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Title: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Nominee Confirmed)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 07, 2011, 09:06:38 am
PRESS RELEASE


President Polnut has approved the recommendation of the Secretary of External Affairs and nominates former President Tmth as GTO Ambassador.

Rules on Confirmation Hearings (https://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Current_Senate_Rules,_Regulations,_and_Procedures#Article_6:__Rules_on_Presidential_Nominations)
Senators have 72 hours to question the nominee


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 07, 2011, 09:17:21 am
First off, I'd like to thank SoEA Benconstine and President Polnut for recommending me to this position.

I'll be honest, this position hasn't lived up to my expectations when it was originally created, and that disappoints me. I know many are considering cutting this position, and I even considered it myself as President. My hopes in this position is to not only be "GTO Ambassador" but to be somewhat of an assistant to Ben, helping him draft and smooth over stories. The federal government currently has several issues that need to be resolved - Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Just as Lief gave feedback when my administration was discussing possible solutions, I want to play that same role in this administration, helping Ben, Polnut, and the rest of the administration in any way I can finding solutions to our problems.

If there's one thing I hope to be able to accomplish as GTO Ambassador, it would be to help raise awareness on foreign policy, as I think it hasn't reached the level of relevance I would like for it to. SoEA Benconstine and I see eye to eye on that issue, and I'm confident we'd make a great team.

I look forward to any questions/comments/concerns the Senate may have.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: shua on July 07, 2011, 09:27:27 am
There's been very little information about what the GTO is, what it does, and what countries are involved. One might even say that for purposes of the game, right now the GTO does not exist.
Can anything be done about this?


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 07, 2011, 09:35:38 am
There's been very little information about what the GTO is, what it does, and what countries are involved. One might even say that for purposes of the game, right now the GTO does not exist.
Can anything be done about this?
Yes. As GTO Ambassador, one of the first things I'd like to do is actually create a Wiki page for the GTO, and expand on the current page as GTO Ambassador. My long experience in the Wiki should help me in that regards. I will also dedicate the first page of my office to serve as somewhat of an overview for what the position is and what it does. I would agree with your assessment that right now, the GTO has no meaning in the game, other than the fact an office was bombed several months ago. I hope to work with Benconstine to give it some meaning and help Atlasians actually understand what it is.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 10, 2011, 12:31:39 am
My hope is that all Senators are okay with my confirmation, considering only one Senator has bothered to say anything here.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 10, 2011, 06:46:39 am
Three hours till time expires.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Snowguy716 on July 10, 2011, 09:41:46 am
Are you kidding me?

I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Napoleon on July 10, 2011, 09:42:14 am
I'm not sending a vicious bully to the GTO, convicted or not.

I second Senator Snowguy's motion.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on July 10, 2011, 09:58:37 am
I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.

Is there a reason you haven't asked a question in the three days since the hearing started?  Or are you just trying to filibuster this nominee?


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Snowguy716 on July 10, 2011, 10:08:58 am
I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.

Is there a reason you haven't asked a question in the three days since the hearing started?  Or are you just trying to filibuster this nominee?

What's to ask?  Other than maybe "How will your election fraud crime and your uncanny ability to manipulate others through threats and blackmail benefit Atlasia in the capacity of GTO ambassador?"



Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 10, 2011, 10:40:49 am
Are you kidding me?

I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.

No, Snowguy, I kid not. The President has made his nomination, it is our job to debate and vote on the nominee as proscribed by our procedures. We can't simply just sit here and ignore the procedures because a Senator(s) doesn't like the nominee. If such is the case then they are free to vote no on confirmation. If a majority vote no, then the nomination is blocked. If yes, he will be confirmed. It is as simple and straight forward as that.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 10, 2011, 10:42:02 am
The motion for an injunction and its subsequent second are duly noted and debate time shall be extended for 48 hours.



Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Snowguy716 on July 10, 2011, 11:00:22 am
Are you kidding me?

I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.

