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  • Congress overrides Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) Congress has rejected a veto by President Barack Obama for the first time since he became president.

    The House voted 348-77 Wednesday to override his veto of legislation and allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.

    The Senate had voted 97-1 to override his veto.

    The lawsuit legislation now becomes law despite elements that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c70f6...11-legislation

    Interesting, though not surprising.

  • #2
    Bobo gets humiliated yet again.

    Good.

    Nice to see that the Democrats value him...
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
      Bobo gets humiliated yet again.

      Good.

      Nice to see that the Democrats value him...
      It's worth noting that not only is this the first overwritten veto, but he's only issued a dozen of them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
        It's worth noting that not only is this the first overwritten veto, but he's only issued a dozen of them.
        Democrats controlled the Senate for his first six years in office and the Republicans have generally lacked the cojones to pass bills that he would likely veto over the last two years. I'm shocked that he's vetoed 12 bills.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
          Bobo gets humiliated yet again.

          Good.
          +1!
          Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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          • #6
            Excellent. What a pity Congress can't find their balls more often.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              cant wait for our soldiers to start getting sued on a consistent bases because of this stupidity.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by craven View Post
                cant wait for our soldiers to start getting sued on a consistent bases because of this stupidity.
                Its already covered under various Federal exceptions. Just like US troops cannot be tried for war crimes by anyone outside.
                Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                  Bobo gets humiliated yet again.

                  Good.

                  Nice to see that the Democrats value him...
                  Well, Harry Reid still loves him.....
                  ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

                  BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

                  BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                    Its already covered under various Federal exceptions. Just like US troops cannot be tried for war crimes by anyone outside.
                    ahh but they could be tried in say Syrian court and the result should have result ie our govt having to pay out


                    This is one of those genies best left in the bottle.

                    Always remember the commerce clause and how it has evolved.

                    The main case for it stated you had to chose to take part in an economic activity to be regulated

                    with Obama care they attempted to say just by being an American you can be regulated

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by craven View Post
                      ahh but they could be tried in say Syrian court and the result should have result ie our govt having to pay out


                      This is one of those genies best left in the bottle.

                      Always remember the commerce clause and how it has evolved.

                      The main case for it stated you had to chose to take part in an economic activity to be regulated

                      with Obama care they attempted to say just by being an American you can be regulated
                      In order for that argument to work, it would have to be accepted globally that 9/11 was a legitimate attack against a legitimate target.
                      ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

                      BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

                      BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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                      • #12
                        And now entering the ring in Smackdown... President Barack Obama!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
                          In order for that argument to work, it would have to be accepted globally that 9/11 was a legitimate attack against a legitimate target.
                          remember I am point to potential impact down the road 20 year or more down the road


                          this case is not about 9 11 it a court case and law that will evolve and you do not know how it will play out in the long run

                          just look at the arguments in Obama care. basically the court decided congress can levy taxes on a citizen to do X where is that one going to lead in 60 years

                          there are a number of old laws that get trotted out to things that go way beyond the intended purpose when they were passed

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                          • #14
                            why would Saudi Arabia even go to any court that is suing them. Who is going to make them
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by craven View Post
                              remember I am point to potential impact down the road 20 year or more down the road


                              this case is not about 9 11 it a court case and law that will evolve and you do not know how it will play out in the long run

                              just look at the arguments in Obama care. basically the court decided congress can levy taxes on a citizen to do X where is that one going to lead in 60 years

                              there are a number of old laws that get trotted out to things that go way beyond the intended purpose when they were passed
                              To use your example, then we tell Syria to off.

                              It is the same principle as war crimes. No matter what US troops do, they only get tried by us.

                              We don't have to play fair. Nor do other First World nations. On the international stage national rights extend only as far as their military and economic reach.
                              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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