• this is a giveaway for credit card companies.

    Did catch that big loophole for rich people?

    The only reason senators voted for the P.O.S. is to curry favor with business interests. Reid is one of them. Senators knew that the public wouldn't understand it.

  • on a comment on Open thread over 9 years ago
    NAYs ---25

    Akaka (D-HI)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Corzine (D-NJ)
    Dayton (D-MN)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Dorgan (D-ND)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feingold (D-WI)
        Feinstein (D-CA)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Kennedy (D-MA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Lieberman (D-CT)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
        Murray (D-WA)
    Obama (D-IL)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sarbanes (D-MD)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    and what's the heck is up with this?

    Not Voting - 1
    Clinton (D-NY)

    anyone know what happened with that?

  • comment on a post Open thread over 9 years ago
    Those worthless shits. There's not 74 Republicans in the Senate at last count. There's not even 74 Republicans and Republican-lites in the Senate...or so I thought.

    If only they had waited. The blogosphere is generating bipartisan resistance now.

    Welcome to Debt Prison America.

  • on a comment on Blogs Don't Need Big Government over 9 years ago
    it would be tough.

    maybe you could just demand full disclosure. Any blogger that was paid by any political organization (campaign, 527, or any other advocacy group registered as such in the tax code) must have that affiliation displayed prominently on the front page for 2 years, and then kept in an archive linked from the front page ad infinitum.

    Journalists wouldn't be intimidated by a blogger, who they knew was a campaign surrogate. It doesn't hurt the blogger at all, if they engage in real blogging. It would even give the blog legitimacy with readers.

  • on a comment on Blogs Don't Need Big Government over 9 years ago
    maybe its like pornography and indency laws. You can't quite define it, but you know it when you see it. The Thune/Daschle bloggers would definitely be illegitimate.
  • comment on a post Blogs Don't Need Big Government over 9 years ago
    I guess that makes 2 Senators who have directly spoken to the blogospehere. (Boxer being the other)

    nice job chris.

    whats that, did someone say Feingold presidential stock rising among internet activists?

  • on a comment on Markos what are you thinking? over 9 years ago
    he's just explain how politics works. Nobody wants to make a symbolic no vote, when the only person that is going to care is going to be your home district Chamber of Commerce.

    That being said, I don't think we can bring it up in 2006 if the vote total goes 'over 320' as the staffer suggests. I think that is the only negative. These yes votes will be tactical votes, not heart votes. If it could be blocked, alot of the yes's would turn into no's in a hurry.

  • comment on a post Why Dem Senators Should Vote for Bankruptcy Bill over 9 years ago
    This bill is clearest example I can remember, when ideology gave political cover for money politics. This bill is all about winners and lowers. The winners are the credit card companies and the losers are the people that owe them money. The credit card companies throw money at Republicans, and a few hand-picked Democrats. Now they are returning the favor.

    Here's an argument I heard, I think Trent Lott was the source:

    "Going bankrupt crushes the credit of the people going bankrupt. We are doing them a favor by letting them work their way out of bankruptcy."

    I couldn't stop laughing at the hypocrisy.

    1 - Trent Lott is an arch conservative that hates the 'nanny state' and now he is telling people that the government is needed so they dont make a choice that isn't in their interest? It doesn't add up.

    2 - It is in people's interest to go bankrupt. People that are irresponsible enough to go bankrupt from wild spending (a very small minority, i know) prolly shouldn't have credit, especially if it is going to cost them 10 years in debt prison anyway.

    3 - If you go bankrupt, because of medical bills, does you credit really stay bad for all that long? Im no expert, and someone can correct me here if im wrong.

  • comment on a post Open Thread over 9 years ago
    I started a new blog. If you check it out and tell me what you think, I'll be eternally grateful. I'm a big fan of constructive criticisms.
  • on a comment on In Defense of Joe Lieberman over 9 years ago
    I don't condemn lieberman for voting for cloture. I think a decision was made up top that they weren't gonna try to filibuster it.

    I wish we could primary Biden, though. He's in bed with the credit card companies, check opensecrets.org, and he was the senior guy that got it out of committee.

  • comment on a post WE CAN EAT TACO BELL AGAIN!!! over 9 years ago
    of the most effective form of activism available to people. I only wish I woulda known more about it. I haven't been to GAP for 6 years, although Im not planning to go back anyway. The seperation led me to conclude that their clothes suck.
  • comment on a post College Republicans Pin Stars on Profs Doors over 9 years ago
    the professor that stands up for her is the german instructor. how ironic.
  • comment on a post Assassination of Hugo Chavez? over 9 years ago
    Socialism has already spread across Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and now Uruguay. Any assination of Chavez will be blamed on capitalists/America regardless of who did it. I don't think it would be a good geostrategic move, even if we could get away with it cleanly. Look at what's happening right now in Lebanon, and he wasn't even the current head of government. You can't assinate popular leaders, unless you want an even more radical member of his own party to take his place.
  • on a comment on Ending the War over 9 years ago
    ban, ban, ban
  • on a comment on New Frame: War on Terror 2.0 over 9 years ago
    anyone seen Noam Chomsky around here? i thought i saw him around back.

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