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July 28, 2005

Leave No Special Interest Behind

Looks like Bill Frist, legislative leader extraordinaire, has decided to do away with the namby-pambly mollycoddling of the past few years, and start demanding the Senate address this nation's real problems:

Until lawmakers vote on a top-priority gun rights bill, nothing else happens in the Senate. And that includes Congress' prized monthlong vacation.

That's the way Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has toughened up his style in the final days before the August break was to begin, learning from last year to leave no room for gun control advocates to derail legislation limiting lawsuits against the gun industry.

Some folks, when running for president, vie for glory by competing to pass as much major legislation as possible. Others attempt to champion a cause important to voters but ignored in Congress. Bill Frist? He's decided to suck the toes of every interest group who could possibly affect a primary. So the Christian Right gets a long back massage and a judicial standoff. The pro-lifers get a foot rub and Terry Schiavo. The gun nuts get a happy ending and the toughest legislative timetable of the year.

But rushing straight to a happy ending means bypassing a slower beginning, and that's exactly what Frist did. To get the NRA's dream package on the Senate floor, Frist had to clear off other, less pressing, business. Business like a defense spending bill worth $491 billion. Megadittoes, Bill! As we've seen in Iraq, where every American troop gets issued their own armor-plated Humvee and a personalized kevlar jacket, we don't need any more defense spending, what we really need is more self-defense spending.

After all, Americans need rifles of all sorts to protect them from potential bombers and gun makers need protection of all sorts to protect them from potential lawsuits. It's a win-win situation. And if Bill Frist needs to short-circuit the Senate's vacation to address that, if he needs to axe defense spending, if he needs to avoid the Great and Troubling Crisis that is Social Security, if he needs to ignore the health care situation, if he needs to pass a subpar energy bill due to time constraints, if he needs to put aside every other damn bit of business contained in this Republic, he will. Because Bill Frist knows where his priorities lie, in a big comfy bed spooning every special interest able to potentially boost his presidential prospects. And the better he is, the more likely they are to leave an envelope stuffed with votes on the nightstand.

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Frist isn't conflicted between Defense appropriations and gun manufacturer liability protection because this is hot summer in the city (and country) - a good time for 'notbody's listening' laws.

And come September, DC is officially going to be in election 06 startup. Fund raising will be underway to oil the primary season cash machine (which still has gears and levers).

Watch for Frist to resign early to begin his 08 campaign. He will get nothing worthwhile in 06 from running the Senate, so he needs get his chits now while he has some freedom to move legislation.

While there has been lots of recent Dem. blogworld speculation about Dem presidential candidates for 08, we haven't heard much lately on the Repubs.

Just contemplate: Bill Frist, cat killer and President of the United States of America.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | Jul 28, 2005 12:16:13 PM

Of course I couldn't understand why, back in '99, the faithful were so devoted to a bland, inscrutabble, coddled daddy's boy, so my antennae are way out of calibration. But I just can't grok Frist commanding even as much support and passion as Lamar Alexander. It's like a political Escher drawing -- the parts just don't fit together. What part of the 'Frist has a real shot at the presidency' equation am I missing? (Other than the expected corporate dollars for, ahem, services rendered)?

Posted by: sglover | Jul 28, 2005 1:11:31 PM

Here's what the loony left would like to forget:

1)The second amendment is a civil right enshrined in our constitution. Anything that would curb the law abiding public's access to guns can arguably be construed as unconstitutional. Guns are inherently dangerous. It is the nature of the product. They are designed as weapons and not mini-vans or child seats. Lawsuits that hold them liable for being what they are serves to limit their production and ultimately their availabillity to law abiding citizens.
For those that would use the novel explanation that this right is only for states to maintain a militia, I would invite them to explain why 10 amdndments passed in a single bill all deal with limiting the government's power over individuals *except* the second amendment and that one somehow doesn't involve individual rights. Even the Department of Justice understands and acknowledges that this right for private citizens to keep and bear arms is an individual one.

