Log Rolling


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Log Rolling

A legislative practice of embracing in one bill several distinct matters, none of which, perhaps, could singly obtain the assent of the legislature, and then procuring its passage by a combination of the minorities in favor of each of the measures into a majority that will adopt them all.

Practice of including in one statute or constitutional amendment more than one proposition, inducing voters to vote for all, notwithstanding they might not have voted for all if amendments or statutes had been submitted separately.

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Log rolling, like vote trading, is the corrupt practice of combining a good idea with a bad one in order to pass both.
Thereafter, two competing narratives on the passing of the 1930 revisions crystallised in the literature, one based on pressure group lobbying and log rolling (a la Schattschneider) and one based on partisan party politics (a la Pastor).
Log rolling the patient was to left lateral position was done under supervision of the doctor from 7th-8th day.
There had been plenty of log rolling and pork barreling in the years after the war, and a reform movement quickly gathered steam.
His first effort combined a seed hopper, a mechanical device for dropping the corn, a shovel plow to open a trench and a log rolling behind to cover the seed.
As if their work wasn't dangerous enough, lumberjacks, living and working deep in the woods, competed to outdo each other in skills ranging from log rolling to felling trees and bucking them with crosscut saws.
With more than $625 billion of commercial real estate loans maturing during 2009 and 2010 alone, it is prudent to try to protect equity and refinance the property ahead of the dam of maturities that is building up versus log rolling into the eye of the refinance storm.
The most difficult thing I have ever had to do was Psychology 300 stats in college and maybe that log rolling contest I did in Kyuquot
Some are names, places, court decisions, or events that have become emblematic while others are technical terms such as filibuster, log rolling, and term limit.
A performing sheep, a dog display team, log rolling demonstration, float and fancy dress competitions
And while they are at it, they should not forget stock car racing, motorcycle racing, mountain climbing, bowling, wood chopping, log rolling, demolition derby, lap dancing and nude mud wrestling.
My best match was in 1941 when Bette Berkley and I set an all-time record for women in log rolling, with a time Of 12 minutes and 58 seconds for one fall (a match consists of two out of three falls).