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Hometown: Delaware
Current location: Delaware
Member since: Mon Feb 8, 2010, 10:25 PM
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About Me

Married, 2 kids a boy and a girl. Two dogs, both boxers, a cat that I'm pretty sure is at least part maine coon..who knows. I found him in my driveway freezing and starving. I enjoy reading, music, I watch entirely too much tv and Republicans make me sick. I think family is the most important thing. Anything else you wanna know, just ask. :-)

Journal Archives

I didn't get to see Bernie's speech...

When does he plan on getting to work against Trump? When does that start? Before or after the convention?

One World Trade Center..EDITED...addtional photos.

Spire of One World Trade Center lit in the colors of the rainbow in honor of the Orlando mass shooting victims. 📷: @maximusupinNYc

edited to add:

Lowry Avenue Bridge, Minneapolis

Cell phones ringing...



Jeremy Moss

I literally never want to hear again that LGBT people in the bathroom are a threat to public safety.


Read Joe Biden's Open Letter to the Stanford Survivor of Sexual Assault

An Open Letter to a Courageous Young Woman

I do not know your name—but your words are forever seared on my soul. Words that should be required reading for men and women of all ages.

Words that I wish with all of my heart you never had to write.

I am in awe of your courage for speaking out—for so clearly naming the wrongs that were done to you and so passionately asserting your equal claim to human dignity.

And I am filled with furious anger—both that this happened to you and that our culture is still so broken that you were ever put in the position of defending your own worth.

It must have been wrenching—to relive what he did to you all over again. But you did it anyway, in the hope that your strength might prevent this crime from happening to someone else. Your bravery is breathtaking.

You are a warrior—with a solid steel spine.

I do not know your name—but I know that a lot of people failed you that terrible January night and in the months that followed.

Anyone at that party who saw that you were incapacitated yet looked the other way and did not offer assistance. Anyone who dismissed what happened to you as “just another crazy night.” Anyone who asked “what did you expect would happen when you drank that much?” or thought you must have brought it on yourself.

You were failed by a culture on our college campuses where one in five women is sexually assaulted—year after year after year. A culture that promotes passivity. That encourages young men and women on campuses to simply turn a blind eye.

The statistics on college sexual assault haven’t gone down in the past two decades. It’s obscene, and it’s a failure that lies at all our feet.

And you were failed by anyone who dared to question this one clear and simple truth: Sex without consent is rape. Period. It is a crime.

I do not know your name—but thanks to you, I know that heroes ride bicycles.

Those two men who saw what was happening to you—who took it upon themselves to step in—they did what they instinctually knew to be right.

They did not say “It’s none of my business.”

They did not worry about the social or safety implications of intervening, or about what their peers might think.

Those two men epitomize what it means to be a responsible bystander.


the rest: http://www.motherjones.com/media/2016/06/read-joe-bidens-open-letter-stanford-suvivor-sexual-assault

I love this man. I really do. I cannot stop crying.

Thank You! Thank you, thank you!.

I'm not sure I understand...

At the end of the primary. Hillary will have more votes & more pledged delegates.

Bernie's plan is to go to the SD's and try and convince them to flip and support him tipping the scales (giving him enough delegates--pledged and SD's) to be the nominee.

In doing this it would ignore/over rule/the voters?

Is this the plan? Do I understand what Bernie's plan is?

Sanders: I'll fight to keep Republican out of White House if I'm not nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that even if he isn't the Democratic nominee, he will do everything he can to make sure a Republican is not elected in November.

"I think Hillary Clinton and I agree on this, that we will do everything we can to make sure that a Republican does not win the White House, and I will knock my brains out," he told MSNBC's Chris Jansing.

"I will work seven days a week to make sure that that does not happen if I am the nominee and if I am not the nominee. That's what I will do."

During the interview, Sanders said that "of course" his views align much more with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton than with Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

He said he doesn't think Trump "has any judgment whatsoever."

When asked if he believes Clinton is smart, Sanders responded: "Oh, god yes, she is very smart."

Although the Vermont senator acknowledged that he's the underdog, he said he still has a "narrow path" to victory and will fight "for every vote that we can get to make that victory happen."

