Skeet shooting: Full text of shamnesty “clay pigeon” amendment now available; Update: Five (or more) cloture votes ready to flip?

posted at 5:29 pm on June 26, 2007 by Allahpundit

Courtesy of one of the boss’s Senate sources, here’s the whole 373-page monstrosity in PDF format. Your “representatives” will be duly passing this garbage three days from now. Pick up those rifles shotguns and then click the link to pull.

Update: I meant shotguns.

Update: Via See-Dub, Quin Hillyer of AmSpec says we’re not licked yet. The magic number is six:

According to Insider(s), Burr, Brownback, Gregg, Nelson of Nebraska, and Webb are VERY good targets for switching against cloture (or perhaps not being there, which amounts to the same thing). Pryor, Bond, and Coleman are other serious possibilities. I am told, too, that Barbara Boxer remains decidedly unhappy with the bill, and is still a definite possibility to switch to the anti-cloture, anti-amnesty side. Others to watch are Collins and Snowe of Maine, who I had counted as lost causes but who apparently still might be open to persuasion.

Update: The pigeon is now huntable in HTML format as well.


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(ahem) shotguns.

see-dubya on June 26, 2007 at 5:30 PM

Heh.

Bad Candy on June 26, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Play more with Claymore.

Beo on June 26, 2007 at 5:39 PM

I thought maybe you meant Trifles.

RushBaby on June 26, 2007 at 5:41 PM

Pass it? I don’t think they could even swallow it.

(Gallows humor.)

Bill C on June 26, 2007 at 5:41 PM

373 pages, and the liberals are concerned with the enviroment? Think of all the copies a drafts they have, man, its got to be an entire forest

aclark on June 26, 2007 at 5:41 PM

If only we could have those targets painted like the plates on the 1/2 hour News Hour. Put the likeness of our favorite amnesty supporters on them and PULL!!!!

DRLIMO on June 26, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Pass it? I don’t think they could even swallow it.

(Gallows humor.)

Bill C on June 26, 2007 at 5:41 PM

They’ll have to add in a part where some illegals can come in and carry the final draft around for them, that would add another 78 pages

aclark on June 26, 2007 at 5:42 PM

Reid is submitting the amendment right now on C-span2.

db on June 26, 2007 at 5:44 PM

12-20 million infil-traitors and their Senate enablers can’t be wrong.

(At least not according to the provisions in this anmnesty.)

profitsbeard on June 26, 2007 at 5:48 PM

Is there live video streaming on cpsan?

aclark on June 26, 2007 at 5:51 PM

Is there live video streaming on cpsan?

aclark on June 26, 2007 at 5:51 PM

http://www.cspan.org click you choice of c-span1, 2, or 3 Real or Windows media

db on June 26, 2007 at 5:53 PM

I turned it on right as he submitted the amendment. He asked that the reading of the amnedment be suspended, and this was objected to (a stall for time) — so they are reading it right now.

db on June 26, 2007 at 5:55 PM

I’m troubled by something. The amendment is talking about conditions under which illegals won’t be deported. One was is if:

the alien demonstrates that the alien’s departure from the United States would result in extreme hardship to the alien, or the alien’s spouse, parent, or child.

What the heck does that mean, and who determines of it is an “extreme hardship”?

amerpundit on June 26, 2007 at 5:55 PM

db on June 26, 2007 at 5:53 PM

thanks man

aclark on June 26, 2007 at 5:57 PM

Why don’t we organize a no work day? If seventy percent of working Americans just didn’t go to work, would they understand that?
There are just some jobs illegals won’t do.

Rustyw on June 26, 2007 at 6:05 PM

Excellent! We will spread the word far and wide…

and we’re proud to coin the latest moniker for Washington’s favorite drunk (with power): Ted “Likes-’Em-Wet” Kennedy.

It’s a double-entendre. Seems befitting.

California Conservative on June 26, 2007 at 6:06 PM

We need another Boston tea party. Scr*w them all.

SIJ6141 on June 26, 2007 at 6:09 PM

amerpundit on June 26, 2007 at 5:55 PM

Purposely vague no doubt.

JadeNYU on June 26, 2007 at 6:13 PM

Looks like the Dems and the Repubs are having a Going Out of Business Sale for America! They are shipping off all of our productive capability, knowledge, and skills to everyone for a Best Offer/Highest bidder deal.

I went to Home Depot to buy track lighting for a friend. It said “Hecho en China” on the labels and box. Can you imagine this. Even Mexico is outsourcing the products they were supposed to be making for us via NAFTA!

Communists/Socialists/Dictators/Theocrats are having windfalls out America’s expense and her enslaved guilt about being great and must lower all of our standards for the weak minded mediocre lazy.

We should just sell of the Flag and be done with it comrades. We have been convinced that she is not worth saving.

or Maybe we should take out this festering boil of a congress / judicial system / state department. It needs to be purged.

Egfrow on June 26, 2007 at 6:14 PM

I’m troubled by something. The amendment is talking about conditions under which illegals won’t be deported. One was is if:

the alien demonstrates that the alien’s departure from the United States would result in extreme hardship to the alien, or the alien’s spouse, parent, or child.
What the heck does that mean, and who determines of it is an “extreme hardship”?

amerpundit on June 26, 2007 at 5:55 PM

It means no one will be deported.

