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Senate Blocks Defense Spending Bill Over ANWR Provisions
Fox news via AP ^ | 12/21/05 | Unknown

Posted on 12/21/2005 10:00:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants

WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday, rejecting a measure that had been put into a must-pass defense spending bill in an attempt to garner wider support.

Drilling supporters fell four votes short of getting the required 60 votes to avoid a threatened filibuster of the defense measure over the oil drilling issue. Senate leaders were expected to withraw the legislation so it could be reworked without the refuge language. The vote was 56-44.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; anwr; appropriations; defensespending; envirowhacks; obstructionists
We are being held hostage by the 'Rats.
1 posted on 12/21/2005 10:00:19 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Some of the "rats" were republicans.


2 posted on 12/21/2005 10:01:13 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Blood of Tyrants

& the Rinos....


3 posted on 12/21/2005 10:01:34 AM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Call Frist Office now. MAKE Them stay. Naught Democrats no Christmas break for you. Stay and FILLIBUSTER all thur Christmas. I want you in Session on Dec 25th whiny losers. Call Frist's office! MAKE THEM STAY.


4 posted on 12/21/2005 10:01:42 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

In other news, Mercedes Benz has announced the Saudi Royal Family has just ordered another dozen Sterling Silver Rolls Royces for weekend drives along the countryside.


5 posted on 12/21/2005 10:02:55 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Is there a way to overcome this via a Senate procedure? is there a nuclear option for this one?
6 posted on 12/21/2005 10:02:56 AM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: indianrightwinger
Contact Numbers for Bill Frist:

202-224-3344 (voice) 202-228-1264 (fax)

Make them STAY! The Senate must be in session on Christmas DAY!

7 posted on 12/21/2005 10:02:59 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I heard that if the rats block the bill like they seem to have done, the Repulican leadership will hold another vote in which a simple majority (> 50) will win. I heard dingy Harry whining about this rule last night.


8 posted on 12/21/2005 10:03:39 AM PST by Mogollon
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To: jveritas

Cannot nuke on this. MAKE THEM STAY. MAKE THEM STAY. They want to Fillibuster? MAKE THEM STAY


9 posted on 12/21/2005 10:03:49 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: jveritas

"Is there a way to overcome this via a Senate procedure? is there a nuclear option for this one?"

No- no one questions the validity of the fillibuster for ordinary legislation. The nuclear option's reasoning is that it doesn't apply to judicial nominations.


10 posted on 12/21/2005 10:04:22 AM PST by Altair333 (We can build a wall on our border with Mexico for 10 billion dollars)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The Senate blocked oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday,

The Senate also blocked Katrina aid and anti-torture measures. These are good things.

Funny how the MSM will focus on one small part of the picture when it suits its purpose.

11 posted on 12/21/2005 10:05:47 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Here we go again: Our own elected sooonators are screwings us again.
Nuke the morons, time to fight our own "insurgency" and cleanup the House!!!


12 posted on 12/21/2005 10:05:58 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Puuhhlese, Frist isn't going to do that to that why that would go against the genteel nature of the Senate and might upset "his good friends from across the isle."


13 posted on 12/21/2005 10:06:12 AM PST by marlon
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To: theDentist
weekend drives along the countryside.

What are they going to do use them to drive through their ugly desert and count oil wells.

14 posted on 12/21/2005 10:07:41 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Gee....isn't more domestic oil a security issue?

Why do so many polititians hate their own country?!

And why do American voters continue to vote for half-wits who don't represent them?

I guess they get what they deserve.

15 posted on 12/21/2005 10:07:56 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: jveritas

The filibuster is a vote taken to end debate and go to a vote. Frist can FORCE the 'Rats to "debate" until someone gives up.


16 posted on 12/21/2005 10:08:10 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: marlon
Contact Numbers for Bill Frist: 202-224-3344 (voice) 202-228-1264 (fax)

Make them STAY! The Senate must be in session on Christmas DAY!

Quit whining. Quit surrendering with out a fight. Some of you Freepers are EXACTLY why nothing gets done. You always advocate surrender the minute things get tough. Get off your butts and FIGHT for once. NO Clouter means NO CHRISTMAS BREAK. MAKE THEM STAY!

17 posted on 12/21/2005 10:09:35 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: Leo Carpathian
MAKE THEM STAY. Call Frist. No Clouter=NO Christmas break
18 posted on 12/21/2005 10:11:02 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
And why do American voters continue to vote for half-wits who don't represent them?

It is said that people vote for candidates that they perceive to be most like themselves.

19 posted on 12/21/2005 10:16:53 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: MNJohnnie

did the call. now everyone else bombard them! and i wish we could do that literally


20 posted on 12/21/2005 10:17:24 AM PST by wildcatf4f3 (admittedly too unstable for public office)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Who were the five Republicans who voted to filibuster? Anybody know?


21 posted on 12/21/2005 10:19:45 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why couldn't Senator Frist have insisted on a REAL fillibuster -- cots and all -- extending into January to see if the Democrats "cared" enough about this issue to stay the course?

IMHO, the Democrats would have quickly "folded". Hey...NOBODY gets between Ted Kennedy and his "egg-nog".

I think that someone should tell Senator Frist that surrendering to the mere THREAT of a fillibuster just ensures that these partisan (cost-free) tantrums will continue.

I certainly hope that Senator Frist hands over his Majority Leader keys to a less timid Republican, who would understand that the words, "majority" and "leader" actually MEAN something.


22 posted on 12/21/2005 10:20:07 AM PST by pfony1
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To: mass55th

One was Ohio's Mike DeWine. I am furious.


23 posted on 12/21/2005 10:21:59 AM PST by Faith
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To: mass55th
Dewine, Chaffee
Nelson (NE), Akaka, Inoue, Landrieu crossed over in the other direction
24 posted on 12/21/2005 10:24:44 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: MNJohnnie

Uh Johnny Cakes I think your confusing sarcasm for surrender!


25 posted on 12/21/2005 10:30:45 AM PST by marlon
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To: marlon

Nice you have feelings. Too bad they are irrelevent. Don't want to fight, fine be a surrender monkey but quit wasting our time with your whines


26 posted on 12/21/2005 10:32:06 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: MNJohnnie

Tall about an irrelevent post! It's not about my feelings it's about your inability to understand sarcasm. I'm not suggesting people not contact Frist I'm just illustrating what his reaction is likely to be. But who knows maybe someday I'll grow up and become a terrorist fighter like you.


27 posted on 12/21/2005 10:46:02 AM PST by marlon
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To: MNJohnnie
Naught Democrats no Christmas break for you

I don't think they were planning a Christmas break anyway. A holiday break, yes, and likely they'll have one before the issue is brought up again.

28 posted on 12/21/2005 5:05:16 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The filibuster is a vote taken to end debate and go to a vote. Frist can FORCE the 'Rats to "debate" until someone gives up.

That's a *cloture" vote, which is supposed to end a filibuster. A filibuster is extending debate, by holding the floor. Only thing is, the Republicans no longer force the Dems to actually hold the floor, all the Dems need do is threaten to actually filibuster. Like you, I say make 'em talk. I'd love to see fat Teddy and the Grand Kleagle up there flapping their gums on Christmas day. Of course all the Republicans would need to be in attendance as well, lest the Dems "call the question" and vote the bill down while the Republicans are AWOL.

29 posted on 12/21/2005 5:09:58 PM PST by El Gato
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