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"Not until the final Ee'adian dragon has ceased its flaming roar, not until the blood of the ogres has filled the Lake of Bar'hal to overflowing, not until the air is choked with smoke from the burning of goblin-heads shall we cease our Dacronian battles!" said Murray.
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Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2012—President Obama making recess appointments to labor board, again braving GOP outrage:
President Obama is making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in addition to his appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. […]
This is huge: Without these appointments, the NLRB would have been down to two members; it cannot make decisions without a three-member quorum. Republicans were determined to block Obama's NLRB nominations to shut down the board and prevent it from being able to pass rules like its recent moves streamlining union elections and requiring employers to put up posters informing workers of their existing legal rights.
Obama's decision to recess appoint both these NLRB members and Cordray to the CFPB doesn't just put qualified people into the government—it enables the government agencies themselves to function.