Labamigo on June 26, 2007 at 6:19 PM

If you think that wastes paper, have you ever seen the budget? It weighs over 10 pounds. Literally no one knows everything that’s in the budget.

apostle26 on June 26, 2007 at 6:24 PM

It’s just too funny that they are making the clerk read the entire thing. This could take all night. Ahhh, efficiency in Government. Much like the 4 hours of quarum calls today.

sunny on June 26, 2007 at 6:24 PM

Everyone should send their govt officials a Tea Bag to make our point about lack of representation

400lb Gorilla on June 26, 2007 at 6:32 PM

I am watching Lou Dobbs, he is giving them all a beating.
Has 2 of the NO votes on right now.

I am smilin like a mule eatin honetsuckle blossoms, watching him.

Later AndersonCooper360 will have a report on a town that is official Spanish. That is a USA town!

Dersu on June 26, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Move to waive reading

400lb Gorilla on June 26, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Harry Reid is such a CHOAD

400lb Gorilla on June 26, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Dude, Reid just bumped all morning business and a security briefing by an admiral so everybody can be in on time to vote this through at 10AM.

askheaves on June 26, 2007 at 6:34 PM

I just found this website. Appears interesting to see where the money comes from I think. I haven’t dug through it yet.

DCA on June 26, 2007 at 6:35 PM

So after they receive amnisty, which problem(s) will go away? (other than nobody’s illegal anymore!) They don’t want citizenship, just low paying jobs, so all those hoops they need to jump through? Lol. E room’s for sore throats? That will stop because? This is beyond sad…

JWS on June 26, 2007 at 6:36 PM

I have no faith in this Senate. I’m not expecting the fools who voted “yes” today to suddenly gain wisdom and vote “not” some time later this week.

Vyce on June 26, 2007 at 6:36 PM

Keep those calls going. This fight’s not over.

BadgerHawk on June 26, 2007 at 6:37 PM

I am from Colorado and I just can’t stand Salazar

400lb Gorilla on June 26, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Just wait until you have to get a RFID chip to prove you’re REALLY an American. The law has already been signed.

SouthernGent on June 26, 2007 at 6:40 PM

Just spoke with someone from Senator Webb’s office and here’s what he told me: Today’s vote was more of a procedural vote than anything else. Senator Webb will be introducing an amendment that severely restricts what is currently in the bill. He has serious reservations about the bill in its current form but is hopeful that his amendment will solve many of the problems in it.

I then asked what the Senators final position would be if the bill remained more or less in tact come the real vote, to which I received a polite, well worded, and amazingly evasive answer.

BadgerHawk on June 26, 2007 at 6:49 PM

BadgerHawk:

Did you ask if it was even possible, given the rules established, that he will be allowed to actually introduce an amendment tomorrow? That kind of makes his defense moot.

Smells of bull-tish.

askheaves on June 26, 2007 at 6:59 PM

One of the arguments put forth by the supporters of illegal immigration is that these people are doing jobs we won’t do. I submit it’s jobs WE CAN”T GET because they’ve been filled with illegals who work for next to nothing.

Woody

woodcdi on June 26, 2007 at 7:26 PM

Yea I brought that up. I asked what the senator would do if steps were taken to limit debate and the range of amendments introduced. Again, the answer was very well worded but evasive none-the-less.

BadgerHawk on June 26, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Eventually there will be such a huge population of hispanic people living in the USA and especially within the border states that the political leaders who emerge will demand justice for Mexicans in Mexico. This is the grand scheme. That a mexican popular movement will cause the ruling class in Mexico City to cut a deal to incorporate Mexico into Greater North America. We need the buffer from those fools in South America. That’s the only silver lining I can see, cheap land sales in Mexico to gringos who want to invest and security and a huge devoted christian population to help pay for my social security in 20 years. Just trying to keep it real.

pc on June 26, 2007 at 7:42 PM

Any enforcement provision is cut off at the knees by re-defining illegals as something other than illegals, with an opportunity to cash in on their crime.

The toughest enforcement measures are moot if you give them a card that makes it ok for them to be here, regardless of how they did.

That’s the big lie that the media will not report.

Freelancer on June 26, 2007 at 10:33 PM

if anyone has bothered to read any of this bill then they would see there are a lot of good ideas in it. Unfortunately I know full well that our government is not capable of enforcing ANY of it.

calirighty on June 27, 2007 at 2:16 AM

So, the amendment is 370+ pages.
Wasn’t the original bill 300+ pages?

That makes for a lot of loopholes…

_Jon on June 27, 2007 at 8:12 AM

if anyone has bothered to read any of this bill then they would see there are a lot of good ideas in it.

calirighty on June 27, 2007 at 2:16 AM

Ah yes, the Trent Lott argument: if we weren’t all so lazy, illiterate and mind-controlled by talk radio, we’d know there are some “great things” in this bill.

The problem is, none of those “great things” are ever enumerated in this argument, so, by all means, expound away, with specific references (for those of us who actually have read this bill, and the amendments). And be sure to explain how all these “great things” counterbalance such things as 24-hour background checks, laughable proof of residency before 1/1/07, and making all those poor, unfortunate gang members legit by simply swearing that they’ve gone straight.

While you’re at it, you might also want to explain why there are 28 pages in this bill dedicated to something called “Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2007.” Do we have hoards of alien children being abandoned in Kansas that we haven’t heard about? Or could this be the explanation?

Please, enlighten us.

Nichevo on June 27, 2007 at 8:49 AM