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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 09:59 AM
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10. You're a little too emotionally invested in all this. Srsly, take a break from
politics for a while.
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  -It's worse than 93-94. asdjrocky  Dec-09-09 09:50 AM   #0 
  - ...  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-09-09 09:51 AM   #1 
  - You know, my activism meant something to me.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 09:58 AM   #8 
  - It means something to a lot of people.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:08 AM   #17 
  - Yawn. Lots of people got arrested protesting Iraq.  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-09-09 10:12 AM   #18 
  - Bullshit. You never got arrested.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:26 AM   #21 
  - LoL!  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-09-09 10:30 AM   #23 
     - "Hit a nerve": keyboard commando for "you just pwned me, so I'll pretend I won"  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:32 AM   # 
        - Thank for the morning laugh.  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-09-09 10:38 AM   #26 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 11:22 AM   #38 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 11:50 AM   #49 
           - Says the one with the worst spelling on DU.  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 11:54 AM   #51 
        - If it weren't for the people you sneer at, this party would stand for nothing  Ken Burch   Dec-10-09 06:10 AM   #115 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 11:41 AM   #44 
        - OH goody my fan club has shown up.  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-09-09 11:49 AM   #48 
           - We can't help but rubberneck at the scene.  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 11:54 AM   #50 
        - You use more cliches than a Britney Spears song. (nt)  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Dec-09-09 12:07 PM   #53 
           - Sorry, did you just use a cliche to accuse me of using cliches?  jgraz   Dec-09-09 12:10 PM   #54 
           - Google: No results found for "more cliches than a britney spears song"  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Dec-09-09 12:11 PM   #55 
           - Nice Britney reference, Justin.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #60 
  - There was no alternative  Ken Burch   Dec-10-09 06:08 AM   #114 
  - Again, my wisdom in employing the Ignore function judiciously has been proven again.  closeupready   Dec-09-09 10:32 AM   #24 
  - I hear ya.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 10:54 AM   #34 
     - True  kenfrequed   Dec-09-09 12:37 PM   #71 
     - I just block their PMs so I can continue to enjoy the denial and projection without having to deal  Greyhound   Dec-09-09 02:42 PM   #88 
  - Hey Rocky  MissDeeds   Dec-09-09 03:23 PM   #97 
     - Thanks for checking in MissDeeds.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 05:46 PM   #99 
  - That is seriously funny.  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-10-09 07:44 AM   #118 
  - I have a friend with a favorite slogan  Yupster   Dec-09-09 09:53 AM   #2 
  - I don't give a damn about your wittle hurt feewings.  Teaser   Dec-09-09 09:53 AM   #3 
  - DOUCHEzy!!  jgraz   Dec-09-09 09:54 AM   #5 
  - !  Lilith Velkor   Dec-10-09 12:58 PM   #130 
  - You'll give enough of a damn when you want their (and my) vote in 2010.  Tesha   Dec-09-09 10:02 AM   #13 
     - Are you saying you won't vote for Democrats ever again?  Alexander   Dec-09-09 10:46 AM   #30 
     - I am saying (and read this carefully now) that Democrats no longer get my vote by default.  Tesha   Dec-09-09 11:28 AM   #39 
        - Could you try again with less of a hostile attitude?  Alexander   Dec-09-09 11:33 AM   #41 
        - The hostile attitude is part of the game  HughMoran   Dec-09-09 07:39 PM   #103 
        - As one single voter, you aren't that powerful  treestar   Dec-09-09 12:22 PM   #59 
           - Compromise has worked so well for progressives...  kenfrequed   Dec-09-09 12:50 PM   #73 
     - +1 n/t  MissDeeds   Dec-09-09 03:26 PM   #98 
     - I love when I feel like we're being blackmailed  HughMoran   Dec-09-09 07:37 PM   #102 
