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I'm always on the lookout to connect with like-minded people, learn new things and debate the issues. I enjoy indoor gardening, traveling, reading and cooking. My great grandmother instilled in me a love for democratic politics. She lived through the great depression and talked about how important FDR, our greatest president, was in rescuing our country from the brink. To sum it up, I am an unabashed liberal democrat who believes America's best days are ahead of it.

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Wake up to the Supreme Court's delegitimization of itself

The Court has turned into a partisan institution where the justices are treated as some kind of god-like figures. While we have made some meager gains (striking down parts of DOMA, kind of saving Obamacare, etc.), the court has proven itself to be on the side of the monied and tyrants.

The writing was on the wall with Bush v. Gore. Bush allowed 9/11 to happen by ignoring the "imminent threat" warnings, thereby replacing criticism of government with hollow patriotism.

Conservatives are worse than liars and snakes. They are cruel, backward authoritarians who seek to strip women of their agency for reproductive rights. They hide behind a fig leaf of textualism, where they can use the constitution like prophesies from Nostradamus -- where they make the constitution fit whatever whim they have pulled from their collective ass.

So fuck the GOP. Fuck conservatives. Fuck everything about them and their judges. The court helped make some progressive gains, but it hasn't been on our side for more than two decades.

Unless we change the makeup of the court, it is a barrier to progressive ideals. Therefore, we either change the institution when we have power, or we wake up and treat the court as it has cast itself and how the GOP has shaped it -- as a corrupt cancer on the body politic.

And we will have political power again. We are the majority. We have the fire of resistance burning in our bellies. The vote in November is our opportunity to start turning the worm.

Another two votes for Hillary in GA!

Me and my husband's. So proud to have pulled the virtual lever for our first woman president.

The early voting location had a really long line, which is a good sign.

I heart my DU homepage again

The changes are already making the DU experience better.

I may even do something crazy like pulling GD-p out of the trash in a couple of days.

F is for Family rocks

Watching Netflix while I'm sick in bed today and stumbled across it. Very funny animated series set in 1973. It's roughly a mashup of Family Guy and King of the Hill. I'm three episodes in and I give it five stars.

Can I hide posts from a topic group?

I've been banned from a group, so I can't respond to threads from said group. Is there a way to hide posts from the group?

I would rather not see the posts on my DU homepage if I'm not able to reply.

Clinton blasts ‘concerted attack’ on Planned Parenthood

Hillary Clinton strongly defended Planned Parenthood Thursday as the women's health organization reels from the fallout over a sting video released by anti-abortion activists earlier this month.

"For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women," Clinton said while campaigning at a community college in Greenville, South Carolina. "And I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years. And it's really an attack against a woman's right to chose."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-defends-embattled-planned-parenthood-n397476

There's a stark contrast between Hillary's strong defense of Planned Parenthood with Sanders' comments criticizing the "tone" of the propaganda video.
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