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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:31 PM
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I have become a real American
For the last three weeks or so I have either been on the road (Cincinnati and Myrtle Beach), at work with little or no internet access, or self-exiling myself from the news. I hear "news" only in bits and pieces. I get the headline and maybe a few seconds of the "analysis" from inside the bubble. Okay I have been glued into the World Cup- I like sports that involve fluidity and athleticism (rules out baseball and the NBA finals) and am catching up on recorded Daily Show and Colbert's.

Devotees of DU probably have no idea how much of a bubble people like me, these days, live in.

There is no nominee to the supreme court
Sen. Byrd didn't die and receive the normal retrospective homage to his life
the oil spill is a constant like Walmart (I have heard "Walmart" mentioned more in the last few weeks more than I have in several years)
the World Cup (internationalism you know)is just a series of problems
I do have an awareness of what Republicans are saying as it is a part of every story that I have caught
and EVERYTHING is Obama's fault

It is flabbergasting how devoid of actual information we are. I have railed about the media for some time here mostly in a counter-motion (like MSNBC's flagship primetime shows do) but I had no idea the complete vacuum that the uninterested and unenergized live in.

By the way, our little girl is 4 years 11 months old and is having the summer of anyone's life








and I am going to an Obama organizing meeting on the 13th of July. Time to ride again.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:35 PM
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1. My dear underpants!
So that's what the "real" America looks like? :scared:

And I'm betting that's most of the country too...

Jeez.

How awful.

Yeah. Time to ride, indeed...

I'm so glad to hear Josie's having the summer of anyone's life!

:hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:41 PM
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2. Busch Gardens, 5 days at my inlaws*, wedding in Cinci, Myrtle Beach
"pre-K graduation"
her 4X5' garden is bursting out AGAIN

* she went fishing for the first time and pulled in 14 fish in 45 minutes (stocked pond)


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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:47 PM
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3. Do I not remember when that baby was born?
Didn't you post it? I have vague recollections.

She's almost 5??

I can't even wrap my mind around that.

The state of the country doesn't surprise me.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:54 PM
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:15 PM
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5. Awww, still so sweet
Thanks for posting that. I am so glad everything is going so well.
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