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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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She forgot one thing.

She should have tried to sneak in language mandating government regulation and intervention of the penis and scrotum.

If I were in Congress, I'd be trying to get away with that, and more, at every turn! And I wouldn't make ANY noise about it. I'd do it with as much stealth as possible. Might even try to sneak language in that blocks and overrides ANY attempt to fuck with the right to vote, nationally OR statewide, too.

That'd be funny if it weren't true.

And nobody's going to give a damn about the "message" you wanted to send by doing so.

That "message" won't even get delivered.

And THIS is worth repeating:

"If you withhold your vote, though, the candidate who agrees with your priorities not at all is more likely to win."

Still wanna stay home on Election Day? STILL think it's an exercise in futility? Well, go ahead, then. You'll find out what REAL futility is when the other guy wins and ANY chance you had - even to have SOME of your priorities acted upon, will be LOST. For at least four-to-eight years. And a LOT of damage can be done by that other guy and all his henchmen in that time - some of it irreparable.

I don't know what's uglier - his face, or the ideas in the "mind" behind it.

He is altogether a most hideous individual. By WHATEVER scale you use to judge him.

Well, there's always hope. Heck, I read earlier this week that there's even talk of bringing

Olbermann back to MSNBC. Maybe just vaporous ideas merely being kicked around in public - Phil Griffin evidently expressing regrets about his leaving. That'd actually be pretty doggone great if Olbermann got back on the air Monday through Friday. It'd be great to have that nice loud voice chain-sawing through the bullshit again. He'd skewer the bastards! And it'd mean ratings.

Oh gosh! "That Was The Week That Was"! And "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"!

Okay - anybody old enough to remember Danny Kaye's comedy-variety show? I barely do. Or Red Skelton's? I remember that one a little better. Or "The Jackie Gleason Show"? Not "The Honeymooners" - "The Jackie Gleason Show". And "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "The Carol Burnett Show." Comedy-variety shows used to be all over prime time.

There will be others coming along. I hear (and enjoy) a fair amount of Louis C.K. because of my son - who has also discovered the late great George Carlin. He LOVES George Carlin. Just as we thought he would!

Isn't it astonishing? Dumbfounding. I can't believe this is the 21st Century and we're still

dealing with this shit. We haven't learned a thing. Or grown an inch.


It's damned embarrassing.

I think some Democrat in that state, if there are any left in the state legislature, should get loud and noisy and talk up a possible bill allowing Indiana taxpayers to deduct a certain percent if they're from the LGBT community, or the African American community, or the Latino community. After all, all of EVERYBODY's tax money, and the local fees too, cover things like keeping the roads passable and potholes to a minimum, keep the grid going, the water works and everything else that supports the entire community - residential/commercial/industrial - humming along. Our tax money funds first responders and teachers and what public schools the GOP hasn't been able to get rid of - across the country.

What if we taxpayers - those in Indiana and us nationally (my federal taxes contribute to stuff in EVERY state) - started making some noise about deducting a percentage of what the state of Indiana would derive from various federal programs and grants? Why should I have to help pay for that discriminatory shit? For example, I'm in California but I pay state AND federal income taxes. A small percentage of that goes toward programs benefiting the other 49 states as well as mine. So that includes Indiana. What if I were to say I don't want to pay for Indiana anymore, because of this shit? Granted it'd be almost impossible to do. But what if we started making noise about it? Started a movement? Or a drumbeat? What if we start talking about it and the idea spreads? And suddenly a lot of people are mumbling about it?

Maybe some "end times" for them, though.

At least the rest of us DO gain Salvation - since these nuts have been taken into custody and OFF the streets!

Ahhh... Arkansas. Proud producer of both Bill Clinton and Tehran tom the Traitor Tot!

Wow - talk about a broad spectrum there...

I think it was both. The nutcases were fired up and wouldn't have missed it. Those we REALLY NEEDED to show up at the polls, the good lefties as you say, stayed home. Well, in the case of the latter of those two mentioned in my Reply title - was doing so worth it? Wonder if those who gave up and stayed home are happy now?

