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March 2, 2012

GREAT work! Remember: If they think you don't care, they won't either!

I suspect a fair amount of these people just assume that everything must be fine, or at least not all that terrible, since nobody steps up to make a stink about it.

Well that's CHANGED! And if it hasn't changed enough, we have to push it harder!!!

March 2, 2012

Excellent! Good to know!

Thanks for posting, Mudville9!

Folks -

I know this is off topic, but I wanted to share a couple of websites with DU members that do an excellent job of documenting Freeper lunacy on a daily basis. I hope I haven't broken any rules by jumping in on a thread with different subject matter, but I figured if the topic was Limbaugh...the participants are likely to be solid anti-freepers.

Also - As far as Limbaugh is concerned, let's hope that all of his advertisers get "Komenized" via Twitter and Facebook.


Got these from politisink.com

March 2, 2012

Truly! I do wonder WHY more people on our side aren't suing.

She's being libeled and slandered! Seems to me she has more than enough grounds to sue. And yes, take the settlement and donate it to Planned Parenthood. There should be CONSEQUENCES for spewing this shit. Certainly you're free to spew, but there should be a price to pay for doing so if you're spewing hatred, racism, and misogyny. Hey, don imus is likely to think twice before blurting out any wise-ass crack about "nappy-headed hos" from here on. It cost him to do that. It cost him his job, his media power base, his reputation, and probably a fair amount of money. It was once a practice to shun people who did wrong. Because sometimes that was the only way to get any justice. limbaugh should be shunned - straight off the air! Used to be we'd shout at bullies - "hey, why dontcha pick on somebody your own size?" Now we reward and reinforce it by showering money and power on it.

March 2, 2012

I think some of our reps in DC should start another line of attack as well:

Okay, this "conscience" thing????

Well, alright then. Game on. I'm thoroughly against war on moral grounds, indeed also on religious grounds. So I'm introducing a bill that allows all opponents of military aggression to deduct 50% of their income tax bill because they don't want their tax dollars going to the Pentagon. How 'bout THAT? You want "conscience" waivers? Okay! You GOT 'em!!!!

How I would LOVE to hear one of our Senators or Congresscritters step up and do this! Just as some legislators at the state level have begun introducing legislation or adding amendments that call for men who expect insurance coverage for their Viagra prescriptions to undergo a state-mandated penile probe or proctological exam. Turn the tables. Turnabout is fair play. Goose, gander, and sauce, and all that. If they do it to us, WE show 'em how it feels to be on the receiving end of this shit.

March 2, 2012

That's okay. It's a suggestion. And from your post I'm guessing your sweetie is an enlightened one.

There'd be no reason for a symbolic boycott. My husband's certainly one of those - he's extremely intelligent and broadminded.

I just think there should be consequences OF ALL KINDS for this kind of 13th Century thinking. These bastards push this stuff because they can, because there's no push-back of any note - at least up til lately, that is. There HAVE TO BE consequences for this type of thinking. Because having none means this behavior is tacitly viewed as okay. It's okay to prey upon women, victimize them, and deny them their rights, or do everything you can to roll back and/or nulllify their rights. I don't believe in reinforcing bad behavior. I didn't do that as a parent, with my children. For the same reason, I'm supporting the following, too (boycotting rush lamebrain and calling on his sponsors to stop supporting his accursed radio show:


I think we have to strike from ALL SIDES, ALL CORNERS. That's what the bad guys do to us - keeping us busy and practically dizzy trying to keep up with all the assaults on the progress we've made. Time to turn the tables.

For a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time, here on DU, I've been a proud advocate of returning fire for fire. Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it. Having shoved it back in the face of at least two bullies in my life, I've seen personally, from practical application, that it's a technique that WORKS. It CHECKS the bad behavior. It gets their attention. And it has more of an impact the harder and more uncomfortable it hits home. I WANT this to hurt. In the link here, for example, I WANT this to hurt limbaugh, to cut into his earnings, to make him look bad and more of a liability than he's worth in the eyes of his sponsors. I WANT him to feel the sting (and indeed, also the taste) of the shit he spews. To do nothing sends the opposite message - reinforcing the idea that the offensive behavior is somehow okay and in no need of response or checking or curtailing or condemning. You know that famous meditation from the World War II era - "When they came for the trade unionists, I didn't say anything because I wasn't a trade unionist..."

There should be MANY attack strategies coming from every direction imaginable. So if you're not comfortable with one, you have other options and choices.

March 1, 2012

For your consideration: a nationwide women's action: "Not Tonight, Dear."

I am just SERIOUSLY getting pissed off about this forced ultrasound, vaginal probe business. HOW DARE THEY!!?!?!?!?? Aren't these the same people running around all over the place bellowing about the "URGENT" need to "shrink the government down small enough that you can drown it in a bathtub?" How small a government did they have in mind? Penis-size, maybe? Makes me wonder if women should respond with a nationwide, ONGOING "Not Tonight, Dear" campaign. Ongoing until this crap STOPS. You're not gettin' any UNTIL THIS CRAP STOPS.

I'm totally serious. I think we ought to start talking about something like this, and agitating about something like this, or at least make 'em think we are. These proposals and outrages and vile intrusions are bills overwhelmingly introduced, sponsored, and furthered, by men. The male chair (darrell issa) of that stupid committee they said was about some smarmy religious touchy-feely was about NOTHING ELSE than access to contraception and the rationalization of restricting and withholding it. That's ALL it was ever about!!! And NO women were invited onto the panel. Deliberately. That was no sloppy mistake on the part of some aide.

I think we should harness the mushrooming anger and outrage that is coming from women everywhere, from coast-to-coast. Give it a voice and give it a concrete action it can take - that makes it physical, personal, and as direct as all hell. And yes. Take the fight to the enemy by hitting squarely below the belt. Eye-to-eye, chest-to-chest, body-to-body.

That is, of course, unless the woman's lover, partner or spouse is progressive in his/her thinking and supportive of a woman's right not merely to choose, but the right to have physical dignity, the right to privacy especially as it affects the MOST INTIMATE AND HIGHLY-PERSONAL area of her body forcryingoutloud!!!! I'm glad I have a husband who can be completely exempted from this punitive "okay, pal, if this is how you wanna play..." protest. And I feel very fortunate. He's as much of an ardent feminist as I am. And like me, he too has a daughter of child-bearing age. He doesn't want Big Brother Government intruding into her private decisions anymore than he ever wanted that for me.

Should also be buttressed in other ways, such as the few-but-increasing cases of bills being introduced that would place Viagra under the same insurance access restrictions, and one attempt I heard about, I think in Virginia, that called for any man wanting insurance coverage for Viagra prescriptions would have to submit to various forms of genital exams. I think we have to start hitting them where it hurts. The figurative, political-metaphor version of "kick 'em in the nuts" that's routinely taught in women's self-defense classes. It's long past time to STRIKE BACK.

Women all over America should start forcing that damn door to swing both ways!!!! And yeah, we have to force it. No more nice.

I'd love your thoughts.

February 29, 2012

Sounds like I would, indeed. I LOVED "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."

Loved the Smothers Brothers - in whatever form they presented. Tommy Smothers once did a riff on the rarest fur in the world - bumblebee fur. And that made me laugh for the next three days!

February 29, 2012

I was almost denied Communion once by this old priest who didn't like my response.

I didn't give the proper formulaic response when presented with the Eucharist. I think I said "thank you." He stopped immediately and withheld it and said "are you a Catholic?" Right there in the Communion line! I called the rectory after Mass and complained.

I don't march to your judgmentalism sir. And btw, have you cleaned up that pedophilia thing yet?

Interesting side-note - we recently got a letter from the parish administrator, who was trying to reassure everyone that any donations to whatever-the-hell-it-is-this-time fundraising campaign were going TO THAT CAMPAIGN, and not - um - er - uh - "elsewhere." The letter cited a complaint from "one" parishioner who didn't "trust" (and that was the word he used) how the funding was going to be allocated. HAH! We ALL knew what THAT meant! Can't tell you how many complaints I've heard mumbled by other mothers at our parish school through the years. Quite a few of us didn't want to put anything in the collection basket anymore because we all suspected it was going to some settlement somewhere else on behalf of yet another molester priest that Roger Mahony had just reassigned and thus moved safely out of range.

February 29, 2012

I did, too. Very neat Michael Nesmith tribute on Facebook:

Michael Nesmith
All the lovely people. Where do they all come from? So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don’t know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I don’t exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity. That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane. David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us. I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.
February 29, 2012

Man, what an excellent post! About the "noisy gongs and clanging cymbals" of our time.

Sheesh, raouldukelives, this just nails it. NO ONE has seen a Christian politician in a long time. In reality, they don't exist - particularly in the GOP. They're as far from true Christianity as it's possible to get.

"Always having to fight for legislation to protect the least among us. Offering up the other cheek when someone strikes you. Casting off objects of wealth and limiting praying to private areas where nobody can see you.
Must be why I never see one. "

And you won't. Not ever. Not from these people with their shitty priorities and their new "sacrament:" selfishness. Sadly, they don't recognize that THEY and those they admire are the very ones whom Jesus threw out of the Temple.

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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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