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Kennedy won't make final stimulus vote
Associated Press ^ | February 13, 2008 | ANDREW MIGA

Posted on 02/13/2009 1:31:22 PM PST by libstripper

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, battling brain cancer, is in Florida and will miss the final Senate vote on the economic stimulus package.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhostimulus; kennedy; obama; porkulus; tedkennedy
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The Swimmer would make this vote if he were physically able. Read he barforama which is the rest of the article to see how much AP and the rest of his staff are doing to cover for his rapidly deteriorating, terminal condition.

It's also time for more pressure on Specter and Snowe, since all we need is for one of them to move to the pro-American side to kill the Porkulus.

1 posted on 02/13/2009 1:31:23 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Porkulus WILL be burried!


2 posted on 02/13/2009 1:32:18 PM PST by SolidWood ("NO on the stimulus package" Governor Palin said.)
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To: libstripper

That’s one less for cloture.


3 posted on 02/13/2009 1:32:51 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: libstripper

Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.


4 posted on 02/13/2009 1:33:15 PM PST by peyton randolph
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To: libstripper

Considering they removed the housing credit, there is no stimulus left in the bill.....they removed the most important provision and kept all the pork.


5 posted on 02/13/2009 1:33:25 PM PST by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: libstripper

I guess Karma is having his turn at the wheel of life.


6 posted on 02/13/2009 1:33:25 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: libstripper

Did Collins come to her senses?


7 posted on 02/13/2009 1:34:42 PM PST by Dr. Zzyzx
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To: Always Right
Is the housing credit out in its entirety?

I thought the $15k credit was excessive, but believed they would keep at least half of it.

8 posted on 02/13/2009 1:34:58 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: libstripper
OK Now we only need to turn one of the three RINOs. Throw in that Obama is out of town and can't call people to the White House to brow beat them. Stopping this 800 billion dollar disaster just went from hopeless to possible. Not likely, but at least worth a try.
9 posted on 02/13/2009 1:35:07 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: libstripper

between those 2, Specter by reports is starting to read the writing on the wall about his poll numbers. Between those 3 RINOS, Steele might be able to convince Specter.


10 posted on 02/13/2009 1:35:19 PM PST by max americana
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To: libstripper

Bull pucky!

Kennedy does not want this as his LEGACY. He sees the writing on the wall!


11 posted on 02/13/2009 1:35:44 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: libstripper
The Rat's have enough votes to pass porkulus without Sen. Braindead.
12 posted on 02/13/2009 1:36:19 PM PST by skully (If I was a RINO; I'd kill myself...better then having to wallow in my indecisive mediocrity)
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To: libstripper
Why isn't Kennedy in CUBA getting the best socialist medicine in the world...?
13 posted on 02/13/2009 1:36:25 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: max americana

Wow, we said the exact same thing at the exact same tme!!


14 posted on 02/13/2009 1:36:57 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: libstripper

Since when did being dead or in a coma ever stop a ‘RAT from voting?


15 posted on 02/13/2009 1:37:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: libstripper

Kennedy must be near the end, to miss this vote.

I will pray for him now. He’ll be meeting his Maker soon.


16 posted on 02/13/2009 1:37:13 PM PST by Palladin ("...the one with the big ears--he AIN'T my President!"...Etta James)
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To: Dr. Zzyzx

No, not as far as I know.


17 posted on 02/13/2009 1:37:18 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

For the Swimmer not to jump at the opportunity to damage the USA by voting in the Senate, must mean that Mary Joe’s murderer must be on death’s doorstep.

Not that the Ass Press would ever tell you the truth.


18 posted on 02/13/2009 1:37:27 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: GonzoGOP

At this point, it doesn’t matter. We needed those 3 RINOs to hold the line on NO Cloture...once it went to cloture, there was no stopping it. I think now, it needs only a simple majority to pass. Somebody please correct me if I don’t have my facts right.


