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6 minutes ago, Stealthycat said:

I think since rules are being broken and choas reigns .... they should stop the hearings and vote Kavanugh in right now right or wrong, legal or not

Why stop with what Booker did? Why stop with simple chaos and arrests? Just go full blown and break every rule and every law until one side comes out on top

 

There are reasons for law and order ... why do the Democrats feel they can break it to get their way ? maybe its time Republicans do it too - and hard

Has the whole world gone CRAZY? IS STEALTHYCAT THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO GIVES A #### ABOUT THE RULES?! MARK IT ZERO!

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Just now, GroveDiesel said:

Oh, and it turns out that not only were the emails Booker released cleared for release last night, but that Booker already knew that before his grandstanding today: Link

Sheesh.

Cory Booker grandstanding?  I can't believe it.

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this hearing is a mockery for the system that's in place - if ya'll can't agree to that, that the chaos and mass confusion is so far overboard ..... then you're justifying any means necessary to get the end result you want (no Kavanugh)

and if you realize that, than you would have to expect the GOP to do the same

and when both sides are full on war, breaking laws and violating everything we stand on as a country .... then where will we be at ?

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7 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I'm fine with impeaching everyone on your list.

I think the word you are looking for is “indicting”

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34 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

He didn’t refuse to answer. He answered that he wasn’t sure. He explained why he wasn’t sure (in a socially awkward way that may have signaled guilt but IMO people are overconfident about reading such signals) and she pretended not to get the obvious point that “Did you talk to anyone in Group X?” is impossible to answer when you don’t know who’s in Group X. His mannerisms were all wrong, but if she had the goods on him, she sure didn’t show it. And if she didn’t have the goods on him, her faux gotcha nonsense was just annoying.

Seriously? I have a bridge to sell you.

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12 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Does anyone have the exact question asked of him and his exact answer? I think we've seen enough of this circus that I'd like to think we are at least all on the same page as far as making sure that the question asked of him and his answer were referring to the same thing as this email from him.

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KAVANAUGH: We're talking about a lot of different things, Senator, here.

LEAHY: Warrantless surveillance program.

KAVANAUGH: And that's talking about a lot of different things. So what you're asking about right there was the specific -- what President Bush called the Terrorist Surveillance Program. That was his name for it.

LEAHY: Which is a warrantless surveillance program.

KAVANAUGH: Along with many others, and that's -- you were asking me about the Terrorist Surveillance Program, TSP I think you called. He -- that story was broken. That testimony's 100 percent accurate. That story was broken in the New York Times. I had not been read into that program.

And when it came in the New York Times, I actually still remember my exact reaction when I read that story. And then the president that Saturday, I believe, did a live radio address to explain to the country what that program was about. There was a huge controversy. And so, everyone was then working on getting the speech together.

And you asked me if I had learned about it before then. I said no, and that's accurate.

That's from this hearing set.

 

This is from 2006: https://apnews.com/26222be147d94bbab527c2f1bc4fe4c3

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.: “Did you see documents of the president relating to the NSA’s (National Security Agency) warrantless wiretapping program?”

Kavanaugh: “No.”

 

 

Edited by Henry Ford
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1 minute ago, GroveDiesel said:

Oh, and it turns out that not only were the emails Booker released cleared for release last night, but that Booker already knew that before his grandstanding today: Link

Sheesh.

That's the "sheesh"?  Not Cornyn threatening Booker not to release them?

Read between the lines here: The Republicans were bluffing that calling these "confidential" was somehow legally binding. Booker called their bluff and they sheepishly backed down and Grassley just tried to save face.

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1 minute ago, Rove! said:

I think the word you are looking for is “indicting”

It isn't.  I said anyone who lies to Congress during a confirmation hearing should be impeached.  But I'm good with all of those.

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1 minute ago, Stealthycat said:

this hearing is a mockery for the system that's in place - if ya'll can't agree to that, that the chaos and mass confusion is so far overboard ..... then you're justifying any means necessary to get the end result you want (no Kavanugh)

and if you realize that, than you would have to expect the GOP to do the same

and when both sides are full on war, breaking laws and violating everything we stand on as a country .... then where will we be at ?

Better than where we're at now with only one side doing it?

