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i miss nyc.  :(

Hey, I hung may gay-pride-looking WE THE PEOPLE SAY NO TO THE BUSH AGENDA flag in the front window of my  house when I returned here Sunday night. So far I've had three neighbors comment on how wonderful it is (and no bricks yet.) Remember, I'm in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The guy who cheered me on tonight lives directly across the street and proudly sports a yard sign touting a Republican candidate for Congress here in Wyoming, so I assume he is a Republican otherwise.

The neighbor on my right (who is actually on my left) now puts printed-out anti-Bush spam emails in my ACTUAL mailbox... along with a note to please return them when I'm done reading them. He's enough of a character to have actually taken the spam world to such an analog level, but takes it a notch further by asking for the printouts back.

That's just too cool.

Originally posted to theoria on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 07:51 PM PDT.

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  •  personally (none)
    I think I'd take Cheyenne over NYC, but that's me. I like to have room for riding a horse. Don't sell your neighbors short. It's the Red State Democrats that are going to save us. NYCO says so.

    I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

    by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 07:59:16 PM PDT

  •  wheres the damn picture (none)
    you cant tell us about the flag w/o posting a picture theoria.

    Check out PPipes 42 progressive email lists in one place.

    by juls on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 07:59:45 PM PDT

  •  NYC misses you! (4.00)

    I'm told after the fact that it was you who pasted these "WYFP?" notes on the TV. I was standing right next to you, watching you do it. Had I know it was you, I would have said hello.

    About anecdotal evidence -- there's a saying amongst statisticians: The plural of anecdote is data. Based on all the stories I'm hearing about republicans, military personnel, latinos, muslims, young people, and Chihuahuas abandoning Bush -- I feel pretty damn good about this election.

    But just to be sure, I'm heading off to PA to register voters.


    "It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them." - Dame Rose Macaulay

    by Zackpunk on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:01:32 PM PDT

  •  NYC (none)
    misses you :)

    and mcjoan, what makes you think you can't have a horse in NYC? plenty of people do (there's even mounted policeman here) and a big bridal path in Central Park.

    •  it's just not the same (none)
      Maybe this will explain it, or me.

      I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

      by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:08:04 PM PDT

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      •  cowboys (none)
        real cowboys are cool and i knew a few growing up in texas. 'w' is no cowboy, he is exactly like every yuppie frat rat i met while going to UT. his folksiness is all affectation.
        •  I'm a total sucker for them (none)
          and their Levis!

          I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

          by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:17:15 PM PDT

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          •  I've always preferred Levis, myself (none)
            The button fly, for one thing, is just too much fun.

            Another Grandpa story. He always had just three pairs of Levis, and never let Grandma wash them. One pair was for good, one was for wearing in the house, and one was for outside work. When the outside pair got too disgusting to wear, he'd throw them out, by a brand new pair to be the good pair, and rotate the others down.

            I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

            by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:27:47 PM PDT

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            •  levis no more (none)
              i was a dyed-in-the-denim levis wearer myself until a couple years ago.  the quality just wasn't there anymore - they started wearing out in the seat way too fast.  when they offshored their american production it was the last straw.

              i highly recommend all levis fans switch to diamond gusset.  they have an innovative solution to the seat-wearing-out problem, are incredibly comfortable and durable, and made in the USA.  those testimonials on the website are no exaggeration.  they totally rock.

              get US troops out of iraq and into sudan

              by zeke L on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 10:26:53 PM PDT

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      •  thanks (none)
        I'm surprised you didn't find the "not mcjoan" picture and post it, though.

        I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

        by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:15:08 PM PDT

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        •  aoeu (none)
          this?

          She can run rings around me in math though.

          The turtle told John
          that W is for wrong.
          Kerry listened well.

          by TealVeal on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:19:54 PM PDT

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          •  cracks me up every time (none)
            Man, I can't even do percentages. One of my old boyfriends still loves to punish me by asking me, totally out of blue, what some percentage of some number is. He does it because I immediately start trying to figure it out, and get a look of total panic on my face. I have terrible taste in men.

            I must not think bad thoughts. --John Doe

            by Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:23:02 PM PDT

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        •  yeah (none)
          i missed that one.  i am glad i got a chance to see it.  i practically took a whole class in college on the "myth of the American cowboy".  it is a facinating Hollywood phenomenon. hint real cowboys worked in teams and were not loners.

          Check out PPipes 42 progressive email lists in one place.

          by juls on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:20:51 PM PDT

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  •  i love (none)
    anecdotal evidence and i love all of my fellow loony liberals here in the demosphere. and i am a conservative dem. these proto-fascists have pushed me so far left...my home is in tulsa, oklahoma, probably the reddest of the red states. we think texans are selfish pinko decadents.
  •  One more thing (none)
    I LOVE living in the Northeast. My buddy and I went to Maine over Labor Day and drove from NYC, passing through NY, CT, MA, NH on our way to ME in our 5 hour trek.

