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82. The schedule: "There’s no point in acting surprised about it." and "Beware of the Leopard"
Fri Sep 11, 2015, 03:51 PM
Sep 2015

"... been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now."


"But Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."

"Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."

"But the plans were on display ..."

"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."

"That's the display department."

"With a flashlight."

"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."

"So had the stairs."

"But look, you found the notice didn't you?"

"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."


Translation - Out Of Spin Control For The HRC Campaign cantbeserious Sep 2015 #1
Let me fix this for ya Debs Autumn Sep 2015 #2
And I LOVE This Excuse... WillyT Sep 2015 #5
And failing THAT…. MrMickeysMom Sep 2015 #67
This. hifiguy Sep 2015 #73
Great, logical argument for more debates... dorkzilla Sep 2015 #3
The number of debates does not bug me, the schedule does. Agschmid Sep 2015 #4
Right !!! - I Don't Know What The Number SHOULD Be... But This Is Stupid On Top Of Stupid... WillyT Sep 2015 #7
Let the DNC limit THEIR debates to six. Drop the exclusivity rule. Let NOW and the AFL-CIO have cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #8
Great Idea... League Of Women Voters, Too... WillyT Sep 2015 #19
All it would take is dropping the exclusivity rule. cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #23
Yep... And I Wonder... WillyT Sep 2015 #24
It would most certainly be worth it. It would wrest control of the debates from Debbie. cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #28
Exactly !!! WillyT Sep 2015 #29
I agree Willy Marie Marie Sep 2015 #57
+1 daleanime Sep 2015 #104
I think ALL the other candidates should do a bunch of debates, with HRC invited, too, of course. tblue37 Sep 2015 #102
My point exactly. n/t cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #107
Me too. Move 'em up! BuelahWitch Sep 2015 #9
The one between Hannukah and Christmas is a real winner. SMC22307 Sep 2015 #35
The December debate is set for the Saturday before Christmas. That'll really draw crowds! appalachiablue Sep 2015 #13
The Jets and the Cowboys also play that night.. frylock Sep 2015 #38
Wow. I probably won't even be watching then and I'm a bit of a junkie. Are they trying to lose? Ed Suspicious Sep 2015 #41
I can't help but believe that it was deliberately scheduled to conflict with the game. frylock Sep 2015 #44
The last weekend of shopping before Chistmas beltanefauve Sep 2015 #95
It is. The Jan. debate falls on the weekend before MLK Day I think. Is Debbie careless appalachiablue Sep 2015 #100
The exclusivity clause bothers me most. nt. druidity33 Sep 2015 #58
"The Hillary campaign has said it hopes to wrap up the nomination by March 1st or March 15th... " tularetom Sep 2015 #6
Truer words are seldom posted here. n/t cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #10
+ 1,000,000,000 - What You Said !!! WillyT Sep 2015 #14
+1000 hifiguy Sep 2015 #21
I Am Not That Stupid - Go Bernie Go cantbeserious Sep 2015 #62
Hell yes.... daleanime Sep 2015 #106
I live in Florida, and am REALLY looking forward to not voting for Debbie, next time she djean111 Sep 2015 #11
She'll have pro-Clinton Super-PAC cash to run with, guaranteed n/t arcane1 Sep 2015 #53
Sure she will. And if she is running for anything I can vote for, she will not get djean111 Sep 2015 #55
She's not making any sense. procon Sep 2015 #12
Team Clinton is looking to have it all wrapped up by then. frylock Sep 2015 #40
The name of the game is to beat the GOP money machine in the GE. oasis Sep 2015 #64
Well... At Least Your Honest About The Faustian Bargain... WillyT Sep 2015 #68
Winning now will justify the process. By 2020 you'll see. oasis Sep 2015 #70
Nope. All DWS will manage is to split the party further. She is clearly NOT unbiased as chair. peacebird Sep 2015 #78
The party is not going to split over this. oasis Sep 2015 #80
There is too much at stake, which is why it will split if she keeps playing partisanfor Hillary peacebird Sep 2015 #81
If someone asked you 2 years ago what you thought Bernie's oasis Sep 2015 #83
Interesting. Switch it up on you, two years ago I would have said no way HRC could win '16 peacebird Sep 2015 #85
You can view Bernie as paving the way for a Warren type Dem oasis Sep 2015 #86
I view Bernie as the only candidate running who will take on the 1%. peacebird Sep 2015 #87
And as potus he'll be able to do that so effectively saturnsring Sep 2015 #101
Ethics, pfftttt. Who needs'em, am I right? LondonReign2 Sep 2015 #90
The Big Picture. oasis Sep 2015 #91
That's OK, I'd prefer not to take ethical advice from someone that can justify the Iraq war LondonReign2 Sep 2015 #92
Then this: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I oasis Sep 2015 #109