Sorry  but you don't get to shove the board game off the table, storm out of the kitchen, burn the house to the ground, and then pull out the instructions and insist that we abide by all the rules. You burned it down, you get to wallow here in the resulting chaos with the rest of us.

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1 minute ago, TobiasFunke said:

Has the whole world gone CRAZY? IS STEALTHYCAT THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO GIVES A #### ABOUT THE RULES?! MARK IT ZERO!

Democrats have to start bracing for the point when the GOP starts attacking hard - legally and illegally. The left cannot continue to break laws and bully and hate and create chaos ...eventually there will be equal or more retaliation

 

Just seems to me everything has been thrown out the window with the chaotic hearings, the scheduled protesting, the interruptions, the arrests, this Booker deal, the release of op-ed yesterday .........

what's next? a force removal of Trump by a military faction ? civil war ?

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Just now, Stealthycat said:

Democrats have to start bracing for the point when the GOP starts attacking hard - legally and illegally. 

 

Too late.

:lmao:

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10 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Does anyone have the exact question asked of him and his exact answer? I think we've seen enough of this circus that I'd like to think we are at least all on the same page as far as making sure that the question asked of him and his answer were referring to the same thing as this email from him.

amen.  This, weirdly, has become the most important issue for me.  That, and his weird (that may be perfectly innocent) reaction to KH's questioning. 

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7 minutes ago, TobiasFunke said:

Has the whole world gone CRAZY? IS STEALTHYCAT THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO GIVES A #### ABOUT THE RULES?! MARK IT ZERO!

My favorite quote ever ever ever in my whole entire life. 

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1 minute ago, Sweet J said:

amen.  This, weirdly, has become the most important issue for me.  That, and his weird (that may be perfectly innocent) reaction to KH's questioning. 

https://forums.footballguys.com/forum/topic/741172-official-supreme-court-nomination-thread-kavanaugh/?do=findComment&comment=21314928

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4 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Does anyone have the exact question asked of him and his exact answer? I think we've seen enough of this circus that I'd like to think we are at least all on the same page as far as making sure that the question asked of him and his answer were referring to the same thing as this email from him.

Nothing in the email shows he knew that the NSA warrantless surveillance program was already in existence.

I imagine he will be asked to clarify the nature of the conversation now that it has been released though.

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Just now, TobiasFunke said:

Better than where we're at now with only one side doing it?

Sorry  but you don't get to shove the board game off the table, storm out of the kitchen, burn the house to the ground, and then pull out the instructions and insist that we abide by all the rules. You burned it down, you get to wallow here in the resulting chaos with the rest of us.

I didn't (nor did the GOP/conservative) behave in any way when Obama was elected and sitting for 8 years like the DNC/left has behaved and acted in less than 2 years

its pure lunacy to say anything else - the left feeds off the hate and fear and the use those feelings and emotions to create mass chaos and in that, they hope their demands are met for how they see things need to go

there is no tolerance for any other views but liberal - and if that means sanctuary cities, thwarting ICE, rioting college campuses so conservatives can't speak, calling for assassintions/bombings and harassment of the other side ? So be it. If it means drudging up decades old comments or affairs, if it means op-ed stories to the world aout inside Trump administration, if it means talking and releasing confidential things .... do it ...do it all, break every laws and ethic and moral as long as the left gets their way

 

that's not the right burning anything down - that's all the left

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Just now, Stealthycat said:

Democrats have to start bracing for the point when the GOP starts attacking hard - legally and illegally. The left cannot continue to break laws and bully and hate and create chaos ...eventually there will be equal or more retaliation

 

Just seems to me everything has been thrown out the window with the chaotic hearings, the scheduled protesting, the interruptions, the arrests, this Booker deal, the release of op-ed yesterday .........

what's next? a force removal of Trump by a military faction ? civil war ?

"brace for when the GOP starts attacking hard, legally and illegally?"

:lmao:

 

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11 minutes ago, Mario Kart said:

Wow, impeach a president and impeach a Supreme Court Justice. What are the odds on those? Fracking shame the Republican Party turned into. AND, Republicans are okay with it. 

Only in your dreams is anyone going to get impeached.

Anxiously await to see him sitting on the bench. 

