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(Chron)   Bush pardons 15 convicted criminals whose offenses ranged from importation of heroin to knowingly selling migratory bird parts   (blogs.chron.com) divider line
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2008-03-26 10:42:16 AM  
well, how else are scientists expected to complete the swallow-coconut research?
 
2008-03-26 10:54:44 AM  
George Francis Bauckham Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Offense: Unlawful detention, delay and secretion of mail by postal employee; 18 U.S.C. § 1703(a).
Sentence: May 16, 1958; District of New Jersey; five years probation and $100 fine.


Maybe Newman can get a pardon to, though I don't think he ever got caught for that.
 
2008-03-26 10:56:13 AM  
Lonnie Edward Two Eagle Sr. Parmelee, South Dakota
Offense: Simple assault committed on an Indian reservation

There's a special law for that?
 
2008-03-26 10:57:36 AM  
knowingly selling migratory bird parts

At least they didn't use African swallows
 
2008-03-26 10:59:33 AM  
R.A.Danny: Lonnie Edward Two Eagle Sr. Parmelee, South Dakota
Offense: Simple assault committed on an Indian reservation

There's a special law for that?


And wouldn't the tribe have jurisdiction?
 
2008-03-26 11:04:29 AM  
Offense: Knowingly selling migratory bird parts in violation of Migratory Bird Treaty Act; 16 U.S.C. §§ 703 and 707(b).

It's a dumb law anyway. Other countries don't manufacture those parts anymore.
 
2008-03-26 11:05:32 AM  
I couldn't help it, them wings be tasty!
 
2008-03-26 11:10:32 AM  
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I'll be dropping more `pardons' than a polite guy at a chili festival! Ha!
Get it? It's a fart joke.
HAW Haw haw...
 
2008-03-26 11:15:38 AM  
burndtdan: well, how else are scientists expected to complete the swallow-coconut research?

Are you telling me coconuts are migratory?
 
2008-03-26 11:18:09 AM  
Nabb1: secretion of mail

That sounds nasty.

Not to mention painful.
 
2008-03-26 11:39:00 AM  
They finally got that bastard Madden for peddling his Turduckens, and now Bush lets him go free?
 
2008-03-26 11:42:07 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves: They finally got that bastard Madden for peddling his Turduckens, and now Bush lets him go free?

Turduckens are goooooood. He should award him a Medal of Freedom.
 
2008-03-26 11:47:55 AM  
dna_level_c: Nabb1: secretion of mail

That sounds nasty.

Not to mention painful.


Catalog season is a killer.
 
2008-03-26 11:56:33 AM  
knowingly selling migratory bird parts

Some sort of harness attached under the dorsal feathers?
 
2008-03-26 11:57:26 AM  
2wolves: dna_level_c: Nabb1: secretion of mail

That sounds nasty.

Not to mention painful.

Catalog season is a killer.


There's a "Fingerhut" joke here that might get me banninated.
 
2008-03-26 11:57:47 AM  
Dennis Rader was a republican -perhaps that's a'pardonin'.
 
2008-03-26 12:15:38 PM  
And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?
 
2008-03-26 12:16:20 PM  
Chimpy McShrub is a cum-guzzling farker, but this is minutia. We should focus our frustrations on real shiat... like 4000+ dead, rich getting richer, and the like.

Bush can suck the lint from my hairy balls.
 
2008-03-26 12:17:03 PM  
That's just bizarre.

Distribution of heroin shouldn't be a crime, though.
 
2008-03-26 12:17:07 PM  
BKITU:
There's a "Fingerhut" joke here that might get me banninated.


Come on, take one for the team!
 
2008-03-26 12:17:25 PM  
I Said: And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?

this

wtf is up with that?
 
2008-03-26 12:17:54 PM  
I said: "And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?"

They should. They shot at an unarmed man and then tried to cover up the evidence by removing shell casings and falsifying reports. The whole "Oh, he had a gun" thing didn't even come up until much later when they got in trouble for their actions.
 
2008-03-26 12:18:09 PM  
B...b..but Clinton in 5, 4, 3, 2...
 
2008-03-26 12:19:36 PM  
B-b-b-ut Mark Rich...

/thankful I got here in time
//unless someone has posted the knee jerk defenses while I am typing this
///oh the horror
 
2008-03-26 12:19:45 PM  
I Said: And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?

You can't shoot people for running away.
 
2008-03-26 12:19:52 PM  
Were those bird parts smubbled in?
 
2008-03-26 12:19:58 PM  
In before snarky Bush bashing.

/Too late, I know.
 
2008-03-26 12:20:50 PM  
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2008-03-26 12:21:13 PM  
Bird parts are delicious.
 
2008-03-26 12:21:31 PM  
ElMuerte: Were those bird parts smubbled in?

Only applies to parrots and Belarus. On bicycles.
 
2008-03-26 12:21:39 PM  
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the original intent behing giving the president this power? It seems like a pretty tempting power to abuse (see clinton's last days and the scooter libby affair). What's the point of giving one man the power to overturn the verdict of a trial by jury, even if it is the president?
 
