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I Thought This Was Resolved (American Samoa still AWOL on minimum wage bill)
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Posted on 01/22/2007 3:31:10 PM PST by Republican Red

I Thought This Was Resolved ...? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

A Senate source complains (expletives of disbelief omitted):

the Democrats have offered a substitute amendment (Reid Amendment # 100) to the minimum wage bill. The substitute amendment is basically the Finance Committee bill. But guess what’s not in there: American Samoa. They include the Marianas Islands, but American Samoa, even after Tunagate, is still not in there.


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Tunagate ping!
1 posted on 01/22/2007 3:31:11 PM PST by Republican Red
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To: Republican Red

What the point? Dem's lie tuna dies?


2 posted on 01/22/2007 3:32:19 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Mo1

Ping aling.

You wondered about this (correctly).


3 posted on 01/22/2007 3:32:19 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Whata ya know.


4 posted on 01/22/2007 3:32:59 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Republican Red

Barbara and Harry make smell like fish?


5 posted on 01/22/2007 3:33:01 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Republican Red

Tuna slipped the net. Welcome to Democrat-land, why let the amateurs do it when you can hire the pros.


6 posted on 01/22/2007 3:33:39 PM PST by Tarpon
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To: onyx

hehehe

If Republicans don't make a big deal out of this, they really are bigger weenies than I already thought.


7 posted on 01/22/2007 3:34:25 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Republican Red

Of course not, she would have to give them back their money!


8 posted on 01/22/2007 3:34:25 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: Peach; Bahbah

Well, well, well...what do you know??

I was watching the debate in the Senate today..but I didn't hear this brought up.

Bah, Mo1..did either of you?


9 posted on 01/22/2007 3:35:01 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Peach

Well guess what, I'll bet none of the spineless will say a word.


10 posted on 01/22/2007 3:35:27 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: stockpirate

The TRUE problem is the President would not dare use his veto power to call out this double-standard


11 posted on 01/22/2007 3:36:51 PM PST by Dacula (Keeper of useless knowledge.)
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To: Txsleuth

There's no reason for the Republicans to stay silent on this issue. None.


12 posted on 01/22/2007 3:37:15 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: onyx; Peach; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

13 posted on 01/22/2007 3:37:44 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Peach

Calling GOP House members and leaders, if we have any leadership.


14 posted on 01/22/2007 3:38:18 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: PhilDragoo

BUMP! Perfect Martin!!!


15 posted on 01/22/2007 3:39:03 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Txsleuth

Oh my, no, I did not hear one word. BUT THEY PROMISED THEY WOULD FIX THIS, RIGHT!


16 posted on 01/22/2007 3:41:01 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL. Perfect!


17 posted on 01/22/2007 3:41:10 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Dacula

Maybe President Bush can use this exemption as the reason for a VETO. Sure gives him an out on the bill if he wants it.


18 posted on 01/22/2007 3:41:25 PM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

You Who


19 posted on 01/22/2007 3:42:03 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Txsleuth
I was watching the debate in the Senate today..but I didn't hear this brought up.

Yea .. I remember Reid mentioning #100 .. but he dispensed with the reading .. along with the names being read

I couldn't figure what that was about

20 posted on 01/22/2007 3:43:01 PM PST by Mo1 (Mrs. Bill Clinton - "We're going to take what you have and give it to others for the common good.")
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To: Republican Red; All

Which senators will bring this up? This info needs to get out!


21 posted on 01/22/2007 3:46:08 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: Republican Red

culture of corruption


22 posted on 01/22/2007 3:48:43 PM PST by 4Liberty ( forced charity = theft)
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To: Republican Red

Yes, but will he use it?


23 posted on 01/22/2007 3:48:47 PM PST by Dacula (Keeper of useless knowledge.)
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To: Republican Red

nanny nancy is actually on tape (video) saying samoa will be included..looks like they're trying to sneak this one past everybody..


24 posted on 01/22/2007 3:49:20 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: Republican Red

The pubbies have some work to do - adding their own admendments to this bill. Tax breaks for small business and the inclusion of Samoa.


25 posted on 01/22/2007 3:49:45 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: Republican Red
Maybe we should,

BOYCOTT Starkist?

Money talks.

26 posted on 01/22/2007 3:53:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: Sunsong

Well I'm sending out some e-mails to Levin and Stabenow to tell them that we're watching.


27 posted on 01/22/2007 3:54:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: stockpirate
Well guess what, I'll bet none of the spineless will say a word.

Why start now?

28 posted on 01/22/2007 3:56:17 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Bahbah

see my post #24..yes, they promised..


29 posted on 01/22/2007 3:56:48 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: Republican Red

Now it begins...the dems are up to their old tricks and deceptions...and the American people believe their lies...and the repubs do nothing. Please God send us a man/woman with integrity, loyalty and a spine.


30 posted on 01/22/2007 4:02:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever
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To: Republican Red

Another Culture of Corruption ping!

