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Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21
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Posted on 02/02/2009 4:03:27 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21


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To: Islander7
I keep thinking I have entered a parallel universe.

Me too. It's Bizzaro World

larger version At Amazon

101 posted on 02/02/2009 8:47:17 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: mylife
Sure is:

Q: Your views on gun control?

A: My views are pretty much in line with the governor's. I grew up under some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby.

Q: Should people have access to buy assault weapons?

A: Society should draw lines. What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting? That's overkill. But I don't think that means you go to a total ban for those who want to use gun for skeet shooting or hunting or things like that But what's the point of passing gun laws if we're not going to enforce them? If you want to talk about gun control, that's where you need to start. We've got 300 gun laws on the books right now. At the end of the day, it's about how we enforce the law.

Source: Washington Post interview Oct 16, 2006

102 posted on 02/02/2009 8:51:53 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Bingo


103 posted on 02/02/2009 8:53:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Why is it that if a Republican commits a felony of any type, the media refer to the event as a "criminal act," "terrible threat," or "dangerous."

BUT!!!!!!!

When the democrats commit MULTIPLE felonies, the language is massaged and watered down. Good example: "Tax troubles," "erroneous behavior," etc... Also note that the (D) is notably absent whenever the democrat felon is mentioned by name, however, the (R) is always present when it's a Republican politician.

George Orwell was right about society's future. It is the communists in the media that are trying to slant our perceptions with their bullsh!t bias.

104 posted on 02/02/2009 9:10:34 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
That's why I am really worried about the future of our Nation.

We have such dangerous scum in our own ranks.

105 posted on 02/02/2009 9:12:21 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: mojitojoe
What does not vote mean? Martinez didn’t vote?

He might have been "paired" with Begich, if both had to be out of town or otherwise could not be present, canceling each other out. Kennedy, well he's been denying Massachusetts its equal representation in the Senate for some time now, by not being there, or at least not voting.

106 posted on 02/02/2009 9:12:54 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: basil
Are you speaking of little ole sweet moi?

Of course everyone knows you can be mean as a snake. As befits a True Texian Lady. Mean when you need to be, sweet when when you don't. :)

107 posted on 02/02/2009 9:15:22 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: All

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108 posted on 02/02/2009 9:27:50 PM PST by FreeManN (Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi)
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To: All

A Call for a few Good Men & Women to Unite for Our Country

To find standing the Court need look no further than the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union… do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.” Thus, “we the people,” individually, are established as one party among many to a contract binding upon the executors of this contract, our Constitution.

Who then are the executors of this contract with the people?

“We the people” in this cause assert that anyone and everyone who takes Oath to be bound by our Constitution becomes a party to this agreement.

Foremost among the parties counterbalanced upon this executory contract is the President of the United States, the Chief Executive or Executor of the Constitutional Contract.

When is the President bound to this contract, our Constitution? “We the People” contend that he is bound immediately, upon the taking of the Oath. In the instant case, Barack Hussein Obama became bound to our Constitutional Contract on January 20, 2009.

As in the cause of Marbury v. Madison 5 U.S. (1 Crunch) 137, 2 L.Ed. 60 (1803), “We the People” seek fullfillment of our executory contract, our Constitution, by way of a Writ of Mandamus upon the executor by oath of said contract, the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

As succinctly stated by Chief Justice Marshall in Marbury, “If a persons duty is backed by law and not by political in nature, then he becomes subject of the law and is examinable by the court.”

Thus, Barack Hussein Obama, having bound himself contractually by law to our Constitutional Contract is subject to the jurisdiction of the law, in this case the original jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court.

It is stated in United States v. Butterworth, 18 S. Ct. 441, 169 U.S. 600 at 602 (1898),

The office of a writ of mandamus is to compel the performance of a duty resting upon the person to whom the writ is sent. That duty may have originated in one way or in another. It may, as alleged in the present case, have arisen from the acceptance of an office which has imposed the duty upon its incumbent. But no matter out of what fact or relations the duty has grown, what the law requires, and what it seeks to enforce by a writ of mandamus, is the personal obligation of the individual to whom it addresses the writ.”

