YOU MAY BE SHOCKED THEY'D ALLOW SUCH A THING, BUT IF WE GO TO THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE, "OFFICE OF THE CLERK, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES", THERE IS THE CONGRESSIONAL LOG OF THE DAY.
BEFORE WE BEGIN,PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, BO(EH)NER, GETS A SALARY OF $223,500 A YEAR, OR $612 A DAY.
HE "WORKED" FOR ONE HOUR ON OCTOBER16, AS THE REST OF THE HOUSE DID.
HE ALSO GETS MORE "ENTITLEMENTS', aka 'BENEFITS' THAN YOU CAN COUNT,LIKE ALL OF CONGRESS GETS.
ON OCTOBER 15, 2013, THE HOUSE CONVENED AT A LEISURELY 10:00:25 A.M.
THEIR "MORNING HOUR DEBATE" TURNED INTO ONLY 42 MINUTES AND THEY LEFT FOR LUNCH, RITUAL SACRIFICES, WHATEVER.
THEY MUST HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED, RIGHT?
BACK THEY FLOCKED AT 12:00:32 P.M.
DOWN TO WORK AT HAND?
NOT QUITE... 12:30:57 P.M. "'The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.'"
THE CHAIR? THEY OUGHT TO GET THE CHAIR, BUT NO, NO CONVICTIONS YET.
I GUESS HANGING IS TOO GOOD FOR THEM???
WELL,THE CHAIR CALLED, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE BACK THE DEVILS WENT AT ...
THEY WERE GONE FOR A BIT OVER 7 HOURS?
THAT HAD TO BE FOR SACRIFICE...NOBODY CAN CHOW-DOWN OR TOSS BACK DRINKS FOR THAT LONG!
SOME "HONORABLE" RESIGNED FROM SOME "COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE " (PROBABLY IN TEARS. BOEHNER HEADED UP THAT COMMITTEE AFTER ALL. HOPE THE RESIGNED ONE GETS A SUICIDE WATCH ON HIM, POOR SCHMUCK.) AND THE REPS ALL SAID,"YEAH,CUT OUT, GO IN PEACE, DUDE", UNANIMOUSLY...AT LEAST THEY AGREED ON SOMETHING. WRITE THIS DOWN! IT'S "AN HISTORICAL MOMENT"!
THEY BICKERED OVER THE SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF SOME JOURNAL.
REP. HULTGREN ( A 'PUBLICAN FROM ILLINOIS) WAS TICKED OFF AND SAID A VOICE VOTE WAS JUST WRONG, BUT THEY DID A NEW ONE AND THE MYSTERY JOURNAL WAS RULED APPROVED ANYWAY.
I'D LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT JOURNAL AND HAVE A FEW WORDS WITH HULTGREN. YOU HANG IN THERE, RANDY, M' LAD!
THIS REALLY TOOK THE WIND OUT OF THE HOUSE'S SAILS, LOOKS LIKE, BECAUSE IN THE RAUCOUS ALMOST 2 MINUTES ALL OF THAT TOOK, OLD JUMPIN' JOE GARCIA (DEM-FLORIDA) CRIED ALOUD FOR RECESS, AND THEY TOOK HIM UP ON THAT!
AT EXACTLY 7:35:34 P.M. THE DEN OF THIEVES AND LIARS' LAIR WAS EMPTIED QUICK,FAST, IN A HURRY AND EVERYONE LEFT TO GO GET SLOSHED, OR MAYBE GO SEE DICK CHENEY'S OLD HEART HE KEEPS IN A JAR ON THE MANTLE IN HIS LIVING ROOM. THEY'D BEST BE CAREFUL GOING OVER TO DICK'S AFTER DARK. I HEAR THAT THE RED CROSS CUT OFF HIS SUPPLY OF FRESH BLOOD SO HE WILL BE LOOKING FOR VICTIMS AGAIN...DON'T SHOOT, DICK! IT'S JUST THE CAPITOL HILL GANG!
