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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

Journal Archives

Welcome to DU, Peace_Sells!

People who root for ron paul prove that they are pathetically uninformed. Just plain uninformed. It sounds nice to be against the war and against the war on drugs. Yeah, that's all well and good. But it doesn't stop there. It goes all the way to Nut-bucket Land. But this guy is an anarchist - wants to do away with EVERYTHING. Doesn't want government. AT ALL. Doesn't want regulations. Would yank your Medicare, Social Security, Student Loans, the works - AWAY from you. Worships ayn rand. Useless. With no REAL grasp of reality. Why he should have been ANYWHERE near the reins of power is beyond me. And his fans are in lockstep with him. Proving their ignorance.

I used to think he was like the Harold Stassen of modern-day Presidential elections. Harold Stassen ran for President something like seven times, decades ago. Never got close. Actually became a national joke - so much of one I used to see him referenced in MAD Magazine - "sure, I'll believe that like I believe Harold Stassen will be President some day." ron paul is his rightful heir. Good Riddance to him, too. Go run for president of Somalia, ron. That's your kind of place.

And "Mean jean schmidt." GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!

Good riddance to bad rubbish! And dan quayle's kid - GONE. Lost his Arizona congressional seat! WOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I remember when Jay Leno commented on the ouster of bush1 and his idiot VP dan quayle. quayle went back to Indiana leaving his wife marilyn in the Washington DC area since she was still gainfully employed as a lawyer. He went home to watch the kids. One of his hallmarks as VP was to attack Candice Bergen's hit CBS sitcom, "Murphy Brown," on the "family values" shtick. Bergen played this hard-bitten career-driven TV journalist who got pregnant and wasn't married, and decided to have the baby. It was BIG news on the pop-culture front, and dan-the-ding-dong quayle whined in public about how this was such a terrible role model and blah-blah-blah. Hell, her character decided to keep the baby, idiot, what are you belly-aching about? Should she have had an abortion because she was single, dan? Would THAT have made you happy? GOD what a dunce!!! So he went back home with his tail between his legs to be a stay-at-home parent after Clinton-Gore kicked bush-quayle's butts. And working wife marilyn stayed on the job. And Jay Leno pointed out the irony of how quayle had railed so long and so loudly against single moms. And now he WAS one!

Poetic justice!!! AND it got a huge laugh in his monologue that night!

And now his smarmy kid has been turned out of office too. Awww... just like daddy!

Welcome to DU, 3c273a!

Glad you're here! I think we have to push it straight into their faces. Confront them and put them on the spot. Force them to answer or run like the little armchair chickenshits they are - out the side door while the cameras are still rolling. Make 'em face the questions - WHO'S YER DADDY? Who's paying you? Who do you REALLY work for? The people, or the NRA? Who's offered you a lobbying job as soon as you leave Capitol Hill? Whose side are you on? The gun lobby or the bodies of our five-year-olds and six-year-olds?

We have to think of all kinds of sabotage techniques. Things that will make them look bad in public. Covering their refusal to meet with grieving gun-victims' families. Plastering the pablum they puke like fucking reagan did after John Lennon was shot and killed - the "gee, yes it's a terrible shame BUT Lord Knows we CAN'T give up our GUNS!!!!" Maybe if they're faced with uncomfortable situations that they weasel out of, we splatter that all over the internets and wherever else we can - to make them look bad and cold-hearted and cruel. Make 'em have to WEAR this shit around their frickin' necks. "Oh, so you cared more about the NRA than keeping guns away from nutcases who mow our children down in their schools." Put pointed questions to them that they duck and run from - while the cameras are rolling.

I would try to think up as many different ways of laminating this shit to them, making them look bad ANY WAY WE CAN, make them shrivel and cringe and run. Make what they sidle up to so loyally - a thing of horrible awfulness. A thing so hideous they can't afford to be seen or heard sidling up to it anymore.

The bad guys made the word "liberal" something that most people came to abhor, something negative, something to be shunned and shrunk away from with curled lip and facial features that said "ICK!!!" WE NEED TO DO THAT WITH THE NRA AND THE GUN MANUFACTURERS AND THE GUN LOBBY. Make THEM what people shrink away from and disavow and don't want to be seen with anymore. We have to demonize and vilify them AND what they still stupidly and stubbornly stand for. We have to make sure all of that, and all of them, are rubbed in sticky, clingy shit. They did it to us. I say we return the favor - in spades. It's all of our lives and our safety that are at stake - and that of our beloved children. I saw something on Lawrence O'Donnell's show tonight that said SINCE December 14th when the Newtown CT gun-massacre happened, more than 400 more shooting deaths have occurred. FOUR HUNDRED. In what? THREE WEEKS?????????? Feelin' any safer, America????

As much as I hate using the slaughter - the GUN-slaughter of those 20 sweet innocent children - for political ends, if it will help bring this madness closer to an end, OR AT LEAST SLOW IT DOWN, then maybe those lost little ones won't have died in vain. I have never heard ANY grieving parents after this kind of tragedy who did NOT say the least they could do from here - was to try to make sure no other parent suffered a loss like this, and cried like this, and sobbed like this, and stopped eating and sleeping peacefully like this, and tossed and turned and had nightmares like this, and even wanted briefly to die, themselves, like this, because the horror and sadness and agony were all just too much to bear. THIS. JUST. SIMPLY. HAS. TO. END.

I think that's a HUMDINGER of a GREAT idea!!!!!

Make 'em have to buy insurance! WHY NOT???????? We have to do that in order to drive, for heaven's sake! You need to pass a freakin' TEST in order to get your license. Why do we not have more stringent requirements before any ol' fuckhead can get a gun?

Hey, if I were king, this would only be the start of it.

I looked at that photo and remembered a major blunder that nancy reagan made

back when she was First Lady. She appeared at some gathering (I forget if her crap-ass husband was there, too and she was introducing him, or what the exact circumstances were) but I think it was fairly early during the reagan ordeal. And she stepped up to the podium and blurted out how wonderful it was to see all those pretty white faces out there.

The machinery fumfered some attempt at a response or a spin, to take the edge off and excuse any misstatements - along the lines of "oh heavens, she didn't mean THAT!!!" And whaddya know? All these years later, there they are again...

Welcome to DU, chazunit!

Glad you're with us!

I can't help it - by now I view everything as "if they're upset about it, it must be a VERY GOOD thing for the rest of us!" Good litmus test. If the bad guys hate it, then that makes it automatically worth supporting.

Welcome to DU, nyquil_man!

Glad to have you join us! paul ryan is a sniveling little weasel. I find myself wondering WTF is with the voters who keep sending assholes like him back to Congress. It does not say much about them - much that's good or complimentary, that is.

Kick AND Recommend! And that goes double for YOU, joe walsh!

Good RIDDANCE!!! Good riddance to BOTH of your sorry asses.


allen - Just GO. PERIOD.

And take your cute little "legitimate rape" pal todd akin with you.

I'll bet it's eric cantor behind this. I bet HE is the one spreading the rumors.

Wouldn't he love it, with his planet-size ego, to take boner's place as Speaker of the House! You know he would! I'll bet he's doing it selectively and he has a bunch of his staffers and operatives and this little weasel who went on Martin Bashir's show spreading those rumors too.

SCHMUCK!!! I smell a rat. Although I smell a rat anytime someone with an "r" by his/her name comes into my field of vision or within earshot. It's basically because that's what they ARE. Fitting that they have "r" by their name. "R" in this case stands for RAT.


I had a feeling that was on the way. Which means I'll be just nine years away from it myself!!!

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