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GOP-Controlled House to Kick Off by Reading Constitution Aloud

GlyphGlyph Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/05/gop-controlled-house-kick-new-session-reading-constitution-aloud/

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GOP-controlled House will read the founding document aloud on Thursday.

Though it has been inserted as text into the Congressional Record before, the supreme law of the land has never been read aloud before in the body known as "the People's House."

Could we finally be looking at a new era of transparency in Washington?

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Transparency with the GOP lol

    Spoiler:
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Good on them. I can't wait until they finish with the Second Amendment and Boehner audibly creams his pants, ushering in a new level of absurdity from the floor.

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  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Maybe they'll find out what's actually in it!

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The right of the people to be blahblahblah in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable blahblahblah, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by blah, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a blahblah and blahblah trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in. . you know what fuck it.

    the absurdity speaks for itself.

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Elldren wrote: »
    Maybe they'll find out what's actually in it!

    Wait, what's this? We have to treat the gays equally? NO SHIT!

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    today, every GOP senator signed a letter stating that the Constitution is unconstitutional and contradicts real american values and that they vowed to fix it as soon as possible

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This is going to be like watching a multi-hour version of that whole "My Baby Can Read" video, only with selfish white guys instead of young children and far less reading comprehension.

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  • Pi-r8Pi-r8 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    do they all take turns, or does Boehner read the whole thing?

  • valhalla130valhalla130 Od's blood Sailing a longshipRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So, they start their session with a stunt, and with stripping away voting rights from some. They're really trying to hit those GOP stereotypes, aren't they?

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    who are they stripping voting rights from?

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    who are they stripping voting rights from?
    They stripped the US Territories and DC of their voting ability in the house. The votes were pretty much just symbolic, but still.

    Also, Glyph, how will reading the Constitution promote transparency?

  • Tiger BurningTiger Burning (poster is a bear)Registered User, SolidSaints Tube regular
    edited January 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    who are they stripping voting rights from?
    They stripped the US Territories and DC of their voting ability in the house. The votes were pretty much just symbolic, but still.

    Also, Glyph, how will reading the Constitution promote transparency?

    Previously only lamas of the 9th Order were allowed to read the sacred scroll. Also, actual llamas.

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a blahblah and blahblah trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in. . you know what fuck it.

    Oh so Obama's doing the reading.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think by "transparency" he means that it's pretty obvious that this is a political stunt.

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a blahblah and blahblah trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in. . you know what fuck it.

    Oh so Obama's doing the reading.

    Let me guess: you voted for Ron Paul.

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  • wazillawazilla Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a blahblah and blahblah trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in. . you know what fuck it.

    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a blahblah and blahblah trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in. . you know what fuck it.

    Oh so Obama's doing the reading.

    I'm envisioning him reading this from the Republican Cliff Notes US Constitution and shaking his head in disappointment as he marks Boehner's essay with a big red F.

    Arivia: you don't even want to get Deacon started.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I really hope they have new Republican congressmen Allen West or Tim Scott read Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3.

    Remember, the Constitution is perfect, so between the both of them it'll be like 6/5th of a congressmen reading it!

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I really hope they have new Republican congressmen Allen West or Tim Scott read Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3.

    Remember, the Constitution is perfect, so between the both of them it'll be like 6/5th of a congressmen reading it!
    There was a Republican on television the other day touting the whole constitution reading thing, and he basically said "uh, we're not reading the parts that don't apply anymore".

    If it was up to me, they'd just spend about 4 hours reading and re-reading Article 1. And then there'd be a quiz.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think there will be a lot of mumbling around the Commerce clause.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wwtMask wrote: »
    I think there will be a lot of mumbling around the Commerce clause.
    "...provide for the general welfare.... WTF? GENERAL welfare? This thing must have been written by commies."

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The Constitution is the new Bible. Doesn't matter what's in it, you can cherry-pick the parts you like! God hates gays, wants us all to eat shellfish and have assault weapons, and the 14th Amendment is unconstitutional!

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anyone want to bet that Fox News or Fox Business Channel will cover the entire reading and then have a post game analysis/blowjob?

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  • ArchArch Viruses are totally dependent on knowledge of every eternity. Renounce faith. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    today, every GOP senator signed a letter stating that the Constitution is unconstitutional and contradicts real american values and that they vowed to fix it as soon as possible

    nerdgasmic never change

  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Anyone want to bet that Fox News or Fox Business Channel will cover the entire reading and then have a post game analysis/blowjob?

    No, I think they'll skip to other news during some parts of the reading...

    :P

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    wazilla wrote: »
    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

    Yeah!

    Well, except for that group of guys he won't let go but can't put on trial.

