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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.

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So now that we have an obvious pattern here, ARE THE DEMS GONNA START PREPARING FOR IT???

Or are we just gonna sit there, in all naivete, just thinking that the other side's gonna keep playing "fair"? WHEN is our side gonna learn?

You have to anticipate sneak attacks with these people. You just HAVE TO! There is no other option. EXPECT IT. PLAN FOR IT. And be able to head it off! For the Love of God, don't just sit there like a tree stump!!! GET PROACTIVE!!!!

Better yet, WE need to start doing that. Sneak an amendment on there at the last minute that legislates the penis or scrotum. Legislates a ban on insurance coverage of Viagra. SOMETHING. ANYTHING!!! Forcryingoutloud - HIT BACK!!!!

DAMN we need some devious thinkers on our side...

That's just one of many things bothering me about Zimmerman.

No remorse. No regret. Sure he did the "right thing." Fucking self-appointed vigilante Rambo/Clint Eastwood wannabe. He ALSO quite thoughtfully appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner in one fell swoop that night. Gee, how neat 'n' tidy, 'eh? Nice of him, 'eh?

This case just makes me ill. As a mother. As the mother of a son who's just a little older than Trayvon Martin was. This paranoiac KILLED an innocent young man. Snuffed him out with no remorse. Weaseling behind "I was in fear for my life..." When YOU have the gun and the other guy is unarmed, you somehow are in fear for your life, asshole?

Good Grief. And I am seriously afraid that this schmuck will still somehow beat the rap. He's a murderer! Flat-out! And the minute he mumbled into the phone - "these fucking punks, they always get away," that seems to me at least, to be a fairly immediate pre-meditation. Seems he judged and decided that this fucking punk was gonna be different because he WASN'T going to get away, and he, Zimmerman, intended to make sure of that. Sure sounds like malice aforethought to me. Granted, I am not a lawyer and certainly no legal expert, so my assessment is probably full of holes, but that's still how I feel about it.

This is freakin' RIGHTEOUS!!!!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this, one_voice!!!

Welcome to DU, JM42!

Glad you're here! What a disgrace he was! World-class. He was a world-class embarrassment. There was a photo I saw posted after some Southeast Asian conference I believe, and the conferees were descending a grand outdoor staircase such as one leading up to an important government building or some such place. And there he was, coming down the stairs - and his zipper was down. Just cringe-worthy. His whole "administration" was utterly cringe-worthy. DU kept me sane during those miserable years!

Brilliant and classy guy! THANK YOU, Dr. Tyson!

You speak for so many of us!!!

Keep yer church stuff OUT of science class. It belongs in church and Sunday school. It does NOT belong with the sciences.

If the assholes keep it up, one fine day some of them are gonna wake up and wonder why Americans can't compete anymore, why we can't think anymore ('cause we're just taking it all on FAITH, you see), why we can't reason anymore, why we can't grasp advanced concepts anymore, but we sure can fumble with our rosary beads and drop to our knees with eyes closed and arms lifted high up. I guess their idea of "American exceptionalism" is America as a third-rate country with 29th-rate students, while the brains all come from somewhere else.

Welcome to DU, Corruption Inc and also LumosMaxima!

Glad you're both here! And man do we need you!!!

You can see what's happening. I've seen speculation here and elsewhere that it's some sort of frantic "last gasp" to get what they want securely locked in place before the demographics go irreversibly against them. Which may be true, I suppose. But do we REALLY want to just sit back and let nature take its course, the way many of our Dems seem content to do?????

Welcome to DU, Dwayne Hicks!

Glad you're here. Not sure about those state legislatures not being re-elected, though. I WISH that were true but I'm not so confident. They seem to be metastasizing like a cancer, and OUR side keeps getting caught flat-footed - only seeming to wake up after the damage has been done and it's set in stone.

I think our Dems have been asleep at the switch, seemingly UNABLE to think broadly or strategically on a nationwide basis. Oh, when they wake up and hunker down, they get things done. But it feels as though they just haven't been paying attention on the state level, and look what a disaster we've got on our hands now!!!

It's so discouraging!!!

Does NO ONE in the DNC pay attention to these things? Does NO ONE in the DNC look beyond the fucking Beltway to see what's happening outside? I remember when Howard Dean was chair - We The People practically had to force him down the DNC's throat in 2005. They had some milquetoasts in mind and organized these "listening events" in various cities around the country, including Los Angeles. They were pushing Tim Roemer and a few other NON-impressives. Hundreds of us packed into Patriotic Hall downtown and there were too many of us for everyone to get their two minutes to speak to the board members on the dais. There were probably a half-a-dozen votes for one of their preferred candidates out of those hundreds of people voting. The vast, vast, vast majority of us demanded Howard Dean. That happened in city after city, and the DNC finally was forced to cave. Howard Dean came in with his "50 State Strategy" and cleaned the GOP's clocks in 2006 AND in 2008. Then he stepped down and Business-As-Usual took over again, and we all know what happened in 2010.

It makes me so angry! Do NONE of them pay attention to the elections on the "10's"? Every decade, there's a new census and reapportionment, and that's when all these districts from coast-to-coast get gerrymandered if there are republi-CONS in control, in the statehouse and state legislatures. And we are seeing the results of that, while our institutional Dems dozed.

If I had a dime for every woman my age OR otherwise - who has said "I thought this was settled!" or "WHY are we STILL fighting this?" or "forcryingoutloud, this is the TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, this is 2013 for Pete's sakes, WHY are we headed back to the Dark Ages??????" - I would be wealthy enough to outspend the koch brothers.

Glad you're here. We need you! But please DO NOT assume these assholes are all going to get the heave-ho they deserve. Look what happened when our lovely Dems snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Wisconsin a couple of years ago. We were on a fast track to recalling snot walker and sending a VERY powerful message to the teabaggers all across America, and it failed - even after the HUGE and ongoing and successful protests for workers' rights. And of the several republi-CON state senators there, only ONE was successfully removed. Not enough to take back the chamber. Just makes me go - W.T.F.!!!!?!?!?!?!?!???? These people manage to stay put. And they're rigging the elections again and I see NOTHING that tells me we're going to be able to beat that, especially with the Supreme Court NOT on our side.

It's AWFUL!!! WORST I've seen - that I can remember.

Not sure that she's ashamed. She may be hard-wired to the Dark Side.

She SHOULD be! Fucking over her own gender. She SHOULD be ashamed!!!!

It astounds me that ANY woman would be in favor of forcible state rape (which is how I regard unwanted intrusion into a woman's vagina in ANY form - whether it's verbal, legal, manual, or with plastic ultrasound probes).

Agreed. I am GRATEFUL that those particular "rights" were curtailed!

My lungs, my eyes, my nose, my throat, and everything else about me too - ALL are grateful that those particular "rights" were curtailed.

Yes, and I absolutely HATED it.

My mother chain-smoked and I hated that, too. Could NOT get away from it. Awful smell and it'd get on my clothes and my hair and I'd smell bad. I also struggled with contact lenses of all kinds, when I was a teenager, and never ever found lenses that fit comfortably. And any cigarette smoke that got in my face or my eyes was damn near torture.

I was SO happy to see cigarettes banned! Still thrilled about it! And HUGELY relieved!
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