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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Crowd sourcing

Posted By on Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:07 AM

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Let there be more news coverage from Blog readers, such as Elwood supplied from the Democratic Party's annual picnic Saturday in Benton County. That's Blanche speaking at top, of course, and photo of a 'bagger who thought paying a $5 entrance fee would allow him to demonstrate. Writes elwood:

* Protester has poor grip on the language. He was the ONLY one to pay the $5 admission to enter the private park on his Harley.  He wanted to show his sign and shout questions at Sen. Lincoln but was told by senior Charles Aldrich that it was not allowed. The protester then asked "who's representing the country here?" Charles replied, "You and I are."

* Senator Lincoln took  questions. When encouraged to support a "public option" she replied "We cannot afford it." She then used the Post Office as an example of too much subsidy and how Medicare is not breaking even. [Editor's note: Lincoln sounds uninformed about how the Postal Service works. It's a revenue neutral agency supported by shipping fees, with the exception of a tiny federal subsidy to pay for certain election mailings, services to the blind, etc. And it must provide service below cost in many ways and places.]

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