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Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:43 PM
psydoc Wrote: 2 minutes ago (3:40 PM) Once you get out of Crook county, the rest of IL, with the exception of the cities, is pretty red. I am stuck in Crook county. I am attempting to extract myself. I just made an offer on 23acres in IN. Where? I live in Indiana, and I have lived all over Indiana throughout my life. Southern Indiana around Bloomington and Columbus is beautiful.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:46 PM
Unfortunately, my wife is totally disabled and her doctors are all downtown Chicago, so we are going into either southern Lake, Newton, or Jasper county. The offer I made is in unincorporated, Crown Point.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:49 PM
You are 20 minutes from me....I used to live in Crown Point. I live in Muster now, if you can stay out of Lake Co. taxes are much better. Soon as our son graduates, we are heading back to Crown Pt as well.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:52 PM
I am sorry to hear about your wife though.....
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:53 PM
I used to live in Crown Point, worked at St. Anthony.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:54 PM
Thanks, Henry. She has MS. Was diagnosed about 27 years ago. We deal with it well, though.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:56 PM
My mother was the Asst Director of Nurses at St. Anthony....bet we've crossed paths before, or I have at least heard your name before.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:58 PM
I have several friends with MS...it's so difficult, but I wish her well.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:01 PM
Thanks, very much Henry. She is 10 years younger; we always thought she would be taking care of me in my old age. Funny how things work out.
Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:04 PM
Yep, things don't always go according to plans....but in sickness and in health...
psydoc Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 4:11 PM
You got it. I fell in love with her the moment I met her, and we have been together ever since...and that is going to be till death...however, I still don't see us parting.

The Left routinely ascribes absolute moral authority to grieving victims in furtherance of their political agenda.  Their agitprop is often manipulative and exploitive, but it works.  Appeals to facts and reason aren't enough anymore; persuading the public increasingly requires emotional appeals.  Even if they find it inherently unpalatable, conservatives must promote people whose personal stories offer counter-narratives to liberals' tragic parade of victimhood.  Katie