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    Creosote, kovie, jayden, Hens Teeth

    it's very frustrating because our power is limited right now. I suppose that's why I take out my frustration in writing these diaries, forums for those who already agree, and those who get to defend their man or party no matter what.

    I wish I had a crystal ball, but hopefully the effect of all this shouting and protest will be that someone in government will take up the cudgels and make the change/prosecutions happen.

    Maybe even Obama will change his mind/policy?

    Someone could Blackberry these kinds of things to him.

    The alternative to having something positive happen would be the slow deterioration of belief in any hope in the Obama administration, sinking under moral condemnation and cynicism

    War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

    by Valtin on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 11:53:46 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, part of this is definitely palliative (1+ / 0-)
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      But I believe that part is also action-oriented, by letting people know what's going on and convincing them that it's unacceptable, and creating a groundswell of effort to get the people in a position to do so to stop it. Lighting a candle to not only curse the darkness, basically, but also, well, to undarken it.

      The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself. (Proverbs 11:25)

      by kovie on Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 11:57:41 PM PST

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