Friday, February 13, 2009

House Passes Stimulus Plan

House Vote An Outrage!

No, not the stimulus plan. While I was looking for the roll call on that I found THIS:
H. Res. 110: congratulating the National Football League champion Pittsburgh Steelers for winning Super Bowl XLIII and becoming the most successful franchise in NFL history with their record 6th Super Bowl title.

What?!? Most successful franchise in NFL history?!?

The Steelers may have won all their titles in the Super Bowl Era, but before Terry Bradshaw and company there were four decades of futility in Pittsburgh. Let's look at ALL of NFL history:
Most World Championships:
Green Bay Packers, 12
Chicago Bears (booooo), 9
New York Giants, 7
Pittsburgh Steelers, 6
Dallas Cowboys, 5
San Francisco 49ers, 5
Washington Redskins, 5
Cleveland Browns, 4
Detroit Lions, 4
Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts, 4
Minnesota Vikings: 0

Vince Lombardi and Curly Lambeau are spinning in their graves.

As for the stimulus plan roll call, once again we have unanimous Republican negativity because they don't know how to do anything else, and a tiny handful of Democratic nays. Here's the changes:
No on first plan, yes on second
Allen Boyd (D-FL-02)
Jim Cooper (D-TN-05)
Brad Ellsworth (D-IN-08)
Frank Kratovil (D-MD-01)

No on both
Bobby Bright (D-AL-02)
Parker Griffith (D-AL-05)
Walt Minnick (D-ID-01)
Collin Peterson (D-MN-07)
Heath Shuler (D-NC-11)
Gene Taylor (D-MS-04)

No on first plan, Present on second
Paul Kanjorski (D-PA-11)

Yes on first plan, no on second
Pete DeFazio (D-OR)

So four Blue Dogs liked the Senate cuts enough that they came back--but that cost the vote of Pete DeFazio on the left. And Kanjorski must have been holding out waiting for that Steelers vote.

I still think Harry Reid should have made the Republicans talk it out. Now the only question left is how Judd Gregg will vote...

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