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  •  Could someone please post USEFUL information? (none)
    Alright, for those of us without a tv in front of us:

    What is the number of the amendment so we can look up the votes online?

    I need to know if I need to write to Boxer and Feinstein to complain or to congratulate.

    The only real difference between the Sane and the Insane, in this world, is the Sane have the power to have the Insane locked up. -- HST

    by Elmer McJimsey on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 03:36:47 PM PDT

    •  Here (none)
      The vote will be listed here shortly (I have not heard the number, sorry). Boxer and Feinstein both voted against it.

      www.chargingrino.com - because not all Republicans have gone off the deep end.

      by JBD on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 03:39:22 PM PDT

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    •  ummm.. (none)
      the information has been useful.  it just didn't address your specific question.  call the waaaaambulance.

      but please don't jump in and tell people they're useless when you've never even asked your question.

      and god forbid you use google or go to coburn's website. or something.

      •  still not useful (none)
        At the point I posted, there were nearly 200 posts, none of which provided a link to voting, a link to the actual TEXT of the amendment, and no amendment number (Coburn has 15 amendments to HR 3058, the bill in question). The link on Coburn's website is dead.

        If I'm going to write or call my congressperson, do I feel a little silly just saying, "Uhhh, hey. You made a vote I don't like. I can't tell you what that vote was for, and I can't confirm what your vote was, but I think it had something to do with a bridge in Alaska, and you should have voted for it."

        If you want me to be outraged at a certain bill/vote/etc., fine, but at least give me the information to decide for myself whether to be outraged. Most of the information has been snippets of floor speeches and, "Ooh. MY congressperson voted yea/nay." or "part of the amendment would take away the silly bridge." Would it only take away from the specific bridge? Would it cut all the Alaska appropriation out? I would argue that there still isn't any CONCRETE information in this thread beyond the final vote tally, which I appreciate.

        The only real difference between the Sane and the Insane, in this world, is the Sane have the power to have the Insane locked up. -- HST

        by Elmer McJimsey on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 04:29:41 PM PDT

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