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Cspan-2 ^ | 12-9-06

Posted on 12/09/2006 1:27:40 AM PST by STARWISE

Frist is throwing out "unanimous consents" out like water .. speaking 90 mph.

I think the tax bill extension was passed.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; congress
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What was that saying about procrastinating?
1 posted on 12/09/2006 1:27:43 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; Peach; ohioWfan; DrDeb; nopardons

PING!

I'd like to see the status of all these bills. It's wild ...
Frist is whizzing through these like he's on speed.

He's saying they finished up their work.


2 posted on 12/09/2006 1:33:30 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Holy cow!

Were the tax cuts extended or made permanent?

3 posted on 12/09/2006 1:36:17 AM PST by nopardons
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To: STARWISE
What was that saying about procrastinating?

Or, thank God for the last minute, or we'ld get nothing done.

4 posted on 12/09/2006 1:39:35 AM PST by leadhead (Itís a duty and a responsibility to defeat them. But it's also a pleasure)
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To: nopardons

The summary screen I just saw on C-SPAN 2 mentions offshore drilling passed.

As a Florida resident, I say YES!


5 posted on 12/09/2006 1:40:19 AM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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To: nopardons

I heard "extension"...I didn't switch over until this thread was posted.

Senate just adjourned...what is "sine dai" (sp)?


6 posted on 12/09/2006 1:40:59 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Don't blame me - I didn't vote for these DEM b**tards. (redacted to satiate religioncop TXBlair))
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To: onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; Peach

Frist: recalling last night. Had dinner with his family .. they're empty nesters now, but their 3 sons came to be with them for his farewell speech. They sat around the restaurant table, reminiscing. Their years have changed over the last 12 years ... but this was the term of the normal life of a citizen legislator, which was his intention when he came to DC.

The 3 young boys have grown into 3 robust young men, his wife is more beautiful every day. He's seen faith strengthened and challenged, and seen a group of men and women who are very good people: good intentioned, unselfish, people with real dreams. We all have our foibles and weaknesses .. but as his Dad always said, good people beget good people.

His Dad's letter before he died: advice to people you'll never see who come after you. His last words: finally, I believe it is so terribly important in life to stay humble, use your talents wisely and use other people's talents to help other people.

Asked that Senate be adjourned ... and people are there clapping.


Passed:

US exports nuclear tech. to India
Tax breaks extended
Offshore drilling
VietNam trade bill
Stopgap spending measure .. (I believe until 2/15/07)


7 posted on 12/09/2006 1:45:39 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: nopardons

I think extended .. ;(


8 posted on 12/09/2006 1:46:27 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

They would've been made permanent if we had held on to Congress. An extension means they'll come up again as a political issue for Republicans to use to get back into power.


9 posted on 12/09/2006 1:50:45 AM PST by Terpfen ("Conservatives" who sat at home cost us the War on Terror, SCOTUS, and economic success.)
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U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session (2006)- Refreshed Every 20 Minutes

Anyone one know what the tangible difference is between "Agreed To" and "Passed?"

10 posted on 12/09/2006 1:54:31 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Terpfen

I know.


11 posted on 12/09/2006 1:54:58 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

The only way to shut off the pork-barrel spending is to allow Congress to be in session four times a year for one month. Maybe then they wouldhave to prioritize??? These guys have way too much time on their hands - too much time spent thinking about how they can create their own legacies by using my hard-earned money.


12 posted on 12/09/2006 1:57:09 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God is giving you countless observable clues of His existence!)
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To: STARWISE
Perhaps they are "battening down the hatches" for the Socialist storm about to hit us. Remember the "first 100 days" ninny pelosi keeps warning us about.
13 posted on 12/09/2006 2:02:49 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: STARWISE; All

Thanks for posting. Thanks to all contributors. BUMP!


14 posted on 12/09/2006 2:17:00 AM PST by PGalt
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To: STARWISE

Oh well....better than nothing, I guess.


15 posted on 12/09/2006 2:26:08 AM PST by nopardons
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Senate just adjourned...what is "sine dai" (sp)?

That means the 109th Congress is over. It has essentially ceased to exist, as opposed to being in recess.

16 posted on 12/09/2006 2:27:05 AM PST by Omega Man II
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To: Caipirabob
Pelosi is talking about THE FIRST 100 HOURS; GOD help us.
17 posted on 12/09/2006 2:27:48 AM PST by nopardons
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Stopgap spending measure .. (I believe until 2/15/07)

Wrong. The that-which-is-not-Kosher-barrel stopgap spending has no measure nor is there any sunset anticipated.... /s
18 posted on 12/09/2006 2:49:36 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Christian4Bush

sine die -- all Latin vowels are voiced -- "see-nay dee-ay" -- it's Latin for "without a day." They haven't set a date to reconvene.


19 posted on 12/09/2006 2:52:31 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Omega Man II

The date of reconvening would be what, Jan. 3, 2007 -- unless by law they set a different date? Does the different date have to be set by the previous Congress, or is it done some other way?


20 posted on 12/09/2006 2:57:00 AM PST by scrabblehack
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