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sixmile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:05 PM
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What has been the response of your Representative to the oil diaster?
Because even in Florida you can hear a pin drop.

My Representative (Klein-D) is strangely absent on this one.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:13 PM
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1. To ban smoking on the beaches
He is a REPUBLICAN so no surprise. People in the southern part of the Gulf, still have their heads in the sand. It's not coming HERE.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:20 PM
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2. I have a republican. It's silence.
But he represents Tarpon Springs. A deeply connected Greek community that depends on fishing a the sponge ind. When thrill gets here, he's toast
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:21 PM
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3. Inslee has always been a strong proponent of green energy - and he feels
this tragedy should be used to further an effort to achieving it. Part of a recent statement:

. . .this could be the sputnik moment of the new century, an event that galvanizes the American people to rise to the challenge of building a new clean energy economy. As President Kennedy said in 1962 we should do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win. . .

As part of this clean energy future, the President could also announce a major commitment to modernize and electrify our transportation system. Using all the means at his disposal, regulatory, administrative and trade related, the President should demand the United States take the lead in electric vehicle technology development and production, including the production of batteries and cars that we can then export around the world. He may advise the public that he is directing significant resources into the infrastructure construction, research, development and deployment of these new technologies and work with Congress to provide far more.

I would strongly encourage the President to commit to a new American clean energy future. As part of this call to action, he could push the Senate to quickly pass long overdue comprehensive energy legislation that will limit carbon pollution. Limiting carbon will be the key to unlocking vast sums of private investment into clean energy.


I'm so lucky he's my Rep. I've only been pissed at him once and I have faith that he speaks and works for We The People!
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:23 PM
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4. You truly ARE lucky
I live in Republican/Tea Party controlled Naples.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:31 PM
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7. I know! And for years before my rep was Jim McDermott - another of the good guys.
In the interim I lived a small town in NC, and although I've been back here (Seattle) for a couple of years I remember what that was like. I'm guessing my NC county is probably pretty much a tea bagger haven these days.

We shall overcome! Hang in there! :pals:
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sixmile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:28 PM
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15. Just wait until the slick hits Naples beaches
And they will. Good luck to you from the southeast!
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:26 PM
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5. He apologized to BP
Yes, my rep is Barton.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:30 PM
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6. my sincerest apologies eom
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:32 PM
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9. Oh, that's just gross.
I am so, so sorry you have to live with that subhuman filth representing you.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:25 PM
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12. I know
He hasn't replied to my email I sent him either. Shock.

He's an awful awful awful "representative." The really sad thing is this hasn't turned into a big rally for his opponent Cozad either. :(
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:32 PM
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8. Olver (D-MA 1st) has been largely silent, but that's probably because
Ed Markey has made enough noise for the entire Massachusetts delegation.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:46 PM
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10. probably fellating the nearest oil exec
Lucas, Inhofe and Coburn don't strike me as they type to get too worked up about any of this :eyes:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:24 PM
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11. Crickets.
He does receive campaign contributions from BP.

He's also a republican.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:32 PM
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13. Mine have been great
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:05 PM
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14. Since Lois Capps was here for the 1969 oil disaster, I trust she's doing the right things
In fact there's even a clip of her questioning the BP execs during the early hearings. She wanted to know (iirc) why they were still using booms all these years later, among other things.

Our Congresswoman is a good egg.

Hekate

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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:39 PM
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16. I had to check his website because he isn't saying anything in public.



The last entry he made in his own blog was March 31, three weeks BEFORE the BP gusher.

He wants to be Florida's next Agriculture Commissioner so he is avoiding anything that
might ruffle feathers on any sides or may upset any SIG's.


Link: http://www.house.gov/apps/blog/fl12_putnam/index.shtml


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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:42 PM
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17. Allen Boyd sent out a strongly worded email (Blue Dog - Florida)
On the other hand, Sen. Bill Nelson has been fairly vocal in a constructive way.
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