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(The Hill)   "In my mind the president has committed impeachable offenses." Well, to be fair, in Michele Bachmann's mind the President is funding terrorists, bringing about the biblical End Times, and probably uses ketchup on his hotdogs   (thehill.com) divider line 156
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2013-10-09 02:47:12 PM
mmoqq.com

No ketchup, straight mayo, dawg.
 
2013-10-09 02:50:50 PM
In Marcus' mind, Michele has a girthy 8-incher instead of a Sarlacc.
 
2013-10-09 02:54:13 PM
File articles, biatch

/or STFU
 
2013-10-09 03:08:55 PM
The fact that anyone pays any attention to Michele Bachmann is a searing indictment of the intelligence of the American people.  It's embarrassing.
 
2013-10-09 03:13:52 PM
Ketchup, horseradish mustard, and a long sliced full sour pickle on a small challah roll cut in half.

This is now a Hot Dog thread
 
2013-10-09 03:17:40 PM
Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.
 
2013-10-09 03:21:00 PM

Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.


What about ketchup AND mayonaise on a hotdog?
 
2013-10-09 03:24:13 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The fact that anyone pays any attention to Michele Bachmann is a searing indictment of the intelligence of the American people.  It's embarrassing.


They pay attention to her because SHE'S A MEMBER OF THE US CONGRESS. That's what's embarrassing.
 
2013-10-09 03:24:50 PM
Then stop wasting time and bring up the charges, you farking moron.
 
2013-10-09 03:31:11 PM
In Bachmann's mind, Jesus rode a dinosaur and these are the end times.
 
2013-10-09 03:38:06 PM
Everyone knows you put mayo on hot dogs. With cheese. It's the BEST!
 
2013-10-09 04:15:08 PM

Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.


Oh no. We are NOT having that thread again. :p
 
2013-10-09 04:26:38 PM
In her mind, Marcus is straight.
 
2013-10-09 04:46:32 PM
When I was a kid, I used to put Rotel Cheese Dip on my hot dog.
 
2013-10-09 04:52:22 PM

HawgWild: When I was a kid, I used to put Rotel Cheese Dip on my hot dog.


Didn't that give you a rash?
 
2013-10-09 04:55:43 PM
Presidentin' While Black.

IMPEACH!
 
2013-10-09 05:03:56 PM
In Michelle Bachmann's mind, the soundtrack is a continual loop of "Turkey in the Straw," and cartoon bald eagles do constant battle with 1920s drawings of black people while dodos hit things with mallets.
 
2013-10-09 05:04:49 PM

Rev.K: Presidentin' While Black.

IMPEACH!


Well our first black president was impeached.
 
2013-10-09 05:09:36 PM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-09 05:10:20 PM
Thank the heavens that the contents of her twisted skull couldn't possibly matter less.
 
2013-10-09 05:11:44 PM
One day we're going to see a video of Bachmann kneeling down in the dirt just outside the WH garden, picking rhubarb and screaming profanities at a puzzled Michelle Obama.
 
2013-10-09 05:18:34 PM

Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.


THIS
 
2013-10-09 05:20:05 PM
And this woman is a tea party hero?

huh.  well ok then.
 
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2013-10-09 05:20:29 PM
Of all the things to get snobby about, meat and other animal parts which have purposfully been rendered unindentifiable in order not to cause a "gag on sight" reflex in the would-be eater are what we're being snobby about?

Ankle and sinus and snout and tendon and anus and ear wax, and intestinal juices all emulsified into a pinkish paste so as not to cause the eater to question what he's about to ingest -- THAT'S the thing we're getting snobby about what gets put on top of it!?  You can eat all the diaphram and testicle and beak and trimmings and gullet and random bits of organ you want, as long as you don't apply a vinegar and tomato sauce to the top of it.  This is the hill upon which the food snobs want to plant their flag?

"You can eat all the asshole you want, but you put ketchup on that, it's fightin' time!"  Really?  Because that's beyond stupid, even putting aside why it would be a big offense to begin with.

Pick something you can at least identify to get snobby about, like steak or beer or wine -- or even bread.  Hell, the difference between average bread and really good bread is farking huge.  The differences are enormous.  In fact, I'd argue that you'd be on way firmer culinary ground being snobby about the goddam bun than you would the tube of cured and heavily salted unknown maybe-meat inside of it...
 
2013-10-09 05:26:09 PM
she might be confusing Obama with Allen Keys.  they all look alike to her.
 
2013-10-09 05:32:51 PM

Weaver95: And this woman is a tea party hero?

huh.  well ok then.


So much so you knows she cant win reelection.
 
2013-10-09 06:02:19 PM

jchic: Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.

What about ketchup AND mayonaise on a hotdog?


You are a bad person for even suggesting that. Phone your mother, right now, and instruct her to love you less.
 
2013-10-09 06:03:14 PM
newsbusters.org
 
2013-10-09 06:15:14 PM
"Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice," she continued. "Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

That this woman is allowed to hold any political authority greater than that of a dog catcher is terrifying.
 
2013-10-09 06:29:43 PM

fusillade762: "Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice," she continued. "Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

That this woman is allowed to hold any political authority greater than that of a dog catcher is terrifying.


