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PostPosted: Wed July 19, 2017 7:52 pm 
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We need a thread for all the general things Congress does that are appalling when they don't fit into existing threads.

Like this piece of bipartisan shit:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-con ... e-bill/720

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The bill prohibits U.S. persons engaged in interstate or foreign commerce from:
requesting the imposition of any boycott by a foreign country against a country which is friendly to the United States; or
supporting any boycott fostered or imposed by an international organization, or requesting imposition of any such boycott, against Israel.
More info here. It's a good thing this current Supreme Court is pretty rock solid on the First Amendment. The old "we can do anything if we tie it to interstate commerce" is quite the particular level of horseshit, too.


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PostPosted: Wed July 19, 2017 7:57 pm 
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yeah that's pretty fucked up


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 Post subject: Re: Congress
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
yeah that's pretty fucked up
I mean, maybe it's a bill intentionally destined to go nowhere just to get brownie points with AIPAC, but when Donald Trump's your president doing things like this gets more dangerous.


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McCain has a brain tumor. :(


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80 years is a good run. I'd take 80 years in heartbeat.


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The debt ceiling is going to be an issue again before the end of September. After putting Obama through the wringer a couple times I wonder if the GOP will do the same with a Republican in the WH? They pretty quickly punted it when it came up last in March.


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