Please Raise Your Hand and Swear .... to the TV ?

  • GQjock

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    Jan 08, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    LOL ........ not even a week yet and the republican clown crew is already in rare form

    On the same day the republicans read OUT LOUD the Constitution of the United States in the House Chamber
    There was the swearing in Ceremony of the House members
    where it is written in the ethics code that you ARE NOT a legislator unless you are duly sworn in Article 6 of the Constitution
    everybody was there ........................................ except two dudes
    who forgot to be there..............................?
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas)incumbent
    Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) new dude
    And where were they that they had to miss being sworn in?
    Were they preventing a little old lady from being mugged on the Capitol steps? ....... no
    Were they perfecting a liquor that would cure cancer ...... no

    They were at a Fundraiser in the Capitol Visitor Center

    But that's OK ....... they said that they saw it on the Television Monitor ..................... And RAISED THEIR HANDS at the TV icon_rolleyes.gif

    But there's more

    There's a wee bit of a law that you can't have any Fund raising activities on Capitol grounds

    Also ...........
    after they RAISED THEIR HANDS at the TV they had voted on legislation
    (But they weren't sworn in yet)
    Except that they RAISED THEIR HANDS at the TV

    SO .......

    Government Update: House Nullifies Votes of Two GOP Reps. Who Skipped Swearing-In
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans had to correct a first-week gaffe by nullifying the votes of two of their members that were cast before they were sworn in.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/update-house-nullifies-votes-of-two-gop-reps-who-skipped-swearing-in/

    and .....

    “House rooms and offices are not to be used for events that are campaign or political in nature, such as a meeting on campaign strategy, or a reception for campaign contributors,” according to the House Ethics Manual.

    The Ethics Manual identifies an exception — “when a Member is sworn in, the Member may hold a ‘swearing-in’ reception in a House office building that is paid for with campaign funds” — but the event was a fundraiser, not merely a simple “swearing-in” ceremony.
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    Jan 08, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    With that said, I'll draft the new pledge of allegiance for them:

    I pledge apocryphal allegiance to the flag which I cannot see right now because I'm busy. And to the Republicans who aren't standing like me because I'm busy right now, one man under the impression that this job isn't important, invisible to my actual swearing ceremony because again I'M BUSY RIGHT NOW PEOPLE, but I can see it from the TV screen so I don't know what the fuss is after all.

    *applause needed*
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    Jan 08, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidWith that said, I'll draft the new pledge of allegiance for them:

    I pledge apocryphal allegiance to the flag which I cannot see right now because I'm busy. And to the Republicans who aren't standing like me because I'm busy right now, one man under the impression that this job isn't important, invisible to my actual swearing ceremony because again I'M BUSY RIGHT NOW PEOPLE, but I can see it from the TV screen so I don't know what the fuss is after all.

    *applause needed*




    VERY GOOD !!! I APPLAUD !!!!
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    Jan 08, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    This is being called Oath-Gate. Naturally with Republicans controlling Congress nothing will come of it.

    And there's the rather elegant question: if they weren't really members of Congress yet because of missing their own swearing-in, was their having a political fundraiser on Capitol grounds a violation over which the House Ethics Committee would have any jurisdiction?

    Sessions was the incumbent, but I'm not sure when his tenure from the previous Congress actually ended. The freshman member of Congress was of course not yet a Congressman. And their subsequent votes in the first session of Congress were apparently nullified, with Sessions actually chairing a committee hearing before it was revealed he really wasn't a member of Congress at that point! Too funny!
  • Webster666

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    Jan 08, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    The next 2 years should be non stop hilarity as these Teabagger Republican clowns (as well as the entrenched geriatric Republican clowns) provide an endless supply of comedy material. Add to that, Crybaby Boehner and his "my gavel is bigger than your gavel," and it should be extremely entertaining. They won't get anything done, but that could save us trillions of dollars.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 08, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    I love me my Weiner icon_cool.gif

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