gary pudup 
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Re: “McCain, Trump, and the state of this nation

I know we've seen these many times in the last days, but they are so important. It's hard to imagine McCain as a racist after watching these clips and knowing that some of his fellow POWs were men of color.…

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Posted by gary pudup on 08/29/2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Spirituals show sparks controversy

And yes...if the Fringe Festival invites William Shatner to sing ANY cover song it would do well to cancel the whole thing!

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Posted by gary pudup on 08/29/2018 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Spirituals show sparks controversy

Sorry, white people singing "Negro Spirituals" is just wrong. I belonged to a "white" church (churches remaining one of our most segregated places), where the choir in their misguided efforts to become "woke" started performing the "Negro Spirituals" found in the hymnal. To complete the picture and "intersectionality" they included swaying bodies and upraised hands to add to the color of the moment. It was as if someone had placed a chalkboard in the sanctuary and run their fingernails down it...simply cringeworthy. White people...stop it, you look foolish. Cultural appropriation at its worst. Please, if white people want to be liberal sing some Woody Guthrie union songs.

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Posted by gary pudup on 08/29/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The state Assembly race

I guess one could look to accomplishments. What is Romero's legacy at MCDC to this point in her years there. It's still a mess, more divided than ever and her signature accomplishment was getting a die hard Trump supporter who belongs to an alt-right group elected to Sheriff. A democrat who refuses to help advocate for a progressive platform. A visit to democratic headquarters speaks volumes as to the mess the local democrats are in. There is no sense of coordination, planning, helping candidates outside the inside gang, and certainly no innovation or progress. So, the question is, in a test of skills the condition of the local party will give you an idea of her capabilities. For Richard one could look at the strength and success of the local NOW organization. Night and day, but machines are hard to beat. Romeo will likely win, the dems may give you a choice, but they hardly give you a say.

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Posted by gary pudup on 08/29/2018 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Can't local Democrats be faithful to their ideals?

"Johnny", yes of course I am aware that in 1861 the Republican Party was the party of Union, Federal Supremacy, and Abolition. However, Douglass first supported the Radical Democracy Party in 1864 and was then a member of the Equal Rights Party, a party focused on progressive politics.…

Regarding Anthony and abortion, I hope you will take the time and reread the essay, there is no mention of abortion. No one I know likes abortion, yet it is generally accepted Democrats favor comprehensive health care for women and their right to make their own medical choices which in turn would reduce the need for abortions. I suggest you visit the Susan B. Anthony house and ask to speak with Deborah Hughes to get some expert insight into the matter.

There is no valid argument that neither of these Rochestarians were progressives.

To be clear, there are shared values and the party leadership is responsible to ensure that candidates they ask us to support are at least somewhat in align with them. As Mr. Baxter has said himself, he does not agree with any of the stated values. We trusted the party and they let us down.

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Posted by gary pudup on 12/02/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Where are the women?

So is it women, or the American system? Canada has far more equal representation in its Parliament, in its number of provincial leaders and has had a female prime minister. Both the head of state and head of government in the UK are women, and the new leader of the Free World, Germany has just re-elected a women for her fourth term. They all have families, perhaps there is something in our system and culture that that holds women back and needs to be addressed. Thank you for this article.

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Posted by gary pudup on 09/29/2017 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Feedback 4/26

I do extend my apologies to CITY Newspaper for any issues caused by my error.

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Posted by gary pudup on 05/03/2017 at 10:45 AM

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