During a rally Wednesday, Sanders insisted that he was in the race to win it.
"Let me make it clear so there is no confusion,” Sanders said during a rally at Purdue University in Indiana. “We are in this campaign to win and become the Democratic nominee.


video at link

Hillary makes her case in Delaware

Hillary Clinton urged Delaware voters to support her in the Democratic presidential primary during a Monday rally in Wilmington, arguing her decades of experience working with Congress and international leaders make her best-qualified for the job.

"If you will go out and vote for me tomorrow, I will stand up and fight for you through this campaign and all the way to the White House," Clinton said as she closed out her speech, the crowd rising in a chorus of cheers.

In a show of force from the state's political establishment, Gov. Jack Markell and all three members of Delaware's Congressional delegation played up Clinton's credentials.

"There is nothing that faces our country in this dangerous, difficult and divided world that will surprise her," Sen. Chris Coons said. "This is a woman fully capable of being one of the greatest American presidents starting from her first day."

Clinton's visit comes amid a flurry of campaign activity leading up to the Delaware primary on Tuesday.

Republican Donald Trump drew thousands to the state fairgrounds in Harrington on Friday, and Clinton's challenger, Bernie Sanders, drew thousands more to the Chase Center in Wilmington on Saturday.

Clinton's Monday speech took place in the Cafe Live at the Queen, a smaller venue than those rallies. But she received a boisterous applause and cheers from the crowd, after she arrived on stage around 12:30 p.m.

Prior to that entrance, chants of "Hillary, Hillary" erupted sporadically among the roughly 700 attendees who filled the mostly standing-room hall. She received several ovations throughout her speech.


She also expressed sadness over the death of Howard High School of Technology student, Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, who died during a fight in a school restroom Thursday.

"We can't let this go on," she said, referencing violence among youth.


Pictures & video at link.

Also posted about Bernie's visit on Saturday. http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511818991

Bernie Sanders holds rally at Wilmington's Riverfront

Supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have started to crowd the entrance of the Chase Center in Wilmington Saturday morning.

Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, is set to speak at the Riverfront later this afternoon and supporters from around the mid-Atlantic are eager to rally support ahead of Tuesday's Delaware primary.

"When I heard he was coming to Wilmington I was sitting in class and almost peed my pants I am so excited," said Alexis Gibbs, a 20-year-old student at Delaware Technical Community College. "I believe in him because he is not like others on T.V. He is not taking money from (super PACS). He is the embodiment of his campaign."

"Every candidate has their priorities. He is talking about the problems of everyday people like tuition and the cost of healthcare," Hoy said. "It is just interesting to be around people who are passionate about this process." Jason Hoy, a math teacher from Marlton, New Jersey, was grading papers in the packed Chase Center atrium early Saturday morning. He said he drove to Wilmington to support a candidate he feels is focusing on the right issues, particularly his own student loan debt

Many in the contingent of Sanders supporters packed inside the center's main lobby were young. Some are even too young to vote but wanted to be a part of the process. Gaige Lenhardt, 17 of Pike Creek, said Sanders' style resonates with him.


video at link.

Follow up to this post http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511817239

edited to add: Hillary will be here on Monday, I will provide whatever information I can then too.

Bernie & Hillary are coming to Delaware...

Sanders, Clinton announce Wilmington campaign rallies

The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns each announced Friday the candidates will be appearing in Delaware in advance of the Tuesday primary.

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, will hold a rally at The Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justin St., at 1 p.m Saturday, it was announced Friday morning.

The Clinton campaign late Friday announced she will hold a rally at the World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St, at 11:15 a.m. Monday.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Hirak Mukhopadhyaya, president of the University of Delaware College Democrats, said that the competitive nature of the of the national race has likely convinced the candidates to visit Delaware — a rare move for presidential contenders at this stage in the primary.


This is so cool. I still don't know who I'm voting for and Tuesday is right around the corner. My husband laughs at me when I watch debates and tells me I'm in big trouble.

He's camp Hillary. My mom in Bernie, my dad is Hillary. My kids are undecided. One used to be Hillary and one Bernie, but they've flipped to undecided.

I think I will decided in the booth.

There are things I like about both candidates. Things I dislike. I don't think either are as awful and horrifying as either camp makes them out to me. That'll probably get me in some trouble. I've donated to both. And will vote for the eventual nominee.

Can't wait for Tuesday so the pressure is off.
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