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Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:20 PM

What's going on in the House is HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE! #NoBIllNoBreak

Should be on every cable news and network channel

Pelosi told the Speaker to turn on the microphone NOW so she can read Gabby Giffords letter

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Reply What's going on in the House is HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE! #NoBIllNoBreak (Original post)
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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:22 PM

1. Go dems!!! We're with you!!! n/t

 

#holdthefloor #NoBillNoBreak

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Response to leeroysphitz (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:25 PM

2. There's Elizabeth Warren

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! This is good - technology changes everything - live coverage also on Facebook

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:49 PM

85. The Twitter feed has tons of photos too, so much for the camera rule. --- #NoBillNoBreak

Janice Hahn @Rep_JaniceHahn
Welcome to the House @SenatorLeahy
#NoBillNoBreak


Elizabeth Warren ‏@SenWarren 1 hour ago
The @HouseGOP may run from a vote for common-sense gun measures, but they can’t hide. #NoBillNoBreak


Natalie Williams ‏@nataliewms 33 seconds ago
@SpeakerRyan Tried to call Congress. No answer. Overwhelmed with calls or did you turn off phones too?? #GetBackToWork #NoBillNoBreak




Justin Thyme ‏@JustinThyme_HP 3 minutes ago
To those who believe Democrats and Republicans are the same, here's proof you're wrong. #NoBillNoBreak #DisarmHate


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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #85)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:55 PM

90. Wonderful pics

Thanks bro

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:32 AM

151. Indeed it does!

 

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Response to leeroysphitz (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:13 PM

27. Let them know you have their back!

TOLL FREE Capitol Hill switchboard numbers conveniently located in my sig line.

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Response to calimary (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 10:52 AM

162. great idea calimary - hopefully this idea catches fire on FB and

everywhere else and the sheer volume of calls overwhelms the system and draws even more attention to what's going on

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:28 PM

3. That's spelled YUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGE

I think.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:29 PM

4. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah



I'm waiting for ReTHUGs to cut the power.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:26 PM

71. Chuck Todd just mentioned something about lights being turned off .

I bet theyll cut it off.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:32 PM

5. Wasserman-Shultz on now

Wants to mike turned on as well - talking about Gabby Giffords' resignation letter after she and others were shot.

Reading Gabby's letter

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:46 PM

13. She made a very good, emotional speech

 

Tears for the many victims of gun violence in this country no doubt.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:39 PM

80. She read Gabby's letter

http://time.com/4379003/gabrielle-giffords-letter-house-sit-in/



Dear Member of the House and former colleagues:

There is nowhere I would rather be right now than with you – on the floor of the People’s House, representing </span>Southern Arizona, fighting for our country, and working to make our communities safer. But your action is the balm for my regret – and it is the inspiration for my continued commitment.

Fighting gun violence takes great courage. I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line. I see great courage in many of you right now.

Americans are grappling with a gun violence crisis. It is a crisis that tears apart the lives of so many Americans and touches every community. It is both public and private. In our homes and on our streets. At work, at church, at the movies, at a dance club, at school and at school again, at a Congress on Your Corner. The victims are young and old – but always with so much life ahead of them. They are white and black, Latino and Asian, and Native American. They are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and straight. They Christian are Muslim, Jewish and Sikh. They are veterans and government workers and union members. They are rich and poor. They die by murder, they die by suicide, and they die by negligence. Often, they don’t die, but they carry the scars, and their lives change forever.

If gun violence affects all of us Americans, then the solution is not up to just some of us. We are all responsible for our safety today and for the country we pass on to our children tomorrow. It’s what makes us a country. Where our country has already come together – behind the simple proposition that we ought to have laws that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people – so must our Congress. And they should not waste another minute.

We must not accept the world that will be the product of inaction in Washington. We can do better. Some states have already made progress – they show us that when we put aside our incidental or momentary differences and stand shoulder to shoulder, we have enormous power.

