SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    Who's paying for Texas lawmakers to hide in DC?
Page 1 2 3 

Moderators: Chris Orndorff, LDD
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Who's paying for Texas lawmakers to hide in DC? Login/Join 
Ammoholic
Picture of Skins2881
posted
Are Texans paying for them to abdicate their sworn duties or are they coming out of pocket to flee the state and vacation in DC?

Here's a link to one of many stories on the subject.



Jesse

Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
Posts: 18271 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Oriental Redneck
Picture of 12131
posted Hide Post
Abbott said they're going to be arrested, when they return. I don't think I'm going to hold my breath for that.


Q






 
Posts: 21527 | Location: TEXAS | Registered: September 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ammoholic
Picture of Skins2881
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by 12131:
Abbott said they're going to be arrested, when they return. I don't think I'm going to hold my breath for that.


Not arrested as in common usage. They will be escorted to the House/Senate to do their duties.



Jesse

Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
Posts: 18271 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ignored facts
still exist
posted Hide Post
Funny, the Republicans walked out of the Oregon Legislative session this year (and last year).

All you heard were the D's crying and moaning that the R's needed to come back and do their job. How the R's were being paid to do a job they were not there for. But, wait, now D's have done the same thing.

Hypocrites.

Oh, the because the R's got a huge payoff to come back, those of us who put them there get screwed by more gun control. Thanks for nothing.


.
 
Posts: 9170 | Location: The Beaver State | Registered: February 28, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I was reading on KXAN this morning and I believe that everything was paid through fundraising by the Democratic caucus. I believe they had over $100k raised to ride this out.
 
Posts: 2089 | Location: Central TX | Registered: February 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Drill Here, Drill Now
Picture of tatortodd
posted Hide Post
The Texas Douchecrats did it in 2003 and 2011 too. Both times fleeing ultimately failed and the legislation passed.



Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity

DISCLAIMER: These are the author's own personal views and do not represent the views of the author's employer.
 
Posts: 20215 | Location: N. Houston, TX | Registered: November 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Fourth line skater
Picture of goose5
posted Hide Post
This isn't the first time Texas Dems have pulled this. States that have this problem should make a law that if you abandon your seat in this fashion to avoid a vote the governor gets to replace that member permanently. Wonder if that would pass constitutional muster.


_________________________
OH, Bonnie McMurray!
 
Posts: 6272 | Location: Pueblo, CO | Registered: July 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of btgoanna
posted Hide Post
What I don't understand is that they do this to avoid a caucus, so the legislation can't get voted on.
Why doesn't it simply take their self imposed absence as an Automatic NO vote , and if the Republicans have enough votes ,then the legislation get passed ,despite their childish antics.



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
 
Posts: 786 | Location: Central Texas | Registered: November 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
The idea of a quorum seems perfectly reasonable to me. To protect against the couple of crazies calling a session in the middle of the night and going off the reservation. This is the downside of that. As I understand Texas law they can't really avoid the vote ultimately as they can call sessions repeatedly. In some States you might be able to run out the clock.
But the solution to this is ultimately to elect enough of the party in charge that its a non issue.


“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
 
Posts: 9628 | Registered: October 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by radioman:
Funny, the Republicans walked out of the Oregon Legislative session this year (and last year).

All you heard were the D's crying and moaning that the R's needed to come back and do their job. How the R's were being paid to do a job they were not there for. But, wait, now D's have done the same thing.

Hypocrites.

Oh, the because the R's got a huge payoff to come back, those of us who put them there get screwed by more gun control. Thanks for nothing.


The Oregon R's were just taking a page from the D's playbook. It's a tactic the D's have been using in various state legislatures for years, and were first to do so, but the R's don't do this as often as the D's.

People complain about how the R's get rolled all the time because they play by the rules and the D's don't. When the R's do this it's showing the goose that the gander can do the same. If the D's would stop this childishness, the R's would too.




 
Posts: 4489 | Location: Arkansas | Registered: September 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ammoholic
Picture of Skins2881
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by marksman41:
quote:
Originally posted by radioman:
Funny, the Republicans walked out of the Oregon Legislative session this year (and last year).

All you heard were the D's crying and moaning that the R's needed to come back and do their job. How the R's were being paid to do a job they were not there for. But, wait, now D's have done the same thing.

Hypocrites.

Oh, the because the R's got a huge payoff to come back, those of us who put them there get screwed by more gun control. Thanks for nothing.


The Oregon R's were just taking a page from the D's playbook. It's a tactic the D's have been using in various state legislatures for years, and were first to do so, but the R's don't do this as often as the D's.

People complain about how the R's get rolled all the time because they play by the rules and the D's don't. When the R's do this it's showing the goose that the gander can do the same. If the D's would stop this childishness, the R's would too.


Problem is the MSM will condemn R's for breaking decorum while praising the D's for being so brave for fighting back against evil R's. The media fully and unconditionally supports the D's. How do you combat that?



Jesse

Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
Posts: 18271 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Corgis Rock
Picture of Icabod
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Skins2881:
quote:
Originally posted by:


Not arrested as in common usage. They will be escorted to the House/Senate to do their duties.


