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Fight for them to do this the right way: subscribe to a McClatchy paper

Right now. Today.

Here’s an example of why I’m a digital subscriber to the Miami Herald:

No signs, no gate, few guards: Are Mar-a-Lago intruders actually trespassing?
FEBRUARY 12, 2020 10:20 AM

The lack of security infrastructure at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club seemingly contributed Wednesday to the exoneration of a Chinese woman accused of trespassing.

Lu Jing, 56, told the court Tuesday that she understood club security “didn’t want me there” after she went through the open front gate of the private, members-only club in Palm Beach on Dec. 18. She left, only to return to the president’s primary residence through an un-gated service road accessible from South Ocean Boulevard. Prosecutors called Lu’s escapade into Mar-a-Lago a “calculated decision.”


Also, while on their site, I broke one of my rules and clicked on some banner ads (even though I don’t want any cowboy boots - like ever again in my life).

Oh yeah, I've enjoyed seeking those handles

I remember from years ago or some frequent posters that maybe somehow landed in the doghouse just recently who I think should have more, and then there’s those who I might disagree with a lot of the time, but nonetheless make me think a little harder about some something. I have enjoyed the process, and I feel like I know personalities on DU better for it.

I received more hearts yesterday, and it really is a lovely boost. I’m still finding more folks to give hearts to this morning, and have already gone well over my original budget, but meh, it’s worth it - is too much fun.

All that said, am glad hearts week is for a limited time, as I like the rather sublime just-another-voice quality that DU provides.

Happy Valentines DU ❤️

Get a DOJ.... trunks for bootlicking

Is good stuff, JHB. Still has me chuckling at the end of the day.

Well put.

Superbly concise.

Am journaling to comment more later, as I must go run around the snaggle-toothed cinder blocks at this time.

Better late than never

Thank you for all that you do.

Link to the underlying reporting:


I ❤️ my heart givers.

This is the first year I’ve really been able to experience the heart giving on DU, and it is pleasing to thank the voices I look to by showing them a little love. Am humbled that anyone on this site included me in such a gesture.

I’ve been sober for a little over four weeks, now, and is partly another way for to say thank you and love you to my favorite forum of all time.

Here's my anecdotal two cents:

My grandmother wants to vote for Warren in the primary. She’s well aware of what’s been going on, dislikes tRump as much as I do, watches local and national news some, reads the local paper, but isn’t terribly sophisticated in all the particulars that regulars on DU tend to be.

She’s remarked with some frequency that Warren makes good sense, and has the primary marked on her calendar.


Am journaling for when I need to read this again. Well done, to the two of you.


Watch Sherrod Brown breaking it all down in the Senate today

I wrote in the thread* for recording Senators opinions on the impeachment vote, that, if I could be anyone else today, I would like to be Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Was amazing and powerful.

Here’s his MUST WATCH speech:


To quote just a small part from his speech:

All 100 of us, every single one of us, are the jury. We took an oath to be impartial jurors. We all took an oath to be impartial jurors, just like juries in Ohio and across America. But to some of my colleagues, that just appeared to be a joke. The great journalist, Bill Moyers, summed up the past three weeks, “What we’ve just seen is the dictator of the senate manipulating the impeachment process to save the demagogue in the White House whose political party has become the gravedigger of democracy.”

* HELP US RECORD IT: Valor vs. Treachery on the Senate Floor:
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