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Carol
07-28-2011, 03:55 PM
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-28-11 02:46 PM
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AMERICAN HERO - AL FRANKEN: Welcomes Republican "TERRORISTS" To Senate Floor! Updated at 2:46 PM

Franken's SNL moment in Senate
Posted by: Jeremy Herb under Minnesota U.S. senators Updated: July 27, 2011 - 12:46 PM

(Picture of Franken in front of a sign with the words "welcome terrorists" on the senate floor.)

For a moment Wednesday, Al Franken looked like he was back on the set of Saturday Night Live and not on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In a speech explaining that there would be no money to pay for military and security personnel if Congress doesn’t pass a bill increasing the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, Franken unveiled a large poster in the chamber that said, “Welcome Terrorists.”

Franken aimed his theater of the absurd at those who believe the U.S. doesn’t have to raise the debt limit to avoid economic catastrophe. He couched it as black humor, but certainly not as comic relief in a House and Senate deadlock that economists say puts the U.S. at risk of a financial meltdown.

“About a month ago, the Bipartisan Policy Center briefed members of the House Republican Caucus on the actual implications of the Aug. 2nd deadline — what we could pay, what we couldn’t pay,” Franken said. “…in the month of August, we could pay our debt interest, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, vendors for defense projects, and unemployment insurance — and that’s all.

“. . .no pay for active duty military. No benefits for veterans. No federal loans for low-income students about to head off to college in the fall. No federal government employees, including counter-terrorism agents in the FBI, for example. No border agents. Now before we default, we would have the time to make this sign. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/126262778.htm...

Because it's all a joke to the Democrats.

EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-28-11 02:48 PM
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1. He's being too kind.

I've never seen terrorists who were able to successfully hold an entire country hostage. They're more like a cadre of the world's most evil super-villains.

Hawkowl (1000+ posts)
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2. Welcome Republicans!

At first, I thought he was welcoming his Rethuglican colleagues back to session! :rofl:

Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul-28-11 02:52 PM
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4. I've seen a lot more absurd and bizarre graphics

used in the House and the Senate by people who were never comedians. Fortunately for us Dems, Al Franken is one of the most intelligent people in Congress and I'm glad he's on our side. Since when is telling the truth absurd?? Oh yeah, since 2000, I forgot.

txradioguy
07-28-2011, 04:20 PM
American Hero?

More like American idiot.

AmPat
07-28-2011, 04:31 PM
Frankenstupid wouldn't know a hero if one smacked him in his enormous, empty skull. I guess it must be OK then for the GOP to post "Welcome Back Clowns" signs for their DIMWIT-O-RAT colleagues?:cool:

michaelsean
07-28-2011, 05:04 PM
How are they being held hostage? Vote for what the Republicans put forth, and you get your debt ceiling raised. If the Dems don't vote for it, then I guess raising the debt ceiling isn't all that big of a deal.

JB
07-28-2011, 06:19 PM
Because it's all a joke to the Democrats.I expect no less from someone that really has no business being a United States Senator.

SarasotaRepub
07-28-2011, 06:19 PM
They're acting like clowns so why not???

Odysseus
07-28-2011, 06:38 PM
They're acting like clowns so why not???

Franken is a clown, in the literal sense of the term. He is a comedian, what would have been called a court fool in Medieval times. That's not to say that we haven't had our share of fools in the senate, but it used to be considered a bad thing. Even when Caligula appointed his horse to the senate, he appointed the whole horse, not just a horse's ass.

FDK
07-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Al Franken used to be funny. Now he's just pathetic.