No, Snowguy, I kid not. The President has made his nomination, it is our job to debate and vote on the nominee as proscribed by our procedures. We can't simply just sit here and ignore the procedures because a Senator(s) doesn't like the nominee. If such is the case then they are free to vote no on confirmation. If a majority vote no, then the nomination is blocked. If yes, he will be confirmed. It is as simple and straight forward as that.

I'm not ready to vote yet.  I'd like to talk to the president about this nomination to understand his reasoning behind this particular choice.  I think there should be another 2 days of debate.  It is my right to request that extra debate time as long as another senator seconds me. 

Just trying to ram through confirmations is what can cause gridlock and a lack of activity in Atlasia.  Just because Tmth might be able to do the duties of ambassador to the GTO doesn't mean he should be confirmed for it.  I wouldn't let a known criminal mow my lawn just because they can do it.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 10, 2011, 11:05:48 am
Are you kidding me?

I move to extend the debate a further 48 hours under Article 6, Section 2, part #4 of the official senate rules.

No, Snowguy, I kid not. The President has made his nomination, it is our job to debate and vote on the nominee as proscribed by our procedures. We can't simply just sit here and ignore the procedures because a Senator(s) doesn't like the nominee. If such is the case then they are free to vote no on confirmation. If a majority vote no, then the nomination is blocked. If yes, he will be confirmed. It is as simple and straight forward as that.

I'm not ready to vote yet.  I'd like to talk to the president about this nomination to understand his reasoning behind this particular choice.  I think there should be another 2 days of debate.  It is my right to request that extra debate time as long as another senator seconds me. 

Just trying to ram through confirmations is what can cause gridlock and a lack of activity in Atlasia.  Just because Tmth might be able to do the duties of ambassador to the GTO doesn't mean he should be confirmed for it.  I wouldn't let a known criminal mow my lawn just because they can do it.

I wasn't referring to the request for an extention of time which you can see I have made dispostions regarding such procedure wise. I was responding to the "are you kidding" comment. Which seemed to be questioning why I was just simply proceeding as proscribed by the OSPR. I also didn't limit the grounds on which it is reasonable to oppose a nominee, which your present post seems to infer about my previous post responding your post.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 10, 2011, 11:52:28 am
I'm not a criminal. This entire ordeal has been blown way out of proportion, and lies have been spread by multiple people. Anyone continuing to accuse me of such is simply spreading information they cannot back up.

If anyone has serious questions for me regarding my nomination for GTO Ambassador, I'd be more than happy to answer them.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Questioning Nominee)
Post by: Napoleon on July 10, 2011, 12:09:29 pm
I believe strongly that your disturbing behavior is relevant to the hearing. I would say the same thing if John Edwadds was appointed.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 13, 2011, 07:17:14 am
Extended questioning time has now expired and a final vote on confirmation is commencing. Senators, please vote Aye, Nay, or Abstain.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 13, 2011, 08:27:16 am
Aye


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: Napoleon on July 13, 2011, 09:45:15 am
Nay!


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 13, 2011, 09:47:19 am
It's unfortunate the extended questioning was not put to good use.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 13, 2011, 01:44:51 pm
Aye


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: Fuzzybigfoot on July 13, 2011, 03:46:48 pm
Aye


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: shua on July 13, 2011, 08:21:36 pm
Aye


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on July 13, 2011, 11:56:53 pm
Aye


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Confirmed)
Post by: Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee on July 14, 2011, 07:14:48 am
Aye

Final vote on confirmation of Fmr. President Tmthforu94 to be GTO Ambassador:

Aye (6): AHDuke99, Antonio V, fuzzybigfoot, NC Yankee, officepark, and shua.
Nay (1): Napoleon
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (2): bgwah and Snowguy716


The nominee has been confirmed.


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Nominee Confirmed)
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on July 14, 2011, 09:45:36 am
Excellent!


Title: Re: Confirmation Hearing: Tmthforu94 for GTO Ambassador (Nominee Confirmed)
Post by: ░tmthforu94░ on July 14, 2011, 10:24:03 am
I thank the Senate for it's confidence in me.