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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by Reactor, Oct 7, 2005.

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Are you thrilled or appalled by the senate's actions?

Poll closed Oct 12, 2005.
  1. I'm appalled! Who are the nine dirt bags?

    3 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. I'm thrilled to see the senate support basic human rights

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. Damn, there went the market for bamboo slivers...

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. I'll feel however the administration tells me to

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    Should I be happy that the Senate (including most republicans) voted to add an amendment to the Iraq war funding that:

    Bans cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment against anyone in U.S. government custody regardless of where they are held. Standardizes how service members detain and interrogate terrorism suspects by requiring the military to follow the Army Field Manual that outlines acceptable techniques.

    Or should I feel appalled that nine senators voted against the measure and the white house has lobbied against it and is threatening a veto?
     
    #1 -   Oct 7, 2005

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  2. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I thought that was called the Geneva Convention...
     
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  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Yeah, I kinda thought that the rules for war were already outlined. Oh wait! That's right, this "government" doesn't follow rules. It makes them up as it goes along.
     
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  4. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    The current administration is of the opinion that the geneva convention applies only to uniformed combatants of recognized countries. It classifies the current crop of people as unlawful combatants, and they therefore have no rights, which is hogwash. What's right is right, all prisoners should be treated humanely.
     
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  5. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Bush hasn't vetoed anything, I believe. Not even the highway bill, which came in over the limit he set.

    If he does veto this, it will be telling. I wonder if this is a preemptive action on the part of the senate to the impending release (pending appeal, of course) of the other Abu Ghraib photos?
     
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  6. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    The senate is just aiding the enemy!
     
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  7. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    I always knew the Senate had a hidden agenda against freedom and liberty...curses!!!
     
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  8. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    The Senate is in cahoots with the poptarts.
     
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    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    That doesn't apply to us. Remember, we're the United States, not Geneva.
     
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  10. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    I was part of a CIA raid on a secret poptart training ground this morning. I can report there's nothing left of that cell in location codename OHsAPTinSF.
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Do they have poptarts in Geneva?
     
  12. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    of course they have 'tarts in das muderland

    struedel, kraut, and liderhosen
     
  13. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    Rumor has it the new flavor, rootbeer, is vital to the terrorism recruiting efforts...they be hungry.
     
  14. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You're right. He hasn't figured out which one is the "veto" button on the video game console they replaced his pen and paper with.
     
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    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    You guys are a laugh riot today! :D

    Thanks.
     
  16. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    and for the terrorists that dont play nice....

    PORKCHOP and BACON BIT flavored 'tarts
     
  17. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Bacon flavored Freedom-tarts, with cheese and bacon filling and bacon-fat frosting for that special freedom touch. Made with love in the United States.
     
  18. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    :drool:....that actually sounds good
     
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    nah... you gotta use Canadian Back Bacon


    And Canadian beer, and yer good!
     
  20. kinghami3

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    Granville Island Heifeweisen :drool:
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I see N8 and DT have cast their votes.
     
  22. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    You mean dropped their trousers, bent over, and submitted themselves to the Bush Administration? :nopity: