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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:25 PM
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28. I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in WI and never thought I
would live to see the day that kids from NY (ok upstate, but NY never the less) are more naive than kids from the Midwest? Madison Campus rocks, the whole city is the liberal center of our state.

But I know what you mean. That is how it is in the town where I live, 3 hours north of Madison. All the folks here have to listen to is right wing drivel on the radio and its more of the same on tv and our paper is owned by Gannett news. When I campaigned for Kerry, people were shocked to learn that a handful of companies control our media. But here is something to give you hope:

My dad had a stroke about 6 years ago. He looks fine but his cognitive reasoning ability was damaged. He reasonss about like a 7-10 year old kid as far as logical arguments go. He was a die hard Bushie. All during the campaign he watched tv and also listened to what we were saying and he voted for Kerry. He really wasn't happy with either. But now he is saying that what Bush is doing is bad, "just not right". In fact when that helicopter went down a few days ago he said to my mom, "Did you notice that the helicopter went down on the same day Bush asked for more money?"

I kid you not. So take heart, even the people with limited access to any real information and limited ability to process the information they do get are starting to come around to the fact that things are not too cool.
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