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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Now playing on C-SPAN 2:

"Senate Republicans are forcing the clerk to read the entire" much-ballyhooed climate change bill. The part in quotes is actually being displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Absolutely disgraceful. Not just because I'm morally opposed to the filibuster, but because there is no reason whatsoever not to save the planet. When the s*** hits the fan, it's going to be in everyone's interests, conflicts with anything else be damned. From what I've found out about it from watching C-SPAN 2, I don't think it goes far enough.

Of course, if there's one thing you're not here for, it's a political blog, but as I couldn't find any mention of this anywhere else in my admittedly pathetically lame search...

UPDATE: "Republicans are protesting what they say is the slow pace of work on judicial nominations." By slowing down the work of the Senate even further? By risking the future of the entire planet? Personally, I'm a bit disturbed at the fact the Supreme Court has essentially become filled with partisans from both parties. Shouldn't the Supreme Court be impartial and objective, not bipartisan and only objective in its divided subjectivity? How can we make sure it's the best judges, not the best partisans, who get selected to our federal courts?

UPDATE 2: Full AP story with quotes from legislators. The most distressing part: If a cloture motion fails we'll have to wait another year for the American people to turn out the Republicans not swept up in the revolt of 2006... another year of more ravaging of the planet that's already quite possibly ravaged beyond repair.

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