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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
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About Me

I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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I haven't worked on this date in 14 years.

in 2004 I had just started the 1st new job I got after my daughter was killed on 19Jul2001. i started the job on the 15th and when the 19th rolled around I thought I cannot take a day off 4 days into the job. so i showed up and as soon as my new boss asked how i was, I fell apart.
"This is a sad anniversary..."
Now my job has required me to be here and working today. I am sitting at the site crying. She's been dead for 17 years and I can't believe she's even DEAD. But she is, she is, and i have to work. Bekah give me the wherewithal to do what i have to do. Love forever.

thanks for the indulgence DU.

strangely enough i still want to cry.

the election was stolen. justice takes too long.

also, i wanted kushner or jr or cohen or stone.

Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator, Trump says

Source: CNBC


Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/08/trump-spoke-to-scott-pruitt-amid-reports-of-white-house-probe-into-epa-chief.html

first seen on twitter

Any other DUers going to the convention?

I'll be in Raleigh today as a delegate to the State Democratic Convention. First time ever, and my youngest son will be with me, also as a delegate.

Never was active in local politics until - you guessed it. trump

Facebook can be a good thing

i'm staying at a Hampton Inn in Phoenix and this morning they had fox on in the lobby. i was going to take advantage of the free breakfast but not with fox on. so i asked them to change it, and the guy told me he wasn't allowed to, that management insisted the tv be on fox.

so i checked in on FB, put the hotel down as my location and posted the whole sordid story. Starting with I will never stay here again (which i had already told the desk clerk). Went down for a smoke about an hour later and what do you know, CNN was on the tv.

i checked in again, took a picture of the pool and tagged the hotel. and the hotel liked that post. so i'm about 99% sure that the first one is why they changed the channel.

another pet peeve about the media

trump tweets some bullshit and they report, "the president believes...."

bullshit. the president said, tweeted, accused, alleged, what-have-you. this assertion that trump believes what he says is dangerously normalizing. he's projecting, lying, just spewing. what he believes is that he's always gotten away with everything all of his pathetic life and he should get away with it now. by any means, but least of these would be the truth, because he knows well that the truth will NOT set him free.

shit he tweets doesn't have to be shit he believes. they must know that by now.

I took 2 of my babies to work with me.

I worked in a small glass shop in the office. With my 2 youngest sons I was able to bring them to work, which was wonderful for saving money on child care and being able to nurse on demand. This was in 1983-84, and again in 1992. I've always been so grateful for the opportunity.

After about 7 months they were too mobile to make it work anymore, so they went to a sitter. But I am so happy I got that time with them.

Today's the day to put on your orange clothes

it's the anniversary of Columbine. I was holed up in a motel room because the night before I fled my home and an abusive boyfriend who had guns in the trunk of the car. Can't forget that day at all.


Can someone unpack this for me?

i've been getting the Federal Register daily since trump became president. every day i go into the email and search for "president" - today this is what i found.

is trump trying to disable and privatize the post office?


Barbara Bush

“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”

I'm hearing some sort of clarion call that we should all start grieving for this woman. Well she's in her 90s for one, and she didn't give a rat's ass about the people killed and maimed in her son's boondoggle that hasn't ended to this very day.

So, no. Just save it.
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