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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2006
Various big media television networks ^ | 28 May 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 05/28/2006 5:08:34 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

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To: Peach
Hagel: Our bill is 730 pages long. The house bill is 250 pages long. We do enforce the border.

That is the apprehension many have: the 1986 Bill also included border seurity. The bureaucracy, Congress or WH, however, failed to do the 'enforcement' part.

Unless the resulting bill includes mandatory enforcement, it will just turn out to be more ink on paper.
101 posted on 05/28/2006 6:22:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bahbah

LOL. At his press conference on Friday, Sensenbrenner said that some people are saying that he [Sensenbrenner] will eat the Senate negotiators alive and pick his teeth with their bones. Hagel sounds like he is the first victim.


102 posted on 05/28/2006 6:22:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: samantha

They believe in the saying there is no smoke without fire so the more the they say it the more the mud sticks and more the sheeple beleive it.


103 posted on 05/28/2006 6:23:20 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: anita

First, let me assure that Gen Hayden was NOT brought onto the national intelligence scene by Bill Clinton. What a crock! Gen Hayden has been, dig this, an intelligence officer since the Vietnam war!!!! It's kinda hard for a dope-smoking-but-not-inhaling, fleeing-the-country-to-avoid-the-draft-and-his-national-gaurd-obligations nobody to bring anyone into the national security arena!

BTW, I worked for Gen Hayden at one point. A very intelligent man with vision. While he got his star under the earliest days of the Clinton admin, he really got this rank (BGen) due to an appointment/assignment to an O-8 billet by President George HW Bush.


104 posted on 05/28/2006 6:24:21 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: anita; Freee-dame

###### Reporting from - ? - A NYTimes reporter who died 5 months ago, writes this week in NYTimes the obituary of Lloyd Bentsen .

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LOLOL! Paper of record, indeed!


105 posted on 05/28/2006 6:25:38 AM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Morgan in Denver

I think that is similar to how it works in Britain. I seem to remember a case where the child could have remained but the parents had to go. Of course the child went with them as they did not want to leave her behind.


106 posted on 05/28/2006 6:25:50 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Laverne
Therefore, he must be one of those Senators that Sessions was talking about when he (Sessions) said: "republican senators are telling me it is OK, the house will rescue us"!

They were elected to their job .. not have the House to do it for them

If they didn't like the Bill they should have voted it down

107 posted on 05/28/2006 6:25:57 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: Peach
"Europe and France specifically did some things wrong and perpetuated a lower class. That's a problem the Europeans have today. You can't perpetuate that lower class."

Was this from you or on TV?  It's a great point to keep in mind.  The last thing the US needs to do is create an underclass of workers as has happened in European countries.

 


 

108 posted on 05/28/2006 6:26:00 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Morgan in Denver

Great analysis. I think I will copy and paste and send it to some people I know who can't think for themselves. OK?


109 posted on 05/28/2006 6:26:23 AM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: Alas Babylon!
Morning AB, ALL.

I won second place last week. Wow. I am so honored.

Right now I am watching Dick Turbin talking out of both sides of his mouth.

110 posted on 05/28/2006 6:26:42 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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Tim's assessment of what Hagel is saying: "Do you mean the Republicans are fed up with the Bush White House?" He salivated as he said this.


111 posted on 05/28/2006 6:26:54 AM PDT by Bahbah
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Re: FBI Raid of Jefferson's office:

Sensenbrenner: The Constitution has given congress immunity from certain transactions. Court has said no corrupt member of Congress can hide behind the Debate clause. The FBI was able to convince corrupt Congress people without this kind of raid.

The Executive branch has immunity as well. It'snot right for the police to raid the WH and rummage through documents and then return what they don't need.

This debate isn't over. Whether Jefferson is guilty of a criminal defense, he can't use the constitution as a shield. It's about the congress being able to do its job.

The Justice Dept. denied that Hastert is under investigation. One of your competing news channels (ABC) republished the fact t hat the DOJ was investigating Hastert. There was a second denial. News media have a justifiable cynicism but after the denials, it makes us cynical about what the news media does. Fortunately, that's not you, Tim.

Hagel: We all need to reaffirm that no individual is above the law. But some of the things Sensenbrenner brought out are important. I don't know the facts so I'm out of my depth. (Why would today be any different). The documents are sealed and we can work our way through this.

Atmospherics are at work here. We need to work it through.

Russert: Are Republicans upset with the Bush WH?

