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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 34,225

About Me

I am 54, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (alot).

Journal Archives

What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2018

or are you saying, "What's the point...we are doomed?".
Mine is to do whatever I can legally to get the fake prez, his GOP rep supporters, Fux Propaganda and his base/cult out of the US and my life permanently.

"...and Happy New Year", from John and Yoko.

As DUers how (or will) you respond to your own pro-45 friends, family,

etc. who have been praising and supporting him when he, his admin., and the RNC/GOP are found guilty of treason by Mueller? Will you say, "I told you so", not say anything, or keep the relationships open (forgive and forget their past political opinions)? If your relationships were ended over this fake prez, will you keep the ties severed? I am curious since I am going to have to deal with this issue myself.

Local news just reported that the fire season in CA is extended by 75 days now.

It was 78 degrees in San Diego and about 1/4 inch of rain in over 6 months. I am so grateful that the moron is denying climate change again today since it is so extremely cold in DC. Tillerson was correct in his assessment of the fake prez...he is a fucking moron!

What IS the State vs. Fed law with legalized recreational pot in our state

in 2018? I just saw a local KPBS News hour ad that said that less than an ounce can still be illegal under Fed law and border crossings are a prime place for arrests to happen.

The theme for the 2nd anniv of the Women's March is "Hear Our Vote".

The marches are occurring throughout the US on Jan. 20, 2018. The times vary in the different cities. You can Google Women's March 2018 and the name of your city. The list is growing. Here is an older link that lists a few of the cities.

Someone in my family is a Congressional staffer

and I asked her about how calls are received by the staffers in both chambers and both parties. I have been on nation wide calls with Indivisible, MoveOn, etc and was told by them that when you call a rep about a bill or issue that you should make it a single issue, keep it short (pro or con) and that they do tally the numbers from emails, phone messages, actual conversations with a staffer, etc. My niece told me this is 100% correct from her experience as a volunteer/staffer for a Dem rep from San Diego, CA in DC.

Since I have been calling all reps (mostly Repub since I live in a blue city and state) for over a year and over 450 phone calls I wanted to know if my system of contacting the GOP reps and being taken seriously as a constituent was valid. It is I am happy so say. If you call a rep outside of your area from your real cell phone number using a valid address from an actual home, apt., for sale or rent in a senator's state or a congressman's district and you do not want a reply it works like a charm. I was able to get any address in the US within 2 min on Zillow, I call from my cell and I have that info ready if they ask. Sometimes they do. My niece said that they don't have the time to run all the addresses and names from the calls they get for something like the ACA Repeal or the Tax Scam.
I am no longer going to bring a butter knife to a gun fight. Ethical, schmethical...FUCK THE GOP! They are greedy, hypocritical, treasonous sociopaths who want to first bankrupt then kill the 99%. Wait until they go after Social Security and Medicare. Wait for Putin to interfere/hack the midterms since nothing is being done to stop them (especially non implemented sanctions let alone tech security along with bots, trolls, etc). What will the GOP do with Mueller, let alone the entire Russian interference in our elections. I am ready and strong...2017 was just practice for 2018!

Grass roots and fact checking has to go 100% and go non stop.

My niece came home from DC

where she attends GW University and works at Scott Peters' office (Dem rep for San Diego). She lectured her mom and me since we were discussing the likelihood of the fucking moron firing Mueller. Apparently she and my sister have had this discussion before. She insists that since she works in DC for a rep she has the REAL info and her mom and I are rubes. Her "in-the-know" DC friends are sure that he won't fire Mueller and that Ryan doesn't want him to and not many Repubs REALLY wants him to. My sister and I are older and wiser and do not trust any Repub as far as we can throw one (neither does her dad and my parents (all heavy duty life long Dems).

Are we being too pessimistic or too realistic?

Happy Festivus (for the rest of us).

I made this card last year and it still applies to this year (maybe even more so, unfortunately). Hopefully next Christmas I will be inspired to make a more cheerful card.

We The Decent People

How to survive through 2018.
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