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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
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.

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Oh man... how awful is that?!

Those poor people onboard.

Oh man...

Yep. This is exactly what happens. Wanna keep the jerks out?

Then get to the polls and vote. Every chance you get!

She honors us all with her service to civil rights.

And we are honored and blessed to have had such courage in our midst.

May she sleep in total peace.

Saint ronnie's photo there is misleading.

He was just barely in the military. Made films for training and PR purposes. Never got his hands dirty. And certainly never saw combat. Same thing for dubya. He never even served his full tour of duty. He cut out several months early from Guard duty. First in the so-called "champagne squadron" in the Texas Air National Guard and then to Alabama where he hung around the office on the base, bragging about how drunk he got the night before. Stayed there long enough to get his teeth fixed on the taxpayers' tab and then took off - early.

Dan Rather was correct.

Surprised! After the pass they gave Wisconsin

I expected this one would not go our way either.

Give 'em HELL, Mr. President!!!

Never did understand why he's so reviled. He's got more godliness in a single strand of his hair than there are in all the combined congregations following that crackpot ted cruz's crackpot "preacher" dad.

They still believe in a "Supply-Side Jesus" and in voting republi-CON because that will ensure

that they, too, will be rich someday.

They have bought and swallowed whole - that bill o' goods. PLUS, they're told that whatever they BELIEVE!!!! is true, even when it isn't. If they just BELIEVE it hard enough, it'll be true. They're home free, provided they REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY believe it's true.

I remember how reagan talked his way out of impeachment over the Iran-Contra scandal and selling arms to the Ayatolla. The simpering crap that came out of his mouth made me almost spit my hot tea all the way across the living room. Paraphrasing - "the facts say no, but my heart tells me it's true." Oh your HEART tells you it's true? So then, THAT somehow makes it true, even in the face of cold hard reality-type facts????? Oh. My. Freakin'. Sweet. God.

I was absolutely aghast at that. And of course there were NO repercussions. He got ANOTHER free pass on that one. Everybody went, "awwww... poor dear man... Well, never mind then. It's okay. It couldn't be helped. We take it all back. Here's another freebie for ya, dear darling ol' Dutch! We still love you!"

Just HIDEOUSLY disgusting. And that fucker got away with it, too. He could have, and SHOULD HAVE, been impeached. As I later read, Nancy was just petrified over the very prospect of her precious ronnie being IMPEACHED. She worked overtime, behind the scenes, trying to manipulate his way out of it.

Not willing to put his Monsanto where his mouth is.

This is very shrewd advice. Start LOCALLY.

That's what that little weasel ralph reed was pushing back in the 70s with his aggressive religious crusade to shove his own brand of very pinched and restricted "Christian" cultism on the rest of the country (so say I - a lifelong conflicted Catholic). He vigorously and relentlessly advocated staring local. Run for the school board, he said. Run for the little city alderman job, he said. Run for the local council, he said. Run for the obscure little nothing-position - FROM WHICH YOU CAN BUILD A POWER BASE AND EXPERIENCE AND CONNECTIONS AND A RESUME, AND YOU CAN THUS START MOVING UPWARD. You wanna be President, Governor, Senator, etc.? Start with the picky-yuny little small-time positions and work your way UP.

Look at ted cruz - he got into the loop running for some Texas Land Commission position. "The WHAT?" you say. Yeah. Who cares how out-in-left-field or obscure or backwater or insignificant or flat-out-nothing-burger that job title is. It was all he needed to get started. It made him at least an entry-level player, but it allowed him to get his foot in the door. And look where he is now. He went straight into the Senate from that little nothing-burger platform. There are tons of enemy combatants like him.

ALERT-WORTHY: george P. bush, the son-of-jeb who has all the sex appeal and BIG-TIME early mojo with those looking long-term at the White House and thinking he, as half Latino, might be the next "anointed one" to continue the bush "royal" line. Him even more than his dad. AND he photographs well, so there's sex appeal working for him now, too. Little george P. bush just recently won his own first election in some lesser, non-glamorous small-change job in Florida. SO HE HAS ALREADY GOTTEN HIS START. He's being groomed. Beware. So this one doesn't sneak up on you.

WELL, as I find myself asking fairly frequently these days, WHY AREN'T WE DOING THE SAME THING??? Are we STILL asleep at the switch? We literally just woke up about the "Zero-Year" thing when the census is taken - every decade on the zero years - 2010, 2020, 2030, etc, and the Congressional reapportionment is done. And if the CONS are in power then, THEY will be the ones with their thumbs on the scale to gerrymander the districts in their favor, locking in their ill-gotten gains for maybe a generation or more. While OUR hapless team is just now waking up about it. WTF IS WRONG WITH OUR TEAM???

Well, from the "What The Hell Took 'Em So Long" department, our team finally did. FINALLY!!!! At Long Fucking Last:

http://dlcc.org/news/dlcc-launches-advantage-2020-key-success-next-round-redistricting-70-million-plus-effort

Heck, for them, that's normalcy.

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