UNPRECEDENTED: Sen Shelby is placing a hold on ALL Nominees FOR WHAT? TO GET PORK!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by paperview, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Thanks Received:
    2,593
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,141
    This disgusts me.
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday placed a blanket hold on all of President Barack Obama's nominees before the Senate, according to his spokesman.


    Shelby's holds mean that the Senate cannot vote on a nominee unless the hold is broken using a cloture vote that requires 60 senators or if the senator lifts the hold.
    Sen. Shelby puts hold on all Obama nominees - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Foul piece of shit senator.

    Using extortion to get his Piggy Piggy PORK.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    This one is way deeper than merely an issue of pork.
     
  3. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Thanks Received:
    2,593
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,141
    Please explain.
     
  4. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Is pork always money?
     
  5. Xenophon
    Offline

    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    16,705
    Thanks Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +3,751
    The Tanker issue is a huge split in the military-industrail world, both sides of this have been going at it for some time, what it comes down too is thousands of jobs for the state that gets the contract.

    Its not pork at all, its a battle over the way contractors get defense money.
     
  6. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Sure.

    About a year ago, a consortium of Airbus and Northrop/Grumman won the bid process to build the Air Force's new aerial tanker. Boeing, a bunch of their lobbyists and a slew of ignoramus economic populists cried foul. So, in direct violation of the bid process, the winning bid was thrown out and Boeing was given another shot at it.

    That Shelby is mad over jobs in his state at Northrop/Grumman being put on hold, if not lost altogether, is quite understandable.
     
  7. paperview
    Offline

    paperview Life is Good

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Thanks Received:
    2,593
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    the road less traveled
    Ratings:
    +4,141
    I'm sorry. I call that a crap reason to hold nominees ransom for Alabama earmarks.

    No matter how it is spun, that's what it comes down to.

    I do thank you for your explanation of how you see it though.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Pork is pork.
     
  9. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Yes but pork is pork. Or is this an earmark?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Crap, earmarks and pork nothing...Airbus/Northrop/Grumman won the bid to produce something to serve in one of the few actually legitimate functions of the federal gubmint.

    You're going to get this when the previously agreed upon rules of the process are thrown out by fiat.
     

Share This Page