Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Found this letter in my e-mail today. "We are coming, Mr. President. And we have your back."

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:49 PM
Original message
Found this letter in my e-mail today. "We are coming, Mr. President. And we have your back."
I watched Freedom Riders at the Heartland Film Festival a couple of weeks ago. I can't remember the last time I cried with so much cause - so much anger at the injustice, and so much pride in all those of every race, who were so ready to stand up for what was right. A few days ago, I got out of bed, thinking about the ride and its collective strength -- the hundreds, thousands of fingers curled into one righteous fist -- and I wrote down everything I felt about where our country is this week and where it might be next week.

Here it is. Please, if it is anywhere near the piece I wanted to write, feel free to pass it on to anyone with a heart and a voice and a belief that this is not over yet.

Thanks for your time and, more importantly for your courage,
A Democrat in Indiana.

-----------

They have lied about him. Lied about our President. Tried to paint him as an outsider. Said he wasn't born here, didn't belong here, not in this system, not in this White House. They have called him a racist, called him a liar, called him a socialist, a Nazi, a terrorist. They have called him everything but Mr. President, our President, our greatest hope for change. They have beaten him with words, with millions of dollars in foreign money, shipped over here by foreign interests with no name, no face, no P.O. Box...no business telling us how to run this nation.

What we have seen over the last two years is an unprecedented attempt to assassinate, not a President, but a Presidency; to take a good man down with lies about who he is and what he's trying to do to fix the things they broke.

There are no guns this time, but this is Birmingham, and Bull Connor doesn't run the police, he runs a news network that says that it's fair, that it's balanced. Our economic future is a lunch counter for the un-Godly rich, for the polluters, for those who do not know the Golden Rule or do not believe it applies to them. And they don't want any of us...not the middle class, not the Just, not the ones who believe that this is still a nation of opportunity, to sit down beside them,to have a slice of the American pie.

We need to let our President know that the buses are coming. And the minivans, the motorcycles, the family sedans and those who can only afford to be on foot. That just like our mothers and fathers who united to change this nation, we are all coming - the black, the white, the latino, the Jewish, the Protestant, the Catholic, the young, the old, the middle class, the poor, the workers, the innovators, the small business owners. All of us. The ones who believe that all Americans should be able to work hard and earn not just a living, but earn a life; who believe that laws should put people before profit; who know that the political Right is political Wrong.

It's time to get up. Every one of us. To stand with our President.

Mr. President, we are coming. We believed in you when we chose you for the most powerful office in the free world, and we believe in you now. Mr. President, the buses are coming, and if they try to stop one there are two more right behind it. And if they try to stop those, there are thousands. Mr. President, you just keep trying to pull the country out of this mess that greed got us in. We've all got your back.

In the next few days, until November 2nd, we will all ring one, bring one. We need to all call one person - a grandmother, a grandfather, a younger brother or sister, somebody down the street and down on their luck who can't afford to buy a new coat, let alone an election - and make sure they have a ride. A vote. And a voice.

Mr. President, we're tired of seeing your best efforts blocked in public by the same set of shifty-eyed schemers who turn around ask for your help and our money when the cameras are off. We're tired of being called un-American by those who do not understand or who do not care to understand, our Bill of Rights.

We're tired of politicians looking into their wallets instead of their hearts. We're tired of the lies and the liars; tired of those who believe that a football game needs 7 officials to keep things honest, but that a multi-trillion dollar banking system needs none. We are tired of hearing that those in need should pull themselves up by their bootstraps, when somebody else's boots stomped them down in the first place. We are tired of a lot of things, but we are not too tired to stand up.

We are coming, Mr. President. And we've got your back.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:52 PM
Response to Original message
1. Wow. Thank you for sharing. Recommend. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:38 AM
Response to Reply #1
46. You're welcome! If you need to share it, here's the tinyurl link: http://tinyurl.com/2743eng
And once more here, so you can test it : http://tinyurl.com/2743eng

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:35 AM
Response to Reply #46
55. OUR mister president has a great gift of speech... I WOULD BE MORE APT TO SUPPORT HIM IF HE USED IT
to help me. To be certain I think he is a great man, but he has the power, THE ABSOLUTE ABILITY, to call a press conference any time he wants to.