Hagel: The NSA using new technology to monitor and inventory calls. There are bigger issues than just this and the environment...

Russert: Is there anger among Republicans with the Bush WH?

Hagel: Frustration. Sure there is.

Russert: You said the president should engage directly with Iran.

Hagel: I said that. You can't get to the central issues and core of problems without that direct engagement.

(Idiot)


112 posted on 05/28/2006 6:26:56 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Bommer

And now Durbin, instead of capitalizing on Frist's nonesense, hangs a Black Congressman out to dry. If Congressman William Jefferson, D-LA was white they would circle the wagon trains.


113 posted on 05/28/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: Morgan in Denver

It was directly from whoever's name was directly above the transcription - sounds like Sensenbrenner but I'd have to go back and look at that.


114 posted on 05/28/2006 6:27:48 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Morgan in Denver
The last thing the US needs to do is create an underclass of workers as has happened in European countries.

This is the first and primary goal of liberals worldwide. They need an perpetual underclass to retain power.

115 posted on 05/28/2006 6:27:51 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: maica

Agreed maica,

I'd rather have all our problems than what's going on in the Democrat party, as their whackos from the far left are dictating to their party.


116 posted on 05/28/2006 6:28:39 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Peach
Russert: Don't illegals contribute over $400B into the SS fund.

Wonder where Tim is getting his data?

Is that annual or lifetime?

$400B against a 'bureaucratic' estimate of 11M illegals is $33,363.64 per illegal. Even over a life, that's a heck of allot of 'pay-in' for picking lettuce.


Methinks Russerts data is faulty.
117 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mo1

I agree wholeheartedly....I was simply quoting Sessions, because your point was Sessions point....the senators who voted for the bill, even though they didn't really support it, should NOT be relying on the house to rescue them. Those senators showed no backbone, unlike Sessions, who has been a real leader on the issues.


118 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:19 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Chuck54; edpc
My husband and I have had dinner with Tony Orlando, twice. He is a wonderful man, a great patriot and as of many years ago, a convert to the Republican Party. We expect Tony's involvement will be to add the patriotism you so aptly point out that (I can't even type Mr before his name) Murtha will NOT provide.

Tony Orlando is an upstanding citizen who takes his civic pride seriously and believes in standing up for what is right.

He told many fascinating stories of his life's adventures and the interesting people he knew. He is, as I said earlier...a genuinely wonderful man.

I look forward to finding out what he has to say.

NordP

119 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:21 AM PDT by NordP (Dig a moat the length of Mexican border, take the dirt & raise New Orleans' levees--add alligators.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Thank goodness Frist is getting out when his term is up. He's been a huge disappointment.


120 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:30 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Morgan in Denver; mware
I just found this post over on Red State....someone tell me they also heard this......anyone.

Did Murtha just accuse the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of MURDER...

Jack Murtha's Fifteen Minutes [Mark Kilmer]

On ABC's This Week, Jack Murtha raised the possibility that General Pete Pace ordered "the massacre at Haditha." (Murtha holds that some Marines were killed by an IED and the surviving Martines went nuts, shooting civilians.) Posted at 05/28/2006 08:14:59 AM EST - #

121 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:36 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Alas Babylon!
First, let me assure that Gen Hayden was NOT brought onto the national intelligence scene by Bill Clinton.

Thanks, AB. I am amazed that Fox is allowing Greg Kelly with such mistakes repeatedly. I am waiting for Bret Beir's take-over from Carl Cameron to see if there is any improvement in WH reporting.

122 posted on 05/28/2006 6:29:38 AM PDT by anita
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To: Peach

Agree.


123 posted on 05/28/2006 6:30:18 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Morgan in Denver

It is about time somebody is saying what Bush has really done. I am so glad you posted this. Now email this to Sean Hannity and Ingraham, since all they do is complain about the president and suck up to the people that would shut them up. Some body tell Inggie that is she thinks she would get the fairness docture defeated, she better forget it. Now I know people in here will blast me and say that she and Hannity are independent and are not robots for the adminstration, but don't you think , kerry, kennedy and soros and the whole demo pelosi , reed gang have enough people to condem the president. THANK YOU FOR THE POST, WE NEED MORE OF THEM.


124 posted on 05/28/2006 6:30:21 AM PDT by betsyross1776
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To: TomGuy

Exactly, and do those figures include the employer's share?


125 posted on 05/28/2006 6:30:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Peach
Fortunately, that's not you, Tim.

