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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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About Me

I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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don't know if this is to be believed,

but here it is.

and Rep Castro's response:

In a nutshell, the family of one of the Uvalde child victims was visited by literal goons for Abbott. It seems truly unreal, but is it? I'm not savvy enough to find out.

ETA I think it may indeed be true based on an update, but still not certain.

2nd edit: After reading further down, I see that this poster has quite the twitter history. probably bullshit.

I told my son what happened.

I said, "Sandy Hook just happened in TX."

fucking republicans. i just want to scream why. But I know my distress is so minute compared to the families being shocked and bereft at this moment, and even compared to the Sandy Hook parents who have tried so diligently so it would never happen again!

How escaped Alabama inmate and corrections officer were caught

Listening to the story told by the marshalls, I've developed the theory that they had a suicide pact and he shot her then chickened out. scumbag. what the fuck happened to her to willfully destroy her own life i can not divine.
Can't he be charged with her murder even if she pulled the trigger herself? A death occurring during the commission of a crime?

If you only watch one podcast today, let it be this one.

Cannot recommend it highly enough. Jon Favreau interviews Peter Pomerantsev and it is brilliant.

The Truth Behind Masks on Planes

I'm still wearing a mask in all situations where I am in close contact with people i don't know. I do wish the airlines had continued the mandate but sure I'm in the minority on that.

Rick Wilson "I'm drunk even by Naval standards"


Journalist/Author Michael Weiss on Putin's Grave Miscalculation (Mar 6, 2022)

Al Franken's podcast today is well worth the listen.

ETA to correct the wrong date on the actual podcast. It was just posted today.

Something a little fun just happened.

I serve on juries but the number of times I have alerted on a post I would say is miniscule. maybe never.

Anyhow. Just reading a thread and at the bottom there's a post by a person whose total post count is 4, and it could have been written by [insert name of right wing pundit]. I blocked the poster and moved on and within 10 seconds got called to jury service.

that was the easiest decision i ever made on a jury.

I've used up all my hearts.

It was fun. I gave to people I hold in the highest regard here on DU and on posts I agreed strongly with or was impressed by the concise and thoughtful language of a post I believed was important.

I have enjoyed it. DU is my valentine - I really don't observe the date except to maybe call my son and make sure he's done something special for his fiancee.

thank you to everyone who took the time to give me a heart.

well, shit.

My oldest grandson just Duo'd me to let me know he's got covid. He lives with his mother, her boyfriend, and his little sister, and they all have it.

My youngest grandson and his girlfriend had it a month or so ago.

i feel the clock ticking away...i'm 66 years old, obese, high BP, etc, etc. this fucking virus is insidious. It feels inevitable, but I'm staving it off for as long as I can. Maybe if I evade it for long enough, the hospital won't be too crowded to fit me in, the meds will be available, my vaccines and boosters will prop me up, and I won't die.

guess we'll find out. I still know a lot of people who have not had it, but with every day it seems I know more and more who have.
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