It’s been said that hope was forged of two powerful ingredients: anger at how things are, and the courage to change them. We will not be driven backwards to live in isolation from one another and in fear of violence. Thanks to you – and millions of Americans who share our values of pluralism, liberty, and responsibility – we will stand strong and work toward a safer nation for all of us.

Speaking is difficult for me. But I haven’t been silenced. And neither should the American people. Their Representatives must vote to prevent gun violence.

Sincerely,

Gabrielle Giffords

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:19 PM

104. Gabby Giffords & Wasserman Schultz are BFFs

I hope Gabby has a chance to talk. I know she is not a rep now,but she can carry a powerful message.
Maybe Debbie did it for her

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:32 PM

6. Looks as though Paul Ryan is about to find himself on a sticky wicket

Looks as though Paul Ryan is about to find himself on a sticky wicket. As per NBC News, if members do not leave the floor and no compromise is reached, it is largely up to Speaker Paul Ryan to decide whether to use the authority of the House to seek to clear the floor and/or sanction members, or to keep the House in recess and wait out the issue. It's a lose/lose situation for him media-, editorial- and opinion-wise.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:42 PM

84. Ryan is way out of his league...

Maybe I'm just old, but he doesn't seem to possess the level of maturity that we've come to expect from national figures.

That whole 'wearing his baseball cap backwards' while he was in the weight room lifting 'photo op' demonstrates just what a joke he is. Then there was the smart phone video of him pretending to help out in the soup kitchen.

I don't know what anyone sees on him.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #84)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:21 PM

119. What would Ayn Rand do?

Suck up on the government teat while continue to spout her purile drivel.
Yep, Ryan's nailed it.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #119)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 07:57 AM

161. +1

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:36 PM

7. GOp refuses to act on gun control...so dems do. GOp refuses to address climate change...so

dems do. GOp refuses to act on health care and the cause of 50% of bankruptcies...so dems do, but Gop trying to undo it. GOp refused to act on poverty among seniors...so dems did, but Gop trying to undo it. Gop refused to address too big to fail...so dems did but GOp trying to undo. GOp caused the great recession and refused to address preventiion of another...so dems did but GOp trying to undo. Same story over and over

Dems are doing a LOT of heavy lifting. You'd think dem leaders and candidates would point this out, every day.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:38 PM

8. Use the hashtag so this trends better =#NoBillNoBreak



https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoBillNoBreak

Rep. Mark Pocan Verified account ‏@repmarkpocan 2 hours ago
We are holding the floor until we get a vote. We must take action now. #NoBillNoBreak #EndGunViolence

Sheila Jackson Lee Verified account ‏@JacksonLeeTX18 2 hours ago
On the floor with my colleagues demanding a vote on gun legislation to protect all Americans #NoBillNoBreak

Everytown Verified account @Everytown
.@HouseGOP shut the cameras off.
But they can’t shut down Twitter. #NoBillNoBreak

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:40 PM

9. Thanks

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:24 PM

107. I believe that Rep. Joyce Beatty is in top left corner of pic.

She is from Ohio,!!!!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:43 PM

10. This is brilliant!



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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:44 PM

11. It is not the GOP's Congress.




Even though some times they act like it is. I hope they
come out of this looking like the losers they truly are.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:47 PM

14. 300+ Americans have been killed

since Orlando

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Response to malaise (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:47 PM

16. Insanity

 

Pure insanity!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:48 PM

17. People filling the gallery

This is amazing - historic

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:25 PM

109. The deadbeat ain't gettin the headlines now

Couldn't have been more timely, taking the wind out of cheetos insults

!!!Go Dems!!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:47 PM

15. Where is Sanders?

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:17 PM

29. Are other Senators participating?

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Response to samson212 (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:27 PM

38. Al Franken is there, among others

But I wouldn't read too much into Bernie Sanders' absence. He may be gung-ho in favor of the sit-in, but hours away from physically being there.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:31 PM

43. ... apparently minutes away.

