FBI Investigates 'Suspicious Incident' in Virginia

simoom3/24/2010 12:01:19 pm PDT

re: #17 Killgore Trout

Glenn Reynolds advocating that people should stop paying taxes…

That goes along with the Senate GOP starting their work strike today, which shut down all the hearings today

Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) asked for consent for his panel to operate Wednesday afternoon. He noted, ironically, that his request had the support of McCain.

“There is objection on our side of the aisle and therefore I object,” said Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.).

The GOP objection blocked testimony from Admiral Robert Willard, United States Navy Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command; from General Kevin Chilton, United States Air Force, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, and from General Walter Sharp, United States Army Commander, U.S. Forces Korea.

Without unanimous consent, committees are allowed to meet for two hours following the opening of the Senate session — which on Wednesday was 9:00 a.m. The committees need consent to continue and consent again to continue after 2:00 p.m. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, had his hearing shut down abruptly at 11:00 Wednesday morning, in the middle of a discussion on the effort to end veteran homelessness in the next five years.

Bad optics?