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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:32 PM
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GOP Senators Refusing To Work Past 2PM, Invoking Obscure Rule
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/24/gop-senators-r...

Senate Republicans fuming over the passage of health care reform are now refusing to work past 2 p.m. -- a tactic they can employ by invoking a little-known Senate rule.

On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee was forced to cancel a hearing as was the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted today : "Disappointed. Rs refusing to allow hearings today. Had to cancel my oversight hearing on police training contracts in Afghanistan."

Sen. Mark Udall also complained that he had to delay a hearing on the cause of Western forest fires.

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FUCKING SLIMEBAGS!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:36 PM
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1. Well if they don't want to work. fuck them.
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barbiegeek Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:24 PM
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37. We are at WAR and the cancel Senate Armed Service & VA committees
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:51 PM
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41. Wait, what?
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:36 PM
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2. Feelings of entitlement rearing its ugly head again.........
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 01:39 PM by TheDebbieDee
Almost no one else in this country could openly flaunt the fact that they WILL NOT work and will prevent others from working while drawing FULL PAY!

I'm speechless.........

I've been unemployed since October and I'm ready to kill for a job.......these phucks have a job, refuse to do the job, yet still get paid for doing the job! I'm about to lose my phucking mind.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:37 PM
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I didn't think Repukes did real work BEFORE 2 PM either. n/t
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:37 PM
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3. Change the rules
:shrug:
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:37 PM
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4. Great, let americans see what they are doing. This can not be good politically for them
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Duke Newcombe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:37 PM
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5. Once again, with feeling:
Hang this around their frakkin' NECKS from today until November.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:38 PM
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8. +1,000,000
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:10 PM
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30. Working hard, or hardly working?
This will be remembered come November! Fucking SWINDLERS! :grr: :nuke:
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:23 PM
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40. That's the slogan we need to use...
...and it needs to be the opener for many 30-second spots this November.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:38 PM
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6. Great!
The GOP's new campaign slogan:

"We were sent by the voters to Washington and refused to work!"

Can't wait until November! :applause:

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:38 PM
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7. I'm sure we will find candidates who don't view it as "work." nt
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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:39 PM
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9. Photomat hours: In by 10, out by 2
Lazy bastards. I wonder how many of their constituents are working long hours at a job or hold two jobs just to make ends meet? Unfortunately, not all of them will be up for re-election next fall.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:40 PM
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10. That's rich..they never do any real work anyway.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:41 PM
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11. They are still there now.. its 2:40pm..
I think the GOPers are throwing in the towel... at least for this part of the battle.
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shotten99 Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:44 PM
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12. Hopefully, the Democrats use the rules to their own advantage.
You know..like actually passing bills :)
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:45 PM
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13. Is there any rule about how early they can start?
Maybe start proceedings as 4AM?
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:31 PM
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39. exactly!
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:45 PM
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14. Sadly, their supporters are just as foul.
The divide grows.
The Republicans grow more and more ugly and immature as the day grows long.
Those who know better and either participate or go along are simply foul.
Those who don't know better and go along are just plain dumb as rocks.

Either way, what a supremely graceless and pathetic way to walk through life.

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optimator Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:45 PM
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15. Dems should have done this against Bush
no use in crying about the Senate rules.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:45 PM
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16. G.O.P. goes AWOL
As usual - a pack of chickenhawk republicon shirkers.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:48 PM
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17. Democratic Chairs need to start scheduling hearings at 3:00 AM
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 01:48 PM by ashling
:shrug:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:49 PM
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18. How many of 'em work *before* 2 p.m.? n/t
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:50 PM
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19. Essentially trying to shut down the government
That really worked out well for them when Newt did it back in the 90s. They just don't learn.

TlalocW
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:51 PM
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20. WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS
If the want to work part-time, then maybe they should be paid part-time...and without benefits. :shrug:
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:14 PM
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With all that needs to be done for the suffering in this nation
And this is what the republicans give them! Do they have a political bone in their bodies? This is electoral suicide! (not that I'm complaining!!)
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Broke In Jersey Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:51 PM
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21. to change senate rules....
do you need 50 or 60 senators to pass?
this is one of many weird senate rules.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:52 PM
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22. Gee so when I don't feel like working I can knock off at 2?
And not get FIRED?
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:52 PM
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23. who cares?
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:53 PM
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24. why wouldn't people care?
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:15 PM
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33. Obviously I do, or I woudn't have posted the article...
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:53 PM
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25. Could you imagine if Democrats had shut down a meeting on homeless veterans?
Without unanimous consent, committees are allowed to meet for two hours following the opening of the Senate session -- which on Wednesday was 9:00 a.m. The committees need consent to continue and consent again to continue after 2:00 p.m. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, had his hearing shut down abruptly at 11:00 Wednesday morning, in the middle of a discussion on the effort to end veteran homelessness in the next five years. It is estimated that more than 100,000 veterans are homeless in the United States on any given night.


Enough of this shit.
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oldhippie Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:57 PM
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26. Let see how the coverage compares with the Texas Dems ......
..... that ran off to Oklahoma a couple years back to shut down the Texas Legislature.

It would be interesting to go back and see what WE thought about that. ;)
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:55 PM
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42. And why did THEY do that?
Maybe it had something to do with redistricting that Tom DeLay was trying to cram down our throats.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:01 PM
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27. Time to change the rule then.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:04 PM
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28. funny suggestion I read on twitter:
"Senate Dems should schedule hearings on ending kiddie porn and stopping drunk driving so GOP can cancel them."

:rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:08 PM
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29. They've invoked the Fred Thompson rule?
OMG
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:17 PM
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34. But Fred didn't actually leave, he just fell asleep...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:22 PM
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35. Well, he should've learned how to sleep walk.
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 02:22 PM by TheCowsCameHome
Maybe he was just too lazy.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:14 PM
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31. Buncha lazy welfare cheats, it sounds like.......
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:14 PM
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32. Everyone in America should knock off at 2PM too...
And show up for work at 10 am 3 days a week like congress does.
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arthritisR_US Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:23 PM
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36. why not conduct the hearings without them? n/t
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:24 PM
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38. SPOILED ADULT BULLIES become intransigent and Obstinate when defeated...
They are slowly DEVOLVING into OBSCURENESS
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:02 PM
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43. That's going to look awesome come election time.
"Vote for me because I did nothing!"

Great strategy, douchebags.
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