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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 59,985

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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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Welcome to DU, KANTANA!

All these are GREAT! Everybody's suggestions are great.

Or how 'bout - just "secretary."

He could be Obama's secretary. Answering his phones, taking messages, making sure the President has fresh coffee, making sure all the office machines are in working order and the copier has plenty of paper in it. All the little unseen jobs that the Big Guy overlooks, but that are critical to the smooth workings of any office. Secretaries are overworked under-appreciated unsung heroes. I'm sure mitt has had an army of them. Shouldn't he have the opportunity to walk in their shoes? He's probably never had a chance to see how the other 99% - or even the 47% live. He's spent his ENTIRE LIFE at the top of the zigurrat, always the CEO, the chief, the chairman, the bishop, the owner, the sole partner, the boss man. Maybe if he spent some time in a genuinely subordinate position, it might help him become a more compassionate person. Because he has NO clue how anyone below the top level lives. Could open his eyes, maybe his mind, and maybe even his heart.

Glad you're here. We kick ideas around together like this all the time. It's a GREAT place to be!

Two kinds of fowl - but they forgot crow!

And I would have served humble pie - or at least had Humble Pie playing in the private dining room, along with "I'm a Loser" by the Beatles, and "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger! Sorry, but I'm not quite ready to let bygones be bygones, considering all the insulting things wrongney and his ranks said about the President and other Dems.

Obama can forgive, and he's a classy man so of course he will. I can't just yet.

Welcome to DU, Euphoria!

I LOVE Joe Biden! He is the most down-to-earth, genuine, easy-to-relate-to politician I've ever seen.

Glad you're here, especially joining us in one of our little Joe Biden love fests! I am SO pleased that President Obama picked him as his running mate. They're a terrific team, and he sure did put little punk-ass upstart Congressman Widow's Peak in his well-deserved place. Biden has been toiling in the back of the vineyard for years - and he's MORE THAN earned all this. I wouldn't mind seeing him in the BIG chair, but then again, I wouldn't mind seeing Hillary get there, either.

Hey, do we have bench-strength, or do we have bench-strength? And add in people like Deval Patrick and Cory Booker, and one (or both) of the Castro brothers, and that's just the short list!

That's a really important thing to remember, Whovian.

"Treasure each encounter you have with another. You may not get another."

Thank you for posting this and sharing a very difficult moment with us. DU will buoy you up. I will never forget, after I posted about my mom's death, the reaction I got from people here. Comfort, support, sympathy, solace, many many shoulders offered for me to cry on if I needed them. People here were wonderful and so kind. It meant a lot. This is a great place. Glad you're here at a time like this.

Welcome to DU, chillfactor!

This makes me awfully nervous. While I admire John Kerry greatly, and under any other ordinary circumstances would be a STELLAR Secretary of State - OR Defense, I'd hate to see that seat open up. Because believe me, the bad guys will stop at NOTHING to re-install scott brown there. I wouldn't assume for one nanosecond that he'd be unelectable because his time has passed. These are dangerous waters. I wish we could avoid them!

Glad you're here, though! We need you. Stay vigilant!!! Especially if this does come to pass. We're gonna need all hands on deck and ready for battle again, immediately!!! Actually, Dems in Massachusetts should be preparing NOW.

K&R!

Proud union member here! Chris Matthews made a good point on his show - every time you make cuts in federal spending, that's a check that won't be going out to someone. Someone who may be disabled. Someone who may be a veteran. Someone who may need the help to keep her kids fed.

Cutting federal spending all too often means laying people off. Getting rid of JOBS. This from the self-styled GOP "job creators."

Their relentless and willful idiocy and contrarianism make me sick to my stomach sometimes.

Welcome to DU, caveat_imperator!

Glad you're here! I dunno - does anybody sue for slander and/or libel in situations like this? Frankly, I think that should happen - and A LOT. Tie them up in court and force them to prove what they said was not a lie or an attempt to mislead. But it seems to me that if it was doable, Pox Noise would have been sued so often that it'd be bankrupted.

Welcome to DU, DEMLISTENER!

Good to have you here! Basically they're clinging to ANYTHING that might a) take their limited minds off the FACT that even they can't ignore - that President Obama was reelected; and b) serve as raw material they can use to manipulate public opinion, turn citizens against our President, and maybe, just maybe, use it to drum up enough of a scandal that they can somehow plant the seeds for impeachment. Because Hell knows they sure weren't able to get rid of him on Election Night.

If voter suppression doesn't work, there's always voter nullification. Unfortunately, these assholes don't know when to quit. Which means we've GOT to stay vigilant!!!

Welcome to DU, Dakota Flint!

No. And - to use that phrase I HATE: "both sides," they do indeed lie about both sides. They make up all kinds of bad stuff about people on our side, in any way possible. They ignore and/or cover up all kinds of bad stuff about people on their side, also in any way possible.

Glad you're here! The more of us who see through their lies and other assorted bullshit, the better!!!!!

Welcome to DU, jeaps!

Mine, too. Indeed they will NOT be denied. Hell, WE will NOT be denied. Because they are us and we are them. As Mad-Eye Moody always warned Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!!!!!" I find it really rather an outrage - that this kind of thing is happening in 2012. Two Thousand and Twelve. This isn't the Middle Ages. This isn't the 18th Century. It just shows the quiet nobility of everyday heroes. They would NOT be denied. And they struck a blow for every single American presently on this side of the dirt. But adding insult to injury is how voting rights were presumably SETTLED. ALREADY. And all of a sudden it's a damned issue again! This was settled. And now the bad guys are back, making it an issue again.

Glad you're here. We need you. Stay vigilant!
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