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Response to samson212 (Reply #43)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:32 PM

74. Yes!

His presence will hold even more weight.

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Response to samson212 (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:48 PM

47. Warren

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:26 PM

37. He just came onto the floor

Sorry to disappoint

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:27 PM

39. LOL! you beat me to it.



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Response to shireen (Reply #39)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:28 PM

40. Hehehehhe

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Response to shireen (Reply #39)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:55 PM

55. And he got a round of applause.

 

Still, I'm confused. Wasn't there paragraphs written accusing him of being against gun control?

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Response to sangfroid (Reply #55)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:32 PM

125. He's not against voting. That's for sure. eom

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:28 PM

41. And so, where's Hillary?

Again, I wouldn't read too much into her not being there.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:30 PM

42. She's in North Carolina

and she's not in either chamber these days

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Response to malaise (Reply #42)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:32 PM

44. Excuses, excuses.



Seriously, I am sure she is there in spirit.

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Response to malaise (Reply #42)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:35 PM

128. She was there this morning with Pelosi

 

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:49 PM

48. She isn't a member of Congress

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:18 PM

67. But you had to bring it up, right? She was,as it happens, giving one helluva good progressive speech

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:14 PM

102. She is not allowed on the floor of the House

she is a private citizen. It's time to stop bashing our candidate.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:51 PM

138. She doesn't have House floor privileges (she could stand in the Senate chamber I guess)

Current Senators have House floor privileges but former ones don't.

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:34 PM

75. It was a simple question

Do you read cynicism into everything?

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:53 PM

51. He's there now n/t

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Response to moosewhisperer (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:08 PM

124. oh we have already been told he is responsible for John Lewis' courage

oh yes

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:48 PM

18. Never thought i'd say something like this

I am SO DAMNED proud of them. Feeling really proud to be a Democrat right now. These representatives have really lifted my spirits!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:48 PM

19. Yes. This should be on every news channel.

It's about fugging time they did this!!!!!!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:51 PM

20. Send a note of thanks to these reps

Facebook is easiest since their official websites require a zip code.

edited to add:
If you have Facebook, some posted a list of names at the sit-in. It's probably not complete since more representative have been coming in.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-States-House-of-Representatives/106301692734621?fref=ts

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:52 PM

21. I absolutely applaud them for finding a spine, but the

additional silver lining is they took Trump off the top of the news for his anti-Hillary speech today. Marvelously timed and it will piss of heir Drumpf.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:53 PM

22. Just called Senator Kaine and Senator Warner.

I live in Virginia. Both offices responded that the senators were on their way to the house floor. Maybe this time IS different.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:54 PM

23. Yes!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:56 PM

24. I am so goddammed proud of the democrats right now!

No bill,no break!!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:11 PM

25. Let the (nonviolent) revolution begin now!

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:57 PM

57. Absolutely!

 

nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:12 PM

26. Thank you Democrats.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:15 PM

28. The repukes thought they could turn off the lights

They need to check out You Tube once in a while.
Thanks to all the democrats standing against NRA/republican tyranny.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:18 PM

30. What wonderful news! I am so proud to be a Democrat right now!

Take a bow, House Democrats!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:24 PM

33. CNN and GEM$NBComcast should hang their heads in shame

This is historic

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:25 PM

36. It sure is.

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:35 AM

158. CNN is broadcasting the Periscope feed from Facebook. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #158)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 05:37 AM

159. THey all are now

This started at 11.25am yesterday

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:18 PM

31. Thank You, Good Guys!

I can't help but think of the one word then-Senator Obama said so forcefully in 2008 at the convention that it rattled my very soul:

ENOUGH!

