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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 05:47 PM
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35 Terrific Reasons Why You Should Have a Good Day & an Early Happy Weekend.
Edited on Thu Oct-18-07 05:56 PM by David Zephyr
The year was 2002 and the Democrats had just been creamed in the mid-term elections. George W. Bush was reigning as a king with a rubber stamp Congress and a rubber stamp Supreme Court ready to kiss his ass with lipstick if he requested it. Things were really looking shitty. Real shitty. It was the low tide of my near 40 years of activism.

As you approach this weekend, here's something that all my fellow progressives can feel good about near the end of 2007 even with Bush's war raging in Iraq and all the other social/economic/cultural/environmental horrors that our wicked president has caused. A high tide is coming back that is, perhaps slowly, but surely sweeping the bastards away. And here's just a few of the changes in the last seven years:

1.) President George W. Bush has the lowest national approval in American history: 24%
2.) Nearly 8 out of 10 Americans are now with us against the Iraqi War.
3.) Vice President Dick Cheney is despised by 9 out of 10 Americans and his "word" means nothing.
4.) Karl Rove left the White House in disgrace.
5.) The V.P.'s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, is now a convicted felon and a disgraced man.
6.) Alberto Gonzales resigned as Attorney General and has hired a criminal defense attorney.
7.) Halliburton is on the run...literally leaving the U.S. taking even the C.E.O. with them.
8.) Enron, a Republican Party underwriter, collapsed with it management in prison or now dead.
9.) The Democrats now control the House of Representatives.
10.) The Democrats now control the U.S. Senate.
11.) The Democrats must approve any of George W. Bush's high appointments.
12.) G.O.P. Senator David Vitter, an exposed adulterer who uses prostitutes, hangs on to his political life by a thread.
13.) G.O.P. Senator Larry Craig, exposed as an adulterer and frequenter of restrooms for anonymous gay sex.
14.) G.O.P. Congressman and Bush loyalist, Duke Cunningham is in a federal prison.
15.) G.O.P. Senator Ted Stevens is going down in a federal corruption probe.
16.) G.O.P. Congressmen Doolittle and Lewis and Miller are all being scrutinized by the FBI for criminal behavior.
17.) There is finally an Air America.
18.) There's a very brave fellow on cable television named Keith Olbermann with high ratings.
19.) There is a Jon Stewart.
20.) There is a Steve Colbert.
21.) Bill Maher is back on television and better than ever before.
22.) The Democrats are raising more money than the Republicans. A lot more money.
23.) The GOP field of candidates are all defeatable and have a lot of baggage.
24.) The entire world despises George W. Bush.
25.) The American people KNOW that they have lost a lot of respect around the world and there is healthy shame requiring redemption.
26.) We still have The Nation magazine (Please subscribe, will you?)
27.) The Christian Right is in disarray and has no candidate to get behind.
28.) Jerry Falwell is dead.
29.) Al Gore's message of Global Warming is now accepted by even Fox News.
30.) Al Gore had a world-wide rock festival, won an Oscar, an Emmy and the Nobel Peace Prize all in the same year.
31.) The majority of military families are voting Democratic now.
31.) The amazing Howard Dean is the Chairman for the National Democratic Party.
31.) There is a moveon.org.
32.) There is a buzzflash.com
33.) There is a dailykos.com
34.) AND THERE IS THE DEMOCRATICUNDERGROUND.COM (Thank you Skinner, EarlG and Elad so very much!)

Take some cheer will you? As dark as it has been and still is in many ways, we can, if we can hang together, take back our country. In spite of our healthy differences, everyone here at the DU is playing a part. You are making a difference. I believe that. So, cut your yourselves just a little slack. OK?

:hi:



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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 05:49 PM
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1. Right now I am just as concerned about taking back my party
Great post however!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:36 PM
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11. Great pumpkins!
Thanks.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 05:52 PM
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2. I won't gave a good day and a happy weekend
until Bush is out of office.

