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calimary

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 62,366

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 would imagine that there will always be dedicated supporters of Bernie Sanders.

But their hearts are big enough to make some room for Hillary Clinton now, too. And for that, I'm very grateful. Thrilled to have him in the family, and grateful to his supporters as well!

We're gonna need all hands on deck to keep the White House in Democratic hands, and maybe flip the Senate. Every word Bernie will utter at the convention next week will be campaign gold.

This was a really good read! A keeper.

Well worth bookmarking.

My husband and I were both struck by the statements of Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of Trump's "The Art of the Deal." Which Tony Schwartz asserts he himself wrote - that Donald didn't write it, and that his (Schwartz's) months of trying to work with Trump and tag along with him and come to understand him resulted in his own terrible frustration and, now, flat-out horror. Schwartz said he found Trump to have "no attention span" and the behavior of a nine-year-old with ADD, if I remember his comment correctly. Schwartz also declared that he's terrified about the idea of Donald Trump as President, fearing that if Trump has the nuclear codes, that could mean "the end of civilization." I heard him say that twice.

Andy Borowitz!!!!!

“There was one sentence toward the beginning that had traces of humanity and rational thought,” Manafort said. “Fortunately, we caught it in time.”

Priceless!

GOOD one!

I LOVE the sub-heading at the bottom!

"Mercifully, It's Over With" - re: the CONvention! My sentiments exactly! Good to see they think so, too!

Holy Cow! Look at all those balloons!

Any idea how many there are? I'm just curious.

These photos are a treat, onehandle! Thanks! CANNOT wait for OUR week to begin!

Which ranting baboon? Oh yeah - the one who went on last, last night, right?

But there were lots of 'em last night, although not in the "big three" networks' prime time window.

There was a load of 'em on Wednesday night, too.

And another load of 'em on Tuesday night.

And another load of 'em on Monday night!

It was a Bevy of Ranting Baboons! Beaucoup de Baboons! A Bonanza of Baboons! I could keep going...

OH MY GOD that poem has scared me since I first read it in English class

in high school.

Yeah. No freakin' KIDDING "things fall apart."

Ironic quote there - a lie in and of itself!

After all, Donald Trump really DIDN'T write "The Art of the Deal." His ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, did.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

His entire schtick is a lie.

YUP! I'm honking!

EVERYBODY make sure you get out and vote!

And please plan to put even a bigger exclamation on that, looking ahead to 2018. We are blessed that year, even though it's a midterm election year, because Bernie himself will be running for reelection. He'll draw attention like nobody's business. Which will only help. After all, he's said many times that he wants that revolution, he wants more progressives running and getting elected (which, if we get a lot of them, and a lot of support for them, we could take back the House that year). And a President Hillary Clinton would need all the support behind her as can be drummed up!

Don't forget, the first midterm that President Obama faced, in 2010, and guess what happened then (when Democrats mostly skated or stayed home and didn't care that much)? We got the fucking teabaggers. The Tea Party arrived and has dug in like a tick on your leg from a long walk in the woods while wearing short pants. It was a DOUBLE-fuck because it was a census year, like we have every ten years, when a new census is taken, and Congressional districts are redrawn to conform to the changing population numbers. And with fewer Democrats showing up during that midterm election, the down-ticket results were disastrous, PARTICULARLY in the statehouses where we had an epidemic of CON governors getting elected. And they bring in their people, who get to supervise the results of the census - especially the redistricting part. Gerrymandered districts that favor aging whites automatically lock in some really reprehensible "representatives" who can then relax for the next decade's worth of Congressional elections because they're a lock to keep winning. Because the CONS have thoughtfully and strategically "tailored" their districts to their best advantage.

I'm glad that the next Presidential election cycle is on one of those "zero years" - 2020, when Democrats tend to turn out more. But even so, our side HAS TO get better during the midterms.
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