Following much good faith research regarding the issue of original jurisdiction in the Supreme Court of the United States, “We the People” have found no cases in the history of jurisprudence of the United States of America wherein a Defendant disputed the Constitutional fact that the Supreme Court of the United States has original jurisdiction over “all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls” as plainly stated in the Constitution of the United States, Article III, Section 2.

That being the case, “We the People” respectfully request that the Barack Hussein Obama stipulate to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States has original jurisdiction over all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; or, in the alternative, that Barack Hussein Obama show good cause why the Supreme Court of the United States shall not have original jurisdiction over our cause.


109 posted on 02/02/2009 9:29:51 PM PST by FreeManN (Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi)
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To: DemforBush
My two, Martinez and Bill Nelson, both voted for him. So much for calling & e-mail. I had reminded them about Holder's involvement with the Elian Gonzalez affair. I would have thought Martinez would have voted “no” for that if nothing else.
110 posted on 02/02/2009 9:33:30 PM PST by Humal
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To: Humal

Damn I just read on Michelle Malkin’s site that Lisa Murkowski voted yes, geez what an idiot. Good going Lisa, you made your papa proud


111 posted on 02/03/2009 12:21:17 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: My Favorite Headache

Here comes Hitler.


112 posted on 02/03/2009 1:32:14 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Cheetahcat; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj
"in their never-ending quest for the perfect quart of strawberries."

Jigga what? I've never that idiom? before.

Let's see Judd Gregg also voted aye. LOL, sellout, I don't know if I'd vote for him Obama's commerce sec.

Jeff Sessions too. Tsk tsk. Chambliss...

Burr voted no, he needs to be a good boy prior to his reelection bid. KB Hutch, no as well.

Mel Martinez too busy to show up.

113 posted on 02/03/2009 2:18:31 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I see that my two Senators Bayh and the worthless POS RINO Lugar voted for Holder.


114 posted on 02/03/2009 4:18:52 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Impy

“Strawberries.”

That was from Herman Wouk’s “The Caine Mutiny.” Captain Queeg played by Humphrey Bogart, flipped out over the quart of strawberries he wanted for himself for a snack (but another member of the crew ate ‘em) and had ordered a full-scale investigation into their “disappearance.”


115 posted on 02/03/2009 6:05:11 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I hear you. Called both GA Sen offices with my feelings. Got, “He hasn’t expressed an opinion.” from both at about 12 yesterday. Yeah, right. Told her that answer is no longer acceptable.


116 posted on 02/03/2009 6:18:55 AM PST by rightthinkingwoman
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; Shooter 2.5; wku man; SLB; ..
Boy, this sure was hard to predict...

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

117 posted on 02/03/2009 6:19:05 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Billthedrill
The Second Amendment is now officially under siege. Again.

DING!!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! NO MORE CALLS PLEASE!!!!

118 posted on 02/03/2009 6:23:32 AM PST by Pistolshot ("Democrats don't show respect, they just demand respect " - ClearCase_guy)
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To: rabscuttle385

Martinez probably didn’t dare to vote. That is, I’m sure he wanted to vote yes, but the Cubans in his district - remembering Elian Gonzalez - would have had his scalp.


119 posted on 02/03/2009 6:24:16 AM PST by livius
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To: Humal

Martinez didn’t vote at all.


120 posted on 02/03/2009 6:25:15 AM PST by livius
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To: Joe Brower
Boy, this sure was hard to predict...

Only the number of RINOs who would side with the Domestic Enemies of the Constitution. I didn't think it would be almost half of the nominally "R" Sinators.

121 posted on 02/03/2009 6:38:04 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Admin Moderator
I added the link, thank me. | Admin Moderator

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LOL! Thank you, Admin Mod! :)

122 posted on 02/03/2009 6:43:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joe Brower; El Gato
I didn't think it would be almost half of the nominally "R" Sinators.

I guess this means we can forget about any filibuster of the New and Improved Assault Weapons Ban, which The One has promised us, or of Congressman "Panther" Rush's handgun and semiauto firearm (w/removable magazine) registration and licensing (and gun show destroying) bill, should that make it's way over to the Senate.

