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  •  I did the first-ever newspaper interview with... (14+ / 0-)

    ...James Watt in 1977 when he was chief of the newly formed, right-wing Mountain States Legal Foundation. What a perfect loon. What a crook. Later, when he was being confirmed in 1981, Sen. Gary Hart used my interview as a basis for questions. Watt danced and pranced. And he got approved.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:00:25 AM PST

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    •  I stood on the east Capital steps (2+ / 0-)
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      In 1982 with several hundred conservationists holding a DUMP WATT sign, while we presented a petition to Speaker Tip O'Neill and others to get rid of Watt.

      The reign of good ole Ronnie Raygun was the start of the great slide off the cliff for the American middle class and much of the environment.

      "I come close to despair because so many of the pieces of the country are broken, and when you see that, you have two choices: You can give up, or you can do something about it." Elizabeth Warren

      by Ed in Montana on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:02:33 PM PST

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    •  Of course, it's a shame (2+ / 0-)
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      that he had to ruin the name of a perfectly good 19th Century Scottish scientist in the process.

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:43:17 PM PST

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      •  At the end of the interview, when I put down... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...my notebook, he, like many foolish interviewees, relaxed. Talked about God's ordering mankind to "have dominion" over the earth and brought up a totally unrelated issue. Did you know, he asked, that there is a bookstore a few blocks from here [an office near the Capitol building] "where there are lesbian how-to books"?

        I did know. It was the co-operatively run Radical Information Project, a bookstore with leftist and other political and cultural books and magazines where I volunteered a few hours a week. But I didn't tell him that.

        Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 02:21:25 PM PST

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