I had to laugh when Sensenbrenner said that and added "not this time anyway." Jim Sensenbrenner was excellent this morning on the immigration issues. He has a complete grasp of the matter and explained it clearly and forcefully. Hagel had nothing but jibberish.

126 posted on 05/28/2006 6:30:43 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Morgan in Denver

We figure that's why Vincente Fox was here this past week. He's leaving office and probably looking for work in the US someplace.

@@@@

Slimy Brian Mulrooney, Conservative Party, who was the Prime Minister of Canada did a farewell lap around the US, too. Next time his name was in the papers he was a big name at Archer Daniels Midland.


127 posted on 05/28/2006 6:31:05 AM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: samantha

Agreed. I copied anita's list for future reference.


128 posted on 05/28/2006 6:31:11 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Bahbah

Did Sensenbrenner add "Not this time?"

LOL

I completely missed that. Good -- I was sort of ticked at the kissing up.


129 posted on 05/28/2006 6:31:43 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Peach
The Senate bill throws up their hands and gives up. It's unfair to people who are in line to become legal immigrants.

Very key stuff here Peach, glad you brought it up. One of the reasons/excuses for illegal Mexicons coming here is that the Mexicons want to do the jobs we don't want to do.

The bigger question however is do we exempt true potential immigrants who can do jobs in the sciences, computer industries and 20th century jobs that many industries really need for more gardeners, laborers, fruit pickers and the like.

Is that a good move for the country? Is allowing all Mexicons all the time, at any cost, for the potential sake of a few votes that may or may not go to either side, a smart move at the expense of exempting the rest of the world. Many of whom have true talents to offer us here if we let them in instead of millions of illegal Mexicons?

The whole thing is so surreal it boggles the mind when you actually look at the original purpose of immigration to the US.

130 posted on 05/28/2006 6:31:57 AM PDT by rodguy911 (support the new Media, ticket the drive-bys)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
One example: Illegals only have to pay 3 or 5 years of back taxes

I believe it's three years. And, they get to choose the years!


Right. lol. I didn't proof it. It should have read to pay 3 or of 5 years
131 posted on 05/28/2006 6:32:32 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Peach
Hagel: Our bill is 730 pages long. The house bill is 250 pages long. We do enforce the border. 500 miles of vehicle traps, etc. Our bill goes further than the house bill in some sections. No one questions enforcement. What Ronald Reagan did was amnesty. What Carter did with those who left the country rather than serve the country is amnesty.

In the Senate Bill .. Thanks to Dodds Amendment .. We have to ask Mexico first about building and kind of fence

132 posted on 05/28/2006 6:32:40 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: anita
"Matthew Dowd, GOP poller extraordinaire did some polling & talked to GOPers about it.."

Thanks for the link to that article. I suspected as much. Two key lessons in "Politics 101". 1. The folks screaming the loudest that they are a party's base...usually aren't. If your politicians "aren't listening to you", it is probably because you aren't the majority. 2. Congressional political races are local. You may hate Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and John McCain...but their constituents (read voters) don't. They all have among the highest job approval ratings among their own voters in the country.

133 posted on 05/28/2006 6:32:40 AM PDT by Rokke
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To: Peach; Morgan in Denver

It was Hagel that made the comment about the underclass. Unfortunately, he didn't actually tie any of his thoughts together. It was just talking points not united by any principle or thoughtfulness.


134 posted on 05/28/2006 6:32:44 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Peach

Thanks Peach. I'll make it a point to watch MTP later today when it's on the internet.


135 posted on 05/28/2006 6:33:09 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Dog

Below is the text copy of a post I made on another thread. It's my assessment of Haditha. Please know that I am concerned about what happened there but it helps to be aware of the background.





First, as far back as September of last year Haditha has been a problem. It's a Sunni stronghold and rumor has it that at one time mighty Al-Zarqawi himself was holed up there.

There is a marine outpost near Haditha and hidden bombs are often found around the outpost so let's state right now that Haditha is no friend to the American military.

Finally, after months of trying piece by piece to clear Haditha of insurgents, a joint operation by the marines and the Iraqi army took place. It's very, very important to please note that the residents of Haditha were warned repeatedly, REPEATEDLY, to clear out, that a convoy of marines and Iraqis was coming in.

On the day all this stuff came down, first, a humvee carrying marines was blown up by an IED. There's some question that this IED was improvised to be attached to a propane tank which made the blast more horrific.

