Two Freshman Senators and a Contrast of Choices

by: dear occupant

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 13:59:10 PM EST



 photo thCAEPZL93.jpg'There are district attorneys and United States attorneys out there every day squeezing ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin grounds and taking them to trial in order to make an example, as they put it. I'm really concerned that 'too big to fail' has become 'too big for trial,'




 photo thCA8XVR75.jpg'We do not know, for example, if he received compensation for giving paid speeches at extreme or radical groups. It is at a minimum relevant to know if that $200,000 that he deposited in his bank account came directly from Saudi Arabia, came directly from North Korea.'


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dear occupant :: Two Freshman Senators and a Contrast of Choices
It's clear Warren came to Washington to do The People's Business, to be a constant critic of a financial industry run amok and to continue her fierce advocacy for those run over by financial malfeasance and sheer greed. I look forward to more of her thoughtful and incisive questions to bankers and industry types, who seemed to have forgotten how to answer an honest question with an honest answer.

It's also clear that Cruz has some business to conduct, the cynical single minded business of making a name for himself while smearing the honorable reputation of a wounded and decorated war veteran and fellow Republican with a speculative, McCarthyesque smear that raised more than a few eyebrows. Even John McCain, who these days rarely sees the forest through his bitter trees, felt compelled to draw the line and rebuke the freshman Cruz.  

Tea Baggers West, Walsh, Akin and Murdoch were summarily rejected by the electorate, Bachman barely won back her seat. Apparently Cruz has yet to recieve the memo that hate filled, uncivil behavior and rhetoric doesn't sell as it did just a few years ago and behind the scenes even fellow Republicans are complaining about his take no prisoners, abrasive style.

We are our choices and rarely do we get a second chance to make a good impression. After listening and seeing these two freshman Senators make their debut albeit in this admittedly small sample size, my impression is that both of them will certainly make their share of headlines in the coming years.

Warren will provide leadership, legislation and quotes that Democrats and all fairminded people will appreciate and come to expect, while Cruz will continue to offer up smears and stupidity the Republicans will come to regret.
 

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3 cheers for Elizabeth Warren. (2.00 / 25)


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


I love how down to earth she is (2.00 / 16)
I get the feeling she'll be taking names & kicking ass, and will have a nice, long career in the senate.  :-)

[ Parent ]
i agree Avilyn. (2.00 / 14)
i particularly like that frown she gets when she's really drilling down on an issue....she is not to be trifled with.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
sorry people, somehow this diary disappeared (2.00 / 13)
from view. i was trying to respond to a comment and my comment would not post, this happened three times. i finally checked the front page and the diary wasn't there?

i don't get it.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
It was Front Paged. (2.00 / 8)
Shouldna caused an issue of disappearance, maybe just a glitch.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
oh (blush) thanks Chris. that means a lot. (2.00 / 7)


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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Cruz and Rubio are not wearing well.... (2.00 / 20)
The NYT column by Frank Bruni calls Cruz The G.O.P.'s Nasty Newcomer and Paul Krugman writes about Rubio and the Zombies.

While it is easy to mock them, it is dismaying to realize they are newly elected Senators.....and will be voting on national policy for longer that they should be.
 

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


i share your dismay princesspat (2.00 / 15)
but i'm trying to view this from the bright side of the fence, how much worse it could have been if Akin and Mourdock had won.

maybe it's just me but i've sensed a shift in what's acceptable discourse between politicians since the election. even Politico had an article criticizing Cruz as well as other right leaning sites. Cruz is a Tea Party outlier and i believe he's going to pay a price among Republicans if he continues making emabarrassing headlines.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Look on the bright side - they may go down in flames from (2.00 / 14)
a scandal!

[ Parent ]
rand paul (2.00 / 13)
and pat toomey

also.  


[ Parent ]
An undercurrent in the reporting above (2.00 / 8)
and what I've read elsewhere is that Cruz is already cutting his own throat.

Congress is a clubby place (at least within one's own party) and newbies are expected to show due deference to senior members. Cruz is apparently antagonizing everyone with his arrogance and unwillingness to "put in time"

DC congress takes its perks seriously and those perks are very much earned. Given Cruz' McCarthyite blather amidst already extant tensions between the GOP mainstream and its teabagger wing, well... grab the popcorn.


