Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Sensenbrenner throws another hissy fit

From Raw Story
"Chairman of the House Judiciary Committe F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has broken House rules to adjourn a meeting after losing a vote to Democrats, Democratic sources tell RAW STORY.

The vote was on an item from the Republican's "American Values Agenda," which the party says will codify "the American character." Specifically, it aims to bar any court--including the United States Supreme Court--from hearing any legal challenge to the pledge of allegiance.

Sensenbrenner, according to sources, hoped to roll back the vote when the committee reconvened later in the afternoon.

Democrats on the committee, save ranking member John Conyers (D-MI) refused to attend. With many Republicans also absent, there was no quorum present to hold a vote.

Conyers attended, according to sources, only for the sake of raising a point of order, indicating that the previous adjournment had violated rules. Sensenbrenner responded by indicating that he had not heard the objection earlier."
Read the rest here.

16 Comments:

Blogger Time said...

As Americans finally start to reject this garbage, we will see more of these bad losers.

Wait until they start getting kicked out of office (losing elections or prosecuted) we will really see some bad sportsmanship.

June 28, 2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Walt said...

I would give one of the smaller toes on my left foot to see this insidiously evil tub of lard sent to prison for the rest of his unnatural life.

June 28, 2006 12:18 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Trying to "codify the American character", eh? Well, if their ideal "American character" is anything like Mr. Stupid there, I'd say the country's in pretty big trouble. Let's see: the codified (or perhaps codpiecified) American character would be a fat, ugly, obnoxious bigoted slob from Wisconsin?

June 28, 2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger Darius said...

Face it, the Republicans are right there on all the substantive issues: Pledge of Allegiance, flag burning, amending the constitution to include a gesture to gays, and protecting stem cells from the depredations of sick people.

I hope that soon there's something in the constitution about apple pie as the national desert. We need to keep our attention as a nation focused on these things and not silly theories like global warming or the notion that there could be some causes behind terrorism more complicated than existence of evildoers who hate goodness and freedom and apple pie.

June 28, 2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

No doubt the republitards have their heads so wrapped around in the changing of american values that they can't see what's really important like the hemorhaging of US dollars to pay for an illegitimate war in Iraq, not to mention the numbers of folks KIA and wounded on their behalf.

June 28, 2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Have you ever seen a spoiled brat when he doesn't get what he wants, when he wants it or let's say, an addict out of control - well this is a pretty good show of it. Let's hope Sensenobrainer gets codified himself.

June 28, 2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Rep. Senseless is a joke. I would just love to take that gavel and sh....

oh yeah...Peace.

June 28, 2006 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth Branford said...

Now now!!!!

Hey, PoP! Just checking in, also wanted to let you know LOC is doing ok...so far, so good. Hope you enjoyed your hiatus!

June 28, 2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger Carrie Oakey said...

You moonbats are hard to understand! First you refuse to protect the flag, citing freedom of expression, then you refuse to protect expression of freedom through rote repitition!

June 28, 2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

The issue isn't with the Pledge as I understand this. It's about whether on branch of government (Congress) has the right to tell another (the courts) what it may or may not do.

That's dangerous. Right up their with the Prez ignoring laws with signing statements. 750 of the little suckers.

Carrie, aren't you freezing?

June 28, 2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger coldH2O said...

He's from my state & I'm embarassed. Right up there with McCarthy, on whose grave in Appleton I once danced.

June 28, 2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Just zipped over and read Carrie out of curiousity. WOW!! Holy Leftover Ann Coulter Droppings!

I just stopped by to say I'll be off the air for an undetermined period of time, as we complete this move, get another ISP, all the moving crap. No idea how long, but I shall return. In the event I don't, you're in charge!:P
:)
Thanks for everything, Pop. You're special!

June 28, 2006 7:58 PM  
Anonymous abi said...

The hissy fit aside, this is one scary idea. Barring courts from hearing a legitimate legal challenge is in itself like something out of Soviet Russia. But to place a pledge of allegiance to a nation, and under god yet, above legal scruitiny? What kind of country are we becoming?

I hope the committee votes on this issue. I'd love to see who supports such an anti-American and unconstitutional ban.

June 28, 2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I bet he was a terrible little boy...and probably pulled wings off flies.

June 29, 2006 1:01 AM  
Blogger cul said...

American Values Agenda?

Reminds me of the House Committee on Un-American Activities back in the 50's...I didn't feel to pledge my allegiance to that either. Where oh where do such morons get their audacity?

June 29, 2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger Stephen McArthur said...

I suspect if Sensenbrenner could have his way, he would remove the dissenting gene from every baby at birth and implant an agree-only-with-Republicans gene to replace it.

July 02, 2006 4:46 AM  

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