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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Sorry, I couldn't resist  Silly

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Bush Grants Self Permission To Grant More Power To Self
August 1, 2006 | Issue 42•31

WASHINGTON, DC—In a decisive 1–0 decision Monday, President Bush voted to grant the president the constitutional power to grant himself additional powers.

"As president, I strongly believe that my first duty as president is to support and serve the president," Bush said during a televised address from the East Room of the White House shortly after signing his executive order. "I promise the American people that I will not abuse this new power, unless it becomes necessary to grant myself the power to do so at a later time."

The Presidential Empowerment Act, which the president hand-drafted on his own Oval Office stationery and promptly signed into law, provides Bush with full authority to permit himself to authorize increased jurisdiction over the three branches of the federal government, provided that the president considers it in his best interest to do so.

"In a time of war, the president must have the power he needs to make the tough decisions, including, if need be, the decision to grant himself even more power," Bush said. "To do otherwise would be playing into the hands of our enemies."

Added Bush: "And it's all under due process of the law as I see it."


Full Article: The Onion

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Was it written in crayon?  Silly


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
Was it written in crayon?

yea, by president Bush  rotfl   rotfl 

-Zaki


User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 2):
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
Was it written in crayon?

yea, by president Bush

You mean to tell me his boss Dick Cheney did not sign it?



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 2):
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 1):
Was it written in crayon?

yea, by president Bush

So WB actually did learn to write ?????  Wow!



Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

In correct in my case. Been voting a Republican ticket since 1980. Just not real please with the last several years, no let me tell you what I really feel, I'm Pissed! I voted for GWB twice as Gov.



Attention All Planets of the Solar Federation....We have assumed control.....We have assumed control......
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

If you call an opposition to auto-empowerment Lefty - I'm a lefty...



Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

Well, it's pretty bad when it's THAT easy to ridicule your precious fearless leader...



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

Quoting Scintx (Reply 6):
Just not real please with the last several years,

I am in the same boat with you, but it sure beats Gore or Kerry.

Quoting A332 (Reply 8):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

Well, it's pretty bad when it's THAT easy to ridicule your precious fearless leader...

Dont even start, we all know how you handled yourself in the republican thread.  cry 


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Pot. Kettle. Black. Done.


Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Two possible reactions:

1) I thought djinns usually refused to grant that kind of wish...?

2) Is it 1933 again, already?  mischievous 


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 7):
If you call an opposition to auto-empowerment Lefty - I'm a lefty...

If you believe The Onion is a valid news source then not only are you a lefty but probably an idiot as well.  Wink

That said, I'm conservative and I've grown annoyed with Dubya and more so the GOP and their idiotic spending for a huge government.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

And I call you, perhaps, a sourpuss righty, who doesn't even have the nerve to laugh at something funny, because it's about Imperious and almost God-Like leader.

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 9):
I am in the same boat with you, but it sure beats Gore or Kerry.

That's a matter of opinion. I feel the opposite, not that that's a surprise. It'd be better than this 6-year train wreck.


User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 13):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 5):
Thats so cute, a bunch of lefties having fun, is that what Thats called?

And I call you, perhaps, a sourpuss righty, who doesn't even have the nerve to laugh at something funny, because it's about Imperious and almost God-Like leader.

Hope we get a so called God like leader for the next term. The Lord knows this country needs it.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 13):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 9):
I am in the same boat with you, but it sure beats Gore or Kerry.

That's a matter of opinion. I feel the opposite, not that that's a surprise. It'd be better than this 6-year train wreck.

I guess there is one thing to be said, between Gore and Kerry this country wouldn't be at war.


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 9):
I am in the same boat with you, but it sure beats Gore or Kerry.

Disagree. Strongly. I can't imagine either one of them causing a mess comparable to the one this country is in today.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 14):
I guess there is one thing to be said, between Gore and Kerry this country wouldn't be at war.

We would have been in Afghanistan, no matter what after 9/11. However, we wouldn't be involved in Iraq, which, even the Generals are now saying is close to Civil War.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
We would have been in Afghanistan, no matter what after 9/11.

Without completely disregarding the existing warnings, 9-11 my actually not have happened at all.

If it still had, Afghanistan was an absolute necessity. Nobody around the globe ever doubted that. And both Gore and Kerry would have done exactly the same - maybe except letting the Northern Alliance handle Osama bin Laden...!  crazy   hypnotized 


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):
Without completely disregarding the existing warnings, 9-11 my actually not have happened at all.

I disagree. No doubt 9/11 was in the planning stages before Mr. Bush took office in' 01, so I think it wouldn't have mattered one bit if Mr. Gore or Mr. Bush were in office. I feel that Mr. Gore would have made the same decision to go to war that Mr. Bush made. I do feel that Mr. Gore would not have invaded Iraq, and we could have concentrated on Afghanistan, and given them a better chance to make it.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 14):
between Gore and Kerry this country wouldn't be at war.

No but we'd be saving a lot of trees and trying to develop a plan . . . .

Quoting Klaus (Reply 17):
Without completely disregarding the existing warnings, 9-11 my actually not have happened at all.

Please, send your comments to William Jefferson Clinton, Park Ave, NY NY, or to that oversized couble wide trailer he has hanging out over the river in Little Rock now . . .  sarcastic  You don't think, Klaus, that the terrorists suddenly got MAD at the US after GWB took office, eh?

Of course you don't, you're a smart man, you know better.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 18):
so I think it wouldn't have mattered one bit if Mr. Gore or Mr. Bush were in office.

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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Back to this power thing ... Is that AC or DC, 120 or 220v, 50 or 60hz? We need answers to these important questions!!!

