• on a comment on Senate 2006: First Look over 9 years ago
    That is quite simply bullshit.  Not a single poll showed that the issue had any salience.  Wishful thinking on your part about this issue won't change anything, nor will your sad invoking of the dual loyalty slur.  It's so nice to be amongst "progressives" here.
  • comment on a post Punish the Swifties over 9 years ago
    I'm in favor.  It's time to play some hardball with them.  A precedent should be set for this kind of deceit.
  • Also, do you really spend sleepless nights worrying about how Dennis Kucinich responds to weblogs or about conservative (ie anyone slightly to the right of you) infiltrators.   Your hierarchy of concerns is nothing less than bizarre.
  • comment on a post Dollar Trouble over 9 years ago
    Under no circumstances do we want to see paleo-cons prevail.  They may mimic our economic populism, but the underlying assumptions behind said mimickry should disgust you.
  • comment on a post Jerome and Chris: Can we have back the old MyDD? over 9 years ago
    I rather think our freeper friends will be amused at your guarded praise of Arafat, who most would regard as a pathetic failure, regardless of what he's gulled the Palestinians into thinking.  Shame on you for mau-mauing Tim over this.
  • comment on a post Attention David Lynch Fans! over 9 years ago
    FRANK BOOTH WINS ELECTION IN PARALLEL UNIVERSE
    - AP

    Sweeping the electoral map, Frank Booth handily beat Dubya amidst a very very reduced electorate.

    Pundits didn't know what to make of Booth's pledge to make "blue velvet" and cocaine available to every red-blooded American male, but agreed that the man with the oxygen mask spoke to the common man with his libertarian and Bacchanalian ideals.

    "He's really quite masculine!" gushed Chris Matthews.  "Look how he treats women!"

    "He's a self-made businessman.  It's not our business what he does in his spare time.  Lord knows I've done worse," said Bill O'Reilly.

    Not all were pleased.  "Frank's a very disturbed man," declared Lumberton resident Jeffrey Beaumont.

    Expect a "well-dressed man" to show up for the inauguration.

  • on a comment on Senate recap & forward over 9 years ago
    I can appreciate the sentiment.  Someone elsewhere at MyDD said good riddance to him and I can't tell you how distasteful and ungrateful that is to me.  Hence my real anger.
  • on a comment on The DNC & the Dems over 9 years ago
    The semantic point is easy to make, but harder to back.  The fact that the caucus held together as well as it did has everything to do with his leadership.  Believe it or not we still have moderate and conservative Dems in the Senate and leadership requires a bit more than spouting pieties.  

    Daschle killed the Contract with America quietly and effectively.  Don't you ever forget that.

  • comment on a post The DNC & the Dems over 9 years ago
    We won 19 states.  Assuming we shun the red states, as this implicitly suggested, we cap the size of our Senate delegation at 38.

    OK, you say, I'm OK with electing them, just not allowing them in positions of leadership.  That's the road to having more Zell Millers, or just having them as one-termers.  

    Daschle was a great leader because he could keep the caucus together - keep Paul Wellstone and John Breaux on the same page.  That really is leadership.  I'm sorry he wasn't enough of an ideologue for some people here, but coming from a red state gave him a certain perspective that I find sorely lacking on these boards.  

    Go ahead, take Howard Dean, whose attempt at outreach to the South involved invoking hillbilly stereotypes.  What a great idea!

  • on a comment on The DNC & the Dems over 9 years ago
    Daschle has done a shitload for this party and this country - both in stopping Dubya and Newt Gingrich back in the day.  Have the decency to not piss on him when he's down.  
  • comment on a post Senate recap & forward over 9 years ago
    Tom Daschle made the Contract with America a dead letter, engineered the Jeffords defection and enraged the White House to no end with his opposition to judicial nominees.  He paid a real price for his party leadership yesterday.  Try not to piss on him the morning after!
  • I think it might help if people who own funds investing in SBGI contact their funds requesting divestment and then notify SBGI.

    If funds aren't normally susceptible to this type of lobbying, it may help in this instance to argue that SBGI is jeopardizing investor trust in the name of toadying to the White House.

    I checked Yahoo Finance for a list of major investors in the Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI).  

    Anyone investing in the below funds or knowing anyone who does should drop their fund and Sinclair an e-mail.  Let's scare the crap out of them - their stock doesn't have far to fall.

    TOP INSTITUTIONAL HOLDERS

    Holder
    Shares
    % Out
    Value*
    Reported

    Earnest Partners LLC
    4,946,278
    5.77
    $50,798,273
    30-Jun-04

    Gamco Investors Inc
    3,640,000
    4.25
    $37,382,798
    30-Jun-04

    Morgan Stanley
    3,004,303
    3.51
    $30,854,190
    30-Jun-04

    Westfield Capital Management Company
    2,616,950
    3.05
    $26,876,075
    30-Jun-04

    Neuberger Berman, LLC
    2,266,809
    2.65
    $23,280,127
    30-Jun-04

    Putnam Investment Management, LLC
    2,081,861
    2.43
    $21,380,711
    30-Jun-04

    Perry Corp.
    1,911,452
    2.23
    $19,630,611
    30-Jun-04

    Barclays Bank Plc
    1,801,161
    2.1
    $18,497,922
    30-Jun-04

    Blackrock Inc.
    1,428,435
    1.67
    $14,670,027
    30-Jun-04

    Janus Capital Management, LLC
    1,417,887
    1.66
    $14,561,699
    30-Jun-04

    TOP MUTUAL FUND HOLDERS

    Holder
    Shares
    % Out
    Value*
    Reported

    Morgan Stanley Special Value Fund
    1,185,200
    1.38
    $16,177,980
    31-Jan-04

    Franklin Mutual Ser Fd-Mutual Shares Fd
    1,098,838
    1.28
    $16,460,593
    31-Dec-03

    Janus Special Equity Fund
    1,023,992
    1.2
    $8,191,936
    31-Aug-04

    Harbor Small Cap Growth Fund
    739,200
    0.86
    $9,136,511
    30-Apr-04

    Invesco Sector Funds Inc-Invesco Leisure Funds
    581,200
    0.68
    $6,439,696
    31-May-04

    Morgan Stanley Inst Fd Tr-U.S. Small Cap Value Port
    513,900
    0.6
    $6,423,750
    31-Mar-04

    Van Kampen Small Cap Value Fund
    488,100
    0.57
    $6,101,250
    31-Mar-04

    FMI Focus Fd
    467,700
    0.55
    $4,803,278
    30-Jun-04

    American Skandia Tr-Gabelli Small-Cap Value Port
    440,000
    0.51
    $6,591,200
    31-Dec-03

    Harbor Small Cap Value Fund
    410,400
    0.48
    $5,072,543
    30-Apr-04

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