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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:29 PM

Seriously, Rachel Maddow?

So, her plan was to end tonight's show with a story that would make us feel great.

So she went over today's massive screw-up in the senate. So we screwed over the poor, the elderly, any chance at gun control, any chance real immigration reform and a host of other things that will not happen with easy Republican filibusters.

The feel-good story afterwards? 12 years ago, they managed to pass a law to help chimps! Yay! I'm sure the dead and the deported will feel so much better.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:41 PM

1. I actually heard about the chimp story earlier today, and it made me very happy.

I wish no chimps would ever be used for research again. This is not all about something that happened 12 years ago. It was a major new step toward ending research on chimps that could only happen because of what happened 12 years ago.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1319143--u-s-moves-toward-curbing-research-on-chimpanzees

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:22 PM

2. I am surprised your post hasn't been taken down.

I think critizing rachel is against all policies,.

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Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:31 PM

3. that's because she rarely if ever deserves criticism

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:46 PM

4. Just because terrible things happen doesn't negate the good. I was quite touched.

I had the privilege, years ago, to meet some chimps that had been in the Space Program, including Ham. He'd been retired to the NC Zoo, and still used the two hand signs he had been taught, "Ham is okay" and "Ham is not okay". He was an old man, who'd finally been allowed to be in an open environment with others. I felt as though I was looking at a much respected elder who'd served well and was finally getting what he deserved.

I weep for the dead and deported. But such moments of pleasure and joy help me to be strong so I can advocate for them, and they help me to like people even when we do terrible and painful things. I'm glad Rachel featured it.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:04 AM

5. I thought it was cool.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:11 AM

6. Are you a chimp hater?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:12 AM

7. Nah, it's just nowhere near happy enough to overcome Reid's massive fuck-up. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:17 AM

9. No one said it was. Yeah whimpie fucked up, but it's ok to be happy for the monkies. Several

million voters and everything that whimpie should be about and the bullshit dems are now doing is not enough to dampen the chimps sort of freedom.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:23 AM

11. How was it a fuck up?

 

He's taking care of the people that pay him.

It isn't us.

Assuming he's doing anything other than exactly what he wants is foolish and naive.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:13 AM

8. To be fair

We don't control the House and have another bite at the apple in two years.

Take back the freaking House!!!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:28 AM

12. Not gonna happen with a do-nothing Senate as the example of what Democrats can do. (nt)

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:39 AM

13. Probably won't happen anyway because of gerry-mandering.

We fucked up losing the House in 2010.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:19 AM

10. Tonite was one of those nites when Rachel was on, and I was tuning her out.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:46 AM

14. Rachel is...

from her 2009-2010 performance pretty much a sob sister. Ed is the same way. They berated dems for not being progressive enough, then when the dems got voted out, they complain that now nothing gets done.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:24 AM

16. I wasn't cheered up by it either.

And since it was about chimps that are used in research, it only made me feel sorry for them like they were no in a rehab facility after being tortured and abused... The actual news was bad enough that it would be hard to find anything to folow it with and be cheerful. I think she was really pissed at harry Reid and it showed. Even Sherrod Brown's comments sounded like he was trying to avoid the subject while trying to make it sound not so bad. He didn't look all that happy about it either. Sometimes the news to report sucks so bad that there just isn't anything that will bring up an air of positivity at the end of the 'cast.

Personally, I was in tears. We've been sold out completely and there's nothing for any of our Ds to hide behind. Like Ed asked, "..what? Did the Kochs back up a Brinks truck to his house?" Or is it that the Ds are so afraid of the gun legislation coming up that they want to hide behind the Rs for cover when they f'k up the vote on that? Right now, I don't know if I want to be an american anymore. We just got told that all that effort in getting Obama elected again was a waste, by the Senate.

I don't think any supposed to be cheery story about abused chimpanzees in a "retreat" in LA could make that any easier to swallow.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:31 AM

17. Good news for animals is a feel-good story for most people, including me.

I'm very upset by animal research, especially what's been done and is being done to primates.

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Response to jeff47 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 AM

18. Being a huge animal lover

I am happy about news of this kind.

I'm disappointed at being sold out, the worst part is I expect nothing else, the element of surprise or anger doesn't happen to me hardly ever any more. I feel complacent at times, which is really not good.

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