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Senator Ensign in Car Accident (DUmmies celebrating, one less cloture vote)
KLAS TV 8 News ^ | January 30, 2006

Posted on 01/30/2006 10:50:56 AM PST by johnmecainrino

Senator Ensign in Car Accident Jan 30, 2006, 12:03 PM EST

Senator John Ensign was transported to the hospital this morning following a car accident.

The accident happened before 8 a.m. near Paradise and Sands. Police say the driver of a Jeep swerved into Ensign's lane hitting his vehicle head on. Ensign's vehicle was also rear ended by another car.

Ensign was a passenger. His personal assistant was driving and also transported to the hospital. Both are said to not have life threatening injuries.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 109th; johnensign
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Damn Kennedy Ensign would have never gotten into this accident if it wasn't for Kennedy.

The vote would have been tomorrow.

Now there is one less vote for cloture. And reports are durbin is still rounding up the votes.

This is turning into a disaster.

1 posted on 01/30/2006 10:50:57 AM PST by johnmecainrino
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To: johnmecainrino
This is turning into a disaster.

No, it isn't.
2 posted on 01/30/2006 10:52:29 AM PST by Terpfen (Miami goes 9-7! Go Saban!)
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To: johnmecainrino

You're a real glass-half-empty kind of person, aren't you?

;-)


3 posted on 01/30/2006 10:53:31 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: johnmecainrino
Both are said to not have life threatening injuries.

That's good. I hope they both make full recoveries.

4 posted on 01/30/2006 10:53:39 AM PST by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H.L. Mencken)
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To: Terpfen

Bring it on. We are ready to go Nuclear.


5 posted on 01/30/2006 10:53:49 AM PST by 50sDad (It's not "diversity" for you to steal my Christmas.)
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To: johnmecainrino

I been waiting someone to post on this. O am fully expecting that this might give a push to some Dem shennigans relating to the vote and the State of the Union. Already the crazies over at DU wanted some walk out tomorrow. I expect some sleazy is going on or attempting to be done relating to the Bush tomorrow


6 posted on 01/30/2006 10:54:59 AM PST by bayourant
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To: American Quilter


I'll second that, it's the important thing.


7 posted on 01/30/2006 10:55:49 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: johnmecainrino

The treshold for 'disaster' must be getting lower by the minute.

Speedy recovery to my Senator, John Ensign!


8 posted on 01/30/2006 10:56:00 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: johnmecainrino
This is turning into a disaster.

Uh......................................................................no.

Duck and cover.

9 posted on 01/30/2006 10:56:17 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: johnmecainrino

Damn that Karl Rove!


10 posted on 01/30/2006 10:56:31 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: johnmecainrino
This is turning into a disaster.

We're all going to die, fer shore!

11 posted on 01/30/2006 10:57:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: HitmanLV

The so called 'Gang of 14' are going to vote as a group for cloture.


12 posted on 01/30/2006 10:57:20 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: johnmecainrino
Seen any good movies lately?


13 posted on 01/30/2006 11:00:24 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: johnmecainrino

Relax: we're winning. Really. And I am going to enjoy watching the veins pop out on Captain Oldsmobile's neck this afternoon.
And if Jacques "Fillibuster" al-Query starts whirling his head and ululating, my day will be complete.


14 posted on 01/30/2006 11:00:53 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: johnmecainrino
This is turning into a disaster.

This is a disaster in the same sense as me spilling coffee is the holocaust.

15 posted on 01/30/2006 11:01:46 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Semper Paratus

Lieberman is pro filibuster and so is the hawaii senator on the gang of 14.

They should have had the vote last week when they were all there instead of having to rush everybody back for a monday vote.


16 posted on 01/30/2006 11:01:51 AM PST by johnmecainrino
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To: johnmecainrino

I'll bet you still think Gore is going to win Florida.


