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Old 06-23-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So why did Ryan pull the plug on C-SPAN coverage?
Haven't gotten to the end of the thread yet, so someone else may have already answered the question.

The Speaker of the House has nothing to do with whether C-Span televises or not.

When the House is not in session, C-Span stops broadcasting. As soon as the House adjourned C-Span stopped broadcasting.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:41 AM
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Haven't gotten to the end of the thread yet, so someone else may have already answered the question.

The Speaker of the House has nothing to do with whether C-Span televises or not.

When the House is not in session, C-Span stops broadcasting. As soon as the House adjourned C-Span stopped broadcasting.
The House adjourns when the Speaker of the House chooses to adjourn it. So, it's quite misleading to say the Speaker of the House has nothing to do with it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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The House adjourns when the Speaker of the House chooses to adjourn it. So, it's quite misleading to say the Speaker of the House has nothing to do with it.
But it is disingenuous to state he pulled the plug, as if was censoring.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:15 PM
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But it is disingenuous to state he pulled the plug, as if was censoring.
The House still had business to attend to yesterday, as proven by the fact that the Republicans came back briefly in the evening. Ryan chose to adjourn prematurely when the sit-in started, rather than holding a vote on the remaining items on the agenda. The choice to adjourn at that moment was a strategic move against the Democrats, and they surely were hoping it would result in less coverage of the sit-in. That is a form of censorship, but it backfired spectacularly.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Aged hippies violated House rules, perform a PR stunt. I think it would be hysterical – is how all of these old hippies get up off the floor.

Loretta Lynch said "love and compassion" are the best responses to terrorism, so shouldn't the Democrats be having a love-in with Republicans rather than an angry sit-in? Oh never mind, republicans are more enemies to Democrats than people who murder gays.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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The House still had business to attend to yesterday, as proven by the fact that the Republicans came back briefly in the evening. Ryan chose to adjourn prematurely when the sit-in started, rather than holding a vote on the remaining items on the agenda. The choice to adjourn at that moment was a strategic move against the Democrats, and they surely were hoping it would result in less coverage of the sit-in. That is a form of censorship, but it backfired spectacularly.
Dude give it a rest. Its been explained to you and you were wrong. Is that how you are when you ask your mom for something and she tells you no a dozen times?
Your side lost yet again. Get used to it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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Dude give it a rest. Its been explained to you and you were wrong. Is that how you are when you ask your mom for something and she tells you no a dozen times?
Your side lost yet again. Get used to it.
Sorry Slick, but the events unfolded with the sit-in occurring, C-SPAN coverage being cut, Ted Poe calling for order, then adjournment in that order. The House was still in session when the plug was pulled. Period.
There is no videotape of Poe calling for order and adjournment so it's proof-positive that coverage was stopped while in session.

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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of some obtuse allegiance to a very outmoded, fanatical reading of the Second Amendment is a fairly stupid tradeoff to make, but that's where we are.
yeah? And when someone calls the rest of the bill of rights that also? What would you say if someone call ed the 1st outdated? Seeing how iphones are the most used phone in crime in this country wouldn't it be "reasonable" and "common sense" to allow the government unfiltered access to spying on communications, to do a background check on internet users, to ban the AR-15 of the phone world?

Oh so the iphone wasn't designed to kill like a gun was supposedly? so what, it does in the hands of terrorists and criminals so......
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Ironic that the same who protest against arresting someone not even a citizen and locking them up like gitmo without due process, have no problem putting people on a no fly or no buy zone without due process.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Looked pitiful.. like a bunch of children who want their way.. holding a sit in.. Democrats need to grow up and act like adults.. they didn't and are as bad as the protestors we see on tv.
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