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madamesilverspurs

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Pain

My day usually ends with watching Jon Stewart at midnight. Last night, after his 'moment of Zen', I switched to local and it was usual programming, MSNBC was re-running Chris Matthews. There was no indication that something horrific was happening a few miles south of where I live.

The sick feeling in the pit of the belly has yet to abate; I suspect it will linger like it did with Columbine, with Virginia Tech, with 9-11. There is tremendous comfort in the "we're okay" messages from friends in Aurora, but some of those friends are still waiting for word about others. As with other searing events, that waiting can seem endless.

It hurts. The tears are real. Also real is the universal horrified reaction that testifies to our ability to give a damn about people we might not even know.



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:35 PM (0 replies)

Um, just a little bit creepy. . .



Yeah, it was on facebook, that's why it says to share...


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:10 AM (9 replies)

Been there, done that?




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:10 PM (2 replies)

Getting what you wish for. . .




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:37 PM (1 replies)

"Press 1 for English"

One of my conservative friends just posted on facebook one of those diatribes against having to "press 1 for English", screeching "When did this country stop being America?!", the obligatory flag waving in the background.

This is the response I posted:

When my ancestors first arrived on this continent, back in the 1600s, there were many beautiful languages being spoken here. Here in Colorado, those languages added Spanish and French long before English became the lingua franca. "Press 1 for English" is just a small reminder that I'm part of a historically diverse community, and keeping myself honest about that can only help in my efforts to be a better person.

Just because I really can't stand kneejerk xenophobia. . .


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jul 19, 2012, 05:09 PM (16 replies)

Fighting back against voter suppression efforts

In Colorado, Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been getting more and more creative in his efforts to disenfranchise "certain" voters. Enough! If you live in Colorado, please feel free to download this graphic, print and distribute as you see fit. I'll post it in Spanish as soon as my gifted translators get that wording to me.



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:14 PM (1 replies)

Fighting back against Gessler

Here's a placard for your car window; please feel free to download it and post it wherever it can do some good.




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:04 PM (2 replies)

Reid and McConnell are sparring on C-Span2

Harry looks as though he's ready to dig out his old boxing gloves. Mitch is smirking and lying through his teeth.

Harry's pissed about the abuse of Senate rules via the 60 vote requirement. Go Harry!


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:28 PM (3 replies)

Anyone else relate?



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:01 AM (5 replies)

Governor Ultrasound (R VA) on MSNBC

with Andrea Mitchell -- he just gave a brilliant demonstration of why so many Americans believe that Republicans are utterly incapable of telling the truth.

To his credit (?) he did manage to set a new standard in asswipery.



I need to take a shower. Ew.

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:16 PM (3 replies)
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