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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Hi...I'm back with a few thoughts.

Hi everybody. Our internet is turned back on and I'm just delighted to be here again. I'm checking in here even before I'm checking my long neglected e-mail accounts...Yikes!

Anyway, here are my 2 cents on a few things that have happened in the news or in life since I've been away. As usual, my 2 cents may quite possibly be overpriced.

1. Jennifer Lawrence's hacked pictures. OK, I relay like JL. Aside from her acclaim as an actress, she seems an intelligent and well thought young woman. I thought she was wonderful in silver Linings Playbook and I look forward to seeing The Hunger Games movies. We don't want to see them until we finish reading all 3 books. Fortunately, I'll be picking up Mocking Jay at the library tomorrow. JL is a very beautiful young woman. If she were to do a nude scene in a movie and I saw that movie, I'd almost certainly enjoy it. However, hacking and posting some private nude photos that she almost certainly intended to be seen by someone special to her is the act of a pure slimeball. I'm not interested in seeing them. Even though she is a public figure, she deserves some level of privacy. Besides, isn't there enough free porn on the web featuring performers who at least appear to WANT to be there?

2. The use of the term "teabagger". Shortly before my hiatus, I got into an exchange on Facebook with some idiot up here in Maine who is a fervent supporter of our glorious governor, Paul Le(ram)Page. At one point I referred to the republican/teabagger members of the House of Representatives as the reasons why this congress is so wildly unproductive. This exchange was done on the wall of a Republican/teabagger state rep from here in Maine. She later PM'd me asking me to edit my comment and eliminate the use of the word "teabagger" or she'd be "forced" to delete my comments. I told her to feel free to delete because I was NOT going to make concessions to the sensitivities of the type of people who've been calling me (as well as anyone else to the left of Attila the Hun) every name in the book since I stated my opposition to the Vietnam war in 1967 a few months before my 12th birthday.

3. The Democratic electoral "disaster" of 2014. OK, the media seems to be in a 2 year long circle jerk that dictates that since this is the 6th year of President Obama's terms, this is going to be a massively Republican/teabagger year. I see poll after poll showing Democrats leading or even in Republican/teabagger areas, Democrats whom pundits (who never venture any further than the restroom away from their cubbies in Washington) have pronounced to be doomed looking to be in pretty good shape, and the almost certainty that at least 2 teabagger governors (Corbet in PA and our own idiot Paul Le(ram)Page here in Maine) are going to get their asses rather unceremoniously kicked out of office. GEE WHIZ...that sure look like a teabagger landslide to me !!!

I'm sure there are more things that will come to mind, but that's all for now.

Just 1 final thought...If you have a few extra $$$ for a candidate, please consider sending it to Shenna Bellows, our great US Senate candidate up here in Maine!


I am NOT leaving DU, but...

...I am going to have to step back for awhile. I'm not angry with anyone (if I were, than that's why there is an ignore list), I'm not disillusioned (this isn't a perfect community but what is?) and nobody hurt my feelings or offended me. Am I happy with everything that goes on here? No. Am I in a fit of pique? Hell no. Am I taking my cyber ball and going home in a fit? FUCK HELL NO!

Late in June I lost my job and with only my wife's income alone dictates that we have to make some temporary sacrifices, among them being our home internet and Netflix, which are both going to o be temporarily suspended after today. So today, we're enjoying our Netflix raves a d our websites. Fortunately, our town library has internet and I have a good looking job interview this week. Hopefully, this will be VERY temporary. I certainly know that I am not a DU leading member, but I hope that there will be some who will be happy upon my return.

In the interim, vote blue, encourage others to do so and if you're up here in Maine, than GO SHENNA BELLOWS, MIKE MICHAUD, CHELLIE PINGREE, EMILY CAIN AND MAINE DEMS!!!

That's my 2cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that...yikes!


I just got off of the phone from an old fashioned KKKarl Rove style Republican/teabagger push poll

At first I was having a pleasant time answering seemingly impartial questions about this year's elections being asked by a very nice young woman. She sounded like she may be African American, which I wouldn't bring up except for the fact that I felt bad for her for having to peddle the teabagger horse shit that the questions consisted of after about the halfway point.

