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Trueblue Texan

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Member since: Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Woke Liberal Democrat long before it pissed off the Republicans.

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My book on Aging in Place is available on Amazon!

I don't know if I can post the title here. But it's by Lanore Dixon, COTA. I hope you will find it helpful for caregiving and taking care of yourself! Stay safe!
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Mar 17, 2020, 07:53 AM (0 replies)

Trump is the most powerless president ever...

If you listen to the right wing media, that is. I found this infuriating article in my local paper.

https://www.theeagle.com/opinion/columnists/who-to-blame-for-coronavirus-opposition-media-the-fault-is/article_4da80238-65a1-11ea-875a-db7efb258301.html

Apparently Obama is the MOST powerful president ever because even though he left office more than 3 years ago, he is responsible for everything that goes wrong in the nation while Trump holds office. Trump, on the other hand, is the least powerful president because even though he's been in office more than 3 years now, Obama is still in control of everything.

As a matter of fact, Republican presidents of the last 30 years have been mighty impotent, according to the right.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 07:07 AM (3 replies)

Boomhauer!

James Carville on the Democratic primary...sounds exactly like Boomhauer from King of the Hill.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:58 PM (5 replies)

I really don't know if I can handle...

watching Steve Kornacki flap around and gyrate all night. I'm starting drinking now.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Mar 3, 2020, 09:08 PM (13 replies)

I can only imagine...

...there must be some mighty damning evidence, beyond what has already been adequately proven, that the Republicans are terrified witnesses can provide.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 08:01 AM (5 replies)

I'm thinking it's always been either Putin or more

quid pro quo. Is that why King Trump has abandoned our treaties and allies? Because he couldn't profit financially or politically? Could we find a quid pro quo in all of the devastating decisions he made for America? It wouldn't surprise me.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:22 AM (1 replies)

Ok, this does it for me. This tells me...

...just how out of touch Biden is with the political divide in this country.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-republican-running-mate_n_5e0a6845e4b0b2520d19e73c
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Mon Jan 20, 2020, 08:39 AM (20 replies)

Lifelong Republicans may be the ones to watch...

If they've been lifelong Republicans, they might know a bit more about the Republican party and values than Trumpers know. Trumpers strike me as ignorant, mostly non-political people who have jumped on the bandwagon of a politician who sounds as ignorant as they are.

Yesterday I was talking with my dental hygienist. She told me her mom and dad both voted for 3rd party candidates in 2016, although her mom is a lifelong Democrat and her dad is a lifelong Republican. Neither could vote for Hillary Clinton. She told me her dad read Elizabeth Warren's book and now this lifelong Republican is a die-hard supporter of Warren. He says he trusts Warren above all candidates in either party. The good thing to note here is that Trump is not gaining any support. He's losing it. Independents are important but there are a lot of politically minded folks who care about their country that are not Trumpers. Those are the ones the Democrats need. Those people that are silent in political discussions? They're the ones.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Thu Jan 16, 2020, 07:36 AM (5 replies)

Ok, someone please educate me...

This is reposted here as it was considered off-topic for general discussion. Moderator advised I repost in Democratic Primaries forum

I just read that Bloomberg is being attacked for using a "common racist trope" of calling Corey Booker "well-spoken". In addition, I recall a journalist on MSNBC recently saying something about how racist it is to call a person of color articulate.

Now, yes, I am white and maybe that's why I don't understand this. I understand that racism is woven into the fabric of our culture, through our language, traditions, and I want to help us heal from it too. But I do not understand why we cannot use these terms when referring to someone who has a great facility with language if they also happen to be a person of color.

When Barak Obama ran for president, George W. Bush was in office. How could anyone not notice that Obama was beautifully articulate, especially compared to the nincompoop Bush? I can remember hearing Obama's first speeches and listening to that beautiful voice and clarity of communication and his ability to impart understanding to his audience of very complex issues. Please help me understand why making the observation that he was articulate, eloquent, was racist? I think Elizabeth Warren is also articulate. Why is it okay to verbalized that, for her, but it's racist to make the same observation with someone of color? And can I say here without any racist intention, Corey Booker ALSO is very talented with helping people understand complex issues, one might even say he is well-spoken or articulate? Please help me.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:17 PM (17 replies)

Ok, someone please educate me...

I just read that Bloomberg is being attacked for using a "common racist trope" of calling Corey Booker "well-spoken". In addition, I recall a journalist on MSNBC recently saying something about how racist it is to call a person of color articulate.

Now, yes, I am white and maybe that's why I don't understand this. I understand that racism is woven into the fabric of our culture, through our language, traditions, and I want to help us heal from it too. But I do not understand why we cannot use these terms when referring to someone who has a great facility with language if they also happen to be a person of color.

When Barak Obama ran for president, George W. Bush was in office. How could anyone not notice that Obama was beautifully articulate, especially compared to the nincompoop Bush? I can remember hearing Obama's first speeches and listening to that beautiful voice and clarity of communication and his ability to impart understanding to his audience of very complex issues. Please help me understand why making the observation that he was articulate, eloquent, was racist? I think Elizabeth Warren is also articulate. Why is it okay to verbalized that, for her, but it's racist to make the same observation with someone of color? And can I say here without any racist intention, Corey Booker ALSO is very talented with helping people understand complex issues, one might even say he is well-spoken or articulate? Please help me.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Dec 7, 2019, 08:47 AM (21 replies)
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