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Watching Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”, scene with Scrooge and the ghost of Christmas yet to come. Ebenezer is being chased down by a hearse. The thought occurs, “Now doesn’t that just exemplify Republicans’ actions toward the middle class!”

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Dec 15, 2013, 08:35 PM (0 replies)

Yup, I'm a GOP nightmare.

Finally heard from Social Security: my monthly cost of living adjustment for next year is $12. That notice came the day after the one from the county informing me that my monthly SNAP benefit is being cut by $13.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Dec 15, 2013, 04:00 PM (0 replies)

Seasons Greetings

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Dec 13, 2013, 10:06 PM (0 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Dec 13, 2013, 12:49 AM (1 replies)

Gubmint by GOP

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 12, 2013, 04:58 PM (1 replies)

So much for meaningful dialogue...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 9, 2013, 06:42 PM (0 replies)

Colorado House Republicans See Constituents As Impediments to Public Land Fracking and Drilling

Colorado House Republicans See Constituents As Impediments to Public Land Fracking and Drilling

Colorado’s Republican House Members Reps. Tipton, Coffman, Gardner, and Lamborn all just voted to cut Coloradans out of oil and gas decisions for public lands administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It's no wonder that the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy bill (HR 1965) is lauded in glowing terms by the industry press, like The Bakken Magazine, because it promises to:

…streamline the permitting process for energy development on federal lands while increasing the amount of total development. The bill, sponsored by Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill focuses on two main areas of federal lands energy development: leasing and permitting [to drill].

Stripped of the self-serving industry frame, however, it looks more like Colorado’s Republican House Members all voted for legislation that would limit citizen input and force American taxpayers to pay thousands of dollars to petition their government. It would also mandate leasing some of America’s best wildlife habitat for the still-fictitious resource of ‘oil shale;’ prohibit federal regulation or even study of fracking; and, generally ease the way for more drilling and fracking projects.


- See more at: http://coloradopols.com/diary/52323/colorado-house-republicans-see-

They want to see impediments, we'll give 'em impediments all right!
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:48 PM (1 replies)

You were expecting...?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 2, 2013, 09:38 PM (0 replies)

I DO celebrate Christmas, etc.

I celebrate Christmas. And Hannukah. And birthdays. And anniversaries. And holidays that have nothing to do with my heritage. Celebration lifts the human spirit, so I’m all for it.

That said, I celebrate on my own schedule with my own agenda. You might be surprised to hear carols playing at my house in July. Your April birthday present might be wrapped in Christmas paper, and your St. Patrick’s Day dinner might be turkey with all the trimmings. You might come home from a lousy Monday in August to find a small gift draped in tinsel on your porch, just to give you a smile.

Sometimes it’s a very nice thing that we all find one day when we can celebrate together. But it’s important for me that I don’t confine my reason for the celebration to that one day; that was a difficult thing for me to learn, but I did.

Yes, there’s much sorrow in the world. But there’s also so much that is worth celebrating, and we needn’t wait for a particular day. Smiles are free, so are hugs. And singing. And if you want to add colorful lights and candles and decorations, all the better.

Life should be celebrated. And for me, Christmas is one of many fine excuses to do exactly that.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 29, 2013, 05:12 PM (14 replies)

For Pete

and Jack, Al, Dave, Dave, Dave, Lon, Bobby, Charlie, Wayne, Jay, Jim, Alan, Alan, John, Steve, Irv, Wally, Ray, Roy, Carl, Dick, Carter, Evan, Richard, Gabe, Gary, Hank and all the rest of my male friends who have no doubt that we women are fully capable of making our own reproductive health decisions -- I'm thankful for each and every one of you!
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Nov 28, 2013, 03:24 PM (1 replies)
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