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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 05:50 PM
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25. Congratulations on you 1000th will be quite a while before
I get there, love to read other DUer's post, but not as prolific a writer. Glad you saw the light. We are not all out to destroy big corporation. I worked for one and did very well. Without major businesses there would be no wealth or employment. However, there should be regulations so they cannot abuse their employees, take away their pension benefits, not discriminate in hiring, etc.

I don't want to take everyone's wealth and redistribute it, but if individuals have made their wealth not only from dint of their own initiative and hard work, but also from the benefits they had because of the opportunities they were provided by our government, which is funded by taxpayers, and by the employees that work for them then there should be some proportionate payback in the form of higher taxes.

I would never own a gun, but I would never suggest removing all guns from gun owners, although I have a hard time understanding why anyone needs an AK47. But there should be more control over who owns guns.

I do not believe personally in abortion, but I don't want to deny anyone the right to have one if that is their personal decision.

I am very concerned about our environment. I do believe that without strong federal controls companies would not voluntarily take precautions to limit the harm they cause.

Everything is not black and white, there are shades of gray in all issues. It sounds Iike you have found that out and are more in line with the Democratic point of view. Welcome aboard.

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  -For my 1000th post I'd like to confess-I used to be a Republican noahmijo  Jul-31-04 04:31 PM   #0 
  - And for my 1000th post...  Birthmark   Jul-31-04 04:34 PM   #1 
  - Congrats on seeing the light.  gsh999   Jul-31-04 04:34 PM   #2 
  - And...NOW.  Birthmark   Jul-31-04 04:36 PM   #3 
  - Thank you for your post!  yardwork   Jul-31-04 04:37 PM   #4 
  - Good for you. I hope your girlfriend has forgiven you.  Melodybe   Jul-31-04 04:43 PM   #7 
  - i dont get it.. how can potheads be republicans? n/t  professor_pot   Aug-02-04 06:05 AM   #63 
  - KICK!!! What a fantastic post! Keep it Kicked!  VolcanoJen   Jul-31-04 04:39 PM   #5 
  - LOL! Oddly enough, 18, my first vote was for John Kerry (grew up in MA)  indie_voter   Jul-31-04 08:21 PM   #39 
  - Thanks for sharing your story here.  DemEx_pat   Jul-31-04 04:42 PM   #6 
  - Welcome home.  Media_Lies_Daily   Jul-31-04 04:44 PM   #8 
  - Awesome post  Eloriel   Jul-31-04 04:46 PM   #9 
  - I thought I detected a slight 'right' way of thinking in your posts ...  Trajan   Jul-31-04 04:47 PM   #10 
  - You sound like the face of the new Democratic majority  Feanorcurufinwe   Jul-31-04 04:47 PM   #11 
  - WOW..I enjoyed reading that post..very entertaining writing style  patdem   Jul-31-04 04:54 PM   #12 
  - noahmijo, were I still in Tucson, you and Joanne would be welcome for  havocmom   Jul-31-04 05:01 PM   #13 
  - Welcome to the *light* once you see it, you'll never return to the dark  mzmolly   Jul-31-04 05:02 PM   #14 
  - Ah, the light.  spenbax   Jul-31-04 05:13 PM   #20 
  - Welcome to the Party, Noah!  Cheneys_former_heart   Jul-31-04 05:05 PM   #15 
  - Kick  TowelBoy   Jul-31-04 05:07 PM   #16 
  - Your Post Gives Me A Lot Of Hope For Our Country!!  redstateliberal   Jul-31-04 05:07 PM   #17 
  - Thank you for posting  OKNancy   Jul-31-04 05:10 PM   #18 
  - The Democrats are an Inclusive Lot---  scmirage   Jul-31-04 05:12 PM   #19 
  - No need to feel ashamed!  Coventina   Jul-31-04 05:16 PM   #21 