[ Parent ]
hi Free Jazz, you are absolutely correct. (2.00 / 7)
from The Washington Post,
Ted Cruz, making quite an entrance

'Behind the scenes, Cruz has rankled even Republican colleagues, who think he lectures too much at private party sessions - "pontificates" is one word used - and listens too little, especially for a newbie.

One Republican senator described Cruz to me as "Jim De­Mint without the charm," referring to the rigidly conservative South Carolina Republican who left the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation - and who was not exactly renowned for being warm and fuzzy. Cruz is said to have a frosty relationship with his state's senior senator, John Cornyn (R), dating to Cruz's surprising decision, as Senate candidate, not to endorse his fellow Texan's bid for party' whip.'

heh, i like mine with a little butter and parmesan. :-}

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Cruz may be (2.00 / 17)
the most embarrassing Senator Texans have sent to Washington and that's some stiff competition. We have some outstandingly foolish representatives but they can be explained by gerrymandering. Cruz won statewide meaning I guess that Texas does not believe we deserve decent representation in Washington. Talking to my wing nut neighbors I do believe they think this.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

Are his latest antics popular in the state? Is there (2.00 / 15)
much criticism?

[ Parent ]
only from Democrats (2.00 / 15)
who failed to support our great candidate on the theory that no Democrat could win. Despite that he came a lot closer than anyone expected. Very smart man Paul Sadler and I hope to see more of him in the future. The funniest moment came in one of the debates when Sadler told Cruz that he was just a troll. As we are finding out it was just another thing Sadler was correct about. I met him at the state convention and was so impressed, many politicians don't seem real when you meet them in person but this guy is so authentic he only seems better up close.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
Guess the only thing to hope for is that he will pull (2.00 / 15)
a Palin and quit. Otherwise,you and the rest of us are in for many rough years.

[ Parent ]
only six (2.00 / 16)
if we start working now. I'm constantly thinking of ways to get new people registered and thinking Democratic out here. The hispanic vote has the potential to be a game changer simply on numbers. There are large numbers of young latinos turning 18 who were born in this country to undocumented parents. They are eligible to vote although for the most part they have various reasons why they are not interested in registering. More than anything I hear a disconnect that tells me they are not invested in a system that they see as set up to disadvantage them.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

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Amen, wordsinthewind :-[ (2.00 / 15)
The very saddest part of trying to to turn Texas blue is the fact that many people within and outside the state preemptively discount the possibility a Dem victory, and spend their efforts elsewhere. The Dem National Committee has no qualms about shaking down Texas donors, then spending the proceeds on out-of-state races. I liked Sadler a lot and donated to his campaign, and am appalled with Cruz, who was heralded as some sort of debating savant. In reality, he's pandering to the lowest of low information voters.  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


[ Parent ]
I guess I am really more amazed at how someone (2.00 / 12)
 as boring, unappealing, ignorant, hateful and stupid as Dewhurst could get to the position he was in before anyone even noticed tried to take him out?

[ Parent ]
he's a former spook (2.00 / 8)
by nature, training and association he's incapable of telling the truth. He also knew where the bodies were buried which would account for his present position.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
The republicans I know hate Cruz (2.00 / 15)
and wish they didn't have to vote for him but somehow they felt they had to.

Romney did better in Texas percentage wise than Cruz did and Sadler didn't have a dime, ads, lawn signs, etc.

Ricardo Sanchez, with all his horrible baggage, could have given Cruz a run for his money imo. We have to get that moran out next time.


[ Parent ]
The contrast could not be any more stark. (2.00 / 13)
Actually, I'm glad that Cruz is turning out to be a douchenozzle so early in his tenure. One more teabagger to stoke the Republican civil wars, hehehehe.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


easier to say (2.00 / 13)
when he isn't your douchenozzle. I live for those days when the politician making an ass of him/herself on national tv isn't from Texas.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
Cornyn is looking towards Cruz as a role model (2.00 / 11)
so he won't be the next one teabagged out in the primaries.

I didn't even think it was possible for Cornyn to be a bigger obnoxious doofus than he already was.


[ Parent ]
yeah, you're right. bill d. here's a quote from Politico. (2.00 / 13)
'Cruz is quickly gaining influence in the Senate GOP leadership circles as well. Texas's senior senator, John Cornyn, the chamber's No. 2 Republican, is aligning himself closely with Cruz as he prepares for his own 2014 reelection campaign, and he even joined the freshman in voting against Kerry's nomination. On Thursday, Cornyn defended Cruz against questions that his inquiries against Hagel were out of bounds.'

