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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 09:52 PM
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I Believe.
Tonight, I believe.

I believe that we've reached a tipping point.

A United States Senator dared to stand up and say, No. We're not going to formalize this election without talking about everything that seems wrong, and unsettling, and un-American about it. Thank you, Barbara Boxer.

Two United States Senators looked in their hearts, and knew they had to say, No. We aren't going to confirm the president's friend and advisor for a cabinet post without discussing the lies, the misinformation, and the venal narrow-mindedness that took this nation into a war with an awful, bloody toll. Thank you, Senator Boxer, and thank you, John Kerry. And thank you also to the Democrats who pointedly voiced their heartfelt concern that the leadership be of a higher, more honest caliber.

And now, on the eve of another fraudulent inauguration, I believe: that the forces of anti-democratic greed that made this election travesty happen, and the ones preceding it, have peaked in their power; that their crimes are coming to light; and that true democracy, America's greatest gift to itself and the world, will triumph.

We believe that Dr. Seuss was right: the last, smallest voice down in Whoville can make all the difference when it joins with the rest.

We believe, because we're lucky here to know other people who believe, and who know that the right thing must be done.


This is dedicated to the difference that DU has made, to its incredible assortment of talented brains, and to all those wondering whether hope should be abandoned along with hard work, and who decide to show up to say:

I Believe.

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 09:56 PM
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1. I believe
you are right and I am pissed. Thank you.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:01 PM
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2. Keeping hope alive.
I believe, too.
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:03 PM
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3. I believe in the filibuster and the long haul
Let's get those Bush bastards!

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denese Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:04 PM
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4. I believe
Beleever thank you for not giving up.
I still believe too and I think more people are waking up every day.
Failure is really not an option.
denese
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:04 PM
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5. I believe...
... our representatives are finally getting it. You can tell by their actions. We MUST continue to be persistent in letters/email to news organizations and elected leaders to explain the issues clearly when they are wrong and in showing appreciation when they come through. This will be a long, difficult fight. If they lead, we must support them. Remember John Kerry's words: "Now is a time to stand firm." Never forget. ;)
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:06 PM
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6. And it is just starting!!!
This speaking out of the truth...this questioning..this calling on the carpet...it is just starting! And it will grow now!! Quickly!!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:38 AM
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18. Yes. This is a beginning, and an auspicious one.
People are beginning to notice that the chimperor has no clothes.

Even the people in his own party, now that his coat tails have been dragged back into office over their trail of slime, are looking to put some distance between * and themselves, "triangulating" away from the fatal flaws of his legacy.

The Shrub is now yesterday's sushi. Even the Repubs are checking to see what else is in the fridge.

:thumbsup:
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:07 PM
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7. I Believe
The dems are waking up in Whoville. Now lets rock. :toast:
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zapped 1 Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:18 PM
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11. here here
Edited on Wed Jan-19-05 10:18 PM by zapped 1
and I believe that Bush knows that Kerry knows who the real president is,and that the closest thing to a man-date that Bush will have is Kerry breathing down his back, in addition to Boxer and others.
I also have faith that true-Republicans are not going to let Bushco destroy this country.
I believe that he will not serve out his full term.
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Pam-Moby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:31 PM
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13. I hope you are right. thanks n/t
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:11 PM
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8. I believe
The small voices will join together into a voice loud and ringing,"We will never give up".
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:15 PM
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9. Don't give up.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

He conquers who endures. ~Persius

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. ~Author Unknown

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true,
there would be little hope of advance. -Orville Wright

The average person has one breast and one testicle (just checking). -Someone

The first and greatest commandment is,
Don't let them scare you. -Elmer Davis

:dem: I believe.
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MichaelTheCat Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:17 PM
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10. I almost wonder...
What good is believing? What good are our mutual reassurances? No matter what, the forces of darkness seem to be winning again and again. I wonder what point there is in resisting anymore. On the eve of Bush's second fraudulent inauguration, there doesn't seem to be any point in fighting...

I fear for my child's future.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:30 PM
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12. Hi MichaelTheCat
Welcome to DU :hi: I remember people saying there was no point in fighting against an unjust war back in the 60's also. Until finally there were too many small voices to be ignored. Yes, the voices of darkness do have their day from time to time, but so will we.

NGU
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MichaelTheCat Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:32 PM
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14. Thanks for the kind words.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:33 PM
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15. Michael
Edited on Wed Jan-19-05 10:35 PM by BeFree
It's ok to wonder, it's a wonder more people don't.

Look at it this way... it was bound to happen - this election stealing business. Well, it happened on our watch, and it is now our duty to see that the mistake does not happen again, eh?

When I start to dis-believe, I remind myself of the people who gave everything, some, even their lives, to see that our freedoms came to be. We can never give up, just as so many before us never gave up.

I Believe.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:53 PM
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17. I also fear ...
...for the future of my children and new grandson. But the reassurance I find here convinces me that many people who have our same concerns are working together to fix this. I believe we will succeed. Our representatives are finally getting it. You can tell by their actions. We MUST continue to be persistent in letters/email to news organizations and elected leaders to explain the issues clearly when they are wrong and in showing appreciation when they come through. This will be a long, difficult fight. But our children are worth it. Hang in there, Michael.

:hi:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:40 AM
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19. Are you the same one who said
you were rejoicing in the liberals whining as the great George Bush was being inagurated? Hmmmmmmmmmm
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NationalEnquirer Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:41 AM
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20. Don't be a wuss!
Butch up man (woman, whatever).
THEY ARE COUNTING on you becoming discouraged.
THEY ARE COUNTING on your fear.
THEY ARE COUNTING on America's short attention span.

Don't be that way, don't let them win.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:35 PM
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16. I believe
we are the majority...
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:41 AM
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21. I believe we shall overcome
some day.
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NickiWitch Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:43 AM
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22. I believe I'm pissed.
It's time for a good ol' fashion REVOLUTION!!!

Everyone off yer aces and let's make sure this administration is pulled out of the shadows and shown to the American public what they have been up to these last 4 years.
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Iggytop Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:21 PM
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178. ME TOO n/t
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abbiehoff Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 11:56 AM
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23. It's important to keep believing
This from an op-ed piece in the NYT today. It's ostensibly about people "getting over it", but it has some pithy things to say about not getting over it too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/20/opinion/20gilbert.htm...

Of course, not everyone will be happy today, because not everyone has this talent for reasoning his way to happiness. Throughout history, there have always been a few unfortunates who found it impossible to reframe negative events in positive ways, and these poor souls were predictably less happy than the rest of us. Lincoln, for example, was perpetually melancholic. Martin Luther King Jr. had more bad than good days. "Suffering and evil often overwhelm me," said Gandhi from the midst of a depression, "and I stew in my own juice."

Many of the heroes and redeemers we most admire were unhappy people who found it impossible to change how they felt about the world - which left them no choice but to change the world itself. Outrage, anger, fear and frustration are unpleasant emotions that most of us vanquish through artful reasoning; but unpleasant emotions can also be spurs to action - clamorous urges that we may silence at our peril.

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WeHoldTheseTruths Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:32 PM
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24. I believe . . .
. . . there will surely be more of those moments like how I felt when Senator Kerry announced his 'nay' vote on Rice.

Thank you, bleever, for refreshing the "I Believe." thread... Excellent timing. . . and excellent statement at the top.



