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3. Obviously the main issue on people's mind. Uh, senator, may be you could use some of your time
Edited on Wed Jun-17-09 07:56 AM by Mass
telling people where you stand on this pesky issue of "public option" vs "compromise for 70 votes"?

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  -Senate showdown: Kerry takes aim at Apples exclusive deal with AT&T babylonsister  Jun-17-09 07:49 AM   #0 
  - I tell ya, this is the number one issue facing Americans!  n2doc   Jun-17-09 07:51 AM   #1 
  - I'm not the biggest Kerry fan but he's just doing his job here.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-17-09 07:57 AM   #4 
  - the fact though is that he chose to take this on - this has been the situation for  karynnj   Jun-17-09 08:41 AM   #20 
  - He's chairman of this committee and is just doing his job. Should he  babylonsister   Jun-17-09 08:04 AM   #9 
  - You are absolutely correct, there is no way anyone can do more than one thing at a time.  Bandit   Jun-17-09 08:04 AM   #10 
  - Kerry negotiated a new relationship with Syria in recent weeks. Did you also miss that he's the lead  blm   Jun-17-09 08:20 AM   #17 
  - Kerry is also doing a huge amount of work on foreign policy  karynnj   Jun-17-09 08:53 AM   #21 
     - Maybe he should stick to that, then,,,  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 08:55 AM   #22 
        - Maybe because his committee assignments are more than just that important Chair  karynnj   Jun-17-09 09:05 AM   #24 
           - Oh, goody! So they're going to address ALL exclusive product contracts?  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 09:21 AM   #26 
              - Bull  karynnj   Jun-17-09 10:33 AM   #33 
              - Oh, I'm willing to allow that Kerry is just stupid (at least on this issue).  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 10:37 AM   #34 
                 - Kerry is extremely intelligent  karynnj   Jun-17-09 10:41 AM   #36 
                    - "Intelligent" people occasionally make stupid decisions.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 10:58 AM   #41 
                       - Kerry and the other Senators have Commerce committee staff  karynnj   Jun-17-09 11:37 AM   #46 
                          - Oh, I have no doubt that some politicians and their staffs find this issue to be important.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 11:50 AM   #50 
                             - That sentence was generic as written and would not address your opinion of the Senator  karynnj   Jun-17-09 11:56 AM   #54 
                                - I really have no bias against Kerry...other than his status as a career politician  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 12:10 PM   #58 
                                   - It's a problem that he has spent his life in public service?  karynnj   Jun-17-09 03:48 PM   #59 
              - That's BULLSHIT...and you know it, but, can't admit you're wrong.  blm   Jun-17-09 10:49 AM   #38 
                 - How is it "bullshit"?  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 10:56 AM   #40 
                    - Isn't that prejudging the result of both any legislation written in the future or  karynnj   Jun-17-09 11:42 AM   #48 
                    - Well, since their launching point is the Apple/AT&T deal, I don't think so.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 11:53 AM   #52 
                       - Read Mass's post - the article in the OP emphasized Apple more than  karynnj   Jun-17-09 11:59 AM   #55 
                          - I challenge you to show me ONE reasonable basis for any hearing.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 12:08 PM   #57 
                    - Phones and playstations aren't the is a common necessity in our society.  blm   Jun-17-09 05:03 PM   #63 
                    - I'm taking no side in this little spat, but you might consider this ........  Stinky The Clown   Jun-17-09 06:56 PM   #71 
  - Meh  PVnRT   Jun-17-09 07:53 AM   #2 
  - Obviously the main issue on people's mind. Uh, senator, may be you could use some of your time  Mass   Jun-17-09 07:55 AM   #3 
  - From my understanding, doing away with the exclusive deals will make  ecstatic   Jun-17-09 07:58 AM   #5 
  - I disagree  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 08:03 AM   #8 
  - Wireless Telcom dollars at work.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 07:59 AM   #6 
  - Why exactly? You have stocks on ATT or there is a more subtle reason why the  Mass   Jun-17-09 08:03 AM   #7 
  - There's absolutely NO way it's harming consumers.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 08:05 AM   #11 
  - It IS a monopoly  MicaelS   Jun-17-09 08:10 AM   #14 
     - The Blackberry Storm was released exclusively through Verizon.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 08:24 AM   #19 
     - Yes, and Kerry's letter to the FCC is not against Apple/ATT but against the fact that  Mass   Jun-17-09 10:13 AM   #30 
