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JoeTheJuggler
29th January 2011, 10:45 AM
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/27/senate-bans-secret-holds-makes-other-rule-changes/?hpt=Sbin

The vote was 92-4 to make a few rule changes.

Now, if the senator's name would be published in the Congressional Record two days after placing a hold.

They also passed a rule against forcing bills to be read aloud if there has been reasonable time to review the text.

They also will limit the number of appointees that even require confirmation by the full Senate.

I would say these are all GOOD things.

casebro
29th January 2011, 05:33 PM
Aren't "secret holds" a wrestling move? You know, something illegal that the ref can't see?

BenBurch
29th January 2011, 05:34 PM
Finally!

Redtail
29th January 2011, 05:36 PM
Well of course! Sad that when Obama gets into office they decide to ban the camel clutch!

Tricky
29th January 2011, 07:51 PM
Have they banned hitting other Senators with a chair?

tyr_13
29th January 2011, 07:55 PM
Have they banned hitting other Senators with a chair?

Only when the ref is looking.

Just Wonderful
29th January 2011, 08:12 PM
Have they banned hitting other Senators with a chair?

Watch it, tricky; don't you know statements like that will incite Pelosi and the libs to bann free speech in the name of protecting Senators from 'inflamatory language".?? :)
Gads, you may be the cause of some wack-job turning the Senate floor into a Jerry Springer show ! :eek: ...and you'd be blamed for some Senator's brain damage.

JW

Mycroft
29th January 2011, 11:28 PM
Aren't "secret holds" a wrestling move? You know, something illegal that the ref can't see?

It's the title of a wrestling based porno movie.

Or so I've heard.

Ausmerican
30th January 2011, 06:47 AM
"Secret" holds may be banned but the 'Senatorial Reach-Around' will continue to be used.

The Central Scrutinizer
30th January 2011, 09:10 AM
Aren't "secret holds" a wrestling move? You know, something illegal that the ref can't see?

I remember George "The Animal" Steel used to hide a foreign object in his trunks. Don't know if that qualifies as a "hold" or not.