I imagine it is rather easier to "forgive" such a "mistake" when LondonReign2 Sep 2015 #111
Message auto-removed Name removed Sep 2015 #93
Someone throw that shill an anchor. hifiguy Sep 2015 #15
LOL !!! - You Bad... WillyT Sep 2015 #16
Wouldn't more debates get the Democratic message in front of more people? Octafish Sep 2015 #17
Yes !!! - And I've Been Wondering: WillyT Sep 2015 #18
that'd mean a campaign that has a message MisterP Sep 2015 #20
Yep. Imagine if they did this: jeff47 Sep 2015 #47
Yes. That would be a great compare & contrast. Instead little Debbie is handing over the airwaves peacebird Sep 2015 #79
She is simply insufferable. CharlotteVale Sep 2015 #22
Whenever you think Debbie Wasserman Schultz... Mr. Evil Sep 2015 #36
Oh, believe me, I do. I also believe she got the results she wanted. CharlotteVale Sep 2015 #56
Whatever respect and trust I still had for her navarth Sep 2015 #25
And in one of those public restrooms that seem to use sandpaper instead of real toilet paper. n/t Mr. Evil Sep 2015 #37
Anyone else get a mental image... gcomeau Sep 2015 #26
They'd put Jim Webb and Link up for her to smack around. Ed Suspicious Sep 2015 #43
Don't forget Lessig, the opportunist, hawking his new book. He'd be happy to be there. nt 99th_Monkey Sep 2015 #49
I often don't insult people directly but... retrowire Sep 2015 #27
How the hell does she justify PUNISHING candidates for debating without her permission? cherokeeprogressive Sep 2015 #30
So....imagine the League of Women Voters decides to hold a debate dflprincess Sep 2015 #31
Funny You Should Say That: WillyT Sep 2015 #32
Must be a case of great minds WillyT dflprincess Sep 2015 #54
I truly think she is a Republican operative. n/t PowerToThePeople Sep 2015 #33
this also helps the gop big time restorefreedom Sep 2015 #34
The Hillary campaign has said it hopes to wrap up the nomination by March 1st or March 15th.. frylock Sep 2015 #39
By then they'll be wondering where all this people came from Rainbowdy Sep 2015 #110
"Greg Sargent" - that name carries some weight Babel_17 Sep 2015 #42
I think 6 debates is more than enough for Bernie to get his msg across smiley Sep 2015 #45
Dec 19... I'm sure little Debbie picked that date for a reason..... peacebird Sep 2015 #88
The other candidates should tell her to shove it kacekwl Sep 2015 #46
Democrats will have actual debates, no carnivals. The folks that want carnivals are Republicans and the Fred Sanders Sep 2015 #48
The timing of the debates is questonable at best. dec 19? Holiday parties, low viewership? peacebird Sep 2015 #96
That's an improvement for Hillary ... I guess ... DrBulldog Sep 2015 #50
Resign Debbie. She's trying to render the Democrats losers already. Dont call me Shirley Sep 2015 #51
It doesn't matter if they even hook up a live mic for Bernie, he has my vote. Major Hogwash Sep 2015 #52
Hill won't dodge a single word of that speech. oasis Sep 2015 #59
Uh... Yeah... WillyT Sep 2015 #69
Do you think capitalism will be called into question during the debates? oasis Sep 2015 #71
Yet another reason I will vote Bernie. In the primary AND the general peacebird Sep 2015 #98
It's not defending America, it's about providing profit for the war machine. Just like Cheney did. peacebird Sep 2015 #97
Hillary hopes to wrap up the nomination LWolf Sep 2015 #60
It isn't the debate process that Schultz is so worried about controlling, it's the electorate. Uncle Joe Sep 2015 #61
"The Hillary campaign has said it hopes to wrap up the nomination by March 1st or March 15th..." Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2015 #63
Smells like a barrel DirkGently Sep 2015 #65
Looks to me like she's trying to throw the GE to the Republicans. Scuba Sep 2015 #66
I wouldn't go that far. But I do think she (and Goldman-Sachs) are willing to risk rhett o rick Sep 2015 #75
The ceo of GoldmanSux is on record saying either Hillary or Jeb for pres is fine by him.... peacebird Sep 2015 #99
And I think he speaks for the Oligarchy and has DWS on speed-dial. rhett o rick Sep 2015 #105
We don't need no stinkin' control. JEB Sep 2015 #72
Without constraint there campaign schedules? MoonchildCA Sep 2015 #74
Debates are free advertising for all participants, so of course Debbie wants to limit randys1 Sep 2015 #76
A debate scheduled Dec 19 is as cynical a sleazy move as possible. "let's plan for when everyone is peacebird Sep 2015 #77
The schedule: "There’s no point in acting surprised about it." and "Beware of the Leopard" Babel_17 Sep 2015 #82
Wasserman Schultz needs to be removed as chair emsimon33 Sep 2015 #84
Given she opposed the treaty with Iran, ... Babel_17 Sep 2015 #89
So regardless of the wishes of millions of voters AND candidates themselves, DWS sabrina 1 Sep 2015 #94
The establishment is scared shitless. 99Forever Sep 2015 #103
Yep... 'Things Fall Apart; The Centre Cannot Hold'... WillyT Sep 2015 #108
Get out of whose control? L0oniX Sep 2015 #112
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