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Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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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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NOT you, trof!!! "Asshole" is the word I thought of when I saw "rand paul is an..." A what? "...an asshole." rand paul would never be a asshole. He might be a Class A asshole. But not a asshole.

He would always be an asshole. And there we have our grammar lesson for today.

LOVE your videos, sheshe2! Hilarious! And very nice punctuation!

Welcome to DU, both of you, jcboon and ANOIS.

Glad you're both here. This is a pretty sad and sentimental thread. We love Omaha Steve! His writings and postings and musings are so special and worth savoring. And you're still in time to read some! He'll leave a big hole in all our hearts when he leaves.


I like saying that. I like putting it in capital letters just to drive it home. I feel like every time I do either (say it or write it), some teabagger either starts sniveling and whining or reaches for the Maalox bottle.

Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!!

Dayum - we've found a couple of little teeny kitties in our day. Pretty messed up they were, too. Each of them looked like he'd/she'd been abandoned before it was time to leave mama. And they each lived to a ripe old age in our house, fat and sassy to the end.

We have one of those sleek, satiny black cats now, too. Her name is Onnie (for onyx). She reminds me of the old My Sin commercials - the perfume by Lanvin. Gorgeous sleek black cat with a glossy coat, jewel-green eyes, and a rhinestone (or maybe since it was Lanvin, diamonds?) collar. Something so alluring about a black cat. I've known and loved and been owned by several of them.


These are great, SCE! Thank you for remembering to make us laugh, even while you mourn.

That was MOI, in algebra class...

I used to wonder if one train left L.A. at 3pm and another left NYC at 1pm, going so many miles per hour, then how much would a hamburger cost on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale?

To those who decide they just can't vote for either one, or Hillary isn't perfect or whatever -

Yep, that's the ticket. Stay home on Election Day. Stay home and pout or something.

Or - my personal favorite - "SEND 'em a MESSAGE!!!"

(Message will be read by the victorious bad guy as "Hey! THANKS, CHUMPS!!!"

Don't vote. And rest assured - all the folks who want the rand pauls or paul ryans to win - WILL go out and vote. Holding their noses if they have to. But they'll make damn sure to get there on Election Day.

And you then will feel plenty vindicated and be MOST satisfied with the next Cabinet and Supreme Court nominees, too, I guarantee you.

INDEED. THEIRS FIRST! I'd go even farther. THEM FIRST.

Sign up, suit up, and ship out. That means YOU bill kristol. That means YOU george will. That means YOU lindsey graham. That means YOU charles krauthammer. That means YOU dick cheney. That means YOU john mccain. If you're not too old to saber-rattle that vigorously all the time, then you're not too old to go suit up and put your money and your ass where your mouth is. YOU FIRST. AND your kids. THEM FIRST, too.

And somebody wake fuck turd up (I mean - chuck todd) too. Whether that lazy entitled piece of shit believes it or not, "journalists have a special responsibility." He should listen. Dan Rather could still wipe the floor with that little weasel, even at his advanced age. Dan Rather WAS wiping the floor with the likes of chuck todd before chuck todd was even born.

Oh brother - Eddie Munster tries again...


What? He's gonna tuck his chin in again and look up into the camera with his "Lady Di" big ol' baby blues, trying to convince us how innocent and harmless he and his cockamamie moldy half-baked-ayn-rand pulled-outta-his-ass ideas are?

No offense meant to Princess Di. But she always struck that pose. Chin tilted down, big wide eyes looking up at you demurely and disarmingly through her long bangs. It's a device. Kim Kardashian does that, too, if you'll notice. Somebody also must have told her that you should always look at the camera with your chin down and your eyes up. Makes you look sweet and alluring and demure.

Heck, it reminds me of this ambitious little blonde rookie I once had to suffer in one newsroom back in the day. She copped that pose at strategic moments, too. I remember walking by her seat, returning from the stage where I had just picked up a major award at some news/public affairs awards ceremony. She looked up at me - chin down, big blue eyes wide and open and innocent, demure and passive and harmless and disarming and deferential as could be. HAH! In the newsroom, "Little Miss Innocent" was all chin OUT, face tilted up, eyes looking downward at you, cocky-as-hell, which gives you an aggressive, confrontational, almost literally in-yer-face look and posture. Try it in the mirror sometime. It's telltale as hell. It's EXTREMELY illuminating body language in the subtle meanings it telegraphs. Some people do it unconsciously. But you can read 'em very clearly - even when they don't realize what they're telegraphing.

Indeed, the first day I met that little girl, sure enough she sat there in that pose - head tilted up, chin out, assertive as hell. Sitting there in almost a lounging position in the little production room - arms "casually" spread out wide from her sides across the console behind her, legs crossed, filling up what little room was in front of her, taking up as much physical space as she could in an unspoken attempt to convey dominance. Almost aggressively so. Very directly in-yer-face. Deep down, something in the back of my mind immediately and instinctively snapped to, and said - "uh-oh. Here's trouble." MAN did THAT call turn out to be spot-on!!! Little did I know that when she first arrived in the newsroom, she had targeted me as "In Her Way" because she wanted my news shift, and indeed, she later tried to get me fired. Unsuccessfully, I'm happy to add. Mainly because she'd inadvertently tipped me off, from the get-go. I had a sense of what might be coming, and had taken several steps to ensure that I was thoroughly out-of-range by the time she decided it was time to try to move in for the kill.

WATCH paul ryan. WATCH HIM. WATCH his attempted disarming body language. WATCH his attempts to seem harmless and sweet and innocent. WATCH him USE those "big blue eyes." Clearly, somebody (or somebodies) once gushed to him about those "big blue eyes" and how charming and magnetic and compelling and irresistible they were and how they could just melt you away. Probably when he was a little kid. I bet he used those "big blue eyes" throughout his life, to get out of all kinds of trouble, deflect blame, get away with shit, get his own way with girls, talk people into things they shouldn't be talked into and they certainly shouldn't fall for, maintain this little "halo" of "angelic" "innocence" and lo these many years later, soothe voters into dropping their guard and swallowing the baloney he spews. ALL BULLSHIT. It's schtick. It's a manipulation - either conscious OR unconscious. Indeed, he may not even realize that this is what he's doing. In some people it's instinctive. For example, I KNOW that arrogant little snotnose I had to put up with in that newsroom was too full of herself to put much time or conscious thought or study into mind games and other psy-ops. Probably had no awareness of it. She probably didn't bother, judging from the "quality" of her work, and her demonstrably poor education, for quite awhile. It's SCHTICK. It's a DEVICE. It's PHONY-AS-HELL. And transparent. They give themselves away all the time - if you just watch and observe.

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