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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.

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That woman is a work of art!

I ALWAYS do polls, if I'm lucky enough to get called for one.

Your very weigh-in can add weight to the poll, because you're speaking for YOUR side. Gallup, they say, always skews to the so-called "right." Well, one time, they called my house. I took the whole poll. Soon to find out that my one voice represented maybe 50-THOUSAND "average Americans at home that hour." Which means I had a chance to speak Dem/Liberal truths into that poll and my voice would count. Maybe add to the greater weight on the left, or maybe tilt the "rightward"-leaning trend back a little.

NEVER pass up a chance to weigh in! OUR side needs to count, too.

Btw - my favorite part of MarianJack's OP is:

responded by saying that numerous other people had told her the same thing...interesting!

VICTORY!!! SCORE!!!! Here's one big fat red-white-&-blue donkey-kicked tactic for how you can undermine an obviously oppositional agenda-driven poll like this. You don't think that the people working the phones don't notice this, and don't take it in? Think it's not sinking in with them? Think it's not something they might take home with them and share around the dinner table or at the Y or at the bar after work? This unsolicited and repeated anecdotal evidence, testimony if you will, from the real world - people who aren't paid to say this stuff or proactive astroturfers and planted trolls in campaigns to "catapult the propaganda"? Can't be. Remember, THEY called YOU. YOU didn't seek them out to add your own ingredient to the soup the way a troll can, and does.

And in addition to that, the response specified "numerous" other people. INDEED? Not just one or two - so it isn't the isolated oddball or random crank? You mean quite a few? A surprisingly-large percentage? Something you just kept on hearing, all day long, from people? THAT many people are saying this? Suppose there really is something to it? (Gee - ya THINK?)


I hear all the time, from men - "meh, this is BIZNISS!!! Look, it's just BIZNISS!"

But man oh man, let ME say that to one of them in the middle of various negotiations, and Dear God does that make the very sky above our heads rip from horizon to horizon and fall in, bringing on the destruction of Western Civilization! OMG! OH the HUMANITY!!! "HOW DARE YOU!" "Now WAIT JUST A MINUTE!" "HEY! THAT'S not the way BIZNISS is done!" OMG their heads spin around on their necks and they have apoplectic fits!

Such a double standard out there against women executives. It'd be funny if it weren't true.

And it's even WORSE if you're a mom. You're the lowest of the low, the least deserving of equal treatment or respect. You're just something else to sneer at. They practically spit out the word "momager" - which I REFUSE to be called, btw. But it's absolutely a term of derision and diminishment. You're that much less likely to be taken seriously in a lot of cases.

Welcome to DU, Action_Patrol!

Glad you're here! I think those who warn not to count mcdonnell out should definitely be listened to. And don't count his little brat-boy who just resigned. HE will be back, too. He'll turn up somewhere down the road, making more trouble and engaging in the dark arts. It's a big job, but we HAVE TO watch these guys. We HAVE TO keep tabs on them. We HAVE TO watch where they go, where they circulate and with whom, which domestic terrorists they pal around with, and where they attempt to resurface. He's neither gone NOR out of the game. BANK ON IT.

And frankly, neither will mitch be. I'd expect to see him fold in with his pal jim demint. He'll need another job or something else to do if he's defeated. Because he's tasted too much power and influence. He's not going to walk away from all that. He'll just fine another rat's nest to burrow into.

I can't vote for Allison either, NOR can I vote for Wendy.

But I CAN vote for Sandra Fluke for the California State Senate! So I'm gonna!

Yeah, but he still needs to be watched. Because he'll INEVITABLY turn up somewhere else.

This guy isn't done yet. Are you kidding? He's tasted power and influence and big bucks. And he probably fancies himself the next kkkarl rove. Still has MAJOR ambitions and dreams of being part of the tip-of-the-spear toward a bloody-red White House. You can't keep a kid like this down for long. He'll pop up somewhere else. He may even try to be covert about it. But he's not leaving politics. Or he'll be quietly absorbed into some wrong-wing "think" tank and paid lots of money to write position papers and counsel up and coming campaign hopefuls. We have NOT gotten rid of this guy completely. He'll be back. Or die trying.

THIS. ^^^^

Awww... there she is! My favorite cocktail party anchorette!

Head cheerleader! Dressed for Success - to beguile the old white farts who fantasize about trading their wives or alimony payments for that nice little blonde piece of arm candy! YAY!!!!!!

The only thing I notice about her (beyond her on-camera cocktail-party wardrobe and accessories) is the shadowing of her face under those lights. You can't see it as well in the photo above, but I frankly enjoy the shots I see of her in which her high cheekbones cast shadow on her hollow cheeks. Makes it look almost like a five-o'clock shadow. So in some photographs, Pox Noise's Alpha Goldilocks looks like the bearded lady!

Now mind you, it doesn't show so much in this photo. But what I DO see - is the increasing invasion of laugh lines on little miss megyn's face. She's on borrowed time. I hope all those blonde cutie-pies on Pox who got into these glitzy on-camera jobs keep something in mind: they won't have those jobs forever. Because they won't have those looks forever. They'll eventually be "Norvilled" too. That was a term that developed in various newsrooms when Jane Pauley was kicked out as cohost of the "Today" show by male program executives who were hot for the younger blonder Deborah Norville. Norville rather quickly tanked the ratings. She went out on maternity leave within a year or two, and didn't return. I remember my supervisor at the AP predicting that. "She's not coming back. Wait and see," he said. And that's what happened. The viewers revolted. The majority female "Today" audience never saw any reason why Pauley had to be moved out, and DID NOT accept Deborah Norville. Enter the more-of-a-commoner Katie Couric. Surprise. They turned to a brunette to rescue the show. How 'bout that. That gave me a large measure of satisfaction, watching how that one played out.

Which is why it's up to US to shout it from the rooftops.

Put it out there EVERYWHERE. Whether it's in some letter to the editor or in random conversation with the fellow shopper next to you in line at the checkout counter.

Hey, look at it this way - we could have had darrell issa.

He financed most of the persecution of Gray Davis. Because he had designs on becoming governor himself. So he funded much of the recall effort. And then Ahnold slithered in under his nose and grabbed the lights and cameras and Jay Leno's attention on the "Tonight Show" that he wanted to run, and that was that. It was almost worth all the shame and misery just to watch darrell issa sob and burble and cry in front of all those cameras and microphones afterwards, about how his big chance to buy Sacramento for himself had just slipped through his fingers - stolen by the frickin' Terminator. MAN that was a sweet moment. Took a wee bit of the "ouch" out of the OUTRAGE that they perpetrated on Gray Davis (and the rest of us).

I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the rich squander big chunks of their money on their selfishly-motivated losing efforts. The delight of contemplating how much money shel adelson pissed away on newt gingrich with no results was really something to savor. And then he lost again when the guy who beat his boy gingrich got his own super-rich entitled pampered pansy-ass handed to him by STILL-President Obama! That was One SWEET Moment! Like they said in the candy bar commercials (I think it was for Almond Joy or Mounds) - "indescribably delicious!"

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