View Full Version : Tort Reform, Bankruptcy Reform, ANWR Drilling...Can Anything Stop the GOP Juggernaut?

03-17-2005, 12:41 AM
I figure that subject title will get a few responses...



03-17-2005, 12:42 AM
Pretty soon the Dems won't even be able to filibuster judicial nominations...of course they're already acting like the rules change was passed so why not do it at this point?

03-17-2005, 09:15 AM
But...but...I thought Bush didn't recieve a <i>mandate</i> to implement his policies? :shrug:

03-17-2005, 09:18 AM

03-17-2005, 09:22 AM

Radar Chief
03-17-2005, 09:27 AM

Baby Lee
03-17-2005, 09:32 AM

03-17-2005, 09:40 AM
Predestinarianism. (This is fun!!!)

03-17-2005, 09:49 AM
Defenestration :evil:

Joe Seahawk
03-17-2005, 10:00 AM

Chief Henry
03-17-2005, 10:04 AM
...but but but Bush Lied and Terrorist died, right ?

Radar Chief
03-17-2005, 10:06 AM
Defenestration :evil:

Ok, Iíll admit it. I looked that one up.

Main Entry: de∑fen∑es∑tra∑tion
Pronunciation: (")dE-"fe-n&-'strA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window
: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
- de∑fen∑es∑trate /(")dE-'fe-n&-"strAt/ transitive verb

Baby Lee
03-17-2005, 10:07 AM

03-17-2005, 10:09 AM
At least they have some semblance of an agenda, an agenda beyond attempting to block everything the other party does, anyway.

Baby Lee
03-17-2005, 10:10 AM
Ok, Iíll admit it. I looked that one up.
The preferred method of Czech assassination of political leaders.

Two incidents in the history of Bohemia, and a further one in the history of Czechoslovakia are known as the Defenestrations of Prague, the first in 1419 and the second in 1618 (though the second is generally considered The Defenestration of Prague). Both helped to trigger prolonged conflict within Bohemia and beyond. (A defenestration is an act of throwing someone out of a window.)

The First Defenestration of Prague involved the killing of seven members of the hostile city council by a crowd of radical Czech Hussites on July 30, 1419. The prolonged Hussite Wars broke out shortly afterward, lasting until 1436.

The Second Defenestration of Prague was an event central to the initiation of the Thirty Years' War in 1618. The Bohemian aristocracy was effectively in revolt following the election of Ferdinand, Duke of Styria and a Catholic zealot, to rule the Holy Roman Empire, which included Bohemia. In 1617, Roman Catholic officials ordered the construction of some Protestant chapels to cease, thus violating the right of freedom of religious expression as granted in the Majestštsbrief (Letter of Majesty) that had been issued by Emperor Rudolf II in 1609. At Prague Castle on May 23, 1618, an assembly of Protestants tried two Imperial governors (William Slavata and Jaroslav Martinic) for violating the Letter of Majesty, found them guilty and threw them, together with their scribe (Fabricius), out of the castle windows; they landed in some manure, and none was seriously injured.

A third "defenestration" occurred on March 10, 1948, when Czechoslovak Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk, the country's only remaining non-socialist minister, was found dead under the bathroom window of the Foreign Ministry building in Prague following the establishment of a clearly Communist-dominated government a month earlier. Speculation over the cause of his death continues to this day, though no evidence has been found to either incriminate or exculpate the regime.

Radar Chief
03-17-2005, 10:20 AM
The preferred method of Czech assassination of political leaders.

I didnít know that. Thanks BL. :thumb: