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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 58,917

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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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So I keep hearing.

But at least so far, no interest on his part. And our daughter's a newlywed - to a great guy who's pretty much locked in, in another state, because of the family business of which he's an active part. It's quite clear that she WON'T be coming back.

"Landslide" is one song I don't think I can bear to hear - at least for awhile.

This republi-CON politician needs to be told where the unemployment line is.

Welcome to DU, IndianaDave!

Sounds like that one might as well be retitled "Gone with the Windbag."

YES. Definitely! I want that to happen SO much!!!

The main problem will be on the receiving end, unfortunately. My wish is that if they get the snot beaten out of them next month, it'll open their eyes and they might actually reform a little, or grow up a little. But there's a little bit of me that butts in and yells - "yeah, fat chance." I don't have a lot of confidence in the opposition. I don't believe they'll come to their senses. I don't have any faith that this will force them to acknowledge that we're all in the 21st century now, and things aren't the way they imagine were so in the 1950s.

I suspect most of 'em will remain in denial. A defeat won't encourage them to change their views, accept the reality outside of their beloved bubble world, admit they were wrong, or concede that times have changed and they have to change, too. Nobody wants to admit they were wrong. Especially those who've invested so much of their efforts and their hearts in this sad, pathetic, and sometimes even shameful illusion. How does one un-delude oneself? How does one unfasten from this Bizarro World they've embraced and cling to so desperately? A lot of 'em, I suspect, will refuse to do so. Because THEY believe THEY'RE right. And that God is on THEIR side. And it's kinda hard to climb down from that, much less concede that maybe it's time you join the rest of the modern world, and accept the changes that cannot be denied or ignored or avoided.

What's really worst for them, I suspect, is that they don't want to entertain the thought that they're wrong. But, sorry to say, they are!
- Women WON'T go back - especially not to coat hangers and back alleys, a subservient position or second-class-citizen status, being considered a man's property, or what we used to know as the "pink ghetto" portion of the job market.
- Gays WON'T go back into the closet. Nor will many of them, who've finally found love and happiness and have been able to sanctify their life partnerships, be willing to turn their backs on the gains they've struggled to make.
- People of color WON'T go back to a world where they're prevented from voting, prevented from getting ahead, prevented from achieving success, happiness, prominence, and full equality. Besides, they've now proven that they have every right to the Oval Office, every bit as much as any white male does.

We WON'T GO BACK. This is the 21st century and time marches FORWARD. NOT BACKWARD.

Welcome to DU, manicraven!

Booing and catcalls! I thought I was imagining it at first. But by Jove there were people booing and catcalling!

Hillary, on the other hand, had some genuinely funny moments and then some rather impressive, even soaring oratory. Hers isn't loud, either. It's with a soft voice. Describing what we can be and who we can be. Appealing to everybody's better angels. That's what she seems to be doing. Taking Michelle Obama's "when they go low, we go high" and putting it to work. So glad she went last. Helps everyone kinda forget how jerky Trump was. She was elegant, dignified, warm, human, and very much the adult in the room. She aimed a few stingers at him, but started by poking fun at herself, and ended with a MAGNIFICENT commentary that sought to inspire and uplift, and emphasize what we are when we're at our best. She very astutely wove it into the whole idea behind the Al Smith Dinner philosophy and philanthropic efforts - how that shows us going high, rather than low.

I thought it was terrific! I thought SHE was terrific. So polished, professional, compassionate, and thoroughly presidential.

And they're reacting with what sounds like boos.

Ouch!

He got off the joke bit and started hauling out some campaign barbs. Al Franken just called it "some hits at her that had no joke-work."

We Nasty Women will take care of that on Nov. 8th.

No worries!

Delicious!!!

And she sure did.

He's never been up against anybody like her. And a woman, at that.

Yeah, Dream Girl. Me, too.

Followed by the line "I'm getting older too." My 2nd-and-last kid moved out earlier this year. I'm still not over it. That song reliably gets me choked up. This year, worse than ever.

Welcome to DU, Shivaraja!

That would also be a nice tweak - to have the Dixie Chicks up there in that exalted position at the inauguration. Take THAT, CONS!
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