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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 06:48 PM
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challenging day
With all the ups and downs of reports (and non-reports)on the election fraud, I find my emotions zinging all over the place.
Yesterday, a friend sent me the following link to a video, which did much to renew my spirit and determination.
Although not specifically about the 2004 election, it is a reminder of the importance of persevering in our fight for our rights.
Since I'm new here, this may have been posted in the past. If so, apologies for the repost.
Oh, I played the large one and found that I had to let it load/buffer completely for it to play without stuttering.
I hope it helps others in the way it has me. :-)

http://www.thebattleforamerica.com/
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RaulVB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 06:49 PM
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1. "Ups and downs..."
Edited on Fri Dec-17-04 06:49 PM by RaulVB
Most of them artificial, IMO.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:28 PM
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2. agree
It was the combo of the silence on the media's part and the lashing out at Kerry on the board here earlier that got to me.
Shouldn't have let myself ride on that roller coaster.
That's part of the reason the link from my friend helped.
It reminded me that people have gone through similar struggles before and with their courage, persistence and sometimes doggone stubbornness about never giving up have come out the other side and triumphed.
I do believe we can as well.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:35 PM
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3. Thanks for the link, and welcome to DU! n/t
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:56 PM
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7. thanks for the welcome
Glad to be here.
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:47 PM
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4. We are the Keepers
Of the tree of liberty.

that was good thank you

Punch the clock!
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:52 PM
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5. Wow, thank you. That was very moving and
I'm crying right now. Watched it twice. I'm ready to battle for America, but what else does the maker of this film want us to do?

Loved these lines:

"I will not attempt to glide over the disaster that was this election."

"The illusion of hope in this last year has been mercilessly stripped away."

"I ain't over yet folks...Cry a few tears...then get back to work...the battle for America has begun."

Again, thank you.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:56 PM
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6. I cried, too
I don't even know who made this (maybe someone on the board does?), so I can't speak for him, but I know that through my tears I felt my connection to past freedom fighters and, yes, my courage to keep fighting renew.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 09:59 PM
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8. Still crying. Do you know when it was made? n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-17-04 10:00 PM by bear425
p.s I just posted the link in another thread. Gave you credit, though!

Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


edit: to add link to other thread
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:01 PM
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9. wish I did
I asked the friend who sent the linkie to me, but he didn't know either,
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north houston dem Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:10 PM
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14. that was awesome suffragette
You just made my day
:)

Welcome, I'm a newbie too.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:03 PM
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10. sounds good
Hope it helps everyone else as much as it did me.
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:05 PM
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11. Beautiful... gave me goosebumps and encouragement, and...
had to nominate for the homepage, in hopes that ALL of us will see it.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:22 PM
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17. troubleinwinter
I want to nominate it too, but I don't have the button. Where'd it go?
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 10:33 AM
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23. The nominate button is only on the original message at page top.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:31 PM
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24. Doh! Thanks. n/t
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:07 PM
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12. i'm crying too :(
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s-cubed Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:09 PM
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13. kick
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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:10 PM
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15. Thanks for the link.
You have good timing.
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HEAVYHEART Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 10:15 PM
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16. Sigh..
Dammit. I thought I was done crying. :cry:
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Silver Gaia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 03:44 AM
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18. Beautiful...
Thank you so much for sharing that link with us, suffragette. I cried, too. It was a good, cleansing cry. Thanks. :) I'll pass it on to others who will also benefit from this message.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 02:13 PM
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25. cleansing
I hope thhe tears can help wash out some of the frustration and pain we have felt. Then we can get back up, punch the clock and keep working to right what has been going wrong.
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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:14 AM
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19. Wow!
Just WOW!
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:32 AM
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20. Goosebumps & teary eyes

Thank you, suffragette.

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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:52 AM
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21. Thank you so much! I will forward this to everyone I know...
who loves this country and all its promise.

It IS time to punch the clock...
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jdog Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 09:00 AM
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22. thanks..
it made me cry too.
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