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  •  Dems lost the youth vote. That sucks. (6+ / 0-)

    Obama energized a generation then left them unemployed and dispirited.

    Hope shattered.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 07:27:47 PM PDT

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    •  See you in 2012 (2+ / 0-)
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      At the second inauguration.  Hope shattered?  Weak willed spoiled bunch of don't want to curse, this has their hope shattered?  No I have greater faith then to think that even 8 years would turn the tide of 8 years of reagan let alone of Bush.  Anybody who isn't on the barricades to not let the Republicans power, and fuck no this President is not one.  Then hey I can say it fuck this country let it go the way of the Soviet Union, my people have never enjoyed all those airy fairy rights and freedoms, I'll make my go of it in Belize.

      "I honor the place in you where Spirit lives I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are One." Namaste friends!

      by Adept2u on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 07:33:55 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, my. You're so out of touch... (2+ / 0-)
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        Did you really just refer to my generation as "weak willed spoiled bunch of don't want to curse"?

        YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IS OVER 20%.

        STUDENT LOAN DEBT ECLIPSES CREDIT CARD DEBT.

        OVER 85% OF NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE NOW MOVING BACK HOME AFTER SCHOOL.

        Your comment...holy cow. Holy frakking cow. I cannot even imagine what it takes to be this willfully, woefully out of touch. It's frankly offensive. How do you not understand the deep fear and pain that people my age are feeling? That part of your comment could have been written by GLENN BECK.

        Our futures have been STOLEN from us, and you sit there calling us WEAK-WILLED and SPOILED? You should be ashamed of yourself.

        •  No you should be ashamed of yourself (0+ / 0-)

          When I was more of a youth I saw a man beaten nearly to death and the Democratic President answer with his Sistah Souljah moment.  I saw the safety net that Black people actually get (we dont fucking live long enough to get Social Security) triangulated to the Republicans and it was ok because the recipients of welfare were in their eyes mostly black.

          And you fucking think today equals even a percentage of that?  You're fucking right you bunch of white spoiled brats buck the fuck up.

          "I honor the place in you where Spirit lives I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are One." Namaste friends!

          by Adept2u on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 07:54:48 AM PDT

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          •  I hear you and your frustration (0+ / 0-)

            But let's not stoop to that level, whoever "us" is.

            I have always felt that if more whites were exposed to more blacks from a very young age; if people were nurtured together as friends from the beginning and if kids were granted better access to quality education across the board, together, from the start, then many of the social and racial barriers in place now would be eviscerated as people would feel more compassion towards one another.

            In the meantime, the best example we can set is to push for compassion even in the face of bigotry—which is precisely some of what Obama himself is doing.

            I wonder what goes on inside his head as he observes and ponders the interesting place of being the nation's first black president, and all the subtleties and nuances being so entails...

            Notice a lack of personal attacks in my comments. I expect no less from you.

            by therehastobeaway on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 11:21:35 AM PDT

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      •  Saw some Belize beer the other day (0+ / 0-)

        Took it up to the register, the guy said "That will be fourteen dollars" and I didn't hear the cents.  I walked that 6-pack back to the cooler.  I returned and the guy said "I knew you were going to do that".

        I met a couple guys from Belize once.  they were extremely nice folks and we happy to meet an American who knew what a Belize is.

        Don't panic. Demonstrate.

        by Quicklund on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 08:30:17 PM PDT

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