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Friday, April 29, 2005
 
Babs Boxer Was Right, Once
by Cordeiro
Babs Boxer once got so worked up about the use of the Filibuster she voted to abolish the thing. Guess she just couldn't stand it anymore.

Yes, dear reader, one of the most ardent supporters of the unconstitutional blockage of judicial nominees via the filibuster once wanted to do away with it.

The year was 1993. The Democrats controlled everything in Washington. Life was good. Fortunately for America, the Democratic orgy on the Capitol Steps lasted about 18 months.

Babs has since seen the light at the end of the tunnel (no word on whether it might be an oncoming train) and describes her filibuster killing votes in the following words:

...a misguided effort by a young lawmaker to get things done in a hurry.
I thought I knew everything, I didn't get it. I was totally wrong.
Well, even a clock that thinks its wrong is right once in awhile. Babs now has this to say about Majority Leader Frist's proposal to end the filibuster of judicial nominees:

I think what Bill Frist offered us is really nothing, it's just 'You can talk a long time and then it goes back to 51 votes.
Well, duh, Babs. I don't know what kind of math you learned, but conventional math dictates that 51 out of 100 is a majority. Next time you go visit an elementary school, you might want to stick around for the lesson on fractions.

Here endeth the lesson.
2 Comment(s):
I don't know if you guys live in California, but for those who do Babs is the rash that won't go away. This is the woman who, when she was in the House, used her alloted time during the debate on the first Gulf War to read the words to the pop song "From A Distance:"  
From a distance, the world looks blue and green
and the snow-capped mountains white.
From a distance the ocean meets the stream
and the eagle takes to flight.
From a distance there is harmony
and it echoes through the land.
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
it's the voice of every man.
From a distance, we all have enough
And no one is in need.
There are no guns, no bombs, no diseases,
No hungry mouths to feed.
From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace
They're the songs of every man.
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance.
From a distance, you look like my friend
Even though we are at war.
From a distance I cannot comprehend
What all the fighting is for.
From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land.
It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves.
It's the heart of every man.
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance.

It was both painful and fascinating to watch at the same time. 

Posted by Lowell Brown
Lowell:

I do remember that. "Painful and fascinating to watch" is an accurate description.

Unfortunately we do not live in SoCal, so we leave it to you and your comrades to bounce Babs out of office next time she's on the ballot. 

Posted by Bonjo
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