The Democratic candidate Coakley looks like she will lose to the GOP’s Brown tomorrow so the Democrats will lose it’s 60th seat in the Senate.

First I know all the reasons she will lose the toxic environment because of the economy, she ran a bad campaign, she’s a Democratic machine candidate, people in Boston don’t want to have a beer with her because she upset a Bosox hero etc.  I know he will not lose because of lack of Democratic support because Brown seems to have won the middle.  But do not do not let progressives spin this as a good thing for the Democrats or for progress in this country. I already hear progressives saying:

  • It will teach the Dems and Obama a lesson.
  • There’s little or no difference with the Dems having 59 seats anyway.
  • Dems are just like Repubs so it does not matter.
  • He’s a populist Republican anyway.
  • And of course the ever favorite purist phrase “She’s not progressive enough”.

No it will be an unmitigated disaster for progress and we are headed for the status quo of the 90’s at best.

Brown has been cagey as a fox.  He’s throwing out the GOP line that he’s for healthcare but wants to start over.  Bullshit they just want to stop Obama’s agenda by any means necessary.  They will never get on board with healthcare reform in any way at all.  Brown already says he will block Obama’s tax proposal on the bailout profits so like most “populist” GOP candidates he’s just successful at fooling the voters that he’s with the common man just to get elected.  In office he will show his bright red colours.

Coakley will most like lose tomorrow but anyone who thinks it’s a good thing save your smoke on me.  My butt is already steaming.

What Dems really need to be asking themselves is would Ted Kennedy vote for Brown?

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javaz
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Whoa, what’s up with Glenn Beck and Brown?

BECK: I want a chastity belt on this man, I want his every move watched in Washington. I don

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Yeh, what’s up with that? Maybe Brown might be cutting in on some of his limelight? Not 9/12 enough for Beck?

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jan4insight
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O/T but I found a piece of good news and I gotta post it somewhere:

(CNN) — Tuesday, January 19
10:37 p.m. — Two children were pulled alive Tuesday night from the rubble of a two-story building in Port-au-Prince. The 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, rescued by a team from the New York City fire and police departments, were taken to an Israeli tent hospital.

and this seems to be where everyone’s hanging out.

Keep the faith, peeps. I’m turning in.

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PatsyT
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Thanks Jan, we could all use some good news

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PatsyT
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They know not what they have done.

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FlyingLotus
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Testify!Can I get a witness?

Is America stuck on stupid?

I promise I’ll work hard to return to my usual Pollyanna glass half full self again tomorrow but right now, I’m as annoyed as all get out.

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PatsyT
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I am with you there, Flying.
On one hand I think
Well, the dems have really done a big stupid…
but oh joy, the repubs will top it soon.
not much of a conciliation prize

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FlyingLotus
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Sadly, none whatsoever.

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escribacat
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Does anyone think they will try to pass the Senate bill in the house and skip trying to change the bill?

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jan4insight
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Not really. I saw some info come through on CNN twitter feed that Harry Reid is personally dusting off Kennedy’s seat and getting it all nice & ready for Brown to slide into ASAP.

Made me wanna puke 😛

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escribacat
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I saw that too but it was on huffy so I don’t believe the way they presented it. I don’t believe anything I read over there any more. Just about everything is slanted. 👿

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nellie
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That’s what I think they’ll do.

Then they’ll wake up and do the rest of the agenda with reconciliation. And they can amend the health care bill w reconciliation as well.

They’d better get smart and stop all the bipartisan bs. Or they’ll see more of this in November.

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PatsyT
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Sounds like a plan Nellie,
I can only hope that they drop the bipartisan bs

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Kalima
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Breaking News.

” Police are searching for a 39-year-old man in the shooting deaths of eight people in Virginia, authorities said.”

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jan4insight
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It’s really bad. Plus the police helicopter took hits from the gunman and had to land with ruptured fuel tank.

I’m beginning to think we’re all mad here.

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Tiger99
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Last I heard 100 policemen had him surrounded in the woods….

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nellie
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FlyingLotus
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I keep getting a disabled by request thingie.

Pouting.To be followed by foot stomping..

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nellie
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No YouTube link?

I’ll see if I can find a replacement.

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FlyingLotus
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Excellent!Thanks, nellie.VERY appropriate!

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Khirad
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Clever.

Now I’m trying to think of something that says, getting screwed in the Senate cloak room.

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FlyingLotus
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Music has ALWAYS been my refuge.You guys are the BEST!

Where’s your head at?

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escribacat
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PERFECT, FlyingLotus !! 😆

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nellie
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Absolutely perfect.

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Kalima
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Oh good Lord FL, I had my volume up to the limit when I clicked on this. My furry ones have all scampered upstairs and are now in hiding. You could have warned me girl. 🙂

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Khirad
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I can imagine!

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FlyingLotus
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Es tut mir leit to ein katzen.

Geev zem somen catzenippin.

Alles es gut.Yah!

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Kalima
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Du bist ein Deutsch verdreher and it makes me laugh.

My mother and I would speak in sentences of half English and half German, I do the same with a Swiss friend because my school French has gone on vacation. A German girlfriend here also speaks Japanese, we make one sentence containing German, English and Japanese, it is hilarious and not a soul knows what we are talking about. A new language!

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Khirad
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In case you didn’t know:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaronic_language

You just need to come up with a good portmanteau. Gerenglapanese? Deuengrihongo?

Please, your French is on vacation? Couple languages I should know better are so rusty the hinges came off.

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FlyingLotus
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You’re an intriguing sort.

What I would call an A – Zed kind of person.

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Khirad
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You need to come by for Friday Music Nights. We could make a fierce electro mix!