    We saw NO Bush/Cheney bumper stickers on any car traveling through 5 states! And we saw a whole parcel of Kerry/Edwards.... it was beyond cool.

    •  My anecdotal evidence (none)
      is counting cars with KE vs BC bumper stickers. I live in Carlsbad (retired folks), in San Diego county (military conservative). About 2 months ago, it was common to see more BC stickers at least every 2 or 3 days. Now, I almost never see them, or at least more than the KE stickers.
  •  More anecdotal evidence (none)
    This of the darker kind though.  In my neighborhood (50 mile radius), there are 5 prominent 4' x 8' BC '04 signs.  In three days, someone put giant stickers on one (the stickers read "4 More Wars") and two had been torn down completely.  

    Disclaimer: It wasn't me!

    I am a catastrophic success!

    by lapin on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:29:11 PM PDT

  •  hahahahhaa (none)
    I LOVE your neighbors!
  •  2000 - 2004 (none)
    Well, I'm just about ready to help my significant other put down baseboard molding in the bathroom.  You see, we bought a fixer in a nice neighborhood, and now, we're fixing.

    Anyway, many months ago I told a little story about moving into this neighborhood in January of 2000.  Little did I know some people in town call this neighborhood, "Republican Hill".  During the last election Bush signs began popping up all around me and I thought I'd make a huge mistake by moving here.  Eventually one of my next-door neighbors placed a Gore sign in their front yard. We became fast friends when I ran over to their house to ask where Î may acquire one.  I ended up putting a couple of Gore signs out and my Democratic neighbor added another to their yard.  Between us, there were four signs.  We were trying our best to balance the surrounding Bush signs. Ours were the only Democratic signs in the neighborhood.  I didn't seen anything but Bush for blocks.

    Fast forward, 2004.  Many Kerry signs are popping up in the neighborhood.  I walk a couple of miles a day for my exercise and I've seen Kerry signs in every neighborhood I wander. The only Bush sign I have seen is one in my other next-door neighbor's front yard.  I'm still trying to think of a strategy to get them to change their minds and their votes.  Any ideas? (I need ultrageek to come to the rescue.)

    •  if you have problems with the inside corners (none)
      with the base give me a holler.You'll need a coping saw to get them right.Cut the 45 then  backcut it.If you get good at it we'll teach you crown molding next.lol.

      WE LOST, GET OVER IT

      by ctkeith on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 08:51:40 PM PDT

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      •  ctkeith (none)
        In the past 27 years we've remodeled five houses.  I'll be I could teach you a thing or two.  About house remodeling too. LOL.
        •  27 oh my god LOL (none)
          I got about half that much and I'm a journeyman carpenter(union of course).I'm done,finished,and if I never see another fixer upper in my life I'll be the happiest guy alive.Of course the fact that I can't phyisically do the work anymore makes it good that I don't want to.Now if only my friends and neighbors  could figuere this out I would be set.

          WE LOST, GET OVER IT

          by ctkeith on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 09:16:29 PM PDT

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          •  Fixers (none)
            For the last three moves I've told my husband I'm not fixing up another house.  Well...if we move again, I'm not fixing up another house.

            Of course the fact that I can't phyisically do the work anymore makes it good that I don't want to.Now if only my friends and neighbors  could figuere this out I would be set.

            Maybe you could get one of those neck braces for whiplash injuries and wear it when your friends and neighbors are around.  Then you could ask them to do work for you.  :-)

            •  I have a backbrace the size of chicago (none)
              But they still say "we just need your brain,we'll do all the work".It takes about 10 minutes until I'm so pissed off at their ineptitude I Rip off the brace and do the job so I can get the hell out of there.I'm getting better at saying no but maybe after my fusion surgery they'll stop asking for a while.

              WE LOST, GET OVER IT

              by ctkeith on Tue Sep 07, 2004 at 09:35:02 PM PDT

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              •  I wish you well with the surgery (none)
                Hey, take care of yourself.  Next time they say they  "just need your brain," gently explain that you're now charging "brain use" fees and then quote an exorbitant price.  Stand firm.  Then they'll probably go hire someone else like they should have in the first place.
    •  Yes but... (none)
      To resist it futile, fucker.

      Somehow I don't think this would go over well with my type A everything in it's place and a place for everything, lawn like a putting green, neighbor.  

    •  Theoria (none)
      Here's a piece from the Christian Science Monitor about the arrests during the protests in NYC.  I don't know if you've seen it, but if you haven't, this might interest you.
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