The way I could tell it was a push poll, probably for our "spectacular and glorious" governor Paul Le(ram)Page, was from questions like "would the fact that Paul LePage is responsible for the largest tax cut in Maine history make you more or less likely to vote for him?" and "does the fact that Mike Michaud voted for Obamacare and has passed no legislation in 12 years make you more or less likely to vote for him?"

I pointed out with every question just where the lies were and I told the young woman that I was not giving HER a hard time because she was simply earning a living, but that was clearly a Republican/teabagger push poll. One interesting thing was that the poll was also trying to pump up Eliot Cutler, the Independent who handed the election to Le(ram)Page in 2010 and whom the Republicans/teabaggers desperately hope he does again. Cutler is running for governor for one reason, and that is to stoke and glorify his enormous ego.

In fact < I have seen some info stating that some sane Republicans (Are there ANY nowadays?) may be voting for Cutler this year. Wouldn't be funny if THEY threw this year's election to Mike Michaud?

It wouldn't surprise me if my results are thrown out because I am on their recording several times stating that it's a push poll, but several times when I pointed out that something they said in one of their questions was a blatant lie, the woman responded by saying that numerous other people had told her the same thing...interesting!

Just thought I'd share. That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!


The new "Cosmos" is now on Netflix!

The first season of 13 episodes are now on Netflix...OH HAPPY DAY!

NdT definitely makes the show his own, but he credits the great Carl Sagan quite frequently and often, quite touchingly. He makes Science fun. I've seen the first 5 episodes and all I can say is WOW!

He never directly criticizes the fundie/teabaggers, but he puts in quite a few subtle digs that they're probably too stupid and clueless to pick up on.

I can't wait for Netflix to add the second season!


I'd like to say a BIG thank you to my lovely wife Maria!

16 years ago yesterday August 15, 1998, my lovely wife married me. We have been joined together for that entire time through thick and thin. All of our days haven't been fair and warm. We have had problems, but thankfully those problems have only made us realize how much we love and need and depend on each other. How and why she puts up with me I'll never know, but I'm happy that she does.

Thank you for being my wife. You are the epitome of grace, beauty, intelligence and elegance. I love and respect you more and more with every second of every day. I am so happy that we share a life, a home and a family together. You also happen to be a stone cold FOXX!

I love you very much!


I think that there is a BIG difference between Gregory and Todd!

Since Todd has the facial hair, he will also tickle the asses of the Republicans/teabaggers as he is kissing them. Clean shaven Gregory could only be a rightist ass kisser.


My reaction to the death of Robin Williams.


Poll: Biggest teabagger dipstick, media division.

Hi! how about the biggest teabagger dipstick in print or broadcast media?

If I've misspelled any of their name, please forgive me, but I'd have to actually CARE about the teabaggers to give a damn about spelling their names right. They ARE teabaggers, after all!


Poll: Biggest tebagger dipstick, public life division.

Now that I have my star back, I can do a poll...COOL BEANS!!!

Who do you consider to be the biggest teabagger jagoff in public life?


I just posted this on Facebook!

Hi. Given the current state of this country, our congress, our state (Maine), the insanity of the Republican/teabagger party and the state of my checkbook (I have a LOT less money than the Koch brothers and Halliburton), I'm going to be taking a new approach this election year. While I can't be making large financial donations, I still DO have a very big and opinionated mouth. SO, I'm going to be spending my most of my time here on Facebook this year advocating generally for the election of Democrats nationally and specifically for the election of Democrats up here in Maine, especially for Mike Michaud's to become our next governor, Shenna Bellows to be our next US Senator and the reelection of Meghan Meloney as our Kennebec County District Attorney. Mike will bring jobs, stability ad respect back to Maine. Shenna will be the voice of working class mainers, women, veterans and LGBT Mainers that we lack now in Susan Collins. Meghan is, in my 59 years on this Earth, the most dedicated to justice DA I've EVER seen! I hope that I will be making contributions that my Facebook friends will consider worthy of sharing to further our support our candidates as we go forward this election year. GO MIKE, SHENNA & MEGHAN!!!

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