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Vitter earmark withdrawn

Published October 22nd, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

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Speaking on the Senate floor on October 17, 2007, Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) withdrew a controversial $100,000 earmark that he previously added to the appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The earmark was to the Louisiana Family Forum, a religious right group with a long history of promoting creationism and attacking evolution education in the state, including backing a “strengths and weaknesses” policy in Ouachita Parish.

More on the withdrawal (or our victory, however you choose to look at it) can be found here.

In light of this, I think it is time to stop our email/phone compaign on this issue.



26 Responses to “Vitter earmark withdrawn”

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  1. Captain Codpiece says:

    Where our dubloons? Laddie!
    ARRRRRRamen

  2. Captain Codpiece says:

    Hoist the mainsail me hearties! We’ll broadside ‘em in the Senate! There’s real booty a hunner hunner sil’er dollars t’ be ‘ad! Arrrrrr!
    Ahoy!
    RAmen
    .
    And gold for the Cap’n, t’ boot!

  3. Wench Nikkiee says:

    “a religious right group with a long history of promoting creationism and attacking evolution education in the state”
    .
    I’m sure another one will be along shortly :)
    Must stop reading here and posting…guilt….must stop.. ;)

  4. Pluto says:

    So all that praying Vitter and his little group did didn’t pay off?
    Well that’s one for the book, a pray not being answered! You think they’d get the hint by now: Even god doesn’t exist OR he doesn’t give a shit about his little band of followers.

  5. Pluto says:

    And with that I take bronze. Wooooooo!

  6. Captain Codpiece says:

    Extra grog for the lads and wenches down below! We may’ve won the battle but the war’s still a-ragin’ out there! Where’s ol’ Vtter gonna spend the jolly sum now? keep them canons ready swaaaabs!
    ArrrrrAmen!

  7. storm petrel says:

    I’d love to think that they might open their eyes, but after taking everything at the priest/pastor/whatever’s word for so long, this will probably be put down to a slight setback, sent by their imaginary friend to test their resolve.

  8. ☠DutchPastaGuy☠ says:

    Excellent, well done to everyone who helped bring this change about.

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