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Fri Jul 24, 2015, 01:52 PM

Bernie Sanders’s ‘100% Brooklyn’ Roots Show Beyond His Accent (NYTimes)

Nice article in the NYTimes this afternoon about Bernie's early years in Brooklyn -


By JASON HOROWITZ ~ JULY 24, 2015

Ivor Williams stood on his porch and stared suspiciously at the visitor who was pointing to the attic of his pink and shingled house near Brooklyn College.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton may be a former senator from New York who located her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, but all it takes to know who really represents Brooklyn in the race for the Democratic nomination is for Mr. Sanders to open his mouth and utter a few syllables.

As Mr. Sanders, a senator from Vermont, draws large crowds on the campaign trail and enjoys an unexpected surge, his ur-Brooklyn accent and upbringing in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Flatbush off Kings Highway have become a particular point of pride for friends, former schoolmates and fellow progressives in the borough where he was born.

“I’m very proud of the fact that he speaks Brooklyn, because he’s not a phony and that shows,” said Marty Alpert, who used to cheer for Mr. Sanders when he was on the track team at James Madison High School, where she now is on the alumni board ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/us/politics/bernie-sanderss-100-brooklyn-roots-show-beyond-his-accent.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news


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Reply Bernie Sanders’s ‘100% Brooklyn’ Roots Show Beyond His Accent (NYTimes) (Original post)
TBF Jul 2015 OP
TheNutcracker Jul 2015 #1
udbcrzy2 Jul 2015 #2
SoapBox Jul 2015 #3
RoccoR5955 Jul 2015 #4
Enthusiast Jul 2015 #5
PotatoChip Jul 2015 #6
TBF Jul 2015 #7
PotatoChip Jul 2015 #8
LiberalElite Jul 2015 #10
merrily Jul 2015 #16
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #9
LiberalElite Jul 2015 #11
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #12
London Lover Man Jul 2015 #13
beam me up scottie Jul 2015 #14
merrily Jul 2015 #15
L0oniX Jul 2015 #17

Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 02:48 PM

1. Go bernie! My whole family is voting for you!

 

We have been waiting for you to run for president for years!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 02:53 PM

2. 'he’s not a phony and that shows'

 

Great article. I love how the one person said, 'he’s not a phony and that shows'. He's so plain spoken and easy to listen to.

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Response to udbcrzy2 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 02:55 PM

3. Bingo!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 03:57 PM

4. I am originally from Brooklyn

 

Not far from where Bernie lived, though I didn't go to Madison.
I know what roots he came from. They are also mine!
They are the best roots in the universe, and Bernie shall win!

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 05:11 PM

5. +1!

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 05:31 PM

6. Has anyone checked out the comments? A VERY good portion of them are favorable

which, as we all know, is an unusual thing for an article written about a politician. Of course, I read it about an hour ago, so a troll army may have since arrived. Still, it lifted my mood to see what was said there.

Lol, one woman simply wrote "I think I'm in love".

I almost never encourage people to a read newspaper comments section, but this might be an exception.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 05:33 PM

7. I was afraid to do it!

I'm glad to hear they are a little more positive than what we are used to seeing.

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Response to TBF (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 05:45 PM

8. I know. It can sometimes be a scary thing.

I hate seeing people viciously attacked, even people whose views I don't particularly agree with --if it is a lie, or unfair personal attack.

But obviously, it's worse to see nasty things about someone we care about. I really didn't see a whole lot of that with this piece. I think it's a very good sign!

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 08:22 PM

10. Most of the comments are great! - a few

parrot that old tired Nader business. I commented several times. If anyone sees "Lifelong New Yorker" there it's me.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 04:09 AM

16. NADER DID NOT RUN IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY.

Not shouting at you LE. Just having a few seconds of frustration.\


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Response to TBF (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 07:22 PM

9. "Hillary Rodham Clinton may be a former senator from New York..."

Hillary Rodham Clinton may be a former senator from New York who located her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, but all it takes to know who really represents Brooklyn in the race for the Democratic nomination is for Mr. Sanders to open his mouth and utter a few syllables.


We've all heard her southern drawl, now let's see if she can fake a Brooklyn accent.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 08:28 PM

11. If she says something like

"toity toid & toid" we'll know she hired a bad speech coach, because no one talks like that now. LULZ

I love NYC accents. But maybe I'm prejudiced - I'm born raised and still live in NYC.

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/21/394438297/new-york-is-losing-the-accent-that-gave-it-toidy-toid-street

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 08:30 PM

12. I'm biased too, my dad's a New Yawker, born and raised.

And he has funny looking white hair too.



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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 09:17 PM

13. My SO is from Brooklyn

 

so.....

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Response to London Lover Man (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 09:23 PM

14. That accent is so familiar, so comforting.

It brings back so many wonderful childhood memories of NY.


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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 03:05 AM

15. If she was coached in accents, she deserves a refund.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 05:10 PM

17. Bernard!

 

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