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barbtries

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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
Number of posts: 21,956

About Me

I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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So my long lost uncle

just told me on FB that I am a total idiot. i posted this
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/donald-trumps-america/115419803/whys-it-so-hard-for-us-to-say-out-loud-that-trump-has-lost-his-mind?fbclid=IwAR1G8MR6_IWRd7RPeLD7k-7nnqiK-TrCBuG9UA0ZpwAQjUmCIvPDPy6r1-k

Why's it so hard for us to say out loud that Trump has lost his mind?

oh well, win some lose some. I've never met him and only found out (or came to realize) that he existed. My father's been dead for over 50 years. He was 28 when this brother came along (different mother from my dad's). We connected through his older brother on Ancestry.com.

Anyway he's in Bend, OR where my trumploving foxbot brother recently moved to. They should be the ones connecting I guess.

I didn't respond, just deleted his insult. I don't even feel insulted, just resigned.

fuck trump and all republicans.

i can't stand steve kornacki.

he probably does some decent reporting but as soon as i see it's him, it's over. not watching.

Who has a connection

however slight, to a mass shooting?

for myself, the Torrance, CA Gable House Bowl is around the corner from where I was born and raised. On my first date, we went bowling at Gable House. Later I bowled in a league there. it's been a fixture there as long as i can remember. it opened in 1959, when i turned 4 years old.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/05/us/torrance-bowling-alley-shooting/index.html

The first I learned of Sandy Hook was right here on DU, with a post by a DUer who was working with a man who had to leave the office abruptly after learning that his son was involved. I think I recall that his son was among the dead.

while growing up in that nice suburban house in Torrance CA i remember at about the age of 10 thinking I'll probably never know anyone who does murder or is murdered. I was wrong.

Looking at the TIME cover posted here just now got me thinking about it. How many are still unaffected? How many are not?

trying to nail down a definition for mass shooting led me to this article.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/06/mass-shooting-incidents-probably-happened-closer-you-than-you-think/?noredirect=on

i fell asleep early

and would like to watch the full debate, but cannot seem to find a link to it anywhere. If you have any ideas, please let me know. thank you!

i got a job.

Been out of work since 01Feb2019. After applying to almost 100 jobs, one literally came looking for me in the person of a man i worked with previously. It's a contract position and will last 6 to 9 months, pays well, exercises all of my brain cells.

I'm so excited.

I'm 63 and being incapable of imagining a life with no income whatsoever, went ahead and started early Social Security. This job will supplement that nicely. I had severance for 4 months so really it couldn't be much better for me.

I'm so happy.

Between trump, republicans, and being 63 and unemployed, I have struggled with depression. I can't escape the awareness of the degradation of democracy and this rapid slide into fascism, but I got a job! So that's something I can feel very good about.

I'm so relieved.

best twitter thread i've seen today.

https://twitter.com/TrialLawyerRich/status/1152970616296955904

White House Advisor Stephen Miller complains that he is being disrespected on Twitter.

I've laughed. and laughed some more.



My niece just launched her YouTube channel

Timed to coincide with the moon landing



check her out!

Letter to my rep

Hi Rep Price,

We spoke at the Durham Meeting a couple weeks ago and I really appreciate you taking the time to interact with your constituents. thank you for that.

Now that Mueller has made it clear that ONLY Congress can make the president accountable for the crimes he committed, I am writing to implore you to pursue impeachment sooner than later. People are stacked up at the border in inhumane conditions. Tariffs are now being threatened on Mexico! the economy will fall apart. Wars that are unnecessary are being provoked. And the whole time trump tweets propaganda and lies.

It's no longer a question of whether the Senate convicts: it is do we follow the law? Are we the party of law? The constitution tells us what we have to do; if we don't do that, how are we any better than the feckless republicans who sicced this cancer on our nation?

They are not responding to your inquiries. They're thumbing their noses at the truth and continually damaging the country.
Please consider your position in light of right and wrong, lawful or lawless and not within the narrow window of what we think is politically advantageous. We cannot know the future, except that the republicans and trump will do terrible things no matter what.
It's time to impeach.
Thank you Rep Price!
Regards

every time Mike Barnacle says "both"

that's the end of watching morning joe. fuck that. it is not both sides you asshole.

i love Rachel BUT

i'm watching her show from last night and she just asked the same question something like 5 times in a row with slightly different words.

this particular rhetorical quirk of hers annoys the crap out of me. i heard you the first time!

am i the only one?

for reference: it was basically maybe the House should begin impeachment proceedings right away if it will hasten the collection of information and documents that trump is refusing to provide.

incidentally this is not a new pet peeve of mine. i actually wrote to her about it a few years ago but apparently my suggestion to stop doing that was filed in the trash.
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