Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fear and Scorn

The cypress is green in both summer and winter … Beware … of two sins: fearing sinners and scorning sinners. For your greenness will vanish like the greenness of a willow … And your humility will become arrogance. And sinners … Continue reading

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Suspended over the abyss

… The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect, over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked; his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 9

I can’t remember the question, but it’s being treated as a launching pad for Coats’ final statement. Apparently, he considers being a lobbyist a private matter like sex or something, and Ellsworth’s drumbeat a virtual invasion of privacy and very … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 8

A Rohrschalk question about gay rights – “what do you think about gay rights?” I think it was. Ellsworth: Very big question. Don’t ask don’t tell has been bad for gays. Marriage is one man and one woman, though. Sink-Burris: … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 7

“Campaign Finance Reform.” Coats stammers. Maybe we should ban money from outside Indiana for Hoosier races. Ellsworth thinks it’s a great question. He served in Vietnam with John Kerry. Wait, no! That’s not what he said. He walked a beat! … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 6

Energy including “alternate” or “green” energy. Sink-Burris wants the states to regulate pollution and the market to provide energy. Coats knows how to pronounced “nuclear” — I think, but I’m not sure. I think he likes market solutions. Brad Ellsworth gets … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 5

Infrastructure. Very important. Pretty bland answers. Coats says we’d have more money for infrastructure if we hadn’t spent so much on stimulus and Obamacare which, by the way, Ellsworth voted for.

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 4

Dan Coats gives a perfunctory answer and then sez “That wasn’t me lobbying. That was my 850-lawyer firm.” Ellsworth says “you were co-chair of a 25-30 lawyer lobbying department at the law firm.” Then gives his perfunctory answer. Sink-Burris sez … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 3

Rebecca Sink-Burris is dissing the bank bailout. Huzzah! I’ll click to post this when the two dudes have answered. No! Wait! She’s waffling. “Some say this, some say that.” Coats just categorically said government messes things up. And he wants … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Indiana Senate debate – 2

Rebecca Sink-Burris, Libertarian, apparently thinks “Fair Tax” is a winning issue. I’m pretty ambivalent. It’s simpler, but it’s regressive, isn’t it, just like the sales tax?

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