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  •  I am not a defender of the status quo (2+ / 0-)
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    JT88, divineorder

    I just don't appreciate people making unfounded allegations and then asking for my money to support them.  I am also not a fan of red herrings, which this transparently is.  But, you've found your little fabricated story to drive your fundraising campaign.  It only hurts the reputation of true progressives when you pull these stunts, and you're using one of my favorite sites to advertise it on.

    I would favor reform of the donation/lobbying law to curtail corporate donations and favor individual donations, but that's not what my posts said, just what you've insinuated.  Seems to be a pattern with you.

    Omaha must now be referred to as Omama

    by GenXWho on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 03:42:14 PM PST

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    •  Here's what you wrote: (3+ / 0-)
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      GenXWho, greeseyparrot, Data Pimp

      "Investigation of what? Businesses lobbying as usual?" And that was it.

      The fact that corporate execs routinely plot how to give money to influence votes is a huge problem. The fact that this group includes bailout recipients raises more questions (worth answering, aka worth investigating). The fact that you'd cavalierly write this off as business of usual was troubling. But if you do believe in reforming the system, as this new comment suggests, that's a step in the right direction.

      •  OK (0+ / 0-)

        We agree on reforming the lobbying/corporate money system.

        In the meantime, let's stop calling routine conference calls part of some grand conspiracy to steal TARP money.

        Must go to drinking liberally now.  Good day, sir!

        Omaha must now be referred to as Omama

        by GenXWho on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 04:31:31 PM PST

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    •  Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce (0+ / 0-)

      6 Bosc pears, peeled (or not) and sliced thinly length-wise in about 1/8" widths
      1-2 tablespoons butter
      2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks, about an inch long
      1 sm jar no-sugar-added jam of your choosing
      2 bags of cranberries or equivalent loose
      1 cup orange juice (preferably fresh)

      Saute the sliced pears and ginger in the butter over medium heat until pears begin to carmelize slightly. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for an hour or until the sauce is as thick as you want it to be, stirring occasionally.

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