From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Drinking Liberally Delaware

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Come raise your spirits as you raise a pint as America’s network of Democratic drinking clubs arrives in Delaware. Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of like-minded left-leaners, an opportunity to share you ideas while you share a pitcher. You don’t need to be a seasoned activist or policy wonk to join us in meeting new friends, reconnecting with old ones, and enjoying a stiff mix of socializing with a dash of politics.

Drinking Liberally has become a fast-growing phenomenon, now offering social space for progressive pint-pourers in over 60 cities across America – now including Deleware, Ohio!

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Form of a Question Please

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[Queue randomness] It could have been one of the funniest moments in television history. But alas, poor Yorick. “Instant Messenger Acronyms” was the Jeopardy category tonight. “Say what?”. I said “Instant Messenger Acronyms”. What I thought you said.

Wow. Could it possibly happen? My chest filled with hope – or halloween candy indigestion – as I awaited the first question. Nope. Not that one. Then the next. Damn…

[Enter dream sequence] Then it happened. She picks Instant Messenger Acronyms for 800. Camera pans to the clue. “WTF“. Buzzer sounds. With a slight smile, the contestant says, “What is what the […]

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Why RON is so important – Case 3

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Ohio PIRG has a report out that demonstrates why Issue 4 is so important: “Safe Seats, Dangerous Democracy“. We have too little competition, too many uncontested races (probably due to the lack of competitiveness in districting), we continue to see weak candidates, gerrymandering has been 91% effective in getting the person on the partisan side of the skew elected, the people are not being represented effectively in the state given the disparity between votes cast and makeup of congress.

Vote Yes on 2-5.

Why RON is so important. Case 3.

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This early in the game, with “little name recognition” and way behind in funding, Hackett has pulled out to a greater lead versus Dewine in the latest Zogby poll. Currently sits at 44.2% and Dewine at 35.9% – an 8.3% margin.

The Strickland/Blackwell numbers remain tight.

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I love irony. I mean really I do. Other than sarcasm, it is my favorite tool – especially when it comes to pointing out right-wing corruption in the Buckeye State. In today’s “The People’s Defender” (irony), Jean Schmidt tells us we should “Run From RON“. I love Jean Schmidt (sarcasm).

If “How Jean Schmidt argued against Reform Ohio Now” was a jeopardy question, I would be a button pressing fool. “What is parroting right-wing talking points Alex”. Ding Ding Ding!

She finishes it off by using another common right-wing tactic: LYING!

Why replace something that is not only not […]

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