:yourock: - all of you believers!
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:39 PM
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25. More than ever.




BE THE BUSH OPPOSITION; 24/7
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dalloway Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:44 PM
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26. I believe n/t
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:51 PM
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27. I BELIEVE
They say seeing is believing, but I say believe, and you will see!

I believe I'm going to enjoy the hell out of watching the protestors turn their backs on Bush in a few minutes.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 12:53 PM
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28. I believe!!!
With everything you say, plus that you are bad-ass for making sure we remember these things all the time!!!

Thanks!

:toast:
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f4tc4t Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:01 PM
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29. We have to stay active and be informed...
Do what you can, where you can, when you can. Write your congress people. Become activists and not just observers. We can make a difference, each in our own way.

fc

political links

u.s. government links

u.s. - foreign - geek - news links

JDs political hardball forum
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hippiegranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 01:05 PM
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30. just call me
Hippiegranny Lou Who. I will not shut up.

And I too believe. I believe the pendulum has swung so far to the right that it has no other way to go but that of the law of gravity. Now that they helped get him back in, it is as if the MSM has finally found its voice, albeit a tiny one. We can only hope. And keep talking. And Talking. And Talking...
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 03:15 PM
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31. I still believe, for ever and always!
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Rebecca Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 03:25 PM
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32. me too, I do.....
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sepia_steel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 03:26 PM
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33. Thanks, Bleever
I believe.
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corbett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 06:04 PM
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34. World's Media Covered Your Belief
As I read it, nearly every American television news network noted how ridiculous the huge security force was and that the protesters outnumbered the supporters in many locations!
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 06:16 PM
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35. I believe.
I believe that we shall overcome these next for years.

I believe.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 07:08 PM
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36. I Believe
I saw the very best of America today.

Never Give Up

I BELIEVE

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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 07:31 PM
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37. I believe I'll have a drink...
Cheers Bleever!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 08:20 PM
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38. Kick it for Bleever and the Believers n/t
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 08:33 PM
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39. I believe
Thanks to those who went to DC today. :hi:
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-05 09:54 PM
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40. Me too!
I believe. Today was truly heartening. Of course, I didn't watch any of the coronation, just the protests. Not only was it heartening, it was educational, as well.

The nay votes on Condi reinforced the belief I've always had in John Kerry, and Barbara Boxer really makes me believe there will be no backing down. I believe pretty soon, the nay votes will become the majority of the dems, because our voices will be heard.

I believe truth ALWAYS will prevail in the end, as long as it is out there to see.

I just plain BELIEVE.

:kick:
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 01:22 AM
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41. I Really Believe This
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it - always.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 01:07 PM
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42. A special thanks
to all tose who took the time to travel and go and demonstrate, you have done your country a great service, I am sure you might have opened up some eyes of those who may not have aware that there was fraud. There sure were enough Bush haters there. I still have yet to see the march on c-span I only got to see the Bushilter speech of how he want to rule the world.

You definately made it to the MSM and I heard about protestor on the local radio news too. Great job!Oh and I am sure it dampened * day.

I believe!

NGU
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 08:59 PM
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43. I believe
that the house of cards is already starting to shake.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 03:14 PM
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65. ...and soon will fall to the Truth. So let's keep shining that light on
the darkness of their lies.

I believe that: "Because our cause is just we will prevail." (S.B. Anthony)
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Corey_Baker08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 09:06 PM
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44. I Believe-2008
I will say it now...
I believe John Kerry will be inaugurated for President on January 20, 2009. I believe he will take a long hard look at himself and his last campaign and realize the biggest mistake he made, he wasn't himself. Instead of being his real true self we all know, he was a fake, and not a good one at that. He couldn't get his message out, and many saw him as a flip flopper.

For the people that knew the true John Kerry we were optimistic, but we knew we had problems when he was given the name flip-flopper, and his advisor's told him not to defend it or fire back, he knew better, we knew better.

Believe with me, if it isn't John Kerry you believe will b inaugurated, tell me who is it?Just remain optimistic because the future will be bright, bright and blue.....
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imagine1989 Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:26 PM
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180. won't work
I hope JK doesn't run in 08 because we've already seen what he can't quite do, and that is win against a George Bush, and the republicans will probably nominate someone just like our current prez.

However, i give JK credit for a lot of stuff, and I hope he stays active in fighting Bush's policies. Because we need people like that in our party.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-05 09:15 PM
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45. Believe in fighting on...Never give up my freedom to these freaks!
Corporate America freaks! Daily fight!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 08:29 PM
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46. I believe
blivet** is way too cocky. How long before his own people get sick of it? That's when the house of cards will fall.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 09:43 PM
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47. Thank you for this thread...
There are times that I dispair, I come here to re-read all of your thoughts and it lifts me. Brings a bounce back into my step! I BELIEVE! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 09:52 PM
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48. Oh thank you. I needed another I believe thread right about now.
I believe!!!!!!!!

Damn the chickens, full speed ahead!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:20 PM
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49. I believe
and it would be nice to keep this kicked. It's the best positive political thread on DU. :kick:
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:29 PM
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57. Thanks sparky
I needed that :kick:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 04:22 PM
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50. Are we allowed to believe here anymore?
:cry: I don't think this fits the new streamlined forum.

I think a positive call for focus may have backfired.

But as long as I'm allowed to keep believing right here where I am, I'm keeping this kicked.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:12 PM
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51. We're always allowed to believe here.
:) This thread is what it's about, many small voices changing the way elections are held. Until there's a paper trail, it's difficult to win. We can make a difference. :hi:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:16 PM
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52. yep I am with Sparky
even though I dislike change, I think there is always room for believin'

I believe!

NGU (even when you are worn right out.)
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 06:15 PM
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60. Hi fellow believer
good to see you here tonite. Being a football fan, I always think of the "I believe" thread as the pep talk the coach gives the players before they go out and win the big game. A place where the positive energy is focused. A very simple statement with a very powerful message. :grouphug:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 09:24 AM
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62. hey there
what has been going on?

Sounds like a good game plan. Huddle everyone. :grouphug:

I believe!
NGU
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:18 PM
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53. Belief is mandatory!
The I Believe thread has always been first and foremost about believing that a stolen election would not stand.

This thread belongs here as much as it ever did; maybe moreso, because anyone who doesn't believe that we need fair and free elections after the last abomination shouldn't be here.

And we need to share not just facts and ideas, but energy, enthusiasm, and optimism. We need to be able to share the less tangible indications of how this struggle is proceeding.

I am bleever, and I approve this message.


:thumbsup:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:22 PM
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55. Absolutely! (nt)







BE THE BUSH OPPOSITION; 24/7 (aka TBO;24/7)
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NationalEnquirer Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 09:33 AM
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63. I missed the part about streamlined focus..
I was gone for several days, they have changed the forum?
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:22 PM
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54. In fitting with the new theme
I BELIEVE that we will achieve real election reform
I BELIEVE that we will find out exactly what they are hiding
I BELIEVE in the power of a small group of concerned citizens
I BELIEVE that together we ARE going to change history

I BELIEVE in all of you believers

:yourock:

I BELIEVE
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:26 PM
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56. As Thomas Paine said,

"Thass what I'M talkin' bout."

