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Been thinking about this for a while now.   I just realized that the "American Dream" of being rich, famous and beautiful... well, I don't want that.

I mean, yeah it'd be nice to have people say a few nice things about me once in a while, but WHO really wants to be a celebrity?  The last thing anybody really needs is to have everybody obsessing over your every move.  I mean, how would you watch porn, even with all the windows shut?

Never really have wanted what I'm supposed to want.  I want a few things, sure, but they aren't typical American desires.  In fact, they're pretty lame if ya think about it....

(The List on the Flip)

I want to make a movie.  I mean, just one or two.  Nothing big, nothing crazy.   I don't need to get rich from it, just want to make a movie that I've always wanted to see.  

I'd like to see my book in print.  It's done, and yeah, I can self publish, but I'd like some of that insane printing and advertising of bestsellers to be spread around a bit.

I want a room.   A nice sized bed and a computer with internet access.  I have that now, but it's not permanent.   I don't need TO OWN house, although the knowledge that I can't suddenly be put onto the street with my kids would be nice.

I'd like to be able to travel and see the world.  Doesn't have to be fancy, elegant hotels.  That's not the reason I'm going in the first place.  I've already seen Iraq and I slept on a cot most of the time, I figger a minor upgrade from that will be fine.  You know, A BED.

I'd like a job where I do something to make the world a better place, and go there after dropping off the kids at school, and pick them up after their after-school activities.  I don't want to be cruel, but much as I appreciate babysitters, I'd like to raise my own kids.

I'd like to be able to play games a few times a week.  It's not much but it's what I enjoy.  Video, pen and paper, tabletop, whatever.  It's my hobby and I'd like some time to do it.

Finally, I don't want to be told that I'm lazy for wanting this and nothing more.  Working 16 hours a day, seven days a week is not living.  Life is meant to be enjoyed, and even the simplest pleasures can be a great reward if time is given to enjoy them.

And that's what I want.  I want TIME.  I don't have a lot of it left.  I am over half way through my life if my Grandfathers' fate has any bearing on my own.  I would like to spend the second half of it enjoying the world and the things in it.  I don't want to spend it trying to get MORE stuff.  

Oh, and I'm not the 1%, but I hope there's a percentage of us that feels the same.

Originally posted to detroitmechworks on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM PDT.

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  •  As Iroh said to Zuko... (10+ / 0-)

    ...in the Avatar The Last Airbender episode "Lake Laogai":

    There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want for your life, and why.
  •  You many want to update to include ways that (1+ / 0-)
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    you would help others economically directly with your own efforts.

    You may have received years of public education and other public services and will likely receive Medicare, Social Security and possibly health insurance assistance when PPACA gets going in the next few years.  The current average lifetime benefits from Medicare and Social Security to new retirees are now estimated at about $1,000,000.

    What will you do to give back for what you have and will receive from others through government?  Giving back by having a high income that pays lots of taxes is not the only way.    One can give generously with your time to effective organizations that help others in greater need than yourself as well as working a bit more to give money to help others.

    We don't control what others must give, but we have great control over what we do ourselves to help others.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 03:01:41 PM PDT

    •  Well, I took a bullet for the US... (8+ / 0-)

      Does that count?

      Seriously though I hear what you're saying.  Not a bad thing to strive for over all as well.  

      But as a student and single father right now, I'm a bit overwhelmed at present.  Apart from the occasional volunteering event at the local schools there's not much I do presently.

      http: detroitmechworks.blip.tv My little wiseass review show.

      by detroitmechworks on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 03:18:16 PM PDT

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      •  Then you may want to make your update (0+ / 0-)

        withupdate with the proviso of when demands on your time are less.

        I also wrote my comment not specifically for you but for people in general.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 03:29:07 PM PDT

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        •  Did you not READ what detroitmechworks ... (0+ / 0-)

          ... said?!?!? S/he took a BULLET (in Iraq, I assume) which grants him/her a whole lot of slack WRT giving back. Putting one's life on the line in a war zone is service above and beyond what you & I might do at the food pantry or clothing ministry.

          A tumbrel remark is an unguarded comment by an uncontrollably rich person, of such crass insensitivity that it makes the workers and peasants think of lampposts and guillotines. ~ Christopher Hitchens

          by The Werewolf Prophet on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 10:12:42 AM PDT

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    •  why is it your (2+ / 0-)
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      business what dmw wants to do?

