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22 Progressives and a Naked Man in a Pickup Truck

Posted on 2010.02.23 at 09:59
LJ buzzes back. Last night, there were entries from LJ friends who haven't posted entries in months or weeks - (or a week). They came out of nowhere. Did this happen in your journal's FRIENDS PAGE? Or was it just my own personal magnetism? Another thing I noticed: Regular LJ friends IN THE PAST DAY are either MORE POSITIVE and SELF-CONTROLLED, and/or MORE CONTEMPLATIVE and BRIEF. Is it the Moon? The Sunlight?

I am eating yet more pseudo-Hispanic cornbread which I made last night, this time including LIME tortilla chips and GREEN PEPPAHs. I'm moving towards establishing a literal recipe...

POLITICS ONE: Conservative Instant Celebrity-Senator, Scott Brown (R), supports JOB BILL in Senate. (Although the bill is 1/10th the size of the House bill).

POLITICS TWO: Meanwhile, Progressive Senatorial Candidate Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) must take on President Obama's support for ALAN SPECTER, (shadow-government / new-world-order puppet), in his latest campaign ad http://www.bit.ly/bynw8J or find on u2b.

POLITICS THREE: Everybody is all grousing about the need to GO TO BUDGET RESOLUTION in order to pass the health care bill in the Senate by a majority vote, with, (see below), or without, (Obama), the Public Option. In fact, all that is needed is to play a POINT OF ORDER tactic which tables the filibuster, and opens up the ability to pass AN UNCOMPROMISED BILL by 51 votes, which will last LONGER THAN 10 FRICKIN YEARS! Why isn't anyone taking this road? Because Obama, and a great majority of Senators, beholden to BIG INSURANCE and PHARMA, (and all ON GOVERNMENT SOCIALISED HEALTH CARE), NEVER HAD ANY INTENTION OF ALLOWING A PUBLIC OPTION, from day one. This, despite the fact that, "a Public Option has CUT insurance rates IN HALF in both Oregon and RHODE ISLAND", [Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)].

POLITICS FOUR: Obama is offering an 11-page proposal for the health care plan, a compromise of both House and Senate bills. (A "Mass. Plan"). So Republicans, who had been badgering him to put something in writing, are now complaining that he is FORCING THEM to accept his proposal, since it is writing. But at least they can't complain that IT IS TOO LONG TO READ! Of course, it includes no PUBLIC OPTION. Progressives hope Obama is "playing chess", scheming to push a public option via RESOLUTION, should Republicans reject the 11-page proposal. Obama is not playing chess. Obama is a well-meaning idiot with a gun to his head. (The eternal hopefulness, and faith in the intellectual capacity of Americans, of most Progressives, renders them dependent pawns).

POLITICS FIVE: Nevertheless, 22 Senators have signed a letter pushing Harry Reid to run and pass a PUBLIC OPTION health bill via RESOLUTION. This, I'd say, would certainly be a Hail Mary pass! And it won't hurt to demand that your Senators also sign the letter, (sponsored by The Progressive Change Campaign Committee). Go to http://whipcongress.com/ and also find out who are THE MOST PROGRESSIVE SENATORS!

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abraham lincoln
abe_lincoln666 at 2010-02-23 18:21 (UTC) (Lien)

Responses and the Lack Thereof ...

When I post stuff on LiveJournal, I always think of it as being akin to starting a conversation with a random stranger in a bar; sometimes you'll get no response at all, sometimes you'll start an interesting conversation, and sometimes, you'll just find somebody who wants to fight about everything.

I also think that there's very little connection between the "quality" of a post and the amount of response that it generates. Sometimes, I'll write what I consider to be the most profound observation that I've ever made, and receive absolutely no response. Other times, I'll just dash off a two sentance poop joke and the replies will flood in like CostCo shoppers; there just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it.

You never know what's going on inside your readers' heads; maybe they enjoy what you've written, but they can't think of a response other than, "Boy, that's cool!" ... or maybe they're away from their computer that day and just don't see the post ... or maybe they're just in one of those funks where they don't feel like saying anything ... or maybe they've had the same discussion somewhere else, 15 minutes before they saw the post and they're "all played out" on the subject at hand.

People! There's just no guessing what they'll do at any given moment.

where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2010-02-23 18:55 (UTC) (Lien)

Re: Responses and the Lack Thereof ...

woops - burn! - lookout...

no, i wasn't talking about responses at all - although i do agree with you - and i was encouraged when i found out from LJ Stats that there is no relationship between quality and responses

but i was referring to my friends page - people who having posted in a while were suddenly posting and, 2, regular posters were suddenly very positive and often brief

ha - oh well - thanks for the comment!
abraham lincoln
abe_lincoln666 at 2010-02-23 19:12 (UTC) (Lien)

I've Fallen, and Can't Get Up ...

Oops, sorry about that then.

I've only got a lowly "free" LJ account, and I've never explored the LJ Stats feature, so I guess I didn't know what I was talking about.

I'll try to be more relevent in the future.

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