While we wait to see whether congress will piss all over habeas corpus, the most important freedom in this wonderful experiment, the US of A, I want to ask any US resident reading this: please call your senators. I also want to repeat something that might have been lost at the bottom of the last, somewhat lengthy, post.
I know long-distance calls are spendy, and I know what it is to watch your budget to the last cent. That’s why the spousal unit and I have a phone card for your use — it won’t cost you a thing. If you’re concerned about using work facilities for political activity, the card might solve that problem too. Here’s how it works:
1. find your senators’ phone numbers: look here or here
2. call 1-800-323-6263 (for English) or 1-800-323-6269 (for Spanish)
3. the voice will ask for your PIN; dial 2785446232
4. the voice will ask you to dial the destination number; dial your
senator and let him/her know you’re watching, and you expect him/her to
do the decent thing and support the Bingaman amendment.
In fact, don’t just call your own senators. From the CCR, here’s a list of the key senators, complete with phone/fax numbers:
Collins (ME) T: (202) 224-2523 F: (202) 224-2693
Snowe (ME) T: (202) 224-5344 F: (202) 224-1946
Dewine (OH) T: (202) 224-2315 F: (202) 224-6519
Mccain (AZ) T: (202) 224-2235 F: (202) 228-2862
Warner (VA) T: (202) 224-2023 F: (202) 224-6295
Hagel (NEB) T: (202) 224-4224 F: (202) 224-5213
Nelson (NEB) T: (202) 224-6551 F: (202) 228-0012
Conrad (ND)T: (202) 224-2043 F: (202) 224-7776
Landrieu (LA) T: (202)224-5824 F: (202) 224-9735
Lieberman (CT) T: (202) 224-4041 F: (202) 224-9750
Wyden (OR) T: (202) 224-5244 F: (202) 228-2717
If you have the time, we have the money: call ’em all.
Fuck. The Bingaman amendment was rejected. When the roll call goes up you can see who the traitors were by clicking the vote number (324).
Looks like the bullshit compromise might have got up, vote 325 was on “Graham Amdt. No. 2524; In the nature of a substitute” and was agreed to.
From vote 324, the following so-called Democrats voted nay and are hereby advised (let them tremble!) that I will be working to see them out of office:
I knew that venal ratfucker Nelson would turn. In this Congress, he’s voted more times with the Republican position than with his own party (I’ll have more on that later).