The driver of the humvee was killed, an American marine. Right after the IED explosion, the unit was allegedly taking gunfire from nearby homes.

By now, all angry and likely scared, a bunch of Iraqi army guys and marines headed to a house where they thought the gunfire was coming from. They broke into a home where the family was all huddled in the parlor, a room with a handy window, reading the Koran. Which is what we all do, of course, when explosions and gunfires erupts around us, we gather our children and grandchildren and congregate in a room to read the Koran.

The marines thought they heard the ratchet of an AKA 47 so they burst into this lovely parlor room and it's questionable what happened then. EXCEPT, get this, the entire account of what happened was described by a NINE YEAR OLD GIRL. Allegedly she was in the corner, huddled, and trying to protect her younger, EIGHT year old brother. Said eight year old brother was too "traumatized" to talk to Time magazine.

Hey, the kid's eight, he was there, why can't he talk? Perhaps he has a different story than his sister?

Some people in this house got shot and killed but it's not at all clear why. Silly me, I just don't think the marines shot and killed people for no reason but hey, I could be wrong. The nine year old, eight year old and another woman and baby escaped from this house so it's not like the marines just willy-nilly shot everyone. A grandfather and son were killed, I forget who else but please don't forget the warning given to residents of Haditha so why was this loving grandfather keeping his family so close to the danger?

The gunfire keeps going and the unit goes back outside to find out where. They think the gunfire is coming from yet another house so someone, coulda been an Iraqi army guy who knows, threw a grenade in that house. The grenade allegedly hit a propane tank in that house and went boom. A bunch of people in that house were killed.

Still the gunfire continued and the Iraqi army guys charged another house. A man and four of his sons were killed in this encounter. One of that guy's sons lived next door and he's telling Time a story that you'll not believe.

He says that the Iraqi guys keeping guard outside the house and told him that the Americans are killing everybody and he better go hide. The next day this guy goes into the house and finds his four brothers killed.

The guy then says there the way the blood was dragged across the room that it was "obvious" that the Americans put his four brothers in the closet and shot them there.

Now why would the marines bother to put four men inside of a closet and shoot them? Why not just shoot them right out in the open? The Americans had allegedly shot everybody else in the town right out in the open?

Or could those four brothers have been HIDING in the closet and when the marines found them, THEN they got shot? That would explain the bloody drag marks.

TWO AKA-47's WERE recovered from somewhere so where did they come from? I'm thinking from inside that closet but I could be wrong?

Happy law-abiding civilians do not ordinarily have AKA-47's just sitting around.

Also, even before this all began, the Haditha hospital was believed to be a safe house for Sunni terrorists. So guess where all those lovely pictures came from? That very same hospital.

When you deliberately keep women and children around you to keep the Americans from killing you, and some of them end up getting killed anyway, well the next step is to exploit this and get the story out there.

The biggest problem in this story, at least as I see it, is that the house that got the grenade suffered the loss of a lot of civilians. According to this corrupt terrorist Haditha hospital, the victims of this blast had bullet wounds and were not killed by the propane.

The pictures seem to show bullet wounds but how do we know they were the people in the propane tank house?

Anyway, folks this story has many holes in it and really has questionable sourcing. A terrorist sympathizing and protecting hospital and an nine year old child?

Another problem, allegedly the marines reported that the IED was hooked up to a propane tank and that is how all the Haditha killings occurred. Allegedly. From "undisclosed military sources".

If anything comes of this, believe that there will be a great big mountain built from a molehill. Why didn't those residents leave, what with over two month's notice? I suppose people in Iraq might have propane tanks in their kitchens but that sure is odd. Iraqis are notorious smokers and you'd think they'd keep such equipment outside like normal people.

Also, don't forget the Iraqi army was with the marines during their foray into Haditha. As I understand the Iraqis have a much shorter fuse than the Americans. Could the Iraqi army guys have thrown that grenade or shot those bullets?

Or could this all be another "sting" to catch leakers in the military.


136 posted on 05/28/2006 6:33:30 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: All
Check out HOW TO ELECT A CONSERVATIVE SENATE if you get a chance.
137 posted on 05/28/2006 6:33:34 AM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax cult is like Scientology, but without the movie stars)
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To: Bahbah
Tim's assessment of what Hagel is saying: "Do you mean the Republicans are fed up with the Bush White House?" He salivated as he said this.