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1 minute ago, TobiasFunke said:

"brace for when the GOP starts attacking hard, legally and illegally?"

:lmao:

 

Genie: [as William F. Buckley] Uh, almost. There are a few, uh, provisos, a, a couple of quid pro quos

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1 minute ago, Stealthycat said:

I didn't (nor did the GOP/conservative) behave in any way when Obama was elected and sitting for 8 years like the DNC/left has behaved and acted in less than 2 years

its pure lunacy to say anything else - the left feeds off the hate and fear and the use those feelings and emotions to create mass chaos and in that, they hope their demands are met for how they see things need to go

there is no tolerance for any other views but liberal - and if that means sanctuary cities, thwarting ICE, rioting college campuses so conservatives can't speak, calling for assassintions/bombings and harassment of the other side ? So be it. If it means drudging up decades old comments or affairs, if it means op-ed stories to the world aout inside Trump administration, if it means talking and releasing confidential things .... do it ...do it all, break every laws and ethic and moral as long as the left gets their way

 

that's not the right burning anything down - that's all the left

This is a whole lot of hilarious nonsense and I appreciate the laugh. But also .... Merrick Garland. 

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6 minutes ago, Stealthycat said:

Democrats have to start bracing for the point when the GOP starts attacking hard - legally and illegally. The left cannot continue to break laws and bully and hate and create chaos ...eventually there will be equal or more retaliation

You mean like stealing a Supreme Court seat?

My response it the same as Booker's:  Bring it. 

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3 minutes ago, jonessed said:

Nothing in the email shows he knew that the NSA warrantless surveillance program was already in existence.

I imagine he will be asked to clarify the nature of the conversation now that it has been released though.

He was asked if he had learned about it before he read about it in the NYT.

The email clearly states that he knew about because he asked questions regarding the 4th amendment and the program

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2 minutes ago, jonessed said:

Nothing in the email shows he knew that the NSA warrantless surveillance program was already in existence.

I imagine he will be asked to clarify the nature of the conversation now that it has been released though.

Do you know who John Yoo is?

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11 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

That's from this hearing set.

 

This is from 2006:

 

Ok, and the released email is Kavanaugh referring to a different program than the Terrorist Surveillance Program, no?

Which is why in his hearing, Kavanaugh specifically says that there were multiple programs and tries to clarify with Leahy whether he's specifically referring to TPS.

Or am I missing something?

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4 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I'm not sure I quite follow that.  Unless someone who understands this better can explain it to me, I'm not sure we have a clear "He lied in 2006" declaration here. 

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Just now, TobiasFunke said:

This is a whole lot of hilarious nonsense and I appreciate the laugh. But also .... Merrick Garland. 

all of that and far more is true and now this Booker fiasco ........... what an embarrassment for the left

first it looked like Booker was Spartacus LOL and the left were all like "hell yeah, lets break laws and breach codes for the good of the people !!"

and now, its like ... uh ... there was no breach, now, it just looks like you lied and tried to create chaos and unrest for nothing but to cause disruption

what a ####### week huh?

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2 minutes ago, Sweet J said:

You mean like stealing a Supreme Court seat?

whoa

that's serious, who did that ?

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2 minutes ago, GroveDiesel said:

Ok, and the released email is Kavanaugh referring to a different program than the Terrorist Surveillance Program, no?

Which is why in his hearing, Kavanaugh specifically says that there were multiple programs and tries to clarify with Leahy whether he's specifically referring to TPS.

Or am I missing something?

Seems to be referring to the exact same program. 

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Just now, Stealthycat said:

all of that and far more is true and now this Booker fiasco ........... what an embarrassment for the left

first it looked like Booker was Spartacus LOL and the left were all like "hell yeah, lets break laws and breach codes for the good of the people !!"

and now, its like ... uh ... there was no breach, now, it just looks like you lied and tried to create chaos and unrest for nothing but to cause disruption

what a ####### week huh?

Mark it zero, Smokey.  League game.