      (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

      by PJEvans on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 08:17:46 PM PDT

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      •  He wrote a diary with the expectation that others (0+ / 0-)

        would comment on the diary.  My comment was my comment to what he wrote.

        Sorry if your were offended with my suggestion that people help other people who are worse off than themselves.  Or if you were offended by my statement that if we are physical able, that we all have an obligation to contribute back economically for the benefits government has provided to us and will in the future.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 02:08:42 AM PDT

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  •  Money for convenience, sure...Fame. No thanks. (6+ / 0-)

    Would I want nice things, sure, but at the same time, I would not want to live in such a manner that I called attention to myself either. I just see those who need to lord what they have over others as being the ones who have the problem. If one has to attempt to make others feel less, so they can feel superior, they have the problem, not those who have less.

    Even if I had a very large amount of money, I'd want to live quietly, and with as little notice as possible. Trying to make others jealous of what I have just isn't going to give me any satisfaction. I believe that those who think in that manner are the ones who are deficient elsewhere in their lives in my opinion.

    -6.38, -6.21: Lamented and assured to the lights and towns below, Faster than the speed of sound, Faster than we thought we'd go, Beneath the sound of hope...

    by Vayle on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 08:17:04 PM PDT

    •  Thank you for your thoughts (0+ / 0-)

      I thought there was something wrong with my not wanting the latest sports car (I drive second-hand sports cars instead . . .), the latest clothes, the latest computer and computer games, and multi-millions in the bank.

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:43:00 AM PDT

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  •  Good points. I was thinking a similar thing today (3+ / 0-)
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    and decided to do a diary about how we don't envy the 1 Percenters. Sure, we'd like a little comfort, but we don't have to be like them to get it.

    Anyway, tipped and rec'd. Please check out my diary too.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 08:29:59 PM PDT

  •  The thing with the arts (3+ / 0-)
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    today, is that it's set up so that you either become a 1% or you don't get seen / heard at all.  Although with all the digital outlets, it may be better than it once was.

  •  Amen! (10+ / 0-)

    Why do people think that everyone has a desire to be wealthy? I don't. Never have. Neither has my husband. (We've succeeded at it nicely, thank you - not being wealthy, that is.)

    Sure, it'd be nice to have so you could do a whole lot of good with it. Me, I'd like to anonymously pay off people's mortgages. Or follow home someone who's driving a car on their last legs, and anonymously tow it away and put a new one in its place while they're sleeping. Earmark a million or so a year for charities like Heifer International.

    But wealth just for its own sake? I just don't see the point in it. Whatever happened to having modest desires and a little humility? I'd be perfectly satisfied to have just enough to be secure and not have to worry about how I'm going to pay my bills. Maybe a little extra so I can buy a few 'wants' now and then instead of just 'needs'.

    What the hell is wrong with that?

    When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain

    by Late Again on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 09:05:39 PM PDT

    •  Nothing (2+ / 0-)
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      See my comment above.

      Why sell your soul (or integrity, or honesty, whatever you want to call it), when you will be unhappy with the results? I'm sure that most of these people are basically unhappy, because their greed can never be satisfied; there is always more to be wanted.

      To quote Agatha Christie in The Labours of Hercules:

      Mother Superior: What sort of man is he?

      Poirot: An unhappy man. One who is so unhappy that he does not even know that he is unhappy.

      Mother Superior: Ah, a rich man, then.

      Poirot said nothing, because there was nothing to say . . .

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:51:39 AM PDT

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    •  I think the limit is $10000 (3+ / 0-)

      you can give without the person getting hit in taxes, so I imagine a "9900 Club" where I could anonymously send checks for $9900 to people who need it -- maybe they'd use it to pay off medical bills, or get a new car (you can get some good deals at the rental car places when they sell last year's vehicles), or maybe just take a nice vacation. Not my call.

      Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:07:42 AM PDT

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    •  I would really enjoy some economic choices (0+ / 0-)

      Would I like to be a one-percenter? I suppose when you sort the people in this country by income or wealth, one percent of us have to fill the top and bottom slots. Counting from the top, would I rather be at slot number 1 than 100? Hell, yeah, indoor living and regular meals are real quality of life issues.

      Number 1 rather than number 50? Yeah, I could keep surviving on a median income, or with median net worth, or whatever. But, wouldn't I have more choices with more money? Wouldn't I like a turn at controlling those kinds of resources, instead of leaving it to those who have it now? I'd like to fund science and the arts, and maybe even take a sabbatical from work. Or, would it change me too much, having so much more than it takes to live comfortably?

