Peter Zenger

Peter Zenger

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519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Senate 2010: Louisiana · 0 replies · +1 points

Laissez les bon temps roulez. Louisiana lacks the puritanical influence found in most of our country. I am interested though if any "morality Republicans" run against him in the primary.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Entire National Mall w... · 0 replies · +1 points

I understad that in the past, the mall was used as a staging area for parade elements. Where will these elements be staged this time?

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Guess Who Might Be Mov... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is a pity that George Sr. hadn't moved in eight years ago. It would have been nice to have some grown-ups in close proximity as a voice of reason.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - House Seats 2008: Not ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Jefferson should have resigned with the inidctment. I would say the same thing for Young in Alaska if and when it comes.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Matthews thinking abou... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz had an interesting Rendell quote about taking on Specter: "Pennsylvania's Democratic governor, Ed Rendell, hasn't exactly talked up Matthews's chances. 'Nobody beats Arlen Specter, except in a Republican primary. And I told Chris that,' Rendell said on MSNBC in October."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti...

If Rendell doesn't think a Democrat can beat Specter, why would he fight Matthews for the chance?

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - The Auto Bailout: $34 ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hence the irony. Sears was the one that went through bankruptcy and was then later bought out by a Kmart that had already emerged from bankruptcy. The combined company is now Sears Holdings as they thought that there was more brand equity in the Sears name.

Wal-Mart though is doing fine. They are very saavy with the way that they manage their business. Keep in mind that Sam Walton started out with a "Mom & Pop" business with his Ben Franklin Five and Dime. Any one of those francisees could have had his success, but he was the one that seized the opportunity. I certainly have no love for Wal-Mart, but they really can't be blamed entirely for the change in the retail sector. Again, if it hadn't been Wal-Mart it would have been Target, Family Dollar or Dollar General that decimated the inefficient shop keepers incapable of offering low prices.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Minnesota Senate Recount · 0 replies · +1 points

Georgia (red) is not Minnesota (blue). The problem in Georgia was that those who could have won (Jim Marshall) thought that Chambliss was unbeatable. Running a second-tier challenger in Georgia was unfortunate, but a political reality.

Minnesota presented a great opportunity for someone to move from the House to the Senate. It was a shame that the DFL only had a choice between Franken and college professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer at their convention. I think Collin Peterson (represents a rural district) or Jim Oberstar would have had a decisive win against Coleman in this political environment.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Richardson to Commerce · 0 replies · +1 points

The comments about the Census and sampling vs. a direct count remidned me of the West Wing episode "Mr. Willis of Ohio."

http://www.westwingepguide.com/S1/Episodes/6_MWOO...

I wish I could find the entire episode online, but you know how it goes with intellectual property.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - Odd Economic News · 0 replies · +1 points

I would also like to see the price of electronics recycling included in the purchase price of an electronics device. Then when your electronics device has reached the end of its life, you call the toll free number listed on a label to recieve your kit for disposal.

519 weeks ago @ DemConWatch - The Auto Bailout: $34 ... · 2 replies · +1 points

No, we would not save McDonalds or Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart is not that important. If Wal-Mart had not risen to prominence we would all be talking about this amazing company called Target. Likewise in a world without Wal-Mart there is a chance that either Family Dollar or Dollar General would have made the strategic choice to have stores with a larger footprint.

Keep in mind that Kmart and Sears both went through bankruptcy before their merger.