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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 64,767

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

Well, YOU made this bed, pal.

Now you get to lie down on it, and sleep there every night. Assuming you can.

"Heartache" is a good word for it.

The whole awful story has left me feeling heartsick at times. I'm glad she spoke up, too.

Just so sad. So disgraceful. So shameful! It's hard to believe, much less to accept.

Shameful! I'm just ashamed. So tired of the stupid. Bigotry seems to me to be, among many other negative things, stupid. And deeply painful and embarrassing when they're proud of it, as well.

How he doth flatter himself. But he's Canadian-born. Doesn't that make him ineligible?

Let's make him show his birth certificate. Give him a little taste of "what goes around comes around."

Divide and conquer, then!

Well, one can hope, anyway. From what (little) I know about Wyoming, I do hope it's not a state considered a lost cause. Maybe it's a severely red state, but then I keep being remembering Howard Dean's "50-State Strategy" when he was DNC Chair. From 2005 til just days after Barack Obama got elected President in 2008. And if we'll all recall - there were two election cycles in there, on his watch: 2006 - when the Dems took back the House ("hello Speaker Pelosi!", and then winning the White House back in 2008 with the start of the Obama era. The DNC establishment wanted to keep all money, attention, and control inside the Beltway. They floated several of their own preferences for DNC Chair in 2005. One of 'em, He wanted the resources spread out from coast-to-coast, because he didn't want to write anybody off. How'd we do in the next round, after Howard Dean stepped down and we went back to the standard Beltway Way?

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/dean-steps-down-as-dnc-chair/

What was the next election cycle? 2010? Hmm... how'd things work out for us that time?

NEVER, asshole!

YOU get over it, asshole!

Next time you and yours start whining about how you want "your" America "back," because you don't like how gays can marry whom they love,
you don't like how women supposedly still have the final jurisdiction over their own bodies (granted you and yours are working mighty hard to change that one!),
you don't like it that some people don't agree that you're entitled to have as many fucking guns as you feel like,
you don't like it that voting rights are still in many places as broad as they are,
you don't like people whose skin-color isn't like yours and you've already decided they're probably nogoodniks (just like your little pal "Georgie" did),
you don't like it that there's a black guy in the Oval Office and he isn't the janitor.

YOU get over it.

You can stop putting up with it as soon as WE, the aggrieved, decide it's over.

I couldn't agree more!!!!!

About time.

This "Stand Your Ground" seems like little more than justification for modern-day lynching, gunner-style.

Yeah, me too. No kidding, tallahasseedam.

I'm still in shock about this as well. Shock and total dismay.

I hope you're correct, mountain grammy. This just makes me feel so sad.

I keep thinking how I felt the night Barack Obama was first elected. I was exultant! What it symbolized to me was that it seemed like proof that America HAD turned a page, at long last. That we had finally worked through the worst of the racism that blights our history. That we'd grown up a little bit as a nation.

Wrong again.

Just makes me so sad. But it also strengthens my resolve - that we will NOT turn the clock back, and if such is attempted, we will NOT let that effort stand. I probably won't be here to see it, either, but I hope your words ring true. For the sake of our country, we all should work toward that, tirelessly and relentlessly. And let this tragedy fire us up, anew.

Because Trayvon Martin, and that of the other victims listed on that cover, must not be allowed to have died in vain.

WOW. Just WOW! People power trumps all.

I heard Randi Rhodes talking about this the other day, before the verdict. About this trial and other issues in the news in which the PEOPLE rose up and spoke, and outshouted all the special interests. WOW! Civilian justice, via the internet.

Let's study this. We should ALL take an excellent lesson from this. About what CAN be done, even in the face of injustice and unfairness and perceived powerlessness to do anything about it!
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