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phylny's Journal
phylny's Journal
February 5, 2020

Looking for advice about political contributions (not for Primary Candidates)

I just got a letter from the DNC/Barack Obama asking for a donation. In the past, I have spent money monthly during the election year supporting the Democratic candidate for the House from my district, the Senate from my state, and the presidential candidate (and Democrxatic candidate for Governor in Virginia, which happens on an off year). On occasion, I have sent money to the DCCC or the DNC, but not usually. The DCCC constantly solicits me by phone, the DNC not so much.

I will have enough money to donate to my candidates, and then will have a bit left over. Does it makes sense to provide a donation to the DNC, or should I choose an out-of-state candidate (specifically, Senate races in Kentucky and Maine)?

Thanks for thinking about this and helping me make my decision

January 23, 2020

While you're making phone calls, don't forget to call your Democratic Senators

and thank them for their efforts and for representing you so well. I'm sure they like to hear that they're being supported, too. I just called my two, Warner and Kaine.

October 16, 2019

How are our intelligence agencies able to look at possible corruption

or illegal activity in the Executive Branch when Barr is a crooked Attorney General? Does he have the power to stop investigations?

August 1, 2019

I'm about to blow my lid. Phone calls for Medicare supplemental insurance are driving me insane.

We are getting calls all hours, every day, for my husband by companies selling supplemental insurance. He doesn't need it. For starters, he's just retired, but we will pay for insurance through his company until he's eligible for Medicare, and then I'll continue on it until I am. We get supplemental health insurance through his company (that we will pay for). If I let the phone calls continue, the dogs howl and they call again, two, three, four more times. I know how to block these calls on my cell phone, but not our home phone. Yes, we need a landline because we have spotty cell service here.


July 23, 2019

I looked online and couldn't find where I can watch Mueller

on TV Wednesday. I have to be away from home and want to record his testimony.


July 10, 2019

Well, well, well. Imagine this: Not one MLB player was singing the national anthem.

My husband has the game on and during the anthem, they panned all the players and not one was singing.

Why do I think there won't be any outrage?

May 19, 2019

So you are forced to continue your pregnancy and give birth. What could possibly go wrong?

'Miracle' Newborn Whose Mom Died During Childbirth Will Be Taken Off Life Support, Dad Says


I don’t particularly like the tone of some of the statements in this article, including the father/widower stating he “gave” his now deceased wife four babies, but this is a tragedy. So often people forget that pregnancy and/or childbirth can result in death. She leaves behind her husband and three daughters. An article I read said she was happy to be having her first boy.

April 30, 2019

Travel insurance?

What's your experience(s) with buying travel insurance? We're taking a trip to Italy which will cost in total about $13,000 and the cost of travel insurance is about $1,200. The trip is at the end of September.


March 31, 2019

"Money laundering, just like...Al Capone."

We had dinner last night with people we’ve known for almost 20 years. He is a newly-retired counterintelligence expert and a former Republican. He said since Obama, he’s voted for the Democratic candidate every election. I asked him, in general, what he thought the result of the investigations would be. He said that counterintelligence investigations take years and years, and he thinks Trump, three of his children, and some close associates will end up in jail. Not due to obstruction of justice or “collusion,” but money laundering or tax evasion, “just like they finally got Al Capone.” He said it would give him and many in the intelligence community great satisfaction to see Donald Trump behind bars.

I’m hopeful it’s the case.

February 3, 2019

Statement re: Northam from former Congressman Tom Perriello of Virginia

As painful as yesterday was for Virginia, I hoped that today would bring healing, truth and transformation. I pray that Sunday will be that day. This isn't just about an old racist photo. It has opened wounds when we should be building a more inclusive Virginia.

Are we the birthplace of American democracy, or American slavery? The first state to elect an African American governor, or the capital of the confederacy? This is the duality of our Virginia.

It gives me no pleasure to say that what we’re seeing is the manifestation of white male entitlement and the presumption that the benefit of the doubt can outweigh real pain, shock & mistrust, as expressed by VA's Legislative Black Caucus.

I believe that, together, we can choose a better path. I believe Justin Fairfax can help us heal and help forge that path. We are ready to embrace our full history and truth, as well as our better angels. I pray that Sunday is the day we start moving forward.


I'd like Justin Fairfax to appoint Perriello as Lieutenant Governor if he has the right to do so.

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