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PHIMG Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:51 PM
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Anthony Weiner introduces amendement to repeal Medicare; puts Republicans on the Spot
 
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:59 PM
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1. There goes the last of the GOP base
Edited on Thu Jul-30-09 10:03 PM by Warpy
all those angry old white retirees.

Wiener is crazy like a fox. The vote needs to be taken and publicized.
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:13 PM
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84. The only problem is that the base is not quite on top of things
I saw a report the other day - on Huff Post, I think - of one of those angry old white republican retirees telling his RW congressperson to keep the government's damned hands off his Medicare. The clown had no idea that Medicare is a government program. These are the same people who are convinced that the president is not a natural born American citizen.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:00 PM
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2. how did the vote come out?????
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PHIMG Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:11 PM
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6. 57 NOs and 0 YEA
Republicans know a vote against Medicare is political suicide. And they are on record for being hypocrites.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:05 AM
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32. Incredible!! How perfect.Voting for single payer gov run health care--ha. Just perfect
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:29 AM
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59. self-delete
Edited on Fri Jul-31-09 09:30 AM by Patiod
not paying attention
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:40 PM
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92. SOCIALISTS!!
Filthy COMMIE socialists!!!
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:00 PM
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3. Well done!
This should be all over every news and talk show, from every media outlet.

Anthony Weiner, my hero of the day.

:applause:

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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:29 AM
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23. They should put this in an ad.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:02 AM
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30. I pray the dems run an ad of this."Republicans vote unanimously for Gov. run HC &single payer"
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:03 AM
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31. That was just excellent.Trapped by their own game.Bravo.Obama is laughing his A off
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:28 AM
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71. I wonder if this was a game
of rope-a-dope. If it was, guess who are the dopes.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:14 AM
Response to Reply #23
36. Oh yeah!
We only need the single add, this is it!
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:27 AM
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29. Having seen a few of his speeches in committee now...
I can honestly say I am really starting to like this guy a lot. He is stand up, no nonsense, and does not screw around when he says something.
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blackbart99 Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 06:53 AM
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42. He's got big ones people...
Bloody Brilliant ploy. My new hero too!!!
:toast: :thumbsup: :dem:
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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:03 PM
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4. Please go here they plan to vote tomorrow on Single Payer Please call at least the top five tonight
deadline. Thank you!!! Single Payer is not dead yet.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:05 PM
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5. I saw him on Rachel
And I was very impressed. This guy is sharp.
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PHIMG Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:12 PM
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7. Me too!
Well spoken, a true blue liberal, and cute too! :)
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:14 PM
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8. Oh yeah
Definitely cute!
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:14 PM
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9. well that was great calling them out for what they are. WTG...
:dem:
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:16 PM
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10. That was incredible. Huge K&R.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:33 PM
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11. I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA!!!
:rofl:
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raystorm7 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:42 PM
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12. Great job calling them out on their BS!
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garthranzz Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:43 PM
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13. Who was the representative that was there for the signing of Medicare?
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:13 PM
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18. maybe BYrd or Kennedy?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:23 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. They are Senators; this is in the House
Maybe Dingle? Conyers?
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:33 AM
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66. ah.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:11 AM
Response to Reply #13
46. Probably John Conyers. He was in the House in 1965....
...and seems to be standing and applauded at the end of the video.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:45 PM
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14. K & R n/t
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:01 PM
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15. Harry Reid does not approve of this.
Challenging Republicans isn't polite.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:15 AM
Response to Reply #15
37. This is true. nt
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #15
88. Harry Reid isn't in the House so he will either have to vacate his Senate seat
and run for the House to complain or he can just STFU
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:07 PM
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16. Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:09 PM
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17. How transparently hypocritical can they be??
Jesus...this needs to be shot all around on the evening news. Of course the propaganda network wouldn't dream of running it...but what a brilliant move.

It's crystal clear what is going on. These corrupt sacks of shit are not one bit concerned for the American public....not one bit!!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:28 PM
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20. OMG I love this man
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:26 AM
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22. Great k&r n/t
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:03 AM
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43. Did you notice?
In the second video he calls it the Republic party, not once but twice.

zalinda
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:51 AM
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48. Yes!
I wish more Democrats would follow that example. I can't understand why the rest of his party has put up with the rethugican's "Deomcrat Party" BS for all these years...
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Mermaid7 Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:00 PM
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104. The Question is...
why aren't they?

I don't understand why they aren't putting up the best fight.

Are they all thieves?

What is going on?