But I like your post a lot.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:39 PM
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17. Well, I hope you'll at least have a "better" day and weekend.
And thanks for the kind words, cboy4.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:03 PM
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3. Proud to be the 5th to k&r!
Things just might be looking up....
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:48 PM
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19. Looking up they are, Bicoastal.
And it's not just the two coasts anymore, Bicoastal. It's the whole nation seeing things much clearer now. :)
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:15 PM
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4. I want to pass along your list to my friends.
What a great post!!!

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:07 PM
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22. Pass it along and tell them thanks for every single time they've spoken up.
Every word at the grocery store, at the gas station, at the workplace is making a difference. We have them on the run. Let's keep it that way. Thanks. :hi:
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:31 PM
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5. Thank you for this. It does make me feel better.
:hi:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:08 PM
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23. Hi right back at you, Maraya1969
:hi:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:44 PM
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6. K&R - We DO have a lot to be thankful for - and the list will keep growing! nt
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:09 PM
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24. And thank you, gateley, for your activism. Our country needs us now.
:hi:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:51 PM
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7. Best Post EVER!!
Thanks for that list! I love it!

:kick: & Recommended!

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:27 PM
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10. Way too kind, but it's good to take stock of the good things.
Edited on Thu Oct-18-07 07:30 PM by David Zephyr
The darkest hour is always just before the dawn. It is. :)
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:45 PM
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13. I'm sending it to my "terminally" depressed and
PO'd sister! It's a way of life for her.

That ought to change her perspective ... for about a minute. :P
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:45 PM
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18. Two more bonus reasons: Mark Foley & Tom Delay went bye, bye.
The tide has turned. The American people are slow at times, but when they do finally catch on that they have been burned and conned, and when they then turn on someone --- as they have really turned against Mr. Bush --- well, there's hell to pay.

Tell your sister that the tide is turning and it's a big one.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 10:23 PM
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30. How could we forget those asshats? - See also:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is still under the microscope from the Kentucky press over his office's involvement in smearing Graeme Frost. In an editorial entitled "McConnell versus truth," The Courier-Journal writes, "It's clear what Mitch McConnell knew and when he knew it. It's clear he deceived the public."

and

CONGRESS -- McCONNELL CAUGHT LYING ABOUT SCHIP SMEAR CAMPAIGN: Last Thursday, media reports revealed that Don Stewart, the communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), sent an e-mail pushing reporters to cover the right-wing smear campaign of 12-year old State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) recipient Graeme Frost. But the next day, McConnell claimed his office was not involved. "What was the deal with the e-mail from your staffer?" a local reporter asked McConnell. "There was no involvement whatsoever ... None," responded McConnell. The right wing continues to push this smear campaign in order to slander the popular children's health program. This week, TrueMajorityAction released an ad featuring two-year old Bethany Wilkerson, who was born with a serious heart problem and received health insurance through the SCHIP program. Like the Frost family, the Wilkerson family has already become the subject of right-wing attacks. "The issue really at hand is one of bad behavior," said the National Review's Mark Hemingway. Heralding the arrival of a "new toddler-aged human shield," right-wing blogger Michelle Malkin writes that "the Wilkersons made a choice."

http://www.americanprogressaction.org/progressreport




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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:57 AM
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53. And
McConnell may be the Republican senator Larry Flynt will expose for having a "wide stance."
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:40 AM
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60. And his "hidden file" on his discharge from the Armed Forces.
Couldn't happen to a more sick man.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 06:54 PM
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8. Sometimes it's hard to see the forest for the treasonous trees
Thanks for the wide-angle lens! :thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:13 PM
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25. The GOP is in a free-fall and the American people have turned against them.
I see from your profile that you are up in the great city of San Francisco. Greeting from L.A. and thanks for your activism! :hi:
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TheDoorbellRang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:17 PM
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9. Thanks for the cheer.
I do like to think we are all making a difference -- from the activists engaged on a daily basis in political battles to the lurkers here who have a little more impetus to talk to others in their daily lives about the abuses by those in power. K&R
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:18 PM
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26. Everyone has a part and can make a difference. It's real patriotism.
We want the America that holds promise back. I see from your profile that you are from the Land of Lincoln. I was in Chicago in September for a week. What a great city! I love it there. Caught "Wicked" at the old Oriental Theater (Ford Center) on Randolph. You are right, TheDoorbellRang, we are all making a difference. :hi:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:38 PM
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12. Thank you
I for one appreciate the list and I'm bookmarking it.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:25 PM
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28. There's too much now to list. The scoundrels can smell their own blood.
The bullies are on the run now. Let's keep them running. :hi:
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:46 PM
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14. Thanks David Zephyr
Good post -- thanks for documenting.

