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  1. Panopticon
    Panopticon November 14, 2008 at 7:20 pm |

    Cara the link for “send your message now” has your address in it – did you want that?

  2. RoRo
    RoRo November 14, 2008 at 8:19 pm |

    For your last question: I think this would be something Obama could undo very quickly and easily. Like you remember how the day after Bush was sworn in, he immediately reinstated the Global Gag Rule, and on the day Obama gets sworn in, he’ll repeal it? I think this is one of those. I don’t really understand why none of these far-reaching policies don’t need to undergo some sort of congressional or judicial scrutiny. I mean, can the president just say “It shall now by the policy of the United States that the color previously referred to as “red” will now be called “fire-fuck-balls”?

  3. zak
    zak November 14, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    If the Bush administration puts new regulations in play after November 20th, it’ll be pretty easy to overturn them, because it takes 60 days for them to go into effect and Obama will be sworn in on Jan. 20th.

    If he does it before the 20th, there may be a need for committees, public input, reports etc before making changes.

    But there is a little known/used law passed by Congress that could allow them to overturn any regulations put in place during a lame duck session. Since Congress is controlled by Dems. . . .

  4. zooeyibz
    zooeyibz November 14, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    god above. is this stillclogging up the system? what a shitty, horrible typically Bush-ian end run around human rights for women. i sincerely hope this will get crushed, as it deserves to…

  5. chevre
    chevre November 14, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    I also love how this will totally add to the already monumental list of things Obama will have to do when he gets into office. I mean, way to show you care about this country, Bushites — pass all this crap on the way out it so it will take even LONGER for our new government to get down to the business of fixing the economy. And of course, trample on women while you do it.

  6. Chanvre
    Chanvre November 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm |

    Yes, because obviously it’s not a concern to Bush that our nation is in an economic crisis. Instead, he’s going to create more work for our incoming government to wade through while they get down to the business of solving the disaster that is our economy. I mean, if you’re going to pass eleventh-hour laws, why not pass some that will actually help the economy rather than trying to impose a theocracy? Way to prove you don’t give a crap about Americans, Bush. Oh, and have fun trampling on women on your way out, asshole.

  7. Babs
    Babs November 14, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    Actually, Zak@4, it’s even better than that. Last night on Rachel Maddow (I think), it was revealed that the 60 day rule is a misnomer. Apparently, any regulation passed after May something or another is able to be swiftly overturned by the incoming administration. Apparently the Rethugs didn’t do their research.


  8. Andy
    Andy November 15, 2008 at 1:18 am |

    Done. Gladly goddamn done.

  9. SunlessNick
    SunlessNick November 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    I wonder if part of the purpose of this rule is to make Obama overturn it, and thus use the overturning against him at the next election. Bush wouldn’t bother thinking that far ahead, but the GOP in general might.

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