:yourock:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:30 PM
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58. sieto
those are very real achievable goals and I believe in them.

I believe!

NGU

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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 05:31 PM
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59. I believe we are making a difference
:kick:
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sepia_steel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 08:09 PM
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61. I believe!
KICK!!!!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 01:56 PM
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64. I Believe
I believe that everyone will come to understand what we know.
I believe that when the truth comes out, good will triumph over evil.
I believe that Kathy B will get what's coming to her and we will finally have an answer to our question: What are they hiding?



NGU.

:loveya:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:44 PM
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68. Patsy, what an appropriate image.
Though I love Horton, the fact remains he is an elephant and as this image portrays, the repugs have our fragile little world in the grasph of their trunk and we have to keep screaming "WE ARE HERE" and make the rest of our nation and the world know that the evil repukes do not own our nation and we won't let them destroy it!

I BELIEVE! WE ARE HERE!

:yourock:

What are they hiding? :shrug:
Why are they afarid of JFK? :freak:



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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:08 PM
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71. What are they hiding?
I believe we've got our old name back! I believe that the KOEB is allowed back in, too! I believe our fight has just begun. I believe it's good to believe.

Thanks, merh
NGU! :hug:

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:27 PM
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73. He is going to let KOEB back in?
I figured he would have banished us to the entertainment forum by now (too many in GD just don't get it).

I hope Skinner understands that the folks in this forum are a sub community of DU and feel at home working here. In GD Politics and GD all that happens is we get attacked. :scared:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:42 PM
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74. I Believe
Edited on Wed Jan-26-05 12:02 AM by Patsy Stone
he is. :)

www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=vi...

"I am instructing the moderators to NOT MOVE ANYTHING out of this forum, even if it does not have anything to do with the topic of the forum..."
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 06:00 PM
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66. Jan. 25, 2005 (Full Moon tonight) Hi Bleever, Jan. 19th was my
birthday. It's been a hard couple of weeks but I still believe that * will fall. I predict by Aug. 2005 at the latest. I hope it won't take that long.

I do believe, by faith, not by sight, that the evildoer and his cohorts will be known for what they are liars and thieves...fantastic deceivers. I am hoping that somehow, that still small voice combined with the others in Whoville will make a mighty roar. (Dr. Suess was a very intelligent fellow.)

I don't know how. I don't know when. But I must believe and I do. It's been difficult because every time I think, this is it, it hasn't been but I refuse to give up. I believe that John Kerry was born for such a time as this. I believe he was born to lead. I believe John Edwards is a brilliant lawyer who has taken on giant criminals before. I think he too was born for this kind of thing. I think some believer said it best some time ago when they said these were the last two guys in the USA that BushCo should try to pull this crap with.

Well, time will tell. Waiting. Watching. Hoping. Believing. Thanks Bleever for being here and thanks to all the believers who know that there is ALWAYS HOPE!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 08:21 PM
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67. Kick it for Bleever and the Believers n/t
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 10:58 PM
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69. Full moon...finally, an explanation!
:7

Dusting myself off and picking up my believing hat.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:04 PM
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70. I believe
that the arrogance of this administration will bring them down.
I believe that as they run out of ways to cover up their crimes,they will try to divert public attention with elevated terror alerts and "positive" reports in Iraq. On reflection, "I believe" they're doing that now.

How long can they hide it? Only until the small voices expose them. Only until those voices who refuse to give up, refuse to "get over it", are heard over the cacophony of the MSM and the rovian spin machine.

I believe DU, and other discussion boards like it, serve to unite those voices, allowing them to share and focus knowledge. United, those voices are able to reach out through the internet(s) in a way not possible in earlier years. Just as DNA changed the face of the criminal justice system, the collective sharing of information now available will bring these criminals to justice.

I believe in working together with those who may disagree with me on candidates, policy, and procedure, toward the common goal of seeing a John Kerry, Howard Dean, Wes Clark, or any number of other good people leading this country.

I believe that the words" I believe" show hope of a better future for our children, our country, and the world community.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:52 PM
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75. I believe...
...your words are beautiful!!!

"I believe in working together with those who may disagree with me on candidates, policy, and procedure, toward the common goal of seeing a John Kerry, Howard Dean, Wes Clark, or any number of other good people leading this country."

"I believe that the words" I believe" show hope of a better future for our children, our country, and the world community."



Thank you for the inspiration!


:yourock:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:56 PM
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76. Hi YvonneCa
Welcome to DU :hi:
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FreepFryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-25-05 11:17 PM
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72. "Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it"
-- Albert Einstein

I believe in our grassroots effort. I believe in our power to shake Liberty loose from her stupor of anger and intolerance. I believe we will win.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 12:12 AM
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77. I believe I'll sleep real good tonight. A slow, steady heartbeat
is what this community has been, blood pumping in, eager muscles in rhythm, desire for life in each cell.

And somewhere between the yes and no of each cell, and the rising and falling of each breath of circumstance and demand, and the innumerable computations of the brain, we find ourselves still here, a living, breathing, thinking body of conscience and knowledge.

Not without the occasional charlie horse or migraine, but able nonetheless to see forward, and to make things happen.


:thumbsup:
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vmheatter Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 12:19 AM
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78. The New Hampshire Review
Sorry to crash your thread, but I'm looking for a favor. I am the Editor-in-Chief of new journal of poetry and politics called The New Hampshire Review. We're looking for progressive political essayists for inclusion in our inaugural issue. We've already had some outstanding poetry submissions, and expect our readers will be literary, but not necessarily political junkies. Therefore, essayists will have an opportunity to reach an audience which is unconverted, so to speak. As a new member at DU, I'm unable to start a new thread myself, and I'm wondering if someone would be kind enough to post our call for submissions on my behalf.

With thanks,

Virginia M. Heatter
Editor-in-Chief
The New Hampshire Review
P.O. Box 322
Nashua, New Hampshire 03061-0322
http://www.newhampshirereview.com
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 07:23 PM
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82. Did somebody do this?
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info being Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 06:23 AM
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79. I do believe we delivered a blow to the fascist repubs
I have to admit that they aren't what they were two years ago.
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denese Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 02:52 PM
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80. Something about the TRUTH
"Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true." Richard Bach
I'm not going to shut up, get over it or go away.
Many thanks to all the believers.
:yourock:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 07:19 PM
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81. Welcome Denese
thanks for joining. We need all the DUer's we can get. especially believers.

I believe in Horton( and I don't mean coffee)

I believe in truth

I believe in good and evil

I believe we are good

I believe justice will be served( just after dessert)

NGU

HOw long can they hide it?
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 07:59 PM
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83. I believe
Small voices do make a difference.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:04 PM
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84. I agree
and with the voices we have around here,we should definately be heard then. Yes I am calling us big mouths.


I believe.

NGU

How long can they hide it?
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:27 PM
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86. Hi kth
You must be busy, haven't seen you on KOEB.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 08:23 AM
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88. Yep I am busy going
nowhere, I really don't know what I have been up to. Hopefully,I'll be around more again.Take care.


I believe!

NGU
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 08:27 PM
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93. Hi kids
You know KTH, sparky has more time now cuz he's on vacation this week :evilgrin:

I Believe
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:26 PM
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96. : )
Oh yeah.. you be a devil :)
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dalloway Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:15 PM
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85. I believe. One senator, two senators, thirteen senators, here we go
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:36 PM
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87. I Believe
Our time is now.