Have a great weekend! :toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:23 PM
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27. I'm going to try and answer every post for the first time here. Thanks, Yael.
And I see from your DU profile you are from Pennsylvania, the home of my hero, Ben Franklin. I love his museum in Philly. Toast back to you, too. Thanks for all you do to end the tyranny. :toast:
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:50 PM
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15. Now, that's what I'm talking about!

Thanks for sharing.



Peace :thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 11:54 PM
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31. Peace right back to you.
:)

The GOP is on life-support. Tell a friend.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 07:53 PM
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16. I do feel better now.
Thanks!

:hi:


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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:03 AM
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34. Hello Lex.
Tell the good folks in North Carolina that we are counting on still another blue coastal state. Thank you for all you do for our great cause.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:55 PM
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20. Hear hear
:toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:05 AM
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35. You are one of my consistent & all-time favorite DU'ers, proud patriot.
Tonight, I truly feel the G.O.P. is doomed and you've been right there through all the shit. Love ya. :hi:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:13 PM
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128. right back at ya David Zephyr
:hug: :loveya: It's been a long hard road we've traveled .
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cuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 08:58 PM
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21. Talk about feel good posts!!
That was off the charts and I'm digging it
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:09 AM
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36. Hello NYC!
Thank you, cuke. We fly from L.A. to NY in 10 days and go to the Catskills and to Hyde Park to see FDR's home and then on to Boston. I love New York and how blue, blue, blue your state is. Thanks for your activism. :hi:
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cuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:10 AM
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50. As we say around here "Welcome to New York...."
"...Now gimme your wallet!"
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 09:34 PM
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29. What an awesome post - thank you!!! K&R
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:10 AM
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38. The entire DU community is awesome, whutgives.
:hi:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 11:58 PM
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32. .
:evilgrin: :toast: :dem:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:15 AM
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39. Back to you, too.
I think the most miserable thing in America would be being a Republican these days. :hi:
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:01 AM
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33. Don't forget The New Yorker, with Sy Hersh and Hendrik Hertzberg!!
Excellent magazine. I've been reading it (and understanding most of the cartoons) for decades.

And I'm a native Texan.

We're not all dumb as a box of rocks!!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:23 AM
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42. Sy Hersh and Hendrik Hertzberg!
Doing their best, too. Hey, I'm a native Texan, too. A little, skinny redneck kid from Galveston. Been in L.A. since I was 17 though. It was the sixties way back then.

Thank you for all you do there in the Lone Star State. The home of Molly Ivins, Ann Richards, Dan Rather, Barbara Jordan, Bill Moyer, Sheila Jackson Lee, The Texas Observer, Willie Nelson and where being a liberal means that you are tougher than the junk yard dog. :hi:
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:37 PM
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74. Add Jane Mayer to the New Yorker list
She has been writing searing investigative articles on topics from health care to extraordinary rendition.

And thanks for the reminder of all that has shifted, very timely indeed.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:10 AM
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37. Point well taken. K & R.
Where there is life, there is hope.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:25 AM
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43. One of the DU's clearest and brightest and most decent: tom_paine!
There is hope and we deserve it. Thanks for every single post you have made and for every time you have lifted your voice. I'm one of your biggest fans here. :hi:
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:49 AM
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57. And thanks to you as well, sir. I am heartened and humbled.
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 09:49 AM by tom_paine
:hi:

Your OP and also your comment above was a nice shot in the arm when I needed one. Much obliged.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:19 AM
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40. K&R - these days it's hard to see some of the good.
and negativity abounds. This post was really nice to see! :hi:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:29 AM
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44. And what a great younger generation we have now, too.
I'm an old guy from the sixties who suffered with the yuppies and the rest and now there's a whole new generation of wonderful young gals and guys who don't buy into the GOP crap. The tide has turned and the American people don't like the Republican Party anymore. Thanks. :hi:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:42 AM
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61. And we are the party of the people. We are the alternative to the GOP's negative culture of death.
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 10:47 AM by David Zephyr
You mentioned the word "negative" and this morning it hit me that as angry as we may all be, we can't let it consume us. We want change, positive change.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:21 AM
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41. I really needed that. Thanks so much! K&R (& Bookmark!)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:50 AM
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63. Thanks and good morning, sofedupwithbush.
I see from your DU profile that you are an Angelino here in SoCal, too. Have a great day and tell people that change is coming.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:50 AM
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64. Sorry for the dupe. I'm old and clumsy and hit the post button twice. Typical of me.
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 10:52 AM by David Zephyr
n/t
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:27 AM
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45. Morning Kick!
:toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:55 AM
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65. What a superb quote you have in your profile, Lochloosa. And Good morning to you.
"Republicans, when you took your oaths of office, you placed your hands on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." - Jamie Raskin, professor of law at American University- :hi:
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BrklynLib at work Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:33 AM
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46. Thanks so much. What a great way to start the day....
:thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:56 AM
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66. I like your pink ribbon. Both mom and aunt are both long time breast cancer survivors.
:hi:
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:35 AM
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47. Thanks, I really needed that.

It's too easy to focus on the negative and kind of forget there are a lot of good things going on, too.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:49 PM
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79. Well, we were such a minority after 9/11 and we've slowly, but surely turned things around.
It's important to measure our progress and face the facts. And the facts are that the tide has turned and they are on the run.
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diane in sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:06 PM
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108. Actually I think we were the silent majority after 9.11
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:40 AM
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48. All good but I can't rest until the constitution is the rule of the land.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:57 AM
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52. Here, here.
:toast:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:02 AM
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58. To that grand old document and ideas.
:toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:54 PM
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81. The G.O.P. are not "strict constructionists", they are Strictly Destructionists of the Constitution
We need to clear up that canard, too. Thanks.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:42 AM
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49. Great post.
K and R. :)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:58 PM
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82. Hello to the Charter Oak State.
Thanks. I love your state and how you preserved Mark Twain's home and the one next door to it that belonged to Harriet Beecher Stowe in Hartford. You almost got us Ned Lamont. Next time. :hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 05:48 PM
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158. I like my state too.
It really is a nice place to live but expensive. I tried hard to get Ned...phone banked, put up signs, etc...it was a tough loss.

:hi:
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 08:53 AM
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51. WHAT we FOCUS on, EXPANDS.
What we resist, persists.

Thank you!!!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:00 PM
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84. I believe that, too. We must always remember what we are fighting FOR.
And it is important to count our victories these last seven years. Each one fought long and hard. Thank you for your activism.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:20 AM
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54. you forgot
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 09:21 AM by madrchsod
free speech ,current ,link ,and documentary channels

oh yes, nice work on putting this together..
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:08 PM
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87. And thanks for adding to the list. I love Link TV.
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 02:32 PM by David Zephyr
Now have a great weekend! You deserve it.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:41 AM
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55. Pendulums swing slowly!
Great post, DZ.

:thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:08 PM
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89. My precious redqueen! Thanks.
:hi:
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renie408 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 09:43 AM
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56. HELLS YEAH!! n/t
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:14 PM
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91. HELLS YEAH!
Have a great progressive weekend and enjoy the demise of the Republican Party.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:06 AM
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59. Don't forget Al Gore's best-selling book, too! n/t
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:19 PM
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92. And I read it, too. Is Al like Superman or what? Thanks for reminding us.
Have a great weekend.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:00 PM
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146. Indeed!
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:47 AM
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62. Great post!
I would also add, all of our 2008 candidates are excellent, so we come out ahead regardless of who wins (despite what some of the squabblers here would have us believe). Thanks for the list!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:22 PM
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95. That should have been on the list: "All of our 2008 candidates are excellent"
Indeed! They are all excellent. And the other side has a crop of neanderthals. Thanks.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 11:03 AM
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67. and 23% of the polar ice cap melted since '05 and B*sh is going to nuke Iran!
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 11:04 AM by npincus
Thanks for trying. :)
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 11:13 AM
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68. Hope is good.
A welcome post, but we have 20 years of running to the right to correct now.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:30 PM
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97. Paul Klugman has an article today in the NY Times I just read.
Saying the GOP is falling apart. I think they are, too.
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 01:44 AM
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157. Well here's hoping
I mean I havent read the artical yet but...

