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March 29, 2012

MoveOn doing a poll

i got this email today.
Dear North Carolina MoveOn member,

We need your help making an important decision: What position should MoveOn take on Amendment 1, which would constitutionally ban marriage equality in North Carolina?

i immediately voted and mentioned in the comments that for this proposed law, i was surprised they asked.

now i'm going to donate to protectncfamilies.org

is MoveOn losing touch? or is it part of their charter that they cannot take a position unless the issue has been properly polled?

March 22, 2012

silly pet peeve.

i don't like the word "folks" - it's like some kind of forced "folksiness" or something. i wish PO and his wife would both just say "people."
people are having a hard time. i'm trying to talk to these people. people just want to take care of their families and know they won't go bankrupt if they get sick. people need jobs. and so on.
i know it's kind of silly, but it gets on my nerves, folks.

March 15, 2012

triangle DUers: i need a mechanic.

i had a really good one but his phone's disconnected. a light has come on in my 2004 VW Jetta that i need to get checked out. if you know of a good mechanic (back yard mechanics are my favorite), please respond or PM with information.

thank you!!!

PS - has a meetup been planned for this month yet?

March 1, 2012

the best thing i've read about Breitbart today


Andrew Breitbart was a brutal, revolting, disgusting piece of trash who undermined this country and represented the worst of American politics. None of us will ever have to worry about the workings of his evil ways again. He is done. He will be remembered not for whatever good was in him but for being a destroyer of our way of life. He wasted his life and made our lives that much harder. The world is better off and brighter without him. Good riddance.

Don't mistake my relief for glee. I'm not glad he's dead. I am relieved. It is a great relief to me to be able to say those few words--whose relevance and veracity no one can honestly dispute.

I sympathize with the bereaved. Most of us know what it is like to be personally bereaved. It sucks. Other people, by their bias or ignorance, saw Breitbart in a different light. We are all entitled to our own perceptions. I would never give my opinion of Andrew Breitbart at his funeral (as if I would even go), and I don't support dancing on other people's graves.

Rather, Breitbart's passing is a one-time occasion to condemn him for the evil he did to this world, and then to let go of our resentment of him for his crimes. With these few words I hereby accomplish exactly that, at least for myself. The people who say "now isn't the time" or "it isn't respectful" can go suck a lemon. They do not know what they are talking about. If we would ethically show quiet respect for a person in death, then our enmity toward that person in life was wrong. And if the enmity was not wrong, then quiet respect is hypocritical, and an abrogation of our obligation to bear witness to history.

more at link http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/01/1069795/-Marking-the-Death-of-an-Evil-Person

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