Senate dodges Rand Paul's fillibuster, uses procedural trick to bypass Patriot Act...

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    Shit like this should be considered treason IMO...

    Snippets from article below, read the full article at the link.

    Senate Avoids Debate, Moves Patriot Act Into ‘Small Business Bill’

    "Senator Rand Paul (R- KY) stunned everyone yesterday when he announced that he intended to filibuster the planned four year extension of the Patriot Act if the Congress did not agree to debate possible amendments."

    "Fortunately for Sen. Feinstein, the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) sprang into action, and found a way to prevent any such debate from taking place.

    Instead of passing the Patriot Act the Senate has now slipped the entire extension into a “small business bill” which cannot be filibustered."
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkR1uGSqWz0]YouTube - ‪Sen. Rand Paul on Freedom Watch - 05/25/11‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - Obama gonna catch `em and dump some more of dem terrorists inna ocean...
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    US Congress Extends Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions
    Friday, May 27th, 2011 : U.S. lawmakers raced to pass a four-year extension of several provisions of the controversial domestic surveillance law known as the USA Patriot Act just hours before the terrorism-fighting powers were set to expire at midnight.
     
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    The procedural issue had to do with timing. There were more than enough votes to overcome the Paul filibuster.
     
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    I've been furious with NPR's predictable black-out on this story all week. But this afternoon, they finally acknowledged it with a five-minute puff piece on the novel "Autopen" technology that allowed Obama to sigh the bill while overseas. Not the slightest comment about the hypocrisy of it all. NPR is better news than most, but it's no less biased than Fox.
     
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    And I doubt a single fringe progressive liberal on these boards (Rtard/Shaman/TM/RW/Zona) would even blink when voting for Bush, I mean Obama again in 2012.

    Obama, he's like every Bush policy only expanded! Obama for 2012!
     

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