From the daily archives: Thursday, May 22, 2008

These are the Dems who voted for Mecklenborg’s mean-spirited, anti-immigrant, English-Only bill that passed today 54-42:

Dan Dodd (91)
John Domenick (95)
Jay P. Goyal (73)
Matt Lundy (57)
John Otterman (45)
Tom Heydinger (58)

Note: Heydinger was just sworn in yesterday– taking over for Matt Barrett.

Not a great first day, Tom. Not at all.

I guess we can write it off an inexperience.

I’d love to hear some reasons why the rest of these guys decided to vote for this piece of crap bill.

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English-Only Bill Passes

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The Ohio House just passed Mecklenborg’s mean-spirited, anti-immigrant, English-Only bill 54-42.

Which means at least 2 Dems voted FOR it.

Fucking idiots.

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Mecklenborg’s mean-spirited, anti-immigrant, English-Only bill (H. B. No. 477) is on the House Calendar for today.

The debate should be pretty interesting. You can watch it at

I’ll update this post if anything interesting comes out of it.


Mecklenborg starts the discussion declaring “this is not an english-only bill.” Instead, he claims, this bill only “requires all state agencies to use english in all meetings and for each record recorded”.

Not a very convincing argument for the need of this bill, though, since he says all of this in English while the minutes are recorded- […]

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It could be related to Israel. It could be related to misinformation. Or it could be related to skin color. It most likely is all three. I think the primary reason why Florida Jews (and all Floridians, really) aren’t warmed up to Obama is because he hasn’t been allowed to campaign there. Everywhere else he hasn’t campaigned yet he starts low and gains momentum. A recent New York Times piece examines why Florida Jews are expressing doubts about Obama.

Race within the Jewish community there does seem to play a factor:

“The people here, liberal people, will not […]

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Dick Land’s Sour Grapes

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A group of Christian leaders recently put together a document called “An Evangelical Manifesto” in which they condemn Christians on the right (and left) for using faith to push their own personal, political agendas.

People like Phil Burress, Richard Land and James Dobson – the worst offenders of politicizing faith – were not invited to participate in the process.

Funny thing happened today though. The Florida Baptist Witness published an opinion piece written by Land called Why I am not signing the ‘Evangelical Manifesto’ in which he claims:

As I grow more mature in years I am more and […]

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A new George Washington University Poll indicates that voter attitudes are leaning toward the dems this fall.

The Democrats lead Republicans 8 points in a generic presidential ballot and by 9 points in a congressional ballot.

63% of respondents disapprove of the job Bush is doing and 77% think the country is on the wrong track.

According to the dean of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management, “This poll underscores huge difficulties that lie ahead for the Republican Party.”

However, the poll also shows the Hillary still hasn’t overcome her problem with negatives:

Both Senators John McCain and Barack […]

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MS Windows 3.0 Turns 18

On May 22, 2008 By

Microsoft Windows 3.0 was first released on May 22nd, 1990 – 18 years ago today.

The operating system came on seven 3.5″ disks and required a 286 processor and a whopping 640K of memory. It also required that you already have DOS 3.1 installed.

It came with a text editor called Notepad and a word processor called Write. It also was the first version to include Solitaire.

Windows 3.0 went on to sell over 10 million copies.

Sure, Microsoft ripped off lots of stuff from Apple’s OS, but Apple stole a whole bunch of ideas from the Xerox Star […]

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Democracy Guy speaks! His NDI stuff was always some of my favorite and I wish I had been able to talk him into self publishing a book. Some great stories.

His latest post relates his experiences to what is going on now with the Clinton line of attack on Florida and Michigan:

To see Hillary now argue, in the face of all evidence, that the rules both SHE and Barack Obama AGREED TO, which only Obama has ABIDED BY, and which have been enforced UNDER THE RULE OF LAW, now are the same as the Florida 2000 recount, […]

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I missed YouTube Tuesday with this one. Still it’s pretty funny…

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Not surprising given the desperation that must have been setting in prior to North Carolina and Indiana:

One of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top financial supporters offered $1 million to the Young Democrats of America during a phone conversation in which he also pressed for the organization’s two uncommitted superdelegates to endorse the New York Democrat, a high-ranking official with YDA told The Huffington Post.

Didn’t work.

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Yesterday Hillary Clinton compared her fight to break DNC rules and seat the delegates from Florida an “epic American struggle” similiar to the fight against slavery.

Now she is comparing the Democratic nominating process that SHE ENDORSED to the recent fraudulent elections in Zimbabwe…

“We’re seeing that right now in Zimbabwe,” Clinton explained. “Tragically, an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people,” Clinton told the crowd of senior citizens at a retirement community in south Florida.

Is she trying to say that Obama = Mugabe?

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