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Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 08:32 PM PDT

Is the Public Option coming in 2014?

by Poingly

Like many others on here, I was devastated when the Public Option was dropped from the health care bill, but is there a chance it will return? I had the chance to speak with Chuck Schumer today, and the idea isn't dead yet!

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For most of my adult life, I have never given much thought to the Second Amendment. I remember being dramatic opposed to it as a child, but as I grew up I just didn't care. I never owned a gun nor do I ever plan to own one. That is my choice, and I'm sure both pro and anti gun folks understand that. I saw a front page article on kos today that really got me thinking about this again.

The weird thing is that this article presented a decent support of the Second Amendment, but the article also made me very aware of several holes in the pro-gunners arguments that actually help to obliterate our freedoms.

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Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 07:48 PM PDT

Solving New York's budget crisis

by Poingly

Those of us in the Empire State are probably already aware of the state's financial difficulties. We're about $9 billion in the hole, and there doesn't seem to be a way out...or is there?

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You may remember my diary entry about this from TWO YEARS ago.

Airport Security

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I realized this has already been somewhat covered here, but I sort of feel the need to vent in a more expanded forum.

"Everybody hates me," he tells reporters. "Really. I don't know why. I treat people, I figure, equal. I have one problem with mixed marriages and that is the offspring."

Really? He doesn't know why? Maybe it's because he is a racist. He may treat people "equal," but he may have missed the fact that whole "separate but equal" thing was knocked down decades ago. A good friend of mine has grandparents of two different races. When they tried to get married back in the day no one would do it. Even people in New York City refused to marry them--and, I might remind you, interracial marriage was never illegal in the state of New York.

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I don't what this Lookingbill guy's political orientation is, but the title of this diary is his quote. Article where he's quoted is here.

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Sun Nov 02, 2008 at 04:46 PM PST

Dominos Pizza Poll!

by Poingly

Haha, okay, so I ordered Dominos online today and they did this unscientific poll about the presidential campaign, though I got to say that Dominos makes it look pretty good for Obama!

Poll

The best chain pizza is...

13%20 votes
30%45 votes
18%27 votes
4%7 votes
4%6 votes
28%42 votes

| 147 votes | Vote | Results

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I am really bothered by the claim that McCain "doesn't want to raise anyone's taxes." As McCain would say, 'did you listen?' Sure, he doesn't WANT to, but he's going to be doing just that.

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I keep reading diary after diary that is miscalculating the popular vote.  It irritates me on several levels, specifically on a journalism level.

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 12:32 PM PST

Airport Security

by Poingly

Caught up the excitement of elections, I think sometimes we forget the issues.  Last year, some 'fwends' of mine were in the airport and noticed a pretty big security gap at the Baltimore airport.

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Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 02:34 PM PST

McCain Learns From Michigan

by Poingly

Remember a few weeks ago?  There was that primary in Michigan.  Apparently, crossing the aisle to block a candidate is dirty tricks, but telling your supporters to vote for another candidate is just wise politics.

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Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 09:31 AM PST

Apparently, We're All Rich.

by Poingly

It's not even February and I've already filled out my taxes.  I try to get things done promptly.  I often show up 15 minutes early to dates and meetings; 30 minutes early to work and so forth.  Sometimes being this early gives me a chance to really think about what I'm doing, as opposed to just going through the motions.  Taxes have always had a bit of befuddlement to me, and there was something I noticed this year which really got me thinking.

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