Graham Amdt. No. 501 As Modified
This amendment transfers the STD prevention and smoking cessation program money to an FDIC mortgage foreclosure prevention program.
rejected by a vote of 57-39
the 57 nay votes included 3 Rs
the 39 yea votes included 3 Ds
Sen. Baucus says passage of the amendment would affect some chunk of money that would complicate the later passage of the compromise package.
pilgrim’s translation-The US taxpayers are getting screwed, and so they need the condoms. They need to stop smoking because after the screwing they are getting they can’t afford a cigarette afterward.
Vitter Amdt. No. 107
Prohibiting direct or indirect use of funds to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
rejected by a vote of 51-45
all 51 nay votes were Ds
the “bipartisan” yea votes included
Sen. Nelson of Nebraska
Sen. Durban says that passage of the amendment will be a slap in the face to some true American patriots in ACORN. They did community organizing work in Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, and this is the thanks they get.
pilgrim’s translation-ACORN plays a major role in getting Ds elected so defeat this amendment and give our guys their political payback.
This bill is vile to the core, and whittling around the edges with these amendments by Vitter and Graham is a silly kabuki dance that diverts from the main point. The main point is that this bill grows the size and scope of the government like we have not seen since FDR. FDR did not have a historical record to show the fallacies in his approach, and still Obama and the Ds do have a historical record that they don’t care about.
Dan Kennedy has an excellent column over at TownHall with the title Where Have All the Tough Guys Gone?
In an interview in the January issue of Esquire, super tough guy and Cleveland Brown of all Cleveland Browns, Jim Brown said:
A liberal is arrogant enough to think he can do you a half-***ed favor. He is superior enough to think he can give you something that you don’t deserve. A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.
Jim Brown never missed a game in his nine record-breaking seasons with the Browns. He also rarely stepped out of bounds to avoid a high speed hit or bruising tackle. Instead he lowered a shoulder and knocked everyone else on their ***es. In the interview he says that the biggest crutch is thinking you’re a victim. I imagine if a liberal handed Jim a crutch, he’d beat him over the head with it. Even if he had to hop on one good leg while doing it.