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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 64,704

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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That's Zippy the Pinhead to you, pal.

Get mah name right, K?

The Pope doesn't look very happy.

I can understand why.

The "crown princess" looks like she dressed to look like a crown princess. At least she's doing the modesty thing here, thank goodness. Must realize this isn't the State of the Union speech or something...

Love for Shenmue!

Wishing you a speedy recovery, sweetie!

Thanks for letting us know, irisblue!

Welcome to DU, Delmette2.0!

EXCELLENT news! And thank you for your service in this very important but often overlooked regard!

I have friends in Boise now. I messaged them a few minutes ago. Let's flip that sucker!

Well, maybe they'll have little effect on the country as a whole - NOW.

But at the state legislature and local level - Dems have been not just asleep, but in a collective coma for far too long. They slept and slept and slept some more while the bad guys systematically schemed, organized, and took over all the low-level seats they could - state, county, city, neighborhood. And that's where they build their farm team to run for higher office later and then eventually Congressmember, Senator, Governor, Secretaries of State, and higher. While our team stayed asleep. Pretty much for decades! They were a bunch of Rip Van Winkles on anything other than the Presidency.

They're finally waking up, though! THANK GOD. Because THAT is where WE need to build. You start at the local level - school board, alderman, city council, county council, and build from there. You dominate there. And then you grow it - FROM THERE.

And you don't stop there, either. You invade and take over at the state government level. That's why so many state legislatures are more or mostly red. THAT'S where the trouble REALLY starts. That's why so many governors' mansions belong to the bad guys right now. That's where these state measures on voter suppression start. That's where the action is on efforts to force somebody's religion down the throats of everybody else in business or otherwise. That's where the trouble begins for LGBTQ rights, and for gun safety, and for water quality issues, and for renters' rights. That's where the restrictions on screwing the poor and the needy and the disabled first flower. Our team put most of that on ignore.

And that's where we NEED to build strength. The bad guys need just a handful of additional governorships (four, I think) for them to be able to hold a Constitutional Convention and REALLY change things for the worse.

WE HAVE TO GET BUSY! And anybody with friends in Montana - did you call them or message them to remind them to vote tomorrow? (For Rob Quist?) It'd mean a lot and say a lot to flip that seat to blue! Make Paul Ryan reach for the Maalox bottle! Send him another DEMOCRAT where there used to be a CON!

Orange Foolius? BWAAHaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaa!!!

These are great!

Gotta hand it to the short-fingered vulgarian, though. He's NOTHING if not inspirational!

Welcome to DU, to you too, leetexy!

Hi John!

I'm just continually amazed at the hard-heartedness of the other side. Just really can't believe it.

Don't know if this guy Mick Mulvaney is a Catholic or a believer in the more broad category of Christianity. But MAN he does NOT know Matthew 25: 35-45. That's the passage in the New Testament (NOT where you'd find moldy oldies like the book of Leviticus) that elaborates on the theme of "whatever you do to the least of these, you do to Me."

Wooohooooooo! The Butternut Crybaby!

Man! Add that to the list!

Btw - I collected a bunch of 'em in another thread:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=9103756

Enjoy!

Sounds like another job for Rosy Scenario and her sidekick, the Magic Asterisk!

Those were two citations that reagan's budget director, David Stockman, described in a book he wrote about the Gordian Knot-level CON JOB of "reaganomics" after he left that job. Basically pulled the legs out from under all the fancy "trickle-down economics" soothsayers. The "magic asterisk" was literally an asterisk - that they inserted in their attempts at budget figuring, to make everything add up when it otherwise wouldn't. Just insert the good ol' magic asterisk in the calculations and look! Like magic, the budget works! And rainbow unicorns will come shooting out of reagan's ass at high noon every day all summer long! "Rosy Scenario" worked the same way. "She" was brought in to show how - if reaganomics were allowed to work their wonders, everything would be just cool-cool-cool! And it'd all work out fine! And MORE of those rainbow unicorns would come flying out of reagan's ass at high noon every day - all year round!

NONE of it worked. NONE of it turned out the way they said. Ol' Rosy is back now, I see, with all those great-sounding pie-in-the-sky promises about growth at 3%, 4%, 5%, or even - gasp! - 6%! Yeah. And still MORE of those rainbow unicorns will come flying out of EVERYBODY'S asses at noon every day for the rest of all of our lives!

Welcome to DU, The Mouth!

Like that "cheeto benito" name for trump! You could make "Cheeto Bandito" out of that too!

Btw - I collected a bunch of 'em in another thread:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=9103756

Enjoy!
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