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DC Recruiting Center Under Attack: Rocks and Paint Bombs: Cops Under Orders to do Nothing
On-Scene Call From Kristinn | March 19, 2008

Posted on 03/19/2008 1:48:04 PM PDT by tgslTakoma

Just got a call from Kristinn on-scene.

This is the SECOND round of attacks that the station and Freepers have withstood today.

Cops are clearing the street of cars so the violent radicals can march down the street to the recruiting center unencumbered.

Crowds have been throwing rocks, paint bombs in GLASS bottles, water bottles, and anything esle they can throw.

MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier was there before the attacks, ORDERING HER OFFICERS to DO NOTHING if the station was attacked.

No arrests are being made.

More info as I get it.

Kristinn is asking any Freepers and Friends in the area to come down and stand with the Freepers there now.

Be aware that this is not a place for children.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
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Kristinn, Justanobody, Prezusa222, RongKirby and a young lurker are there now, and they need your help.

Basil and another SASter were there earlier during the first attack.

1 posted on 03/19/2008 1:48:05 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Jim Robinson

Will post more as it comes in...


2 posted on 03/19/2008 1:48:35 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

The SC better hurry up the Heller decision.


3 posted on 03/19/2008 1:49:36 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: All
Location: 14th and L St., NW
4 posted on 03/19/2008 1:50:05 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Dammit, I hate it that I am so far away.

I would give anything to be there. Thanks to all of you who are.


5 posted on 03/19/2008 1:50:16 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: tgslTakoma

He should call into Hannity.


6 posted on 03/19/2008 1:50:54 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Who would you rather appoint lifetime judges, Rodham Hussein Obillary or McQueeg?©®™)
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To: battlecry
A Blue Star mom is on the phone with MPDC, reading them the riot act right now...

Chief Lanier is being a sissy-girl, not allowing the cops to arrest rioters. Cops on the street are Pi$$ed...

7 posted on 03/19/2008 1:51:41 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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Good luck to you folks! Don’t let ‘em inside the building. Looks like I’m in the wrong Washington today.


8 posted on 03/19/2008 1:51:49 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called, "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of if caused cops to cry.")
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To: tgslTakoma
Take pictures!

L

9 posted on 03/19/2008 1:51:52 PM PDT by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lurker

Pictures, hell!

Fix Bayonets!


10 posted on 03/19/2008 1:52:44 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: tgslTakoma

Unbelievable!


11 posted on 03/19/2008 1:53:07 PM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: tgslTakoma

I can’t be there, but I can pray.


12 posted on 03/19/2008 1:53:20 PM PDT by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: tgslTakoma

Funny how the “peace” protestors use violence when they don’t get their way. Sure wish they’d try it with the Capitol Police.

Headed off to counter MoveOn.org/Neighbors for Peace & Justice in a few hours in Studio City. Other cities around the county, and no doubt, the state are under attack. We usually don’t have to worry. But the counter of the protest at the Federal Building might.

God bless all the freedom fighters tonight!


13 posted on 03/19/2008 1:53:40 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To get there by Metro: One block East and two blocks North of McPherson Square Station on the Blue or Orange line.


14 posted on 03/19/2008 1:54:01 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Mean while people praying outside an abortion clinic or homosexual parade are arrested.


15 posted on 03/19/2008 1:54:15 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: W04Man; trooprally; Coop; Syncro; concretebob
Please spread the word.
16 posted on 03/19/2008 1:54:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tgslTakoma
MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier

Is it me or does she bear a striking resemblance to Medea benjamin? hmmmm?


17 posted on 03/19/2008 1:54:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: tgslTakoma
There is a Marine barracks in the District of Columbia. Could the Marines guard the recruiting center or is that a violation of the Posse Comitatus law (even though the civilian authorities are doing nothing)?
18 posted on 03/19/2008 1:55:42 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: tgslTakoma
MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier was there before the attacks, ORDERING HER OFFICERS to DO NOTHING if the station was attacked. She should be fired for Dereliction of Duty! Start the investigation and action to have her removed! Phones/faxes/emails!
19 posted on 03/19/2008 1:55:58 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

Ping for assistance at 14th and L Street, NW DC Recruiting Center. Pass it on to all who can help out...


