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hello world, i got this comparison of hillary and obamas voting records
over the syracuse black grad students email, i cant testify as to the veracity of it
stroking constituents, the other is real work, contrasts so strong hard to believe nobody else has used it if its real
gotta check them out - i will park it here til then:
Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term - 6yrs. - and another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law - 20 - twenty pieces of legislation in her first six years.
These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress
www.thomas.loc.gov <http://www.thomas.loc.gov/> , but to save you
trouble, I' ll post them here for you.
1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.
2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.
5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.
6. Name post office after Jonn A. O'Shea.
7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.
10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.
12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.
13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.
14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.
15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty.
Only five of Clinton 's bills are, more substantive.
16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.
17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11
18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.
19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.
20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in
the wilderness preservation system.
There you have it, the fact's straight from the Senate Record.
Now, I would post those of Obama's, but the list is too substantive, so I'll mainly categorize. During the first - 8 - eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced
233 regarding healthcare reform,
125 on poverty and public assistance,
112 crime fighting bills,
97 economic bills,
60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,
21 ethics reform bills,
15 gun control,
6 veterans affairs and many others.
His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These inculded:
The Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - became law,
The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - became law,
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate,
The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - became law,
The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee,
and many more.
In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no record according to some who would prefer that this comparison not be made public.
He's not just a talker.
He's a doer.
i cant testify, gotta check the figures
but it sound good dont it
hello world, lets see, some quickies
this means of course that they, double digit leads a couple weeks ago, are afraid
of losing now, and the clinton spin machine in full force,
to be effective spin machines should be intermittent and plausible - the clinton machine is fulltime and blatant
rejecting & denouncing: hispanic leader supporting clinton in texas said hispanics wont vote for obama
because he black and hispanics dont like blacks - clinton asked if she would reject and denounce,
at 1st said she wasnt responsible for attitude of supporters - gently reminded of her demand that
obama reject and denounce farrakhan, campaign later sent out a 'reject and denounce" notice
yesterday mccain pressured to "reject and denounce" anticatholic antigay supporter
gon be a lot of rejecting and denouncing going on this year
kenya: seems the us, under pressure for valuing stability over democracy in africa, put some serious
pressure on kibaki - rice was sent with message that the time for resolution was 'yesterday'
guess thats it, maybe more later
still buried in applications - need to tell folk who do funnyfonts, smallfonts,
crampedmargins, etc that making an app harder to read is not a good strategy
we get so many great apps that good and even great works dont get much play
the hard to read get none - when you marching thru 300 good applicants all you doing is
looking for reasons to say no
justice: kenyan elders of the tribe that asked obama to don their robes
have said hillary owes them cattle for offending them by signifying
on the O man in their cultural garb
maybe bush will loan her some
hello world, a couple of quickies and its back to these applications
i got so much id like to speak on but who got the time - its hard to believe
all the writing time ive invested in this blog over the last 4 years or so and still dont get but about 100 hits a day - i must be living wrong
but ima writer with a platform that allows me to say what i want to say how i want to say it and can only hope that history will be more interested in what i had to say than my contemporaries were
and also it allows me to work thru conceptual issues that eventually show up in my fiction, and it forces me to ground my spacey longgame tendencies in daily analysis - which is good
its all good, whatever is is
and it doesnt matter, i write because i must - and i trust that the gods of literature would not have laid this obsession upon me if it were not going to pay off somehow someday
so, where was i, right, quickies:
one: recent report on prison population say america has higher percentage of
folk incarcerated than any other nation - a big percentage of them nonviolent
drug users, article say getting tough on crime is getting tough on taxpayers - this is
one of the issues that is going to face obama when and if he becomes president
we are going to expect a lot from him as 1st black president
i almost feel sorry for him, hes going to be pulled in every direction and likely wont
be able to satisfy anybody - in particular me - which is really unfortunate
two: snl catching flak about whiteguy theyve chosen to play obama putting on
blackface and doing his minstrel show skits - no commentary necessary
read this time magazine article say obama should not try to hammer folk
who use his middle name, because that just gives them a weapon to use
against him in the shadows, he should embrace his name as part of
his all things to all people, assert that he has nothing to hide, in his name
or the picture of him in somali robes, otherwise he will spend a lot of energy
putting out brushfires and being ridiculed for it
three: obama catching flak from republicans trying to discredit him before
he can focus on them, hillary gon have to stop distracting him soon -
this primary is a done deal
was reading where the black politicians of cleveland were under pressure
to retract their previous support of hilllary - one said when he tried
to convince his constituents to support hillary at one of his community
meetings some of them started crying - he said he couldnt take it
four: shailja patel, kenyan poet iand activist has provocative
piece on whether violence in kenya was actually ethnic cleansing
its responding to a challenging comment that she got busy
she raises some good points on its politically contrived nature
but what ethnic cleansing is not contrived and orchestrated by
politicians making points - it was maybe not designed as ethnic cleansing
but ethnic cleansing or ethnic redistribution maybe, is what it became
one interesting point she makes is that asian americans in la considered
the los angeles riots an ethnic conflict - that was news to me
one of her more moving points is when she speaks of all the folk
who have reached across the ethnic divide to help and secure
their neighbors under attack, but that is probably the case with
all those ethnic conflicts - its an article worth reading
its clear that the election unleashed longstanding tensions that will have
to be addressed by politicians who love kenya over their own
aggrandizement, i can only hope and pray this is so
we african american get real sentimental about africa
tend to claim whichever country we most familiar with
as our african home away from home
i claim kenya and i pray
for her everynight