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dianaredwing's Journal
dianaredwing's Journal
August 26, 2021

People are purple too

My next door neighbor is single, male, obviously libertarian, and in the hospital on oxygen with covid and pneumonia. Another neighbor whose politics I don't know but who is vaccinated called EMS because he was too weak to do so himself. I called his ex girl friend because I don't know any of his kin, just in case and we talked about it and I learned that she is a vaccinated Republican, a Texan, I can tell from her accent. Several of my best friends have been Texans and I have a soft spot for them. Except for the patient we all agree that this is a medical and not a political issue. I don't want any Republican or libertarian friends, but I don't want political differences (unless they are dangerous) to keep me from being kind. It is really hard, but both women are well aware of my political opinions and we were still able to communicate (through phones and masks) to somewhat ameliorate another human's suffering (even if it is his own fault). These are very confusing times and I don't really trust almost anyone anymore. That is a damned shame.

August 19, 2021

Not our first rodeo: voting rights

As is frequently the case, I choose a book from the library for one thing and find that the message for me is extraordinarily contemporary and important. Thus, my interest in Creole New Orleans presented the following:

From R. L. Desdunes, 1895 in the Crusader, " "This question of qualified suffrage is one in which all the comon people, whether colored, or white, are vitally interested." He rued the day "when once the wealthy classes get the laws as them want them. The elect of creation as they believe themselves to be, aim to kill the right [of universal suffrage] a short cut to assured and permanent ascendancy."
p. 258, Arnold R. Hirsch in Creole New Orleans edited by Arnold R. Hirsch and Joseph Logsdon.

Quoting George Labat in 1929, "Without the ballot our race will always be...segregated and deprived of our rights and privileges" (such twentieth-century innovations) "were enacted solely to disfranchise our race and to eliminate us from politics." p. 268 of the same anthology.

As Buffy Ste. Marie said later, "round and round and round in the circle game."

August 18, 2021

I've never seen a statesman such as Joe Biden

in all of my 73 years. He transcends the idea of politician. He transcends the idea of presidency. I won't live to see another of his ilk. I hope that you do. And I hope that you young legislators learn from the best, because he is.

July 15, 2021

I think Democrats can quit beating themselves up just a little

Any fan of Cold War spy novels knows that there is an incredible amount of espionage going on all the time. I even had an old boyfriend who admitted to working the for the CIA and not the Culinary Institute of America. It was long after the fact and I would have strangled him had I known at the time, but that is immaterial.

What I am saying here is that the US has been subjected to the greatest espionage efforts ever organized and we WON. We got Joe Biden and yes, we still have problems, but Putin did not WIN. He woke us up.

I hope that we have learned our lessons here. I hope that Democrats always doubt any repug or right wing generated noise because it may very well be espionage in disguise.

Our home grown terrorists are not OUR home grown terrorists, but are the puppets of anti-American espionage disguised as patriotism.

June 24, 2021

will no one rid us

of these fake news outlets? Where are the real patriots who will storm their walls and demand that they PROVE their petty allegations? Marat, we're poor, and the poor stay poor. Marat, we can't wait any more. These 'entertainment' entities posing as 'news' need to be brought down NOW.

June 23, 2021

Doing some research and ran across this


Some very interesting information. I am not a a scientist and not very knowledable about math, but this made a lot of sense to me as a lay person.
June 3, 2021

This has been smoldering for a few days

As an old hippy protester, I remember government tactics and one of the most effective was simply arresting people for almost anything regardless of whether it was relative to the action or even legitimate. The theory was that repeated arrests do several things. First, they temporarily take that individual out of action. Second, they frequently cost someone something to get the individual out on bail, making already limited financial assets even more so. Third, they often (depending on who is arrested) take the focus of the movement away from the primary objective into a secondary objective, to obtain the release of the protestor. Fourth, until the arrest can be resolved and/or expunged, the individual arrested has one more incident on his or her record giving the police even more reason to arrest him or her again. Fifth, if he or she finally does go to trial drag out the process until every legal option has been taken to counter misinformation and outright lies. Rinse, wash, repeat. It is actually quite effective and one of the main reasons Leonard Peltier is still in prison for something he didn't do.

Therefore, all the delays that everyone complains about with regards to the old man in Florida and 1/6 have numerous benefits for those doing the arresting.

I certainly don't condone those tactics, but I have to admit they are often effective.

Just a thought.

March 25, 2021

I know its rude, but I have to ask

why are all the repugs so ugly? I mean, you'd think a photographer would at least once in a while catch one of them with a pleasant expression, but no???? Its like they never listened to their mama when she said, 'don't be making faces like that or your face will freeze and you'll look that way forever.'

February 18, 2021

Just thinking....

No wonder the repugs are so freaked out. If AOC somehow caused their power grid to crash and at the same time as she brought a YUGE winter storm AND we somehow stole the election AND then Rush Limbaugh dies, I mean, there's some real power there. Where is their great orange mighty god and savior?

February 11, 2021

He's stinking up the whole country

Just put him out with the trash, just be careful its not the recycle bin. A nice stinky landfill would be nice, particularly one with some vultures with very strong stomachs.

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