North Carolina Senators brave cruel conditions...

In an amazing display of personal sacrifice our Senators Dole and Burr braved the cold and discomforts of the US Senate Chamber during an all-night filibuster.

The Senate Chamber, normally warmed by gusts of hot air emanating from other areas of the Capitol, was, in Burr's words, "...just terrifyingly cold. I was afraid I might get the sniffles and, like wow, maybe die, or something." Dole said she too was uncomfortable, complained the pizza was cold, and that her hastily erected cot was lumpy. (Dole later determined the lump was actually John McCain who had inadvertently fallen asleep on her bunk during a lull in the bloviating.)

Courageously, however, Dole and Burr braved these inconveniences along with their Republican peers to ensure our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, and other loved ones could remain indefinitely in Iraq enjoying the 130 degree heat, the exciting opportunity to participate in a civil war, and to carry out the Bush administration's plan to keep Al Qaeda "over there so they can't be swimming over here...or something like that." ( link to vote )

When asked about the terrible sacrifices being made by our military and their families, Dole and Burr both stated they felt that as long as they themselves could continue to enjoy their own wealth, power, taxpayer funded health care, shoot their constituents the finger and get away with it, and were truly loved by the RNC, no sacrifice made by others was too great. They agreed that's why they both also voted against the Webb amendment that would have allowed our soldiers rest time between overseas assignments.

Washington, DC - On Monday, July 9, Senator Webb introduced an amendment (S. 2012) requiring that active duty troops have at least the same time at home as the length of their previous tour of duty overseas. The amendment is the first slated for debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. After four years at war, supporting our troops means addressing the erratic deployment tours that are breaking our military and ignoring the demands that extended tours place on our troops and their families.

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Both Burr and Dole had to cut the interview short as they were excitedly rushing to the Republican Senate Breakfast where David Vitter was to apologize for embarrassing his peers by actually being caught being a hypocrite and indulging in sexual fantasies involving wearing diapers and playing with his poopies.

Footnote: Althought the breakfast was private and media not allowed, it's rumored that Vitter was terribly contrite about being caught and vowed that he's do a better job of hiding his indiscretions in the future. There was also consensus at the breakfast that the "vast majority" of chiclet-toothed bumpkins outside the beltway would let this blow over and return Vitter to his rightful position of power in various subcommittes ...and allow him to continue with his annual Womens Leadership Forum which he stated on his web-site was "designed to help me focus on the views and needs of women and families."

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Reposting my snark

Nice try, Biddy, but nobody's buying it any more. We are more than prepared (thanks to her voting record, easily accessible from thomas) to tell anyone evvvvvveryone about how she has "supported" the troops. The last two votes were the most telling. She and Buzz both voted to deny troops more rest between multiple extended combat tours and against bringing them home.

She might can lie to a camera or a microphone, but she cannot lie about supporting the troops. I feel no pity -- she has painted herself into this corner all by herself. The first time either Biddy or Buzz utter the words "support the troops", they will instantly (and loudly) reminded of their voting records which amply demonstrate the diametric opposite.

I can't wait for her campaign to kick off. I wonder who she'll get to come into NC for her. She hasn't been seen here since she ascended the throne and I begin to doubt she'll have the nerve. Absentee slumlords who only raise and collect the rent without addressing any of the real problems the tenants may have are likely to be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. Guess she made enough from Abramoff, Carlyle, New Breed (and other right-wing extremist/corporatist interests) she no longer has to care.

How nice for her.

Buzz's "I'm a better Christian than you" act certainly ceased the instant he ascended the throne as well. Guess that Abramoff and big business money got good to him. It's hard to be a humble Christian (and a member of the Energy and Indian Affairs committees) when the cash flows like the River Ganges in exchange for "proper" votes.

Funny, idnit. As soon as they leave the state, Jesus and real support for our men and women in uniform went right out the window the instant the cash started rolling in.

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

I'm thinking that besides "Open Threads"

We need to have standing "Open Snark"

And between HillWilliam, Stan, and kmr this morning - I think the bar has been set.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Wow Stan, that was moving and...

I almost cried, especially when you, is such graphic detail, described the terrible chill in the Senate chambers. I had not real idea of the level of sacrifice our Senators offer up for us. Cold Pizza??..Unacceptable !!!

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03