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to understand with what my country is becoming. So far I don't like it. I'm puzzled why you are so vehement on the issue since dual citizenship is neither new nor controversial any where except around you guys. By the way, neither you nor Evie is in charge of citizenship (thank God) so why don't you give it a rest.
full time Bush hating and quoting the lunatic left. I mean Molly Ivins? They don't come any more partisan or nutty or prefictable than that.
You can tell by reading the piece that even she doesn't believe it. "Deadline looming...must bash Bush..but..out of material...readers turned off...audience dwindling...must dredge up same old...crap and see if ...gullible fools buy it...one more time"
"Clinton-haters accused the man of murder, rape, drug-running, sexual harassment, financial chicanery, and official misconduct."
But at least half those were true, were they not? Be honest.
Did we see Clinton burned in effigy? Did anyone call him a Nazi or a war criminal or a racist or bigot? You can't compare the vitriol of the Clinton haters and the Bush haters. It's a whole different level, and so-called "responsible" leading figures are jumping in too. Of course that may because the Democratic Party has been abandoned by rational people anyway.
He was an intellectual.
However, none of the warnings pinpointed what would happen on Sept. 11.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown on Thursday said the agency received intelligence from other agencies, which it passed on to airlines and airports.
But, she said, "We had no specific information about means or methods that would have enabled us to tailor any countermeasures."
Brown also said the FAA was in the process of tightening security at the time of the attacks.
No, there wasn't specific intelligence saying "flights from Boston to be hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center on 9/11." But there was information from numerous sources about planned hijackings, and even a couple suggesting they might be flown into targets. That should have been enough to bring about the kind of security that came post-9/11. But instead, the airlines didn't want to lose the revenues from seats for sky marshalls, etc, etc. A typical example of favoiring business profits over consumer protection -- except in this case that pro-business bias cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars. Of course, that's happening now with things like drug prices -- it's just the deaths aren't highly visible or all at once.
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Come on Dave, you, me, and most others would have been outraged at going through the security at airports now if it had been implemented before 9/11.
You've made mention more than once of how different security procedures have inconvenienced people. You've mentioned more than once how we're heading for a police state.
So why would you think people would have accepted more security (and possibly higher fares?) before 9/11? or some other large attack to beat the necessity into our heads?
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The commission report, written last August, said five security warnings mentioned al-Qaida's training for hijackings and two reports concerned suicide operations not connected to aviation. However, none of the warnings pinpointed what would happen on Sept. 11.
those were only 5 reports so there you go again dave try reading your links or get ones that work
I only caught the end of it so I can not quote the name of the person who said it, but the comment was:
Republicans tend to elect stupid presidents with brilliant staffs. Democrats tend to elect brilliant presidents with stupid staffs.
Thinking back, I tend to agree.
BTW, I am a citizen and a vet.
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were a joke played out in the daily newspaper. Remember Carter's brother urinating Billy Beer in public? Nixon's speeches and lies? Bill and Hillary's stains, sexual harassment, military blunders, lies, jail sentences, deaths, suicides, pardons, kin and arrogance that started BEFORE he/she was even elected? Gerald Ford tripping over his own feet? George Bush Senior barfing on the Japanese? Most likely the dirtiest rascal was Clinton. If you think about it, what is worse the Watergate break-in or all the stuff the Clinton's pulled.
on a fair election process, much like that of George Bush's brother Jeb's stealing the 2000 election for him, and an assault on the Constitution and a fair judicial process. Frankly, the ever changing, ever expanding Whitewater Hearings were also anti-Constitutional if not Unconstitutional. The issue was the land deal, when that investigation into that found nothing the Special Prosecutors job was over. But then Unconstitutionality isn't new territory to the Republican extreme right, so on and on it went.