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  • State of Texas: In-depth – The Loyal Opposition

    01/29/2017 8:51:38 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kvue ^ | Jan. 29, 2017 | John Thomas
    President Donald Trump signed a record number of executive orders in his first week in office. Many of those orders have the President’s political opponents bracing for battle. “We have our work cut out for us,” said Congressman Lloyd Doggett. The Austin Democrat says he will work to stop policies that could hurt Texans. “I see my role as being part of the loyal opposition,” Doggett added.
  • "Honky Tonk"(1956 - Bill Doggett Combo)..two of the greatest guitar & sax solos ever?

    09/25/2012 8:35:34 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged ^ | 25/19/12 | The Aged P
    I’m in my 70s and remember skating round to this at Brixton Roller Rink (long gone) when I was a teenager, trying to impress the girls – and someone else was also probably checking out the talent at the same time across the ocean… I’m 68 and this is my favorite R’ n R’ instrumental of all time. Reminds me of Bond’s Ice Cream parlor back in 1957 in Cedar Grove, NJ where I spent more time than I did in my own home. Plonking around on an acoustic guitar at home trying to copy the guitar solo (and failing...
  • Metzenbaum Dies at 90 (posting 2008 story - revelant to the lies about Herman Cain

    11/11/2011 8:11:12 PM PST · by FR_addict · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 13, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    "...Unfortunately, this was not out of character for Metzenbaum. This same kind of ruthless attack style would blow up in Metzenbaum’s face during a little-remembered but defining moment of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Metzenbaum attempted to smear one of Thomas’ witnesses in rebuttal to Anita Hill with a bizarre and unsworn allegation that John Doggett — himself an outspoken black liberal — had sexually harassed a white woman in his workplace during his first week at his law firm eight years prior to the hearings. It provided an eerie echo of the kind of accusation that Thomas himself was...
  • Lone Star Showdown: Texas Singled Out By Congress

    08/31/2010 8:37:06 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 39 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 08/31/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Texas Governor Rick Perry has apparently struck a hard nerve with a member of Congress. I am not talking about immigration or the EPA regulation, which also has the Obama Administration butting heads with the Lone Star State. Instead, I am referring to Texas being singled out in the $26 billion state and education aid package. Hidden in the aid package that recently passed Congress and was signed into law by Obama is an amendment that requires Texas, and only Texas, to commit to maintaining or increasing the inflated level of education spending over the next three years if it...
  • Call Lloyd Doggett for your House call against the Healthcare bill.

    11/05/2009 5:42:11 AM PST · by The Bat Lady · 10 replies · 542+ views
    11/5/09 | The Bat Lady
    Dear Doggett constituents, A few days ago, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman (R-M) asked that “the people” show up (for an emergency “House Call”) in Washington D.C. on Thursday 11/5/09. There will be a press conference and then the people should go see their Congressman eye to eye about the Healthcare bill that will be voted on either Friday or Saturday. Yesterday 11/4/09 I spent an hour with Congressman Doggett's Staff Assistant Lee Ann. Please call his Austin office in the next 2 days 512-916-5921. If you agree with the things I said you could just take a minute and say, “Tell...
  • Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform

    09/30/2009 3:20:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 345+ views ^ | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM | Posted by Austan Goolsbee
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009 AT 5:59 AM Streaming at 12:30: PERAB Meeting on Tax Reform Posted by Austan Goolsbee Today, the tax subgroup of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) will hold a meeting to gather ideas on tax reform. It will be the first of several such meetings. The meeting will center on tax simplification and will be live streamed at I wanted to take the opportunity to explain why we assembled this subgroup, what areas the PERAB tax reform subgroup will focus on...
  • Lloyd Doggett says no provision for Congress to have same health care as American Public

    08/09/2009 9:36:43 PM PDT · by elazarus · 55 replies · 2,300+ views
    You Tube ^ | 8/9/2009 | ELazarus
    In a very orderly discussion of the Health care issue on Saturday 8/8/2009 Congressman Doggett was asked about mandating all Congressmen, Senators, government workers and the President to be required to use the same health plan as the American Public. His committee has studied health care for 2 years but says that such provisions are not part of the overall plan. Both sides of the healthcare reform issue cheered when this was brought up to the Congressman.
  • Doggett's Townhall 8/8/09 He packed it w/ Pro-public option crowd.

