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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:48 AM
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In a day when going to college is considered a waste, my kid graduated with two degrees, cum laude
One in Liberal Arts, one in applied science. She will go on to hopefully, a career in social work, which is her goal. She is a bona fide way Left Progressive, she KNOWS the Right is trying to destroy her future and her rights, and she will do everything in her power to make a difference in many many people's lives. She made us proud.


She done good.







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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:52 AM
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1. Congrats to your daughter...and you!
You both done good.

:toast:

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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:53 AM
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2. You done good too! Congratulations!
Your kid's achievements are in no small way a reflection of your loving hard work as a good parent. That is just great!
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:54 AM
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3. Good for her
You deserve to be very proud!
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:54 AM
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4. Congratulations to both of you!!!
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:54 AM
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5. I am very proud of your daughter - We need her!
:pals:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:15 PM
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29. She had every opportunity to take another road, medicine, law enforcement
Edited on Fri May-27-11 10:15 PM by DainBramaged
business. No, she wants to do social work.


We're far from rich, closer to panic every week, but she has ALWAYS come first. And she wants to help. Wealth isn't part of her makeup. Food, comfortable jeans, decent shoes, a computer that works, and gas money, that's what she needs. I cannot remember her asking for anything other than the occasional PC or console game. She has also found the time to work, get her bartender's certification, and master the art of fighting off those who think she should be making babies and be decoration when socializing.



A purpose, something she has. I hope she succeeds and I hope she stays happy.



:hug:



And she can kick my ass..........thanks LA Fitness......
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PotatoChip Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:59 AM
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6. Congratulations!
She sounds like a fine young woman. One who you have raised well. Best wishes to her (and you) as she embarks on her career and the road ahead.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:59 AM
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7. Hoist a cold one with good wishes from DUers at the party
we need many, many more like her.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 08:59 AM
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8. Congratulations to You and Yours, DainBramaged!
You have helped your daughter realize that which good parents wish to bestow upon their children: Wisdom and Compassion.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:01 AM
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9. Congrats to you and your kid!
:applause:
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:01 AM
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10. You should be proud!
I work with a guy who is from India and is a Hindu (sp?). His daughter just graduated with a dual major as well...one in biological science and another in religious studies (mainly Islam). Now that blew my mind. She wants to be a doctor.

Anyway, congrats to you and yours!!!!
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:03 AM
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11. Congratulations to you both!!!
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:06 AM
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12. WINNING nt
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:14 AM
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13. Congrats to you and your daughter!
:toast:

Hope her success continues.
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nenagh Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:15 AM
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14. Congratulations... to your daughter and yourself..
To have graduated in both arts and science ... well done..

:hi:
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:57 AM
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15. Congrats to you both!
:toast:
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:33 AM
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16. 53 percent of college grads are under-employed after four years and 85 percent will
live at home after college.

Welcome to the new NAFTA economy . . .
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:57 AM
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17. Congratulations to you and to her!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 11:39 AM
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18. Cool beans, dude!
We need all the help we can get. :)

Congrats to her! :toast:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 02:39 PM
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20. Your daughter is real lucky to have had a good parent like you who must have set high standards
And gave her all the support she needed during a most critical time of her life. Good parenting is a skill.

She and you have both done good.

Don

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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 02:49 PM
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21. Many CONGRATULATIONS to your Daughter!
And a very big THANK YOU for raising her right!
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 03:42 PM
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22. Big Congrats! Good for her...
and for you. She'll find a way to make a change.

She makes us all proud. :)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:53 PM
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23. Congrats to all involved.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:53 PM
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24. She did do good. I wish her lots of luck.
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:59 PM
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25. Hey congratulations
to both of you! You must be so proud -- she sounds like a wonderful daughter. :)
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:01 PM
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26. You done good in raising her
You are a good man as she is proof of.
Peace
There is no pride like that which ones children gives
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:04 PM
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28. And GM is her brand, Pontiac right now!!!!!
Because she believes in the Union label.......


:pals:
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:02 PM
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27. That's great!!
but honestly, I don't know anyone who considers going to college be a waste.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:22 PM
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30. hugs all around
excellent work!

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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:27 PM
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31. Congrats!
A happy day for all and best wishes for her future endeavors.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:54 PM
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32. Congrats!
:applause:
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joanbarnes Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 11:08 PM
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33. Hopefully I will be there a year from now.......
Summa cum laude so far. Not one to ever give up on our youth.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 01:08 AM
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34. Congratulations for a job well done!
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 01:32 AM
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35. You done good.
And your daughter will do much good too.

Congrats all around. :toast:
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A Physicist Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 05:06 AM
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36. "In a day when going to college is considered a waste"

Who says that?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 07:40 AM
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38. My ststement should not be your focus, but of course it was.......
:eyes:



Google is your friend.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 07:08 AM
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37. Congrats to her. Who considers it a waste?
Edited on Sat May-28-11 07:09 AM by Recursion
I'm trying to think of a political figure who doesn't view education as the way out of our economic problems and I'm coming up empty.
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 07:46 AM
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39. Don't believe that an education doesn't pay: that's a myth!
There are always individual exceptions that make for good stories, but for decades and up to 2010, the more educated you are the more money and opportunity you'll have...and that's in addition to simply living a life rich with knowledge and experience that you gained in school. Even if you aren't earning the highest salary in the neighborhood, education is priceless. Congratulations to your kids!


http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/press/cost05...

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/moneymatters/a/edandearni...

http://adulted.about.com/od/goingbacktoschool/qt/higher...

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2010/ushighereducationretur...
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 08:38 AM
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40. Congratulations.
nt.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 08:48 AM
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41. Congratulations to your daughter.
Graduating college is quite an achievement. I have a good friend that's a social worker, and he would tell you it's a satisfying career.

Be proud of her, and don't let this current trend of nay saying a college degree get to you.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 08:53 AM
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42. Good on her, and you as well. Now, if we only had a photo of a kitteh
Edited on Sat May-28-11 08:53 AM by Obamanaut
with a congratulatory smile.

Seriously, good job - both of you!

:toast:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-11 09:33 AM
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43. OK then!
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