Bluefox (bluefoxxie) wrote,
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Fire to the right, Ice to the left.

Since this seems to be the topic of choice here recently, I'll toss out my views of a republican winning a formerly decades long strangle hold on a senate seat. It's not a win to block, it's a win to serve as a check for balance rather than having one side getting all they wish no matter what. So folks are saying how republicans will stop anything democrat in nature just to be asses, that they won't go along with something just because. Everyone is also holding this up against the healthcare bill, which everyone seems to dismiss as having a chance to pass now, rather than slowing it down to make sure the "t's" are crossed and"i's" are dotted. That there isn't small things like "If you belong to a union labor party and have had your health insurance given to you as part of a settlement. You won't have to pay anything." or "If you live in Nebraska, you won't have to pay anything." Where as everyone else who gets meger health insurance from other sources can be labeled as having a "Cadillac health care" and thusly have it taxed, or if you choose not to have any health care because you are mainly healthy, that you'll be given punitive taxes based on what you would have spent on health care.

Furthermore, folks are harping about how nothing will pass since the democrats no longer have a super majority in the senate. Instead now they just have a simple majority. What is the difference between the two, one can be stalled by filibuster an the other cannot. But does anyone know the rules of a senate filibuster? if not go here or here to read them. So why all the harping about republicans using a filibuster to block things, but no one utters a peep when democrats did and do the same thing? Citation from democrats using the same filibuster tactic. It's really really funny to me to hear democrats whining about a silent filibuster being used by the republicans, when if anyone can recall. Only five years ago, in 2005, the republicans wanted to eliminate the silent filibuster from being able to be used, but democrats wanted none of that and such a measure was defeated.

Now, what a silent filibuster is, is this. A traditional filibuster required at least 41 members of the opposition to agree and come together to declare a filibuster. Now all it takes is about 10 opposition to sign a agreement to not answer the role call, which will stall any senate voting because in order for the senate to vote on anything it requires at least 67 senators to be present. The only way past a silent filibuster, was to hold a super majority. Since there is no longer a super majority in the senate, a silent filibuster cannot be overruled. However if democrats had gone along with republicans back in 2005, even a silent filibuster would not be a worry now.

What does this mean to you and me, it means we'll be hearing about how republicans are stalling the debate yet again. While from what was it.. July '09 till about, what.. November '09. The House of representatives -which has still a majority enough to not need any republican support for anything, and override a house filibuster- hardly eaked out a bill, only with the help of several bribes did anything get extruded. It moved to the senate, which had its own ideas and drop another load back on the house. At no time did there need to be ANY republican support to pass any health care bill, but no bill could be passed because of infighting among the democrats. Each wanting a piece of the handout pie.

Maybe now, we'll actually get to hear about the details of bills that the house and senate were trying to ram down the throats of the tax payers, instead of hearing that a new bill was signed and surprise surprise, it means your taxes are going up.
Dirt Room - Blue October

I'm like a ghost
I'll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window when you're home
I'll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat
I'm going to put it to your throat
Sweaty piggy, you're a bad man
What a fucking sad way to go
Your mother raised you as a joke
I should have wiped away a burden
Use the curtain in the kitchen to choke
You

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you
Look what I do to you

Oh god then you awoke
You started screaming through the duct tape
Don't ever think I'm letting you go
I'm busy digging you a hole
Now you'll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through the straw of your own
Come on
I really think that this is fun for the money
I'll make it comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
But I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

And now I see you, oh
'Cause your back's against the wall
And finally you're mine
You're mine

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

I really think that this is fun for the money
We'll make you comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

Fox Out.
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