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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 04:32 AM
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73. Wow, Mr. Pitt. Your editorial moved me to welcome tears of rage.
Arizona was my adopted state for 14 years, until 2007. Many people don't realize this, but Tempe, AZ (and Maricopa county by extension) has a very sophisticated visual art and live music scene. All my musician and artist friends (all progressives) continue to live there - I can name more than 100 personal friends and acquaintances who are dedicated, serious artists - not "dabblers"; many of these people are highly sensitized and dedicated to this community and to progressive causes. I'm just one musician out of hundreds, so thinking exponentially - there are a lot of professional leftists in AZ - not everyone there is a gun-toting, bible thumping, knuckle dragger.

When I talk to my friends, they have been telling me their stories with horror in their voices (and I'm talking about since the 2008 election) about the unprecedented deterioration of the social intelligence level in greater Phoenix - the 5th largest metropolitan region in the USA. The "crazy" atmosphere has been amplified 100 fold since President Obama came to office. My friends live their lives, but they are suffering from the madness of the political climate and the poisonous right/hate wing social disease which has overtaken that region. I now live in Europe (I got out), but my residency is in question (Europe doesn't want or need any more immigrants) and I might be coming back to the USA soon. Even from the other side of the world, I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest since Saturday's political assassinations (attempted and actual --- the murdered staffers count). I'm grieving for my country and my adopted state.

I am also having to deal with the fact that I have "ditto-heads" in my immediate family, (who have remained silent since Saturday, knowing full well how much I love Arizona) and I'm having a hard time deciding how to continue to have a family relationship with people on that side. Remind you of America in 1859? For me, a psychological line has been crossed.

Bravo for this piece, Mr. Pitt. You've hit it out of the ballpark AGAIN. :loveya:
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  -THE WRATH OF FOOLS: An Open Letter To the Far Right WilliamPitt  Jan-10-11 02:51 PM   #0 
  - Powerful writing. K&R X a million n/t  LiberalLoner   Jan-10-11 02:55 PM   #1 
  - K & R  my2sense   Jan-10-11 03:01 PM   #2 
  - You are the best.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-10-11 03:03 PM   #3 
  - Thank you, my dear  WilliamPitt   Jan-10-11 05:09 PM   #33 
     - I had a little catch in my throat, I did...  CaliforniaPeggy   Jan-10-11 07:31 PM   #44 
  - kudos. I hope this is read far and wide. nt  wiggs   Jan-10-11 03:07 PM   #4 
  - it's like giving someone the ammunition and then saying you didn't pull the trigger.  ejpoeta   Jan-10-11 03:11 PM   #5 
  - K&R to infinity  radiclib   Jan-10-11 03:18 PM   #6 
  - Nicely put. I would maybe change 4 years to 3 years, as they were  ScreamingMeemie   Jan-10-11 03:19 PM   #7 
  - Tell it, Will . . .  janet118   Jan-10-11 03:28 PM   #8 
  - This cannot be rec'd enough  sakabatou   Jan-10-11 03:29 PM   #9 
  - Bravo. Should be sent to every media outlet n/t  wtbymark   Jan-10-11 03:29 PM   #10 
  - You are a powerful voice. This is dead-on accurate  rustydog   Jan-10-11 03:30 PM   #11 
  - Wish that I could rec this powerful post x1M n/t  Urban Prairie   Jan-10-11 03:34 PM   #12 
  - I was waiting for this.  mmonk   Jan-10-11 03:36 PM   #13 
  - Thank you, bro  WilliamPitt   Jan-10-11 04:32 PM   #31 
     - Uh oh.  mmonk   Jan-12-11 06:33 AM   #121 
  - Truly amazing  mcar   Jan-10-11 03:43 PM   #14 
  - Top notch as usual Will! I'm so glad there are people  shraby   Jan-10-11 03:44 PM   #15 
  - Now William, could you have been a little clearer?  Raven   Jan-10-11 03:46 PM   #16 
