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  •  Theoreticall you could have 3 60 vote thresholds (0+ / 0-)

    To actually pass legislation, right? This removed the first, Now it does seem like once that first one is jumped one of the other two crumbles.

    When did CSPAN start televising the Senate? Dove said Byrd used it as test votes. Maybe he took a vote and moved on to other legislation, satisfying a member's request for a vote.

    If nothing else it removed you having to explain that the vote we are having today is a vote on whether to proceed to consider the motion to start debate, debating whether to debate or not. Does seem like a silly thing to do "first thing in the morning". HaHa.

    Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices -- François-Marie Arouet

    by CA Berkeley WV on Fri May 07, 2010 at 11:31:01 AM PDT

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