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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
It's a date Ron....i'll look you up after my month (May) in Yosemite.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Alrighty then. I have a good belay arm, the other is ,, 50%..Eat some wild game maybe..;-)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Nope. Totally different drugs with totally different effects. One has been tested for millenia, the other about 30-40 years.


So they still get to drive?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
jghedge writes ( as to why he thinks Reid voted with the Republicans on the gun bill ):

"On procedural grounds, in order to preserve the right to bring the measure back up.

Educating yourself, actually, is the way to find out "all you need to know about it".



Now that is the exact type of playing-politics sh#t we're all sick of. Sick of it. If the bill is good, vote YES. If it stinks, vote the other way. Reid's vote was just chickensh#t, and just another example of his perpetuating politics-as-usual, which we've all had enough of.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
SW Utah? WTF are you talking about Jim?

I agreed with most of your 3:10 post and then you go and confuse me with a nevadan taxidermist!





You'd better get the Nose in a diaper done before the oldtimer's gets bad. ;)
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Now that is the exact type of playing-politics sh#t we're all sick of. Sick of it.

Of course, filibustering so it would require 60 votes is perfectly fine.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
The Senate could do away with the fillibuster rule completely, with just a majority vote.

It wasn't that long ago when it took 67 votes to break a fillibuster. Somehow, bills were passed then.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
this has never been a high priority subject with the general populace.

The vote just reflects that, like it should



http://www.gallup.com/poll/161813/few-guns-immigration-nation-top-problems.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines%20-%20Politics
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
And filibusters were used very infrequently then, Chaz. Now they happen all the time.

And yea, that 'simple majority' solution to change the filibuster rules isn't called the 'nuclear' option for no good reason. No one wants to go that route.
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
46 Senators have just shown that they believe their jobs are more important than saving lives. I can't believe that I would ever have voted Republican, but Sen. Toomey's courage has assured my vote for his re-election.

All the rest of the partisan sh#t is just that, less taxes for less services, or more taxes for more services, its all a wash, nothing but opinion to justify whether one or the the other is right. I couldn't give a damn about abortion or gay marriage, won't affect my life, so this issue is the only one where we can be 100% sure to make a positive improvement in the lives of Americans. 46 Senators are going to answer soon enough.

TE
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Nope. Totally different drugs with totally different effects. One has been tested for millenia, the other about 30-40 years.


So they still get to drive?

Sure why not? It doesn't affect your coordination. I bet a person on Prozac could kill way more people than a drunk fuker with the same weapons.

Let's just make sure they aren't amassing an arsenal and keep an eye out for personality changes for the first few critical months they are on new medications... at least until we know how they are affected.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Agreed. Get on that.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
By voting yes today, they'd be handing the federal gov't over to the dems come next election.

The Tea Party would make sure of it.

yep

and the Tea Party has already cost the Republicans the US Senate

rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Maybe not so idiotic Hedge. If Reid wasn't there to oppose it, perhaps Yucca Mountain would open with the result being tens of billions in fed expenditures and thousands of good paying jobs. And of course any idiotic first termer wouldn't bite the hand of the mining and gaming industry that feeds them.The only industry/constituency that would be shortchanged would be the "undocumented democrats".
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:34pm PT

Dems just have to wait a few more election cycles - then we get to do whatever we want.


Sounds like a democracy I'd love to live in! Just kidding, I'm enjoying a land where we are free, mostly because there are fewer dummies and far fewer rules.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
LMAO Hedge at your conversion
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
actually,

excellent sarcasm, Hedge!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Senators need guns....they certainly don't have guts. There is quite a positive correlation between gun ownership and weak stomachs.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Regardless of why your singing the tune, eventually with enough repeats you'll begin to believe it. Go to your own training manuals Hedge for validation on this technique.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
well,

both Ron Anderson and myself are disappointed with the Senate today

both of us support increased background checks
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