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LiberaL Lamp Post Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:10 PM
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18 Reasons to Thank a Liberal: A Partial List of Liberal Achievements; 1935-2010
Liberals get a bad rap from conservatives for over-spending and from their own party for not achieving enough. Yet, where would we be without liberals? The answer is too dire to ponder. If youre proud to be a liberal or Democrat, please pass on this 18-part ode of appreciation.

8 Historical Reasons to Show Liberals Love

If you work hard for a living, you can thank a liberal for:

- The 8-hour workday, overtime pay, and the federal minimum wage (Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938). Labor activists started calling for an 8-hour day in 1836; Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the above provisions into law for many workers more than a century later.

If you or someone you love serves in the military, you can thank a liberal for:

- The G.I. Bill of Rights, first enacted in 1944 under FDR, which provides funds for military veterans to receive education/training, started unemployment compensation for veterans, and facilitates loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.

If you are a member for an under-represented group often attacked by the (ever-fading) white male majority, you can thank a liberal for:

- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, enacted under Lyndon B. Johnson, which outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation and unfair voter registration requirements.

See the rest of the post, including "What have Liberals Done for Me Lately" at:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/26/18-reasons-to-t... /

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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:15 PM
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1. You're welcome, America.
:patriot:
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:25 PM
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2. Don't forget to thank liberals for the end of the Dark Ages
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:42 PM
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5. He just did.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:33 PM
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3. The right wing wants to repeal all that stuff. n/t
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 05:11 PM
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10. and their accomplices in the right wing of the Democratic Party
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:41 PM
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4. A Liberal inspired folks to follow him and create a religion around him
a liberal named, Jesus.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 04:06 PM
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8. Whose message was promptly bulldozed by Imperial Power
Weird how everything comes back to cycles, isn't it?
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:15 PM
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6. Just sent to everyone I know with a request for a list of what
conservatives have done for us lately. We'll see if there are any responses, but I really doubt it.
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 08:11 PM
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7. West Wing: Liberal As a Badge of Honor
"Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act.
What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things...every one!
So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal,' as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won't work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."
-- Matt Santos, The West Wing

Watch It:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVdz985HTJk
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 05:01 PM
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9. Thank you for this
K&R
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