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In line at Broward County Courthouse

Elderly white lady with deep Southern accent bashing Trump and government shutdown. (We had slow lines at metal detectors, nothing to do with federal shutdown) but I wasn’t going to miss an occasion to chime in against trump. She mentioned trump wants to be like a Russian dictator and I said I don’t think Russians are stupid enough to shoot themselves in the foot and that we might have zero growth this quarter because of the shutdown.

I live in a 70% Democratic county, but it encouraged me to see a woman older than I am who was not a Fox News aficionado/a. Hoping that any Republicans within earshot know that we will blame them for the slow down of economy since money (theirs) is all they care about.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:05 PM (4 replies)

Speaker Pelosi is fighting for the Constitution

Don’t let anyone frame this to be about “manners” and “civility.” The executive cannot be allowed to shut down the people’s government on a whim. The executive cannot invite himself to speak in the people’s house without the consent of the Speaker of the House. The executive cannot be allowed to stop lawful investigations of the executive and of his (our) employees.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Wed Jan 23, 2019, 05:19 PM (7 replies)

Anyone on DU who was not taught to step aside for older person?

Give up their chair, give them their place at the head of the table?

You would think that right wingers would be all about the respect for their elders.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:31 PM (54 replies)

When punk-ass kids were dancing in the streets

Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:39 PM (5 replies)

Nobel Prize for Tweets

RT: @TheDweck
I love the exciting moment at a gender reveal party when you find out if the baby will be a boy or if it’ll be unlikable
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Wed Jan 2, 2019, 04:16 PM (2 replies)

Does attempted bribery of a Russian official, i.e., offering penthouse in Trump Tower to Putin

violate New York or other U.S. laws (or just Russian laws)?

Why did SDNY only focus on the settlements with Stormy Daniels and McDougal and not (1) bribery to Putin; and (2) doing business with convicted felon (Slater)?

Did not take time to research. Would like input from DU lawyers or corporate business people.

Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:08 AM (18 replies)

It's pretty clear we need to spend billions on state constitutional amendments

Very progressive agenda have won in very red states, expansion of Medicaid, restoration of rights for former felons, etc.

If we can’t get senators out of those red states, we need to put the issues on the ballots. (Why do all these conservative voters love our issues and hate our reps?)
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 04:19 AM (0 replies)

Echo Chamber

If we win Congress by one single seat, we need to celebrate this like it’s the Lions winning the Super Bowl. Against all odds. Changing the tide. Defeat of the Tea Party. Defeat of Trumpism. Past his prime. Getting old on the concert circuit. Wearing out his welcome. Defeat of racism. Championing of American idealism. Lady Liberty wins. Parkland kids triumph. Love trumps hate. Hope over despair.

If any single one of you whines in disappointment, I’m divorcing the lot of you.

Love y’all.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:58 PM (2 replies)

My sister called me in tears from Vero Beach

First words: “Gillum May win!”

She came from the library where there was early voting going on. (She already voted/was returning a book). Said lots of posters and excitement for Gillum. Said in 2016 it was ugly. All Trump, all Republican, nasty and hostile. She said the Republican and Democratic volunteers were getting along today, very good vibe, lots of dem excitement.

She was in tears because she thinks we have a chance. Me?? I am the most pessimistic person in the world and I actually think we are going to win in Florida.

Indian River County May overperform for Dems this year.

Friend posted on FB that CLay County has big Democratic surge and Repugs only voting 32%. CLay will overperform for us!

Broward County .... get off your couches... we can end this thing this weekend!!!
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:59 AM (17 replies)

Good news regarding younger voters

For what it's worth:


A Harvard poll suggests that midterm turnout among Millennial and Generation Z voters could be historically high. Its findings, released Monday morning, may signal that the spike in Millennial political involvement that began after the 2016 election of Donald Trump hasn’t lost steam in the past two years. Other recent data indicate that this engagement transcends typical political activity. “We’re starting to notice that the personal is political,” said Mari Jones, a Harvard student who helped run the poll. “Big events in American politics cause young people to think about politics differently.”

The survey, from the university’s Institute of Politics (IOP), found that 40 percent of young people ages 18 to 29 said they would “definitely vote” in the upcoming midterm elections. Historically, the biannual poll is off by high single digits from actual youth turnout. But if just 22 percent of this group votes, it would be the highest midterm turnout for young voters in at least 32 years. According to IOP’s director of polling, John Della Volpe, in the past three decades youth-voter turnout has only hit 21 percent twice—in 1986 and 1994. To Della Volpe, the potential turnout is starting to look more like it did in the 2016 presidential election than it did during the last midterms, in 2014.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 05:54 PM (11 replies)
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