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  •  Thanks, Brecht. (0+ / 0-)

    Oh, Halloween, don't love it so it's nothing much to me except something to get through. But hope you enjoyed it! I loved my black cat costume my mom made me once-- it had a long tail! Do you have a favorite costume?

    On my diary you mentioned, it has a bit of hyperbole in that I've never been in a nursing home. I went with truth but extended into a situation which I fear at times. It wrote itself because of that. I'm glad it got attention because the decimation and pain it would cause if Romney got in and ruined Medicaid is not realized by many.

    It's so good communicating with you, and I much appreciate your comment about my "tragedies."

    I used to work in the Commerce Library at Ohio State, back in the 60's! Met first husband there. I was bad at chosing men! I can laugh about it now. What kind of library are you working in or is it at a student?

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 09:24:29 AM PDT

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    •  I was on Daily Kos yesterday, and would've left a (1+ / 0-)
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      reply here - but the website got so busy that I lost the connection and never got back on it. It was definitely a swarm of Kossacks, since every other site on the internet was working just fine.

      Halloween's fun, though I don't do much about it these days. In college I once dressed as Hamlet's Id (just Hamlet + a very Halloweeny T-shirt with orange flames and gibbering faces). But I fully inhabited the part, which was a blast.

      Hyperbole's fine, if it makes its point persuasively, and chooses its points well, as you did. Satire (e.g. Swift's A Modest Proposal) is even better, but a lot harder to pull off. I'll check your diary, and it's nice to know in advance that you haven't been in a nursing home.

      I'm in the Santa Monica public library, on a pleasant sunny day in LA. They have a lot of computers, and a pretty decent selection of books. I hope it's nice where you're at.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 02:13:59 PM PDT

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