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Rage quit.

I was playing chinese checkers with my 8 year old grandson yesterday. It had been years, so I looked up the rules. He did not like the rules, got angry and went into the bedroom to have a snit. When he came out I asked him why he left.

Booma, he says as that is what he calls me, I had to rage quit. The way things are going, I think I would like to do that as well.

Trigger warning - rape

I have never been raped or sexually assaulted. I consider myself very lucky. Because I know a whole lot of women who have been.

A roommate by her uncle. A friend by her father. A fellow manager. My doctor. A girl who worked for me by someone else who worked for me. My exes daughter by a friend of his. They all talked to me about it. I don't know if this is normal. The first person who opened up to me when we were 22.

I asked my husband how many women have told him about being raped. He said one.

I am reading about the girls these rich men have been raping, everyone wondering why no one stopped them. My friend who was raped by her father had told her mother. Her mother did not believe her. My roommate never told anyone. Who would she tell? She said her family would not believe her.

I read the ops about Epstein. Kavanaugh. Border guards. Trump.

I read about judges letting young men off rape charges. I read about politicians shaming women. Professors claiming the female body will not allow her to be raped.

The other day I heard a female reporter ask the doj about the women who were raped by Epstein. Taking about 14 to 15 year olds. These were girls, not women. I have seen ops in du where men still think it is ok to talk about women and what they wear.

So, for those who are reading this and have been raped or assaulted.

I am so so so sorry that you have to relive it.

The rest of us need to be aware and be careful what we are writing.

And it needs to stop. Rape is always bad. Rape of children is beyond bad. And it needs to be stopped. Not only are churches and justices not stopping it, they are enabling it.
We, as a society, will have to figure it out.

Think about your friends. Know that some have been raped. Also know that some may have been the rapists. It's time to stop it.

Any chance we can get impeachment posts to a forum

Yes, I think it's an important discussion. But it is overshadowing all other issues of the day.

Yes, I would like Trump gone, the sooner the better. Republicans are using divide and conquer very efficiently.

As the country struggles in an overwhelming series of natural disasters, they are withholding disaster relief.

Separation of church and state is being dissolved. Introduction of Christian tenets into education, cloaked as history.

Lawmakers and insurance companies, often the same people, deciding what happens with people's bodies. From pregnancy to drug costs.

The rich getting richer while the rest of us will be spending more for healthy vegetables because of tariffs.

Children still separated from their families, indefinately. Others packed in like Nazi prisoners in train cars.

Conservative politicians and their minions deciding which laws to follow and which judges to heed.

We can go on and on and on.

And what do I read the most? Is Nancy Pelosi any good at her job? What are the dem leaders doing sitting on their hands? Why did THEY get us here?

And what are we doing? Complaining. I love a good discussion as much as anyone. And we have a lot to complain about, and something needs to be done. And I have hopes it is being done.

What dem leaders need is our support. Our vocal support. Our phone calls. Our letters and our emails. We need to blame those who are reponsible. Do not let republicans tell us who to be mad at. We know who to blame.

Not Pelosi, not Mueller, not Nadler. The list of who to blame is long. And it's republican. And it is real white and real male and real rich.

So again, yes, impeachment is a big deal. And we, as democrats, want impeachment or something done to remove the menace that is our president from our lives, hopefully taking his merry band of misogynists, rascists, homophobes, zenophobes, and religious zealots with him.

Stop the Bans

In case you have forgotten, people are rising up to make their voices heard.

Let us not be distracted today. Lots of places to go, lots of people to call.

Green Bay weather on Saturday

In an earlier post I encouraged people to come protest Trumps campaign stop. At that time the temp was forecast to be in the mid 60's with a chance of rain. The forecast at this time is 40 with rain and snow.

I guess he will be getting a "cooler" reception than he thought. I don't usually like snow this late in the season, but c'mon mother nature. Do your thing.

No protests in Wisconsin

Have we given up?

Right wing media

Does anyone else think there is a higher number of republicans than usual spewing on all media this morning? I used to be able to listen to what people with differing views had to say, but no longer. If this keeps up, who needs fox? They are all being paid to perform by the same very rich people. I am feeling a bit paranoid.

Camp David

I need some mental distraction, so I am visualizing the man who thinks he is king and his cabinet spending the weekend at Camp David like a 1980's or 1990's corporate retreat. You know, Sarah folding her arms and falling backwards and trusting Kelly Ann to catch her.
Or them all holding a hedonistic dark ceremony ala a Midsomer Murder episode of a crazy small town.
I also took a break to watch Pharels Happy video, in celebration of our new diverse house of reps, did make me click my fingers.
Just a little thought, I have worked with and for a lot of repubs. They do think bottom line and money over all else. Anyone else think a blue wave flu might be a possibility? Even just one day in support of government workers, and as a caution as to our economic power. No going out to spend money anywhere. Nothing to put anyone's jobs at risk. Maybe naive of me, but desperate times and all that.
So off I go to put pins in an orange haired troll doll's body while chanting giberish, much as he chants to all of us.
Let's stay strong 😊

I am kind of new here

My tag is tech. I am probably the least techy person here, name based on my drinking with people I was not really supposed to be out with, a variation of my Polish grandmothers name, chosen after I married a man of Polish descent who still kept the Polish spelling.

Live in Wisconsin, had moved around for a while, decided we wanted to raise our daughter on Wisconsin sensibilities and closer to the Grandparents. That was 22 years ago, and worked for awhile. And then Scott Walker and Paul Ryan happened.

Disappointed in so many of my friends I went to college with. Yup, repubs. Last two reunions tried to talk to them, claimed gun rights. All white people. Trump fans. Guess I was the token liberal for that group. Did not matter as much in the 70's. Anyone remember the moral majority is neither pins? When we wore pins lol? Hubby and I have had a real hard time remembering Reagan as a hero. But recreational partying was big back then.

So I now stay home with some life altering auto immune difficulties and do not get out much. And I found du. What a pleasure. Some wonderful insight from very witty people. I get a little frustrated with the infighting. I find a little snark goes along way.

I get a little mouthy and preachy on my bad days, for that I apologize. I have my issues. I try to save them for the hubby, an artistic type who has no end to patience with me. But sometimes I fail.

So anyways, thank you all for sharing. Be warned that if you are a long post from me, ignore. Getting on a soap box with my bad knees so go on by, really nothing to read here.

Is happy New year politically correct? Ummm , really not lol. But happy next 12 months anyways. It should be fun 🎊
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