“Escorted” in orange jumpsuits, bracelets and chained together. Brought in via prison vans and perp walked in front of the media.



“ The work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating; the work of creation is slow, laborious and dull.
 
Posts: 5945 | Location: Outside Seattle | Registered: November 29, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ammoholic
Picture of Skins2881
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Icabod:
quote:
Originally posted by Skins2881:
quote:
Originally posted by:


Not arrested as in common usage. They will be escorted to the House/Senate to do their duties.


“Escorted” in orange jumpsuits, bracelets and chained together. Brought in via prison vans and perp walked in front of the media.


Are you joking or serious?



Jesse

Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
Posts: 18271 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ignored facts
still exist
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Skins2881:
quote:
Originally posted by marksman41:
quote:
Originally posted by radioman:
Funny, the Republicans walked out of the Oregon Legislative session this year (and last year).

All you heard were the D's crying and moaning that the R's needed to come back and do their job. How the R's were being paid to do a job they were not there for. But, wait, now D's have done the same thing.

Hypocrites.

Oh, the because the R's got a huge payoff to come back, those of us who put them there get screwed by more gun control. Thanks for nothing.


The Oregon R's were just taking a page from the D's playbook. It's a tactic the D's have been using in various state legislatures for years, and were first to do so, but the R's don't do this as often as the D's.

People complain about how the R's get rolled all the time because they play by the rules and the D's don't. When the R's do this it's showing the goose that the gander can do the same. If the D's would stop this childishness, the R's would too.


Problem is the MSM will condemn R's for breaking decorum while praising the D's for being so brave for fighting back against evil R's. The media fully and unconditionally supports the D's. How do you combat that?


exactly the problem. During the R walkout in Oregon, every D you could think of in the state was talking about how important work won't get funded because the R's walked out. Children would be hurt the most, etc. All a big show.


.
 
Posts: 9170 | Location: The Beaver State | Registered: February 28, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Muzzle flash
aficionado
Picture of flashguy
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Skins2881:
quote:
Originally posted by marksman41:
quote:
Originally posted by radioman:
Funny, the Republicans walked out of the Oregon Legislative session this year (and last year).

All you heard were the D's crying and moaning that the R's needed to come back and do their job. How the R's were being paid to do a job they were not there for. But, wait, now D's have done the same thing.

Hypocrites.

Oh, the because the R's got a huge payoff to come back, those of us who put them there get screwed by more gun control. Thanks for nothing.


The Oregon R's were just taking a page from the D's playbook. It's a tactic the D's have been using in various state legislatures for years, and were first to do so, but the R's don't do this as often as the D's.

People complain about how the R's get rolled all the time because they play by the rules and the D's don't. When the R's do this it's showing the goose that the gander can do the same. If the D's would stop this childishness, the R's would too.


Problem is the MSM will condemn R's for breaking decorum while praising the D's for being so brave for fighting back against evil R's. The media fully and unconditionally supports the D's. How do you combat that?
Make a few Editors disappear?

flashguy




Texan by choice, not accident of birth
 
Posts: 25470 | Location: Dallas, TX | Registered: May 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Glorious SPAM!
Picture of mbinky
posted Hide Post
quote:
Problem is the MSM will condemn R's for breaking decorum while praising the D's for being so brave for fighting back against evil R's. The media fully and unconditionally supports the D's. How do you combat that?


Problem is the R's care about what the MSM says. They need to stop trying to please the people who hate them and start trying to please the people who voted them into office.

quote:
“Escorted” in orange jumpsuits, bracelets and chained together. Brought in via prison vans and perp walked in front of the media.


 
Posts: 10012 | Registered: June 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Ignored facts
still exist
posted Hide Post
dang... simply amazing...

Somehow the D's see the walkout as justified this time But when the R's did it in Oregon, they were "not doing their jobs"

I am without words.

stolen from political cartoon section...


.
 
Posts: 9170 | Location: The Beaver State | Registered: February 28, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Bolt Thrower
Picture of Voshterkoff
posted Hide Post
https://amp.statesman.com/amp/...tter_impression=true

quote:
3 Texas Democrats test positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C.


Oh no, I hope they weren’t all in close contact, sharing air, and not wearing masks, that would be awful!
 
Posts: 9200 | Location: Woodinville, WA | Registered: March 30, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Democrats in Wisconsin did the same thing several years back, hiding out in Illinois

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2...ing-out-in-illinois/
 
Posts: 11609 | Location: Wine Country | Registered: September 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
safe & sound
Picture of a1abdj
posted Hide Post
quote:
Oh no, I hope they weren’t all in close contact, sharing air, and not wearing masks, that would be awful!



As a matter of fact......





And how is it that all of these vaccinated people are getting the vid?


________________________



www.zykansafe.com
 
Posts: 14760 | Location: St. Charles, MO, USA | Registered: September 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2 3  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    Who's paying for Texas lawmakers to hide in DC?

© SIGforum 2021