Don't give in until some scintilla of sanity is achieved.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:21 PM

32. President Obama is standing with John Lewis...POTUS twitter feed

 

President Obama ‏@POTUS 44m44 minutes ago
President Obama Retweeted John Lewis
Thank you John Lewis for leading on gun violence where we need it most.
John Lewis @repjohnlewis
Sometimes you have to get in the way. You have to make some noise by speaking up and speaking out against injustice & inaction #goodtrouble
4,906 retweets 9,283 likes
Reply Retweet 4.9K
Like 9.3K

https://twitter.com/POTUS

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:25 PM

34. Time to give the NRA the heave ho!!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:25 PM

35. How completely bizarre! Our elected lawmakers FINALLY

 

standing up to the NRA and doing something that resembles standing for their constituents.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:36 PM

45. Why the House? Why not...

 

I guess I would be far more impressed if they all hopped on a bus and headed into Chicago to Englewood for a sit-in. I don't read all the threads here, but I wonder if the ongoing gun violence in Chicago has ever received the same attention as the mass-shooting events.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:43 PM

46. Because this is the Legislature? Where laws are made? This is where it is supposed to happen.

Field trips are not what is called for in this moment. These DEMOCRATS are doing their job, and the GOP is trying to silence them (and us) with every moment.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #46)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:53 PM

50. Someone needs to let them know that there was a mass shooting near Seattle today

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Response to malaise (Reply #50)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:00 PM

111. About 60 miles south of Seattle

in Thurston County. 3 dead, 1 wounded. I heard earlier that they thought it was drug related.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #46)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:10 PM

63. Chicago stats

 

Year to Date:
Shot & Killed: 281
Shot & Wounded: 1542
Total Shot: 1823

Where is the outcry? Why no sit-in in the safe and comfy House for this?

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #63)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:22 PM

70. What you are witnessing IS the outcry.

Bye

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Response to Hekate (Reply #70)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:30 PM

73. Nope. No Orlando = no sit-in today.

 

And that is the 100% truth.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #73)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:35 PM

76. Sorry, whatever point you are trying to make is not making sense.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #73)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:04 PM

113. And yet a lot of the Democratic reps are citing the ongoing carnage in chicago in their speeches

 

The shooting in Orlando may be the catalyzing event because of the sheer number of casualties involved, but the momentum wouldn't be there if it were just an isolated event.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:49 PM

49. lolz

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:26 PM

72. A good many of the Democratic representatives have been talking about the violence in Chicago

 

Maybe you should play closer attention to what's going on in front of you.

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Response to anigbrowl (Reply #72)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:36 PM

78. Talk is cheap.

 

I guess I don't see anything heroic or exciting about what they are doing right now.

Get on the bus, and get out into the heart of the problem. THAT would be more impressive.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #78)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:09 PM

114. They can't push for passing legislation if they are on a field trip

The job of our Congress people is to pass laws. That is how they can try to reduce the violence.

Haven't you had enough of the Republicans who don't stay in Washington to get anything done? Why should Democratic Congress people goof off like the Republicans.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #78)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:10 PM

115. Right yeah, they'll be really effective wandering around the streets in Chicago

 

I'm sure the causes of gun violence are lying out there in the street somewhere, just waiting to be picked up by some eagle-eyed politico.

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Response to anigbrowl (Reply #72)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:36 PM

79. Someone is having a comprehension problem today. One wonders why.

This is a moment in history we Democrats can be proud of.

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:03 PM

123. LOL

oh lookie here, a rightwing talking point

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Response to BerningForYou (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:57 PM

139. I'd be impressed

if Chicago did something about Chicago's gun violence.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:53 PM

52. Scott Peters live Periscope feed

 

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Response to Winston.Smith (Reply #52)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:55 PM

53. Great - will put it on that other thread as well

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Response to Winston.Smith (Reply #52)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:56 PM

56. I am so proud of our Dems today

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Response to Winston.Smith (Reply #52)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:13 PM

117. Cspan is using his feed! nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:55 PM

54. Tried to call P Ryan's ofc but the mailbox is full. Can't email him

because I'm not in his district. As the Speaker, he should have to be available for ALL of us.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:59 PM

58. Canadian news has been reporting about it...

It is awesome. Go Dems!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #58)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:00 PM

59. GEM$NBComcast just had some coverage

Gallery filling up - I'm lovin' it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:02 PM

60. WOW!

This is great!