19 posted on 02/13/2009 1:37:56 PM PST by nfldgirl (Tribe Member: 'Runs with Rush')
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To: peyton randolph

Which is unfortunate, because she voted for Ted in every election after her murder.


20 posted on 02/13/2009 1:38:00 PM PST by ILikeBourbon
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To: max americana

Specter, I sincerely hope, has just destroyed his chance for re-election.


21 posted on 02/13/2009 1:38:39 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: libstripper

Bush will be skewered forever, do to this economic downturn.

Ted Kennedy will forever be praised despite his contributions to it.


22 posted on 02/13/2009 1:39:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: libstripper

Now if Sherrod Brown misses his plane tonight from Ohio we are really gaining ground on not passing this thing!


23 posted on 02/13/2009 1:39:16 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: acoulterfan

Oh, then why did he support Obama, our first communist president? Teddy has been striving to stick it to the U.S. this way for his whole life. Porkulus is his life’s work.


24 posted on 02/13/2009 1:39:41 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper
Mary Jo won't make the vote either ... but she'll be seeing you soon enough Teddy

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25 posted on 02/13/2009 1:41:03 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: 2banana

“Why isn’t Kennedy in Cuba getting the best socialized medicine in the world...?” Great comment from 2banana.


26 posted on 02/13/2009 1:41:05 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: libstripper
Hmmm, one always has to be mindful of realignments in Senatorial power. There may yet be hope.
27 posted on 02/13/2009 1:41:25 PM PST by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: Mean Maryjean
From what I understand if there are any changes in a bill, and there were in this case, it has to be debated and voted on again. So the will need to get the magic 60 one more time. However I could be wrong, the rules of the Senate are weird and arcane.
28 posted on 02/13/2009 1:41:44 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Mean Maryjean
-- .once it went to cloture, there was no stopping it. --

And there wasn't. The Senate bill went to conference committee.

But now there is a conference report, a "new" entity. Language that has not heretofore been voted on by the senate. And debate on that hasn't been limited by unanimous consent, as far as I know. If there is one objecting senator, to voting tonight, then that objection must be respected. The only way around it is cloture.

29 posted on 02/13/2009 1:42:35 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: libstripper

“his rapidly deteriorating, terminal condition”!

From your mouth to GODs ears.


30 posted on 02/13/2009 1:43:08 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: FormerACLUmember
For the Swimmer not to jump at the opportunity to damage the USA by voting in the Senate, must mean that Mary Joe’s murderer must be on death’s doorstep.

Not that the Ass Press would ever tell you the truth.

So true. To read the article it looks like he's in the best of health and rapidly recovering from the glioblastoma, a word the AP has never used to describe his condition.

32 posted on 02/13/2009 1:44:19 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper
For a guy who spent his entire life crapping on America to muss this one grand swing at a home run he must be really sick..
33 posted on 02/13/2009 1:47:06 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: acoulterfan

> Kennedy does not want this as his LEGACY. He sees the writing on the wall!

That’s because his only legacy is his “aquatic” ability to turn a car into a submarine.


34 posted on 02/13/2009 1:50:27 PM PST by max americana
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To: libstripper

Hell !! when did a Democrat have to be present for their vote to count?


35 posted on 02/13/2009 1:50:31 PM PST by buck61
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To: libstripper

Mary Jo Kepechne is waiting to slam the pearly gates in Ready Teddy’s face.


36 posted on 02/13/2009 1:50:41 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: lilylangtree
I disagree.

Hopefully Mary Jo will get the honor of kicking his butt into hell.

37 posted on 02/13/2009 1:52:39 PM PST by IbJensen (`)
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To: Elle Bee
Mary Jo won't make the vote either ... but she'll be seeing you soon enough Teddy

Considering where he is going, I really wonder if this is true! I would like to think not.

38 posted on 02/13/2009 1:53:44 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: libstripper

he’s missing a chance to spend/waste other people’s money? dude must really be sick.


