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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:21 AM
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They know the first place he will never show up is the Senate floor.
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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anybody else notice Karl-os Rove and Karen Hughes have interchangeable body parts, kinda like older Buicks?
Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:23 AM
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I'm with 2sweets on some issues. I let politics affect my travel plans, but not only travel plans. And it can get noticeable. And yes, it makes me feel better.
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:28 AM
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2sweets, when you boycott a tourist area, you hurt those that make the least first.

Those in minimum wage jobs, who are the ones Kerry wants to help most, are the first to feel the pinch.

Hotel has low occupancy? Housekeeping, front desk staff, and unskilled labor gets the boot first.

So you are helping no one and hurting those that need the money most.
Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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"the first place he will never show up"

Yeah, that makes sense. Funny how some people's posts solidify the stereotypes about them.
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:31 AM
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GoTravel - I think it is important to recognize that she isn't boycotting travel, just travel to certain states. The loss of the minimum wage earners in one state will be the gain of the minimum wage earners in another (where she does decide to travel).
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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LOL! Thanks for the sophisticated bit of humor!

Canada, now the world's geographically largest nation, will become the world's behemoth. If the blue states join Canada, they will take 90% of the tax dollars paid to the US government and Canada will also become, instantly, the wealthiest government in the world. This should solve the Canadian health problem in one fell swoop!

LOL! Terrifically ingenious point of view!

PS: Does this mean we'll all get dual citizenship? Sure would save a lot of travel expenses for some folks who are planning to move north at the moment. LOL!
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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2sweets, I share your disappointment in the outcome of the elction, but not your bitterness. Inform yourself as to how many people in the so-called red states voted for John Kerry. Then, instead of giving in to your anger and indulging in a silly boycott, ACT! Volunteer for and help fund Democratic candidates running in 2006; volunteer for and help fund charities that will try in the next 4 years to minimize GWB's effect on the underprivileged in this country. Remember: we are a huge minority, we Kerry voters, and we have the responsibility of holding GWB accountable for the next 4 years, and working for constructive change. Stewing in your own juice, holding your breath until you turn blue, and refusing to set foot in Florida won't help.
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:46 AM
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Oh, and Andrew, here in Minnesota I enjoyed the camaraderie of some wonderful Kerry Travelers from Massachusetts and Kansas. I will always remember my experiences with the campaign as positive and life-affirming. And MN went blue! ;-)
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Plenty of people in the red states have a method to their madness. They know that Kerry couldn't have accomplished much in the current partisan atmosphere.

Leave Bush in to fix his own mess, why should Kerry be the one to try, fail, and take the blame?. Most 2nd-term presidents have a very tough time and this 2nd-term president is likely to drive himself and his party so far into the ground that it will pave the way for the Democrats to have a nice long 12 or 16 year run.

The red states may not all be as "red" as you think!
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Old Nov 8th, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Oh boy snowrooster, that one REALLY hurt.

Talk about stereotypes, you told us all to run along to a political board, yet continue to post here.

Flip-flop on the issues,are we?
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