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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 60,173

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

Toby Keith??? That's surprising.

Hmmm - I'm surprised. Wouldn't have expected this from him. After the whole Dixie Chicks business a few years back, I'd kinda written him off as hopeless and unsalvage-able. Maybe not... Good to see!

Man, what an essay! It's just really hard to imagine the insensitivity.

Harder to imagine how it feels when that shit is aimed at you. What a remarkable essay. Damn. Why do we torture each other so? Why the closed-mindedness and unkindness - and UN-Christian behavior at its utmost? If you're a TRUE follower of Christ, you have to embrace the idea that Jesus died for EVERYBODY'S sake. To save EVERYBODY. He didn't have one celestial water fountain at the foot of the Cross for the straights and another way off in the distance for the gays.

There's one statement here with which I disagree, though:
"Phil claims to love everyone, and I have to believe that he has the best of intentions for saying what he said. But he must realize the damage that those words do to people like me."
I seriously doubt this Duck Dick has any clue of the damage that those words do to people like the author of this blog. Seriously doubt it. Which fully convinces me of his utter thick-headed callous myopic unfeeling dumb-shit ignorance. If you cared about your words doing damage and you have that kind of platform, you might hesitate to mouth off like that.

Welcome to DU, ceeRoy!

Glad you're here. Astounding, isn't it? dubya of all people. Well, remember, the Ayatolla and Hitler both made Time's Person-of-the-Year, too.

I LOVE these photos. And I particularly enjoy scanning the other smiling faces clustered around

the President and whatever little one are connecting with each other. You can't help smiling at it, just by looking at the photo. That joy is genuine and contagious!

Much love to you, too, ColesCountyDem.

You do not mourn alone. You're here, and it's a good place to be in fair weather AND foul. MANY big shoulders to lean on here within DU, and everybody here has needed them at one time or other.

Welcome to DU, Alicia Carol!

So happy you're here! My deepest condolences to you and others in mourning here. We have a good friend who lost his son a week before Christmas. Just a few days ago. Can't get him out of my mind.

Seeing the posts here of people grieving reminds me of the night my mom died seven years ago. It still touches me so greatly to think back on that. It was late. Everybody else had gone to bed. I couldn't sleep. Posted a quick sentence or two, in my numbness. A mere few moments later there came a reply. Then another. Then several more. And soon there were dozens. By the time it tapered off there were a few hundred! It gave me such a sense of comfort and community. I realized I wasn't really alone. I can write about it and describe it and post about it now but I still can't fully or adequately express how much that meant to me, and how much it helped me to get through it. And I really didn't know and hadn't personally met any of the people who posted except for maybe two or three. But it was of such comfort. It's stayed with me ever since then. You do not mourn alone.

Same for you Mojorabbit and madfloridian, and everyone else here who is in mourning. DU is here for you, particularly at times like this, and it will buoy you up.

Dayum. Miss you, Redstone!

This was great to re-read. Thanks for posting it, Suich!!!!

Welcome to DU, TlcJobCoach!

Great to have you with us! My apologies for being late. I'm so amazed and reassured when I note how many people belong here now, compared to when I joined. It's really mushroomed! It's a great place to be because you will always get the sense that somebody IS around, and listening, open to you, and sympathetic. Look how many have responded just on this thread!

Glad you're here, TlcJobCoach! You found your way to a great online hangout - as everybody else here did!

Welcome to DU, 3Stones!

Glad you're here! I missed this thread on Christmas eve, but I think it was DUer Skittles who commented (in a thread to someone in mourning) that "someone's always here." VERY true. Every one of us here, whether overrun with family and crowded houses or not, has had moments where we felt very much alone or isolated. Many of us found our way to DU early after Selection 2000, when we felt a huge sense of aloneness and isolation and marginalization. And we found many friends and colleagues of like mind - in numbers increasing by the day. It was comforting, reassuring, and empowering.

Glad you're here. DU will buoy you up.

Kicking this. I've found that most tipped workers work damn hard for their meager compensation.

Many are on their feet all day long, dealing with customers who are cantankerous and impatient and distracted and self-involved. And, when they don't tip or leave just a few stray coins, DAMN FUCKING SELFISH CHEAPSKATES!!!!!!!

Hey, sorry to sound like such a hard-ass, but I can remember when I waited tables through college at the campus coffee house. I also was charged with managing the place. Both were hard jobs. I ran my legs off for people who came in for coffee and bagels and the live music we served. Many were parents of other students. Many of them were clearly well-heeled. More than once I had tables-full of very demanding people who ran me ragged, ordering everything, double helpings, extra this, more of that, sat there all evening, and left nothing. Or maybe if I was lucky, they'd leave a few scattered coins on the table. I never forgot that. It made me appreciate servers bigtime! Those folks work damn hard!!!!
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