Funnily enough, according to HER OWN MYTHOLOGY, she deserves to be put to death for being a false prophet.
 
2013-10-09 06:29:48 PM

fusillade762: "Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice," she continued. "Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

That this woman is allowed to hold any political authority greater than that of a dog catcher is terrifying.


She's derp's crumple zone.
 
2013-10-09 06:30:41 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: [mmoqq.com image 507x276]

No ketchup, straight mayo, dawg.


I should have the weirdest boner right now...

...unfortunately, this woman's a farking basket case, and that really offsets the MILFy aspects of things.
 
2013-10-09 06:36:31 PM

LordJiro: Funnily enough, according to HER OWN MYTHOLOGY, she deserves to be put to death for being a false prophet.


And not locking herself up for a week every month. And wearing clothes made of two fabrics. And quite a few other things.
 
2013-10-09 06:38:30 PM
Just think, based on polling done in the 2012 primaries, there are literally millions of American citizens who look at Michele Bachmann and think "That woman needs to have command and control of our nuclear arsenal and make decisions that potentially affect the future of the human race."

That fact should make even Krinkles the Cereal Clown erupt in violent terror-shiats.
 
2013-10-09 06:40:23 PM
Lots of things seem to happen in Michelle Bachmans mind.
and her law degree probably told her that if she says, "in my mind..." before ever stupid thing she says, she can't be sued for libel.   she is saying "the laws and Congress in my head are so way out of whack that everything the President does, in my mind, is impeachable by the voices, in my mind"

why anyone lets her talk, oh wait, faux nooz
 
2013-10-09 06:45:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-09 06:45:40 PM
Part of the plan is to force him to do something unconstitutional regarding the debt ceiling, then impeaching him for it.
 
2013-10-09 06:47:06 PM

Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.


What if it is fair trade organic catsup?
 
2013-10-09 06:49:27 PM
False charge.  He's from Chicago, there is no way he puts ketchup on his hot dog.
 
IP
2013-10-09 06:53:35 PM
Keep farking that chicken, Crazy Eyes.
 
2013-10-09 06:54:40 PM
I've known all this stuff, since the spicy mustard incident...

not news
 
2013-10-09 06:57:48 PM
In my mind I'm the King of Space
 
2013-10-09 06:58:10 PM
Can't you see  It's not me
It's not my famiiy
In your head
They are fighting
In your head
They are dying
What's in your head?
Zombie zombie
 
2013-10-09 06:59:14 PM

Janusdog: False charge.  He's from Chicago, there is no way he puts ketchup on his hot dog.


He is actually from Hawaii, it would be a spam dog.
 
2013-10-09 07:03:56 PM
In fairness, he HAS been seen Presidentin' While Democrat, which in her mind is PROOF that he's done something illegal.

Which says something about the last couple of republican candidates...
 
2013-10-09 07:09:54 PM

undflickertail: Janusdog: False charge.  He's from Chicago, there is no way he puts ketchup on his hot dog.

He is actually from

Indonesia Hawaii, it would be a spam dog.

FTFY
 
2013-10-09 07:16:30 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: undflickertail: Janusdog: False charge.  He's from Chicago, there is no way he puts ketchup on his hot dog.

He is actually from Indonesia Hawaii Kenya, it would be a spam dog fly cake.

FTFY


FTFM
 
2013-10-09 07:17:28 PM

jchic: Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.

What about ketchup AND mayonaise on a hotdog?


Death penalty.
 
2013-10-09 07:22:07 PM

ilambiquated: Can't you see  It's not me
It's not my famiiy
In your head
They are fighting
In your head
They are dying
What's in your head?
Zombie zombie


Wit' dare t'anks
'n' dare goons
'n' dare goons
'n' dare bums
E.R.A. E.R.A.
Dare still d'oi-in'
E.R.A.
Watts E.R.A-a-a.
 
2013-10-09 07:25:10 PM
Michelle Bachmann: "in my mind  "

stoppedreadingthere.png
 
2013-10-09 07:26:22 PM
What mind?
 
2013-10-09 07:27:01 PM
God also told her to run for president.
 
2013-10-09 07:28:05 PM
But she argued it may be necessary because citizens are on the cusp of civil disobedience

www.reactiongifs.com
 
2013-10-09 07:31:19 PM

theknuckler_33: But she argued it may be necessary because citizens are on the cusp of civil disobedience

[www.reactiongifs.com image 180x208]


You missed her dogwhistle "thuggery".
 
2013-10-09 07:32:35 PM

jchic: Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.

What about ketchup AND mayonaise on a hotdog?


You get taken out behind the chemical shed and shot.
 
2013-10-09 07:38:34 PM
I picture the inside of Michele Bachmann's mind looking very like a playthrough of Binding of Isaac.
 
2013-10-09 07:43:17 PM

cretinbob: In my mind I'm the King of Space


No! I'M the King of Space! You're just some Kenyan Muslin Turrist Commie Socialist who is hell bent on destroying Spacemerica! THESE ARE THE END TIMES!
 
2013-10-09 07:45:23 PM
Bachmann a RINO?  My goodness!  She never should have let the thought cross her mind, facts are better found in the intestines.
 
