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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:38 PM
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A question about Reid's all nighter tomorrow night. Wife and I where talking and kind of
wondering what the Rethugs and Bushco would do to stop attention from going to the Senate.

BUT my wife brought this up and it is making me wonder. What's to stop someone from phoning in or BUSHCO making some sort of scare of a Bomb threat or Terrorist threat that would force the Capitol to be evacuated. What happens then and How low are they to use this chance to get out of Reid's all night Filabuster?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:43 PM
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1. we should send pizza and coffee
but only to the Dems
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:46 PM
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2. I was thinking hot chocolate...
and smores.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:17 PM
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8. I like that; especially since Reid can't drink coffee!
:rofl:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:51 PM
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3. they continue the next night or the next or the next
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:53 PM
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4. "Pull an all-nighter"--haven't heard that term since my college days.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 08:55 PM by rocknation
Never did one, though. Well, not one which involved studying...

:evilgrin:
rocknation
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:54 PM
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5. I'm surprised no one has mentioned
the *co trump card in situations like this.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:56 PM
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6. Present company included?

rocknation
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 PM
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10. I really have to learn to
read the whole post before posting. :blush:
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:12 PM
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7. Maybe something will get done if they work with the shadow gov't instead of Bush.
That might mean going to Yale to find a tomb to....

Well, that tomb is already being used by Vitter. Sorry. Never mind. His poor wife!
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:19 PM
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9. Well I'm trying to picture Senator Liddy Dole sleeping on a cot---
with joe Lieberman. :rofl:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:22 PM
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11. LOL! I wonder who will snuggle up with whom? It'll be like a co-ed
slumber party! I'm pretty sure Vitter will be on his own, though!
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:46 PM
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12. I don't think Senator Mary Landreu would get near him
with a ten foot pole. LOL :yoiks:


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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:36 AM
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19. Vitter's diapers may come in handy for this event
By the way, an old joke:

Q: Does Bob Dole wear briefs or boxers?

A: Depends!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:57 PM
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13. What are the chances they will be able to trace the call and prosecute?
Or in the case if it comes from the WH whether directly or indirectly the House makes the information public or blackmails Bush?
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:40 AM
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14. I hope they give Byrd a break on this
Not sure what they could do, and I doubt that Byrd would accept any concessions, but I worry about his health.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 07:54 AM
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15. Reid is not the one doing the filibustering, it is the Republicans
Reid is not allowing a cloture vote. He is demanding that if they want to try and stop this bill they will actually have to filibuster it. something that hasn't happened in a long time. Usually it is just a matter of counting the votes and saying that they don't have enough to stop a filibuster so let it go at that. Now he is making them actually do the deed. Won't save the bill but will make it more uncomfortable for everyone..
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leez34 Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:44 AM
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16. filibuster
I was thinking about this after hearing about it this morning on The Young Turks. It raised some questions I've been thinking about for a while. Hear me out.

I don't see why this whole night filibuster is so special. I was reading up on filibusters after I heard Randi Rhodes complain about how every Iraq bill is getting filibusters. I found out there is a "procedural filibuster" where the minority doesn't actually have to talk for forever, they can just say "we're filibustering this," and then sixty votes are required for cloture.

Therefore, I have two questions:

1) Why would the minority not do a filibuster on every single bill so that a simple majority could never pass any legislation?

2) As the majority can call out a real filibuster at any time a procedural filibuster is proposed...why wouldn't they? Example: last week Jim Webb's bill for the soldiers (one year at home for every year in combat) got filibustered by Joe-mentum Liebermann, and only 56 votes were cast in favor of ending debate - not enough for cloture. Unless the president of the Senate was confident he'd have 60 votes...why not just make Liebermann talk until he can't any more and pass the legislation the troops need?

These two things have really been sticking in my craw for a while. They seem to defy logic, so there must be some kind of rational explanation. A little help?
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:22 AM
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17. Hi leez34!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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leez34 Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:48 AM
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20. thanks
Thank you for the welcome. I don't suppose there are any Political Science majors on here that know the answer to my questions - I'm not asking them from an angry liberal perspective (although I am one); just as an inquisitive outsider.

Oh, and Monkey, I've actually been hearing a TON about it on the news. And from what I've heard, Fox is reporting on it a lot too (just as "political theater" rather than a method to get a bill passed).
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:32 AM
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18. I doubt it's on Bush's dashboard...
how much attention will this get? A few lines in the paper, a few seconds on the news.

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