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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:00 PM
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Getting glares -- and smiles
Carried this sign yesterday at a protest. Quite a few honks and thumbs up. One guy, stuck at the stop light, glared at us and gunned his engine before peeling out when the light changed. It was really cold and the wind kicked up; my old bones started cussing and I wimped out after about forty minutes. Left the sign with one of the college kids who was able to jump up and down to stay warm.



There were about thirty of us, and a couple of journalists took pics and interviewed a few people. Sadly, there's nothing in the paper today. Not one word. Odd, seeing as how the thirty teabaggers who protested on tax day got inflated to 100 with their picture on the front page. Maybe they'll give tomorrow's gathering some coverage. Or not.


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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:02 PM
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1. Good for you, madame! Great sign; you know it worked by the
glares you got! :thumbsup:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:04 PM
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2. ...
:yourock: :patriot:
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:51 PM
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31. Hola chica!
:hi:

Missed you!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:04 PM
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3. My dear madamesilverspurs!
You seriously rock!

Shame on the paper for not covering you today!

:fistbump:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:05 PM
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4. Once again, DU needs to implement thread hearting. For those times when rec'ing isn't enough.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:07 PM
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5. Only one quible with that
ethnic looking sandals...

Yes based on one of these republican idiots saying that illegal aliens wear strange shoes.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 10:29 AM
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25. Jesus wore huaraches, ese!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:10 PM
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6. Awesome sign
That one needs mass printing.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:23 PM
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7. I thnk they were mad at the idea of a brown eyed Jesus.
Some folks think he looks more..Ayran.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:28 PM
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8. And our dear Jesus was Jewish.....n/t
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:44 PM
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11. OMG...you mean...not even ...a Christian??????
No wonder she got honked at.

:evilgrin:
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:37 PM
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9. Excellent. n/t

:kick: & R
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:42 PM
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10. Perfect
Loves it!
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:45 PM
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12. Thank you for protesting this.
Although I am sorry that you guys didn't get the coverage that this subject needs to get in the press, there are people who saw your signs. Because of your work, someone out there will think heavily about what is going on and discuss this with others.

It only takes one.
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PopSixSquish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 07:46 PM
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13. Standing Ovation for You in My Living Room!
That's a great sign...
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 10:57 PM
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14. Fantastic!
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 11:57 PM
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15. Awesome sign


:headbang:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:00 AM
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16. sigh.....no.
Edited on Sun May-02-10 12:01 AM by Quantess
Jesus was blue eyed and had blond, feathered, hair. Nice try.

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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 10:35 AM
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26. And spoke American English.
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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 01:04 AM
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17. Thanks. Just forwarded your pic as reply to "Proud 2b White"
disgusting email I received today from some guy who somehow got my email address and keeps sending me Obama hate mails.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 01:20 AM
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18. Thank you!
And you can add that the sign was made and carried by an old blonde lady with blue eyes.


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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 01:44 AM
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19. I'm also an old blue-eyed blonde.
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BEZERKO Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 11:13 AM
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27. Who looks like Ted Nugent!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 07:07 AM
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22. I am not related to that guy
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 01:48 AM
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20. I heart troublemakers! knr
:patriot:
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tango-tee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 06:56 AM
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21. No further words are necessary ... simply great!
Girl, you rock!
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 09:32 AM
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23. Tres bien Madame! I always love your courage. K&R
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 10:08 AM
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24. Great poster --!!
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 11:31 AM
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28. Good on you, awesome poster... Recced.. n/t
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:40 PM
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29. Great sign!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:42 PM
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30. Jesus would be arrested at Democratic Underground too.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:54 PM
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32. Has Skinner's powers expanded?
Is there some super-duper powered tombstone I'm unaware of?
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:04 PM
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40. Maybe not arrested, but you can be sure not many of his threads would get many Recs. n/t
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:14 PM
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41. Not arrested, but...
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:56 PM
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33. Jesus was a Capricorn
It is unbelievable that we have to go through this again.


