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MarianJack

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 8,035

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Any Guilty pleasure fans here?

Anyone...Bueller?...Bueller?

I have to confess that even though I know that they're TOTAL trash, I just love the Investigation Discovery movies like "Deadly Women" and "Disappeared". It's like gossip on tv, with a lot of "who's screwin' who" thrown in. These are things that I NEVER indulge in at work, but I love these admittedly trashy and total BS shows.

Anyone else?

PEACE!

A possible reason why the President doesn't deem to be getting hurt by the rightist super PACS.

I think that sincere the republican script since the day that the President took office has been nothing BUT the equivalant of a never ending negative camapign ad, the public may have tuned it out by now and the attacks have just become so much white noise.

Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller...Bueller?

PEACE!

I have wonderful news to share with the DU Community.

As many of you know, my family and I went through a number of really rough times in the last few years. We were homeless and living in transitional housing for 8 months of 2009, primarily due to either my wife or I being out of work from March of 2008 until October of 2009. I was out of work again from June of 2011 until April of this year and was laid off after 4 months but, fortunately, started my new job the week before Labor day.

However, with all of these catastrophes, we were able to at least keep my wife's credit from being hit TOO hard.

Last Friday, we made closing on a lovely little home in Winthrop, Maine. While we were happy in many of the apartments we've lived in since moving to Maine 10 years ago, and while my home is wherever my wife and son are, we have always been HOUSE people. We have now moved into a lovely little ranch with 3 bedrooms, a bath, a BIG kitchen and livingroom on just under 1/2 acre of land. All of our things are in and waiting to find their place and I am feeling every minute of my 57 years.

This is our final move. We buy the house, but our son will sell it. I am only moving out of this house when the Undertaker is taking me to be cremated.

The funny thing is that now, at age 57, I am DONE! I am never moving again. I am also finished with job hunting. I will work at my new job until I retire. If I haven't advanced within this agency five years from now, I'm going to hit the silk, apply for early Social Security and drop down to part time and paul ryan can go fuck himself with his Medicare vouchers. Maybe I'll make it 6 years so that I won't retire before my son gets out of high school. My only thought is that as far as moving and job hunting go, I AM DONE!

I realize that some of what I'm saying may be motivated by my tiredness from the move. I also realize that 20 years from now, when we're watching our grandchildren play in the yard, not one damn thing about the difficulty of the move or the process of getting there will matter for a freaking thing. My wife and I are in the exact house that we've always wanted in the town that we've wanted to live in since we moved here to Maine. I am now, at this moment, watching "How I Met Your Mother" on Netflix with my son who just got an A+ on his 7th grade Social Studies report today while my wife is sleeping like a baby in our bedroom in our home.

On Friday, September 21, 2012, all is well and good with our family and I'm a happy and contented man.

Thank you for reading, thank you for your support during the hard times and thank you for allowing me to share our good news with you!

BTW, where are the taxes, Mitt?

PEACE!

To continue my theme, mitt romney is STOOOPID!

I'm starting to believe that he's even more stupid than george w turdhead.

Either george w turdhead had that minute portion of wisdom to know that he's stupid, or his handlers were smart enough to know it. This is not the case with mitt romney.

It seems that mitt romney has surrounded himself, as he has his whole life, with a legion of well paid yes men who know that their incomes depend upon their continually telling their boss what a genius he is. It's like his hair cutting crony gang grew up and put on suits and found a different type of shears.

I truly believe that mitt romney is SHOCKED to his core that we, whom he considers to be mere peasants, have the audacity to doubt him about ANYTHING. I think that he expected the groundlings to just accept his affected teabagger "wisdom" without quetion, comment or the least bit of hesitation or thought. Why not? He is pandering to a republican base that prides itself on being called "dittoheads". The one positive that I see as a Democrat and Obama supporter is that if he is still trying to solidify his bagger base in mid September, than he (or the shit for brains advisors who are running the masive clusterfuck of his campaign) knows that he is in deep trouble.

mitt romney deserves to not only lose this election, but to lose it very badly. I say again what I will continue to say until the electorate puts this idiot out of his misery. mitt romney is STUPID!

BTW, mitt, where are the taxes?

PEACE!

I want to offer a hearty congrats to my 2 favorite tennis players!

Both Vica Azarenka & Serena Williams are in the women's final of the US Open.

Serena had been my favorite player since she was a teenager. Vica displaced her last January when she went on a hot streak that included the Australian Open Championship. Befoe you ask, I don't give the proverbial horse's patoot about Vica's grunting any more than I did about Monica Seles' grunting.

This year, Vica owned the spring, Serena has owned the Summer. While it's likely that the WTA computer will keep Vica in the # 1 position after this tournament, If Serena wins, she will be the best player in the world based on a Summer that included a Wimbledon Championship, an Olympic Gold Medal and a US Open Championship. If Vica wins, she'll be the best player in the world on the strength of 2 Grand Slam Championships in one year and defeating 2 great players in the finals of each; Maria Sharapova (whom I confess I've never really warmed up to) in Australia and the Serena whirlwind at the US Open.

While I'd love for Vica to win, I can truly say that I'll be very happy for either of these great players. I'm going to enjoy this match!

PEACE!

I don't have cable and my convention streaming didn't work out well, but...

