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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:08 PM
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I'm surprised there is not more news on today's protests here at DU


actually, I'm shocked.

what's happening today is BIG

????
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:09 PM
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1. Some people, I know, are staying off the Internet in addition to
boycotting work, school, and shopping.

:shrug:
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:34 PM
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13. This is a protest, not Lent!
you don't have to sacrifice your favorite things for a political statement
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:50 PM
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21. From what I've heard, they're taking "a day without immigrants" literally.
They're pretty much disappearing for the day.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:10 PM
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2. every so often I post about the crowds-get a few responses-then it dies.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:12 PM
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wondering why that is? is there some kind of disconnect going on

here at DU?
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:11 PM
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3. Well... duh! Stephen Colbert skewered Bush/media in a speech...
and THAT should be priority! Like, hello, wake up! :sarcasm:
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:12 PM
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4. They hit us where it hurts
It was mostly ignored here until this morning when people were coming into work. The suddenly realized they weren't able to buy coffee anywhere! That got their attention! Several of my coworkers then went home sick! Ha!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:15 PM
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5. 'Tis kind a stranger isn't it?
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Robbie Michaels Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:17 PM
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6. San Diego's protests are later today
The San Ysidro march to the border won't happen until 1pm PST. The two candelight vigils won't take place until 5:30pm. That's why my sleepy little Navy town hasn't woken up yet. :-)
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:21 PM
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7. are they staying away from work too in San Diego?


is it a ghost town like Houston or ...?
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Robbie Michaels Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:29 PM
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11. I Don't Know Yet
I'll take a look in a little bit.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:21 PM
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8. Some of us don't support the marches but don't want to start flamewars.
...that's my take on it, anyway...
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:25 PM
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9. have there been flame wars here at DU over this? I've missed seeing

them.

what are the sides taken?
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:35 PM
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14. Accusing those who don't agree with illegal immigration as being
"on the side of the freepers"...

...you really haven't seen any of that here?

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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:43 PM
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19. I'm usually on mid day - maybe I passed those threads by cause

the title didn't interest me. shrug.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:51 PM
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22. It wasn't in this forum
It was all over Gen. Discussion for almost a week. Thread after thread after thread.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:56 PM
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24. yes, I saw the immigration threads but I'm talking about today

what is happening today. it's BIG what ever side you are on.

I'm talking about discussion of the ramifications, the ripples, the politicking of what's happening today.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 02:56 PM
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28. I'm kinda surprised, myself
I thought it would be issue number one in the GD. Maybe people are at the demos? Or they are just worn out on the issue? I don't know.

:shrug:

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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:37 PM
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16. Oh, man...
You must have missed an entire week!

:nuke:
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 03:40 PM
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30. Two different types of flame war
1) The standard arguments over immigration itself

2) A few Duers being very upset of the coverage these protests are receieving vs. what the anti war protests did and lashing out at these protests and supposedly who is behind them.

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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:30 PM
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12. support or not, what is happening today is BIG and will effect politics


that's what I thought we would talk about today. the bigness of the protests and what the effect of the protests will have on the bushmilhousegang and congress.



(so maybe it's affect - sue me)
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:36 PM
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15. I don't think it'll make any medium-term or long-term impact at all.
Short-term, it'll get some press. I don't think it'll get further than that.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 02:06 PM
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25. Exactly. "Reform" won't get out of Congress this year.
What's happening in the streets is freakin' blackmail. Most people I know, including every black person and every LEGAL immigrant I know, are firmly against ILLEGAL immigration.

It's not racist to be against illegal immigration.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:47 PM
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20. you think I agree with Limbaugh?!!!! bite your tongue.
nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:26 PM
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10. west coast ones are later today.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:40 PM
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18. I'm watching the MSNBC/Univision coverage
What's to say? The crowds are large, they are peaceful, and they are going from city to city doing interviews, asking the standard questions...why are you out here today, what do you want to accomplish, yada yada yada.

There'd probably be more commentary if they showed speeches or that kind of thing. Right now, it's interviews, live shots. They're interviewing the woman from 'A Day without a Mexican' right now (great film, by the way).
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 01:52 PM
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23. it's probably too soon for much conversation, maybe tomorrow

we will have more facts and figures. and be able to take D.C.'s temperature

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architect359 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 02:54 PM
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26. I'm surprised too
Considering that there were a lot of discussions this past week...

Anyway, Market Street (San Francisco) is jammed pack with people right now. It's been like this for going on 2 hours now with no easing of the crowd - at least it doesn't feel like that on the street level.

As things go, it's pretty peaceful here (at the corners of Montgomery + Market and Samsone + Market). I mean peaceful as in organized. No sign of any splinter groups going off their own way. The sound of the crowds is pretty deafening but you can hear it occilate with one group or another or just because. Once in a while, it'll cresendo something fierce.

It's odd that one or two blocks up from Market, things seem to be "normal" other than the sound of course. I haven't been able to get to south of Market tho since the crowd is pretty dense.

Lots of befuddled tourists.

Some of impatient drivers - but hey, it's not like it hasn't been on the news all week over here.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 02:56 PM
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27. Everybody's marching.
I'd be too, but I threw out my back.

I'll bet this evening they'll all be back and reporting in.
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architect359 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 03:00 PM
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29. Ooo, we have the same post count at this very moment. Eerie. n/t
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 03:45 PM
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31. it has no effect on my life whatsoever
Edited on Mon May-01-06 03:48 PM by maxsolomon
unless i eat lunch at the burrito stand. i mean that literally, not in a derogatory way. i like the Oaxacans that work there.

its big, i guess. but this is not my war, and i am too cynical to think that it will change shit.

full of sound & fury, signifying nothing. its a distraction, and the immigrant community are rising to the bait just like the gay community last election cycle. the lasting effect will be continued GOP control of both houses.
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-01-06 10:11 PM
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32. I am torn
My fear is that this is an issue of cheap labor for the corporations. Jobs are heading to India because the work force is cheaper. And now, labor is entering the country paid below the minimum wage. The middle class is being squeezed.

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