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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
Gender: Female
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Despite all of the money Koch Bros., Crossroads GPS, et. al spent

their guy didn't win- didn't even come close! They can buy more ads than we can but they can't (literally) buy votes...........yet.

Also, most of the polls showing Romney far ahead in the popular vote and very close in swing states that just didn't seem credible (i.e. Michigan, Pennsylvania) did indeed turn out to be flat out wrong. And "Unskewed Polls" turned out to be so wrong as to be laughable.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:41 PM (1 replies)


They love democracy and "freedom"- as long as people "make the right choices" (i.e. the ones that support whatever they and their corporate benefactors support). Remember, as one of their "guiding lights" once said, they don't want *everyone* to vote- because if everyone did, they'd be severely marginalized.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:38 AM (0 replies)

I dunno

I haven't gotten any of this so-called "free stuff" and, unless I'm mistaken, whatever the government is paying for us to have, we are all actually paying for through our taxes (which, for the most part, I will gladly do).
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:36 AM (0 replies)

I'm "deeply troubled" by House Republicans

so there
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:36 PM (0 replies)

Random Observation: When confronted by problems, Republicans.............

throw up their hands and declare that nothing can be done and we must learn to settle for less if the problems in question affect ordinary average Americans. If OTOH the problems in question affect the continued well being of the 1% and/or their financial contributors, Republicans will trip all over themselves to make sure that they (the 1%) don't suffer any negative consequences and that they remain well-protected.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:15 AM (1 replies)

Some good movies I've seen recently:

"" It's sort of like a Pulp-Fiction-style action story about 4 girls in England that inadvertently wind up in the middle of a diamond heist. I can't remember all of the actresses but one of them was Emma Roberts (Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous" and niece of Julia Roberts BTW) and it was directed and stars Noel Clarke, who plays "Mickey" in the new Doctor Who series. It was an exciting and fun movie!

"Cat Run" was also another similar type of movie about a couple of guys starting a detective business who get involved in a murder case with an escort and become targets of spies and assassins. It's not very well known and doesn't have any well-known actors/actresses but it's still a pretty good movie.

"The Avengers" and/or any of the related movies (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) are good well-written action-packed movies as well.

"This Means War" with Chris Pine and Thomas Hardy about two spies competing against each other for the affections of Reese Witherspoon. Action-packed and funny bordering on hilarious at times!

"Tower Heist" an ensemble comedy with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda. Amusing and entertaining.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:24 AM (0 replies)

What's the big deal?

Surely, the media would've gone to urban Pennsylvania areas to interview them about why none of them voted for Romney had he won, right?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:37 PM (0 replies)

I don't have a problem with waiting until the first of year to deal with this

I don't want the lame (-a**) duck Congress that got elected in 2010 dealing with the President on this, particularly since they haven't attempted to work with him since day one and, in fact, set out to sabotage his efforts to help fix the economy (which is at least partially why the recovery is still struggling IMHO). I would be o.k. with holding off on the cuts in the sequestration as long as the Bush Tax Cuts finally expire.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:34 PM (0 replies)

"We've got to change the GOP so that Meghan McCain doesn't leave us!"

-said no Republican ever.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:31 PM (0 replies)

About this fiscal cliff

My understanding- based on everything that I have heard so far- is that this *calamity* known as the "fiscal cliff" would occur because of a combination of the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts, as well as the across-the-board spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act (since the so-called "Super Committee" failed to approve a deficit reduction plan) that was ultimately approved by Congress and signed by President Obama to finally resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling in 2011. Supposedly, this would create an economic "shock" to the system that could cause all kinds of fiscal messes, may provoke another recession, etc. Assuming I understand this correctly:

1. Did Congress not think about/realize this when they approved the Budget Control Act and then failed to come to an agreement in the Super Committee? Pretty short-sighted of them not to realize that this could be a problem (if it actually is).

2. Republicans yelled and screamed and shouted about "deficit reduction" for nearly the entire year back in 2011. All of these cuts will reduce the deficit. Now, they want to restore all or most of these tax-and-spending cuts? If so, what was the whole point of everything they did back in 2011 shrieking about the debt ceiling, going bankrupt, preserving programs for future generations, blah, blah blah, etc? Have they spelled out exactly what specific cuts they want to roll back? Are they giving up on battling the deficit?

3. Republicans claim that government "doesn't create jobs". Well, then how are these tax-and-spending cuts going to cause an economic mess? They spent all of 2011 telling us that wantonly cutting spending will grow the economy. I'm confused now.

This IMHO has all of the makings of a manufactured "crisis" and I'm not encouraged to see a lot of people in DC falling all over themselves to push this and making (if not demanding) all kind of wild solutions such as cutting Medicare/Social Security benefits and/or attacking Obamacare. I'm also not encouraged by the fact that it seems that the lame duck Congress that delivered the past two miserable years are going to be the ones trying to come to a "solution". If this is a legitimate concern and not a "smoke and mirrors" crisis, I would much rather them find a temporary solution and allow the incoming Congress to resolve it.

The best thing I can say about this situation is that President Obama was handily re-elected and the Democrats have more leverage to handle these negotiations given the outcome of the election.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:56 PM (3 replies)
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