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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Yea Talent (R-MO), Yea

This is the official voting record for the cloture vote on the Federal Marraige Amendment. It didn't make it to the floor (48 for, 50 against, 2 abstain, 60 needed to go to a real vote)- an exceedingly good thing- but both Misourri senators voted for it. I do hope the "ban gay marraige" amendment fails locally as well- that's coming up in August. I expect it to pass, unfortunately, but at least this didn't.

I will be voting for neither Bond nor Talent as a senator due to this vote alone, and there is nothing they can do to sway my opinion at this point.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=108&session=2&vote=00155 has the full record.

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Kerry, not voting. Interesting.

He and Edwards were out campaigning, thus the no-votes. Both had expressed they would vote against it.

I suggest that you notify Bond and Talent of your decision with respect to their votes. One of the problems with politicians is that they go their way thinking that everyone who matters agrees with them. Occasionally they can be awakened. When I lived in Chicago, a non-discrimination ordinance was before the city council again and again and kept being defeated. My own ward alderman was one of the ones who kept voting against it. Finally he was literally shouted down by his own constituents at a public meeting and told to stop being an idiot. The next time it came up he voted for it, and it passed.

Illinois' senators cancelled each other out on this particular vote. No surprise. Fitzgerald is a lame duck, though (and I do think he's a lame-brain as well). Since the (R) candidate who was to replace him had to back out of the race (some great embarrassment over being forced to reveal his own sexual weirdness, heh) it looks like a moderate (D) will take his place.

Not that I think there's much difference between the two parties. Both are full of twits and jerks. Rich men who think having money entitles them to control the rest of us as if we were slaves.

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