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  •  I work just a few blocks from there (1+ / 0-)
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    And I remember seeing the banners.  There was also a "corridor" of signs all the way down Wade Ave, and all over West Raleigh.  I actually had the "audacity of hope"... for a little while.  It was a crushing blow when I saw the final tally.  Not just that it passed, but the margin of difference.

    It wasn't the last time I'll be disappointed, I'm sure.  But what was so soul-crushing was that that time we didn't have the legislature to blame for it (other than putting it on the ballot).  That was a referendum, decided by a statewide majority.  I have never been more disappointed by my fellowman than I was that day.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:56:45 AM PDT

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    •  I accompanied my best friend, a NC native, (0+ / 0-)

      to the polls that day. He's straight, but he's not narrow: he voted against the anti-equality amendment. Proudly. It was an honor to go to the polls with my friend and colleague that day in Raleigh.

      North Carolina is a wonderful place. It's a shame the GOP is destroying it.  

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 05:38:43 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not gay OR married (1+ / 0-)
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        and not inclined to change either of those things, but I was #3 in Wake County to cast a ballot in that election (and would have been #1 if I hadn't stopped to run my yap).  There's no justice for any if there's no justice for some.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 06:25:21 PM PDT

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