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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 08:47 AM

 

if i were on the ballot-

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i would set down a marker that i am as lefty as they come.
then i'd say- fear not. i wont get everything i want done. that's not how this works.

how it works is that this is a big seesaw. in this country, a minority party has shinied up the plank, and now outweighs the rest of us. that's how the system is set up.
here's the physics of this- the distance from the fulcrum matters. small weights on the far end balance out big weights closer to the center.
there are more of us than there are of them, but the fulcrum isnt at the center of the plank.
right now, to restore balance, we need to put our weight out here at the end of the plank.

would you vote for that?

eta- i posted this on my fb page. 2nd thumbs up was from the former political director for cook county pres toni preckwinkle. long time friend and partner in the trenches for obama.

i thanked him, and said- i dont have a horse right now. got one?
he- RUN MO RUN!
so there you have it. as close to an official endorsement of this message as i am likely to get.

make a note.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 08:50 AM

1. Yup!

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 08:59 AM

2. Earthday.

I think it was April 1973 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

One of the games was with a large ball, like 20 ft in diameter. Painted to look like the Earth. People would lie on their backs with their feet in the air in two concentric circles. The inside circle would try and kick the ball out of position, the outside circle would try and keep the ball in it's proper position.

Thanks for reminding me.

The famous Wavy Gravy was there too.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:06 AM

3. that's rly interesting

 

thanks for sharing that.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:33 AM

4. Aside from the symbolism,

The practical reality was that it was easier to kick the ball out of position because the number of people in the inner circle was smaller and it was harder to coordinate the people in larger outer circle to keep the ball in position.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:43 AM

5. ftr- i will never be on the ballot again. i have 1 win, 1 loss.

 

however i am 1 for 1 as a campaign maanger.

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