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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:30 PM
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Breaking: Reid announces Senate to stay in session 24/7
to deal with Iraq.

Just breaking on MSNBC.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:31 PM
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1. Holy cow! Break out the coffee!
:woohoo:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:11 PM
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45. Not for Senator Reid, though--he once read his own book for 8 hours straight
on the Senate floor--and neever forget he won't drink coffee!
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:28 PM
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51. That's right. Mormons don't drink coffee do they?
I didn't know about him reading his book for 8 hours! :)

Was it Strom Thurmond or Robert Byrd who had cots brought to the senate floor?
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:31 PM
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2. I suppose it's o.k. to like him now No?
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:33 PM
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5. Sure, go ahead and like anyone you want.
But liking the guy doesn't portend future effectiveness.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:01 PM
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41. You've got 24 hours
GO! 23:59, 23:58, 23:57, 23:56 ... :P
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:31 PM
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3. Whoa! Excellent!!! That's something of a filibuster... nt
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:31 PM
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4. Sounds like he is getting serious about this stuff n/t
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:34 PM
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Sounds like someone has a cunning plan. I hope it's us, for once. nm
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zabet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:34 PM
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6. Off to the Greatest...
This is exciting news!
:woohoo:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:34 PM
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7. well by gawd its about time to get serious
if that is what it is
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:34 PM
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8. hmmm....may be our voices are being heard???
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 01:36 PM by alyce douglas
keep calling,e-mailing and faxing those reps and senators. I just faxed Nancy Pelosi telling her implement Impeachment proceedings. I am not playing with these people no more.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:35 PM
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9. WTF?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:35 PM
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10. Does he have any specific legislation in mind?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:35 PM
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11. Just flipped it on; not a word now. Guess it's not all that important.
:eyes: :mad:
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:35 PM
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12. There was an earlier thread where Senator Feingold was ...
said to have told someone to expect something big on Tuesday.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:37 PM
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17. could it be stopping funding the invasion??? oh silly me,
to think of something like that.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:39 PM
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23. Here's a link to that thread but there not much in the way of ..
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:36 PM
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13. Really interesting in the context of so many Pugs criticizing Iraqi Parliament for
vacationing....
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:36 PM
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14. But, but...
How will they get to their fund raisers? Oh, the humanity!
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:37 PM
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15. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! K&EFFIN-R!
:kick: PUT THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE!!!!!
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:37 PM
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16. Link? n/t
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:38 PM
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20. Reported on MSNBC. I heard it too n/t
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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26. No
I haven't yet figured out how to link to my television set. I use Explorer 6.0 :shrug:
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:47 PM
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32. ...
:spray: :rofl:
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:23 PM
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48. Networking your TV...
Rich Tennant has got your back...

http://www.the5thwave.com/gallery/comp_networking.html



Tesha
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:38 PM
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18. Excellent.
Those motherf*ckers should be crazy-glued to their seats and kept there until they have the votes to override Chimp's veto )to defund war).
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:24 PM
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49. Uhhh, wouldn't that require, uhh, *DIAPERS*??? The horror!! (NT)
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:38 PM
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19. Hasn't Reid planned to do this for some time
in order to prevent recess appointments? I was thinking this morning that it would be a great plan for the Dems to stay in session in August in contrast to the Iraqi parliament.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:39 PM
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21. Through August? No recess?
Sure. Right. The tantrums would be endless.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:39 PM
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22. heh
good
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:40 PM
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24. Well, the troops are in Iraq in 130-degree heat 24/7. Only fair!
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:41 PM
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25. Fair would be for them to do it with the AC off...
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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27. Interesting. I'm intrigued about what will happen tomorrow.
Sen. Feingold has alluded to some big doings on Tuesday. We could use some non-diaper related good news.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:06 PM
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42. What could it be?
Will we vote on the house bill to end the war?
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:38 PM
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52. Wouldn't that be fantastic?! I'm not sure *what's* in the hopper.
At least bu$h won't be able to do recess appointments of Joe Camel, the Wallmart smiling incubus or some other corporate mascot at this time.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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28. Goodbye, recess appointments. Sorry, Bush.
Now maybe the GOP will get serious and deal with some of the business the House has passed that is stagnating in their "to do" bin.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:56 PM
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54. Yeah recess appointments! Ack! ahhahahahaha
:applause:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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29. Good
Though I doubt that anything will actually get done. Their going to need to stay there for weeks.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:42 PM
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30. That big Congressional poll drop last month was sure a good motivater for Reid
who was stung by the sudden drop.

Good for Reid for doing what is right.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:43 PM
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31. Going to the mattresses? 'Bout freaking time.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:47 PM
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33. way to go. I was thinking, I doubt they will recess over august. I'm guessing they'll keep some sort
of quorum so Bush can't make more recess appointments.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:47 PM
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34. Ya know, the irony of this is....
it's like a slap in the faces of the Iraqi parliment and Bushco too. Shows just how much * thinks vacation is more important than saving the lives of any more American soldiers.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:48 PM
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35. This is the kind of hard line approach John Edwards has been advocating for!
YAY!
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:55 PM
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36. Is this being reported anywhere?
I haven't seen it mentioned on CNN, Raw, MSNBC or on google or yahoo news. Anyone have confirmation of this?
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:57 PM
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38. MSNBC
just ran with it
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:00 PM
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40. Edit: yep, thinkprogress has it
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 02:02 PM by jgraz
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/16/reid-filibuster

Go Harry! Let's call and lend them some support.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:56 PM
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37. GIVE EM HELL HARRY!
I don't care what y'all say, I like this guy.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:58 PM
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39. Sweet
I like this move.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:10 PM
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43. Who will be the 1st Repub warmonger to read the entire Bible on Tues?
You just know the GOP leadership is contemplating it. :D



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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:11 PM
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44. no
this isn't an old-school filibuster. It's just not adjourning. There's no cloture motion in play.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:16 PM
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46. No Kidding!! This move really kicks!
Then a 4am roll call with the farmers of America is in order.

"Will the clerk call the roll!"

:hangover:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:18 PM
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47. I've Been Waiting So Long For This. Seriously.
For so long now I've thought privately "If I were Harry I would keep the senate open 24/7 until things get done". I've thought that so many times and always wished so much he would do something so ballsy.

Go get 'em Harry!

:toast:
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:27 PM
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50. K&R
I love it, the RWer's shouldn't mind, their prez said it was *hard work* after all.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:55 PM
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53. Yeah!
:applause:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:33 PM
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55. They all want their jobs so bad: They can just do their jobs, for a change.
Popcorn, please.:poocorn:
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