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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:36 AM
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A plea for focus. Focus on the real issues at hand. ABB
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Edited on Fri Feb-13-04 10:37 AM by Screaming Lord Byron
First they came for Howard Dean
and I didnt speak up,
because I wasnt a Dean Supporter.
Then they came for Wes Clark,
and I didnt speak up,
because I wasnt a Clark Supporter.
Then they came for John Kerry,
and I didnt speak up,
because I was not a Kerry supporter.
Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me.


OK, it's sacrilege to rip off Martin Niemoller, and I apologize, but our candidates are getting picked off one by one. Remember ABB. ABB is fundamental. Don't let our opponents dictate to us. Don't buy the distractions, the AWOL story is beginning to stick. Stay on target.
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  -A plea for focus. Focus on the real issues at hand. ABB Screaming Lord Byron  Feb-13-04 10:36 AM   #0 
  - 'Electability' is part of it, too.  Padraig18   Feb-13-04 10:38 AM   #1 
  - It is a tough call. Do you specifically deny and risk giving more exposure  Screaming Lord Byron   Feb-13-04 10:41 AM   #2 
  - Specific denials work best.  Padraig18   Feb-13-04 10:54 AM   #5 
     - But what if "it" is true  ludwigb   Feb-14-04 10:06 AM   #14 
        - If 'it' is true, then we're f*cked!  Padraig18   Feb-14-04 10:09 AM   #15 
  - One of LBJ's favorite stories  library_max   Feb-13-04 11:02 AM   #7 
  - Thank you.  secondtermdenier   Feb-13-04 10:45 AM   #3 
  - Of course it's exciting.  Robb   Feb-13-04 04:03 PM   #10 
  - isn't that what the primaries are about?  forgethell   Feb-13-04 10:53 AM   #4 
  - No, but vested interests are trying to cripple the candidates.  Screaming Lord Byron   Feb-13-04 10:56 AM   #6 
     - Does that mean  forgethell   Feb-13-04 03:52 PM   #9 
     - But will the media follow it? AWOL should have been an issue in 2000  Turkw   Feb-13-04 04:27 PM   #11 
        - AWOL won't matter  forgethell   Feb-14-04 09:38 AM   #12 
           - independents are sheeple who don't know their own minds?  ShimokitaJer   Feb-14-04 10:04 AM   #13 
              - Not arrogance at all:  forgethell   Feb-14-04 11:39 PM   #16 
                 - and what of  maxanne   Feb-14-04 11:48 PM   #17 
                    - What of them?  library_max   Feb-16-04 10:46 AM   #18 
                    - as long as we  maxanne   Feb-17-04 09:29 AM   #46 
                       - Yes. Much better to support the GREATER of two evils.  library_max   Feb-17-04 09:40 AM   #48 
                    - there's always a lesser of two evils  forgethell   Feb-16-04 12:29 PM   #28 
                       - yup  maxanne   Feb-17-04 09:30 AM   #47 
                          - It is so, whether you "accept" it or not.  library_max   Feb-17-04 09:43 AM   #49 
                          - acceptance of crappy  maxanne   Feb-17-04 12:58 PM   #52 
                             - Yes there will be other elections in your lifetime.  library_max   Feb-17-04 01:36 PM   #55 
                                - nicely simplified  maxanne   Feb-17-04 03:22 PM   #57 
                          - Does your 'non-acceptance'  forgethell   Feb-17-04 12:47 PM   #50 
                             - i appreciate your optimism  maxanne   Feb-17-04 01:01 PM   #53 
     - Kerry is the one with the most vested interests lining up behind him n/t  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 11:30 AM   #20 
  - Kick.  library_max   Feb-13-04 01:12 PM   #8 
  - I'm holding out til they come for the candidates you conveniently ignore  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 11:29 AM   #19 
  - Actually, I'd vote for Kucinich. And I wouldn't touch the DLC  Screaming Lord Byron   Feb-16-04 11:32 AM   #21 
  - You should be able to bring people together without this ABB crap  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 11:59 AM   #25 
     - Fair enough. I was more annoyed at being distracted from the AWOL  Screaming Lord Byron   Feb-16-04 12:00 PM   #26 
        - The AWOL issue is still here though  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 12:22 PM   #27 
           - The way I look at it is that my focus is the removal of Bush  Screaming Lord Byron   Feb-16-04 01:11 PM   #31 
              - Then you're a greater person than I  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 02:38 PM   #34 
  - Gee, that was helpful.  library_max   Feb-16-04 11:38 AM   #22 
     - facts are now  maxanne   Feb-16-04 12:52 PM   #30 
     - Gee, I guess it depends  library_max   Feb-16-04 02:27 PM   #32 
        - facts are merely facts  maxanne   Feb-16-04 02:31 PM   #33 
           - So if the media endlessly replayed Howard Dean's "scream,"  library_max   Feb-16-04 02:39 PM   #35 
              - one of these things  maxanne   Feb-16-04 02:43 PM   #36 
                 - A fabrication?? It was video footage!!  library_max   Feb-16-04 03:05 PM   #38 
                    - you know very well  maxanne   Feb-16-04 03:10 PM   #39 
                       - Critical thinking courses are widely available.  library_max   Feb-16-04 03:16 PM   #40 
                          - in other words  maxanne   Feb-16-04 03:19 PM   #41 
     - Why don't you go research that material and get back to us?  Tinoire   Feb-16-04 08:25 PM   #43 
        - Oh yeah, I'm sure the Republicans  library_max   Feb-17-04 09:09 AM   #44 
           - the research  maxanne   Feb-17-04 01:03 PM   #54 
              - Maybe I have yet to be inspired  library_max   Feb-17-04 01:38 PM   #56 
  - You're right. Let's focus on issues. ABB is NOT an issue.  IrateCitizen   Feb-16-04 11:43 AM   #23 
  - Should we take issue with the states that already went and voted  nolabels   Feb-16-04 03:04 PM   #37 
     - I have absolutely no idea what you're trying to say.  IrateCitizen   Feb-17-04 09:13 AM   #45 
  - Beautiful!  Wife_of_a_Wes_Freak   Feb-16-04 11:45 AM   #24 
  - ABB: proof that many Democrats embrace mindless slogans, & value  RichM   Feb-16-04 12:40 PM   #29 
  - Haig in 2004  mdmc   Feb-16-04 03:27 PM   #42 
     - Write in Coulter 2004  tobius   Feb-17-04 12:54 PM   #51 
 

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