That explains that Russert's water-carrying for the Democrats.

138 posted on 05/28/2006 6:33:43 AM PDT by anita
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To: Laverne
I agree wholeheartedly....I was simply quoting Sessions, because

I didn't mean to sound snippy to your post and understand you were quoting ..

Sorry about that

139 posted on 05/28/2006 6:34:23 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: NordP

Thank you for that very interesting insight into Mr. Orlando.


140 posted on 05/28/2006 6:34:37 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Alissa

Thank you! I agree with your take on Campaign Finance Reform. That was a horrible bill, and still is.


141 posted on 05/28/2006 6:34:40 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: anita

If you put these three so-called leaders up there to scrutinize you can clearly see that their staff members are doing the writing of their statements. It is too bad for them that they just do not have the staff members read them also. They are not aging well like Strom Thurmond, they seem very confused and keep changing their minds like it is different staff people every day trying to keep up with the psychotic behavior of the Donkey Party. I believe the Democrat Party is becoming more schizophrenic every day, and there is nothing verbally vicious that is off the table for them. They think they are close to victory and that makes them more nutty because they think people will listen to their vicious rhetoric and not be turned off by it. They are delusional, and it is good that they keep thinking that way.


142 posted on 05/28/2006 6:34:42 AM PDT by samantha (cheer up, the adults are in charge! Soldier in Bucket Brigade Reporting for Duty.)
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To: Bahbah

Oh, you're right; it was Hagel. Thanks for correcting my assumption; I should have gone back and looked at my own notes.


143 posted on 05/28/2006 6:34:52 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Mo1

That's really outrageous. Didn't Dodd add that to the Senate bill?

What a great commercial that would make for his opponent in either the Senate or if he decides to run for the presidency. He is second only to Kerry in his elitism. We used to live in CT and Dobb is the biggest snob I've ever met.


144 posted on 05/28/2006 6:36:03 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Rokke

We will find out how unhappy the voters are with the Senate's immigration plan. It is worth noting that the three of the four Dems up for reelection this year voted against the bill. The House bill was passed with a sizeable majority including many Dems.


145 posted on 05/28/2006 6:36:17 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Mo1

Dobb s/b Dodd


146 posted on 05/28/2006 6:36:17 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Peach

Also.

IF 24% of farming is illegal, 76% is legal.
If 14% of construction is illegal, 86% is legal.

I thought these were jobs Americans would not do!


147 posted on 05/28/2006 6:36:38 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Alas Babylon!

You all see this nonsense? Congress is above the Law now hmmmm? Amazing, they finally found something in the Budget they are willing to cut!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,197293,00.html

Threats Followed FBI Search of Congressman's Office
AP via Fox News ^ | Saturday, May 27, 2006 | Fox News


Posted on 05/28/2006 6:35:29 AM PDT by MNJohnnie


WASHINGTON — The constitutional showdown that followed the FBI's search of a congressman's office came down to this: The House threatened budgetary retaliation against the Justice Department. Justice officials raised the prospect of resigning.

That scenario, as described Saturday by a senior administration official, set the stage for President Bush's intervention into the fight over the FBI's search of the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., an eight-term lawmaker being investigated on bribery allegations.

During contentious conversations between the Department of Justice and the House, top law enforcement officials indicated that they'd rather quit than return documents FBI agents, armed with a warrant, seized in an overnight search of Jefferson's office, the administration official said.

Until last Saturday night, no such warrant had ever been used to search a lawmaker's office in the 219-year history of the Congress. FBI agents carted away records in their pursuit of evidence that Jefferson accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for helping set up business deals in Africa.

After the raid, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill, lodged a protest directly with Bush, demanding that the FBI return the materials. Bush struck a compromise Thursday, ordering that the documents be sealed for 45 days until


148 posted on 05/28/2006 6:37:10 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The is no right to commit Treason in the 1st Amendment .)
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To: Laverne

(Sessions) said: "republican senators are telling me it is OK, the house will rescue us"!

####

The negotiations that are going to occur in the conference committee remind me of old time Labor Union negotiations. The unions always demanded a 20% raise, and almost always settled for a 3-5% raise and some bennies. The House conferees know that they have the backs of the Majority of Americans. They will be strong.


149 posted on 05/28/2006 6:37:13 AM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Morgan in Denver

What a great point, Morgan! I've never seen anyone make that point and hadn't thought of that. Very good.


150 posted on 05/28/2006 6:37:20 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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