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fugue Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-04 11:01 AM
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70. Oh, I'm so sorry!
Yee gads, what a horrible way to have to live. One of the few saving graces of my life is that my local area is so very liberal. We're almost a separate country; we even have our own currency. (Ithaca Hours--so named because the primary way of earning them is community service, but people take them like money: my credit union, my grocery coop, they all take Ithaca Hours.) The Free Republic declared us one of the three towns on the domestic Axis of Evil. We were so proud that we talked about making our own "Living on the Axis of Evil" T-shirts.

I greatly admire all those who can live on the front lines of the struggle. Even with my wonderful town I'm looking at emigration because the federal government horrifies me so. The strength of folks like you amazes me.
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  - or maybe just fluffers for the American consumer... nt  Pepperbelly   Nov-26-04 05:20 AM   #68 
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     - Actually I typed "shimp"  JNelson6563   Nov-25-04 05:23 PM   #48 
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  - People are drinking more this year  Rose Siding   Nov-25-04 09:13 AM   #5 
  - GMTA  sleepyhead   Nov-25-04 10:53 AM   #28 
  - So they've got their credit cards out  BeyondGeography   Nov-25-04 09:16 AM   #6 
  - And racking up the credit card interest  ccbombs   Nov-25-04 09:23 AM   #8 
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  - they have run this story 4 years running.  Bob3   Nov-25-04 09:22 AM   #7 
  - yup Bob, it is indeed bullshit  Skittles   Nov-26-04 01:32 AM   #65 
  - Consumers give signs of being driven to drink!  Divernan   Nov-25-04 09:24 AM   #9 
  - The last gasp, before "going under"  SoCalDem   Nov-25-04 09:28 AM   #10 
  - Wait until reality hits  Digit   Nov-25-04 09:29 AM   #11 
  - Willamette Valley Vineyards is still a fairly small business,  classof56   Nov-25-04 09:40 AM   #12 
  - Eat, drink, and be merry,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-25-04 09:41 AM   #13 
  - Priming the economic pumps.  dkofos   Nov-25-04 09:44 AM   #14 
  - Consumer debt is at 85% of the size of the economy and growing  Gman   Nov-25-04 09:44 AM   #15 
  - Media hype. Everyone is shopping, join the crowd!  Robbien   Nov-25-04 09:47 AM   #16 
  - This is a prime example of manufacturing consent, if I understand  tsuki   Nov-25-04 09:52 AM   #18 
  - Indeed it is. (n/t)  Voltaire99   Nov-26-04 03:34 AM   #66 
  - I hate to say this  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 09:56 AM   #19 
  - Perhaps your business increased because  SoCalDem   Nov-25-04 10:08 AM   #20 
  - Good point n/t  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 10:12 AM   #21 
  - why do you hate to say this?  Cocoa   Nov-25-04 10:19 AM   #22 
  - I hate to say it  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 10:22 AM   #23 
     - is that what you think democrats want?  Cocoa   Nov-25-04 10:30 AM   #24 
     - you are deliberatly being an ...  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 11:02 AM   #29 
        - Well Put !!!  bahrbearian   Nov-25-04 12:24 PM   #40 
     - You hoped the economy would collapse? Why?  Robbien   Nov-25-04 11:34 AM   #32 
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           - Yes, I realize that it's usually not a simple choice of one over the other  54anickel   Nov-26-04 07:54 PM   #74 
     - I don't think we have to wait 4 yrs  change200447   Nov-25-04 09:11 PM   #54 
        - I may have misunderstood  change200447   Nov-25-04 09:20 PM   #55 
  - This is just a hunch explanation  poppet   Nov-25-04 10:47 AM   #26 
  - How is this possible?  hlthe2b   Nov-25-04 10:44 AM   #25 
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  - Unemployed 54 Months Here - I Did Not Go Home To See Mom  mhr   Nov-25-04 11:24 AM   #31 
  - This just in!!  Pax Argent   Nov-25-04 11:42 AM   #34 
  - They are in denial. eom  genieroze   Nov-25-04 12:00 PM   #36 
  - I'm not buying this year  fugue   Nov-25-04 12:23 PM   #39 
  - I was thinking about spray painting a Xmas tree black with RIP  genieroze   Nov-25-04 07:07 PM   #49 
  - Oo! Put it on your front lawn, so all the Republicans can see!  fugue   Nov-25-04 08:49 PM   #53 
     - My town is totally repugnantkin  genieroze   Nov-25-04 11:18 PM   #60 
        - Oh, I'm so sorry!  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:01 AM   #70 
  - I talked with my parents, who usually spend a nice amount  Dem2theMax   Nov-25-04 09:20 PM   #56 
     - Oh, yes, me, too  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:05 AM   #71 
  - I'm NOT  libpunkmom   Nov-25-04 01:13 PM   #41 
  - Other than food...I'm not buying shit!  Tight_rope   Nov-25-04 01:21 PM   #42 
  - sorry, but why does it seem everybody is mad that people are  okieinpain   Nov-25-04 01:25 PM   #43 
  - People are just tired of the hype  Robbien   Nov-25-04 01:38 PM   #44 
  - They AREN'T spending is the point  Digit   Nov-25-04 07:38 PM   #51 
  - I think they are spending, but it's over their head spending. there  okieinpain   Nov-25-04 08:17 PM   #52 
  - Because if they're spending and going into debt, they're doing damage to  AP   Nov-26-04 12:27 AM   #62 
  - Why I'm against it  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:07 AM   #73 
  - Of Course This Christmas Season Will Be Great. Here's Why  Yavin4   Nov-25-04 02:02 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-25-04 02:07 PM   #46 
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     - i'm not buying anything on nov 26th too.  NuttyFluffers   Nov-26-04 12:39 AM   #63 
        - no spending for me ...  alexisfree   Nov-26-04 12:59 AM   #64 
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  - Just buy American Made products !  Catchawave   Nov-26-04 11:07 AM   #72 

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