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Sit-In on the floor of the House of Representatives

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:37 pm
The Democrats have stayed on the floor trying to force a vote. MSNBC reports that the Republican are planning on re-entering the House to attempt to call it off. Do you think we might see a fist fight tonight or just some pushing, shoving and name calling.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:42 pm
@glitterbag,
Hey, we should have tried that on the Obamacare vote.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:45 pm
I have always admired John Lewis. I think the gun lobby has too much money to bribe congress for any meaningful gun laws to be produced.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
I also like John Lewis, I doubt much of anything will be accomplished by this sit-in, but it appeals to me. If only because they are actually trying to get the House to do it's freaking job.

glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:56 pm
@glitterbag,
Paul Ryan is in the building, lets see how this gets handled.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:22 pm
@glitterbag,
Gridlock is not going to change with this congress.
Here's a whole slew of articles on our broken congress. They're a bunch of children with their playground antics while our country suffers.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/congress-gridlock/
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:26 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I know, and I also know its pointless but I'm a tad cheered that at least it was protested.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:31 pm
@glitterbag,
http://www.politicususa.com/2015/08/25/wall-street-journal-warns-republicans-greatest-threat-americas-economy.html

Americans are uninformed, and continue to reelect republicans that threatens all of our economy. When does gridlock help this country? Any one?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:34 pm
@edgarblythe,
Mr. Lewis absolutely gave me chills when I heard/saw him today.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 08:47 pm
@ehBeth,
Lewis is a National Treasure.
snood
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 09:46 pm
@ehBeth,
I know! I would have thought I'd be kinda jaded and immune to any John Lewis oratory - I'd heard it all, kind of thing. But he gave me a couple of chills too.
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snood
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:14 pm
Wow -watching as people start to gather outside the capital... after midnight! A whole bunch of em!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:27 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.3647541

about 10 minutes into the podcast

Quote:
US House sit-in
Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty tells us why she's joined dozens of other Democrats to demand action on gun control — by staging a sit-in.


very well-spoken

bottom line - make them vote - make them accountable to the electorate
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Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 12:17 am
In sit-ins isn't the army or police called in to shoot the protesters or don't you do that any more?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 12:30 am
@Miss L Toad,
We've backed of a bit on shooting protesters. Would you settle for pepper spray in the halls of congress.

PS: I knew I could count on you.
Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 01:13 am
@roger,
I can see why people across the political spectrum would settle for legislative and cultural change.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 09:32 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Lewis is a National Treasure.


You get the Christmas adverts too?

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revelette2
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 10:29 am
Democrats continue gun control sit-in after House adjourns

Lot's of good picts and quotes. Pretty extraordinary. I am proud of all of them. !
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 04:10 pm
@revelette2,
revelette2 wrote:
I am proud of all of them. !

Really? All they are doing is throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their way.

And what they wanted to do is gravely violate the civil rights of innocent Americans. Are you proud of the 9/11 hijackers too?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2016 04:32 pm
@oralloy,
Said the pot
 

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