...I can say this one thing for sure. Joe Biden is a national treasure and certainly a much better man to be 1 heartbeat away from the Presidency that his far rightist ayn rand loving lying opponent who MAY have a few more IQ points than sarah palin(comparison).

In the very little that I had the opportunity to see last night, the veep said one thing that took my heart and moved me almost to tears. He stated that a job is more than a paycheck, it's one of the ways we feel our dignity, our self respect and a way we may maintain our belief that we can care for our family's security.

Since so many of you were so supportive of my family and I last year when we went through a 10 month nightmare of my unemployment, You'll know what Imean when I say that when you don't have a job, you go to a very ugly place in your mind. While I WAS collecting unemployment compensation, I WAS NOT working. I went through the steps of working full time plus at trying to find a job, usually to not get anywhere often due to the grey in my hair and the birthdate on my driver's license.

I can't even begin to describe the depths of depresion and hopelessnes tha I approached in that time. It was ugly and in that whole time, I had to do my best to maintain a positive front in front of my family.

While most people look forward to weekends, I looked at them as times of dispair. I started every Monday morning with high hopes that I'd find something THAT WEEK, and reach Friday with feelings of helplessness.

While many people enjoy getting their child or children a treat when they go shopping, I always had to tell my son that I couldn't afford it becaue I didn't have a friggin' job or the friggin' money.

While self righteous teabagging asshole scumbags like steve king and his ilk were accusing people like me of living in luxury on the public's dime, we were trying to keep the wolves off our doorstep and our head close to the surface and to avoid living in our car.

I finally got a job in April of this year, got laid off by the bastards in August, and started my new job yesterday. I'm 57. If I don't advance within this organization by the time I'm 62, I'm going to follow my mother's lead, hit the silk and go for early retirement and drop down to working part time.

Even though I'm not taking that much more home than now than when I was on UI, even though we're no longer getting food stamps or MaineCare, I know that I'm working at WHAT I DO best!

I feel self respect, dignity and a feeling of being able to provide for my family. Since we're doing this based on my wife's income and in her name, we'll be closing on a house next week in Winthrop, Maine, where we've always wanted to live. While my wife IS considerably younger than I, this is our LAST MOVE. WE buy this house but it is our 12 year old son who will eventually sell it. We're leaving this house feet first. The way lifespans run in my family, that'll be about 30 years from now.

VP Biden is right. A job is much more than a paycheck, and the robme/lyin ticket can take their medicare vouchers & tax cuts for billionaires and shove them right up their monied and favored right wing asses.

That's my 2 cents, and quit possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

Yesterday I saw the funniest teabagger bumper sticker.

It said...

...I want my country back!
romney/ryan 12

Since I live in Kennebec County Maine and jobs are scarce and hardly anyone has a pot to pee in, I'm going to guess that this dude isn't a 1%er. Oh, the questions I could have asked this dipstick, but I've learned that you get NOWHERE by engaging a devoted bagger. Their little pea brains just can't handle anything but spouting out rush/glenn/ann/billo talking points. YUCK!

More and more, it seems to me that the only thing that the mitt/lyan ticket offers is that they're the 2 white guys. BOOOORING! Stupid, too!

PEACE!

One question that I have about akin's idiotic remarks.

In exactly WHAT universe are the words "legitimate" and "rape" appropriate to use together?

I haven't heard THAT question asked by anyone. Is this yet another case where We let THEM define the the terms of the debate?

PEACE!

Has anyone noticed what I have about republican candidates for office this year?

We know that the republican party as a whole is in the grips of the totally insane, but there is something that I've experienced on 2 occasions this election season, both this month.

Here in Kennebec County Maine, we are having an election for District Attorney and, of course, our seat in the House of Reprsentatives. The DA's office has been in Democratic hands since the 70s. Our Congresswoman is Chellie Pingree, who was first elected in 2006. The republican nominees in each of these races is a teabagger (shock of shocks!).

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were at an event called "The Taste of Waterville" and the republican DA nominee was doing the usual candidate's "Meet & Greet". One of his flunkies approached my wife and I and I identified us as friends of the Democratic Nominee, Maeghan Maloney, who is currently a state rep and, I hope, an eventual candidate for Governor of Maine.

Today, we and our son were at a sidewalk art festival in Winthrop, where we will be living in about another week. The republibagger nominee for Pingree's seat was doing a "meet & Greet" there. When his flunkies saw the Obama button that I am always wearing when off duty from my job and the black skin that my son is wearing every moment of his life, they steered their candidate a very wide path around our family.

Both candidates ducked me like romney ducks a straight question. To hear the baggers talk, they're all "tough guys".

At one time candidates looked forward to the chance to engage and possibly convert someone that they knew wouldn't support them. Apparently no longer. I wonder if anyone else has seen this level of cowardice with the republican candidates they've encountered this year.

BTW, on both occasions, the Obama button I was wearing has a picture of President Obama and the slogan "GM is alive, Bin Laden is DEAD".

Has anyone else experienced this also?

PEACE!

A general rule of thumb for selecting a running mate.

If you hear the sound of champgne corks popping from your opponent's supporters, you probably puaqued up!

mitt robme's campaign phaquing up? I'm shocked. Shocked I say...SHOCKED!

PEACE!
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