Keep on believing until our beliefs become our reality.

I Believe

:grouphug: ...Feeling sentimental tonight...
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 10:40 AM
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90. Here's one for you, seito:
:hug:

It keeps getting better and better.

NGU, WP.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 08:24 PM
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92. Thanks bleever
:hug:

NNNGU :)
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 10:30 AM
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89. I believe in Us!
Edited on Thu Jan-27-05 10:30 AM by Catamount
I believe we are the think-tank for all who believe in fairness, justice and peace around the world.
So many brilliant minds here!
We can do it,- rid the world of a poisonous bush- threatening to choke all healthy thought.
United we will do it! :-)
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 06:25 PM
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91. Yes Catamount
i agree. We are fair and humble people searching out the truth and we will find it.

NGU
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 08:45 PM
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94. Yes indeed, humble and fair!
But we have to keep working hard, time is short.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 10:57 PM
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95. I will not stop believing
I must admit to feeling discouraged today. Rice was confirmed, and it looks like blivet** is feeling pretty cocky. Then I come back to this thread .

Thanks bleever
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-05 11:34 PM
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97. From one small voice...
...Cheer up, sparky_in_ma ! Tomorrow will be a better day!

:hi:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:54 AM
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99. Hey Sparky
we with you bud, sorry you were down last night. I guess I did not start to get my hopes up yet about that, but I was glad that 13 voted against her at one point.We are putting up a good fight wouldn't you say?

I think my next priority is to figure out which bill we should be backing. I don't know if the one we should be backing even exists yet, even though I see some really good people backing one or the other already.I am stressed out about that right now.

Sparky, I believe justice will be served, this pseudo President will go in disgrace(he already has for us) but we have to open the eyes and ears of others.

I believe!

NGU
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:38 AM
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100. I still believe
Don't forget that the repug game-plan was for Rice to be confirmed on Inauguration Day. blivet** didn't get the rubber stamp he wanted. I'm encouraged by the number of senators willing to dig their heels in, even if the end result seems unchanged. It does matter how you play the game. It does matter whether or not you defy an oppressor, even when the cards are stacked against you. If the field of resistance to blivet** widens by only a fraction with each attempt, then the attempt is worthwhile. It's an endurance contest, to be sure, but one that I think can ultimately be won.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:35 AM
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98. I still believe.
I believe I'm tired and I believe I'm a bit disheartened. But I also believe that I will never give up and never stop believing. I may not be indefatigable, but damn I'm determined and incurably stubborn.

I also believe all of the new bumper sticker magnets I spent the last two weeks creating look great on my car. Nothing satisfies quite like tickin' off the wingnuts in the Lone Star state.
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:07 AM
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101. Believers, did you see Kerry's speech yesterday on CSPAN?
It was reported by the AP and on TV, radio and in print around the world. It was a front page story in the Guardian, UK and front page in a Japanese paper online.

There were several terrific sound bites and basically Kerry threw down the gaunlet to Bush and GOP, cover the kids of America for healthcare.

Where is the coverage?

Is the White House that terrified by Kerry that they have "persuaded" the press not to cover him in a big way.

I looked for the story on the AP and I had the reporters name and the date the story was published and it didn't come up. I had to Google the author and the story date in order to have the full 138 items come up for me. It was no where on Google News, or the major networks which is interesting since CSPAN felt it was significant enough to cover LIVE yesterday! Go CSPAN!

and another subject,

Did you hear Harry Reid in the Senate on closing statements for Rice?
"Shut up and vote" is not democracy!

Isn't that the greatest quote. Remember it, I believe it will go down in history as a turning point for the Bush Administration.

Yes I believe, the 57 million plus that "voted" for Kerry are not going to sit down and shut up.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #101
103. I did not see it yet
but I heard it was good.I 'll have to see if I can watch it at c-span.


Wow shut up and vote huh? Close minded repuke.

I believe!

NGU
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:36 AM
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104. no, not a Republican, it was Harry Reid the miniority leader rebuking the
Republicans for saying that the debate was a waste of time and Andy Card saying it was petty, etc.

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) had two great quotes:

Silence is not an important part of American history, but debate is.

``Shutup and vote'' is not democracy .


The Shut up and vote quote was referring to what the Republicans would like all the Dems to do.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:41 AM
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105. Oh thanks for enlightening me
that is great. It is good to know we have some great speakers on our side.

I believe!

NGU
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:04 AM
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107. yeah, Reid is good, I think of him as the Mouse that roars. He looks
pretty harmless but he has a backbone and freely speaks his mind. He is the person who sat with Boxer all during the Ohio electors debate, for moral support. A good guy.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #107
108. I love people who can stand for something
especially when it is worth standing for,Boxer would be worth standing for.

NGU

I believe!
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:30 AM
Response to Reply #98
102. hey txindy long time no see
how the hell are you?

I believe! :hi:

NGU
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:06 PM
Response to Reply #102
111. I'm doing just fine, now
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:06 PM by txindy
:hi: Thanks for asking! The statements pResident Dick's been making about Iran lately reminded me so much of the build-up to the invasion of Iraq that I put myself in timeout for some diversions. Burned off the extra energy and anger, so....Here I be. ;)

I still believe. Once I sifted through all of the feelings I have about what's happening these days, that fact came through loud and clear. I believe we will make a significant difference. And I know that Junior and his evil band of moth-eaten, greasy-furred flying monkeys will be making my next license plate.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:00 AM
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106. Hi txindy! Nice to see you here.

You know we'd love to know what your bumpersticker magnets look like.

:hi:
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Pendulum Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:07 PM
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109. kickin for bleever n/t
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:36 PM
Response to Reply #106
113. Hey there, bleever!
Aw, nothing all that creative with the magnets. More a large collection of how I truly feel about unprovoked war, torture, Junior, flying monkeys, and the stupidity of the so-called 'official' majority in this country. No graphics. I saved the impact for the words, alone. Oh, of course I did use special fonts. A 'Skeleton's Bones' font for the letter w, for instance. Riffs on the B/C campaign stickers. "The Completely Clueless for Bu*h." Guaranteed to raise blood pressures. The truth is pointed. I hope it hurts.

The best thing is, they're all magnets, so I can interchange them on days I feel more/less confrontational or when certain news hits the corporate media. Like this week, when all of those Marines were killed in one day. That prompted a complete change with a strong anti-war, "Support the Troops. Bring Them Home" theme. Plus, some pointed remarks about supporting something they're not participating in and urging them to fight for their own oil by enlisting. There are probably a number of cheery comments about the coming draft, too, and that their children will have them to thank for it. Community chatter like that.

Hey, it burned off a lot of energy and kept me from crushing the many flying monkeys littering this board two weeks ago. Plus, it feels good to counter all of those stupid Junior stickers in these parts.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #113
118. Those are some might fine smilies you got goin' there. Gotta love that
flyswatter one; too funny!

It's been a rough few weeks on the political front, but now that the Unholy Inaugurination is past, things are looking up. The new Freeman et al paper on the Mitofsky report is great, pointing out that while Mitofsky falls back on the notion that R's don't talk to pollsters, their own data show the OPPOSITE bias. Real heavy hitters on that panel, and they're not going to stop. I think they're gonna take this election apart piece by tiny piece, with the inevitable conclusion of making * a pariah of history.

