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  • odzer@aol.com
    ... Not wanting to start in on this one, wrong list, but sounds like Fox news distort-o-matic version of reality again. As in, there are long standing
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      In a message dated 11/14/03 10:53:52 AM, mythsoc@yahoogroups.com writes:

      >'Cloture' in which the
      >players are part of an outnumbered team that is still able to impose its
      >will on
      >opponents by changing the rules of the game.

      Not wanting to start in on this one, wrong list, but sounds like Fox news
      "distort-o-matic" version of reality again. As in, there are long standing
      rules, (more than 150 years old, folks) not changed rules, in play here, which were
      intended precisely to protect the minority position, within the Senate, in
      contrast to the House. And cloture, actually, has the opposite meaning than this
      writer seems to think it has- it is to push pass debate, forcing a vote.

      Senator Robert Byrd-ah, now there is a noble figure, one worthy of mythic
      stature, who wields language with skill and gravitas. Check out his speeches
      sometime, they are posted on his website.

      Ok, last i will say on the subject.

      cheers,

      John Potts
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