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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 01:30 PM
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The E-Mail I sent Nancy Skinner (Dem Candidate for 9th District, MI)
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Ms. Skinner is running against entrenched Republican incumbent Joe Knollenberg, Bush Patsy. Her website is here: http://www.nancyskinner.campaignoffice.com/index.asp I am currently awaiting her reply. *I have cross posted this in the General Discussion: Politics forum, because I want to know what other (non-Michigan) people think of my questions.*

Subject: I am interested in where you stand on seven issues:

1) The War on Iraq -- if elected, will you pledge to attend the funeral of every service person in your district who is killed in the Iraqi war? Do you know how many our district has already sacrificed? Do you plan on visiting our wounded veterans? What is your stance on providing services to veterans who are homeless, or otherwise financially devastated after providing their services to our country? What is your opinion on the situation created by toxic exposure to "depleted uranium"? And what do you plan on doing to help get us out of the mess that has been created?

2) The (upcoming) War in Iran -- what is your stance on dropping nuclear weapons on Iran? What is your view of "bunker buster" bombs? What level of awareness of the culture and history of the Middle East can you provide that will help prevent future diplomatic faux paus?

3) Republican Corruption -- how do you want it investigated? What do you plan on doing about it if elected? How can *YOU* personally, as an elected representative of our district, impact this issue? For example, there are numerous reports in the newspapers about "missing money" that has been given to companies who did not provide promised services for 9/11, the Iraq war, and Hurricane Katrina relief -- how do you plan on addressing these issues?

4) Impeachment -- where do you stand? Are you aware of the reports by Representative Conyers? Do you plan on supporting impeachment proceedings if elected? Are you aware of the legal investigations that have already been completed that support impeachment? Or are you one of the "let's win in 2008" folks?

5) Bush's Character -- do you believe George W. Bush is a good man? Do you believe he has intentionally misled this country into an unnecessary war?

6) Climate Change / Global Warming -- what do think about the science behind Al Gore's new film, "An Inconvenient Truth?" What do you think you can do to help with this issue?

7) Election Integrity -- what is your stand on "the glitch factor" that keeps favoring Republican candidates? Are you aware of the number of convicted computer felons who are currently employed by the two companies who are responsible for counting our votes? What is your stance on "voting" being privatized in such a fashion? Are you aware of how many of the 42,000 "problems" reported by www.verifiedvoting.org in 2004, how many of them were 'machine' related, or how many of them occurred in Michigan? And what is your opinion of this piece of information regarding the Max Cleland / Saxby Chambliss senate race in 2002?

Accusations of fraud have been made in a Project Censored article, claiming that "On Nov. 3, 2002, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll showed Democratic Sen. Max Cleland with a 49-to-44 point lead over Republican Rep. Saxby Chambliss. The next day, Chambliss, despite trailing by 5 points, ended up winning by a margin of 53 to 46 percent. This was, in other words, an unbelievable 12-point turn around over the course of one day!" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Cleland )

I am not going to number this last question, but I am going to ask it anyway:

Do you believe that honestly answering any of the above questions would cost you votes in our district?

