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Live Thread: Senate Amnesty Debate (CRITICAL 2ND CLOTURE VOTE TODAY!) Woo hoo!! It's DEAD!!
The U.S. Senate with Free Republic Input | June 28, 2007 | truthkeeper

Posted on 06/28/2007 6:25:57 AM PDT by truthkeeper

Here we are again my friends, hopefully for the last debate thread on this particular monstrous legislation. Proceedings are supposed to begin at 9:30 a.m. EST, with the cloture vote being taken at 10:30 a.m.

On a personal note, you've all been wonderful in your passion, vigilance, and commitment to the principles on which our country was founded. If I have to be in a foxhole, I want to be in it with you guys.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; deathofthegop; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; itsdeadjim; sellouts; stickaforkinit; ussenate; vampirebill
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To: Tijeras_Slim

May I add ignorance. All he had to do was lay back and see which way the wind was blowing, but he rushed in early and stepped on his d......


1,751 posted on 06/28/2007 9:02:11 AM PDT by herMANroberts
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To: TheRiverNile
Yes, Bush made a dreadful (almost inexplicable) miscalculation.
1,752 posted on 06/28/2007 9:02:18 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: nicmarlo

Who is closest and who wants to take charge. I am in Michigan and not close enough. My $50 will be in the mail. Might we wait until after recess (the money would should be in someone’s hands by that time) and could someone deliver them?


1,753 posted on 06/28/2007 9:02:43 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: Oliver Optic

Please add this man to your list of heroes: The great Senator from the Great State of Texas: John Cornyn.


1,754 posted on 06/28/2007 9:02:52 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: nicmarlo

That’s an excellent question-I thought they were about to break, so should flowers (and cards, for that matter) go to their home office or to their DC office? Suggestions, anyone?


1,755 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:06 AM PDT by Verloona Ti
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To: JeffAtlanta

You are right! The first cloture vote should have failed! And we do need to know who did not vote NO on Tuesday! One good thing is they (Senators) were not able to do any other harm to this Country on Wed. and part of this morning!


1,756 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:07 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Regulator
Even though it ate up a buncha bandwith...well...we just HAD to have that graphic.
THANK YOU
1,757 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:29 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truth_seeker

Who is closest and who wants to take charge. I am in Michigan and not close enough. My $50 will be in the mail. Might we wait until after recess (the money would should be in someone’s hands by that time) and could someone deliver them?

Sorry I forgot to put your name in.


1,758 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:31 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: mewzilla

LOL,,,Yes We Will...;0)


1,759 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:37 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: gridlock

Bush = ‘Quack - The Tongue-tied RINO’


1,760 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:38 AM PDT by golas1964 (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: sauropod

Has anyone seen the final version of the bill? If so, can you provide a link? I’d like to take a look at it and see how the Masters of the Universe tweaked it under cover of darkness.


1,761 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:43 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Snoopers-868th

I’m in NY.

But....the flowers don’t *have* to be hand-delivered....I often send them via telephone.....and have been told, previous orders, they were beautiful.....


1,762 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:52 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: southernindymom

Excellent ... does anyone know where I can get a list like that “time stamped” so I can tell who withheld their vote until the count became obvious? I’d like to know the sequence, particularly when mine voted. It would be helpful for all of us to know not only the traitors, but the cowards.


1,763 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:54 AM PDT by SomeSay (I was misquoted!)
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To: mewzilla
Dead?

Since Reid stated he'd pull the bill if cloture failed, I expected his little closing pout to include words to that effect. Instead he talked about having a lot of work to do, then we got sheets shaking through a comic bit about birthdays...

They resurrected this beast once, are we sure it isn't just getting primed for another day's faux debate and another cloture vote next week?

PS: brace yourselves for a ton of news items about the terrible threats 'we' made against bipartisanship and immigrants of all types.

1,764 posted on 06/28/2007 9:03:59 AM PDT by norton
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To: gridlock

ROFL! What a hoot! errr.. quack!


