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trashablanca
trashablanca

Isn't Michelle Obama the best First Lady in US history? That was the best speech I think I ever heard, though her husbands 2004 DNC speech wasn't half bad. May we be graced with her presence for another four years, and not the "You People" woman.

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Nancy, this is so incredibly important.  The death penalty, and its racist nature in application are symptoms of a prison/criminal legal system that has always frog-marched people of color and poor people into the killing fields of the state.

 

May this powerful analysis/summary help in the long march to set things right. 

 

Thank you.

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg

sorry to be slow here -- a comment glitch for awhile

 

hope you all are ready for DNC Round #2

KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

 @badphairy Yes - and not only on the part of politicians.  To make change stick, it has to come from the grassroots up.

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