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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
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Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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I hate to say this but....

we're not going to get our 21st century FDR and 21st century New Deal until we have another economic depression. That was the main reason for the 1933 version.

I don't WANT a depression, but I'm afraid that's what it will take. The 1933 depression totally decimated the Republicans from 1933 to 1953, when Ike took office, and we liberal Democrats had power in Congress beyond that.

Right now too many people think trickle down economics works and that the Republicans have a clue. Anyway, I hope I'm wrong. A depression could easily produce our version of Adolf Hitler.

Winter weather warnings for CA, OR, ID, MT, ND, SD, MN, WI, MI, WY, TX, AL, GA and OK




eta: had to add GA and AL also

40 °F (1975) , all time low for this date for San Francisco, CA

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KSFO/2014/11/9/DailyHistory.html?req_city=San+Francisco&req_state=CA&req_statename=California

Autism Advocates Hope Jerry Seinfeld's Words Help Fight Stigma

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/autism-advocates-hope-jerry-seinfelds-words-help-fight-stigma-n243981

In an interview with Brian Williams, Jerry Seinfeld said he struggles with social engagement and believes he is on the autism spectrum.

Video at link.

Why Berkeley passed a soda tax and S.F. didn’t

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Why-Berkeley-passed-a-soda-tax-and-S-F-didn-t-5879757.php

Many Americans consider San Francisco and Berkeley two peas in a very liberal pod — both of them far-left, wacky cities filled with pot-smoking, quinoa-eating eccentrics whose mayoral candidates go by names like Chicken John (San Francisco, 2007) and Running Wolf (Berkeley, 2012).

But there are plenty of differences between the two bluest of blue Bay Area cities. Take a look at Tuesday’s election and the very different outcomes for both cities’ attempts to pass a tax on sodas.

Berkeley became the first city in the nation to adopt a soda tax after 30 other cities and states around the country failed. Its Measure D levied a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Its revenues weren’t pegged for any particular purpose so it needed just a simple majority, but it won the support of a whopping 75 percent of voters.

San Francisco, always a city that loves being first, instead became the 31st municipality to opt not to adopt a soda tax. Its Proposition E would have levied a 2-cents-per-ounce tax, and it needed two-thirds of voters to support it because it would have directed revenue to physical education and nutrition programs for children. A majority of San Francisco voters, 55 percent, supported Prop. E — but that wasn’t enough for it to win.

27 °F (1948) , low temperature record for this date for Seattle, WA

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBFI/2014/11/8/DailyHistory.html?req_city=Seattle&req_state=WA&req_statename=Washington

High wind advisories in AK, WY and MI

amen

My first vote was for Jimmy Carter, who, I'm sure, many on the left disdained. He was better than Ford, and a 1,000,000,000 % better than that ahole Ronnie Reagan in 1980.

In life, we have to choose our best option from a usually imperfect and uninspiring palette of options. Voting, to me, is just like that. Do you think in 1976, I felt inspired to vote for Carter ? No, I did not. I was an 18 year old kid and to me, he was an old man from a party of "old men". No one talked about things of interest to me, but I knew the Republicans were bad news. I grew up with tricky Dick and Watergate.

You nailed it, Codeine.

you get it !

People are quick to forget (or never knew) that even Lincoln and FDR had their harsh critics. FDR was NOT good enough for many on the left. Yes, FDR did some regrettable things (internment camps is the biggest one), but FDR is now revered on the left.

One day, many of the DU critics will have to admit that, yes, President Obama was a great President. Once President ________ (fill in blank with fascist Republican) wins office, all of a sudden President Obama will be the greatest thing since sliced bread. You just watch, I know I'm right.

My $0.02, you have a great night.

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to freshwest for that text.

My older brother has been a Democrat for 41 years, since he turned 18. He's a very liberal guy. I'd even say, based on past statements, that he would love to see a Sweden-style government and society. He is a boots-on-the-ground liberal Democratic activist in north Florida, and recently helped Gwen Graham get elected.

Why am I telling you all this ? Because if anyone was going to diss President Obama and the Democratic Party, it would be my brother. Of course, he would do it with me in private. I don't remember him ever dissing the party and he definitely has never dissed President Obama. I am very proud of his hard work. Thanks for letting me brag on him a bit.

Reality: people like my brother; DU: something else

Thank God for this group.

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