We are in good hands

"I'm not scared, but I am sobered by the responsibility, because this is a big change for me," Price said. "It's not what I went to Congress thinking I would do. But I'm here, and I'm taking it seriously."

There's an excellent story on Congressman David Price in today's O-no! It ends with the paragraph quoted above.

I love Congressman Price's comment. It does my heart good to imagine leaders in Washington being sobered by their responsibiliites instead of looking for ways to screw the American people and engage in profiteering. Go read the article. There's some good stuff there, by Barbara Barrett.

No one in North Carolina will feel the impact of the Democrats' takeover of the U.S. House more than Price. He is the state's most senior Democrat, winning a 10th term Tuesday. And after a frustrating decade trying to pass legislation in a GOP Congress, he is all but certain to become the next chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.

But of course, Babs couldn't resist being all "bipartisan" for the first time in her life by dragging in a comment from North Carolina's next-to-dumbest representative, Howard Coble.

In a way, Price will follow Rep. Charles Taylor of Brevard, a Republican who will leave the chairmanship of the appropriations subcommittee that funds national parks and forests. "That's going to be big shoes to fill, because Taylor has been a formidable chairman," said Rep. Howard Coble, a Greensboro Republican and the delegation's senior member.

Big shoes my ass. Formidable? What a joke. Up Chuck Taylor didn't leave shoes to fill at all. He just left a huge friggin' mess to clean up.

David Price is up for the job. Of this I'm sure.

Comments

I'd love to see Heath get some good committee assignments

on the environment and small business.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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

Also, for those who don't live in the 4th.

they should now that Rep. Price is perfect for the Homeland Security subcommittee, he is somber and serious and works to get things done.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

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

Larry has been front-paged

at Kos.

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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

So has BlueNC sorta

How'd you grab that?

I'm a Luddite, really, and need some new tricks.

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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

Alt + Print Scrn

Alt + Print Scrn

Puts a shot of your active window into the clipboard. Then you can paste it into anything you want.

Depending on your graphics program you either do an Edit/Paste or File/New from Clipboard or some combo like that. Then crop (and/or resize if necessary).

It's easy!

In Windows:

1) Hit "Print Screen" to copy a screengrab of your entire display to your clipboard, or hit "Alt-Print Screen" to capture the "active window"
2) Open up Microsoft Paint (it should be in your start menu under "Accessories"
3) Edit -> Paste
4) Keep in mind that Paint won't let you crop images, primarily because Paint sucks. You can, however, use the "rectangular select" tool to select a section of the screengrab and use Edit -> Copy To to copy the selection to another file.

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"

Free software to the rescue...

I use the free and open source GIMP (GNU image
processing) program to edit my images.

It's available at: gimp.org

For Windows, there's also the nice imaging program: http://www.irfanview.com/

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

I use GIMP and love it

I just told A how to use the software I suspected that a self-described "Luddite" who I guessed was a Windows user based on market share percentage would probably already have on hand.

I heartily recommend GIMP, in fact.

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"

FYI: The gentleman with Cong. Price

is young Mr. Phil Feagan of Polk County. As I said in a comment yesterday, Polk County rocked this election. Westerners are everywhere . . .

(Everyone there calls him "Young Phil." I guess he'll be "Young Phil" when he's 80, bald and toothless.)
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.