22. IMO, the Vanguard issue is a very serious ethical breach.
That fact that "no light went off," means he is lying just as he did about CAP. He consciously chose NOT to recuse himself, and opined and participated in a decision affecting directly his stock port folio.

This is reason enough to filibuster him, and Kennedy is doing an adequate job so far.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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23. 12 years had past and it had never come up before so
I wasn't thinking about it.

But, the fund was worth more and he made money from it.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:59 AM
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116. And he knew he would benefit financially in the case outcome.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:25 AM
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25. Check out Mrs. Alito's breathing patterns.
She is hyperventilating almost.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:27 AM
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27. G-d...she is just so pathetic. KKKRove must have sent out
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 11:28 AM by in_cog_ni_to
the "Be sure to smile today" memo. <sigh> I wish they'd move her out of the camera's view.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:29 AM
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31. Oh I don't! Wifey's can off show what they "man" can't
Remember Martha Mitchell! :rofl:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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36. OMG!!!! I LOVED Martha Mitchell!!! She made the repuke's lives
MISERABLE for years. They could never shut her up! :rofl: Yeah, I remember Martha. :loveya:
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:01 PM
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117. So do I, Incognito
She was a force of nature. If only one of these modern repuke wives would turn out to have some of the same chutzpah that she did! SG
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:41 AM
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Her expressions are priceless...
she must be an awful poker player...
but I bet she rocks at charades

I'm home with a nasty cold & appreciate the entertainment.
Maybe I'm just feverish... hahaha
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:29 AM
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29. God(dess) and the Universe Bless Ted Kennedy!
Beautiful. Just Beautiful!
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:30 AM
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34. Scalito is fucked, he keeps falling on his face!!!
He is really giving bad answers all the time...
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:40 AM
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59. Bad answers and non-answers.
I noticed he answered the jury question by not answering it.
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:30 AM
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33. So you changed your mind>
No the phrasing was wrong roflmao.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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"don't misunderstand me, I mispoke"
but I meant what I said, I just would say it differently now.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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35. I have to take a break and run errands... can someone start new threads
at about 100 posts?


After Kennedy of course, I'm not going to leave in the middle of this!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:32 AM
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43. I got your back Viva! n/t
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:33 AM
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47. Thanks Syd!
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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37. LOL! "Be quiet over there, scurrilous dogs!"
That was funny!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:41 AM
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62. Best moment so far!
That was really good. :rofl:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:48 AM
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85. self-delete
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 11:49 AM by gkhouston
question answered down-thread.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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38. An "inapt" phrase. Clumsy, awkward, inappropriate, inept, not
graceful.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:33 AM
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46. this guy will say anything now to get this lifetime position. nt
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:31 AM
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41. After Kennedy hammered Alito on his expansive view of presidential
power, Alito says his phrasing "was incorrect and inaccurate." But aren't lawyers and judges
known for their careful phrasing? Alito said he would "reword it differently today." Yes, especially
today, in the hearings!
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:32 AM
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42. I feel a Twilight Zone answer .......
from Alito coming up ......

:popcorn: Get him Ted.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:32 AM
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44. Ted just called his Dems..."You scurrilous dogs"
:rofl: :rofl: He seems to have a WONDERFUL sense of humor...UNLIKE ANY repuke up there. :)
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Edgewater_Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:38 AM
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That's What REAL Laughter Sounds Like!
Not like that canned forced stuff Owl Hatch gave to Apparatchik Sammy.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:32 AM
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45. Next break expect a fresh rash of CSPAN callers, like earlier,
suggesting that Kennedy should be worthy to sit in judgment on this man.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:34 AM
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49. Here is that word again TERRORIZED!!! unarmed people
on their farms...
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Edgewater_Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:39 AM
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57. Which Is Why The Repunks Might Pull Chappaquiddick Out
This is not a hearing for them -- it's a Rovian campaign. Democrats better realize that and be ready for it.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:44 AM
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72. Might? It's a given.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:34 AM
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48. This guy looks small and timid in front of Ted!
Alito is SWEATING this, IMO!
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:35 AM
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50. This guy is lying...The more lies the smaller he will look and ACT!
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:36 AM
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51. Wifey not smiling anymore now
sending death rays to Ted!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:44 AM
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71. She's got a weird vacuous smile on her face now.
Maybe she's listening to music on a hidden iPod and doesn't really know what is going on.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:46 AM
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78. xanax wearing off
my guess from earlier observation
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:36 AM
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52. The 10 year old girl case!
Go Ted!
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:36 AM
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53. Keeps trottingg out that "reasonable people" crap that has
been trotted out on the teevee a lot lately by Rs trying to explain outrageous behavior. Right up there in the book with that "premise" saw they trot out for similar situations.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:37 AM
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54. Reminding us that even Chertoff thought it was going too far
:bounce:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:38 AM
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56. If the grim reaper can't get behind it .....
:rofl:
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:39 AM
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58. Can anybody help me with the Vanguard thing
I'm not up on it.
Ted is great though. I've been hearing more freepers bringing up the Killer Ted story on c-spn the last 2 days. Freepers never forgive and forget.
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:42 AM
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67. Yeah, Chimpy being responsible for killing
over 100,000 Iraqis is A-OK in their book, but make a tragic mistake when you are young - never forgotten.

