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xongsmith
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Message 112 of 300 (704045)
08-02-2013 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by dronestar
07-26-2013 3:29 PM


Re: Amash NSA Amendment
Dronster, is there any reason to suspect that passing the Amash NSA Amendment to the Dept. of Defense Budget bill would have torpedoed the whole Budget bill? Maybe Minnesota's DoD contracts were jeopardized too much, along with many others around the country to risk sending them into the red and forcing employee furloughs or layoffs or worse.
It was a close vote, but what would have happened to the bill if it had passed?

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Message 116 of 300 (704051)
08-02-2013 2:37 PM
Reply to: Message 114 by dronestar
08-02-2013 1:32 PM


Re: Amash NSA Amendment
Dronster replies:
Franken's words and actions have been very clear, he wants to continue spying on americans in a desperate hope to prevent another terrorist attack.
However, if you have evidence that Franken has economic reasons as well, by all means present the evidence.
I'm not gonna go there myself, but only raise the issue that every bill has it's gives & takes. It is not fair to characterize a yes or no vote merely on the basis of a small piece of it. There is no black and white. Only 50 (or so I've heard lately) shades of grey.
All the best. And kudos for your precocious nick name here!

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Message 122 of 300 (823878)
11-18-2017 12:37 PM


Well, we can forget about him running for POTUS in 2020. Kinda shot down any chance of that.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 266 of 300 (826836)
01-11-2018 10:38 AM
Reply to: Message 265 by NoNukes
01-10-2018 7:57 PM


Re: Catherine Deneuve Speaks Out
Percy, in Message 263, writes:
She says some important things, like that women shouldn't be forced into the role of perpetual victim...
This is interesting when you consider her role in "Repulsion".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repulsion_(film)
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fix a link that shouldn't have needed fixing (system couldn't handle a "_").

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 298 of 300 (895471)
06-30-2022 12:56 PM
Reply to: Message 297 by Percy
06-30-2022 10:45 AM


Re: Women of the Trump cult
However, so far, all the heroes of the Jan.6th hearings have been women:
Liz Cheney, co-chairing the hearings and a Republican
Caroline Edwards, the police woman defending the Capitol and administering medical help to other officers stricken by tear gasses and bleeding on the steps
Cassidy Hutchinson, assistant to Mark Meadows, with her office some 10~ feet from the Oval Office itself

Edited by xongsmith, : Not sure if Edwards was a Republican


"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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