READER COMMENTS ON
"BOXER SENDS LETTER TO BRAD BLOG: Urges Readers to Write Congress Immediately to Build 'Grassroots Support' for Emergency Paper Ballot Legislation!"
(8 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 1:56 pm PT...
Thanks for giving Bradblog your endorsement and support.
What the DNC could do on this issue to get the message out is to email its memebers copies of Bradblog articles. You have a large membership and email list. Implore them all to go to Bradblog. Ask the unions to email their members stories from the Brad Blog. Now is not the time to be polite. This could work. If you don't do it you havn't much chance of fixing things.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 2:08 pm PT...
Dear Brad, As always Thank You for posting Senator Boxer's letter, sent these out and had my husband do it too. I just wanted to let you know, I am going to be a POLL Judge for the November election. I went to my class on Wednesday. The first thing I noticed and asked about were all the voting machines sitting in every hall in the county building, just ringed with the yellow tape used in crime scenes. Talk about the poetic justice of that. They are already implying this is a crime scene. I did not get to ask as many questions as I would have liked, needed to get to work but I will have my eyes open on election day and will report what I see. Just one nugget for you, They couldn't even get the class completed w/o the machine having problems, and it was NOT humid here in the midwest on Wednesday. We will be using the ess optical scan voting machines. I am really looking forward to participating as a judge by putting my money where my mouth is. I closed my business down to do this. My clients who were scheduled for 11-07-06 were very supportive of my doing this (probably just sick of hearing me talk about this subject.) I am hoping for a good turnout to see how people are feeling about what is going on in our country. The only thing that pisses me off is I have to vote early as I can not leave the polling place and it is not my polling district that I am working.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 2:49 pm PT...
Boxer says to CONTACT your representatives in Congress. There isn't time for letter writing or e-mailing or petitions.
CALL or VISIT them. Writing is useless and a waste of paper. E-mailing is useless and a waste of time.
CALL or VISIT your congressperson and senators, or don't bother doing anything.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 4:00 pm PT...
I'll contact mine, but I have Bill Nelson of Florida, so I don't know what good that Republican is going to do to help us. He will probably vote against paper ballots. Oh, my god how did I get stuck in this state. I need blue people.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 7:10 pm PT...
I'm here in Florida with you & believe me, I feel your pain!! And bill nelson is not my favorite guy either. I did call his office though, & mel martinez' office too, & kendrick meek, my rep, about this issue. Staffers at martinez' office are always a little 'cool' to me, maybe because I always tell them I'm a Democrat, but I plow right into what I have to say anyway. Couldn't hurt, & I figure maybe one day they'll have an epiphany & switch parties. You never know.
My next call will be to Barbara Boxer with a big THANK YOU.
It is GREAT, just hot damn GREAT that Brad's name is getting out there more & more!!! If ANYBODY deserves one of bush's goddamn crazy MEDALS it is Brad, who has been running with this ball from the VERY BEGINNING!!!
Bless you, Brad, you're a hero & an inspiration & we love you!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 9/29/2006 @ 8:19 pm PT...
I wrote him a letter, but will call him Monday too. I just can't believe this is going on in this country. I'm beside myself. Sometimes I feel so alone here because we have so many Republican idiots here. The only reason the Republicans aren't having their convention here in Tampa is because they know they have this area already, so my poor cousins have to put up with them in 08 (Minnesota)) I feel for them they will have a bunch of criminals and stupid people roll in, come 08. Nelson needs to come straight with the Democrats down here and out himself as the Republican he is.
If you ever see a car with a Pro-Constitution, Anti-Bush sticker it might be me. There aren't too many of them around here, actually I haven't seen any other. I guess I could take it off now though because that is gone now. Man , I can’t believe this.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 9/30/2006 @ 12:43 am PT...
Gee--if six or seven green and yellow patriots could get the waters moving in the US Senate in less than a week, if a US Senator is turning to us for support, there may yet be hope for the Republic. Brad, thank you for your optimism and willingness to go forward with an idea that some considered Quixotic. The outcome has been remarkable. Whether or not the bill passes, there is a momentum here, a rallying point, that will only continue to draw energy.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 9/30/2006 @ 1:11 am PT...
Thank You Barbara, I called Sen. Hatch, Bennett, and democratic house member Matheson again with the bill numbers this time.
I asked all three how they voted on the detainee bill. All three voted yes. Sorry my state can't seem to send better people to Washington!