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An American in London:
So you can take actions which violate existing laws without passing new laws to invalidate the existing laws, prior to taking action?

That's exactly what the Republican administration has been doing, and it's also what the Fed has done recently by loosening funding restrictions. There's a law which makes this illegal, and it's been ignored.

The Rs have also ignored sub-poena requests, they've shredded essential documents and hidden evidence, they've lied under oath, and I'm sure there are even nastier things happening on Wall St which we'll never know about.

This the New Conservatism - narcissism with a campaign office, touting the slogan 'I can do whatever I like, because laws don't apply to me.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 07:46:55 AM EST
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If Obama isnt elected; overt facism will become the norm in American society.

'Facism will come to America wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross'-Sinclair Lewis

by An American in London on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:05:45 AM EST
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Hasn't overt fascism been the norm in America for about 30 years?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 08:57:44 AM EST
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And if he is, covert fascism will remain the norm?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 09:02:20 AM EST
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Hi  Boys and and Girls!  Somebody singing MY song?  I keep saying (typing?) "You better FIND AND KILL THEM before THEY STARVE YOU OUT, and I am friggin' ignored.  Have you heard the great news this morning?  The DOW futures are giddy with anticipation that the Fed et al are going to steal from the poor to prop up the wealthy, AGAIN!

How about a diary series on the "Reverse Robinhood Effect"?  Just prior to my new series "Blood in the Streets".

Now I know why I came to this planet NOW!  The fun has just begun!

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 09:28:28 AM EST
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Rats too will attack when all chances of escape are blocked. The great thing about democracy is that there are more poor than rich. The rats have numerical superiority.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 01:57:28 PM EST
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They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Sep 19th, 2008 at 02:04:05 PM EST
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