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  •  I'm just going to sit here and be depressed (0+ / 0-)

    by the hyperbole.  I don't care what the diaper-clad denizens of Free Republic bloviate into their keyboards.  We're the reality-based ones, and we should be avoiding hyperbolic statements like the one I addressed.  And this has everything to do with how discussion here is perceived by people whose minds I would like to change.

    My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

    by Major Danby on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 03:25:34 PM PDT

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    •  you misunderstand (1+ / 0-)
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      my point is not to indulge in hyperbole though I believe it is a respectable art-form--he does, however have every right to declare Colbert a terrorist. If he does that Colbert has no legal rights and can disspear. Of course, as a practical matter, this won't happen but at some later date when shit hits the fan who knows? My point is that there is nothing legally stopping the executive branch from doing anything it wants because it is a time of war. Of course that is illegal there has been no declaration of war etc., but the President reserves the right to act as-if.

      Om Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu (may all beings in all the worlds be happy)

      by Chris Cosmos on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 03:41:35 PM PDT

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      •  You know, that's BUSH'S argument (0+ / 0-)

        Mine derives from what Sandra Day O'Connor wrote in Hamdi about war not giving the President a blank check.  He may be able to do these things, but don't call them legal.

        My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

        by Major Danby on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 04:15:01 PM PDT

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    •  Honey you are not going to (0+ / 0-)

      change their minds by avoiding hyperbole. The Avatar training would be a wonderful exercise for you to understand just how rock bottom and unchangeable belief systems really are. Facts just roll off their teflon.

      •  I'm not trying to change the minds of Redstaters (0+ / 0-)

        I'm thinking of the perceptions of the people that I always tell that the dKos community is much more reality-based and non-hyperventilating than those on the right.  Today, I think, is not one of our better days.  Today we sound more like the negative copy of Redstate instead of its intellectual superior.

        My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

        by Major Danby on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 08:42:04 PM PDT

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