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  •  Rec'd the diary, can't tip the comment jar (4+ / 0-)

    Here's why:  this is a really nice diary and I appreciate the sentiment entirely.  I think OPOL and I would have great conversation should we ever meet and find much to agree about.  Personally, on the change issue, I fear Headless Capitalism driving us in directions that are counter to our well-being, and not just here in the US.  If you want something scary to read, see this weekend's Financial Times--on the front page there is an article that should make all of us tremble in our boots on a whole array of issues:

    From Beijing  to the boardroom,communists and capitalists around the world are counting on China to encourage a new generation of big spenders in cities such as Yan'an, and in other places even Chinese people have never heard of.  

    The aim is to substitute consumer-led growth for the investment boom that has powered the economy for decades.  That is all the more important given that recent data show he country's economy is showing signs of slowing.

    That's right--turn the 1.34 billion Chinese into American-style consumers.  Guess what happens to the environment then?

    Now, that tip jar.  I like Nancy Pelosi.  I like her a lot.  She did great work as speaker and I would love to see her snatch the gavel away from the Orange One.  

    The other reason is that if we want change here, in this country, we're going to have to support the Democratic Party--yes, we can try to change it from within, but we can't take SCOTUS back without a Dem as president and we can't get legislation that we support without control of Congress.  So, no, I don't like seeing her booed.

    I hope that however liberal or leftist or progressive or whatever whoever reads this sees him- or herself, that when it comes to going to the voting booth in 2014 or 2016, the vote is for the Big D.  Even if one has to close eyes and hold nose....

    To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

    by dizzydean on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 11:07:21 AM PDT

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