20 posted on 03/19/2008 1:56:30 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Chief Lanier is being a sissy-girl, not allowing the cops to arrest rioters.

So I guess shooting the ba$+ard$ is out of the question...

21 posted on 03/19/2008 1:57:05 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: Bahbah

Check your city for actions. MoveOn.org has organized this into a national protest. Check their website and those of other Lefty organizations.


22 posted on 03/19/2008 1:57:28 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: tgslTakoma

Take care!! We’ll be praying for backup...

Get pictures & kick booty. YouTube is waiting...


23 posted on 03/19/2008 1:58:31 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: tgslTakoma

http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=25&sid=1368458


24 posted on 03/19/2008 1:59:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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CHIEF LANIER's phone number: (202) 727-4218

Her Fax number: (202) 727-9524

25 posted on 03/19/2008 1:59:15 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

what the heck is she thinking?


26 posted on 03/19/2008 1:59:25 PM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

There is probably a protest scheduled for today. Check out a Lefty site or two and you’ll find where they are close to you. Then get out there with your flag! If there isn’t one, then take some pizza down to a local recruiter, or just stop by to support them.


27 posted on 03/19/2008 1:59:41 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: tgslTakoma

I think the Marine Barracks are right down the street...

14th and I???

When it absolutely needs to be taken care of...

You could get the Silent Drill Team to fix bayonets...

Somebody get a bugle and sound charge...


28 posted on 03/19/2008 2:00:35 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: LilAngel

Prayer is good, but I’ll bet there is a protest near you. Check out the Lefty sites in your city. If not, call your local recruiters and give them support.


29 posted on 03/19/2008 2:00:50 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: tgslTakoma
Crap! I'm way too far away to help. Stay safe and document, document, document.

"Frustrated wish I were there" Bump!

30 posted on 03/19/2008 2:02:05 PM PDT by batter ("Always take the offensive...Never Dig in." - Gen Patton)
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To: RDTF
what the heck is she thinking?

She's thinking this she can contribute to the socialist cause to replace our Democratic Republic with socialism by attacking the military.
31 posted on 03/19/2008 2:02:07 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: stevie_d_64
8th and I, but it's in SE.

If the police chief had half a brain, she would unleash her officers and let them round up the rioters.

Apparently she has allowed some arrests in other locations, but has FORBIDDEN the officers at the recruiting center location to take any action.

32 posted on 03/19/2008 2:04:03 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://5yearstoomany.org/article.php?id=60


33 posted on 03/19/2008 2:04:12 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: tgslTakoma; All
!@#$%! just !@#$%!.

be CAREFUL out there, chapter members!!!

"lanier" is an IDIOT & a DISGRACE to law enforcement.

free dixie,sw

34 posted on 03/19/2008 2:04:55 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. Thomas Jefferson, 1804)
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To: tgslTakoma

I’m not in DC today so can’t be there, but Lanier’s dereliction of duty will show us what Fenty’s really made of.


35 posted on 03/19/2008 2:05:11 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: tgslTakoma

Sounds like Berkeley has been on the phone with DC on how to hate Bush.

If the DC chief has ordered her beat cops not to intervene, that is Wanton Endangerment. She is ordering her people not to protect the public, and it’s an deliberate violation of her mission to the community. Phrase it as such.


36 posted on 03/19/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

while the Grannies will knit outside the recruiters office!

Take Action in the Nation’s Capital!

Today has been an extraordinary day! It’s not too late to call in sick of 5 years of war! Join us!

March 19th offers a unique opportunity for our movement to grow after 5 years of war. We know there are key pillars of support that enable this illegal and immoral war for oil and global domination to continue. On March 19th we will take nonviolent direct action to disrupt each of these key pillars in Washington DC and in communities across this country. In what we hope will be an unprecedented day of collective action and solidarity we will take a variety of actions over a 24-hour period to commemorate 5 years of war.
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What Our Day Will Look Like

On this page:

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Click here for the full schedule of events.