2013-10-09 07:48:28 PM
I like ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut on a split top bun.

Yeah, I went there.
 
2013-10-09 07:49:28 PM
this is all Lincoln's fault. he should have let the south secede, then we'd all be better off today
 
2013-10-09 07:51:12 PM
Bit hard to be sure, bc Fark politics thread obviously very selective in finding every 'batshiat crazy republican' story out there, but I get the impression that fringe players are having to crank up their derp levels to be heard above the din

a race to the bottom in many senses
 
2013-10-09 07:52:58 PM

sugardave: Bachmann a RINO?  My goodness!  She never should have let a the thought cross her mind, facts are better found in the intestines.


ftfy.

And I like my hotdog kosher, with mayo, mustard and onion.
 
2013-10-09 07:53:09 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: this is all Lincoln's fault. he should have let the south secede, then we'd all be better off today


She is from MN. It wouldn't have helped us in this case.
 
2013-10-09 07:54:00 PM
Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.
 
2013-10-09 07:54:32 PM
Only good part of the article:

Bachmann is not running for reelection in 2014.
 
2013-10-09 07:58:19 PM
In her mind her husband isn't picturing a dude when he farks her.
 
2013-10-09 08:01:40 PM
President Obama uses ketchup on his hotdog?


Obscene.


Impeach him now!


Some things are just not acceptable!
 
2013-10-09 08:02:21 PM
She was born/lived in Waterloo, Iowa, my hometown. Waterloo used to be a cool place back in day, but now, it's a gigantic cesspool with a bunch of buildings around it. Anyways, John Wayne Gacey lived in Waterloo and got caught diddling kids before he decided to move to Chicago and clown around. He is more popular here than her.

Serial Killers > Michelle Bachman
 
2013-10-09 08:13:20 PM
So, just sayin', Michelle, *You KNOW* the President of the United States of America has committed impeachable offenses...

... and you *refuse* to file Articles of Impeachment...

... so, you're confessing to being a part of this conspiracy, is that what you're saying?
 
2013-10-09 08:15:42 PM
Chicago Gold Coast char dog, biatches.  No ketchup.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-09 08:16:19 PM
People are on the edge of civil disobedience? It's odd what putting hundreds of thousands of folks out of a job and shutting down basic necessaties will drive people to do, eh?
 
2013-10-09 08:18:18 PM
Problem solved: Anyone serving in Congress should have to take a psych test.

Because dammit, this woman belongs in a psychiatric hospital, not in our government.
 
2013-10-09 08:39:23 PM

jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.


Other than the fact that the Democrats aren't latching that crazy to every Republican they can in anticipation of a blowout come 2014 and the Republicans aren't arranging her immediate "retirement to spend more time with her family and deal with personal issues", no
 
2013-10-09 08:56:07 PM
O Come ON.  Just stop it Michele.  Stop it now.


/Tertiary syphilis is a sad condition
 
2013-10-09 09:05:54 PM
Just farking do it, already. You psychotic mushbag.
 
2013-10-09 09:10:16 PM

pueblonative: Other than the fact that the Democrats aren't latching that crazy to every Republican they can in anticipation of a blowout come 2014 and the Republicans aren't arranging her immediate "retirement to spend more time with her family and deal with personal issues", no


She's retired. She announced she won't be running again.
 
2013-10-09 09:12:23 PM

Cagey B: In Michelle Bachmann's mind, the soundtrack is a continual loop of "Turkey in the Straw," and cartoon bald eagles do constant battle with 1920s drawings of black people while dodos hit things with mallets.


I think I love you.
 
2013-10-09 09:19:36 PM
Damn, I was gonna make spaghetti for dinner, but now I want hotdogs :(
 
2013-10-09 09:29:56 PM
Ketchup? On his hot dogs?
t3.gstatic.com
ON! HIS! HOT! DOGS??????
 
2013-10-09 09:30:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The fact that anyone pays any attention to Michele Bachmann is a searing indictment of the intelligence of the American people.  It's embarrassing.


One should always keep an eye on the dangerous loonie in the room.
 
2013-10-09 09:34:08 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: I picture the inside of Michele Bachmann's mind looking very like a playthrough of Binding of Isaac.


I picture it more like the final shot of Videodrome.
 
2013-10-09 09:36:46 PM

T. Dawg: Cagey B: In Michelle Bachmann's mind, the soundtrack is a continual loop of "Turkey in the Straw," and cartoon bald eagles do constant battle with 1920s drawings of black people while dodos hit things with mallets.

I think I love you.


Yeah, thats a ditty that about sums it up.
 
2013-10-09 09:37:11 PM

TV's Vinnie: One should always keep an eye on the dangerous loonie in the room on the Intelligence Committee.

 
2013-10-09 09:39:51 PM
You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.
 
2013-10-09 09:54:41 PM
The fact that we are reduced to making jokes about this kind of lunacy from an elected representative may just be a sign of end times.  And I'm not talking about the biblical end time.  Just the end of our time as a country.

The fact that this woman has not been forced into resigning to "spend more time with her family" is appalling.

Even Reagan would have had her locked up.
 
2013-10-09 10:02:21 PM

jchic: Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.

