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Support the Troops? Nah

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member


    The Army used to maintain a 2-to-1 ratio, one year served with two years at home, the ratio is now less than 1-to-1 with a typical tour going 15 months, and less than 12 at home.

    Now you have Republican leadership calling other Republicans "wimps" if they think and say anything about changing direction in Iraq.
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I have an even more novel idea for a measure congress should be considering......

  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I know many people either serving or whose spouse is serving and the roation is closer to 15 months in THE SHIT and it's crazy.
    For all the lies and bull shit about family values, the Bush/Cheney regime has no qualms about sending mothers into combat areas
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    You mean women who voluntarily enlisted in the army - chose combat as their career? What would the reaction be if they were turned away from their career of choice?
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Speaking of, you can see how your senators voted on this measure that would have forced down time between deployments...

    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session

    as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

    Vote Summary

    Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Webb Amdt. No. 2012 )

    Vote Number: 241 Vote Date: July 11, 2007, 11:38 AM

    Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected

    Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2012 to S.Amdt. 2011 to to H.R. 1585 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 )

    Statement of Purpose: To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Vote Counts: YEAs 56
    NAYs 41
    Not Voting 3

    Vote Summary

    Alphabetical by Senator Name
    Akaka (D-HI), Yea
    Alexander (R-TN), Nay
    Allard (R-CO), Nay
    Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
    Baucus (D-MT), Yea
    Bayh (D-IN), Yea
    Bennett (R-UT), Nay
    Biden (D-DE), Yea
    Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
    Bond (R-MO), Nay
    Boxer (D-CA), Yea
    Brown (D-OH), Yea
    Brownback (R-KS), Not Voting
    Bunning (R-KY), Nay
    Burr (R-NC), Nay
    Byrd (D-WV), Yea
    Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
    Cardin (D-MD), Yea
    Carper (D-DE), Yea
    Casey (D-PA), Yea
    Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
    Clinton (D-NY), Yea
    Coburn (R-OK), Nay
    Cochran (R-MS), Nay
    Coleman (R-MN), Yea
    Collins (R-ME), Yea
    Conrad (D-ND), Yea
    Corker (R-TN), Nay
    Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
    Craig (R-ID), Nay
    Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    DeMint (R-SC), Nay
    Dodd (D-CT), Yea
    Dole (R-NC), Nay
    Domenici (R-NM), Nay
    Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
    Durbin (D-IL), Yea
    Ensign (R-NV), Nay
    Enzi (R-WY), Nay
    Feingold (D-WI), Yea
    Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
    Graham (R-SC), Nay
    Grassley (R-IA), Nay
    Gregg (R-NH), Nay
    Hagel (R-NE), Yea
    Harkin (D-IA), Yea
    Hatch (R-UT), Nay
    Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
    Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
    Inouye (D-HI), Yea
    Isakson (R-GA), Nay
    Johnson (D-SD), Not Voting
    Kennedy (D-MA), Yea
    Kerry (D-MA), Yea
    Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
    Kohl (D-WI), Yea
    Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
    Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
    Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
    Leahy (D-VT), Yea
    Levin (D-MI), Yea
    Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
    Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
    Lott (R-MS), Nay
    Lugar (R-IN), Nay
    Martinez (R-FL), Nay
    McCain (R-AZ), Nay
    McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    McConnell (R-KY), Nay
    Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
    Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
    Murray (D-WA), Yea
    Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    Nelson (D-NE), Yea
    Obama (D-IL), Yea
    Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    Reed (D-RI), Yea
    Reid (D-NV), Yea
    Roberts (R-KS), Nay
    Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Salazar (D-CO), Yea
    Sanders (I-VT), Yea
    Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    Sessions (R-AL), Nay
    Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Smith (R-OR), Yea
    Snowe (R-ME), Yea
    Specter (R-PA), Nay
    Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    Stevens (R-AK), Nay
    Sununu (R-NH), Yea
    Tester (D-MT), Yea
    Thune (R-SD), Nay
    Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting
    Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
    Warner (R-VA), Yea
    Webb (D-VA), Yea
    Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
    Wyden (D-OR), Yea
  7. The gentleman from Massachusetts votes Yea.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Boehner is one of the slimiest-looking guys I have ever seen.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Lieberman is Dead. To. Me.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  11. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Just heard Boehner... and finally figured his voice out.

    He sounds exactly like Schillinger from Oz (J.K. Simmons)
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I can understand Vitter, but anyone know why Brownback and Johnson didn't vote?
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