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  •  It's not only The Globe, (1+ / 0-)
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    fenway49

    seems to be an obsession to prove how stupid and mean so many of the Fundy Tea Partiers are.  Upstate NY is full of it.  

    Rush, Coulter, Beck, O'Liely, Bolton, local AM radio shock jocks, etc.  trained them well.  

    Again, thanks for the info.  So glad EW is now a Senator.  Maybe our modest contribution helped a bit.

    -- MassGen'l '47  :-)  

    •  It's true (1+ / 0-)
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      I always shake my head. I don't understand the nastiness in any event, but especially from that side. I always want to say to them, "YOU'RE WINNING. Why are you so mad?" When you look at our budget and what's possible politically today compared to 1970 or so, the shift rightward is undeniable. They've lost some elections, but they had a big enough win in 2010 to mess things up for a decade.

      On social issues, though, I suppose they're losing big. And I guess a lot of these people are enraged that the world they thought they knew is fading away.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:10:46 AM PST

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      •  "you're winning" ??? (0+ / 0-)

        All of the above keep telling them they are not.

        And it's never enough.  Gotta keep 'em riled up and angry!

        Here we are celebrating that a skin biopsy taken from Mr P 12/31 is benign, so it's a good day, and we are not angry.  WHEW!!!

      •  An addition (0+ / 0-)

        See that the NHL hockey dispute has been settled.

        Maybe some of the RWers who glory in gore, will have their sport of choice to take out their aggression.  

        In our family we have an active user of ice rinks - a curler - LOL!

        •  Ouch (1+ / 0-)
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          I'm a former hockey player. Although the hockey players in the NHL are very well paid, the average career lasts only a few years. The NHL lockout is a version of the same old story about the boss squeezing the workers we've seen across the economy.

          Last time the owners shut down the league, eight years ago, they forced the players to take a pay cut of almost 25%. This time they dropped the players' share of league revenues from 57% to 50%. Just because they knew the players, who don't get paid if the league is shut down, would blink first. Greedy bums.

          I'm very happy to hear it was benign! That's a great start to the new year!

          Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:44:16 PM PST

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          •  Please note it was (1+ / 0-)
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            clarified with " RWers who glory in gore".

            If hockey is played cleanly I have no problem.  It's a great outlet.  One of my favorite med students chose the med school where I used to work, because it was in upstate NY and near places where he could play hockey.  He said it was a great outlet for med school tension.  

            On the other hand, an endodontist I just had to consult with because a root canal done 40 yrs ago (after a bicycle fall at the corner of Vine & North) has gone bad, sez upstate hockey and skateboarding keep him in business.  
            Location, location, location!  

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