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calimary's Journal
calimary's Journal
August 21, 2013

Welcome to DU, cactusfractal!

Glad you're here. This SUCKS!!!!! I SOOOOOOOO want to see these bastards pay for their crimes! I don't want to leave it to history. I don't want to trust that it'll happen in the Here-After or whatever that might be. I WANT IT NOW. In public. For the world to see. So it can be a lesson to those who come later and expect to be able to perpetrate, and get away with, the same sins.

August 21, 2013

Well, in SoCal, it can actually get humid here now.

I CLEARLY remember when my family and I moved out here from the Midwest when I was nine. First thing my mother noticed was there wasn't any humidity - which could be unbearable back there. The difference was rather stark! Now, it can get comparatively thick and sticky here. A friend of mine was staying out here with us for a few days last week and she remarked on how humid it was. Disquieting, to say the least. It's been growing more humid here in SoCal over the last decade or so. I find it troubling.

August 20, 2013

I see a lead line like that and immediately think: "how can I help?"

I want that detestable party GONE. Consigned to the dustbin of history. Rendered so impotent and ineffective and sterile that it can no longer be self-sustaining, and basically ceases to exist. I want the Carthage treatment for those Neaderthal, racist, sexist, extremist, intolerant, willfully-ignorant bastards. Burn down their city and sow the ground with salt so that nothing will grow. I don't want them able to survive to fight another day. If they get their way, they'll frickin' DOOM THE PLANET with their climate denials and their anti-reason and logic and their "take it on faith alone" mentality that it really doesn't matter how much we fuck things up because "when the last tree is felled, Jesus will come back!" That's not an exaggeration from me. That's a quote from a guy named james watt - reagan's interior sercretary, testifying before Congress, straight-faced and open-eyed, about his planned reckless non-stewardship of our precious natural resources and open lands and national parks and the like.

Here AGAIN - something else vile and toxic to planetary survival that started BIGTIME during the reagan era. I used to shake with horror and fear and fury when I'd hear him speak - talking about how he wanted to open up our forests and wilderness areas and other protected lands - to "ALL the people!!!" It sounded soooooo good, and so harmless, and even noble and altruistic. But if you drilled down just a millimeter below the surface, you would quickly realize what he meant by "ALL the people:" those "poor pitiful put-upon unfortunates" who'd been locked out: developers, the logging industry, the oil industry, drillers and strip-miners, and a McDonalds and 7/11 at every tenth-of-a-mile marker. People who SHOULD be locked out of our forests and open plains and unsullied coastlines and mountains - because everything they touch turns to shit, pollution, litter, and barren, dry, desolate, poisoned eyesores.

August 20, 2013

Now THAT would be a good idea, too!

I've been impressed with her for a long time! I see her filling in as host from time to time - I hope they're getting her warmed up for a show of her own. She's really terrific!!!!! Quick-witted, brilliant, and killer points she makes, especially in debates with adversarials and other assorted CONs.

August 20, 2013

His focus on ANY issue shows he's DELUSIONAL!

What a vile excuse for a human being. I'm surprised that he and his ego can even fit inside the city limits of Washington DC.

August 20, 2013

OMG!!!!! I'm just glad my son has outgrown Cub Scouts...

This clip would be spread all over everywhere...

The day he figured out how to make farting noises with his armpit ...

... and then his sister got into it and she proved to be as gifted as he was!!!

August 20, 2013

I like it! I thnk WHATEVER shit has been thrown at President Obama for his alleged

non-citizen status oughta be shoved down ted cruz's throat too. Taste of their own medicine. See how they like it.

Oh and ted cruz - calimary says a big, heart-felt, personal FUCK YOU!!!


Oh, and it says at the top of the document - "Certificate of Birth." Well, by teabagger/birther "logic", THAT'S NOT A BIRTH CERTIFICATE, ASSHOLE!!!! How's it feel, ASSHOLE?????

August 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing this, elleng! I know it was something you're relaying, not something you

discovered first-hand. It's GREAT information to have! Glad I spotted it - some great threads here I've missed, I'm sure!

I bet you'll help save a few lives by spreading this around. It's also important that WOMEN know. Most of the testing on human subjects for medical purposes - is done on MEN. So nobody can really be sure how women will be affected. Sometimes things turn out differently with women than they do with men (ya THINK????!?!?!?!?!??!).

August 18, 2013

Welcome to DU, tapermaker!

Glad you're here. Glad you posted this. It echoes my feelings exactly!!! Look, President Obama isn't perfect. I think that's WELL-ESTABLISHED by now, from any corner of the observing world. And he's shackled and hamstrung by enemies and idiots whose only reason for being is to keep him from carrying out his ideas (ideas which are many of our own, here, too).

Consider the alternative. Just imagine how things would be now - if it were President romney. Who would a President mccain have appointed to the Supreme Court when the vacancies came up in which we gained Sotomayor and Kagan? THEY wouldn't have had a prayer with him. We'd probably have another alito or thomas or scalia.

Affordable Care Act? Not if there was a President romney! It'd be GONE. Anything the knuckle-dragger majority House of Reps, including doing away with Roe v Wade and all remaining voting rights - would have sailed straight through and would have been signed into law by now, instead of us having a stop-gap in the White House who will veto such abominations if they ever get as far as his desk.


And while so many are dumping on Obama and explaining the many ways rand paul is palatable, just stop and think what kind of regime we'd have if rand paul were President. DEAR GOD SPARE US!!!! President Obama isn't the best. And he isn't the best that we deserve. But he's LIGHTYEARS better than what the other guys have. And the problems AREN'T ALL WITH HIM. Give him a Congress that isn't dead-set against his every attempt even to breathe - and you'd probably find his presidency a lot more satisfying. I know I certainly would.

August 18, 2013

ROFL!!! I LOVE that photo of the sleeping puppy and the sleeping Jabba the Hutt dog!

HILARIOUS!!!! I've seen that second sleeping image in the face of my kid's band's drummer!

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About calimary

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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