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Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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About Me

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.

Journal Archives

Make Buzzphrases Great Again! This one's terrific, RKP5637!

Another one I loved, that popped up right after Michael Cohen got raided: My Attorney Got Arrested.

Chuck Schumer. Gutless Wonder.

That title was made for someone like him. We need a firebrand. One of those “back bench bomb throwers”. The CONS got one with Newt Gingrich in 1980. They’ve been mowing us down ever since.

YEP!!! Big Lakoff fan here.

I wish the DNC would put him on staff!!!

Hang in there as best you can, my friend.

I bailed out for two days - last Wednesday and Thursday. Just couldn’t bear it. Lost a favorite - and quite elderly - cat Monday morning, and Wednesday’s SCOTUS announcement took me from bad to worse. Couldn’t even deal with Rachel Maddow, who’s become a North Star to me these days.

I found that breaking news can be taken in easier here, because of all our informed and compassionate attributes.

And I guess sometimes we need a break. Gardening or walking around amidst tall trees can be helpful and therapeutic. Or along a shoreline - lake, river, or ocean. Or hole up inside and watch either Food Network or the home improvement/house flipping shows, or “Star Trek” marathons if you can find them. BBC can sometimes help you there. “Star Trek” always helps me. I also recommend “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Which has been running at length on one of the cable channels. OR music radio. Or books!

There’s also YouTube and other video. Ted Talks can be genuinely fascinating. Or go find the clips of Stephen Colbert monologues, or Colbert when Jon Stewart guests, or Bill Maher segments.

Sometimes it’s just essential to take a short break. Or, what I found, this particular weekend, that came along just when I needed an emotional, spiritual, and moral pick-me-up: the rally! It renewed my spirit. The people, the “folk art” and amazing creativity to be found in the posters, the little kids and dogs that are always a nice little extra at these things, and the friendly harmonious vibes.

Highly recommend music, either your own, your favorite station, or live music.

Also highly recommended: CRAFTING!!! Make something. For yourself or for someone deserving a gift.

And one more recommendation: go visit a dog park. You’re likely to be chuckling by the time you leave.

Good one.

LOVE him all over again!

Ted Lieu ROCKS! Definitely one of our finest.

Take a number.

For everybody on this thread, just one thing to keep in mind.

It’s YOUR money. It’s YOUR decision what you want to do with it or who (or what) you want to leave it to. Period.

Yes, DAMMIT! The bad guys are ALREADY on with ads

for “another great Supreme Court Justice!” Add placed by something I think is called “Judicial Crisis Network”.

I just saw it on MSNBC no less.

Sorry to shout but WHERE THE FUCK ARE OUR ADS?????

Vote like your LIFE depends on it!

Vote like your RIGHTS depend on it! What’s left of them, that is.
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