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coeur_de_lion

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Hometown: Florida
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Somebody please talk me down from the ledge

Here I am so happy, thrilled with the results of the election. Walking around with a big smile on my face. Most of my family (MY VERY OWN FAMILY) are freaking out like they are sure Obama is going to do something awful to them. Talking about Obama like he is as evil as Bush.

A lady who works for me told me today she thinks Obama stole the election. Really? You don't think it was the rape policies or the lies or the flip-flopping craziness of Rmoney that lost him the election? Did you think he would win because he is white rich and good looking?

Years ago my boss was republican and I remember being afraid to speak out for fear of losing my job. Now the shoe is on the other foot. I want to fire this chick.

If she brings it up again I'll tell her to keep her more insane opinions about the election to herself.

I know these people, I love some of them, and they are batshit crazy. Last week I threatened an old colleague with an intervention if he didn't stop.

This thought keeps rattling around in my head and I can't push it out for long -- IS MY OWN FAMILY RACIST?

It's crazy making. I need to join a support group. Or maybe I need to see a professional.
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:33 PM (53 replies)

Have they officially called Florida for Obama yet?

Posted by coeur_de_lion | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:10 PM (10 replies)

THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT

I know this thread will sink like a stone, because I am not a regular poster on here anymore. But I'm still gonna say my peace.

THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT
Thank you for working hard to win this election. We all know how hard you and your family and staff worked. We love you for it. So grateful you are still our president.

Thank you for keeping us from falling into another Great Depression.

So many more things!

Thank you for:

Passing Health Care Reform
Passing the Stimulus and Wall Street Reform
Getting us out of the war in Iraq
Planning the end of the War in Afghanistan
Increasing support for Veterans
Erasing Osama bin laden
Rescuing the banks
Saving the auto industry
Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Ousting Moammar Gaddafi
Reversing * torture policies – my personal favorite. Really can’t thank you enough for that one.
Improving America’s image abroad
Kicking the banks out of the Federal Student Loan Program, expanding Pell Grant spending – (now if you could just continue student loan reform I would personally appreciate it).
Extending unemployment benefits when so many of us really needed the help
Reducing payroll taxes for us
Protecting two liberal seats on the SCOTUS
Expanding Americorps
Speeding up compensation to victims of BP gulf oil spill
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 PM (3 replies)

MLK, Trayvon and Jesus

Pardon me if this has already been posted elsewhere. I loved this article and wanted to share. Old time DUer who only comes around when I'm angry . . .

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

April 4 is the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week is Holy Week. So what do Trayvon Martin, Dr. King and Jesus have in common? No, this question isn't the beginning of a bad joke -- the answer is hopefully apparent. They were all killed in the midst of a political climate that justified fear and legalized hate.

This is a better question: What are we with the majority hue (though, as a reminder, we white folks will be a minority in just a few decades!) going to do about it? At what point do we stop clucking our tongues, saying, "It's a shame," and go on with grocery lists and yard chores as if it doesn't matter? Do we just pretend "It's a black thing," while we watch various news sources remind us that black on black violence is more prevalent than ignorant, trigger-happy "neighborhood watch" folks gunning down teenagers armed with Skittles and iced tea?

Really, truly, no longer do we get to be "neutral." As the Archbishop Tutu wisely noted during the Apartheid struggle, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."

Most of us who live in white neighborhoods pretend that it doesn't affect us. But yes, it does! As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." When I think that I get to relish "white privilege" while my black sisters and brothers get subjected to unfair arrests and inequitable education, then I am participating, de facto, with the very system that oppresses. So, enough justice talk. I know, we all get tired of hearing it, right? Especially when it doesn't affect us. And I know that a lot of folks are presuming that Trayvon will eventually become last-page news until we don't have to deal with it anymore.

more here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-hawleylowry/mlk-trayvon-and-jesus_b_1400938.html
Posted by coeur_de_lion | Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:24 AM (2 replies)
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