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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 12:04 PM
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57. Its called playing out the rope......
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  -Sold out by the Spineless Democrats, yet again Sandpiper  Mar-20-05 04:36 PM   #0 
  - How many senators voted? n/t  candy331   Mar-20-05 04:37 PM   #1 
  - Voice vote, ergo, you must assume every Senator agreed with it  Walt Starr   Mar-20-05 04:38 PM   #2 
     - We really do need to try to recruit people to run against them  cornermouse   Mar-20-05 04:41 PM   #3 
     - every democrat present  Warren Stupidity   Mar-20-05 04:47 PM   #8 
     - Not voting = consent on a unanimous consent request n/t  Walt Starr   Mar-20-05 05:09 PM   #24 
        - Oh I agree  Warren Stupidity   Mar-20-05 05:11 PM   #26 
           - i dont, i think we have to at least hear what happened  seabeyond   Mar-20-05 05:14 PM   #30 
              - Those are my thoughts as well.  janx   Mar-20-05 05:16 PM   #33 
                 - given the rules and traditions ...  Warren Stupidity   Mar-20-05 06:25 PM   #43 
     - we only have so many teeth....  TrustingDog   Mar-20-05 05:09 PM   #25 
     - I'm pretty sure that's not how it works  iwantmycountryback   Mar-21-05 02:07 PM   #64 
  - My guess is that they felt they would have gaines NOTHING by  napi21   Mar-20-05 04:42 PM   #4 
  - Meanwhile they tubefuck Shiavo's belly  Walt Starr   Mar-20-05 05:03 PM   #17 
  - Too sad.  globalvillage   Mar-20-05 05:06 PM   #20 
  - Gee our 'party' it seems  Warren Stupidity   Mar-20-05 05:14 PM   #29 
  - Umm.. do a little investigating  ruggerson   Mar-20-05 04:42 PM   #5 
  - they had to atleast have quorum  salin   Mar-20-05 04:46 PM   #6 
  - I think that rule only applies  pscot   Mar-20-05 04:51 PM   #9 
  - I thought that quorum had to be present  salin   Mar-20-05 04:55 PM   #11 
     - No legislation can be passed without a quorum  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:02 PM   #14 
     - ergo for this voice to happen - there had to be a quorum  salin   Mar-20-05 05:03 PM   #16 
        - Right  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:08 PM   #23 
        - Wrong  sandnsea   Mar-20-05 05:31 PM   #39 
     - Only if one fo the people present objects to the lack of a quorum  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-20-05 05:03 PM   #15 
        - Are you sure?  salin   Mar-20-05 05:05 PM   #19 
           - A quorum is assumed to be present  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:07 PM   #21 
              - ah  salin   Mar-20-05 05:15 PM   #31 
                 - No  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:22 PM   #34 
                    - yet if quorum is "assumed" unless a vote is called  salin   Mar-20-05 05:26 PM   #35 
                       - Here's a more thorough explanation of quorum requirments  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:28 PM   #37 
                          - as I read this, in the senate they stand per aye or nay and are counted  salin   Mar-20-05 05:35 PM   #41 
  - They did have to have a quorum, and they needed and got 2/3  Riding this Donkey   Mar-21-05 06:32 PM   #72 
  - There are times when silence is tantamount to consent  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 04:46 PM   #7 
  - Wonder how much notice  globalvillage   Mar-20-05 04:55 PM   #12 
  - According to the Miami Herald  Ronnie   Mar-21-05 09:21 AM   #50 
  - How many knew they were supposed to be there?  janx   Mar-20-05 04:54 PM   #10 
  - I'm not sure that this fits the definition of a Bill of Attainder  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-20-05 05:01 PM   #13 
  - It singles out Michael Schiavo  Sandpiper   Mar-20-05 05:05 PM   #18 
  - Wrong! The text of the bill does not even mention Michael Schiavo  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-21-05 09:10 AM   #45 
  - It punishes Michael Shiavo  Walt Starr   Mar-20-05 05:07 PM   #22 
  - Wrong! It does not even mention guardian status  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-21-05 09:12 AM   #47 
  - It causes Terri Schiavo Cruel and Unusual Punishment  Warren Stupidity   Mar-20-05 05:12 PM   #28 
     - The bill simply gives her parents legal standing to sue in federal court  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-21-05 09:15 AM   #48 
        - Keeping her alive is cruel and unusual punishment.  Warren Stupidity   Mar-21-05 06:25 PM   #71 
  - I've given up on Congressional Democrats . . .  OneBlueSky   Mar-20-05 05:12 PM   #27 
  - Get a grip  BeFree   Mar-20-05 05:27 PM   #36 
  - The House Dems that had the press conference today.....  chaumont58   Mar-20-05 05:29 PM   #38 
  - I'm sorry but I have no desire to go to the mat on this one.  Pepperbelly   Mar-20-05 05:15 PM   #32 
  - Political cover is important.  Toucano   Mar-20-05 05:32 PM   #40 
  - I checked on the requirements for quorum votes in the Senate.  napi21   Mar-20-05 05:38 PM   #42 
  - Is it possible spineless Democrats are more despicable than the loyal  indepat   Mar-20-05 06:54 PM   #44 
  - It's not a bill of attainder.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 09:11 AM   #46 
  - That's the word! And yes it is a bill of attainder.  w4rma   Mar-21-05 09:18 AM   #49 
     - No, it's not a bill of attainder.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 10:38 AM   #52 
        - The punishment is on Terri Schiavo. She has asked,  w4rma   Mar-21-05 11:50 AM   #54 
           - That doesn't make it a bill of attainder.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 11:59 AM   #55 
              - Both the qualifications are met, therefore it is a bill of attainder. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-21-05 12:02 PM   #56 
                 - No, they are NOT met.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 12:56 PM   #58 
                    - You think being locked up is the only form of punisment that exists?  w4rma   Mar-21-05 01:05 PM   #59 
                       - Rhetorical flourishes don't change the facts.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 01:52 PM   #60 
                       - definition. qualifications.  w4rma   Mar-21-05 02:01 PM   #62 
                          - What the fuck ever.  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 02:27 PM   #65 
                             - Heh. I expected more from you than a temper tantrum. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-21-05 02:41 PM   #66 
                                - What else is left?  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 02:45 PM   #67 
                                   - No you haven't.  w4rma   Mar-21-05 03:15 PM   #68 
                                      - "imposes any punishment on a named ..."  Cuban_Liberal   Mar-21-05 03:57 PM   #70 
                       - Some would say that denying food and water is punishment  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-21-05 01:56 PM   #61 
                          - Removing her feeding tube was decided by multiple trials.  w4rma   Mar-21-05 02:04 PM   #63 
  - Letting The GOOPS Look Like Fools Is Selling Out?  KharmaTrain   Mar-21-05 09:29 AM   #51 
  - I'm trying to understand the Democrats and not vote for a third party  Melynn   Mar-21-05 11:00 AM   #53 
  - Its called playing out the rope......  VTMechEngr   Mar-21-05 12:04 PM   #57 
  - Resistance is futile...  gulfcoastliberal   Mar-21-05 03:20 PM   #69 
 

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