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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.

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I'm SO proud!


Look out, CONS. We're coming for you!!!!!



I'm just now catching my breath, and she finished speaking several minutes ago!!!!!!!


I am SOOOOOO with HER!!!!

Michael Grimm.

What a resume he has!


I just watched it all, took notes, blogged about it, and boiled inside. It was hard to watch.

I couldn't believe Helen Thomas was treated that way. I remember meeting her at one regional conference where she was the keynote speaker. I was so intimidated I could hardly shake her hand - that was ME shaking like a leaf! I knew people in the White House Press Corps in DC. NONE of them spoke up. It was really discouraging and tremendously disappointing.

I'm certainly no ultimate arbiter of all things news. But if I had been running a news department at that time, and had been shut out of the White House, or had my credentials yanked, or one of my people had been moved out of his/her seat because of something we printed or aired, seems to me THAT would have been the lead story.

Me too, skylucy!

I've watched a whole bunch of 'em in my life. Both sides. This one is by far the best I can ever remember seeing! And not only that, but it's an astounding contrast to last week's CONvention. Just astounding!

Just the viewing alone - the DNC's convention looks like a rainbow of humanity! The RNC's version looked like a frickin' Klan rally.

Oh for fuck's sake.

Too damn bad.

BTW - Welcome to DU, krakfiend! Glad you're here! This is a most extraordinary day!

I hope they understand, too, that it's mighty counterproductive.

All it's gonna do, for most people, is alienate them from whatever cause or grievance is being shouted about. And when you heckle somebody like John Lewis or Elijah Cummings, who deserve NOTHING BUT respect, then you really lose your case. All you wind up doing is pissing people off, particularly those who really might agree with you. Guaranteed you'll lose a bunch of 'em.

I'm sorry. It's just not right. Yes these folks have the First Amendment. But sheesh - so do all the people who could yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, who don't do so. For the same reason: because you just shouldn't.

Not surprised.

Not at all!

Know what this Democrat would say to Donald Trump? "Mine's BIGGER!"

Yeah, we went around a neighborhood.

It was fun because we were in a group of three women. One kept notes, and the other two of us talked. I was lucky to be in a group with a very local woman who was running for reelection to a local council position, and it happened to be near her neighborhood. She pointed out to many of them that the reason they had a nice newly paved street was because she had agitated for it, personally, in that job a few years earlier. She actually won a few votes for her own race as well as thumbs-up for Hillary.

We talked with lots of people and even got a couple of women (one lived across town and was visiting the other one) who asked about volunteering for Hillary. We also met a number of young men, obviously Millennials, who were very sweet and friendly and told us "I'll be voting for her in November!" A signal, I suspect, that they were going with Bernie in the primary. But there was NO nastiness from ANY of them. Maybe because we appeared, and behaved, like we were completely harmless. Which we were! We were instructed not to get into arguments or confrontations, but always to be well-mannered and courteous and nice, and to avoid tying anybody up at their door in long conversations. We would leave flyers when somebody wasn't home, and offer them when people seemed amenable to them.

Yeah. I've seen several versions of that. "I can't believe I STILL have to protest this shit."

And another one cautioning that if we don't keep the White House, our daughters will have to fight for the same rights their grandmothers won, decades ago.
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