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #60)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:04 PM

61. Per John Lewis in an interview earlier

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:09 PM

62. John Garamendi is on fire! ....and the Senators have just walked in!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #62)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:13 PM

65. Even a Governor walked in a few minutes ago

Jay Inslee

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:11 PM

64. Brilliant!

"Are you hiding, Mr. Speaker?"

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Response to billymike (Reply #64)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:13 PM

66. Who was that from California - he was great

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Response to malaise (Reply #66)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:19 PM

68. John Garamendi!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #68)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:20 PM

69. He was excellent

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:35 PM

77. But I heard that Democrats and Republicans are the same????

Time to retire that crap!

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #77)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:51 PM

88. Same species, not much else.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:40 PM

81. thanks, didn't know this was happening

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Response to Bill USA (Reply #81)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:41 PM

83. Well then you just walked in on history being made as Democrats bring the House to a halt. nt

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:41 PM

82. So glad to see Dem's pick the island to fight on

This should definitely bring into focus what our party is willing to fight for and - fuck the conservatives - if necessary ,to piss off the NRA gun-whores in this country.

Never been prouder.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:50 PM

86. I've thought many times...what will produce a meaningful equality the fastest,

 

is social media. Obviously in other, less dramatic ways, but in our case..."The word can go around the world before the Republicans can get their pants on."

The people now have a weapon far greater than "just one vote". First we had the internet and found it possible to communicate globally in an instant. Then AOL and the other ISPs...news changed. They tried to control the internet...failed.

I felt it when the cell phones got video...changed law enforcement and continues to do so. They tried to make taking video of LEos illegal...not happening

Now Twitter and Facebook. No way anyone can shut that down.

Alexander Graham Bell is proudly clapping in his grave.

I'm another of those proud Democrats...we're doing it !!!!!!! And yes, it is YUUUUUUGE.

(One thing The Donald did was give us an extra descriptive word...LOL)

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #86)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:56 PM

92. Nice post

Should be an OP

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Response to malaise (Reply #92)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:05 PM

95. Thanks. Progress for the People.

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:50 PM

87. good to the seanator from california

one of my fave lines . sir , have you ever been shot by a automatic weapon? ive shot one .. NO. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SHOT BY ONE .

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Response to allan01 (Reply #87)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:53 PM

89. . Night shift coming up

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Ryan's press release says it's a political stunt - Ah well.

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Response to malaise (Reply #89)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:07 PM

98. Political stunt, eh?

They said the same thing about MLK's March on Washington, too.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #98)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:11 PM

101. He's now having a press conference

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Response to allan01 (Reply #87)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:28 PM

120. Most of them have been very goodANy photos of outside the House - I hear folks are gathering

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:55 PM

91. I am so proud of my democrats!



Started with Chris Murphy
Now John Lewis
It just might work, senators are joining, Warren, Bernie
How many people have to die before they do ANYTHING?

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Response to Motley13 (Reply #91)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 10:30 PM

146. PROUD to be a DEMOCRAT tonight!!!

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:57 PM

93. Proud to be the 100th rec!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:59 PM

94. People are starting to sit-in too. Let's start more sit-ins if this doesn't change things pronto.

Greenpeace USA Verified account ‏@greenpeaceusa 10 minutes ago
Outside of the US Capitol, people are gathering in solidarity with #HouseDemocrats. #DisarmHate #NoBillNoBreak


The Mystic Witch ‏@Ezzirah 14 minutes ago
#nobillnobreak I think it would be interesting if people went for a peaceful sit-in outside congress in solidarity with the Dems inside!