What goes well with slow-cooked monkey?

:7

:hi:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #118
123. I believe...
...that slow-cooked monkey goes best with iron bars and an island somewhere. St. Helena sounds good. Elba didn't work out so well the first time 'round, so.... St. Helena it is.

"...the Unholy Inaugurination...?!"
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:11 PM
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110. I BELIEVE (PS please visit my I BELIEVE in SOLIDARITY thread in General
Discussions. There have been a lot of flame wars and divisiveness which I think are being caused by GOPers.)

:hug:
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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:10 PM
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112. I just know things are
really starting to happen! Just look at Ted Kennedy! He is lean, mean, and ready to kick some neocon BUTT!!!
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:24 PM
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114. A Neat Story
I am a partner in a martial arts school. Last week we received a professional magazine with a picture of ** on the front page. This organization chose to appoint his fraudulency to the "Hall of Fame". :puke:

I had "plans" :evilgrin: for this magazine, so I did not put it away. One of our students (an active duty Marine) saw the magazine and asked the Sensei if he could look at it. The Sensei told him, that he had better make it quick, because I was probably going to destroy it. He pointed out their most recent inductee into the hall of fame. The Marine threw the magazine down in disgust.

What a heart warming moment. :loveya:

As to the fate of the magazine. I ripped out the hall of fame story, stapled our return address over Smirkey's face and wrote "Cancel our subscription" with a grease pencil across the text of the article. I will be sending a copy to all of their advertisers. :evilgrin:

Everywhere you look, you will find believers. We are strong and we are growing. We have taken up this fight, and we are not going anywhere. NNNGU

I Believe

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #114
115. I Believe
That's a wonderful story!

p.s. Perhaps copies might have come in handy: one for the bottom of a birdcage, one for shredding, one for trial by fire, one for the dartboard, one for... :)

NGU, Seito.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:48 PM
Response to Reply #114
119. Thanks seito, for all the ways you kick butt!
I believe that the power and energy that belief possesses are in strong evidence in the last few days.



:hi:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 PM
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116. I believe n/t
:bounce:
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:34 PM
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117. Me too n/t
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:26 PM
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120. I Believe
in the power of this thread. As long as we remain vigilant, dedicated, and willing to fight, I believe that we will win.

At the end of the day, I know one thing. I fight for what I believe in, to the depth of my soul. I know that we fight for what is right. We fight for those that do not know the truth. We fight for those that are unable to fight for themselves.

Our enemy is strong, but it would be unwise to underestimate us. I hope that they continue on their arrogant path because it will make our job that much easier. Ever day I find new heroes and find new respect for the old heroes.

I look to the future with a great deal of hope. We have been through dark days before. Life has a way of calling upon certain generations to fight for what others were allowed to take for granted. We have been given the call, and I am proud to stand beside each one of you.

The line has been drawn, and I intend to hold that line. It will not be easy, and it will come at a cost, perhaps a great cost. But in the end, will it not be worth it?

To the good fight :toast:

NEVER GIVE UP

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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #120
121. I believe also- well said seito
:toast:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #120
122. That's truly beautiful. Boy, this vine of belief knows no limit
to its fruiting.

The sun beckons,
the ground is welcoming to each new smallest
growth of root, and rain
is plentiful. Limits
look fragile.


:thumbsup:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:53 PM
Response to Reply #120
124. Awesome post, seito
I'm right there with you.

NEVER GIVE UP!!

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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:56 PM
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125. I still believe!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 09:07 PM
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126. I believe a lot
of new election reform local groups have started. One brick at a time we will build the road to honest elections. :thumbsup:
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 09:07 PM
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127. DU U Still Believe?
Me too :)
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #127
128. Certainly so ....
especially after seeing JFK on Meet the Press on Sunday. I believe he is calm, rational, has our best interests in mind, and is in the trenches daily working for us.....AND that he believes he should have been the one giving the Inaugural Address instead of W. The following exchange made me tear up......for him, for us. :cry:



MR. RUSSERT: Let me show you a photograph from Inauguration Day. Here is George W. Bush giving his second inaugural address. And there watching is John Kerry.

SEN. KERRY: I was in the wrong seat there, wasn't I?

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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 01:13 AM
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129. Getting a little weary as time passes but still believin'
Thanks to all the believers for keeping the belief going.

:grouphug:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #129
133. Yup...I get weary sometimes
coming to this thread and reading some of the inspiring words found here keeps me believing. :grouphug:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #129
138. Oh, I hear you. I took a two week break to recharge my batteries.
Probably would've only needed a week, but I couldn't bring myself to stay away from on-line news, so that took a lot out of me right there. ;) I feel like we've got this crushing weight hanging over us. It's distracting and it's threatening, but it doesn't change my mind about how deadly it is, that we're going to fight to have it removed, or that we're going to win that fight.

I believe. No doubt about it. Dog-tired yet still full of fire, I believe.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 01:44 AM
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130. All RIGHT, bleever. I'm a little tea pot. I bleeve! lol
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 10:19 AM
Response to Reply #130
131. i believe n/t
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 05:50 PM
Response to Reply #131
132. I believe
The cycle of lies and deception will come to an end. Chinks in the armor are showing, paid journalists, social security. Buyer's remorse is starting to set in.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #132
134. here here(or is it hear hear)
to buyer's remorse.Here's to sparky's insight. :toast: Can't get into that huge KO thread my home computer can't handle it. So I'll say hi here. :spank: whoops I meant hi :hi:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #134
148. Hear, hear! And thank you for asking.
One of my big copy editor pet peeves. :D
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:02 AM
Response to Reply #148
153. Boy I am glad i asked
I would not want to make a fellow believer get out of sorts.Please ignore my poor typing skills, they make me look more ignorant than I actually am. thanks. Hee Hee.

I believe!

NGU

How long can they hide it?
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corbett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 08:44 PM
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135. Patience Is The Most Challenging Requirement
Senator Kerry continues to improve with age! Yes, I agree profoundly with the Reverend Jackson that Mr. Kerry conceded way too soon. However, there's no reversing that decision. I have decided that one of the most effective ways of fighting for genuine, meaningful election reform which will stop the wholesale cheating in its tracks is to support and work with PDA. If you didn't catch William Rivers Pitt's interview with their top man, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It convinced me to donate $40 to their organization:

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/012805U.shtml
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 08:45 PM
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136. I believe
that WE THE PEOPLE have the power that was bestowed upon us by our founding fathers and we need to enforce that power - the time to do this is NOW, and we've only just begun :toast:


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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 08:53 PM
Response to Reply #136
137. I Believe
To the believers :toast:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 01:14 AM
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139. I Believe my State of the Union would go something like this:
I believe that the state of the union is under the stress of powerful anti-democratic forces, but that the signs of its resilience are already manifesting, and that these signs grow with each passing day.

I believe that we have gone from asking, What are they hiding? to wondering, How long can they hide it?, and that now we are moving into the phase of How long can everyone ignore it?

Between the unprecedented low ratings for a president supposedly just re-elected, to the vast wellspring of grass-roots efforts and awareness in ten thousand forms, to the suddenly awake and outspoken democrats in Congress who stand up to say no to lies and torture and concerted national embezzlement, we see where the momentum is.

