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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

You beat me to it.

Hey Senator Gillibrand, you’re running behind on your pile-on here.

Indeed indeed indeed.

Hillary would not have been an international laughingstock, publicly embarrassing all of America to the world. Hillary would not cut in front of a new member of the international group and push him aside so he could stand in front and hog the cameras. Hillary would have been gracious and charming - and everybody else from all those other nations would be wanting to be seen with her and to be seated next to her and to talk to her and be photographed with her.

She’d be no pariah. Nor would WE be thought of that way as a nation. Like we’re becoming now because of who we “chose” for our leader.

And she’d have picked a smart group of White House staffers and associates, as well as Cabinet officers and others. And there wouldn’t be so many important and essential jobs unfilled. Like all the ambassadors we still don’t have.

I was no fan of the Bushes. However,

I was really touched by the class with which George Senior and Barbara greeted the Clintons and their then-pre-teenage daughter Chelsea.

The incoming First Family arrives at the White House to be greeted by the outgoing First Couple. It’s a tradition by now.

I’ll never forget how HW greeted Chelsea so warmly and affectionately and said “Welcome to your NEW HOUSE!”

Her dad had just denied him what many (including him, I’m sure) thought was his “entitlement” to a second term. During a nasty campaign. Rendered him a one-termer, which had to be at least somewhat humiliating. And he was about to hand over the front door keys to the residence he felt he deserved to keep for four more years, and probably rather ardently didn’t want to give up. And yet he was kind, welcoming, and totally charming to that shy young girl. So was Barbara. Like grandparents more than political foes.

I couldn’t help noticing that. And I’ll remember that about him for a long time.


They're ALL laughing at him. They've all sized him up. They've taken the measure of the "man" and recognized the spoiled snot-nosed brat.

With my deepest apologies to all the other spoiled snot-nosed brats out there...


One little happy ending in the midst of all this dismal-ness. I'll take it.



The lover scorned.

Putin, on the other hand, looks positively ecstatic! I’ve never seen him high-fiving somebody like that! As my late mother would have said, “he looks like the cat that ate the canary.”

The unfortunate fact is that Putin’s having a pretty fabulous run of luck in the game of geopolitics right now.

I'm surprised he didn't book it at a trump property.

Rudy always seems ready to suck up to “the boss”.
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