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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:37 PM

A Rolling Stone

"Dig It"
Like a rolling stone
Like a rolling stone
Ah like a rolling stone
Like the FBI and the CIA
And the BBC, BB King
And Doris Day
Matt Busby
Dig it, dig it, dig it
Dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it

[That was "Can You Dig It" by Georgie Wood. And now we'd like to do "Hark The Angels Come".]
-- The Beatles


I did a brief presentation for a area Democratic Party committee this evening. The group was doing preparation for this November's elections, when they will be running a number of good candidates for “local” offices. Although I do not reside in the county where their elections will be held, I always enjoy the opportunity to break bread with them.

It's funny: on Monday, in another county, I was asked to attend a historical society's board of trustees meeting. There had been some rather unpleasant arguing at recent meetings, and some people there thought I might be able to help resolve the on-going problems. There were twenty people there, who took turns arguing with one another. One problem was that the majority of them were talking all at once, for most of the 90 minutes we were there.

There were about the same number of Democrats at tonight's meeting. There was no arguing. People were respectful when any other person spoke. I found this interesting, because I knew about half the people there, and they had been divided between Clinton and Sanders in the last presidential primary. But that hasn't resulted in hard feelings between them, nor does it prevent them from working together now. They know what is important.

That strikes me as a key point. These are the people that do the yeoman's work. They build the foundation of the Democratic Party. What is important to them is, in my opinion, of far greater significance than the sum total of the anger and hurt feelings dividing that historical society. They recognize that both Clinton and Sanders had a huge amount of support last year, and that it is essential that these groups – both firmly within the Democratic Party – work together today.

Next month, another group in that community has asked me to speak about the numerous toxic industrial waste dump sites in their township. The leader of the neighborhood groups I'll be speaking to recently told me a county official “begged” her not to have me speak. She asked me if I was still willing to speak to the two neighborhood groups? Gracious! I'm more than willing. In fact, I'll probably mix in a few statements noting that they should, among other things, vote for the Democratic candidates in November, since their current representatives are owned by fossil fuel.

Peace,
H2O Man

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:48 PM

1. Thanks for all you do H2O---admirable activism.

I thought it was Max Bugsby all this time.....

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:57 PM

2. Keep On Talking

And soon everyone will listen

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 01:13 AM

3. That was "Can You Dig It?" by Georgie Wood

Eh eh

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 04:21 AM

4. Keep on keepin' on, H20 Man.

~PEACE~

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 08:19 AM

5. Birds of a feather...

 



...SHOULD be able to work together, but as we see around here, not always possible. Happy to see you're out there spreadin' the word.

KnR

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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 08:27 AM

6. K&R...

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 08:57 AM

7. It always amazes me,

that you are eloquent, but above that you walk the walk. Keep on trucking sir!

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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 03:27 PM

8. My

You have been really busy. Love your writing.

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