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  Party line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In politics, the line or the party line is an English language idiom for a political party or social movement's canon agenda, as well as specific ideological elements specific to the organization's partisanship.
Likewise, a "party line vote" is one in which most or all of the legislators from each political party voted in accordance with that party's policies.
Party lines remain primarily in rural areas where local loops are long.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Party_line   (379 words)

 Privateline.com Telephone History: Party line service
Abstract: Although party lines are thought of as a staple of rural life, in fact some big cities had quite a few.
They're old party lines that over the years have lost all but one party -- a single household still billed at a party-line rate for what amounts to a private line, and thus might pay a dollar or two less a month.
Although party lines are thought of as a staple of rural life, in fact some big cities had quite a few.
www.privateline.com /TelephoneHistory5/partyline.htm   (1952 words)

 "TOE the Line," NOT "TOW the Line"
The phrase "toe the line" is equivalent to "toe the mark," both of which mean to conform to a rule or a standard.
The specific sport referred to is foot-racing, where the competitors must keep their feet behind a "line" or on a "mark" at the start of the race--as in "On your mark, get set,
So one who "toes the line" is one who does not allow his foot to stray over the line.
www.grammartips.homestead.com /toetheline.html   (177 words)

 The New Yorker: Shouts and Murmurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A party line is not a current telecommunications option.
Party lines are not to be confused with chat lines, party planners, or escort services: they are a prehistoric phone technology of copper-loop circuits that can be shared by as many as twenty telephones in separate locations, predating by several decades such advancements as three-way conferencing and the quack-ringing Mallard Duck Phone.
On a typical party line, all the phones in all the houses sharing the line have the same phone number, and all the phones in all the houses ring whenever a call comes in for any one of them.
www.newyorker.com /shouts/content?021216sh_shouts   (1222 words)

 Hurray for Party-Line Pols By David Greenberg
George Washington, elected unanimously and without party affiliation, cautioned in his Farewell Address against "the baneful effects of the spirit of the party." Everyone was expected to vote according to conscience all the time.
Party loyalty and discipline make that possible, and that sometimes means both voters and representatives must subordinate individual differences.
Burke believed that the principles shared by party members should bind them together, even when they encounter particular differences about their application (and despite some blurring of lines, party members do still share basic principles).
www.slate.com /id/5105   (1336 words)

 Eggdrop Documentation: The Party Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To enter the party line, DCC chat or open a telnet connection to your bot.
Channel 0 is the main party line, while others are typically reserved for private conversations.
When you're on the party line, anything you type that doesn't start with a dot (.), a comma (,), or an apostrophe (') is considered to be broadcast to everyone else, just like talking on a channel.
www.eggheads.org /support/egghtml/1.6.15/party.html   (323 words)

 Party Line
But the GOP quickly realized it could also be used year-round, for voter identification research, poll ing, promotion of grassroots rallies and official party events, as well as traditional "get-out-the-vote" campaigns a few days prior to an election.
The party estimates it raised $1 million by phone and mail in 1999, with the total number of contacts made by phone expected to reach 500,000.
Individual voters are profiled using "unique interest codes" that identify responses to surveys and track opinions about public policies and level of interest in party issues, such as local control of education, guns and taxes.
directmag.com /mag/marketing_party_line/index.html   (559 words)

 The Telephone on Prince Edward Island - Life on a Party Line!
There were still party lines in the country in P.E.I. until quite recently, the number of subscribers on each party line gradually reduced, and party lines finally eliminated across the Island around 1997.
One of the things about being on a party line, is the more that listened in, the weaker the signal on the line would become.
The day before one "Institute Meeting", while talking to a friend on a party line this woman stated that she was at first puzzled as to what food item she would bring to the meeting.
www.islandregister.com /phones/partyline.html   (3342 words)

 (Judi T Dance Studio - West Warwick, RI) Judi T. Dance Studio - Party Line
Party Line was started as an alternative to both home and public facility birthday parties.
Parties are always privately held-no sharing space with someone else.
Popular party themes are: Under the Sea, Dinosaur, Hawaiian and Puppy, however, we offer whatever you need to make your child's dream a reality.
www.juditdance.com /entertainment   (262 words)

 Party Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The conflict between the Communist's conscience and the new party line was fact more dramatic than his latter struggle within the resistance movement.
The problem of Felzer, for instance, the Communist teacher in a secondary school and a Jew, faced with the party's new attitude towards Hitler, was implicitly tragic.
Some efficient and orthodox party maid seems to be watching to see that nonce of his puppets escape from the respective fl and white pigeon-holes.
www.danielsinger.org /tls2.html   (494 words)

