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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on Today at 07:01:03 pm »


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HE IS ADORABLE!
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(Jacobv is still trying to argue this, btw. I'm just not approving his posts)

Thank you.
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(Jacobv is still trying to argue this, btw. I'm just not approving his posts)
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 05:02:12 pm »
https://splinternews.com/5-house-democrats-join-paul-ryan-to-vote-for-more-yemen-1831054719

Rep. Ro Khanna had introduced an amendment to a farm bill in the US House of Representatives to the same effect as the one the Senate previously voted to discharge from committee, that effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee: to end the US support for Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen.

However, another amendment was introduced to that bill that prevented a vote on Rep. Khanna's amendment. Some Republicans on the committee responsible were incensed by this, and were prepared to vote down that amendment, so that Rep. Khanna's could itself be voted on... but five Democratic Representatives voted for the amendment to kill Rep. Khanna's.

Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16)
Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5)
Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7)
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2)
Rep. David Scott (GA-13)

When Lindsey Graham has, in this matter, less blood on his hands than any Democrat... something's fucked up.

EDIT: A correction: I believe it was a floor vote on the amendment (or the bill itself, with that provision inserted), not a committee vote (and have struck out the appropriate clause above). Either way, it blocks a floor vote on a resolution to stop the US support for Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen.

I believe it is this vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll432.xml

On this bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/1176

Meanwhile, 18 Republican Representatives voted against: Reps. Amash, Biggs, Blum, Brat, Cloud, Gaetz, Garrett, Gohmert, Gosar, Graves (LA), Jordan, Labrador, Massie, Meadows, Perry, Posey, Sanford, and Schweikert.

(Twenty-four didn't vote, seventeen Republicans and seven Democrats.)

EDIT #2: Meanwhile, the US Senate did move forward on this matter.

The initial motion to discharge: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00250

Agreed to 63-37; voting for were every Democratic and Independent Senator, along with Republican Sens. Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Corker, Daines, Flake, Graham, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, Portman, Toomey, and Young.

The motion to proceed: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00261

Agreed to 60-39; voting for were every Democratic and Independent Senator, along with Republican Sens. Cassidy, Collins, Crapo, Daines, Flake, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, Risch, and Young. (Sen. Tillis did not vote.)

An amendment to clarify that the resolution would prevent the US Armed Forces from refueling non-US aircraft conducting missions in Yemen: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00263

Agreed to 58-41; voting for were every Democratic and Independent Senator, along with Republican Sens. Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Corker, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, and Young. (Sen. Tillis did not vote.)

An amendment to clarify that the US Armed Forces could continue to act against Houthi forces engaged in operations against targets outside Yemen: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00265

Rejected 45-54: voting against were every Democratic and Independent Senator, along with Republican Sens. Daines, Lee, Moran, Paul, and Young. (Sen. Tillis did not vote.)

On S.J. Res. 54 itself, as amended: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00266

Passed 56-41: voting for were every Democratic and Independent Senator, along with Republican Sens. Collins, Daines, Flake, Lee, Moran, Paul, and Young. (Sens. Graham, Heller, and Tillis did not vote.)
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Reminds me of something...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKR32ImWYzw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKR32ImWYzw</a>
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Tantric bullshit.  NEXT.
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The Lounge / Re: Anything Good Happen Today?
« Last post by RavynousHunter on December 12, 2018, 07:44:11 pm »
Welcome to the future, NOTHING IS CHROME AND EVERYTHING SUCKS.
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Entertainment and Television / Re: What Music Are You Listening To?
« Last post by davedan on December 12, 2018, 06:14:46 pm »
For the first time for most of this year, this is how I feel:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSdcG1e9APE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSdcG1e9APE</a>
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The Lounge / Re: Anything Good Happen Today?
« Last post by rookie on December 12, 2018, 06:08:49 pm »
Welcome back to the 21st century.
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