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Hometown: Northern VA
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About Me

I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Man in cow suit crawls out of Wal-Mart with 26 gallons of milk

at a Walmart in Garrison, VA. He then gave away free milk in the parking lot until being arrested.


Horse-Race Journalism Playbook

From Brian McFadden's "Big Fat Whale"

For the DU Word Police, a good example on how ANYTHING can be offensive

From WAPO's Gene Weingarten & Clark

Doonesbury on Fox News

From Gary Trudeau

"Gingrich Hints He May Finally Drop Out of 2008 Race"

From Don Asmussen's "Bad Reporter"

"Learn How To Combat Climate Change Denial"

From Brian McFadden's "Big Fat Whale"

BTW, Step 6 is a pretty good example of all online debates.

"The Long Adios: A Walmart Detective Story"

From Ruben Boling's "Tom the Dancing Bug"

So, how did Santorum do in Pennsylvania?

Cardboard and Paper Prom Dress

Cardboard Prom Dress Is Just The Right Fit For This Young Woman
by Mark Memmott, NPR

Why did Missouri teen Maura Pozek make her prom dress out of cardboard and paper bags?

Because after fashioning the previous two years' outfits out of Doritos bags and soda can tabs, "I had to top myself somehow."
Maura Pozek in her latest creation.
Steve Pozek (her dad)

Seventeen-year-old Pozek, a high school senior from Reeds Spring (just northwest of Branson), told NPR's Melissa Block this afternoon that it took "lots of hot glue" and some late-night last-minute alterations to make the dress work. Her original idea to construct it all of corrugated cardboard wasn't going well. With just hours to go, she made the skirt from paper bags. The top remained cardboard. All of it was painted.

Rest of story and photo here:

"Is support of the President anti-Virginian?"

An Email from the Tim Kaine Campaign:

Dear XXX,

I've seen a lot in 18 years in politics. But here's something that surprised me.

My Senate opponent, George Allen, is using billboards that say: "Tim Kaine. Obama's Senator. Not Virginia's."

The message? That somehow, supporting the President makes you anti-Virginian. And today we learned that Karl Rove's group, Crossroads, is coming out with a new attack ad against me tomorrow that reinforces that same message.

Most Virginians want our President to succeed -- regardless of party -- because that means our country and state will succeed.

And I can't think of anything that's more pro-Virginian.

It's time we reject this type of divisive politics. If you want a Senator who'll partner with the President to do what's best for the nation, I'm your guy.

But I need your help to recruit 200 new donors before the end of the month so we can fight back against these attacks and send an important message.

Can you make a contribution today and show that it's not anti-Virginian to support the President? Your support will help show that it's pro-Virginian and pro-American.

I've lived in the same neighborhood in Richmond for 27 years, and Anne and I have raised our three kids here.

I've served my community as a civil rights lawyer, parish council member, non-profit board chair, councilman, Mayor, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor.

I've helped my city and state win accolades for quality of life, business climate, and fiscal management.

But, suddenly I'm anti-Virginian?

We're a state where more than 1 in 10 people are veterans and where our active duty, Guard and Reserve, DOD civilian employees, DOD contractors and military families predominate. We're the home of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the greatest concentration of naval power on earth. Suddenly it's anti-Virginian to support the Commander in Chief -- the man who ordered the mission to take out Osama bin Laden?

I am a proud friend and supporter of President Obama. We don't always agree. And, when we disagree, I have and will continue to say so.

But the President is the top elected official of the greatest nation on earth. I'll always work hard to be a partner to the President -- whoever the person and whatever the party -- for the good of my Commonwealth and my country. Just as I worked with President George W. Bush when I was governor.

Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?

Too many of our politicians would rather fight partisan battles. Too many of our politicians would rather pit us against one another -- telling us what makes us a "real Virginian" and what doesn't.

I have news for them. We're ALL real Virginians. We may not always agree on every issue, but we all love this Commonwealth and country, and want to work together to address tomorrow's challenges, not rehash yesterday's battles.

Can you make a contribution today and help to restore the politics of respect and defeat the politics of division? Even $5 makes a difference.

Thanks very much.

Tim Kaine
Paid for by Kaine For Virginia
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