Posted on November 20, 2006
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Dear Friends and Thinkers,
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Here are a couple of articles that I’m really interested in hearing feedback on from the community. The first is the introduction to Lou Dobbs’s new book, The War on the Middle Class. I scanned the whole introduction last night using an OCR (optical character recognition) program and my scanner. You can read it here:
He makes a lot of sense to me. I don’t agree with him on everything, but there is definitely more that I agree with than disagree. I don’t have cable TV, so I’ve never seen his reports. Of those of you who watch him, what do you make of him? How can he get away with this on corporate-owned mainstream media (MSM)? Comments appreciated.
The second article is on Carol Shea Porter, the first woman ever elected to Congress from New Hampshire. But the really interesting part is how she did it. She came from left field and had only the support of the grass roots that she cultivated. She only spent $123,000 in her campaign - the lowest amount of anyone in the election. She’s just a commoner like us, who was mad and decided to take action. The article, as well as links to more in-depth articles, is here:
Was her election just a fluke? Will we see more of this in the next election? To all you non-voters out there, doesn’t this make you want to vote!?
Finally, I’d like to share with you the fortune that came in my cookie the other night when I was out for Chinese food. It says, “A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.”
I am pretty certain that no one here in our little community is indifferent!
Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving!