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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 60,658

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.

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Glad you liked it! LOL!

I would venture to add that even the presence of one single guard, with even an unloaded rifle, might have been at least SOME deterrent outside even ONE of those doors to the outside. Don't you suppose? There wasn't even that outside the White House! You're somehow okay with this? Where was even ONE guard with ANY visible fire-arm, loaded OR unloaded, along the path that the White House intruder took? WHERE? What about the guards that were visible at the left of your screen when that video of the intruder running across the lawn toward the building itself? They couldn't have taken off running after him and maybe intercepted him before he got inside? What was up with those two? In the video that played over and over and over, the intruder got all the way to the unlocked entrance - and where were those two guards at the kiosk over at the far left? Did they even bother to give chase? It doesn't look like it, from what I saw when I watched that video over and over. Were they overweight and unable to run? In which case, why were they stationed there, if they weren't in sufficient physical condition to be able to give chase?

I don't think it's hyperbole at all. But it's nice that you were entertained.

Well if sensible laws don't do it, Mother Nature will.

If he's got beach-front property now, in a few years it'll be underwater property. Hope he's got some water wings!

Fantastic!!!!!

That's WUNNNNNderful, DFW! I hope you get LOTS of book sales!

For God's Sake, a car crash can be an abortifacient if there's a pregnant woman

seated in the wrong place. Forcryingoutloud - should we do away with all cars and decent roads then? SHEESH!!!!!!

FUCK 'em.

I'd say FUCK the koch brothers in the heart - if they HAD any. But I'm not sure they have any heart beating under their expensive designer shirts. Probably just a small cash register in there, instead.

Another bit of encouraging news.

This and that gun-goon schmuck michael dunn finally got his just desserts. Encouraging. Even if only just a bit. She had to fall on her sword. These were some really ridiculously egregious failures. If the guy had a gun, we'd have had carnage for sure. And even though the guy just had a knife, there's plenty of damage - AND carnage that can be done with a knife, as we've now seen with the recent beheadings.

I can't believe there aren't more guards all over the premises of the White House - for THIS President and his family. This is the most threatened President we've ever had. Threats against him went up by some 400% compared to the threats against anybody else before him. One would think you'd beef up on security with that VERY PROVABLE fact. One would think there'd be patrols up and down the perimeter fence, PLUS another, higher fence. At least! I mean, the dead body in the Tomb of the Unknowns gets round-the-clock guard service, rain or shine, forcryingoutloud!!! A living, breathing President and his family including two under-age children doesn't rate even HALF that much - as some unidentified DEAD BODY is granted, from ages and ages ago??? Are you KIDDING me???? This particular civilian thinks so, anyway. But what do I know?

Well how 'bout that!

Some much-needed good news today. VERY good to see this bastard got the justice that should be coming to him. You can't just shoot somebody dead because you don't like their music (or the volume of it). THANK GOD there are actually some juries that can come to sensible conclusions. Having watched some of the proceedings, I don't know how there could have been any question at all. This time, OR the first time.

There MUST be a pony! Under all that horse shit, there MUST be a pony!

If I just hold out and keep looking...

Never mind that my old skateboard's still over there, scuffed up and a little dirty, and can get me easily to any candy store in the neighborhood in minutes. But I'd rather stay home and sift through all this horse shit! Cuz I just KNOW there must be a pony in there somewhere! And I just won't settle for ANYTHING BUT THAT DAMN PONY!!!!!!!!

Welcome to DU, lurch2!

Glad you're here! This makes me proud to be a Californian. We've gotta start SOMEWHERE with sensible gun restrictions. SOMEWHERE!!!!! I'm sure this will be fought, because the bad guys (and YES. I consider them bad guys. My opinion, but there you are) will fight ANYTHING along these lines that makes sense to the rest of us. I just hope it stands. I think we need more sensible gun restrictions and regulations. NOT fewer. Seems to me that we have the problems we do BECAUSE we don't have enough sensible gun restrictions and regulations on the books.

Well, there's the old saying - "as California goes, so goes the nation."

Sadly, that was certainly true with both reagan and the miserably conceived and idiotically worshipped extreme-tax-cutting Prop 13.

So we've got some distance to go - to start making up for that, imo. Glad to see this!
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