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American Lady

Danville, KY

#882660 Apr 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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congress voted to give the president the authority to use military force in Iraq.
he didn't have to use it.
but HE did. not that it mattered what congress would have said. HE would have figured out a way no matter what.
Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying 'Go find me a way to do this,'" says O'Neill. "For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap."
And that came up at this first meeting, says O'Neill, who adds that the discussion of Iraq continued at the next National Security Council meeting two days later.
He got briefing materials under this cover sheet. "There are memos. One of them marked, secret, says,'Plan for post-Saddam Iraq,'" adds Suskind, who says that they discussed an occupation of Iraq in January and February of 2001.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/09/60m...
Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?

With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
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Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq

By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002

The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.

A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.

...

Why the Democrats endorse war

Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/dems-...

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Waxman

Stratford-upon-avon, UK

#882661 Apr 2, 2013
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So since we can't do anything about all methods of suicide we shouldn't have concerns about what causes 80-90% of them?
You're an idiot!
Spoken like a true ignoramus. First of all, moron, guns do not "cause" them. MENTAL CONDITIONS DO! Additionally, if you banned all guns, people would simply find other ways so you are really just full of shit, as usual.

You're an idiot!

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AFF

Point Harbor, NC

#882663 Apr 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So how is advocating for gay marriage promoting coercive government?
You're the ones telling people they can't marry.
Which party panders to the wealthy? Republicans.
The government should not have any thing to do with it. The gays are not looking to get married, they are looking to use the government as a weapon to steal from others.

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AFF

Point Harbor, NC

#882664 Apr 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You're Hitler argument has been debunked over & over.
You voted in the Criminal obama.

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#882667 Apr 2, 2013
AFF wrote:
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You voted in the Criminal obama.
Now the criminal?

Are all you people just nuts?

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882668 Apr 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You do a lot more with dogs and goats while upside down, animal lover.
That would be funny if it was...funny.

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Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882669 Apr 2, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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So why would you think a junior senator who never ran or led anything in his entire life be qualified to lead this nation through one of its history's most perilous times?
Because he did.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#882670 Apr 2, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
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Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq
By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002
The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.
A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.
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Why the Democrats endorse war
Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/dems-...
;~)
WSWS=International Committee of the Fourth International, pretty deep stuff for friendly little topix thread don't you think?

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#882671 Apr 2, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
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Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq
By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002
The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.
A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.
...
Why the Democrats endorse war
Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/dems-...
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They voted for it because the President of the United States said thy were close to setting off or selling a nuclear weapon to terrorists.

PERIOD.

When will you dumbass right whiners quit blaming Democrats because they did not believe the President capable of lying to get 40000 soldiers killed over nothing.

My God.

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Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882672 Apr 2, 2013
Betsy wrote:
Did you think one of the most radically left
Since he is nowhere near radically left, you have to be written off as a right-wing wacko. You have zero credibility when you come to the conversation with that.

Have fun playing pretend in the world of your own invention.

Next.

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Gettysburg, PA

#882673 Apr 2, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Bush Sought 'Way' To Invade Iraq?
With HELP from a DEMOCRAT Congress
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Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq
By Patrick Martin
11 October 2002
The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution.
A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam War. It is expected that less than a quarter of the Senate will vote against a resolution to authorize Bush to launch a unilateral war of aggression.
...
Why the Democrats endorse war
Apologists for the congressional Democratic leadership claim that quick passage of a war resolution will allow the party turn its election campaign back to discussion of domestic economic and social issues and thus win the November 5 vote.
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/dems-...
;~)
Furthermore, they voted yes because Bush told them he needed the OK to force Iraq into inspections and would only be used as a last resort.

Yet another obvious Bush lie.

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Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882674 Apr 2, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> That's total bullshit! Since he was elected the first time he's tried to negotiate with the republicans. Just cuz his negotiations don't include caving in to republicans demands like democrats of the past 4 decades. They tried their form of negotiation EXTORTION! Now that it hasn't worked, y'all start the finger pointing & blaming the president. Politics are a persons ideology. The presidents job is to give the world his ideology giving the fact he was elected twice by the dominate majority. Meaning you only see the glass half full because his ideology doesn't match yours, but you forget YOU'RE THE MINORITY ON THIS ONE! All republicans have done is obstructed the presidents every move & have publicly stated,"the will do whatever it takes to make him a 1 term president, but you overlook that because it fits your ideology. We wouldn't have had the sequester cuts if he refused to compromise. Keep pointing fingers, the clocks a ticking closer & closer to 2014!
Exactly.

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Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882675 Apr 2, 2013
Treason Public Officials wrote:
Treason by Public Officials
(TO ALL WHO READ THIS: Submit this page URL to all your Congressional Candidates running for office in 2006.)
Where is the magic time-machine mailbox?

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Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#882676 Apr 2, 2013
AFF wrote:
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The government should not have any thing to do with it. The gays are not looking to get married, they are looking to use the government as a weapon to steal from others.
There are federal benefits to being married.

