Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rep. Stark & Sen. Dodd Find Spines, Feinstein Loses Hers

NOTE: This post does not constitute an endorsement of Senator Dodd for president, rather it is just a round of applause from this blogger for Chris Dodd's courageous stand against the erosion of our Constitutionally-enshrined rights.

Please get on the horn and ask the Matron Saint of the Stephanie Miller Show (Senator Barbara Boxer) what's up with Sister Feinstein? What WAS she thinking? Southwick is a known racist, homophobic SOB and Dianne should realize by now that the republicans aren't playing, you can't give them an inch, or they'll be taking a mile soon enough =(

Thank you so much for speaking out tonight on Dan Abrams show although the blowhole that you were up against tried to hammer his question down your throat "Define torture, Stephanie..." What an idiot - the issue is not whether you or Dan Abrams can define torture, but rather the point is that torture is defined and spelled out in documents (treaties, laws, cases) that the Bush administration is ignoring. What a toooooolie toooolie toooolie tool...

ENOUGH is ENOUGH - we have got to stand up and say NO MORE! I think that Representative Stark (13th District CA) is correct - I support what he had to say, the emotion that he expressed, the frustration that was captured by his words - I HOPE that he DOES NOT APOLOGIZE or back down. You should be proud of Peter Stark, please call him or e-mail him and tell him thank you for finally speaking out and announcing what is obvious to a strong majority of the American people - the emperor has no clothes. Thank God for Rep. Stark, and Senator Chris Dodd who has put a hold on the terrible piece of legistation that is making its way through the Congress - the most recent incarnation of the FISA bill.

Here is Senator Dodd's letter explaining his position - I sincerely hope that Harry Reid thinks twice before he attempts to go around this wise and long-overdue stand against the assault on our civil liberties:

The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons.

No more. I have decided to place a "hold" on the latest FISA bill that would have included amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by illegally providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization.

I said that I would do everything I could to stop this bill from passing, and I have. It's about delivering results -- and as I've said before, the FIRST thing I will do after being sworn into office is restore the Constitution. But we shouldn't have to wait until then to prevent the further erosion of our country's most treasured document. That's why I am stopping this bill today.

From Senator Dodd's Web Site:

Here's the announcement that demonstrates that Senator Dianne Feinstein has lost her flipping mind:

Alarming Anti-Gay Vote - From a Democrat
By Jennifer Vanasco
The Visible Vote '08
October 16, 2007

File under "What was she thinking?"

Dianne Feinstein, who represents San Francisco, voted to support Mississippi Judge Leslie Southwick for appointment to the powerful New Orleans-based United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Southwick is known for anti-gay and racist opinions.

For example: Judge Southwick also joined another decision taking a child away from a mother because she was bisexual. Adding insult to injury in that case, he signed a concurring opinion that attacked the mother for her "decision to participate in a homosexual relationship" and told her that losing her baby was one of the possible consequences of her "exertion of her perceived right." Democrats were going to kill his nomination in committee - but no, Feinstein sided with Republican colleagues to bring his nomination to the House floor.

Something is very wrong when a Democratic senator representing San Francisco is A-OK with a judge who will take a child away from its mother because she's gay.


Anonymous said...

difi's from sf (ex mayor) but she's senator from ca.
anyway, she's what is nowadays called a "moderate". (puglite at best)

the proxomitron loves you :-) said...

and i suppose you've read of the conservatives' whining about p starks too-obvious observation about repug bloodlust? :-)

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