Wednesday, March 11, 2009

339. News Flash! New Growth in Backbones...

House votes to override Governor's veto of budget. Just heard.
More details to come.

EDIT: Some details.

14 voted for the override--the same 12 who previously voted for the override, plus David Apatang (who had been absent before) and Edwin Aldan (who had voted no on the override before).

I forgot to say this--and perhaps it is the most important thing to say--thanks! thanks! THANKS! to all 14 House members.

And of course, to our Senators who previously voted to override the budget veto.

This may not be the best budget. It may not even be a good budget. But at least it is a written, considered, and legislated budget. Yay!

Second edit:
I also heard (and Ed reports this, too) that Stanley Torres voted "no" on the budget override this time. The report I heard is that he mentioned Lil Hammerhead's blog figured in his final decision... I'm not sure how--perhaps he wants to give Lil more fodder, or he enjoys the attention, or he just doesn't like being pressured even by public opinion. Guess I'll have to wait for the newspaper editions, though, to see his exact quote.

I'm still waiting to hear who the other 3 "no" votes were.

Final edit:
Per Ed at Marianas Pride in the comments, voting NO--Oscar Babauta, Joseph James N. Camacho, Victor Hocog, and Stanley Torres.


Anonymous said...

14 to 4 and Ed has this up as well.

Saipan Writer said...


Lil' Hammerhead said...

Hahahahaha.. what a petty nincompoop he is.

Thanks for the newsflash SW!

Lil' Hammerhead said...

What's funny is.. none of my posts even mention Stanley.. he's only mentioned in comments!

Which means.. HE READS THE COMMENTS! :}

We learn more and more valuable information every day!

Saipan Writer said...

You're assuming, Lil. I think he might read the comments, or he might be getting us confused, or he might be getting you confused with Pragmatic Plato, or a reference to you is the same to him as a reference to all bloggers...

I'm disappointed that Stanley didn't vote for the override.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Stanley Torres is Lil Hammerhead!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Just kidding.

I think a lot of the Legislature reads the blogs.

Maybe the reason Stanley was late to the last vote was he was reading the blogs?

Lil' Hammerhead said...

That was my first assumption after reading your post.. he confused your blog with mine. That's an honor by the way. Or as you've said.. the blogs have just gotten him so frustrated and riled up.. he just lumps them all together.

Damned free speech! He should look upon them as online "privelege speeches" ;}

mehearemsay said...

What do you expect from a man (Stanley)who's liver is larger than his brain?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Aren't most people's livers larger than their brains?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Comparing the weights of liver and brain,
it was seen that except in children, the mean
weight of the liver was more than the mean weight
of the brain in both the genders. This is in
concordance with the findings of the studies on
European and Japanese population [10-15], and
contrary to the studies from other regions of
India. [2, 9]

So yeah, your liver weights more than your brain.