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“Anyone who clings to the historically untrue -- and thoroughly immoral -- doctrine that 'violence never solves anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms”     Robert A. Heinlein,    Starship Troopers

October 31, 2007

Jeff Flake On Earmark Reform

by Doug Mataconis

Via Andrew Roth

Interesting, just as Flake calls for an Earmark moratorium, he gets cut off.

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  1. Jeff Flake makes me proud to be an Arizonan.

    Comment by Nick M. — October 31, 2007 @ 10:09 pm
  2. This is a silly posting. He doesn’t get “cut off” – his time expires. Specific amounts of time are allotted to each party’s leaders and that time is divided among those who wish to speak. Exact amounts of time are yielded by party leaders, and when that time expires, the speaker shuts his hole. Rules like this are absolutely essential to keep a 435 member body in order.

    Comment by Brian T. Traylor — November 1, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    Hmmmm? That would be a good ticket.

    Comment by Chris Kachouroff — November 1, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

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