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Politicians That Voted on a Bill They Never Read

Below is a complete list of all the votes for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Economic Stimulus) that is being signed into law.  I hope that you can look up your Senators and your Representative and see how they voted on this 1,434 page bill that nobody read – yes, NOBODY.

This is appalling. Not only did they not read it, many of them went against their constituents desires. I’ve yet to see a report from anywhere that says that any member of Congress had their constituents want this package. I know at the time I got the facts below on, it was 120 ayes and 618 nays of people that visited the site.

I hope you think this is bullshit. I hope that if you have anyone that voted aye on this that is representing you that you vote them out, or at the very least tell them that you are pissed off. No politician should put such a bill through without reading it.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Shit list Republicans:

Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA] Aye

Outstanding Democrats:

Rep. Bobby Bright [D, AL-2] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Parker Griffith [D, AL-5] Nay
Rep. Walter Minnick [D, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Nay
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Nay
Rep. Gene Taylor [D, MS-4] Nay

House (House Roll Call #70):

Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D, HI-1] Aye
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5] Aye
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4] Nay
Rep. John Adler [D, NJ-3] Aye
Rep. W. Akin [R, MO-2] Nay
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5] Nay
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4] Aye
Rep. Robert Andrews [D, NJ-1] Aye
Rep. Michael Arcuri [D, NY-24] Aye
Rep. Steve Austria [R, OH-7] Nay
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43] Aye
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] Nay
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] Nay
Rep. Brian Baird [D, WA-3] Aye
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Aye
Rep. James Barrett [R, SC-3] Nay
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] Aye
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6] Nay
Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6] Nay
Rep. Melissa Bean [D, IL-8] Aye
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] Aye
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] Aye
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] Aye
Rep. Robert Berry [D, AR-1] Aye
Rep. Judy Biggert [R, IL-13] Nay
Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50] Nay
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9] Nay
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2] Aye
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] Aye
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1] Nay
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] Nay
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] Aye
Rep. Roy Blunt [R, MO-7] Nay
Rep. John Boccieri [D, OH-16] Aye
Rep. John Boehner [R, OH-8] Nay
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1] Nay
Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] Nay
Rep. John Boozman [R, AR-3] Nay
Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2] Aye
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3] Aye
Rep. Frederick Boucher [D, VA-9] Aye
Rep. Charles Boustany [R, LA-7] Nay
Rep. Allen Boyd [D, FL-2] Aye
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1] Aye
Rep. Kevin Brady [R, TX-8] Nay
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] Aye
Rep. Bobby Bright [D, AL-2] Nay
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10] Nay
Rep. Henry Brown [R, SC-1] Nay
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] Aye
Rep. Virginia Brown-Waite [R, FL-5] Nay
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R, FL-13] Nay
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26] Nay
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] Nay
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1] Aye
Rep. Stephen Buyer [R, IN-4] Nay
Rep. Ken Calvert [R, CA-44] Nay
Rep. David Camp [R, MI-4] Nay
Rep. John Campbell [R, CA-48] Abstain
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] Nay
Rep. Anh Cao [R, LA-2] Nay
Rep. Shelley Capito [R, WV-2] Nay
Rep. Lois Capps [D, CA-23] Aye
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] Aye
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18] Aye
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3] Aye
Rep. Christopher Carney [D, PA-10] Aye
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7] Aye
Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31] Nay
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6] Nay
Rep. Michael Castle [R, DE-0] Nay
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11] Aye
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3] Nay
Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6] Aye
Rep. Travis Childers [D, MS-1] Aye
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11] Aye
Rep. William Clay [D, MO-1] Aye
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5] Aye
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] Abstain
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6] Nay
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6] Nay
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9] Aye
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4] Nay
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11] Nay
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11] Aye
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] Aye
Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5] Aye
Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20] Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] Aye
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] Aye
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R, FL-4] Nay
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7] Aye
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28] Aye
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7] Nay
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7] Aye
Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper [D, PA-3] Aye
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4] Nay
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7] Aye
Rep. Lincoln Davis [D, TN-4] Aye
Rep. Susan Davis [D, CA-53] Aye
Rep. Artur Davis [D, AL-7] Aye
Rep. Nathan Deal [R, GA-9] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1] Aye
Rep. William Delahunt [D, MA-10] Aye
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] Nay
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-25] Nay
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart [R, FL-21] Nay
Rep. Norman Dicks [D, WA-6] Aye
Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15] Aye
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] Aye
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] Aye
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14] Aye
Rep. David Dreier [R, CA-26] Nay
Rep. Steve Driehaus [D, OH-1] Aye
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2] Nay
Rep. Thomas Edwards [D, TX-17] Aye
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4] Aye
Rep. Vernon Ehlers [R, MI-3] Nay
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5] Aye
Rep. Brad Ellsworth [D, IN-8] Aye
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R, MO-8] Nay
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17] Aye