        - You're not being "blackmailed" and if you choose language like that, it's you who is acting "hostile  Tesha   Dec-10-09 07:53 AM   #119 
  - Rec. Although I don't entirely agree,  Robb   Dec-09-09 09:53 AM   #4 
  - Thanks for being the one person not to be rude.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 10:01 AM   #12 
  - It's the future of DU.  Robb   Dec-09-09 10:03 AM   #15 
  - +1.  inna   Dec-09-09 01:37 PM   #83 
  - The line forms to the left.  Richardo   Dec-09-09 09:55 AM   #6 
  - Nice rant. Thanks for sharing. We'll be fine without you.  NYC_SKP   Dec-09-09 09:57 AM   #7 
  - Goodbye. The naivete in your post is astounding.  Kdillard   Dec-09-09 09:59 AM   #9 
  - "naivete" -- there's a good, solid DLC word for ya.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:03 AM   #14 
  - Sigh if that is what you want to believe fine but I live in the real world.  Kdillard   Dec-09-09 10:42 AM   #29 
     - "real world" ... "whining" ... damn, you're pulling out the greatest hits.  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:52 AM   #32 
        - "A member of the reality based community".  Forkboy   Dec-09-09 11:43 AM   #46 
        - Reality based community  Prism   Dec-09-09 01:36 PM   #82 
        - LOL....It really is a genre. Soon as I see the word "realist" I know it's goinbg to be followed by..  Armstead   Dec-10-09 11:18 AM   #124 
  - So is your cynicsm.  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-09-09 10:28 AM   #22 
  - You're a little too emotionally invested in all this. Srsly, take a break from  TwilightGardener   Dec-09-09 09:59 AM   #10 
  - Too emotionally invested in the future of our country, of our planet, of our children?!?!?!? nt  polichick   Dec-09-09 11:42 AM   #45 
     - Yes.  msallied   Dec-10-09 01:23 PM   #131 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-09-09 10:01 AM   #11 
  - FDR famously said: "Make me do it"  rhombus   Dec-09-09 10:05 AM   #16 
  - I respect what you're saying.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 10:19 AM   #19 
  - The difference: FDR actually *wanted* to enact real reform  jgraz   Dec-09-09 10:40 AM   #27 
  - Does seem that way, doesn't it?  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #63 
  - But I think "make me do it" did not mean threaten to throw tantrums and quit the party or else...  DCBob   Dec-09-09 10:42 AM   #28 
  - The arguments have been presented until...  snake in the grass   Dec-09-09 02:43 PM   #90 
  - Ha! You think that hasn;t been tried many times?  Armstead   Dec-10-09 11:22 AM   #125 
  - What did he mean by that?  treestar   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #61 
  - The problem is that a cynical person can use that phrase as an equivalent to "suck my dick"  JVS   Dec-10-09 06:23 AM   #116 
  - I feel your pain. n/t  alpizzy   Dec-09-09 10:21 AM   #20 
  - Goodbye. nt  vaberella   Dec-09-09 10:33 AM   #25 
  - The president has reasons to be lukewarm on P.O.  Garam_Masala   Dec-09-09 10:48 AM   #31 
  - +100....you get it! nt  Bobbie Jo   Dec-09-09 09:55 PM   #108 
  - Obama is working on Single Payer? he's sure doing a good job of hiding it  Armstead   Dec-10-09 11:24 AM   #126 
  - I apologize to you but  azmouse   Dec-09-09 10:53 AM   #33 
  - What is a person "like me"?  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 10:58 AM   #35 
     - The type I described in my post.  azmouse   Dec-09-09 11:06 AM   #36 
     - Hoiw about wantiung a little something after 30 years of crap?  Armstead   Dec-10-09 11:30 AM   #127 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 12:18 PM   #57 
        - It's been thirty years.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:20 PM   #58 
           - Yes we do.  Drunken Irishman   Dec-09-09 12:23 PM   #62 
              - Have an nice day then, er buddy.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:32 PM   #67 
                 - Oh I will. I'm not the one giving up on everything.  Drunken Irishman   Dec-09-09 12:35 PM   #69 
  - The Democratic Party is WORSE than merely being "Business Friendly".  bvar22   Dec-09-09 11:14 AM   #37 
  - After a number of decades, the crumbs just don't provide enough nutrition  eleny   Dec-09-09 11:29 AM   #40 
  - I share your frustration and disgust. And I've been at it for 40 years.  freddie mertz   Dec-09-09 11:39 AM   #42 
  - You're a good person.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:26 PM   #64 
