neurophius

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  • neurophius commented on the blog post Livestream: President Obama at 9pm on Avoiding Default

    2011-07-25 17:39:46View | Delete

    Absolutely.

  • neurophius commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Ringing Of The Bells

    2010-12-10 23:06:59View | Delete

    Thanks for the info. I wonder if they even tried to deal with the tax cut issue then, or were too many Democrats afraid to touch anything with the word “tax” attached to it? If they couldn’t muster 60 votes, that would have been the time for Obama to go on the road and do town hall speeches in the states of recalcitrant Democrats and even a few Republicans who might have been persuadable…pushing his “Obama tax cuts” agenda which would not have included the top 2 percent, or the estate tax, or capital gains…what a lost opportunity. Very sad.

  • neurophius commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Ringing Of The Bells

    2010-12-10 22:39:15View | Delete

    we could sure use some of that in KS…

  • neurophius commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Ringing Of The Bells

    2010-12-10 22:37:40View | Delete

    I posted this on the previous thread but due to time marching on I may not receive an answer to my question. Maybe somebody here can help?

    “I have been wondering. Somebody help me out. Was there not a period of time, however brief, after Al Franken (wasn’t he supposed to be “the 60th vote”?) was sworn in as a Senator, and before Kennedy and Byrd became too disabled to participate, when the Democrats actually did have 60 votes in the Senate (counting Lieberman and Sanders)? My memory is not that good and I do not know how to research this, but if it is the case, why did not Obama, or the Senate and House leadership, push through a bill to extend the tax cuts for the lower and middle class while ending them for the rich? Why did they wait until the Lame Duck began to quack?”

  • neurophius commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Ringing Of The Bells

    2010-12-10 22:33:23View | Delete

    KS is not looking good these days. No snow yet but cold temps and high winds expected to blow in on Saturday. But that is nothing compared to the cold front that will move in on inauguration day, when Sen. Sam Brownback (R-The Family) takes over the governor’s chair and a greatly diminished Democratic minority limps into the House and Senate. We lost all statewide offices and all federal House and Senate seats in November. Cold days ahead.

  • neurophius commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Ringing Of The Bells

    2010-12-10 22:28:04View | Delete

    hey Suzanne and folks…I’m back, for now anyway…

  • neurophius commented on the diary post President Gives Up On Senate by masaccio.

    2010-12-10 22:22:45View | Delete

    Hey, Lurk, how’s it going? I know I have been a stranger, but I could not think of a better place to pose my question…I really want to know.

  • neurophius commented on the diary post President Gives Up On Senate by masaccio.

    2010-12-10 22:11:11View | Delete

    Somewhat on topic I hope, as we are discussing the Senate here… I have been wondering. Somebody help me out. Was there not a period of time, however brief, after Al Franken (wasn’t he supposed to be “the 60th vote”?) was sworn in as a Senator, and before Kennedy and Byrd became too disabled to [...]