Brad Miller Live Blogging at BlueNC



This post is to announce that next Thursday, December 28th, Rep. Brad Miller will be live-blogging from 9am-11am. Questions and comments are welcome, as long as they are civil of course. This post will reappear throughout the following week to remind folks about the event.

Please make sure you visit the question thread found on the front page if you aren't able to attend the live-blog session. (added by SD)

Comments

Woohoo!

Great job! Getting the good Congressman to spend some of his well-deserved vacation at BlueNC is big news!

I have some early questions to get the ball rolling . . .

1. How could Congressman Miller remain so amazingly civil in the face of the raving lunatic who ran against him in November?

2. Would Senator Elizabeth Dole recognize him if they found themselves in an elevator together?

3. Is impeachment really off the table?

4. Would Congressman Miller prefer to run for office every six years instead of every two years?

:)

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

I have a REAL question

What can Congress do to grow a biobased economy in North Carolina? We have all the parts. Agriculture, biotech, biomass, engineering skills, research facilities, manufacturing capacity, growing markets. We have the needs, renewable energy, jobs, sustainable growth, clean air and water. How can you help to put it together?

alright already, I'll make a new REAL question thread.

NC Defend Health Care

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Yay! No school routine.

I'll be here for the entire session! Thanks for setting this up, Robert.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

More early questions for Brad Miller

With predatory lending back in the news, what has happened with the HR 1182 Prohibit Predatory Lending Act?

In the first 100 hours, the Dems will be doing the work of the people and at the top of the list is Medi D. Besides allowing the insurance companies to negotiate drug prices, will there be any other changes?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Questions.

I have absolutely no idea whether these questions will be addressed if you leave them here. I would keep them in mind until the day of, and repost them, maybe I'll post a question forum the day after Christmas.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Eager beavers

Good point, Robert. I didn't mean to start the actual question ball rolling. This is just warming up. We'll all need to show up on Thursday and ask again.

Interesting, though, how hungry We the People are for direct contact with elected officials. That's one of the great things about the Internets.

Thanks again for setting this up.

I'm hoping to be hiking in the mountains next week, so I may not be here much, if at all, after Christmas. Hence my jumping the gun.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

I'll read them now.

I'll wait until next week to try to answer them. That's the point of live blogging, isn't it?

Yes, Congressman

but now that they've gone and made it easy on you by posting the questions early, I'll have to hold back and come up with something really tough. I wouldn't want anyone to think we were making this a cakewalk for you because we like you or anything.......

I'll put my thinking cap on.


Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Maybe lovex7 will ask some friendly questions.

But more likely she'll act like a big sister.

I would guess that Lovex is

at home hacking her lungs out, seems to be in the same boat as Southern Dem. Which raises the question, have you ever seen the two in the same room? Hmmm....

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Yes, he has

at a Larry Kissell fundraiser in Raleigh. I'm afraid I sent the cough to Love through the web tubes.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

I have too

There may even be a photo

Big Sister

Well, I guess you have outed me. Might as well use my real name.

Lovex7

who

look, Eagle!

NC Defend Health Care

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert

it's okay. I would rather blame Brad.

Lovex7

Just like a big sister.

n/t

No questions from me.

I'm just going to lurk.

Lovex7

Hehehe

Maybe it's time for that new ID now. Then you can do more than lurk. ;)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

I said "act like a big sister."

A simile. Not to be taken literally.

Too Late.

Everybody here already knew anyway. In two years, I will change my name.

Lovex7

Your peevish tone does seen familiar.

Have we met?

Funny.

In the midst of all this silliness, this one has me laughing out loud!

Happy day.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

brothers and sisters are the same everywhere...

I wonder if Betty Washington wrote to George about what a knucklehead he was?

NC Defend Health Care

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Cheerleader

I love to give him a hard time, but I am his biggest cheerleader. If anybody else picks on him, I am ready to take them on.

Lovex7

Robinson Flat to Millers's Defeat

So are you planning a trip to this trail in Tahoe National Forest?

It wouldn't be much of a match....like before

Miller is not a jock or anything, but he does work out at the Y regularly, he plays tennis and golf, etc. He's never smoked in his life. On the other hand, from the looks of Robinson.......that's a LARGE man.

Lovex7

I'd like to ask

the Congressman his thoughts on the FL-13 race where 18,000 votes were 'lost'. What should be done? Should the GOP candidate that 'won' by less than 400 votes - not counting the 18,000 missing ones from a Democratic County - be allowed to join the new Congress?

Good question

Or maybe even put him on the spot. "Knowing what you know now, will you vote to call for a new election in Florida?"

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

I'll be interested to hear...

if there is word on the science investigation committee and what kinds of things they might persue. Next Thursday or course. : )

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

What do Congressmen do...

during the offseason? I would imagine this one is busier than most, with the change in leadership.

I thought this would be a safe question not to ruin next Thursday.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

What do chuckles1 and Brad Miller have in common.

both registered at Kos at the same time, UID 50,083 and 50,012 respectively.

I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for. ~ Thornton Wilder

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

testing one, two, three

NC Defend Health Care

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

so, sig lines are not retroactive.

NC Defend Health Care

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Retro

Avatars yes, sig lines no but they are elsewhere eg OAC.

I reckon I'll ask

Rep. Miller,

Would you tell us about the meetings you're having with the NC representatives? Are Rep and Dem attending? What are the goals of this collective?

Health care, Health care, Health care?

And, Anglico, repeat after me, "Investigations must come before impeachment."

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

Investigations must come before impeachment

Happy now?

:)

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

Screwy, you get a big Starr

we all must at least mouth those words, even if we just frog march the chimp and vice chimp to the Hague....

Merry Christmas Brad (and family!)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

I have 2 real questions

Representative Miller,

First let me say I'm very sorry I did not give more time to you and your campaign. My girlfriend and I live in Five Points, lovely little Blue bastion, and decided however to help out more with Larry Kissel's campaign. However I am so glad I don't have to regret my decision other than not helping Mr. Kissel win.

Now I have 2 questions for you!

1- What are you going to do about Net Neutrality? Now that Democrats control both the House and the Senate (for today) are we going to see laws enacted to help permenently protect the freedom of having equal and fair access to the Internet? I would encourage you, as one of the orginal blogger/internet politicans to embrace the goodness of the Web, to take a lead in this issue as we control Congress and as the Telecom Co.'s strike back against it.

2- What are we, as intelligent open minded people, going to do about this rash of Anti-Muslim attacks against US elected officals? Recently we've seen Mr. Ellison elected to Congress as our 1st Muslim American Representative. And we well probably see Barack Obama run for President, who has Hussien as a middle name. We've seen attacks from US Congressmen/women, Media talking heads such as Glen Bleck, and other citizens on these people solely b/c they have Muslim ties.

What, as the real Big Tent Party, can we do about this? I feel that we are living in a new age of bigotry and hate after 9/11 that will change the course of our country forever, if we do not act.

Thanks again for being my Representative, because I never have to worry how your going to vote and who you are going to protect.

-Nick

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Hi Brad, doing your homework?

Looking forward to tomorrow!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Okay I'm gonna cross post mine

To what I assume is the "real" questions thread. I am but another reason our public schools need more funding.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.