The military and their booseters hate the Neo Con Job pulled on them and military families have begun voting Democrat more than Republican.

The religious reich is probably pissed that we don't live in a dominionist theocracy yet.

And the economic conservatives are soulessly selling everyone out and getting frustrtated with the electorate in general.

However...

The monied elite are now hedging their bets by backing a few select Democrats as well (read Hillary).

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:08 PM
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69. Yup
I have a quibble with two or three of your things that should give me good cheer, but heck, there are still more than 30 wonderful things there.

Thanks for the reminder.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:40 PM
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100. You radicals up in the Pacific Northwest!
I see from your DU profile you are from Seattle. I think that Washington and Oregon are leading us in California now in many, many ways. Thank you for your activism, tavalon.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:10 PM
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153. Care to guess where I moved from?
Just think of one of the most bassackwards states that doesn't even have enough sense to keep its fake cowboys "home" on the "ranch". Trust me when I say I've never been happier to be from a place as opposed to still suffering in that place! I will never leave the great Northwest, if anything, I will go further North. The thought crosses my mind more often than I would care to admit. I joke that Seattle's tourist slogan should be, "Seattle, It's Almost Canada!" Please don't look up what our actual slogan is, it's well, embarrassing and shows that alcohol, coffee and city planners should never, ever be mixed (there is no such word as "Metronatural"!!).
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:13 PM
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70. K & R Thank you and have a great weekend!
:kick:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:43 PM
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101. Back to you, too.
And I see you are big on horses. I grew up riding them as a boy in Texas and Argentina. There's nothing like it in this world. I appreciate your activism. Thank you for that.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:19 PM
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71. you forgot a big one, Tom Delay is now just a bugman once again
:bounce:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:44 PM
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103. Yeah, Tom Delay should have been on the list as "exterminated".
Sugarland's disgrace. Thanks LSK.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:23 PM
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72. EXCELLENT POST!!!
And I WILL have a better weekend thinking about these things!

:applause:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:07 PM
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109. I'm struttin' this weekend 'cuz the GOP is going down.
Thanks for all you do to make it happen.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:25 PM
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73. What Are You Trying To Do David, Ruin My Dark, Brooding Funk ???
Great Post, K & R !!!

:bounce: :grouphug: :bounce:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 04:59 PM
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116. We all suffer from battered party syndrome. We've grown used to reacting instead of acting.
Thank you for your generous words. No more funks. The tide has turned. You had a part in it. Keep it up. :hi:
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:44 PM
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75. Thanks for the perspective. If someone had told me in '02 that all the above would come to pass...
... I'd have been doubtful. If someone had told me in '02 that they'd come to pass yet I'd still be bitching about things I wouldn't have believed it.

Well said.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:00 PM
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117. lumberjack_jeff, I like your name. Look how much has changed. It wasn't easy, was it?
Thank you for your activism. You are not alone. :hi:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 12:50 PM
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76. Outstanding list, David!
Thank you for the thread. :thumbsup: :)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:02 PM
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118. As others have pointed out, the list should include the demise of Rumsfeld & Delay & Foley.
:hi:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:09 PM
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124. Gannon/Guckert is not with us anymore either.
:hi:
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:35 PM
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77. That is Really, Really Heartening
This one, however, can be read more than one way and makes me a little nervous:

11.) The Democrats must approve any of George W. Bush's high appointments.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:04 PM
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121. I got pumped putting the little list together myself. The trend is not good for the GOP.
Thanks, ribofunk. I have read so many of your great posts that I feel that I know you.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:43 PM
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78. Please add to No. 28: "... and is in Hell." nt
Thanks for the list. Sometimes it's hard to see the good things when so much else is bad.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:07 PM
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122. You are a wicked person, Ian_rd. Yes, Jerry is gone.
That creep drove me batty since the 1980's and I am so happy that Tammy Fay Bakker outlived him. If there is a hell, he is there.
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hiphopnation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:53 PM
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80. god what a great post
K&R, K&R, a million times (if I could) K&R

:kick: thanks so much for this, a well-needed breeze of perspective -- it is now a beautiful Friday!

Thanks DZ!! :bounce:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:08 PM
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123. Give yourself a pat on the back this weekend. We've come a long way in 7 years.
It's been hellish. It's be lonesome. But with activists like you all over our country we can make a difference. I know it.
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hiphopnation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:11 PM
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125. you're a gentleman
a scholar, and, most important, a patriot. :patriot:

thanks
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 01:58 PM
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83. 35.) I have a hot shrimp po-boy on its way here.
:9


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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:06 PM
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86. Man That Looks Good !!! - Can I Have A Bite ???
:hi:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:08 PM
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88. Hey! So that was YOU who took a big bite of my po-boy!
:o



:D

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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:24 PM
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96. Well... I Gotta BIG Mouth !!!
:rofl:

:hi:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:11 PM
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126. Swamp Rat, don't start showing me cajun cooking. I can't resist it.
I grew up in Galveston on the Gulf and our home was sandwiched between two wonderful families from the great state of Louisiana in the early 1950's (does that tell you how old I am?). :hi:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:03 PM
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85. Thanks!
It's good to be reminded that it's not all gloom and doom out there (though sometimes it feels like it).

Oh, and add to that that there's a Daily Show. Stewart's comment that George Bu$h has gone from being Richard Nixon to Mr. Burns made my day.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:12 PM
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127. Hello FloridaJudy. Thanks for your activism.
:hi:
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:10 PM
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90. Throw the Republican down the well...
And we have a big Par-tee!

Thanks for the encouragement. Needed it today.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:14 PM
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129. Par-tee! More cheerful news just broke: Mel Martinez resigned as GOP national chair.
That boat is going down.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 08:23 AM
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160. Sing along with Borat, won't we?
Throw the Republican down the well
So my country can be free!
Throw the Republican down the well
And we have a big par-tee!

everyone...
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:20 PM
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93. How can Nancy and Harry makes us happy? One word: IMPEACH!
'nuff said.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:20 PM
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132. I hear you.
If they don't, edberman, he has been impeached by the American people for his approval ratings are so low that he really can't govern anymore. And I think that there is so much shit that is about to be revealed that this is why he punted with the AG nomination. He's not as haughty as he still wants people to think.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:20 PM
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94. Doolittle is not only in trouble with the FBI. His Democratic opponent has raised more money
in one of the reddest districts of California. Charlie Brown almost beat him in the last election and we saw already a bunch of Charlie Brown bumper stickers. I can't wait to but mine on our car :)

Here is more about Charlie:

http://www.charlieforcongress.com/article.php?uid=469

Here is an article about the fund raising:

http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/434495.html


WASHINGTON Rep. John Doolittle's fundraising is trailing all but one of the declared candidates seeking his congressional seat, a further indication that the federal investigation into his relationship with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff is chipping away at his support for election to a tenth term in the House next year.

The Roseville Republican said in a report filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday that he had raised $50,308 in the three-month period ending Sept. 30, bringing total receipts so far this election cycle to just over $296,000.

<snip>

On the Democratic side of the race, former Air Force officer Charlie Brown was way out front with $212,000 in receipts during the third quarter and almost $496,000 for the election cycle.

Brown came within three points of beating Doolittle last November and announced last month that he will run for the seat again. So far he is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

more at link above.

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:15 PM
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130. Thanks for an update on Doolittle. How sweet it is.
tandot, let's hope that Brown makes it this time. I think he will. :hi:
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:35 PM
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98. Optimism is a damn good thing!
Thanks David!

