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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 11:02 PM
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138. When you mention it to people you see fear in their eyes
They beg you for reassurance. Something positive. All I can say is that if you get cancer it takes twenty years or so to develop. Doesn't seem to comfort anyone when I say this.
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  -We're pretty well totally fucked MannyGoldstein  Apr-18-11 10:54 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-18-11 10:56 PM   #1 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-18-11 10:56 PM   #2 
  - Sorry, can't argue with you. n/t  Skip_In_Boulder   Apr-18-11 10:57 PM   #3 
  - How about being optimistic about our new SC Justices?  CaliforniaPeggy   Apr-18-11 10:57 PM   #4 
  - Thank you, Miss Peggy, in these times we need all the optimism we can get.  raccoon   Apr-19-11 08:11 AM   #42 
  - and outnumbered by rw nutbags n/t  Donnachaidh   Apr-19-11 09:01 AM   #47 
  - Here's one.  moondust   Apr-18-11 10:59 PM   #5 
  - But cheaters win  BlueJac   Apr-19-11 06:16 PM   #78 
  - And teaching the rest of us how it's done  Generic Other   Apr-19-11 10:59 PM   #137 
  - Oh, good grief. Fukushima, mon amour.  aquart   Apr-18-11 10:59 PM   #6 
  - Or looked at in the light of US disaster management responses...  TheMadMonk   Apr-18-11 11:38 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, that.  pecwae   Apr-19-11 05:17 AM   #24 
  - Oh shyte! Can I get you something....glass of wine?  CoffeeCat   Apr-19-11 01:16 PM   #65 
  - Thanks for the offer.  pecwae   Apr-19-11 03:26 PM   #72 
     - Seriously...  CoffeeCat   Apr-19-11 11:13 PM   #140 
  - Rule One: NEVER watch On The Beach.  aquart   Apr-20-11 01:57 AM   #143 
  - I think that's too much for most people to wrap their heads around -- including  gateley   Apr-19-11 07:55 PM   #97 
  - When you mention it to people you see fear in their eyes  Generic Other   Apr-19-11 11:02 PM   #138 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-18-11 10:59 PM   #7 
  - Ammuntion is relatively cheap.  cliffordu   Apr-18-11 10:59 PM   #8 
  - Can't argue with any of that, cliffordu.  bertman   Apr-19-11 07:48 PM   #93 
  - Does this indicate some sort of sea change in you?  Jackpine Radical   Apr-19-11 08:39 PM   #112 
  - Nope -  cliffordu   Apr-19-11 10:26 PM   #132 
  - But where is that safe harbor where goats are not giving milk with radiation?  Generic Other   Apr-19-11 11:05 PM   #139 
     - I'm in the same boat.  cliffordu   Apr-20-11 11:19 AM   #144 
  - Well, when I dropped my toast on the floor today, it landed butter side up  Orrex   Apr-18-11 11:00 PM   #9 
  - Just lucky..........  BlueJac   Apr-19-11 06:17 PM   #79 
  - Yes, but to keep the universe in balance, somewhere a cat fell and *DID NOT* land on its feet!  Tesha   Apr-19-11 06:49 PM   #85 
  - If what Rachel was talking about today that is  madmax   Apr-18-11 11:00 PM   #10 
  - Obama is going to address the deficit with "spending cuts in the tax code"  wtmusic   Apr-18-11 11:03 PM   #11 
  - I'm getting really sick of reading about these CEO parasites.  Initech   Apr-18-11 11:06 PM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-18-11 11:29 PM   #13 
  - yes  mountainlion55   Apr-19-11 12:18 AM   #17 
  - Dude  Phlem   Apr-19-11 12:33 AM   #22 
     - It sounded unnecessarily mean..  sendero   Apr-19-11 05:23 AM   #26 
  - You correctly described the situation.  OnyxCollie   Apr-18-11 11:40 PM   #15 
  - Agree 100%  mountainlion55   Apr-19-11 12:17 AM   #16 
  - Check out this really cute puppy  stevedeshazer   Apr-19-11 12:20 AM   #18 
  - ...and this too...  L0oniX   Apr-19-11 06:31 PM   #82 
  - At least you understand  Ramulux   Apr-19-11 12:29 AM   #19 
  - If it gets bad enough, the bread and circuses won't work anymore.  travelingtypist   Apr-19-11 12:30 AM   #20 
  - "Please: someone give me something to be optimistic about."  MilesColtrane   Apr-19-11 12:32 AM   #21 
  - Wait until the public figures out Global Warming -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Apr-19-11 12:33 AM   #23 
  - Oy vey! When exactly will that be?  CoffeeCat   Apr-19-11 01:20 PM   #66 
  - when the coasts are under water and the midwest is a dust bowl. n/t  trud   Apr-19-11 08:29 PM   #108 
  - How sad that this anniversary of the BP Transocean Halliburton Deep Water Horizon Disaster  Overseas   Apr-20-11 12:03 AM   #142 