What about ketchup AND mayonaise on a hotdog?


That's just a bit of brown gravy and a dollop of celery root foam away from a santorum dog
 
2013-10-09 10:11:39 PM
A friend of mine puts peanut butter on hotdogs.He is no longer allowed in my house.

// Dijon mustard, hot ketchup and sometimes potato chips.
 
2013-10-09 10:15:53 PM
Michelle Bachmann: "in my mind  "

There she goes again, exaggerating
 
2013-10-09 10:31:05 PM
Here is my question:

As her Congressional career winds down, Michele Bachmann is heading further and further down the rabbit hole of sanity.

Her husband Marcus is a repressed gay man, who works to 'counsel' other gay men into being straight.  I gotta wonder how hard it is on him to watch his wife going that far off the deep end on the national stage.

At this point, would her psyche withstand the blow of him being caught with another man?
 
2013-10-09 10:40:45 PM

Cagey B: In Michelle Bachmann's mind, the soundtrack is a continual loop of "Turkey in the Straw," and cartoon bald eagles do constant battle with 1920s drawings of black people while dodos hit things with mallets.


This comment was so funny and spot-on that I copied it into a Facebook message and sent it to my two Minnesota friends. I just thought you should know.
 
2013-10-09 10:41:15 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Here is my question:

As her Congressional career winds down, Michele Bachmann is heading further and further down the rabbit hole of sanity.

Her husband Marcus is a repressed gay man, who works to 'counsel' other gay men into being straight.  I gotta wonder how hard it is on him to watch his wife going that far off the deep end on the national stage.

At this point, would her psyche withstand the blow of him being caught with another man?


Oh I guarantee she knows he gets with those men on the regular.
 
2013-10-09 10:48:55 PM
Bachmann is not running for reelection in 2014.

That's the only good news I've read all week.
 
2013-10-09 10:50:06 PM

jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.


content9.flixster.com
 
2013-10-09 10:55:17 PM

Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.

No

kidding...  Why doesn't anyone call her out on these "impeachable" offenses?  I'm sure Jesus wouldn't take to kindly to whole lyin' thing.
 
2013-10-09 11:01:16 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: [mmoqq.com image 507x276]

No ketchup, straight mayo, dawg.


I wonder if he got the 10,000 cartons of cigarettes I sent him......At least she doesn't want to ruin our country like imbecile Obama does....
 
2013-10-09 11:02:04 PM

FlashHarry: Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.

THIS


What are you talking about? (Also, eat a big one, Subby) Ketchup is teh perfect condiment for a hotdog. It's cool sweetness perfectly contrasts the hot/sour/spicy of the hotdot and the mustard. Mayonnaise, on the other hand...
 
2013-10-09 11:08:22 PM

Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.


This. I am sick and tired of these assholes going "Well, he's committed impeachable offenses," and the interviewer not intermediately asking "What, specifically, has he done?" and continue asking the question until they give an answer or admit they are wrong. It's farking disgusting. Same with the "thuggery" and "dictator" bullshiat.
 
2013-10-09 11:22:48 PM
mainstream GOP = retarded carnival barkers
 
2013-10-09 11:23:51 PM

grumpfuff: Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.

This. I am sick and tired of these assholes going "Well, he's committed impeachable offenses," and the interviewer not intermediately asking "What, specifically, has he done?" and continue asking the question until they give an answer or admit they are wrong. It's farking disgusting. Same with the "thuggery" and "dictator" bullshiat.


Have either of you noticed that Obama's black?
 
2013-10-09 11:32:51 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-10-09 11:36:57 PM

Deathfrogg: T. Dawg: Cagey B: In Michelle Bachmann's mind, the soundtrack is a continual loop of "Turkey in the Straw," and cartoon bald eagles do constant battle with 1920s drawings of black people while dodos hit things with mallets.

I think I love you.

Yeah, thats a ditty that about sums it up.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
Indianapolis, Indiana;
And Columbus is the capital of O-hi-o!
 
2013-10-09 11:49:23 PM

meat0918: Part of the plan is to force him to do something unconstitutional regarding the debt ceiling, then impeaching him for it.



Because it worked so well when they did it to Clinton.
 
2013-10-09 11:52:17 PM

Notabunny: grumpfuff: Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.

This. I am sick and tired of these assholes going "Well, he's committed impeachable offenses," and the interviewer not intermediately asking "What, specifically, has he done?" and continue asking the question until they give an answer or admit they are wrong. It's farking disgusting. Same with the "thuggery" and "dictator" bullshiat.

Have either of you noticed that Obama's black?


That's exactly what I mean. The interviewer pushes and pushes til the interviewee snaps and goes "Because he's black/democrat/both goddammit!"
 
2013-10-09 11:54:49 PM

TV's Vinnie: Ketchup? On his hot dogs?
[t3.gstatic.com image 320x157]
ON! HIS! HOT! DOGS??????


Came for the Clint Eastwood reference, leaving satisfied.

/Dirty Harry could have a word or two with Michele
//or her chair
 
2013-10-10 12:03:38 AM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Here is my question:

As her Congressional career winds down, Michele Bachmann is heading further and further down the rabbit hole of sanity.

