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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.

Journal Archives


I hope they all fall down.

With the Alex Jones crowd, yep, the lizard people ARE in charge.

Certainly the lizard brains are.

Rock it, Bernie!

This has me looking forward to his remarks next week, at OUR convention!

I actually made an attempt to hear her out.

Found a 14-or-so minute clip of an interview Jill Stein did with Maria Bartiromo and friends. I watched it, and was aghast, listening to Dr. Stein. Or at least trying to listen to her. All she did, throughout, was babble about how we merely need to cancel the debt, and that would magically lead us to the economy of our dreams. Simplistic as hell, never described how that would happen, never had any details, never explained how it worked, and the word salad that she did offer was utterly palin-esque. Complete with the occasional giggle and chuckle punctuating her assertions. Sienna86, I almost literally started getting dizzy trying to make sense of what she was saying. My eyes started crossing. Bartiromo and friends had trouble making sense of it, too.

I kept thinking - THIS is a Harvard MD? She made no sense. None. She did not do herself proud.

My takeaway was that this was NO well-equipped or seriously-considered candidate for the biggest, hardest, and most complicated job in the world. I figure she's undoubtedly a good doctor, who, with that Harvard degree, would certainly be worth one's trust as one's doctor. Ben Carson certainly has earned that respect, as a neurosurgeon. Her credentials suggested giving her some serious and fair consideration, especially since her name does come up every now and then during this campaign season. But I've gotta tell you - I heard enough from her not to want to trust her with any political, national, or international affairs. She sounded exactly like someone who's in WAY over his/her head. Agonizingly so. Btw - my own doctor is terrific. I like and respect her a lot, and I have great and continuing confidence in her. She's the doctor to whom I took my kids - from the time they were born, onward into adulthood. But I sure don't regard her as suitable to run for President. I'm sure Jill Stein can make many contributions with her skill set and her intellect and experience. But she's not suitable to run for President.

To say I was disappointed is not accurate. I was shocked. I went away shaking my head after that, and fearing that she'd accomplish nothing in November except to provide us with a 2016 version of Ralph Nader.

And, certainly, that's just me. But watching and listening to her showed me enough to make me want to run screaming into the night. Either that, or find some Dramamine or something. I felt that dizzy trying to watch and listen to her, and follow along.

This is a terrific article. Good find, applegrove!

I suspect that's the whole point.

So you throw your hands up and say "FUCK IT! I GIVE UP!" And then you go with the emotions churned up in your gut. Which often lead you wrong.


HEY!!!! Do you suppose THIS is what Keith Olbermann was hinting about?

He tweeted something yesterday:

"As you watch this cheap Tobacco Triuther at #GOPinCle, take heart. Come sunrise I'll have a good surprise for you." That was yesterday evening - it says 7:37pm.

Yeah, MSNBC had it, too. They've all been remarkably quiet about that developing story.

But it's GIGANTIC news. Pox Noise has been such a big influence on news coverage for so long. That will be a big blow. A morale blow especially. He developed, and shepherded, their schtick. I guess every day of this hapless CONvention-cum-shit show has now been stepped on. Sucks to be them.

Margaret Sullivan was just on with Chris Hayes, speculating briefly about what roger ailes does next. She said he might go back into politics. He worked for Nixon at the start of his career. So that got me thinking - maybe he's free to join the Trump train? I mean - look at the timing...

Trump did say he might eventually do his own Trump TV network (particularly if/when he loses in November), to add even more wrong-wing propagandizing into the mix. Well, he may have his Trump TV COO.

I got a cake. Which I was NOT expecting. I seriously thought I'd just get a few hugs

and people telling me goodbye. But the bureau chief at the AP went out and ordered a small cake - and it even had my name on it. I was really surprised! And typical of that size newsroom, many of my friends weren't even there. I wasn't surprised about that, though. They were out covering stories and news conferences and stuff. The news never takes time off - even if it's just to go over to one end of the room and get some cake with some people. In a newsroom like that, there's ALWAYS gonna be a few people missing.
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