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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.

Journal Archives

I'll give you an "oops" - she has a BRAIN.

And all he's got is "oops!"

No kidding, Rowdyboy! That sums it up rather nicely.

DiFi is better than nothing. Liked her forceful presence in the gun debate. I liked that A LOT! I was surprised, frankly. I expected her to go sniveling to the unreliable "middle of the road," which usually finds her leaning more to the wrong side. In ANY event, she's WORLDS better than having a republi-CON!!!

EVERYONE should keep that in mind when discussing presidential politics, too. Don't just go off in a huff because the Democrat standing before you isn't perfect. ANY even cursory examination of the make-up of the Supreme Court should be enough to settle that one. Do you want someone who would tend more to nominate a Ruth Bader Ginsburg or an antonin scalia?????? Could you live with the ramifications of that for the next 20 - 30 years????????

I'm afraid that's what it comes down to. At least for me. I dislike having my vote hemmed in like that. But it is what it is. And the alternative to even a so-so Democrat is a future dominated by the scalias-alitos-thomases. And I don't think ANYONE, even the most critical DUer or progressive, really deep-down wants that.

Something to think about, folks. Something IMPORTANT to think about.

Just seems to me to underscore the CRITICAL importance of keeping a Democrat in the White House. Failure to do so leaves us hamstrung and hobbled, with the damn scalias and alitos and thomases. It wasn't a republi-CON who brought you clear-headed thinking like Ruth Bader Ginsburg's or Sonia Sotomayor's (or Elena Kagan, I suppose, although I haven't exactly been in love with her since she, as Solicitor General, failed to win us the Citizens United case - President Obama said she was a great consensus-builder. I beg your pardon??????? She sure didn't build much of a concensus THAT time).

I love George Takei!

Did you see the latest photo he posted? Shatner on a can of nuts hollering "PeKHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANS!!!!!"

Welcome to DU, Mkap and summer-hazz!

Glad you're here, both of you!

We did finally have a good ending to a previously crappy day for Democrats. Grateful as all-get-out for this double blessing! Wendy's efforts prevailed, after all. And now we have Ed Markey going to the Senate! YESSSS! So grateful that this was how yesterday ended! We needed this! It's incredibly reassuring!!!

There really is reason to be hopeful.

Hallelujah!!!!! That Senator is a HERO!!!!

She's an inspiration! She gave all of us women a voice!!!! Politicians: Get the Fuck OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE (and MY DAUGHTER'S doctor's office, since I'm too old to get pregnant but she's not!)!!!!

Maybe there's hope for Texas after all...

That's what I did, too.

Just didn't want to watch the news. Too depressing.

Just always be on your guard to protect this ground you've gained. Do not get complacent!

Because there will always be knuckle-draggers and meddlers and bedroom busybodies who will stop at nothing to take this victory away from you. And they'll be fired up by this. They won't go away quietly and accept that they're wrong, which is what should happen. They'll be defiant and they won't accept this. Count on it.

This is WUNNNNderful!!!!

I really liked Rachel Maddow's metaphor on this, which she stated a few minutes ago on Chris Jansing's show - equality was like cell service as you traveled around the country, the signal would go in and out depending on where you were.

In this day and age, that's just total bullshit. TOTAL bullshit. Marriage is marriage. PERIOD. Equality is equality. PERIOD. It isn't a little bit here and a little bit there. It isn't based on some individual community's whims or rigid localized crap. It isn't "well this part is equal but your part is not..."

I'm a heterosexual. Neither my husband nor I have EVER felt that our marriage was in any way threatened, compromised, or damaged by the marriage of two gays. We've been married for 37 years. I guess some straights out there have marriages that are so tenuous and brittle and unstable that they'd just crumble over this. Well, I feel sorry for them. Maybe THAT constitutes a bad or illegitimate marriage then? Ours is as strong as ever. And yours is too, William769! Congratulations!!!!

I just think it's kind of a shame that we've had to fight this through so much obstruction and prejudice and intolerance and small-mindedness, for so long, and all the way to the freakin' Supreme Court to get to this point. Still troublesome that assholes like scalia, alito, and thomas were in a position to weigh in on this. Thank GOD they were in the minority! (Sure wish it had gone that same way yesterday.)

America takes another step forward. BUT BE ON YOUR GUARD. I say this as a woman who thought her rights were protected after Roe v Wade - and we are STILL defending that one. I hope it doesn't go the same way for the LGBT community. But there are people in this country who won't take this quietly, and I expect some of them to try to start a movement to get this reversed someday. Be on your guard. Protect the ground you've gained with everything you've got. Look what's happening to voting rights, and the right to choose. This sweet victory can VERY easily be taken away again.

Oh, I do like that!!! The Brain State!

Well, they sure do vote with their brains. Wish we could say that about all 50 states, and on a regular basis.


This weary Californian thanks you!!!!
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