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July 22, 2009

Vote Count on Thune bill, note the RINO’s

Filed under: My Posts — thearizonasentinel @ 10:18 pm

South Carolina, you better get Graham’s attention over the Aug recess or before.

Orin Hatch has pulled out of the health care reform bill,  about time.

UPDATE O/T:  Cochran, Kyl say they will vote NO on Sotomayor.  Graham, however, decides to vote FOR Sotomayor.  

Lugar R and Voinavich R vote no:  neither of these two are really Conservative Republicans, they need to be gone come 10


YEAs —58
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

NAYs —39
Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting – 3
Byrd (D-WV)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Mikulski (D-MD)

Some surprises in the Roll Call, Byrd’s gone already? and Feingold, wow, guess the Constitution applies in some cases but not in others?

Senator we need you to rerun this bill, Thanks

Filed under: My Posts — thearizonasentinel @ 8:27 pm

Democrats Defeat Concealed Weapons Amendment

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).(Lauren Victoria Burke/Associated Press)

By Paul Kane
By the narrowest of margins, the Senate’s liberal bloc of Democrats defeated an amendment that would have allowed gun owners to carry their weapons across state lines without regard for stricter laws in many jurisdictions, giving preference to states with looser standards.

In a 58-39 vote, supporters of the looser gun law — including all but two Republicans and 20 moderate Democrats — fell two votes short of the 60 they needed under Senate rules to approve the measure. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), showed the bitter divisions among a Democratic caucus that now holds 60 seats, many of whom got to the Senate by winning in conservative states as they proudly supported gun rights. It also divided the party’s leadership, as Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), campaigning for re-election in 2010, sided with gun rights supporters. His top lieutenants, Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), led the push against the measure.

Even in defeat, the debate demonstrated the continued power of the National Rifle Association and gun rights advocates in Congress, because the Thune amendment was considered the most far reaching federal effort ever proposed to expand laws to allow weapons ownership.

Offered as an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill, it would allow people to carry concealed firearms across state lines, provided they “have a valid permit or if, under their state of residence … are entitled to do so.” This means that someone who had a concealed-carry permit for his gun in a state like Vermont — with some of the loosest gun-control laws in the nation — could cross over into other states with their guns and not be found guilty of violating those states’ tighter gun laws.

“This carefully tailored amendment will ensure that a state’s border is not a limit to an individual’s fundamental right and will allow law-abiding individuals to travel without complication throughout the 48 states that already permit some form of conceal and carry,” Thune said during Wednesdays’ sometimes heated debate.

Big-city mayors, such as New York’s Michael Bloomberg, led a furious lobbying effort to try to derail the amendment, along with gun-victims groups, such as the families of students killed in the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University. Bloomberg, in a letter to Reid, noted that at least 31 states prohibit alcohol abusers from obtaining concealed-carry permits; at least 35 states bar people convicted of certain misdemeanors from becoming gun owners; and at least 31 states require people to complete gun-safety programs before securing a weapons permit.

In a rare instance in which they trumpeted states’ rights, Democrats noted that 36 states have specific laws regarding these gun permits and include specific lists of which states’ permits they will recognize. “The states already have laws. Under the Thune amendment, those laws could be ignored. So if the Thune amendment becomes law, people who are currently prohibited from carrying concealed guns in those 36 states are free to do so. It is absurd that we are considering this,” Durbin, the majority whip, said.

Democrats, who have traditionally championed gun control as a way to reduce crime, are suffering from their own political success over the past two elections. Schumer served as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2006 and 2008 election cycles, specifically recruiting supporters of the Second Amendment to run in states where gun ownership is common. Going from 45 seats in the fall of 2006 to 60 seats this summer, Democrats now have about 25 senators who are strong supporters of gun rights.

During the debate, Schumer offered the theoretical example of a gang member in New York City moving to Vermont and establishing residency there, then buying guns and transporting them back to New York.

