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Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
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About Me

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

Journal Archives

I would love to see them banned everywhere.

Hope it holds!

Let's turn Texas BLUE!

Welcome to DU, bunt homer!

Not sure, but reading through the tweets is a gas! Couldn't happen to a "nicer" absolute tin-plated card-carrying certified jerk.

I'm keeping an eye on this one. Emma, and David Hogg also.

Two of my personal faves. I've been so impressed with them both! I hope they run for office. And I hope I find out right away, so I can start sending them campaign donations.

Hard not to notice.

Equally hard not to appreciate the irony.

No kidding.

When the going gets rough, they get going - as far away from the rough stuff as possible.

Welcome to DU, No-Bozos!

Can't say this often enough - I am BEYOND proud, like Over-The-Moon proud, of these kids! Since I'm "Miss Mid-60", I think I can call them kids. These high school students - in Parkland Florida and across the country, who have stepped up to the front lines of this particular battleground - it's hard to find sufficient words of praise for them. It's hard to express the depth of how proud of them I am, and impressed with them, and damn grateful to them! This has been an issue of mine for quite a while.

It's been an issue of mine ever since I lost two friends to ONE Single Argument - and a gun within easy reach. BLAMM! And then BLAMM! again, and both of them are gone. Both of 'em extremely knowledgeable about guns, living in a gun-oriented rural community, legally qualified and licensed to carry and use, having learned the ropes at a very tender age, even working with the police. Gone. All it took was ONE argument, and a handy-dandy gun in the house.

It's been an issue of mine ever since I realized that the reason a classmate of mine was so quiet, and kept to herself all the time. It's because of her two brothers. She used to have THREE brothers. Until the day I learned that the three of them had gone to a legitimate, legally operated and licensed professional gun range. All it took was ONE bullet that ricocheted. And one of her brothers was dead. Instantly. Gone.

I belong to a couple of different gun violence activism groups. We tried after Sandy Hook. Hell, some of us tried after John Lennon was shot. And during the late 60s, when I was starting to wake up to political activism, after Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy got shot.

Some of us have been working on this that long - and even longer. And look how successful we haven't been.

I LOVE these kids. I appreciate them so doggone much! I'm SO proud of them and how gutsy and passionate they are. I hope they mean it - that they're not going to go away and they're not going to forget and they're not going to quiet down about this. I hope they mean it, and do it, and I will be behind them all the way. They're going to make some (maybe many?) of the urgently-needed changes we tried to achieve but couldn't. Maybe because they went straight to social media and reporters' microphones and podiums instead of dissolving into low-key candlelight prayer vigils. Instead of making quiet, passive statements, they immediately switched on Active-mode, making noise, speaking out, going on the offensive. And they're young, passionate and energetic. They don't have years and years of frustration and reversals and neglect and legislative defeat that's had a chance to threaten or dampen their spirit.

I hope they remain fired up. I hope they never fail to vote. And I hope a bunch of 'em run for office. We need them more than even they know.

Which makes me instinctively and inevitably go back to

"...and what does that say about THEM?????" Sorry. Can't help it.

Most of the blame for this mess we're all in goes directly to the MAGAts. Those Who Fell For It. There was no excuse then, and there's STILL no excuse now. Except for now, the evidence is overwhelming to all but the unredeemably gullible.

I'm waiting for voters to give him a new job.

As their duly-elected representative, either state-wide or nationally.

Because he deserves this also. Because we ALL deserve it.

I've been so impressed with her! She makes me proud to be a mother.

I hope she runs for office someday! This is one bright, brave, inspiring, and articulate young woman.
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