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Adams Wulff Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:55 PM
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I read Garrison Keillor's "Hometown Democrat" yesterday...
...and it's a great read. Read it in one sitting, a real page turner.
I've always admired his work previously, and I like him even more now. I highly recommend this book, it's almost an owners manual for Democrats.
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jdsmith Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:11 PM
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1. From a Reader's Review at Amazon:
"I stopped having anything to do with Garrison Keillor after he used his early morning poets corner on NPR to share vulgarities with Amarica's commuters. I didn't know if he was a Democrat or a Republican or neither. However, after almost driving my kindergartner off the road in a mad effort to save my baby from this man's coarse expressions, I needn't have waited for the title of this book to direct me to his political leanings. It figures!"

Poetry! Vulgarity! Democrats! It figures!

(How come this isn't already off Amazon's website? Does it have anything to do with the book?)
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:09 PM
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5. ...oh that's too rich.
Just when I think their blind hypocricy has surpassed all limits. :wow:

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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:28 PM
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6. Really really reaching aren't they?
Because the only possible thing that he does is occasionally to read modern poets to commuters for a few seconds? I bet they had to research that a lot to come up with this staged comment(which does not quote the poet or work). She needs to play some happy tape for her kid instead of listening to the radio which has a lot worse poisons for the unwary mind
than poetry(if the kid is understanding any of it anyway).
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jerryvov Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:38 PM
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7. happy tape...
****She needs to play some happy tape for her kid instead of listening to the radio which has a lot worse poisons for the unwary mind***
Like maybe the special (FU) wisdom of Dick Cheney...
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:19 PM
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2. Thanks for the tip.....
Gota go over over to Amazon NOW!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:20 PM
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3. I admired Keillor for writing this savage indictment of Norm Coleman...
after Coleman was elected to the Senate in 2002. Keillor was saddened that an pathetic, empty, soulless, opportunistic bastard like Coleman would succeed Paul Wellstone.

Keillor wrote the article for Salon immediately after the election. I wish I had printed it out.
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jdsmith Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:30 PM
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4. Try this URL
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