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  •  I am at the point of exhaustion and despair (8+ / 0-)

    over the impasse in Washington D.C.  I served honorably to defend the US Constitution and our country.  I am service connected disabled.  I am over sixty and I have Agent Orange related medical issues.  I just had my rating increased and I will be due a pmt on 11/1/2013.  If the government remains shut down, we veterans will not be paid.  This must not happen.  Believe me, I also am thinking of everyone who receives WIC and TANF and other social safety net benefits - life saving benefits.   My god, what are the right wing extremists thinking?  Are they out of their fucking minds?  No country should govern this way.  We are all shamed by this insanity  - this cruelty - this despicable way of acting by leaders.

    •  Stay far away from Zealots (1+ / 0-)
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    •  "Are they out of their fucking minds"? (2+ / 0-)
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      Ideology trumps common sense and patriotism...

      In other words, they've drunk their own pathetic Kool-aid.

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 03:05:30 PM PDT

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    •  I feel the same way, my fellow Kossack. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm nearly 58, and have only served those with Agent Orange disabilities. I'm with you on every other point, but have one difference of opinion.

      I keep reminding myself that this is, like it or not, democracy in action. At least the old lady ain't kilt yet. I gotta keep goin' if only for her.

      That's what citizens do. Some were granted the right to walk to the starting line, while we were protecting their right to have a starting line. But people like you and I have always known some pretty important things about this whole democracy gig. One of the first is that freedom isn't free. Another is that only through eternal vigilance can that lamp stay lit in the harbor, and my heart.

      Thank you for defending my freedom. I really do appreciate it.

      Nurse Kelley says my writing is brilliant and my soul is shiny - who am I to argue?
      Left/Right: -7.75
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.51

      by Bud Fields on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:28:47 PM PDT

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      •  "my soul is shiny..." (1+ / 0-)
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        makes me think of the sweet RC Nuns who taught me in Elementary school - in a small German-American parish in Northern Kentucky in the 50's.  One in particular, Sister Mary Selza, was an angel and took me under her wings and loved me unconditionally - and it was the most wonderful thing to have happened to me in my life ... and my soul was shiny!

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