SO, FOR OCT. 15,YOUR WELL-PAID DIRT-BAGS, I MEAN REPS, SPENT A WHOPPING
42 MINUTES IN THE MORNING, 30 MINUTES AT MIDDAY, AND NOT QUITE A WHOLE 2 MINUTES IN THE EVENING "AT WORK" TO SAVE US FROM THE FINANCIAL RUIN OF AMERICA!
74 MINUTES... ONE HOUR AND 14 MINUTES FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ATTENDED YALE...OR HARVARD.
MUST HAVE BEEN A FLUKE, RIGHT?
SURELY THEY WORK LONG HOURS UP THERE, SO THIS HAD TO BE A FLUKE.
OCTOBER 14, 2013, MONDAY...
THEY JUST COULDN'T PULL THEMSELVES OUT OF BED UNTIL 12:00:17 P.M.
GUESS THAT SUNDAY THEY ALL TOOK OFF WAS HARD ON THEM, EH?
THEY WORKED 19 MINUTES AND LEFT UNTIL 'RECONVENE' AT 2:00:13P.M.
TIME: 2:00:13 P.M.
THEY APPROVED THAT JOURNAL AGAIN...HULTGREN DIDN'T SAY A WORD...I HOPE HE'S OKAY.
AT 2:08:16 P.M. SOME CLERK BROKE IT TO THEM THAT THE SENATE HAD APPROVED
'Bill S.812' ..."'To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take actions to implement the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon...'"
WELL, THAT DID IT!
14 SECONDS LATER THE SPEAKER ADJOURNED THE HOUSE, AGAIN, AND THE 'PUBLICANS LOCKED AND LOADED AND LEFT.
AN INCREDIBLE 8-MINUTE SESSION!
WHERE DID THEY GO?
OUT TO SHOOT MEXICAN PEOPLE BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE PASSED THAT BILL, MAYBE? LORD KNOWS THE 'PUBLICANS DO HATE THEM SOME MEXICAN FOLKS! AND EVERY OTHER 'COLOR' EXCEPT WHITE, LET'S JUST TELL IT LIKE IT IS.
OF COURSE THEY COULD HAVE GONE AFTER CHENEY IF HE GOT UGLY ON THEM , WHO CAN SAY, BUT THEY LIT OUT OF THERE PRONTO!
HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM RANDY HULTGREN, OR THAT GUY WHO RESIGNED?
THERE IS NO RECORD OF HORNS OR HEADS BEING BROUGHT BACK TO THE HOUSE FLOOR, BUT THEY WOULDN'T TELL US THAT ANYWAY, WOULD THEY?
YEAH, THEY DID COME BACK (FOR MORE AMMO? A HUMVEE?) AT EXACTLY 5:00:46 PM.
MAYBE TRYING TO BEST THE SENATE WHICH PASSED THAT BILL MONDAY, THEY "TOOK UP" A HOUSE RESOLUTION, OLD H.J. RES. 80..."'Making continuing appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.'"
WHAT "OTHER PURPOSES? HANDING OUT 99-YEAR LEASES OF INDIAN LAND TO RANCHERS, COAL COMPANIES, OR MAYBE A NOD TO GO AHEAD AND BURY A FEW MORE THOUSANDS OF TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE ON SOME UNSUSPECTING 'RESERVATION'? WOULDN'T BE THE FIRST TIME, WON'T BE THE LAST!
LOOKS LIKE THE "RESUMED DEBATE" LASTED A WHOPPING 18 MINUTES, THEN, AS THEY LIKE TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO THOSE "SAVAGE INJUNS", THE SPEAKER POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS FOR THE BILL AND THAT ENDED THAT!
'WHITESKINS' 1...'REDSKINS' 0....
24 SECONDS LATER, HOUSE RECESSED.
TIME: 5:18:55 P.M.
A LITTLE OVER 18 MINUTES....OVERTIME PAY FOR THIS ONE, BOYS?