  - Squirrel !?  kentuck   Apr-19-11 05:19 AM   #25 
  - All of that is on top of the fact..  sendero   Apr-19-11 05:31 AM   #27 
  - They know.  mmonk   Apr-19-11 05:32 AM   #28 
  - How about the likelihood that you are completely wrong..  DCBob   Apr-19-11 05:38 AM   #29 
  - I hope I'm completely wrong  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 06:54 AM   #33 
  - Manny, to be honest you may be right on some accounts..  DCBob   Apr-19-11 05:04 PM   #76 
     - Not to be too dramatic, but: Ever been to Dachau?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 08:20 PM   #106 
        - Manny - was as Dachau years ago and it's never left me. (My  COLGATE4   Apr-19-11 08:53 PM   #114 
        - Dachau totally blew my mind  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 09:14 PM   #120 
        - No but I have been to the Holocaust museum.. I know not the same thing but it did freak me out..  DCBob   Apr-19-11 10:05 PM   #124 
  - A gift of gold IS a box of rocks...  Leftist Agitator   Apr-19-11 07:32 AM   #39 
  - Always after me lucky charms....(nt)  CoffeeCat   Apr-19-11 01:23 PM   #67 
  - DCBob  trud   Apr-19-11 08:32 PM   #109 
  - Why do you feel compelled to write the same  cali   Apr-19-11 05:45 AM   #30 
  - Why do you care? And do you disagree?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 06:34 AM   #31 
  - Boy. What a cogent, carefully thought out reply.  Jakes Progress   Apr-19-11 07:17 AM   #36 
  - Has the situation changed enough to justify a different OP?  JVS   Apr-19-11 12:04 PM   #62 
  - Why do you feel compelled  liberalhistorian   Apr-19-11 07:00 PM   #86 
  - Unrec...  SidDithers   Apr-19-11 06:43 AM   #32 
  - Can you be specific?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 06:58 AM   #35 
  - I was specefic upthread, but it ws deleted...  SidDithers   Apr-19-11 08:54 AM   #46 
  - You've got my rec, Manny  MissDeeds   Apr-19-11 07:16 PM   #90 
  - And I thing your reply is without thought.  Jakes Progress   Apr-19-11 07:18 AM   #37 
  - +1  bvar22   Apr-19-11 11:55 AM   #60 
  - I cancelled your ostentatiously pretentious unrec.  Thunderstruck   Apr-19-11 10:12 AM   #51 
     - Ain't democracy grand...nt  SidDithers   Apr-19-11 10:13 AM   #52 
        - How would we know what that was like?  Jakes Progress   Apr-19-11 04:12 PM   #74 
  - You said it all with this line:  Search4Justice   Apr-19-11 06:56 AM   #34 
  - Reluctantly K and R  OwnedByFerrets   Apr-19-11 07:31 AM   #38 
  - LOL  Robb   Apr-19-11 07:35 AM   #40 
  - Let's give participation ribbons to the Tea Partiers  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 07:52 AM   #41 
  - The Tea Party organizers claim to support the working class  Robb   Apr-19-11 08:19 AM   #44 
     - The teabaggers are the gift that keeps on giving...  liberation   Apr-19-11 06:20 PM   #80 
  - Converse: The nature of belief systems in mass publics  OnyxCollie   Apr-19-11 10:02 AM   #50 
     - Struck a nerve, eh?  Robb   Apr-19-11 10:28 AM   #55 
     - Yawn.  OnyxCollie   Apr-19-11 10:39 AM   #56 
     - Ah, so regular folks are boring, too?  Robb   Apr-19-11 10:50 AM   #59 
     - OnyxCollie is correct to cite Converse in this context  Alcibiades   Apr-21-11 10:08 AM   #145 
     - Good point  Alcibiades   Apr-21-11 10:20 AM   #146 
  - Watch 'Gasland', 'Inside Job' and 'Food inc' and you will realise just how right you are..  truebrit71   Apr-19-11 08:12 AM   #43 
  - + a bazzillion  L0oniX   Apr-19-11 06:26 PM   #81 
  - bless your little heart.  dionysus   Apr-19-11 08:31 AM   #45 
  - And bless yours, too.  Lorien   Apr-19-11 09:05 AM   #48 
  - Okay, Manny.... I will  MrMickeysMom   Apr-19-11 09:38 AM   #49 
  - Actually... I live in one of the most Liberal areas in the country  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 08:14 PM   #103 
     - No Manny...  MrMickeysMom   Apr-19-11 08:32 PM   #110 
  - Your assesment is accurate. Take the needed precautions and prepare.  Poboy   Apr-19-11 10:14 AM   #53 
  - Something optimistic?  Broderick   Apr-19-11 10:16 AM   #54 
  - Here is something to be optimistic about - "Change"  demwing   Apr-19-11 10:45 AM   #57 
  - How could you be so cruel?  Canuckistanian   Apr-19-11 08:11 PM   #102 
  - Your take on it  upi402   Apr-19-11 10:50 AM   #58 
  - Well, one ray of hope is that if you are already  RebelOne   Apr-19-11 12:01 PM   #61 
