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dpbrown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-03-06 10:15 PM
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251. Whew! First time reading a whole post AND comments in a while...

I think it's funny. In 2000 I was busy protesting the stolen election and organizing other people to protest. I found the DU regional Yahoo group for the Midwest and posted protest information to it. I also got published at websites that don't exist anymore. I found the forums when I needed to ask why the Yahoo groups had been shut down. As far as I can tell, I've been a member here for about as long as Will. Heck, I remember when TO started sending me newsletters without asking my permission and I asked them to stop.

I've been kicked off of other Yahoo groups and such and such. I was a founding member of the Minnesota Progressive Caucus, now the DFL Progressive Caucus. I got myself elected to Boston as a Kucinich delegate. I posted to every single IndyMedia site instructions on how to write to the UN to get them to stop Bush's invasion plan for Iraq. Blah, blah, blah...

The mainstream media gets a lot of stories wrong. Some stories that it gets right get screwed up anyway. Does anyone not believe that Rather shared the actual words or thoughts of the guy who kept Bush out of Vietnam? But they were recently typed, since Bush got himself elected Governor to scrub the record so he could seek higher office.

Will's just another guy making a living on writing for the side of hope and light and goodness and peace. Personally, I don't care if he's got an ego the size of Ohio.

JH Hatfield was, as far as I know, the only guy making the claim that Bush had criminal penalties from his cocaine habit. That doesn't mean the claim isn't true, and it doesn't mean that it is.

Maybe the TO story is true and they have a source that they can't disclose. To me, anyway, that's not such a stretch. Didn't Bush's New York Times pawn who sat on a story about pre-9/11 specific warnings recently spend some time in jail protecting her source? Media people do it all the time.

I hope Rove and the rest go to jail. I also know that nothing happens until the mainstream media pick things up. That's when the drip, drip, drip turns into a trickle.

I didn't take too seriously the TO fallout, and I missed Will's meltdown (this one, anyway). The only important thing is that people continue to resist, continue to speak up, continue to get in the streets, and continue to get progressive people elected who have a backbone. All these personalities will sort themselves out in the long run.

I'll probably miss Will's next meltdown, too. I think it's funny that people take so seriously their apparent need to try to make him feel badly.

Oh, well. At least now I know that I was not part of an elite class here at DU back in 2001. :rofl:
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