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(Drudge)   King Bush shuts down Congress   ( divider line
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10753 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Dec 2001 at 2:23 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-13 02:32:07 PM  
Elvis is gonna be pissed.
2001-12-13 02:32:49 PM  
I prefer King George II
2001-12-13 02:32:51 PM  
Ah, nothing brings together two opposing political parties, like a corrupt official.
2001-12-13 02:32:52 PM  
checks and balances are for banks anyway.
2001-12-13 02:34:21 PM  
Lbo: hehe
2001-12-13 02:36:36 PM  
There were too many words. I got bored and quit before finishing the article. All it would tell me is that politics in Washington have nothing to do with the proper governance of this nation.
2001-12-13 02:37:13 PM  
They should have bush and the texans fight congress and the lawyers in a PPV special. That would be something I would consider paying for, depending on how many weapons were involved and such.
2001-12-13 02:37:16 PM  
"Here's a recognized, legitimate power, but never, ever use it."

If the pinheads on the Hill could keep their individual and collective mouths shut, I'd have a problem with the Executive Privilege.
2001-12-13 02:37:28 PM  
Contempt of Congress... hell... we would all be in jail if that was enforcable
2001-12-13 02:38:44 PM  
"mine, mine, you can't have any"

Sr. never taught him to share ... Bush again shows that he seeks a dictatorship ...
2001-12-13 02:40:50 PM  
Um, doesn't that violate the Freedom of Information Act?
2001-12-13 02:40:59 PM  
``Disclosure to Congress of confidential advice to the attorney general regarding the appointment of a special counsel and confidential recommendations to Department of Justice officials regarding whether to bring criminal charges would inhibit the candor necessary to the effectiveness of the deliberative process by which the department makes prosecutorial decisions,'' Bush wrote.

Yeah, Bush wrote that. Sure.
2001-12-13 02:41:18 PM  
Bush using his cronies to bend the law to his own party's advantage even though it goes against the intent of the laws and the will of the people?

I am shocked and amazed. (/sarcasm off)
2001-12-13 02:41:27 PM  
I say we model the United States after Fuedal Japanese society. Hell, there's enough martial arts dojos here...and we could all buy knives, samurai swords, and ninja-tos from that freaky, apocalyptic late night home shopping network that always pushes weapons.

Lord Dubya-Bushi-san of the Washiaton Provence....I like the sound of that.
2001-12-13 02:41:28 PM  
Arbusto!! Si!
2001-12-13 02:42:13 PM  
Oberon -

And what other times has Bush shown he seeks a dictatorship?
2001-12-13 02:43:36 PM  
Hero??? What the fark? Who's the farking hero here? Bush? Much as I think he's a bottom feeding s.o.b who will never suffer enough for his political sins, it seems like Dan Burton is the real hero.
2001-12-13 02:44:40 PM  
Overpaid Slacker hit is right on the nose. How many times has a member of congress leaked something just to benefit him/herself that caused actions detrimental to the country? I don't think any farkers can count that high.
2001-12-13 02:45:16 PM  
umm, seeking the interests of his own party? tell me then, why the major leader of the congress against this whole crap bush is pulling is republican, hmm?
2001-12-13 02:46:39 PM  
"why stop now when I'm on a roll?"
2001-12-13 02:46:48 PM  
he... ro?
2001-12-13 02:46:50 PM  
uh this is a hero tag why?

Bush certainly isn't a hero for this.
2001-12-13 02:48:26 PM  
``Disclosure to Congress of confidential advice to the attorney general regarding the appointment of a special counsel and confidential recommendations to Department of Justice officials regarding whether to bring criminal charges would inhibit the candor necessary to the effectiveness of the deliberative process by which the department makes prosecutorial decisions,'' Bush wrote.

"Dang! Lookit all them thar words I done wroted. Poppy shore wheel be proud o' me. Some 'em words is purty big! WOO Doggies! I hope Uncle Dick gets ta see this. Always sayin' how I's too dumb ta be presidenta dis here country. WOO! Look at all them dang ol' big words! Doggonit! Resolve! Victory! Sub lim in al. Eggs egg you tiv. Resolve! WOO Doggies! Hey Laura looka here dis paper what I wrote!"
2001-12-13 02:48:45 PM  
Goddamnit, i was going to post the same thing.
2001-12-13 02:48:56 PM  
"...I have decided to assert executive privilege.''

'Cause daddy said so.....
2001-12-13 02:49:01 PM  
Overpaid Slacker: Bravo, if those biatches in congress could go five seconds without leaking shiat to the press, the executive Branch could trust them. Hell, if congress had been this gossipy and had acted like a bunch of old bats at a quilting party during WWII we would all be speaking German.

There is not a honest person in Washington. They are all there so that they can keep their lifelong jobs in politics, which really is not a job. And before you guys start in with all of the "well it's not lifelong if they are not reelected" crap. Just remember it is a fraternity. They will always have a job somewhere in the corrupt system.