  - I have found some "HOPE" for The World, Manny.  bvar22   Apr-19-11 12:04 PM   #63 
  - We still got you, MannyGoldstein! And a whole lot more good people.  Octafish   Apr-19-11 12:13 PM   #64 
  - You're preaching to the Choir my friend! (n/t)  Cascadian   Apr-19-11 01:26 PM   #68 
  - Don't worry man....  goodnews   Apr-19-11 02:08 PM   #69 
  - Hope is delusional at this point, so don't ask for it.  BeHereNow   Apr-19-11 02:25 PM   #70 
  - +1  sarcasmo   Apr-19-11 04:35 PM   #75 
  - Gunowner rights are expanding.  ileus   Apr-19-11 02:33 PM   #71 
  - If Obama had a vision of his place in history ...  GeorgeGist   Apr-19-11 03:33 PM   #73 
  - WE are fucked............  BlueJac   Apr-19-11 06:15 PM   #77 
  - I don't think there is any reason to be optimistic,  Autumn   Apr-19-11 06:33 PM   #83 
  - Yes and no...  liberation   Apr-19-11 06:41 PM   #84 
  - Well... Not TOTALLY...  ThoughtCriminal   Apr-19-11 07:06 PM   #87 
  - Unrec because threads with titles like this are becoming a broken record at DU  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-19-11 07:13 PM   #88 
  - You're right.  Turbineguy   Apr-19-11 07:52 PM   #95 
  - You're right as rain, Manny. I have a realistic way forward and if  neoralme   Apr-19-11 07:15 PM   #89 
  - DOOMED!  Blue-Jay   Apr-19-11 07:17 PM   #91 
  - Sorry, I can't.  harmonicon   Apr-19-11 07:47 PM   #92 
  - Are you trying to say that we can't huff & puff our way to Utopia?  Blue-Jay   Apr-19-11 07:49 PM   #94 
     - plenty sure try, don't they?  harmonicon   Apr-19-11 08:07 PM   #100 
  - They're moving Bradley Manning to a medium security facility -- as a result of  gateley   Apr-19-11 07:52 PM   #96 
  - That's great news about Manning, thanks.  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 08:16 PM   #104 
  - Wish I had optimism to share  me b zola   Apr-19-11 07:56 PM   #98 
  - Please: someone give me something to be optimistic about.  AlbertCat   Apr-19-11 08:00 PM   #99 
  - The reason to be cheerful is that you still get a rec at DU for telling the awful truth. KNR  leveymg   Apr-19-11 08:08 PM   #101 
  - Manny, you are absolutely right. I can't think of anything to be optimistic about.  JDPriestly   Apr-19-11 08:19 PM   #105 
  - They said that in France right before the guillotines were built.  DuaneBidoux   Apr-19-11 08:24 PM   #107 
  - I can't. It's snowing  Demeter   Apr-19-11 08:34 PM   #111 
  - Got to agree with you Manny. Dick Durbin says we can't "rule out cuts" to  bertman   Apr-19-11 08:47 PM   #113 
  - yes, we are.  krabigirl   Apr-19-11 08:55 PM   #115 
  - Eliot Spitzer is swinging for the fences  KurtNYC   Apr-19-11 09:00 PM   #116 
  - Gary Busey was fired on The Apprentice?  alfredo   Apr-19-11 09:01 PM   #117 
  - To be honest, would YOU hire Gary Busey?  Blue-Jay   Apr-19-11 09:05 PM   #118 
     - He's been ill for many years. Poor sap.  alfredo   Apr-19-11 09:21 PM   #121 
  - Glee had a new  femrap   Apr-19-11 09:07 PM   #119 
  - the Natalie Halloway movie is coming out soon  ElsewheresDaughter   Apr-19-11 09:42 PM   #122 
  - Whoops. You asked for something positive. GOP cruelty and hypocrisy is much clearer now.  Overseas   Apr-19-11 09:56 PM   #123 
  - Excellent post, thank you! nt  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 10:23 PM   #131 
  - are you a student? it is likely your local state uni broadcasts sports on RW radio- TELL THEM NO!  certainot   Apr-19-11 10:08 PM   #125 
  - These silly platitudes are counterproductive  Doctor_J   Apr-19-11 10:20 PM   #130 
     - garbage- there is NO organized challenge at the moment and there are effective ways to do that  certainot   Apr-19-11 11:15 PM   #141 
  - We have the numbers  themadstork   Apr-19-11 10:12 PM   #126 
  - Unrec'ing - vanity thread, even though you're absolutely right  Doctor_J   Apr-19-11 10:12 PM   #127 
  - Nah, it's a venting thread. I guess that you could make a case  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 10:20 PM   #129 
  - It was ever thus  Alcibiades   Apr-19-11 10:17 PM   #128 
  - Thank you. I hope you're right. nt  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 10:40 PM   #134 
  - courage  mdmc   Apr-19-11 10:29 PM   #133 
  - For those who rag on this OP, check  Jakes Progress   Apr-19-11 10:42 PM   #135 
     - Thanks Jake  MannyGoldstein   Apr-19-11 10:56 PM   #136 
 

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