123 posted on 02/03/2009 6:46:08 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: DemforBush

I’m really beginning to like DeMint.


124 posted on 02/03/2009 6:47:57 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DemforBush

My two Oklahoma Senators voted “NO” which was expected. Looks like we have 21 to build on that understand right and wrong and are conservative.


125 posted on 02/03/2009 7:10:24 AM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Sam Bradford Heisman! LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: DemforBush
Both of my (WY) Senators were on the right side.
126 posted on 02/03/2009 7:12:10 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: livius

Thank you for this information. I didn’t know that. I wonder why he didn’t? With his close ties to the Cuban community, it would seem to me this would have been a “hot topic” vote for him. They said on the news last night that he is considering withdrawing from the Senate before his term is over.


127 posted on 02/03/2009 8:41:00 AM PST by Humal
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To: upchuck

Why do those two even belong the the Republican party?


128 posted on 02/03/2009 8:57:15 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Classic one liners:

"Take my wife.. please!" Henny Youngman

There will be 'no place for political favoritism.' Eric Holder.

129 posted on 02/03/2009 9:13:00 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Humal

I’m puzzled, too, particularly about his rumored early retirement from the Senate. He’s been sort of out of sight lately - I live in North Florida, so we didn’t actually ever see him, but he was in the news here. Very odd.


130 posted on 02/03/2009 9:14:29 AM PST by livius
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To: DemforBush

I notice Georgia’s two RINO jackasses are not on the Nay list.


131 posted on 02/03/2009 9:33:56 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Joe Brower

Wake Up America!

Be Ever Vigilant!

\Molon Labe!


132 posted on 02/03/2009 10:01:53 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: All
THE CLINTONS' PARDON-MANIA
AIDED AND ABETTED BY ERIC HOLDER
(HYPHENATES ONLY NEED APPLY)

Americans need to consider whether Holder can administer US justice......... independent of a president.

BACKSTORY First Lady Hillary was running for the Senate. She and Bill apparently conducted surveillance on the NY electorate and "profiled" the hyphenated groups she needed to win. They went down the list and enlisted then-Deputy Atty Gen Eric Holder to facilitate pardons to individuals connected with hyphenated groups.......to buy their votes.

Obama's Black supporters should be reminded that needy Black youngsters were denied Pell grants b/c the Clinton pardonees looted and bilked the Pell fund for themselves........and were pardoned by the Clintons. NOTE: Hillary layer got 1200 votes from the Pell grant looters. Some of the *"disadvantaged voters" were later found to have voted twice for Hillary using addresses of their other residences.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THE CLINTONS PARDONED

Excerpts from the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT August Term 1999 (Argued: May 15, 2000 Decided: August 25, 2000 ) Docket Nos. 99-1671(L), 99-1672, 99-1673, 99-1674 -UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellee, -v.- CHAIM BERGER and AVRUM DAVID FRIESEL, a/k/a "David Friesel," a/k/a "Avraham Friesel," a/k/a "A. David Friesel," a/k/a "Aron Friesel," Defendants, KALMEN STERN, DAVID GOLDSTEIN, Esq., JACOB ELBAUM, a/k/a "Yitzchok Elbaum," and BENJAMIN BERGER, Defendants-Appellants.

The original indictment charged the appellants and two other defendants (now fugitives), Chaim Berger and Avrum David Friesel, with conspiracy and substantive counts based upon their participation in a massive conspiracy to defraud the Department of Education ("DOE"), the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), the Small Business Administration ("SBA"), the Social Security Administration ("SSA"), and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"). Count 1 of the redacted indictment charged all four appellants with conspiracy to defraud several federal agencies.

The remaining counts charged the appellants, in various combinations, with substantive crimes relating to this conspiracy, including embezzlement, mail fraud, wire fraud, false statements, money laundering, filing a false tax return, and failing to file a tax return.

The evidence at trial revealed that the appellants -- most of whom resided in New Square, a Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County, New York -- participated in a massive conspiracy to obtain by fraud millions of dollars in student financial aid, rental subsidies, social security benefits, and small business loans. All four appellants participated in a fraud upon the DOE, which formed the centerpiece of the government's case, but the government also proved that the conspirators or subsets of them victimized other agencies as well.

