Short: what should really get you upset

Answer: not gutted Lieberman-Kyl. It said nothing of importance and authorized nothing at all.

Be upset about war funding and substantive legislation. That stuff matters.


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    • andgarden on September 27, 2007 at 01:23

    take a deep breath.

    • Pluto on September 27, 2007 at 02:39

    But surely you know how this is going to play out, right?

    1. Just before the funding vote — Homeland Security will issue news of a terrifying plot (they may actually go so far as to close the nation’s airports for 12 hours).

    2. For the first time in years, the Terror Alert will go ORANGE.

    3. Congress will receive a top-secret behind-closed-doors briefing that scares the shit out of them the day before the final vote.

    As a matter of fact, they (we) started test marketing ideas for the “Funding Vote Terror Alert” just yesterday. The one below looks especially promising. It’s been picked up by several news dispensers already:

    September 25, 2007
    Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren
    By Marc Sheppard


    …al Qaeda’s blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded.  And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters.

    [The evidence includes:]

    Videotapes confiscated in Afghanistan showing al-Qaeda terrorists training to takeover an [American] school.

    Spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith’s declaration of al-Qaeda’s “right” to kill 2 million American children

    An Iraqi national with known terrorist connections caught with a computer disk containing information detailing Department of Education crisis planning for U.S school districts. 

    Two Saudi men – one wearing a black trench coat despite the Florida heat — terrifying a busload of Tampa schoolchildren by boarding a school bus and remaining for the entire ride to school, all the while laughing and speaking Arabic.

    A March FBI/DHS bulletin noting “recent suspicious activity” by foreigners who drive school buses, are licensed to drive them, or have actually managed to purchase them right here at home. Including “members of the unnamed extremist groups” who have obtained commercial drivers licenses with school bus endorsements.

    Osama bin Laden’s promise that the 2004 terrorist attack at Beslan will happen many times over in the United States….

    …Seventeen full-sized yellow school buses reported stolen from charter schools, business schools and private bus companies in Houston, Texas, over the past few months.

    …the fact that thousands of school bus radios have also been stolen (2000 in California in 2005 alone….


    Not with a bang but a wimper…

  1. topple the Saddam regime passed through Congress and was signed by Clinton in the 90’s.  It bothered me when it passed and it really pissed me off when it was used to bolster the case for AUMF.  So I am upset about Lieberman-Kyl because it is a harbinger of things to come if this crowd remains in Congress and have a willing President in the White House.  Hillary who is the “inevitable” nominee now made it clear that she’ll run with this if she is elected.  That is why the resolution bothers me.

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