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
won't work (2.00 / 10)
Cornyn the asshat has been in Washington too long not to have the tea party sin of compromise somewhere in his record. I will enjoy though watching him debase himself further pandering to them before he's handed a rude surprise. And to find out the lethal blow was delivered by Cruz. Some things are so fitting it's worth waiting for.  

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
i feel your pain Words but maybe not to the extent (2.00 / 13)
you do. anytime Walsh opened his mouth i cringed and seeing R. IL. next his name whenever he was quoted was just nauseating.

luckily he's gone.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
thank you (2.00 / 12)
it's maddening to watch my neighbors vote for these guys.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
he was my parents representative (2.00 / 11)
my mother will never ever forgive her neighbors for that.

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hopefully Rep. Duckworth will begin to (2.00 / 9)
erase that painful memory soon JK and maybe those folks have learned a hard lesson from 2010. luckily my Rep is Jan Schakowsky, she continues to be highly regarded here in her district.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Really? It makes a difference whether he shows his true (2.00 / 10)
batshit crazy colors in the early, middle or latter part of his tenure? Wasn't it clear in advance that he was going to be one of the more extreme members of the Senate? He was elected for six years by Republican/teabagger Texans precisely for his douchenozzlyness (in Democrats' opinion). In any event, he has plenty of competition, many of whom are not from Texas, like Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Allen West, Michele Bachmann, etc.,etc. But you can claim Molly Ivins and Robert Wilson, for example. :-) I'm truly sorry you have to live with Cruz, but I was also born in Oklahoma (which I don't brag about), and there are plenty of extreme right wingers there, too. So there are more than enough to go around.
As an adult, I have always happened to live in blue states or abroad, which can be kind of boring because there's not nearly so much douchenozzlyness to bitch about.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
he's a Tea Bagger so I had a low bar already set (2.00 / 13)
but the asshattery he pulled at the Hagel hearing was Allen West 'Commies in the Congress' shocking.  

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Well, I don't follow every event that closely, and the time (2.00 / 11)
difference sometimes gets in the way, so I didn't read much about the Hagel confirmation hearings. That bad, huh?

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
wel Moozmuse when the criticism is (2.00 / 11)
described as McCarthyesque, yeah i think that's dangerous territory. when even Politico and other right leaning sites sit up and take notice and McCain has to vouch for Hagel's patriotism against Cruz's attacks, yeah it was bad.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
lol, when McCain tells you to dial down the crazy (2.00 / 11)
you know you've gone too far.

[ Parent ]
On Chris Matthews show yesterday, he did the McCarthy/Cruz (2.00 / 13)
comparison to a fare-the-well.  Cruz even looks like a younger version of McCarthy.  

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
yes he sure does., it's uncanny. (2.00 / 13)
i wish i did photoshop, i wanted to turn that pic of Cruz into a grainy black and white shot for a little dramatic effect. :-)

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Cruz will provide 6 years of cringing, especially for ex-pat Texans like me. (2.00 / 11)


"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
Cruz showing his colors earlier rather than later (2.00 / 11)
gets the talk of replacing him, either from within his party or not, starting earlier.

Earlier talk means a more thoroughly vetted, agreed upon and better funded opposition candidate imo.


[ Parent ]
heh, the ole' Maverick does have his moments (2.00 / 11)
of moral clarity although they are fewer and far between these days. McConnell lived to make Obama a one term president, McCain seems to be hanging on to pin a scandal or a major defeat on the Prez. good luck with that John!

Cruz has a big X on his back now, i wouldn't want to be in his shoes. live by the sword- die by the sword and all that.  

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
That was essentially the same sentiment I expressed that initiated this (2.00 / 9)
thread and earned me a (I hope a mistaken) "Meh".

