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LIVE THREAD: Domestic Spying Program (C-Span 1 11 A.M. Friday hosted by Conyers)
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Posted on 01/19/2006 10:15:12 PM PST by hipaatwo

Domestic Spying Program
U.S. House of Representatives, Conyers, J. (D-MI)

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

ID:

190809 - 01/20/2006 - 3:00 - No Sale

Conyers, John Jr., U.S. Representative, D-MI
Waters, Maxine, U.S. Representative, D-CA

Nadler, Jerrold, U.S. Representative, D-NY
Scott, Robert "Bobby", U.S. Representative, D-VA
Hinchey, Maurice, U.S. Representative, D-NY
Martin, Kate, Director, Center for Natl. Security Studies
Schiff, Adam B., U.S. Representative, D-CA
Bamford, James, Author

Van Hollen, Christopher, U.S. Representative, D, Maryland
Fein, Bruce, Attorney
Fredrickson, Caroline, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Legislative Affairs


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; democrats; dnc; liberalagenda; liberals; looneyleft; patriotleak; spying; stuckonstupid
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1 posted on 01/19/2006 10:15:13 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: Mo1; Howlin; OXENinFLA; ken5050

FYI..Live thread tomorrow?


2 posted on 01/19/2006 10:15:53 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

That guy Bamford is really anti-Bush... to the extreme.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 10:20:41 PM PST by ruschpa
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To: JellyJam; backhoe; piasa; Mia T; PJ-Comix; Registered; Prime Choice; doug from upland; ...

ping


4 posted on 01/19/2006 10:22:18 PM PST by Cindy
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To: ruschpa

I know, I've seen him on CNN alot. BTW, I read on DUmp that CNN will be carrying it along with ABC radio. They'll look like asses doing this after the Osama tape today.


5 posted on 01/19/2006 10:24:57 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo
Finally!! A balanced venue where this can be discussed in a nonpartisan way.

:)

6 posted on 01/19/2006 10:27:17 PM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: hipaatwo

Are they in the basement again????


7 posted on 01/19/2006 10:28:02 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Bahbah; kristinn

Are they in the basement again????



LOL I don't know, maybe Kristinn does.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 10:29:08 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

I'll bet they are since this is another of Conyer's "unofficial" hearings. How amusing.


9 posted on 01/19/2006 10:34:50 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Bahbah; Mo1; Zacs Mom; OXENinFLA; Txsleuth; onyx; Sam Hill; kcvl; A Citizen Reporter

ROFLMAO!


10 posted on 01/19/2006 10:40:03 PM PST by Howlin
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To: hipaatwo

Check this out:

http://www.systranbox.com/systran/box


11 posted on 01/19/2006 10:42:43 PM PST by Howlin
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To: hipaatwo
Domestic Spying Program (C-Span 1 11 A.M. Friday hosted by Conyers)

And sponsored by Eli Lilly, the makers of Zyprexa.


12 posted on 01/19/2006 10:45:34 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Howlin

I must be tired I don't understand the link you sent to a page translator?


13 posted on 01/19/2006 10:47:27 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: Petronski

LOL.

BTW..GO STEELERS!! (since my Eagles are toast this season..lol)


14 posted on 01/19/2006 10:49:03 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo

I thought it would translate Conyers' web site into Arabic (which would be quite fitting, eh?) but it didn't work!


15 posted on 01/19/2006 10:50:06 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

ROFLMAO!!!!!


I'm tired, see ya in the a.m. Hope your wrist is better :-)


16 posted on 01/19/2006 10:52:24 PM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo
Is it live or taped? If it is live I would pay for someone to call in and ask the Dem's, "How many more American's have to die in another terrorist attach before they will get on board with the war on terror? And how long do they plan to continue to Russian roulette with the American people's lives to get political points in the hopes of getting their majority back?"
17 posted on 01/20/2006 12:56:27 AM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist than so can I.)
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To: hipaatwo

GO BRONCOS.


18 posted on 01/20/2006 1:00:38 AM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (If Moreen Dowd can call herself a journalist than so can I.)
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To: Cindy
Where did I misplace that graphic of the Clown Car driving up and all the Clowns jumping out of it?
19 posted on 01/20/2006 1:30:47 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

Giggling...I don't know.
Did you check Google - graphics/images?


20 posted on 01/20/2006 1:36:04 AM PST by Cindy
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To: hipaatwo
I read on DUmp that CNN will be carrying it along with ABC radio.

You've got to be kidding me

This isn't a real hearing ... it's a joke

21 posted on 01/20/2006 4:01:35 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: hipaatwo

Nah....not me..sounds like "Downing Street Memo Redux"


22 posted on 01/20/2006 4:20:06 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Howlin
Just waking up this morning, have I arrived on the plantation?

Where O where is the bipartisanship on this...(cough) committee.

23 posted on 01/20/2006 5:35:39 AM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter; Howlin

I am here!!!


24 posted on 01/20/2006 8:08:33 AM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Fr..eepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: All

If Conyers talks this slllllllllooooowwwww all of the time...this hearing could take DAYS!


25 posted on 01/20/2006 8:10:58 AM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Fr..eepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Txsleuth

Oh, I almost forgot.

Who else is there?


26 posted on 01/20/2006 8:13:32 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Txsleuth

ROFLMAO..........they're in the BASEMENT again!


27 posted on 01/20/2006 8:13:59 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Mo1; hipaatwo
I read on DUmp that CNN will be carrying it along with ABC radio.

Ah, no.

28 posted on 01/20/2006 8:15:21 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Anti-Christ is Hillary

It's in living color live!