1,765 posted on 06/28/2007 9:04:00 AM PDT by publana (Build the fence!)
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To: southernindymom

ping


1,766 posted on 06/28/2007 9:04:18 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Pegita

Amen. I’ve been praying, “Thy will be done, not mine,” all morning. That’s often the hardest prayer.


1,767 posted on 06/28/2007 9:04:26 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: Cedric
The era of Strategery comes crashing to a halt.
1,768 posted on 06/28/2007 9:04:47 AM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: manonfire

The guy voted with us this time and last time also. Had he voted for cloture the first time, it would have passed. Give him a break! Good for you Sen. Byrd.


1,769 posted on 06/28/2007 9:04:55 AM PDT by nyconse
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Soo..may I be the first to say where's the fence??? ......and we still have the same crummy immigration laws. So how's that working for you for the next two years?

Who did you say won today again?

1,770 posted on 06/28/2007 9:05:07 AM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: sageb1
Just include their names on the card.

Yes, excellent suggestion...I will indeed do that. Knowing the fine gentleman Jeff Sessions is, he will pass the flowers around to the other offices if he gets inundated anyway...which I highly suspect he will.

1,771 posted on 06/28/2007 9:05:22 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: southernindymom
I am surprised at Harkin of Iowa - wasn’t he pro illegal aliens? Also at Warner of Virginia.
1,772 posted on 06/28/2007 9:05:26 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: All
Please join me and my family in hanging your flag in front of your house today!!

We live in view of the Beautiful Pacific so our flag will shine to the Western Sea. Hopefully those of you on the Eastern Seaboard will show all to the East that America still lives, that we WILL NOT surrender to the Forces of Evil who seek to dominate us!

1,773 posted on 06/28/2007 9:06:00 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: SomeSay

EXCELLENT IDEA!!


1,774 posted on 06/28/2007 9:06:08 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: hocndoc
Please add this man to your list of heroes: The great Senator from the Great State of Texas: John Cornyn.

Absolutely!

1,775 posted on 06/28/2007 9:06:55 AM PDT by Oliver Optic (Never blame on strategery that which can be fully explained by stupidity.)
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To: truthkeeper; All

Senator Sessions speaking now!!!!


1,776 posted on 06/28/2007 9:07:42 AM PDT by tropical
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To: All

Grouped By Vote Position
YEAs -—46
Akaka (D-HI)
Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Craig (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Schumer (D-NY)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs -—53
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Brown (D-OH)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Landrieu (D-LA)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Not Voting - 1
Johnson (D-SD)


1,777 posted on 06/28/2007 9:07:53 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Take your irrelevancies to another thread.


1,778 posted on 06/28/2007 9:07:55 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Brownback voted yes ... then changed when it was obvious the bill was going down.
It’s amazing the arrogance and gutlessness that can coexist in one individual.”

As far as I am concerned, any Senator who voted YES for cloture on Tuesday, needs to be voted out of office. They can not be trusted to represent the people of their states. So Brownback chaning to NO on cloture today, does not cut it with me. HE CAN NOT BE TRUSTED!


1,779 posted on 06/28/2007 9:08:05 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Snoopers-868th; Verloona Ti; truth_seeker; truthkeeper

I think flowers should be sent to Sessions home office....they will be taking a 4th of July break.....if even anyone will be working tomorrow????


1,780 posted on 06/28/2007 9:08:12 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Cedric
Irrelevant.

No it is not! If the vote was going positive for "YES" these are the ones who more than likley would have then voted "YES"!!!!

1,781 posted on 06/28/2007 9:08:27 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: All

PUT THIS OUT TODAY!!

1,782 posted on 06/28/2007 9:08:34 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: nicmarlo
Is Sessions staying in DC through tomorrow? or does he go back to his home state?

Good point! I understand we blew out the phones. We need to find out where he's going to be. If he's leaving for a recess, maybe the flowers should be in his D.C. office on the day he gets back?

I'm going to try calling to get an answer, and if I do, I'll post here. If anyone else gets through, can you please ping me? (I want him to get nice FRESH flowers, not a wilted bunch.)