    But it's just a few guys so whatever.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wazilla wrote: »
    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

    Yeah!

    Well, except for that group of guys he won't let go but can't put on trial.

    But it's just a few guys so whatever.

    and you know why?

    Bush tortured the fuck out of them

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Arch wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    today, every GOP senator signed a letter stating that the Constitution is unconstitutional and contradicts real american values and that they vowed to fix it as soon as possible

    nerdgasmic never change

    i want someone to tell me this sometime : (

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Man, Boehner really looks like my friend's dad. It's really weird.

    Though, I guess well-off older Republican guys all tend to blend together after a while.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wazilla wrote: »
    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

    Yeah!

    Well, except for that group of guys he won't let go but can't put on trial.

    But it's just a few guys so whatever.
    Is this the part where we rehash the fact that we're pretty unhappy with the fact that this is still going on but 1) it's not entirely (or even mostly) Obama's fault and 2) fixing things a little at a time is a hell of a lot better than actively making them worse or FUCKING STARTING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Because I'm kind of tired of that conversation.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wazilla wrote: »
    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

    Yeah!

    Well, except for that group of guys he won't let go but can't put on trial.

    But it's just a few guys so whatever.

    Right, Bush never held anyone that he couldn't put on trial.
    I mean look at all the terror trials we got.
    We were having terror trials left and right with Bush!

    Jesus, Deacon at least TRY not to be a fucking parody of the Right.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    wazilla wrote: »
    Oh so Bush's doing the reading.

    Because you may as well name the guy that's famous for it, instead of the guy that pushed to have a terrorists put on trial in Federal court in New York.

    Yeah!

    Well, except for that group of guys he won't let go but can't put on trial.

    But it's just a few guys so whatever.
    Is this the part where we rehash the fact that we're pretty unhappy with the fact that this is still going on but 1) it's not entirely (or even mostly) Obama's fault and 2) fixing things a little at a time is a hell of a lot better than actively making them worse or FUCKING STARTING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Because I'm kind of tired of that conversation.

    Deacon's been beating the "Look, Obama isn't the messiah!" horse for a while now. It's pretty much his only thing. Oh, and being a black Republican, though I may be getting him confused with someone else that no longer posts here.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    fixing things a little at a time is a hell of a lot better than actively making them worse or FUCKING STARTING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Good point, I was actually referring to putting a hit out on US citizens via Executive fiat.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Man, Boehner really looks like my friend's dad. It's really weird.

    Though, I guess well-off older Republican guys all tend to blend together after a while.

    Actually Boehner is one of the few that stands out, what with his tan.

  • Goose!Goose! Yeah, I wrote that. Its called, "I Wanna Rock Your Body"Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Shit, I thought Deacon got a tempban.

    This seems like a big waste of time to me. What is accomplished by doing this, besides the TV time and the token appeal to the party's base?

    It would be great if they found something in there that explained what equal rights protection meant to them in very clear terms since they appear to have a hard time understanding it.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Deacon's been beating the "Look, Obama isn't the messiah!" horse for a while now. It's pretty much his only thing. Oh, and being a black Republican, though I may be getting him confused with someone else that no longer posts here.
    He was outed awhile ago as a white guy.

  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    fixing things a little at a time is a hell of a lot better than actively making them worse or FUCKING STARTING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Good point, I was actually referring to putting a hit out on US citizens via Executive fiat.

    Isn't that related to Americans who are out of the country and operating with terrorist groups against America? Why are you soft on terror, Deacon? You must want the terrorists to win.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Why are you soft on terror, Deacon? You must want the terrorists to win.
    Only if they're up against Democrats.

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    [Right, Bush never held anyone that he couldn't put on trial.
    I mean look at all the terror trials we got.
    We were having terror trials left and right with Bush!

    Jesus, Deacon at least TRY not to be a fucking parody of the Right.

    Well, I very clearly remember a bunch of Obama stump speeches wrt Gitmo about how the right thing isn't always easy, and the rule of law should always be followed.

    I also remember McCain taking a pragmatic approach and getting skewered for it.

    So, while reading the Constitution is kind of a stunt and probably deserving of a few snarky responses, I'm not about to let a comment go by that implicates the left has the moral high ground when it comes to consitutional issues.

    Because you don't have it.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Thanatos wrote: »
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Deacon's been beating the "Look, Obama isn't the messiah!" horse for a while now. It's pretty much his only thing. Oh, and being a black Republican, though I may be getting him confused with someone else that no longer posts here.
    He was outed awhile ago as a white guy.

    Yeah, someone PMed me that, I just wasn't sure if it was Deacon that it was about. I always thought it was odd that there was a black Republican that was not either ex-military, wealthy, or straight up crazy.

    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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