17 posted on 01/30/2006 11:02:13 AM PST by TheBigB (Moooooomm! I'll pick up my clothes later! I'm busy raging against the machine!)
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To: bayourant

What I dont get is do any Dem's think long term. I have never seen an article how stupid this is for the Dems in the long run. Look at it from HIllary Clinton viewpoint or anyone else there that wants to be Prez. It would seem to me that starting a precedent where liberals Senators will fillubuster an Conservative will set up a tradition of Conservatives fillabustering a liberal in the future. I mean if I was Clinton I be all for voting Alito knowing if she got to be Prez and didnt have the Senate under Dem control she could get her people on the court. It just amazes me the short sighted views of the Dems.


18 posted on 01/30/2006 11:03:12 AM PST by bayourant
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To: johnmecainrino

Alito will be confirmed so just relax


19 posted on 01/30/2006 11:03:39 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: johnmecainrino
Lieberman is pro filibuster and so is the hawaii senator on the gang of 14.

If any of the 'gang' support a filibuster then their 'agreement' is burnt toast.

20 posted on 01/30/2006 11:05:55 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: italianquaker

Just to be safe, I'd like to see the NSA file on the driver of that Jeep ; )

Seriously though, prayers for a quick recovery of everyone involved.


21 posted on 01/30/2006 11:06:11 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: johnmecainrino

you're just being an ass.....


22 posted on 01/30/2006 11:06:37 AM PST by MikefromOhio (")
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To: Semper Paratus

I;ve heard the "Gang" will be holding a joint press conference to announce together they will vote to end the "fake" filibuster.


23 posted on 01/30/2006 11:07:14 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: johnmecainrino

Soundes like some Senator's son took things into his own hands ti insure the Rats won the day.


It happened in wisconsin with punctured tires. Why not in DC with planned auto accidents?


24 posted on 01/30/2006 11:07:21 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: 50sDad

"We are ready to go Nuclear."

Isn't that nucular? ;)


25 posted on 01/30/2006 11:09:58 AM PST by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: MikeinIraq; Paradox; johnmecainrino

sometimes these comments are harsh...but after looking at this dudes posting history it seems spot on.


26 posted on 01/30/2006 11:10:10 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: bert

If this was a DUh thread, everybody would seriously be saying that the driver was paid by Karl Rove.


27 posted on 01/30/2006 11:11:10 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: johnmecainrino

Alito will be confirmed. It might be messy, but it will get done. After reading some of your posts and commments, I have to wonder if you are some sort of DU "plant".


28 posted on 01/30/2006 11:11:14 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: johnmecainrino

When you're worried
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout


29 posted on 01/30/2006 11:13:31 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: HitmanLV
The treshold for 'disaster' must be getting lower by the minute.

Senator Lott stubbed his toe in the hall! OMG, WE'RE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!

30 posted on 01/30/2006 11:16:06 AM PST by Red Badger (...I will bless them that bless thee and those who curse thee I will turn into Liberals..........)
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To: johnmecainrino

Do you think they will try that "closed session" crap?

I am waiting for it.


31 posted on 01/30/2006 11:18:07 AM PST by tbeatty (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat salad.)
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To: bert
It happened in wisconsin with punctured tires. Why not in DC with planned auto accidents?

It happened in Las Vegas, for one thing.

For another, he's going to be released from the hospital later today. He has some cuts and bruises.

He could make it to DC if he was really needed, which he won't be.

32 posted on 01/30/2006 11:18:53 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: johnmecainrino

I have not heard that lieberman was pro fillibuster only that he was going to vote no on Alito. I'd be very surprised if he would vote for a filibuster. Of course he is a dem so anything is possible.


33 posted on 01/30/2006 11:19:04 AM PST by marlon
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To: johnmecainrino

Vote by proxy? Has he already voted?


