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  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    Good news. VA gerrymander loses in SCOTUS.
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    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Good news. VA gerrymander loses in SCOTUS.
      Will Maryland be next?
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      • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

        Originally posted by joecct View Post
        Will Maryland be next?
        Hope so, it's terrible.

        I can't find the cite but some indy group tested the 50 states for degree of gerrymandering and the result was something like 16 of them were deemed "egregious" and 12 of those were Republican.

        There's a reason the GOP always shoots down attempts to create a robust FEC. Cheating is doing very well for them.
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        • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

          Ron Johnson sends cease and desist letter to constituent for...calling him too much: http://www.cbs58.com/story/34644360/...ohnsons-office

          If you want to write to or call Senator Johnson, you can use any one of the following:

          517 East Wisconsin Avenue
          Suite 408
          Milwaukee, WI 53202
          Phone: (414) 276-7282

          219 Washington Avenue
          Suite 100
          Oshkosh, WI 54901
          Phone: (920) 230-7250

          328 Hart Senate Office Building
          Washington, DC 20510
          Phone: (202) 224-5323

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          Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
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          • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

            Originally posted by French Rage View Post
            Ron Johnson sends cease and desist letter to constituent for...calling him too much: http://www.cbs58.com/story/34644360/...ohnsons-office

            If you want to write to or call Senator Johnson, you can use any one of the following:

            517 East Wisconsin Avenue
            Suite 408
            Milwaukee, WI 53202
            Phone: (414) 276-7282

            219 Washington Avenue
            Suite 100
            Oshkosh, WI 54901
            Phone: (920) 230-7250

            328 Hart Senate Office Building
            Washington, DC 20510
            Phone: (202) 224-5323
            Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

            Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
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            • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

              Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
              Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

              Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
              It sounds to me like the vast vast majority of his calls were just attempting to get through. Given how swamped offices have been for the last couple months, calling 50 times and only getting through on the 50th one seems very par for the course.

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              Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
              iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
              gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
              Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
              Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
              TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
              DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

              Test to see if I can add this.

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              • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                There's a pretty strong debate as to what an elected official's role actually is within government when you get into political science courses. Is that elected person there to lead the people of his/her district or take direction from them? Perhaps it's a combination of both, and the tone can be set based upon how that person runs for office.
                I had read somewhere that the House is for representation, while the Senate is for leadership; especially before the 17th Amendment....
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                • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                  Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                  Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

                  Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
                  Calling about how he wont show up at a Town Hall to discuss repealing ObamaCare is a "crazy notion"? I mean I guess, but that is kind of his job. If he doesnt like it he can move back to WI and screw a deer instead of screwing the country.
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                  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

                    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
                    I can honestly say I wouldn't do what Johnson did. My company has a Help Desk and we have the same people call every day. You think we can tell them to cease and desist? No. Just answer the phone, answer the question, and hang up nicely. It's not hard.
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                    • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                      Originally posted by Handyman View Post
                      Calling about how he wont show up at a Town Hall to discuss repealing ObamaCare is a "crazy notion"? I mean I guess, but that is kind of his job. If he doesnt like it he can move back to WI and screw a deer instead of screwing the country.
                      I do believe that my attempt to have a little fun while calling out Johnson as being in the wrong here was not executed very well.
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                      "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

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                      • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                        Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                        Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

                        Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
                        First off, considering who my representation is, I'm not calling a Senator any time soon...

                        However, there comes a point when asking turns from insistence to badgering. I've written my representatives (albeit at the state level) about things, such as the draconian low speed limits. I ask my questions, and they say "no". Asked and answered, I'm not going to write them again about that without further evidence, which I had already provided to ensure I have a solid basis for my argument. Incessantly asking would be along the lines of the dude from CNN that whined about not getting a question during the then President-Elect's press conference.

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                        • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                          Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                          I can honestly say I wouldn't do what Johnson did. My company has a Help Desk and we have the same people call every day. You think we can tell them to cease and desist? No. Just answer the phone, answer the question, and hang up nicely. It's not hard.
                          OK, let's have one person call you up 200 times with the same question. I wonder if you'll have the same response...

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                          • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

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                            • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                              Hahahaha. Oh my god.
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                              • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                                Oh sweet Jesus.

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                                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                                Originally posted by Kepler
                                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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