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14] Aye
Rep. Bob Etheridge [D, NC-2] Aye
Rep. Mary Fallin [R, OK-5] Nay
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17] Aye
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2] Aye
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51] Aye
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6] Nay
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4] Nay
Rep. James Forbes [R, VA-4] Nay
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R, NE-1] Nay
Rep. Bill Foster [D, IL-14] Aye
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5] Nay
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4] Aye
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2] Nay
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R, NJ-11] Nay
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11] Aye
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24] Nay
Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5] Nay
Rep. Jim Gerlach [R, PA-6] Nay
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] Aye
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11] Nay
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1] Nay
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D, TX-20] Aye
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6] Nay
Rep. Barton Gordon [D, TN-6] Aye
Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12] Nay
Rep. Samuel Graves [R, MO-6] Nay
Rep. Alan Grayson [D, FL-8] Aye
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9] Aye
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29] Aye
Rep. Parker Griffith [D, AL-5] Nay
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7] Aye
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2] Nay
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4] Aye
Rep. John Hall [D, NY-19] Aye
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] Nay
Rep. Deborah Halvorson [D, IL-11] Aye
Rep. Phil Hare [D, IL-17] Aye
Rep. Jane Harman [D, CA-36] Aye
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3] Nay
Rep. Doc Hastings [R, WA-4] Nay
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23] Aye
Rep. Martin Heinrich [D, NM-1] Aye
Rep. Dean Heller [R, NV-2] Nay
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5] Nay
Rep. Walter Herger [R, CA-2] Nay
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin [D, SD-0] Aye
Rep. Brian Higgins [D, NY-27] Aye
Rep. Baron Hill [D, IN-9] Aye
Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4] Aye
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22] Aye
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D, TX-15] Aye
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2] Aye
Rep. Paul Hodes [D, NH-2] Aye
Rep. Peter Hoekstra [R, MI-2] Nay
Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17] Aye
Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12] Aye
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15] Aye
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] Aye
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52] Nay
Rep. Bob Inglis [R, SC-4] Nay
Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2] Aye
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49] Nay
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2] Aye
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18] Aye
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R, KS-2] Nay
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30] Aye
Rep. Timothy Johnson [R, IL-15] Nay
Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3] Nay
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] Aye
Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3] Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4] Nay
Rep. Steve Kagen [D, WI-8] Aye
Rep. Paul Kanjorski [D, PA-11] Aye
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9] Aye
Rep. Patrick Kennedy [D, RI-1] Aye
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5] Aye
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick [D, MI-13] Aye
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy [D, OH-15] Aye
Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5] Nay
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3] Nay
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1] Nay
Rep. Mark Kirk [R, IL-10] Nay
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D, AZ-1] Aye
Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8] Aye
Rep. Ron Klein [D, FL-22] Aye
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] Nay
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas [D, FL-24] Aye
Rep. Frank Kratovil [D, MD-1] Aye
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10] Aye
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5] Nay
Rep. Leonard Lance [R, NJ-7] Nay
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2] Aye
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2] Aye
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1] Aye
Rep. Thomas Latham [R, IA-4] Nay
Rep. Steven LaTourette [R, OH-14] Nay
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5] Nay
Rep. Christopher Lee [R, NY-26] Abstain
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] Aye
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12] Aye
Rep. Jerry Lewis [R, CA-41] Nay
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5] Aye
Rep. John Linder [R, GA-7] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] Present
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] Nay
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2] Aye
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16] Aye
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18] Aye
Rep. Frank Lucas [R, OK-3] Nay
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO-9] Nay
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3] Aye
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3] Nay
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D, MA-9] Aye
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14] Nay
Rep. Daniel Maffei [D, NY-25] Aye
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14] Aye
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R, IL-16] Nay
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24] Nay
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7] Aye
Rep. Betsy Markey [D, CO-4] Aye
Rep. James Marshall [D, GA-8] Aye
Rep. Eric Massa [D, NY-29] Aye
Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2] Aye
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5] Aye
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4] Aye
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R, CA-22] Nay
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] Nay
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4] Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4] Aye
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] Nay
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7] Aye
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3] Aye
Rep. Patrick Mchenry [R, NC-10] Nay
Rep. John McHugh [R, NY-23] Nay
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7] Aye
Rep. Howard McKeon [R, CA-25] Nay
Rep. Michael McMahon [D, NY-13] Aye
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R, WA-5] Nay
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D, CA-11] Aye
Rep. Kendrick Meek [D, FL-17] Aye
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6] Aye
Rep. Charles Melancon [D, LA-3] Aye
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] Nay
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] Aye