They also concealed their income to increase the amounts they could obtain under federal subsidy programs and reduce their tax liability.

The conspiracy involved a number of other participants, including major figures in the New Square Hasidic community. We now examine the scheme in greater detail.

First, the conspirators defrauded the DOE's Pell Grant Program by falsely enrolling thousands of New Square residents and others in schools offering mentor-based independent study programs.

Many students never actually studied at these institutions, even though the conspirators prepared a paper record of their academic progress. Ultimately, most of the false students were enrolled at Toldos Yakov Yosef Seminary ("TYY"), an institution that purported to employ all four appellants and received over $11 million in Pell Grants but never existed except on paper.

As part of the conspiracy, the conspirators made extensive efforts to deceive the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training ("ACCET") in order to gain accreditation for TYY so that the school could qualify for federal aid. Each of the appellants played a role in TYY.

Elbaum was named as Board Secretary and had signature authority over bank accounts into which Pell Grant funds were wire-transferred and out of which payments were made to community organizations, to conspirators, and to the DOE (to repay student loans).

Stern was named as administrator (1987-88); pretended to be Arye Reich, the supposed Registrar -- who was living in Israel at the time -- during ACCET visits; and made false statements to the accreditors in this capacity. Goldstein was named as Administrator (1988-91) and helped deceive the accreditors in 1989. He resigned in 1991 and later served on the ACCET Board of Trustees. In addition, he made statements to a DOE investigator in 1996 that maintained the fiction of TYY, identifying officials and claiming to have fulfilled the duties of Administrator while at TYY.

Finally, Berger served as an alleged mentor, and paychecks for supposed TYY employee Cheindel Bernat -- Ayre Reich's daughter, who also lived in Israel -- were deposited into a bank account controlled by Berger in Bernat's name.

Second, the conspirators defrauded HUD's Section 8 housing subsidy program. Elbaum and Stern failed to report to HUD payments they received from accounts controlled by Chaim Berger, thus fraudulently increasing the amount of Section 8 subsidies for which they could qualify as tenants. Benjamin Berger fraudulently obtained Section 8 rent payments as a landlord by disguising his ownership of property in New Square -- placing it in Cheindel Bernat's name -- and then depositing checks from HUD in an account he controlled in Bernat's name.

In addition, Berger obtained greater subsidies as a Section 8 tenant in Spring Valley by failing to report the income he received as a shadow landlord.

Third, various conspirators, including Goldstein and Stern, participated in schemes to defraud the SSA and the SBA, the details of which are not relevant to this appeal.

Fourth, the conspirators attempted to disguise from the IRS the income that they had diverted to the New Square community and to themselves through the above schemes.

Elbaum and Stern received proceeds through off-the-books payments made from accounts controlled by Chaim Berger. Elbaum also failed to file a tax return for one year. Finally, Berger received and concealed income through his control of an account in Cheindel Bernat's name.

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* NOTE: The Clinton pardonees looted Pell grants and bilked numerous US government agencies. Orthodox religious were designated a "disadvantaged minority" under Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." Means that Orthodox religious became beneficiaries of millions upon millions of tax dollars----federal community development funds. Federal and city assistance received over the years include CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) monies, Section 8 housing assistance, school meal funds, Headstart, HUD grants, and low interest loans. In 1984, federal aid was expanded when the federal government included Orthodox religious in a priority group of six disadvantaged minorities recognized by all federal agencies. SOURCE Read more about this subject on the PBS web site which aired a three-part series on the activities of Orthodox religious in America.

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OTHER HYPHENATE PARDONS-FOR-VOTES Holder facilitated the pardons of 16 Puerto Rican FALN terrorists so candidate Hillary could get the large NYC Latino vote. Tax cheat Mark Rich who renounced his American citizenship to evade justice got a midnight pardon, thanks to Holder. Rich donated Big Bucks to the Clintons.

133 posted on 02/03/2009 11:06:03 AM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: from occupied ga
I notice Georgia’s two RINO jackasses are not on the Nay list.

