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    Default YO...Marvin...what gives in your state???

    What is the "local" scuttlebutt on this? Velly intelesting eh?

    UB

    BTW: The GOP just took control of Washington’s state Senate.

    By: Moe Lane (Diary)

    Democratic State Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon announced they would create a majority power-sharing coalition with Senate Republicans, throwing control of the chamber into question.
    While the new coalition pledged to start preparing for next month’s session, Democratic leaders who now hold a slim majority signaled they will fight the proposal.
    One wonders how, given that the existing plan has been signed off on by the entire incoming GOP state Senate Caucus. The way the deal goes: Tom and Sheldon get to be in charge. The Republicans get to control crucial committees like Ways and Means, Commerce and Labor, Health Care* – and, here’s the fun one: they get to pick the majority floor leader. That’s the person who decides which bill goes to which committee, which is another way of saying “the person who can kill or save bills.” The Democrats get… to play with the parks and beaches, of which I understand Washington state has some very nice examples.

    So, basically, nobody you care about is getting hammered on this one.

    Michael Barone
    (via Hot Air) has more, but it’s mostly his equivalent to a belly laugh at how the Democrats managed to allow their margin in the state Senate to decay to the point where two ambitious Democrats (who apparently have worked with the GOP in the past; one of them is actually a former Republican) could go Hey, the Other Side will let us be in charge and have that be a meaningful strategy.

    Presumably the Democrats will attempt to offer a better bribe… although this deal looks like the Republicans – excuse me: ‘Majority Caucus’ – thought really, really hard about how to keep their new caucus members from being tempted. It should be fascinating to see how it plays out, really.

    Moe Lane

    PS: Arlen Specter. Remember him? You should: he’s the reason why Obamacare passed. So spare me the pious tut-tutting, ye lurkers. Put another way: karma. It’s what’s for dinner.

    *Why, no, Washington state has not yet finalized its Obamacare exchange system yet. I guess that means that any bill that would formally finalize the deal would have to actually pass muster with the state Republican party.

    …Huh. Isn’t that interesting?



    PPS...This is a BTW. Could also go to our friends in Colorado.

    It all makes sense now....having gay marriage and marijuana legalized on the same day.

    Leviticus 20:13 "If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned."

    All this time, I was just interpreting it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    What is the "local" scuttlebutt on this? Velly intelesting eh?

    UB

    BTW: The GOP just took control of Washington’s state Senate.

    By: Moe Lane (Diary)

    Democratic State Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon announced they would create a majority power-sharing coalition with Senate Republicans, throwing control of the chamber into question.
    While the new coalition pledged to start preparing for next month’s session, Democratic leaders who now hold a slim majority signaled they will fight the proposal.
    One wonders how, given that the existing plan has been signed off on by the entire incoming GOP state Senate Caucus. The way the deal goes: Tom and Sheldon get to be in charge. The Republicans get to control crucial committees like Ways and Means, Commerce and Labor, Health Care* – and, here’s the fun one: they get to pick the majority floor leader. That’s the person who decides which bill goes to which committee, which is another way of saying “the person who can kill or save bills.” The Democrats get… to play with the parks and beaches, (our parks suck except for their natural beauty) of which I understand Washington state has some very nice examples.

    So, basically, nobody you care about is getting hammered on this one.

    Michael Barone
    (via Hot Air) has more, but it’s mostly his equivalent to a belly laugh at how the Democrats managed to allow their margin in the state Senate to decay to the point where two ambitious Democrats (who apparently have worked with the GOP in the past; one of them is actually a former Republican) could go Hey, the Other Side will let us be in charge and have that be a meaningful strategy.

    Presumably the Democrats will attempt to offer a better bribe… although this deal looks like the Republicans – excuse me: ‘Majority Caucus’ – thought really, really hard about how to keep their new caucus members from being tempted. It should be fascinating to see how it plays out, really.

    Moe Lane

    PS: Arlen Specter. Remember him? You should: he’s the reason why Obamacare passed. So spare me the pious tut-tutting, ye lurkers. Put another way: karma. It’s what’s for dinner.

    *Why, no, Washington state has not yet finalized its Obamacare exchange system yet. I guess that means that any bill that would formally finalize the deal would have to actually pass muster with the state Republican party.

    …Huh. Isn’t that interesting?



    PPS...This is a BTW. Could also go to our friends in Colorado.

    It all makes sense now....having gay marriage and marijuana legalized on the same day.

    Leviticus 20:13 "If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned."

    All this time, I was just interpreting it wrong.

    Rodney Tom is from Medina, one of the upscale areas by Bellevue - Bill Gates is also from Medina. Tim Sheldon is from Shelton, logger's country, & has always been an unpredictable guy. They are the somewhat old style D's, more fiscally conservative, & yes we do have a spending problem in our state. In the old days many of us crossed over to vote for someone we thought would do the job. I voted for Dixy Lee Ray, one of the smartest people to hold the chair, but still a D.

    The Liberal D's have been picking off the more conservative D's in recent elections, sometimes by politically trickery, usually by flooding the district with public employee doorbeller's. They are the only ones with a lot of free time on their hands .

    TBS, I personally am very happy to see it, the far left & the christian right have had their way all too often in this state. I would not start a small business in this state today - Tax, Spend & Regulate is their motto & the regulators are really bad .

    Seattle has become San Fran North - for some one who is used to normal, the normal of Seattle, even among the straights is much different. But they do have some folks who are very creative on the micro & food scene, fortunately most are straight.

    I no longer buy anything through Amazon after their founder thought it OK to donate a million $ to those of lifestyles I do not approve of for their campaign to get special rights. It's never about equal, it is about special.
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