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Two thoughts on reading an article announcing that Measures 66 and 67 passed (woot and yay):

- "Opponents, led by a coalition of business organizations, spent at least $4.6 million, donated by wealthy entrepreneurs such as Nike's Phil Knight and Columbia Sportswear's Tim Boyle." -- never buying anything from Columbia again unless it's in a thrift store

- "'It's disappointing and discouraging,' said Pat McCormick, spokesman for Oregonians Against Job-Killing Taxes. 'The tone and tenor was often venomous, trying to pit the haves against the have-nots.'" -- Funny, I didn't think anyone had to *try* to pit the haves against the have-nots. I thought the haves were doing a pretty great job of that on their own. Guess it's not "venomous" when the haves fuck the have-nots, and it's only venomous when the have-nots try to fight back.

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Date: 2010-01-27 07:20 am (UTC)
juli: 21 Novinskiy (america)
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Uppity have-nots.

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Date: 2010-01-27 07:26 am (UTC)
tcdohl: Violence makes fools of us all; only the blackbirds profit. (Default)
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That second quote is really quite unfortunate. I don't think there's a positive context in which to take that. Even recognizing the existence of a "have-not" as part of your argument to defend the rich is kind of self-defeating.

Glad both measures passed! It sounded like the education system in particular really needed them.

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