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Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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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

Happy birthday, dear Mr. President.

Glad you’re still around, and still thriving. You stand mighty tall these days, sir, especially when compared with little Orange Stumpy in OUR White House now.

His face suggests there's a rude smell permeating the room.

Until he starts drinking, that is.

And was it just beer? Those red blotches that appeared on his face looked like gin blossoms.

None. None at all.

He was like the fire hydrant that’s struck by a speeding, out-of-control car and the result is an exploding geyser that shoots water out at high pressure 20 feet high and all over everywhere.

“Judicial temperament” my ass. He showed the exact opposite! One hundred and 80 degrees opposite. Polar opposite.

Yeah. I noticed that, too. Gee. What a coincidence...


Are they TRYING to fuck everything up here?

Across the board fucking things up?

It’s like they’re hellbent on deliberately fucking up whatever they can reach with their grubby little paws. Doesn’t even matter what it might be. Just - if it’s there, then it’s something to be fucked with. Or better yet, broken, burned to the ground, destroyed and obliterated.

Welcome to DU, recovering_democrat!

I can't hep but suspect that those two HEROIC women, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, who buttonholed Jeff Flake in the elevator, and forced him to face them, had a big impact. "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME when I'm speaking to you!" I'll never forget that video clip as long as I live. They overpowered and dominated him and it was a thing of the GREATEST beauty!

I think for him it was tantamount to being smacked across the face with the proverbial 2x4.

If he REALLY wants to do good, he'll put his politics aside, and vote the correct way on Kavanaugh - a big unflinching "NO." Otherwise, any of this attempt at "peacemaking" by you is 100% worthless. Back it up with your BACKBONE, Flake. You have nothing to lose at this point because you've already given up your Senate job and you're on your way out of the fray. DO SOMETHING for America, instead of your abominable party's short-sighted power-mad sexist-as-hell ideology. DO SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY MEANS SOMETHING, Senator Flake.

Welcome to DU, rampartc.

The only even remotely gratifying thing about your post and the many others - just here on DU, is that it means abuse victims can finally feel it's safe to come forward, with some level of confidence that they might actually be believed, for a change.

This one has cut deep, and left a mark. A BIG mark. That clearly is still an open wound.

The details in these stories are utterly horrifying, discouraging, outrageous. But in them we're seeing such courage and resilience. It actually just made me think of Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes, that did what phoenixes do according to legend. They die amid an all-consuming fire - and are reborn from the ashes.

Out of these ashes I hope a new and more GENUINELY compassionate and caring America is born. Such a rough week. I cherish the one bright light - the bravery displayed by Dr. Ford and women all over the country who know that same anguish.

Dear DU brothers and sisters, we HAVE TO make these bastards pay. VOTE. Take their jobs, their power, their majority, and their seniority AWAY FROM THEM on November 6th! Hopefully not ONLY in the House of Reps. The United States Senate and as many governorships as we can flip, at the state level.

VOTE, Dammit!

Welcome to DU, miss-nasty!

She's nauseated me for a long time. We definitely need her defeated.

THAT is what's called "sending a message."
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