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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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It's up to the women. As usual. The only way anything positive is going to

be accomplished.

Texas women - PLEASE get Texas BACK for us!!!! Turn it BLUE-BLUE-BLUE!!!

Welcome to DU, Rstrstx!

Good to have you with us! True, he did vote more or less the correct way on the Affordable Care Act.

But the dumb jerkoff botched the soundbite while swearing in the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT THIS NATION HAS EVER ELECTED. An historic day if ever there was one, and an historic moment. As Chief Justice, roberts KNEW what his job description was, and what he was charged with doing AS Chief Justice. It should have come to no surprise to him on the night Barack Obama won the Presidency in 2008 - that he himself was going to swear in the first Black President of the United States, his photo doing such would be in every history book and textbook and publication looking back on the presidency of the First black politician to win that office. It wasn't like it was popped on him at the last minute. It wasn't as though he had no advance notice. Inauguration Day is JANUARY 20th. That's a LOT of time to practice following a decisive call on Election Night on the first Tuesday in November of the immediately previous year. He had about two-and-a-half full months to practice. He could have cheat-sheeted that day. Written it on the palm of his hand like sarah palin's done. Brought it on cue cards or 3x5 cards - or SOMETHING!

You start noticing: EVERY clip of the actual moment of swearing-in during the First Inauguration of Barack Obama goes no farther than "I, Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear..." and then it dumps out. Because it CAN'T go further. Ol' john roberts botched it from that point. Ruined the soundbite of the century for all eternity. As a retired newsperson I just have a DEVIL of a time trying to get over that one. And every time I see that truncated clip of the first Obama Oath of Office, I get angry all over again! THAT tells me all I need to know about john roberts. Fuckin' careless slipshod thoughtless short-sighted corporate-leaning crap seems to be his main specialty. I'm actually surprised that his court produced the rulings it did - on DOMA and of course the ACA. I frankly fear what would happen if this court starts looking again at the challenges to Roe V Wade - but with the eyes and mentality of the Troglodytes on the bench - men who think THEY have the last word.

I'm yelling straight along with you, ellenfl!


You know all the shit we have to fight, anew - all the stuff that has so many of us scratching our heads and saying "but WHY are we STILL FIGHTING THIS????" Or "this is the 21st Century forcryingoutloud! I thought this was settled!"

Well all the shit going on around the country that's making us say this - IS GOING ON IN THE STATES!!! It starts at the STATE level and metastasizes from there. WHENEVER republi-CONS gain a foothold, they start in with this shit. They campaign with the old "jobs, jobs, jobs" mantra, and then when they get in with sufficient numbers, they start jamming their narrow-minded policies down everyone's throats and, sometimes quite literally, up every woman's vagina in the frickin' state!!!!

This cancer starts in the states and spreads upward.

We HAVE to stand our ground, and take a substantial amount of it back, too!
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