  - I have my security in place  WilliamPitt   Jan-10-11 03:48 PM   #19 
     - That's right. Kitties can be bad-ass mo-fuckers. This is no joke.  Pooka Fey   Jan-11-11 04:35 AM   #74 
  - Thanks for that William  RoccoR5955   Jan-10-11 03:47 PM   #17 
  - I can only echo the praise of the other posts above mine  abq e streeter   Jan-10-11 03:47 PM   #18 
  - Amen and Thank You. Very powerful. K&R.  Pathwalker   Jan-10-11 03:49 PM   #20 
  - Wow! k&r  spanone   Jan-10-11 03:57 PM   #21 
  - I wish I was a wealthy man, so that I might have the privilege of flying to Boston tonight ...  11 Bravo   Jan-10-11 04:00 PM   #22 
  - Thanks, old friend  WilliamPitt   Jan-10-11 04:00 PM   #23 
  - Russian roulette analogy is apt. RW is saying today that bullet chamber was empty  wiggs   Jan-10-11 04:09 PM   #24 
  - Nail meet hammer, some of the most spot on writing I have ever read.  1620rock   Jan-10-11 04:16 PM   #25 
  - Right fuckin' on!  Bluzmann57   Jan-10-11 04:17 PM   #26 
  - Excellent essay, Mr. Pitt...  ljm2002   Jan-10-11 04:23 PM   #27 
  - Truth to Power. Thank you Will. n/t  Ninga   Jan-10-11 04:28 PM   #28 
  - +1,000,000,000  mstinamotorcity   Jan-10-11 04:31 PM   #29 
  - K&R!  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-10-11 04:31 PM   #30 
  - K & R - a world-class rant, deserves to be spread far and wide.  Raksha   Jan-10-11 04:36 PM   #32 
  - Heard loud and clear in New Zealand!  micraphone   Jan-10-11 09:45 PM   #53 
  - What can you expect from White Trash.  olegramps   Jan-10-11 05:19 PM   #34 
  - Exactly!  lark   Jan-11-11 02:42 PM   #109 
  - K&R  Carolina   Jan-10-11 05:26 PM   #35 
  - Wow  lunatica   Jan-10-11 05:30 PM   #36 
  - Brilliant  malaise   Jan-10-11 05:31 PM   #37 
  - Thanks!!!  WilliamPitt   Jan-10-11 06:56 PM   #43 
  - + 1,000,000,000... What You Said !!! - HUGE K & R !!!  WillyT   Jan-10-11 05:32 PM   #38 
  - Thank You!!  handmade34   Jan-10-11 05:45 PM   #39 
  - They are the Lunatic Fringe and Politics has no place for them  fascisthunter   Jan-10-11 05:48 PM   #40 
  - KICK ASS!!  Swamp Rat   Jan-10-11 05:52 PM   #41 
  - There's a lot of anger in this piece  mindwalker_i   Jan-10-11 06:24 PM   #42 
  - thank you, sir  purrFect   Jan-10-11 07:59 PM   #45 
  - They can obfuscate and deflect all they want, all of them are  WestSeattle2   Jan-10-11 08:19 PM   #46 
  - Your post is missing something  IDemo   Jan-10-11 08:30 PM   #47 
  - The best statement I've read or seen  mzmolly   Jan-10-11 08:31 PM   #48 
  - Excellent. Very effective.  northamericancitizen   Jan-10-11 08:45 PM   #49 
  - recc'd up to 94  StarsInHerHair   Jan-10-11 08:47 PM   #50 
  - I wish this could be read aloud on every MSM outlet by order of law!  archiemo   Jan-10-11 09:00 PM   #51 
  - The ugly truth. Tell it, Brother Pitt.  SalmonChantedEvening   Jan-10-11 09:17 PM   #52 
  - Man, I'm worn out from reading this Brilliant piece...  MrMickeysMom   Jan-10-11 10:02 PM   #54 
  - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  ladym55   Jan-10-11 10:04 PM   #55 
  - As Aaron Neville sang...  BeHereNow   Jan-10-11 10:07 PM   #56 
  - Williampitt....that was powerful. Thanks...  russspeakeasy   Jan-10-11 11:03 PM   #57 
  - Thank you for writing this and posting it here  Tumbulu   Jan-10-11 11:39 PM   #58 
  - Brilliant. Thank you for putting the truth out here for all to see. nt.  Dem2theMax   Jan-10-11 11:44 PM   #59 
  - k. r.  boppers   Jan-10-11 11:59 PM   #60 
  - K and R  ClayZ   Jan-11-11 12:12 AM   #61 
  - Republican message makers are skilled at using anger. They know exactly what they are doing.  pa28   Jan-11-11 12:42 AM   #62 
  - This is one of your best.  The Doctor.   Jan-11-11 12:49 AM   #63 
  - Holy cow - the muse definitely visited YOU this weekend. GREAT post!!!!!  kestrel91316   Jan-11-11 01:00 AM   #64 
  - Saying what needs to be said. More brutally honest than ever.  calimary   Jan-11-11 01:01 AM   #65 
  - Damn good stuff Will. To those who say we're going to far in laying blame , I say this:  bluesbassman   Jan-11-11 01:18 AM   #66 
