I suspect that, in practice, NPR will rarely, if ever, use the R word again. Or, it will be couched in some way. What we are witnessing is a shifting media consensus on how to define and use a word with racial implications. Anyway, President Obama met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday to push for the health care overhaul bill, and as I think everybody knows who’s been covering this thing, that Senate Republicans have been pushing back and pushing back. They’ve been using all kinds of delaying tactics, including requesting a reading of the legislation on the floor, and when I say reading, I mean reading. I’ll just give you a flavor of what your elected representatives are living through.
Mo Brooks (R Ala.), one of the bill’s most outspoken critics. At one point, the speaker took his own arms and held them up, his hands at face level, then slowly lowered them to his waist presumably trying to demonstrate his belief that the bill will lower costs.The ongoing effort to whip the vote, Rep. Joe Barton (R Tex.) said at one point, involved “back patting and butt kicking.””Democracy’s messy,” he added.Ryan had intended to bring up his plan for a vote Thursday.
And it was Germany, who were already fairly well liked as the fans and team were getting along really well with the locals. They then went on to win. Brazil also has no rivalry with the country that might have brought up tensions. There no one size fits all solution to garden problems. And the risk is that you spend a lot of time defending against one problem that never materializes, and then something hits you out of left field.Birds don normally care much for veg. They prefer ripe red fruits strawberries, etc.
I always felt that how cold and dismissive he was to Wesley was a humanizing character flaw. It seemed especially silly once they knew Wesley was special in some way and he had bailed them out of trouble a few times. Picard seemed to try with his imaginary or alien projected kids.
There is, to be sure, another approach other than turning this matter over to the people. Thesefranchise leaders who are paid handsomely to make hard choices could theoretically trust themselves to make good and fair football decisions, based not on the popularity of a political stance but on the on field needs of their team. They could take on the responsibility of selling those decisions to the fans, secure in the knowledge that wise football choices will ultimately be rewarded.
I can’t think of any upside to claiming such a large financial prize in a public manner. If you casually promised people you’d buy things or give them money, your new found riches will be a lightning rod for attracting the attention of family and friends. Everything you say or do will be taken in a much different context than before you became rich.