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  •  Puddy, (7+ / 0-)

    about your update that asks for "forgiveness and indulgence," I'm just going to say, no need for this, no need at all.

    Passion is a demanding mistress, but a very productive one. We who believe in and hope for a Wisconsin without Walker, have long benefited from your activism and your strong beliefs.

    I don't find you "touchy" at all.  I find you a force of nature, non stop in your fight, and probably weary with it beyond what you'll allow yourself to feel.

    So if some don't agree, or want to poke around with your POV, well, that's the price of being one of the most prized voices on this site when it comes to Wisconsin's fight. And sometimes, we just have to be who we are, and take the risk it's going to piss someone else off.

    You just tuck yourself into bed tonight knowing that you have been a gift to all of us who cannot be there, in terms of time or geography, to fight the way you have.  

    •  seconded. (8+ / 0-)

      As the well-worn phrase goes, well-behaved women rarely make history, and we need Puddy to make as much history as possible.

      "There was once a time when Wisconsin was famous for its courtesy and its tradition of good government." (Baldus v. Brennan)

      by Cady Brownell on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 07:44:33 PM PDT

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      •  Oh Cady, (6+ / 0-)

        How much do I love this?  "Well behaved women rarely make history."

        Answer?  More than I can say.  There is nothing like the brevity of a good quote, and somehow, I have missed this one. So thank you, ever so.  This will now become part of my lexicon.  

        And I think women of a certain age, meaning pretty much any woman over 40 today, still fight our cultural directive that women be "pleasers."  It is so deeply embedded in we who are of a certain age---and really, come to think of it, looking at the landscape of reality TV, I'm not sure it's really changed a bit.

        But if we look at the great women in our history, the ones who made a difference, from Susan Anthony to Sandra Fluke, they were all women who were prepared to irritate the status quo no end.

        Bravo to all the women who mix it up, stir it up, and "misbehave."

    •  I did go well over my normally (0+ / 0-)

      soft touch over the PATCO stuff upthread.  Reading it later made me regret some of it.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 09:54:40 PM PDT

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      •  Why? (3+ / 0-)
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        The PATCO stuff is very difficult.  I think you made a fine argument as to how these people deserved some answer from the government, and when they didn't get it, and with no other option, they chose to strike, and suffered the consequences.

        Consequences that IMO, Regan could have avoided, had he not wanted to make a point, and a scapegoat of unions.  Like so many things we suffer today, we see their origin in Regan's philosophy. Although to be fair, I really do believe he would be appalled at what has come come to be in his name.

        Like I said in an earlier post, Puddy, whether PATCO was all right or all wrong is NOT the point. Unions should not have to be any more right all the time, than the government or the corporations are to survive.  They simply need to believe in their purpose, and yes, it would be helpful if they would learn from their mistakes, but I won't say that about unions, without including the government and corporations in the same plea.

        Again, imo, you need not apologize. And frankly, please don't be offended by this, but I've NEVER seen you as a
        "soft touch."

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