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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:57 PM

How is everyone doing?

I have pre-election jitters (and insomnia). I've been working the nasty labor Prop 30/32 fight here in CA. What's everyone else up to as we come into next week? Nervous? Calm? How is life going? You have been on my mind, comrades.



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Starry Messenger Nov 2012 OP
saveallthekids Nov 2012 #1
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #2
saveallthekids Nov 2012 #3
TBF Nov 2012 #4
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #6
PETRUS Nov 2012 #5
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #7
PETRUS Nov 2012 #11
socialist_n_TN Nov 2012 #8
TBF Nov 2012 #9
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #10
BOG PERSON Nov 2012 #12
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #13
BOG PERSON Nov 2012 #14
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #15
joshcryer Nov 2012 #17
tama Nov 2012 #23
joshcryer Nov 2012 #16
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #18
TBF Nov 2012 #19
joshcryer Nov 2012 #20
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #22
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #21

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:06 AM

1. Stay Strong!

I feel ya. Simply put I am new to all of this and it is hitting me hard. Here in New Hampshire it is so challenging at times to talk to people. I have been trying to spend more time just talking about voting and why it is important but a lot of my coworkers are vehemently against our President.

I am a little nervous about this state, not so much about many of the others. There are is a large libertarian group here that might throw a wrench in the works...

I am starting to make calls for President Obama and it is making me feel better.

Stay Strong, Starry. If we keep it up I feel it will be worth it!

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Response to saveallthekids (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. Welcome to DU saveallthekids!

Working in the election definitely helps. I'll be phone-banking this Sunday for OFA, it feels good to be with people who are involved. I agree, it will be worth it. Thank you for your hard work in the great state of New Hampshire, getting people involved in democracy is exhilarating!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:31 AM

3. Thanks!

Time to crash! Back to the work tomorrow! Thanks for the kind words.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 09:12 AM

4. Well I spent last night at dinner begging my husband to move me to one of the coasts -

does that answer your question?

I'm surrounded by stupid down here. The scariest thing this Halloween was all the houses with Romney signs in front of them ... (for those who don't know I am in Texas)

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:46 AM

6. I wish you were out here in the Bay Area!

There are a couple of Republicans, but they usually stay pretty quiet so they don't get dogpiled.

I don't know if its any comfort, but there are about ten new chapters of the Young Communist League in Texas, formed all last year. The Reds are on the move in the South. But it it still scary to think of being surrounded by Romney signs.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:44 AM

5. Hanging in.

There are a couple of ballot proposals here in Michigan that have my attention.

Feeling a little gloomy about all the nonsense talk related to the debt/deficit and the push for austerity.

Thanks for asking. Take care everyone.

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:54 AM

7. I've been following the Emergency Manager issue in Michigan.

That's been quite a fight. How is it looking in the polls?

It's been a gloomy few years. I hope we all have some little good things happen soon. ((Hugs))

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 01:40 PM

11. Close

Two polls from last week disagree; the margin is around 6 points in each case. We'll see. Prop 2 (collective bargaining) was behind in both. But ya never know.

Sending good thoughts westward!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:01 PM

8. I'm trying to stay calm about the election itself.........

I think I'm mentally prepared for anything, including a Romney/Ryan/Republican steal of it. Whoever wins, we're in for an immediate and hard slog against the austerity of either Simpson/Bowles or a more radical Republican plan.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:19 PM

9. That is the difficult thing.

We need Obama on social issues, but either way we are going to be hit by austerity under the guises of the "problem" with social security (which is invented because they have simply spent too much money on war-mongering and need to pay back that debt). Either way we know who it hits - and it's NOT the 1% who control most of the wealth.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:30 PM

10. This.

Although I don't think I'm mentally ready for an R/R possible scenario. But you're right, either way we have to be ready for what's coming.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:56 AM

12. generally demoralized

on the upside, hugo chavez got reelected, it's going to be winter soon, and i fucking love christmas

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:17 PM

13. I'm sorry Bog Person.

Those are good upsides. I'm glad to see you. I don't know if it will you, but this video always gives me a lift:

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:46 PM

14. soviet nostalgia kind of bums me out

but when russian choirs are good, they're really good.

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:15 PM

15. That was very beautiful, thank you.

I'll be sharing it around.

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:35 AM

17. This reminds me of Estonia's Singing Revolution:

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:49 AM

23. More nostalgia

 

Leningrad Cowboys and Red Army Choir, Those were the days


Sweet Home Alabama


Stairway to Heaven

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 12:34 AM

16. Easy peasy. Colorado will stay blue I think and we'll get marijuana passed.

Spending a good chunk of tomorrow canvasing (primarily for marijuana) and Tuesday I'll be taking people to the polls who haven't voted early (I get the impression though a crapload of people here have voted by mail though so it won't be like 2010).

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:00 AM

18. Good luck on MJ.

I don't know why it didn't get on the ballot this time in CA. Maybe next cycle.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:49 PM

19. Congratulations Josh - just saw the amendment 64 news :) nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:30 AM

20. Thanks. I've been calling it for awhile now. Nice to be vindicated.

Especially after my serious Venezuela epic fail.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 AM

22. woo Colorado.

Way to go joshcryer. thanks for your efforts there. Hopefully the first of many states to do this.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:43 AM

21. Oh hai,

how's it going. I didn't really do a lot of election work this year like I had in years past. Drove around a couple times putting up signs for the Senate race, and also a House race in a neighboring district. Also put up a few Obama signs. And today I went and collected all my signs, stuck them in my parents' basement. Might be able to reuse some of them in the future. Celebrated election night at local pub.

I heard those props 30 and 32 were victories, so good for you, and California.


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