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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 20, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Maybe it was 150 years ago, but at least one Republican was not wrong.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
dirtbag

climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Thanks Gary for posting that.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 20, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Rong on television:

http://www.upworthy.com/angry-gun-advocate-loses-it-live-on-cnn-in-the-most-bizarre-interview-ever
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:18am PT
not even Ken. But thanks for the thought..
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:25am PT
^^^^--- dude is a whack job. wow!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:35am PT


Yikes and then some!!!...

Dude's a fuking complete nut...
squishy

Mountain climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:38am PT
jghedge

climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:53am PT

^^^^^Hahahaha, Cruz says 100 million people will lose their insurance because of ObamaCare in that clip

Pathetic, lying moron.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 20, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Well, well, well. Look what happens when the GOP gets kicked out of government.

The state is on track to end the current fiscal year next June with a reserve of $2.4 billion, more than twice the original estimate of $1.1 billion, thanks to higher-than-expected tax revenue, the report said. California's school funding formula is also expected to send $3.1 billion more to schools.
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-california-budget-improving-20131120,0,3021563.story#axzz2lE5Rokf7
Sketch

Trad climber
Langley, VA
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Well, well, well. Look what happens when the GOP gets kicked out of government.

GOP gets kicked out?

Haven't the Dems controlled the legislature for nearly all of the last 15 years??
jghedge

climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:32pm PT

Nope. Dem super-majority (i.e. "repubs kicked out") only existed since the 2012 election - meaning only since this year.
Sketch

Trad climber
Langley, VA
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
It's telling how the lefties no longer consider a simple majority to be a dominant position....

except when the Republicans have a majority. Then, those poor hapless Democrats whine and whine and whine about the GOP controlling Congress.

"Woe is me."

"Oh woe."
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 20, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Sketch, while the GOP was in the minority, they still had the ability to block legislation and taxes. This by the California Constitution. It was not until the Democrats achieved super-majority status that the GOP became pointless in Sacramento politics. Hence, California's return to fiscal normalcy.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Nov 20, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
your either incredibly ignorant or just an as#@&%e sketch in that characterization...

when your forced to acknowledge that the GOP calls harry reids THREAT to start concidering 51 the majority in senate

the nuclear option
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Nov 20, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
sketch thoughtlessly blurted out:

Haven't the Dems controlled the legislature for nearly all of the last 15 years??



go ahead, make your case right now

state which party had "control" of the Senate and House from what year to what year beginning
in 2000

are you asking us to answer your own question rhetorically or do you not really know ?

ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Sketch = proof that supertopo has an internet idiot magnet
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
And you are?
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Undoubtedly an idiot.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
It's telling how the lefties no longer consider a simple majority to be a dominant position....
sketch

No it's telling that the Republicans have blocked practically every single new Democratic bill and Obama appointee through the filibuster, requiring 60 votes, that the Democrats do not have, nor Ever had..

and you don't know a thing about, kit's telling that you can be misinformed to say such a stupid thing.

It's completely Unconstitutional, but they don't care about Democracy, they are the Party that's gets their way no matter What.

So your statement just implies that you are completely ignorant of what the Republicans have been doing for the last 7 years.


The Republican own this economy, they won't allow any legislation go through that would make any changes to anything. all progress has stopped.
And their next step is to shut the Gov. down again.. so in other words, it's full reverse.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week


Posted: 11/20/2013 12:08 pm EST
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/harry-reid-filibuster-reform_n_4310068.html

WASHINGTON -- It's looking more and more likely that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn't just ready for filibuster reform, but he's ready to do it this week.

A senior Democratic aide told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that there's "a greater possibility" that Reid will hold a vote this week instead of waiting until after the Senate comes back from recess in December. The proposal that Reid is planning to put on the floor would strip the minority of its ability to filibuster executive and judicial nominees, but wouldn't apply to Supreme Court nominees.

Even Democrats who previously resisted changing filibuster rules through the "nuclear option" -- that is, through the use of the Senate procedures to change the rules with just a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the standard two-thirds majority vote -- say they've had it with the GOP obstruction of President Barack Obama's nominees and are ready to go nuclear. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) both flipped positions on Tuesday.

It's still not clear if Reid has the 51 votes to make the change, but it certainly looks close. There are 55 Democrats in total, which means Reid can lose up to four. HuffPost tracked down a number of Democrats on Tuesday to see who remains opposed to making the change, and only one, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), gave a definitive no. A couple of others, Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), avoided answering the question altogether.

Beyond Obama and a handful of Senate Democrats, there may be no one in Washington more frustrated with the GOP's blocking of judicial nominees than Kathryn Ruemmler.

As White House counsel, Ruemmler advises Obama on an array of issues, including the judicial confirmation process. There are now 21 nominees who are either currently being filibustered or who were filibustered and ultimately withdrew. Most recently, Republicans blocked all three of Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, plus another one earlier this year.

Filling vacancies on that court is a huge priority for the president, given the court's broad power to review federal regulations relating to air and water rules, nuclear plant safety, insider trading and, notably, the Affordable Care Act. The court has 11 seats, of which four are filled by GOP-appointed nominees and four are filled by Democrat-appointed nominees. President George W. Bush had five nominees confirmed to the panel during his tenure. By contrast, Obama has only had one.

The president is "watching this very closely," Ruemmler said in a recent interview with HuffPost. Despite all three D.C. Circuit nominees being blocked, "he has every expectation that the Senate is going to do its job and confirm these judges."

Ruemmler demurred when asked for her thoughts on filibuster reform. She noted, though, that the GOP argument about the D.C. Circuit not needing all of its seats filled isn't in line with what even U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts has recommended to Congress, on behalf of the U.S. Judicial Conference, in his assessment of the judiciary.

“The Chief Justice said in his biannual evaluation that the D.C. Circuit should have 11 seats," Ruemmler said.
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