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Role Call

Started: 2004-10-06 11:55:30

Submitted: 2004-10-06 12:07:48

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Somehow or another I managed to miss last week's House vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. After a bit of Googling, I came across Congress.org, which includes detailed role calls of House and Senate votes. (The role call list is absurdly hard to navigate, since I couldn't find a search box, but I was able to find links on another site.)

The amendment failed in the Senate 48-50 on 14 July 2004. Colorado's senators (both Republican) were evenly split. The amendment failed in the House 227-186 (short of the 2/3 majority required) on 30 September 2004. The representative from my lefter-than-left district (Mark Udall) voted nay, but most of Colorado's representatives voted yea, including righter-than-right Marilyn Musgrave who introduced the bill in question... who represents most of Longmont, where I won't move soon enough to vote nay for Colorado's very own fascist bigot.

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000