Honestly, I can't for the life of me imagine that they're satisfied with the result.

YES I KNOW IT'S DISCOURAGING!!!! It's discouraging as all-get-out! YES!!! And those who assert this - YES, They Are Correct!

But there are consequences for that! Look what happened. Look what Arkansas got for itself. Look who Arkansas got to represent them in the Senate and, as we've seen, the whole world! That guy with the big block letters "TRAITOR" on the front of the New York Daily News - that's YOUR guy, Arkansas. That's YOU. He represents YOU. He's doing this shit in YOUR name. And it's gone all over the world and he's being labeled a traitor everywhere! YOUR Mr. Arkansas. Making YOU look like shit. Even those of you who stayed home because the choice you had with a "D" on it wasn't as perfect as you wanted.

And YES, you who didn't vote and stayed home for that reason, you who also look like shit all over the world because he's carrying YOUR good name around with him on his traitorous "crusade" ALSO, yes, YOU have a point, too. You wanted something better to vote FOR. You wanted someONE better to vote FOR. I wish you'd had that. Then WE, the rest of us who don't want him, would have better, as well. But instead, you stayed home, his team showed up and voted, and WE ALL are cursed with him. Happy now? Hoping if it Just... Gets... Really... Abominably... Bad, there will be some revolution and extreme corrective action because the people will have finally had a bellyful and revolt and change things. It'll take things getting THAT BAD for us to bring about the change we want? ralph nader thought so, too, during Campaign 2000, and look what happened there.

It's not gonna get that bad that people will be driven to revolt. Yes, it WILL get all kinds of really freakin' bad, but nobody's gonna bother. The opposite will happen, and HAS happened. People have grown despondent. Discouraged. They've lost hope. They've lost even being willing to dream about hope. So they say the hell with EVERYTHING, it's no use, they're all the same, and they stay home. It seems as though human nature nowadays is NOT to get fired up and grab the torches and pitchforks. They curl up and stay home and get in OUT of the bad ol' world. Well, THAT doesn't do much toward solving ANYTHING!

Makes me think of that movie from 1980 - "The Competition," with Amy Irving and Richard Dreyfuss as then-young piano prodigies in a bigtime, career-making international piano competition. Lee Remick played Amy Irving's teacher and mentor. She had the greatest line! The scene was (spoiler alert) in a side room off a larger grand salon where a party was underway. The competition was over and Amy's character had won. But she was not happy. She'd become lovers with Richard Dreyfuss's character - who was the runner-up the year before and this was probably his last shot at winning. She beat him. He came in second. And she was moping in this side room away from the revelry where she was ostensibly the guest of honor. So Lee Remick approaches her, knowing the whole back story and the romance that's now presumably on the critical list. She tells her young student - "it's going to take at least 100 years for Nature to evolve the kind of man you have in mind. Until that happens, GET OUT THERE AND DANCE WITH WHAT THERE IS!!!"

I wish we had the perfect candidates to vote for, everywhere! I wish everyone in every Congressional and state assembly district, every city, state, and county, and nationally did. I want that, too. But we don't. This is reality and it's not always what we have in mind. Sometimes it's not even close. And I fervently, ardently wish that we could vote FOR somebody rather than AGAINST the other guy. But sometimes that's all we have to dance with. I wish we had Elizabeth Warren running for President, too. But all the wishing and lobbying and advocating and pressuring don't seem anywhere close to making it so. But we still may wind up having to dance with what there is. Well, so be it. Better than letting the worse choice get in by omission from our side - because we did nothing to stop it. You want THEIR guy picking the next one or two Associate Justices of the Supreme Court?

GodOffalParty! Oh MAN, Thespian2 - that's gotta be the best one I've seen!

We have many times indulged in "What Do the Letters "G-O-P" Stand For?" threads. Usually you see some pretty great ones anyway. Greedy Old Pirates. Grab Our Pensions. Gouge Old People. People have come up with some very memorable ones! But this one is the best BY FAR!!!


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