29 posted on 01/20/2006 8:16:20 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Did ya hearing the guy Welcome everyone to the Basement ??

ROFL!!


30 posted on 01/20/2006 8:17:10 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Mo1; Howlin

yeah....and observed that it is odd that the other rooms were all in use...considering the House is not in session...


LOL...aren't they cute???


31 posted on 01/20/2006 8:18:29 AM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Fr..eepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping Mo. I didn't realize it was still up from last night so I didn't look far enough back.


32 posted on 01/20/2006 8:19:40 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Txsleuth

washingtonpost.com
Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War

By Dana Milbank
Post
Friday, June 17, 2005; A06



In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe.

They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that he started calling himself "the chairman" and spouted other chairmanly phrases, such as "unanimous consent" and "without objection so ordered." The dress-up game looked realistic enough on C-SPAN, so two dozen more Democrats came downstairs to play along.

The session was a mock impeachment inquiry over the Iraq war. As luck would have it, all four of the witnesses agreed that President Bush lied to the nation and was guilty of high crimes -- and that a British memo on "fixed" intelligence that surfaced last month was the smoking gun equivalent to the Watergate tapes. Conyers was having so much fun that he ignored aides' entreaties to end the session.

"At the next hearing," he told his colleagues, "we could use a little subpoena power." That brought the house down.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/16/AR2005061601570_pf.html


33 posted on 01/20/2006 8:21:58 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Mo1

Judiciary GOP pulls the plug on Conyers 'forums'
By Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour
If the Financial Services Committee is the best in the House when it comes to bipartisan comity, then the Judiciary Committee may well be the worst.

In December, ranking Democrat John Conyers (Mich.) began holding "forums" -- gatherings with all the trappings of official hearings -- after Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) refused to hold hearings on topics Conyers requested. The forums have been held in smaller committee rooms, often with C-SPAN coverage and formal witness lists.

In a sign of how far relationships on the committee have soured, majority staff recently announced a new policy to deny any request from a committee Democrat for the use of a committee hearing room.

Majority spokesman Jeff Lungren said the Republicans have given Democrats three opportunities to make clear that the forums are not official committee business. Nevertheless, Lungren said, in at least one case, members were addressing Conyers as "Mr. Chairman."

"They were unwilling or unable to make those changes," Lungren said. "At this point, if they want to hold these forums, they'll have to find some other place to do it."

Sean McLaughlin, deputy chief of staff for Sensenbrenner, recently wrote to a minority staffer in more pointed language.

"I'm sitting here watching your `forum' on C-SPAN," McLaughlin wrote. "Just to let you know, it was your last. Don't bother asking [for a room] again."

A committee source said committee Democrats are still planning to hold the forums when they find other available space.


34 posted on 01/20/2006 8:23:57 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I am interested to hear Prof. Turley talk. I think I have a pretty good grasp of this issue by now and I want to see whether his squares with mine.


35 posted on 01/20/2006 8:24:16 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: All
Good grief they are at it again.
36 posted on 01/20/2006 8:24:27 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Bahbah

Is Turley going to be there?


37 posted on 01/20/2006 8:25:52 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Is Turley going to be there?

I believe that I read he was...granted, it was late last night. Funny that they keep referring to wiretaps. Do they understand how this program works? (Rhetorical question)

38 posted on 01/20/2006 8:27:19 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Bahbah

If Turley is at this fake hearing I don't care what he says anymore.


39 posted on 01/20/2006 8:28:32 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: hipaatwo

Rep. Conyers, come out of the basement


I'm not in the basement, this is a hearing room...


Mom, Conyers is in the basement and he won't come out.

Come out of the basement, Rep. Conyers...


40 posted on 01/20/2006 8:29:02 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Come out of the basement, Rep. Conyers...

LMAO

41 posted on 01/20/2006 8:29:43 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead
If Turley is at this fake hearing I don't care what he says anymore.

I need to add that I do not see him listed as a witness. I may be mistaken. That said, I agree 100% with what you said. If I were him I would not show up at something like this.

42 posted on 01/20/2006 8:32:31 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: pepperhead; OXENinFLA

I see Wexler made an appearance.

And now Diane Watson.

They're not on the 'guest list,' so I guess people are dropping in!


43 posted on 01/20/2006 8:32:52 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Bahbah; pepperhead

Well, there he is. Turley sucks!


44 posted on 01/20/2006 8:35:37 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Turley reference!!


45 posted on 01/20/2006 8:35:57 AM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Fr..eepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Howlin
Well, there he is. Turley sucks!

Well, unless he is there for the purpose of elucidating the competing positions (which I doubt), he is making a very big mistake.

46 posted on 01/20/2006 8:37:05 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: Howlin
I take it this is one of Conyers' "hearings" where he pretends that he has some type of power/
47 posted on 01/20/2006 8:37:16 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Bahbah

LOL!!

He's swearing them in!


48 posted on 01/20/2006 8:37:58 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Bahbah

Did you happen to see Byron York and Bob Herbert debating this on Hairball the other night???

Bob Herbert won't even give an inch....he already has Bush tried and convicted of all kinds of horrible crimes re: wiretaps...

LOL...Jerry Nadler RUSHING to get there...watch out Washington!!!


49 posted on 01/20/2006 8:38:43 AM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Fr..eepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: Howlin
Well, there he is. Turley sucks!

Going to have to see if I can find a email address for him when I get back home today, so I can tell him what I think of people who play house with the Rats.

50 posted on 01/20/2006 8:38:53 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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