User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 18):
No doubt 9/11 was in the planning stages before Mr. Bush took office in' 01, so I think it wouldn't have mattered one bit if Mr. Gore or Mr. Bush were in office.

I don't think anyone will dispute the fact that al-Qaeda had been planning the 9/11 attacks for years prior to the actual event. I do, however, believe there is a strong possibility the attacks could have been thwarted or at least the casualty rate lessened, had there been an administration in place that didn't have it's head up it's ass with regard to national security. I think it was more than irony that, in a speech President Bush gave on 8/31/01 to celebrate the launch of the White House's new web site, national security was last on a list of major issues his administration planned to deal with.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
You don't think, Klaus, that the terrorists suddenly got MAD at the US after GWB took office, eh?

Probably not. But given the President's terrible approval ratings, I think it's accurate to say a lot of people are MAD at the him and the US now.


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 19):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 14):
between Gore and Kerry this country wouldn't be at war.

No but we'd be saving a lot of trees and trying to develop a plan . . . .

Sounds like a win win situation to me. A healthier environment AND close to 3000 American GI's would still be alive today, not to mention a hundred thousand or so Iraqi's.


User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 14):
I guess there is one thing to be said, between Gore and Kerry this country wouldn't be at war.

We would have been in Afghanistan, no matter what after 9/11. However, we wouldn't be involved in Iraq, which, even the Generals are now saying is close to Civil War.

Getting rid of Saddam was a good thing. BUt that part of the world is ALWAYS going to be a mess.

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 15):
Quoting IceTitan447 (Reply 9):
I am in the same boat with you, but it sure beats Gore or Kerry.

Disagree. Strongly. I can't imagine either one of them causing a mess comparable to the one this country is in today.

Cut and run is a term used by these libbies, they wouldn't have had the chance to use the slogan.

It is so easy to sit behind a PC and analyze what we should have done. Arm chair Presidents rock!


User currently offlineDarrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

IceTitan, have you ever served in the Armed Forces?

25 CO7e7 : Lefty or Righty...call it anything you want. GWB is not the sharpest tool in the box to serve as a president or as a Rancher either.... With all the
26 IceTitan447 : What does that have to do with Presidential Powers? And if it were Bill Clinton you would have never made that comment. It is so easy to make the com
27 AA777 : 9/11 was in the planning stages...and so was the Iraq war. What a coinicidence. They knew it was going to happen- and they let it happen. Perfect for
28 Post contains images CO7e7 : I will do that... but W is still a big idiot and i will criticize him ALL i want. -Zaki
29 Post contains images Tbar220 : Boy did this thread degenerate fast. I didn't think an Onion article would strike such a nerve with everybody here! All I got was a good laugh out of
30 Darrenthe747 : i only asked because of this: Sure is easy to say "stay and fight" and "I support the troops" when you're not over there, huh?
31 Dvk : No it's not. It's a catchphrase used by the "connies" to denigrate anyone who disagrees with "staying the course".
32 Darrenthe747 : Very true. Come to think of it, I have never heard a "libbie" or democrat, or person opposed to the Iraq war, use this expression. Please IceTitan, t
33 Falcon84 : The ends do NOT justify the means. We had no business going into that country-a country that many now believe is very close to civil war, thanks to o
34 MDorBust : Don't go dragging beautiful aircraft into a political mudslinging fight.
35 Itsjustme : Cut and run? Where did I say anything about cut and run? My point was, had Mr. Gore or Mr. Kerry been in office, we would not be in the dire straits
36 Klaus : Exactly!
37 IceTitan447 : Never said anything about you sayin cut and run, that is the way of life for the democrat. You are sad person. You probably believe into a ton of con
38 Itsjustme : That's the best you can do? "You are sad (sic) person"? Why am I not surprised being that you have no evidence to dispute what I stated in my post. I
39 Post contains links Tercer : Why is it when Bill Clinton is mentioned the Monica issue is always the top subject. Lets focus on the Administrations foreign policy, or lack there
40 NWDC10 : Bush is a modern day Hitler. He truly wants TOTAL power and He's murdering innocent people. Robert NWDC10
41 Klaus : No, he is not. I have no sympathy for this administration, but that's still far off.
42 Post contains images RichPhitzwell : Well...he did say it would be easier if he was a dictator. Maybe one of the kindergarten kids wrote it for him on 9/11 and he finally thought it was p
43 DeltaGator : There's no help for you if you really believe this idea. He's most definitely not on my Christmas card list anymore but to compare him to Hitler make
44 Pulkovokiwi : Have to agree that was a stupid remark and silly comparing him to Adolf. Bush is an incompetent but he's around for a while yet. Cheney is probably m
45 RichPhitzwell : Unfortunatly I have to strongly disagree, not in the since the W is Hitler, but that he could have become. All Hitler was was someone who was able to
46 Pulkovokiwi : I think you have it wrong there. Hitler was evil and surrounded himself with gangsters like Himmler,Borman and the others. Hitler was able to carry i
47 Beaucaire : Despite my profound dislike for W,I have to admit there is no comparison with Adolf. Hitler surrounded himself with a sect-like clique of satanists c
48 Post contains images Klaus : Dick Cheney, on the other hand...!
49 Post contains links Beaucaire : But GWB 's father definitely had some form of evil esoteric links,if you check the picture showing Bush-father with his buddies from S&B secret societ
50 Itsjustme : "You are sad person. You probably believe into a ton of conspiracy theories as well"? You consider that a response? Let alone the fact those two sent
51 DeltaGator : Lebanon? WTF? We aren't even there doing anything. Of wait, that's the problem isn't it? You don't want us anywhere until it is convenient for you. T
52 Post contains images MDorBust : It's the re-incarnation of B744F Every wacky conspiracy theory collected in one mind boggling website... Well done... I think...
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