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purposely lend impetus to my HOOS (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 25 April 2014 16:11 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

yo hoos

you really think killing fast track at the cost of trade adjustment assistance is something to celebrate? i don't understand how this is a win for workers in any way...

plz explain

flopson, Friday, 12 June 2015 20:26 (four years ago) link

oh i didn't see that this was already being discussed on the politics thread

flopson, Friday, 12 June 2015 20:28 (four years ago) link

oh hey sorry hadn't seen this

so some broader context

TAA as it was being presented in this bill was essentially shit--this bill massively underfunded it because that's the only way it would ever have a chance in the GOP led house. TAA is great and necessary--this TAA bill was a joke, and attaching it to Fast Track was a cynical white house-driven maneuver to try to ensure TPA's passage. our leg people are confident that there will be another, better shot at TAA before the summer is out.

republicans have this pattern--not just with TAA obv but with "government services in general"--of defunding programs to the point of crippling their capabilities, then claiming that they don't work. that's what they've held with TAA for years: cut, then claim its broken. we know it works when its funded, and we shouldn't have to cut medicare to pay for it, which is part of what they were pushing on this as well.

but in short our position is there's gonna be another shot at TAA, and beating TPA was big enough to take that gamble.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 15 June 2015 16:29 (four years ago) link

hoos are you dating a libertarian rn or what, feel like you spend a lot of time on this board sticking up for them, and now youre reading hayek in a bar (and tweeting about it?), lets talk

― max, Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:00 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 15 June 2015 17:32 (four years ago) link

our leg people are confident that there will be another, better shot at TAA before the summer is out.

this bill is the one we're backing

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 15 June 2015 17:38 (four years ago) link

nice. thx hoos

flopson, Monday, 15 June 2015 17:39 (four years ago) link

hoos can you tell me about leg people, why because they sound intersting

goole, Monday, 15 June 2015 17:47 (four years ago) link

never skip legislative day

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 15 June 2015 18:46 (four years ago) link

they are the best dressed people in all the meetings bcz they gladhand congressppl for a living

they're also our procedural sherpas--during the c-span watch party over the vote last week, when we were going "...did we just win? is that...did we win?" they were the ones who assured us we had.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 15 June 2015 18:48 (four years ago) link

never skip legislative day

― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, June 15, 2015 1:46 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmao thumbs up

goole, Monday, 15 June 2015 18:52 (four years ago) link

Looks like I picked the wrong day to skip legislative day.

No for reals I lobbied my school's council member on the steps of City Hall last week and holy CRAP our assigned lobbyist was SHAMELESSLY chasing CMs across the courtyard. No holds barred for reals.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 15 June 2015 18:55 (four years ago) link

FOR REAL FOR REAL I took too long to finish writing that sentence and forgot how I started it. Also I was distracted by the memory of B----- literally chasing someone who was hurrying without wanting to look like she was hurrying.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 15 June 2015 18:56 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Ayo hoos what possessed you to return to this godforsaken place?

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 8 December 2017 22:10 (two years ago) link

the short version is "twitter was starting to give me crippling doom anxiety but i still wanted something fun to do at my desk"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 9 December 2017 06:29 (two years ago) link

feel u

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 December 2017 07:24 (two years ago) link

same

Karl Malone, Saturday, 9 December 2017 07:29 (two years ago) link

Yep

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 9 December 2017 10:55 (two years ago) link

A
Ska
Hoos

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 December 2017 11:25 (two years ago) link


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