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1] Nay
Rep. Gary Miller [R, CA-42] Nay
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10] Nay
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] Aye
Rep. R. Miller [D, NC-13] Aye
Rep. Walter Minnick [D, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Harry Mitchell [D, AZ-5] Aye
Rep. Alan Mollohan [D, WV-1] Aye
Rep. Dennis Moore [D, KS-3] Aye
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Aye
Rep. Jerry Moran [R, KS-1] Nay
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8] Aye
Rep. Tim Murphy [R, PA-18] Nay
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5] Aye
Rep. Patrick Murphy [D, PA-8] Aye
Rep. John Murtha [D, PA-12] Aye
Rep. Sue Myrick [R, NC-9] Nay
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] Aye
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38] Aye
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2] Aye
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19] Nay
Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-21] Nay
Rep. Glenn Nye [D, VA-2] Aye
Rep. James Oberstar [D, MN-8] Aye
Rep. David Obey [D, WI-7] Aye
Rep. Pete Olson [R, TX-22] Nay
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1] Aye
Rep. Solomon Ortiz [D, TX-27] Aye
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] Aye
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8] Aye
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4] Aye
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14] Nay
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] Nay
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10] Aye
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] Aye
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] Nay
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7] Aye
Rep. Thomas Perriello [D, VA-5] Aye
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9] Aye
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Nay
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Nay
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] Aye
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16] Nay
Rep. Todd Platts [R, PA-19] Nay
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] Nay
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2] Aye
Rep. Earl Pomeroy [D, ND-0] Aye
Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15] Nay
Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] Nay
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4] Aye
Rep. Adam Putnam [R, FL-12] Nay
Rep. George Radanovich [R, CA-19] Nay
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] Aye
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R, MT-0] Nay
Rep. Dave Reichert [R, WA-8] Nay
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16] Aye
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37] Aye
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez [D, TX-23] Aye
Rep. David Roe [R, TN-1] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, AL-3] Nay
Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5] Nay
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46] Nay
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16] Nay
Rep. Peter Roskam [R, IL-6] Nay
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18] Nay
Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4] Aye
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9] Aye
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34] Aye
Rep. Edward Royce [R, CA-40] Nay
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D, MD-2] Aye
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] Aye
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Nay
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17] Aye
Rep. John Salazar [D, CO-3] Aye
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47] Aye
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39] Aye
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3] Aye
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1] Nay
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] Aye
Rep. Mark Schauer [D, MI-7] Aye
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29] Aye
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2] Nay
Rep. Aaron Schock [R, IL-18] Nay
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5] Aye
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] Aye
Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13] Aye
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3] Aye
Rep. F. Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Nay
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] Aye
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32] Nay
Rep. Joe Sestak [D, PA-7] Aye
Rep. John Shadegg [R, AZ-3] Nay
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D, NH-1] Aye
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] Aye
Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19] Nay
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Nay
Rep. William Shuster [R, PA-9] Nay
Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2] Nay
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13] Aye
Rep. Ike Skelton [D, MO-4] Aye
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D, NY-28] Aye
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3] Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R, NJ-4] Nay
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] Nay
Rep. Adam Smith [D, WA-9] Aye
Rep. Victor Snyder [D, AR-2] Aye
Rep. Hilda Solis [D, CA-32] Aye
Rep. Mark Souder [R, IN-3] Nay
Rep. Zachary Space [D, OH-18] Aye
Rep. Jackie Speier [D, CA-12] Aye
Rep. John Spratt [D, SC-5] Aye
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13] Aye
Rep. Clifford Stearns [R, FL-6] Nay
Rep. Bart Stupak [D, MI-1] Aye
Rep. John Sullivan [R, OK-1] Nay
Rep. Betty Sutton [D, OH-13] Aye
Rep. John Tanner [D, TN-8] Aye
Rep. Ellen Tauscher [D, CA-10] Aye
Rep. Gene Taylor [D, MS-4] Nay
Rep. Harry Teague [D, NM-2] Aye
Rep. Lee Terry [R, NE-2] Nay
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2] Aye
Rep. C. Thompson [D, CA-1] Aye
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5] Nay
Rep. William Thornberry [R, TX-13] Nay
Rep. Todd Tiahrt [R, KS-4] Nay
Rep. Patrick Tiberi [R, OH-12] Nay
Rep. John Tierney [D, MA-6] Aye
Rep. Dina Titus [D, NV-3] Aye
Rep. Paul Tonko [D, NY-21] Aye
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10] Aye
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Turner [R, OH-3] Nay
Rep. Frederick Upton [R, MI-6] Nay
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] Aye
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12] Aye
Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] Aye
Rep. Greg Walden [R, OR-2] Nay
Rep. Timothy Walz [D, MN-1] Aye
Rep. Zach Wamp [R, TN-3] Nay
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20] Aye
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35] Aye
Rep. Diane Watson [D, CA-33] Aye
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12] Aye
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Aye
Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9] Aye
Rep. Peter Welch [D, VT-0] Aye
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3] Nay
Rep. Robert Wexler [D, FL-19] Aye
Rep. Edward Whitfield [R, KY-1] Nay
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2] Nay
Rep. Charles Wilson [D, OH-6] Aye
Rep. Rob Wittman [R, VA-1] Nay
Rep. Frank Wolf [R, VA-10] Nay
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6] Aye
Rep. David Wu [D, OR-1] Aye
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3] Aye
Rep. Donald Young [R, AK-0] Nay
Rep. C. W. Young [R, FL-10] Nay