39 posted on 02/13/2009 1:54:54 PM PST by isom35
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To: libstripper

Wait but wait..with this new bill which is sure to pass the senate tonight...Kennedy’s health care will be cut off...I mean he is terminal right? So hay..why are medical dollars being spent on him when really they should put is fat butt on one of those spiffy Air Force NO———— jets, bring him to LA, cart his carcase up to the La Brea Tar Pits and toss him in..isn’t it his duty? I mean if that is what is in store for the rest of us common peons,,,well shouldn’t he lead by example?


40 posted on 02/13/2009 1:57:23 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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41 posted on 02/13/2009 1:58:39 PM PST by PLD
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To: max americana

Convince him, then stab him in the back like the zombie he is.

Enough Zombie / Fascist Government Socialism. Let the Zombie companies die!


42 posted on 02/13/2009 2:00:09 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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To: libstripper

When the eventual day comes that this swine kicks the bucket, FreeRepublic needs to lift that unstated posting restriction that you can only say nice complementary things about the recently deceased.


43 posted on 02/13/2009 2:03:31 PM PST by SpaceBar
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I disagree also. My reason for disagreement is that wherever Mary Jo is now Kennedy’s arrival at the Pearly Gates won’t be of any interest to her. If she is in Paradise she is so happy, content and save to be in the presence of her Lord that it wouldn’t even occur to her to go out and meet him. OTOH, if she is outside the Lord’s presence she is in so much misery that Kennedy’s afterlife status is not only the least of her problems, but she’s powerless to change it.


44 posted on 02/13/2009 2:03:49 PM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: libstripper

What about the 59 or so others that haven’t been diagnosed yet?


45 posted on 02/13/2009 2:05:04 PM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Palladin

“He’ll be meeting his Maker soon.”

It will be a very brief meeting. Ol’ Brain Dead Ted will be heading “South” for the winter...permanently. (unless someone tells him about Jesus soon)


46 posted on 02/13/2009 2:06:52 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: libstripper

LOOK AT THIS!!!

http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2009/02/sherrod_brown_the_60th_vote.html


47 posted on 02/13/2009 2:08:40 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: libstripper

From the Bulletin(Philadelphia) today’s issue ran an article about Kennedy’s return to DC a week ago. You can access the story on line at The Bulletin.com.


48 posted on 02/13/2009 2:08:43 PM PST by mom-7
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To: Mean Maryjean
Mean Maryjean wrote:
At this point, it doesn’t matter. We needed those 3 RINOs to hold the line on NO Cloture...once it went to cloture, there was no stopping it. I think now, it needs only a simple majority to pass. Somebody please correct me if I don’t have my facts right.
I've heard it requires 60 votes for cloture again. But I don't think that's quite true.

The applicable Senate Rule seems to be Senate Rule XXVIII.

The way I read that rule, there are two points of order that can be raised against this conference report.

The first is that it hasn't been available for 48 hours for review. That's paragraph 9 of the rule.

The second would be if anything was added that wasn't in either the house passed version or senate passed version originally. If they added any new material in Conference. Or, if they removed something that was in both the original house passed version and the original senate passed version. That could trigger a point of order under paragraph 2 of Rule 28.

With all the hand written additions and changes in this thing, I think it's likely they have added thing that weren't originally in either bill. And I think some of what was removed had been agreed to by both houses.

The problem is, first some Senator will have to bring a point of order. If nobody objects, then the thing sails through. If either point of order is brought, then it takes 3/5ths (60 votes) to waive the point of order and proceed with a vote.

49 posted on 02/13/2009 2:08:45 PM PST by cc2k (When less than half the voters pay taxes, it's called "taxation without representation.")
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To: Dr. Zzyzx
Did Collins come to her senses?

I don't know if she did or not BUT it is my opinion that those GOP members who vote for this bill be removed from ALL committees, denied any GOP money for re-election, and possibly ousted from the GOP...

50 posted on 02/13/2009 2:24:19 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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