Baseball hearings vs.Impeachment hearing 17 replies, 18734 views

Racer X
1/15/2008 9:55:00 PM
i'm so glad congress had the time to have a serious discussion about a bouncey-ball game instead of impeaching cheney for invading iraq for war profiteering and getting 650,000 people killed. but i guess they were just subhuman foreigners.

batter up!





Tue, Jan. 15, 2008
Congress aims at Tejada, Clemens, Bonds
By HOWARD FENDRICH and JOSEPH WHITE - AP Sports Writers

WASHINGTON --Taking on baseball's steroids problem once again, Congress kept the finger-pointing and tough questioning to a minimum. Maybe that's because the people under the most scrutiny this time - Miguel Tejada, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens - were nowhere to be seen.

Commissioner Bud Selig and union leader Donald Fehr accepted responsibility for the sport's drug boom and the author of the Mitchell Report defended his findings in the same wood-paneled House hearing room that hosted a far longer and far more contentious session in March 2005.

It didn't take long for the focus to shift to players Tuesday.

The hearing opened with word that Congress wants Tejada, the 2002 AL MVP, investigated for lying to federal authorities. The first witness, former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, testified he believes a former trainer's allegations that he injected seven-time Cy Young Award winner Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. And Selig told lawmakers that Bonds' San Francisco Giants should have reported concerns about the home run king's personal trainer.

The 4-hour, 15-minute session before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.......yadda yadda yadda who gives a fuck.
blackeyes
1/15/2008 9:58:00 PM
since when are baseballs bouncy?
Brett Weir
1/15/2008 10:11:00 PM
Originally posted by:blackeyes

since when are baseballs bouncy?

most base hits are
buck rogers
1/15/2008 10:36:00 PM
Originally posted by: byosti

im a fan of baseball and i dont really give a fuck either

blackeyes
1/15/2008 10:37:00 PM
baseballs can bounce they arent bouncy though
cows spending money
1/15/2008 11:04:00 PM
I think he might have been using the term to mean 'childish', i.e. 'less important than war crimes', and we all know that isn't true.
I Am Legion
1/18/2008 5:09:00 PM
Originally posted by:you big meanie

i'm so glad congress had the time to have a serious discussion about a bouncey-ball game instead of impeaching cheney for invading iraq for war profiteering and getting 650,000 people killed.




They're still doing it - they just called Clemens. Thank god they were able to clear up their schedule by taking impeachment off the table. Maybe they should just take all work off the table so they can knock off at noon every day. Oh wait, they already do.
Kadesh
1/18/2008 5:50:00 PM
you can't really impeach the president or his vice because...

a) they didn't do anything wrong. congress gave them permission.

I'm sure our more serious political crazies would disagree though. The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore.
lottery hypnosis
1/20/2008 11:37:00 AM
Originally posted by:matt.

you can't really impeach the president or his vice because...

a) they didn't do anything wrong. congress gave them permission.

I'm sure our more serious political crazies would disagree though. The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore.


"The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore."

now, which law would that be, exactly? i must have been sleeping when they passed the law nullifying the constitution and legalizing collusion, war profiteering and treason.
lottery hypnosis
1/20/2008 11:45:00 AM
also,

Originally posted by:buck rogers

Originally posted by: byosti

im a fan of baseball and i dont really give a fuck either




pretty disgusting that house and senate democrats justified wimping out on something as phenomenally important as impeaching cheney by saying it "would waste precious time" in the legislature, and then go ahead and have these hearings about a fucking game. what a bunch of pieces of shit.
Racer X
2/14/2008 7:07:00 AM
rich politicians using our tax dollars to talk about rich baseball players, for a month now, and yet they claimed that impeaching cheney would be "too time consuming", even though that may have actually had the outcome of returning some of the billions to the taxbase that haliburton made off the war.
seriously, why aren't there more homegrown suicide bombers here?
Fanboi
2/14/2008 9:27:00 AM
Originally posted by:matt.

you can't really impeach the president or his vice because...

a) they didn't do anything wrong. congress gave them permission.

I'm sure our more serious political crazies would disagree though. The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore.

Congress can impeach the President for making a peanut butter sandwich. You just need to get like 300 House reps and 70 Senators to agree that that's "treason, bribery, or a high crime or misdemeanor," which is why you'll usually run into a hard time impeaching and removing a sitting President for something that really isn't criminal. Hell, you'll have a hard time impeaching a sitting President for doing something that IS criminal, that's how much Congress seems to hate using that power.
Dwarn
2/14/2008 10:45:00 AM
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

And so, since Congress won't impeach, it looks like we're all going to have to get together and impeach the entire government.

Otherwise...we can expect to keep losing more and more of our rights to a rapidly expanding Big Brother police state with a continuous imperial war machine torturing and slaughtering millions of innocent people at our expense.

It really is up to us.
Erie Ed
2/14/2008 3:38:00 PM
Originally posted by: Dwarn

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

And so, since Congress won't impeach, it looks like we're all going to have to get together and impeach the entire government.

Otherwise...we can expect to keep losing more and more of our rights to a rapidly expanding Big Brother police state with a continuous imperial war machine torturing and slaughtering millions of innocent people at our expense.

It really is up to us.

sadly most of us will stand by our government while this is happening, continue to deny that its happening, or just not care enough to do anything about it.
Tim E. Husk
2/14/2008 3:47:00 PM
"sadly most of us will stand by our government while this is happening"

that's the curse of the ass-backwards patriotism of the united states. it's drilled into kids from day one in school that we are the freest, best, richest nation in the world and that our political system is as good as humanly possible. that's a stagnant attitude if i ever heard one.
LastOnePicked
2/14/2008 3:57:00 PM
and now people are saying that Bush could pardon Clemens.
LastOnePicked
2/14/2008 3:58:00 PM
Originally posted by:matt.

you can't really impeach the president or his vice because...

a) they didn't do anything wrong. congress gave them permission.

I'm sure our more serious political crazies would disagree though. The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore.

Your opinions seriously have the depth of a puddle of urine.

I've seen smarter statements written on bumper stickers.
MawkieMawk
2/14/2008 5:03:00 PM
Originally posted by:matt.

you can't really impeach the president or his vice because...

a) they didn't do anything wrong. congress gave them permission.

I'm sure our more serious political crazies would disagree though. The law of the united states contradicts them though so there's no point in talking about it anymore.


lol... A prime example of a "true american patriot".