Oh, add this - Dennis Hastert to resign soon! :applause:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:36 PM
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133. Thanks RiverStone for adding the exit of Denny Hastert. That's no small thing either.
And thanks for your positive attitude, too. I think we've been out in the dark so long and, what seemed to be so alone, that we don't recognize that people have moved our way. And thank you for your activism.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:35 PM
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99. You're right, there is a lot to make us feel optimistic; but we've gotten a very late start -- !!!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:43 PM
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102. Thanks for the balance. Things are looking up.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:37 PM
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134. Let's keep them on the run now.
Thanks, applegrove. :hi:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:42 PM
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137. Was a great post. Ask Skinner if you can put the list up somewhere permanently.
Edited on Fri Oct-19-07 05:43 PM by applegrove
I'll put it in my :bounce: bookmarks.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:51 PM
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104. ah, 2 31s no 35. got it.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:40 PM
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135. Well, I forgot Rummy, Foley and Delay. And now Mel Martinez has resigned as GOP Chair.
:hi:
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:13 PM
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154. almost enough to make me smile. but I B GreeDy. Gimme 70.
by next week, please.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 02:53 PM
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105. Wonderful! You have a good weekend too.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:41 PM
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136. Thanks.
:hi:
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codjh9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:00 PM
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106. Well hey, thanks for the reminders. But still, how can 24% of the public not GET IT?!?
And yes, BRING ON 2008... (I hope!). I'll be wearing my new DU t-shirt more often...
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:42 PM
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138. Well, 24% still may not be his nadir. So hold on...
:hi:
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Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:04 PM
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107. Thanks for the up beat post, certainly made me feel better. nt
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:45 PM
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139. It's your list, Pawel K. You helped it to happen.
I think everyone of us on the left here at the DU and the other blogs, community groups, seniors, students, workers, those in their temples, churches and mosques, and our party have had a really big mountain to climb. The extent of the depravity of this administration took too many by surprise. That day is done. Thanks for your activism.
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:23 PM
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110. Good post
:thumbsup:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:52 PM
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141. Thanks. I wanted to try and answer every post which I've never done.
But we are all in this together. I know sometimes it doesn't seem like it, but we are. Thanks for all you've done these past years. Every comment you've made in public or private. Speaking truth to power.
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:27 PM
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111. Think I'll have a beer on this one Zephyr. It's Friday!
Just read about Dodd putting hold on FISA bill. Lovin' it.

Tomorrow could be dreadful with George in command, but, for today this is fun.

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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:55 PM
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142. Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Adams & Adams, Washington & Paine would be proud of Sen. Dodd.
I now I am.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:32 PM
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112. DEMOCRATICUNDERGROUND
Thank God
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:57 PM
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143. Yeah, that DemocraticUnderground is one wicked crowd alright.
Late Breaking News has been the fastest source for liberal news in the U.S. Skinner, EarlG and Elad really did a great thing, didn't they? And the mods who keep us all in line (me, too) are the best.
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 03:36 PM
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113. Thanks
I needed that
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:57 PM
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145. Hello BoneDaddy.
I like to read your posts. :hi:
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 07:29 PM
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155. wow
it is good to hear that some people do...thanks man.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 04:09 PM
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114. Zephyr, you rock!!!
Thanks for posting all the positives! A great deal of us forget how far we've come.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:24 PM
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148. FitzmasAgain, I'd forgotten.
:hi:
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Summer93 Donating Member (439 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 04:50 PM
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115. Thanks David - great to have a thread with a positive bent
I'll have to have a glass of wine to celebrate.

Add the noname person who said "You go to war with army you have not the one you wish you had." Glad that he is gone too! Although I have heard that they let him lurk around the Pentagon.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:26 PM
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149. You are right. I overlooked the fall of Rumsfeld after the mid-term.
Thanks for pointing that out.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:03 PM
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119. No. 36 Bush's pet poodle Tony has finally gone!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:30 PM
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150. Tony was such a great letdown. I'll never figure that out, but Brown looks better.
Thanks to the UK for sending us the flu vacines when our corporations couldn't produce enough.

