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Prentiss Riddle

Oh, that is so great! From the name I was expecting something more like Group Hug.

GarGyrrl

I couldn't quite figure out what I thought of it, either. I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. Some of the photos are silly, some have heartbreaking messages, some seem genuinely concerned and responsible while others are very "hey I voted, and that was all I could do, so, like, don't kick my ass."

"We tried really really hard." Did we? I mean, I know I personally could have done more, honestly, and I'm more politically involved than the avergage person. I do my regular letter-writing to Senators and Congresspeople and participate in stuff on-line but I generally feel like, in my immediate area, there's not a whole lot I would do that makes a difference, as California is already a "blue state". And I wonder, as someone who is so far removed from the experiences and day to day lives of most of the people in the red states, what reason I could ever give them to listen to me about what's "good for" them. They're going to care what I say...why? Because I have a college degree and I live in a major metropolitan area and I work a white-collar job so that makes me...what? Smarter? More right? More entitled to having the country run the way I want it? There's so much static to get through to actually have those people even want to talk to begin with, and then who's to say that they have any interest in allowing themselves to truly consider another point of view? I know I'm not going to change my mind no matter what they say...so why do I think they are any different?

I'm not putting this out there to be defeatest, but the point is, realistically, that we're facing a massive uphill battle, and the only way we win is to not alienate people right off the bat by trying to say "hey, we're smarter than you." People are going to hear what they want to hear, and until they want to hear us we're screwed. So how do we get them to listen?

If I don't have the answer to that, I clearly didn't do all I could, and if I post a photo to that site, that's what I'd say: No, I didn't do enough, and I'm sorry for not trying harder.

GarGyrrl

And this one was just so very true: http://www.sorryeverybody.com/upload_files/se706.jpg

GarGyrrl

And I hate the way my thought process is so disjointed when I haven't had coffee. Evil. But I meant to add to the end of my apoligy a real promise to do more, starting now, and I somehow didn't add that to my first post and I thought I had so maybe I deleted it.

And yes before you ask I had coffee before I voted so I'm guite sure I colored in the appropriate little line on my ballot.

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