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View Diary: Syria: Incongruity, Idiocity, Inadvertence and Inattention I've Observed (114 comments)

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  •  The surreality and swiftness of this (2+ / 0-)
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    greenbastard, InAntalya

    I don't think mass reaction is factoring into the decision making process at all.

    •  Never underestimate the degree of contempt (5+ / 0-)

      the Beltway has for the rest of us.  Most Representatives sit safe in districts gerrymandered to their liking; only a third of Senators face election within anything resembling the memory of their electorates; and even before the President became a "lame duck:" What were we going to do, vote Republican?

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:34:01 AM PDT

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      •  I was in DC in mid July (4+ / 0-)
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        InAntalya, cotterperson, StrayCat, mrkvica

        To visit there is to see a city never touched by the Great Recession.

        I think they really have no idea what it's like out in the provinces.

        •  As long as we don't assume they care. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          InAntalya

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 10:31:53 AM PDT

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        •  some of us do; we're not the ones making (2+ / 0-)
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          InAntalya, StrayCat

          the decisions.

          Two in my family long-term unemployed.

          The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 10:37:01 AM PDT

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