Her husband Marcus is a repressed gay man, who works to 'counsel' other gay men into being straight.  I gotta wonder how hard it is on him to watch his wife going that far off the deep end on the national stage.

At this point, would her psyche withstand the blow of him being caught with another man?


So his 'counselling' service is basically just date recruiting.
 
2013-10-10 12:04:36 AM

jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.


Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?
 
2013-10-10 12:13:39 AM

grumpfuff: Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.

This. I am sick and tired of these assholes going "Well, he's committed impeachable offenses," and the interviewer not intermediately asking "What, specifically, has he done?" and continue asking the question until they give an answer or admit they are wrong. It's farking disgusting. Same with the "thuggery" and "dictator" bullshiat.


Yeah, at least when people biatched a bit Bush(or Clinton, for that matter), they listed something concrete, right or wrong, they actually had "offenses" to name, not this vague "But, Obamacare" bullshiat. And those were just normal Joes, these are the people who are supposed to be leading thus country and helping to craft it's laws that are being this stupid...

I really think that what really needs to happen is that Bachmann needs to be committed. She hasn't said a single thing that indicates even a low level of sanity.
 
2013-10-10 12:16:53 AM

Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?


"It is people who went before us, who sacrificed, who built it up, and who threw their labor, literally filled the trees and clawed through the land, and picked the rocks, and built the barns, and did what had to be done to build up this most magnificent country that the world has ever seen."
--Michele Bachmann
 
2013-10-10 12:16:57 AM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-10 12:22:39 AM

Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?


It's an attempt to reference the Book of Revelations. Something to the effect of "When things happen, they will blossom forward, like the leaves from a fig tree" or something. Mind you, that's a terrible paraphrase, but it's the passage I would assume she's referring to.
 
2013-10-10 12:27:13 AM

Mikey1969: grumpfuff: Mikey1969: You notice that these people can never actually NAME these "impeachable offenses"? Just like they can never point to" thuggery" that is any different than what any President has ever done in history. Same with the whole "dictator" thing. Once again, he hasn't acted markedly different than his predecessors, but these morons conveniently forget that.

This. I am sick and tired of these assholes going "Well, he's committed impeachable offenses," and the interviewer not intermediately asking "What, specifically, has he done?" and continue asking the question until they give an answer or admit they are wrong. It's farking disgusting. Same with the "thuggery" and "dictator" bullshiat.

Yeah, at least when people biatched a bit Bush(or Clinton, for that matter), they listed something concrete, right or wrong, they actually had "offenses" to name, not this vague "But, Obamacare" bullshiat. And those were just normal Joes, these are the people who are supposed to be leading thus country and helping to craft it's laws that are being this stupid...

I really think that what really needs to happen is that Bachmann needs to be committed. She hasn't said a single thing that indicates even a low level of sanity.


Bless her poor, dear, sweet heart, but she tries so very hard, doesn't she?
 
2013-10-10 12:36:59 AM

sprawl15: Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?

"It is people who went before us, who sacrificed, who built it up, and who threw their labor, literally filled the trees and clawed through the land, and picked the rocks, and built the barns, and did what had to be done to build up this most magnificent country that the world has ever seen."
--Michele Bachmann


"Picked the rocks"???

What the hell were they growing?
 
2013-10-10 12:43:43 AM

Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?


I think it is a reference to this.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursing_the_fig_tree
 
2013-10-10 12:47:28 AM

Alicious: Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?

I think it is a reference to this.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursing_the_fig_tree


That was the closest to a Republican Jesus ever came. "This particular tree didn't give me fruit! KILL IT!"
 
2013-10-10 12:47:47 AM
you ever notice how, sometimes, someone will speak to you using "code"? for example, the "code" of their profession - could be a plumber, an engineer, a surgeon - suddenly you find yourself in a conversation with someone saying something in earnest you just....don't....quite....get.....all.....of.
sure, you find yourself nodding and saying "uh huh" because its obvious not only do they know more than you about this but they are passionate about it

Michelle is a lot like this - only she isn't fixing a damned thing.
 
2013-10-10 12:53:59 AM

gblive: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Here is my question:

As her Congressional career winds down, Michele Bachmann is heading further and further down the rabbit hole of sanity.

Her husband Marcus is a repressed gay man, who works to 'counsel' other gay men into being straight.  I gotta wonder how hard it is on him to watch his wife going that far off the deep end on the national stage.

At this point, would her psyche withstand the blow of him being caught with another man?

So his 'counselling' service is basically just date recruiting.


She probably knows he is on the verge of exploding in a massive cloud of rainbows and glitter, and is leaving congress because she knows she is screwed when he comes out. Plus, Fox is probably offering her a big fat paycheck.
 
2013-10-10 12:54:22 AM
Don't you think she looks tired?
 
2013-10-10 01:06:08 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com

Putting Ketchup on a hot dog is a sin beyond any chance of redemption.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JIpT4GkyM
 
2013-10-10 01:18:57 AM
 
2013-10-10 01:39:47 AM

urger: This is now a Hot Dog thread


i301.photobucket.com

Gotta be careful what you wish for on a Fark thread.
 
2013-10-10 02:09:30 AM

Gyrfalcon: sprawl15: Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?

