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(The Daily Caller)   Members of Congress not permitted to take pictures at: A) Air Force rocket launch B) Top Secret Weapons Facility C) Child Immigrant holding facility   (dailycaller.com ) divider line 16
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2014-06-13 12:14:19 PM  
A member of Congress conducting official business and not doing something do endanger national security is not subject to arrest or hindrance. I hope at least one member brings a video recording device and records the whole tour. Good governance requires the light of day to restraint corrupt practices and dishonest actions.
 
2014-06-13 12:36:15 PM  
Are non-members of Congress allowed to take pictures there? No? Then I don't give a shiat. If you want access for an investigation, use your subpoena power.
 
2014-06-13 12:43:28 PM  
Do we have any of that napalm left over from Vietnam?
 
2014-06-13 12:48:18 PM  
It could be because of legitimate reasons like not invading the privacy of children for free publicity.  But it's probably actually because we're engaged in human rights abuses.
 
2014-06-13 12:51:38 PM  
So ... how do we know this place even exists?!
 
2014-06-13 01:02:14 PM  
Hey, Daily Caller staff, do me a favor?

Take a rusty knife, ram it up your ass, give it a few turns, then yank it out. Afterwards, make sure to give yourself a nice, refreshing, salt-and-vinegar enema.
 
2014-06-13 01:12:25 PM  
I'm sure they're not permitted to take pictures of children who are with CYS or take pictures of people's medical records either.
 
2014-06-13 01:18:06 PM  

kronicfeld: If you want access for an investigation, use your subpoena power.


Ideally, by bringing enough members of a relevant committee to convene a hearing and issue the subpoena while there.

(I suspect some of the prohibitions have to due with the minors' right to privacy; or at least, that's an excuse.)
 
2014-06-13 01:28:52 PM  
I'd be wary of letting Congressmen take pictures of little kids.
 
2014-06-13 04:40:54 PM  

ikanreed: It could be because of legitimate reasons like not invading the privacy of children for free publicity.  But it's probably actually because we're engaged in human rights abuses.


If we were engaged in human rights abuses then the restrictions make no sense.  The Congressmen can still go to work the next day and tell everyone everything they saw, even if they don't have photographs to document it.  They will also get photographs of the facility later that they can show to the press and say, "this is where the young girls were sold as property."

This sounds like DHHS very intelligently realizing that some Congressman might be very interested in using some or all of these kids as political props, or that they might see the potential political mileage they could get by grandstanding to the cameras during the course of the tour.  Let's face it, there is no depth some of the guys won't sink to, given the opportunity.  Can you blame DHHS from wanting to spare these children at least some of that?
 
2014-06-13 05:13:07 PM  

Nuuu: ikanreed: It could be because of legitimate reasons like not invading the privacy of children for free publicity.  But it's probably actually because we're engaged in human rights abuses.

If we were engaged in human rights abuses then the restrictions make no sense.  The Congressmen can still go to work the next day and tell everyone everything they saw, even if they don't have photographs to document it.  They will also get photographs of the facility later that they can show to the press and say, "this is where the young girls were sold as property."

This sounds like DHHS very intelligently realizing that some Congressman might be very interested in using some or all of these kids as political props, or that they might see the potential political mileage they could get by grandstanding to the cameras during the course of the tour.  Let's face it, there is no depth some of the guys won't sink to, given the opportunity.  Can you blame DHHS from wanting to spare these children at least some of that?


This is pretty much I wanted to say.
 
2014-06-13 06:09:56 PM  

Nuuu: This sounds like DHHS very intelligently realizing that some Congressman might be very interested in using some or all of these kids as political props, or that they might see the potential political mileage they could get by grandstanding to the cameras during the course of the tour. Let's face it, there is no depth some of the guys won't sink to, given the opportunity. Can you blame DHHS from wanting to spare these children at least some of that?


Does/did that same argument apply to taking photographs of coffins of dead soldiers returning from Iraq back when that was an issue?
 
2014-06-13 07:38:59 PM  

Alien Robot: Nuuu: This sounds like DHHS very intelligently realizing that some Congressman might be very interested in using some or all of these kids as political props, or that they might see the potential political mileage they could get by grandstanding to the cameras during the course of the tour. Let's face it, there is no depth some of the guys won't sink to, given the opportunity. Can you blame DHHS from wanting to spare these children at least some of that?

Does/did that same argument apply to taking photographs of coffins of dead soldiers returning from Iraq back when that was an issue?


Generally when circumstances are completely different, different arguments apply.

I cannot speak for Nuuu, but I imagine he would agree it that is the case here.


Next up,  Alien Robot asks the question, "Why is the government banning me from taking upskirt photos? What evil government misdeeds are they hiding?"
 
2014-06-13 09:44:43 PM  
So, is Obama afraid of Democratic members of Congress or the Republican ones? I have a really hard time believing that Republicans would come out against locking up Hispanic children who are here illegally.
 
2014-06-14 02:56:48 AM  
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2014-06-14 01:00:09 PM  

Smackledorfer: Generally when circumstances are completely different, different arguments apply.


Like when there's a Democrat in the White House versus a Republican in the White House?

And the same argument was made then even if you want to pretend it wasn't: Democrats Use Dead Americans as Campaign Props

"Democrats have now produced a video commercial exploiting the deaths of American soldiers and Marines in order to raise money and win votes. Their new fundraising video shows some 12 flag-draped coffins of dead American servicemen inside a cargo plane."
 
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