And woe is them, for our momentum is growing, with vigor and passion.


:thumbsup:



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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 07:50 AM
Response to Reply #139
140. Thanks Bleever and thanks to all the Bleevers. Keep the faith
and Never Give Up!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 02:35 PM
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141. I Believe
This thread needed a Wednesday afternoon kick -- for the believers.

:hi:
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:04 PM
Response to Reply #141
197. I believe John Kerry said it all when he stated that
John Kerry told FOX News' senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera that he believes he lost because the Osama Bin Laden video tape released a few days before the election may have scared the American electorate.

"It was that Osama tape it scared them ."
http://www.perspectives.com/forums/forum4/20609.html

I believe John Kerry has been acting as though computer fraud- Kenneth Blackwell - Disenfranchisements of voters rights were things that were the figment of imagination of countless millions.

Kerry said ALL your votes would be counted? -- being realistic? we now know this simply wasn't the case and never happened.

Sad to say, I believe Mr. Kerry ended up being nothing more then the great white hope!
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 01:14 AM
Response to Reply #197
216. That's nice. And I BELIEVE IN JOHN KERRY
:hi:

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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 08:32 PM
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142. I Believe that * is having his last good night for a long time.
With the lowest approval ratings of a re-elected president, and the lowest credibility to go with it, and the Democratic side of the joint session sitting rock still while the Repubs jump to their feet at every applause line in this SOTU, he is the lamest of lame ducks.

I believe that few people have any idea of the tremendous subterranean forces building that make the uncovering of the crimes of this fraudulent election as inevitable as continental drift.


Im bleever, and I approve of plate tectonics.



:thumbsup:



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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #142
144. You said it Bleever
"as inevitable as continental drift"

I can already feel the tremors.

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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #144
145. And it burns, burns, burns...
like a ring of fire.

:evilgrin:
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 12:50 AM
Response to Reply #145
152. the ring of fire. He fell in a burning ring of fire, he went down, down
down and the flames went higher and it burns burns burns the ring of fire the ring of fire. Gotta Love Old Johnny Cash songs eh?
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #142
146. Hey Bleever I believe in plate tectonics too. It's a powerful force
of nature...the continental drift and the subterranean movement; strong and real they are.

As for the State of the Union address it's just another lame event for him where his admirers are up his ass. It's so staged and fake his "presidency" - so pathetic! Disgusting really. "President Chicken Little" or wait, is it "President Chicken Shit" not to worry, I think that they will both work. I don't trust him. If his lips are moving he's lying. Respect must be earned and he will NEVER have mine.

Anyway, I think you are right. Nature will run it's course.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 08:37 PM
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143. I believe with Dean heading the Dems' investigation and Conyers
and Waxman heading the House investigations we may actually get to the bottom of what went down in Ohio. Then on to New Mexico and Florida and beyond!

I believe Kenneth Blackwell will have to beg a presidential pardon!

:nopity:
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 09:45 PM
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147. I believe Sen. Boxer
has a lot of class. :thumbsup:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 10:44 PM
Response to Original message
149. I believe we're getting stronger every day
And I believe the Democrats at the SOTU tonight showed a lot of strength and solidarity.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #149
150. Yeah, how about those Dems, not feeling compelled to hoot for
every mention of red, white, or blue, when they're supposed to flinch and jump whenever the flag is waved?

Not bad.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #150
151. I have always hoped they would boo him one day
Edited on Thu Feb-03-05 12:21 AM by txindy
But never thought it would happen. They're too polite. They grin and bear it. NOT TONIGHT!! Bwahahahaha!!! Oh, Gawd, that was awesome!!

The other day I found myself, once again, hoping they'd boo Junior, but thought, "Nah, they're not in Parliament." Oh, how wrong I was! That was EXCELLENT! That took real courage. Real nerve. And a heckuva lot more consideration for the feelings of others (us) who know and understand the truth than Monkey Boy will ever show for anyone.

Oh, heck, yeah. I BELIEVE! And, Senator Kerry? I've still got your back. And I'm madder and readier than ever. We WILL get this done.

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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #151
154. i love how the democrats were not clapping and
not standing most of the time. They seem to do it when it was appropriate, I can see they are going to give them a hard time trying to pass the things he wants passed. It is good to see some back bone.

I believe!

NGU

How long can they hide it?
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 11:32 AM
Response to Reply #151
156. I LOVED hearing them boo him. Made me feel like this is a Democracy again!
:dem:
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #156
188. They actually BOOED him???? No kidding? What happened? I didn't
pay any attention to the whole thing becasue I thought it would be too depressing!!! Tell me details!
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 11:18 AM
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155. I believe
that most of the people who could bring themselves to listen to the State of the Union address last night know the difference between truth and lies, and that blivet** can't spin his way out of the hole he's dug with his own blind arrogance. Applause for the democrats who refused to bow before the bully pulpit!
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #155
157. I love the new word for *
Here are a few of my favorite definitions

blivet



/bliv'*t/ "ten pounds of manure in a five-pound bag"] 1. An intractable
problem.



2. something pointless or annoying: something useless, pointless, or annoying ( slang )

I believe!

How long can they hide it?

NGU
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:38 PM
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158. I declare I do believe. n/t
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 10:05 PM
Response to Reply #158
159. I declare I do believe I shall have to kick this again. n/t
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denese Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #159
160. I think I'll join you in that kick! n/t
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 10:34 PM
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161. I believe
Really, they can't hide it forever.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 10:39 PM
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162. I Believe I really wonder...

How long can everyone ignore it?


NGU.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #162
164. Let's see, how long can they ignore it? Until the mumbles,
become rumbles, the rumbles become a dull roar, the dull roar becomes a loud roar...

hmm? I wonder how long they can ignore it? Maybe their earplugs will fall out? Maybe their earphones will fall off?
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 11:04 PM
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163. I believe we're ramping up to something very big.
This whole criminal admin. is built on wobbly stilts. Every new thing they add, every layer (i.e., SS privatization, removing Ethics Chair to protect DeLay, etc.), only makes the entire structure more unstable and vulnerable to collapse. They will come crashing down and it will be catastrophic and complete.

Let's watch.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:55 AM
Response to Reply #163
165. Hi Txindy, wobble wobble wobble go the stilts...
I see the stilts wobbling now and they all fall down.

I like the expression on your smiley
he looks like he's on to something. I will watch with you.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #165
166. Well, then....



I found another image yesterday that you may get a kick out of seeing, especially if you're like me and really tired of those "Texas is bigger than France" stickers on cars. :eyes:



Cheers, texpatriot2004!
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 01:10 PM
Response to Reply #166
167. Hey Txindy
I like that one.LOL you can keep him.

Another day has passed and we are one day closer to the truth. I am continually amazed at the number of new vote groups and election reform groups and investigating groups and number crunching groups and bush hating groups and war hating groups and truth loving groups that are being started especially since the November 2, 2004 election( Movie title Hell Part II.)There are so many groups out there I want to join and help but there are not enough hours in a day.It is very encouraging that we are ultimately going to achieve the same goal- bringing down this administration. The numbers tell it all and there is no hiding from it, it is there out in the open for all to see now we just have to get everyone to look.

