who provided me with some reality during the last 3 months of the campaign. i lurked and read and lurked and read - especially when the poll madness hit. i decided to sign in with the intention of becoming a paying member. still in trial period. seeing that it's not as pleasant a place as i thought. each day, enemies of democracy & social/political justice are creeping in a bit more than not, lately. i do not mind discussion. but asinine attacks, intimidation and ignorant, mean-spirited comments are not well tolerated by humble grassroots folks such as myself.