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  •  I don't know, martybee, if ALL the Sisters are (0+ / 0-)

    closed to new information.  Some of the women I have spoken with are ready to listen, they just don't know where to go for a better balance.  NPR and PBS are not much help - I was very frustrated with them during the campaign - and unless you have a Progressive background or are curious and ready to take a chance, you don't easily go to/find sites like Daily Kos.  You certainly don't get what you need through commercial outlets.

    Education is difficult, changing minds is hard, but we have to keep trying.  We especially need to keep talking to the young people.  

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:52:56 AM PST

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    •  Maybe it is just the ones that I am associated (0+ / 0-)

      with but yesterday a distant cousin posted on Facebook a conspiracy theory regarding the Petreaus affair.  When I challenged her to read the account in the NYT, she replied that she didn't read "those left wing rags."  Another cousin just this week said that no matter how many treaties the President signs with the UN, she is not going to give up her guns.  I asked her what she was talking about and where she got her info.  It was from Limbo, but when I suggested she Google for the info, she told me that the internet was filled with left leaning junk that no one could believe.  In both cases, my mouth was hanging open.  My conclusion is, not from just these two, that they are living in an alternate reality induced by Faux and Limbo and have no intention of finding out the truth.

      •  I am sure there are many women in Limbo Land, (0+ / 0-)

        and if they flat out refuse to listen, there isn't much you can do. I am lucky in that I do not know many right wing crazies.  My family is so far left, no one can see the center.  

        At least you get to hear all the weird stuff.  Think of it as your "joke-a-day."  :)

        "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

        by Most Awesome Nana on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:08:25 AM PST

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        •  The thing that disturbs me the most (0+ / 0-)

          is that one of these women are very intelligent and very accomplished.  This is so incongruous to me.

          •  Yes, that is hard to understand - right up there (0+ / 0-)

            with how anyone who is not a multi-millionaire could possibly vote repug.  But remember that intelligence does not mean 'sense.'  Perhaps she bought into the fear scenario.  I know people who are frightened all the time - they watch local news shows -  and the more they try to protect themselves, the worse the fear becomes.  Those people always lean farther right.  It takes nerve (and attitude!) to be Progressive.  

            "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

            by Most Awesome Nana on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:11:28 PM PST

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