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MaryMagdaline's Journal
MaryMagdaline's Journal
October 26, 2020

Just got polled by Marist in Florida

Very comprehensive
Age, religion, income, education, church-going status (including how often) suburban vs city or rural, who I voted for in 2016 and who I voted for now, Favorability of candidates for pres plus favorability of governor (DeSantis)

Gave all favorable to Dems and zero for republicans and Barrett

Landline poll. I only answered because it showed Marist on caller ID.

October 16, 2020

Our "underlevered" president who borrowed money as a "favor"

Isn’t that what money launderers do?

Isn’t “underlever” one glitch away from under water? Trump’s senility is making him very confessy.

October 15, 2020

Two reasons you know the Hunter Biden thing is fake

1. Rudy Giuliani
2. Steve Bannon

October 6, 2020

We are going to win because

People are sick of 2020 and anything and anyone who had anything to do with 2020. People want to turn the page and they’re ready for anything.

The Trump-has-Covid thing and the Pentagon-has- Covid thing will just remind everyone that 2020 isn’t going away even in 2021. And now they have an idiot to blame who caused this crisis to go on and on and on and on. People are going to want to slap 👋 Trump hard in the face.

(My non-scientific thoughts based on nothing but shared rage)

September 28, 2020

Question for Bernie and Warren supporters

I know most of your likeminded friends will vote Biden but does this tax cheat story grab some voters from the margins who loved your candidates but were sort of lukewarm about Biden? In other words were there people who were staying home or voting Third Party who will now vote for Biden?

September 26, 2020

Barrett's Religiosity

Democrats absolutely must hammer the cult connections of Barrett. The American people need to know all allegiances of a Supreme Court justice and if she still belongs to a group requiring her to bow to the decisions of another person, any other person, we have a right to inquire. We also have a right to inquire about the duty to support others within the group. Those people are her family, then, and their connections are her connections. That’s the constitutional reason to inquire.

The political reasons are as follows: Trump already has hardline Catholics and Evangelicals, preppers and cultists. Barrett’s cult involvement in contrary to mainline Catholicism. The RW Catholicism that tolerates Opus Dei etc does not necessarily embrace secret societies not controlled by the church, especially those in which the members give obedience to non-officials of the church.

Among soft Catholics, even right-leaning Catholics, the whole “handmaiden” thing is completely foreign. Giving up one’s decision making to an equal is pretty much against the exercise of the individual conscience, which is rock bottom Catholicism.

Soft Catholics will be creeped out by Barrett’s cult membership and it will be easy to distinguish her cult religion from mainline Catholicism. Catholics will not feel that a fellow catholic is being attacked if the creepy cult is attacked.

We are going to be stuck with a RW anti-labor, anti-poor, anti-choice SC justice no matter what, but we could make sure that Trump does not peel away soft Catholic votes in this election. Attacking the cult status will not hurt us. Failing to talk about it will.

Voluntarily bowing down to to a man is not something Catholic (at least Irish Catholic) women will understand. There will be a lot of head scratching and much embarrassment.

September 13, 2020

Disrespect for working people - are we all slavers now?

I see a lot of posts in my Neighborhood section from people in search of skilled workers, nannies and housekeepers.

Is it me or are we all turning a bit imperialist with working people? Today’s post for example, “Anyone have [“have” not “know”] a handyman who works Sundays?”

Also, other posts: Need X, must be reasonable, must speak English, must _____ (fill in the blank). My favorite: must charge reasonable price only!! (which I read to mean cheap).

As much as I’d like to refer people who have done a good job for me, I sure as hell would not like someone to call and demand that they appear on a Sunday and offer services for lower than they are worth.

The tone of these ISOs is that the person in search of is entitled to cheap, readily accessible labor and that the rest of us must verify that the people who work for us are ours to lend out.

August 9, 2020

Payroll Tax Cut Most horrifying decision ever

Worse than Bush tax cuts. Worse than McConnell tax cuts.

I’m an employer. It hurts twice a month to pay payroll taxes. It hurts even more to defund Social Security.

I’m absolutely sick to my stomach.

May 3, 2020

Oximeters for administrative assistants day

So we are all working remotely and assistants did not get flowers, donuts or lunch at a restaurant. Probably did not remind us because everyone is anxious to keep their job and not wanting to rattle the bosses because we are freaked out about payroll. (Looks as though we will eke by and not lose anyone).

Sitting at home, I ordered oximeters for the staff. Recent articles indicate that Covid patients are dropping dead in ERs even before they are in respiratory distress or very shortly after experiencing breathing problems. Talking on cell phones then dropping dead. If doctors could have tested O2 levels days and weeks before the patient died, they might have been able to treat the patient with oxygen.

Oximeters May become as essential as thermometers while we are fighting this sneaky killer.

Other ideas for admin assistant day or Mother’s Day
- order flowers from local businesses to keep them going
-order take home food for employees/moms
-order specialty stamps suitable for the employee/mom with themes they would approve (and help post office)

March 8, 2020

Nice exchange with Bernie campaigner

Received a text from Bernie campaign urging me to vote for Bernie in Florida primary. I texted back that I was voting for Joe. Then, I thought my response was a little terse, so I added “Thank you for your activism and I will vote blue no matter who.” She responded with a thank you for letting her know and to have a good day.

Good outreach. Nice person. There are good people whom we will need in the general election.

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