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Member since: Thu Nov 21, 2019, 10:58 AM
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About Me

I was WaitWut several years back. When the 'blackout' happened, I sort of drifted away. Now, I'm back at DU.

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Can we get a Countdown to Vote Clock?

I just realized that the election really isn't that far off. It brightened my day!

DU needs a countdown to vote clock on the front page. Please. Not only will it give us a light at the end of the tunnel, but will also remind us of how much work needs to be done.

Elad? You there?

The mess that President Biden will inherit...

...has me rethinking the VP choice. Not that it's up to me, yet. I'm expecting a call from Joe any day now asking for my advice.

Because of the unique situation that he'll be in, do you think it would be more or less important to consider a VP choice with a specific background? Financial, health, legal, etc? I know any choice will be a shock to the collective psyche of the US after enduring that ventriloquist's dummy that's been sitting on Trump's lap. I'm trying to put aside my own personal choice and consider the importance of the actual qualifications. I started thinking it might be better to have someone with a certain type of experience/knowledge, but I couldn't figure out who or what that might be.

NOTE: Anyone commenting on my choice to refer to our nominee as "President" as 'counting the chickens' can keep it to themselves. I'm sick and tired of negativity. I'm going to live in my own dreamworld where we're already picking out the drapes. Don't harsh my buzz.


This is my 100th post on this account. TRIPLE DIGITS, BABY!!!

This was my home for so long...had to put this post right here.

<---- This is as close to an Irish Smilie as I could find. Seriously, guys? We can't have an Irish Smilie? <----this one is green, too.

Missouri Health and Senior Services says sixth positive COVID-19 case resulted overnight

They aren't saying which county...that's odd.

EDIT: They're saying it's in Green County

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) – Missouri has announced another positive coronavirus case in the state.

The Missouri Health and Senior Services posted a tweet Monday morning stating that another positive case resulted overnight.

Mo Health & Sr Srvcs

Overnight, we tested samples from 43 more individuals at our state laboratory for #COVID19. One more positive case resulted, and we are working to make notifications. County TBA.
🔬 170 total individuals tested
🔬 164 negative
🔬 6 positive http://www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus

8:38 AM - Mar 16, 2020
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They did not say where the case is in Missouri at this time.


Can someone explain this, "..no longer required to send positive tests to the CDC..."?

EDIT: Solved!!! Thanks everyone for the clarification! You completely eased my mind. I knew I could count on this place to have real answers.

I've searched for clarification, but came up empty. Now, is it just the confirmation that doesn't need to be reported, or is this going to skew the actual count/location of infection? Can't find a damned thing...

Also of note, according to the release: “As of today, the state laboratory is no longer required to send positive tests to the CDC for confirmation. Results from tests conducted at the state laboratory are considered final, including results for this case today.”


Has there ever been a Democratic President...

...that hasn't inherited a complete disaster from a Republican President?

We spend 4-8 years cleaning up their mess, they come in and claim victory. Spend 4-8 years destroying everything...rinse/repeat.

I'm cranky...so, I'm only considering recent history (and current events).

Look at us...

There's been some handwringing, a lot of sniping, chastising, finger-pointing, blocking, fighting and even some good debating.

Stop for just a minute and look at us. Look at who we are, not as DUers, but as Democrats, Progressives, Liberals or whatever left-leaning-label you identify as. Look at our candidates...all of them. They all have a wart or two (or three). BUT...look again.

We're damned lucky to be on their side. Every single candidate (past and present) has something to offer to the Democratic cause. They all have bright ideas and attainable hopes and dreams. Some may dream bigger or more expansive, but vision is what moves us forward. Some may have experience, and experience is welcome trait after the past 3 years.

Look at us having the best of the best on our side. I will be proud to vote for any of them and I look forward to seeing how they all fit in over the next four years.

Cheers to y'all

My son will vote for the Democrat.

This is sort of a big deal.

Here's a quick timeline of the past 15ish years to give you an idea.

Joined Marines as a left-leaning Dem so he could fight for women's and girl's rights to an education and freedom in the Middle East. (this is a really long story that I'll spare sharing here )

4 years in, he was a right-leaning Independent who still called his mother to ask her to fact-check bullshit lies or stretched truths about our President (Obama, of course).

8 years and out...came out a centrist Conservative that would argue with his Mother about guns, politics and minimum wage.

Today..."Mom, I don't care who it is, I'm voting for the Democrat. I'll even vote for Sanders." (I don't mean that as a dig, it's just a huge step for my kid).

Now, to be fair...he was a horrible Conservative. He's always supported gay rights and women's rights, believes in fair immigration and rights for the undocumented. He's a diehard climate change believer and will ridicule any deniers into the ground (he was a 'weatherman' in the Marines).

I'm so glad he's back. I got tired of avoiding talking to him about politics. Now, he listens to me rant and...agrees with me.
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