"It is people who went before us, who sacrificed, who built it up, and who threw their labor, literally filled the trees and clawed through the land, and picked the rocks, and built the barns, and did what had to be done to build up this most magnificent country that the world has ever seen."
--Michele Bachmann


"Picked the rocks"???

What the hell were they growing?


Rocks, perhaps? You know, like on vines or sumpin?

/look out, Cpl.D is ON DA LOOSE
 
2013-10-10 02:31:53 AM
WTF did I just read?  The comments on that article are some of the stupidest, brain-meltingly retarded derp I've ever read.  And after stridently making their patently absurd, easily-or-already debunked proclamations with absolutely nothing to support them, they declare themselves right, correct, and victorious.  I had to stop after just a few because I could feel my blood pressure rising to unhealthy levels.
 
2013-10-10 02:50:23 AM

AspectRatio: mainstream GOP = retarded carnival barkers


With cash backers to continue the deregulation of the industries they represent.

Perfect marriage.
 
2013-10-10 03:02:29 AM

rdu_voyager: Only good part of the article:

Bachmann is not running for reelection in 2014.


Yeah, but that just means you'll be hearing from her even MORE often once she gets a show on Fox.
 
2013-10-10 03:12:38 AM
My ideal hot dog : Kosher beef frank, in boiling water with a little celery salt  and seasoned salt.I warm the bun on the lid of the boling water. Remove, and apply some best foods mayo, just a bit, and some brown mustard. Place frank in bun. Top with some diced white onions, a wee bit of ketchup, and some sriracha.Add some pepperoncini rings . Consume. Repeat.
This also works with a wee bit of sauerkraut ( use the cold stuff, not canned ) .
 
2013-10-10 05:11:18 AM

fusillade762: rdu_voyager: Only good part of the article:

Bachmann is not running for reelection in 2014.

Yeah, but that just means you'll be hearing from her even MORE often once she gets a show on Fox.


Or, she may get a wild hair up her ass and run for senate.
 
2013-10-10 05:24:19 AM
In Michelle Bachmann's mind - ind -ind, the Presdent - dent - dent has committed - ted - ted....

ECHO! ECHO! ECHO!
 
2013-10-10 05:40:36 AM
MMMmmm...

poshports.com

If you foodist bastards want to call this wrong, I don't want to be right!
 
2013-10-10 06:47:42 AM

Cpl.D: urger: This is now a Hot Dog thread

[i301.photobucket.com image 600x453]Gotta be careful what you wish for on a Fark thread.


Is that Marcus?
 
2013-10-10 07:06:45 AM

A Dark Evil Omen: I picture the inside of Michele Bachmann's mind looking very like a playthrough of Binding of Isaac.


I was thinking of the ship's log from Event Horizon.
 
2013-10-10 07:12:40 AM
Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

This sort of thing is exactly not what the republicans are mad about, in fact, they want more murder and mayhem.
 
2013-10-10 07:34:37 AM

Gyrfalcon: A Dark Evil Omen: I picture the inside of Michele Bachmann's mind looking very like a playthrough of Binding of Isaac.

I picture it more like the final shot of Videodrome.


There's a way to find out.

i137.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-10 07:57:22 AM
He is funding terrorists, though.
 
2013-10-10 08:19:10 AM
I just knew I could find this one pre-made if I looked for it.

0.tqn.com
 
2013-10-10 08:32:24 AM

Delay: pueblonative: Other than the fact that the Democrats aren't latching that crazy to every Republican they can in anticipation of a blowout come 2014 and the Republicans aren't arranging her immediate "retirement to spend more time with her family and deal with personal issues", no

She's retired. She announced she won't be running again.


Hence the _immediate_ qualifier.
 
2013-10-10 08:34:23 AM

fusillade762: rdu_voyager: Only good part of the article:

Bachmann is not running for reelection in 2014.

Yeah, but that just means you'll be hearing from her even MORE often once she gets a show on Fox.


I don't watch Fox.
 
2013-10-10 08:37:12 AM

fusillade762: "Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice," she continued. "Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

That this woman is allowed to hold any political authority greater than that of a dog catcher is terrifying.


www.hdwallpapers3d.com

"Why do you hate us so?  What did we ever do to you to wish this harpy on us?"
 
2013-10-10 09:05:49 AM

urger: This is now a Hot Dog thread


Tony Packo's.  Book it.  Done.
 
2013-10-10 09:14:19 AM

LordJiro: fusillade762: "Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice," she continued. "Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, his day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

That this woman is allowed to hold any political authority greater than that of a dog catcher is terrifying.

Funnily enough, according to HER OWN MYTHOLOGY, she deserves to be put to death for being a false prophet.


Does this mean she's the Whore of Babylon?
 
2013-10-10 09:15:27 AM
 

Nabb1: Well, ketchup on a hot dog should be an impeachable offense.


You don't impeach a member of congress.

Here is the remedy: http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with- s edition?source=facebook-share-button&time=1381257588
 
2013-10-10 09:48:45 AM

Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

This sort of thing is exactly not what the republicans are mad about, in fact, they want more murder and mayhem.