Hi all my fellow believers! hope you all are doing well and glad to see everyone still posting and others returning to post after a respit

Have a good weekend!

i believe!

NGU
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #166
168. Sweet
I love it. :toast:

I BELIEVE
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #168
169. I believe tonight also.
:toast:

NGU
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:32 AM
Response to Reply #168
171. Hi Seito. I haven't been around much the last few weeks and
Edited on Sat Feb-05-05 12:33 AM by texpatriot2004
I really miss you. Glad to see you are still here and as wonderful as you always are.

I still believe! It's was ninety days yesterday and I still believe that "President" Chicken Little is a sham and that the real President will prevail.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:30 AM
Response to Reply #166
170. LOL Thanks Txindy, you know as much as I don't want him here
I would rather have him here than occupying the White House! He's NOT a real Texan anyway. "President" Chicken Little/"President" Chicken Shit.

Still, the your new Texas image is quite good and funny too.

:toast:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:58 PM
Response to Original message
172. I believe
That whoever Deep Throat is, that whatever spin MSM tries to put on that revelation, we can use the media attention to remind our fellow Americans that presidents have been corrupt and left office in disgrace... and that the sky did not fall because of it. America is stronger than its presidency. We can and will survive another crisis and should not be afraid to look ugliness in the face and call it by its true name.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #172
173. I believe
That now is the time for party leaders to stop blivet**'s rape of social security. If we can stop him here, maybe those republicans who hope to ride on his coat tails in 2006 will see him as not quite so powerful. That might slow him down on the rest of his planned crimes.

Just a thought.
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denese Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:21 PM
Response to Original message
174. I still believe
They are never going to take that from me.
I believe, yep, sure do.
denese
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:51 PM
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175. I believe
I'm new here and I just have to say I'm so grateful for all of your voices. You strengthen my resolve and encourage my spirit. I know that we, the people, have the power to bring about change if we will just choose to exercise it. I can never forget these words, spoken by John Edwards:

"The America I love, the America you love, can, once again, be that bright, shining star, that beacon that stirs our hearts when we hear our anthem and we see our flag. We can make it so. We are better and stronger, you and I together locked hand in hand-- we are better and stronger than anything that stands between us and our destiny. We should never settle for less than our highest aspirations for our leaders and for our country because: We are America where everything is possible, everthing is possible, every single day."

Our children are so counting on all of us. Thanks for being here.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #175
176. Hi, AmBlue, and welcome to DU.
What a great place for your first post. And what a great quote to include.

We're not giving up, and we really do believe that good will triumph to ensure that the miracle that is the American experiment can only be derailed temporarily by the forces of greed, who see it not as an edifice to the essential good in people that manifests in a nation of freedom and compassion, but as a game to be won by rigging the system.

Thanks for being here!

:hi:
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #176
177. Thanks for the welcome, bleever.......
and thanks for the compliments. It's good to be among friends.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #175
182. Hi AmBlue
This thread does that to ya. It's the place to stop in when all there is to see on the MSM is so darn depressing.

Welcome to DU :hi:
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #182
189. I am getting tears as I read this. You are so right...I have been working
so hard on election reform and I was just really really depressed today and reading this is making me feel a whole lot better even though it's making me cry.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #189
190. Election reform
is the first brick on the walkway to a better future for our country. Thank you for taking time to work towards that goal :thumbsup: This thread ALWAYS raises my spirts. :)
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:40 PM
Response to Reply #190
191. I got really bummed when I found out about Kevin Shelley on Sat. I just
felt like the "forces of evil" were so strong that I might as well give up. But...we are strong too!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #191
193.  I believe they're becoming weaker
not stronger. It only seems the opposite coming from the MSM. Right now they're trying to suck up to the "winner", but low rumblings of discontent from the "faithful" are starting to come out. If Democratic leaders can draw the line on blivet**'s social security rape, I think some republicans might not stand with him. I have hope we will prevail. :thumbsup:
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:23 AM
Response to Reply #193
195. I am thinking more in terms of election reform. If we don't get something
done about e-voting by 2006, they will get more house and senate seats and then we will never get reform. We can't win an election unless we can do something about e-voting. It just seems so hopeless sometimes, with them controlling the media. Thank god for the internet.
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #195
212. How can I help??
I sign every petition I get, I write letters, I talk to people..... What else is there? Please, sign me up!
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #189
210. Hi...... I'm glad I could cheer you
I was never active in politics before other than putting a bumper sticker on my car in the last month before a presidential election, but this time I felt a sense of urgency because of the catastrophy that is Bush & Co. I busted my butt, all year long, first for Edwards, then for Kerry, then MoveOn, ACT, even standing in front of my Target on the last day of voter registration to get people registered. I was a precinct leader for MoveOn and ran a group of 15 people out of my house starting at 5am, going on, well.... you know how long. We made 632 face-to-face, phone and flyer contacts that day. My husband and kids thought they had lost me forever. I can't tell you how many times my kids said to me, "Mommy, after the election, can we......(fill in the blank)??" The kids even started asking total strangers if they were voting for Kerry and cheering when they saw Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers. And, from what I saw and sensed, everywhere, I was so sure we would win.

Since November, I've been so sad, so depressed, so ashamed of my country. I let so many things go. But you know what? I'm so proud of what we all did. What we still will do. We just have to. You know, I was so moved by the Ukrainian people. But we Americans (in the collective sense) are so naive, so trusting, so lazy and spoiled. So disbelieving that our leaders could be such wretched thugs. We are a young country and not as wise as our European neighbors. Those that haven't had their eyes opened yet will-- one way or the other.

So, I'm in it for the long haul, and I'll be seeing you 'round.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 05:21 PM
Response to Reply #175
184. Thank you for your post AmBlue
We do have the power, and we are exercising it. I believe in the power of the people. We do intend to hold this line and we intend to hold those in power, to include the corporate media, responsible.

Together, we are going to change history.

Never.Give.Up.
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 06:03 PM
Response to Reply #184
211. Yes, seito, I see that.....
and there are not words to tell you how grateful I am that you all are here. You all are truly inspirational.
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imagine1989 Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:24 PM
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179. Stop believing so much...
This isn't about voting "nay" on nominations, this is about putting all our efforts into the next election, and the next election, and the next election, and the next election. Once we do that, I too will believe.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #179
183. We're all looking forward, here, taking progress where we see it,
but never thinking of less than restoring a true, lasting democracy, election upon election, as was the intent of the people who wrote our constitution, and all the anonymous believers who've fought for its fulfillment over the last two hundred twenty eight years and more.

Believe, and see it done.

Glad to see you here.

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:27 PM
Response to Original message
181. I believe!
DU Believe!

Never give up!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #181
185. I believe
I'm feeling good about democracy today. We CAN do it. First take steps to prevent election fraud, then we can start on the path to the white house. :thumbsup:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 09:51 PM
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186. I Believe
"THIS I BELIEVE"
by Robert A. Heinlein

-------

"I believe in my fellow citizens. Our headlines are splashed with crime yet for every criminal there are 10,000 honest, decent, kindly men. If it were not so, no child would live to grow up. Business could not go on from day to day. Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but is a force stronger than crime. I believe in the patient gallentry of nurses and the tedious sacrifices of teachers. I believe in the unseen and unending fight against desperate odds that goes on quietly in almost every home in the land.

