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Is Blackmail Too Strong A Word?
framingthedialogue.com ^ | December 12, 2009 | ghblog

Posted on 12/16/2009 7:05:42 PM PST by Ghblog

You can be the judge regarding whether the term blackmail should be attributed to the actions of government officials in the following two stories.

(Excerpt) Read more at framingthedialogue.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: blackmail; epa; politics; whitehouse

1 posted on 12/16/2009 7:05:46 PM PST by Ghblog
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To: Ghblog

If one is about the base closing then blackmail is a warm fuzzy word...


2 posted on 12/16/2009 7:21:51 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
I clearly recall that until very recently, Jan of 2009, to be exact, abuse of power under color of authority at any level of government was a slam-dunk indictable crime.

Perhaps it's time to to devise a way to revive the obvious; Thinking outside the box.

Can any constitutional scholar gives us a hint as to who has standing to petition the Supreme Court for relief and a permanent injunction?

3 posted on 12/16/2009 8:21:26 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

The original post featured two stories and I had to update it with the third when I heard about Ben Nelson.


4 posted on 12/17/2009 3:48:54 AM PST by Ghblog
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To: Tennessee Nana

Glenn Book circled around the stronger T-word!!!


5 posted on 12/17/2009 4:54:14 AM PST by danamco
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6 posted on 12/17/2009 5:05:34 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Ghblog

“Maybe blackmail is too nice a term for these types of actions. How about extortion…allegedly?”

This is what I was thinking: EXTORTION, but I would take off “allegedly”.

As the author says, I too would believe the article before I would the White House.

“I understand that Nelson may not want to out his Democrat president, but is it not time to stop the politics of Washington?”

Totally agree. The more “terrorism” and “politics of Washington” is pointed out, the better America will be.


7 posted on 12/17/2009 7:15:23 AM PST by Humal
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