From the daily archives: Sunday, October 30, 2005

Delaware Repubs Pushing Bush on RON

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Stumbled upon my local Repub website tonight. I found this quite comical actually:

Don’t undo the Bush Victory last year…
Vote NO on State Issues 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Do they REALLY want to be pushing Bush right about now? Maybe they should have checked this first. Sounds to me as if some DO want to undo the Bush victory [laughs].

They link to a wonderful piece by Richard H. Finan in which he states (among other things):

Does anyone believe that voters are better served by faceless people on boards […]

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Ed Schultz, one of the most important progressive voices in talk radio, is being prevented from being heard on Armed Forces Radio. Due to start on October 17th, the deal that had been struck (broadcasting the first of 3 hours of the show) was summarily nixed. Please join me in sending letters to your Senators and Representatives urging them to pressure the Pentagon to hold up their end of the deal.

Go to Gen. Wesley Clark’s site WesPAC and use their form letter tool. I recommend also saving them to print out and mail along with your emails. The […]

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What Would You Spend $690,000 On?

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Me? I’m not sure, but it certainly wouldn’t be on a crappy 1975 Ford Escort GL! Can we make a new rule? All the people who are silly rich have to be ingrained with the responsibility to use that wealth in a way that will change the world. That too much to ask? Sheeh. I’m sure the Pope would dig this rule.

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Progressive Honor Code

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One of the many things I took with me from my time at West Point was the Cadet Honor Code:

A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do

Though some may think the first three hard and demanding a great deal of discipline and self control (they do), the last is the most important in my view. It requires not only holding yourself to a high standard, but having the courage (intestinal fortitude we called it) to stand up to others and hold them accountable should they try to get away with any of the […]

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Doing the math on RON

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Tim at GrowOhio has two good posts (one two) about the math as it relates to Reform Ohio Now.

First is relative to State Issue 3 and money. The contrast is stark:

Ohio First has raised $2.2 million and has a grand total of 170 reported donors towards their effort. That’s an average contribution of $12,941 dollars to Ohio First. Reform Ohio Now’s average contribution? $545 dollars.

Second up relates to State Issue 4. A Dkos poster notes:

Number of votes for Republican congressional candidates in Ohio, 2004: 2,650,045 Number of votes for Democratic congressional candidates […]

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It has been a busy week keeping up with audio clips. While over at The Sherrod Brown Blog the crickets are chirping, there has been a flurry of activity as it relates to Paul Hackett this week. Let’s do a quick tally:

Paul was on Air America not once, but twice Hackett was interviewed by prominent videoblogger John Amato of Crooks and Liars Tim Ryan keeps his promise and is a Hackett backer Paul is a featured guest on the Ed Schultz Show

Of course, Brown06 tells us “the general public doesn’t care about this […]

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Here Come The Bastards Pt III

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Those curious enough to peek into my little audio window on the canvassing world might have heard about this, but I wanted to expand.

Apparantly, the shit has been scared out of the Corruptlicans as they are now in full on frontal assault mode as it relates to RON. I’m talking activist insurgencies. 3 prime locations here in Delaware have seen RON signs disappear repeatedly. One location where I replaced a sign today was suspicioiusly close to where a new anti-RON sign had been placed. How odd. Another location driving down Sawmill Parkway saw two RON signs that had […]

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