Stella McKenzie ‏@StellaMcKenzi18 13 minutes ago
A sit-in should appeal to the House Repubs, since they pretty much sit around all day anyway. #NoBillNoBreak #DisarmHate

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #94)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:06 PM

97. Spontaneous protests are often the best

Today is wonderful

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:05 PM

96. Thank you Congressman Lewis!

Congressman Lewis once again demonstrates his leadership and courage. He has also mastered the Rope-A-Dope strategy to box the right wing GOP representatives into demonstrating they value the NRA over American lives.

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Response to gohuskies (Reply #96)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:08 PM

99. The NRA compares the sit-in to criminals and terrorists

wtf?????

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/06/22/nra-radio-show-compares-participants-rep-john-lewis-gun-violence-sit-criminals-and-terrorists/211122
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The National Rifle Association’s radio show compared participants in a sit-in in the U.S. House of Representatives being led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to “criminals and terrorists” reasoning that like terrorists, the sit-in participants were not following the rules.

While the House was in session on June 22, Lewis and other Democratic members of Congress sat on the floor of the House, refusing to return to regular order until Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) agreed to call a vote on legislation to prevent gun violence.

CNN.com described the move as “a dramatic protest inside the House of Representatives” that was “rich with historic symbolism.” Lewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organized numerous sit-ins to protest racial discrimination during the 1960s, has been described as “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.”

During the June 22 broadcast of the NRA’s radio show Cam & Company, as the sit-in proceeded, host Cam Edwards claimed, “So in order to push legislation that the sponsors say would not have prevented the attacks in Orlando, Florida, they’re also going to flout the House rules. Kind of like, you know, criminals and terrorists flout the rules that we have in place right now and will continue to do so?”:

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Response to malaise (Reply #99)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:16 PM

103. This is the only lame accusation that the NRA lunatics can come up with

They need to look into the mirror to see the true criminals and terrorists. When it becomes unsafe to go to the grocery store, bank, workplace, parks etc., it is clear that unregulated access to firearms are tearing our country apart. We have become a completely dysfunctional country.

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Response to malaise (Reply #99)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:20 PM

106. Twitter feed has only a few trolls, some are lovely trolls trolling Republicans. #NoBillNoBreak

Carolyn Gonzalez ‏@carogonza
@SpeakerRyan Shame on you for turning off the camera. Isn't that what communist countries do?? #NoBillNoBreak

Mercina ‏@Mercinatd 2 minutes ago
How many have to die for #HouseGOP to vote on gun laws? Do your job GOP & turn the cameras and microphone back on #PaulRyan. #NoBillNoBreak

Rep. Dan Kildee ‏@RepDanKildee 3 minutes ago
.@SpeakerRyan calls #NoBillNoBreak sit-in a "publicity stunt." Tens of thousands of gun violence victims & families disagree. #NoMoreSilence

Style Wylde ‏@stylewylde 6 minutes ago
Hey @SpeakerRyan there was a typo in your meme, but don't worry I fixed it for you! #NoBillNoBreak #Enough


Amplfy.me ‏@amplfyme
2/ this is f*cking 2016 and we still cannot see what's going on, live, unless we are on Twitter or FB (no offense, Twitter) #NoBillNoBreak
3/ my mom isn't on Twitter. How many Dems' constituents don't have Periscope? What, is watching this only for the cool kids? #NoBillNoBreak
4/ we made this app so that anyone could watch a live stream without joining, or friending, or downloading anything #NoBillNoBreak
5/ because my grandparents, my kids...anyone in the world can click a link, so live streaming should be that simple #NoBillNoBreak
6/ and now we have this MAJOR MOMENT, where folks are taking a stand, and only folks here or on a social network can see #NoBillNoBreak

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Response to malaise (Reply #99)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 09:13 PM

140. The NRA and their parrots

are the criminals and terrorists.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:10 PM

100. That's right, Democrats

 

Get some.

