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Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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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.

Journal Archives

Welcome to DU, Snackshack.

Seems like we've been begging for this, for years - SOMEBODY in the Dems PLEEEEEEASE show some BACKBONE!!! SOMEBODY PLEEEEEEASE stand up to these people! SOMEBODY PLEEEEEASE start fighting these people the way they need to be fought: dirty and scheming. If we don't, we'll get rolled - EVERY time.

I posted somewhere else that I deeply admire Michelle Obama's statement that "when they go low, we go high." But with this bunch, going high usually sends you straight over a cliff. We can't fight fair when they don't. That only gets you a win in the movies. Real life doesn't work like that.

I find myself wondering - WHERE are OUR devious players? Where are OUR fighters willing to play dirty? WHY are we always the ones who feel they have to play nice?

And for once, ol' newty is telling the truth.

The republi-CONS have always had a hard-on about Roosevelt's New Deal. Wanting VERY badly to dismantle it ever since it was implemented. And THEY are the ones who brag about how "Christian" they are!

What I wish our side would start pointing out:

- "republi-CONS. They DON'T want to help you!"
- "You're on your own. Sucks to be you, 'eh?"
- "republi-CONS are the 'IGMFU Party.' 'I-Got-Mine, F-U'!
- "CONS. Because all they offer is a CON job!"

The last time they were in a position like this, they did try.

Minority status in the House of Reps. They went ahead and held their own hearings without majority approval. No subpoena power to ad teeth to their summons to people to come testify. And not even a hearing room in which to hold those hearings! The majority refused to allow it. So they had to go to the basement and cobble together a "hearing" there. With very little press coverage - because since they weren't the party with the power, whatever they did was insignificant to the news media.

It was an exercise in futility from the get-go. But at least they made an attempt.

Hey Ladyhawke1! Shall I say Welcome to DU, or Welcome BACK to DU?

I've noticed there are some people here with low post counts, who are actually old friends, just with new screen names after the hacking last month.

Whatever the case, glad you're here. Misery does love company (in my case, anyway)!

Seems only fitting. After all, trump has his two sons,

his very own version of Saddam's two dreadful sons and hand-me-down henchmen, Uday and Qusay. Or as some in this country worded it, back then: "Ooky and Kooky".

Welcome to DU, hurple.

I like that! "His precedency"! THAT'S a great way to word it!

I've already determined that I simply cannot call him "President trump". Maybe "Resident trump" the same as some people referred to dubya - as "Resident Bush". I cannot capitalize his name except in the case of what first wife Ivana called him: "The Donald." Otherwise, for me, he's trump. Or donald trump. I can't put the word "President" on there. Just can't do it! But "Precedent trump" I think I could do.

Welcome to DU, Soulbro2.

My husband was just talking about that. The North Koreans. What's to stop them from sidling up to ISIS, with some level of nuclear capability to sell?

I've never hoped I'd be wrong more ardently than I do now. But I can't shake an ever-stronger nagging feeling within me that this will not end well.

Welcome to DU, moda253.

I think everyone on this thread is making a valid point, yours included.

I HOPE we can reach some of these idiots before it's damn near too late. What I fear is that we might be at that exact "until it's damn near too late" point - NOW.


Thanks, JPP/bluzmann57! I remember you from that handle.

Glad you're back!

So am I.

I'm STILL with her. As are almost three million MORE Americans than fell for The Donald.

How long do you think it'll be before some of those dumb-asses finally wake up? How long do you think it'll be before we'll start seeing inklings of a "come to Hillary" moment, where at least a few of 'em start letting a few tiny little second thoughts see the light of day? Most of 'em, no. But I'll bet in muted conversations around a future Thanksgiving table or some such, you'll start hearing a few begrudging mea culpas. Maybe after they've watched their Medicare get cut, radically (or disappear entirely), with all the ensuing excuses about how we have to build up our military and everything else just has to get starved because we have to use every extra penny on building up the nuclear arms race. "Well, I dunno.. I guess maybe I shoulda voted for Hillary..."

And how many times will we hear choruses of "we WARNED you! We tried And TRIED to warn you!"

Then again, though, the one thing most people Hate-Hate-Hate to do is to admit they were wrong. Or worse, admit they've been HAD.
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