Monday, September 24, 2007

HR 1585

Title: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Everything you [n]ever want to know about this bill can be found here.

Amendment SA 3017, Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate regarding Iran, more a senseless declaration of justification for going to war with Iran than anything having to do with horse sense, may well be up for a vote tomorrow. The schedule posted at the right here is from the Senate Republican Policy Committee website, but if your blood pressure won't stand the strain of visiting Republican pages, you can always find the official Senate calendar here instead.

It may not do much good, but it looks like you have at least until 11 am tomorrow morning to call or e-mail your Senator, or all of them, and tell them to vote against this amendment.

Also mentioned in that schedule: SA 2997, the sense of the Senate on Federalism in Iraq, and SA 2064, To strike section 1023, relating to the granting of civil rights to terror suspects. I haven't really rad either of these two, just skimmed them, but Lindsey Graham sponsored that last one, so it's probably evil.


Steve Bates said...

Visiting Republican pages? I thought that was Mark Foley's job...

Bryan said...

Let's just agree that the Senate has no sense, and move on to not funding the war in Iraq.

Mork Foley's job was stay out sight until the Feds had wasted so much time that the state couldn't file charges because of the statute of limitations.

Steve Bates said...

"and move on to not funding the war in Iraq." - Bryan

And not authorizing the war on Iran.

USA! USA! USA! Kyl-Lieberman! Kyl-Lieberman! Kyl-Lieberman!

<snark> Oh, wait; it's pronounced like "Kyle," isn't it. </snark>

hipparchia said...

it's unfortunate but true, the senate has more dollars than sense.