Where is our representation?
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swishyfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:18 AM
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57. I noticed that too - hilarious!
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #43
85. I love this man!!!
:rofl:
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shagsak Donating Member (328 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:45 AM
Response to Reply #20
52. He has a youtube site
DEVOTED to answering questions from the people he represents. What a concept.
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Third Doctor Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:21 AM
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21. This guy needs
to be the majority leader in the Senate. We need at least 30 of these guys in both houses.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:33 AM
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24. First he needs to be elected to the Senate.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:25 PM
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77. Details, details
;)
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #21
114. Second that emotion---for whatever chamber!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:35 AM
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25. OMG!!!1! That was pwnage of the highest order!!! Wow! n/t
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:56 AM
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26. He reminds me a lot
of Eliot Spitzer - a New Yorker tellin' it! Talk about a breath of fresh air.

K&R
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:18 AM
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34. I know that was great
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #26
112. And Paul Wellstone.
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newmac Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:24 AM
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27. Brilliant. But republithugs have always been Disingenuous
..in all and everything they "stand for". Its the bucks; baby. They go where the money is.
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:27 AM
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28. Vote on H.R. 676 Single Payer is TOMORROW
Thread under "General Discussion" has details.
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WhoIsNumberNone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:44 AM
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33. K&R
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:12 AM
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35. And it should be plastered
all over the M$M that the GOP overwhelmingly supports public health care! Because they do and they proved it.
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dbmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:16 AM
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38. Brilliant!
Its put up or shut up time!

Effin brilliant.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:22 AM
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39. Weiner's now on my "send roses" list
along with Bernie Sanders and a small handful of others,
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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:43 AM
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40. well done.
:applause:
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 05:43 AM
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41. now that
ladies and gentlemen is how it's done. :applause: Thank you congressman Weiner for calling out my lack of a real congressman Cliff Stearns. He's a non starter.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:04 AM
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44. Most Excellent! Anthony Weiner ROCKS!
:applause:
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:06 AM
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45. Perfect! K & R! Straight talk for a change! I nearly fell over
...as someone said upthread, THIS is the way it's done.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:46 AM
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47. Anthony Weiner FTW!!
Those other two video's linked within the replies are awesome as well. Must see TV!
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democrat_patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:13 AM
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49. I suggest donating to his campaign. That sends a message.

Plus we need this guy to stay right where he is.
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GTurck Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:29 AM
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50. This is the...
second time this week that Republicans were forced to vote FOR a resolution/amendment that they have vehemently prated against these past 6 months. We need more of these "Calling Your Bluff" strategies and actions.
I don't think anybody on the right has stopped for a minute to hear themselves or examine their actions which is strange for a group that talks about waiting and see the value of new views before taking an action. Deaf, dumb and hypocritcal all at once.
:evilgrin: :toast:
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:31 AM
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51. Just like Bill Kristol got pwned by John Stewart. Fucking hypocrites.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:49 AM
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53. Great move! nt
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gabby garcia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:05 AM
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54. Love this guy!!!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:09 AM
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55. B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T. THAT is the kind of guts Dems need to have--stick it right
where it hurts.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:31 PM
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106. Oh that we had those kinds of guts in the Obama/Emanuel/Axelrod WH.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:13 AM
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56. who is the "one person" who was there when Medicare was signed? n/t
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:22 AM
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58. John Dingell.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:46 PM
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82. thanks n/t
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:34 AM
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60. Nonetheless, OBAMA is cutting $313 BILLION from Medicare ...!!!
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:31 AM
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73. I am sure
wasted $ that go to the insurance companies or hospitals.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:35 AM
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61. Interesting move by Weiner . .. !!! Good for him!!
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GreenEyedLefty Donating Member (708 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:41 AM
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62. I was cheering and clapping as I watched!
Anthony Weiner is a genius!
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:59 AM
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63. I'm pretty sure I'm in love with this man - what's the status of same-sex marriage
in NY?

That was absolutely brilliant!
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:33 PM
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107. I haven't been this smitten with a politician since I first fell in love with
Howard Dean.

What a breath of fresh air.
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Richd506 Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:07 AM
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64. HAHAHAHAHAHA
He got the repugs trapped in a corner...
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GivePeaceAchance Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:32 AM
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65. Transcript
Edited on Fri Jul-31-09 10:34 AM by GivePeaceAchance
Henry Waxman: Will the gentleman from NY be recognized, offering hs amendment.

Rep. Anthony Weiner: Thank you Mr. Chairman, this amendment seeks to clarify one of the great enduring mysteries in the debate about healthcare. And that is where my Republican friends stand on the issue of govt. run healthcare. Now on one level it's very clear, quotes throughout the debate have seemed to imply they're against it. Mr. sterns said, "That if the government runs it, it'll be bureaucratic, inefficient, and in many cases not cover the people that want it."
Mr. Terry of Nebraska said, "Government healthcare leads to rationing eliminating the sacred doctor patient relationship." Mr. Blunt said, "On healthcare reform, the market place is the only known mechanism avail abie to deliver what people want."

