April 9, 2005

Arsenal being discussed in Senate committee on C-Span

As I type, C-Span (which was moved by Mediacom to channel 2 recently) is airing the committee proceedings dealing with supplemental spending for Iraq, Afghanistan, and tsunami relief.
Sen. Ted Stevens just read the agenda and mentioned that Sen. Dick Durbin would be discussing the Rock Island Arsenal.

If you can't catch it now, it will likely repeat later tonight.

9 Comments:

At 4/09/2005 5:01 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Glad C-SPAN is now lower on the dial for cable so maybe more people will pay attention.

 
At 4/10/2005 6:08 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yeah, but the two C-Span's, C-Span and C-Span 2 are now further from each other. They used to be right next to each other, as they should, but then they got separated, and now they're further apart.
The next thing Mediacom and Moline need to do is begin airing The Illinois Channel, which is an Illinois focused version of C-Span.

 
At 4/10/2005 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your perspective on the arsenal?

 
At 4/11/2005 12:13 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

My perspective? It's a beautiful and unique natural area, and is full of history, containing many historic and wonderful buildings and homes, including the home where frontier Indian trader George Davenport was brutally murdered by bandits, the site of a fort which played a role in the westward expansion of white settlement and the killing and expulsion of Native Americans from their land, site of a confederate prison where hundreds died pitifully in wretched conditions, and two beautiful cemeteries whose acres of crosses stand as shocking reminders of the legions of military dead from the civil war and all the wars since, and it provides jobs to people who design, manufacture, and support the tools and personnel to wage war and cause more death and destruction.
In many ways, it's a monument to the military and violent death, past, present, and future.
Oh yeah, and it provides jobs.

 
At 4/12/2005 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you would shut it down?

 
At 4/12/2005 3:07 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Um... where did I say that?

 
At 4/12/2005 3:08 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Um... where did I say that?

I do wish it were utilized for some other purpose. But the likelyhood of that happening are zero and none.

 
At 4/12/2005 3:08 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Um... where did I say that?

I do wish it were utilized for some other purpose. But the likelihood of that happening anytime soon are zero and none.

 
At 4/12/2005 8:01 PM, Blogger AntiLabel said...

So waging war and causing more death and destruction is tolerable so that a few of your neighbors can get jobs?

Sounds like Obama logic.

 

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