1,783 posted on 06/28/2007 9:08:52 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

BTTT


1,784 posted on 06/28/2007 9:09:11 AM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: tropical

thanks....just rehooked up to cspam


1,785 posted on 06/28/2007 9:09:14 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
"I think flowers should be sent to Sessions home office....they will be taking a 4th of July break.....if even anyone will be working tomorrow????"

Do you have the address?

1,786 posted on 06/28/2007 9:09:15 AM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: Hydroshock

We need to thank those senators who stood up strong. Senator Sessions, Senator DeMint come to mind. There are some others. They fought long and hard to back the American people up and got the message from the people into the debate.


1,787 posted on 06/28/2007 9:09:32 AM PDT by maxter
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To: texastoo

and BTW George, Happy Birthday!


1,788 posted on 06/28/2007 9:09:59 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: seekthetruth

Rick and Bubba mention

Theyre going to be at the FReedom Concert in Atlanta...


1,789 posted on 06/28/2007 9:10:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: indcons; TornadoAlley3

Hot Air was mistaken, Cochran voted No, God bless him! I’m so happy right now I could dance!


1,790 posted on 06/28/2007 9:10:26 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: The Blitherer

Birmingham
Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
341 Vance Federal Building
1800 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2171
(205) 731-1500 - Phone
(205) 731-0221 - Fax

Huntsville
Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
AmSouth Center, Suite 802
200 Clinton Avenue NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801-4932
(256) 533-0979 - Phone
(256) 533-0745 - Fax

Mobile
Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
41 West I-65 Service Road North
Suite 2300-A
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1291
(251) 414-3083- Phone
(251) 414-5845- Fax

Montgomery
Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
7550 Halcyon Summit Drive, Suite 150
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
(334) 244-7017 - Phone
(334) 244-7091 Fax

Washington, D.C.
Office of Senator Jeff Sessions
335 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-0104
(202) 224-4124 - Phone
(202) 224-3149 - Fax

Regional Map of Alabama. Please select your county or region.


1,791 posted on 06/28/2007 9:10:44 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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President Bush and his legacy

*snort*


1,792 posted on 06/28/2007 9:11:07 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you NOT to.)
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To: Cedric
Yes, Bush made a dreadful (almost inexplicable) miscalculation.

He chose... poorly.


1,793 posted on 06/28/2007 9:11:55 AM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: nicmarlo

Earlier C-Span said Ted Kennedy was scheduled at noon. If you’re up to it, might be worth it to see it. Then again, maybe not. LOL


1,794 posted on 06/28/2007 9:12:20 AM PDT by tropical
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To: truthkeeper; nicmarlo

It makes no difference to me where the flowers are sent. My preference however is to wait until after recess when they can be fresh and enjoyed for more than one day but I really don’t care. Truthkeeper if you are going to take charge please FreepMail me your address so I can get my money to you.


1,795 posted on 06/28/2007 9:12:37 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: IM2MAD

I think it was changed again very recently.

Perhaps Vanity has a link somewhere on his website? Or NumbersUSA?


1,796 posted on 06/28/2007 9:12:49 AM PDT by sauropod ("An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." Ernest Hemingway)
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To: The Blitherer; Snoopers-868th; Verloona Ti; truth_seeker; truthkeeper
Which would be the best place to send them???

truthkeeper: I'm going to try calling to get an answer, and if I do, I'll post here. If anyone else gets through, can you please ping me? (I want him to get nice FRESH flowers, not a wilted bunch.)

pinging all to truthkeeper's comment....

1,797 posted on 06/28/2007 9:12:53 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: tropical

watching the swimmer again?......ack! I don’t know if I will be able to keep down my lunch! : )


1,798 posted on 06/28/2007 9:13:44 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
I think flowers should be sent to Sessions home office....they will be taking a 4th of July break.....if even anyone will be working tomorrow????

I am beginning to wonder if the best day to send my flowers (I REALLY want them to go to the D.C. office) will be the first day the senate is back from break. Like I said, I'm going to try to get through and pass along some information.

1,799 posted on 06/28/2007 9:13:48 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: elizabetty

Amazing. Bush, once a very shrewd politician, has inflicted a mortal blow to his own presidency!


1,800 posted on 06/28/2007 9:13:49 AM PDT by Cedric
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