Maybe now someone worth a crap will see the need to run against these tools next cycle.

134 posted on 02/03/2009 11:23:10 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: AngryJawa
Maybe now someone worth a crap will see the need to run against these tools next cycle.

Possible, but don't bet on it. The country club Republicans here don't want any true conservatives.

135 posted on 02/03/2009 11:38:32 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga
Possible, but don't bet on it. The country club Republicans here don't want any true conservatives.

Roger that. Additionally, what "regular person with a conservative viewpoint" in his right mind would wish to get involved in running for political office these days? We're stuck with sociopaths and whores who actually enjoy having their characters assasinated, their backgrounds assailed, and their words twisted. Well-adjusted, middle-class folks need not apply.

136 posted on 02/03/2009 11:48:40 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: AngryJawa

Everything you said is true unfortunately.


137 posted on 02/03/2009 11:57:14 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: trumandogz

Really...didn’t realize the Dems had 75 seats. Unless you are referring to the spineless Republicans that sold out and voted him in as part of the Dem party.


138 posted on 02/03/2009 2:36:41 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

yes...


139 posted on 02/03/2009 2:37:33 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: JrsyJack

That was a joke. Too many GOP Senators vote with the Dems and thus should be considered Democrat.


140 posted on 02/03/2009 2:42:03 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: autumnraine
Hide the best guns off site. They will find the hole in your floor. They will find something behind the refrigerator.

If the SHTF for real, start thinking about a cache site that no one would think of for your treasures. And keep one nearby, but outside the property, just in case.

I know, the truth is that if it's time to bury them, it's time to dig them up. But seriously, diversify. Don't have all your eggs in one basket. Whether its thieves or jackboots, make sure no one can find them all. You'll feel better and in the worst case, you'll thank yourself later.

141 posted on 02/03/2009 5:49:59 PM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Tell me about it. All we did and this is the thanks we get?
Well, one thing’s for sure-he’s gotten my last vote.


142 posted on 02/03/2009 7:10:55 PM PST by snuffy smiff
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To: All

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-0902031.html

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Upon Being Sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden

Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I want to begin by thanking Vice President Biden a good friend and a long time supporter of the Department of Justice. I want to thank those who were of such help to me in the confirmation process, especially the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Patrick Leahy. I want to thank Mark Filip, the Acting Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, for the great work he has done over the past year in helping to restore the Department of Justice. I look forward to working with those other leaders of the House and Senate here today. And I want to express my appreciation to my family – especially my wife and my three children- for the love they have shared these past few weeks and always. I also want to remember the man who was the guiding force in my life and who I know is with me today.

We note today not just the journey of one fortunate person but also the distance traveled by this nation and by a people. Though much ground still needs to be covered, the events of the last year signify that a new day for this nation is potentially at hand. Nowhere but in this great country could a person like me or the President hope to achieve the positions we are now so fortunate to hold.

The distance from a very small house in Queens, New York to the fifth floor of the Department of Justice is not as long as many may think. Given the advantages of the best a public school education can afford, loving parents and the opportunity to enroll in two of the nation’s premier institutions of higher learning- and with a lot of luck- the trip from East Elmhurst to DOJ is not all that improbable. And that is the wonder of America.

As I return to the institution that formed me as a lawyer I am determined to ensure that there shall be a new day for the dedicated career professionals I am once again honored to call my colleagues. There shall be no place for political favoritism, no reason to be timid in enforcing the laws that protect our rights, our environment and our principles as long as I have the opportunity to lead this great Department. This may be a break from the immediate past but it is consistent with the long history of the Department of Justice. I call on every employee of this Department - from this moment on - to return to the practices that are the foundation of this entity. It is time once again to base our actions on policies that are rooted in fairness and in a desire to ensure a more just America.

I look forward to the years ahead as we will restore the institution that is central to what is best about the American experience. With a rededication to those values that are old and yet timeless, with a welcomed obligation to future generations and with an unswerving commitment to justice for all of our people, we will remake the Department of Justice into what it was and what it must always be.

Thank you.

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143 posted on 02/03/2009 11:43:32 PM PST by Cindy
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