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FlyingLotus
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FlyingLotus
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There is something really wrong with Americans.

Gore Vidal said it best, “The United States of Amnesia.”

I was over at the Huff Ghetto and the wingers and baggers are making comments that left me incredulous.Yeah, I know, one would think I’d be immune by now but I guess not.One poster wrote, the democrats pissed off the quiet people, the people who work and pay taxes.

I thought, quiet? Hell, they must all have been wearing ball gags during the eight year reign of Bu$h Incorporated.

Again, I’m incredulous of the lack of critical thinking that possess Americans and the inability to connect the dots.

I’ll add Americans don’t just suffer from amnesia, they’re bloody bi-polar to boot.

I’m with Bowie on this one..I’m scared of Americans.

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escribacat
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It is nauseating over there. It’s a frenzy of gloating. Every once in awhile one of the idiotic disgruntled progressives pops up and says something amazing like “This will show them!” Show them what??? How to elect a rightwing clown?

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nellie
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There’s a genius for you — how does he expect legislation to get more progressive by electing more Republicans? What a maroon.

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nellie
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I left a big thank you to HP for their pro-GOP coverage.

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escribacat
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I’ve left them several thank you’s this evening. I hold those assholes at least partly responsible for this.

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Kalima
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LOL nellie, I’m glad that you’ve got that out of your system. I wonder just how many posters are alive enough from the neck up to get it?

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FlyingLotus
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LOL!I hope it was via Paul Revere’s finger, nellie.

Remember that guy?

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Kalima
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Who could forget that rambling twit?

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FlyingLotus
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He was a one man freaky deaky show.

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Kalima
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LOL, we always told him, “Fu and the horse you rode in on” remember?

Him and his bloody pitchfork revolutions, what a nutter!

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FlyingLotus
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One shack shy of the uni-bomber.

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Khirad
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I’m curious how many here got that Bowie/Reznor reference. 😉

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FlyingLotus
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Well, SaviourMachine tripped up more than a few over at the ghetto.

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Pepe Lepew
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“God is an American …”

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FlyingLotus
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Yeah and he lives in Los Angeles.

I met him at a barbecue.Jesus didn’t RSVP.

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Khirad
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… boo-beep – bee-boop (I need some of your musical notes on this).

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Kalima
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😆 FL, what is there left to say except, “Es tut mir leit”

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Khirad
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I’m resisting ein Lied mit diesem Titel…

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Khirad
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‘Mind’ die Ohren;

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Kalima
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I can’t understand what most Austrians and Swiss are saying when they speak in their local dialect. I watched a Swiss film once and the only word I got in 2 hours was “Nein.”

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Kalima
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Don’t hold back, go for it. 🙂 Achtung! Los!

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FlyingLotus
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LOL!!! How about Ameeeekanz es alles Catastrophinlillies?

Es tut mir leit, too lazy to use google.

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Kalima
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😆 Du bist funny!

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FlyingLotus
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A German friend called me that once after I was stung by a scorpion in Mexico.

True story.

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Kalima
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LOL I’m sorry. Did you sting it back?

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FlyingLotus
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Too doped up on anti-venom.Slinky little bastid.

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Pepe Lepew
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I was once stung by a scorpion in the Sierra Nevada…

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Kalima
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Could they save the scorpion then?

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Pepe Lepew
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I crushed it in my bare hand ….

… and rushed to an emergency room where they told me…

… Sierra Nevada scorpions are NOT poisonous!

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Kalima
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That seems like a long way to go for a bite.

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Hopeington
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I, for one, don’t think I’ll venture over to the other place any time soon. It must be horrendously bad, negative and down right depressing.

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escribacat
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I’ve gone over few times — couldn’t stay more than a couple minutes. The rightwingers have basically taken over the site now. Maybe they’ll drop the pretense that it’s a progressive site.

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Hopeington
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Very bold of you ecat. I know exactly what they are saying so I figured I’d skip it. I’ve had a rough couple of days and I’m just not in the mood to say anything but what the fuck.

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escribacat
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I hear you. I’ve had a rough few days myself! I can’t take much of it right now. But I was dying to see if the usual mob of disgruntled progressives is there bashing the health care bill and the president. They are NOT. The thread is 90% rightwingers having a party.

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Pepe Lepew
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Trolls be spraying their troll juice everywhere over there…

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Kalima
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Pepe please, I’m eating lunch!

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FlyingLotus
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Present company excluded of course.

Insert smiley sheepy face emoticon here.

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escribacat
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😕

I found the cute wordpress emoticon page:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies

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Khirad
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Kalima. I’m feelin’ you, I was just about to interpret my own feelings through song.

This is to the Democratic Party:

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FlyingLotus
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Ha!Excellent choice, Khirad.

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Kalima
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I just fixed my video and thanks again for pointing it out. 🙂

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Hopeington
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OOOhh Yeah!

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jan4insight
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Petition on the web urging Dems to stand up and be strong and don’t learn the wrong lesson from tonight:

http://act.boldprogressives.org/cms/sign/reconciliation/?source=tw

I dunno, it might help, at least it’s another place to constructively put your name on the line.

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Kalima
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Can a German naturalized Brit living in Tokyo sign it?

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Hopeington
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Okay, did and done. shared it on my facebook too.

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jan4insight
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Good job 🙂

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bito
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Every one who can, call your Demo Rep Or your Demo challenger and volunteer for the fall campaign. Same with your Senate races. Call the party headquarters and become a precinct committee person or helper or do nothing like Coakley!

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jan4insight
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bito, you’re absolutely right. It’s time for boots on the ground – nothing else ever changes things!

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