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Female Tamil Tiger bomber kills 28 after hiding among refugees
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Home Front: Politix
Pelosi, Reid have "failed,", Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C)
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C) has further ingratiated himself with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — not — by declaring that Pelosi and Harry Reid "failed" the bipartisanship test on stimulus.

"In order for us to get the confidence of America, it has to be done in a bipartisan way," Shuler said in Raleigh following an economic forum, according to the AP.

"We have to have everyone — Democrats and Republicans standing on the stage with the administration — saying, 'We got something done that was efficient, stimulative and timely.'"

Here's the kicker: "I truly feel that's where maybe House leadership and Senate leadership have really failed."

Shuler, rumored to be mulling a '10 Senate run, was one of 11 House Democrats to vote "no" on the stimulus and was already deep in Pelosi's doghouse. Now he'll have to build a Harry Reid wing.

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/09/2009 15:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How do you get bipartisanship on a bill that is basically the Donk Patronage and Pork Act of 2009?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/09/2009 17:22 Comments || Top||


Future Minister of Truth?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is proposing a "truth commission" to investigate abuses of detainees, politically inspired moves at the Justice Department, and whole range of decisions made during the Bush administration.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the primary goal of the commission would be to learn the truth rather than prosecute former officials, but said the inquiry should reach far beyond misdeeds at the Justice Department under Bush to include matters of Iraq prewar intelligence and the Defense Department.

Leahy outlined his suggestion for a "truth and reconciliation" commission during a speech at Georgetown University Monday. "I'm doing this not to humiliate people or punish people but to get the truth out," he said.
Whose verson?
The panel he envisions would be modeled after one that investigated the apartheid regime in South Africa. It would have subpoena power but would not bring criminal charges, he said.
That will be saved for a Special Prosecuter.
Among the matters Leahy wants investigated by such a commission are: the firings of U.S. attorneys, treatment and torture of terror suspect detainees, and the authorization of warrantless wiretapping.
Weren't members of Congress informed of the warrentless wiretapping?
"Rather than vengeance, we need a fair-minded pursuit of what actually happened" during the Bush administration, Leahy said.
We can go for vengence later.
Some Democrats have called for criminal investigations of those who authorized certain controversial tactics in the war on terror. Republicans have countered that such decisions made in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks should not be second-guessed.

"We need to be able to read the page before we turn the page," Leahy said. "We need to come to a shared understanding of the failures of the recent past."

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the government created a 9/11 commission to examine failures within government anti-terror efforts. Leahy said that commission was hampered by a lack of cooperation from the administration, and would like a new commission to have access to everything they needed.
He means the Bush administration was not in charge when these "failures" occured so we need a Commision to re-write History so everything can be blamed on Bush.
He said he was offering the idea to see how much support it had.
No support among most people but the Moonbat Left Bush Deraingement Syndromers will have a real wankfest.
"We need to see whether the American people are ready to take this path," he said, adding that he did not have anyone in particular in mind to lead the commission, but wanted "people with real credibility."
Real credibility in Washington? He means people who have a political agenda, i.e. the total destruction of the Republican Party. This puts me in mind of the Macarthy Hearings.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 02/09/2009 15:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Go for it Senator. This is just what the electorate wants you to be doing as the deficit balloons over a trillion dollars and unemployment heads to double digits.

Posted by: DoDo || 02/09/2009 17:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Chairman Pat. It fits...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/09/2009 17:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Keep stretching, Leahy, you treasonous gasbag. Keep reaching until you overreach and deliver both houses of Congress into the hands of patriots.
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 02/09/2009 22:54 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought we already had this. Called the Mainstream media.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/09/2009 23:46 Comments || Top||


Porn star considers running in LA Senate race - If Franken can , why not?
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/09/2009 09:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Does this woman fully understand the corresponding drop in respect she'll garner as a Congresscritter?


Posted by: GORT || 02/09/2009 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, she'll loose some respect, but since she's already in a compromised position she should fit right in with the Washington crowd.
Posted by: HammerHead || 02/09/2009 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  If Franken Can, Why not?

Franken, on the other hand, is probably more violent and uses more drugs.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/09/2009 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  At least she has experience of leaving her constituents with a smile on their faces after screwing them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/09/2009 11:39 Comments || Top||

#5  She'll fit right in. Since she does professionally, what Obama is doing to the country for free.
Posted by: DMFD || 02/09/2009 13:05 Comments || Top||

#6  There goes the last tiny bit of integrity the US government had left...
Posted by: Old Patriot || 02/09/2009 17:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Ron Jeremy? Jenna? Debi?

Gut Nuthin.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/09/2009 18:02 Comments || Top||

#8  At least we might _enjoy_ being screwed.....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/09/2009 19:32 Comments || Top||

#9  "Sweet Carolina" Caroline Kennedy, to "OH STORMY, OH STORMY, BRING BACK THAT SUNNY DAY".

And the Sailors say BRANDY, YOU'RE A FINE GIRl, WHAT A GOOD WIFE YOU CAN BE ... MY LOVE, MY LADY, IS THE SEA!?
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 02/09/2009 20:57 Comments || Top||


Home Front Economy
Stimuluswatch.Org: How the money will be spent in your state
One commentator has called this bill "Bambi's Bay of Pork".

For the state of Wisconsin the projects are:
$500,000 to eliminate bus fares for one year in Sheboygan.
$2,000,000 for new sidewalks in Superior.
$3,800,000 for a recreational trail in Green Bay. navy

Check out your own state!
Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/09/2009 17:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:



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