“The reality of that particular situation is the gang members already have their guns…. The people who need this bill are the ones that the gang members might be threatening,” countered Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), a supporter of the Second Amendment whose support from Schumer was crucial to his 2006 victory, which gave Democrats their Senate majority.

Faced with a difficult re-election battle next year in what is regarded as a pro-gun state, Reid told reporters Tuesday he would support the measure but then refused to explain why.

Republicans have already succeeded twice this year in rolling back restrictions on guns with substantial backing from those moderate to conservative Democrats elected in 2006 and 2008. In February, 22 Senate Democrats joined Republicans to stall the District’s quest for House voting rights by demanding that the legislation also ease D.C. gun restrictions.

The National Rifle Association called Thune’s amendment “important and timely pro-gun reform” and urged a yes vote.

This comment from a reader: 

Does this mean state driver licenses are no longer recognized state to state? I have seen many accidents here in AZ involving drivers from other states including fatal collisions. Never heard of a gun totin non resident with a CCW ever causing a problem here…  Motor vehicles are only as safe as the driver behinf the wheel. Why do we allow non resident licensed drivers but not CCW permitees??? More demon crap from the traitors in power. Watch where you step…

Congressman Tom Price, on obamanocare,Democrats Shame on you!

Filed under: My Posts — thearizonasentinel @ 8:03 pm


Everyone needs to hear Congressman Tom Price  MD, and send this on to everone you know.  then get on the phone and call your congressman or woman and all members of the senate.  Obamanocare will destroy health care in America.  It is nothing more than a leftist powergrabe, wanting to take control of another aspect of your lives.  Pelosi made a fool of her self this morning. Draging Cancer patients, maybe , in front of the cameras.  Two can play that game.

Blue Dog Democrats and even liberal members of the Democratic caucus are running from obamanocare.  We must keep the pressure up,.. Otherwise they will just start this all over again after the Aug recess.  Lets Roll Folks,.  Do you want a obamacrat telling your doctor that your too old for that new knee.

Finally the Global Governance we have all been waiting 4

Filed under: My Posts — thearizonasentinel @ 2:23 pm

Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of September 1, 2009. 

The move is being made in order to save the President’s $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record $750 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the last 3 months. 

It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved to the end of the President’s term. “We believe this is a wise financial move. The cost savings are huge,” stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). “We cannot remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay,” Reynolds noted. 
Obama was informed by email this morning of his termination.  By the Council of Foreign Relations,  wantabe member Hillary Clinton.   Check the following , link this will scare the hell out of ya.
Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time. 

Gurvinder Singh, a tele-technician for Indus Teleservices, Mumbai  India, will assume the office of President as of September 1, 2009.  Mr. Singh was born in the  United States while his Indian parents were vacationing at  Niagara Falls,  NY . Thus making him naturally  eligible for the position.  He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month, but no health coverage or other benefits. 
It is believed that Mr. Singh will be able to handle his job responsibilities without a support staff. Due to the time difference between the  US and  India , he will be working primarily at night. “Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the Dell Computer call center,” stated Mr. Singh in an exclusive interview. 
“I am excited about this position.  I always hoped I would be President.” 
A Congressional spokesperson noted that while Mr. Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem as Obama had never been familiar with the issues either. 
Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issue at all.  “We know these scripting tools work,” stated the spokesperson. 

ABC has made an attempt for a interview at the Dell Call Center in India. 
“Obama has used them successfully for years, with the result that some people actually thought he knew what he was talking about.” 
Obama will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a two-week waiting period, he will be eligible for $140 a week unemployment for 26 weeks. Unfortunately he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit. 
Obama has been provided with the outplacement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition. According to Manpower, Obama may have difficulties in securing a new position due to a lack of any successful work experience during his lifetime. 
A greeter position at WalMart was suggested due to Obama’s extensive experience at shaking hands, as well as his special smile.  We’ve learned that Obama has applied for Citizenship in Canada, retroactive, so he can get health care for his family.

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