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Atticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:35 PM
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As I turn homeward to the Land of Lincoln (and Obama)after several days in the northeast, including two in DC, a little shout-out to some of the freepers, birthers, teabaggers and klansmen who took offense at my Obama cap, Health Insurance Reform Now sticker or (Bush) Worst President Ever tee-shirt:

-to the slug who called Barack Obama a "mongrel",
-to the woman who passed me on the sidewalk and spat out "traitor!" without breaking stride or looking back,
-to the strapping young Aryan who not only slowed to flip me off on the interstate at 65 mph, but who also stopped on his exit ramp to do it again as I passed,
-to the clerks who saw my politics and looked past me to address and wait on others,
-to the "fine southern lady" who wagged her finger at me in an elevator, told me I had better "wake up and read the handwriting on the wall" and finished with "That man is NOT a Christian!",
-to the classy folks who want to "bury Obamacare with Kennedy",

I'd like to thank all of you for proving that the home-made sign in the rear window of my car is correct. You know, the one that reads "Van Jones was RIGHT!"
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:38 PM
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1. Stay safe Atticus!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:40 PM
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4. Must be the Mom in us
can't help worrying about these 'kids' ;)
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:02 PM
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13. It's the ITALIAN Mom in us -
I'm worried he doesn't have anything packed to eat in the car if he doesn't find a good place to stop.

Hey, paisan, how you doing?

:hi:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:39 PM
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2. I tip my hat to ya
You do have a PAIR! :hug: Be safe, it's a jungle out there.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:40 PM
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3. Thank heavens there is no racism
in our Post-Racial America, eh, atticus?

They're no longer able even to pretend that their hatred is under control.

As a resident of the DC area, I thank you for gracing our neighborhoods with your esteemed and honored presence, and I especially applaud your choice of wardrobe and accessories.

For those people who did those things, I don't know what to say. I would apologize, but I have no connection with them. I would pray for them, but I'm not a believer. I would say something else about them, but I'm being quite the lady tonight.

Travel home safely, atticus, and thanks for reminding us of what's out there.

It's hatred, and it's ugly, and your sign is SO right. They really are.....................................................
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:14 PM
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9. Oh but we have been something Tangerine..and we're not done yet
the bad guys just hope that we are.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oU7M4OeSRM&feature=rela...
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:29 PM
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10. I wish........
Oh, how I wish............
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:54 PM
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11. Oh now...any generation that could produce this is astounding..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P22cMZFvJAs&feature=rela...

we're just older rebels. A little more vinegar and hell of a lot more swearing...as long as I can utter the word fuck I know I'm alive. The aging thing is a pain in the ass and the food they've been feeding us is shit but I know I still have a voice, whether anyone listens or not.

Compared to the spineless weeds on the DC mall last weekend we're practically infants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytItUIoq2Wc&feature=rela...
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:01 PM
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12. We are, and we did great things ........
I love what we did, I love what we were, and I love what we are. I'm with you on the idea of "fuck" as my North Star, and the truth is that we may not say it as loudly as we once did, but we now have the conviction of years of experience behind us, so when we toss it out, it really means something.

The rest of it - the body, the energy, the cynicism - hell, I fight against that every day, and we're taking turns winning. But, I'm still here, and so are you, and thank you for reminding me that we are forever young.........................

:toast:
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:15 PM
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14. Indeed we are.....
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:40 PM
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5. .
:toast:
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:44 PM
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6. Bravo
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:59 PM
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7. Damn straight Van Jones was right. And we're going to keep right on yelling it.
Its Lincoln's legacy and I support it.
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:02 PM
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8. I drove around Idaho for a couple of years with...
the "Somewhere In Texas A Village Is Missing It's Idiot" bumper sticker. I never once had anyone give me any crap about it. Several times I had people honk and give me a thumbs up, laughing and saying nice sticker or something like that.
I am rather large, mean looking and spend a fair amount of time in the gym :) That may have discouraged any trouble.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:35 PM
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15. Van Jones has a talent for understatement. nt
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