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How many votes does it take for Congress to do certain things?

How many votes does it take for Congress to do certain things?

Does anyone have a comprehensive article that tells what percentage or number of votes it takes to do particular actions?

Certain spending/tax bills... Certain approval for actions.

Sometimes a bare majority.
Sometimes 2/3.
Sometimes other percentages... 60%... 75%... ---?
How many to override a veto?
How many to stop a filibuster.

Probably different rules for the House vs the Senate.

Grandma's Thanksgiving Invitation

Grandma's Thanksgiving Invitation

Dear Family:

I'm not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me.
If being in my Last Will and Testament is important to you, then you
might consider being with me for my favorite holiday.

Dinner is at 2:00, NOT 2:15, NOT 2:05. Two (2:00)
Arrive late and you get what's left over.

Last year, that moron Marshall fried a turkey in one of those contraptions and practically burned the deck off the house. This year, the only peanut oil used to make the meal will be from the secret scoop of peanut butter I add to the carrot soup.

Jonathan, your last new wife was an idiot. You don't arrive at someone's house on Thanksgiving needing to use the oven and the stove. Honest to God I thought you might have learned after two wives - date them longer and save us all the agony of another divorce.

Now, the house rules are slightly different. This year because I have decided that 2/3 of you don't know how to take care of nice things, then paper plates and red Solo cups might be bad for the environment, but I'll be gone soon and that will be your problem to deal with.

1. The University of Texas no longer plays Texas A&M. The television
stays off during the meal.

2. The "no cans for kids" rule still exists. We are using 2 liter bottles because your children still open a third can before finishing the first two. Parents can fill child's cup when it is empty. All of the cups have names on them and I'll be paying close attention to refills.

3. Chloe, last year we were at Trudy's house and I looked the other way when your Jell-O salad showed up. This year, if Jell-O salad comes in the front door it will go right back out the back door with the garbage. Save yourself some time, honey. You've never been a good cook and you shouldn't bring something that wiggles more than you. Buy something from the bakery.

4. Grandmothers give grandchildren cookies and candy. That is a fact of life. Your children can eat healthy at your home. At my home, they can eat whatever they like as long as they finish it.

5. I cook with bacon and bacon grease. That's nothing new. Your being a vegetarian doesn't change the fact that stuffing without bacon is like egg salad without eggs. Even the green bean casserole has a little bacon grease in it. That's why it tastes so good. Not eating bacon is just not natural. And as far as being healthy, look at me. I’ve outlived almost everyone I know.

6. Salad at Thanksgiving is a waste of space.

7. I do not like cell phones. Leave them in the car.

8. I do not like video cameras. There will be 32 people here. I am sure you can capture lots of memories without the camera pointed at me.

9. Being a mother means you have to actually pay attention to the kids. I have nice things and I don't put them away just because company is coming over. Mary, watch your kids and I'll watch my things.

10. Speaking of being a mother; if you are babysitting a neighbor’s kid, it is not automatically family here.
Take them back home or put them in one. Or tell the neighbors to send enough money to pay for a restaurant meal.

11. Rhonda, a cat that requires a shot twice a day is a cat that has lived too many lives. I think staying home to care for the cat is your way of letting me know that I have lived too many lives too. I can live with that. Can you?

12. Words mean things! I say what I mean. Let me repeat: You don't need to bring anything means you don't need to bring anything. And if I did tell you to bring something, bring it in the quantity I said. Really, this doesn't have to be difficult.

13. Domino's and cards are better than anything that requires a battery or an on/off switch. That was true when you were kids and it's true now that you have kids.

14. Showing up for Thanksgiving guarantees presents at Christmas. Not showing up guarantees a card that may or may not be signed.

In memory of your Grandfather, the back fridge will be filled with beer.
Drink until it is gone. I prefer wine anyway. But one from each family
needs to be the designated driver. I really mean all of the above.

Love You, Grandma.
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Will the Saudi killers willingly sacrifice their lives for the Prince?

Will the Saudi killers willingly sacrifice their lives for the Prince?

After all, this is about their Prince/gov't, not their faith.

The current Saudi story (ever-changing) is that they alone are responsible for killing the Saudi journalist in Turkey.

The latest story is that some of them will be executed.
Will they willingly give up their lives for their Prince?

Maybe held incommunicado until the execution to ensure no incriminating statements about the Prince?

The inclusion of the bone saw certainly complicates the story of an interrogation gone wrong.

Trump... Cadet Bone Spurs' Military Medal

https://popularmilitary.com/donald-trump-says-going-to-military-academy-is-like-serving-in-the-military/









"You have to treat the White House with respect" Trump says.

"You have to treat the White House with respect" Trump says.

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/trump-claims-video-distributed-white-house-altered-59083238

Donald’s idea of acceptable respect for the White House is Kanye pounding on the desk and saying mf and bs on national television.

Mueller better keep copies of all evidence.

Mueller better keep copies of all evidence.

Will all the sleaze of the Trump administration, it would not be surprising for them to fire him and lock him and all of his team out of their access to the material.

Then the evidence just disappears.

Did Trump say earlier today that 'you're voting for me'?

Tuesday, voting day... I think I heard Donald say earlier today that 'you're voting for me' on radio or tv.

Anyone got a link to it?

Central America DOES have terrorists who want to attack America

Central America DOES have terrorists who want to attack America

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/blakemontgomery/leader-white-supremacist-gang-arrested

The Leader Of A Violent White Supremacist Gang Was Arrested After Being Caught In Central America

An expert has told BuzzFeed News that the "Rise Above Movement" at the center of the arrests is currently at "the cutting edge of white supremacy."

Trump Kanye Respect for the Oval Office

Republicans had a hissy fit about ‘respect for the Oval Office’ when Obama put his feet on the President’s desk.

Donald’s idea of acceptable respect for the Oval Office is Kanye pounding on the desk and saying mf and bs on national television.





Fox female reporters falsely accused Roger Ailes?

Fox female reporters falsely accused Roger Ailes?

They were obviously trying to bring down a ‘good man’.

They have no credibility.

The FBI found no corroborating evidence so he is ‘cleared’.

Same with Billo?

Sarcasm thingie goes here?
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