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Professor
02-28-2005, 08:59 AM
Hey guys, I have a couple of Congressmembers coming to my Parties & Elections class today (Congress to Campus program). They will have a question and answer session. Anyone have any questions they would like to ask?

MarkP
02-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Who is coming?

BriEOD
02-28-2005, 09:18 AM
YEAH!!

Why did big brother shut down our site over the weekend? :D

Hemey5
02-28-2005, 09:22 AM
Yea,
What was the detail behind the shut-down this past weekend?

east tx skier
02-28-2005, 10:23 AM
How about why does the government get $500K when somebody says a poo-poo word on the radio, but if a doctor messes up big time and leaves some heavy equipment inside someone's chest cavity, his punitive damages are capped at $250K? Why is a potty-word considered as bad illegally testing pesticides on human subjects (yes, it's the same fine)?

FrankSchwab
02-28-2005, 10:52 AM
How about:
Where is the law that requires me to show ID to board a plane?
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05058/462446.stm
And what does it say about a free country that has such secret laws?

How about, why do WE (the U.S. of A) kidnap and ship suspects to countries where torture is legal for interrogation? "Extraordinary Rendition" indeed:
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?050214fa_fact6
Do the congresscritters see any conflict between this activity and, say, the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to the constitution?

Those might be a good start.

/frank

phecksel
02-28-2005, 11:34 AM
Why is Dr. Grahm from the FDA not allowed to testify, and why does the govt continue to allow dangerous drugs be marketed. On the same note, why are employees of the FDA allowed to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees while collecting a salary?

Ron Grover
02-28-2005, 12:05 PM
Why is that congress makes it a habit to exempt themselves from so much legislation?

If congress spent more time researching and writing legislation with the constitution in mind and not so much special interests in mind wouldn't that eliminate the so called "activist judges".

Professor
02-28-2005, 12:09 PM
Got them ... checking on who is here now...

milkmania
02-28-2005, 12:11 PM
why is it the FCC limits the four letter words, but does not limit the GD word???

anyone else ever noticed that?
I find it disturbing!


also, is Arnold going to get the constitution changed to allow immigrants with US status of 20 or more years to run for President???

Schwarzenegger Shrugs Off Presidential Bid

February 28, 2005, 8:25 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have joked about becoming president, but he said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he's never seriously considered it.

The Austrian-born Schwarzenegger said he is not the reason behind talk of amending the Constitution so immigrants can occupy the White House.

"I don't think the idea is that all the push is because of me. I mean, I have never thought about running for president, and this is not my vision," Schwarzenegger said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

Schwarzenegger said when he predicted in 1977 that he would become president, he wasn't serious: "You've got to have a little bit of sense of humor about all this."

Several lawmakers have proposed amending the Constitution to let immigrants run for president after being citizens for 20 years. Schwarzenegger, who became a U.S. citizen in 1983, has said he supports such a measure.

A Web site, www.Amendforarnold.com (http://www.Amendforarnold.com) , promotes the effort with photos of Schwarzenegger. The same people who are sponsoring the Web site have bought ads on California television, hoping to create a groundswell of support.

east tx skier
02-28-2005, 12:11 PM
Question: Have you read each and every bit of the legislation you've supported or opposed before casting your vote concerning the same?

east tx skier
02-28-2005, 12:13 PM
Question: What does the 10th Amendment mean to you?

bcampbe7
02-28-2005, 12:20 PM
Question: What is the square root of 73441?
Question: What is your golf handicap?
Question: Which MasterCraft is your favorite, and why?

milkmania
02-28-2005, 12:21 PM
271


plus 10 danged characters!

bcampbe7
02-28-2005, 12:22 PM
271


plus 10 danged characters!

Good!!! My vote goes to Milkmania for Congress!

Ric
02-28-2005, 12:55 PM
Explain Baseline Budjeting in 100 words or less.

Professor
02-28-2005, 09:01 PM
Should have figured, but it was not what I expected. Good for the students though. I vote for Milkmania also…should we start a write-in campaign? Anyway, started going well and made some progress on getting special recognition for our “sport” until one of them whispered to me that Congress had placed a “luxury tax on boats” before and if I/we were not nice? Well, you get the picture… The two ex-Congress members were nice. General program at: http://www.stennis.gov/congress2campus.htm
Thanks for the help guys!

milkmania
02-28-2005, 09:45 PM
you could have asked them how Earl Scheib paints cars for $299.95:purplaugh

JimN
02-28-2005, 10:43 PM
Ric- baseline budgeting or zero base accounting?

jimmer2880
03-01-2005, 06:45 AM
How about:
Where is the law that requires me to show ID to board a plane?
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/05058/462446.stm
And what does it say about a free country that has such secret laws?

How about, why do WE (the U.S. of A) kidnap and ship suspects to countries where torture is legal for interrogation? "Extraordinary Rendition" indeed:
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?050214fa_fact6
Do the congresscritters see any conflict between this activity and, say, the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to the constitution?

Those might be a good start.

/frank

Please show me the law that requires you to be allowed to board a plane at all?

I'm sorry - but I fly a fair amount (or - used to anyway, only once a year now), and if they can guarantee me that no bombs will be on board if I strip nekked to go through the metal detector, then not only will I gladly go through the dector - I'll even volunteer for a monitoring shift!

Professor
03-01-2005, 07:15 AM
FAA says no rule against flying naked (not the best link but: http://tig.mu.nu/archives/016200.html )
I mean you have to admit...not a bad idea to speed the process along. Maybe someone should pass a law?

jimmer2880
03-01-2005, 11:45 AM
FAA says no rule against flying naked (not the best link but: http://tig.mu.nu/archives/016200.html )
I mean you have to admit...not a bad idea to speed the process along. Maybe someone should pass a law?

There is an airline that does "clothing optional" flights, but you have to be clothed until at cruising altitude...

I'm with you - we should pass a law stating that EVERYONE must be nekked at the airports.

But - then again - you cannot "un-see" some things. Maybe it's better the way it is?

Professor
03-01-2005, 11:49 AM
There is an airline that does "clothing optional" flights, but you have to be clothed until at cruising altitude...
I'm with you - we should pass a law stating that EVERYONE must be nekked at the airports.
But - then again - you cannot "un-see" some things. Maybe it's better the way it is?
Ah, heck ... can't be worse than some of the present laws. Just close one eye ;)