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Republican legislators hard at work:

The vote came after Senate Democrats defeated more than 40 Republican amendments intended to delay or derail the legislation, including proposals related to insurance coverage of erectile dysfunction drugs for convicted sex offenders, the legality of same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia, and gun rights.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/26/health/policy/26health.html?hp

Bi-partisan he started it! no she started it!:

Democrats seized on the reported violence to portray opponents of the health-care overhaul as irresponsible. Republicans, condemning the acts, charged Democrats with trying to make political hay of the issue.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704094104575143782325623718.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

Okay, so far living in a communist country is not so bad. Point of fact: I just got a raise. Socialism for the win, amirite?

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smeddley
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Huh, never mind, apparently I mis-remembered my one government class (...in high school). I always thought they were different (that's what you get when you get old, a brain with the retention of swiss cheese).

As far as the health care debate, I love how CNN is now running stories about how it might just not be an economically feasible bill, and, oh, yeah, that 'all children are covered today' isn't really true, because no one read the bloody bill and that's not what it says (though they're trying to 'fix' that). I really wonder what other 'surprises' lurk in that 2,700 page monstrosity.

Edited at 2010-03-26 03:17 am (UTC)
smeddley
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
...though if this were a communist country, you certainly wouldn't get to own a house, which I haven't seen or heard anything about? How is that going?
rozae
Mar. 26th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
I second this! ...And politely ask for photos when possible.
smeddley
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for asking politely - you don't know how hard it's been to keep from going, "PHOTOS! I WANNA SEE PHOTOS!" I love houses, and seeing new layouts and designs! That's a part of house-hunting I liked, getting to look at all those different houses. The buying? Not a much fun. And it's not like you can really window-shop for houses... :/

But I don't wanna push, because buying a house and moving is stressful. But when you have time, know you have an eager audience!
rinalia
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
I'll be moving the 1st of April but probably won't be moving in until the second week of April. BUT! I promise photos!! At some point, anyways. ;)
rinalia
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
I won't be moving until the 1st of April. I will definitely post before and after photos, when I have the time to do so! :)
smeddley
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh, good, I hadn't heard anything (since the Carrying of the Giant Check), and, you know, worried about asking a little. Things do go wrong (I know someone who recently had several attempts to buy a house fall through).

Good luck moving! I'd totally help if I wasn't, oh 1,500 miles away. ...really, of course I would! ;)
rinalia
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
Everything went so smoothly and quickly, it was a little mind boggling.

The current owner isn't a really nice person so we're going to do a "cleansing ceremony" to encourage her bad mojo to leave (if she leaves any of it in the house, that is).

Aw, that is so sweet. I'm going to be having an entourage helping me move, which will be a first. Usually, it's just me and my dad, heh. :)
rhinecat
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Hey, big congrats on the raise!
rinalia
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!
zebrallama
Mar. 29th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank god you got a raise at last. I think you're the most underpaid person I've ever heard of, for the amazing work you do.
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