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  •  But symbols matter at this kind of event. (1+ / 0-)
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    Or should we conclude that Medgar Evers' widow being there has no importance either? That's part of the problem: I think Myrlie Evers-Williams being there is a big deal. It sends a wonderful message. Giglio, on the other hand, by his very presence, by our saying his being there doesn't matter, also devalues Mrs. Evers-Williams, and others who do matter. And that is really a shame, because there is zero reason for Giglio's presence other than an attempt at pandering which will do absolutely nothing of any good.

    The only entitlement that needs reforming is the inbred belief of the 0.1% that they are entitled to 99.9% of the wealth and 100% of the power.

    by flitedocnm on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:36:30 PM PST

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    •  I didn't say they don't matter, (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm saying that they don't matter enough for me to flip out about whether the administration "really" supports us or not.  Of course Giglio's an insult.  But as I said above: my line in the sand is policy, not symbolism.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 11:53:13 PM PST

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