There are days, most of them, that I don't much like our party. Today is not that day. Fight, you assholes. And they finally are. Woo!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:19 PM

105. Here's Bernie in Solidarity

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Response to Post removed (Reply #108)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:02 PM

112. #NoBillNoBreak live on the house floor. Watch here: Meanwhile, some Rs calling for power to be cut.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter ‏@RepPerlmutters 47 seconds ago
Ed is live on the house floor. #NoBillNoBreak Watch here:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?411624-1/watch-democrats-continue-house-sitin-gun-violence&live

Ryan Hannon ‏@ryanhtc 2 minutes ago
Thanks for streaming live @CoryBooker I hope you have your phone charger! #NoBillNoBreak

SupaScoopa ‏@SupaScoopa_ 3 minutes ago
With TV Cameras Off, House Dems Broadcast Their Own Sit-In
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/06/22/house-democrats-stage-sit-in-protest-for-gun-bill-vote/ … #NRAexposed #BanAssaultRifles #GunControl #NoBillNoBreak

Tamar Abrams ‏@Tamarabrams 4 minutes ago
It is so cool to see a govt by and for the people, for a change! @SenateDems and @HouseDemocrats rock! #NoBillNoBreak

Rep.Grace Napolitano ‏@gracenapolitano 5 minutes ago
We are still here, and we are not backing down. #holdthefloor #DisarmHate #NoBillNoBreak


Corie ‏@obsmama 7 minutes ago
@SpeakerRyan: Turn on the House cameras NOW #TurnOnTheCameras #NoBillNoBreak


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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #112)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 09:40 PM

142. Proud to see Grace Napolitano there

Getting reshuffled into her district was the best thing for us.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:54 PM

110. Rep Nolan of rural Minnesota on fire about ducks having more rights than human. Excellent!

Rural area, everybody's got hunting rifles -- says he never ate beef or chicken until he was grown, because they all hunted for the table. It was a firey speech. He got onto the ducks because hunting rifles -- um, you only get 3 shells.

So, Rep Nolan says, Ducks have more rights than little children in school, people in a movie theater, people out for a nice evening. He enumerated and enumerated, and I tell you those ducks got a damn good going over.

I am SO proud to be a Democrat today.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #110)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:13 PM

116. He was brilliant

I was feeding the feral cats and one ran the way I was laughing

Good coverage on GEM$NBComcast now

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Response to Hekate (Reply #110)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:17 PM

118. From the perspective of the other animals:

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 07:44 PM

121. K&R

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:00 PM

122. This is turning into a happening!

Look at all the people in the House at 8 p.m.! Long overdue!

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #122)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:34 PM

127. They'll be reading Letter from a Birmingham Jail

later - I want to see America on the street supporting not only these laws but also a complete ban on assault rifles.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:32 PM

126. This is the most wonderful thing I've seen in a LONG time. #NoBillNoBreak

I've been worried about our party, about how hamstrung they've seemed to be. But they have had it, and they are having a moment in history. And I am incredibly proud of them.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #126)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:35 PM

129. If this wakes up America and people everywhere join and demand change

it will be one of the great moments in American Politics - a filibuster in the House - unbelievable.

Go Dems!!!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #126)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:47 PM

134. Bring it on

ReTHUGs are planning to enter at 9.30pm

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:38 PM

130. Rep. Cummings on fire!

"Ryan's up there in his office, he wants us to give up, he needs us to give up!"

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #130)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:39 PM

131. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - there's a rule

no cameras in the House - clearly not true - good try ReTHUGs

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:41 PM

132. It's amazing. I've never seen such a thing!!

 

I really believe Bernie’s shown Dems how hungry the American people are for Congressional action.

Kudos to John Lewis for this action!!



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #132)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:42 PM

133. I agree

Good to see - about time.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #132)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:50 PM

137. You know what, he may well have. Who knew it would be this way!

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #132)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:10 AM

148. Lewis has been battling for decades

stop acting like he just learned from Bernie

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Response to Skittles (Reply #148)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:29 AM

149. Link to John Lewis or anyone else doing such a thing? nt

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #149)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:58 AM

152. the breaking point was 49 people murdered in Orlando

not BERNIE

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Response to Skittles (Reply #152)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:06 AM

153. Ah, so Sandy Hook was shite? A gay club was the turning point?

 

Got it.



