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Monday Evening Owls: GA Rep.-elect passes EC vote: "Course of not designed for somebody who appears to be like like me"

Williams called the meeting to order at exactly noon and opened with a vote Stacey Abrams to preside. Abrams, who has received a lot of credit over the past six weeks for helping Georgia go blue in her voting work, told fellow constituents that she dreamed of this moment by “planting her flag and feet here in Georgia. "

She explained, “I look around this room and see people who not only planted their feet here in Georgia but also planted their dreams, people who gave their time and talent and treasure to the communities to invest that they serve. ”(…)

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“We are not the CIA, we are not the FBI, we are not the White House, we are not the Department of Defense. We are the United States Congress, we have our role. And we cannot give up that role during a national security crisis. The president already has his role and authority to do what he must do. We are in a unique position and our Constitution requires it. And for those of us who love America and consider ourselves good Americans, pro-Americans, and wave the flag, we want to preserve this democracy, especially in times of crisis, and we want to preserve civil liberties, and we know and understand that the case must be reconciled with public safety. Because we need to secure the country, make sure that no lives are lost and that none of our actions create a spiral that could spiral out of control.~~ Rep. Barbara Lee, "Alone on the Hill" (2001)



Now that U.S. Attorney General William Barr has resigned, it's a good time to remind people that he's a far-right theocrat who served on the board of directors of an Opus Dei front group – and it's insane that he's for that Office responsible was DOJ in the first place: //

– Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) December 15, 2020


At Daily Kos that day in 2003—Saddam Captured: What's Next?

They dug it out of the hole.

It is one of the most shameful goals for a tyrant's freedom, almost as humiliating for an end to his reign, as if the bodies of Mussolini and his lover Clara Petacci were dangling from a pole in Piazza Loreto in Milan, as if deer carcasses were being bled from a hunting camp. Saddam is done and the world is a better place for it.

It is clear that many will be celebrating in Iraq. but how does it continue? US officials have not specified what to do with Saddam, but Ahmed Chalabi is already making statements that Saddam will be tried before the Iraqi people. Will there be a public hearing? Will the US decide to keep Saddam calm?

What about weapons of mass destruction? Now we've got the guy in custody and he's probably beaten and demoralized. Perhaps he will be like Milosevic and stay defiant, but the early paintings do not show a man with the energy to resist. So he may be inclined to tell the truth about weapons of mass destruction. But is the truth what the Bush administration wants Saddam to be?

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