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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

Oh Good Lord that's gonna kill john derbyshire!

"Chelsea Clinton is thought by many in the Clinton circle to be eyeing a political future..."


WOW! What a terrific invention!

Understand completely your mixed feelings about it, but all the better for safeguarding the lives of miners. They're there through no fault of their own. It's the greedy corner-cutting owners who should be hauled away. I like that phrase of yours: "Hate the coal industry but love the miner."

This is actually not merely an invention. It's a public service!

Agreed. That one wasn't funny at all.

A dry drunk with delusions of godhood and a big-ass Oedipus complex for which the rest of us had to pay dearly (john mcsame and mitt wrongney have it, too - but they were never quite able to wrest away the ultimate Alpha Male position from daddy). I saw a documentary on the 9/11 Commission yesterday on MSNBC. It made me furious all over again. All over again!

I hate that bastard. And that fucker cheney too.

Welcome to DU, Please proceed!

Glad you're here! LOVE your screen name!

This is indeed somewhat unclear. Hard to tell if it was metaphoric or actual. Neither would surprise me. Just proves how urgently we need to prevent people like this from gaining a foothold in ANY power position. She's failed at both the gubernatorial AND the Senate level. Wonder what's next? At least megabucks meg whitman seems to have gone away after flushing away more than a hundred million of her own dollars on a waste of time. She hasn't been back to try another way in the way this Connecticut clown-ette has.

I'm glad to see this. He's always been kind of a nerd. I greatly appreciate ANYONE

who's famous who uses his/her fame as a platform for good messaging. I hope to see a LOT more messaging on this issue, and by WAY more celebs of all different stripes, beyond just Prince Charles. People were laughing at him when he was talking to his plants. If you're lucky enough to have some sort of bully pulpit, you should damn well make use of it for the greater good!

Good for him! More please, sir! It'd be even better if Wills and Kate could join in and add their youth and star power as well.

Welcome to DU, Agschmid! GREAT Stuff! Thanks for posting this!

Love the photos! That bear does seem to be enjoying the snow!

Glad you're here! Even though the election's over and we got our early Christmas present from the voters, the work is NOT over and we CANNOT afford to rest on our laurels. We need to build on the ground we gained earlier this month so we can HOUSECLEAN the House in 2014 - AND keep the White House in 2016! We CANNOT let the bad guys get a leg up!

Been sleeping it off most of the day.

Had to take our daughter to the airport for her 6am flight - GAK! - back home (she had to work today at her little neighborhood boutique). I was up most of the night washing the pots and pans and stuff, and by the time I was finished, it was only a half-hour til checking on her to make sure she was awake.

I've already ordered most of my Christmas presents online from various craftspeople and other designers and artisans. SUPPORT THE ARTS - BY SUPPORTING THE ARTISTS! Hint: etsy.com (!) You can be certain your recipient WON'T have anything like it.

Also - HERE IS A GREAT GIFT IDEA if you don't want to add any more clutter to somebody's Christmas, and it will really help a worthy cause. Defenders of Wildlife! For as little as $15 you can adopt a sea turtle or wolf or polar bear or other endangered creature in the name of the person you're honoring. This is PERFECT for friends or in-laws or siblings - with small children. Because for $25 you can get an adoption in their name, plus a little plush toy. Sent 'em to my nieces and nephews when they were little. Each year I'd pick a different animal and they'd get a new toy for their collections.


Welcome to DU, titanicdave!

No kidding! How the alleged mighty have fallen. Lawrence O'Donnell is beating her now? Rachel and Lawrence make a good combo. I haven't looked at the numbers lately, but it does mean her lead-in is sustaining in his timeslot.

Glad you're here! You've come to the (well, I HATE to use the word "right" because that side of the aisle has totally perverted its meaning - they are ANYTHING BUT "right" about ANYTHING!!!) BEST place on the internet for us good guys! You will thoroughly enjoy and benefit from hanging out here. You'll learn TONS. And you'll be a very well-informed voter, capable of answering any misinformation offered by Pox Noise-schooled friends, family, and coworkers. Heck, you may even win over a few who may be growing more and more uncertain of the crap that's been force-fed to them for years by now. Certainly has helped me understand issues and players much better, hanging around here!

Lost his mind, maybe?

It really does look like he just woke up. Or maybe that mental instability her ladyship mentioned is kicking in again? Maybe we're seeing him in the stages of giving up and losing interest. When one's self-esteem is battered, as his certainly was, sometimes one stops caring. Not taking an interest in one's appearance, not giving a damn. I wonder if we're seeing it here?

After all, our friend mitt hasn't known many reversals of fortune in his long and comfortable life. Damn straight he's never had a reversal like this one, or one this big. World-wide, and public as all hell.

Thank you!

A special honor coming from you, coalition_unwilling!

But shit - it just freakin' burns me up! I take this probably a little too personally, but I just absolutely, positively, utterly, and unquestionably HATE what's happened to the industry in which I was so proud to work. I got in on the fired-up-by-Woodward-&-Bernstein wave during Watergate, and I marveled at what a powerful and awesome tool the news world was. I was so proud to be part of it. And look what these bastards have done to it! NO WONDER so many polls show so few Americans trusting the media anymore. These assholes deliberately shit all over it and left it out in the fresh air to dry out and cake on permanently. We used to expose this shit, rather than give it top billing on "Meet the Press" every Sunday - while genuflecting.