Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Filibuster dodged the nuclear option...er, bullet

I was so busy working in my yard and playing with the Galloway post below that I missed the excitement, if it could be called that, of the Senate compromise. A lot of people were apparently scrooched up, holding their collective breath, hoping those ignorant, hard-headed, obstructionist, moonbat-loving (that's an inverted latter-day variant on the epithet N-word-lovin') Dimokrats (that's how you spell it to imply stupid while tying it with the KKK at the same time) would finally get their comeuppance.
Missed it altogether. At this writing there are so many panezinawad I don't know which way to turn.

Compare and contrast the following references...

This one first:
Here's what the Democrats commit to in the future: "Nominees should only be filibustered under extraordinary circumstances, and each signatory must use his or her own discretion and judgment in determining whether such circumstances exist." Here's what the Republicans commit to: "In light of the spirit and continuing commitments made in this agreement, we commit to oppose the rules changes in the 109th Congress. . ." LINK

Now this one:
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death. If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him. Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his. And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide. Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own. Exodus 21:28-36

I don't remember when an ox was last stoned...but then my memory is not what it used to be.

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