[Ads-l] Is it *still* just me?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 11 23:03:29 UTC 2014

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who opposed the 2013 bill, said he would


the new spending measure in its current form. The change to Dodd-Frank
coupled with the campaign finance provision makes for a toxic blend, he

His reason for voting against it: “Each of these alone is bad for the
public, but the combination is especially smelly,” Van Hollen said. “You’ve
got the quid and the quo in one bill.”


Van Hollen was one of the few Democrats willing to risk a government
shutdown by blocking the bill.

What in the world is happening to the semantics of English?! Shouldn't that
"still" be "hence" or "so" or even simply nothing at all?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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