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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:34 PM
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Brother-in-law just called from FL urging us to vote for Brown
and said the whole state of Florida is worried sick that the Healthcare bill will pass, whatever that's supposed to mean.

Good thing I wasn't home so I could hang up on him, or worse.

He lives in a government-subsidized housing unit, is on social security and has Medicare. WTF does he have to complain about anyway.............
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:36 PM
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1. Leave him a message saying that Brown wants to cut Medicare
He is against all "entitlements"
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:45 PM
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7. Next time you can tell him that he doesn't speak for all of Florida.
And remind him that Florida went for Obama in 2008.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:37 PM
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2. The whole state of Florida, huh?
:eyes:

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:56 PM
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10. I must have been asleep when they took the poll.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:23 PM
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15. I guess my mom was napping too...lives near Orlando...
75 years old.

Always votes Democrat. Would vote for Coakley if she still lived in Mass.

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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:42 PM
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17. me, too. eom
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:39 PM
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3. I laughed last night at our card club. The subject of health care came
up and I said they screwed up and should be voting on single payer instead of this. One of the older retired players spoke out and said, oh you don't want that, the government can't do anything right. I quickly replied, when will you be giving up social security and medicare? He suddenly had to leave the room to go to the bathroom.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:41 PM
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5. Probably soiled himself at the thought of that happening.
:rofl:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:40 PM
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4. I got mine so fuck you
that is the attitude that some have.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:42 PM
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6. Well you dumb brother-in-law doesn't speak for me.
I live in FL and know there are plenty of people down here who shiver at the thought that Brown will tip the balance of power.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:49 PM
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8. Taking 500b from Medicare was probably not a good idea politically.
You can explain it til you are blue in the face but people will still be scared they will be screwed. I don't support this bill but if I did I would explain it only relates to the advantage program.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:51 PM
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9. "worried sick..."
I'm worried sick things will stay the same...
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:06 PM
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11. he definitely needs to be cursed out for all that stupidity. How dare he be so dayum ignorant!
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 04:06 PM by democracy1st
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Go2Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:27 PM
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12. Republicans are delusional. It is amazing how often it turns out they are living on public money!
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:08 PM
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13. Welcome to our nightmare.
The rightwing likes to think it's already borged this State.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:18 PM
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14. why is it always a brother-in-law. i've got a winger one too.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:23 PM
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16. Tell Florida to suck eggs
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:47 PM
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19. hey, watch it!
as to repugs and the dole . . . i belong to a non-political forum that has a poli side forum and 3 of the 6 repugs on it are ex-military. they don't get it. one of them is german and made a comment last week about how american soldiers gave them food and kept them alive when he was a kid in germany after ww2. so he's been on the public teat since he was a kid! he has not (yet?) responded to my comment . . . and i doubt he will. if rush didn't say it, it cannot be true.

ellen fl
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:45 PM
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18. He's a liar.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:49 PM
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20. This Floridian thinks your BIL is misinformed. n/t
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