By Kris Kristofferson

Jesus was a Capricorn
He ate organic food
He believed in love and peace
And never wore no shoes

Long hair, beard and sandles
And a funky bunch of friends
Reckon wed just nail him up
If he came down again

Chorus:
cause everybodys gotta have somebody to look down on
Who they can feel better than at any time they please
Someone doin somethin dirty decent folks can frown on
If you cant find nobody else, then help yourself to me

Eggheads cussing rednecks cussing
Hippies for their hair
Others laugh at straights who laugh at
Freaks who laugh at squares

Some folks hate the whites
Who hate the blacks who hate the klan
Most of us hate anything that
We dont understand
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:41 PM
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39. Kris wrote some good ones. nt
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 02:43 PM
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34. Great sign. Very good on you! Keep up the fight!
:toast:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:00 PM
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35. Absolutely... Perfect !!! - K & R !!!
:rofl:

:yourock:

:applause:

:hi:

:kick:
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Doubting Thomas Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:01 PM
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36. Luv it
Permission to post it on FB?
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:22 PM
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37. Thank you, and feel free!
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 03:34 PM
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38. Oh you mean Jesus, the savior, not Jesus"( Haysoos)"the immigrate.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:17 PM
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42. Jesus is a Liberal:
http://www.jesusisaliberal.org /

We created this website because we believe the historical, Biblically documented teachings of Jesus
Christ clearly show that Jesus is a Liberal. His philosophy, based in compassion, equality,
inclusion, forgiveness, tolerance, peace and - most importantly - love, is 100% Liberal.

For 20 years we have seen the growing domination of the radical right wing evangelicals on TV, on
the radio and in the news, newspapers and magazines and in politics - claiming to own a virtual
monopoly on Jesus. They have redefined what He meant and used His name to advance their
radical right wing social, business, governmental, political and military agenda - or as President
Bush calls it their just and righteous Crusade. We strongly object and disagree.

We reflect the views of over 150 million Liberal, Progressive, Tolerant and Independent thinking
Christians, Catholics, and others of all spiritual paths, religions and traditions in the USA and
Canada. Together, we reject the radical right wing Republican evangelicals' claims that they alone
represent the will, expression and blessing of Jesus Christ. We believe it is high time someone
stand up for the Liberal, Progressive, Tolerant and Independent thinking majority's position that any
plain reading of His words, any genuine interpretation of His intent, outline a Liberal, Progressive,
Tolerant, Loving and holistic world view.


What did Jesus look like?:

http://thesprig.org/jesuslooks.htm

HIS LOOKS: Have you ever wondered what Jesus looked like? I have always pictured Jesus as a perfect looking man, almost on the order of how a child would think about Superman. A perfect height and weight, a muscular a man with a well proportioned body, beautiful hair and great facial features. Handsome as can be, after all, Jesus was the Son of God in the Flesh. There is a description of what Jesus looked like in the Bible. I don't know how you picture him, but this is what the Bible says concerning his looks. In Isaiah 53:2 We read "For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He has no form or comeliness and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him". According to Prophet Isaiah there was nothing about his looks to draw men to him, that people would desire.

Jesus had no outstanding features, no beautiful hair, skin, eyes and so on. In fact, there was nothing about any part of his physical being (his flesh man) that you would desire to have for yourself. Isaiah described Jesus as a plain looking man. This may be one reason the Jews missed him? They, like many of us were probably looking for a GREEK GOD type of Messiah.


Jesus would have looked to be very ethnically Jewish for the Middle East and he definitely would be challenged in Arizona.

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Crystal Clarity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:27 PM
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43. K and R
:thumbsups:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 05:38 PM
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44. Great sign! nt
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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 12:38 PM
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45. Can't see the image, and would really like to.
Is it still available somewhere? Thanks.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 05:53 PM
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46. Try this...
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 06:57 PM
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47. Clever sign.
I think that the reaction you observed is what we can expect. Most people seem to take politics with good humor regardless of their leanings.
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