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  •  I worry, Dino, that you and I are in agreement... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... more and more often.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:33:52 AM PST

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    •  If it makes you feel better, I'm sure that there's (0+ / 0-)

      plenty that we disagree about -- especially in the area of how get where we want to be, but...

      I'm a child of the 60s.  John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were among my heroes (along with the astronauts).  I demonstrated in anti-war protests (and ran from police and managed to get one hellacious dose of both pepper and tear gas on one occasion), marched picket lines in support of the UFW (managed to get threatened by Chuckie O'Brien), and worked in a food cooperative.

      I considered myself a Socialist then and a consider myself a conservative now, but my ideals haven't changed -- just my views on how best to achieve them.

      No good conservative should forget the stirring ideals trumpeted in the Declaration of Indepenece, least of all the inalienable right we all hoave to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".

      There were many different hands in the crew that made this country and many compromises made, but, at the end of the day, the result was forged on the anvil of hope, not crushed in a crucible of mean spirit.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:28:30 AM PST

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    •  One more potential agreement: Can it really be (0+ / 0-)

      a Super Bowl with nary a bear in sight?

      Maybe we give the 49ers a point for ex-Bear Jim Harbaugh and ditto times two to the Ravens for Brendon Ayanbadejo and Corey Graham.

      Nah.
      Not the same.
      Sigh.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:33:33 AM PST

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      •  Da Bears deserve anonymity this year. (0+ / 0-)

        ... With Urlacher out the last few games, the most placid coach (Lovie bless-his-heart Smith) competitive sports has ever had including Little Leagues I have known, and a quarterback who usually meant well ...  

        We're Michigan fans, so Jim H. gets a little nod. But we're also Patriots fans, so we're rooting for the Ravens.

        As for vintages, we were raising kids in the 60's, trying throughout the 70's to keep them away from People Like You. My wife and I were moderate Republicans-to-leaning Democrats back then, and we're now hopeless liberals a little apprehensive about some of the ultra Progressives.

        Ready to fight yet? If not, I could call you an austerity-crat. That ought to do it.

        2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

        by TRPChicago on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:11:14 PM PST

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        •  Almost! (0+ / 0-)

          Except that I'm a believer in prosperity, not austerity.  I am especially not in favor of austerity for all us not-rich folk and gravy for the people who pulled the strings on our current economic mess.

          I don't have much problem with holding the line on government spending -- but only if you've got some way to put serious dollars in the pockets of the real job-creators, not padding accounts in the Grand Caymans.

          If it's got to be government spending, I'm completely comfortable of looking over the spending like a Church lady holding sway over a bake sale: Make sure it counts.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:42:11 PM PST

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