• comment on a post Iran: The Fix is In and It's Worse Than You Think over 4 years ago

    Now is the time Iran.  Give us a color revolution!

  • on a comment on What About Gays? over 4 years ago
    Oh, I realize that some 65-70% of Americans are for it, but that doesn't mean some 65-70% of our legislature is for it.  Most likely it is around 60%.  Unfortunately, those other 40% will be VERY vocal and obstructionist in response.  
    I will totally agree about Marie, well played.  My use of the term sensitive was meaning that people would have very strong opinions on it both ways, not unlike abortion or immigration.  
  • on a comment on What About Gays? over 4 years ago

    Well it is a sensitive topic!  I agree that DADT NEEDS to be changed but quite frankly there is strong disagreement on gay rights in America and, as the NY legislature has shown today, pushing gay rights can have serious political consequences.  Don't get me wrong, I desperately want to see this happen, I was just pointing out that there are political consequences to it and the Obama administration is weighing them.

  • comment on a post What About Gays? over 4 years ago

    He learned a lesson from Clinton.  DADT dominated the conversation for Clinton's first year, ruining many legislative options during that time.  I think Obama wants to get health care out of the way first before he touches such a sensitive topic.  He realizes that many Republicans will use a change to DADT to declare all out war on Obama's initiatives.  

  • on a comment on Schadenfreude over 5 years ago

    What?  I have some republican friends.

  • comment on a post Schadenfreude over 5 years ago

    The final cap on schadenfreude came for me reading the new projections at 538.  94.1%!  On to V-Day troops!

  • I'm just going to make the quick note that its not the 'Europeans' but rather the French.  The VAST majority of Europeans are STRONGLY against nuclear energy.  The European Commission a few months ago came up with the 20/20/20 plan, which includes bringing up all renewable energy use to 20% in each country in the EU by 2020.  The French lobbied VERY hard to include nuclear energy in this, as they would be fine then, but the other Europeans states refused.  

    Nearly every European state has a real problem with nuclear energy because they experienced Chernobyl first hand.  Hell, the radiation cloud made a lot of farm land unusable, game animals and fish inedible, and rivers contaminated for multiple years afterward, IN FRANCE!  

    Now don't get me wrong, though my long ramblings may make it seem like I don't support nuclear energy, I really do.  I find the Europeans fears to be misplaced, as, yes, they did experience a tragedy first hand, but it was very old technology poorly monitored.  We have MUCH safer equipment today.

  • Ya, I expect there will be some serious backlash from tourist and environmental groups across Florida.  Hell, I wouldn't be surprised is a local 527 started up there specifically against it.

  • on a comment on Open Thread over 5 years ago

    More that a lot of people thought that the video was, well, funny, (to be fair, it is) and that it could actually help mccain out with certain groups, like young voters.

  • on a comment on The Failure of the Media over 5 years ago

    Thanks much all!

  • comment on a post The Failure of the Media over 5 years ago

    Testing

  • on a comment on The Failure of the Media over 5 years ago
    How do you actually embed the video though, or is it an option when you click edit?  (for instance, some sites I know use <yt></yt> or other stuff.  
    Also do you just put in the info of the url after the = or the entire url?
  • comment on a post The Failure of the Media over 5 years ago

    So, not related to the diary message, but how DO you embed a video into diaries?  I've been trying to figure that one out all morning.  

  • on a comment on Ohio No Longer A Swing State? over 5 years ago

    Woops, you were saying McCain has a better shot in the others then in Iowa.

    Hell, I certainly agree with that.

    >_<

  • on a comment on Ohio No Longer A Swing State? over 5 years ago

    Heh, tell that to us Iowans.  Seriously there is massive Obama support there.  The reason Iowa goes GOP some years is because of the immigration issue and McCain doesn't have any ground with the far right there.  Not to mention McCain is on the wrong side of ethanol for most Iowans (not me... I hate that shit...)

    I would also say if he picks up Ohio I throw Virginia into his column too.  Its roughly the same demographics that he'll have to win over in both states to put him over the top (urban blue color whites.)  

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