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Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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i want 2 new bumper stickers

DONALD TRUMP IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY

END THE PATRIARCHY

i'm just like 100% fed up. i can't listen to him tell another lie today. aargh

i couldn't watch the Nielsen hearing.

i tried. what they are doing makes me want to scream, throw myself on the floor, and weep. #CrimesAgainstHumanity

Nielsen herself looks to me as if she has a permanent obnoxious scowl on her overdone face and simply sickens me. She is disrespectful and as honest as trump himself, not even a little tiny bit.

i thought Foxx was gone.

aargh.
I'm not hearing a lot of this hearing because i am muting it! fucking republicans

i like this Pete Buttigieg guy.

Just watched the segment of Morning Joe. He makes a lot of sense. He effortlessly and in a very friendly manner made Joe Scarborough look like an outdated demagogue. I felt as if Joe thought he was throwing all his gotcha questions at him and Buttigieg could not be got. Especially when it came to the question of "socialism" and "capitalism" - he resisted being pigeonholed with great skill.

I really like him. I don't know if he has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the nomination, but I am very impressed. Sadly most of the media will have Schultz on 10 times before they even mention Buttigieg's name (incredibly difficult name!). I hope that changes.

Whitaker couldn't behave more

assholey if he'd showed up in his bathrobe. total contempt of congress. is this a crime perhaps? Does anyone else agree with me that he's in line for obstruction of justice charges?

So i get the federal register daily

i do a search for "president" every day and just thought this EO regarding Venezuela held some pretty rich language:

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of
America, in order to take additional steps with respect
to the national emergency declared in Executive Order
13692 of March 8, 2015, and relied upon for additional
steps taken in Executive Order 13808 of August 24,
2017, Executive Order 13827 of March 19, 2018, and
Executive Order 13835 of May 21, 2018, particularly in
light of actions by the Maduro regime and associated
persons to plunder Venezuela's wealth for their own
corrupt purposes, degrade Venezuela's infrastructure
and natural environment through economic mismanagement
and confiscatory mining and industrial practices, and
catalyze a regional migration crisis by neglecting the
basic needs of the Venezuelan people,
hereby order as
follows:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-02/html/2018-24254.htm

for full text. but i laughed out loud reading this description of the trump administration.

the outlook for the Triangle; opportunity to help

looks better this morning. I'm still afraid of flooding and the huge pine that overlooks my townhome coming down and slicing my house in half, but less so.
I don't remember any of the really bad storms from the past, because I was in CA dealing with the occasional earthquake (now many of my loved ones are surrounded by catastrophic fires and enduring an almost endless drought). I have been really scared these last few days. Even now I suspect that Florence will be the worst storm I have been through in all of my 63 years.

Y'all stay safe!!

GOTV workers from the coast need places to stay:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchGBXpjoaDfXl2jzUtoJ6IEyjwy1vPGn0ly8lJpYWeAC3i0w/viewform

Question for DU legal eagles

Now that some of the "committee confidential" documents have been leaked to the NYT, can Kavanaugh be questioned about them? Thank you in advance

i can't listen to him

or any republican. there's just a visceral reaction that is unbearable. so i have the hearing paused. i want to hear the democrats and the protesters.

i'll be calling my 2 traitorous senators today.

i think kavanaugh if confirmed can spell the end of our democracy, because he will overturn everything progressive from roe v wade to labor laws to social security and so on. Also he is trump's get out of jail free card. if he is confirmed we could have trump in the white house until he dies.

still shocked at the fecklessness of the republicans, their dirty tricks, their breathtaking hypocrisy, their violation of their oath to the constitution. this feels like the final nail in the coffin of democracy to me.

talk me down. i'm at work and it's very hard to work under this cloud.

I haven't worked on this date in 14 years.

in 2004 I had just started the 1st new job I got after my daughter was killed on 19Jul2001. i started the job on the 15th and when the 19th rolled around I thought I cannot take a day off 4 days into the job. so i showed up and as soon as my new boss asked how i was, I fell apart.
"This is a sad anniversary..."
Now my job has required me to be here and working today. I am sitting at the site crying. She's been dead for 17 years and I can't believe she's even DEAD. But she is, she is, and i have to work. Bekah give me the wherewithal to do what i have to do. Love forever.

thanks for the indulgence DU.

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