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Soft pastel on 8x10 Uart 400 grit sanded paper. First time trying to post a photo. Hope it works.



Heart so sad and weary I think I will never feel happiness again.

I feel as if the GOP/tea party is coalescing around the idea of

Making rape legal, or at least a whole lot easier to get away with.

They have so many insane and hateful beliefs now, and the last few years I really feel I've seen them moving towards a pro-rape position.

If Hillary wins the primary and then the election in 2016, I wonder if the misogyny will flare up like racism has under President Obama?

I swear the R's that I run into, I can tell they are an R without asking because they are so full of hate, it just seeps into everything.

I'm getting scared. I feel the party and its followers, the Faux News watchers, are getting more unhinged and hateful/violent by the day.

I feel as if the R party is just all about hating, now.

Please someone, tell me everything will be okay. Because I feel things won't be, right now.

But what a beautiful flower! And surely the essence of the plant will

Live on forever.

My grandfather had a stroke and passed out, less than a year before he died.

He was so upset they brought him back to life. He was angry. "Why'dja have to go and wake me up?"

He talked about how he was in a place with the most beautiful gardens he had ever seen.

He was a farmer all his life, dropped out of school in the fourth grade to work the plow, and knew all about gardens and growing things.

He said it was just so beautiful, and he felt so happy there, and he just couldn't describe it, but he had tears running down his face as he tried, this grizzled old Montana farmer who never cried over anything.

I would like to think the beautiful agave plant goes to the beautiful gardens to bloom forever.

What do you think, Omaha Steve?

People don't get it. I'm glad your wife has you to care for her!

I hope she gives care to you, too.

It took me twelve years of going to the doctors, before anyone even suggested it might be MS.

Before that, my weird numbness, bladder spasms/pain, intense fatigue, spells of depression, were all written off as hysteria.

As I tell every doc I see now, "they were right....it was all in my head....oh and in my spinal cord, too."

Life is way way way easier now that the doctors actually believe me and want to help me instead of doing the "get out of my exam room" and rolled eyes routine.

Yeah I'm bitter, LOL, who wouldn't be?

I think the guy is genuine. I've read some of his books, and his

Change of heart and misery at what the nation has become seems real. I cut him a break, wish others would, too.

WTF???? So women volunteering to serve our country are considered "whores"....

Really? Is that how these right wingers think???!!! No wonder I was raped and so many women are raped in the military. Although, men are raped in the military, too...but the percentage of women experiencing sexual assault in the military is horrifyingly high, and I have to wonder if this attitude, if widespread, is a contributing factor to that. You know, a desire to punish women for their choice to serve.

It feels really good to be able to do something kind for someone else.

I've come to realize, that makes me happier than anything I could own.

Today I did a RAOK and left money to pay for whoever was next in the grocery line. At stores that allow me to donate to the food bank, I always do so.

Today I supported DU and I also contributed to a blogger I enjoy reading, Frank Schaeffer at Patheos.

Every small act I can do to light a light and fight the darkness gives me hope. I believe in my fellow human beings. If enough of us light that spark, I truly believe we can change things.

Every kind act is spitting in the face of the Koch brothers and other forces of darkness.

What kind acts do you do, that make you happy?
Posted by LiberalLoner | Wed Dec 3, 2014, 06:02 PM (3 replies)

A DU'ers post was referenced in an article on Patheos, by Frank Schaeffer!

In case anyone wants to see, here is the link:


I don't know, I was just reading the blog and all of a sudden, there is a post from DU! I thought that was kind of cool and wanted to share.

For Robin, may he RIP.

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