BUT WAIT! THEY CAME BACK!RECONVENED: 6:20:20 P.M.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT SHOULD SHOW YOU HOW CONGRESS CONDUCTS BUSINESS EVERY BLEEDING DAY...
LEGALESE FLOWS LIKE A RAGING RIVER AND IT ALL AMOUNTS TO NOTHING GETTING DONE, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, BUT IT TOOK THEM 3 HOURS TO DO NOTHING AND THE 'INDIANS' STILL GOT SCREWED!
<<6:20:26 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the House resumed consideration of H.J. Res. 80.
6:20:54 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
6:21:12 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to replace the underlying bill with the Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.
6:27:46 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Mr. Simpson raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Simpson stated that the proposed amendment contained in the motion to recommit with instructions was not germane to the underlying bill. Sustained by the Chair.
6:27:46 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
6:28:18 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Mrs. Kirkpatrick appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
6:28:38 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Mr. Simpson moved to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
6:55:49 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 On motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 180 (Roll no. 547).
7:04:54 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 160 (Roll no. 548).
7:04:55 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:04:56 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, to strike the title of H.J. Res. 80 and insert the following "Making continuing appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, although we prefer - and would support - a comprehensive, clean continuing resolution to end the government shutdown."
7:04:57 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 Pursuant to the rule, the Chair announced the amendment was not debatable.
7:22:26 P.M. H.J. Res. 80 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 228 (Roll no. 549).
7:22:46 P.M. H.R. 3190 Mr. Goodlatte asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
7:22:56 P.M. H.R. 3190 Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 3190 — "To provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission, and for other purposes."
7:23:08 P.M. H.R. 3190 On passage Passed without objection.
7:23:09 P.M. H.R. 3190 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:24:04 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:27:45 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
9:33:10 P.M. Mr. Jeffries moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:33:19 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:33:20 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on .>>
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?
CAN YOU INTERPRET THAT?
IT'S ANOTHER WRAP!
3 HOURS,18 MINUTES FOR THE 'NIGHT SESSION'.
45 TOTAL MINUTES FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, SO THE HOUSE SUFFERED A GRUELING 4 HOURS AND 3 MINUTES, DID NOTHING, NO ONE BESIDES GOOD OL' ALAN GRAYSON MENTIONED THE SHUTDOWN, AND THEY'RE OFF TO LA-LA LAND FOR SOME R&R.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY, REPS!
NO HITTING ON THOSE AIDES!
YOU KNOW,WE REALLY DO NEED 24-HOUR SURVEILLANCE OF THOSE WILD DOGS FROM THE TIME THEY CLEAR THE 'CHAMBERS' UNTIL....FOREVER.
WE'VE GOT THE DAMNABLE NSA, LET'S USE IT ON THE ONES WHO VOTED TO KEEP IT !
AFTER DAY 2, THE HOUSE HAS BEEN IN THE HOUSE A TOTAL OF 5 HOURS AND 17 MINUTES WORKING FOR AMERICA, AN AMERICA FACING RUIN, MIGHT I ADD.
BACK TO OCTOBER 12, 2013,THE LAST DAY CONGRESS "WORKED" BEFORE THEIR SUNDAY OFF.
LOOKS LIKE COMING IN ON A SATURDAY MADE THEM MEAN....THEY CAME IN EARLY AT 9:30:04 A.M. , A SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE WAS APPOINTED AS USUAL, SO NOW WE KNOW, BO(EH)NER IS NOT DOING HIS JOB! NEW SPEAKER EVERY DAY! TAKE NOTE OF THIS, OHIO! YOU'RE BEING SHORT-CHANGED IN A REALLY BIG WAY! THEY APPROVED THAT FLIPPING JOURNAL AGAIN...WHERE THE HELL IS
SOMEBODY PRAYED....WHAT??? BUT WE CAN'T DO THAT IN OUR SCHOOLS???!!!
