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leftieNanner's Journal
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November 15, 2014

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.

HOWEVER -

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!

October 19, 2014

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!

September 27, 2014

Who needs a good chuckle from TBogg today?

And even better, this is at the expense of those creepy people with 19 kids and counting..... I'm sorry. Just, EEEW!

[link:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/the-duggars-have-sxytime-tips-for-you-that-they-want-to-shve-down-yr-throat/|

July 30, 2014

Meghan McCain Nails It!

When asked about the Alaska Bimbo's new pay-to-play cable "news" channel:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/meghan-mccain-sarah-palin-channel

She said, "I've had all the Sarah Palin I need for one lifetime."

June 11, 2014

Jack Trammell Needs Our Help

The Democratic Party has decided not to spend much money or effort in VA-07 even with Eric Cantor gone. It's a solidly (gerrymandered) Red district(56%), but with a strong GOTV effort, maybe this Brat guy can be defeated. He lied about going to Princeton (he attended Princeton Seminary) and he couldn't answer Chuck Todd's questions this morning about Minimum Wage and Syria. But if Jack Trammell is to have a chance, we need to send him $5 and help out wherever we can.

I'm so glad to see that asshole Cantor out of Congress!

April 8, 2014

"Most Homophobes are secretly gay.

However, most arachnophobes are not secretly spiders."

Tweet I spotted on Daily Kos this morning.

Love it!

March 18, 2014

A Real Obamacare Success!

My friend Carolyn is a self employed baker in her 50s with ZERO health insurance. She has been complaining about having to enroll in the ACA, saying she couldn't afford it. She has looked at the plans on the Cover Oregon website (a problem in itself!) and had no success. Finally, yesterday she realized that she can get good coverage for very little money. She was so excited. The point here is that Obamacare is making people investigate health insurance who didn't think they could afford it - and then they are finding out that they can! A big win for all of us, especially Carolyn.

January 8, 2014

Chris Christie GW Bridge - redacted emails?

Anybody else wondering whose name was redacted on the email chain regarding the GW Bridge closures in September?

Was it Chris Christie who said "Is it wrong that I'm smiling?" If the Bully in Chief's Deputy and others' emails were left intact, what would be the purpose of redacting any name unless it pointed a finger directly to the top of the food chain?

Just wondering.

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