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About Me

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.

Journal Archives

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.

Paycheck to Paycheck - the cruelty of the GOP

We just watched the documentary Paycheck to Paycheck. The cruelty of anyone who will take assistance and foodstamps while denying Medicaid coverage to a single mom with three kids is staggering.

The documentary follows a mom who went to school to become a CNA, and now works full time at a nursing home. She literally lives paycheck to paycheck without any hope of escaping poverty.

She is young but looks many years beyond her age. She wears fatigue and depression on her face. Pictures of her as a young bride, with a smile and radiance, show a stark contrast from a few short years ago to now.

It was hard for me to watch. We can't allow ourselves to avert our gaze from the poverty and suffering that are all around us. This mom's story broke me heart.

It fills me with rage that the GOP, conservatives, and those who enable them can be so cruel that they want to take food from the mouths of children. Conservative governors deny the poor Medicaid because of ideology. They want to keep people sick and deny treatment to those with disease.

It's as if nearly half of our country is made of sociopaths who enjoy inflicting pain and misery.

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