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Old 11-08-2006, 06:12 PM   #16
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Re: Re: Massachusetts has elected the 2nd African American

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You seem excited but you didn't vote for him? (you said you voted for no major party candidate?)
I didn't...and I am excited.
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Wow, you are fired up...I remember reading it, but come to think of it....I never wrote you back....how rude of me.....

Want to spank me?

NBC is doing well. He has retired from FYM. I heard from him last week.
thank you. wasn't so hard, was it?

gad he is well. glad you seem well. actually, i think that was the other question; how are the sox family?

i'll stop sidetracking your thread now.
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Just as amazing....

Out of 100 Senators in the U.S. Senate:

ONE African-American

And now we have a Muslim in the House too!
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:49 PM   #19
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hi there near-northen neighbor! Congrats!!

I only had the time to skim the speech - but what i read was very moving

esp liked the [paraphrasing for the idea]....understanding that having a stake in/ hope for your neighbors dreams/future is a good thing.

and Welcome to the new Muslim Congressman, too!

"it's a beautiful day!!!!"
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On the sad side it looks like Ballot Question 1 will be defeated and grocery stores won't be able to sell wine. Damn Puritans.
Well, it doesn't affect me at all. I live in the city and there are no supermarkets within walking distance. It seems to me that question one would only benefit people in the suburbs in a certain economic bracket. Besides, how lazy are people that they can't make an extra trip to the liquor store?
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Masachusetts is such an amazing state...they really do rock up there....

And a Muslim getting elected into US congress is sensational stuff too
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And a Muslim getting elected into US congress is sensational stuff too
That was Minnesota though.
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Well, it doesn't affect me at all. I live in the city and there are no supermarkets within walking distance. It seems to me that question one would only benefit people in the suburbs in a certain economic bracket. Besides, how lazy are people that they can't make an extra trip to the liquor store?
Um unless you live in back bay (where there is a star market in the pru) there are plenty of supermarkets all over Boston, where I live. (I assume thats what you mean by city as I am a Boston snob and I don't consider anywhere else a real city...sorry Tim Murray.) Boston is in a bind as we have hit our liquor lisence cap in some areas and are about to in others and the prices have shot up. This would allow anotehr liquor lisence for every 5000 residents. It not only benefit people in Wayland but would benefit people in the suburbs that are in lower economic brackets - Randolph, Quincy, etc. Further, if you look at where supermarkets currently concentrate their 3 statewide lisences, you see Wholefoods selling in Cambridge and Stop and Shop in Quincy - what kind of alcohol is being catered to these communities where the stores choose to use their 3 lisences is an interesting socioeconomic converstation as wel. But I dont think that was the point of the question; it was about whether we should join practically every other state in allowing supermarkets to sell alcohol. I believe that opening a market like this can only be good, that it's a bit of bullshit that it will increase drunk driving (ironically this was propogated by the packies), and that wine is good for your health . Voting against this because you think people are too lazy is exactly the reason ballot questions are ridiculous - people deciding issues without thinking through the facts and why we have laws in the first place - clue: not to make judgements about laziness.
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Re: Re: Re: Massachusetts has elected the 2nd African American

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I didn't...and I am excited.
My cognitive dissonance alarm is going off...why didn't you vote for him if you are so excited?
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Atheists are more distrusted than gays or muslims according to the polls; electing Catholics, Jews and a Muslim is one thing but where are the unbelievers?
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Atheists are more distrusted than gays or muslims according to the polls; electing Catholics, Jews and a Muslim is one thing but where are the unbelievers?
Hiding because they won't get elected if they admit it. But if you look at some reps closely you'll probably see some closet atheists (I'd start with some MA congressmen though I don't feel like speculating and naming names is a good idea on the touchy subject of religion).
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Massachusetts has elected the 2nd African American

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My cognitive dissonance alarm is going off...why didn't you vote for him if you are so excited?
I do not understand why this is so troubling to you.
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He washes his own dog too, I bet Mitt Romney has never washed his own dogs if he even has dogs

"When he greeted a reporter at the door, the Democratic governor-elect was in the middle of washing his 7-year-old yellow lab, Zoe."
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Good for Massachusetts.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Massachusetts has elected the 2nd African American

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I do not understand why this is so troubling to you.
I just don't understand why you didn't vote for him if this excites you so much. Did the prospect of Mihos and 4 years of turnpike-only legislation excite you that much more or something?


And a little celebration to add to this thread - check this picture out:
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