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1/20/09 2:52 P

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This has to be the most magnificent inaugeration in my 67 yrs of life. It is incredible that with 1.4 million people on the DC Mall (the largest in inaugeral history and not counting the people along Pennsylvania Ave and the bridge) that there was not one incident reported.

It was surprising how well-behaved everyone was.

I cried along with so many in the crowd I saw on TV.

I just, this moment, heard that Sen. Kennedy was rushed out to the DR's office. Pres. Obama went with him.

No one seems to know what happened.

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1/19/09 8:05 P

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My husband and I are so excited about tomorrow.
Today being MLK jr's Day, at 3 PM we listened to
his "Mountain" speech and read it as he was
speaking it. The audio tape is old and the
quality of the sound has deteriorated, so reading
along with it helped immensly.

I went online to look for a CD of his "mountain"
speech, but couldn't find one. Everything is
MP3's now, and I do not have one.

Can one download an MP3 music/audio onto
a computer?

FreeOak.

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1/13/09 5:18 P

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I'm with you McG...the right for the past twenty years has glorified ignorance, bigotry, education, etc. calling those of us that value diversity, education and tolerance as "Un-American and elitist." It seems like we have an atmosphere of 1930s Germany...looking for a scapegoat for economic trouble, etc. bigotry and xenophobia thrive in bad economic times!

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MCGRATH2 Posts: 2,487
1/13/09 5:01 P

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You are right........and bigotry knows no socio-economic boundary, either. Just because you are under or over educated doesn't mean you have to be intolerant!!
Thanks, Dave...
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1/13/09 4:39 P

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Welcome back to our fold of left wingers...

Wow, McGrath,Intolerance and bigotry are also big here in the North. As a southerner, people are at least polite and genteel...I was more afraid of some of the bigots I met in Boston (real prejusice towards blacks, hispanics and foreigners) than I saw in rural Mississippi...right wingers are just doing what they believe in...narrow mindedness, revisionist history, xenophobia...they want a world full of pious, hard working white folks...conservatism is backward looking not forward by its very nature. One more week of Mr. Bush! Yahoo!

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1/13/09 10:50 A

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It's really good to see you back!!

We best stick together, huh? It is rough out there -intolerance is such a mind-set for people in the south, isn't it??
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1/13/09 7:38 A

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Hi, Giant-Steps, that is so funny, how people judge others by how they look and their judgments can be so off! Have a grand and wonder-filled day.

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9/18/08 2:05 P

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I guess instead of being a flaming liberal I'm a stealth one. I guess I look conventional and conservative so everyone assumes I'm a God fearin', NRA joinin', good old Republican boy when I'm the opposite.

Every time another guy starts telling me how our problems are really because of "niggers on welfare" "God's wrath for allowing homosexuality and abortion" or "because not enough of the right people have guns" they get an earfull!

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9/15/08 5:49 P

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(((EVERYONE of you))), great big hugs to
each of you. On the PBL I can smell the
fresh air. It isn't a constrictive place.

I can feel the depression lessening
as I retrieve to this safe haven of
other Flaming Liberals.

Once, out in the real world of
conservativism, I struggle for
air and DEMOCRACY instead of
a constricting theocracy, LOL.

How one cannot see how dangerous
is a theocracy is beyond me.

Ahhhh, I will remain on this site
a little longer before going back
and start choking.

Thank you for being here.

Love, hugs, and ladybugs,
BLESSED BE
FREEOAK

You can believe any way you want to, but it doesn't give you the right to savage another person's belief." ...Law and Order

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9/15/08 2:35 P

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We love flaming liberals. flame on. vent on. besides, it's better to do it here than with the other side. If I get it out of my system here, then I can have a calmer more intelligent conversation with some of the idiots who want to elect someone they can drink beer with and another one who can drive they kids to hockey. There's just something a little bit wrong with that picture. I want a president and a vice president who are smarter than I am. And who will blink before giving orders. Thinking is a useful attribute.
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9/15/08 1:52 P

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It's great to see that you made it back here to FreeOak!!

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9/14/08 6:17 P

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me introducing myself to the newer posters

I am a flaming liberal. If you read my story in "My First Journal" you will get an idea of who I am.

Having been raised 24/7 and physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually abused in a conservative evangelical atmosphere, I could predict 8 yrs ago what was going to happen. Even my counselor and my husband were nay-sayers to my rantings. Both had to recant and apologized to me :-D for their doubts.

I thought that this present administration was one of *the most dangerous* administrations in my 66 yrs of life, but I fear if McSame and Palooney get in, we will think that this present administration will pale in comparison to Mc' and Pa'.

I will be so upset by my own gender if they vote for gender rather than for the issues. I thought I was frightened for the erosion of our precious DEMOCRACY 8 yrs ago, I am even more terrified if they should get in. It sends me into the deepest of depression
just thinking about it.

I lost total faith in the system 8 yrs ago. Even though I do not think our votes count, I will go through the motions and vote. I do not want it on my conscience that I didn't do anything to make a change.

Thank you for bearing with me and allowing me to
vent my feelings.

Love hugs and ladybugs (for luck)
FreeOak

You can believe any way you want to, but it doesn't give you the right to savage another person's belief." ...Law and Order

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9/14/08 1:49 P

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Welcome back! This site is my refuge from the craziness that is McSame and Palin.

“it's been up to me to inspire me.”
~ Eric Clapton ~

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MCGRATH2 Posts: 2,487
9/14/08 11:56 A

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Welcome back to the fray, FreeOak!!
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9/14/08 11:25 A

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Hi FreeOak,
I'm not an oldie and when I joined not much was happening here either. But this election has fired us up and there is life!
I'm glad you've come back!
Stephanie

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9/14/08 8:51 A

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Hi, I am FreeOak. It has been a very long
time since I had posted. The board seemed
to have died out and I am so glad that
it is alive and well.

I am liberal to the core.

Hoping to run into some of the
oldies I knew who use to post on
the PBL, too, and to meet new
people.

FreeOak

You can believe any way you want to, but it doesn't give you the right to savage another person's belief." ...Law and Order

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