Senate (Senate Roll Call #64):

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI] Aye
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN] Nay
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] Nay
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT] Aye
Sen. Evan Bayh [D, IN] Aye
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK] Aye
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Robert Bennett [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO] Nay
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH] Aye
Sen. Samuel Brownback [R, KS] Nay
Sen. Jim Bunning [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Nay
Sen. Roland Burris [D, IL] Aye
Sen. Robert Byrd [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] Aye
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA] Nay
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK] Nay
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] Nay
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] Aye
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN] Nay
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX] Nay
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Christopher Dodd [D, CT] Aye
Sen. Byron Dorgan [D, ND] Aye
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL] Aye
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV] Nay
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Nay
Sen. Russell Feingold [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] Nay
Sen. Judd Gregg [R, NH] Nay
Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC] Aye
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA] Aye
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] Nay
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] Nay
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] Nay
Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE] Nay
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD] Aye
Sen. Edward Kaufman [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Edward Kennedy [D, MA] Abstain
Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] Aye
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN] Aye
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] Nay
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA] Aye
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] Aye
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT] Aye
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] Aye
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] Nay
Sen. Mel Martinez [R, FL] Nay
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] Nay
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] Aye
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR] Aye
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Nay
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] Aye
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] Aye
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR] Aye
Sen. John Reed [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] Aye
Sen. James Risch [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS] Nay
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT] Aye
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL] Nay
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D, NH] Aye
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] Nay
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA] Aye
Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Jon Tester [D, MT] Aye
Sen. John Thune [R, SD] Nay
Sen. Tom Udall [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Mark Udall [D, CO] Aye
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA] Nay
Sen. George Voinovich [R, OH] Nay
Sen. Mark Warner [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS] Nay
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR] Aye

Change… Congratulations…

Well, while not all is tallied, Obama is well into the lead and beyond McCain’s reach.