He has the right to have pushed health care through without bending over and weakening it.
He has the ability to quit kissing the rightwing ass and calling it compromise.

THEY don't compromise.

He has my backing, and he has my respect, but he gave away the votes, and he lost the country, and that is on his head.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:11 AM
Response to Reply #55
58. I wish he'd speak out more too...Whenever he does, people listen.
I'm not sure whether his people realize just how much a word from President Obaam can drive popular opinion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stellar Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #55
60. At this time, you can either...
"support a disappointing friend or your deadly enemy" by not voting. - Bill Maher
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:20 AM
Response to Reply #60
62. +1 n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:53 PM
Response to Original message
2. K&R!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:54 PM
Response to Original message
3. "unprecedented attempt to assassinate, not a President, but a Presidency;" We
have seen nothing yet. The way the GOP will attack Obama when they win the house will make your head spin.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:30 PM
Response to Reply #3
16. IF.
The election ain't over yet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:54 PM
Response to Original message
4. Superbly written! I am proud to recommend!
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AmerVoicesUnited Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 08:55 PM
Response to Original message
5. Well said! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:11 PM
Response to Original message
6. I saw a bunch of signs today in ATL w/BO in silhouette, from the back "We've got your back.' Loved
it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #6
21. I'd love a bumper sticker with that on it. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:27 PM
Response to Original message
7. Well said and thank you for posting !
We the people must now allow this egregious undermining of our democracy to become reality. Together we will fight and we will prevail. The alternative is too horrible to imagine!

Blessings and peace to all.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
free for our kids Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #7
72. egregious undermining of our democracy...the alternative...
Sorry, but can you expand on what the alternative is? I'm confussed and not sure which way to vote tomorrow.

thanks,

unemployed in socal and worried about the kids
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #72
74. Well, for starters, here's a description I like to use --
My undergraduate Political Science professor used to say, regarding constitutional law, that "your right to swing your fist only extends as far as my nose." That is to say that any American can exercise his or her constitutionally given rights to the point where it interferes with the constitutionally given rights of any other American.

I believe that it is the government's job to regulate that intersection between your rights and mine. If your fist swings into my schnozz, it's the government that throws the penalty flag. Right?

Let's take this into contemporary terms. A banker has the right to lend money. And to bundle those loans into larger packages. And lets say, even to describe them as "A" rated loans. But when that loaning, bundling and rating interferes with my right to have a fully-functioning economic system, it's the government's job to step in.

The Republicans just don't believe that. They believe that ideals about the benefits of allowing bankers to creatively make money in an unregulated, profit-driven free market trump your right to have a viable economic climate.

And it's almost always that simple. Republicans tend to support the Citizen's United decision. That is, they believe that corporations have the right to drive the results of your elections. Your right to have a Democracy "for the people, by the people..." is trumped by Koch Industries' right to spend multiple millions to elect more free market idealists who will protect their profit over your rights.

Does that help?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #72
76. Oh, and check this out - the fiscal numbers.
From another poster.

1. In 2008, we lost an average of 317,250 private sector jobs per month. In 2010, we have gained an average of 95,888 private sector jobs per

2. In FY2009, which began on September 1, 2008 and represents the Bush Administration's final budget, the budget deficit was $1.416 trillion. In FY2010, the first budget of the Obama Administration, the budget deficit was $1.291 trillion, a decline of $125 billion.

3.On Bush's final day in office, the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 closed at 7,949, 1,440, and 805, respectively. Today, as of 10:15AM Pacific, they are at 11,108, 2,512, and 1,183. That means since President Obama took office, the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 have increased 40%, 74%, and 47%, respectively

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:35 PM
Response to Original message
8. AWESOME! Thanks so much!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oswaldactedalone Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:38 PM
Response to Original message
9. Thank you for that beautifully written piece
I've pasted it into an email and forwarded it to my email list. You might consider doing the same.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #9
13. Will do. I've sent it out a few times already. But it may as well go to everybody (n/t)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oswaldactedalone Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. Actually, I meant "you" in a collective sense
that maybe each person who reads it might send it on. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:26 AM
Response to Reply #14
36. No, no...you were right. :) It needs to go to my WHOLE list.
You were right. 100%.

