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Oh that was so awesome! First time I've cried because of a slog post.

Posted by Cindy | October 29, 2008 1:56 PM

What a sweetheart

Posted by Porkchop Sandwiches! | October 29, 2008 2:08 PM

i stopped when i heard why he had the free time. i can't cry at work.

Maybe later.

Posted by W.T. Foxtrot | October 29, 2008 2:09 PM

Damn you, Schmader. I'm bawling like a baby. Beautiful stuff.


Posted by MJ | October 29, 2008 2:11 PM

Gosh, I would have cried if he had been a real American.

Oh wait, I'm not an ignorant freak like Sarah Palin. My bad.

Way to go, Charles!

Posted by BGJ in PDX | October 29, 2008 2:15 PM

That was great. I want Charles for my grandpa.

Funny how it was way more inspiring than that "generation we" thing.

Posted by Irena | October 29, 2008 2:18 PM

Look the young white college kids met a black person! *gasp.

Posted by being pissy. | October 29, 2008 2:24 PM

@3. Good thing you didn't make it to the part where he talked about how he probably wouldn't be around in 4 years.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 29, 2008 2:25 PM

@8 That part had me bursting into tears.

Posted by Kim from California | October 29, 2008 2:31 PM

Curse you, Julie in Chicago. My slogcrush on you is finished.

Posted by Lump in Throat (formerly known as W.T. Foxtrot) | October 29, 2008 2:44 PM

Sorry W.T. Foxtrot... Maybe a pile of puppies will cheer you up?

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 29, 2008 2:55 PM

YaY puppies!

Now my melancholia is wrapped in a blanket of fuzzy.

Posted by W.T. Foxtrot | October 29, 2008 3:08 PM

Thanks, DailyKos!

Posted by AK | October 29, 2008 3:39 PM


My grandpa died about 30 years ago. I need a new one. Can I adopt him?

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 29, 2008 4:01 PM

god dammit david. I'm a straight dude, I'm not allowed to tear up, they have patrols and stuff. Thank goodness I'm homebound and no one can see.

Posted by wisepunk | October 29, 2008 4:06 PM

Wasn't there some Video posted the other day showing a bunch of spoiled rich Western Kids bragging about how they will change the future and make sure everyone gets a pony on their birthday? Here's the sort of American that makes change happen, gasp he's actually doing something. The youth are too busy talking on their mobile phones thinking they're doing something productive to get involved.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 29, 2008 4:36 PM

Here's hoping Colorado completes its red to blue transformation next Tuesday. A week from now we just might have two Dem US Senators, up from one right now, five of seven US Reps, up from four of seven, and an Obama delegation on its way to the Electoral College. And hooray for Charles in Boulder!

Posted by Eric in Boulder | October 29, 2008 4:41 PM

Can Barack adopt Charles to be his dad?
What a sweet man.

Posted by Jeepers | October 29, 2008 10:54 PM

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