From Redstate.org
http://www.redstate.com/

Dems to Stay Up Late Tonight To Defend Culture of Corruption
By Erick

House Democrats, in a brazen attempt to defend the Culture of Corruption, are set to alter House Ethics Rules in a way openly supportive of Democrats who might be found guilty by courts of law of corruption or bribery related to the passage of legislation.

Under present rules, if a Member of Congress is found guilty of a crime related to the passage of legislation, the member would have his pension cut off dated from the date of the legislation's passage -- even if it took a few years to find him guilty.

The Democrats, via H. R. 476, the Member Pension Bill, which they intend to push through tonight, will seek to change this. Under their proposal, if a bill is signed by President Bush, and then a Member of Congress is found guilt of a crime related to the passage of legislation between the President's signature and January 2, 2009, the member would receive their FULL Congressional pension.

Guess who just might be found guilty of a crime between now and January 2, 2009? Alan Mollohan of West Virginia (yeah, I'm looking at you Mr. Cole) and William Jefferson (in his freezer . . .).

So, for those of you still happy you vanquished the Culture of Corruption when you voted out the GOP, just remember that at least the GOP cut off guilty members' pensions.


31 posted on 01/22/2007 4:03:49 PM PST by Republican Red (if you don't want to root for the home team then get the hell out of the stadium)
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To: Peach
they really are bigger weenies than I already thought.

There are some areas in which pubbies excel.

32 posted on 01/22/2007 4:06:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Zimbabwe, leftist success story.)
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; ntnychik

33 posted on 01/22/2007 4:06:52 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Navy Patriot

ROFL! Thanks for my best laugh today.


34 posted on 01/22/2007 4:07:57 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: edcoil
What the point? Dem's lie tuna dies?

At 2 bucks an hour.

And that sack of bones, Peloser gets a hunnert thou over the next 2 years from Del Monte's people.

35 posted on 01/22/2007 4:10:54 PM PST by woofer (It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.)
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To: Republican Red

I just read an article that said that Pelosi and company were claiming a new direction, but apparently took a U turn instead.

So, I guess now we're getting the attempted cover-up by the Senate Democrats. I guess that they were hoping that people would be too distracted by the STOU to notice that Samoa was still excluded from the minimum wage.


36 posted on 01/22/2007 4:13:48 PM PST by Eva
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To: Republican Red

I tried to email Mother Pelosi. Her contact page would not allow me to since I am not from her district. I thought she was speaker of the house and a representative of all Americans. Apparently she wants no questions about Tunagate! Bush should veto this to prove a point. He will hold them to honesty, if nothing else.


37 posted on 01/22/2007 4:16:11 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: Peach

"If Republicans don't make a big deal out of this, they really are bigger weenies than I already thought."

It really looks like they're big weenies with no balls... sigh


38 posted on 01/22/2007 4:28:54 PM PST by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik
$$$$$$$$

39 posted on 01/22/2007 4:28:58 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: potlatch


LOL!

This is one of those "chew 'em up" days!


40 posted on 01/22/2007 4:30:47 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: devolve

Tuna bump!


41 posted on 01/22/2007 4:31:33 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: devolve

Ya, sometimes it feels like it too, lol.


42 posted on 01/22/2007 4:33:32 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Seadog Bytes

LET'S SEE WHO REALLY HAS THEM


43 posted on 01/22/2007 4:48:50 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: Republican Red

Shhh. Don't say anything or Barney Frank will SHOUT YOU DOWN!


44 posted on 01/22/2007 4:50:15 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Republican Red
Someone should send this to Limbaugh....

Tunagate...ROTF!!

45 posted on 01/22/2007 4:50:39 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: edcoil

"What the point? Dem's lie tuna dies?"

The klintons NEVER repaid the illegal campaign funding either, AFAIK!


46 posted on 01/22/2007 5:17:22 PM PST by lawdude (2006: The elections we will live to die for!)
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To: Peach
If Republicans don't make a big deal out of this, they really are bigger weenies than I already thought.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Weenies!!!

'Pubbies simply don't have the spine to confront the Dims.

47 posted on 01/22/2007 5:23:19 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Republican Red
Do we believe in minimum wage hikes? I don't see why everyone is clamoring to see American Samoa dragged down with everyone else.
48 posted on 01/22/2007 6:52:06 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Peach
If Republicans don't make a big deal out of this, they really are bigger weenies than I already thought.

We'll see what Republican, if any, has the spine to make this a "sound-bite issue" that everybody understands..

49 posted on 01/22/2007 6:55:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Jaysun
Do we believe in minimum wage hikes? I don't see why everyone is clamoring to see American Samoa dragged down with everyone else.

Thank you for the only sane post on this thread..

Having lived here 10 years, minimum wage would kill this island.

But it seems embarrassing the Democrats is more important than a free market economy...

50 posted on 01/22/2007 7:45:26 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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