March 19th offers a unique opportunity for our movement to grow after 5 years of war.

We know there are key pillars of support that enable this illegal and immoral war for oil and global domination to continue.

On March 19th we will take nonviolent direct action to disrupt each of these key pillars in Washington DC and in communities across this country.

In what we hope will be an unprecedented day of collective action and solidarity we will take a variety of actions over a 24-hour period to commemorate 5 years of war.

Our actions will begin on Tuesday, March 18 at 5:00 pm with Sound the Alarm at Union Station. Take 30 minutes for peace in this exciting and creative action!We will gather 2 blocks away @ 5:00 pm at 400 N Capitol St.From there we will move in small groups or as individuals into the designated area.All at once we will freeze in place for 5 minutes. When we move again, we will step forward using our voices in a call to the people to Rise Up – End the War. Leafleting for Wednesday will follow.Check out Frozen Grand Central to see a cool video of what this can look like!

Wednesday, March 19th will begin early with a Public Assembly at 7:30 AM in McPherson Square (15th and K St.) with information about the day and how to plug in. At 8 AM some groups will blockade the IRS, others will shut down war profiteers in the K St. Corridor, No War No Warming will be calling for a separation of oil & state at the American Petroleum Institute, while the Grannies will knit outside the recruiters office! At the same time, the March of the Dead will begin in Arlington Cemetery and process through downtown. At 9 AM the Veterans March for Peace will begin with several stops, culminating with actions near the White House and Veterans Administration. At noon, students will dance in the streets saying Funk the War and exposing war profiteers, recruiters and media along the way. There will also be a demonstration of waterboarding outside the White House in the mid-afternoon.

Imagine thousands of us moving throughout the streets in Downtown DC, in big groups and small, all working to expose, disrupt and transform those that are promoting and profiting from war.


37 posted on 03/19/2008 2:05:55 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: All

Cool. I can freep from my own home...I live at 12th and M NW. I would come out, but by the time I get home, it’s gonna be 6PM...not only that..but I think my being epileptic would make me being there a bad idea.


38 posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:16 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: tgslTakoma
The recruiters should hussle over to the nearest Dunkin' Donuts...they'd get protection there!

I can't type the rest of what I'm thinking....so I'll just save time for the mods...

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39 posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:32 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tgslTakoma
"Crowds have been throwing rocks, paint bombs in GLASS bottles, water bottles, and anything esle they can throw."

"MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier was there before the attacks, ORDERING HER OFFICERS to DO NOTHING if the station was attacked."

"No arrests are being made."

Sounds familiar . . . heard it all before . . . throwing rocks; paint bombs; angry hoodlums running in the streets . . . it's all so deja vu . . . something about a republic and something that starts with a 'W' . . . Weimar, I think,

40 posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:54 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: oneamericanvoice

Check for your local activities here: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?rc=homepage&action_id=112


41 posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:57 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: freema; SandRat

FYI ping


42 posted on 03/19/2008 2:07:33 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tgslTakoma

List of Organizations Supporting the Demonstrations (from the demonstrator web site):

National and International Organizations

9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
AfterDowningStreet.org
Call To Action
Campus Anti-War Network
CCAN
CODEPINK
Declaration of Peace
Foreign Policy In Focus (IPS)
Generation Truth
Green Party Peace Network
Historians Against the War
Islamic Political Party of America
Jews Against the War
Loose Change
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
Network of Spiritual Progressives
Not in Our Name
No War, No Warming
Office of the Americas
Organic Consumers Association, Planting Peace
Our Spring Break
Peace Action
Peace Movement Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Peace No War Network
SOA Watch
Students for a Democratic Society
Student Peace Action Network
Tent State University
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
US Climate Emergency Council
US Labor Against the War
Veterans For Peace
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
War Times/Tiempo de Guerras
The Will to Act Movement
Witness Against Torture
World Can’t Wait

