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I can now add Oregon to the list of states that said NO

Yesterday, I emailed our Republican SOS's office (most of our state government is in Democratic hands) and requested that my personal voter information not be shared with the Kobach fishing expedition. This afternoon I received a response with a copy of the letter SOS Richardson sent back. He said NO! And he talked about how great our automatic registration and 100% vote by mail system works.

I Donated To Jon Ossoff

and you should too! He is running in Tom Price's district in a special election to be held in April. 45 only won this traditionally red district by 1.5 points. Let's turn this district in Georgia BLUE on our way to take back the Congress. Do it people!


What can we do about Trump? Here's a thought.

Trump is all about Trump. He is a massively dangerous man who will destabilize the entire planet on the Monday after the inauguration. It might not even take that long. The Republican congress will not impeach him because they are terrified of Trump's lunatic voters.

But Trump will absolutely be in violation of the Constitution the minute he is sworn in as President. (God, but that makes me want to throw up.) And the things he values most in this world are himself and his money. I think that the ACLU (or maybe even just a citizen) should sue him to force him to completely divest of his business, which he will never do. It might get him to quit the new job. It would take time, but you might be able to fast-track it through the courts. I think even our current SCOTUS would take that case. He does not want the actual working part of the job - he just wants the cheering crowds and the fancy airplane.

What say you, DU?

A Simple Solution to the North Carolina Problem

After passing the widely vilified HB2 "Bathroom Control Act", the poor state of North Carolina is reeling. Companies are taking jobs out of the state which will have a serious financial impact. So, we have a simple solution, a win-win for the Tar Heel state. Since Job Creation is such a large priority for Republican lawmakers, how about creating a whole new department?

Let's call them Gender Verification Specialists. North Carolina can hire many thousands of those people who won't be getting jobs from Pay Pal or Deutsch Bank and station them outside of every bathroom and locker room in the entire state. In order to ensure that those pesky transgender folks don't go into the wrong bathrooms, these GV Specialists will do a quick "wiener" check of every person wanting to enter. We don't want "men" in the ladies' room and no "women" anywhere near those urinals. This will prevent any perverts from being in the wrong place at the wrong time, know what I mean? Governor McCrory and the NC legislature never intended for this law to be personally intrusive! Absolutely not! So these Gender Verification Specialists won't linger any longer "below the belt" than is absolutely necessary.

And anyone who objects to this simple crotch check, or if the "man" in question has less than admirable (or feel-able) "equipment", then "he" can take his "business" elsewhere.

Problem solved!

Texian Logic

My husband coined a new phrase.

"According to Fox7 Austin, State Representative Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott (R) saying that current Texas laws, combined with how the federal government grants rights to refugees, would allow the newly arrived Syrians to arm themselves immediately."

You may use it without royalty payments.

BREAKING: Sandra Bland's family's attorney just reported

on Lawrence O'Donnell's show that the Texas authorities asked them to return her body from Chicago to Texas for another autopsy. It appears that they screwed up the first one. Fortunately the family will not do that. Lawrence suggested that they get some Federal involvement. This whole thing STINKS!

Kamala Harris has a challenger - (snort)

Apparently Thomas Del Beccaro is challenging Ms. Harris for Barbara Boxer's senate seat.


I knew him tangentially in Lafayette, California where we used to live. He is a complete sleaze bag. He actually tried to hustle a married friend of mine when her daughter played on the same elementary school soccer team as his daughter. He ran for lots of local elections - lost them all. Good Luck! Looks like the Dems will hold another senate seat for the foreseeable future.

(I know, I know, everybody here hates any postings from Raw Story)

I just returned from a week in Paris

Being in the City of Light - which is so joyous and sparkling during and after the holidays - was wonderful. And then it all changed last Wednesday with the brutal and obscene shootings. We stayed in that night, but we had to go to Notre Dame on Thursday morning for a minute of silence and shared mourning. It was raining and we grieved at the horror of what happened. I left my daughter there for a college semester abroad and I pray for her protection and for the healing of the French people.

OK Millennials, Let's talk about voting

You didn't show up for the election on November 4th. You were busy. You were uninspired by the Democratic candidates. You wanted them to be bravely progressive. You wanted them to "speak to you". Me too. I'm a very progressive 61 year old woman who ALWAYS votes, and I was hoping to hear more courage and conviction from the people running for office as well.


By your not voting, you may have unleashed:

Making contraceptives more difficult to get, or possibly even illegal
The end of the EPA
The end of Roe v. Wade
The dismantling of our voting rights (already under way in many red states)
More and more and more wars
Workplace protections - gone
50 state Medicaid expansion - gone
Affordable Care Act - gone
Social Security and Medicare - privatized (Oh, don't worry, you'll never be old and won't ever get sick)
Changes in Red state Electoral College votes, making it easier for the Republicans to take the White House

Do you really think these are OK?
Do you really want your future ruled by these right wing nut bags???

You are our future. You are smart and hard working. You have lots of great ideas for our country.

Put a note in your I Phone for the next election, and every single F-ing one after that - VOTE!

My ballot just arrived in the mail today

and I am looking forward to voting for Jeff Merkley - our awesome progressive senator from Oregon. Sadly, our representative to the house is the odious Greg Walden, but our part of Southern Oregon is lumped with the entire eastern half of the state. I won't vote for Walden, but he has a pretty safe seat. GOTV People!
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