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March 15th, 2005


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01:40 pm
Oh, my father asked me to pass this on to everyone I could, so here you go.

Hi Ry check out this link
www.moveonpac.org/team/0316/?id=5203-3886511-LK6o5p_8b3qSDEMUiuLHFw
I'll call you about it tomorrow
-Dad


basically it's calling your congressman to complain about the so called "Nuclear option"

What is the "nuclear option"?
It's what the Republicans call a parliamentary trick they are threatening to use to eliminate the right to use a "filibuster" to block judicial nominations.


Why is this important?
Lots of reasons. if you know anything about american politics, you should understand the important role the filibuster has played in many situations, usually in defense of civil rights. (Hell, Republicans have used it effectively too.) It forces the people trying to pass a bill to have a 2/3 majority, and not simply a majority. As such, it's usually used by the minority party in the Senate.

Anyway.
Thought you should know, and now I've fulfilled my paternal filial obligations. ^_^
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(5 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:d_m
Date:March 15th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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// fulfilling your paternal obligations would be
// fulfilling your obligations as a father. which
// i don't think you are... meg?

// you probably meant "filial obligations" which
// would be your obligations as a child.

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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 15th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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two of you? man. =P
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From:prosicated
Date:March 16th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah? Well your furious is far flightier than mine... *blinks*
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From:inahandbasket
Date:March 15th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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heh.
fine, be all technically accurate and shit.

what're you doin these days anyway Mr. Silent?
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From:prosicated
Date:March 16th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
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not a father, unless one of his plentiful alternate girlfriends has been spawning without my permission... =)
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