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Senate Dems reach 60 vote threshold on health bill


Democratic leaders secure the support of Sen. Ben Nelson to provide the 60th and deciding vote for sweeping health care legislation in the Senate, capping a year of struggle and a final burst of deadline bargaining on President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

Nelson, D-Neb., said he made his decision after winning fresh concessions to limit the availability of abortions in insurance sold in newly created exchanges, as well as tens of million in federal Medicaid funds for his home state.

Senator Nelson also demanded changes in the bill’s punctuation.  Semi-colons would be removed because they suggested dirty parts of the anatomy.  For the same reason, periods were also deleted.  With no further objections from the Senator, the bill’s sentences now end in exclamation points. 

And in a further concession to the Senator, chinchilla toupees would be covered by the healthcare bill.

p.s.  Let’s not forget the historic significance of this day:

  1. Bob Kincaid says:

    But isn’t an exclamation point just orgasmically phallic? Shoot, even that question mark looks kinda kinky, now that I think about it.

    Somebody tell PETA about those chinchillas. I think they’re still alive up there. I could swear I once saw Nelson’s hair breathe.

    • Eugene Finerman says:


      Nesting chinchillas on his head would prove Nelson’s pro-life commitment.

      And I am so relieved that the bill would not subsidize Ann Coulter or Laura Ingraham to abort Senator Nelson’s child.


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