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Re: changes in classification of cable internet service

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Sun Mar 17 08:24:25 2002

Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:28:01PM -0500, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> >
> > (Remember, the Republican leadership blocked having a vote on Campaign
> > Finance Reform, and the supporters had to sign a "discharge petition"
> > showing they had a majority of votes to pass it.  That's really rare,
> > and it took 6 months.)
> Again with the political rants?
This was given as an exemplar to the discussion explaining the process 
for passing laws in the US Congress, in particular the leadership power 
to block votes from occurring, using a recent event.

Usually, the word "rant" would describe something not based on fact, 
but instead personal opinion.

Are you saying this is not factual?

Don't you read the newspaper?

How about verified the actual Congressional Record?

> I'll give it a bit of leeway on technical discussions, but when it turns
> into rants about political parties and/or candidates, I don't wanna hear
> it (on this list), and I really don't think anyone else does either.
Ah, so the basis of the objection is the mention of the actual name of a 
political party in the current leadership?

I would have thought a gerbil was merely somebody in a cage.  You may 
need to change your vanity domain to "e-ostrich" -- for having your head 
in the sand.
William Allen Simpson
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