     - Thanks. Ray Charles is good too.  freddie mertz   Dec-09-09 12:32 PM   #68 
  - Beautifully said - honest, true and full of heart...  polichick   Dec-09-09 11:41 AM   #43 
  - Hey polichick, thank you!  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:38 PM   #72 
  - Yup. +1  progressoid   Dec-09-09 11:43 AM   #47 
  - I'm Feeling The Same Kind Of Pain & The Same Kind Of Dis-Enchantment!  ChiciB1   Dec-09-09 11:57 AM   #52 
  - Aww, poor fella.  Drunken Irishman   Dec-09-09 12:12 PM   #56 
  - Does acting like an ass to people really make you feel better about yourself?  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:29 PM   #65 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-09 03:07 PM   #95 
  - I didn't vote until 1996 when I was 19. I doubt I will ever not vote again.  Jennicut   Dec-09-09 12:31 PM   #66 
  - I love these missives about how much work people do for the party  dave29   Dec-09-09 12:36 PM   #70 
  - It's not about what I've gotten.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 12:54 PM   #74 
     - I appreciate the civics lesson  dave29   Dec-09-09 01:04 PM   #75 
        - Winning? What are we winning? What have we won?  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 01:12 PM   #77 
        - well for starters  dave29   Dec-09-09 01:29 PM   #81 
           - I don't think that's a fair response to an honest accounting.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 02:24 PM   #87 
           - Several points:  kenfrequed   Dec-09-09 02:49 PM   #91 
              - Yuppers. Well said!  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 02:53 PM   #93 
        - Right  kenfrequed   Dec-09-09 01:12 PM   #78 
           - it is rare that leaders stick to their principles  dave29   Dec-09-09 01:46 PM   #84 
  - You know what sucks worse? The alternative...that, and that alone should at least persuade you to...  truebrit71   Dec-09-09 01:09 PM   #76 
  - Yeah.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 01:16 PM   #79 
  - I've been registered a "D" and voting since 1980 --  Hell Hath No Fury   Dec-09-09 01:26 PM   #80 
  - I'm not there yet and mostly because there is so much I don't know  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 02:03 PM   #85 
  - I have to re-register and am wrestling with making a party declaration.  Greyhound   Dec-09-09 02:51 PM   #92 
  - I know! and he could certainly use those 45 thousand lives  Generator   Dec-09-09 02:04 PM   #86 
  - Ouch.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 07:07 PM   #100 
  - asdjrocky, I hear that and thanks for laying out your thinking so carefully.  EFerrari   Dec-09-09 02:43 PM   #89 
  - Well said  Autumn   Dec-09-09 03:06 PM   #94 
  - I often feel the same way,  paulk   Dec-09-09 03:22 PM   #96 
  - take care then  HughMoran   Dec-09-09 07:35 PM   #101 
  - jeez, what a pathetically lame post.  inna   Dec-09-09 08:29 PM   #104 
  - I'm crushed.  asdjrocky   Dec-09-09 09:09 PM   #105 
     - heh  HughMoran   Dec-09-09 09:19 PM   #107 
  - Yeah.. if ONLY you'd have voted for McCain - Palin!!  RoadRage   Dec-09-09 09:10 PM   #106 
  - You've just described perfectly how I feel right now. Like I've been used  LittleBlue   Dec-10-09 12:09 AM   #109 
  - K&R. I guess I could see it coming so none of this  Truth2Tell   Dec-10-09 12:21 AM   #110 
  - I hear ya!  kirby   Dec-10-09 12:35 AM   #111 
  - Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  apocalypsehow   Dec-10-09 12:39 AM   #112 
  - Well, good. The veil has fallen. Welcome to the world  Kind of Blue   Dec-10-09 01:28 AM   #113 
  - Did you really think it was going to be that easy... seriously.. even my 80 plus Mom knew better  Peacetrain   Dec-10-09 06:45 AM   #117 
  - "I learned that Democrats were actually business friendly."  beyond cynical   Dec-10-09 09:12 AM   #120 
  - No. I propose making it just a little easier for the American people.  asdjrocky   Dec-10-09 10:10 AM   #121 
     - How does it become easier for the American people if it is hard for American businesses  beyond cynical   Dec-10-09 10:19 AM   #122 
        - NAFTA made it easier for the business people.  asdjrocky   Dec-10-09 10:34 AM   #123 
  - Sad but true....I wouldn't suggest giving up, but....  Armstead   Dec-10-09 11:52 AM   #128 
  - Capitulation to the right and to big business.  asdjrocky   Dec-10-09 12:04 PM   #129 
  - adios!  Aramchek   Dec-10-09 01:56 PM   #132 
 

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