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    Dysfunctional Senate, really pisses me off....
    NO, not the lying libtards, although that is a huge issue that needs to be addressed...
    NO, not the RINOs that, once elected, forget all about what they promised the voters..
    And THIS time I won't even hammer on senile Harry...

    What really pisses me off is the way the Senate votes. "Roll Call" votes right out of the 1800s...
    The House, with their 435 or so members, can have a vote in 5 minutes by every member pushing an electronic button... The 100 or less member Senate can't seem to get a vote done in 30 minutes..
    WHY can't the Senate bring their methods out of the stone age?? Hell, they call a vote and there's no one there. The "Roll caller" starts through the members alphabetically and maybe gets 5-10 members saying yes or no on an issue/bill. Then stating at "A" she starts again, this time maybe getting 5 or 10 more... And so it goes for a 1/2 hour... Then as those that haven't voted yet meander into the chamber she has to call their name to get their vote... It's total BULLSHIT...
    1st, assholes, install "electronic" devices in the Senate chamber.
    2nd, The MAJORITY leader, in today's case a Repub, announces that there will be a vote at, say, 1:15 PM...
    At 1:10 PM the doors will be locked, no one in, no one out.
    3rd, the Senate bills will be decided by a "simple", or in some cases, a "super Majority" like it is now, EXCEPT the 50%+1, or 2/3rds majorities will be figured against those that actually showed up to vote on time... So if only 80 members are present before the doors are locked it would only take 40+1 to pass...
    Watching these morons on C SPAN makes me wonder how these dumb shits can even tie their shoes...

    The Senate needs a MAJOR shake up of HOW things are done. This IS NOT an attack on either party, but an opening salvo of contempt as to their stone age methods....
    Sorry for the rant kids...
    Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Dysfunctional Senate, really pisses me off....
    NO, not the lying libtards, although that is a huge issue that needs to be addressed...
    NO, not the RINOs that, once elected, forget all about what they promised the voters..
    And THIS time I won't even hammer on senile Harry...

    What really pisses me off is the way the Senate votes. "Roll Call" votes right out of the 1800s...
    The House, with their 435 or so members, can have a vote in 5 minutes by every member pushing an electronic button... The 100 or less member Senate can't seem to get a vote done in 30 minutes..
    WHY can't the Senate bring their methods out of the stone age?? Hell, they call a vote and there's no one there. The "Roll caller" starts through the members alphabetically and maybe gets 5-10 members saying yes or no on an issue/bill. Then stating at "A" she starts again, this time maybe getting 5 or 10 more... And so it goes for a 1/2 hour... Then as those that haven't voted yet meander into the chamber she has to call their name to get their vote... It's total BULLSHIT...
    1st, assholes, install "electronic" devices in the Senate chamber.
    2nd, The MAJORITY leader, in today's case a Repub, announces that there will be a vote at, say, 1:15 PM...
    At 1:10 PM the doors will be locked, no one in, no one out.
    3rd, the Senate bills will be decided by a "simple", or in some cases, a "super Majority" like it is now, EXCEPT the 50%+1, or 2/3rds majorities will be figured against those that actually showed up to vote on time... So if only 80 members are present before the doors are locked it would only take 40+1 to pass...
    Watching these morons on C SPAN makes me wonder how these dumb shits can even tie their shoes...

    The Senate needs a MAJOR shake up of HOW things are done. This IS NOT an attack on either party, but an opening salvo of contempt as to their stone age methods....
    Sorry for the rant kids...
    Ray
    Money, Last week they had a 15min vote that took 51mins.........Their selling us down the river boys.That's not the job we elected them for........get a petition with the right number of names from each state,throw the bastards out and hold a new election..........Better yet.....say when

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpledragon View Post
    Money, Last week they had a 15min vote that took 51mins.........Their selling us down the river boys.That's not the job we elected them for........get a petition with the right number of names from each state,throw the bastards out and hold a new election..........Better yet.....say when
    PD, the "timed" votes are in the House, the Senate votes are strictly by "roll call" and take however long it takes to get the lazy bastards into the Senate chamber from where ever they are, the secretary to "call" their names and record their vote... She may have to go through the names 5 or 6 times. The house usually gathers a number of votes to be taken all at the same setting, usually starting with a 15 minute vote followed by a series of 5 minute votes. Yes, some of their 15 minute votes take longer. No big deal if there isn't pressing business to take up following the vote... A lot of the Senate votes are just to allow a bill to be brought up for debate,(60 votes required. It is at this point the minority can stall legislation), part of the process. There have been HUNDREDS of "quorum calls" since 2009, hundreds more than previous decades. It seems any time a Senator is speaking on the Senate floor he/she is speaking to an empty chamber, and upon completion states "I note the absence of a quorum" at which time the "clerk will call the roll" is announced... We pay these lazy assholes waaaaay too much for them to be off somewhere bullshiting or pulling some kind of closed door shady deal. "Get your ass in the Senate chamber, and STAY there. You have "staff" to do your running, you have NO excuse not to be busy doing the people's business ALL DAY"
    Boy if I ran things there would be some very unpopular changes made... Particularly the locked door votes, no show, your vote doesn't count against the required percentage of 50%+1 or the 2/3rds super majority. Only those Senators that got in prior to the locking of the doors will be tallied....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Dysfunctional Senate, really pisses me off....
    NO, not the lying libtards, although that is a huge issue that needs to be addressed...
    NO, not the RINOs that, once elected, forget all about what they promised the voters..
    And THIS time I won't even hammer on senile Harry...

    What really pisses me off is the way the Senate votes. "Roll Call" votes right out of the 1800s...
    The House, with their 435 or so members, can have a vote in 5 minutes by every member pushing an electronic button... The 100 or less member Senate can't seem to get a vote done in 30 minutes..
    WHY can't the Senate bring their methods out of the stone age?? Hell, they call a vote and there's no one there. The "Roll caller" starts through the members alphabetically and maybe gets 5-10 members saying yes or no on an issue/bill. Then stating at "A" she starts again, this time maybe getting 5 or 10 more... And so it goes for a 1/2 hour... Then as those that haven't voted yet meander into the chamber she has to call their name to get their vote... It's total BULLSHIT...
    1st, assholes, install "electronic" devices in the Senate chamber.
    2nd, The MAJORITY leader, in today's case a Repub, announces that there will be a vote at, say, 1:15 PM...
    At 1:10 PM the doors will be locked, no one in, no one out.
    3rd, the Senate bills will be decided by a "simple", or in some cases, a "super Majority" like it is now, EXCEPT the 50%+1, or 2/3rds majorities will be figured against those that actually showed up to vote on time... So if only 80 members are present before the doors are locked it would only take 40+1 to pass...
    Watching these morons on C SPAN makes me wonder how these dumb shits can even tie their shoes...

    The Senate needs a MAJOR shake up of HOW things are done. This IS NOT an attack on either party, but an opening salvo of contempt as to their stone age methods....
    Sorry for the rant kids...
    Ray
    I'd like to suggest that most of them wear slip-ons. (the rest are probably ... barefooted)



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    That's right.........my bad........BUT MY POINT IS THE FUCKING SHIT IS BROKEN IN BOTH HOUSES....Time for a new Guard..........it is our DUTY. Nobody does a fucking thing,now he wants to take over Policing and EO a raise in Taxes............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice Pair View Post
    I'd like to suggest that most of them wear slip-ons. (the rest are probably ... barefooted)
    Hahaha!!! Or house shoes... Crocks and flip/flops.

    Yea, that is fucked up as a soup sandwich. I ran my business like the gov runs itself, I'd be broke and homeless less than 60 mo.
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