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I mean just ask Claudia...as always, she *knows* everything....including
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well-informed Michael Moore is, and how stupid we Americans are.
For this American, I'd rather get my info from above stated sources, and
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some slovenly obese marxist.
And how about that Zell Miller??? LOL!
that man said exactly what I've been saying for the past 18 months....the
Democratic Party has been hijacked by the Lunatic Far-left....three cheers
Hi there, Gloria......
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Hey, Cheri! Long time no see. (Of course, I haven't been here to "see"
I certainly can understand your feelings. These are anxious times. It's
difficult to discuss these subjects without unintentionally "baiting" others
to wade into the fray. I know how well-read you are and how heartfelt these
subjects are to you. I too am worried about the outcome of this election.
When Cheri made her first post upon her return, I read only two lines and
immediately put her in my filter. I've not read anything that she has had to
say since until now.... here in your reply, and via an email sent by a
disgusted 'old timer' member of the newsgroup who seldom posts anymore.
This is not "baiting," per se. This is the ranting of an alcoholic who refuses
to confront her problem and seek the help she needs. The fact that she
acknowledged that she is an alcoholic (publicly,on this news group, the last
time she was here) is at least a start.
Her end comments are a personal attack against me, and has nothing to do with
politics, hers or mine. There are clinical reasons for this.
I don't consider being a size medium obese, I'm very far removed from being
slovenly, and anyone who knows my background is aware of the fact that I am a
poster girl for Capitalism (which is not necessarily perfect, but that is what
I was born into, and that has always been my lifestyle).
I admire Michael Moore for his guts and intelligence, but I did not apreciate
his outburst at the Academy Awards, for example, and feel that he sometimes
goes too far.
I'm not about to take the remarks made by someone who is 'in their cups' all
that seriously, but I did want to clarify the situation.... as it appears that
you must not have been around when Cheri imploded the last time she was
here.... which is recorded in Google for anyone to peruse.
Now, on to what you have stated in a much more coherent fashion <g>.....
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In fact, I don't know when I've felt more insecure. I WILL continue to live
my life as I normally would and try to bury the fears that pop up from time
to time. I'm not advocating that we bury our heads in the sand but must we
be spoon-fed fear by our govenment officials?
Yes, you must be spoon-fed fear by your government officials, as it may help
them win an election!! I see it being waved at the public from all sides but
much more, of course, by the present administration as the election is theirs
I completely agree with you that it would be most unwise to bury our heads in
the sand, but there is also another thing to remember... to quote from FDR's
first inaugural address:
"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to
fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes
needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
I grew up during WWII with
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ration stamps and "black-outs" and the government "rallied" citizens to
their cause with heavy doses of fear. I didn't like it then and I don't
like it now.
I ramble. Sorry. Gloria
I was born in 1953, so I don't have first hand memories... but I've seen many
documentaries and read a variety of books that really, really enforce what you
say. At one point, FDR's wise words seemed to hold this in check just a
I'm still reeling from what happened in Russia over the past 48 hours; I
was/am so angry I almost became ill. Blood pressure, probably. Al Q has
little to do with religion; it is a formidable enemy that has no morals or
scruples... and is after domination. I think we all see that.
My life has personally been altered by terrorists; after the murder of a
family friend by the FLQ in Quebec, my mother was never the same. Then there
were the kidnapping threats made against me by the same cell. My uncle was the
judge who heard most of the FLQ cases, and he was threatened as well, of
course. I lost three good friends in 9/11.... two worked for Stanley Morgan
(Tower II), the other was a travel agent (Tower I). A dear family friend was
murdered by the IRA. And there was something else, which I will tell you in a
Terrorists must be destroyed, and I have little to no compunction on how that
is done. We just have to make certain that we don't destroy ourselves, and all
we hold dear, in the process.
My best to you,
Re-landscape the White House.... get rid of the Bushes