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This diary is different. I made the 'call' to include the video this time. Watching the video is important to the point of the diary. Please take nine seconds and watch this one.

For those of you who chose to pass it by, it is a video of a very young puppy being taught to ‘catch,’ by his human 'pack leaders.' He is not successful ... in actually making the catch. But he gives a magical effort. He CARES to achieve this for his family. He gives all he has for the purpose.

‘Okay, BeninSC. So what? What does that have to do with the dialogue on a political blog?’

Well, I find it interesting, because this puppy cares more about learning to catch than Republicans do about governing, about accomplishing something for our people and our country. And he comes closer to succeeding than they do to HELPING with the governance of this country. He works HARDER at making the catch than all Republicans in all of Congress do to make our country better, more successful. He isn’t selfish, he isn’t self-serving, he isn’t small-minded, ornery, hypocritical, dishonest, intransigent, bigoted, discriminatory ...

Republicans could learn a great deal from this fine young fellow. I applaud his brave, game spirit, and I hope you do too!

On to tonight's comments!

From citylights:
Much has been said about the twin terrors, Liz and Dick Cheney.  But caul's comment eloquently points out the underlying foundation of their hatefulness.
From Chrislove:
When Dahankster fretted over whether or not gay spouses will be issued to heterosexuals when marriage equality becomes the law of the land, commonmass spelled out the rules.
From BeninSC:
This comment by ShoshannaD satirically describes the hazards of allowing grandparents to play a role in raising children!
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  1) Well... by RichM — 113
  2) I'd Go Back to Gays Having Rights. by Gooserock — 108
  3) Too bad they're not directed to look at by Puddytat — 101
  4) Dude, that is cruel! by antooo — 91
  5) What did I write that was "dishonest"? by Mother Mags — 88
  6) In His 08 Campaign He Repeatedly Said SS Was In by Gooserock — 87
  7) Well this gay dude... by vacantlook — 86
  8) Yup, we've got a Shooter in the legislature and by Mother Mags — 79
  9) Liberals ahead of the curve. by One Pissed Off Liberal — 76
10) And Biden and Reid by joanneleon — 75
11) BTW, Cold Dead Hand is genius work. by zenbassoon — 74
12) He also mentioned during the debates that he by 714day — 74
13) True, Too!  ;) by JekyllnHyde — 71
14) I hate fucking chiggers by Empty Vessel — 70
15) He was a responsible gun owner by Words In Action — 70
16) As Jonathan Swift said, by yashko — 70
17) Republicans are moving from by Jeff Y — 70
18) Good. Let's bring it on! /nt by jan4insight — 68
19) Tipped and rec'd. by bubbajim — 66
20) Oh, another internet tough guy. by Bob Johnson — 65
21) I like "giant culture fart." by psnyder — 64
22) That's the man I voted for! by Eileen B — 62
23) And sometimes the real heroes are those left by cactusgal — 60
24) Some people ARE surprised. Among them... by Meteor Blades — 59
25) One Thing Needs to Be Said: The Upcoming Election by Gooserock — 57
26) Republicans Slash, While Democrats Merely Cut. nt by Aspe4 — 54
27) And then he said by lunachickie — 53
28) Wow. by slksfca — 53
29) You think Cheney sounds nuts by jsfox — 54
30) Excellent point. And gives right to stone to death by Kombema — 53
31) Nailed it!  n/t by sjburnman — 53
32) My husband by Kristina40 — 53
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