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Meet Shadow_Goddess!

This is a very proud Mom moment for me!

Many Veteran DU members may remember a few posts over the years about my daughter's political upbringing. It started when she was four. She said she didn't like George W. Bush because "he sent Daddy away (to Iraq)". She loved Obama and cried with me when Hillary lost.

She has grown into an intelligent, independent and outspoken young lady. She begins her Senior year of High School this year.

She joins us today as new DUer Shadow_Goddess. Please welcome her!

FOX News is reporting about the rise of pedestrian deaths

And how the cause is because of the increase in the use of cell phones and SUVs on the road.

"There needs to be some big changes. This needs to be a National priority."

Really? You don't say? More people using a device or vehicle causing a death means we have to make changes? Like, say, a ban on them? Regulating their use?

A National priority.


The Disturbing Evolution Of 'Lock Her Up'

'The Disturbing Evolution Of 'Lock Her Up'

Last week, I did a reading for my new book at a local bookstore. After finishing the program, we opened it up to the audience. The first question came from an older white gentleman who rose from his seat in the back and marched to the front of the room.

He had a piece of paper in his hand, which he brandished for the rest of the crowd. On it was a photocopy of a Facebook post in which I had praised Hillary Clinton as “the president of my heart."

The man, by now trembling with rage, began to cite a litany of what he considered to be Clinton’s sins (her support for the Iraq War, her role in the invasion of Libya, etc.) “How black is your heart?” he growled at me.

He turned and stomped back to his seat before I could answer, muttering, “And that’s why I voted for Trump!”


- Many of the thoughts I've had bubbling in the back of my mind, written much better than I could. -

Troll level: Expert

LGBTQ advocates to protest Pence visit to Kansas City

LGBTQ advocates in Kansas City, Mo., are planning protest Vice President Pence's visit to the city this week.

The alternative rock station KRBZ tweeted Monday that it would throw "The Mike Pence Sausage Fest" across the street from where the vice president is expected to deliver remarks on Wednesday.

"Mike Pence is coming to Kansas City this Wednesday," the station tweeted.

"Pence is no fan of the LGBTQ+ community, and we're no fan of his. So we're throwing The Mike Pence Sausage Fest across the street at Barney Allis Plaza starting at 11a. Stop by and get a free hot dog while we have them!" the tweet continued.


Found on Facebook (so good!)

What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?

What if our America is not dead but a country that is waiting to be born?

What if the story of America is one long labor?

What if all of our grandfathers and grandmothers are standing behind us now, those who survived occupation and genocide, slavery and Jim Crow, detentions and political assault?

What if they are whispering in our ears “You are brave”?

What if this is our nation’s greatest transition?

What does the midwife tell us to do?


And then?


Valerie Kaur

I had to go hug my daughter

at 11:00 p.m. last night.

Because I could.

Did you know you could have the Flu AND Pneumonia

At the same time?

Lucky me.

Guess what I saw on the news after I was diagnosed: Influenza B is on the way back. Now they tell me.

Wash those hands!


Mona Charen coming up on MSNBC

Just announced 12:00 p.m. EDT Sunday

Will be discussing her appearance at CPAC

Should be interesting....

OMG! Katy Tur has the BEST smile on her face!

Filling in for Chuck Todd on MTP on MSNBC.

This is a great day for her!

Check in if you donated to celebrate HRC's birthday!

I just did!

Happy Birthday Secretary Clinton!!!

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