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    Delegate Cole's HB22 just squeaked by in our Senate

    No need for Bill Bolling -- at least, not this time:

    HB22
    02/02/12 Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
    02/02/12 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
    02/15/12 Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
    02/17/12 Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
    02/20/12 Senate: Read third time
    02/20/12 Senate: Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    No need for Bill Bolling -- at least, not this time:

    HB22
    Soon we get to see what McDonnell is made of......again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Soon we get to see what McDonnell is made of... again.
    Wet noodles, dental floss and cookie dough?
    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    Wet noodles, dental floss and cookie dough?
    Say, you want to read something funny? Try this:

    Democrats still have a card to play on the budget By Jeff Schapiro
    After helping kill one of fellow Republican Bob McDonnell's marquee proposals legislation making it easier to fire public-school teachers Tommy Norment was taken to the woodshed: the governor's office.

    McDonnell told the state Senate majority leader he was none too pleased by the defeat, the biggest since McDonnell's flop on liquor privatization. The latest was made worse by parliamentary shenanigans. Norment and another GOP senator, John Watkins of Powhatan, refused to vote. In General Assembly parlance, they walked.

    That prevented a tie vote in the evenly divided Senate. It would have been broken in McDonnell's favor by his chosen heir, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. Needless to say, Republicans were annoyed, more so by Norment's gamesmanship.
    Imagine 'Bob for Jobs' taking anyone to the woodshed.

    The following, however, is not funny:
    But while Norment's supposed friends were piling on, so, too, were his actual enemies: Democrats.

    This time, they're threatening impasse on the budget, perhaps as early as Thursday, when the Senate is scheduled to vote on its version of a two-year, $85 billion spending plan. It can be avoided, Democrats say, if Norment and his caucus agree to changes in committee memberships and, possibly, chairmanships.

    Democrats, whose urgency on committee make-up is heightened by the gush of hard-right legislation [like our pro-gun agenda, perhaps?], also are pressing McDonnell to back their demands. They're signaling to the governor that the Virginia budget his budget, the fiscal foundation of his legacy could hang in the balance.
    A coming betrayal, possibly?
    Last edited by Repeater; 02-20-2012 at 02:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Say, you want to read something funny? Try this:

    Democrats still have a card to play on the budget By Jeff Schapiro


    Imagine 'Bob for Jobs' taking anyone to the woodshed.

    The following, however, is not funny:


    A coming betrayal, possibly?

    I have a mental image of your house Repeater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    A coming betrayal, possibly?
    The betrayal is already upon us. McDonnell doesn't even have a mate to run under ( <cough> Romney <cough> ) and he's already trying to appear the moderate.

    McDonnell is living proof of the "lesser of two evils" two-party argument.
    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
    Novos ordo seclorum ~ Mustaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    The betrayal is already upon us. McDonnell doesn't even have a mate to run under ( <cough> Romney <cough> ) and he's already trying to appear the moderate.

    McDonnell is living proof of the "lesser of two evils" two-party argument.
    Reminds me of Kaine's butt kissing stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repeater View Post
    Say, you want to read something funny? Try this:

    Democrats still have a card to play on the budget By Jeff Schapiro


    Imagine 'Bob for Jobs' taking anyone to the woodshed.

    The following, however, is not funny:


    A coming betrayal, possibly?

    The Democrats were stating as early as Jan 14 that they were planning to hold up budget votes and votes on judgeships. (I have it recorded from the mouth of Senator Toddy Puller.)
    Last edited by Tess; 02-20-2012 at 02:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    The Democrats were stating as early as Jan 14 that they were planning to hold up budget votes and votes on judgeships. (I have it recorded from the mouth of Senator Toddy Puller.)
    Yes, you are correct!

    Now, they appear ready to collect. And their terms are antithetical to our interests.

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