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October 28, 2012

does anyone know of good live streams for Philly?

my son's there and i'm worried.

October 22, 2012

bogus poll in the news and observer

the poll is on the right, slightly down the page.

Which form of domestic energy do you believe deserves the most public support given its relative economic benefit and environmental impact?

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/21/2429401/fallout-over-goldman-malone-controversy.html#storylink=cpy

your choices?
natural gas
no strong opinion

and no options for wind or solar, or any green energy.

i don't even know where to write to express my disgust.

October 18, 2012

i am so pissed.

I work in an office complex that is right next to the interstate on a heavily traveled road. when i was at the Obama office week before last, i got an Obama Biden sign to counteract the Romney sign that was put in front of the office complex.

it's gone. it was here this morning at 8 and today at 11:20 it is GONE.

i want to go tear that fucking romney sign out and rip it to shreds.

oh and i HATE fucking republicans and their refusal to wage a campaign in a civil manner.

October 13, 2012

are honor societies worth it?

my son is doing very well at ECU and has been invited to a number of honor societies, but he's not really interested in joining any of them. he's going to join one that concentrates on his major at the suggestion of one of his professors.
today he got an invitation to golden key international. they give away 1 mil in scholarships annually. i think it might be a good idea for him to join but i wonder if any DUers have experience in this, or advice.
thank you in advance!

PS he will be doing post graduate studies and a scholarship or two would really help.

October 12, 2012

well, NPRR has been true to form this morning.

they don't want to give it to Biden.

national public republican radio. i spend a lot of the time in my car listening to music these days.

October 8, 2012

Boehner to rally Raleigh for Romney


i'm sharing because encouragingly, none of the comments so far are favorable to the republican. that makes me feel better.
October 6, 2012

even their bots lie

just got a robocall from the RNC. Unemployment over 8%! 23 million out of work!
i hung up. fucking liars make me sick.

October 6, 2012

"A Ripple of Hope"

a movie i'm watching on Netflix. it's the story of RFK's speech on the day MLK was assassinated. RFK shared a poem by Aeschylus as part of his speech. one of his speechwriters said there wouldn't be a speechwriter alive who woud have advised him to quote the greeks to this audience.
another member of his campaign said of him, "he spoke the same whether he was talking to poor people or rich people, black people or white people." (paraphrased)
it really made me think of mitt romney. what a huge difference, in depth, compassion, love. we KNOW what romney says when he's talking to rich people is so different from what he says when he's trying to fool the masses. we've seen him pandering to latinos and giving up on african americans. he's got the depth of a cartoon and appears not to have a heart.
so i'm crying a little bit now and thinking about what a toll the assassinations of the 1960s took on this nation. every once in a while i think about how different this country could be today. i know why i hold such contempt for republicans.

Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until, in our own despair,
against our will,
comes wisdom
through the awful grace of God.

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