Daily Archives: June 22, 2007

On Clay Pigeons and Ostriches

So Gordon Smith is going to transcribe the King bill (forcing employers to match names with SS #’s –a great idea, by the way and doing it at Lars’ request) and introduce it in the Senate in the debate over Senate Bill 1639 (new bill # because 1348 is just soooooo last week).
So how will this be achieved? This emailer is dubious and might just have this right to wit: Gordon might be doing to placate us and in reality is just sticking his head in the sand:


Subject: Clay Pigeons

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:57:14 +0000
“Clay Pigeon” is a Senate procedure and here is how it works.
Gordon is looking for a way to justify voting for the immigration bill by
suggesting that he will propose this amendment supported by Lars.
This is a red herring, because the first vote on the floor will be for
“cloture” and all amendments previously approved by a committee of traitors
will not be allowed on the floor until the cloture vote is taken.
After that point only a majority of votes (instead of a two-thirds majority)
are necessary to pass any amendment and for that matter the entire bill.
Gordon Smith skates by voting for cloture to allow for his amendment. Then
his amendment is voted down and Gordon loses, but in reality he wins.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY: TUESDAY THEY VOTE ON SCAMNESTY SB 1639

Our friends over at Numbers USA tell us about how some folks find it difficult to pick up the phone to call and say NO to cloture and NO to Senate Bill 1639 (the NEW, NEW amnesty bill). Here’s how one man got over the fear of calling:

“Personally, I find it difficult to call my Senators, but believe the calls are important. Here’s what I do to build my courage to call: I think about the men who have died for our country some in the most hellish ways – doing their duty – then I think about the Senators who are turning their back on the country these men died for, then I ask myself if I can do my duty to America this easy and painless way. It usually does the trick.”
———-Larry Nichols, Reno, Nevada

Last night Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison jettisoned away from the amnesty backers. Mitch McConnell is publicly declaring he’s mulling over the bill. Gordon Smith says he’s against amnesty and I’d like to believe him. Georgia’s Senators are now a solid no on amnesty. Texas Senator John Cornyn is now a solid no way.
In addition, the AFL-CIO has suddenly found religion and says—this just in–that Senate bill 1639 will “hurt American workers.” Plus the president of the group called the Hispanic Federation says this bill blows (no I don’t know if they’re holding out for something even worse but …one fight at a time).

Connect with your Senators by calling, faxing, writing to them. Here’s where.
DO IT TODAY! TUESDAY THEY VOTE!

The Heritage Foundation has a copy of it here.
Download S.1639: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 20 MB)

See the poll talked about by Colin Hanna of Weneedafence.com on the show here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

On Clay Pigeons and Ostriches

So Gordon Smith is going to transcribe the King bill (forcing employers to match names with SS #’s –a great idea, by the way and doing it at Lars’ request) and introduce it in the Senate in the debate over Senate Bill 1639 (new bill # because 1348 is just soooooo last week).
So how will this be achieved? This emailer is dubious and might just have this right to wit: Gordon might be doing to placate us and in reality is just sticking his head in the sand:


Subject: Clay Pigeons

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:57:14 +0000
“Clay Pigeon” is a Senate procedure and here is how it works.
Gordon is looking for a way to justify voting for the immigration bill by
suggesting that he will propose this amendment supported by Lars.
This is a red herring, because the first vote on the floor will be for
“cloture” and all amendments previously approved by a committee of traitors
will not be allowed on the floor until the cloture vote is taken.
After that point only a majority of votes (instead of a two-thirds majority)
are necessary to pass any amendment and for that matter the entire bill.
Gordon Smith skates by voting for cloture to allow for his amendment. Then
his amendment is voted down and Gordon loses, but in reality he wins.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY: TUESDAY THEY VOTE ON SCAMNESTY SB 1639

Our friends over at Numbers USA tell us about how some folks find it difficult to pick up the phone to call and say NO to cloture and NO to Senate Bill 1639 (the NEW, NEW amnesty bill). Here’s how one man got over the fear of calling:

“Personally, I find it difficult to call my Senators, but believe the calls are important. Here’s what I do to build my courage to call: I think about the men who have died for our country some in the most hellish ways – doing their duty – then I think about the Senators who are turning their back on the country these men died for, then I ask myself if I can do my duty to America this easy and painless way. It usually does the trick.”
———-Larry Nichols, Reno, Nevada

Last night Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison jettisoned away from the amnesty backers. Mitch McConnell is publicly declaring he’s mulling over the bill. Gordon Smith says he’s against amnesty and I’d like to believe him. Georgia’s Senators are now a solid no on amnesty. Texas Senator John Cornyn is now a solid no way.
In addition, the AFL-CIO has suddenly found religion and says—this just in–that Senate bill 1639 will “hurt American workers.” Plus the president of the group called the Hispanic Federation says this bill blows (no I don’t know if they’re holding out for something even worse but …one fight at a time).

Connect with your Senators by calling, faxing, writing to them. Here’s where.
DO IT TODAY! TUESDAY THEY VOTE!

The Heritage Foundation has a copy of it here.
Download S.1639: The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (PDF, 20 MB)

See the poll talked about by Colin Hanna of Weneedafence.com on the show here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com