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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

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.

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Like this! A LOT! GREAT rant, NightWatcher!

Just Fucking MOVE.

Same thing with that crap from Governor OOPS. You don't like it, and you insinuate snarky comments about seceding? Well, go ahead then. Secede. Buh-BYE. And don't let the door hitcha where the Good Lord splitcha.

Ouch.

Point.

Well, okay then. I'm sure you'll like the results a whole lot when you decide to stay home on

Election Day, if she winds up being our nominee. I'm SURE you'll like the results of another CON in the White House.



And I'm as big a Luddite as ANYBODY here, maybe even the biggest of them all. So I totally get that part of it. And it's very real. I'd guess you're probably a lot more sophisticated in that regard, so you might well be expected to be impatient with, and less forgiving of, that kind of thing. I'm sure most DUers here are. But I'm not.

Interesting. VERY interesting. I didn't realize I had so much in common with Hillary Clinton.

I'm pretty much a Luddite, too. And even to this very day, I don't feel as though I have all my work tools available to me unless they're printed out and clipped together in packets - that I can just LAY MY HANDS ON whenever I need to. Those organized packets are there whether there's a power failure or not, whether there's a bad signal or not, whether the internet is down or not. I can still get some work done.

I don't keep an online or iPhone calendar or any of that stuff. I have a date book for the year. And I write my schedule items on the pages with a pen. And I can carry it in my purse and get it out and refer to it and get my reminders from it - wherever. Whether there's a good internet signal or not.

I, too, can understand why she would have stuck with a system she already knew, and already knew worked. That's totally ME as well! TOTALLY me! And I'd bet she never wanted to have to take much time to learn or be shown whatever system it was. She probably had WAY too much else to do that was equally time-sensitive and strategic and critical, if not moreso. And one other note here - sometimes with people like me (don't want to speak for Hillary, but this is definitely ME), the very idea of "showing how it works," or "showing what to do or how to operate it" is going to take DAYS. And I have to make notes. ON A PAPER NOTEBOOK, WITH A PEN (or pencil). If I can't make notes, I'm less likely to remember what was just shown to me or described to me.

My husband finds me frustrating to try to help in this regard. He's a genius. I'm an idiot. And he'll say - "just watch. Just WATCH what I'm doing. You'll get it. JUST WATCH. Don't write anything down. JUST WATCH!" And then I don't know what to do! WHAT am I supposed to watch? The screen? Your hand? The keyboard? I can't see what keys you're hitting 'cuz the top of your hand's in the way anyway. Am I supposed to follow the cursor? WHAT DO I WATCH?

And as you can imagine, it just deteriorates from there. Sometimes someone will comment to me - "hey, I can't believe you don't understand - this is so simple a child can do it!" My response is - "well, then, okay. Go get a child in here to work it for me!"

Oddly enough, this actually makes me like Hillary Clinton MORE. I can appreciate her more. And maybe I "get" her a little more, too.

Welcome to DU, PedXing!

Good to have you with us! I feel the same way. Frankly, in my opinion anyway, we wouldn't even have that big a constant worry about Iran if Saddam Hussein were still alive. He kept them busy. Kept them contained. Kept them occupied. There was ongoing, seemingly never-ending war between those two next-door neighbors, Iraq and Iran. They were far more concerned about the threat AT their border than to be able to make much time to bother with Israel. NOW, unfortunately, all those distractions and obstacles have been "thoughtfully" cleared away by bush/cheney, and the way is all clear and open for them to start making whatever mischief they want. Guess the bushies didn't think about that. Especially when they weren't thinking, PERIOD. Except with their "little heads," maybe. Had to go swagger around over there and prove who was Mas Macho. And they wound up proving NOTHING except how big a colossal and catastrophic mess they could make.

I still don't get how turning down the heat regarding the Iranians would somehow be harmful to Israel? I don't get that. How can that not be at least mildly beneficial not only to Israel but to that whole area, if you're able to cool things down over there, even by just a few degrees? How can that NOT be a good thing? And how could that NOT be helpful to Israel?

Welcome to DU, tracks29!

Glad you're here! Unfortunately this is a very good point. Because she's a woman, she has to be careful of what she says as well as how she says it. It takes me back to a quote I read from Barbra Streisand. Around the time she'd directed and starred in "Yentl," when women directors were almost non-existent, much less a woman director who's also the lead actress in the same project. So much shit came at her for being assertive and forceful, standing her ground, being the leader that a film director has to be, at the helm of a film production. I can't tell you how many times I heard the reference to - "when a man does it, he's being forceful, ballsy, courageous. no-nonsense, no-bullshit, commanding, gutsy, etc. etc. etc. but when a woman does it, she's a bitch." Hell, this point was understood quite a bit before Streisand. It's unfair and imbalanced. It IS a double standard. What else could it be? Quite simply: the same behavior that's admired and encouraged in a man is dissed and scorned in a woman.

It is indeed!

And bless you for doing that, roguevalley!

Good thoughts zooming your way!!!

Time to "light the green candle"! Green - for healing, renewal, health, rejuvenation, new growth, new life, and Spring!

In handcuffs. And I'm NOT talking "50 Shades..."

Welcome to DU, Persondem!

Glad you're here! I LOVE this photo posted in the OP. Excellent! I tell ya - we should be FED UP with being demonized all the time by these CON assholes!
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