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December 4, 2012

This pretty much nails it, alright.

Bring it all down, mcconnell. Just so long as your precious fucking ideology holds. Happy NOW? Was it worth it?

And btw, mcconnell - how's that "our main goal is to make sure Obama's a one-term president" stuff workin' out for ya?


December 3, 2012


Above all else, WE VOTED FOR BACKBONE last month. Yes I'm SHOUTING!!! Maybe because a little bit of me figures that if I shout, somebody of influence somewhere might hear me. Yeah, I know, I know...

But I am SO glad to see this!!! I cannot tell you how hugely passages like the following constitute beautiful music to my ears:

"The other is that Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing" - LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

FINALLY!!!!!! President Obama is such a smart man that I seriously expected him to have figured this out long before now! I prefer the "suck on THIS" response to whatever the bad guys come up with. Let THEM come crawling.

At EVERY moment we can, while it's still fresh, we ALL should be reminding these assholes at every possible moment - ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. And - uh - GOP, in case you haven't noticed, YOU LOST. Don't give me this shit about your "mandate" in the House of Reps. You LOST THERE, TOO. You're eight seats down, and WE are eight seats UP. Granted, you still have the majority, but it's not as much of one, and look where the momentum is. Which side gained ground EVERYWHERE? Wasn't YOU!

December 2, 2012

Yeah, Baghdad Dan, what about it? Just where ARE those WMD anyway?

What about all the lies you told all over Christendom when YOU were "front and center" as the voice of the bush administration in the Green Zone?

December 2, 2012

Welcome to DU, silhouete2! And thank you for this post.

Teachers just absolutely get dumped on! I think it's a disgrace!

I think if it were up to me, the first thing I'd do is get rid of, or lock out of discussions - ANYONE who insisted on teaching "creationism" or "creation science" in the same classes and given the same level of credibility - as SCIENCE AND EVOLUTION. Bible studies belong in BIBLE class. Or religion class. Or theology class. Or philosophy class. The Bible is NOT science!!!!!!!!

Just the facts, ma'am. NOT the ideology. We need to get rid of the butt-inskis.

Teachers get so little respect and support. It just sucks.

Glad you're here. Glad you can bear witness and tell the tale. We need you! We need to hear more from where YOU sit and stand. Those active combatants on the actual front lines are the ones we should be listening to. Not the armchair warriors safe and cozy back home or at a great distance from where the action is. YOU GUYS, YOU TEACHERS, are in the trenches fighting this madness every day, and getting pittance for pay, and no respect.

That is one thing I would change.

December 2, 2012

Let me say for the record - that I personally HATE and seriously LOATHE buzz cuts.

I have never seen ANY man who looks better bald than he would with a good head of hair. NOT ONE.

Except him. Patrick Stewart is the ONLY man I have EVER seen in my whole life who's managed to make a bald head sexy - at least in my eyes!

Oh Captain, My Captain...

December 2, 2012

Yet another reason to love Patrick Stewart.

He had me at "Engage." (LONGTIME "Star Trek" fan here.)

One of the best and classiest actors out there.

December 1, 2012

This says it all: "You can't always take. You also have to give back."

Wouldn't it be great if all business owners had that attitude. This gentleman is correct. Most of his success is directly traceable to the hard work of his employees. God bless him for recognizing that!

December 1, 2012

Well, there IS a template for that. Just a different rice and a different president.

Although I'm not 100% sure contradicta's dearest fantasy ever came true, in full, with bush junior. She did once mistakenly refer to him at some Manhattan cocktail party as "my husband," though - and it was overheard and turned up in the gossip pages shortly thereafter. I read quite a bit of analysis about the troika of women who surrounded dubya: contradicta rice, harriet miers, and karen hughes. Fluttered around him and fussed over him like his very own Flora, Fauna, and Merriwether. And they sure did fawn alright. All three of them were widely suspected of being in love with him, and I believe all three of them were and still are never-married. Perhaps it was unrequited love, but love nonetheless. And when you watched the inter-action carefully, you could spot it.

December 1, 2012

Yeah, that was my complaint, too. It ended far too soon.

Just ended abruptly with the lament about Obama winning Ohio - "just stunning." And that was that. Hey! Guys! PLEASE Carry On! You haven't been dismissed yet! You're not supposed to stop there!!! I wanna see and savor SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

December 1, 2012

I remember all the STUPID-ASS ways the media tried to tiptoe around the word "LIE" when dubya

was the White House occupant. They never had the balls to come straight out and say it. Not about the war, not about the WMD, not about Saddam having something to do with 9/11, not about the lies about 9/11, not about ANYTHING. One of my favorites was the headline "A Prevaricating President?" JEEEEZE LOUISE... let's get the tweezers...

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About calimary

Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.
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