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Thu May 10, 2018, 09:24 AM

Senate Dems (and Collins) have filed a discharge petition that will force a vote on net neutrality




All 49 Senate Democrats (and Sen Susan Collins) have filed a discharge petition that will force a vote to reinstate net neutrality.

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Reply Senate Dems (and Collins) have filed a discharge petition that will force a vote on net neutrality (Original post)
Ellipsis May 2018 OP
dchill May 2018 #1
Iliyah May 2018 #2
geardaddy May 2018 #3
ashling May 2018 #4
geardaddy May 2018 #6
bsiebs May 2018 #5
lark May 2018 #7
karynnj May 2018 #13
AllyCat May 2018 #8
sdfernando May 2018 #10
BobTheSubgenius May 2018 #11
bucolic_frolic May 2018 #9
DemocracyMouse May 2018 #12
Uncle Joe May 2018 #14
JCanete May 2018 #15

Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 09:27 AM

1. But, but! AT&T paid Michael Cohen good money to stop this!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 09:41 AM

2. McCain could make it 51

wherein Pence could tie it at 51.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:13 AM

3. I thought the VP only voted in the case of a tie.

So, if McCain votes and makes it 51, then Pence can't vote. I'm not sure of this though.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #3)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:45 AM

4. You are right

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Response to ashling (Reply #4)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:53 AM

6. Thanks!

I thought that was the way it worked.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #3)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:46 AM

5. Pence can only vote to break a tie

If we have 50 votes against their 49 (assuming McCain doesn’t vote) then we win.

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Response to bsiebs (Reply #5)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:57 AM

7. Exactly, except we and the entire nation wins if this goes through.

Net Neutrality is very important to small businesses as well as any progressive information consumer.

edit - fixed typo

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2018, 12:17 PM

13. Actually if a vote is forced the 49 Democrats and Collins win 50 - 49

If McCain does not vote (which is likely) and no Republican votes with Collins and the Democrats. (On this, where issue, where are the libertarians - like Senators Paul and Lee?

If McCain is the only Senator not voting, there can not be a tie -- so Pence gets no vote.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:58 AM

8. If only I trusted Collins.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #8)

Thu May 10, 2018, 11:45 AM

10. I"m with you....I don't trust her one bit /nt

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #8)

Thu May 10, 2018, 12:02 PM

11. It's not like I'd be the rent on McCain, either.

With him, you can never tell who's going to show up, and now, there's every doubt in the world that he won't.

The way the numbers look in this moment, it's probably better if he doesn't.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 11:07 AM

9. I am prepared

to cancel my ISP if service deteriorates. It's a backup contingency plan for power outages, but feasible if a bit slow or inconvenient.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 12:10 PM

12. Somebody reach out to McCain (via this network) and...

...explain to him that Net Neutrality is like the GI Bill. US soldiers back from the frontlines have an equal opportunity to get an education and an equal opportunity to participate in national web discourse.

They can return to these shores knowing we have their backs and they won't be treated like 2nd class citizens. They fought for freedom and on their return they get more than a medal: they get the backbone of democracy preserved by other Anericans who have been fighting for a people's infrastructure.

I'd be curious whether the number of pro-neutrality commentators in the run up to the FCC decision equals the number of US citizens in the armed services... just checked:

Armed services (+ reservists): 2 million
Pro-neutrality commentators: 4 million.
US citizens in support of net neutrality: 83%

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 12:24 PM

14. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Ellipsis

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 01:08 PM

15. That's impressive. Good on the Dems...and Collins. nt

 

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