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Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Electoral Reform" in California

The neocons are trying to cheat their way into yet another term and they're starting with California.

The takeover attempt in my state isn't exactly current news but, for the first time in ages, I've been able to post a link to Bob Herbert in the NYT.

Today they took down their fire wall and opened their archives going back to 1987. I emailed them thanking them for reversing one of the worst decisions I've ever seen.

I've had some problems with the content of the Times but I do like most of their op-ed people and I've missed reading them. It wasn't the money; I could have managed that. It was the principle. They could have charged for an online subscription and I probably would have paid it. Instead they singled out the best of the op-eds (along with a couple I don't read except to see what the other guys are doing) and charged for them. Nuts, and I told them so.

Thanks to my "anonymous" friend who's been updating me on the columns I've missed. I can read them myself now.

COMMENTS:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...
Yes Yes Yes! Though I agreed with you about this "TimesSelect" thingy...(Even the name is elitist....ugh...), I went ahead and subscribed to it...I just couldn't miss my Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich and the wonderful Bob Herbert....So when I got the email on Tuesday...TUESDAY???? That said, they were quiting this TimesSelect crap, as of Wednesday morning, today, that is...I was overjoyed! And they said I would get a refund....(HA HA HA...pro-rated, no doubt....they just made me pay again, less than a month ago...!!!!)So now even the NY TIMES is back to getting their mind back from having lost it!This thing they are trying to do here in our wonderful state....ISN'T THAT ILLEGAL??????Help Us And Save Us!
Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:27:00 AM
Dem Soldier said...
This can not be allowed to happen. This is what they do when they can't win votes...don't let blacks vote, don't let prison population which is growing one can't vote due to the GOP, and now they want to change most populated blue state in the Union. They must be crazy!
Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:22:00 AM
Granny said...
Welcome Old, Old Lady and thanks for your comment. Also, thanks for the heads up which I posted to "granny".Dem Soldier, we're fighting it and I hope we'll succeed.Of course they want California.
Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:51:00 AM
David Cho said...
This is about the dumbest proposal. They say this will force the candidates to campaign in California, which is completely untrue. There are only 2-3 competitive districts in the state, and nobody will come to California to campaign there.The Democratic proposal is not much better either. They want to award all of California's electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote. What if its really close? Who's going to pay for recounts?
Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:37:00 AM

4 Comments:

  • At Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:27:00 AM , Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

    Yes Yes Yes! Though I agreed with you about this "TimesSelect" thingy...(Even the name is elitist....ugh...), I went ahead and subscribed to it...I just couldn't miss my Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich and the wonderful Bob Herbert....So when I got the email on Tuesday...TUESDAY???? That said, they were quiting this TimesSelect crap, as of Wednesday morning, today, that is...I was overjoyed! And they said I would get a refund....(HA HA HA...pro-rated, no doubt....they just made me pay again, less than a month ago...!!!!)
    So now even the NY TIMES is back to getting their mind back from having lost it!
    This thing they are trying to do here in our wonderful state....ISN'T THAT ILLEGAL??????

    Help Us And Save Us!

     
  • At Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:22:00 AM , Blogger Dem Soldier said...

    This can not be allowed to happen. This is what they do when they can't win votes...don't let blacks vote, don't let prison population which is growing one can't vote due to the GOP, and now they want to change most populated blue state in the Union. They must be crazy!

     
  • At Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:51:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Welcome Old, Old Lady and thanks for your comment. Also, thanks for the heads up which I posted to "granny".

    Dem Soldier, we're fighting it and I hope we'll succeed.

    Of course they want California.

     
  • At Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:37:00 AM , Blogger David Cho said...

    This is about the dumbest proposal. They say this will force the candidates to campaign in California, which is completely untrue. There are only 2-3 competitive districts in the state, and nobody will come to California to campaign there.

    The Democratic proposal is not much better either. They want to award all of California's electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote. What if its really close? Who's going to pay for recounts?

     

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