      On balance, I guess that's a risk I'd be willing to accept, if I didn't have to trade everything I enjoy to make it there. And, I think that's the point of the diary: competition for wealth and for high-paying jobs is so cut-throat, that social mobility is ruinous to other aspects of life. Entry to the one percent is nearly impossible except for those who are already born wealthy, or who are willing to leave friends, leisure and ethics behind.

      Would I like to be in one of the top few slots on the income gamut? Sure, but I'd like more for wealth not to be such a big deal.

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 11:07:29 AM PDT

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  •  Well, see, I always thought the American Dream (6+ / 0-)

    was definitely not "being rich, famous and beautiful... ".  

    I always thought it was having a good family life, a home, college for the kids, a better life for your kids than for yourself.

    If young people today are really going for, "rich, famous and beautiful", we are indeed in trouble!  

    Although I do think that many think the way to "get set" is to be discovered on YouTube, or win a reality TV show.

    Oh, if only savings accounts still paid 5% interest.   Think about it, that's not a completely segue.

    Wall Street, pay for your own damn bailout: place a 0.1% tax on all financial market transactions.

    by mumtaznepal on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 09:35:13 PM PDT

  •  A room of one's own and five hundred a year. nt (0+ / 0-)
  •  I'd want the money, but only to use (5+ / 0-)
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    for the benefit of the world.  It galls me that most of the people who have money have no good use for it, so what they do spend is on crap, and the rest just sits there accumulating through the sweat of others.

    The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

    by Troubadour on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 11:04:24 PM PDT

    •  I know the feeling (2+ / 0-)
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      In our family, if we ever win the lottery, we already have millions earmarked to help others and ease suffering.

      That's probably why none of us has ever been a millionaire, we don't have the basic greed genes necessary to screw others in order to benefit ourselves.

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:54:33 AM PDT

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  •  $500 more a month and I'm cool (7+ / 0-)

    Seems like my entire life I have needed $500 more dollars a month to be comfortable. Same with most people I know.

    Famous seems like a curse. But I hear that the majority of children now want to be rich and famous, that's their goal in life.

    I think, as a species, we are becoming mentally ill. Why people want to have cameras following them around all day and why people want to watch people who do nothing to better society as they go about their vapid lives - it's beyond understanding.

    We have become a world of voyeurs.

    O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. ::: Jim Morrison :::

    by Kevanlove on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 11:10:14 PM PDT

    •  Lazarus Long (2+ / 0-)

      He is the protagonist in Robert Heinlein's Time Enough For Love. He states that the world consists of Makers, Takers and Fakers.

      I'm a Maker, as far as I can tell, working to create more value in world. "Stars" and "VIPs" are very often Fakers, creating nothing while pretending to. The Kochs, Bushes, etc. are definitely among the Takers, creating nothing whilst stealing everything that isn't bolted down (and some things that are). Most modern politicians manage to be both Takers and Fakers . . .

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:01:06 AM PDT

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      •  Much as Heinlein (0+ / 0-)

        occasionally pisses me off with his morals, he has other ideas that are great.

        Probably the reason I love him so much.  I like a human being with zir own opinions, since it's the conversation and different perspectives which are another simple pleasure.

        My MAJOR problem is that his characters never follow his "rules" for how they say other characters should live.  A little hypocritical but forgivable in fiction.

        It's the folks who do it in RL who need to be smacked.

        http: detroitmechworks.blip.tv My little wiseass review show.

        by detroitmechworks on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:21:31 AM PDT

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  •  Rich? Nah. Famous? EEEK! no. Beautiful? HA! (1+ / 0-)
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    My personal "American Dream" was always to go out, find something useful to do, do that, and get paid enough that I could, you know, have a life.

    If anybody wanted to pay me a LOT of money to publish photos of me in a bikini, and then be chased by paparazzi everywhere... I don't think I'd take it. If nothing else, saying "photos of me in a bikini?" to the eighteen-year-old made her get REALLY weird squinchy face.

    •  Believe me (2+ / 0-)

      You don't want to see me in a bikini.

      I'm 55 years old, overweight, with grey hair . . .

      Anyone need some brain bleach?

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:03:19 AM PDT

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      •  Well... (0+ / 0-)

        Beauty and aesthetic value are in the eye of the beholder, and are created by social norms.

