Friday, December 28, 2007

Yes Virginia, there really is a Kevin Sac(k)!

States’ Widening of Health Care Hits Roadblocks
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Published: December 25, 2007

SACRAMENTO — A year that began with great ambition for major expansions of health insurance here and in other state capitals is ending with considerable uncertainty, as a second wave of change runs headlong into a darkening economy and political divisions over how to apportion the cost.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Re: Reflections on New Jersey's abolition campaign


   thank you for what you have done here.   

   i, too, am at last proud to be from New Jersey at this time.

   many years ago, while in colorado, my apocryphal story was that a car from New Jersey would meet a car from Texas on "Gold Camp Road", which on the back of Pike's Peak, was in crucial places only one lane wide.  my then-disdain for NJ and TX was based on more than a few encounters in my formative years: college, time with military as a DOD civilian, and early travels east, where, I must say, it was citizens of NJ and TX who distinguished themselves in boorishness.   Gold Camp Road is sufficiently narrow that one of the two drivers would have to give way.  my model was that either would rather take the 1000' plunge than give in.    I was heard to say (or pray), "God, please never send me to New Jersey or Texas".    after seven years of this prayer, i heard God speak "Son, here's a deal:   you get to choose!"   Well,  _at_long_last_   (> 25 years), the choice is confirmed.

   having been here for these last years, and considering the modest support i was able to give our effort, i am indeed proud to be a New Jersey citizen.

Thank you,

 -=-.. Marty McGowan

On Dec 19, 2007 6:31 PM, <PaxCF...> wrote:
Dear Friends,
On Monday, December 17, 2007, Governor Jon Corzine signed the historic New Jersey death penalty abolition bill.  It was a good day.  I have some reflections on the campaign that led to this wonderful moment but first, a little "housekeeping."