Now I raise this subject because today is the 44th anniversary of President Johnson signing the 'Medicare act' into law. Now, the 'Medicare act' as most of my colleagues know, is not only government run healthcare, but it's remarkably good government run healthcare.

*Pulls up a chart*

Now I was criticized earlier for having shoddy charts, so I got a little fancy. On this chart you see that not only is 'Medicare' public healthcare, but also DoD VA and Indian health services. Now this is not only government run healthcare but it's remarkably efficient. Three percent overhead in 'Medicare,' to about 30% in the combination of overheads, and upits by insurance companies. Remarkable satisfaction on the part of the contractors and the last national scoring, that they did of the contractors. It got a 4.1 out of a 6.2 scale and frankly we know it works. We know that 'Medicare' before both 'Medicaid' was passed had a poverty rate of seniors of 30%, now it's about 10%. We know also. We know also the private insurance companies take $600 billion a year, and put it in their pockets *not* into healthcare. NOw some people have held up this chart, this Besentine chart about how they think the bill works.
*pulls up new chart*

Well I've got my own chart, this is Medicare 3 boxes the patients, the doctors and the one single payer. So this amendment is simple, it gives my Republican friends the chance they've been waiting for to vote for or against Government sponsored, Government run and Government administered healthcare. It's your dream amendment unless, of course ,you are going to do the sybil impression when it comes to healthcare. First you like it, then you don't like it, then you like it, then you run against it. The fact of the matter is that 'Medicare' is a pretty darn good model of what a public plan might look like. Now it's not perfect, there are reimbursement rates that I think need to be higher in some cases, I think we incentives too much to go into hospitals and not enough on the other side. SOme of the things that are being done in this bill, but this is your opportunity once and for all with my amendment to vote to eliminate the 'medicare act'. *playing truth or dare* Once and for all stamp out the scourge of public, government run, government administered, single payer healthcare. This is your chance and you know what for all the talk of how much they hate such programs I think they'd welcome this opportunity. Now I'm going ot vote 'no' and I'll tell you why because I think the Medicare program works pretty darn well. I think it's administered efficiently. I think that if you asked seniors or if you ask someone tomorrow who is 55 years old, you told people that we were going to start covering people tomorrow 55-65 and then maybe later starting 45, 35 and who knows maybe Medicare for everyone . You'd have a lot of people who'd be really happy. There have been a lot of elements of this debate that have been hard to follow, I admit that. Although one of the hardest things has been the utter hypocrisy and contradiction inherent in arguments of many of my friends on the other side.

This is put up or shut up time, if you don't like national healthcare, if you don't like government run healthcare, this is your amendment. I dare ya, I double dare ya vote 'yes' on this and then go home and explain to your constituents, how you're so philosophically opposed to publicly run healthcare that you voted to eliminate Medicare on its 44th anniversary. And let me just say this as I only have 27 seconds left... There is one person here who voted in favor of Medicare when it was created and who was present when it was signed, 44 years ago. And on behalf of all of us, I want to say publicly thanking him for being there for us. Forty four years ago when it was signed and god willing he will be here to watch this been signed. When we extend another example of efficient, sound, publicly funded, and publicly administered healthcare. And I yield back my time. *applause*
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:55 AM
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67. Perfectly done. Just looked up an article he wrote and this stood out:

Without acknowledging it, both sides seem to agree with the argument for a single-payer system. But instead of having a debate about its value, both sides have turned the idea into an odd punching bag. The right uses the term single-payer to condemn the White House approach, while the White House and my colleagues in the House and Senate quickly decry the scurrilous charge and concoct legislative language to make their public option look less, well, public.

By conceding that the public option would have less overhead, be more efficient and have the freedom to focus on health care rather than profits, opponents of the public option are in fact arguing for it. Isnt complaining about the marketplace advantage of the public plan just another way of saying that people are going to want it?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25226.html

I added the bolding.

To Weiner:

:applause:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:58 AM
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68. Absolutely brilliant
I like this guy! :rofl:
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:05 AM
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69. Thanks so much for sharing that video. I wish more people could
see it, as do many of us here. K&R
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:28 AM
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70. I really, really like that guy.
Edited on Fri Jul-31-09 11:30 AM by redqueen
Really. :)


Is there a post in GD about this yet? We should have the text up somewhere, too.
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:29 AM
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72. I forwarded this to everybody in my address book.
You should too.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:36 AM
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74. Brilliant!
Absolutely brilliant arguments.
GOP is disarmed of any counter-argument after this.

