Archive for August 24th, 2009

Netroots Nation SCOTUS Panel Photoblogging

Talking about Sotomayor, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution.  No big whoop.
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Christy is in her element, flanked by moderator Thomas Saenz and CAC founder and president Doug Kendall.

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Doug watches Rep. Jerry Nadler explain stuff.

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Christy looks quizzical.

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Nan Aron is totally grooving to Jerry.

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Jerry’s not the only one whose voice is like sweet, sweet music.

August 24th, 2009 at 09:12pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Monday Media Blogging

It’s always nice when a song you like turns out to have a video that’s completely insane…

“Pumping On Your Stereo,” by Supergrass.  I wonder if there are any Mummenschanz music videos…

August 24th, 2009 at 07:28pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Netroots Nation Environmental Panel Photoblogging

Photos from the panel on environmental policy:
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OMG, Representative Jay Inslee has a microphone for a nose!

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Oops, my bad, it was just an optical illusion – I was so eager to get the scoop that I forgot to check my facts. I would like to apologize to Congressman Inslee and his family, and to anyone else who might have been offended by my totally understandable mistake.

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Denis Hayes, coordinator of the first Earth Day and all-around Hero For The Planet.

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Moderator Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice.

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Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace.

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Adam Siegel, tireless enviroblogger.

August 24th, 2009 at 11:25am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

More Like This, Please.

One of the things I’ve been wanting to see is polling at the state or district level that shows whether the Blue Dogs and conservadems who oppose the public option are really representing their constituents, or the insurance industry.  Well, I guess Kos was wondering too, because he took a poll of Blue Dog and professional healthcare reform killer Jim Co-oper, er, Cooper’s district.  And guess what: 61% of his constituents want a public option, and (by an amazing coincidence) 60% disapprove of his actions on healthcare.

And this appears to be more than just a mild preference.  34% of his constituents (and 47% of his Democratic ones) would be less likely to vote for him in 2010 if he opposes the public option, and that’s on top of re-elect numbers that are already weak – 23% of his constituents intend to vote against him next year, and 41% would consider it.  Among Democrats, those numbers are 14 and 42%.

I would love to see more polls like these.  The more decisively we can strip away the I’m-just-voting-my-district excuse, the better.

August 24th, 2009 at 07:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Healthcare,Politics,Polls,Wankers


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