GOP Kills Science Jobs Bill By Forcing Dems To Vote For Porn

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GOP Kills Science Jobs Bill By Forcing Dems To Vote For Porn | TPMDC

In an example of Republican obstructionism rendered beautiful by its simplicity, the GOP yesterday killed a House bill that would increase funding for scientific research and math and science education by forcing Democrats to vote in favor of federal employees viewing pornography.

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), the ranking member of the House science committee, introduced a motion to recommit, a last-ditch effort to change a bill by sending it back to the committee with mandatory instructions.

In this case, Republicans included a provision that would bar the federal government from paying the salaries of employees who've been disciplined for viewing pornography at work.
The bill had passed the committee last month with bipartisan support, in a vote of 29 to 8.

"If at any point during the 48 hearings we've held on this bill, the Minority brought up their concerns with isolated incidents of federal employees viewing pornography, or if they had made an amendment in order during any of the three Subcommittee markups, the Full Committee Markup, or the Floor Consideration, I would have been happy to vote for that amendment," Gordon said in a press release after the vote.

"We're all opposed to federal employees watching pornography. That is not a question; but that's not what this was about," he went on. "The Motion to Recommit was about gutting funding for our science agencies."
At this point, is there really any excuse for the obstructionism, other than to just say the Dems didn't get anything done? :eusa_eh:

The bill -- a re-authorization of the 2007 COMPETES Act -- has been supported by interests usually seen as aligned with Republicans, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
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Link is leftwing--and BTW--Y.A.W.N
So? It's all fact about what happened. This isn't a opinion piece.

Troll harder. :thup:
 

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So Democrats can't vote for the bill now because it includes a provision that prohibits people who were watching pornography instead of working from collecting a salary?

Why? Are they concerned about losing their pay?
 
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Republicans believe "science" is a "religion".

In their minds, it "competes" with Christianity. They believe it's a matter of religious survival.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how the dems were forced to vote for porn.

This is what we call attributing causality, I think.
It's definitely setting an external Locus of Control. Which is what abusers do to avoid accountability.
 
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Well, when it comes to sourcing discussions from legitimate, unbiased sources, Modbert... this is an epic fail.

I'm disappointed in you. Claims of bipartisanship should be followed with appropriate action.... perhaps linking to both viewpoints, or maybe even an article putting both sides of the argument.
 
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Republicans believe "science" is a "religion".

In their minds, it "competes" with Christianity. They believe it's a matter of religious survival.
You're an embarrassment. Truly. How the heck you believe you have an ounce of credibility is beyond rational thought.
 

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GOP Kills Science Jobs Bill By Forcing Dems To Vote For Porn | TPMDC

In an example of Republican obstructionism rendered beautiful by its simplicity, the GOP yesterday killed a House bill that would increase funding for scientific research and math and science education by forcing Democrats to vote in favor of federal employees viewing pornography.

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), the ranking member of the House science committee, introduced a motion to recommit, a last-ditch effort to change a bill by sending it back to the committee with mandatory instructions.

In this case, Republicans included a provision that would bar the federal government from paying the salaries of employees who've been disciplined for viewing pornography at work.
The bill had passed the committee last month with bipartisan support, in a vote of 29 to 8.

"If at any point during the 48 hearings we've held on this bill, the Minority brought up their concerns with isolated incidents of federal employees viewing pornography, or if they had made an amendment in order during any of the three Subcommittee markups, the Full Committee Markup, or the Floor Consideration, I would have been happy to vote for that amendment," Gordon said in a press release after the vote.

"We're all opposed to federal employees watching pornography. That is not a question; but that's not what this was about," he went on. "The Motion to Recommit was about gutting funding for our science agencies."
At this point, is there really any excuse for the obstructionism, other than to just say the Dems didn't get anything done? :eusa_eh:

The bill -- a re-authorization of the 2007 COMPETES Act -- has been supported by interests usually seen as aligned with Republicans, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Beautiful in its simplicity. It would appear the Republicans were paying attention to the behavior of Democrats during the Bush II adminstration. Who'da thunk they were taking notes when the Democrats obstructed, obfuscated and delayed action on many of Bush's initiatives.

Beautiful in its simplicity. Unfortunately, it harms our children, so I can't pat the Republicans on the back too much. I would have preferred they pull this stunt on a massive spending package that Barry crammed down our throats---oh, I don't know---like the BarryCare bill.

Now THAT would have impressed me mightily--except I don't think any of the creeps in DC actually READ the BarryCare bill.

What's a voter to do? Who to back and support? :eusa_think:
 

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It is just soooooo lame to make a generalizing claim about one party because of how they voted on a bill.

The OP knows that bills contain so much random shit, yet the OP posts this lameness.

Even some morons are aware that bills contain so much random stuff.

Or, dishonest? You decide.

Certainly, nothing clever nor original here. Lame.
 
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Dogbert finds some of the best threads for trolling purposes! :clap2:

Yes, this happened and the Democrats who had a very comfortable margin lost their backbones and caved-in. But in this case, it's a good thing. Remember the National Defense Education Act from 1958? FAIL! By 1962, the act was repealed. The America COMPETES Act of 2007 (which is what this is) was just another stupid liberal "great idea" that sought to repeat the failures of yesteryear. Why did legislators believe the results would be different this time around? (Sounds a bit like insanity, eh???)

Good job, Ralph Hall! You may have done it to be an obstructionist, but the net result was in the best interest of America.
 

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Dogbert finds some of the best threads for trolling purposes! :clap2:

Yes, this happened and the Democrats who had a very comfortable margin lost their backbones and caved-in. But in this case, it's a good thing. Remember the National Defense Education Act from 1958? FAIL! By 1962, the act was repealed. The America COMPETES Act of 2007 (which is what this is) was just another stupid liberal "great idea" that sought to repeat the failures of yesteryear. Why did legislators believe the results would be different this time around? (Sounds a bit like insanity, eh???)

Good job, Ralph Hall! You may have done it to be an obstructionist, but the net result was in the best interest of America.
LOL.

What do you think this lameness would register on the trollometer scale? I bet 9.7 (only less than 10 because the OP is unaware of his trollness).
 
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Dogbert finds some of the best threads for trolling purposes! :clap2:

Yes, this happened and the Democrats who had a very comfortable margin lost their backbones and caved-in. But in this case, it's a good thing. Remember the National Defense Education Act from 1958? FAIL! By 1962, the act was repealed. The America COMPETES Act of 2007 (which is what this is) was just another stupid liberal "great idea" that sought to repeat the failures of yesteryear. Why did legislators believe the results would be different this time around? (Sounds a bit like insanity, eh???)

Good job, Ralph Hall! You may have done it to be an obstructionist, but the net result was in the best interest of America.
LOL.

What do you think this lameness would register on the trollometer scale? I bet 9.7 (only less than 10 because the OP is unaware of his trollness).
I have to say that I disagree, mo chara. In my view, not recognizing the trollingness of his own post of itself makes the score a 9.0. Of course, this is subjective.
 
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In their minds, it "competes" with Christianity. They believe it's a matter of religious survival.
You're an embarrassment. Truly. How the heck you believe you have an ounce of credibility is beyond rational thought.
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