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Denise

Excellent idea, Da Coyote. I'm from Georgia. Another southerner.

It's something I would really like to do. I'm not going to make any promises about it yet because I'll need to talk it over with my husband and family. At the moment, I have the impression that they think I'm joking and aren't taking me seriously. But I would really like to get their support if I can. It might be difficult, too, since I have a very small child who takes up much of my time. He won't be small forever and I want to make certain that I don't spend too much time away from him. And by 2012, I might have another little one. I sympathize with those in the military who've gone to Iraq or Afghanistan and had to leave their little ones behind. I know how heartbreaking that must be.

Faye

I had to stop right here.


"It is too stingy, giving away less of its wealth than other countries."


IIRC, we give more foriegn aid than anyone else in the world.

mamapajamas

Simon: "That part certainly didn't die in GW Bush's heart, since he both opposes 'racial profiling' of likely terrorists and supports uncontrolled Mexican immigration."

True. But look what happened when the Senate and the President tried to force through that preposterous immigration bill before anyone could read the thing... we melted down the phones lines at the Senate Office buildings. And killed the bill.

THAT was the part of American that died on 9/11... the voice of the people set the Senate straight about our lack of trust of illegal immigrants.

Denise

You're so right, mamapajamas. I'm happy to say I was a part of that! :-)

Simon Newman

"we melted down the phones lines at the Senate Office buildings. And killed the bill."

mamapajamas - I take your point. Unlike 1965 or 1986, the American people no longer seem willing to take their leaders' promises on trust. I don't know if 9/11 caused it, but there certainly seems to have been a sea change.

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