    08/09/2009 3:35:37 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 19 replies · 2,164+ views
    8/9/09 | The Bat Lady
    Report Doggett meetup Rundberg 8/8/09 Bill and I got there about 10:30 an hour before. There were about 20 people lined up on the sidewalk holding pro-public option signs. I had my personal poll and another one with Rush's questions about the bill. Picked the wrong guy to talk to, he kinda got huffy about the Dump Doggett card and when he saw the bill(HR 3200) said “oh you are one of those”……I guess “those” means someone who reads the bill and wants to discuss the bill. We moved on. Basil was lost so talked her to the place and...
  • Tale of a Texas Town Hall (a 100% true accounting of my experience at the Lloyd Doggett Town Hall)

    08/08/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 2,273+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/8/2009 | Susna Prince
    This is a 100% true accounting of my experience at the Lloyd Doggett Town Hall meeting at Veterans Building, Austin, Texas, 8/6/09 - Susan Prince Just to set the scene: I am a white woman, 67 years old, 5'2" tall and weigh 115 pounds. I am usually very healthy. I was at the first Town Hall that Doggett gave, but didn't have a sign; just my voice... and just yelled. He called us (all senior citizens) "an angry mob". Today, I guess I was an Angry Mob of One. At 3:15 p.m. when I arrived back at my home, I...
  • MY EXPERIENCE AT THE TOWN CALL MEETING – Lloyd Doggett-today at the Veterans Admin.and heat stroke

    08/06/2009 1:58:24 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 96 replies · 4,923+ views
    personal experience today | august 6, 2009 | self
    BACKGROUND: I am a healthy white woman, 67 years old, 5’2” tall and weigh 115 pounds. Today, I attended another "town hall" meeting which Doggett set up. MY EXPERIENCE AT THE TOWN CALL MEETING – Lloyd Doggett It was on the news this morning that Doggett would be having another Town Hall meeting today at the Veterans Affairs Center. Since my husband has used that Center (as a retired General with 90% disability), I had my ID military card and proceeded to go in. I was not carrying any type of bag or purse - only my sign. In the...
  • Concerned Constituents Dog Doggett

    08/05/2009 1:38:04 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 328+ views ^ | 08/05/2009 | John G. Winder
    Yesterday, I was in a waiting room prior to an appointment and CNN was on the television. Since I don’t ever watch CNN this was an opportunity for me to see, again, firsthand how the mainstream press manipulates the news we see. The story was called: “Politics of Chaos: Healthcare Reform Events Disrupted” and the focus was on several recent town hall meetings held by various members of Congress all over the U.S. The set-up, the story title, and the way that the “news” was presented was completely distorted by CNN and verified by no less than Texas grown liberal...
  • Democrats say Republicans staging town hall protests

    08/05/2009 2:04:49 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies · 873+ views
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2009
    Democrats are accusing Republicans of organizing "angry mobs" to disrupt town hall meetings across the country, but conservatives say the protests are a sign of the opposition to President Obama's health care plans. The Democratic National Committee released a video Wednesday charging that Republican operatives "have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob." The video shows footage of angry constituents at recent events and then flashes pictures of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, and conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh on the screen. The...
  • Chris Matthews Says Townhall Meetings “Like the Streets of Tehran”