I would like to congratualte Obama and the DNC on running a very effective campain. All you had to do was tie McCain to Bush – rinse and repeat. I cannot fault you for taking this path as his record the record favored this line. I would have done the same thing.

I would also like to congratulate McCain and the GOP for no-backbone, no-frills, no-hardball campaign against the DNC. I truly think that you worked this election out so that it would turn out how it did. With Bush’s approval rating around 40% (or below), I think anyone with common sense would have not made the mistake of picking the one guy biding for the Republican nomination who has the most ties to the most hated President in modern history and a voting record to prove it. Anyone trying for the position on the GOP probably would have been a better pick than McCain. But, I could be wrong… after all, I am a Ron Paul supporter.

But, don’t worry McCain, you are not the loser today. No, far from – We the People are… We have voted in another politician who is far removed from mainstream America. A man who we have so many questions about and nobody had the balls to ask them and ask them until they got an answer. I guess we have 4 years to try to find out who he is now. I truly hope that we do not find out that we let a fox into the hen-house and return in 2012 to find out that not only the hens are all gone, but so is the hen-house.

Yes, the people have once again gone to the voting booth and fumbled over the “lesser of two evils.” I truly long for the day where we all realize that while there is a lesser evil, the lesser evil still is evil. We continue to vote in this manner and grumble on our way home about how politicians are so crooked. Why? Why do we insist on continuing this malicious and sadistic cycle? Why are we so afraid of standing up to these crooked politicians and saying enough is enough!

I don’t get it. But then again, I am an independent. Every election I’ve voted in, I’ve voted on who and what I thought was the best person or propositional position was. I could care less what the media said, or what my friends said. I am an individual… not a party or conditional voter. It is me and me alone who has to live with my conscience and I know that if I vote for someone that I don’t agree with instead of who I agree with, that I will feel like a tool. I don’t want to be a tool. Damn consciences… I tell ya.

I am afraid of what the next 4 years will bring. A Democratic President paired with a Democratic Senate paired with openings in the US Supreme Court. I honestly think that our Constitution will become a relic. It will no longer be our foundation, but instead a rough guideline of how to run this country. It will be interpreted and twisted into the most utilitarian and collectivist view possible.

I won’t lie, I am scared. Maybe I am over-reacting. I hope I am wrong. But, I don’t think I am.


Happy Halloween Zombie Candidates!

Yeah, this is pretty much how I feel about the current choices for the Presidency. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!


I am scared…

I think my friend said it best…

WE THE PEOPLE now own asston of homes, an insurance company and about 1 trillion in in unsecured debt.”


In other news… 50% of those surveyed say they would rather watch football with Obama than McCain (his 47%)! Awesome! (link) No… really, what the hell is wrong with people? We are more worried about who is going to watch football with us over our country’s ailments? No wonder Obama is leading – issues don’t mean s***!


The Double Standard Media

Only in America can we allow our mainstream media be so biased. I grieve, litterally, at their biasedness. It is no wonder that I stray so far and fervently from watching MSM anymore.

No, today is far from the watchdog and unbiased news that used to air. Back then, people tuned in to see the media uncover and unfurl any political blunder, regardless or what party that person belonged to. Today, media hosts and anchors (who are honored, followed, and idolized) area allowed to interject their own personal opinions, many times via logical fallacies and power-speaking.

Enter in the MTV Awards – the show that so many young people watch. And lets make any mistake about this, the young crowd is the new battleground for candidates and has proven extremely useful for Presidential hopeful Obama. So what happens during this show, the host, Russell Brand, interjects his very harsh and biased opinion of what it means to disagree and not vote for Obama. Below is his tirade.

