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Current location: Oregon
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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.

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Yeah, but this is worse. It's an unwanted GOVERNMENT reaching into your crotch.

How many hands is THAT? Dear God!!!

Damn straight it's visceral!

It's a freakin' OUTRAGE!!!

When they say they want their country "back," how far back is that? How far back is enough? The 1950s? santorum mentioned the year 1860 recently (as in - "this is the most critical election for America since the year 1860"!). Or maybe that's not far back enough - how 'bout the 1600s, when the boat people from Europe started landing here, many of them Puritans whose curse we bear to this day? Or maybe that's even a little too soon for ol' rick sanctimonium. Maybe he's shooting for the 1200s or 1300s. Certainly before the Age of Enlightenment. Or perhaps back to the late Bronze Age where many of the Old Testament stories were originated? Gee - I'd love to be forced, in this day and age, to follow the dictates of an ancient game of "Telephone." Oral traditions handed down from a bunch of illliterate nomads and sheep herders. Like Leviticus and company. Yes, I'd sure love to find out how and when it's proper to sell my daughter into slavery. Yeah, that's the ticket!!!



Kicking this thread for THIS post!!! Stop the ownership monopoly NOW!!!

I wanna make sure EVERYBODY sees this thread:


How to fight back at the local radio, with insights from a former radio person. As one of those, myself, I can vouch for the good ideas in it. I have personally personally witnessed how effective these strategies can be.

And here's a link to register a complaint to Armed Forces Radio:


Now, the list of links expands, as does our overall mission.

6. and here are links to 76 universities that broadcast sports on 170 limbaugh stations


and another petition:
Chancellor of the University of North Carolina: Tell Tar Heel Sports Network affiliates to drop Rush Limbaugh


Yeah I think that was me. Drill baby, drill!!!! ROFL!!!!

Glad you liked it!

We love men! We want to help them make the "right" decisions.

We're trying to help men, here.

I mean, isn't that the kind of crap they spew at us with their vaginal probe abominations? I think we should answer every vaginal probe and related legislation with a rectal one. Bill for bill. Tailored, of course, to fit the circumstances and to correspond to the level of invasiveness of the legislatively specified or suggested ultrasound.

Sauce for the goose? Sauce for the gander, too.

NICE work! Thank you so much for sharing these!

My boys are on tour - all the way up in Boise tonight. That's as far north as they get, after Portland last night. I told them to look to the north in case they might be able to get a glimpse.

These displays are just spectacular! One can only imagine how it was to stand underneath 'em! Beautiful shots, Blue_In_AK!

Agreed, but this issue is SO personal. To more than 50% of the planet if I'm not mistaken.

I'd rather it be other issues too because dammit, this was settled! We've already been through this! WHY are we having to defend it yet again?

But it's more than simply a wedge issue. To women everywhere, it's absolutely vital! It intrudes into only just THE most personal and private and intimate parts of the female human's body. What most of this legislation supports and demands is in many cases a LITERAL assault on one's physical person forcryingoutloud! For me, this is an absolute, flat-out non-negotiable. MY rights, MY right to have the last word on what happens to MY body, is an absolute. To some it's a side issue. To me, I'm afraid everything starts from that. It's the first level of "Sorting Hat" for me. If they're pro-choice, then we proceed. If they're anti-choice, they're automatically eliminated. Yes, unemployment and poverty are priorities. No debate there. Yes, eliminating war and changing course away from our long history of predatory international imperialism and aggression. Yes, if we're talking morals we damn well better walk the walk, and that means moral business practices domestically AND overseas. Major, high-priority issues all! No debate there, either. But for me, it all starts and ends with the candidate's stand on a woman's right to choose. If a woman is not master of her own body forcryingoutloud, how can she possibly be master of her future - for herself and her family if she has one?

At least in this climate, what's being talked about most is how outrageously disgraceful and offensive the republi-CON policy hard-on is, and how - IRRELEVANT how religious they are - we will NOT be dragged back to the 1950s, or as santorum recently mentioned, 1860. Or farther back than even that. They will NOT turn time back. That isn't possible, and not even an option. I am comforted to see what a huge backlash has been created - against the GOP and in support of the positions Democrats have taken on this issue. It's nice to know the whole country hasn't gone frickin pre-Cambrian on us. Just 30 - 40 %, it appears. The majority REMAINS on our side, though, and has been with us for a long time.

Hey, Gloria Allred came to my aid back in the late '70s when I was first on the air, and

was confronted by several different kinds of sexist and unprofessional treatment. Moral support, mainly. She was kind, sympathetic, listened with great objectivity, and very discreet. She recorded Public Affairs features for a series of drop-in messages we had on the air. So I'd see her every week, especially during a time that was proving rather uncomfortable for me for a few reasons. She took me to lunch, let me cry on her shoulder, talked to me, gave me advice, and shared her own experiences. She talked about how, in many stations where she contributed on-air or was invited in as a guest, ANY hallway she walked down, some female employees would pass her little notes about issues they were facing in the workplace. Never failed, she said. She took this seriously and decided to make it one of her pet causes. And she assured me she would keep my complaints confidential and would not pursue anything without my consent.

I chose not to pursue any action, with her or any other legal counsel. Especially since I was being threatened with blackballing if I sought any recourse. And I was 23 and pretty new and the only woman - hell, the only person left in the newsroom, and fearful for my job when there'd already been heads rolling down the hall. It was a really shaky time for me and I was intimidated and terrified. Women who were achieving any measure of success back then were just emerging from the widely-held prejudice that "she slept her way into it." We'd just cracked that door open! Male radio executives and programmers were just starting to get used to having the chick on the air, as a deejay - usually on the late night shift or the overnight. SELDOM during drive time. Up til then, it had never even occurred to their mindset that women could be hired for on-air work that was every bit as competent and ratings-worthy as any man they'd hire. The change only happened because the FCC, in effect, responded to the growing clout of the women's movement by stepping in during the mid '70s and telling them they had to. I was always the "newsgal" and the only air shifts that allow any news are usually morning or afternoon drive, so I was always on in a prominent position by default. But we were still the anomaly in every newsroom at that time (it was almost like we were the "family pet," every newsroom had its token woman) and we were all, to one extent or other, afraid to rock the boat and assert ourselves too much. Gloria Allred was there from the beginning, and if she gave me a lot of moral support, she gave dozens of us that kind of moral support. And she never ambulance-chased or called back several times trying to solicit my business. She honored my request not to push it.

And I will always GREATLY appreciate her. When she gets loud and annoying and pushy and noisy and camera-hoggy, I find myself saying - "YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!!" And I say a little thank-you. Again. Gloria Allred is okay by me!

That's a great indicator - from the "by thy friends art thou known..." file.

I always look at the people signing on. When the voter pamphlet comes, I look at the bottom of the pages where ballot propositions are argued - to see who's endorsing those arguments, who's putting his or her name on it, and what's their axe to grind. It's like the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. Really sorts things out for me if I have any questions or confusion. Knowing someone like inhofe is supporting this makes me immediately suspicious. If he approves of this, there's got to be something wrong with it.

Too true. Makes me wonder what word choices romney would make.

He didn't like the choice of words? Well, willard, which words would YOU use, then? What would YOU call her, then, if we're all just arguing over word choices?

Almost forgot:

Keep the pressure UP!!!!


How to fight back at the local radio, with insights from a former radio person. As one of those, myself, I can vouch for the good ideas in it. I have personally personally witnessed how effective these strategies can be.

Stunk up the joint too badly even for him, 'eh?

No, joe, they are not rudderless. The problem is the rudder they installed that's steered them to this point.
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