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  •  sickening is right (4+ / 0-)

    extra sickening sauce is I believe the Dems were fully in control of both GA Houses and Gov. at the time of that giveaway and before it even ended the GOP had a tight grip on almost everything. Dems ought to learn from Georgia that acting like Republicans gets you nowhere fast.

    •  Of course, many Georgia Dems have... (6+ / 0-)

      ...been Republicans in all but name for a long time. (I was born there when Republicans were scarcer than unfettered black men at a Klan rally.)

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:57:34 PM PST

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      •  That's true (4+ / 0-)

        and at the time (2003ish) I recall a lot of Dems giving up the label and embracing their true Republican selves.
        (I'm a relative noob, only since '82. It was supposed to be a short term engagement.)

        •  It's a beautiful state. But except for the ... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...cities there's Old South attitudes in abundance.

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:29:50 PM PST

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          •  well, politics and attitudes aside (1+ / 0-)
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            I think it's hellishly humid and if it weren't for my neighborhood and my kids I'd be long gone just for that reason.

            •  I don't miss the summers. n/t (4+ / 0-)

              Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

              by Meteor Blades on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:34:37 PM PST

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              •  Georgia changing somewhat. (1+ / 0-)
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                I remember driving through Draketown, GA (just as tiny and rural as it sounds) during the Obamacare fight in 2009. I recall it was about noon (as we continued on to east Alabama and had perhaps the best catfish I've ever tasted for lunch). On the outskirts of Draketown we passed a hardware store with one of those signs-on-a-trailer that allows you to change the letters for your own message. It said, "Obama health care plan: nigger rig it." (Didn't bother to disguise it.)

                A minute or two later, we hit downtown and there, on the sidewalk, were an African-American man and a white woman--kissing.

                Even in Georgia, love is winning.

                "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

                by HeyMikey on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:27:07 PM PST

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                •  I'm a white man who married a black woman, (1+ / 0-)
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                  here in Wichita, Kansas,
                  and we were invited, recently,
                  to a viewing of a PBS documentary
                  about the Supreme Court case called
                  Loving v Virginia,
                  when state laws prohibiting interracial marriages
                  were struck down.
                  (The court struck them down
                  the next day,
                  and the ruling was unanimous.)

                  It came out in that film
                  that interracial romance and marriage
                  has been going on for a long time.

                  What's changing slowly are attitudes.

                  The interracial romances and marriages
                  should help change attitudes.

                  But the subtle feeling
                  that "my" group is the regular folks,
                  while those others are those others,
                  that subtle feeling is being worn away very slowly.

                  Seems to me.

                  And,
                  while I'm on a soap box,
                  segregated neighborhoods and schools
                  seems like a big part of the problem.
                  I'm now living in a black neighborhood,
                  and it seems to me
                  very different,
                  and far away,
                  from the white neighborhoods where I grew up.

                  I don't know how to fix it,
                  I don't know how to get black folks into the other parts of town,
                  I certainly don't know how to get relatively prosperous white folks
                  into a neighborhood like this.

          •  just like everywhere, I'm afraid . . . (0+ / 0-)

            a beautiful place, except for the people . . .

            Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

            by Deward Hastings on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:13:26 PM PST

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