"And finally, I believe in my whole race. Yellow, white, black, red, brown. In the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth. That we always make it just by the skin of our teeth, but that we will always make it. Survive. Endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes will endure. Will endure longer than his home planet -- will spread out to the stars and beyond, carrying with him his honesty and his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage and his noble essential decency.

"This I believe with all my heart."

Here's the link to the full text -- I've snipped nearly all of it for space.
http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/athens/heinlein-i-believ...

NGU
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #186
192. OMG Pasty, that is truly absolutely fabulous
I never read that before. Thanks.

Cheers, sweetie darling!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #186
194. So beautiful.

Also from this text:

"You and I are free today because of endless unnamed heroes from Valley Forge to the Yalu River. I believe in -- I am proud to belong to -- the United States. Despite shortcomings from lynchings to bad faith in high places, our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be found anywhere in history."

Thank you, Pats.

:)
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 06:21 PM
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187. I believe today also.
They can't hide it forever.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 11:15 AM
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196. I believe
if for no other reason than it will annoy the hell out of blivet** and his ilk and I take great pleasure in being a thorn in their sides. Let's keep clawing at their weaknesses until the dam breaks. Look! Isn't that a trickle over there?
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rigel99 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 03:07 PM
Response to Original message
198. 196 Posts worth of positive thinking Believers
and I just have to say, I believe too.

each day we get more evidence, a mountain of it some days... and all we have to do is dump it onto a court of law and say, 'where's my friggin ballot?'

I believe
i believe

thanks bleever!

a georgia believer....
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 09:04 AM
Response to Reply #198
202. Hey Rigel
Thanks for posting in the I believe thread .
I see you got the http://www.countpaperballots.com / up and running so I just went and donated. congrats to you for all of your hard work.

I believe we'll get em with people like Rigel on our side. She is after those cheaters!

NGU
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rigel99 Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 12:24 PM
Response to Reply #202
207. You are so sweet..

yes, in Georgia, with the help of hundreds of citizens, we're going to corner the beast and flesh it out as the meat eating, (vote eating) monster that it really is...

you are a patriot of the cause, keepthemhonest, and I salute you with the orange, blue paperclip caughtredhanded 22222222sss....

one if by hand, two if by fraud....

Peace...
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 08:59 PM
Response to Original message
199. I still believe
It's not easy at times, but it will be worth the work in the end.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #199
204. hey Spark
True it isn't easy most of the time but at least we have eachother to talk to about and we just about all feel the same way. We will help each other through this.

I believe.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 09:38 PM
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200. I don't really know.
Where is the critical blow that brings down this dry-rotted skyscraper of greed?

What is the name of the little child whose voice will point out that the emporer is naked? Or whose tiny voice will lift the chorus of truth-tellers above the threshold where it can't be ignored?

What is the moment at which all the little guys who * have convinced that they have to be team players discover that all the sacrifices they've made for the good of the team are not going to pay dividends on the district level?

I don't know.

But I don't really need to.

Because I believe that it's all inevitable. And imminent.

P.S.: to all the innocent people living downstream of this dam built on no-bid contracts with cheap cement: please be ready.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 10:42 PM
Response to Original message
201. I believe
that dzika is superman for all of his posts in the daily/updates thread today.

I also believe that Aaanold is going to face some difficulty from the voters in California.

I believe we are fighting for a worthy cause, and I believe we will win.

I believe that there is still hope to discover the truth in Ohio.
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 02:44 PM
Response to Reply #201
203. I Believe
Ohio is unraveling, :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

and the arrogant, evil-doer Blackwell can't hide forever :evilgrin:

Our demand for the truth is a noble cause, and we will NGU!!
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-05 08:54 PM
Response to Original message
205. I believe
Hmmm...could that be a crack in the armor we heard today?
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #205
206. I believe
it was. Of all the things to bring them down, planting this sleazy excuse of a reporter would be the silliest, but I'll take what I can get. After all, Watergate was such a stupid thing for Nixon et al to have done, yet it was their undoing. Yes, I do hear a cracking sound...
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 01:19 PM
Response to Original message
208. I believe my 1000th post should be here!
:hug:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #208
209. yes that is the appropriate place
for your 1000th post.Congrats!

oh and I believe!

NGU
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #208
213. Gotta touch home base
...which is that we know that belief and passion and truth are invincible, when persistence is applied.

Happy 1000 to you, McCamy Taylor.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-05 11:20 PM
Response to Original message
214. I believe before the end of the year
enough will come out about this administrations dirty tricks that even the MSM will no longer be able to remain silent.
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 12:35 AM
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215. I believe
that America will continue to persevere even under the incompetent rule of Bush...
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 01:47 AM
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217. I believe that my belief has been flagging lately
Edited on Fri Feb-11-05 01:51 AM by Der Blaue Engel
And so I must thank our naysayer several posts up who tried to sneak in his/her naysaying in the middle of the thread for reminding me why it is important to keep saying--loudly--I BELIEVE, and for reminding me how great this I BELIEVE thread is, as are all of its true believers. I believe our resolve and perseverence will drown out the droning, miserable voice of negativity, and I believe we are more powerful and stronger for our belief.

I BELIEVE in John Kerry.

I BELIEVE in our DU warriors.

I BELIEVE in karma, and I believe the BushCons are amassing a towering debt that THEY WILL PAY.

I BELIEVE.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #217
218. I believe this is the right thread
for the feelings you've expressed. :D
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #218
219. I Believe
it is time for a recharge.

Ahhhh, much better.

Well, after this week, "How long can they hide it?" seems all too appropriate. I believe that the damn is cracked already, and I can hear the drip, drip, drip.

I hope that you all like white water rapids, because we are in for a wild ride. I thank each and every one of you for carrying the torch through this storm. You all rock.

To the believers :toast:

NGU
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #217
220. I believe you're right! On every count.
And it's nice to see you here, DBE.

:hi:
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 10:17 PM
Response to Reply #220
221. Thanks, bleev!
:hi:

Believers rock!

:yourock:
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 10:55 PM
Response to Original message
222. I Believe
that with the news this week about Gannon, 9/11 reports showing Condi lied, it is becoming oh so easy to wear the Believer hat.

I Believe they're going to be tumblin', tumblin' d-o-o-o-wn!

I Believe.
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Unforgiven Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 11:00 PM
Response to Original message
223. And
I pray to god you are correct in your belief,
more than any wish,
more than any want,
more than any need,
I could ever imagine.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 11:28 PM
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224. I Believe it will all come out.
Why Iraq, they were no threat too us? Why not North Korea or Iran, they have nukes, or are working on them. Could it be that blivet** wanted to one up is dad? :-(
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #224
225. Thanks, sparks. Right again.
And,


What are they hiding?

How long can they hide it?

How long can everyone ignore it?


:thumbsup:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 03:20 PM
Response to Reply #225
226. I believe
It was Iraq and not N. Korea, because even blivet** in his heart of hearts (which is very small indeed) knows he doesn't have what it takes to confront a real problem, so he had to invent one he could win. Problem is, he can't even win the straw-man conflict he started because he was too pigheaded and effing stupid to seek out balanced advice about how to actually handle the situation. He's so sold on PR dictating reality that he thinks it's gonna work every time. Sorry, blivet**, the laws of physics don't work that way: Mr. Gravity always wins.
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