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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.

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Is that a bunny in your pocket or are you just hare to see me?

I guess you had to be there!

And we were!

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! (Did you put those VW-Beatles in for me? ROFL!!!)

I agree with LeftofObama up top, here: I look forward to these every week!

OR - their assertive voices start fading as they mumble "well, I don't know..."

Or the ever-popular "well, whatever..."

Yet I have seldom seen this shake anybody up enough that they stop swallowing the propaganda whole and begin to question things a little more. I've seldom seen epiphanies. Doesn't mean they don't happen. Andrew Sullivan comes to mind, for example. The Media Matters guy, David Brock, is another. There are some. And, I HOPE AND PRAY, more awakening all the time.

Not for long. When Massachusetts picks John Kerry's replacement, she'll be the SENIOR senator!

Awfully impressed with her! I'm proud to have contributed to her campaign! UNLIKE heidi heitkamp, Elizabeth Warren has quickly proven to be an EXCELLENT investment!

I'm sorry, this individual is just PATHETIC.

I always find it kind of hilarious to watch the news clips. There's john mccain... walking toward more podiums with microphones to blah-blah-blah. And there's his little sniveling shadow, his little puppy dog, lindsey graham... urgently following along trying to make sure he gets into the shot for the cable news shows, so he's seen CLOSE BEHIND mccain and therefore gaining implied political ground by being seen in the same shot...
The really pathetic part comes after that. Little sycophantic tag-along lindsey graham even has HIS OWN even LITTLER sycophantic tag-along puppy dog shadow these days! Who reliably appears, urgently following along trying to make sure SHE gets into the same shot for the cable news shows, so SHE is seen close behind both lindsey and john mccain - little kelly ayotte. It's like watching a four-year-old with a pull toy. And the pull toy has a pull toy. The shadow has a shadow. The Me-Too has a Me-Too.


And on top of that, they're too pathetic even to be ashamed of themselves!!!

I don't understand the appeal, either! You and I - and most clear-headed people who are grounded in

reality and who don't spend a lot of time polluting what's left of their brains by watching Pox Noise - certainly everybody here on DU - weren't fooled. But so many others in this country were. Ate the whole thing. Swallowed it whole. And asked for seconds. Remember how what people said of him so often that he was someone you could go have a beer with? And THAT made no sense to me, either, because why on earth should you be wanting to go have a beer with a dry drunk?

Unfortunately, "somehow he had an appeal." I have friends who've gone all the way over to the Dark Side. And I have heard them say, straight-faced and with all sincerity, that dubya was one of our better presidents.

That's a good one!

George W. Bush always catches a break. Now it's grade inflation.

Seriously. I'm gonna be 60 in a couple of weeks. I can remember back a few Presidents. dubya was worse than the worst. He was reagan times about 15. Somehow he had an appeal that helped anesthetize much of America to just how foul his time of presiding was.

I'm sitting here trying to think back on the various odiferous types who lurked behind the curtain in other really freakshow Presidencies. Because with ALL administrations, it's not just the President you send into office. It's all the people he's bringing in with him, or whom he plans to appoint or nominate for something. That part is key.

nixon and reagan come to mind. haldeman, ehrlichman, john mitchell, charles colson, all these fiends during the nixon era, plus the Watergate Burglars. For reagan it was john poindexter, oliver north, elliott abrams, caspar weinberger, and more. It was Criminality on Parade with both their regimes. But maybe what makes them NOT the worst was that, back in those days, there was enough strength among the opposition to contain at least some of the shit that came out, and the shitters responsible for it. And back then we had a vigorous, muckraking, and impartial news media bent on telling the truth regardless whether it generated profits or furthered an agenda. At least back in nixon's day, a whole bunch of his scheming conniving little cabal wound up ousted from their jobs, facing charges and in numerous cases, federal prison. reagan's administration was epically criminal, record-setting at that:

The presidency of Ronald Reagan in the United States was marked by multiple scandals, resulting in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 administration officials, the largest number for any US president.

At least some people were held accountable, even if reagan himself escaped impeachment over the Iran/Contra Affair. And of course, we all know what happened with richard Nixon, the first time a President actually had to pay in full for the bad things he did. But dubya's? None. Well - one. scooter libby. Who btw still walks free to this day and uncontrite. He's never seen a day at a federal penitentiary, even one of those "Club Fed" types where white collar criminals go for their timeouts. And in dubya's den, there are actual war criminals. Plus one who many honestly and soberly describe as evil. ALL THE MALFEASANCE of the bush/cheney years, and not one individual has had to face any music except for that from some local orchestra playing them onstage at yet another speaking engagement along the "mashed-potato circuit".

None of these schmucks in bush/cheney & co. has had to pay a price for what he/she did.

Dang, CTyankee, that's a good one!

"We are all born beautiful but the RWingers have been deformed by their ideology..."

And to add insult to injury, they've even perverted the very word "right." I don't even like using it anymore. Because their idea of "right" is TOTALLY WRONG!!!

It's in our very anatomy. The human heart hangs to the LEFT.

CONservative ("right"-winger) thinking is naturally counter to our physical beings.
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