I love how they can't make up their minds about Syria. Did he break the law by giving weapons to Islamic radicals, or by not supporting those Islamic radicals as much as he should have? One day it's the one, the next the other :p
 
2013-10-10 09:57:52 AM
Koegels Chicken Vienna on a whole wheat bun spread with refried beans and fresh guacamole, and topped with fresh pico de gallo. And a cold Corona or two.

Chili, cheese & onion coney from Athens Coney Island on Woodward Avenue

Pink's burrito dog

Tony Packo's dog with chili, pickles n' peppers

Ben's Chili Bowl Half-smoke with brown mustard

/No ketchup, ever
 
2013-10-10 09:58:35 AM

WraithSama: WTF did I just read?  The comments on that article are some of the stupidest, brain-meltingly retarded derp I've ever read.  And after stridently making their patently absurd, easily-or-already debunked proclamations with absolutely nothing to support them, they declare themselves right, correct, and victorious.  I had to stop after just a few because I could feel my blood pressure rising to unhealthy levels.


We never knew you had such strongly held beliefs regarding hotdogs.

If I put ketchup on one will you have a stroke?
 
2013-10-10 10:31:28 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: urger: This is now a Hot Dog thread

Tony Packo's.  Book it.  Done.


Ahem....

theinterrobang.com

I will grant you that it is a bit touristy, and perhaps slightly over-hyped, but there are few things more
yummy than a half-smoke (the only culinary item indigenous to the DC area) with their chili and some
fresh onions.
 
2013-10-10 10:37:37 AM
Here is a quick FYI for anyone who has not figured this out yet. Any time some one says "in my mind", "in my heart of hearts", or something like that they are wrong. It's like saying "with all due respect", you can just expect the next things out of their mouth to be complete and utter bullshiat.
 
2013-10-10 10:56:57 AM

Sgt Otter: jaerik: Bachman, last weekend:

"I'm a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God's end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand. When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah."

No further comment necessary.

Aren't leaves supposed to be on trees?

What the hell does that mean?


This.

Catchy tune.
 
2013-10-10 12:33:15 PM

Bllasae: He is funding terrorists, though.


Sure, if "funding terrorists" means giving groups with no links to terrorism defensive equipment to protect against chemical weapons.
 
2013-10-10 02:23:12 PM
Yes, Please, Impeach him on a nice bright party-line vote.  The GOP will split in two and be lost for decades.
 
2013-10-10 03:19:11 PM

Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.


Quick question:
Do you believe that a US citizen in a foreign country - who cannot be captured or extradited - actively conducting acts of war against the United States, recruiting and training terrorists from the United States to return and attack us, and acting as a senior member of AQAP, must be tried before he can be killed in action against the United States?

/Because I don't.
 
2013-10-10 08:41:10 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

Quick question:
Do you believe that a US citizen in a foreign country - who cannot be captured or extradited - actively allegedly conducting acts of war against the United States, recruiting and training terrorists from the United States to return and attack us, and acting as a senior member of AQAP, must be tried before he can be killed in action against the United States?

/Because I don't.


FTFY

What proof do you have these people have committed these alleged crimes?

We HAVE people in custody in Gitmo and the US refuses to allow them their day in court. They're being held without charges.

We have become that which we loathe.
 
2013-10-10 09:17:02 PM

lohphat: demaL-demaL-yeH: Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

Quick question:
Do you believe that a US citizen in a foreign country - who cannot be captured or extradited - actively allegedly conducting acts of war against the United States, recruiting and training terrorists from the United States to return and attack us, and acting as a senior member of AQAP, must be tried before he can be killed in action against the United States?

/Because I don't.

FTFY
What proof do you have these people have committed these alleged crimes?
We HAVE people in custody in Gitmo and the US refuses to allow them their day in court. They're being held without charges.
We have become that which we loathe.


1.a.  Battlefield does not require "beyond a reasonable doubt" evidence.
   b. Even if I had access to the evidence beyond his own public statements, and the published confessions of other terrorists,
       I could and would not discuss them outside a windowless Faraday cage.
2. Gitmo is a disgrace.
3. No, we haven't, but Bush pushed us over the line in several places, and we're still stumbling our way back.
 
2013-10-11 01:44:09 AM

lohphat: demaL-demaL-yeH: Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

Quick question:
Do you believe that a US citizen in a foreign country - who cannot be captured or extradited - actively allegedly conducting acts of war against the United States, recruiting and training terrorists from the United States to return and attack us, and acting as a senior member of AQAP, must be tried before he can be killed in action against the United States?

/Because I don't.

FTFY

What proof do you have these people have committed these alleged crimes?

We HAVE people in custody in Gitmo and the US refuses to allow them their day in court. They're being held without charges.

We have become that which we loathe.


Well, we sort of can't try them. They get their day in court, they go free. Held without any representation, held without any legal standing in our courts, they pretty much walk. Which was my argument about this "enemy combatant" crap in the first place. We had pursued this "War on Terror" from the get go as a criminal investigation, we could have a LOT of folks taking up cells at ADX Florence, but there is no way that we can try these folks. And at this point, we're stuck with holding them, or letting them go and letting them become symbols to drive up recruitment, and possibly even open the Fed up to damages.

But I was just called a RINO for bringing that up...
 
