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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 10,237

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I am NOT leaving DU, but...

...I am going to have to step back for awhile. I'm not angry with anyone (if I were, than that's why there is an ignore list), I'm not disillusioned (this isn't a perfect community but what is?) and nobody hurt my feelings or offended me. Am I happy with everything that goes on here? No. Am I in a fit of pique? Hell no. Am I taking my cyber ball and going home in a fit? FUCK HELL NO!

Late in June I lost my job and with only my wife's income alone dictates that we have to make some temporary sacrifices, among them being our home internet and Netflix, which are both going to o be temporarily suspended after today. So today, we're enjoying our Netflix raves a d our websites. Fortunately, our town library has internet and I have a good looking job interview this week. Hopefully, this will be VERY temporary. I certainly know that I am not a DU leading member, but I hope that there will be some who will be happy upon my return.

In the interim, vote blue, encourage others to do so and if you're up here in Maine, than GO SHENNA BELLOWS, MIKE MICHAUD, CHELLIE PINGREE, EMILY CAIN AND MAINE DEMS!!!

That's my 2cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that...yikes!


I just got off of the phone from an old fashioned KKKarl Rove style Republican/teabagger push poll

At first I was having a pleasant time answering seemingly impartial questions about this year's elections being asked by a very nice young woman. She sounded like she may be African American, which I wouldn't bring up except for the fact that I felt bad for her for having to peddle the teabagger horse shit that the questions consisted of after about the halfway point.

The way I could tell it was a push poll, probably for our "spectacular and glorious" governor Paul Le(ram)Page, was from questions like "would the fact that Paul LePage is responsible for the largest tax cut in Maine history make you more or less likely to vote for him?" and "does the fact that Mike Michaud voted for Obamacare and has passed no legislation in 12 years make you more or less likely to vote for him?"

I pointed out with every question just where the lies were and I told the young woman that I was not giving HER a hard time because she was simply earning a living, but that was clearly a Republican/teabagger push poll. One interesting thing was that the poll was also trying to pump up Eliot Cutler, the Independent who handed the election to Le(ram)Page in 2010 and whom the Republicans/teabaggers desperately hope he does again. Cutler is running for governor for one reason, and that is to stoke and glorify his enormous ego.

In fact < I have seen some info stating that some sane Republicans (Are there ANY nowadays?) may be voting for Cutler this year. Wouldn't be funny if THEY threw this year's election to Mike Michaud?

It wouldn't surprise me if my results are thrown out because I am on their recording several times stating that it's a push poll, but several times when I pointed out that something they said in one of their questions was a blatant lie, the woman responded by saying that numerous other people had told her the same thing...interesting!

Just thought I'd share. That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!


The new "Cosmos" is now on Netflix!

The first season of 13 episodes are now on Netflix...OH HAPPY DAY!

NdT definitely makes the show his own, but he credits the great Carl Sagan quite frequently and often, quite touchingly. He makes Science fun. I've seen the first 5 episodes and all I can say is WOW!

He never directly criticizes the fundie/teabaggers, but he puts in quite a few subtle digs that they're probably too stupid and clueless to pick up on.

I can't wait for Netflix to add the second season!


I'd like to say a BIG thank you to my lovely wife Maria!

16 years ago yesterday August 15, 1998, my lovely wife married me. We have been joined together for that entire time through thick and thin. All of our days haven't been fair and warm. We have had problems, but thankfully those problems have only made us realize how much we love and need and depend on each other. How and why she puts up with me I'll never know, but I'm happy that she does.

Thank you for being my wife. You are the epitome of grace, beauty, intelligence and elegance. I love and respect you more and more with every second of every day. I am so happy that we share a life, a home and a family together. You also happen to be a stone cold FOXX!

I love you very much!


I think that there is a BIG difference between Gregory and Todd!

Since Todd has the facial hair, he will also tickle the asses of the Republicans/teabaggers as he is kissing them. Clean shaven Gregory could only be a rightist ass kisser.


My reaction to the death of Robin Williams.

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