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Harry Reid's getting tough and President Obama has a backbone!  Good cop, bad cop, whatever...the American people seem to approve.  Who knew?  Suddenly, the TeaPeople I know are asking "what Tea Party?"  What a difference a government shutdown and possible default make!

The pendulum is swinging folks!  Reports of people getting insurance and saving thousands of dollars too are surfacing, much to the dismay of the Republicans and their media enablers.  

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Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 07:33 AM PDT

A Personal Letter to Justice Roberts

by Fury

Dear Chief Justice Roberts,

I am writing to thank you for your ruling in the Affordable Care Act.  I have been following this debate very closely because my family is afflicted with a genetic condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and the pre-existing condition protections are very important to us.  The disease takes many forms and I am one of the lucky ones, but many people in my family are not as fortunate.

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I'm the proud mother of a military man.  I take alot of interest in all things relating to the military.  And I loathe...with every cell of my body...Rush Limbaugh.  There is absolutely no reason in the world that Rush Limbaugh, along with his daily dose of disrespect and demonization of the Commander in Chief, should be allowed to continue on Armed Forces Network.  Talk about mixed messages!

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As the daughter of a Union Ironworker, unions have played a role in my life for fifty years.  There but for the grace of the unions go I.  I remember my Dad going on strike a few times as a child.  And in hindsight, I know that my middle class childhood would not have been possible without a union.

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A shellacking?  Nooooo...it was a spanking!  

I've been reading many of the diaries here on why oh why we lost the election.  It's Obama's fault, it's the democrat's fault, it's the TeaPartyRepublican's fault, it's the liberals' fault, no it's the centrist's fault, it's the Blue Dog's fault, it's Fox "news", the media, Rush, the economy, health care reform, the young didn't vote, some gays voted republican.  And our messaging sucks!  Have I missed anything?

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Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 04:54 PM PDT

We won't turn back!

by Fury

They want their country back.  Blah, blah, blah.  Back to when?  Back to where?

Seems like they want to take us back 100 years. No social security, no medicare, no minimum wage, no unions, no social safety net.  Well, I say, Hell no, we won't go!

Sorry, I know this is photo heavy and word skimpy, but they say a picture's worth a thousand words!

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I just got back from phone banking and thought I would share my experience.  First, I'd like to describe myself:  my typing fingers are fast and furious and my passion for politics runs deep, but I'm scared to death of cold-calling. My hubby's the one with the golden tongue. What a smooth talker he is!  LOL, I guess that's how I got where I am today.  But, no regrets!  Anyway, I woke up this morning feeling dread about going, but figured that because my husband's such a talented salesman, at least one of us would do some good today.  We met 4 other volunteers at the local coffee shop who were so happy to see us.  We were given a script and a list of people to call and let loose.  

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Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 03:31 PM PDT

Hello Mr. Paul!  Bye-Bye Minimum Wage!

by Fury

As we head into Labor Day, I believe it's way past time for somebody with a microphone to ask these bozos in the Tea Party if they even believe in the minimum wage, don't you?

Whaa, whaa, whaa, all we keep hearing is how THEY WANT THEIR COUNTRY BACK!  Well, guys and gals, enquiring minds want to know, back to when? Back to where?

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Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 08:03 AM PDT

Bring Back the Fireside Chat!

by Fury

I'm a fairly positive person.  And I'm married to one of the most optimistic people I've ever met.  But lately I've been feeling down.  Over the past two years, we've gone from hope, to hate, to hopelessness.
 
Right wing radio...or, as I unaffectionately call it, Militia Radio, rules the land.  Most people I know either don't follow politics at all, or are talk radio and Fake News fans.  They spew out all the talking points with such venom, it's scary.  

Hope....where is it?  Every freakin day I go looking for it but I can't find it anywhere. Hate, racism and negativity are everywhere.

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Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 10:04 PM PDT

Bootstraps: The hypocrisy of Bobby Jindal

by Fury

How many times have you heard from a conservative that those in need should just "pick themselves up by their bootstraps"?  They are sick and tired of paying taxes for lazy people who should just get a job. Why do their taxes have to go towards someone else's health insurance?  Why should they pay taxes for things they don't need, like public schools?  Libraries?  Public transportation?  Social Security?  They'll  invest their own money thank you very much, but don't dare touch their medicare.

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My husband and I are fortunate to have the opportunity to travel with his company on convention once a year.  This year:  the lovely town of Sintra, Portugal, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

We were so excited about our trip.  This was a photographer's dream!  Well, excited and apprehensive, knowing we would be spending a week with 100 conservative financial planners, our first convention with this group since the election of Barack Obama.

This is a story about conservative mentality and the futility of bi-partisanship in the health care debate...

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How sad, that it’s come to this...

Madison County, Idaho was once dubbed "the reddest place in America" by Salon, but that didn't make it any less shocking when elementary school children allegedly started chanting "assassinate Obama" on the school bus.

http://rawstory.com/...

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