The contrast could not be any more stark. (1.88 / 8)
Actually, I'm glad that Cruz is turning out to be a douchenozzle so early in his tenure. One more teabagger to stoke the Republican civil wars, hehehehe.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                      - Bertolt Brecht
by: Moozmuse @ Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 15:49:26 PM EST



Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
I apologize (2.00 / 8)
it actually was intentional until I had some time to think about it. Then I didn't want to let it stand because it was simply reactionary and I expect better from myself.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
What were you reacting to? (2.00 / 9)
The words "douchenozzle" or "teabagger" ... or Cruz "turning out" to be what the NY Times editorialist called "a piece of work"? I am going to guess that Texas Democrats weren't surprised. Democrats in Wisconsin were not surprised when Ron Johnson showed how ignorant he was. We were somewhat surprised that he waited so long (the Hillary Clinton hearing) to show it.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
mostly the idea (2.00 / 9)
that we could celebrate six long years of this nonsense or that anyone could feel glee that Texas is saddled with this fool. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't have better judgment but then sometimes we need to set ourselves up for a good hard lesson so we'll remember the next time we think we're provoked.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
I have the same problem. (2.00 / 10)
I am glad we are only 4 years from being able to end the Ron Johnson era (there was some hope right after he was elected that a campaign financing money scandal might take him down but those kind of guys always seem to slither away).

But even 4 years is too long. If the Senate were truly the "saucer that cools the hot tea of the House" then it would not be so bad. But clearly, the current senate is more "guys wearing their underwear on their heads". I wish the Democratic Senators who pushed back against filibuster reform because they remember a different kind of senate would have opened their eyes. It was obvious in the 112th Congress: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson ... these guys could not care less about "comity" or the traditions of the Senate.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
No biggie, since there's no mojo to stoke here. (2.00 / 8)
I think every bad situation should act as an impetus to work harder to change it, i.e. as a challenge, and it was in that spirit I made the comment. Nuance often doesn't go over well in written or blog form, so you are forgiven!  

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
in some ways (2.00 / 8)
communicating only with written words is so hard because the nuance does get lost. Being a hot head OTOH is something I've been working on for so long that I frankly had expected better results by now. I'm glad we got this straigtened out.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
Say hello to a fellow hothead! I've also had to work hard on my (2.00 / 8)
thin-skinnedness and sometimes volatile temper, which political blogs definitely pose pretty stiff challenges to. I can't count the times I've formulated a swift, poisonous response, but then restrained myself by asking "Is this really worth it?" More often than not the answer is "no", so I delete the troublesome reply. The Moose is a good place to practice it, imo, because the slower pace really lends itself to not responding immediately in kneejerk fashion, but to giving more thought to a response before actually posting it.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
Meh should be acceptable, (2.00 / 7)
I earn quite a few myself. As has been said often enough, it isn't a rebuke necessarily, just a notable disagreement.

The fact that folks are cautious about even Mehing each other shows the the respect is there. But I always hope we don't get echo-chambery enough to have Mehs cause actual dissension.  

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
for me (2.00 / 7)
the question I ask myself if what's your motivation? An honest answer will tell me when I need to apologize or correct, sometimes after answering I still fucking well believe it and that I will let stand. Of course I've stood ankle deep in chips on ocastion for simultaneously holding my ground and lettng them fall where they may.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
:~) (2.00 / 7)
Of course I've stood ankle deep in chips on ocastion for simultaneously holding my ground and lettng them fall where they may.

i live in a world of Meh. Centrism often means having almost everyone pissed off at you... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
i appreciated this exchange a lot. (2.00 / 6)
as an exOrange, i would rather see a little oversensitivity? which is much easier to modify than  blatant insensitivity. kudos to you all, Moose rule.

'i live in a world of Meh.'
LOL, that's diary worthy Chris.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
I may do that some time. (2.00 / 6)
Not fitting in has been a theme that has been discussed here recently and over time. It is the most basic issue facing individuals and the reason for so many things we do, the base explanation of people fearing public speaking more than death.

Being centrist and/or independent on political issues doesn't do much to help that. It is a willful act to seek real answers that pushes against the natural draw to agree with whatever peer group you can find that would accept you.

You may be right, could be an interesting topic. And not contentious, at all... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Chris most business people i've known over the years (2.00 / 3)
lived in a world of meh, following the old skool axiom not to discuss religion and politics over lunch. every once in a while after a few, some truth would emerge. honestly it wasn't something i encouraged but i did listen a lot. i usually keep my own views pretty close to my vest, especially after hearng theirs. ;-}

and i do think a diary might be in order, i bet more than a few Moose would have opinions to offer.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
I'll talk politics and religion most of the time. (2.00 / 1)
Not having hard-and-fast opinions helps. I really don't think those guys are idiots, or that people who believe thus and such are morons.

That's the problem with talking religion and politics, much of the time when folks open their mouths what comes out is bound to offend someone. I don't know if this is "a problem with politics, these days", imho it is good that there are lots of folks trying out a range of political positions. But it certainly makes conversations awkward.