And just when Tony Blair goes, the French go and pick a rightwinger. I am in a strange universe indeed.

There are millions of us here in the U.S. trying to turn this thing around. We've a long way to go, but the tide is turning.

If we just keep the idiot bastard from invading Iran now.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:03 PM
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120. Recommended and # 36 - www.draftgore.com is thriving !!
Thank you for an excellent OP.
Bob
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:31 PM
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151. Al and Tipper must be feeling pretty good these days. Karma.
And that jeaous, petty little shit who resides in the White House must be fuming over Gore's Nobel Prize. What poetry.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:19 PM
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131. SO YOU SOUND LIKE A GLASS-IS-HALF-FULL KINDA PERSON...here are my 35 anti-reasons
HERE ARE 35 REASONS NOT TO LET YOUR GUARD DOWN----- (FROM A GLASS IS HALF EMPTY PERSON)

1 bush is still the president
2 condi is still globe hopping
3 the dick is still in his undisclosed location
4 the supreme court slants the wrong way
5 hillary is taking money from too many shady sources
6 the really great candidates are either low in the polls OR not running
7 i haven't had a raise in 4 years (okay... maybe that is my own issue)
8 all sushi in america is brought in and profit to that republican reverend so i had to give up sushi
9 we still have troops in iraq
10 did i mention that bush is still president
11 fox news is still on the air (did you ever notice that you never see fox news and comedy central in the same room?)
12 the rich are still getting richer, and the poor poorer
13 until we get stem cell research going right i don't think the democrats in congress will ever grow a spine
14 senator craig is holding the official 2008 GOP convention meet and greet in stall 5 of the minniapolis airport
15 not enough liberals send hate mail to the gop congressmen and senators of their choice
16 we are not making enough progress with fossil-less fuel
17 o j simpson still preempts any war news
18 the dow is falling faster than the bush twins at a beer bash
19 fred thompson's wife is still a hot draw
20 the gop are bring out their bag of wedge issues and the media is eating it up (gays, illegals, etc)
21 kucinich can't get any respect because even OUR party thinks he looks goofy (autobio movie to be played by woody allen)
22 mukasey is still allowed to speak in public
23 the gop can still team up with the president to kill kids through a lack of insurance
24 there are more balls on a pool table than in a meeting of democratic leaders in congress (except for nancy who has a special set made for those occasions)
25 the gop still controls the voting machines
26 the gop still controls the media (most of it)
27 dubya is still president (i think i have made my point)
28 dubya is all over condi, like white on rice
29 washington d.c. still has no representation in government
30 new orleans will never look like old orleans because the gop controls the money there
31 they're not serving pretzles at the 2008 gop convention
32 the evil-gelicals will still vote gop because they are too stupid to realize when they are being used
33 the rednecks will still vote gop because they are convinced that they are in the promised land
34 the upper-middle class will still vote gop because they are convinced that they might one day be rich
35 colbert isn't really running for office

sorry amigo but i am going to have the same cry-in-my-beer weekend until this gets fixed
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:50 PM
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140. But, your user name?!?
:(
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:34 PM
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152. I'll never let my guard down. It went up in 1967.
Everything you wrote is still true, so I won't argue with you. Make sure your beer is iced and I do hope you still have a good weekend.
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clarence swinney Donating Member (673 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 05:57 PM
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144. 98 + 251 Proof
Bush Waffles--a loon
Bush Lies-A pathological

google
clarence swinney
+ bush waffles
+bush lies

This is a sane person?
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 06:23 PM
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147. Thanks for the positive post!
I remain worried about if Bush will still get what he wants too much, but your post made me feel good. You're right - the left is alive and well.
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SariesNightly Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-19-07 10:02 PM
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156. Great list!
Bravo!

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.

As the republican base grows ever smaller, ever out of sync with common sense, may there be light at the end of this dark post millennium tunnel.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 06:05 PM
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159. Another reason for long-term optimism: The Young Folk ain't buyin' what the GOP is sellin'
:)

:hi:
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