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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Brace yourself for a heated NIMBY debate. As Obama signs an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year, Republicans say the devil is in the details. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says her state doesn't want any detainees and Minority Leader John Boehner filed a bill seeking to bar federal courts from ordering detainees be allowed into the United States.

That was a short honeymoon.

5 Comments
  1. January 23, 2009 -

    I admit I'm curious as to how they'll handle this. They're also hinting at cracking down on China regarding trade, which I'm curious about. This is wonderful, Larry! So good to be able to post comments again. I always want you to know how much I'm enjoying your blog!

  2. dan
    January 23, 2009 -

    L, I have a idea. What about letting the detainees move to Washington?

  3. January 23, 2009 -

    I know thats a rhetorical question Dan, I think we both know that's not happening, but like BWC I am curious how Obama will balance all concerns....stay tuned.

  4. Gustav
    January 23, 2009 -

    You've heard it before, when I read how our citizens are afraid of having Boehner's "terrorist detainees" housed in Obama's totally-unsecured US federal prisons right next door to your school playground is ignoring the fact that we already house gang members, serial killers, rapists, gang members, murderers, illegal alien child killers, gang members and gang members and illegal alien construction workers in our federal prisons and the only thing I ever hear from conservatives is how we simply must build more prisons so's we can apply the rule of law our Founding Fathers fought so valiantly and died so beautifully for. Amen.

  5. January 24, 2009 -

    Hi Gustav, Amen,...Glad you found your way here.