When my wingnut friends brought this up a few weeks ago, I laughed and asked them why they don't care that Laura Bush killed her boyfriend with her car??
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM
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76. Alito had investments in Vanguard, and didn't recuse himself when
a case came up concerning Vanguard.IIRC, Alito's explanation was "No one mentioned recusal, so I didn't think of it."
But he should have thought of it himself, without suggestions from others!
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:40 AM
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61. Alito is sneaky.
Just my opinion. Not to mention that he's married to a reptile.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:42 AM
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66. His evasive answers are something to behold.
He never did give a good reason in my opinion why a jury should not have heard the Marshall/Dairy case.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:41 AM
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63. Oh, my god. He wants to PROTECT 10 year olds
from having drug dealers hide their drugs on them. The strip search of a child was for HER OWN PROTECTION?????

Okay, that's not exactly what he said, but that's where he was going.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:42 AM
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68. That is EXACTLY what he said.
Just not in so many words.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:41 AM
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65. He's putting the Knight Ridder study on the record!
WooHoo!
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:43 AM
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70. Here comes... the executive statements stuff
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 11:44 AM by Strawman
Oh boy...

If anything gets him, besides some skeleton, this is it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM
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73. Brilliant Ted Kennedy
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM by malaise
now let me hear this weasel.
Edit - sp.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM
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74. the presidents understanding of the bill should be just as
important as the Congress? Dictators are them open for business!
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM
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75. Alito's wife has gone away to her happy place. n/t
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:45 AM
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77. LOL She is posing for her glamour shot now! n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:48 AM
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82. here is a good article on the 'signing statement'-- (Jr saying he does not
or can do what he wants).

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0105-23.htm

During his first term, President Bush issued an unprecedented 108 statements upon signing bills of legislation that expressed his own version of their content. He has countermanded the legislative history, which legally establishes the foundation of their meaning, by executive diktat. In particular, he has rejected parts of legislation that he considered stepped on his power in national security matters. In effect, Bush engages in presidential nullification of any law he sees fit. He then acts as if his gesture supersedes whatever Congress has done.

Political scientist Phillip Cooper, of Portland State University in Oregon, described this innovative grasp of power in a recent article in the Presidential Studies Quarterly. Bush, he wrote, "has very effectively expanded the scope and character of the signing statement not only to address specific provisions of legislation that the White House wishes to nullify, but also in an effort to significantly reposition and strengthen the powers of the presidency relative to the Congress." Moreover, these coups de main not only have overwhelmed the other institutions of government but have taken place almost without notice. "This tour de force has been carried out in such a systematic and careful fashion that few in Congress, the media, or the scholarly community are aware that anything has happened at all."

Not coincidentally, the legal author of this presidential strategy for accreting power was none other than the young Samuel Alito, in 1986 deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Alito's view on unfettered executive power, many close observers believe, was decisive in Bush's nomination of him to the Supreme Court.