I love how you people are want government not to permit gay marriage & then you post the government should have nothing to do with it.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#882677 Apr 2, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure Carol, that's why we call it "Easter" which is derived from the goddess Eostre. It was originally the celebration of the Vernal Equinox and to the ancient Europeans was every bit as religious as the Christian celebration.
You're an idiot Carol.
Exactly. Easter as a fun day like Halloween is one thing.

But if you claim to be a Christian, Easter as a celebration of The Resurrection has to be incredibly insulting to Christ.

God made a commandment to not place any other gods before Him - but it's OK to give His son a recycled holiday that was already in existence before He was born - just because it's convenient?

Wow.

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#882679 Apr 2, 2013
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Spoken like a true ignoramus. First of all, moron, guns do not "cause" them. MENTAL CONDITIONS DO! Additionally, if you banned all guns, people would simply find other ways so you are really just full of shit, as usual.
You're an idiot!
Do you ever read?

It's a fact that most people who try other methods fail, and don't try again. They get through their little crisis and they move on.

Most people who try it with a gun succeed.

The clear implication is if they didn't have a gun, they would survive.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#882680 Apr 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Furthermore, they voted yes because Bush told them he needed the OK to force Iraq into inspections and would only be used as a last resort.
Yet another obvious Bush lie.
President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 and every single democrat voted and said Saddam was an eminent threat and Saddam had to be removed three years prior to 9/11...

Myths, lies and complete stupidity.. that's RealDave...

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#882681 Apr 2, 2013
AFF wrote:
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The government should not have any thing to do with it. The gays are not looking to get married, they are looking to use the government as a weapon to steal from others.
Oh don't be stupid and buy all the crap you read in forwarded emails.

You have a real live gay person here, so use the opportunity to ask questions instead of issuing ignorant proclamations.

I am gay and I am married (six years in a few months.) Trust me, the last thing on my mind as we swore our vows before God, our families and friends was "using the government as a weapon to steal from others." Duh.

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#882682 Apr 2, 2013
The liberal politically correct mindset prevents accountability, stopping huge waste of taxpayer $$s and common sense:

Mike: Free rooms are shelter-skelter
April 2, 2013

A frustrated Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted a policy that allows nonresidents and even foreigners to get costly beds in city homeless shelters with no questions asked.

“When I pointed it out, some said that was ludicrous,” said Bloomberg, referring to his recent statement that a person could fly a private jet into Kennedy, take a limo to the city and get a free bed.

“What is truly ludicrous is a system that allows people from across the country and the world to take advantage like this,” the mayor said in response to a report in The Post that even foreigners were living large in city shelters.

“Until we are able to ask basic, common-sense screening questions, taxpayer dollars will continue to be diverted from those who truly need it,” he said.

About 25 percent of the roughly 48,500 people living in city shelters are not city residents — including a Polish freeloader, Michal Jablonowski, who gushed about free food, phone and medical care he gets at a shelter on The Bowery.

Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond agreed the rules are too lax — but said his hands are tied by a 3-decade-old consent decree that forces the city to provide shelter space to anyone who asks.

The decree settled the lawsuit Callahan v. Carey, in which advocates sued on behalf of Lower East Side vagrant Robert Callahan and other homeless people.

“People were not thinking of all of the ramifications at the time [the decree was signed],” Diamond said.“This was written in an era before litigation of these types of issues became common. It was a new world.”

ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO, THE CITY ISSUED A NEW RULE THAT WOULD LET IT TURN SINGLE PEOPLE AWAY FROM SHELTERS IF THEY COULD BUNK WITH A FRIEND OR RELATIVE.

BUT LEGAL AID SUED AND A LOWER COURT BLOCKED THE NEW RULE, WHICH WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE CITY TO SAVE SOME OF THE $3,000 A MONTH IT COSTS TO HOUSE AND FEED EACH ADULT. The city is appealing the ruling.

“We believe there are reasonable things the city can do to provide a system of shelters for those whose who need it in a way that’s responsible to taxpayers without burdening them with people who have alternatives,” Diamond said.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota called the consent decree a menace to New York taxpayers.

“I do think the court case needs to be challenged. I think the court case should allow the city to have rules and regulations that prevent the types of fraud and abuse that were described in the New York Post,” Lhota said.

Even some shelter residents said the city should pull in the welcome mat for nonresidents.

“I don’t think it’s fair. People from the city should have the first crack at it,” said Sharif Smith, 35, who is staying in the same shelter as Jablonowski.

Bloomberg: Change rules for city shelters - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/...

where are the democrats who are opposed to this?

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NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#882683 Apr 2, 2013
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Spoken like a true ignoramus. First of all, moron, guns do not "cause" them. MENTAL CONDITIONS DO! Additionally, if you banned all guns, people would simply find other ways so you are really just full of shit, as usual.
You're an idiot!
Is everyone gonna mechanically find a new way that is as efficient, hands off, & emotionless? Act like you're blind to the fact that people use guns because they don't have to feel the impact & flesh tearing. Say what you want, because that's what it's really about, what y'all want, but there's no need for assault weapons at all in civilian hands. To argue the opposite is asinine! You won't find many if any that used an assault weapon to fend off an intruder!

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