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  •  Proud is only 1/2 of it! My 78 year-old father, (2+ / 0-)
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    a proud member of the Carpenter's Union, never forgot what he spent his adult life fighting for even when some of his children did.  

    To my ever-lasting shame, this "master-degreed" daughter forgot her working class roots and often questioned/rejected his politics because I was an independent voter until FitzWalkerstan revealed its brand of ReTHUGlicanism.  

    I am so proud that my Dad wanted to attend Madison's protest marches with his daughter so he could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other Wisconsin working-class people once again. I will always regret that the enormous crowds, the long walk to parking, and the toll his laboring life and rebound polio have had on his body just made it too difficult to accomplish.  

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