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38 senators voted against english language
« on: July 25, 2006, 05:53:43 PM »



 


 
 
 

 

38 SENATORS VOTED TODAY AGAINST MAKING ENGLISH THE  OFFICIAL  LANGUAGE OF AMERICA.

 

 

HERE THEY ARE.   


  Akaka (D-HI)
  Bayh (D-IN)
  Biden (D-DE)
  Bingaman (D-NM)
  Boxer (D-CA)
  Cantwell (D-WA)
  Clinton (D-NY)
  Dayton (D-MN)
 Dodd (D-CT)
  Domenici (R-NM)
  Durbin (D-IL)
  Feingold (D-WI)
  Feinstein (D-CA)
  Harkin (D-IA)
  Inouye (D-HI)
 Jeffords (I-VT)
  Kennedy (D-MA)
  Kerry (D-MA)
  Kohl (D-WI)
  Lautenberg (D-NJ)
  Leahy (D-VT)
  Levin (D-MI)
  Lieberman (D-CT)
  Menendez (D-NJ)
  Mikulski (D-MD)
  Murray (D-WA)
  Obama (D-IL)
  Reed (D-RI)
  Reid (D-NV)
  Salazar (D-CO)
  Sarbanes (D-MD)
  Schumer (D-NY)
  Stabenow (D-MI)
  Wyden (D-OR)

 

REMEMBER THIS  THE DAY YOU VOTE.

 

PLEASE PASS THIS ON

 
 
 
 
 
 

 



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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 06:54:11 PM »
I tend to pass on information more readily if it contains a citation giving its origin...

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 08:32:13 PM »
I like the way you think, Surfer.  "Guest" should change his/her handle to "Van Winkle" as the actual vote took place on May 18th of this year.  Also, the list above only contains 35 names, not 38.  Three senators did not vote.  Please see the link below for details:

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00131

Anyone else got some breaking news?
« Last Edit: July 25, 2006, 09:02:23 PM by Jack Aubrey »

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 10:22:34 PM »
i saw a cartoon this month of st peter welcoming two senators at the pearly gates, saying, "i'm sorry but the official language of heaven is aramaic." 

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 10:45:52 PM »
I doubt that the senators who voted against that bill will ever see the Pearly Gates.

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 05:53:10 AM »
I am so proud of the democratic party in this country. And they wonder why the can't win an election.

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 09:24:46 AM »
The democrats seem to do pretty well locally. 

Look for bilingual Republican yard signs in the next election.

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 12:32:05 PM »
Only bilingual?

That's so limiting -- there are many more languages than two...what two would the Repubs pick, anyway? Seems like multilingual is the way to go!

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 01:14:29 PM »
what two would the Repubs pick, anyway?

As I'm proficient in multiple foreign languages, one might call me a cunning linguist.  I suspect the two languages of choice for Georgetown would be English and Spanish.  Until we get a major influx of displaced Palestinians or Chinamen, Arabic and Mandarin signs will not help win elections.

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 01:59:03 PM »
oooh, that's an old joke i used to use in graduate school 30+ years ago (and still can be coaxed to use on select occasions).  uptight georgetonians will probably prefer to call you a polyglot (if they have a dictionary present).  as for language skills in general, what exactly are the parameters of the current administration???
i think all school children should be taught competency in a second language . . . . even though it might be more realistic to require competency in english, where, from my experience with the horry & georgetown school systems, there remain some deficiencies.

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Re: 38 senators voted against english language
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 02:27:52 PM »
I find Council members Barber and Scoville to be effective speakers, but the others and the Mayor have some work to do honing their skills.  I'm not saying they're not effective leaders (save that for another thread), just not very good public speakers.  That's just my opinion.  Lacking confidence, I'm a nervous wreck in front of crowds.