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8/25/09 6:43 P

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Yeah, I came from a dyed-in-wool Republican family. My parents have a few positions outside of the party line but I started to drift farther away in high school though I do have to admit that at 18 I was still conservative to vote Republican in my first election (Ronnie Raygun). College broadened my horizons a lot too and over the years I drifted to the left. My parents almost disowned me when I voted for Mondale in 1984 ;)

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8/10/09 11:10 P

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aww, thanks for all the welcomes! I'm excited, I'm always up for a lively debate - there's no better way to learn!
and to KUZINKEITH: I love the poem :)

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8/9/09 5:02 P

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Welcome! emoticon

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

"Atheism is a non-prophet
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~George Carlin~

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~Jimi Hendrix~

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
~John Lennon~

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CHEFSOPHIE's Photo CHEFSOPHIE Posts: 21,157
8/9/09 3:28 P

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Welcome. It's great that you've joined the team.

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8/9/09 12:49 P

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So very glad to have you join us!

The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.
~ George Washington Administration Treaty


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8/9/09 10:50 A

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WELCOME ---
We love to yak and don't always agree,
But the debates are friendly -- jump in and see.
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PEACE
KEITH

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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8/9/09 9:56 A

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Welcome! Glad you've "come back to the light."

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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8/9/09 6:29 A

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WELCOME, WELCOME! Happy to have you.

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MCGRATH2 Posts: 2,487
8/9/09 4:55 A

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We are glad you are here.....where all the great minds gather.

Welcome to the team.
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8/9/09 4:02 A

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Welcome, welcome, welcome! there's nothing better than a convert!! Raised by two ultra-conservatives, I know the other side too well. Just jump on it. We have lively discussions that are civil and respectful - as opposed to teams with both Repubs and Liberals - we understand that debate is a GOOD thing! :-)
Stephanie

Whenever possible, be kind. It's always possible.
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8/9/09 12:55 A

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Lovely to have you here. Glad you came over to the"dark" side.



“A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.”

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8/9/09 12:19 A

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Welcome to the "other side", we are thrilled to have you...

Please post often and don't be afraid of us here...we are a lively bunch!!!



"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there." -Unknown

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"-Shantideva


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KNP001's Photo KNP001 Posts: 107
8/8/09 11:44 P

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Hi all! First of all, I love SparkPeople all the more now that I know a group like this is on here.
Some (political) background: I used to be a conservative (shudder) until I went off to university and took a few politics classes. That, along with the election (the first I could vote in!) sparked my interest and I've been researching and consuming everything political since! I'm just here to expand my mind and my political knowledge a little more :)
Lovely to meet you all!

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