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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:11 PM
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Time for a good news thread!
There is some news to be hopeful about, Kerry is inching above in the polls. The new Republican line that criticism of the war aids the terrorists isn't sticking. The Senate has potential.

Yet there is a malaise. We have been kicked so many times that it is the expectation. They are not more powerful then the truth.

The time has come to share hopeful news.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:23 PM
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1. There's lots of good news
As far as I'm concerned the election news is all good. Except for that ridiculous CNN/Gallup poll a few days ago, all the recent polls have Kerry ahead. The most recent Pew poll shows *'s approval at forty three percent, an ALL TIME LOW. And... in my lovely state of California, *'s approval is in the thirties! Yes, I mourn for all the dead in Iraq, but if we all come together, we can end this nightmare in November!
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:29 AM
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2. the sun will come out tomorrow . . .
bet your bottom dollar that . . . oh, never mind . . .
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:37 AM
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3. I'm curious why you say
"The new Republican line that criticism of the war aids the terrorists isn't sticking. "
I'd be happy if that were true, but what makes you say this?
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:24 AM
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5. Just an observation
support for the imposter's handling of "the war" is taking a nosedive, and it would logically follow that a majority of the population now feels critical of bush on Iraq (and a long list of other things).

So when the war criminals attack those who criticize, they are attacking a growing majority of Americans. Beyond that, I think it is becoming painfully clear to even the most drowsy of the sheep that when asked for solutions, bushco can only offer criticism of those who ask.

bush' plummeting numbers on the handling of the quagmire - a quagmire of HIS doing - show that the misleader's attacks are having no beneficial effect for him, and may be turning more people against him (as it should).

It is becoming apparent to more and more of the country that we sorely need leadership now, and with a man and a regime that can only offer attacks of critics, we are sorely lacking capable, genuine leadership.

Sorry to ramble, its late. I just agree that attacking the critics isn't working for bush, and the poll numbers back that up, imno.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:27 AM
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6. I hope you are right
I think a lot more people agree with us now, than did a year ago.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:43 AM
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4. How about a good news book:
Take a look at, A Feminist Ethic of Risk by Sharon D. Welch. I know it doesn't sound related, or sounds like I'm trying to hijack a thread. I'm not.

And editorial review from Amazon:

Book Description
A Feminist Ethic of Risk proposes a new model for ethics and new life orientation for social justice. It directly addresses American and European "middle-class despair" over issues and challenges seemingly too large to tackle, such as environmental destruction or racism.



---Sallie McFague
"A Feminist Ethic of Risk is not only a provocative and insightful book but also a very honest one, with an integrity that comes from the author's own experience as a white, middle-class woman who refuses to despair over defeats or escape into the luxury of the privileged. But most of all, it is a book of love and joy."

I must say I read this and other things about the book, and got tears in my eyes. I'm so hungry for this message. I ordered it today.
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belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 02:29 AM
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7. Sounds interesting, thanks!
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