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Immigration Bill zombie can’t find enough brains to eat
Posted by: Billy Hollis on Thursday, June 28, 2007

After being raised from the dead last week and searching for new brains to devour all week, the immigration bill in the Senate just went down to defeat on cloture. It wasn't even close. Everyone is swearing that it’s really dead now. Apparently shutting down the Senate's phone system via overload made an impression on a few wavering Senators, because the vote was expected to be much closer than that.

Of course, they told us it was dead before. But this time, the proponents may have pulled everything possible out of their bag of tricks, and still lost big. So it might really be dead.

Being the distrustful skeptic that I am, I’ll only believe it completely when this Congress is replaced in early 2009. But the chances look pretty good that it’s dead until at least next year. And going into fall elections next year, with the current GOP frontrunner being out against the bill, would probably be a bad time to be trying it again.

I’m not getting into the minutia of the bill this time. No point, because they have been pored over incessantly for weeks. I just hope this is the last "obituary" I have to write for it.

*** Update 10:40 AM CST ***

Noticing that the original headline ("Zombie Immigration Bill can’t find enough brains to eat") could be ambiguous, I changed the word order. I didn't mean to imply that we have a problem with zombie immigrants...
 
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I didn’t mean to imply that we have a problem with zombie immigrants...
Phew!!! That’s a load of my shoulders. Otherwise I’d have to go buy a couple cases worth of 12 gauge ammo...

The thing about my lack of enthusiasm about the bill isn’t so much the contents, as the lack of any trust that they’ll implement the security parts of the bill soon enough, or well enough.
 
Written By: keith_indy
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
THE BILL IS DEAD!

Final tally? 53 NAY votes for ending debate!

Thank sweet jesus.

Now we have to throw ourselves into the task of ejecting EVERY Yea vote. Public opinion was VASTLY against this bill... It should be easy enough...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
I am absolutely certain that the proponents of comprehensive immigration reform, especially our President, will take this as an opportunity to convince us that they are really trustworthy by such confidence building measures as seriously enforcing our current immigration laws.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
Tim, have you taken a blow to the head recently?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Tim, have you taken a blow to the head recently?
Or been around any hungry zombies?
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
God knows people like Francis would be safe around zombies...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Well of course it can’t find enough brains to eat, Billy. It’s in Washington, DC.
 
Written By: Dave Schuler
URL: http://www.theglitteringeye.com
Why doesn’t someone propose a "comprehensive" (i.e., amnesty) bill where the comprehensive doesn’t kick in until 3 years after 700 miles of fence is erected and we have a decent mechanism of "workplace enforcement"? It would all be packed into 1 bill! Wa-la!

Then McCain and Kennedy can have their comprehensiveness and the rest of the country can have the secure borders they demanded.
 
Written By: Nuclear
URL: http://
The importance of the /sarcasm tag, tim, cannot be overstressed.
 
Written By: Achillea
URL: http://
Why doesn’t someone propose a "comprehensive" (i.e., amnesty) bill where the comprehensive doesn’t kick in until 3 years after 700 miles of fence is erected and we have a decent mechanism of "workplace enforcement"? It would all be packed into 1 bill! Wa-la!

Then McCain and Kennedy can have their comprehensiveness and the rest of the country can have the secure borders they demanded.
Because it would have "waivers" built into it which, if (when) exercised, would count as the "enforcement" part of it being completed.
 
Written By: The Gonzman
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Will the zombie immigrants eat the brains americans don’t want to eat?
 
Written By: shark
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I caught Hannity interviewing Voinivich yesterday and was absolutely amazed at the Senator from Ohio. He was upset that people were calling his office and telling him, telling HIM!, how they felt about the immigration bill. He said something to the effect ’if they think they can call and intimidate me...’

Hannity had him squirming, and even if you hate Hannity, it worth listening to here.
 
Written By: meagain
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The importance of the /sarcasm tag, tim, cannot be overstressed.
Well, I feel confident all the regulars got it, but as Joe can tell you, new readers sometimes might not.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
URL: http://
Great headline.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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I’m not allowed to mock Tim anymore?

What has the world come to??

And I screw up the /sarcasm every now and then... So sue me...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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"The importance of the /sarcasm tag, tim, cannot be overstressed."

Like Mr. Hollis, I think most of the folks here are people of intelligence, discernment, and taste. Such an artifice would detract from the esthetics of the thing, I believe. There should also, I think, be just a little doubt to keep people on their toes. Besides, I am too lazy.


"I’m not allowed to mock Tim anymore?"

Feel free. I am above being bothered by such triviality. Those of you who engage in such behavior lose credibility.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
"... So sue me... "

Careful, there. I know of an experienced attorney who is looking for work and is not above making a federal case out of nothing.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
*sigh*
Okay, I’ll come clean. Not using things such as a /sarcasm disclaimer give me credible deniability. I can always claim later that I was only kidding. Those of us who let emotion cloud our thought processes need every little advantage we can get. Happy now?
 
Written By: timactual
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Careful, there. I know of an experienced attorney who is looking for work and is not above making a federal case out of nothing.
I swear to god, if you call a certain DC judge, I’m kicking your ass... :)

And looking back yes, I see it was sarcasm. Obviously.

But my question to Tim would still stand as an extension of his sarcasm.

To actually believe the words he typed, many here would have to have suffered a fairly serious blow to the head...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
"Tim, have you taken a blow to the head recently?"

No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
 
Written By: timactual
URL: http://
The problem, of course, is that they chose the wrong brain. They were looking for Hans Delbrooke. They ended up with Abby somebody. Abby Normal, I think it was. Yes, I’m almost sure that was the name.

Eyegore.
 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us

 
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