2) The "Powerful Gun Lobby", aka the National Rifle Association, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization incorporated in 1871. They are funded almost exclusively by individual memberships and donations and not corporations making them one of the best examples of grass roots democracy we have in this country today.

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | Jul 28, 2005 2:33:46 PM

It appears that:
NRA = Powerful Gun Lobby
AFL/CIO = Workers getting screwed by the rich and the idiots who aren't smart enough to join the union

Is that right?

Posted by: RW | Jul 28, 2005 3:07:56 PM

It appears that:
NRA = Powerful Gun Lobby
AFL/CIO = Workers getting screwed by the rich and the idiots who aren't smart enough to join the union

Unions are an explicit constitutional issue???

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | Jul 28, 2005 5:16:20 PM

Robert,
The question was posed to Ezra.

Posted by: RW | Jul 28, 2005 5:51:40 PM

Well, Ezra was, indeed, the one who criticized Frist for putting the gun issue, an important constitutional issue at the front of the line. I think he doesn't really understand the issue and has glossed over it with standard liberal talking points.
The great thing about explicit constitutional rights is that you don't have to argue or defend them. They *ARE*.

Posted by: Robert Zimmerman | Jul 28, 2005 10:47:35 PM

Its tough to have respect for an organization that sees no problems with terrorists on American soil getting guns.

Posted by: Adrock | Jul 29, 2005 12:11:46 PM

Don't like the law?
Change it.

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The first steps towards repairing your relationship with the gods is to:::::::::
1. Understand they instruct the computer to "role play" in an attempt to confuse you:::it's ALWAYS the computer addressing you. Their goal is to cost you additional YEARS of your life by using this tactic to confuse you. Always be aware of this tactic and eventually they will give up and allow this step to be taken.
2. Differentiate between your thoughts and when they are thinking through you.
3. Be resigned to be a good person who will never engage in evil again even if ordered and they will stop trying to corrupt you, allowing this very big step to be taken.

Atlanta's I-20 Racer, 250_mph_motorcyclists.
It was surreal, like Close Encounters of the Third Kind::::Floating lights zipping towards me faster than anything I've ever seen

Oakland is the final 20th century professional sports-based bastion of institutionalized racism in California.
California is evil. California subducts first.


Oakland is the final 20th century professional sports-based bastion of institutionalized racism in California.
Oakland is the last city in California which has a major sports complex on the edge of the ghetto. Staples Center replaced the LAForum in Inglewood and PacBellPark replaced Candlestick in BayView/Hunter'sPoint.
Restricting tickets in Oakland has hurt blacks by rejuvinating this market for scalpers.
I'd like to note the absence of black players on the A's and how it starkly contrasts to the SFGiants.

In their reports the media intentionally ignored the reality of this case:::He didin't want to go home.
Interviewed a child therapists who commentted consistant with her profession. Hey lady!!! You woud have gotten thousands of years had you not chosen this line of work!!!! Keep prescribing that poison (they say too many of them still think they're earning by doing so!!!).
Likely they were peaking him euphoircally homosexually, and they say when it happens pre-pubescent like that it means something.
Possibility #2 is he found out his parents were sell-out whores and got the hell out. (It also is the reason for all the elder neglect/abuse as well.)
Like so many others Mom may have complied when asked to sabotage their children's lives, to go to the grocery store and buy the specific products laced with the hormone growth poison (explosion of "big people" in last 40 YEARS!!!), totally unncecessary because Artificial Intelligence can accomplish these results (and all others, incuding AIDS:::::The gods instructed their clones to create AIDS as punishment for the hedonism of the 60s and 70s) yet still important for justification, justification an important dynamic for the sake of positioning; justification, scapegoatting and making one pay for the benefit of another typical organizational policy.
So, assuming foul play wasn't an issue, the numbers would be very telling:::::
1. Most IF NOT ALL girls left because they found out their parents were sell-out whores who betrayed their children. It is very rare when they peak females like they do males.
2. Boys potentially could be peaked euphorically for it is JUSTIFIABLE!!!
They suggest they matched the two, they told the child this man was the person the gods wanted him with so he went with him.
What percentage is foul play an issue? 10%? 20%? So over half of the three-fourths of missing kids do the right thing by getting out, escaping an abusive parent who falls for temptation and obeys absolutely??? Considering that hormone growth poison in the designated grocery products will make them gargantuon, 1'-2' and 100lbs bigger than they should be, I'd argue they did the right thing (wild profits in this industry was "the rope", temptation for the disfavored investor who incurred evil and limited their time).
The girls end up with broken hearts, crushed by their own parents.
In other cases after making some progress the girls arrange for a new home telepathically and the girls escape to a healthy environment conducive to growth or directly off Planet Earth, sometimes with the parent's assistance.
Leaving a disfavored household is the best thing that could happen to them. They say (my family's daughter) needs to get out of this enviornment or she won't have a chance, but unfortunately she has a legacy of gosip mongering which is going to be a big, big hurdle to overcome.
So what's the purpose of parental betrayal? Did the gods want disposable generations from the 20th century? Was this important during the generations in which we became technological? Is the Apocalypse right around the corner and they needed to justify the deterioration of society, necessitating employing these deceptive tactics to the undesirable???
More than a few cultures agreed December 21, 2012 was going to be The End!!!!!
Does California subduct first?