The systems exists to justify the existance of the system. Democrat, Republican, or otherwise it's all a bunch of Bullshiat posturing to keep their cush lifestyles.
2001-12-13 02:49:33 PM  
should be
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2001-12-13 02:51:36 PM  
what a farking ass
anything to protect daddy and ol' forgetful
2001-12-13 02:51:51 PM  
Yo, Cliffy, Congress had just as many overpaid, overweight yahoos then in WWII as it does now. The good old days were never that good. And, I'd argue, it was more of an old boys club of re-election moreso back then.
2001-12-13 02:52:38 PM  
Has anyone seen the constitution? I coulda swore i left it right here....
2001-12-13 02:52:59 PM  
Now he'll have to use fear to keep the local systems in line.
2001-12-13 02:53:16 PM  
Captain_Blasphemy and ChodeWarrior: no, dammit, *I* was going to post the same thing! Great minds think alike.
2001-12-13 02:55:06 PM  
Yo, Sidiguana I agree 100%, but it seem they could at least back then they could keep their mouths shut about shiat that puts our citizens in danger.

(BTW: As far as the good old days go, I am 27 WTF do I know about good old days)
2001-12-13 02:55:29 PM  
"umm, seeking the interests of his own party? tell me then, why the major leader of the congress against this whole crap bush is pulling is republican, hmm?"

Wild guess on my part: There is dirt on both parties in these papers which both sides would LOVE to use to dish on each other. However, one of the people these papers have dirt on is the current president's father and his father's former boss. Welcome to why political dynasties aren't always the best thing in the world.
2001-12-13 02:56:09 PM  
Cliffy couldn't have been more right when he said "just remember it is a fraternity."
2001-12-13 02:58:05 PM  
If Clinton had tried something like this, this thread would already be full. Pull out of Kyoto, pull out of the ABM, what is this guy thinking?
2001-12-13 02:59:26 PM  
C'mon, Cliffy,
There were leaks left and right (and I mean that politically, too). The right friggin' hated FDR. They leaked everything from Eleanor being a lesbian.

Hell, why don't we just blame the media and call it a day. (But at least the media were allowed to freely report at the front in the good ol' days, even, shockingly enough, about American casualties.)
2001-12-13 03:00:16 PM  
This actually should have the "who cares except conspiracy theorists" tag. Most presidents have used executive privlidge, so what's the big deal?
2001-12-13 03:01:29 PM  
Dr. Vile and you thought all of Congress was in agreement w/ pulling out of the ABM treaty?

"whah, whah, whah, I wanna anger the world and spend billions upon billions on a questionable system that may not even protect against the greater danager of nuclear terrorism and no one is going to stop me"
2001-12-13 03:02:57 PM  
BigTuna make that four!
2001-12-13 03:03:35 PM  
Did'nt Bush learn anything from Clinton? If they ask for documents, just say 'ok', hide them and pretend you can't find them. If anybody seems like they might leak them, have them shot in a national park and make it look like he took his own life.
2001-12-13 03:04:27 PM  
stupid me forgetting to close tags
2001-12-13 03:05:21 PM  
first the Patriot Act gets rid of Judicial review, now this?
and some of you STILL think there's no conspiracy!?!
Bush is THIRD GENERATION evil manipulator. born and bred to fulfill the task at hand. his grandpappy helped fund the nazi war machine & his pappy was CIA head & director of many many blackbook covert ops -not to mention part of the team that brought us the juggernaut of multinational conglomerates with the same rights as people. (and immediately after 9-11 was on CNN demanding that the CIA get unlimited funding with no answerability). when is everyone gonna wake up? and don't forget he's of royal blood too...
how many stories have to be written?
this is one of the most predictable administrations yet!
Death to the New World Order!
rant rant rant......blah blah blah.
do not fight them for you always become that which you hate or fight.
we've simply gotta make these egomaniacal manipulative maniacs obsolete!
2001-12-13 03:06:47 PM  
Bush sucks the sweat from a dead man's balls.
2001-12-13 03:09:09 PM  
Overpaid Slacker has the ticket on this one. If they'd review the info and only pass the relevant portions on to the rest of us, it would be okay. Instead, you've not only got the politicians themselves, but their hundreds (if not thousands) of aides to spread it around like bare gossip.

Hard choice to me... I don't like censorship one bit, but how can you only give them (congress) the relevant portions?
2001-12-13 03:11:34 PM  
I wonder when we should start constructing statues and thrones and palaces?
2001-12-13 03:11:37 PM  
why don't you guys just shut the fark up and let the president do what he needs to do. he's like the benevolent shephard tending to his flock. if you question him, that's like saying you don't need to be governed, and everyone knows that we have to be goverened or we might hurt ourselves.
2001-12-13 03:12:57 PM  
...or some bad person might 'get' us.
2001-12-13 03:12:59 PM  
As a technical matter, there were fewer pinheads on the Hill during WWII b/c Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states. As a practical matter, I didn't mean to infer (nor I think did Cliffy) that one party or the other is more likely to leak stuff. B/c this limits Congress, they're going to howl; go figure -- all of a sudden they're all (R & D) a bunch of tight-lipped choirboys acting scandalized because they would never ever ever spill the beans if you told them a secret.

I did not see in that article any mention or insinuation that W is withholding materials related at all to himself or his political partisans, and if there was any such activity, you'd better believe that would be a featured item. Also, the president cannot use EP to withhold materials relating to criminal investigations, as Nixon and Clinton attempted to do.

For the record, "Kyoto" was dead long before W. entered office; it was killed 97-2 by the US Senate (who must advise and consent in matters of treaties, Art. II., Sect. 2) in July of 2000 by voting not to spend any money on implementation. W. has done, and will do, things wrong -- at least blame him for his own mistakes.
2001-12-13 03:13:53 PM  
I don't agree with this at all. However, I do think that the prosecutor's defense preparation should be confidential. That whole thing about being able to tell lawyers everything should apply to both the prosecutor and the defense. Just my 2 cents.
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