BRAND: “Now, as a representative of the global community and a visitor from abroad, I don’t want to come across a little bit biased, but could I please ask of you people of America, to PLEASE ELECT BARACK OBAMA. Please! On behalf of the world. (Camera pans to singers Chris Brown and Britney Spears applauding and cheering.) Some people, I think they’re called racists, say that America is not ready for a black president. But I know America to be a forward-thinking country, right. Because, otherwise, you know, would you have let that retarded cowboy fellow be president for eight years?

We were very impressed. It was nice of you to let him have a go. Because in England, George Bush wouldn’t be trusted with a pair of scissors.

I am obliged by broadcasting law to show some balance in this situation, which means, uh, the Republicans might be alright. Sarah Palin. She’s a VILF! A vice president I’d like to…fumble, fondle, I dunno. I do feel a little bit sorry for her daughter, getting pregnant, poor kid. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? It’s a P.R. stunt. Come on. Be honest.

And I feel most sorry for that poor teenaged father. Boy. One minute, he’s just a teenaged lad in Alaska having joyful, unprotected sex. And the next minute: Get to the Republican convention. I think that is the best safe sex message of all time. Use a condom or become Republican! …That boy will spend the rest of his life masturbating while wearing a condom…

…New music, new president, and brand new America. And you people deserve it after eight years of Bush. I promise you, you deserve it… (emphasis mine)

This is dispicable in my opinion. It is OK to have your opinion.  But really, I could care less what you care about you stupid Brit – you can’t even vote here so buzz off. Now, this is wrong and disgusting because this is what he really said.

“Vote for Obama. Obama is a black man, and if you can’t vote for a black man, you are a racist. After all, half of you voted for a monkey, so you are just as retarded as him. Oh, and don’t mind that all of your senators voted for war, and many of them, including Obama voted to continue to fund the war they hated so much.

But Palin, well, she is just hot. She should remain that way, just some woman that has babies. There is no place for a woman in these politics. Oh and by the way, her baby isn’t real, Palin just made up a human to gain sympathy.”

I know I over exaggerated on my “reading between the lines” up there, but damn… Bullshit. I guarantee that if any right leaning station said that, they would be vilified for talking about his skin color and they would have ended their career. Look, many people don’t like Obama, not because they don’t like his skin color, but because they disagree with his policies. Let’s put it this way, if my own brother or father was running on the same political platform as Obama, I wouldn’t vote for him AND I would campaign against him. Me not liking Obama has absolutely nothing to do with his skin color and I am sure that many other people not voting for Obama are in the same boat. But forget that, we are just racist. Bullshit. And what is up with all this Palin talk and how she should just “stay home” and take care of her kids bullshit? The feminist movement strives to make is so that women do not have to choose between children and a career. So Palin comes along and says that she can raise kids, one being born with DS, and be a Vice-President at the same time. How is that not the best thing that can ever happen to feminist movement? Sheesh…. Instead we belittle her and call her child a “PR Stunt.” Again, bullshit.

I seriously don’t know how anyone can flip on the TV and say, with honesty, that the media does not lick Obama’s hairy ass and they pounce on every chance they get to slam McCain. This is bias, folks! The figure I found a week ago (but can’t refind it) is that McCain to Obama negative stories are covered by a ratio of 200:1. Holy crap… Furthermore, you see the stations always covering all the pop stars and their endorsement for Obama. It is like an Obama-orgy out there. I can’t even honestly say that I’ve seen any celeberties interviewed to endorse McCain (and I’m sure they are out there, its just that the media is cherry-picking the Obama supporters).

Edit: I found 4 celebrities that have endorsed McCain: Heidi Montag, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and pitcher Curt Schilling. This is dwarfed by some of the heavy hitters such as Oprah Winfrey*, George Clooney, George Lucas, and the list goes on and on.

*Oprah alone probably overshadows all of McCain’s endoresements combined.


This is America

A little British humor on Clinton’s “Comeback” and Obama’s “Hope and Change,” here.
And McCain, here.

Enjoy. I know I did (especially the former….)


"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry

"Politicians and diapers both need to be changed, and for the same reason." - Anonymous

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." - William Penn

"Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country" - Hermann Goering

"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do this I keep on doing." - Romans 7:18-19

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain