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Thursday, May 15, 2003

 

If you can't beat 'em...run away and hide


Whiny Texas Democrats have fled the state rather than lose a vote on a new redistricting plan out forth by Texas House Republicans. Texas law requires a quorum of at least 100 of 150 members to do business. Fifty-one Democrats went to Oklahoma in a deliberate attempt to thwart a quorum - an act which is illegal under Texas House Rules and could result in jail time:

From Rule 5 of the Texas House of Representatives:
Section 8. Securing A Quorum - When a call of the house is
moved for one of the above purposes and seconded by 15 members (of
whom the speaker may be one) and ordered by a majority vote, the main
entrance to the hall and all other doors leading out of the hall shall be
locked and no member permitted to leave the house without the written
permission of the speaker. The names of members present shall be
recorded. All absentees for whom no sufficient excuse is made may, by
order of a majority of those present, be sent for and arrested, wherever they
may be found
, by the sergeant-at-arms or an officer appointed by the
sergeant-at-arms for that purpose, and their attendance shall be secured and
retained. The house shall determine on what conditions they shall be
discharged. Members who voluntarily appear shall, unless the house
otherwise directs, be immediately admitted to the hall of the house and shall
report their names to the clerk to be entered in the journal as present.


The Texas legislature should simply wait until these whiny babies return to Texas, then throw them all in the slammer for a few days. Then they should have the sergeant-at-arms march their butts straight to the Texas State House and force the vote.

More evidence that Democrats are selfish, whiny brats who can't take losing.

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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