        I know this one guy Reubens who strongly disagrees with our current anorexic with plastic surgery archetype of female beauty.

        And...  who really wants to be half human/half plastic, without some cool cyborg powers to go along with it?

        http: detroitmechworks.blip.tv My little wiseass review show.

        by detroitmechworks on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:27:23 AM PDT

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  •  My Theory: Wealthy are Insane (4+ / 0-)

    That's why the vast majority of people don't want to be in the top 1%

    I used to say to people when they asked, "Why am I not rich, like .so-and-so?" -- "Because you don't want to be.  You don't want to do what it takes to be rich.  Lying, cheating, stealing".

    I believe that there is a Mental Illness to amassing wealth.  Just like the old guy with the huge ball of string or aluminum foil.  Or the lady with 1,000 cats.

    People that collect junk are called hoarders and nobody sane wants to be that person.

    Collecting money is the same disease.  It's a hoarder's disease that can not be cured.

    Wealthy people never have enough money.   They need more.  They can have 1 Billion dollars and they still need more.  They can have 100 Billion dollars and they still need more.

    Their entire existence is dedicated to amassing more money.

    Insatiable, Insane !

    Once we all realize that wealthy people are insane, we can stop envying them and even find ways to treat them.  At the least we can stop letting them ruin our nation.

    Normal people, like us, are not insane.  We don't want to be insane, we don't want to be wealthy.

    •  Insanity (1+ / 0-)
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      The problem is that the insane are working to infect the rest of us using the media.

      That's why so many young people want these things: they are easier to infect than those of us who have a little more experience with reality.

      FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

      by Spoc42 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:06:38 AM PDT

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      •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

        But just like when we discovered that smoking causes cancer and heart disease... we couldn't stop smoking until everyone woke up to that fact.

        Occupy will wake many, many people up to the insanity of extreme wealth.

        * I'm not talking about reasonable prosperity.  I'm talking about the kind of wealth that one could not spend it all in their lifetime, no matter how hard they tried. *

    •  I agree that they're insane, but propose ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... that what they suffer from is addiction. "This one last deal and then I'm DONE!" "The next billion and THEN I'll finally be happy!" Of course, as every person in a 12 Step Program knows, they active addict is NEVER "done", NEVER gets enough of his/her drug, and is NEVER happy with getting more.

      A friend of mine posed an interesting twist on the addiction idea; he thinks they are hooked on power for power's sake.

      A tumbrel remark is an unguarded comment by an uncontrollably rich person, of such crass insensitivity that it makes the workers and peasants think of lampposts and guillotines. ~ Christopher Hitchens

      by The Werewolf Prophet on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 10:27:18 AM PDT

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  •  we have contrived US $ creation ONLY w/ debt (0+ / 0-)

    Second barter currency w/ alt power & AG capable of backing currency. Right now the bottlenecks are disastrous but by designer robber baron families & their dksuckers. Trees don't grow in. A straight line like a pyramid does. This is almost a slave planet now, the best kind where you are tortured w/ a smile.  

    DENOMINATE A NEW wind power, ag, alt meds, & healthy prostitution services 4 GDS BARTER secondary US consumables CURRENCY NOW

    by stargapknight1 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:54:16 AM PDT

  •  Wow... went offline right before spotlight. (2+ / 0-)

    Thanks for the thoughts folks, and all the great comments.

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who believes this.  Maybe it's just age, but I find it funny that even my novel characters never get famous or rich, despite that being the main draw of most books nowadays, apparently.

    Here's to the true simple pleasures that are the true wealth of humanity, IMHO.

    http: detroitmechworks.blip.tv My little wiseass review show.

    by detroitmechworks on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:18:20 AM PDT

  •  I'd like to be in the 1% in wealth (5+ / 0-)

    without being in the 1% in attitude.

    I'd like to have the money to be comfortable. I don't need a big house, but I'd like to have enough room to get the computer out of the living room, a place for my crochet and other crafts (I'd love to learn to sew so I could alter clothes for my mother-in-law), and maybe a room where I could have friends come and visit occasionally (including a few special Kossacks). Maybe a small yard where I could have a vegetable garden to grow things I like, such as lettuces, carrots, and corn (and one small cherry tomato plant for my spouse since I'm allergic to raw tomatoes). I'd like a place that's mine, where I'm not subject to the vagaries of rent increases every year.

