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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:10 PM

We just got back from the Augusta Maine showing of "The Road We've Traveled".

I won't spoil anything for those of you who haven't yet seen it. I will only say thiese few things.

I'm very proud of my President.

This President has opened doors for my African American son that not too long ago I thought would never be open. This President treats women and ethnic people as valued and equal partners in America's future promise.

The opposition considers my son to be less than human. The opposition considers my intelligent, beautiful, professional and accomplished wife to be a slut and a prostitute.

This is a president who MUST be re-elected, hopefully with solid Democratic majorities in both houses. We haven't gone as far down that road as we need to go, but we've gone too far to even consider going back.

BTW, you can see it as of 8PM EDT tonight at the campaign website.

PEACE!

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Reply We just got back from the Augusta Maine showing of "The Road We've Traveled". (Original post)
MarianJack Mar 2012 OP
SamG Mar 2012 #1
MarianJack Mar 2012 #4
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #2
MarianJack Mar 2012 #5
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #8
MarianJack Mar 2012 #9
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #11
MarianJack Mar 2012 #13
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #15
MarianJack Mar 2012 #16
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #17
MarianJack Mar 2012 #18
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #19
MarianJack Mar 2012 #20
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #21
MarianJack Mar 2012 #22
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #23
MarianJack Mar 2012 #24
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #25
MarianJack Mar 2012 #26
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #27
MarianJack Mar 2012 #28
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #29
elleng Mar 2012 #3
MarianJack Mar 2012 #6
elleng Mar 2012 #7
MarianJack Mar 2012 #10
spartan61 Mar 2012 #12
MarianJack Mar 2012 #14
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2012 #30
MarianJack Mar 2012 #31

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. "MUST be re-elected, hopefully with solid Democratic majorities"

 

YES!

Thanks for this!

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Response to SamG (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:14 PM

4. My pleasure!

It was a great film. It's power came in how understated it was!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. I will do my part to see he gets my vote and my husband's vote.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:15 PM

5. Thank you, my young friend!



PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. At 64 young at heart I'll be doing good to get to the voting place. LOL, hahahaha

 

I pray god will be with me.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:51 PM

9. I remember you told me that number in a previous thread.

But you ARE very young at heart. Hence, you are my young friend!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:28 PM

11. Your a riot, LOL, hahahaha. Man O Man it is really pouring here in TN. It was a beautiful warm day

 

and now its raining pretty hard.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:25 PM

13. Up here in Maine...

...it was very cold this AM but nicer in the PM.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:31 PM

15. I don't like the cold weather at all. It was 80 degrees here today. For the next 2 weeks we are

 

going to have warm weather. I have never been to Maine. I have seen some movies of your state and it is beautiful.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:52 PM

16. My wife was born and raised on a tropical island (Puerto Rico) and...

...she LOVES the Winter.

My father drove us through Tennessee in 1963 when I was 8. I thought it was beautiful and serene.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:49 AM

17. My mother was from the southern party of Italy and she to hated hot weather. Me I lot the hot

 

weather. I would love to go to Puerto Rico or even to Cuba, I love the different cultures.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:43 AM

18. If You go to Puerto Rico,...

...make sure you se El Junque, which is a mountain that is it's own Tropical Rain Forrest. Also Liqueillo, a beautiful white sand beach. El Moro is an old fortress. All of these are in or near San Juan.

BTW, speaking of San Juan, Old San Juan is a great area for shopping in some very quaint stores.

There are also many open air restaurants in the mountains around San Juan.

Have fun!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:33 AM

19. Stop, you make me want to jump on that plane. Life is so unpredictable you know. I would love to

 

go. But I don't think I'll travel again or at least not to far.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:17 PM

20. I know how you feel.

If you're looking for a "once in a lifetime" trip, Puerto Rico would be good. It'll be more than that for me because of my wif.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:38 PM

21. Well maybe when you retire you can move there. But I guess your wife wouldn't like that much.

 

Funny my mother lived here in the states longer than her native country of Italy. I think she wouldn't of minded if we moved there as a family but my dad didn't want to. But she liked living here but she missed her family because they were all over there. I can relate because all of my favorite cousins are in Italy. All of our parents have died now and we all are getting older. But my sister keeps in contact and on Facebook. I don't do facebook or twitter. I don't like it.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:41 PM

22. We'll stay here in Maine when we retire, thank you.

I'd love to see Italy.

I can't say that I'm a Facebook fan either. To show how often I check in on my page, I found out about my October 2009 High School reunion in August of 2010.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:50 PM

23. The way you feel about P.R. is the way I feel about Italy. I am sure you would like it.

 

I can't even tell you where to start because there is so much history to see. But if you ever go and you make it to Naples you must try the pizza. After all that is where it originally came from. It is to die for. Over there the pizza is soooo much better. Especially the pizza Margarita. Named after the queen. Wow, makes your mouth water. People are so friendly.

You know on facebook I got on to stay in touch with my family and see the kids growing up. But somehow people I knew way back when wanted to friend me and I just didn't want to be bothered. My life is so different then back then. I am so much older and am not the same person anymore. So I just got off. I stay in connect with my family by phone.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:59 PM

24. 2 points.

1. You just made me hungry for pizza but after your description, I don't know if a Red Baron will do the trick.

2. I see some photos from my class' reunions. They seem to have a reunion every 14 minutes or so. Even my best friends in that clas aren't necessarily people I want to connect to THAT often, especially when I see things like one of the girls that I had a huge crush on citing ayn rand as one of the major influences of her life.

We graduated in 1974 and when I see the photos i'm amazed at what a bunch of old farts most of my classmates are! They didn't stay young and gorgous like I did!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:21 PM

25. Well beauty is only skin deep, right? Haha

 

To be honest I didn't have many friends in high school. You know I never stayed long in one place except high school. Hard to relate to some of them because many of they knew each other since lst grade. I never had that. My dad was in the air force and we lived all around the world and even in the states. Now to be honest I wouldn't tried that for anything. So I don't miss that much. I have my family by phone every day and my husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandkids. That is enough for me. Then I have the people I meet her on DU. They are a breath of fresh air because you see different views and I like that.

Your right Red Baron just won't do at all. Hahaha I do make my own. You can to. Go to krogers or Wal Mart and buy Phillsbury Hot Roll mix. Follow the very, very easy directions. You can make so much out of the dough. Pizza, calzones, fry some of the dough and use powdered sugar and eat while it is warm. Soooooo good.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:44 PM

26. 5 points, southernyankeebelle!

1. My father was Army Air Corps in WWII. He was a Bombadier in Europe. He was recalled for the Korean war and served a Wright Patterson in Dayton Ohio. He was investigating UFO reports. He also taught a couple of English Lit courses at the University of Dayton. He regretted not making the Air Force his career.

2. I frequently make my own pizza and, in all modesty, My wife concurs in my belief that I make the BEST Stromboli on the face of the Earth. Yumski Red Barons are, in my family's opinion, about the best and most budget friendly pop in the oven pizzas we've found.

3. If beauty is skin deep, MY skin must be Really THIN!

4. I agree about many of the folks here on DU. I especially enjoy our periodic exchanges of ideas!

5. I also agree about keeping in touch with family. However, my son is going to be 12 on the 31st of this month, so if he makes me a grandparent too soon, his mother and I will KILL him. THEN we'll get really nasty!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 10:23 AM

27. Well that is great. I grew up a military brat. My dad was in the old army air corp then switched

 

to the all air force and retired. It was a wonderful life to travel all over the world. I bet your dad's job with the air force was really interesting investigating UFOs. You said your son was 12 yrs old. Oh my have his haromes started yet, LOL? All I can say your a dad now. But wait til you become a grandpa. What fun. I only have one child a boy. Now I have a granddaughter and I am in 7th heaven. I treasure her everyday. She is my world. In their eyes you do no wrong,LOL. They are like a sponge taking it all in. She loves to help me cook. Now if we can only get past her being afraid to go out because their might be a bee flying by the door,LOL. She is only 6. I hope and pray god lets me live to be older. I don't want her to forget me. I was close to my grandma in Italy and I was around 16 when she died. I remember her. Gosh she was every kids dream of a grandma.


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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:10 PM

28. My Father loved the Air Force.

As for being a grandparent. My wife's mother lets him get away with a lot. MY mother, before she passed away in 2006, used to let him get wawy with absolute MURDER. In nearly 85 years of life she didn't love anyone more than my son. A few years before she passed she told me that when she went her spirit would follow him around. If anybody gave him a hard time because he was black, they wouldn't know where the kick in the ass came from but they'd sure as hell FEEL it.

My wife and I have told our son that we'll get our revenge when HE had kids and we let THEM get away with murder! He is now reconsidering weather he wants to ever be a dad.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 02:19 PM

29. Yes my dad liked it to. My father-in-law and my husband both were army and both retired.

 

It is a way of life that we treasure. My granddaughter is very close to me. They live next door to us. I treasure it because I know when she gets to be a teenager and has friends she'll want to spend more time with them. I have a step-grandson. I knew him since he was an infant and we were close until my son and his momma broke up. So we lost some of those years. Then they got back together and she ended up pregnant with my granddaughter and they decided to get married. He loves his daughter and he wanted to be there for both and of course the step-son. Well several months later they ended broke up again. They had shared parenting. Thank god they never talked bad about each other around their daughter. Even she and her family knew that our son was a great father. His life was put on the back burner. He didn't date and when he did date he did it when she was with her mother. They were divorce about 3 years. Then they got back together again. I told him they shouldn't do it and to stay friends but she moved in with him and the kids. Finally they remarried again Sep 11. I hope we will get to eat the top of their wedding cake this Sep. They love each other but boy they have terrible communication skills. One thing I don't do is get in the middle. I don't want to know anything. I told them both my priority are my grandkids. I told him if they can't get along he would have to leave because the children can't take this moving around. My granddaughter is my world. I love my daughter-in-law and we have come a long way together.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. Thanks.

Available at other times? At all times? Basketball, of course!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:16 PM

6. OOOPS!

Neither my wife nor I remember, but I think it's on demand. If I'm wrong please accept my apology.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:20 PM

7. Will do!

Prolly available, as POTUS certainly knows we're interested in BASKETBALL!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 07:54 PM

10. That's one of the few areas of disagreement that I have with the Prez.

I've never been a big basketball fan, with the exception of 1985 when my beloved Villanova Wildcats won it all!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:18 PM

12. As soon as I get back to Belgrade Lakes this summer,

I plan to go to the Democratic Headquarters in Augusta to sign up to work on the Obama campaign. I did it in 2008. It was exciting to canvass, register voters, and phone bank to help re-elect our president.

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:29 PM

14. Cool!

I may see you then, although much of my family's activity will be through SEIU. My wife belongs since she's a state worker and we love how much that Union pisses off the baggers. I'm hoping that I'll be a state worker soon, too.

Four more years! Go, Spartans also!


PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 03:04 PM

30. Thank you, and I couldn't agree more!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:44 PM

31. Thanks, Tarhel_Dem!

PEACE!

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