Franken - Not Funny!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    What do you expect from a comedian. Its all a bunch of comedy there. Too bad it affects us, thats not funny.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    But lacking in comity.
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    My goodness you people are sensitive!
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You may be the first person to ever accuse me of that. :wink2:
     
  6. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I agree whats it matter if we rush through the creation of another beaurocracy that eats another trillion dollars.

    Its funny watching the clip in that the lberals in power constantly accuse the republicans of bipartisanship yet here we clearly see the libs disrespecting a senior member of congress.

    One reason I rarely find a liberal leader I like is because most do not hold any principles near and dear especially that of respect. Watching Franken here is reminiscent of watching a spoiled brat pull back his toy to spite a playmate.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You've earned it.:happy2:
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Great! I was looking for something to list as an accomplishment for 2009.
    Becoming more sensitive.
    Don't know if my boss or my reports will buy that.
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well see now, I'm not sure I've been too impressed with the way Congress has acted in the past. Maybe it's time to shake things up a bit. Maybe Al just thought it was time to pull back on all the pontificating (people here like that word) and inform the Senators that though they like hearing themselves ramble enlessly making point after oft repeated point, noone really gives a crap. Really, what fabulously important point was Lieberman trying to get in that he hasn't made ad nauseum for the past year?
     
  10. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    I think its great to finally shut up the one man who THINKS he runs the congress with his flip flopping big mouth.

    Hoorah, to Franken for pulling the plug. Too bad he couldnt shut grandpa off as well.

    BB is correct, all the republicans have done on the floor is P O N T I F I C A T E without saying anything.

    Health care is going to pass, we may not all be happy with it, but it will pass, get signed and we can all move on with other business.

    Peace
    :peaceful:
     
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Which will be giving all those law breaking immigrants free citizenship .
     
  12. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    On our way to socialism...:biting:
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Elections have consequences.:happy2: You may proceed with attempting to scare me about how the immigrants will take my job, wife, family, and possibly my life. I have seen this show before, but it's always amusing.
     
  14. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    I commend Franken for shutting down Leiberman and speeding up Senate hearings. McCain, stood up and said he hasn't seen that in 27 years. I call that change ! :wink2: Or does everyone need to be reminded of the (R) from Ok using stalling tatics last week by attempting to read all 767 pages amendment from Bernie Sanders single payer bill.

    Are you having Lou Dobbs over for tea and crumplets ?
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Thank you I have never been called this either.

    Im not going.

     
  16. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I'm not sure what point lieberman was going to make, he's certainly not my political cup of tea but the concept here bothers me. Some politicians in congress my actually be concerned about the additional trillon dollars being spent and may not want to rush into it. Franken on the other hand was clearly pushing this along to meet Obamas deadline. So whats more important here?
     
  17. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Yet when a certain senator interrupted Obama with an honest evaluation of his speech ( Liar Liar) you didn't seem to like that change?
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Their job was to pass a healthcare bill no matter what the majority of the nation wants. They are O-bomb-a's flying monkeys!! They can't see beyond 'now'. They will be jobless soon !!

    The people have experienced lie after lie from O. (not Oprah) and campaign speech #101 won't work anymore. It will now be the question...."What have you done lately?":sick:
     
  19. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    There, I fixed it !
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    Amazing how the interchangibility between the 2 work and flow so well!

    As to McCain's remarks, whether you love him or hate him, Sen. Robert Byrd is a widely accepted historian and authority on Senate protocol and history and I'd like to hear what he has to say about all of this. Tactics of delay and fillibuster has always been typical life in the Senate as it is a far more delibrative body than the house and none more infamous than Sen. Byrd himself and the infamous story of his dog Billy.

    I do believe had Franken truly overstepped his authority, he'd have been called out immediately for it but the fact that a common courtesy was not extended in this case IMO doesn't mean much IMO. McCain could have given Lieberman some of his time to finish his remarks (allowed by the rules) and yet he did not so consider that point as well.

    But it gives chackling hens and the political party rubes something to spend time worrying about.

    More wine and circus anyone!