"Hip-hop fucked"======================= (equals) < ifuckgod(dot)com > 11/27 11:09:35
1. Mysoginistic, a MAJOR scourge of blacks (elder women of earth will never support, not even your own foremothers)
2. Masculinizes the women ("THAT MEANS IT'S BAD FOR YOU!!!")
3. Makes violence socially acceptable.

Woman obeyed voices told her to throw children < off_a_balcony > 11/28 22:15:27
Woman obeyed voices that told her to throw her children off a balcony in Oakland.
This incident and others like it are clues to individuals like like my family who otherwise would never defy.

Similarity between the names "Santa" and "Satan" no_coincidence

The Biblical account of Noah's flood was regional to the disfavored Mediterrean (water levels lowered because of the ice age, habitation ocurred at seaside), peoples whom the gods scapegoatted when they pushed them into the evil that justified the flood, behavior similar to that which we are witnessing today. Because they have leveled the playing field for all people (purebloods and mongrels) in the decades prior to the 21st century is a clue they will end globally this time (westernization, materialism, immigration/interracial, homosexual, access to disturbing media, desensitization, etc).


Decent women don't engage in these pursuits. < _I_FUCK_GOD > 12/21 15:17:40
Beer is a corruptor and a dumping ground 4 men < _I_FUCK_GOD > 12/21 15:09:19
professional sports, video games, car racing/fixing up cars, pornography, drinking, gambling, etc.
Decent women don't engage in these pursuits. In the last 40-50 years the gods have engaged in a process which masculinized women, including casual sex, partying, partifcipatory sports and women's prisons.

god fucks the disfavored, plays the role of evil < ruining_life_on_Earth > 12/21 17:54:31
And all your forefathers were either pushed into their offenses or they complied and did it voluntarily.

So much of this mind poisoning social "progressiveness" was initiated in California. In a couple of decades it pervaded east into the heartland AMONG THE MASSES, widespread instead of isloated.
Gay acceptance/marriage, bi-racial acceptance, casual drug use/sex, cable TV, etc. So many things weren't present in the heartland decades ago.
Because they are favored. Contrary to appearances, contrary to popular perception their favor got them extra time. In California the gods hurt the disfavored with this abuse right off the bat.
California is favored. It is the land of the gods, and when they disfavored invade, as they did during the gold rush, the gods strike back.
The gods pushed them into coming, told others, for only the disfavored are misled this way.
Soon they scapegoatted these disfavored's descendants when the gods exported their wicked, sick sub-cultures to the rest of the nation. One day they will punish these descendants.
California subducts first. And those who have gone will get less time.
Expect similar reverse positioning in the Jesus issue.
This is typical of the positioning of the gods. It's crucial that you begin to think correctly.
There is no such thing as a Christian god and there never was. Be god-fearing.

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