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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:31 PM

I think I've got this straight, seriously ......

I just watched the daily briefing and sat there wondering once again why I did, when I got a call from my budtender. My wife and I are seventy-three, both with health issues, and he tells me that if we need anything, anything at all like from the store or help he will be willing to do it to keep us safe and healthy. I realized that my dealer cares more about me than my president. I feel like crying for two reasons.

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Reply I think I've got this straight, seriously ...... (Original post)
zed nada Mar 25 OP
Delphinus Mar 25 #1
iluvtennis Mar 25 #2
Martin Eden Mar 25 #3
Fla Dem Mar 25 #4
milestogo Mar 25 #6
DENVERPOPS Mar 25 #5
BobTheSubgenius Mar 25 #9
DENVERPOPS Mar 25 #11
PatrickforO Mar 25 #7
FiveGoodMen Mar 26 #14
PatrickforO Mar 26 #15
NBachers Mar 25 #8
yonder Mar 25 #10
zed nada Mar 26 #12
Sunriser13 Mar 26 #13

Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. ...

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:41 PM

2. We DUers care about you and your wife. Don't fret over trump...he's a narcissist who has no empathy

or compassion for anyone. He's such a sad symbol of what it means to be human.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:42 PM

3. One good, and one we all share.

Your budtender is not alone in understanding your life has value, but we all know not to look for that in this POtuS.

YOU are not alone, however isolated at the moment.

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:50 PM

4. It great you have a caring friend. But I did have to look up what a "budtender" is.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. Me too.

It sounds like a bartender who gardens. Or a gardener who bartends.

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:50 PM

5. They both want your money

At least your dealer tells you the truth, AND cares, unlike the other one....... LOL

Just kidding, I only wish you the very best in health and happiness..........hang in there ZN

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:58 PM

9. Another significant difference:

You get something tangible and worthwhile for your money. And fun. Let's not forget fun!

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:46 PM

11. Good one BTS N/C

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:13 PM

7. Well, Trump is damaged. A sociopath.

But most people aren't.

In fact, most people are pretty decent.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:52 PM

14. "most people are pretty decent"

Is that why 100,000,000 Americans support what Trump is doing?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:19 PM

15. Sure, because 225 million Americans don't.

And, don't forget that many who are supporters of Trump, or who have been Republicans since Reagan, are propagandized by four decades of corporate propaganda designed to divide us, make us mistrust each other, make us hate each other, make us resent the poor or helpless among us.

Lewis Powell wrote his famed manifesto to the US Chamber of Commerce that lays out the path, through propaganda, for what we have today, and then Reagan pocket vetoed the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. This laid the groundwork for Fox and AM talk radio to present 'conservative positions' 24/7/365.

I say most people are decent because there aren't MORE victims of this propaganda.

And, note I said decent. But I did not say well-informed. Even among the decent, relatively few are informed enough to really be called responsible citizens of this republic.

Some people are just stupid.

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:55 PM

8. I like this post! Welcome to Democratic Underground, zed nada!

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:28 PM

10. Welcome.

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Response to zed nada (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:14 AM

12. Thank you so much....

It is good to know there are still people out there who care about their fellows and that human interaction can still be based on empathy and the will to remember the universality of human experience. You affirm that there is a much higher experience than the mere transactional willingness to manage human beings as if they are worn or damaged former assets to be surplussed without a thought . You have uplifted me in a way that I struggle to feel even worthy. Thank you so much for this friendship and for extending to me the embrace of your community and emotional support. Even if it has to be for the requisite six feet of social distance. Again thanks.

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Response to zed nada (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:22 AM

13. Hugs to you and yours...

...at a digital distance, of course!



Welcome! Your post is so lovely, and I and I'm sure many others look forward to having you here with us!

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