Betrayed: Senate Passes Wolf Budget Delisting Slaughter Bill…

VOTE 81-19

Very, very sad news. The Senate  has voted to pass the  budget bill containing Jon Tester’s wolf delisting rider.  I really can’t say much more right now, I’m too devastated by this news. Wolves will  be turned over to brutal state management, with no judicial review, meaning they are delisted forever.

I’ll post more on this later tonight, right now I’m going to try to come to terms with this horrible decision by the Senate Democrats to throw wolves under the bus for Tester’ Senate seat in the 2012 election. They will now be known as the party that gutted the Endangered Species Act and politically stripped wolves of  their protections, something never done before since the ESA was enacted.

I will never vote for another Democrat in my life again. I don’t consider that party to be anything I want to be affiliated with. They have made a huge mis-calculation if they don’t think they will pay a political price for what they’ve done. Just wait until all the dead wolf pictures start showing up on the Internet and the wolf hunts start. We should all be sure to  keep them informed how the wolf hunts and wolf persecution is going. Shame on them!!

This is the Senate vote breakdown. The Yea votes all betrayed wolves. We won’t forget their names.

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —81
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
NAYs —19

Coburn (R-OK)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lee (R-UT)
Levin (D-MI)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Rubio (R-FL)=======

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: wolves betrayed by 81 Senators, ESA gutted, wolves politically delisted

Sanders (I-VT)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wyden (D-OR)
Published in: on April 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm  Comments (106)  
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Budget Bill Passes House by 260-167, The Senate Votes Later Today, Keep Calling Senate Dems…

UPDATE: APRIL 14, 2011 @ 1:33pm MTN



This is bad news but expected.  We now have to concentrate on the Senate and continue to call Senators reminding them a yes vote on the wolf delisting budget bill will strip wolves of their ESA protections and gut the ESA. Is this the legacy the Democrats what to follow them around forever? The party that destroyed the ESA and allowed wolves to be “managed/killed” by brutal state plans?  Please continue to call Democrat Senators until the vote comes to the floor later on today.

Budget Deal Passes House Vote

The House, in a bipartisan vote, has passed a yearlong government funding measure cutting $38 billion from the budget and closing out sometimes quarrelsome negotiations between the Obama administration and Republicans dominating the House.

The measure passed Thursday by a 260-167 vote in which dozens of Democrats made up for defections from tea party-backed GOP conservatives. The Senate was poised to vote later in the day and the president has said he’ll sign it into law.

This is a developing story… More information to come…

Published in: on April 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm  Comments (2)  

Vote Tally As Of Last Night

April 14, 2011


This was reported by The Hill last night, so if anyone has a more updated count, please post it.

You can see Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer support the bill. A complete betrayal. So many Senators are not listed, they’re probably running for cover.

Keep calling the Senate Dems that are not on the no list and tell them you will never vote for another Democrat again if they allow this to pass.

Republicans Opposed (12)

Michele Bachmann (Minn.) – Pressed for defunding of healthcare reform.
Paul Broun (Ga.)
John Duncan Jr. (Tenn.) – Against war funding for Iraq, Afghanistan.
Tom Graves (Ga.)
Dean Heller (Nev.) Running for the Senate.
Tim Huelskamp (Kan.)
Steve King (Iowa) – Pressed for defunding of healthcare reform.
Jim Jordan (Ohio) – Head of the Republican Study Committee.
Ron Paul (Texas)
Dennis Ross (Fla.)
Steve Southerland (Fla.)
Allen West (Fla.) Told The Hill he is a firm no.

Republicans Leaning No (4)

Joe Barton (Texas)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah) – Cited the GOP’s Pledge on CNN.
Scott Garrett (R-N.J.)
Mike Pence (Ind.) – Wanted Planned Parenthood language in final deal.

Republicans Leaning Yes (1)
Diane Black (Tenn.)

Republicans Who Support Deal (20)
John Boehner (Ohio)
Kevin Brady (Texas)
Larry Bucshon (Ind.)
Eric Cantor (Va.)
Vicky Hartzler (Mo.)
Duncan Hunter (Calif.)
James Lankford (Okla.)
Steven LaTourette (Ohio)
Kevin McCarthy (Calif.)
David McKinley (W.Va.)
Kristi Noem (S.D.)
Pete Olson (Texas)
Joe Pitts (Pa.) – Was one of 54 GOP defections on earlier stopgap bill.
Todd Platts (Pa.)
Jim Renacci (Ohio)
Peter Roskam (Ill.)
Bobby Schilling (Ill.)
Austin Scott (Ga.)
John Shimkus (Ill.)
Lee Terry (Neb.)

Democrats Opposed (9)
Xavier Becerra (Calif.) Member of House leadership.
Judy Chu (Calif.)
Elijah Cummings (Md.)
Keith Ellison (Minn.)
Eliot Engel (N.Y.)
Jesse Jackson Jr. (Ill.)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas)
John Larson (Conn.) – Member of House leadership said, “The majority party will determine the outcome of the CR.”
Lynn Woolsey (Calif.)

Democrats Leaning No (4)
Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) – Rarely shies away from criticizing the president.
James McGovern (Mass.)
Mike Quigley (Ill.)
Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) – Has likened deal to tax-cut agreement late last year.

Democrats Who Support Deal (2)
Robert Andrews (N.J.)
Bill Pascrell (N.J.)

Democrats Leaning Yes (1)
Brad Sherman (Calif.)

Yet To Make A Decision/Have Not Yet Announced (29)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.)
Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)
Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.)
John Carter (R-Texas)
James Clyburn (D-S.C.)
Mike Conaway (R-Texas)
John Culberson (R-Texas)
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) – Senate hopeful expressed disappointment with deal on Friday night.
John Fleming (R-La.)
Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) – Sounds like a yes in CNN interview.
Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)
Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) – Will likely vote yes.
Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)
Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas)
Jared Polis (D-Colo.)
Tom Price (R-Ga.) – Member of leadership a likely yes.
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – Big decision for the former Speaker.
Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) – Running for the Senate.
Cedric Richmond (D-La.)
Todd Rokita (R-Ind.)
Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio)
Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)


Senators Who Support Deal (4)
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Senators Who Are Opposed (7)
Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
David Vitter (La.)

Senators Who Are Leaning No (1)
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Washington DC

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Boxer, Barbara – (D – CA)
(202) 224-3553


Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Delaware)



Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)
(202) 224-3224


Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D – MD)
(202) 224-4524


Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont)
Phone (202) 224-5141


Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY)
(202) 224-4451
Fax (212) 688-7444


Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)
(202) 224-6621


Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon)
Phone: (202)224-3753


Whitehouse, Sheldon – (D-RI)
(202) 224-2921
Fax 202-228-6362


PRESIDENT OBAMA – The Whitehouse
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Published in: on April 14, 2011 at 11:12 am  Comments (6)  

Tango With Wolves…


Killed in March 08, on the very day ESA protections were briefly lifted for the gray wolf, by the then Bush Administration.


Sorry everyone if I’m so quiet tonight but there isn’t much else to say. I normally answer your comments but I find myself reliving 2009. I have by no means given up. I will be calling all day tomorrow as Congress deliberates and votes. Please do the same. Keep the pressure on the Senate because they need sixty votes to pass. It will be an up or down vote and we will see who betrays wolves. They won’t be able to hide from it or spin their vote. It will be laid bare for everyone to see.

The Democrats have the ability to defeat this. If they don’t they will forever be remembered as the party who gutted the ESA and deprived wolves of its protection. Quite the legacy.


They will debating and voting in the House first. then the Senate. It’s going to be a very long and nerve-wracking day for all of us.

God Bless You All and God Bless The Wolves,

Photo:  Courtesy Steve Justad 2008

Video: youtube MereRana

Posted in: gray wolf/canis lupus, biodiversity, wolf wars

Tags: beauty of wolves, meditation, pray to defeat budget wolf slaughter bill

Published in: on April 14, 2011 at 3:36 am  Comments (12)  
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