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Just sent of the following letter to the NYT about their criticism of Hillary.

I cannot believe that NYT would expect its reader's to pay for such "Yellow Journalism. Here is an older critique of this so called "writer's" work: http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/wrong_wrong_wrong_wrong_wrong.php. Is the Old Grey Lady losing her marbles.

This was posted to the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/style/hillary-clinton-hand-on-heart-michelle-obama.html?login=email , on,their site, it has not been approved for publication yet.
Posted by pennylane100 | Sun Aug 7, 2016, 02:08 PM (2 replies)


He may not have won the election but he can be thanked for the progressive party platform. It is an outstanding achievement and he deserves all our thanks.

I wonder if there has ever been a legal challenge to allowing unelecteed Super delegates

to have a role in choosing our candidate. It seems ridiculous to me and defeats the purpose of a candidate winning by getting the most votes.

A clip from The Daily show to brighten your day.


Ding Dong, the witch is dead.

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead - YouTube

I have just joined an ever expanding group here on DU,

yes, I have been banned from the Hillary group. I knew my post was very closed to being unacceptable but the hostility shown in the post I responded to apparently clouded my judgement. I did not realize I was replying to a Hillary forum post but I did not often post there anyway.

The one thing that bothered me was that while my post was in poor taste, the OP that started the thread was, again in my opinion, just as nasty. It seems there are two very different standards in who and how we discuss our candidates. FYI the original post was

"Bernie Sanders is currently the beneficiary of an anti-Hillary Clinton ratfucking assault that would make Donald Segretti
cringe. How can you possibly say he has clean hands in this matter?"

I will not donate to them until the primary has been decided.

Regardless of who our democratic candidate is, we need Planned Parenthood for all those who do not have access to health care. However, until then, I will only give to Bernie. We will never get to single payer without him.

However, if Hillary wins, we must support her as the alternative is just horrible to think about. Trump or Cruz must not be elected under any circumstances. Plus, Hillary would probably make a decent president and we will finally have a woman as our leader. Not as good as having Bernie but she is a lot more qualified than the freak show that has now taken over the GOP.

I would like to get some feedback on what happened at the republican event

when some guy from the Huckabee campaigned blocked Ted Cruz from joining Huckabee on stage. As far as I know, the person blocking his way was not a guard or law enforcement, so why did Cruz back down and walk away? I could be wrong, I often am, but I think that the sight of a Huckabee staffer trying to rough up a fellow candidate would not have played well for Huckabee and would have allowed cruz to play the victim card.

I have an equal amount of contempt for both of them so my curiosity is merely about strategy.

I am not sure why the term anchor babies is so politically incorrect.

After I married my American husband, I had three children before I became a citizen. I did not care if they were considered anchor babies. They had American passports, and two of them could also claim citizenship of the countries they were born in. Turkey and the United Kingdom. However in that my son was born in Turkey, he would not have wanted to return there when he was eighteen until he was well over thirty as all males, regardless of their birth certificate were drafted into the military. This was quite a while ago and things may have changed.

I eventually became a citizen when I divorced my husband as I realized that I would probably stay in this country and citizenship would help if I was ever caught with a joint or some other major crime such as speeding etc. Plus the anchor babies would then come in handy.

The irony of my whole time as a military wife is that it bothered the military that I had not taken out papers to become a citizen. My husband came home from work one day as asked if I would to up to the office headquarters to explain why I had not applied for citizenship, we had been married about ten years. I withheld my instinct to tell them to bug off as I did not want to ruin my husband's career so I politely explained that I had not made up my mind as to where I wanted to live when we retired. That was before we came to California and once here, I knew I wanted to stay here.

I hope this scenario is never going to happen,

however, what would the world look like with a Trump presidency. It is just too mind boggling to try to even imagine it.
Posted by pennylane100 | Mon Aug 3, 2015, 01:15 PM (3 replies)
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