I've talked religion with Muslims in Yemen, Hassidic Jews in New York, born again Christians everywhere. Often enough in work (or related) contexts. It can be done, as long as you don't start from "only a fool would think" (what the other person in fact thinks).

"Diplomacy" is the word that is left out of a lot of politics. Bush was not big into diplomacy, for example. Nevil Chamberlain, from what I gather, was too into it. In Canada imho the average person is so diplomatic that nothing useful virtually ever gets said, here in the US we're more likely to fail in the other direction.

Takes all kinds, mostly.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Maybe so, but it was not obvious to me that there even WAS a (2.00 / 7)
reason for any disagreement at all, so I questioned it. I'm glad witw clarified it, now everything is cool.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
if I feel the need (1.86 / 7)
to meh you in the future I will explain myself. I like having that option here but I think the meaning has to be clear to everyone to be helpful. I appreciate the pace here that allows us to explore without exploding.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
Fair enough, and thank you for changing it, but it wasn't necessary. (1.75 / 4)
I get I might have been a bit insensitive and flippant about your predicament, but I didn't intend to ruffle any feathers, as you now know. I'll try to be more thoughtful in the future.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
In other words, kumbaya all over Moose Meadow, lol! (2.00 / 3)


Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
??? NOW what did I do to rate a "meh"? I don't get it. (2.00 / 1)
Could you at least give me a reason, dear occupant, or was it in error? Thanks in advance.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
i haven't given out a 'meh' since i've been here MM. (2.00 / 2)
certainly not intentionally.
which comment was it?

i'm having an issue when the 'replied' comment thread moves so far to the right,
i lose my 'fierce' button.i must have thought i was clicking 'fierce' when i actually clicked 'meh'. :-/

my apologies MM, totally unintentional on my part.


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
this is what my comment screen (2.00 / 4)
looks like, no fierce button when the comment thread runs to the right. i did it unintentionally to JanF too. :-/

by: JanF @ Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:34:33 AM EST
[ Parent | Reply |  Fail  Meh

is anyone else having this issue?

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
hmmmm, (2.00 / 3)
technology sucks.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Good morning at CET time, so just now booted up the PC. (2.00 / 1)
Sorry you are having issues. The "meh" was applied to the parent comment of my whine. On my wide screen using Chrome I have no issues, and I tried collapsing the Chrome window to half size to see if anything changed, and it was fine - all three ratings were still readable/clickable. Not being a tech-type person, I have no clue where the problem may lie. I hope it gets sorted for you.

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
ok, i found it MM. (2.00 / 2)
this is what my comment screen looks like.

by: Moozmuse @ Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:55:45 AM EST
[ Parent | Reply |  Fail  Meh  
Fierce ]

the circle that accompanies the 'fierce' rating was only visible when i cut and pasted, so i changed the rating.
(at least i hope i did)

cool?


time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


[ Parent ]
Hey, don't worry about it! It's still a "meh", but I can live with it (2.00 / 1)
just fine as long as I know why, regardless of whether given in disagreement or mistakenly. A tech problem is often beyond our control, so I will just ignore it, and try to avoid posting in threads that go too far over to the right, if possible.

Have a great Moose Monday!

Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.
                       - Bertolt Brecht


[ Parent ]
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. (2.00 / 1)
;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
some things (2.00 / 4)
are just irresistable I agree.

There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.--Thornton Wilder

[ Parent ]
Go ahead, gimme some meh, (2.00 / 3)
I knows you wanna... ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
heh, i guess i should run errands more often. (2.00 / 8)
came back to find this front paged, thank you Moosenfolk.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


It's strange , isn't it? Sometimes in these decades of almost (2.00 / 5)
everything seeming to disappear in flames something like a fireman running out of the smoke carrying a basket full of rescued kittens in his arms takes place. In a time when there is seldom an opportunity to buy a pack of gum without getting shortchanged , we have Elizabeth Warren taking office  , sharpening pencils , having her calls held.Makes me feel better.

"COUNTY OFFICIALS TO TALK RUBBISH"- from 'Anguished English'

i think our (2.00 / 4)
Founding Fathers imagined our representative version of government so that us folks would feel as though we had someone in Washington looking out for our interests, empathizing with our difficulties and promising to do everything they can to make a positive difference

She makes me feel better too AB.
Wish we had lots more of her kind.

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


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