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Home country: USA
Current location: So California
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I am shocked.

I hate the NRA and their bull shit. Domestic violence means nothing to them. It is unfathomable to me that these pigs would try to help abusers to get their hands on guns.

So what was the president's

‘Profanity-Laced’ Rant Against the Press? I don't care to watch. Since you already have watched it and found it to be "informative and interesting, and credible", would you please tell us what President Obama said?

It could be "interesting" (if not "informative" or "credible") to those of us who can't imagine our president "ranting".

Why are we back to dropping our spacecraft

into the ocean, Apollo style? Does anyone know?

ETA: Now, after a few days, I wanted to thank all of you, DUers. This has been an amazingly informative thread (exactly what I had hoped for, this being DU, and all).

I apologize for my lack of replies but I've been learning, and have nothing to improve the discussion. Except, of course, thank you.

K&R (nt)

Earthquake: checking in So Orange County.

I still feel like I'm rolling. Like it's still going on.

Well isn't that something.

Exellent choice, admins! Thank you!! He won't be missed by me.

You noticed that too?

Where have all the haters gone? Crickets today.

Proud gun owners.

Seems like every other post starts out with: "I'm a proud gun owner." I want to know what there is to be proud about? I've never understood this. I understand even less after yesterday's mass murder.

Would someone please tell me? What is it you gun owners are so damn proud of?

Damn it! I am so pissed off right now. Those babies were slaughtered. SLAUGHTERED! Their tiny bodies were riddled with bullets from an assault rifle. If I were a gun owner I would not be proud. Quite possibly ashamed. But definitely not proud.

I love our president!

Just sayin'.

I guess I should say how grateful I am to know President Obama will be our president for the next 4 years. I can't remember such a feeling of relief as when they called Ohio on Election night. I knew what that meant. Everything it meant. All of it - in a flash moment. But Rachel Maddow said it best:

That happened! That really happened. We are not going to have a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe versus Wade. There will be no more Antonin Scalias and Samuel Alitos added to this court. We`re not going to repeal health reform. Nobody is going to kill Medicare and make old people in this generation or any other generation fight it out on the open market to try to get themselves health insurance. We are not going to do that. We are not going to give a 20 percent tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and kids' health insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut. We`re not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get birth control under the insurance plan that you're on.We are not going to redefine rape. We are not going to amend the United States Constitution to stop gay people from getting married. We are not going to double Guantanamo. We are not eliminating the Department of Energy or the Department of Education or Housing at the federal level. We are not going to spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want. We are not scaling back on student loans because the country`s new plan is that you should borrow money from your parents. We are not vetoing the DREAM Act. We are not self-deporting. We are not letting Detroit go bankrupt. We are not starting a trade war with China on Inauguration Day in January. We are not going to have, as a president, a man who once led a mob of friends to run down a scared, gay kid, to hold him down and forcibly cut his hair off with a pair of scissors while that kid cried and screamed for help and there was no apology, not ever. We are not going to have a Secretary of State John Bolton. We are not bringing Dick Cheney back. We are not going to have a foreign policy shop stocked with architects of the Iraq war. We are not going to do it. We had the chance to do that if we wanted to do that, as a country. And we said no, last night, loudly.


That's my thankful - grateful list, right there.

My son just called me

to ask me how I would feel about him donating a kidney. My first response was to say NO, and I'm ashamed to say I asked him if he was thinking of selling one his. He's a 21 year old musician who is always broke and has donated blood for the money. I was horrified at the thought of him taking it to the ridiculous and dangerous.

I could not have been more wrong. His friend's father needs a kidney. They are having problems finding someone willing and able to give up a healthy one. My son wanted to know how I would feel if he wanted to help.

I'm in shock right now. The thought of my son, my baby, the little boy I carried and gave life to, actually giving up a part of himself is so terrifying I can barely let myself think about it. At the same time I couldn't be more proud, or sure, of the compassionate, loving man my son has become.

I told him how frightened I would be if he made that decision. That if it were up to me I would probably not want him to. But that if he did make that choice, there could be no more generous a gift. I told him he needed to research and understand a lot more about it before making that decision and I suggested he talk to his father and then talk to me some more.

I'm truly shaken and fighting back tears right now.

Wow. What a great kid.
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