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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 64,654

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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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Welcome to DU, Malbrownluna8708!

This is one humdinger of a thread! I didn't realize so many people here were so poetic!

I guess Donald Trump really is inspirational - at least in one way!

Just beware of the comments if you watch it on Youtube.

They're really, truly HORRID. "Deplorable" is a word that comes to mind.

I actually do. I know how that feels.

My father ogled women ALL THE DAMN FUCKING TIME!!!! Couldn't keep his eyes to himself, even when my mom was right there, in the same room or even seated or standing next to him. He couldn't help himself. It used to irritate the hell outta me. Both my parents made very sure and very clear that I was inferior to most of my girlfriends and classmates in the looks department. I had a weight problem as a teenager, a big nose, and very thick glasses because I was horrendously nearsighted. I think at one time my vision was actually categorized as legally blind. My dad's business at one point was in the health and fitness arena. So there were some slim, lovely, photogenic, long-legged models (usually blonde) in the picture. There were some times when I thought I should have brought a bib along in case he'd start drooling! It made me VERY angry.

And mind you - this fat ugly unathletic nerdy kid of theirs was also a star student, straight A's on every report card, lots of extra-curricular activities, hard-working, extra-credit-earning and at times a teacher's pet-type. I was the "nice girl" that other mothers wanted their kids to hang out with. I never got in trouble because I was always home studying! Besides, nobody was ever interested in dating me, or taking me to the dance. Blind date for the senior prom. Every school dance I was one of the lonely handful of girls left standing along the edge of the dance floor til about 11pm, waiting to be asked to dance. That would be about the time I'd finally get asked - when I was literally the ONLY girl standing alone by then, and the boys who were cute or on the football team had been dancing and/or busy making out, outside in the bushes, with all the pretty girls (or the ones with big boobs) most of the evening.

So I was EXTRA conscious and EXTRA sensitive about physical looks (of which I had none).

When I was about four or so, I remember my mom telling me this joke:

"Two women get into an elevator and notice a little girl is already in there. As they all ride up to the upper floors, one woman remarks to her friend - 'she's not very P-R-E-T-T-Y.' And the little girl pipes up with - "no, but I AM very S-M-A-R-T.'" I remember not reacting too much except to smile a little. But I can also CLEARLY remember how, deep down, I found myself wondering - "why are you telling me THAT joke, Mom?"

I look somewhat better now. I'll always struggle with weight even though I've kept it fairly well under control from college onward. I eventually had that Lasik surgery that did away with those glasses and the series of contact lenses, hard AND soft, that never fit me well and were never comfortable and always made me squint. Had to have a deviated septum corrected to help me breathe better once I started working on the air, which, happily enough, also took a bit off my oversized nose while they were at it (how'd you like to have a bunch of guys and other girls laugh at you because one of them started calling you "eagle beak" and then tell you to turn to the side and then they'd screech - "HA HA HA! Look at THAT! You look like Kirk Douglas!"?).

And maybe I'm one of those who ages well - or well enough. Kinda like Terry Jones of Monty Python. He could dress himself up as the homeliest guy OR woman, in skits. But in later life, as I saw in what I think was a National Geographic series he hosted, he was actually rather handsome! And I do still have good skin - that was NOT one of my problems as a teenager. But hell, I'm in my early 60s now, and how I look no longer matters anyway. It never did to my husband, either. Actually, he thought I looked just fine - then AND now.

But lemme tellya - you haven't lived til you walk through the living room as a teenager, and notice your own father lowering his eyes as you pass, so he doesn't have to look at you.

Has anybody noticed on some of these websites, along the bottom or over on one side

where they list other stories to click on - "From the Web" or "From the Net" or other sponsored links. And it's usually something trashy or some sales pitch or something. And there's one that shows an unflattering photo of Tiffany Trump and the caption - "The Real Reason Why Donald Trump Never Mentions Tiffany?" or some such wording, to cast the daughter of Donald and Marla, who was conceived WHILE he was still married to his first wife, Ivana, in a bad or lesser light.

I feel sorry for her, too.

I also notice - Ivana AND Marla both are nowhere to be found during this campaign. I'm surprised there hasn't been a press push to grab some news-making or "exclusive" interview with one of them to get to "the REAL Donald Trump". I'm actually pretty sure it's already been attempted. I also suspect he either paid them each so handsomely in their divorces that they keep their mouths shut for fear of losing those big bucks. That was probably a major part of the divorce settlements. They stay mum and they get the money - or the money keeps on rolling in. It's commonplace in these big splashy celebrity/big-shot/high-roller/VIP divorces. And/or his lawyers revisited each of them as the campaign got rolling either to renew the threats to remain silent or "here's a nice little bonus - as long as you continue to keep your mouth shut."

You can BET it was not just any ol' divorce settlement. This too was a business deal. Both times.

YEP! THERE IT IS!

And YES, I'm SHOUTING!

You NEVER, EVER hear any of these sanctimonious assholes recite ANYTHING, not a word, about - or from - The Beatitudes.

And...

You NEVER, EVER hear any of these shove-the-Bible-down-everybody's-throats folks refer to Jesus's encounter with the rich young man - "sell all that you have and give it to the poor, and follow Me."

From Wikipedia:

Yeshua and the rich young man (also called Jesus and the rich ruler) is an episode in the life of Jesus in the New Testament that deals with eternal life[1][2] and the World to Come.[3] It appears in the Gospel of Matthew 19:1630, the Gospel of Mark 10:1731 and the Gospel of Luke 18:1830. It relates to the Evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience.

In Matthew, a rich young man asks Jesus what actions bring eternal life. First Jesus advises the man to obey the commandments. When the man responds that he already observes them, and asks what else he can do, Jesus adds:

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.[4]

Luke has a similar episode and states that:

When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God / Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_and_the_rich_young_man

Those "Bible-thumpers" NEVER mention this, while they're all extremely busy either implying or stating flat-out that "God wants YOU to be RICH!"

Beware the Youtube version, though.

The comments are HORRID! And there's a lot of them. They kinda prove why Trump has the appeal that he does. It is jaw-dropping to see what some of them are posting. One can hope they're joking, but I doubt it.

HORRIFYING.

That was Les Moonves, CBS chief.

"He's not good for the country, but he's GREAT for business!"

CRAVEN ASSHOLE!

GOOD!!!!!

And don't forget his little dog Pence, the religious fanatic!

Mike Pence is the "Robin" to Trump's "Splatman."

Oodles.

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