Only women showed up to run the Senate on Tuesday

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  1. bent christian Suspended

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    Something was a little different in the Senate on Tuesday morning. And Sen. Lisa Murkowski noticed it.


    The Alaska Republican was one of only a few lawmakers in the Capitol building following the weekend blizzard, and it was her job to handle the formalities of delaying Senate business until her colleagues could get back to work. After finishing a bit of parliamentary business, she described what she saw in the ornate chamber.


    “As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female.”


    Murkowski noted that she and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who was wielding the Senate gavel, hadn’t planned the all-women session. It was, she said, just a coincidence.


    “Something is genuinely different — and something is genuinely fabulous,” Murkowski said.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-that-only-women-turned-up-to-run-the-senate/
     
  2. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Great thread. Care to explain what you'd like to discuss?
     
  3. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Have to agree with this, considering the circumstances.
     
  4. lowendlinux Contributor

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    The ladies are more dedicated than the men we already know that most of them are failures why does it surprise you that the ladies are just trying to get stuff done.
     
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    Maybe we could discuss similar situations where we went to work and couldn't do anything because there wasn't a quorum present.
     
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    Maybe all the men were busy solving snow (that was a joke)! :rolleyes:
     
  7. thermodynamic Suspended

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    "All women are dedicated" versus "all men are lazy".

    Reality is surprisingly simple: Both are sexist comments, one for positive intent and the other for negative intent.
     

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