I'm with you.

:patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Axrendale Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:56 PM
Response to Original message
10. Ditto to the previous comments
This was beautiful to read.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 09:59 PM
Response to Original message
11. I can't say thanks enough for that. The last line put tears in my old eyes and
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 10:02 PM by DeschutesRiver
a serious measure of grit in my backbone.

It is exactly how I feel about things.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. Yeah. Me too. I feel it to my core. (n/t)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:22 PM
Response to Original message
15. KnRnDem Rockettes. Send it on.
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:40 PM
Response to Original message
17. KICKIN...
:thumbsup: :kick: :kick: :kick: :fistbump: :applause: :applause: :applause: :patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:41 PM
Response to Original message
18. This is beautiful. Thank you. I'll pass it on.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 11:49 PM
Response to Original message
19. Wow! Just wow.
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:11 AM
Response to Original message
20. K + R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:25 AM
Response to Original message
22. I love this logo....

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:52 AM
Response to Reply #22
28. Thank you for the logo!
I've got it everywhere now! :thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:29 AM
Response to Original message
23. Kicked and Recommended!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:38 AM
Response to Original message
24. Excellent!
Thank you for this post.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:40 AM
Response to Original message
25. Wow! Big K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:47 AM
Response to Original message
26. Huge K&R
Beautifully worded and most timely....would you consider sending it to President Obama?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demi moore Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:47 AM
Response to Original message
27. obama is the messenger

you sent that message to D.C the day you gave him the presidency. they don't want to silence the messenger. they want want to silence the message.

hell no you can't..? hell yes we can!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:25 AM
Response to Original message
29. Woooot! K and R
Yes We Can!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scruffy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:11 AM
Response to Original message
30. I wonder if this generation has the guts
I still remember John Lewis on that damn bridge. I remember the church bombings, the search for missing voter registration workers. Just the act of voting has never changed much, it always takes some pain and sacrifice to achieve any worthwhile goal. From what I've seen of much of this generation I have my doubts. At least I haven't seen a whole bunch that I would want around when the shit hits the fan. But then I see a great awakening happening coming from the poorest and most downtrodden. This is I think why the fascists are the most afraid of immigrants. They haven't been spoon fed the American myth their whole life and know the dirty bowels of the beast. As Frederic Douglas said-(You might not get all you paid for, but you will pay for all you get.

I have a lot of negatives about the Obama Presidency but he is still my President and I voted for him and to see the racial backlash fomented by these low life fascists pains me greatly. I will stand up to these fascists. Its all I know how to do.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:17 AM
Response to Reply #30
34. We ALL know how to stand against them.
We've all been in families of one kind or another - a school, a company, a state, an ethnic group - where we fight amongst ourselves until that moment until some outsider who hates us all tries to step in. Then, the fight is on. It's when we all stop arguing and start swinging.

We know how to do that. We just have to decide that it's time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #30
64. We certainly have more guts than you might think!
What I've seen of the previous generations is what hasn't impressed me - Who put us here? Weren't me.

The other side is actually pretty careful to avoid the egregious psychotic episodes that spurred on those previous generations, though. It's hard to light the fire when it's a protester here, a Muslim there, a gay couple somewhere else, at least when you compare it to a fucking cavalry charge on a bunch of black kids, or a string of bombings, or the murder and torching of the people who are trying to help.

There's no shortage of us who don't need to let the other team do the fire-lighting, though. So don't worry yourself about that - you worry about those of your own generation who have forgotten everything and are swinging lipton from their hats now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:24 AM
Response to Original message
31. Thank you for that powerful piece. K and R.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:34 AM
Response to Original message
32. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #32
33. It's just not the time for this. Whether we agree or not.
I'm not going to flame you. But I don't agree with you in the slightest. If you think disagreeing with you is killing the Democratic Party, then, by my account, it would be a mercy killing.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:23 AM
Response to Reply #32
35. Everybody please....ignore this flame bait. We have more important things to do today.
But, of course we're Democrats, so we can all argue this until we're blue in the face on Wednesday. But today...today this, whether by intent or by ignorance, will just slow things down.

