More like this, please.

There you go.  I’ve never heard of this lady before, but I like stats

And, this.


17 Responses to “More like this, please.”
  1. Marcy Kaptur is a bit of a kook. She used to be extremely close to various “patriot” radio talkers, especially Chuck Harder.

    • mle292 says:

      Marcy Kaptur is a bit of a kook.

      I don’t know you and I’m mostly only here for the bits about writing.

      It’s just irritating as all heck when someone dismisses some very good points with an ad-hominem.

      I don’t care if she has rabies, the speech was spot on.

      • Anonymous says:

        I especially like how the people who ask the taxpayers for $1.8 trillion dollars are the sane, responsible ones but the ones who point out what is actually going on are called “a bit of a kook.” Thanks for clearing that up.

      • She may very well be right. (I’m in the office, so I haven’t listened to the video yet.) But even if she is right about this issue, I don’t want any more of her. Too much baggage.

  2. quitwriting says:

    Frankly I agree with the lady.

  3. musicpsych says:

    I liked what she said. A little weak at the end with her proposal, just because I don’t know it’ll solve the issues she talked about in her first 5 minutes. But maybe it’s all that can be done. I’m glad to see that all of Congress isn’t just rolling over for this.

    • Todd says:

      The weird thing is that, in a sane world, this would be a Republican issue, not a Democratic one.

      • malsperanza says:

        Maybe you’re thinking of the old GOP? The one with the cloth coat, Midwestern accent, and a small but prosperous family business? Barry Goldwater lured it up a dark alley, Richard Nixon mugged it and stole its coat, and Ronald Reagan murdered it. The Bush family ate its corpse.

        What does the protagonist want? The money. All of it.

        Who is the monster? Yep, the protagonist, just like in most werewolf flicks.

        What is the warning? “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.” Not as pithy as it might be, but effectively bone-chilling.

  4. blagh says:

    I liked her speech, and I agree with a lot of it (even if my Canadian citizenship grants me a tiny bit of immunity). But I’m curious about what kind of response it got – i.e., assuming he was responding, that guy who stood up to speak just before the video got cut off.

    • Todd says:

      I have no idea — I’ve only seen it posted at one relatively-obscure blog — this one, to be specific.

      • I don’t know either, but nine of ten times when I see something like this on C-Span and think “yes, exactly!”, the camera zooms out and it’s revealed that the speaker is addressing a large, empty room.

        It’s a tree-falling-in-the-woods-with-no-one-there-to-hear-it problem, which is why I’m lucky to have websites like this one, and the one the clip’s been linked from.