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Why has ADP not approved replacement candidate for SD22? (mpmarus)
That has been a D district. The incumbent qualified and withdrew. A viable replacement came forward in May. Nothing has been done toward getting SDEC approval, so yeah, let's give the seat to the Rs in November.
Posted at Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 13:12:17 PM CDT
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Stephen Carr is Democratic Challenger for HD104 Seat (mpmarus)
Campaign FB Page
Posted at Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:29:12 AM CDT
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ADM answers allegations (mpmarus)
Still have questions about the allegations made over the weekend? Join a call with Judge Kennedy tonight at 8:00 pm. Register here: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/2XEK5DET6K3RVD

Also see the answer here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/DemMajority/posts/157368757770208

Posted at Mon May 13, 2013 at 18:11:02 PM CDT
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Sharing Notes on Parliamentary Procedure? (mpmarus)
The recent report of procedural shenanigans in the state senate sound a lot like an SDEC meeting run by Nancy Worley. One wonders if Ivey has been taking lessons from Worley or vice versa?
Posted at Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 21:31:38 PM CDT
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"There is no side." (mpmarus)

Madison County Dem Chair Clete Wetli backs new party organization, says Democrats not splitting
Posted at Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 14:24:33 PM CDT
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Jan Brewer pleads for Medicaid Expansion (mpmarus)
3rd GOP Governor to see the light - but will the likes of Bentley take heed?
Posted at Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 11:09:54 AM CST
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202 AL Schools on GOP "Failing" list (julie)
Senate Republicans circulated a list of 202 schools that they estimated would currently meet the definition of a failing school under the bill.  However the list is not official. Sibley said he could not comment on the accuracy of the list.-Montg'y Adv.
Posted at Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:29:58 AM CST
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North Dakota Senate Passes Personhood Bill (julie)

The state successfully passed yet another restrictive, Supreme Court-baiting antiabortion measure, this time voting to define a “person” as “an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development” — including human embryos.--Salon.com


Posted at Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 13:33:58 PM CST
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Email Directs Teachers To Delete Bad Grades at Tennessee Virtual Academy (julie)

At the center of the controversy is the Tennessee Virtual Academy -- a for-profit, online public school that Republican lawmakers touted as a way to improve education in Tennessee. Two years ago, state lawmakers voted to let K12 Inc. open the school, using millions of taxpayer dollars.

News Channel5.com

Posted at Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 13:02:30 PM CST
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Wisconsin 2013: Tranvaginal Ultrasounds + Guns (julie)

Alabama isn't alone - these measures are being pushed nationwide by rabid GOP majorities.

Wisconsin GOP Wants Forced Transvaginal Ultrasounds And Guns

Posted at Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:20:03 AM CST
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Thugs and Criminals (mpmarus)
Former candidate for Ag Commish & Confidential Assistant Dale Petersen arrested in Walmart


Posted at Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 13:22:08 PM CST
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Find Your Alabama polling Place Here (julie)
Posted at Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 13:08:53 PM CST
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Palast -NYT Best Seller FREE DOWNLOAD til Election Day (julie)
Greg is offering his best selling book "Billionaires and Ballot Bandits" as a FREE download until Election Day. It's a real eye-opener.
Posted at Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 22:32:25 PM CDT
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Personal Irony (piggieheart)
Having read my posts for the past five years, can you believe I am managing a store for the (Roman Catholic) St. Vincent de Paul Society? This is the one thing the Church does that I truly believe in and I love merchandising anyway.
Posted at Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 21:55:35 PM CDT
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Kick the can down the field, and hope a Democrat comes along to deal with it. (piggieheart)

"I look at the Palestinians as not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel...So what you do is, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem...and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."

Mitt Romney, asked about solving "the Palestinian problem"

Posted at Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:53:11 AM CDT
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How times change-redux (piggieheart)

I detest war. It might not be the worst thing to befall human beings, but it is wretched beyond all description. John McCain in 2008.

But in Tampa, he sure sounded nostalgic about war everywhere. I wonder how Mitt feels...he hasn't said.

Posted at Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 08:22:07 AM CDT
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And youpeople thought she didn't understand hardship. (piggieheart)
But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year — it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.” Ann Romney
Posted at Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:22:04 AM CDT
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Music lovers...ATTENTION (piggieheart)
Listen to "One More Term" on You tube. Broadway stars sing a beautiful anthem about the upcoming election. Soul stirring and informative.
Posted at Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 07:24:29 AM CDT
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Legislator Pulls Gun In Road Rage Incident (mooncat)

This was in Washington state ... not Alabama.

A Spokane Valley legislator pulled a gun during a confrontation with another motorist last November in what police reports describe as a road rage incident. He was cited for two violations of state firearms law.

This guy's gun wasn't loaded, which is probably a good thing.  But it illustrates how readily the presence of a gun can kick disputes up to the next level.  Even when supposedly level-headed people like legislators are the ones with the gun.


Posted at Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 11:52:30 AM CDT
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Times change, especially for Mitt. (piggieheart)

"The blind trust is an age-old ruse."
-- Mitt Romney, campaigning against Ted Kennedy in 1994

Copied from Doonesbury's on-line strip.

Posted at Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:39:18 AM CDT
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