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Friday, March 22, 2013

How Your Senator Voted

~ F-16 fighter jets ~
The last day of January, 2013, the US Senate voted, overwhelmingly, to send F-16 fighter jets and 125 M1A1 Abrams tanks, to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood. Some of the F-16 fighter jets have already been delivered and the Abrams tanks are to be delivered in a couple of months. President Obama could have stopped this vile act but he, and the Senators listed below, chose to send a very unstable country weapons of war. A very unstable country whose latest ally is Iran, a known enemy of the US. 

A lone voice of reason, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, "I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that Jews were 'bloodsuckers' and 'descendants of apes and pigs. This doesn't sound like the kind of stable personality that we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to. We send 20 F1016's to Egypt - which already has 240 F-16s. What does Israel feel? They've got to have two for every one Egypt has. It escalates an arms race, it makes it more difficult for Israel to defend herself. Today we have a chance to stop this folly."

Then Senator John Kerry's excuse reason was the jets and tanks were part of a deal hammered out in 2009 when the president of Egypt was Hosni Mubarak (who ruled for twenty-nine years and is currently in jail and on trial...again). It was also when the country was a lot more stable, John, or doesn't that matter? Apparently not, eh?

Funny, I've never seen a U-Haul behind a hearse.

These 79 Senators voted YES to send both jets and tanks to Egypt...BOO, HISS!

Alexander, R-TN
Avotte R-NH
Baldwin D-WI
Barrasso R-WY
Baucus D-MT
Begich D-AK
Bennet D-CO
Blunt R-MO
Boxer D-CA
Brown D-OH
Burr R-NC
Cantwell D-WA
Cardin D-MD
Carper D-DE
Casey D-PA
Chambliss R-GA
Coburn R-OK
Cochran R-MS
Collins R-ME
Coons D-DE
Corker R-TN
Donnelly D-IN
Enzi R-WY
Feinstein D-CA
Flake R-AZ
Franken D-MN
Gillibrand D-NY
Graham R-SC
Hagan D-NC
Harkin D-IA
Hatch R-UT
Heinrich D-NM
Heitkamp D-ND
Hirono D-HI
Hoeven R-ND
Inhofe R-OK
Isakson R-GA
Johanns R-NE
Johnson D-SD
Johnson R-WI
Kaine D-VA
King I-ME
Kirk R-IL
Klobuchar D-NM
Landrieu D-LA
Lautenberg D-NJ
Leahy D-VT
Levin D-MI
Manchin D-WV
McCain R-AZ oh John, did being a POW mean nothing???
McCaskill D-MO
McConnell R-KY
Menendez D-NJ
Merkley D-OR
Mikulski D-MD
Murkowski R-AK
Murphy D-CT
Nelson D-FL
Portman R-OH
Pryor D-AR
Reed D-RI
Reid D-NV
Rockefeller D-WV
Sanders I-VT
Schatz D-HI
Schumer D-NY
Shaheen D-NH
Stabenow D-MI
Tester D-MT
Toomey R-PA
Udall D-CO
Udall D-NM
Warner D-VA
Whitehouse D-RI]
Wicker R-MS
Wyden D-OR

Those 19 Senators who voted NO - Thank you, for doing the right thing!

Boozman R-AR
Coats R-IN
Cornyn R-TX
Crapo R-ID
Cruz R-TX
Fischer R-NE
Grassley R-IA
Heller R-NV
Lee R-UT
Moran R-KS
Paul R-KY
Risch R-ID
Roberts R-KS
Rubio R-FL
Scott R-SC
Sessions R-AL
Shelby R-AL
Thune R-SD
Vitter R-LA

Senator Kerry didn't vote; could it be because he didn't want to jinx his pending grab at Secretary of State position recently given up by "What difference does it make" Clinton?

My letter to my Senators will consist of one sentence, "Please state your rationale in sending weapons of war to Egypt, an unstable country where the Muslim Brotherhood, sworn enemy of the USA, is in power." If I receive a response, I'll let you know; in the meantime, please consider sending your own Senators the same question.  

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." ~ Albert Einstein ~

~ Today's Miracles ~ Senator Rand Paul and 18 other Senators who did the right thing ~ 


  1. And I thank the Lord for Texas Sen. Cruz and Cornyn (who has recently had an epiphany, administered I think by Sen Cruz!).

    Both my Senators, and those of my Mom, are in the smart minority (NO votes).

  2. So glad to see LA and TX senators voted no. Gosh, the actions of our government just leave me scratching my head, but usually my blood is boiling as well.

  3. Dr. Paul, like his father, is a lone voice of reason.
    I try to avoid politics because it makes me Yosemite Sam mad! Especially living in Illinois!
    We need to clone the Paul family!


  4. Don't worry, we sent our "Boo-Hiss" to our Saxby Chambliss R-GA. I don't know what's wrong with that boy!? I told him he must be mad (i.e. crazy) to give our sworn enemies MORE WAYS TO KILL US AND ISRAEL!! Now you know why I'm not Republican anymore, I always vote Libertarian (as in Rand Paul).
    God bless you Sandra for having good sense about politics. ~:)

  5. Sen Burr (NC) is on that nasty list. I grumped at him very hard a few years back, when he voted yes for one of those horrible bailouts. I told him if he voted for it, I would never vote for him again, and I haven't. I'm not surprised he's on that list. Grrr.

  6. I'm proud of the two senators I've voted for - Cornyn and Cruz - no accounting for the choices made in dealing with the Middle East at this time - thanks for reminding people - we VOTE for these folks

  7. Lord have mercy, I hope he does, and soon! Am still reeling over all this mess, and the rest going on in DC.

  8. Lord have mercy, I hope he does, and soon! Am still reeling over all this mess, and the rest going on in DC.

  9. Lord have mercy, I hope he does, and soon! Am still reeling over all this mess, and the rest going on in DC.

  10. Lord have mercy, I hope he does, and soon! Am still reeling over all this mess, and the rest going on in DC.

  11. Vic, I'm green with envy!

    Gail, they all need to be taken to the woodshed!

    Andie, it makes me angry as well but I also want to make my voice heard.

    Sparky, politics made me furious because of the stupid men and women in politics. WHAT? They think they're taking it with them when they go? Which, thinking of some of them, can't be soon enough, eh?

    MK, sounds like you've got idiots "representing" you as well.

    LindaSue, I'm glad you can be proud; I sure can't.

    Annie, it's enough to make me weep!

  12. Looks like I have two idiots and I voted for one but not again! Everything is a hot bed in the Middle East and fools give them more weapons. Thanks for the information! Mad in WV

  13. Lisa, wonder if your idiots and my idiots are related?


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