Local and Regional Organizations

Action Center For Justice (Charlotte, NC)
Action LA Coalition
Arlington South (Naples FL)
Asbury Park Coalition for Peace & Social Justice
AskSlim.org
Baltimore Algebra Project
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Brandywine Peace Community
Brevard NOW
Brevard Patriots For Peace
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace)
Cedar Valley United for Peace & Justice
Central Colorado Coalition On The Iraq War
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Central Ohio Peace Network
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Chicagoans Against War and Injustice
Chico Peace and Justice Center
Coalition for Peace Action - Chester Delaware County
Coalition for Peace Action - Regional Office
CobaltCSG
CODEPINK Arizona
CODEPINK Denver/Boulder
DuPage Anti-War Network - Glen Ellyn
DC Students for a Democratic Society
Delaware Pacem in Terris
Delaware Valley Veterans For America
Flagstaff New Day Peace Center
The Flames of Discontent
Fort Wayne Peace Action
Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition
Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta
GlynnPeace: Citizens to End the War in Iraq
Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice (GLNAWI)
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Green Party of Utah Desert Greens
Help E.A.R.T.H Thru Art
Impeach Bush & Cheney Townhall Meetup of Santa Barbara
IMPEACHOK1 - The Tulsa Impeachment Committee
Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War
Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians
Logan Square Neighbors for Justice and Peace
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Lutheran Peace Fellowship of the Great Plains
Mad Anarchist Bakers League
Massachusetts Peace Action
Melting Pot NYC
Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace
Mid Hudson Progressive Alliance
Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
NYC-UFPJ
Operation Iraqi Freedom: Brown’s Antiwar Group
Peace Action New York State
Peace Takes Courage
People for Peace and Justice of Utah
The People’s Coalition of Santa Barbara
The Pride group at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Progressive Blend Radio
Progressive Democrats of America - California
Progressive Democrats of America - Ohio
PDA / DFA Progressive Democracy South Jersey
Queers Without Borders, Hartford Ct.
Radio Free Maine
Rainbow Affinity Group/Yippie (Brooklyn, NY)
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Socialist Party of Tampa Bay
Software Plexus
Students for Social Democracy (Columbus, GA)
Syracuse Peace Council
Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee (Pittsburgh, PA)
United for Peace and Justice Bay Area
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 132 (Corvallis, OR)
Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety
Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice


43 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:08 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tgslTakoma
A thrown rock is a potential death sentence to any who gets hit just right. To stand by and do nothing is to be a potential accomplices to murder. This Chief is a disaster. She should step aside in the face of immoral orders not to respond.
44 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:22 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: RDTF

It’s DC, Bro. The bitch set me up. BTW, guns are illegal, pass it on.

Can you imagine what this election year could bring to big cities, and the damage that could be inflicted with a “DO NOTHING” attitude?


45 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:52 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Just checked (ewww, I hate to go to moveon.org!) and there were 34 registered to protest here in Jacksonville, FL Wooooo eeeee, I’m sure THAT will be impressive! LOL

By the way, I just called our local Marine office to tell them to tell them how much I appreciated them!


46 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:53 PM PDT by Iluvpopcrn (Karen)
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To: archy

CWII ping?


47 posted on 03/19/2008 2:08:53 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: tgslTakoma

It’s quite clear the “peace” moonbats are trying to provoke a more violent incident at a recruiting station. Methinks local cops are terrified that they will be involved in some incident and then have to pay for the subsequent budget-crippling lawsuits from the moonbat legal team and the ACLU. Sadly, judicial abuse of power is the historical way moonbats have their revolutions.


48 posted on 03/19/2008 2:09:29 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Mark was here

Is this what the congress had in mind when they voted to block the bill that would cut federal funds to Berkeley?


49 posted on 03/19/2008 2:10:18 PM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: tgslTakoma

I could have sworn it was on 14th...But you’re right 8th and I...Muh bad...

Must be my Navy upbringing...;-)


50 posted on 03/19/2008 2:10:18 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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