34 posted on 01/30/2006 11:23:07 AM PST by yoe
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To: marlon

LIberman will not vote for the fillibuster. He is actually the only Dem playing it smart here politically. Despite what the crazies at DU and Kos have to say they wont be able to punish him at the polls. Plus he looks principled to Repubs who will vote for him so a mad extreme liberal doesnt take the seat. Ditto for Landrieu who realizes she will have enough problms getting reelected without this vote coming back into her face. Alito is in. The big fight is the next one.What amazes me is Pryor from arkansas who is running against him next time


35 posted on 01/30/2006 11:23:36 AM PST by bayourant
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To: johnmecainrino

God forbid, but if the cloture vote turns out 59-40, then they just have another cloture vote as soon as Ensign is brought to the chamber. Big whoop.


36 posted on 01/30/2006 11:25:03 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Dog Gone
He could make it to DC if he was really needed, which he won't be.

Exactly. Cloture fails today? Fine. Stick a bottle of Excedrin in his hand and put him on the redeye.

37 posted on 01/30/2006 11:27:52 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

If they defeat the first cloture vote all the pressure will be off the red state dems.

The next cloture vote durbin will be able to turn around more votes.

How in the world for the most important vote in this congress do you wait until the last second to leave.

Ensign left at 11 a.m dc time from across the country. Any mishap and he won't make the vote. He could miss countless other votes but I just wish for a vote like this they would not leave anything to chance.


38 posted on 01/30/2006 11:28:29 AM PST by johnmecainrino
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To: johnmecainrino

Latest count: 62 votes (he would need 60 to close debate).


39 posted on 01/30/2006 11:28:58 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: bayourant

Lieberman is an extreme liberal on social issues.

It is a mistake to confuse lieberman's pro war positions on domestic issues.

Lieberman is ted kennedy on domestic issues.


40 posted on 01/30/2006 11:29:38 AM PST by johnmecainrino
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To: johnmecainrino
Let me get you a cup of tea.


41 posted on 01/30/2006 11:30:30 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: bayourant
They defiantly don't want a vote on Alito till after the State of the Union.
42 posted on 01/30/2006 11:31:04 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: johnmecainrino

Looks like the Democrats are getting really desperate. (Yes, I have my tinfoil firmly in place on this one.)


43 posted on 01/30/2006 11:31:49 AM PST by PAR35
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To: bayourant
It just amazes me the short sighted views of the Dems.

Once a SCJ is seated, he is there for life. Imagine if justice Alito has a little vengeance in his heart.

44 posted on 01/30/2006 11:33:07 AM PST by oldbrowser (We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow......R.R)
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To: johnmecainrino
They should have had the vote last week when they were all there instead of having to rush everybody back for a monday vote.

We should have had a vote on Alito a long time ago but Spector put off the hearings too long.

45 posted on 01/30/2006 11:33:55 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: TheBigB
LOL, I'm not sure Gore realizes he didn't win Florida by trickery.

Gore is the epitome of a pompous numb skull.
46 posted on 01/30/2006 11:35:56 AM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: oldbrowser

"It just amazes me the short sighted views of the Dems."

"Once a SCJ is seated, he is there for life. Imagine if justice Alito has a little vengeance in his heart."


I've been thinking that since the hearings.
Hey Teddy Boy... (insert evil laugh here)


47 posted on 01/30/2006 11:35:59 AM PST by E.C.I. (Evil Conservative Industries)
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To: johnmecainrino
His personal assistant was driving

No picking on Ensign, but why can't these buttheads drive themselves to work like the rest of us?

48 posted on 01/30/2006 11:36:36 AM PST by b4its2late (If you ain't makin' waves, you ain't kickin' hard enough!)
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To: tbeatty
Do you think they will try that "closed session" crap?

No the republicans already know about that trick play now.

49 posted on 01/30/2006 11:36:37 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: oldbrowser

True. I mean just watching this it amazes me that smart politicl people can be so dumb. Repeatly over the last 4 years to Dems every issue is the sky is falling. Again why the Dems want to set this precedent is beyond me. With a chance of getting the White HOuse in 2 plus with Stevens and maybe one more retiring (horrors if its Scalia) I wouldnt be following this tact. It doesnt look like that they will regain the Senate no matter how one does the math. Its truly puzzling to me


50 posted on 01/30/2006 11:38:22 AM PST by bayourant
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