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I reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am female, single, and one year from full retirement. I'm already retired from a 30-year career with IBM. Love my Victorian house built in 1858 and my dogs and cats.

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Attended Womack's Townhall in West Fork this morning. I was

able to ask one of the last questions. About 100 people got into the council room and there were around 150 more in the parking lot. Rep. Womack wouldn't move the discussion outside. I would estimate 75 to 80% of the attendees don't approve the Republican agenda. He talked about the new 'unified' government's top 2 goals for this year. Repeal the ACA, with vague reference to replacement, and tax reform
He explained his vote to repeal all of Obama's regulations like the protection of streams from coal mines as economic killers and EPA overreach. Says we can't afford Medicare and other services. So, I asked him why the human cost of repealing things wasn't more important than the economic and stated that the solution should be to raise taxes. I got applause from audience and set him off. He yelled, "I wasn't elected by NW Arkansas to go to Washington and raise taxes!" People yelled back, "How do you know?" I would guess that the only ones who expressed that view to him was the Walton family (Walmart).
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Feb 21, 2017, 01:33 PM (4 replies)

Thanks to the mystery people who gave me hearts!

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Feb 13, 2017, 08:15 AM (0 replies)

How White House adviser Stephen Miller went from pestering Hispanic students to designing Trump's


Can't post paragraphs because I'm really bad posting from my phone. Read the background on this man of hate.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun Feb 12, 2017, 08:32 PM (3 replies)

Cotton office cancels meeting with citizen group, sparking protest


Arkansas Times
Cotton office cancels meeting with citizen group, sparking protest

David Ramsey Feb 1, 2017 9:12 AM

The citizen group Ozark Indivisible has a protest scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning outside of Sen. Tom Cotton's field office in Springdale. The group has been hoping to raise concerns about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the president's recent executive order enacting a travel ban, and other issues — but they say that Cotton and his team won't meet with them.

Caitlynn Moses, one of the founding members of the group, contacted Cotton's office on January 17. She originally asked for a townhall but Cotton's team declined. However, staffer Morgan Farmer, a field representative, said that she would be happy to arrange a meeting and she would pass on concerns to Cotton. Farmer asked about the size of Moses's group; Moses said that she had about 20 people that wanted to come. Farmer replied that the maximum size of a group allowed would be five people because of the size of the office.

That meeting was scheduled for today at 10 a.m. Yesterday, it was abruptly cancelled without explanation. No mention was made of potentially rescheduling the meeting.

With their meeting cancelled, Ozark Indivisible is now planning a protest. They will be demonstrating just outside of Cotton's office. "We feel the need to talk to our congressman but we can’t reach him," she said. "If they won’t hear us face to face, maybe they’ll hear us outside." Hundreds of people have indicated interest in attending on the group's Facebook page.

I asked Farmer and Cotton's spokesperson Caroline Rabbitt for comment yesterday and have received no response.

Republican lawmakers have been reluctant to hold town halls because of the potential for bad optics. I expect we'll be seeing more of this.

Ozark Indivisible also held a demonstration at Sen. John Boozman's Sringdale office yesterday, protesting Trump's cabinet nominees. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. yesterday, dozens of protesters were arrested outside of Sen. Orrin Hatch's office. They were peacefully gathered in the hallway, hoping to raise concerns about the future of the ACA.

UPDATE: According to the Little Rock field office, Cotton is not allowing any constituents in to his offices because of "recent threats."

© 2017 Arkansas Times
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Feb 1, 2017, 12:56 PM (0 replies)

How much has Comrade Trump cost the US economy in the last 2 days?

I wonder if anybody is assessing the costs. Mexico has begun to boycott American companies and I'm sure other nations will follow. I, along with 23 others, will not be taking a $5695 tour to Iran this summer. That's one tour from one company, so multiply that by a 1000 or so. Then there will be a huge loss of tourism dollars here as more and more people will not come to USA.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sat Jan 28, 2017, 05:23 PM (6 replies)

I have a question maybe you guys can answer.

My brother-in-law passed away in 2014 and my sister hasn't recovered very well. She's in the process of moving 1000 miles to live across the street from me.
Her husband served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. What is the best thing to do with his uniforms? I suggested we give away pants and anything not having Army ensignias. But what about shirts with his name and dress uniform and overcoat?
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:50 PM (6 replies)

I've finally found my key to losing weight at age 68 1/2.

I've had a poor body image since about the age of 12. I've always compared myself to my older sister. Although, most people didn't see me as really 'fat', I thought I was because I weighed more than my sister who's an inch shorter and because of my large breasts (which I hate with a passion).

I weighed about 125-128 at 5'3" through college and until I had my son. I didn't lose the baby weight until I went through my divorce. Then continued to weigh from 128 to 133 for the next 30 years.

After menopause, I gradually ballooned up to 158. Then had Stage IV throat cancer in 2009 and went down to 125 through treatment.

Suddenly, when I could eat again, everything was stored as fat! Nutritionist said it was a normal reaction to the end of months of 'starvation' my body had gone through. I went back up to 138 and spent $1000 with Metabolic Research Center in 2013-14, attempting to lose a lousy 14 pounds and they failed.

Anyway, I found I was back at 148 at the end of this August. (Became addicted to Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs and all things sweet). I wanted to lose pounds before my trip to Paris next month.

Found a used book called The Virgin Diet by J.J. Virgin and decided to give it a try. I lost 13 pounds in the 21 day first cycle. The diet is a little bit Paleo, close to the Whole30 plan. You give up gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, eggs, corn, and peanuts. Whole30 you keep the eggs and give up beans. In Cycle 2 you begin to add back things, but leave sugar and preprocessed foods forever.

Anyway, it's been 6 weeks since I started and I'm down to my college age weight! I only wish I looked like I did back then. Things definitely happen to women as they age!

So, I think I will always start my day with a plant protein shake and watch my carbs like a hawk.

Yes, it's sugars and carbs that make me gain. But there might be a few forgiven in Paris.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:26 PM (1 replies)

Did Trump say, "I've done my thing." at his rally? Think I just

heard that on CBS.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:37 PM (5 replies)

Can't do it anymore. I rarely watch CNN or MSNBC. Stopped watching

both ABC morning and evening news about 6 weeks ago and switched to CBS. As of this morning, I'm avoiding all so-called news until Nov. 9. I'll have to get the weather from my phone and forego local events.
I'm 68 and have never seen an election like this. The country's come undone.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Nov 1, 2016, 05:12 PM (16 replies)

Do you remember Lunch Bars? I used to get a lot of them on

Halloween. They sold for 3 cents and my grandfather would buy them for me. I was thinking about the stuff we used to get trick or treating: homemade candy apples, popcorn balls, and taffy, apples and oranges, cookies and homemade fudge, and Lunch Bars and occasionally a Snickers.

I was just remembering those bags of goodies as I handed out tiny, "fun'" sized candy bars tonight.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Oct 31, 2016, 10:54 PM (10 replies)
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