THEY DRUG THAT INDIAN BILL OUT AND OVER THE COALS FOR 40 MINUTES, THEN SHOVED IT BACK IN THE BLACK HOLE THEY PUT THINGS IN THAT WILL NEVER SEE PASSAGE,AND 'TOOK UP' ANOTHER STUPID *%#!@%$% "RESOLUTION", WHICH DOESN'T AMOUNT TO A HILL OF BEANS, ON
"'Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture's administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar.'"
THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE? WHAT SENSE? THEY GOT NO STEEEENKEEEENG SENSE! SENSE IS TABOO! SENSE IS A CURSE, HAVING ANY SENSE AT ALL IS A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH UP ON CAPITOL HILL! EVERYBODY KNOWS THOSE WITH ANY REAL SENSE NEVER GET INTO POLITICS!
OUR GOVERNMENT IS FACING DEFAULT AND THEY WANT TO "EXPRESS" ABOUT SUGAR???
HOW WILL THAT KEEP US FROM DISASTER?
"'The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Lucas, King of Iowa**, Neugebauer, Rogers of Alabama, Conaway, Thompson of Pennsylvania, Austin Scott of Georgia, Crawford, Roby, Noem, Denham, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Peterson, McIntyre, Costa, Walz, Schrader, McGovern, DelBene, Negrete McLeod, and Vela.'"
YOU SEE THE PROBLEM WITH OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THIS?
THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD HAS GIVEN US A **"KING OF IOWA". USE PUNCTUATION CAREFULLY, CLOWNS.
"'The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration of title III of the House amendment, and title III of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Royce, Marino, and Engel.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 1207 and 1301 of the House amendment, and secs. 1301, 1412, 1435, and 4204 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Camp, Sam Johnson of Texas, and Levin.
The Speaker appointed conferees for consideration of the House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Southerland and Fudge.'"
THAT IS A LOT OF "APPOINTMENTS" IN A TIME OF CRISIS, ISN'T IT, 'MR. SPEAKER'?
WELL, INTERESTINGLY, THEY VOICE-VOTED ON APPOINTING ANYBODY AND THAT WAS A NO-GO, NAYS WON.
11:09:00 A.M. H.R. 2642 On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 204, 2 Present (Roll no. 546).
SO THE SPEAKER GOES RIGHT AHEAD AND APPOINTS CONFEREES ANYWAY!
NEXT UP IN THIS BUSY DAY IN D.C. IN THE 'HOUSE'...1 MINUTE SPEECHES. WTH FOR? WHY BOTHER?
DAY IS DONE, ALL LITTLE REPS GO NOW....GO, RUN FREE!
TIME : 12:37:54 P.M.
THEY WORKED A TOTAL OF 3 HOURS, 7 MINUTES, 50 SECONDS.
THIS BRINGS OUR REPS' 3 WORKING DAYS GRAND TOTAL TO JUST 8 HOURS, 14 MINUTES.
BO(EH)NER GETS A SALARY OF $223,500 A YEAR.
DARE WE ASSUME THAT MIGHT BE FOR A 40-HOUR, AT LEAST, 'WORK WEEK'?
COULD WE HOPE OR IMAGINE THAT CONGRESS, EITHER 'HOUSE' OR 'SENATE', MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ON THE FLOOR FOR 8 HOURS A DAY?
AT HIS SALARY,THE SPEAKER IS BEING PAID ABOUT $612 EVERY DAY. (I USED A 365-DAY YEAR, NOT A LEAP YEAR TO FIGURE THIS OUT.)
ON OCTOBER 16, HE GOT $612 FOR A ONE-HOUR, 14 MINUTES "DAY OF WORK".
AND THIS SAME GUY VOTED FOR NO RAISE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE AND VOTED TO REDUCE FOOD STAMPS BY $40 BILLION DOLLARS, SOMETHING MILLIONS OF DISABLED, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN RELY ON TO LIVE!.
