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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 9,150

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I am NOT leaving DU, but...

...I am going to have to step back for awhile. I'm not angry with anyone (if I were, than that's why there is an ignore list), I'm not disillusioned (this isn't a perfect community but what is?) and nobody hurt my feelings or offended me. Am I happy with everything that goes on here? No. Am I in a fit of pique? Hell no. Am I taking my cyber ball and going home in a fit? FUCK HELL NO!

Late in June I lost my job and with only my wife's income alone dictates that we have to make some temporary sacrifices, among them being our home internet and Netflix, which are both going to o be temporarily suspended after today. So today, we're enjoying our Netflix raves a d our websites. Fortunately, our town library has internet and I have a good looking job interview this week. Hopefully, this will be VERY temporary. I certainly know that I am not a DU leading member, but I hope that there will be some who will be happy upon my return.

In the interim, vote blue, encourage others to do so and if you're up here in Maine, than GO SHENNA BELLOWS, MIKE MICHAUD, CHELLIE PINGREE, EMILY CAIN AND MAINE DEMS!!!

That's my 2cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that...yikes!


I just got off of the phone from an old fashioned KKKarl Rove style Republican/teabagger push poll

At first I was having a pleasant time answering seemingly impartial questions about this year's elections being asked by a very nice young woman. She sounded like she may be African American, which I wouldn't bring up except for the fact that I felt bad for her for having to peddle the teabagger horse shit that the questions consisted of after about the halfway point.

The way I could tell it was a push poll, probably for our "spectacular and glorious" governor Paul Le(ram)Page, was from questions like "would the fact that Paul LePage is responsible for the largest tax cut in Maine history make you more or less likely to vote for him?" and "does the fact that Mike Michaud voted for Obamacare and has passed no legislation in 12 years make you more or less likely to vote for him?"

I pointed out with every question just where the lies were and I told the young woman that I was not giving HER a hard time because she was simply earning a living, but that was clearly a Republican/teabagger push poll. One interesting thing was that the poll was also trying to pump up Eliot Cutler, the Independent who handed the election to Le(ram)Page in 2010 and whom the Republicans/teabaggers desperately hope he does again. Cutler is running for governor for one reason, and that is to stoke and glorify his enormous ego.

In fact < I have seen some info stating that some sane Republicans (Are there ANY nowadays?) may be voting for Cutler this year. Wouldn't be funny if THEY threw this year's election to Mike Michaud?

It wouldn't surprise me if my results are thrown out because I am on their recording several times stating that it's a push poll, but several times when I pointed out that something they said in one of their questions was a blatant lie, the woman responded by saying that numerous other people had told her the same thing...interesting!

Just thought I'd share. That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!


The new "Cosmos" is now on Netflix!

The first season of 13 episodes are now on Netflix...OH HAPPY DAY!

NdT definitely makes the show his own, but he credits the great Carl Sagan quite frequently and often, quite touchingly. He makes Science fun. I've seen the first 5 episodes and all I can say is WOW!

He never directly criticizes the fundie/teabaggers, but he puts in quite a few subtle digs that they're probably too stupid and clueless to pick up on.

I can't wait for Netflix to add the second season!


I'd like to say a BIG thank you to my lovely wife Maria!

16 years ago yesterday August 15, 1998, my lovely wife married me. We have been joined together for that entire time through thick and thin. All of our days haven't been fair and warm. We have had problems, but thankfully those problems have only made us realize how much we love and need and depend on each other. How and why she puts up with me I'll never know, but I'm happy that she does.

Thank you for being my wife. You are the epitome of grace, beauty, intelligence and elegance. I love and respect you more and more with every second of every day. I am so happy that we share a life, a home and a family together. You also happen to be a stone cold FOXX!

I love you very much!


I think that there is a BIG difference between Gregory and Todd!

Since Todd has the facial hair, he will also tickle the asses of the Republicans/teabaggers as he is kissing them. Clean shaven Gregory could only be a rightist ass kisser.


My reaction to the death of Robin Williams.


Poll: Biggest teabagger dipstick, media division.

Hi! how about the biggest teabagger dipstick in print or broadcast media?

If I've misspelled any of their name, please forgive me, but I'd have to actually CARE about the teabaggers to give a damn about spelling their names right. They ARE teabaggers, after all!


Poll: Biggest tebagger dipstick, public life division.

Now that I have my star back, I can do a poll...COOL BEANS!!!

Who do you consider to be the biggest teabagger jagoff in public life?


I just posted this on Facebook!

Hi. Given the current state of this country, our congress, our state (Maine), the insanity of the Republican/teabagger party and the state of my checkbook (I have a LOT less money than the Koch brothers and Halliburton), I'm going to be taking a new approach this election year. While I can't be making large financial donations, I still DO have a very big and opinionated mouth. SO, I'm going to be spending my most of my time here on Facebook this year advocating generally for the election of Democrats nationally and specifically for the election of Democrats up here in Maine, especially for Mike Michaud's to become our next governor, Shenna Bellows to be our next US Senator and the reelection of Meghan Meloney as our Kennebec County District Attorney. Mike will bring jobs, stability ad respect back to Maine. Shenna will be the voice of working class mainers, women, veterans and LGBT Mainers that we lack now in Susan Collins. Meghan is, in my 59 years on this Earth, the most dedicated to justice DA I've EVER seen! I hope that I will be making contributions that my Facebook friends will consider worthy of sharing to further our support our candidates as we go forward this election year. GO MIKE, SHENNA & MEGHAN!!!


My "Close Encounter Of The Turd Kind" With A teabagger Yesterday.

Hi. My job is working in Community Support with adults with mental illnesses. I take them out into the community so they can do the things they want to do, enjoy doing or need to do. It Does NOT pay much, but, at the same time, it's also not a very difficult job to do and I like it.

My car's back is loaded with bumper stickers touting my beliefs. I have Obama stickers from 2008 ND 2012, Ready for Hillary, ACLU, pro ACA, Michaud for Governor, Shenna Bellows for Senate ( ), and, last but not least, an old sticker that says "When Bush Took Office Gas was $1.46".

Yesterday, I was driving my client back to the office so he could fix his lunch and a van pulled next to me and the guy started shouting something to me that I couldn't hear. At the light I pulled next to him and asked what he said and he asked how I felt when gas was $3.75 under Obama. I told him that I felt a hell of a lot better then than when it was $4.29 under George W Shithead. He said that at least Shithead kept us safe and I said that about 3000 American families didn't feel safe while Bush read "My Pet Goat" as their loved ones burned to death. He said that Obama was a Kenyan socialist and I told him to take it back to his teabagger rally and that there should be one starting in about 14 seconds and put my window up. I can only deal with just so much idiocy in one dose. I'm surprised that I didn't hear that we had to "fight'em over there before we had to fight'em over here"!

I know that the teabaggers are still out there and, newsflash, they are NEVER going away! That doesn't mean that I have to let their drivel go unanswered OR that I have to respect them in the least. Our local Democratic Chairlady points out that the teabaggers' beliefs are sincere. I always counter that by saying that the beliefs of the Salem witch hunters were sincere also...and THEY were BS, too!

That's my 2 cents...and quite possibly overpriced at that!


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