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Video: Less than half of the Senate shows up for briefing on NSA?
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Posted on 06/15/2013 8:55:17 PM PDT by chessplayer

We can look at this in one of two ways. Maybe only 47 of the current 100 US Senators didn’t know enough about the NSA surveillance programs to consider themselves fully informed and satisfied that the intelligence community doesn’t cross the line when it comes to spying on Americans. Or, perhaps 53 of the current 100 US senators don’t really care whether the NSA is spying on Americans — at least not enough to put off plans for a long weekend:


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs
Whats-it's-name spying on the entire population in the country, including congress. Media and congress say,,,"who cares, that's a good thing!"

Whats-it's-name sending weapons to al-Qaeda. Media and congress say,,,"who cares, that's a good thing!"

This NSA thing has no more legs than F&F, the AP snooping, Benghazi, or the IRS story,,,and whats-it's name knows it. Once again Mr. Teflon skates away without a scratch.

1 posted on 06/15/2013 8:55:17 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

a$$hats all... or, damn nearly all!


2 posted on 06/15/2013 8:59:20 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: chessplayer

They didnt show up because they want to be like Obama :’I know NOTHING, NOTHING’

They don’t plan on doing anything.
Plus they are sworn to secrecy.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 9:00:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: chessplayer

“Or, perhaps 53 of the current 100 US senators...”

...already know.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 9:01:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: chessplayer

It’s looking more and more like Obama is going to get away with all this and continue on his merry way. IMO


5 posted on 06/15/2013 9:02:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: chessplayer

Nothing to worry about- they are consistent in their choosing to be ignorant.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 9:03:17 PM PDT by handmade
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To: chessplayer

Is there a list of who attended and who didn’t?


7 posted on 06/15/2013 9:13:05 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

PUBLISH THE LIST!


8 posted on 06/15/2013 9:17:10 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: chessplayer

When only 47 out of 100 Senators stick around for a hearing this important, that basically answers the question:

“How did we get in this situation?”


9 posted on 06/15/2013 9:17:50 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Paladin2

I want to know every one of the A$$hats who didn’t show. The people need to pound them with letters of condemnation


10 posted on 06/15/2013 9:18:58 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: chessplayer

Another way to see it, 53 of our brave Sir Robins bravely stayed away.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 9:18:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chessplayer
Or 53 of them had folders placed on their desks with a summery of the most damning things that NSA et.al. has dug up on them.
12 posted on 06/15/2013 9:20:43 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: chessplayer

Impending Fall of Rome, anybody..?

Wow.

What would The Framers say...?


13 posted on 06/15/2013 9:24:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Rembrandt
“How did we get in this situation?”

We allowed political office to become a career choice, not a patriotic calling. With big salaries, incredible perks, power and social prestige -- not to mention lifetime health care and cushy pensions -- politicians became beholden to lobbyists and re-election donors who want favors, not the citizens they're supposed to represent. Write all the letters and emails you want to the politician "representing" you. The only ones that get read are the ones promising big-time financial support.

14 posted on 06/15/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: sickoflibs
They didnt show up because they want to be like Obama :’I know NOTHING, NOTHING’ They don’t plan on doing anything. Plus they are sworn to secrecy.

Who are the Senators who voted "not present?"

15 posted on 06/15/2013 10:04:00 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: chessplayer

Hey!!!!

They have drinks to mix! (some of them have to drown themselves in alcohol to try to forget how they’ve screwed the country they took an oath to defend.)


16 posted on 06/15/2013 10:31:02 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: chessplayer

Since when is Fathers’ day a LONG WEEKEND?


17 posted on 06/15/2013 10:51:05 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: chessplayer

Romanians had it better than we do. During Ceasescu’s regime, every family got a new phone equipped with a mike that allowed the government to monitor their every word.

We didn’t even get a new phone.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 11:06:16 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Bernard Marx

BTTP


19 posted on 06/15/2013 11:14:40 PM PDT by Navy_Air (I get my news from Freerepublic)
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To: Paladin2

I couldn’t find a list anywhere. Is it an effin’ state secret or what?


20 posted on 06/15/2013 11:51:56 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Well, what would we expect given the level of stupidity represented in the Senate. And the rest are bought and paid for.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 11:55:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

There was someone on one of the radio news shows who stated that it wasn’t uncommon for elected members to skip security briefings offered by the administration, as first of all the information was suspect, and secondly, anything they heard in a classified briefing would then be off the table for public discussion. I think many of them are getting their information from more trusted sources.


22 posted on 06/16/2013 12:49:40 AM PDT by binreadin
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This underscores the point I’ve been making!!!


23 posted on 06/16/2013 12:51:29 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer

>> This NSA thing has no more legs than ...

That’s right. The NSA is just an instrument. Turn your focus to Congress where it belongs.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 12:56:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer
What else could you possible expect from politicians?

POLITICIAN - n....a four letter word spelled with ten letters


25 posted on 06/16/2013 1:34:48 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: binreadin

Wasn’t this a briefing by Clapper? Enough said.


26 posted on 06/16/2013 3:43:55 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Bernard Marx

Well said.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 4:48:17 AM PDT by doberville
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