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House OKs Debt; Giffords Brings Down The House
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Aug 2011 | David Espo

Posted on 08/01/2011 5:17:13 PM PDT by edpc

.WASHINGTON (AP) — Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action — the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' first appearance in Congress since suffering a head wound in a shooting six months ago.

The vote was 269-161, but all eyes were on Giffords, who drew thunderous applause as she walked into the House chamber and cast her vote in favor of the bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; congress; debt; giffords
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Why not? It was already a circus.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 5:17:20 PM PDT by edpc
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Well good for her that she came back

Too back she didnt learn anytthing


2 posted on 08/01/2011 5:21:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Sounds like she’s re-programed to me.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 5:23:36 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: edpc

The debauch continues. The Pustule on the Potomac is a bit more swollen than it was this morning.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 5:24:18 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Gabby is ‘my’ Congresscritter. They could have put a sock puppet on Pelosi’s hand and had the same thing as Giffords...


5 posted on 08/01/2011 5:24:29 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: edpc

Our government has become a sideshow.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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Giffords, who drew thunderous applause as she walked into the House chamber and cast her vote

How squalid. This is what trauma psychologists call pathological tenderness.

8 posted on 08/01/2011 5:26:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 9422WMR

Watch the video. She spoke to people. That she can is a miracle. I hope she thanks God.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 5:27:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I think she probably learned quite a bit. this type of event tends to clarify things in a persons life.

I’m personally happy to see the bill passed, but I guess I’m probably in the minority here at FR. and I’ll tell ya, that doesn’t stop me from respecting the heck out of our side , the Tea Party, and freedom lovers.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 5:28:04 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: edpc

11 posted on 08/01/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“Our government has become a sideshow.”

Correction

Our government has become a Freakshow. (NO, I’m not calling Gabby a freak)


12 posted on 08/01/2011 5:29:18 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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I’m personally happy to see the bill passed,

With over $2 Trillion in new debt?! On top of THIS?!



13 posted on 08/01/2011 5:31:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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(NO, I’m not calling Gabby a freak)

I understood that. DC is now the marxist capital of the world.

14 posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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Our government has become a sideshow.

Had to turn off the tube and go take a little walk outside after the vote.

It was one of those enough is enough moments.

15 posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:49 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: edpc

The Democommies are in the Carnival business here.


16 posted on 08/01/2011 5:33:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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Yeah. I find 2012 uncertain. I don’t believe the marxists are going to allow fair elections. They’ve come so far......


17 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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I, for one will just say this. She was elected by her constituency. She endured a bullet to the brain. Six months latr she returned to her duty as a member of the House of Representatives. It is a miracle for her, and for her family.
Although I do not agree with her vote, I also do not agree with all of the protected ones who voted yes as wellm, that have not endured what she did.

Godspeed to her. I pray that she will learn the error of her ways in her vote.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:37 PM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Shameless lot, the bunch of them.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 5:35:47 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: 9422WMR
You know...that's cruel.

You can say what you want...but that's over the line.

FWIW-

20 posted on 08/01/2011 5:36:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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