THIS SAME BO(EH)NER, HOWEVER, TOOK $32,000 IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A JACK ABRAMOFF GROUP, RENTS HIS APARTMENT FROM A HIGH-POWERED LOBBYIST (JOHN MILNE), VOTED AGAINST CUTS IN OIL SUBSIDIES THAT WOULD HAVE SAVED AMERICA TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!
<< His [BOEHNER'S] biggest donors were the political action committees of lobbying firms, drug and cigarette makers, banks, health insurers, oil companies, military contractors, and Native American tribes. Despite high scrutiny on congressional trip-taking, Boehner flew to a golf resort in Boca Raton, Florida in March 2006 for a convention of commodities traders, who have contributed more than $100,000 to his campaigns and are currently lobbying against a proposed tax on futures transactions.>>
<<Boehner voted against two bills that would have cut tens of billions of oil subsidies, even when the industry is enjoying record-breaking profits. He did have a moment of clarity in April when he told ABC News that oil companies "ought to be paying their fair share," but the next day, after the White House applauded him, a Boehner staffer essentially retracted the remark. He chastised the Department of Energy (DOE) for moving too slowly to provide a $2-billion loan guarantee to the U.S. Enrichment Corporation's (USEC) in Piketon, Ohio, American Centrifuge Plant, under construction just east of his district. The facility, which would produce low-enriched uranium for nuclear reactors. [OHIO IS HIS HOME STATE, AND THIS IS CALLED 'PORK BARREL SPENDING'...$2 BILLION FOR A COMPANY NO ONE WILL BUY FROM BECAUSE ALL NATIONS PRODUCE THEIR OWN LOW-ENRICHED URANIUM.]
<<The USEC project has been in trouble for some time. In fact, the DOE asked the company to withdraw its loan guarantee application back in July 2009 because of its precarious financial situation and its inability to get its uranium-enriching centrifuges to work properly. After howls from the company and vigorous pushback by Ohio officials [LIKE BOEHNER], however, the agency postponed its final application review to allow USEC more time to fix what the company euphemistically called "teething problems." .>>
<<Critical government services have been slowed or shuttered by the shutdown, but don't worry, your representatives can still get in regular workouts at the congressional gym, thanks to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to keep it open. According to Think Progress, which first reported the development, the House gym comes packed with a swimming pool, basketball courts, paddleball courts, a sauna, a steam room and flat screen TVs, and taxpayers are still footing the bill for regular cleaning and maintenance, as well as electricity to keep everything running.>>
<<House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will give the commencement address at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. this weekend. Ahead of the visit, dozens of faculty members from the school and other other Catholic universities are writing to Boehner — who is himself an observant Catholic — challenging his willingness to “gut” social programs while protecting “new tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.” “Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings” of caring for the poor, they write:
Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.>>
And, they aren't so happy either about the $3 trillion in new tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy BOEHNER VOTED FOR, either:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will give the commencement address at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. this weekend. Ahead of the visit, dozens of faculty members from the school and other other Catholic universities are writing to Boehner — who is himself an observant Catholic — challenging his willingness to “gut” social programs while protecting “new tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.” “Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings” of caring for the poor, they write:
Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress.- See more at: http://www.politicalruminations.com/2011/05/why-does-republican-speaker-of-the-house-john-boehner-hate-the-poor.html#sthash.cYR2K8oK.dpuf
CAN WE CALL BOEHNER A HYPOCRITE ON TOP OF A LIAR?
NO TO FOOD FOR HUNGRY KIDS, YES TO HELP FOR HIS BIG BUSINESS BUDDIES AND KEEPING THE GYM OPEN FOR THE CONGRESS.
THAT'S THE REAL BO(EH)NER.
THAT'S THE "GRAND OLD PARTY"....SCREW SOCIAL SERVICES, GIVE THAT MONEY TO MEGA-BANK AND OIL SUBSIDIES..."ENTITLE" WALL STREET, "BENEFIT" THEIR OWN PORTFOLIOS, LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.