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Very good advice, a keeper.

I confess was not paying much attenton to politicians back then.

My first impression of both Clintons, not from media but my own, was the beeping of my bullshit detector. Then I mostly tuned out. Was raising kids.& the drama of those years was a peripheral curiosity.

Bill did deeply disappoint me e when he didn't come clean on his affair with Monica -- lying as if we were stupid, and the cruelty of how he used her.
But he permanently lost me at the very end.
Here's how much attention I was paying:
I truly thought he would give presidential pardons to the legions of nonviolentincarcerated black men. I REALLY believed this!! It still breaks my heart.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 17, 2016, 02:29 AM (1 replies)

must.not.validate.bernie.sanders.


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Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Feb 16, 2016, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

Seabiscuit vs War Admiral

This race between two legendary horses was an event for the times, with America trying to climb out of the Great Depression. “It captured the imagination of the public,” said Edward Bowen, author of “War Admiral.”
....

Seabiscuit was the underdog, the Cinderella Man of racing. “He was the horse from the other side of the tracks who became a champion,” Hillenbrand said.

War Admiral was the regal ruler of racing, the son of the great Man O’War (though Seabiscuit was related as well) who had won racing’s Triple Crown in 1937, an aristocratic horse that seemed unbeatable.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/nov/01/seabiscuit-war-admiral-horse-race-1938-pimlico
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Feb 15, 2016, 08:53 PM (3 replies)

One side has blind allegiance to a party

regardless of platform, funding, and ethics.

The other side is working for change, and is inspired to restore democracy.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Feb 14, 2016, 05:11 PM (0 replies)

Millions of people dislike the Cllintons' chronic use

of dishonesty, deception, to manipulate voters.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Feb 14, 2016, 03:31 AM (0 replies)

I am hearing a heavenly rock concert, all the recently departed

I hear they're working on some new stuff together, in prep to welcome a similar influx of souls, this time coming from the Cheat & Deceit vector -- many are long overdue..George Carlin is also expected to provide some torturously funny standup for the new arrivals.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Feb 13, 2016, 07:25 PM (0 replies)

It's helpful for people to recognize what is going on

with candidate & surrogates who use dishonesty to manipulate & deceive voters.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Feb 13, 2016, 04:51 AM (1 replies)

No disrespect to John Lewis, or to anyone else

He is a person, a human being., Many have heard his life story, and it's powerful.

Because of that life story, some of us fear offending his reputation, or our own, or Bernie's. Well and good, probably wise choice.
I started thinking about Sen McCain, another familiar story of courage, wounds, integrity, self-sacrifice, politics, hard choices, compromises, reputations, decisions, allies. Who really knows anything about anyone?

If there are 7 billion points of light there are also seven billion points of view. None of them are wrong but no two are the same.

My line is drawn at "do no harm" and at this point people who denigrate Bernie, as part of the Clinton scorched earth campaign, are doing harm, I don't care what race or story or past acts of courage.

I believe there will be many, just as courageous, who will step up: today, now, here, for honesty and fairness.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:52 PM (0 replies)

Lots of people overlook this point and I agree it's the

fundamental issue of this campaign.

Corruption itself, in its many forms, is the main obstacle to progress. Greed, lies & bribes, cheat & deceit. "Short-sightedness" to put it kindly.

I have been reflecting on what people view as Bernie's ideological naivete and lack of practical experience, the question of what qualifies him for this job?

I look at his keen & unusual intelligence, his perceptiveness, and his honest nature. Over the span of many years -- in activism, politics & finally in Congress -- he's been an informed progressive: learning, observing, listening, noticing, thinking, & envisioning solutions.

I have no doubt he knows PLENTY about how DC works, what's broken, who"s corrupt, and how to change things -- much more than anyone realizes.

Sanders' confidence in this election is so lighthearted, my perception. He keeps getting a good feeling about one state after another. Me too!
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:31 AM (0 replies)

My explanation is visceral. I don't hate her.

But I hate dishonesty and particularly the slimy distortions she, Bill, her campaign & surrogates employ to advance their ambition.

It puzzles me, when such dishonesty is used as a tool on a regular basis -- ESPECIALLY when used to manipulate primary voters -- why anyone thinks we can believe her, trust her character or judgement. Or Bill's -- he'd be there too. No thanks.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:16 PM (1 replies)
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