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  •  I'm sure that Japanese-Americans don't have good (3+ / 0-)
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    memories of his reign

    Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

    by LaurenMonica on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 04:59:38 PM PDT

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    •  I was a child during WWII and (5+ / 0-)

      remember sitting on the floor by the radio listening to the President's fireside chats.  The whole family was there, sometimes joined by neighbors.  No one, and I mean no one, spoke or moved around.  They listened, this was important, they were respectful.  In my fading memory, the talk after was quiet, almost hushed, and serious - men in the living room smoking and maybe having a drink, women gathered in the kitchen, some also smoking and a few with drinks.  For the children, perhaps some milk and off to bed. We didn't understand much of what we heard.  All we knew was there was a war going on in far away places, our uncles were "over there", we couldn't have certain things to eat because our ration stamps had run out for the month, but having just heard the President, we could sleep well knowing everything was going to be just fine.  

      It was a different world.

    •  The 21st century internment (3+ / 0-)

      Obama is now backtracking on the apparent feint he would ease up on the war on drugs.  He hopes this will get him some votes among mythical independents who would decide their vote on such an issue.  Does he think he's going to get any "law and order" types to vote for him? Just another punch in the gut for his base to appease people who will never support him anyway.

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