    08/04/2009 9:36:47 AM PDT · by liesel2000 · 84 replies · 2,503+ views
    NewsReal ^ | August 4, 2009 | Staff
    Others on this blog have described how Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-TX, demeaned his constituents for having the audacity to oppose socialized medicine at a public meeting. (Doggett called their self-expression a “real desperation tactic.”) However, it’s worth memorializing the way the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews, views those who reject ObamaCare: they’re jihadists. (Snip) Matthews began: “Everytime a member of Congress or Senate calls a town meeting now, the people show up, and it’s like, I don’t know, it’s like Iran, it’s like the streets of Tehran.”
  • (Texas-D) Doggett says he’s more resolved than ever to pass a health-care plan ("Just Say No")

    08/03/2009 12:46:52 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 95 replies · 3,635+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Monday, August 3, 2009, 11:27 AM | W. Gardner Selby
    U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, fresh off a rousing neighborhood meeting on health-care reform that ended with people chanting “just say no,” said this morning he’s more resolved than ever to seek congressional approval of health-care reforms. The Austin Democrat said people who attended the gathering Saturday morning at a South Austin grocery store first heard him talk about why he favors change and then he took questions. Doggett said he subsequently said he wanted to talk one on one with crowd members interested in other issues, but that proved impossible because of deafening chants of “just say no.” It was...
  • Show Lloyd Doggett the Door Facebook group - Spread the Word.

  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) faces angry crowd at Randalls

    08/02/2009 3:33:19 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 63 replies · 4,568+ views ^ | 08/02/09 | Patrick George
    Back in Central Texas while Congress is on a month-long recess, Congressman Lloyd Doggett faced an angry reception at a town hall meeting at an Austin Randalls store yesterday. Doggett, D-Austin, spoke at the Randalls at Brodie and Slaughter lanes on Saturday. A video of the event on YouTube shows many in the crowd showed up with signs denouncing President Obama’s proposed health care plan. Witnesses say that when Doggett was asked if he would support the plan even if he found his constituents opposed it, Doggett said he would still support the plan. From there, the crowd began chanting...
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-TX Dist 25)

    08/01/2009 11:16:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 81 replies · 4,965+ views
    8/1/09 | The Bat Lady
    I attended "office Hours" at an Austin Randalls, for Congressman Lloyd Doggett today, supposed to be 11-12:30.
  • Creepy, revealing quote from White House staffer

    07/02/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 2,405+ views
    Salon ^ | 7/2/09 | Glenn Greenwald
    Jane Hamsher details the extremely aggressive tactics the White House and House leadership used to coerce liberal environmentalist members to vote for the cap-and-trade bill despite their belief that it helped polluters more than it did anything else (and remember their ability to do that the next time they claim that a bill they ostensibly support simply couldn't pass because it lacked the necessary votes). Jane quotes from a Politico article reporting on White House anger towards environmentalist Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, due to an impassioned floor speech he gave arguing that the bill was so industry-friendly that it would...
  • Pelosi, allies pressure Dems to back climate bill (TX Rep.Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) flipped by Pelosi)

    06/26/2009 1:49:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 36 replies · 1,895+ views ^ | 06/26/09 | By Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prowled the floor Friday morning, hungry for the votes she needs to pass her flagship climate-change legislation. Some leadership aides said Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team had rounded up enough votes to pass the bill with Democratic votes, and would go forward with a vote Friday. Leaders usually don't put a major bill on the floor unless they know they have the votes to pass it. ... But another source familiar with the vote-counting cast doubt on that, saying the effort to lasso the votes could push into Saturday. On a procedural vote needed to...
  • Doggett winds up for District 25 election(Texas)

    08/08/2004 5:17:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 331+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 08, 2004 | Alma Walzer
    EDINBURG — Temperatures were in the triple digits all last week but baseball fans didn’t care as they packed the Edinburg Baseball Stadium Thursday night to watch their local professional ball team. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett didn’t seem to mind the heat, either, as he threw out the first pitch and took the opportunity to work the crowd by walking around and listening to the concerns and complaints of Hidalgo County residents. In November, Doggett, D-Austin, will face Republican Becky Armendariz Klein of Austin in the race for newly drawn congressional District 25, which includes most of Hidalgo County. And...