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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
Number of posts: 16,473

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

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i got my Bernie sticker today.

But what i find i really want to put on my car is "the Democrat 2016"

when you can turn on Rachel Maddow and all you hear for all the time it's on (i watch on my computer so i can no longer see the entire show), all she talks about is republican nominees, you have to know that the corporate media is deeply engaged in making sure the american electorate considers the republicans a valid political party. they work day and night to make sure the people do not pay attention to the fact that each and every one of the republican candidates would be an unmitigated disaster for the country, and even the world.

i like hillary, i might like o'malley if i knew anything about him, and am supporting Bernie's campaign. I like Biden too, but overwhelmingly, what i can honestly say for myself is that the very thought of a republican taking the white house makes me shudder. i am in NC and as i recall Kucinich was already gone from the ballot the last time i got to vote in a primary. I think Biden was too and I may be mixing up 2008 and 2012 please forgive me if i am.

if bernie is gone, i am still going to vote and i am still going to vote for the democrat.

while i am on my soapbox, i just would like to add that i do not blame democrats in large part for the state of affairs. i blame the media and the oligarchy that runs the media. most people let's face it are running like crazy just trying to make a living and hoping to spend some quality time in between with their loved ones, and they take the news at face value. i am so much more politically engaged than any other member of my circle of loved ones. i just cannot unring that bell. and i have no power whatsoever over what is played on the evening news, not even on npr. it enrages me constantly.

that is all today. amazingly i'm here debating whether to post it because i really don't like being belittled and marginalized and on DU anymore that seems to be a huge trend. what democratic candidate is trying to defund planned parenthood, erase social security and medicaid and pretty much every safety net for the poor in this country, pandering to the NRA and their FUCKING INSANITY, on and on? ANY democrat stands head and shoulders above any republican on virtually every issue and is a better choice for the country.

is anyone else being tortured by AT&T?

all i have is phone and internet and for the past few months they have been FUCKING with me and my phone service.

things pass by so fast on DU.

i work all day everyday, and i made a mistake. the most perfect Jeb graphic was on here, yesterday or this morning, and i didn't get it when i could and now i can't find the damn thread!

it's jeb's logo with a picture of gw. i want it, please point me to it. thank you DU and whatever genius came up with it in the first place!

who were the 2 people killed in garland?

that's what I want to know right now. before i go jumping all over the map, i want to know who got killed.

Bernie Sanders in 2007

http://www.c-span.org/video/?198321-6/labor-union-legislation

from 21 June 2007 - worth a listen.

i was looking to watch the baltimore rally and came upon this video.

it's national victims of crime week

a very good friend of mine, LaWanda Hawkins of Justice for Murdered Children, is being honored today. this is a link to the live stream
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there is not a single republican being touted as a possible presidential candidate

that does not make me shudder in horror at the thought.
that is all.

can they do this?

*City-owned and operated parking facility
http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/go/blount-street-deck

http://abc11.com/news/drivers-businesses-upset-over-changes-to-raleigh-parking-garage/548408/
RALEIGH (WTVD) --
Downtown Raleigh businesses are expressing concern for parking changes coming soon. Drivers will no longer have access to one popular garage on the weekends and there will be limited times on the weekdays.

The Blount Street parking garage will soon be off limits to the public on the weekends. It was supposed to be closed off starting this weekend, but the staff tells ABC11 there were problems with some of the new equipment.

"A lot of people depend on this lot," said Raleigh resident Brian Myers.

The fight to find a parking spot in Downtown Raleigh is about to get even more competitive, especially during major events.


another case of a public asset being handed over to private interests? and it just came out of the blue? this just makes me boil, and i can't find any other story on it

there's always a lot of bitching about how democrats don't get the message out.

well, thousands marched in Raleigh this weekend. can you find it on the news?

i am so pissed. i am watching the local news while getting ready for work. someone got shot and killed due to road rage. no word on her religion. a storm is coming. dah de dah de dah

maybe democrats can stop blaming themselves and take the protests to the news stations. media is a HUGE part of the problem in this country and i for one am ready to stop whipping myself because of it.

with regard to the murders in Chapel Hill

to me it seems there is an elephant in the room that is being ignored because of the victims' religion. it's this: in this country we just reach for the gun. what a fucked up way to handle conflict resolution.
someone's in your parking spot? execute them
mad at your spouse? shoot 'em
loud music? shoot! KILL!
someone knocking on your door? pop that person!

I always think, if there hadn't been a gun...if there hadn't been a gun, all these people would still be alive. Who knows how many suicidal people would still be alive if it hadn't been so easy to die? how many loved ones who fell to a spouse or significant other who was just so pissed off right then and there was the gun and all it took was a squeeze of the trigger.

thanks to the NRA and the media's obsession with Muslims we cannot even seem to address this issue at all in connection with this terrible crime.

i checked out the killer's facebook page. he actually seemed fairly liberal, definitely pro lgbt equal rights, more or less equally disdainful of any and all religion. he also had a portrait of his gun on his wall.

it's this culture that needs to change. well a lot of things need to change. but it should not be that easy to solve a problem by shooting someone. it's sick. and it always, no exceptions, just makes things worse. george zimmerman might argue with me on that point but i'm sticking with it anyway.

we have a government that will not stop warmongering, and a populace so infatuated with guns that many seem to care more for their guns than they do for their families. how does this change?
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