 Wedding Dance & Party Dance Instructional Videos
This DVD is the perfect choice for people who are going to a party, a wedding, a bar mitzvah, a New Year's celebration, or a country night club and need a crash course.
No party is complete without line dancing, and this is the ultimate instructional tool to join the party, even without a partner.
Line Dancing: Wiley Hicks, a 3-time national country dance champion with a Masters Degree in Performing Arts and 25 years as a professional instructor/choreographer, shows you the real moves and the style and grace necessary for great country partner dancing.
www.activevideos.com /wedding-party.htm   (3318 words)

 Arkansas News Bureau - Full line of credit used up, Democratic Party chairman says
Former state party chairman Ron Oliver, who lost the job to Willett earlier this year, said he was not surprised that the line of credit had been used up, but declined to comment further.
In June, after it was revealed that the party had gone $50,000 in debt under Willett's leadership, Oliver said he thought the party was in financial trouble.
Clint Reed, executive director of the state Republican Party, said Tuesday that the only tangible evidence of increased spending by the Democratic Party that he has seen is the opening of a new office in Northwest Arkansas.
www.arkansasnews.com /archive/2005/07/13/News/324296.html   (609 words)

 Prime Times - Turn out the lights, The party's over
Vermont may be phasing out the telephone party line era only now, but it hasn't been too long since the last of Oregon's multi-line users rang off.
At the time of the change, there were 2,200 party lines in Oregon, said Bruce Hall, geographic market analyst for US West Communications in Oregon.
Once Bell Atlantic's last party lines are converted, the only party lines left in Vermont will belong to the Franklin Telephone company, which has fewer than 30 party lines among its 750 customers.
www.mailtribune.com /primet/archive/1999/12699p1.htm   (1197 words)

 Circle Line Tube Party, London, Free party on the London Underground, Friday 14th March 2003
Although for many revellers, the word 'party' is motivation enough, there was a more highbrow reason for the party - and that was all about changing people's perception about tube travelling and showing how the space could be used in an alternative way.
Waiting on the platform, several over enthusiastic party goers had to be restrained from boarding an earlier Metropolitan line, with the platform ringing out to shouts of, "Not this one, Not this one!".
Bemused commuters found themselves in the midst of a party with most joining in with the spirit of the occasion, chatting to party goers, sharing drinks and food.
www.urban75.com /Action/tubeparty.html   (864 words)

 Few Small-Party Candidates Are In Race To Win
That would get his party's line on the ballot in all statewide races for the next four years, a goal of most of the minor parties.
Once his party is on the ballot, the New York City resident said, he believes he can get more young people involved in the party, and from there, new leaders can be groomed for the next gubernatorial election.
Votes for a candidate on a minor-party line, she said, are political capital smaller parties can use to influence politicians when they don't have money to spend on lobbying.
www.mapinc.org /newsnorml/v02/n1932/a06.html   (1399 words)

 Talkee.com - A network of mostly free, high capacity, modern partylines.
Talkee is a network of free telephone party lines in most areas.
These party lines are open to anyone with a telephone.
If you are dialing into a free chat line area, the only costs you will ever see are whatever your own carrier charges for the normal calls (if any).
www.talkee.com   (250 words)

 TIME Asia: China's Next Cultural Revolution | A Different Party Line
Though they are loyal Party members, they inherit a legacy that began when dissidents posted essays on Democracy Wall in 1978, and they share in the spirit of the students who invaded Tiananmen Square 11 years later.
That may sound naive, but the Party's own propaganda is already trying to achieve one of the reformers' main goals: bridging the gap between China's élite and those they govern.
Nobody believes that senior Party leaders are anywhere close to permitting the decade-long experiment in grassroots democracy to be replicated at higher levels, or that ordinary citizens will exert much influence over the political process anytime soon.
www.time.com /time/asia/features/china_cul_rev/communists.html   (1269 words)

 02.22.04: Greens Look Forward to Running Candidate for President
Greens noted that the Green Party of the United States and its 43 affiliate state parties are preparing to back a Green nominee, not an independent or another party's candidate.
Nader to to reverse his earlier decision to not seek the Green Party nomination and instead accept a nomination at the party's national convention in Milwaukee.
Nader, and other candidates and parties from across the political spectrum have filed suit charging the Federal Election Commission with failing to act on their complaint seeking to decertify the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) as sponsor of the presidential debates in 2004 .
www.gp.org /press/pr_02_22_04.html   (599 words)

