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redstatebluegirl

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Hometown: Illinois
Home country: USA
Current location: Oklahoma
Member since: Tue Aug 14, 2012, 06:29 PM
Number of posts: 893

About Me

Raised in Northern Illinois, educated there as well. Lived in 5 states, moved to Oklahoma due to husband's job 12 years ago. Going crazy in this bible belt state.

Journal Archives

Gardening in Oklahoma

I have lived in Oklahoma for over 12 years. Before that I thought of myself as a pretty good gardener, not a master but ok. Since we moved here, I have used raised beds with compost, maintain a compost pile for continuing to enrich the bad soil here to no avail. I have not had a decent tomato or green bean.

Does anyone have any tips for growing here? What am I doing wrong ?
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:06 AM (3 replies)

Is the media to blame for how angry and intolerant American has become?

Seeing all of the protests against the children escaping to this country, and hearing some of the nasty things said about just about every person or group that are not white, Christian, straight and male I am becoming very discouraged. We can't seem to have a civilized debate in the country on any issue.

Can a democracy survive with so much hate and anger?
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:27 AM (14 replies)

What have all of the "investigations" of the Obama Administration cost taxpayers?

Is there a place I can find these figures? It has to be a very large sum and if they go forward with the law suit and then try to impeach how much will that cost us? This is such a crazy thing going on. I don't always agree with the President but these witch hunts have to be costing us a small fortune.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:39 AM (7 replies)

Early Voting in Oklahoma

My husband and I went this morning to vote early because we are going to be out of town on Tuesday. It was more than depressing. We talked about it when we got home, our vote truly did not matter. The truth is, whoever wins the Republican primary for Senate will be out next Senator. We get to sit through all the ads (I have carpal tunnel hitting the mute button) and hang up on all of the robocalls for nothing.

I am more than ever in favor of an open primary, then the two top candidates duke it out in the general. Does it hurt Democrats here, yes but we can't seem to put a decent candidate on the ballot. At least when I vote, I can vote for the Republican who I can stomach and who doesn't run ads with Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin.

The frustration we felt was horrible. I have tried to help elect Democrats here but it is an uphill battle. To get someone to put themselves out there in a state where the only requirements are being straight, being Christian, being a staunch conservative and hate Obama is tough. Why put their money out there only to lose in the end.

Thanks for letting me vent. I'm sure some of the Oklahoma people will say I should do something instead of venting, but I can tell them I have. I am tired of listening to the nuts I end up talking to on the phone or when I canvass for the party.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Fri Jun 20, 2014, 12:06 PM (0 replies)

Oklahoma Senate Election

I don't think I can survive the election to replace Senator Coburn. Between the ads that do not have an ounce of truth in them, including quoting scripture, and the robocalls that are coming at a crazy rate I am losing what is left of my mind.

I think we will go back to our standby Bullwinkle DVDs we used during the Republican convention. Be warned America, devil you know is better than the devil you don't, both Shannon and Lankford are bat shit crazy.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon May 19, 2014, 09:55 AM (0 replies)

Doxie dragging his front paw.

Have any of you had any experience with a dog with what I would call "drop paw", he drags his front paw, top side down so his nails are down to the quick. I'm trying to get into the vet today to see what I can do for him but wondered if any of you had experienced this.

Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Apr 9, 2014, 12:12 PM (12 replies)

Has anyone seen the "historic media" anti abortion ad?

I saw it for the first time last night, it terrified me. It is designed to scare the heck out of any woman even contemplating abortion. Shows "babies" really embryos in various stages of growth.

It was run during "The Voice" a favorite of young women. What do DU'ers think about that type of ad? I haven't seen them on network TV for a LONG time.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Tue Apr 8, 2014, 03:47 PM (6 replies)

Having fun with my pups today!

It is so beautiful outside, the dogs are so happy right now with the weather warming up and the bunnies coming out . My senior dog we adopted last year was a field trial champ so he goes right to the ground when I take him to the park a block from our house. It is so peaceful watching them have fun running and chasing each other and the invisible critters.

Just wanted to put something happy on DU for a change and I knew it would be appreciated here....
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 05:10 PM (3 replies)

Thanks for the valentines!

I was never a person who got a lot of those in school, funny how it means more now...
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Feb 12, 2014, 07:57 PM (0 replies)

Today I should have said something and didn't I am very angry with myself.

I was in a local business today having my car worked on. I overheard a conversation about one of the young men at the counter who was Hispanic. He was a very nice young man, seemed to enjoy his job and care about the customers. These two men were making some horrible racist comments. I shot them a look but ignored them. I'm always afraid they are "carrying" and would harm me.

The next time I promise to speak up, remaining silent gives them permission to be bigots!
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Feb 10, 2014, 07:15 PM (33 replies)
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