     - Yes, and "addressing" that is either stupid or corrupt.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 10:18 AM   #31 
     - Since when can't people in "rural Amerca" get cell phone service from one of the 4 major carriers?  WillowTree   Jun-17-09 06:53 PM   #69 
        - My choice is Sprint or Alltell.  Horse with no Name   Jun-17-09 07:02 PM   #74 
     - That doesn't count .... people WANT the iPhone n/t :)  Petals   Jun-17-09 11:55 AM   #53 
     - Without question it is a monopoly.  yodoobo   Jun-17-09 04:08 PM   #60 
  - Is exclusive soda deals w/ fast food good.  Statistical   Jun-17-09 11:08 AM   #43 
  - "With all we have on our plate"??  karynnj   Jun-17-09 09:02 AM   #23 
     - He may be "clean". He may be "smart". This issue proves he's not both.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 09:24 AM   #27 
        - Or it may be that your assessment that it is "stupid" is wrong  karynnj   Jun-17-09 10:37 AM   #35 
           - OneTenthofOnePercent's comment below is spot on.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 10:47 AM   #37 
              - It's a SMALL amount of time - your reaction to this is pretty damn fascist, imo.  blm   Jun-17-09 10:53 AM   #39 
              - Ooh! "Fascist"!!!  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 11:02 AM   #42 
                 - You're defending a MONOPOLY that is much more part of people's lives than Playstation games.  blm   Jun-17-09 11:26 AM   #44 
                    - Ok, so the cellphone industry is different....can ANY hardware manufacturer make exclusive  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 11:31 AM   #45 
              - Well, I guess we need to ask the chairs of all committees and sub-committees to submit their agenda  karynnj   Jun-17-09 11:52 AM   #51 
                 - That'd simplify things, yes.  MercutioATC   Jun-17-09 12:07 PM   #56 
  - Good...  BolivarianHero   Jun-17-09 08:06 AM   #12 
  - The ONLY reason I don't have an iPhone...  The_Commonist   Jun-17-09 08:08 AM   #13 
  - Then do what Belgium and other civilised countries do...  BolivarianHero   Jun-17-09 08:11 AM   #15 
  - I would never ever buy or contract anything that involves or is made by AT & T.  peacetalksforall   Jun-17-09 08:17 AM   #16 
  - Same here  buzzycrumbhunger   Jun-17-09 04:27 PM   #62 
     - The Touch is a good option  Neecy   Jun-18-09 09:16 AM   #85 
  - I will NEVER give business to AT&T after they sold us out...  hlthe2b   Jun-17-09 08:22 AM   #18 
  - Apple really should come out with an unlucked version, scaled down a bit.  harun   Jun-17-09 10:33 AM   #32 
     - You can buy an unlocked iPhone, but you'll pay dearly for it.  Tesha   Jun-17-09 07:32 PM   #82 
  - I would love an iPhone, but refuse on principle  MagickMuffin   Jun-17-09 09:15 AM   #25 
  - I find Kerry's focus on a stupid issue like this... well, stupid.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Jun-17-09 09:26 AM   #28 
  - Yeah, let's ignore this problem  ProSense   Jun-17-09 05:13 PM   #64 
     - How is it a problem at all.  Statistical   Jun-17-09 06:41 PM   #65 
        - You clearly don't understand the telecomm oversight. "IT IS A FRIGGIN PHONE"  ProSense   Jun-17-09 06:45 PM   #66 
           - But I NEED a coke not a pepsi when I go to McDonalds.  Statistical   Jun-17-09 06:56 PM   #72 
              - Has the hearing been held?  ProSense   Jun-17-09 07:10 PM   #78 
  - I love the smell of astroturf in the morning.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-17-09 09:27 AM   #29 
  - Even without the exclusivity deal, it won't work on Verizon.  Xithras   Jun-17-09 11:38 AM   #47 
  - Thats not a big deal.  yodoobo   Jun-17-09 04:15 PM   #61 
     - T-Mobile is the other big GSM carrier in the US.  Tesha   Jun-17-09 07:34 PM   #83 
     - So apple could limit distribution by simply not making a CDMA version.  Statistical   Jun-18-09 08:54 AM   #84 
        - Its one thing  yodoobo   Jun-18-09 10:43 PM   #86 
  - He might want to get on Verizon's ass for the Blackberry Storm as well.  pinniped   Jun-17-09 11:46 AM   #49 
  - This will go to the bottom of my "IDGAF" file  Horse with no Name   Jun-17-09 06:48 PM   #67 
  - I heard  ProSense   Jun-17-09 06:49 PM   #68 
     - Exactly! He should pick something that is meaningful  Horse with no Name   Jun-17-09 06:56 PM   #73 
        - Like what:  ProSense   Jun-17-09 07:03 PM   #75 
           - ANYTHING more than this  Horse with no Name   Jun-17-09 07:09 PM   #77 
              - "Senator Kerry is doing his job in introducing the legislation you mentioned." What?  ProSense   Jun-17-09 07:11 PM   #79 
                 - There's a lot more oversight that can be done. Hard to see with your poms poms in your face  Horse with no Name   Jun-17-09 07:17 PM   #80 
                    - Don't blame me because you have issues. n/t  ProSense   Jun-17-09 07:22 PM   #81 
  - Uh  JustAnotherGen   Jun-17-09 06:54 PM   #70 
     - If you're really interested in Kerry's efforts  ProSense   Jun-17-09 07:05 PM   #76 
     - Strange that you mention Darfur  karynnj   Jun-18-09 11:09 PM   #87 

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