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July 28, 2017

Did anyone else notice

that when McCain voted no, many Dems started clapping and Schumer waved them off? They stopped immediately.

Classy move by Chuck, methinks.

June 12, 2017

I did something today for the first time.

I called a Congresswoman. Rosa DeLauro.

I saw her on MJ this morning. They didn't give her much time, but I immediately downloaded her book. I'll probably spend all day reading it. Because she speaks to my heart.

She champions the poor and disadvantaged.

The book is called, "The Least Among Us."

If you can, give it a read.

Her staff was incredibly kind.

May 27, 2017

May I ask a question?

A simple one.

How many Muslims are members or lurkers on this board?

The event in Portland just leave me sick at heart.

Are there Muslims here that are afraid to identify as such. Because if you are here....I detest the hate against you and wish there was something, anything, I could do to stop this assault on you.

April 15, 2017


She's in labor!! No kidding.

I've been losing sleep watching. It's happening right now.


April 13, 2017

I've been thinking...

I don't post often, so when I do, I give my words a lot of thought before posting them.


It has been on my mind lately that many Americans cannot comprehend the concept of war. Other than what they see on the evening news or in the paper, it is a faraway concept. To those people, it is like watching a movie. Something that happens on screen but not in real life.

But, if bombs were dropping in, say, an Atlanta suburb, or terrorist cells began blowing up large Christian churches in the Bible Belt...if people died en mass, as they are in the ME, they would be reconsidering their concept of war. I imagine they would want it to stop, no matter what it took.

Why are these people so willing to commend our out of control Supreme Leader for dropping an MOAB that devestates an area a mile in diameter, killing every man, woman and child? If it were their families or their friend's families, they would be clamoring or an end to the violence.

My fear is that when (not if) it begins to happen right here at home, many Americans will not really get it. They will be shocked, because they believe we live in a country that is impervious to attack. We are not.

Our so-called pResident is dragging us straight down that rabbit hole.

I'm scared for this country.

February 23, 2017


How can we get State by State threads here for the RESISTANCE? A thread for each State's protests, marches, boycotts..etc?

I live in Northern VA. Where are the rallys on a state level?l. List them!



My 18 month old granddaughter depends on me....and on you.

The Tea Party will look like weak tea compared to us!!

I have finally come out of my shock and depression. I am ready to fight!! Are you?


February 16, 2017

Is this bad or what?

I am a pastry chef. I'm up early in the morning to bake all kinds of goodies. Is it wrong for me to be pissed that my afternoon soap opera is disrupted by this ridiculous speech by #notmypresident's bullshit?

I mean...Kayla and Steve are supposed to remarry today!!

G'Dammit'. I want to see that wedding, but cuz Trump's ego-maniacal pep-rally sucks the life out of me, I don't get to see it!!! Much more important!!!!


January 29, 2017

Calling on NOVA residents!!

I want to support the protesters at Dulles. I can go to Costco tomorrow morning and purchase water bottles and snack bars. I have $500 to spend.

However, I recently had surgery on my left hand and can't lift or haul heavy items. I can probably get Costco employees to load my car, but can't get them to the protesters.

Is there anyone in the area that can meet me at the airport to help me move the goods from the parking lot to the terminal? I can bring a hand truck.

Say, 1pm?

My real name is Mandy. Please PM me if you can help.

January 24, 2017

Just heard on MSNBC

By a guest...

Washington - I cannot tell a lie.
Nixon - I cannot tell the truth.
Trump - I cannot tell the difference.


November 20, 2016

Can I say this about Gwen Ifill?

I would see Gwen on many a morning at the bakery between the two buildings we separately occupied. She would come in around 7am for coffee and a pastry. As did I. I never spoke to her. Never told her how much I admired her. I never said to her how I thought of her as a mentor, even though she never met me personally. I didn't want to appear to be a "groupie." I regret that. I really wish that I had gushed over her....or at least bought her coffee occassionally.

She taught me, through TV and true journalism, to be a better person. She taught me to persevere and to never give up. She taught me to have an open mind. And she showed me what a strong woman of any color could achieve. She had more challenges than I have had throughout my life. Why? Because I am white. Yet, she was an incredible success. I am and will always be....in awe of her.

I grieve for Gwen. Her legacy is one that makes me want to believe that I should never quit and that if I do, I fail not only her, but I fail myself. So, I am a 54 year old white woman who has had advantages that women of color never get. And I grieve for that. Because the color of my skin should not dictate my worth or any other woman's worth.

Please take a moment to recognize that we have lost a truly wonderful woman, journalist and a beacon at the top of a hill amongst a sea of darkness.

Rest In Peace, my dear Gwen. I will miss you.

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