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Comment Label this folder (Score 1) 1145

hell hath no fury like that of a twitterati Black woman with a cell-phone camera and the need to drive traffic to her blog. Don't Hate The Playa Hate The Game: Do not fault the successful participant (or allow yourself to label the unsuccessful person a victim) in a flawed system; try instead to discern that aspect of its organization which allows or encourages the behavior that has provoked the situation.

Comment Re:AZ - Voted two weeks ago by mail. (Score 1) 821

I'll repeat: No Republican has ever won the White House without winning the Buckeye State. And congrats to Indiana Senate candidate Democrat Joe Donnelly. I pray that you will be the key to a more moderate Congress. And holy shit -- marriage equality is winning in Maine, Maryland and Washington (3 out of 4 ain't bad). I'm in tears... the U.S. constitutional protections guaranteed by the 14th amendment of equal protection for all Americans are now closer to reality, and especially for LGBT Americans -- and the beacon of liberty shines bright. As bright as I can ever remember it shining. Amen

Comment Re:Jill Stein (Score 1) 707

I think you are right. I wish Jill Stein was more like Chrétien though. I still think that Chrétien's Nova Scotia speech, given in response to the negative Tory ads that mocked his facial paralysis, is one of the top political speeches of the late-twentieth century. Chrétien, taking full advantage of the situation, likened the Tories to the children who teased him when he was a boy in Shawinigan. "When I was a kid people were laughing at me," he said. "But I accepted that because God gave me other qualities and I'm grateful." The speech, which one Tory described as one Chrétien had waited his whole life to deliver, moved many in the audience to tears. Chrétien's approval ratings shot up, and gave Chrétien the victory

Comment AZ - Voted two weeks ago by mail. (Score 1) 821

As for races that I expect will be close and that i'm going to be watching closely this evening: The Ohio Presidential race. No Republican has ever won the White House without winning the Buckeye State. The Indiana Senate race between Democrat Joe Donnelly and extremist Tea Party Republican Richard Mourdock. Why? Mourdock beat longtime moderate GOP Senator Dick Lugar in the primary. We have important negotiations coming up on Capitol Hill right after the election. If Obama wins, he'll need some Republicans to vote for a compromise on the fiscal cliff issues. There are a handful who just maybe, under the right circumstances, might do so. But if Mourdock wins -- no way. No Republican will compromise, because they will all fear being Mourdocked. Or Lugared, whichever you prefer to call it. And last but not least -- Marriage equality on the ballot if four states -- Minnesota, Maine, Washington and Maryland. How these races play out will be the canary in the coal mine for whether-or-not we're going to have a Congress that becomes more moderate or more divisive.

Comment Jill Stein (Score 2) 707

I voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. I live in a red state and have figured out that unless you live in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, or Iowa your vote dosen't really count in U.S. Presidential elections. So decided not to waste my vote, but instead use it to send a message.

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