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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 11:37 AM
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75. GOOD GOD!!!!
This guy needs to swap seats with Hoyer!!!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:13 PM
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80. I can get behind that! (nt)
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:18 PM
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76. Rep. Weiner is a great man! nt
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kevsters Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:46 PM
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78. Boycott John Stossel's hit piece tonight on Canadian health care...
Make sure you tell your friends to boycott John Stossel's hit piece on Canadian health care tonight. Do not give that douche bag any ratings.

Here is an awesome clip of a segment of him and Glenn Beck with subtitles debunking their claims.

http://progressnotcongress.org/p?=2352

Spread the word.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 12:58 PM
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79. brilliant!
I love it.
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penndragon69 Donating Member (409 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:22 PM
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81. YES !!
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 01:48 PM
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83. Actual chess.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:33 PM
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86. Great political theater and right on point, as well.
Kudos. :kick: and rec.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 02:43 PM
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87. K&R glad to see the support on DU for Weiner and single payer!
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:14 PM
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89. Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! I love this guy!!!
- K&R
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:27 PM
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90. I am CRAZY about this guy's chutzpah!!
Loved his smart-ass (and I mean that in the best way possible!) comments with the charts! Brilliant!!!!!
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:20 PM
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95. me too!!
I wish he was my rep!
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:39 PM
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91. I just called the DC office
to say how much I appreciated this man's forthright challenge to the right.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:27 PM
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97. I called too
they were really happy for the support. He has cajones and has obviously listened to his constituents. Great job!
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 03:49 PM
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93. So the health insurance industry takes $600 billion a year and, if recollection is correct, Wall
Street another $600 billion, or about $4,000 in aggregate each year for every man, woman, and child in the good ole capitalistic US of A. Pretty soon, we are talking big bucks and about all we get in return is a royal double-fleecing/fucking over. :P
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:07 PM
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94. yep. The regular people got screwed again! nt
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:23 PM
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96. that is how you frame an issue
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 04:43 PM
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98. Kicked and highly recommended.
Edited on Fri Jul-31-09 04:43 PM by Uncle Joe
Thanks for the thread, PHIMG :thumbsup:
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SLSmith Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 05:26 PM
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100.  Vid 7/31 Fri: Weiner Introduces Weiner/Welch Amendment to Committee
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 05:04 PM
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99. This is the kind of talk
I want to hear every time I turn on the news. Simple, direct, forceful.

I can't even count how many I've turned on the news and heard the right things being said, but with so little clarity or conviction that it is understandable why people don't get it. The loud fucking republicans don't even need to make sense. They just make their lies easy for people to hear and latch onto. No thinking required.

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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 05:49 PM
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101. damn.
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Son Of Wendigo Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 06:41 PM
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102. I Have Not Heard One Republican
...say a single word about this snarky proposal. Not even a "Harrumph!" He's destroyed their argument, and not a moment too soon. I hope the Democrats plan to send operatives to attend all those Republican town hall meetings next month to point out that, yes, your congressman or senator wants to take your medicare away, too. They may need combat pay though.

By the way, the latest nauseating anti health care reform ad which shows an elderly couple at their kitchen table raises a couple of questions for me. Some unnamed entity has sent a letter denying the husband's operation. The wife kindly caresses his hand and says, "you can't go on living this way." The husband then begins carping about how the bill will force him to pay for other people's abortions.

Sheer crap.

First off, they're elderly. They look quite old enough to have Medicare. Medicare is not in the business of denying necessary surgery. Perhaps the surgical procedure he can't get covered is something cosmetic or dental. And none of the bills say one single everloving word about abortions.

I have to stop now before I lose my lunch.
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Mermaid7 Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 07:22 PM
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103. Can I please RECOMMEND this a Brazillion Times. The BEST YET
Hits it right on the nail.

BRILLIANT!
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chasitynola Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 08:07 PM
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105. Finally!
Something I can share with people arguing with me about all of the socialism....oooohhhhh.....
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Lena inRI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:19 PM
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108. Bravissimo Representative Weiner. . .
. . .course, the name's gotta go since it's opposite to what you really are for us working-class stiffs.

Yep. . .you shall be known as

Representative Grande Gonads

. . .forevermore!



:yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:25 PM
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109. K&R nt
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Fendius Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:43 PM
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110. Hellll Yes!!
This is what we need in our government.. Good ideas "for" the people pushed by people who actually care about it..
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 09:54 PM
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111. Hero du Jour. Bravo!!!!!! Proceed. Now that is a Progressive whether he considers himself
one or not. BRAVO!!!!!!!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 10:00 PM
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113. Well done!
:toast:
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 06:05 AM
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115. K&R
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