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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:20 PM
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John Kerry On High Speed Rail, Cambridge Town Hall
 
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Sen Kerry spoke at a town hall meeting on Monday about the future of high speed rail and his pending legislation.
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Fed_Up_Grammy Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:26 PM
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1. It's Cambridge City Hall,not Town Hall.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:27 PM
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2. It's a town hall meeting in Cambridge. n/t
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Fed_Up_Grammy Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:28 PM
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3. Gotcha ! eom
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Ned_Devine Donating Member (996 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:32 PM
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4. I still like to hear him speak
So many people said he was boring. I think he explains himself well and is passionate
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:43 PM
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5. I think he's a great speaker
but he's at his best in hearings, IMO, and especially on his core issues like the environment. That's why I'm so looking forward to the SFRC this session, climate change is going to be a top priority. Here's a good one from last April on deforestation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=breI21Vmu1U
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 11:24 PM
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9. I think he is a fantastic speaker
I love the issue speeches he has given at colleges, where he is interesting and does a fantastic job explaning the issue and then giving his solution.

He also can be a very eloquent speaker - and is far more often than Bill Clinton. His 1971 speech still holds up beautifully. I wish more people would have heard his 2006 Faneuil Hall speeches. (One thing those speeches and his 2008 convention speech had in common was that he wrote them.)
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 07:44 PM
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6. Sounds promising for the future, the tide is liberal and our time is now, let's get it done, while >
Edited on Wed Dec-03-08 07:50 PM by cooolandrew
we can. The fight has only just started we beat the elephant now the next elephant to overcome the lobbyists. After that the possiblities are endless.



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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 08:30 PM
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7. Whoops.
Edited on Wed Dec-03-08 08:31 PM by Hissyspit
For a second there, I read that as John Kerry high on speed railing in Cambridge. :crazy:
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 11:19 PM
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8. That is great - his explanation of
replacing short plane flights with high speed rail sounds great.

Here's a link to a Daily Kos Diary that Beachmom wrote on Kerry's bill. He has spoken often of the need for high speed rail, including on his book tour.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 12:39 PM
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14. You mean this. :)
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 04:15 PM
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15. Yep - oops!
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 11:51 PM
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10. Awesome. This will be the most rail-friendly admin and Congress in a long time. nt
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 12:44 AM
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11. You go, Senator Kerry
Boy, I'm glad he got re-elected - he's got so much common sense. He's right on the money with train travel. All you have to do is watch "North By Northwest" again to see all the wonders. :toast:
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mt13 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 06:13 AM
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12. BRILLIANT!
i have always felt we really lost something as a nation with the downfall of the railways. they were such an integral part of our history. and they are just plain romantic.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 12:38 PM
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13. K & R
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