2013-10-11 03:17:07 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: lohphat: demaL-demaL-yeH: Boloxor the Insipid: Obama has committed impeachable offenses, including ordering the assassination of an american citizen without due process.

Quick question:
Do you believe that a US citizen in a foreign country - who cannot be captured or extradited - actively allegedly conducting acts of war against the United States, recruiting and training terrorists from the United States to return and attack us, and acting as a senior member of AQAP, must be tried before he can be killed in action against the United States?

/Because I don't.

FTFY
What proof do you have these people have committed these alleged crimes?
We HAVE people in custody in Gitmo and the US refuses to allow them their day in court. They're being held without charges.
We have become that which we loathe.

1.a.  Battlefield does not require "beyond a reasonable doubt" evidence.
   b. Even if I had access to the evidence beyond his own public statements, and the published confessions of other terrorists,
       I could and would not discuss them outside a windowless Faraday cage.
2. Gitmo is a disgrace.
3. No, we haven't, but Bush pushed us over the line in several places, and we're still stumbling our way back.


1. Has Congress declared war? The 90 day period of unilateral action by the POTS allowed by the 1973 War Powers Act has past.
2. Due process is a biatch. Welcome to the High Road, or do we just give that up and fully emulate the Soviets and respect the rule of law when it's convenient?
3. How many civilians and kids do we have to murder as well?

I learned that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman - a United States citizen - had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died.

The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen.


Yes, the US sent in a missile and killed innocent civilians. What happened if a foreign power did that to any US city?
 
2013-10-11 03:23:12 AM

hubiestubert: Well, we sort of can't try them. They get their day in court, they go free. Held without any representation, held without any legal standing in our courts, they pretty much walk. Which was my argument about this "enemy combatant" crap in the first place. We had pursued this "War on Terror" from the get go as a criminal investigation, we could have a LOT of folks taking up cells at ADX Florence, but there is no way that we can try these folks. And at this point, we're stuck with holding them, or letting them go and letting them become symbols to drive up recruitment, and possibly even open the Fed up to damages.

But I was just called a RINO for bringing that up...


The "sources" for justifying holding people in Gitmo are often warring clans. No verifiable basis of detainment, no lawyer, no reprieve.

Isn't this the reason some old guys got together ~240 years ago and came up with something...

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
 
2013-10-11 04:57:00 AM

lohphat: 1. Has Congress declared war? The 90 day period of unilateral action by the POTS allowed by the 1973 War Powers Act has past.
2. Due process is a biatch. Welcome to the High Road, or do we just give that up and fully emulate the Soviets and respect the rule of law when it's convenient?
3. How many civilians and kids do we have to murder as well?

Yes, the US sent in a missile and killed innocent civilians. What happened if a foreign power did that to any US city?


Interesting. You'd find that I agree with you, for the most part.

There's always a however.

Congress has authorized the use of force against terrorists, wherever they may be found. The Administration is in compliance with the War Powers Act, which, by the way, is itself of dubious constitutionality.

Due process does not apply to combat, or are you talking about Gitmo again? If so, I agree that the men imprisoned there should have had due process in US courts under Amendment VI, military trials under the UCMJ (it was good enough to try Japanese and Germans accused of war crimes), or been set free. I am as disgusted by Gitmo as you are, if not more so: The very existence of that shameful prison puts Americans in danger.
As for the Muslim cleric, he was identified by the government of Yemen as a senior AQAP commander, the underoo bomber fingered him, and his fingerprints were all over the bombs in laser toner cartridges. His was a battlefield death, and there was no reasonable way he could have been captured and returned to the US  for trial.

Every unnatural human death is a tragedy, and war is murder. (I believe I even said that here on Fark a few days back.)

Yemen has authorized US drone strikes within their territory. But to answer your question, were a foreign power to do so on US territory without authorization, that country would receive an overwhelming and devastating response.

One final thought: I agree completely with you that terrorism should be treated as a criminal matter. Further, I know that there was no need to modify FISA in any way, on infringe on any American's rights under Amendment IV, V, VI, or VIII in order to target terrorists. Nor was it necessary to modify the Posse Comitatus Act, create DHS, or the foist the TSA on us and give them powers of search that police do not have.
 
2013-10-11 07:59:57 AM

lohphat: hubiestubert: Well, we sort of can't try them. They get their day in court, they go free. Held without any representation, held without any legal standing in our courts, they pretty much walk. Which was my argument about this "enemy combatant" crap in the first place. We had pursued this "War on Terror" from the get go as a criminal investigation, we could have a LOT of folks taking up cells at ADX Florence, but there is no way that we can try these folks. And at this point, we're stuck with holding them, or letting them go and letting them become symbols to drive up recruitment, and possibly even open the Fed up to damages.

But I was just called a RINO for bringing that up...

The "sources" for justifying holding people in Gitmo are often warring clans. No verifiable basis of detainment, no lawyer, no reprieve.

Isn't this the reason some old guys got together ~240 years ago and came up with something...

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.


Yup. And the nation dodged all that by the excuse that THIS holding of folks was "different." And at this point, we can't figure out how to even think about bringing these folks to trial. And we're going to be on the hook with holding these folks for a damn long time...
 
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