• Boucher seems one of the few who consistently thinks "correctly" (admittedly, that's defined as "agrees with me") on internet regulation issues -

  • comment on a post Bush's Latest Revenue Scheme over 8 years ago

    darn straight, weatherunderground - I think the catch-phrase they used was the "moneyed interests" .  . .

    Edwards starts to get into that kind of language a little bit -

    I want to point out for discussion, though - something like 80% of the land in Utah is owned by the federal government, and even more of Nevada.  I'm not convinced that's necessary (and tons of folks out West aren't, either) - but all Bush will do is sell it to his friends in the moneyed class and they'll strip-mine the shit out of it . . .

  • comment on a post Meaningful Consultation over 8 years ago
    I wonder which crossword it is?  The Monday NYT?  Hope it's not giving him too much trouble.

    Chris, I hope you won't throw me off the site, but I don't see a filibuster happening unless Lawyer John loses it and says something like "yeah, I said the right to privacy is bad law, and I still think so.  And by the way, screw you."

    The real questions that ought to be asked are something like "If Roe v. Wade were overturned, would the states still have the power under the Constitution to pass state laws allowing abortion?"  (or would Congress itself?)

    he'd duck the question, of course -

  • comment on a post MyDD IRV Straw Poll At 1,000 over 9 years ago
    I'm also surprised at Clark's support - it seems to hold over at Kos, too (though I haven't checked the poll he's running today).

    As far as Clinton, two questions:

    1.  I hate that reality forces me to ask the question, but is it at all possible for a female to get elected in today's US without acting like Rambo?

    2.  Do you really think she would have invaded Iraq?  

    I think the answer to both of those questions is no.

    All that having been said, 2008 is so far off my radar at the moment that I haven't voted in any of these polls.  We need to worry about '06.

    (I also have the horrible fear that if McCain runs he'll win.)

  • comment on a post Yes, I support that... over 9 years ago
    should be added -

    "balance the freakin budget and pay off the national debt" is the easiest formulation (doesn't that speak pretty strongly to what working people strive to do every day) -

    I'm sure there are some economics-professor arguments (e.g. government bonds are the lowest-risk investment option, so maybe we want to have a small amount of debt to have t-bonds on the market) - but we need to counter the trickle-down lunacy that's been around since Reagan -

  • on a comment on Dean: 'I Agree with George Bush' over 9 years ago
    oops - too slow on the uptake - Mr. Rosenberg is correct, and first -
  • on a comment on Dean: 'I Agree with George Bush' over 9 years ago
    uh - you ain't the only cynic on this bus -

    what was the big news before this started to break?  The Downing Street memos?

    As bad as it was to deliberately blow Plame's cover (oh - excuse me - Karl "didn't even know her name" - that would be "Mrs. Wilson") - isn't the President's deliberate falsification and exagerration of intelligence to get us to war even worse?

    I think you're right - Rove's jumping to the wolves to protect W from the DSM . . .

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