2008-03-26 12:22:11 PM  
DarnoKonrad: I Said: And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?

You can't shoot people for running away.


Why sure you can. It's actually easier because they don't see what's coming.
 
2008-03-26 12:22:13 PM  
And yet the two border patrol agents that shot a fleeing drug dealer in the ass as he fled and pointed a gun over his shoulder at them are still in Prison.
 
2008-03-26 12:22:51 PM  
are those the ones Dick Cheney buys to shoot in cages?
 
2008-03-26 12:22:51 PM  
Three Crooked Squirrels: And wouldn't the tribe have jurisdiction?

They were all drunk at the time.

/going to hell
 
2008-03-26 12:23:14 PM  
How much do you have to contribute to his "Presidential Library" to get a pardon?
 
2008-03-26 12:23:23 PM  
I Said: And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?

I'm still scratching my head over that one. This president fails in every way he can.
 
2008-03-26 12:23:24 PM  
R.A.Danny/b>

There's a special law because Indian reservations are one of the few places where the Federal Government has jurisdiction over a simple assault. They wouldn't have one generic simple assault statute, since there wouldn't be a source of Federal jurisdiction over that crime.
 
2008-03-26 12:23:36 PM  
gusto1214: Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the original intent behing giving the president this power? It seems like a pretty tempting power to abuse (see clinton's last days and the scooter libby affair). What's the point of giving one man the power to overturn the verdict of a trial by jury, even if it is the president?

Yeah, but he can only overturn it to free someone, not to imprison them, so it is hardly an overreach in terms of oppressing the people.
 
2008-03-26 12:24:10 PM  
so who in the administration did these criminals know?
 
2008-03-26 12:24:49 PM  
What about Ramos and Compean? All they did was shoot at a drug dealer running across the border.
 
2008-03-26 12:25:03 PM  
gusto1214: Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the original intent behing giving the president this power? It seems like a pretty tempting power to abuse (see clinton's last days and the scooter libby affair). What's the point of giving one man the power to overturn the verdict of a trial by jury, even if it is the president?

not only that, but I'm sure those jurors are pissed that they wasted their time. Dubya doesn't care though, he just pulls out his big red crayon every time he doesn't like something and scribbles all over it.
 
2008-03-26 12:25:25 PM  
mpfjr: And yet the two border patrol agents that shot a fleeing drug dealer in the ass as he fled and pointed a gun over his shoulder at them are still in Prison.

If that's all there was to the story, then I'd be right with ya. But they tried to cover it up. Screw em.
 
2008-03-26 12:25:44 PM  
bibli0phile: I said: "And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?"

They should. They shot at an unarmed man and then tried to cover up the evidence by removing shell casings and falsifying reports. The whole "Oh, he had a gun" thing didn't even come up until much later when they got in trouble for their actions.


The "victim's" testimony is invalid because he broke the terms of his immunity agreement when he was busted again for drug trafficking. They should NOT be in jail.
 
2008-03-26 12:25:56 PM  
The best part is that Bush has pardoned less people than Clinton, Bush Sr, or Reagan.

But that little detail is unimportant when the retarded Bush-bashing is afoot.
 
2008-03-26 12:26:03 PM  
gusto1214: Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the original intent behing giving the president this power? It seems like a pretty tempting power to abuse (see clinton's last days and the scooter libby affair). What's the point of giving one man the power to overturn the verdict of a trial by jury, even if it is the president?


Link (new window)
 
2008-03-26 12:26:19 PM  
gusto1214: Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the original intent behing giving the president this power? It seems like a pretty tempting power to abuse (see clinton's last days and the scooter libby affair). What's the point of giving one man the power to overturn the verdict of a trial by jury, even if it is the president?

Good article about it: Link (new window)
 
2008-03-26 12:27:23 PM  
Without knowing the situations behind these pardons this article is useless.

I would be happy to call W a piece of shiat. But I need more dookey.
 
2008-03-26 12:27:33 PM  
wolvernova: bibli0phile: I said: "And yet the two border patrol agents remain in jail?"

They should. They shot at an unarmed man and then tried to cover up the evidence by removing shell casings and falsifying reports. The whole "Oh, he had a gun" thing didn't even come up until much later when they got in trouble for their actions.

The "victim's" testimony is invalid because he broke the terms of his immunity agreement when he was busted again for drug trafficking. They should NOT be in jail.


Um, what? Testimony isn't invalidated by violating a plea bargain.
 
2008-03-26 12:27:53 PM  
With the exception of the sentence commutation everybody on that list served their prison time, most of them years ago.

Look at the conviction dates for some of these:

George Francis Bauckham Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Offense: Unlawful detention, delay and secretion of mail by postal employee; 18 U.S.C. § 1703(a).
Sentence: May 16, 1958; District of New Jersey; five years probation and $100 fine.

Robert Michael Milroy Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Offense: Importation of heroin; 21 U.S.C. §§ 960(a)(1), 952(a), and 843(b).
Sentence: April 2, 1975; Eastern District of Virginia; seven and one-half years imprisonment, six years special parole, and three years probation.


I'm not sure what these people did to deserve a pardon, but at least they served their sentences.
 
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