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USA Wants America to be a Battleground?:

 1 Mukora, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:17:28 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
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Um... what?

Is this real? If it is... Americans are in a lot of trouble.
 2 Enkufka, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:18:35 PM from Bay of White fish
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I can tell you, yes, it is real. It was also authored in part by Mc Cain.

And Obama has sworn to Veto it should it dare cross his desk.
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 3 Ailedhoo, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:22:34 PM from an unknown location
The Statue of Liberty is how in deep dispair from this act of the most tyranical. I prey that the American senate have their senses get set back into them and repell this law of the most authorterian.
 4 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:23:48 PM from the United States
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Oh fuck. Posse Comitatus not only doesn't necessarily contradict this, but has been suspended.

...

Oh fuck you, Congress. Fuck you.
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Um, WTH?! Why would US be a battleground right now??

Would a veto save Obama? It's passed 93-7.
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Has it actually been passed yet?

 7 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:26:20 PM from the United States
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It did pass 93-7. Son of a bitch. They could overturn the veto like nothing with that...

What the fuck are the Democrats doing? They control the goddamned Senate! I... er... ARHFG! Fuck you, Congress. Fuck you.
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 8 Colonial1. 1, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:26:47 PM from The Marvelous River City
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...What other, less hyperbolic news sources are carrying this?
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Well, vetos have done some miraculous things.

[up]Good question.

edited 3rd Dec '11 11:27:48 PM by TheProffesor

 10 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:29:14 PM from the United States
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If they pass this over the veto—or it isn't vetoed at all—I think I just might start agreeing with Lost Anarchist and Savage. This is fucking absurd.

Perhaps the Supreme Court would throw it out? But Congress might just ignore them.

GAOHOIEHFOHASFO! Fuck you, Congress!
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@USAF

Are the Democrats doing this to appease Republicans over the economy issue? Because that's as crazy as it gets for appeasement.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/us/senate-declines-to-resolve-issue-of-american-qaeda-suspects-arrested-in-us.html?_r=1&ref=us

It seems that what exactly the bill would is under debate.

The fact that so many tropers took the link in the OP at face value disgusts me a little.
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 13 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:30:57 PM from the United States
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No, this isn't appeasement. 50-something to 40-something across party lines but with Democrat defectors would be appeasement. This is coordination. You don't get a bipartisan 97-3 vote without coordination.

There's no way in hell they don't know what this would do. Fucking Democrats. They really are just as worthless as the Republicans...

edited 3rd Dec '11 11:31:37 PM by USAF713

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 14 Mukora, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:34:12 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
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@Colonial: The article I linked cites Wired, which I... think is trusted?
 15 Colonial1. 1, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:34:51 PM from The Marvelous River City
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—blinks—

I don't understand. Who came up with this idea?
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 16 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:36:23 PM from the United States
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Mm... I am slightly less concerned.

Or rather, now I'm concerned for a different reason: the Democrats aren't even malicious here, just fucking stupid and worse yet, naive.

Ugh. Worthless lawyer politicians, the lot of them.
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@silver 2195

It still sounds bad and I would oppose it anyway.

@USAF

I don't know, it could be a big-scale coordinated appeasement by the Senate's Democratic group itself?
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Why haven't we hard about this everywhere?!

 19 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:38:57 PM from the United States
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I don't know, it could be a big-scale coordinated appeasement by the Senate's Democratic group itself?

No, it's too big a number. They aren't appeasing here, they just honestly agree with the bill, but don't even actually comprehend it's meaning.

Whether or not it definitively means that they would have this power is irrelevant; point is, if there's doubt on the matter, then there's a loophole and it will be abused like a motherfucker.

So, we have retarded Democrats and malicious, scheming Republicans locked together in a veto-proof majority against Obama.

...

Fucking hell.
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[up][up]That alone strikes me as a reason to support the bill.

edited 3rd Dec '11 11:39:43 PM by silver2195

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 21 Colonial1. 1, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:40:18 PM from The Marvelous River City
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......A Democrat came up with it.

Of all the bone-headed... Why on Earth would someone think this was a good idea outside a dictatorship?

The Army and CIA don't even want these powers.
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What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
Also, Al Franken and Rand Paul both oppose the bill. That's another reason to support it.
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 23 USAF713, Sat, 3rd Dec '11 11:42:18 PM from the United States
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Uh... silver... that's not a logical reason to support or oppose anything...
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silver, do you what the bill actually is? Just because "my senator" feels this way doesn't mean I would agree with the senator on the bill.
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I'm being somewhat contrarian here, admittedly.

Uh... silver... that's not a logical reason to support or oppose anything...

Of course it isn't, but it's fun to pretend it is.evil grin

edited 3rd Dec '11 11:47:23 PM by silver2195

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