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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #153)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:21 AM

155. YES

https://www.thenation.com/article/demanding-votes-on-gun-control-bills-john-lewis-leads-a-sit-in-of-the-house/

LISTEN TO WHAT HE IS SAYING

and I am done here; I am SICK of the Berniesplainin'

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #132)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:08 AM

157. +1

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:49 PM

135. Sen Warren brought donuts just now and has joined the sit in.

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #135)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 08:49 PM

136. She has been there for some time

must have gone for the donuts

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 09:35 PM

141. My Senator just posted on fb that he was joining Congressman Lewis in the House

Thank you, Michael Bennet from a proud Democratic constituent. I am proud to be a Democrat today!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #141)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 10:28 PM

145. Nice

I just love the two feeds - Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah - what a magnificent day.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 09:58 PM

143. A great thing.

Let's all get behind them by emailing and calling our Representatives. Please.

Did you know Fox and CNN weren't really covering this? At least when I channel surfed by those stations they sure weren't talking about this. Do any of the rest of you know if they covered this, and how? And what about local corporate-owned 'news' propaganda outlets?

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #143)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 10:06 PM

144. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Ryan is clueless - this is farce

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 11:29 PM

147. WE WENT THERE TONITE!

I just had enough. IT was amazing but I live too close to not have gone there to be a part and show support. After dinner, we hopped in the truck and drove over the river to join in with the others outside the house.

I almost walked into Nancy Pelosi as she came outside (along with Eleanor Holes Norton, DWS, Keith Ellison, Hank Johnson, Emmanuel Cleaver, and many others)

Sadly, there was no major media coverage of this but it important because they came out to talk to the groups of people gathered outside,

It was really inspiring.

I was interviewed by a reporter from Voice of America as well!

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #147)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:58 AM

156. awesome!

I'm watching CNN, and the crowd looks big.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 01:20 AM

154. It's not huge, it's political theatre...

I understand many here will think it's huge because, let's be honest, the Democratic Party has been spineless for a long time, and they want their representatives to stand for something, so they'll grasp at anything.

This just reinforces the spineless strategy of the Democratic Party. Nothing the Democrats are doing with this sit in will influence gun deaths, none of this will impact the election or change people's minds, this sit in doesn't address the systemic problems that cause gun violence, none of the proposed legislation did, and some of it would be deemed unconstitutional based on the current insane interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. And that they are acting now when there are so many other completely fucked up systemic issues that they've never addressed, in many cases have capitulated to completely, just shows how spineless they are.

Expect the electorate to not even remember this in a couple weeks. When you consistently ignore systemic issues in governance, the people will rightly assume your "stands" are for show.

Part of how the NRA gets away with this shit are larger systemic issues that no one is addressing. Wake me when Congress people address the root of the problem.

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Response to MellowDem (Reply #154)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 05:39 AM

160. Whatever

It's freaking HUGE!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:23 PM

163. After the adjounment, a new #hashtag started = #DemocraticSitIn

#DemocraticSitIn

And the Greens use this to bash the Dems. DO NOT vote for any Greens!

Green Party US ‏@GreenPartyUS 2 minutes ago
Where was a #DemocraticSitIn to oppose the Iraq War? To overturn Citizens United? To halt mass deportations? Stop drone bombings?

Al Giordano ‏@AlGiordano 2 hours ago
Rock star @RepBetoORourke besieged by reporters after filming 25 hours of the #DemocraticSitIn on his phone.


BuzzFeed News ‏@BuzzFeedNews 2 hours ago
Video shared by @VeraMBergen shows the crowd chanting "we're with you" following end of #DemocraticSitIn
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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #163)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 03:34 PM

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