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5 minutes ago, Stealthycat said:

I didn't (nor did the GOP/conservative) behave in any way when Obama was elected and sitting for 8 years like the DNC/left has behaved and acted in less than 2 years

its pure lunacy to say anything else - the left feeds off the hate and fear and the use those feelings and emotions to create mass chaos and in that, they hope their demands are met for how they see things need to go

there is no tolerance for any other views but liberal - and if that means sanctuary cities, thwarting ICE, rioting college campuses so conservatives can't speak, calling for assassintions/bombings and harassment of the other side ? So be it. If it means drudging up decades old comments or affairs, if it means op-ed stories to the world aout inside Trump administration, if it means talking and releasing confidential things .... do it ...do it all, break every laws and ethic and moral as long as the left gets their way

 

that's not the right burning anything down - that's all the left

You can’t possibly believe this nonsense. The republicans invented tre hate and fear tactic. I can’t eait until this bull#### is over. 

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wow ya'll really are brainwashed by CNN aren't you ?

I mean I've heard the stories, but seeing it .... its still fascinating to see

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@Henry Ford  I have been watching the confirmation and find it fascinating.  I was wondering what your opinion of him as a judge is and do you believe he would make a good justice.

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Just now, Sweet J said:

Mitch McConnell. 

he stole a Supreme Court seat ?

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5 minutes ago, Sweet J said:

I'm not sure I quite follow that.  Unless someone who understands this better can explain it to me, I'm not sure we have a clear "He lied in 2006" declaration here. 

The NSA warrantless wiretapping program was random/constant surveillance of phone and email conversations of non-citizens who were in the United States where the purpose of the surveillance was to prevent terrorist/criminal violence.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dma7OCqXcAAGOHM.jpg:large

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Just now, Sweet J said:

Did I stutter? 

yes, yes you did

I can't find anything about him stealing a SC seat anywhere. Link ?

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2 minutes ago, rustycolts said:

@Henry Ford  I have been watching the confirmation and find it fascinating.  I was wondering what your opinion of him as a judge is and do you believe he would make a good justice.

I don't always agree with his views but I think he is a thoughtful, well-written, and well-researched judge who does a good job.

I also believe that he intentionally stated falsehoods to Congress during a confirmation hearing and should be removed from the bench.

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Just now, Henry Ford said:

I don't always agree with his views but I think he is a thoughtful, well-written, and well-researched judge who does a good job.

I also believe that he intentionally stated falsehoods to Congress during a confirmation hearing and should be removed from the bench.

Thanks.

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2 minutes ago, Stealthycat said:

yes, yes you did

I can't find anything about him stealing a SC seat anywhere. Link ?

Good grief. Ignore. 

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9 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

The NSA warrantless wiretapping program was random/constant surveillance of phone and email conversations of non-citizens who were in the United States where the purpose of the surveillance was to prevent terrorist/criminal violence.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dma7OCqXcAAGOHM.jpg:large

The kicker...the legal architect for which was John Yoo.

Edited by rodg12

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14 minutes ago, dawgtrails said:

He was asked if he had learned about it before he read about it in the NYT.

The email clearly states that he knew about because he asked questions regarding the 4th amendment and the program

He asked a question about non-citizen communication surveillance and the 4A.  That doesn’t mean he knew there was an NSA domestic warrantless wiretap program in existence.

He may have known, he may not have.  I expect it will be cleared up shortly.

Edited by jonessed

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5 minutes ago, dawgtrails said:

Seems to be referring to the exact same program. 

How so? The released email doesn't reference any specific program at all. It seems to me to be a question about the constitutionality of the general idea of warrantless surveillance involving non-citizens. From the date of the email (less than a week after 9-11), it seems more like a precursor email discussing whether the entire concept is constitutional or not rather than discussion of a specific program.

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1 minute ago, jonessed said:

He asked a question about non-citizen communication surveillance and the 4A.  That doesn’t mean he knew there was an NSA domestic warrantless wiretap Program in existence.

He may have known, he may not have.  I expect it will be cleared up shortly.

Did you read the email?

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1 minute ago, jonessed said:

He asked a question about non-citizen communication surveillance and the 4A.  That doesn’t mean he knew there was an NSA domestic warrantless wiretap program in existence.

He may have known, he may not have.  I expect it will be cleared up shortly.

He sent an email to John Yoo on September 17, 2001 asking if Yoo had put together any results yet on the question.

On October 23, 2001, John Yoo authored the memorandum that was the basis for authorization of the program.

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