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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: 16,834

About Me

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

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i wanted to get yard signs and bumper stickers

for Roy Cooper and Deborah Ross. I cannot believe how hard it is! Any advice? thank you

these things should be available for a nominal donation on the candidates' pages in my opinion, but they are not. the NC democratic party referred me to a consolidated campaign office. no luck there... i'm gobsmacked

am I the only one?

i'm watching the roll call, and cannot stop crying! i'm just silently weeping over here.

i think this may be one of the most important and momentous elections of my life. but then there was 2000 (infamously) and 2008, so i don't know.

i just feel so emotional, watching democracy and maybe regrowing a little hope for my country.

blubbery barbara, that's me. am i the only one?

i love Bernie.

that is all. for now.

Anyone else wearing orange today?

so far, i'm the only one at my office.
http://wearorange.org/

National Gun Violence Awareness Day · June 2

someone thought this was just clickbait? no, it was an honest question.

North Carolina school system to allow pepper spray

With one member specifically saying it could be helpful for girls being followed into the restroom by a transgender teen.

where the fuck do these people come from


http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/wire/north-carolina-school-system-to-allow-pepper-spray/article_4706a2b0-7043-51ba-8985-2882368c9dc2.html

Does everyone have their drumpfinator?

I LOVE mine. By the way you can get it for firefox as well as for chrome. An example copied from DU:


Sanders slams Clinton, Drumpf, Wall Street in speech at SIUE
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Regarding Clinton, whom Sanders is battling for the Democratic presidential nomination, he took a jab at her high-dollar contributions from Wall Street, and repeated his demand that she release the contents of paid speeches she has made to the corporate world.

“If you’re going to get paid $225,000 (for a speech), it must be a really terrific speech,” Sanders joked with the frenzied audience. “It’s surely a speech you want to share with the American people, right?”

He also tweaked GOP frontrunner Donald Drumpf, pointing to polls showing Sanders would defeat Drumpf by a wider margin than Clinton would in a general election.

“We will defeat Drumpf because in America, people understand that bringing our people together is more important than Drumpf’s divisiveness,” he said. “Love trumps hatred.”

tee hee. it's silly but i am enjoying it.

it's a sad day for me on DU

This is where I go for the news, but today I couldn't actually find the news i was looking for on DU because of the ugly tempest in a teapot (my opinion of course, i recognize that for many this is the way to win for their candidate), I found out from facebook, then googled after many looks at DU.

I mean i know it has to be here somewhere. But this to me is fabulous news that ALL democrats should be celebrating, and the divide on DU has grown so wide that it can't be. that does make me sad.

There will NOT be another bush in the white house! can i get a "YEAH!"?

www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/us/politics/jeb-bush.html

i'm for the democrat.

i just want to say that upfront. i love bernie and have contributed to his campaign several times now, but when push comes to shove i am voting for the democrat. i live and vote in NC so my vote matters and i will vote for the democrat.

listening to NPR yesterday and they played a clip from the most recent republican debate; it was ted cruz talking about obamacare. A string of lies coming out of that crazy mouth like obscenities. Donald Trump who didn't show up because the woman offended him (when she asked the question that bothered him his response was that she must have been menstruating at the time!). Donald Trump the republican frontrunner who can hardly stop talking about himself long enough to discuss any issue and when he does it's all zenophobia and fear fear fear. Fiorina lies as overt and obscene as Cruz. i mean the entire fucking republican agenda is insane and even though some may say i'm hedging, i am saying i will do whatever i can to be sure the next president is the democrat.

i know hilary has lied and i know that when her back is up against the wall she (and/or her campaign) does not respond well. But please do not try to sell me the idea that she would be as bad as a republican! it is just not true. Obama has broken my heart and i still am behind him because at the end of the day i do believe he has done his level best for the country.

even if bernie wins, he will make decisions and hold beliefs that are not identical to my own. he's great talking about income equality, but what about endless war? nobody is perfect and nobody who holds the office of president is going to follow my personal edicts for the running of this country. but the democrat will come closest whether it's sanders, clinton, or even o'malley (who should probably have been given a greater opportunity to become well known).

Who will you vote for?

got my sample ballot - HELP

None of the choices say whether the candidate is a democrat.

i have to know. can anyone tell me where i can find out? thank you!

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.
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