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SUPERB!!!!! So delighted to hear this! We slept in this morning and didn't turn on the news for awhile. We caught what I'm guessing is the last half of President Obama's remarks, and we saw the ringing of the bell.

Patti LaBelle is WUNNNNNNNNNNNNderful. And has been so for a long time!

Hot diggity-dog!


I'm always gobsmacked when I see some major news outlet echoing my own feelings (and the view of so many others, including those here). Sometimes I find myself thinking that we're just shouting into a thunderstorm and nobody can hear us. Write-ups like this tell me that sometimes WE can be - and have been - HEARD above that thunderstorm.

MOST gratifying.


That experiment should be played out in everybody's mind. OR if not, the media should be POINTING THAT OUT.

Let's play a game, folks! Imagine if it was Hillary doing and saying all these things, surrounding herself with aides and associates who were neck-deep in shady money dealings with foreign operatives, some of those operatives NOT our friends. What would you think if Hillary was up to this shit, these Ponzi schemes, these "business deals," with these sketchy people. What if she were dealing routinely with crooks and international manipulators and money-launderers? What if the Russians were into HER, financially, up to her neck?

Oh the roars of outrage! Oh, the calls for her her on a pike! Oh, the calls to start building a gallows with her name on it in the middle of the Washington Mall! But somehow nobody minds it when The Donald has done these things, and been in bed with some pretty funky folks.


I got choked up, too! When that family with the grandma - who was the daughter of a slave

got up and walked over to ring the bell with the Obamas.

Something in my eye.

BTW - lindysalsagal, thanks for that photo in the OP. I had been wondering what the exterior looked like, close up. All the coverage of it, and the shots of it, were from enough of a distance that you couldn't really tell what the exterior walls looked like. They're BEAUTIFUL. Like hundreds of lace panels, interlaced. Perhaps there's a metaphor in that?

Must be another clear channel station (NOT the company, the frequency assignation).

If you can hear it several states away, it might be a clear channel station - like KFI AM here in L.A. is. You can hear them down into Mexico, and sometimes halfway across America at night. They were originally designated as stations that would stay up and strong in the event of an emergency. They were "sole survivor" stations that would be able to stay on in a national emergency after the other stations on the dial went dark, to be able to disseminate necessary information and government announcements and so forth.

Not sure about the state of things anymore, but back when I was still working, and there were more regulations governing the broadcasting industry, many AMs dialed back on their power at sundown. The clear channel stations didn't. There were stations here in L.A. that you could hear nicely during the day but after sunset, in the same places you could listen to them easily - suddenly there was nothing there. The clear channel stations, on the other hand, could boom away all night long. There's usually only one designated clear channel station in any major market (or sometimes two, if the market is extra-large).

At least Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell mentioned it last night.

Lawrence also pointed out that the LA Times gave Hillary its endorsement yesterday, too - something I'd missed. Glad my hometown paper did that, but that one is not a surprise. The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsement most definitely IS.

Guilty as charged. Can't count the times I struggled into work not feeling well.

Couldn't take a day off. Didn't dare. Fear of being replaced.

The only time I ever took a sick day was when my voice crapped out and I had nothing to speak with. Kinda hard to be on the radio when your voice isn't there.

We were talking about this the other day when the boys in the band came by. I said "I've had to work when I was sick." Our drummer piped up immediately - "that's exactly what my mom said."

Welcome to DU achsadu!

I have come to hate her smug attitude. Once upon a time I admired her simply because she got where she was in what used to be very solidly a man's world. But as I've observed her coverage in the last couple of years, it's just burned. Just BURNED. The bias! The total flagrant bias! She cannot bring herself to make even ONE positive comment about Hillary without overrunning it with negatives jabs, asides, comparisons she'll pull out of anywhere to try and cast Hillary in a bad light. She seems to want to go out of her way to cast Hillary in a negative light. Consistently and perpetually.

It's nauseating. I won't watch her anymore. Wonder who'll replace Ashleigh Banfield now that she's moving to Headline News?

No kidding.

My husband and I were both watching this morning. Saw LOTS of replays and freeze-frames. MAN this looks fishy as hell.

We kept saying - in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, "look, below his feet - there's no gun. WHERE's the gun? There isn't one!" And then a few moments later, "well how 'bout that - look, there's a gun. Gee whiz. How convenient..."

I'm so glad this video was released. Also casts even more suspicion on the cops for withholding their video for this long. They still haven't released it. I'd like to know why. What? Do they need more time to doctor it?

AND I want to know who that cop in the red t-shirt is. He's the one who seems to have done the planting. I want him identified. I actually want more than that. But let's start by learning who he is.

That's for sure.

Don't know if anybody saw this but it's a GQ column that sure speaks for how I feel about all this.


And, for a chaser, it has a 17-minute Keith Olbermann segment (mentioned in the essay itself) listing DOZENS of moments, issues, lies, and other assorted bullshit that's come out of Trump's mouth or from his actions and deeds that underscore what a shitty prospect he is on Election Day. Just shitty.

I've been fuming for awhile about the voters in cases like this. I've long wondered - "who the fuck VOTES for these shitty, ignorant, sexist, racist, xenophobic and totally unspooled paranoiacs?" None of them would be in any positions of power without THE VOTERS who stand behind them and push them forward onto the rest of us and somehow, bewilderingly, inexplicably, find these miscreants fit for public office. Like, for example, who the hell VOTES for a certified idiot like Louie Gohmert? Who the hell votes for a Bronze-Age thinker like James Inhofe?

It's the VOTERS whom I fault the most. This needs to be said. Glad at least GQ and Keith are saying so in print, and out loud.
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