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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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HAH! I have to go back and correct a lot of my own posts for the same reason!

Doin' it on the phone. And I don't know how to do half the maneuvers of the italicizing and bolding and such on the phone, either.

I found an EXCELLENT rebuttal word for the "taking a knee" controversy.

Those who think it's disrespectful should look up the word "supplication."

the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
"he fell to his knees in supplication"

I was impressed with Michael Steele on MSNBC just now. It was his take on the NFL owners caving to trump's now-successful attempt to dictate behavior around the National Anthem. He correctly pointed out that taking a knee was a PEACEFUL gesture. A peaceful way to point out a legitimate longtime affront.

What? You'd rather violence ensue? You'd rather have parades of militant chanters menacingly carrying lit torches? Throwing things? Setting fires? Starting a riot or stampede? Fist-fighting? Taking a knee makes a point in the most UN-aggressive way imaginable. It's quite nuanced. This point doesn't need blunt force to be asserted or underscored.

And one other thing: NOBODY will convince me that taking a knee is something bad. That's what came with my husband's marriage proposal! The new Duchess of Sussex got the same kind of proposal, from reports I've heard. HOW DARE that gesture of gentility, humility, and earnestness be shat upon!!!

I'd love your input.

One way to make it "a thing" and set it apart: the way it looks on paper.

When it's written out, visually, as opposed to spoken, it can be written in a way as to distinguish it. That's why I often capitalize words. It's for emphasis. Physical emphasis. Even if you're just skimming the thread and aren't actively reading each post, you can't help but notice a capitalized word or phrase. It kinda sticks out from the rest of the text.

I'd suggest LIE-gate, or LIEgate without the hyphen. Drawing added attention to the money syllable by capitalizing it (the LIE part) is driving the point home. REALLY "telling it like it is" and WHAT it is.

Bonus points for the visual aid making it obvious how you pronounce it!

Depressingly correct.

I don't mind this repeat post of yours, Moral Compass. Not at all. Deserves to be repeated.

Because the weaponizing of the message has now included repeating things three times (three repetitions, repeating three times), we need to make a habit of doing that, too. WHENEVER we're in a place or situation when there is a chance to promote and defend OUR positions. Repetition.

Repetition, repetition, repetition.

Because they have weaponized the message. Weaponized it. They have thoroughly WEAPONIZED the message.

And if we don't turn that technique back on them, and use it as OUR weapon, we're sunk.


Let's make this "a thing."

Elevate it and give it a lot of calcium supplement!

The whole idea, whether it just began or has continued for more than a decade

just the idea, in and of itself, is quite sickening. At least to me.

Yellow to reflect their cowardice?

That'd be fitting.

AND the NFL enjoys tax-exempt status.

WHY? That's one thing that should definitely change.

Well, how 'bout that!

Another victory for women's autonomy! It's HER body. SHE gets to decide. Full stop.
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