There is nothing to see here, folks. Please move on. There are friends to call...rides to promise.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:29 AM
Response to Reply #32
37. Take a wrong turn somewhere ?
I think free republic is that way ------>

:eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueGirlRedState Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:29 AM
Response to Original message
38. I have goosebumps
Thank you for posting this. It gave me goosebumps. It's easy to feel alone out here in the reddest parts of Texas.

My 10-year-old daughter just came in, upset, said she heard on the radio we live in the 5th most dangerous city in Texas. I tried to tell her it's just a negative political ad. My kids are buying into the crap they hear on the radio and at school.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:35 AM
Response to Reply #38
39. Take heart. There are more. My only Texas friend just sent me this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnUfPQVOqpw

There are more of us all over the country. We just have to stand up all at once. Remember the end of Revenge of the Nerds?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwyKrcCW_Dw
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:36 AM
Response to Original message
40. K & R!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:06 AM
Response to Original message
41. rec
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
chriscruzan Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:11 AM
Response to Original message
42. Back Home Again
I am very impressed with your ability to be positive while being blasted by the pablum being spouted by our wonderful candidates here in Indiana. Your tone is encouraging. We should gather all the Indiana underground and have strategy session.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:19 AM
Response to Reply #42
43. Just because Yemen's two greatest exports are explosive devices and Dan Coats' paycheck...
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 07:31 AM by urgk
....doesn't mean he's not worth voting for. ;)

Seriously, no matter what the outcome of this election, I'm ready to start on 2012. Hoosiers know right from wrong (Holy crap, that's a messaging line) and all we have to do is to explain the difference. I have a friend of a friend who sat her life-long Republican grandmother down and said "Here's the Republican platform...here's your Quaker Faith and Practices...if you can tell me where the two match up, I'll never bother you about it again." She's voted straight Democrat ever since.

(edited to correct an apostrophe in the subject)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:41 AM
Response to Original message
44. kick
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #44
81. Kick
:hi:, BT!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:57 AM
Response to Original message
45. Rec'd it like the fist of an angry god.
Can't express how much I agree. Well said!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:53 AM
Response to Original message
47. +1,000,000,000
I got your back,front,side,top,and bottom and don't care if I am the last one standing with you Mr. President. I won't surrender!!!!!!!! :kick: :kick: :kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:54 AM
Response to Original message
48. Imagine how ridiculous
And immoral all these predictions (manipulations) will seem if on Wednesday morning the enemy party has neither the House nor the Senate.

Here's a good video to get enthused, remember the 8 years of hell from conservatives!

http://stateoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-remember.ht...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:03 AM
Response to Reply #48
50. I can't get enough of that video. Neither can my facebook page. :)
I've posted it 6 times by now. And I'll keep doing it.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:45 AM
Response to Reply #50
52. Hi! I am trying to post this video on my FB.. can you show me how I can do this?
There doesn't seem to be a "share" button



:patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:02 AM
Response to Reply #52
54. Go to your facebook home page.
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 10:03 AM by urgk
In the box that says "What's on your mind?" Post (copy and then paste) this link -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlBOv8m_Xa8

Facebook will think for a second, then post a thumbnail and the title "I remember." You can even pick from 4 thumbnail images you want to use as the main one for this video. Then hit the "share" button.

That's it...easy. :)

You can also do the same with any link. I posted this thread on mine and it gave me a title and a link.

(edited for clarity.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 10:00 AM
Response to Reply #54
87. Thank you - also, I posted your letter on FB and sent it to everyone on my email list
I think a letter like that could actually make a difference!

Thank you again for posting it.



:patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #87
88. Thanks :)
It has me fired up, to tell you the truth. Despite today's disappointments, I feel like I have to write more, do more, help more for 2012.

I'll start tomorrow.

:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gademocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:55 AM
Response to Original message
49. Great post, Thank you.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
51. Damn! Tears!
That was amazing.

I've got my President's back. :patriot:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:50 AM
Response to Original message
53. Just think about those 8 miserable years of "The Decider"
That's all it takes to get me fired up to vote for my Dems.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:59 AM
Response to Original message
56. Kick and Recommend!
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 11:00 AM by Raster
We're tired of politicians looking into their wallets instead of their hearts. We're tired of the lies and the liars; tired of those who believe that a football game needs 7 officials to keep things honest, but that a multi-trillion dollar banking system needs none. We are tired of hearing that those in need should pull themselves up by their bootstraps, when somebody else's boots stomped them down in the first place. We are tired of a lot of things, but we are not too tired to stand up.
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:08 AM
Response to Original message
57. 2 million could read this letter by tomorrow.
If each of us sent it to 10 friends and asked those 10 to do the same, chain-letter style. Though without threats or voodoo or nonsense.


The first round, 2,000 people would see it.

Those forward to 10 and 20,000 see it.

Those forward to 10 and 200,000 see it.

Those forward to 10 and it's 2 million.

That's four times this letter needs to be forwarded from each of us who has recommended this so far to reach 2 million people. Four.

Five times gets us 20,000,000.



(I know these have to be distinct views and that each 10 would have to forward, but look how the momentum *could* shift)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #57
68. Heck, I'll take 20 rec'ers...sending this to 10 friends and asking them to send to 10...
Any takers?

:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stellar Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:14 AM
Response to Original message
59. I got your back Mr. President!
I've voted early already. And now it's time to take an elderly or disabled person to the polls tomorrow!

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:18 AM
Response to Original message
61. K&R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:51 AM
Response to Original message
63. Thank you for posting this. It will be shared.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #63
79. Oh man, thank you for passing it along. I apreciate the help. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:08 PM
Response to Original message
65. K&R. Beautifully said.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Action Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:34 PM
Response to Original message
66. My questions
Why are so many folks misguided then? Why do they believe the lies of the repubs? We all know that for the next 2 years we will have endless investigations, government shut down, lack of funding for the health care reform bill even though parts of it are very popular, and if they have their way impeach Obama. Where are all the Obama voters who still care?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:06 PM
Response to Reply #66
69. There has been a LOT of misinformation.
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 03:08 PM by urgk
A whole network full. You remember when the FOX producer helped to invent the 9/12 rally?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/19/fox-news-produ...

This thing didn't just happen on its own.

(edited to change "Tea Party" to "9/12." I get my astroturfs confused sometimes)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:45 PM
Response to Original message
67. I too stand with our President!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:21 PM
Response to Original message
70. Damn! I got so weepy that I lost a contact.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:27 PM
Response to Original message
71. I reallylike this OP. A lot. K&R.
Thanks, urgk. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:23 PM
Response to Reply #71
73. Thanks for sharing this. Excellent post. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #71
75. You are very welcome. I do what I can.
I'm a lousy phone caller, but I can post an e-mail like nobody's business. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:15 PM
Response to Original message
77. Bravo!!!!
K & R in a mighty big way!!!

:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 05:42 PM
Response to Original message
78. Fan
tastic! :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 07:39 PM
Response to Original message
80. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
nckjm Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 08:48 PM
Response to Reply #80
82. WOW
Even though I know this poster is either a troll or an idiot, a dumb-ass post like this is still a jaw dropper! (I'm a new poster; are we allowed to state the obvious?)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #82
83. Dang! Missed it. Wish I could have seen what got canned so quickly.
Thanks, though, mods. I'm sure I needed the help. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nckjm Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #82
84. My comment was in response to a deleted post
Just to be clear...I absolutely loved what the OP had to say in this thread...but someone had replied saying all kinds of outlandish things...that is what my post was responding to. Just don't want anyone to think I was commenting on the original thread! Loved it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:07 PM
Response to Reply #84
85. Oh I know.... I know... I was just saying I wish I hadn't missed the deleted one.
:)

What was the gist of the deleted post?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:50 PM
Response to Original message
86. Kick
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 12:50 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC