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boomer1949 On February - 3 - 2010
Categories: Speakers' Corner

Written by boomer1949

...do the right thing because it is the right thing to do... Political Views: neutral...lean toward humanity

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  1. SueInCa says:

    Good Job Boomer. You have captured what alot of Americans are probably thinking right now, but do not have the platform to speak out with. We do, thanks to Adlib, Nellie, K7, KQ and the others who implemented this site.

    It seems the wackier you are, the more ignorant you are, the less informed you are, the more people pay attention to you. See they cannot make fun of us who are getting by(some barely) and doing the right thing. The teabaggers, the conspiracy theorists, the radicals they can make fun of and fill up the time in their particular slot. Then they can pat themselves on the back because they have exposed the “bad” guy. Never once thinking about portraying the plight/experience of the person getting by. You see we are not particularly exciting and we don’t cause a big fuss so we are left out, they figure people do not wwant to be reminded of everything that is wrong in this country.

    At least that is how I see it……………..

    • boomer1949 says:

      Sue,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I always appreciate hearing what you have to say, :smile:

      This wasn’t the final version. I’d tweaked it for grammar, punctuation and the like. Somehow, I lost the final and then couldn’t restore it. I’m going to try to work on it over the weekend, and then re-post.

      Nevertheless, thank you for opinion. 😉

  2. nellie says:

    Boomer — do you feel you’re being neglected by Rachel Maddow? Or the other political forces you talk about in your letter?

    • boomer1949 says:

      Maybe “neglected” is a poor choice to use. Try overlooked, talked around, talked over, that kind of thing. I like Rachel and I know she is one smart cookie. She reaches millions of people, and I just think it’s sad she doesn’t reply to decent submissions, yet has the AH Bobble head doll speaking as Gospel.

      bito even mentioned it last night.

      Now I’m babbling. Does any of it make any sense?

    • boomer1949 says:

      A little of all, however since we’ve been sending stuff to her specifically over the last couple of weeks and given the parody she did the other night, I wonder how much of what is sent to her she actually sees. I’m addressing her specifically because I’ve emailed her on more than one occasion. And yes, all the other political forces are part of it as well, and somehow we seem to be overlooked, ignored, because we don’t pay out the wazoo for advertising and lobbying.

  3. javaz says:

    Great job, Boomer!
    Hope you send this off to Rachel.

    Here’s a related article you might be interested in reading --

    http://www.alternet.org/books/145533/shadow_elite%3A_how_the_world%27s_new_power_brokers_are_upending_our_democracy

    • boomer1949 says:

      javaz,

      i’m not happy with what i wrote. i had it fine tuned and what you see is not the fine tuned version. not sure what happened, but i opened a “ticket” at the Help desk. 😆

  4. Mightywoof says:

    Bravo Boomer!! This could become a Manifesto :) . Life shouldn’t be this hard -- not when our parents and grandparents struggled all their lives to make a better world for their kids to grow up and thrive. My Nanna grew up very poor and told tales of having to scavenge for lumps of coal in the small Cornwall village of her childhood. It seems to me that we are struggling to merely hold out heads above water; forget trying to leave things better for future generations. Are we doomed to slide back to where our grandparents lived? I hope it’s not true but very much fear that it is. Sorry for the pessimism :(


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