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  •  Were you a "fiscal conservative"? (2+ / 0-)
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    xaxnar, moviemeister76

    Is that the reason you were a Republican then?

    "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." -- JC, Matthew 6:24

    by Chi on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 10:53:44 AM PST

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    •  I called myself that sometimes (6+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, cosette, Chi, FarWestGirl, Mrs M, madhaus

      I was 24 and had just gotten out of the military. I responded to Bush's idea of being compassionate but taking responsibility for your own actions. Plus, Bush talked exactly like my NCOs had, and so I was very receptive to that kind of speech pattern. I found the way Al Gore to be unbearable. It literally upset me.

      It wasn't until later that I discovered the racial history behind a lot of what was being said. Still horrified to this day that it worked on me.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 11:10:33 AM PST

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      •  If you haven't already diaried about your (1+ / 0-)
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        journey from There to Here, please do.  Sounds like you have a lot of fascinating tales to share.

        In capitalist America, bank robs you!

        by madhaus on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 02:00:24 AM PST

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