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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 8,809

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

I admire that these kids from Central America still want to come to the USA despite the fact...

that our country seems to be packed with racists.

My Breakfast with James Garner

When I first moved to Los Angeles in January of 2001 my best friend had an office in Malibu on the PCH that I would visit from time to time.
One day, during my very first week here, on the way to his office, I stopped to have breakfast at the restaurant in the Malibu Country Mart.

I bought a newspaper, ordered my food, started to read and waited for my meal.
An older man with big eyeglasses, also sitting alone, at the table right next to me, asked if he could borrow my Sports section.
"Sure thing. Here you go." I said.
As I handed him the LA Times Sports section I realized it was James Garner next to me doing the borrowing.

Now, you have to understand that I love, love, love James Garner and his work. THE ROCKFORD FILES, his SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL... movies, 36 HOURS, MAVERICK and almost everything else he had done were my favorites. I am probably one of the world's biggest Jim Garner fans, period. So I'm kind of proud about how cool I acted when this happened.

He and I shared the paper, chatted about the news and sports, and ate breakfast for almost an hour in a way two local guys would at any diner across the country. The NFL payoffs were going on at the time and we talked about my NY Giants chances to go all the way. He didn't think they would do it, but they did later that month. I did not "go fanboy" on him.

About 20 minutes in, while talking sports, I called him "Mr. Garner", acknowledging that I knew who he was, he told me to call him Jim. So I did, and he called me Kevin when I introduced myself and we shook hands. We never discussed his work as an actor or how much I loved it, and him over the years. We simply had a nice conversation over breakfast.

James Garner is the first famous person/superstar that I met when I moved to Los Angeles and was the nicest, most pleasant, funny and charming guy during the encounter.

It is rare to meet a personal hero that lives up to your image of them in your mind. Talk about the best Welcome Wagon ever. I was the happiest person on Earth afterward.
Cloud 9 exists.
I've been there.

I never met or saw him again after that morning, but I probably went to that place for breakfast about 20 times over the next few years hoping for another run-in.

The memory of this meeting came flooding back to me this morning with the news of his passing. It made me as happy as the news of death saddened me. Later today I'll go for a drive and listen to that iconic theme song to The Rockford Files while cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway to Paradise Cove.

Rest In Peace Mr. Garner, and thank you for your time.


My dog loves America, but hates the 4th of July

She hates fireworks.
They freak her out big time.
Mrs. Pooka got a Thundershirt a couple years ago and I must admit it does work.
Pulled it out last night after the kids started celebrating the 4th early and she calmed down.
She gets so scared/anxious we now go for a car ride in the evening on the 4th so she can't hear all the bang bangs.
The irony is Mrs. Pooka LOVES Fireworks displays.
Fortunately there is a mall parking lot we can park in to watch the town fireworks display so we get a win win, kinda.

SCOTUS wants to know if you will Get Out The Vote in 2014 & 2016? Or roll over and lose?

Because they will just keep on taking away the rights of citizens and give them to corporations if you're cool with it.

They think you don't care.

They think you will let a Republican get elected in 2016 so they can pack the Supreme Court even more.

They want to fuck you over.

The question is: What the fuck are YOU going to do about it?

Whine and complain after your candidate loses the primary and divide the party so we have no chance?

Or come together, no matter who wins the primary, and kick GOP ass?

It is on us to lead this party to victory.

GOTV 2014, 2016

I'm a Democrat. I've never skipped Election Day because I didn't like/agree with our party's nominee

I'm a Democrat.
It's why I'm at DU, not RU.
I know my vote counts.
Everyone's does.
My friend Hanging Chad proves it.
I've never voted for a Republican.
I think staying home on Election Day and whining, with your diaper in a bunch, hoping your party will lose, is just like voting for a Republican.
I don't care if you're talking about Hillary, Warren, Biden or anyone.
We have primaries.
We make a group decision.

You can stay home because you don't get your way, but then you weren't really playing fair with the rest of the group were you?
If you're only going to do something if the group does it your way,
then you're just trying to use the group for your own agenda aren't you?
You are not an honest participant in the party (even though you think you are "being frank") nor a leader for the group, just yourself.
So you should join the Selfish Party.
That's the party that reflects your values.
The problem is they never get to win because everyone votes for themselves.

But now, because of you and your trumpeting of your voting boycott, the rest of us have to work harder to GOTV and replace your selfish ass, and anyone else you infected, at the polls.
So thanks for your opinion about a candidate and the Party bashing, but why don't you go crawl under a rock for two and a half years and STFU while the rest of us try to win a couple of elections in 2014 and 16?
If you stay home on Election Day you get what you deserve but the rest of us don't.

Thank you Bowe Bergdahl! The service you have provided me is invaluable.

The attacks on Bowe Bergdahl are showcasing some real fucked-up thinking in some members at DU.
Now because they have revealed themselves, I get to put them on ignore.
I've "ignored" more members in the last two days than I have done total in my time here.
So if you called him a traitor or deserter or said we should not have traded to get him back, etc. I will not miss you or your opinion.

Bowe Bergdahl, making DU a better place for me one click at a time.
Thank you for your service Bowe.

The 5 Worst Things about ex- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer buying The L.A. Clippers

1. The Clippers are no longer compatible with Apple products.
2. The Clippers will now require weekly updates that do nothing.
3. The Clippers will now come bundled with a lot of software you don't want and can't use.
4. The Clippers are now more susceptible to hackers so change their password often.
5. Get ready for Clippers Vista.

Steve Ballmer Wins Bidding for Clippers With $2 Billion Price Tag (Report)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is to reportedly buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
The news came after weeks of speculation on the fate of the team since Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA by commissioner Adam Silver on April 29.
The sale would be the highest ever paid for a NBA team.
Ballmer was chosen over competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
more at link...

Clinton, Warren, Castro, George Clooney, my brother-in-law, whoever....

the Democratic Party ultimately picks to run in 2016 is who I'll be voting for in the general regardless of my primary support.
Because in November 2016, if we are all not united behind our candidate, then we will not win.
The GOP is counting on a divisive Democratic Party after the Candidate is selected.
I'm going to do my best NOT to give it to them.

GOTV 2014 & 2016

But please do not let it be my brother-in-law, he's an idiot....

Sure, Disneyland raised their prices...

Huey, Louie and Dewey need new shoes and they can't just have the store put it on their bill.

Primaries today, so get ready for BREAKING NEWS banners to run on CNN for the next 7 days...

MSNBC will run them until tomorrow afternoon.
Fox doesn't even want their viewers knowing there's an election today for fear of Tea Partiers going to the polls.
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