Respectfully,
Ida M. Briggs
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  -The E-Mail I sent Nancy Skinner (Dem Candidate for 9th District, MI) IdaBriggs  Jun-16-06 01:30 PM   #0 
  - Hi, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:35 PM   #1 
  - That would be sweet! What will you be doing there?  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 01:41 PM   #2 
     - Yes, I've been volunteering on her campaign  SharonRB   Jun-16-06 01:50 PM   #3 
        - Yup. I really want to know where she stands on stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 02:10 PM   #4 
           - Hi Ida  skinner4congress   Jun-16-06 02:23 PM   #5 
              - Thank you, Amy. You can also print them out directly from here....  IdaBriggs   Jun-16-06 04:02 PM   #6 
              - Amy, Just Print them from here. Certainly you know how to copy and paste  bfealk   Jun-17-06 04:12 PM   #7 
  - Here's a better question:  Lefty48197   Jun-18-06 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Any word on when I should expect some answers?  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 11:56 AM   #9 
  - Ida....  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:17 PM   #10 
  - doh..  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:26 PM   #12 
     - I hope my answer was okay with Nancy.  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 12:54 PM   #13 
        - It was a great answer -- it didn't offend me, and it reinforced that  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:18 PM   #15 
           - Thanks for your patience, Ida  SharonRB   Jun-19-06 01:24 PM   #16 
  - busy week  JordanLFW   Jun-19-06 12:24 PM   #11 
     - Sharon has already hit me up! (LOL!)  IdaBriggs   Jun-19-06 01:17 PM   #14 
        - I showed Nancy your questions  skinner4congress   Jun-19-06 01:52 PM   #17 
  - So, I'm kicking this, because I still want a response.  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 02:58 PM   #18 
  - Calm down Ida....  weeksbr1   Jun-29-06 03:08 PM   #19 
  - Actually, its been two, and I'm not throwing a fit (yet) -- just reminding  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:08 PM   #21 
     - Sorry...  weeksbr1   Jun-30-06 01:30 PM   #28 
        - No, no! Its okay! Your assumption was perfectly normal -- its *MY* life  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 01:59 PM   #29 
  - Ida  SharonRB   Jun-29-06 03:44 PM   #20 
     - I can certainly understand that -- see answer to weeksbr1! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Jun-29-06 10:12 PM   #22 
        - LOL -- probably TMI for a lot of people here, but you had already  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 09:44 AM   #23 
           - Thank you, Sharon. I was having "a moment" when I responded  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 10:22 AM   #24 
              - Your hubby seemed like a really nice guy when I met the two of you n/t  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:08 AM   #25 
                 - Thank you, again! He is! He is truly the most wonderful man on the planet!  IdaBriggs   Jun-30-06 11:16 AM   #26 
                    - Actually, now I don't think anyone is going to be in this weekend  SharonRB   Jun-30-06 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Its Thursday after a long holiday weekend. What do I need to do to  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 01:23 PM   #30 
  - Nancy's answers  skinner4congress   Jul-06-06 02:20 PM   #31 
  - Amy, I *did* visit the website, which is where I got the e-mail address.  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:08 PM   #33 
     - Ida, it's been a month, you're going to be disappointed...  weeksbr1   Jul-14-06 01:12 AM   #42 
        - Ah, but you are almost missing the point --  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:07 AM   #46 
  - I have family spread out all over the place  skipos   Jul-06-06 02:23 PM   #32 
     - Sigh. I get that. Its one of the reasons the Katrina response was so  IdaBriggs   Jul-06-06 03:12 PM   #34 
  - Here's the ONLY question that I DEMAND be answered by Nancy Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-08-06 01:33 PM   #35 
  - You've got your answer on that one, Lefty!  SharonRB   Jul-08-06 02:44 PM   #36 
  - Time for the weekly kick. Close to four weeks w/No Response.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 09:39 AM   #37 
  - Ida -- Nancy has a new campaign manager  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 10:04 AM   #38 
     - Yes, thank you Sharon  skinner4congress   Jul-13-06 01:55 PM   #39 
        - I'll call Daren, since I might be in Portland during the picnic.  IdaBriggs   Jul-13-06 03:49 PM   #40 
           - They're usually there until about 7, Ida.  SharonRB   Jul-13-06 05:33 PM   #41 
           - Did you get some answers?  cbarry   Jul-19-06 07:32 AM   #43 
              - Great answer and welcome to DU, cbarry  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 07:56 AM   #44 
              - Honestly, I got caught up in some personal medical stuff.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:00 AM   #45 
              - Some just can't be answered on paper ..  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:04 PM   #48 
                 - Exactly!  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 05:53 PM   #50 
              - That wouldn't work for me  bfealk   Jul-19-06 02:00 PM   #47 
                 - I would use canned responses & staff  cbarry   Jul-19-06 03:22 PM   #49 
  - Why don't we all send lists of inflammatory questions to N. Skinner  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:50 PM   #51 
     - Do I detect a note of sarcasm? Or maybe frustration?  pwreid   Jul-22-06 11:10 PM   #52 
        - Randi loves Nancy  SharonRB   Jul-23-06 06:09 PM   #53 
 

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