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Florida could use a little help, if you're so inclined -- updated

There I was, merrily surfing the intertoobz, looking up contact information for my delegates so that I could try to convince them to lobby for putting HR 676 into the Democratic Party platform, when I got a wild idea and decided to try [once again] to convince my Representative to endorse HR 676. He's a Republican, but he's supposed to represent ME too, so I went to look up his contact informtion [having forgotten it] and lo! what did I find?

A poll: Do you support drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and natural gas?

For any of y'all who haven't got moral qualms about ballot-box-stuffing, you can go here, Congressman Jeff Miller's website, to vote Oh HELL NO!

Note to Senior Fellows of the MCB: if my plea for a bit of subversion here goes against the PB 2.0 grain, feel free to take this down.

update, early early, tuesday morning, 8/12: 801 votes yay! but the percentages have stayed at 61% yes, 38% no for about the past 24 hours [~ the last 50-60 votes] -- alright, who's the wise guy?

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Submitted by FrenchDoc on

but right now, the "yes" are winning by 2-to-1 so, I'd say some ballot stuffing is definitely in order.

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Submitted by amberglow on

the problem is that people want something--anything!--done about gas prices---but the only things being proposed were the gas tax holiday, which Obama mocked, and drilling, which won't do anything for years -- if there's even enough oil in the gulf anyway.

this is another opportunity lost for us Dems, and god knows why they're letting the GOP drive the agenda on this along with everything else.

Submitted by hipparchia on

my [moderate republican] parents left the gop and became democrats when the religious nuts took over the republican party. i've long thought that enough republicans have done this over the years that they've essentially taken over the party. i don't know about other parts of the country, but all the [socially] conservative dem pols here turned republican, particularly with the advent of newt gingrich's contract on with america.

our beaches, with their sugar-white sands and crystal-clear water, thank you.

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Submitted by FrenchDoc on

and the social conservative Dems turned Republican... so, it's conservatives all around... there's obviously no room for true liberals and progressives.

And that dog looks like a bear!

Submitted by hipparchia on

as the dog and i drove out to the beach. scared one poor girl half to death once at the taco bell drive-through, she really thought i had a bear in the car with me. back when i lived in a not-so-good part of town, nobody messed with me. large black dog: the single woman's best friend. [this is the same 'bear' that has been 'foster mom' to 13 kittens over the years]

it's true that there's not a lot of room for the liberals, but back when we had the socially conservative dems, we didn't encourage them to inject their religion into politics. it just wasn't the done thing, at least not here in the south.

Submitted by lambert on

but the opportunists -- the smarter ones, too. Arianna, etc.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by Stephanie on

because I think it's a really really stupid and bad idea. From what I've read, the states have the last say on the offshore drilling question, no matter what the feds say, and the states don't really want oily beaches and shores. So there is some home.
the vote is still lopsided tho, in the wrong direction.

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Submitted by Stephanie on

I'm a twit sometimes, I even previewed.
Well, making lemondade, there is some hope for our home.

Submitted by hipparchia on

our republican governor [here in florida] has recently flipflopped from being anti-drilling to being pro-drilling, and our legislature is 2/3 republican. i'm not holding out much hope myself, so i appreciate every ordinary citizen who speaks up!

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Submitted by Lahdee on

This is republican thinking at it's finest. We have no energy policy so let's blame the Democrats. This needs to be debunked as often as possible.

Will the GOP have a cross on the podium this year?

Submitted by hipparchia on

because of course it's not the deregulation-will-fix-everything republicans that are to blame for any of our problems. wankers.

thanks for your vote.

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Submitted by bringiton on

actually twice, from two different IP sources. Felt pretty good about it, too. Usually with these righty polls I vote the other way, encouraging them to be the biggest assholes on the planet, but per hipparchia's request both of these votes were No.

Undermining the activities of the VRWC is a supremely patriotic act.

Submitted by hipparchia on

thanks and thanks [gosh, they're cute!]

i've been known to go to the library and vote from every one of their computers, and i vote the 'wrong' way too, depending on the poll. gee, whodathunkit.

Undermining the activities of the VRWC is a supremely patriotic act.

damn straight it is.

Submitted by hipparchia on

but they don't last long if they try.

that hawk was a tad disturbing, but the gardens are gorgeous, i love jumping spiders, and the fox kit is cute overload [i love it].

Submitted by hipparchia on

was a wipes-coffee-from-monitor moment! plays the piano acceptably, indeed. thanks for the day-brghtener.