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The Dog ate it
« on: March 28, 2009, 03:33:02 AM »

"Three o’clock in the morning
It’s quiet and there’s no one around"

An unexpected middle of the morning morning. And tripped across this.
Dont know who this blogger is, but I like their recommendations and encouragement.



http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/3/27/713656/-The-Final-Friday-ConstitutionalAmendments-26-And-27-

before the coda, and then back to the beginning

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/7/113336/277/285/656715

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A.C.L yoU Re: The Dog
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 10:16:11 AM »
It seems there is so much going on that far down on the list of concerns is civil liberties.
Very little coverage so far in main media, but I am impressed to find this with support from NY-Dem and AZ-Rep

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/patriot/39204prs20090330.html

Legislation Introduced To Curtail Patriot Act Abuse (3/30/2009)


I saw a comment elsewhere that:
Republicans will take your freedom
Democrats will take your money
Isnt it easier to make your money back

But if Democrats are going to take money and freedom ...
It is important to watch how things develop as months and years go by.

http://www.bordc.org/

People's Campaign for the Constitution


http://catostore.org/index.asp?fa=ProductDetails&method=&pid=144278-A


http://www.nyclu.org/
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Re: The Dog ate it
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 03:38:47 PM »

http://people-press.org/party-identification-trend/

Pew
 pew
  pew

The link has a curious chart showing voter indentification through the decades.
I did not realize that in 92 as now, more polled as independent than either Dem or GOP.
[Any fudging in these numbers?]



      1992 /      2009
         
Democrat      33 /      35
         
Republican   28 /      23
         
Independent   36 /      36


I dont think this means so much for most areas, although it may be a consideration when forming legislation for a wider majority.

Locally, it is suggested that Dems are more favorable to the incumbent mayor than independents are, perhaps surprisingly. I am curious to see if the winner of the general election gets more than 50% of the vote.
How many voters will pull levers further down the ballot.




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Re: The Dog ate it
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 10:25:58 AM »
Polls are polls. But maybe this indicates that any given voter's thinking is more complex than would likely be portrayed.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/10/28/2110654.aspx


*** More pro-gay, more pro-life, and more pro-gun:
Besides all these numbers, perhaps the most interesting findings in the NBC/WSJ come on a series of questions about social issues. On the one hand, the percentage of respondents believing that abortion decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor has dropped from 55% in 2007 to 51% now. On the other hand, the opposition to gay marriage also has dropped, from 62% opposed in 2004 to 49% now. And also decreasing is the public’s support for gun-control measures. In 1991, three-quarters of Americans supported banning the sale of assault weapons and semiautomatic rifles. Yet this past April, 53% favored it, and in this new poll 49% say they support the ban. So as much as we in the media and both parties try to fit Americans into neat red-blue boxes on social issues, it isn't that easy.
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