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about the Social Security fold and the non-negotiating negotiations when he has the advantage? I realize this isn't a diary and will take down in a few minutes, but I really wanted to know?

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Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:42 PM PDT

What the hell

by gritsngumbo

happened to the site? Was down for a couple of hours...or at least I couldn't get on.

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Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM PDT

Breaking: New Debate Rule

by gritsngumbo

The Rmoney campaign has asked that he ONLY be referred to as "Not-Obama" during the debate.

Sorry, I just couldn't help it :-)

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TEACHER ARRESTED IN NEW YORK -

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator.

NOTE: I realize this is not a diary, and apologize for taking up valuable bandwidth for more serious subjects, but with the current 24/7 focus on terror by the losing party ("be afraid, be very afraid") and as a "math challenged" individual (with a "math challenged" teenager) who both have a bad history with Al-Gebra I thought this was a hoot.

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Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 10:58 AM PST

Two Questions

by gritsngumbo

One, how did Lindsey Graham and Lieberman become "key" senators?

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Tue Aug 25, 2009 at 04:06 PM PDT

Now this is serious!

by gritsngumbo

Just saw an article on the MSNBC website saying that Budweiser AND Miller plan to raise prices in the fall, due to poor sales.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

Now I know these other things (health care, health insurance reform, torture, Dancin' Dufus Delay, etc, etc. are also important, but we need to get organized and fight this!

Beer Drinkers Unite! We need to be drinking MORE not less! Maybe we can get a Beer Bailout. We've already had a beer summit (no wait, that was for something else) but we can't just stand/sit/lay by and let this happen. Maybe FDL can to a petition, they seem to be really good at those.

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Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 01:25 PM PDT

Fineman makes some good points

by gritsngumbo

On the Politics page of MSMBC.com today, Howard Fineman:

When the history of President Barack Obama’s first year in office is written, scholars will try to answer this puzzling question:

How did a gifted, charismatic young Democrat — who won the White House by a large margin and brought in huge congressional majorities — manage NOT to enact fundamental health care reform, a goal his party has been seeking since Truman?

I still think Obama is going to get a bill, just not one very worthy of the name. Why?

As much as I wish it's weren't so and realizing that the battle isn't over and has just begun, Howard Fineman makes some good points on what has gone wrong with the president's health care initiative and why we aren't any further along than we seem to be.

I think it's worth a read. Particularly telling is the notion that Obama should have been working to clamp down on abuses by insurers, ie: "focusing on the fears of the 85% who have insurance rather than the 15% who do not".

What Went Wrong

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Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 12:52 PM PST

Hypocricy thy name is Vitter

by gritsngumbo

Headline: Scandal-plagued Republican says Burris should resign

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Mon Feb 23, 2009 at 03:53 PM PST

Boy, MSNBC

by gritsngumbo

is getting some balls.

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There has been some conversation recently (and some political posturing) about the several GOP Governors making noises about not taking the stimulus money (which IMHO would be political suicide).

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Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 01:53 PM PST

My remote must be broken?

by gritsngumbo

Every time a click on a new channel, be it any one of the three C-Span channels or CNN or MSNBC I get a republican talking and spewing republican talking points. I had no idea this was the "change" I supported and voted for. WTF? Are the dems afraid of getting in front of the camera or are they being shut out by the MSM?

OK, I'll delete. Just had to rant. BTW: The comment about this site is "too serious" for items like this makes me laugh. Get over yourself.

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Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 04:34 PM PDT

I just early voted for Obama

by gritsngumbo

in Louisiana. Probably won't make a bit of difference in the overall scheme of things as the likelihood of Louisiana being carried by Obama is somewhere between "slim and none" but it sure did make me feel good. In fact I couldn't help exclaiming "CHA-CHING" as I pushed the button. Sorry this isn't a real diary and I'll delete, but I had to tell someone.

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