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Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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About Me

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.

Journal Archives


Welcome to DU, luvmybluestate!

I first discovered, and rapidly came to admire, Hillary during the 1992 campaign. I had not heard of her before that. But I've been a huge fan of hers ever since. She had me at "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies." I was totally gone, from that moment on.

Wow - what the pundits are saying!

Evidently, that ONE line - "I'll look at it at the time" - just mowed down anything else he might have done that could have helped him.

"A disqualifying comment." That, from GOPers Steve Schmidt and also Nicolle Wallace.

"Unprecedented." "An unthinkable moment." "An attack on the foundational elements of democracy." "It's lights-out for him." "It swamps everything else." SHEESH. "We are so far out of normalcy on this that there are no words to describe it." "Nothing but a rout by Hillary Clinton all through here." "His coaches did a good job but they just didn't have a lot to work with."

And THEN, once again, she headed straight for the audience to say hello and shake hands and thank people for coming. He and his entourage made a beeline for their motorcade.

And then, Brian Williams cut to Hugh Hewitt, who looks like somebody just ran over his dog.
"Outside the norms of political rhetoric."

Well, I still meant what I said. I did indeed go off that way, myself, also.

It was an observation he made. Sometimes he's just really perceptive. It suddenly explained a few things to me that hadn't occurred to me.

And it could be a guy thing, too. I remember one job in which I had a friend morph into a very vicious and calculating enemy. Male colleagues of both of us were lapping it up. Every last one of 'em was caught gushing about the cat fights they heard about between the two of us.

Human foibles (not the least of which are MINE!) ...

7:08pm Pacific time. "I'll look at it at the time."

Asked if he, like his running mate Pinocchio Pence stated, would concede defeat, he no longer agrees! Gonna wait 'n' see. Depending.

Hmmmmm... there was a part of me that looked at the time and thought - "just lost the debate. Chris Matthews is gonna seize on that one, I'll bet." I expect somebody will.

And she looks spectacular!!!

What a gorgeous outfit!

Nice little subtlety, too, in the light versus dark thing. She in her cream-colored suit and him in what looks like a black suit.

And at 7:25p (Pacific time), he's mugging, fidgeting, and can't stop moving around. And he's told some mighty tall tales.

Welcome DU, Doitnow!

Yeah, no kidding! I've never seen such an obsession - not since the whole long, stupid, sordid Monica Lewinsky travesty back in the late 90s. Roughly just shy of 20 years ago.

Oh of course I find sexism in it! Guilty as charged.

It is a frustrating thing, too, Skittles. Frustrating as much about the externals as I am with how I respond to them!

And I've been on the receiving end too. Oy. When I think back on my career, the coworkers and one-time friends with whom I had the most difficult time, invariably, were other women. Somebody was always either gunning for my job, or gunning for me, personally and specifically (so in the end, they could take my job). And it was, without fail, another woman. And the opposition had teeth, knives, tactical experience, and in one case, a nice tight short skirt, four-inch stilettos and the face of a goddess. I started getting really frustrated. I'd keep thinking - "WHY is it always another woman in the office who's trying to make my life difficult or play all kinds of political games and psy-ops shit? For Pete's sake, we're all pretty new here. We're all carving out new territory here! Isn't there room for everybody? Aren't we women all supposed to be on the same team? Aren't we all supposed to look out for each other? And it was not so."

And it's helped leave me jaded, for sure! I think I can understand it and know my way around inside it because I've looked at it from within its crosshairs.



He's getting in touch with his inner Maury Povich. Or his inner Geraldo.

Either way - just ICKY. Low-life, disgusting, and ICKY!
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