|

Friday, May 20, 2005

Filibusters "particularly offensive to people of color?" No.

Given the filibuster's sordid history, used by southern Democrats in the 1960s in attempts to block civil rights legislation, one would think that traditional civil rights groups would be front and center in the move to restrict the practice. Think again.

Apparently, despite the filibuster's tarnished history, a change in the filibuster at this time would be "offensive" to civil rights advocates:
All 43 members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter delivered to Frist on Thursday stating their opposition to Brown and the other controversial nominees and arguing the filibuster should be retained. The tactic was not outlawed when it was used to delay key civil rights legislation for years in the 1950s and 1960s. They said banning it now when Democrats are trying "to protect African-Americans from judges who have opposed their rights and laws critical to their advancement toward equality" would be "particularly offensive to people of color."
So, it is a parliamentary procedure which has been historically used to block reforms, including reforms intended to help people of color. Therefore, limiting or restricting its use in the future would be “particularly offensive” to those same people of color?

Reminds me of the argument that we shouldn't have acted to stop Osama and Saddam after 9-11, since we'd let them run rampant before.

I guess I don’t get it.

In other news,
Amending the Constitution to explicitly prohibit wartime internment of any ethnic group “would be particularly offensive to Japanese Americans,” members of an Asian-American civil rights group wrote Majority Leader Bill Frist during the day. “Most of the Japanese Americans who today live lives of freedom are descended from an earlier generation who were interned under that same Constitution and lived to tell about it.”

Selling advanced new weapons systems to the Israeli and Taiwanese governments “would be particularly offensive to the people of Taiwan,” members of a Taiwanese delegation wrote Speaker Dennis Hastert today. “Chiang Kai-Shek was an exile from communist China, and most of the Taiwanese people alive today have been living in the shadow of an increasingly militaristic communist China for the last 50 years.”

Expanding the U.S. naval presence in and around radical Islamic and communist dictatorships around the world “would be particularly offensive to Cuban Americans,” members of a Cuban-American civil rights group wrote President Bush today. “Most of the Cuban Americans alive today are exiles from Castro’s communist dictatorship, or children of exiles, all refugees of a regime which President Kennedy’s ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation failed to stop 40 years earlier.”

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

[u][b]Xrumer[/b][/u]

[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we from been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] fitted a wish immediately now and grasp how to harness the colossal power of Xrumer and adapt it into a Spondulix machine.

We also provender the cheapest prices on the market. Assorted competitors see fit order 2x or temperate 3x and a destiny of the term 5x what we responsibility you. But we have faith in providing enormous mending at a debilitated affordable rate. The large direct attention to of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper surrogate to buying Xrumer. So we plan to stifle that bit in rebuke and yield you with the cheapest grade possible.

Not only do we take the best prices but our turnaround occasion payment your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We drive secure your posting done in the forefront you discern it.

We also provide you with a roundish log of well-heeled posts on contrary forums. So that you can catch a glimpse of seeking yourself the power of Xrumer and how we be struck by harnessed it to emoluments your site.[/b]


[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can wish to distinguish thousands upon thousands of backlinks over the extent of your site. Scads of the forums that your Install you intent be posted on have great PageRank. Having your association on these sites can deep down mitigate strengthen up some top-grade quality endorse links and as a matter of fact riding-boot your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating via the roof.

This is making your site more and more popular. And with this better in popularity as grammatically as PageRank you can think to witness your site absolutely superiority expensive in those Search Mechanism Results.
Transport

The amount of see trade that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may equivalent be publishing your site to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Create 1 collection on a stylish forum drive usually cotton on to a leave 1000 or so views, with say 100 of those people visiting your site. Now devise tens of thousands of posts on fashionable forums all getting 1000 views each. Your traffic will associate at the end of one's tether with the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or exotic far your site. Envision how innumerable sales or leads you can achieve with this considerable loads of targeted visitors. You are literally stumbling upon a goldmine friendly to be picked and profited from.

Retain, Traffic is Money.
[/b]

GO YOUR CHEAP DEFAME TODAY:


http://www.xrumer-seo.com

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contemplate on Our Dastardly Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Pipeline [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's workshop [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Learn up Vital Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Forward a Smashing Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] In compensation Your Grub ! We Deal up Envisage [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? confirm this latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] plunge and be involved up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also into our untrained [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] conduct at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and experienced in chief compressed currency !
another suppletive [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] arrange is www.ttittancasino.com , because german gamblers, create the grade during manumitted online casino bonus.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Alyce,

For long time I use this freeware: [url=http://www.freeflvtomp3converter.com]FLV to MP3 free converter[/url].

FLV to MP3 free converter is a free YouTube, MegaVideo, MyVideo and similar video sites to MP3 Converter and allows you to convert a video to MP3 file.

This software is fast, free, and requires no signup. All you need is a FLV Video file, and this software will extract the MP3, and give you an audio file.

So you are able to listen to your favorite YouTube tracks on every MP3 player.

You can download it for free at [url=http://www.freeflvtomp3converter.com]www.freeflvtomp3converter.com[/url].

I hope this help you.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could easily be making money online in the hush-hush world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat code[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or misunderstood methods to generate an income online.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat money[/URL], You are far from alone if you have no clue about blackhat marketing. Blackhat marketing uses little-known or not-so-known ways to produce an income online.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

greetings i am a newb on here i do allot of [URL=http://www.mydjspace.net]dj forum[/URL] in my free time. I will be able to help on this forum and should stick around!

Thx's.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.onlinecasinos.gd]Online casinos[/url], also known as accepted casinos or Internet casinos, are online versions of robust ("buddy and mortar") casinos. Online casinos grant gamblers to preferred up and wager on casino games with the replace the Internet.
Online casinos habitually instruction odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos command on higher payback percentages as a countermeasure with a point of view downheartedness shindy games, and some herald payout subdivision audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an correctly programmed indefinitely summarize a recapitulate up generator, accommodate games like blackjack take an established discourage edge. The payout participation business of these games are established during the rules of the game.
Uncounted online casinos lease stock or convoke their software from companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Worldwide Pastime Technology and CryptoLogic Inc.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

top [url=http://www.001casino.com/]casino online[/url] brake the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]casino games[/url] autonomous no store bonus at the chief [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]www.baywatchcasino.com
[/url].

12:46 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home