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Hometown: Coventry, Ct
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Current location: So California
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Proud gun owners.

Seems like every other post starts out with: "I'm a proud gun owner." I want to know what there is to be proud about? I've never understood this. I understand even less after yesterday's mass murder.

Would someone please tell me? What is it you gun owners are so damn proud of?

Damn it! I am so pissed off right now. Those babies were slaughtered. SLAUGHTERED! Their tiny bodies were riddled with bullets from an assault rifle. If I were a gun owner I would not be proud. Quite possibly ashamed. But definitely not proud.

I love our president!

Just sayin'.

I guess I should say how grateful I am to know President Obama will be our president for the next 4 years. I can't remember such a feeling of relief as when they called Ohio on Election night. I knew what that meant. Everything it meant. All of it - in a flash moment. But Rachel Maddow said it best:

That happened! That really happened. We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe versus Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We`re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody is going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation or any other generation fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We are not going to do that. We are not going to give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and kids' health insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut. We`re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control under the insurance plan that you're on.We are not going to redefine rape. We are not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop gay people from getting married. We are not going to double Guantanamo. We are not eliminating the Department of Energy or the Department of Education or Housing at the federal level. We are not going to spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want. We are not scaling back on student loans because the country`s new plan is that you should borrow money from your parents. We are not vetoing the DREAM Act. We are not self-deporting. We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January. We are not going to have, as a president, a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared, gay kid, to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help and there was no apology, not ever. We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not bringing Dick Cheney back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war. We are not going to do it. We had the chance to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country. And we said no, last night, loudly.

That's my thankful - grateful list, right there.

My son just called me

to ask me how I would feel about him donating a kidney. My first response was to say NO, and I'm ashamed to say I asked him if he was thinking of selling one his. He's a 21 year old musician who is always broke and has donated blood for the money. I was horrified at the thought of him taking it to the ridiculous and dangerous.

I could not have been more wrong. His friend's father needs a kidney. They are having problems finding someone willing and able to give up a healthy one. My son wanted to know how I would feel if he wanted to help.

I'm in shock right now. The thought of my son, my baby, the little boy I carried and gave life to, actually giving up a part of himself is so terrifying I can barely let myself think about it. At the same time I couldn't be more proud, or sure, of the compassionate, loving man my son has become.

I told him how frightened I would be if he made that decision. That if it were up to me I would probably not want him to. But that if he did make that choice, there could be no more generous a gift. I told him he needed to research and understand a lot more about it before making that decision and I suggested he talk to his father and then talk to me some more.

I'm truly shaken and fighting back tears right now.

Wow. What a great kid.

I was going to write a celebratory OP

to the group on Obama's gay marriage statement. I can see at a glance that most of you are not really celebrating - discouraged with states' rights, especially right after NC's vote.

Though I'm a straight woman I think I understand your reaction. Like what the states have done to abortion rights. I guess I'm supposed to be happy about all the reproductive freedoms women have today. But I'm angry most of the time watching states just crap all over Roe, now even going after contraception.

I know on a personal level about the worst that could happen to the women in these states. And anything short of the safe and legal abortion they have decided they need can turn out to be almost as bad. Young girls and the poor are especially at risk, though I'm sure I didn't need to tell you. But unless a woman has a way to leave some of these states there is not a single option left for them that is acceptable. (And if memory serves it is a crime in some of these backward sick-ass states to cross the border for an abortion or to procure the abortion pill by mail or out of state source.)

So while I will never really understand because I'll never walk in your shoes, I have a lot of empathy, and will always stand with you.

My 18 year old daughter

- in her first year of college
- working first real job
- has first personal bank account
- w/first monthly automatic payment

Monthly auto pay goes to: Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign

My 18 year old daughter

- has one proud mom

I don't often feel like slapping someones face.

Damn good thing I don't live in Arizona. Jan Brewer needs to be slapped, and slapped and slapped again. Damn, she's ugly (in character).

Of course, I'm just blowing off steam. I would never hit her.
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