Last week, when Bush signed the military appropriations bill containing the amendment forbidding torture that he and Vice President Cheney had fought against, he added his own "signing statement" to it. It amounted to a waiver, authorized by him alone, that he could and would disobey this law whenever he chose. He wrote: "The executive branch shall construe Title X in Division A of the Act, relating to detainees, in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President to supervise the unitary executive branch and as Commander in Chief and consistent with the constitutional limitations on the judicial power, which will assist in achieving the shared objective of the Congress and the President, evidenced in Title X, of protecting the American people from further terrorist attacks." In short, the president, in the name of national security, claiming to protect the country from terrorism, under war powers granted to him by himself, would follow the law to the extent that he decided he would.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:51 AM
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That's great! Thanks for posting it! n/t
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:58 AM
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110. And thanks to todays testimony
we now have a clear name for what is described above....right from the architect's mouth...He calls it the TWILIGHT ZONE
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:47 AM
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81. Wow, she sure has! Alito's beginning to look wrung out. n/t
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:48 AM
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83. too bad she didn't bring a paperback book....
:-)
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:53 AM
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94. maybe she could bum a crossword puzzle off a Senator? n/t
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:47 AM
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79. Signing statements for the signing statements are totally legal.
Whats wrong with you Kennedy, you radical left wing pinko commie? :crazy:
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:48 AM
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84. He hates America and hates freedom!!!!
:sarcasm:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:49 AM
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86. isn't the women in blue suit barbie smile a sister or cousin? (family res-
semblance is stricking to me)-----unless he married a women who looks like himself.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:55 AM
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101. I believe that a sister is there. Wife is wearing ruffled,aqua clown suit
and is sitting right behind Alito.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:56 AM
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103. I thouth she was the wife, but
she does look strangely like him.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:59 AM
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114. The one behind him is wifey poo
With Grassley praising Alito, she is now smiling again.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 AM
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87. Thanks so much to all of you for these threads n/t
:kick:
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 AM
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88. Kennedy is so obsessed with this separation of powers thing....
Why does he hate America? :silly:
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 AM
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89. Ted is funny....
While Alito blabs and blabs on; he just like shakes his head like uh huh, yeah, uh huh, yeah, uh huh.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 AM
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91. Some amazing double-talk from Alito--"There are two questions-
the SCOPE of executive power, and within the executive branch, WHO exercises executive power." WTF?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:51 AM
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93. can anyone respond to # 86? Thanks in advance.
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sweetm2475 Donating Member (523 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:54 AM
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98. well I'm from NJ, and from an Italian Roman Catholic family,
and no offense to us, but most of us do all look alike. That's why I married someone from Texas. :hi:
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:51 AM
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92. "How big is executive power?"
"As big as this table?" :wtf:

He's babbling now. Push more Teddy, go for it! SG
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:53 AM
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95. Grassley now, I'm off to walk the dog
later :hi:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:53 AM
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96. cnn cuts in as Repug Grassley begins.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:54 AM
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97. Wow, Grassley is impressive!
What a monumental idiotic ass.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:57 AM
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108. Grassley is making Mrs. Scalito have an orgasm.
"left wing liberal interst groups" really got her going.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:59 AM
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115. That is a mental image that I did not need to have. :( n/t
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:54 AM
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99. Specter redirecting to Vanguard
Because this executive statements thing is what's going to tank this guy. Not some conflict of interest on some mutual funds.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:55 AM
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100. Grassley assures Alito that his lies are OK
After all, Senators, according to Grassley, lie all the time to their constituents.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:56 AM
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102. I was amazed at that logic
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:03 PM
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118. Yep - throwin it right in our face
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 12:04 PM by slaveplanet
We BS you stupid slaves all the time, and now we're going to laugh about it...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:56 AM
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104. Jeff greenfield--the public has difficulty understanding 'executive powers
and the other language. i am so tired of reporters assuming we are stupid!
i am going to write to cnn right now!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:57 AM
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107. blast cnn right NOW
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:57 AM
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109. And that just feeds the perception that government officials
are some sort of elite fit to rule over the rest of us rather than servants responsible to us.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:57 AM
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105. That logic is exactly what formed my opinion above.
The man is a moron.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:58 AM
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111. Check out the board they have some schmo holding up.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:59 AM
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113. Could Grassley get a bigger flag lapel pin.
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:04 PM
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119. Need to save that clip to run
during his re-election bid. Of course, that's four years away . . but, still.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:58 AM
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112. Official Thread 4 open now
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Surya Gayatri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:06 PM
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120. Un-freaking-believable!
Sam sounds like he's giving a talk to grade school kids. "Our Constitution has set up a democratic system" blah, blah, blah. What a dufus, this Grassler from Iowa! :crazy: SG
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:08 PM
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121. locking
see thread 4

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