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calimary's Journal
calimary's Journal
May 29, 2022

Sad, and sadly true.

I’m not used to feeling embarrassed about being an American.

But right now, it’s something I’m not proud of. And especially not proud of myself, for my inability to do anything about it. Except maybe to rant, and maybe thereby offering even just a measly bit of solidarity to others who feel the same way I do. And to try to think up ways to sharpen the messaging.

But I’m not the President. And hell, even the guy who IS President can’t do much of anything either. Even when his heart and mind are both in the same place.

May 29, 2022


Spells it right out. And MAY actually make people think. Well, some people, maybe.

May 29, 2022

Yep. WORDS can be our weapons.

And you can take words EVERYWHERE, including places where guns are supposedly banned.

And you can write them down ON something - to be seen by and have influence on many others after you’re long gone.

I once heard a gunner tell me that it wasn’t a gun he was holding. It was “an attitude-adjustment device.”

Well, true that. But so are words. And words do it without death, maiming, crippling, widowhood or orphaning.

May 29, 2022

"...I'm not looking for a reality TV show..."

The HELL she isn’t.

Every time she opens her yap, she’s auditioning for one (maybe on Pox Noise?)!

I bet she’d just about kill to be offered her own reality TV show.

May 29, 2022

Well, Game ON, then.

Maybe we should make a habit of referring to guns as DEATH TOYS. And MASSACRE MACHINES. The word “guns” is much too tidy and doesn’t fully illustrate the monstrousness of them.

Guns aren’t designed to plow fields.
Guns aren’t designed to start cars.
Guns aren’t designed to shed light.
Guns aren’t designed for transport.
Guns aren’t designed for building.
Guns aren’t designed for designing.
Guns aren’t designed for engineering.
Guns aren’t designed for piloting.
Guns aren’t designed for dancing.
Guns aren’t designed for feeding.
And despite what the gun fetishists out there would try to convince you,
Guns aren’t designed for raising children.
They ARE, however, designed for MURDERING children. And rather efficiently, too.

Guns are designed FOR KILLING.

May 29, 2022

Damn you!

I totally did not see that coming!

May 29, 2022

Hey, that's why there are vacations.

If you’re really putting time, energy, dedication, vigilance, heart, digging below the surface, and all self-motivated, that really can run you ragged. Mentally, emotionally, and physically!

Take the time you need, and it will be helpful, restful, and restorative. Be good to yourself. You deserve it!

May 28, 2022

... but they photograph well.

By the way, who thinks they even merit ONE star?

May 28, 2022

Welcome to DU, rubbersole!

Well, I guess we THINK old school republished have to be wincing. But I doubt it. All they want is to win, because all they want is power. And winning gets you power. So hey, if they ride into power on the back of a flawed candidate with big football credentials and God only knows how many head injuries and blood flow blockages to the brain and other brain damage he sustained on the gridiron. But somehow they're thrusting him forward as their ball-carrier for that Senate seat.

That poor man is nothing but a cardboard cutout. They'll give him lines to say and stand him up before all the cameras and microphones, and tell him how to vote and send him in. He can barely articulate.

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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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