 Preaching the Party Line
In the old Soviet bloc states, the official line of the ruling elites did not always come from the government itself.
Often it was delivered by journalists who would amplify the party line with "independent" analysis and comment.
Sometimes they win--on the picket line, at the ballot box, in the streets and outside the WTO meetings in Seattle.
www.thenation.com /thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid=533   (1043 words)

 New York Daily News - Politics - Mike a party animal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bloomberg, who switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 2001 to run for mayor, is hoping to revive the state's Liberal Party so that he can run on its currently defunct ballot line in November.
Bloomberg is also hoping to run as the Independent Party candidate, although petitions gathered to win him that line are facing a court challenge.
If he gets the line, Bloomberg will join a long list of Republican mayors who have found a haven in the Liberal Party - including Fiorello LaGuardia, Rudy Giuliani and John Lindsay, who won reelection in 1969 on a Liberal-Independent line after losing the GOP primary.
www.nydailynews.com /news/politics/story/333682p-285108c.html   (358 words)

 Party Line Cruise Company
Party Line Cruise Company (PLCC) was incorporated in 1993.
His background includes over 22 years of onboard and executive management experience in the passenger cruise and fast ferry business with such companies as Paquet Cruises, a French passenger cruise line, and Emeraude Lines, a high-speed passenger ferry operation in the Channel Island (U.K).
Billman's knowledge and understanding of vessel systems were integral to the design of the M/V Cloud X. His expertise was utilized throughout the construction of the vessel.
www.plcruises.com   (149 words)

 Beijing enforces the party line | csmonitor.com
The crackdown is another phase of a broad and zealous campaign situated inside the central propaganda department that advocates a "strengthening of ideology" through stricter control over culture, education, and media.
And whether the party can actually muzzle the growth in expression is a serious debate here.
The party in China intends for the country to achieve a high-growth economy, but without the dissent and uncontrolled openness found in the Warsaw bloc prior to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0406/p01s04-woap.html   (1528 words)

 Party Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While a smattering of aloof partygoers hung around a large, circular bar in the center of the main room, anyone involved with the film and their guests were cocooned in a more intimate outdoor setting walled off by a clear plastic sheet.
The after party for the Italian competition film "Once You're Born you Can No Longer Hide" on Sunday night was a departure of sorts for the Italian contingency -- light on gastronomy, heavy on champagne and rug-cutting.
The party organized by the Moroccan contingent Friday night to mark the opening of the new All World Cinema section of the festival was a chic if somewhat stuffy affair.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/awards/cannes/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000920498   (3941 words)

 Voters vent anger over party-line primary ballots
For the first time in 70 years, Washington voters will have to declare political party preference and vote within their chosen party lines.
The party choice will be confidential, and no party registration is required.
But any vote outside the chosen party will be invalidated, and a failure to mark a party preference can invalidate the entire ballot.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/187974_ballots26.html   (1139 words)

 Party Line (washingtonpost.com)
A decade after capitalism began, descending into Moscow's Metro is like entering a subterranean time warp, a shadowy network of stations and tunnels that crisscross the city like a communist catacombs.
The party line may have flopped; just the same, the propaganda is all down here in what could be the most ambitious underground art project ever conceived.
After double-checking my supply, I grab a Red Line train for Novodevichy Convent, whose adjoining cemetery is the final resting place for scores of Kremlin VIPs, many of the same ones who promised, somewhat prematurely, to bury us.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A10548-2004Sep10.html   (632 words)

 Party Line at Online Casino Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Party-line vote - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A party-line vote in a constituent assembly (such as a parliament or house of representatives) is a decision based upon political party affiliation, generally somewhat independent of the merits of the issue at hand or the political beliefs of individual members but instead dictated by party policy or principles.
The party whip will operate under the direction of the particular party's leader (called respectively the majority leader or the minority leader).
This page was last modified 04:24, 29 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Party-line_vote   (107 words)

 Deficit cracking GOP's solidarity / Party-line votes no longer assured
A move to preserve tax cuts on capital gains and dividends -- the gemstone of the Bush tax cuts for conservatives -- is in trouble in both the House and the Senate.
For the first time since Bush took office, House Democrats are united against tax cuts, and Republican moderates are bucking their party leadership.
In addition, the indictment of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay seriously weakened party discipline in the House and exposed deep divisions between fiscal conservatives and moderates.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/27/MNGKPFUQ871.DTL   (1407 words)

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