  - Me too. I saw the light in 1992.  crozet4clark   Aug-01-04 04:27 PM   #57 
  - Welcome Home!  sandnsea   Jul-31-04 05:25 PM   #22 
  - So proud to have you in our midst. Thanks for joining us  merh   Jul-31-04 05:34 PM   #23 
  - Kudos for thinking for yourself  union_maid   Jul-31-04 05:40 PM   #24 
  - Congratulations on you 1000th will be quite a while before  Fla Dem   Jul-31-04 05:50 PM   #25 
  - Captivating post! One thing, though:  iconoclastic cat   Jul-31-04 06:05 PM   #26 
  - Thank you so much for your post....  Jade Fox   Jul-31-04 06:13 PM   #27 
  - This Speaks To How We Raise Our Children  salonghorn70   Jul-31-04 06:15 PM   #28 
  - Again, we are so much alike! :)  Longhorn   Jul-31-04 08:03 PM   #36 
  - I have to say I really admire you  OnionPatch   Jul-31-04 06:17 PM   #29 
  - I used to consider myself a democrat, but  DaveSZ   Jul-31-04 06:39 PM   #30 
  - I thought i was a Republicans as well......  William Bloode   Jul-31-04 07:32 PM   #31 
  - What a Sweet Sweet Story and I enjoyed reading every  zidzi   Jul-31-04 07:46 PM   #32 
  - Lovely! Thank  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-31-04 07:49 PM   #33 
  - I was a liberal Republican until 2000.  Zynx   Jul-31-04 07:52 PM   #34 
  - Welcome to the Democratic Party and a once and future  Aristus   Jul-31-04 07:59 PM   #35 
  - Welcome to the club of EX-Republicans, I have been a registered  Rebellious Republican   Jul-31-04 08:13 PM   #37 
  - That was interesting, too...thanks! I wondered how  zidzi   Jul-31-04 08:47 PM   #42 
  - What a post!  linazelle   Jul-31-04 08:19 PM   #38 
  - Welcome to the light.  Cleita   Jul-31-04 08:42 PM   #40 
  - I've voted for Republicans before  Elwood P Dowd   Jul-31-04 08:46 PM   #41 
  - It's one of the crueler ironies of life that so-called Christians  zidzi   Jul-31-04 08:49 PM   #44 
  - I remember the picture you posted the other day!  NightOwwl   Jul-31-04 08:48 PM   #43 
  - Thanks :o)  noahmijo   Jul-31-04 09:19 PM   #46 
  - Excellent Post........Welcome welcome welcome!!  Sugarbleus   Jul-31-04 09:18 PM   #45 
  - It just took...  asianjoanne   Aug-01-04 12:34 AM   #47 
  - Actually she's not kidding  noahmijo   Aug-01-04 12:41 AM   #48 
     - hehehe  asianjoanne   Aug-01-04 01:13 AM   #49 
        - Ohhhhhh THAT face it's like kryptonite to me....  noahmijo   Aug-01-04 01:18 AM   #51 
  - Well you wouldn't be the first.  janx   Aug-01-04 01:18 AM   #50 
  - I'm close to tears reading your post and all the responses.  Cybergata   Aug-01-04 12:51 PM   #52 
  - I have goose bumps  in_cog_ni_to   Aug-01-04 01:18 PM   #53 
  - You are brave to post all this.  LibertyorDeath   Aug-01-04 03:53 PM   #54 
  - Thank you for your post...  virgdem   Aug-01-04 04:21 PM   #55 
  - You seem intelligent, what took you so long?  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-01-04 04:23 PM   #56 
  - Great post  GreyPilgrim   Aug-01-04 08:42 PM   #58 
  - say three Hail Mary's and  laruemtt   Aug-01-04 08:48 PM   #59 
  - Thank you Noah!  sonias   Aug-01-04 08:56 PM   #60 
  - Noah, you are the MAN!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story...  rezmutt   Aug-01-04 09:30 PM   #61 
  - Kick for this terrific post.  rezmutt   Aug-02-04 03:52 AM   #62 
  - Thank you for the post  Democat   Aug-02-04 06:20 AM   #64 
  - Inspiring words  ASanders84   Aug-02-04 07:38 AM   #65 
  - Don't be hard on your dad. There were reasons for being Republican once.  wurzel   Aug-02-04 08:03 AM   #66 
  - I was a Republican...  deseo   Aug-02-04 08:11 AM   #67 
  - understand about your father  jukes   Aug-02-04 08:58 AM   #68 
  - So if you don't have lots of guns you're a sissy?  leesa   Aug-02-04 09:11 AM   #69 
  - Welcome to the Democratic Party!  Tight_rope   Aug-02-04 06:19 PM   #70 

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