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  •  He hasn't declared martial law......yet but (5+ / 0-)
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    MJB, Dallasdoc, abbeysbooks, greenearth, lynmar

    Nice to see him continuing to chip away at his potential defenders in the impeachment jury.

    it is a diminishing pool isn't it?

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 07:36:09 PM PST

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    •  And quite likely, (1+ / 0-)
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      at the end of the day, all he and all his coterie will be left with is the shallow end of the gene pool.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 07:37:47 PM PST

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      •  This can be stopped if senators have guts... (2+ / 0-)
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        Here's how to stop this BS:  Democratic senators must stand up and say that they will block every single Bush judicial nomination unless all of the new U.S. Attorneys -- including Rove's close personal friend who just took over in Arkansas -- are formally nominated and subject to confirmation by the senate, and will resign if not confirmed within 120 days.

        Bush certainly has the authority to ask the current U.S. attorneys to step aside -- for example, a new president almost always asks for the resignation of all of the U.S. attorneys appointed by the previous president.  This episode is a bizarre and aggressive use of that authority.  But it is absolutely unacceptable for Bush to try and fill all of these important positions with cronies and try to evade the normal confirmation process in the senate.

        So this is how liberty dies -- with thunderous applause.

        by MJB on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 12:16:16 AM PST

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    •  They better get rid of that martial law thing (3+ / 0-)
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      <h1>fuckin' quick!</h1>

      •  FINALLY. someone gets it. (0+ / 0-)

        This is a prelude to Martial Law, nothing less.

        This is an extremely troubling development, one which should cause every freedom loving citizen to quake in their boots.

        They control the executive, they control the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and now, they control the last indie group within the federal legal system.
        Please note that I ignore the judiciary. We can ignore them. Certainly the Bush Cabal has done so of late. With military tribunals able to try US citizens, with US attorneys taking orders from General Gonzales, deciding which, if any, cosntitutional rights may be allowed to apply to any circumstance, and with George Bush now taking over control over each state National Guard (he did this late last year), we now face an imperial presidency with no oversight, no reins, and nothing to stop them from a complete take over.  

        The final nail in America's coffin? some botched domestic terra event, probably a dirty bomb in Detroit, or an anthrax attack on the water supply in Milwaukee, resulting in thousands more dead - probably planned by or at least, conveniently ignored by our feckless leaders.

        In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - Mencken

        by agnostic on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 06:08:58 AM PST

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        •  the last straw will be... (0+ / 0-)

          ...something awful that Bush, Cheney, and the GOP will have been found to have been doing all along. It will make Watergate look like taking more than one free cookie. And it will be so obvious as to be indefensible, with no stooge in place to pardon them.

          After all, the only reason we put up with Nixon's pardon was our collective fear that the GOP would vanish. Look at what we've brought on ourselves by continuing to ignore crime at the very highest level of our government.

          We put a Band-Aid on a boil, it became an abcess, and now everything stinks.

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