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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 03:42 AM
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16. I wish I had the energy
I did join the DFA for a while after the 2004 election and attended a lot of their meetings. They never really went anywhere and I have not heard from any of them since about 2006.

Then I developed reduced mobility that resulted in knee surgery in 2007 - just as we were building a handicapped accessible house. I thought I would be in better shape and worked hard with the Obama election, but had shoulder surgery this June. I am at the age where I just don't heal very fast anymore and this last surgery really knocked my on my ass and various joint keep wearing out. I'm still struggling to get back to being able to put in a full day of just basic living. Trying to rebuild a party structure is far more than I have the endurance to do. Heck, we are still unpacking from moving into the new house after a year and a half - and since I cannot manage the stairs, I have no idea what my husband stashed up there.

The local Organizing for America has a strong group in this county and there is an offshoot group that is organizing separately - they do not want to be dictated to by the national organization and intend to work toward local goals. But I have not been able to attend any of the meetings. At this point, I am not sure I could help very much and I know I cannot count on helping at any particular event.

Yeah, I sound like a whiner - but it's why I am so frustrated that I cannot work within an existing structure to the best of my ability.
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  -If we're going to have an "opt-out" Public Option... MinneapolisMatt  Oct-23-09 10:08 AM   #0 
  - Excatly 1 rec for you good sir.  Kurska   Oct-23-09 10:10 AM   #1 
  - the opt out is better known as the "elect Democratic Governors" amendment.  alfredo   Oct-23-09 10:14 AM   #2 
  - Good way to put it. n/t  emulatorloo   Oct-23-09 11:27 AM   #9 
  - I agree.....the opt out would have to be a state wide referendum.  yourout   Oct-23-09 10:14 AM   #3 
  - Yes, 'cause otherwise Floridians will not have a chance at health care  csziggy   Oct-23-09 10:16 AM   #4 
  - Then they can vote the bastards out and put in some Democratic leaders.  alfredo   Oct-23-09 02:37 PM   #12 
     - Don't you think we have tried?  csziggy   Oct-23-09 02:56 PM   #13 
        - In 2004, we took over the party. It started off as four people at a coffee house.  alfredo   Oct-23-09 08:39 PM   #15 
           - I wish I had the energy  csziggy   Oct-24-09 03:42 AM   #16 
              - If you can do data entry and man the phones, that is something the  alfredo   Oct-24-09 09:15 AM   #17 
                 - Doing data entry,walk lists and other computer work was part of what  csziggy   Oct-24-09 05:17 PM   #18 
                    - What you need is a "sponsor", someone at headquarters to recommend you  alfredo   Oct-24-09 06:11 PM   #19 
                       - Once the campaigns start gearing up, I will evaluate my capability to be active  csziggy   Oct-24-09 11:00 PM   #20 
                          - One thing I don't get to do is election day get out the vote. I work the  alfredo   Oct-24-09 11:50 PM   #21 
                             - My sister does that - but I just do not have the endurance for that length of day  csziggy   Oct-26-09 12:37 AM   #22 
                                - That sounds like Florida is determined to become a banana republic.  alfredo   Oct-26-09 09:31 AM   #23 
  - Opt out is another way for blue states to pay for the stupidity of red states  seemunkee   Oct-23-09 10:18 AM   #5 
  - Not me! Based on the dumb referendums that I've seen voters approve,  pnwmom   Oct-23-09 10:29 AM   #6 
  - Good point, though I'd like to be able to opt back in if..  mvd   Oct-23-09 11:31 AM   #10 
  - Good idea  Canuckistanian   Oct-23-09 10:50 AM   #7 
  - There is already a public referendum every election where the citizens get to vote on the matter  NNN0LHI   Oct-23-09 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Racism....  Bigmack   Oct-23-09 11:38 AM   #11 
  - What if they also approve buying insurance accross state lines?  csziggy   Oct-23-09 03:01 PM   #14 

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