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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 09:47 AM
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Reminder: the Senate Debates the Health Care Bill, starts at 10am Eastern
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 09:48 AM by Clio the Leo
And you can watch it here...

http://cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN2.aspx

Or on CSPAN 2.


And here's an interesting article about Joe Lieberman....

Lieberman faces long, chilly walk to Saturday's healthcare debate
By Alexander Bolton - 12/05/09 06:00 AM ET

Senators are grumbling privately about having to work this weekend, but most have an easy road compared to Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.).

Lieberman, an observant Jew, plans to walk nearly five miles from his home and synagogue in Georgetown to make it to the Senate in time for votes on healthcare amendments that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

It will be a long and chilly trek for Lieberman, who estimates the journey from Kesher Israel, the Georgetown Synagogue, will take him about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Weather forecasts predict temperatures in the low forties and a significant chance of sleet and possible snow.

Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-Independent lawmaker, was raised as an Orthodox Jew in Stamford, Connecticut. He eats kosher food and observes the Sabbath, which is Saturday in the Jewish faith.

Religious rules call for the Sabbath to be set aside for rest and worship, and prohibits work or the lighting of fires. Many Jews interpret these rules to bar the driving of cars since turning a key in the ignition is akin to kindling a fire.

The whole idea of the Sabbath is to stop and be grateful for Gods creation, Lieberman said in an interview.

But he said the healthcare reform debate is too important to miss. He explained that religious law makes an exemption for actions that are for the welfare of the community, and many Democrats if not Republicans think healthcare reform will help their communities.

I have a responsibility to my constituents, really to my conscience, to be here on something as important as healthcare reform, he said.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/70725-lieberman-face...


Regardless of what we think of him and how he's handeling this whole thing, you have to admire his dedication to his faith and his job.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:03 AM
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1. ... and Franken has the gavel (at least for now.) NT
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:04 AM
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2. Votes on today's amendments expected at 2:30pm NT
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:05 AM
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3. Reid reminding them that those who are suffering because of no health coverage....
.... still suffer on the weekends.

"Bankruptcy doesn't keep bankers hours."
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:31 AM
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4. Get them plenty of breaks and water.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:42 AM
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6. Oh, they have leg urinals, fear not! lol
Ancient things from the olden days when they REALLY filibustered. (fortunately, we're not to that point yet though)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 10:39 AM
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5. "Harken: This bill is unstoppable!" NT
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:05 AM
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7. McCain and Baucus going at it! .....
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 11:06 AM by Clio the Leo
.... I THINK they're arguing over Lincoln's executive pay amendment ... I just walked into the room.

It's the battle of Don Juan's! lol

And now McConnel is helping McCain.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:06 AM
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8. I really love CSPAN
Thanks for the thread!

:-)
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:12 AM
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9. McCain is such a dick
That is all I am going to say.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:15 AM
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10. McCain: "I dont know what deals they cut over there at the place where the white smoke comes out!"
lol ..... (he's talking about supposed deals the WH cut with AARP, the hospital association etc.) .... I realize that was a slam against the President, but I can appreciate a snarky joke no matter who it comes from.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:17 AM
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11. It is hilarious to see McCain talk about PhRMA is a negative way
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 11:18 AM by PBS Poll-435
(And I can't wait for Gregg to retire)
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:25 AM
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12. Corker: "To throw seniors under the bus..."
:rofl:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:39 AM
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13. Thanks! nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:39 PM
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19. Kick -
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:43 AM
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14. Anybody from KY here. McConnell repeats again he has not heard of anybody supporting the healthcare
reform.
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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 11:55 AM
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15. Maybe some people could stand outside his office w/a megaphone?
Sheesh, didn't he get enough calls last time?! Guess not.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:09 PM
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16. Great idea!
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 01:02 PM by goclark

"Can You Hear US NOW!!!!"

What about at his house too?


:bounce:

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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:27 PM
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22. Ah, his house! I remember when Michael Moore did something similar...
on his show "The Awful Truth". He went with a bunch of people to a telemarketing company's CEO (or similar) to illustrate the intrusion of that guy's company with their incessant calls.

Of course, the cops were called immediately.

(Oh no...that horrid Jeff Sessions is on CSPAN2 - and he has a big graphic! to illustrate his "accurate statements"...man, why is this guy in that position?)
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:27 PM
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17. Kick
:kick:
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 12:32 PM
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18. I love John Kerry. He is laying down some sweet smackdown.
Blanche Lincoln is speaking well also.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:03 PM
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20. Cube Rat ~ what's happening?
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 02:59 PM
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23. Kerry only got better - he completely exposed McCain's hypocriscy
description with cspan link if you use that.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 05:11 PM
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29. So do I...
... :hi:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 05:41 PM
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31. Another Kerry fan here nt
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:20 PM
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21. So, he follows the mitzvah to not drive on Shabbat, but
is willing to ignore the various mitzvot that deal with caring for the sick. I would bet his rabbi might consider the latter the more important. After all you are allowed to violate Shabbat if needed to save a life. I would assume that many lives will be saved by HCR.

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 03:05 PM
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24. Did anyone catch Franken's use of 16 seconds a bit ago?
One of the Republicans had 16 seconds which he yielded back to Franken who then said, "oh wow! for my 16 seconds I think I'll talk to my fellow Americans about .... oh, well, my time is already up." :)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 03:08 PM
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25. Senator Kerry's amendment just passed....
... unfortunately I slept through most of it so I dont know what it was about. :)

(I know John McCain was against it and that's really all I need to know.)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 03:29 PM
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26. John Ensign plays the Kennedy card....
.... asking the Senate to support an amendment originally offered in 1995 by Ted Kennedy dealing with medical liability. Calls the names of currently serving Democratic senators who voted for the amendment then. (because they probably wont vote for it now since it would mean sending the bill back to committee.)
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 03:34 PM
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27. What?? Admire him for wanting thousands to die because he's a filthy insurance company whore?
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 03:35 PM by HughMoran
I hope his slips and ends up in the emergency room. Welcome to where 30 million get their "healthcare" coverage ass hole!!

:mad:

Don't ever show appreciation for that troll LIEberman.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 04:27 PM
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28. Al Franken on the floor now
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 12:47 PM
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32. I missed his floor speech. Was it good?
Even though I am on the southern side of I-35, Al is my Senator.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 05:25 PM
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30. Wow religion is stupid n/t
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