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Hometown: Minnesota
Current location: up north
Member since: 2001
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About Me

I'm a 71 year old white woman, born in November, 1949. My parents lived through the Depression and WWII (my dad's a veteran). I've witnessed a lot of history firsthand, plus I carry the stories handed down to me by my parents, aunts and uncles from their generation, and my grandparents from their generation. Basically, my memory is a depository for most of the 20th century of U.S. history, plus the 2 decades (so far) of the 21st century. //////Important quote: Milos Forman (film director, b. 1932, d. 2018) - "I hear the word "socialist" being tossed around by the likes of Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others. President Barack Obama, they warn, is a socialist. The critics cry, "Obamacare is socialism!" They falsely equate Western European-style socialism, and its government provision of social insurance and health care, with Marxist-Leninist totalitarianism. It offends me, and cheapens the experience of millions who lived, and continue to live, under brutal forms of socialism." (He lived in Czechoslovakia under Communism before emigrating to the U.S.A.)

Journal Archives

Steve Schmidt Calls Trump 'The Second President Of The Confederacy' Deadline MSNBC

Seriously, must watch!

The sane news media in this country could do us all a huge favor by simply adding the parenthetical

statement: ( ANTIFA stands for "anti-fascist" ) every time they use "antifa" in a news story and/or opinion piece.

I think one of the reasons that the right wing gets away with so much bullshit scare-mongering about antifa is that millions of non-political Americans have no idea what the word actually means. It sounds kind of foreign-ish, sinister, possibly Middle Eastern.

It just seems like a small thing that could possibly make a significant impact on the political discourse in this country.

U.S Attorney: Man charged in connection to arson at Third Precinct (Minneapolis)

Source: KSTP 5 Eyewitness News

Updated: June 08, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: June 08, 2020 04:18 PM

A St. Paul man has been charged in connection to the arson at the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct.

Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it charged 23-year-old Branden Michael Wolfe with aiding and abetting arson.


When officers arrested Wolfe, he was wearing body armor and had a police duty belt with handcuffs, an earphone piece, a baton and knife.

When officers searched his home, they located a riot helmet, a 9mm pistol magazine, a police radio and an overdose kit.

The complaint says while in an interview with police, Wolfe admitted to being in the precinct. He told officers while in the third precinct, he pushed a wooden barrel into a fire, knowing it would help the fire continue to burn.

Read more: https://kstp.com/news/us-attorney-man-charged-in-connection-to-arson-at-third-precinct/5754093/

Frankly, I've thought all along that, in a lot of cases, it's going to turn out to be white guys from outside the community who were setting fires and vandalizing community businesses.

It never made sense to me that the real protesters from the community, marching against injustice, would go running amok wrecking their own stuff.
Posted by scarletwoman | Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:55 PM (9 replies)

This is exactly what he has to say - REFORM, not defund. And it's how we have to say it, too.

We can't give an opening for the trumpists to claim that Dems want to get rid of cops and let lawlessness and anarchy rule our streets - because you know that's how they'll be painting it.

WE know what we mean by "defund the police" - but the actual meaning and intent behind that slogan are far too nuanced and complex for the closed minds who will instinctively react with fear and horror, imagining themselves being forced to live in a world of rampant crime with no law enforcement.

We do NOT want to scare off the suburban moms who have been edging away from trump.

Posted by scarletwoman | Mon Jun 8, 2020, 01:32 PM (1 replies)

OMG! I can't watch him, so this is news to me.

Yeah, he's really an "environmentalist" - like this:

EPA move to alter public health measures alarms advocates

US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

Proclamation on Modifying The Northeast Canyons And Seamounts Marine National Monument

EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air

What trump's agencies were doing during the pandemic

Honeybees hit by Trump budget cuts

E.P.A. Updates Plan to Limit Science Used in Environmental Rules

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes
Posted by scarletwoman | Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:23 PM (0 replies)
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