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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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Threads like this are just another reason why I LOVE DU, and have for almost 20 years!

No kidding. Just look at the MAGAts.

It won't open.

What did it saY?

I gave up on Balonia after just a few minutes. Can't stand her voice. Or that accent. Don't give a rat's ass about whatever it is she's trying to say.

And what she did to Jackie Kennedy's garden - it's standard for this woman's - uh - "taste." GOOD GRIEF she has shitty taste. Boring, monochrome, one level - Jackie's garden had wonderful trees shading that long open colonnade, fabulous when they flowered, and a profusion of color and texture from the flowers and flowering shrubs planted underneath. Gone.

What happened to those trees? Dear God, I shudder to think.

I'm one of the last of the red hot tree huggers. Mortal sin to me is cutting a healthy tree down. PERIOD. End of Sentence. Full stop.


I hope it’s labeled as the current death toll. Not everybody’s gonna know. I’m always surprised how much people don’t know. But then again, I’m a news junkie so I’m on it all the time. Daily.

But hey, didn't the donald say the cops should have banged his head on the side of the door

as they put him into the back seat?

They were far too gentle with him.

With ya on that! I too want hate radio destroyed.

I too want Pox Noise disemboweled. And that ridiculous “home of the bimbos” OAN (“One America News” - who are they kidding?!? - btw, I think we know) as well.

They are both the prime reasons why conservatives have gone overboard and are throwing their weight around to the degree they are. They gave aid and comfort to the knuckledragger contingent, validated them, and made them feel justified. And made it okay for them to be out ‘n’ proud about some of the nastiest, most sexist, racist, intolerant, mean-spirited and and unashamedly in-yer-face about it.

They made it okay. Hell, they made it mainstream. I used to be that weird old Uncle Harold who was such a Neanderthal, stayed up in the attic because nice people didn’t say those things, much less actually believe them. Now, those “dirty little secret” feelings you didn’t dare utter in public (what would people think of they knew I felt this way?) for fear you’d have no friends - all that is now out in the open, strutted and not apologized for, and even celebrated!

Hearing that poison repeated for hours on end on little pipsqueak stations out in the middle of nowhere keeping truckers company out on the highway have them a feeling of solidarity and support, and validation. “Yeah! He’s tellin’ it like it IS!”

And all this shit and unspoken grievances and resentments people nursed in private because those feelings were severely anti-social and backwards and unChristian and intolerant and greedy and selfish and mean-spirited and just plain wrong were allowed out of the closet and into the fresh air. Where the toxins could stretch out and spread. They were all suddenly okay! And you weren’t alone anymore because that big rich fat-ass on the radio was saying the same things. He was saying out loud what you were thinking but didn’t think you had the nerve to say out loud. And that made it okay. And you felt not only okay but justified and reinforced. And definitely not alone.

That’s how it worked. And how it spread. Like a metastasizing cancer. And just as deadly. Deadly to our body politic, that is.


SING, my angel of music!

As the Phantom of the Opera would exhort (musical version).

Update -

At 6:49am - domestic data only
Confirmed cases US - 5,765,422
Deaths US - 178,451

At 7:43am
Confirmed cases US - 5,765,802
Deaths US - 178,464

At 8:45am
Confirmed cases worldwide - 23,674,172
Deaths worldwide - 814,250
Confirmed cases US - 5,765,802
Deaths US - 178,464

The Daily Dread - Tracking the spread, 8/25/20

All times Pacific, source: Johns Hopkins/NBC News

At 6:49am - domestic data only
Confirmed cases US - 5,765,422
Deaths US - 178,451

At 7:43am
Confirmed cases US - 5,765,802
Deaths US - 178,464
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