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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:00 AM

DUers and KOSers made a difference in Milford, DE



"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! Because of people here, The Democratic Underground, and the Daily Kos sharing, calling, and emailing the school district about the racist playground signs in Milford Delaware, Milford School District Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Kohel personally went out and took the signs down this afternoon. According to Dr. Kohel, who’s been superintendent for less than a year, the signs were up when she took the position, and she didn’t take much notice of them. Immediately, upon being made aware of them, she took them down. (RA)

hey! look at the internet getting shit done!

http://reagan-was-a-horrible-president.tumblr.com/post/39916542889/sainthannah-thank-you-thank-you-thank

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Reply DUers and KOSers made a difference in Milford, DE (Original post)
MrScorpio Jan 2013 OP
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #1
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #14
ReRe Jan 2013 #3
shenmue Jan 2013 #4
Atman Jan 2013 #5
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #6
Atman Jan 2013 #7
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #8
SidDithers Jan 2013 #9
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #11
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #10
rosesaylavee Jan 2013 #12
krispos42 Jan 2013 #13
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #15
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #16
KoKo Jan 2013 #17
BanzaiBonnie Jan 2013 #18

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:06 AM

1. I can just imagine what some of the emails said

There are some err.. eloquent DUers for sure.




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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:27 AM

2. Good for her.

I can understand why she wouldn't have paid much attention to the signs. When I see dual signage, I usually don't pay much attention to the Spanish one -- I've always assumed that it's a translation of the English version.

I imagine I'll be paying a little more attention now.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:42 AM

14. Dr. Kohel deserves credit for her speedy--and personal--action

She collected her husband and his tools and set out to remove the signs personally. That's leadership.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:44 AM

3. K&R

...for getting shit done! A force for good: We Are Democratic Underground!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:14 AM

4. Whew.

Glad that's done.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:14 AM

5. I was greeted with this on Facebook this morning

It didn't even occur to me at first that the person who shared it isn't even a FB friend (a am "friends" with a few DUers). Better still, the Share came from a group called "I Love it When I Wake Up in the Morning and Obama is President."

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Response to Atman (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:23 AM

6. From the comments at the OP link, it seems people are re-blogging the hell out of this

The only downside is that, after the recent influx of gun trolls following mentions of DU in connection with the issue in the RW blogosphere, we may now see more nativist, white supremacist visitors.

Have fun, MIRT! You know that's why we pay you the big bucks!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:27 AM

7. Lots of apologist on the FB thread, for sure.

Most common defense: it was just an honest translation mistake and/or a misplaced sign. But there are some great smack-downs against the racists, too.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:48 AM

8. Damn! This is the first time I feel we had a real impact!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:51 AM

9. Occupy!!...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:55 AM

11. Gratuitous cheap shot

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:52 AM

10. Freaking awesome!

That brought a smile to my face on this Monday morning!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:07 AM

12. K&R

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:34 AM

13. Fark picked it up, too

They linked to the Kos article, and they are also pretty heavily trafficked.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:44 AM

15. It's nice to see they put the big boys and girls pants on and admit it was wrong and corrected it.

 

Good job people.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:00 AM

16. good job

Power of the people

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:07 AM

17. Great News! K&R!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:11 AM

18. Good PR shot for the school district

Granted, she didn't know, but someone did.

I don't believe this was in any way an accident. I'm going to call and ask that they find out who put up the hateful signs.

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