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Paul Wellstone Remembered

Via Crooks and Liars: Today is the third anniversary of Senator Paul Wellstone's death.

I happened to be in St. Paul, Minn. the day he died. It was awful, as I recounted here.

When is another liberal hero going to come along? It can't happen soon enough for me.

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  • Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#1)
    by profmarcus on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    i had just flown in to mpls that day and was on the highway up to duluth when i heard the news... i felt crushed and still can't shake the ugly suspicion that it might not have been an accident... when i got to duluth, my daughter was still in tears... a tragic loss...

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    I'm hoping for Barak Obama.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#3)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    charley, whatever you thought of the funeral, "the left" was not actually in attendance, individual human beings were. and they reacted to other people in attendance who had continually stood against everything wellstone had, and lambasted him in the process (he was "a socialist" to the right, along with other choice political expletives). and that is that. raucous funerals actually happen. that was definitely one of them.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#4)
    by scarshapedstar on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    nothing about his death, though, was so tragic that the left wouldn't make an absolute disgraceful circus out of his funeral.
    Or that Charley wouldn't make another worthless troll post about it. Unbelievable. Didn't your mother ever tell you about what you should do when you have nothing nice to say?

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#5)
    by roger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    You know, at this point, I can pretty much read where Charley stands on an issue and feel comfortable believing the opposite. Didn't Seinfeld do a show like that?

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    Don't Mourn, Organize.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#7)
    by Lww on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    deleted

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#8)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    SSS-
    Didn't your mother ever tell you about what you should do when you have nothing nice to say?
    Charley doesn't have a mother. Like all single-celled bacteria, he reproduces by mitosis. Kind of like E. Coli, IMO. ;)

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    Sen. Wellstone, you are still missed.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#10)
    by Johnny on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:23 PM EST
    There will be another, and soon. At this point, almost all liberals look pretty heroic, especially when compared to wrong-wingers such as charley... This is a man's death being remembered charley... A man with friends, and family... And millions of supporters. And people like you showed up to his funeral and turned it political. So get bent.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#11)
    by john horse on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    Even though I'm from Florida, I often felt that Paul Wellstone represented me more than my elected representatives. He is remembered and missed.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#12)
    by desertswine on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    Hahaha... charley you make me laugh with your pathetic attemps to outrage... thanks for the guffaw!

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#13)
    by desertswine on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    Hohoho... maybe we needed a good right-wing clown on this site... and you're it! my coffee's coming out my nose..

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#14)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    Charley, The left was sad more people weren't killed in New Orleans??? And their joy at the 2000th service member killed??? Not even A CHILD would make such a ridiculous statement. You, my dear deluded American, have crossed the line into the realm of genuine psychological malady. Get some therapy, gets some medication, whatever it takes, and get your brain chemistry back in order. BTW, my brother is one of those soldiers mired in this mess, so I must be sitting around waiting to celebrate his and his buddies' deaths, eh? Get help, Chuck, get some love, become a fully human being.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#15)
    by desertswine on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    charley's intent is only to be offensive.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#16)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    desertwine, i've learned to limit my replies to such posters, but sometimes you gotta make sure they get a dose of medicine. not that it makes a difference.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#17)
    by glanton on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:24 PM EST
    Paul Wellstone was that rarest of American phenomena--a powerful politician who also happened to be a decent human being. This more than anything explains why he cast so many lonely, lonely votes. So.... Instead of arguing about his funeral, a.k.a. taking the bait from the reeking likes of Charley, we need to be taking TL's lead and asking ourselves how to get more decent human beings interested in running for higher office. That's the proper tribute to Paul Wellstone.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#18)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:25 PM EST
    Another thread charley had trolled into inanity. Wellstone was murdered, along with his whole family. What a loss. I Blame Bush.

    Re: Paul Wellstone Remembered (none / 0) (#19)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:27 PM EST
    If you want more leaders like Senator Wellstone, please support Wellstone Action, one of the very best grassroot-training organizations out there.