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thanks !

My brother, imho, knows the real deal. He is absolutely surrounded in north Florida by conservative Republicans. Granted, Leon County is a nice oasis of blue but almost all of the Panhandle (from the Alabama line to just east of Tallahassee) is very Republican. I know he's happy they won, but he said (paraphrasing) "too bad more did not vote", in response to my frustration about Charlie Crist. My brother WANTED Crist to win. Yes, he would have been happier having a much more liberal Democrat, but he's a realist.

Thanks again, and thanks for what you do here and in the real world !

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IT EXISTS FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT AND EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHECK THE PINNED THREAD FOR THE SOP (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) OF THIS GROUP. THIS IS NOT A FORUM.

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THANKS IN ADVANCE.


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.

Any ideas on how much longer the bull market will go on ?

http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/dow/

17,573.93

It's been going on for almost 6 years now, right ?

Anyone else using Windows 10 Technical Preview ?

I am.

Download link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso

Official support forums: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_tp?tab=Threads

also: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=usingforums%2CWinPreview2014&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

So far no total deal-killers. Basically Windows 8.1 with Modern hidden into Start Menu, some new features. Only major problem for me has been the Hybrid Shutdown feature, which I disabled, per http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-8-restart-and-shutdown-problems-by-disabling-hybrid-shutdown-feature/

so, fellow loners, how are you coping with the election ?

I'm doing my best to be upbeat. I think we'll win back the Senate in 2016 as well as POTUS. House, meh, will take a while to take back it seems.

Chicken and egg, what comes first ?

We can all debate and disagree on what comes first, but being inspired to vote (chicken) and actually voting (egg) are BOTH important and to a large degree independent of each other.

Was I completely thrilled about the Democrats in 1980 when I was 21 years old ? No. They all seemed "old" to me and out of touch with my generation. Nevertheless, I voted.

I'm NOT trying to cast aspersions or guilt upon anyone. Just, please, vote.

eta: The ONLY time I've been really inspired, was in 2008 and 2012 with President Barack Obama. Otherwise, it's been a duty and a chore to vote. I missed 1996 because of work interfering, but thank god Clinton still won.

2018 governor's race: any ideas ?

Yes I know it's way too early

Any "up-and-comers" who will inspire the base to vote ?

-1 °F (1991) , all time low for this date for Minneapolis, MN

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KMIC/2014/11/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=Minneapolis&req_state=MN&req_statename=Minnesota

Winter weather warnings for MT

The ultimate post-mortem: 16 reasons why Charlie Crist fell short

http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/165877

When a candidate loses an election, there’s a tendency to ask what could have been done differently. Coulda, woulda, shoulda is a natural part of the post-election period.

But when a candidate loses by a margin as tight as Charlie Crist fell short against Rick Scott — 48.2 to 47.1 percent — there’s an obligation to go beyond Monday morning quarterbacking.

Certainly, Crist’s loss can be boiled down to a flawed candidate, with much less money than his opponent, who failed to motivate enough of his base to turn out. But that overgeneralization does not tell the entire story of what went wrong for Crist.

Gov. Rick Scott was a flawed opponent, too. Crist raised a boatload of money for a Democrat and was actually out-raising Scott toward the end of the campaign. And in certain counties, Democratic voter turnout surpassed expectations.
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