  - Good Job Mr. Pitt ...On the cross hairs symbol it's what is called the "principal point".  Ellipsis   Jan-11-11 01:29 AM   #67 
  - Thank you, Sir.  earcandle   Jan-11-11 01:31 AM   #68 
  - I read this because it gave me a sense of sanity.  gtar100   Jan-11-11 01:32 AM   #69 
  - Thanks Will!  dog_lovin_dem   Jan-11-11 01:34 AM   #70 
  - K&R...n/t  BlueCollar   Jan-11-11 01:35 AM   #71 
  - THANK YOU. This needs to be shared everywhere!  freshwest   Jan-11-11 04:32 AM   #72 
  - Wow, Mr. Pitt. Your editorial moved me to welcome tears of rage.  Pooka Fey   Jan-11-11 04:32 AM   #73 
  - Right wing hate rhetoric is  Enthusiast   Jan-11-11 05:14 AM   #75 
  - My hat is removed and a low bow to your  Heathen57   Jan-11-11 05:30 AM   #76 
  - strong piece.  tomp   Jan-11-11 05:43 AM   #77 
  - Kick Kick Kick Kick Kick Kick Kick  liberal N proud   Jan-11-11 05:49 AM   #78 
  - Way recommended!  H2O Man   Jan-11-11 06:06 AM   #79 
  - Thank you, sir.  WilliamPitt   Jan-12-11 04:09 AM   #120 
  - You and I aren't always on the same page of music though we often end up on the same one  tavalon   Jan-11-11 06:55 AM   #80 
  - This is an excellent analysis  oldlib   Jan-11-11 07:13 AM   #81 
  - K&R  PhillySane   Jan-11-11 07:48 AM   #82 
  - Perfect. n/t  Mad_Dem_X   Jan-11-11 08:12 AM   #83 
  - Good One Willy....K/N......n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Jan-11-11 08:15 AM   #84 
  - kick and rec  kentuck   Jan-11-11 08:21 AM   #85 
  - Where did you send this so they could read it? nt  newtothegame   Jan-11-11 08:30 AM   #86 
  - You've outdone yourself with this one...  eowyn_of_rohan   Jan-11-11 09:15 AM   #87 
  - +++++++  Raschel   Jan-11-11 09:44 AM   #88 
  - Superb, Outstanding,  No DUplicitous DUpe   Jan-11-11 09:45 AM   #89 
  - Awesome, Will. Thank you.  Jawja   Jan-11-11 09:45 AM   #90 
  - Every amazing word you wrote is spot on.  aquamarina   Jan-11-11 09:55 AM   #91 
  - Shared on my facebook  Bryn   Jan-11-11 10:01 AM   #92 
  - Fox loaded the gun...this so called loner pulled the trigger.  russspeakeasy   Jan-11-11 10:47 AM   #93 
  - I have read this post three times.  russspeakeasy   Jan-11-11 10:55 AM   #94 
  - Thank you Will...  prairierose   Jan-11-11 11:06 AM   #95 
  - K&R for the absolute truth.  Zoeisright   Jan-11-11 11:11 AM   #96 
  - The James Hansen quote is bogus  oberliner   Jan-11-11 11:16 AM   #97 
  - grotesque  salinen   Jan-11-11 11:19 AM   #98 
  - I don't believe a work you write.  ryan_cats   Jan-11-11 11:32 AM   #99 
  - Here's a bit of truth.  seafan   Jan-11-11 01:24 PM   #104 
  - What in the shooter's writings suggests he's "far left?"  av8rdave   Jan-11-11 02:59 PM   #114 
  - Thanks once again WilliamPitt!!!  BrklynLiberal   Jan-11-11 11:34 AM   #100 
  - K N  BetsysGhost   Jan-11-11 11:38 AM   #101 
  - Whew!! I "need a cigarette"! Thanks William Pitt! nt  patrice   Jan-11-11 12:23 PM   #102 
  - Excellent  PADemD   Jan-11-11 12:57 PM   #103 
  - ...and their media too! n/t  upi402   Jan-11-11 01:27 PM   #105 
  - K&R  bobthedrummer   Jan-11-11 01:28 PM   #106 
  - That about sums it up. REC. nt  bertman   Jan-11-11 01:40 PM   #107 
  - Powerful, truthful, direct; must be broadcast to every citizen in this country.  northoftheborder   Jan-11-11 02:14 PM   #108 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Jan-11-11 02:42 PM   #110 
  - Thank you so much Will  lark   Jan-11-11 02:44 PM   #111 
  - Powerful. Truth. K&R n/t  Horse with no Name   Jan-11-11 02:45 PM   #112 
  - "have the guts to admit it"  hfojvt   Jan-11-11 02:50 PM   #113 
  - Those people are capable of threatening homeless women  deaniac21   Jan-11-11 05:04 PM   #115 
  - K, but too late to R. Bravo.  Beartracks   Jan-11-11 07:17 PM   #116 
  - Kick...  HuckleB   Jan-11-11 08:22 PM   #117 
  - Love you Will ....  Trajan   Jan-11-11 08:26 PM   #118 
     - Nice to see you again  WilliamPitt   Jan-12-11 12:02 AM   #119 

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