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I may be away for a bit

Not that it matters that much, I haven't been here that long but. I got a call from my doctor today saying I may need another spinal surgery. I had a fusion about 4 years ago and now am experiencing serious pain that appears to be above the fusion. I REALLY do not want another surgery, it was brutal on me and the finances....but if it gives me some bit of normal function I'll go through it again.

Think of me tonight when I break the news to my husband....he won't take this well I can be certain...
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Jun 19, 2013, 06:23 PM (20 replies)

The Snowdon Controversy on DU

is making me a bit uncomfortable. Rather than seeing a dialog on the issue, it is a "think like me or you aren't a true DUer".

I have never belonged to an organized political party, I've been a Democrat all my life. Am I a "true progressive", no, do I agree with every Democrat I talk to, no, but in the end, I vote in every election, state, local, school board and almost always vote straight ticket.

I think this Snowden/privacy thing is something we should be discussing, but I think there is room for both opinions on here. I have been concerned about my privacy every since the internet took off running with no real regulation on privacy issues. On the other hand, after 9/11 I knew that we would need to give up some of our privacy for national security. The debate is over how much do we give up and are we made aware of what we are giving up.

This Snowden guy makes me a little nervous, not because his GF is a pole dancer or whatever she is, that isn't the issue. What is the issue is his following of Ron Paul and his love affair with China, a place I distrust more than the Tea Party and Dick Cheney. There are lots of unanswered questions about this guy, what was his motivation, did he just want his 15 minutes of fame? Is he a nut job who just happened on to one of the biggest dividers of the Democratic party in years? I'm not sure why he makes me nervous he just does.

I've posted before about this and I beat myself up for being to "in your face" with it. Now seeing how people I respect on DU are going after each other it worries me for the party at large. 2014 is huge for us as a party, if a bunch of Democrats stay home or vote Republican over this we could lose big.

If all of this stuff is over an issue this complex I may not belong here. I like having policy discussions with people who have another opinion, sometimes you can learn something in the process.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:34 PM (171 replies)

Am I the only one who thinks the Republicans are having a party right now

After leaking just the right things to divide and beat the crap out of us in 2014 AND 16???? Look people, you gave up your privacy with the internet YEARS AGO!!!! Your enemy isn't Obama or the NSA orthe CIA! This stuff has been going on FOREVER!!!! It did however work beautifully to begin to destroy our party, open the door in 2014 and get that Black man out of their WHITEhouse!

Ok, start the attacks now....and then get ready for President Cruz with a Republican House and Senate!
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Tue Jun 11, 2013, 02:06 PM (14 replies)
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