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  •  What's interesting is, we WON that election... (11+ / 0-)

    and yet here we are.  

    Having to deal with the exact thing that we voted against.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:18:46 AM PST

    •  FDR - the dark realities of the moment (5+ / 0-)
      our common difficulties.......

          Values have shrunken to fantastic levels;
          taxes have risen;
          our ability to pay has fallen;
          government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income;
          the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade;
          the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side;
          farmers find no markets for their produce;
          the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone.  

           More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return.

          Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.

      Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:37:04 AM PST

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