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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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Oh yeah, her comment that "it's our turn." World's Biggest Entitlement Program.

The World's Biggest Entitlement Program is the one embraced by the GOP - that asserts their Divinely decreed right to rule. They believe the White House is theirs simply because it's their birthright.

I saw that video clip. Her Ladyship, ann of dressage. DISGUSTING!!!!! She was arrogant, patronizing, and smug as hell. Even moreso than when shitty mitty called her over to the podium at the NRA convention and she stood there smiling down on the crowd with this smug snooty smirk on her face reeking of superiority in what looked like a hand-painted silk dress that probably cost a house payment or two. I've never seen a superiority complex that huge or that blatant! She does indeed put the "ann" in Marie "Ann"toinette. I think I'll start spelling it that way.

Nope! Her Ladyship queen ann of dressage has indeed inserted herself into this morass.

She's NOT a non-combatant. When she comes out like this and makes statements and allows herself to be interviewed and states things like "it's OUR turn" and this HORRID, arrogant, dismissive statement, she puts herself smack-dab in the HEART of this.

AND she makes snarky, smug responses to what various people on the other team have said. She stands there at the podium of that NRA meeting with her fancy-ass hand-painted silk designer frock, hands on either side of the lectern and smiles so damn condescendingly. She reeks of superiority complex. Humility ain't her thing, that's for damn sure! She reminded me of a few full-of-themselves moms I've observed, who were head of the PTA who stood there as imperious as an empress looking down their noses at the rest of the room from THEIR exalted spot on the dais or at the podium with these smug grins. You know they're absolutely glorying in their superior position to everyone else in the room, their Alpha Female status, with their first-among-equals status sweating out of their very pores, fully aware that they have more money than anybody else in the room and their husband is a bigger big-shot than anybody else in the room's husband, just knowing in their bone-marrow that everyone else around them is beneath them because of the status all their way-more-than'you'll-ever-have money confers upon them.

I could smell that a mile away, the first time I ever saw her. I've never seen ANYONE more smug.

She is NO innocent bystander or non-combatant. She jumped into this willingly, with her thousand-dollar t-shirt on.

Yeah, no kidding. I'm a retired reporter and the deterioration of the industry of which I was

once so proud just hurts. And I find myself taking it personally. It's a disgrace. The people who are on camera, especially, and on radio and in print these days are for the most part a national disgrace. AND they're complete idiots. They majored in TelePrompTer in college. I remember a forum in which a then-young Jane Pauley defended her being chosen for the co-hosting job on the "Today" show after Barbara Walters went to ABC by saying she WAS, TOO, qualified! She insisted with mild indignance, "I had FOUR YEARS EXPERIENCE IN FRONT OF A TELEPROMPTER!" They'd called her the "Indianapolis Ingenue" when she was tapped for that job. Local pretty young blonde makes good on the national stage. And that was just the beginning.

I remember working in a TV newsroom as a writer/segment producer, and hearing the cute little girl co-anchor, reading aloud from the script as she walked around the newsroom shortly before air, with a quizzical look on her face, noting the slug line at the top of the page: "Scotus. What is that? 'Zat someone's name? Who is Scotus?" Several of us chimed out in unison "Supreme Court Of The United States." But God, she photographed like a million bucks.

That's one of the one-liners my husband and I love to throw around when we're watching TV or cable news: "...but he/she PHOTOGRAPHS well."

Well, what else would he think? This is the life he's led.

This is his experience. His money entitles him to elite treatment and deference. His one-time status as CEO has taught him he's a prince among men, or even a king. The rules don't apply to him because as CEO his job has always been to dictate what the rules are - to others, as in - EVERYONE ELSE lower-placed than him on the great corporate zigurrat.

World's Biggest Entitlement Program: the GOP's - assured in its smug ann-romney position that IT ALONE is entitled to rule over everyone else. After all, it's THEIR Divine right to rule. The White House just simply belongs to them because it's their birthright. Just because. Because it's THEM, instead of your guy.

Yep. They don't have a template for this.

They're creatures of habit. They're used to being on offense - against an opponent (the Dems) who always cave, almost on cue. They've become SO used to it that they've got nothing ready when the opponent suddenly refuses to follow the playbook. Think Katie Holmes versus Tom Cruise. He thought he had another timid little capitulator on his hands. And as the press reported - he was "blindsided." Funny how both turns of events are happening at the same time!

DESTABILIZE THE ENEMY. As often and as relentlessly and as creatively as possible. Don't react the way they expect you to. It WILL throw them off their game.

GOOD one, bleever! Should be said, read, and SPREAD.

They didn't create wealth, they just moved it.

Evoking "The Simpsons": "HA-HA!"

I was just talking to my husband about this - we were trying to remember the last time a Democrat pilfered someone's song without their permission and was forced to cease and desist. We couldn't. However, we could each think back to fucking reagan to multiple republi-CONS who've helped themselves to bands' or songwriters' work without asking.

I tell ya - it's The World's Biggest Entitlement Program at work and on display! "You want it? Shit! Just take it! You can always give it back later. But it rightfully should be YOURS for the taking anyway, shouldn't it? 'Cause it's okay if you're a republi-CON. The rules don't apply to you. Oh well, better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission."

Just off the bat, Springsteen smacked the reagan campaign upside the head for stealing "Born in the USA" without his permission.

John Cougar Mellencamp's "Pink Houses" was ripped off by the mcsame campaign AND by reagan, Tom Petty's "American Girl" was ripped off by the michele bachmann campaign, Heart was ripped off by mcsame/palin for using "Barracuda" as her theme song at the 2008 convention. AND MORE...


Greed, selfishness, theft, and an overinflated sense of entitlement. That sums up the prevailing attitude of the GOP.


Another one!

"Apparently, Hell hath no fury like a garden gnome scorned." - 11 Bravo

FABULOUS! (I just always wanna remember who coined the phrase when I see this in my journal later on.)

LOVE this! "Little Nero norquist"! EXCELLENT!

VERY "Little Nero norquist."

ProfessionalLeftist I salute you! GREAT nickname for him! Long may it stick and beget nicknames even more vile!

He's their false god that they willingly worship while they're also busy loudly patting themselves on the back for being far more Christian than you could ever be.

Best advice of all.

Remember how Mad-Eye Moody always warned Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!"

DO NOT get complacent. This is only July. And kkkarl rove is just getting warmed up.