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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Sat Dec 10th 2011, 11:34 AM
and see the same. what theory would that prove? actually what is your theory?

i can say this. president obama has disappointed me very deeply in a variety of ways, and there is no way i'll be voting for anybody but president obama in 2012. I know i'm not a troll.

i'm far from the brightest person on these boards, but i'm not stupid. the trolls don't always jump out at me. sometimes they do. also i'll admit this: i am very suspicious of the low count poster. i'm working on that.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Mon Nov 21st 2011, 04:06 PM
that the price tag is the big deal. it's what they propose to do. it's the way that OWS is simply understood to be "bad" for wall street. it's the connection to the speaker of the house. those are the big deals. and what Chris Hayes was saying about the fact that this is just the only memo that's been leaked is that this kind of chicanery is undoubtedly being plotted and carried out all up and down wall street.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Nov 16th 2011, 10:23 AM
i would seriously be embarrassed and ashamed to be a republican right about now. they are not about anything having to do with the good of the people of the united states of america, that is obvious. many of them are stupid, ignorant, and apparently proud of it. and hypocrisy? don't even get me started.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Wed Nov 09th 2011, 12:02 AM
and i just want to reiterate: the republicans will eat shit in 2012.
today's election results are a harbinger. mark my words. GO lefties.
their do-nothing approach to governance will come back and bite them in the ass and the country will be much better off.
and thank you to the occupiers. let's all be occupiers until the pendulum swings toward justice in this country.
congratulations to Ohio and Mississippi. and elsewhere, including the school board in Wake County NC.
http://www.wral.com/news/education/wake_co...
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Fri Nov 04th 2011, 02:56 PM
the details on the two protesters in Oakland who were hit by a car? i have searched the news trying to learn who the victims are, who the perp is, whether he's been charged with a crime, etc.
my web search skills don't usually seem this lame.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Wed Nov 02nd 2011, 01:42 PM
http://yfrog.com/j22y7rlj

i just saw it for the first time.

occupyraleigh.org
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Posted by barbtries in GLBT
Thu Oct 20th 2011, 10:50 AM
i need a graphic of a pie chart and am 99.99% certain that where i saw it was here on DU. it's a chart of the "homosexual agenda," with tiny slices for making everything fabulous and something else, and 99% of the chart is to be free to live their lives. anyone have this? thank you!

i was reminded of this by a pie chart my niece posted on facebook regarding gay marriage - 100% of the possible result is "gays will marry"
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Sun Oct 16th 2011, 02:53 PM
i really wasn't the same as everyone else. when i was 12 or 13 a girl from across the street decided to make me her victim. it didn't end until my brother beat the crap out of her one day. yeah it hurt. and i think my self esteem was so low that i almost thought i deserved it. there's so much shame in being the victim.

who can be more cruel than a kid? it makes me so sad especially knowing the toll it's been taking the past few years with the rise in suicide in young people bullied to death. i think it's at least in part explained by the 8 years of bush. how do you tell your children to be nice when your country is bullying the world? i believe in the sanctity of every human life. unlike my country which i can scarcely claim is "mine" anymore.

the occupiers, right now, they give me hope.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Oct 12th 2011, 10:02 AM
the bill. but since i am on outrage overload, i save mine for the fucking REPUBLICANS who don't need to know anything else about a bill but that Obama supports it in order to vote against it.
i've stopped calling democrats. i spend my calls on the republican senator in my state and chastise, blame and shame that bastard repeatedly.

here's some good news: the Wake County (NC) school board had a democratic sweep (one contest still undecided as i write) in yesterday's election. i'm actually daydreaming about what i'll say on my next call to Burr. because that in my opinion is going to be the story of the 2012 election. the fucking republicans are cutting off their nose to spite their face. they have made it too, too clear to the american people that they do not represent them. they're going down hard.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Thu Sep 29th 2011, 07:14 AM
while getting ready for work. i was offended by two things about last night's show. one, in the piece about the drug testing in FL, she never mentioned that scott walker is the person getting rich off it. two, she said "governor palin"


that is all. off to work.
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Fri Sep 23rd 2011, 01:22 PM
i just got confronted with this name by my co worker an anti Obama sort of libertarian. i told him i'd research it over the weekend. any help greatly appreciated, but i won't be back to this thread for several hours as i am still at work.

what he said: the govt wasted 500 million, or billion, on this company? friend of the president or democratic lawmakers paid off by this company? like i said i refused to listen but since i did promise to educate myself on the subject when monday rolls around i would love to present some evidence that is not so damning to those he loves to damn.

thank you DU!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Wed Sep 21st 2011, 03:07 PM
i want to tweet about the occupation of wall street with the hashtag thing that makes things go trend. how? thank you in advance
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Wed Sep 14th 2011, 11:47 AM
and told the young man answering the phone that i was calling to urge the senator to work on passing the jobs bill immediately. i then added that i heard on the news that a republican was quoted as saying that the republicans were against passing the bill because it would mean a "win" for the president. i mentioned that passing the bill would also constitute a "win" for republican lawmakers by demonstrating to the electorate that they are actually there to govern and not just to obfuscate the president and preclude a second term. most importantly it would constitute a "win" for the country and the people who need jobs and need them now.

not my exact words but for once i said what i wanted to say precisely.

he said, "okay, i'll pass it on." didn't ask my name or anything. i suppose it all goes into the circular file and like all republicans this one has got his fingers in his ears saying nanny nanny nanny. spitting in the wind no doubt.

but...what if a million or so people did the same thing? couldn't that possibly make a difference?
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Mon Sep 12th 2011, 11:45 AM
stayed home. two loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, cooked (a rarity). watched the 8th and 9th seasons of midsomer murders on netflix. played mah jonng on yahoo and poker on the internet.
many moments of silence.
that is all. got in my car to come to work this morning and the first thing i hear on NPR is a man reciting the names of firemen lost on 911. cried.

911 happened less than two months after my daughter was killed. i was still in shock and deep deep grieving, and when the attacks occurred i felt as if lead was being poured into my bloodstream. it WEIGHED me. tons of it. it was big news, huge and tragic news...and at the same time Bekah was still, unbelievably, dead, and there were court dates and a million sleepless nights and the total disintegration of life as I knew it prior to July 19, 2001.

an experience that some 3,000 families soon came to share, all on the same day, less than two months after Bekah was killed.

and now ten years have passed, incredibly. i have to mark the occasion, i must, too many souls gone in an instant to forget. but i just wanted to avoid the media stream. as soon as i was exposed to a few drops of it i began crying.

maybe i just wasn't in the mood to cry yesterday. i don't know.


what did you do?
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Posted by barbtries in General Discussion
Mon Sep 12th 2011, 11:18 AM
by the reality of all the lives lost needlessly between then and now - not just american lives, ALL the lives. and the freedom lost as well. and though i try not to be i'm still somewhat bitter that it was gw and not President Gore. but then imo if Gore had been allowed to assume the office he won, 911 would not have happened.

i guess i just can't let it go just yet.
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bleeding heart liberal since way back before i could even figger what made me this way. Bereaved mother of a murder victim, my daughter, Bekah Zask 7-6-80 to 7-19-01. Believe that war is murder by proxy and that the bushies have beaucoup blood on their hands
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