    I'd like to have the money to travel, to see more of this world than this little corner I've been stuck in. I'd like to go to the United Kingdom so my spouse can ride all the trains there, to Germany to see some of my own heritage, to Australia just because I love the accents.

    I'd like to have the money to help others -- to be able to write a check to Project Open Hand or Feeding America or ShelterBox without thinking twice, and to help out candidates who have higher ideals than high bank balances. I'd like to have the money to help out my family -- put aside money for my great-nieces and great-nephew (and future greats) so they can go to a good college, and to provide all the things that would make my mother-in-law's life comfortable for however long she has left on this planet.

    What I don't want is the attitude -- the "I've got mine so screw you" attitude that's prevalent in many of the current 1%ers. I want to pay my taxes happily knowing that they're the "user fee" for living in a civilized society. I want to support candidates that will work to better America for everyone, not just me and my ilk. I want to remember that I had the benefit of public schools, public roads, fire and police protection, garbage pickup and sewers, and everything else provided by government to help me reach that point.

    Well, since I'm not in that 1% in wealth, all I can provide is a tip and a rec. Great diary.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

    by Cali Scribe on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:02:12 AM PDT

    •  This. I don't want to give up the entreprenuerial (0+ / 0-)

      spirit that has helped achieve the technological, medical, and lifestyle advances that we enjoy today (and that much of the world enjoys because of our innovation). There are people that want/need that, and being free to achieve and really earn is a freedom that would exist in the natural state, and is therefore something I believe should be maintained.

      However, there are many others who wish to work a decent amount for a decent wage, and then live and let live. They are important as support for the entreprenuers and to assist the government in functioning effectively and properly. As they work for others, they are likely not earning enough to handle the outrageous costs of medical care or long periods of unemployment, and therefore we need a better system to protect them from those risks as they would arise through little to no fault of their own (obviously we cannot and should not endeavor to save people from themselves).

      IMO, the best society is the society that can accommodate/balance both.

      Justified anger does not grant you unrestricted license.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:19:11 AM PDT

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    •  THIS (0+ / 0-)

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:44:45 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the addendum! (1+ / 0-)
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      All of these are great goals too... And I like the fact that not ONE "Gold Plated Hummer" is present on the list.  

      ;)

      http: detroitmechworks.blip.tv My little wiseass review show.

      by detroitmechworks on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 08:09:46 AM PDT

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      •  No interest in a Hummer (0+ / 0-)

        at least not of the vehicular variety. ;-)

        I wouldn't mind a van to convert for wheelchair use, so it would be easier to take my mom-in-law places without taxing her body or my spouse's back; getting her in and out of our car can be difficult at times.

        Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes (modified)

        by Cali Scribe on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 01:27:42 PM PDT

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  •  Mary Chapin Carpenter speaks for me (2+ / 0-)
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    Is it too much to ask
    I want a comfortable bed that won't hurt my back
    Food to fill me up
    And warm clothes and all that stuff
    Shouldn't I have this
    Shouldn't I have this
    Shouldn't I have all of this, and

    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses, whoa ooo oh
    Passionate kisses from you

    Is it too much to demand
    I want a full house and a rock and roll band
    Pens that won't run out of ink
    And cool quiet and time to think
    Shouldn't I have this
    Shouldn't I have this
    Shouldn't I have all of this, and

    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses, whoa ooo ohh
    Passionate kisses from you

    Do I want too much
    Am I going overboard to want that touch
    I shout it out to the night
    "Give me what I deserve, 'cause it's my right"
    Shouldn't I have this (shouldn't I)
    Shouldn't I have this (shouldn't I)
    Shouldn't I have all of this, and

    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses, whoa ooo ohh
    Passionate kisses from you

    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses, whoa ohh
    Passionate kisses from you

    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses from you
    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses from you
    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses from you
    Passionate kisses
    Passionate kisses from you

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 07:43:49 AM PDT

  •  Grampa always said: (1+ / 0-)
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    The Werewolf Prophet

    "The more money you have, the more money you need."

    I'm happy to leave the dragon-chasing to the addicts.

    Everything Right is Wrong Again - TMBG (lyrics)

    by GreenPA on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 09:11:35 AM PDT

  •  Nothing bothers the 1% more than poor people (2+ / 0-)
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    wblynch, The Werewolf Prophet

    having fun.

    . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

    by 88kathy on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 09:20:58 AM PDT

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