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I have no reason to expect to see her again.

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Congrats to Dave!

It seems to me that people are "attractive" in a variety of ways. I knew a woman who had the most amazing [sign in to see URL] absolutely drew me in, and it took every bit of power not to stare every time I saw her. Absolutely gorgeous. And then there are people like the woman you met, Robbie. Their personalities shine and draw you in -- wanting to be a part of their world for either a conversation or a relationship.

Oddly enough, given the context of what you wrote, when you said "partner," my mind immediately went to BUSINESS partner, not personal partner. How worlds collide.... emoticon

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I was thinking about the toxic political atmosphere today, and how it was some 20 years ago, about the time Clinton was impeached, and also the same time I started posting on TOL. It was ugly then, and its ugly now. But has it gotten worse? It sure seems so, but that could be my imagination. We are dealing with a president who, I suspect, would tear up the Bill of Rights in a New York minute and suppress the civil liberties of dissidents, if it weren't for the checks and balances that are in his way. I don't remember fearing for my freedom under Clinton the way I do now under trump. Was I naive then and overly paranoid now?
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If so, Birdz, I'm right there with you.

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Democrat-bashing became popular under Clinton, mainly on account of Newt Gingrich. Clinton successfully fought it back, to be re-elected. And Hillary got the most votes in 2016, despite the rise of the Tea Party in between, and all the misogyny in the campaign. What's happened now is that we feel trapped in a way we didn't feel then. There seems to be no way of stopping Trump as long as he has a Republican Congress and is dismantling our government agency by agency.
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Newt started the assault on a free press and the destruction of personal responsibility in the GOP. He and others in the party were able to paint "liberal" as a disgusting term applicable to anyone who wasn't with them. Through that they were able to take control of many states and damn near destroy some.

This doesn't mean that I only blame the GOP for the division in the country. Both major parties are to blame, and IMO it will get worse until the US as we know it will cease to exist.
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I was thinking about the toxic political atmosphere today, and how it was some 20 years ago, about the time Clinton was impeached, and also the same time I started posting on TOL. It was ugly then, and its ugly now. But has it gotten worse? It sure seems so, but that could be my imagination. We are dealing with a president who, I suspect, would tear up the Bill of Rights in a New York minute and suppress the civil liberties of dissidents, if it weren't for the checks and balances that are in his way. I don't remember fearing for my freedom under Clinton the way I do now under trump. Was I naive then and overly paranoid now?



I don't think so, Birdz.

The difference is a difference in the men themselves. Bill Clinton was a horrible husband and a disgusting user of women. But he separated the job he was doing for the country from his complete lack of personal integrity. You didn't fear for your freedom under Clinton because you didn't NEED to fear for your freedom with him.

Donald Trump is a horrible husband and a disgusting user of women. But he has a complete lack of personal AND professional integrity. He WILL destroy your freedom if he decides you're not worthy -- and he attacks his personal enemies with a venom we haven't seen very often. Marry that with the powers of the presidency, and he's extremely dangerous.

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Is it too much to ask our elected officials and those seeking office to articulate their vision for our society and describe how they plan to translate their vision into reality? I’m sick of hearing the hyperbole, the vilification, the endless hypothesizing, and the enmity between our two political parties and their respective counterparts in the media. It seems painfully obvious to me that the current political environment and what now passes for public discourse leads nowhere good.

To those who were elected to office and those who are campaigning, I strongly urge you all to get off the ‘running against the bad guy’train and tell your employers and prospevtive employers, how you plan on improving their lives and ensuring a peaceful and prosperous future for them, their children, and their grandchildren. Make human decency and mutual respect the cornerstone of your platform and act in accordance with it and your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution on behalf of all of the people in all of your legislative efforts.

Regardless of whether it’s too much to ask, I’m asking it. At the same time, I’m urging everyone I know to ask the same of their representatives on every level of government. If we don’t demand this nothing will ever change other than to continue in the downward spiral in which we find ourselves.
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Word.

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*applause*

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I'm working on a mass email to the members of my legislature now that things are over. Many will not be happy with me. They are less happy with some of the OP/EDs and Editorials that have been appearing in papers around the state. They won't care because few of the Republicans have to concern themselves with the voters.
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My current project is to design a report card for our elected officials. At this point, subjects to be graded are deportment, working well with others, faithfulness to their oaths of office and the Constitution, honesty, responsiveness to their constituents wants and needs. competence, knowledge and understanding of the positions they hold, and why they hold them. I want to have a simple, easy to understand way of communicating what I expect of my employees. This is a rough outline, but I’ll be working on refining it so I can send it off to those who say they have chosen lives of public service. They must be held accountable by the electorate.
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Wow, Brick, when you get it finalized I'd sure like to see it.

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Me too. It sounds very ambitious.
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Oh, my gosh, Brick! Me, too!

Our legislators insist on grading everything about our public schools with a report card.

I'd really, really love to grade our legislators. I have a teacher friend, or two, or three, or a hundred, who might also be interested.

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I’m working on it and welcome your thoughts and suggestions while it’s in the works. I envision it being a simple form with a list of the responsibilities of the elected officials and their appointees in one column and their grades along side them in another column. Below the columns, a line by line list of spaces for comments on each grade and lastly a comment for conclusions and recommendations based on those grades and comments. I have a mental picture of the simple form and am going to try to print a sample once I’ve figured out how to do it on my desktop in Word.

But first things will be first and I’ll get back to it after grandson Evan’s birthday party this afternoon. 😎
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Question: We're all of a certain age around here, and my guess is that most of the women posters, and wives of the men posters, changed their surnames to their husbands' upon marriage. I did the first time I married, but that was 1962.

When I married Jim in 1985, I kept my name. I had a long personal and professional history in that name, not to mention it matched my son's last name, and saw no reason to have to re-introduce myself to professional associations, credit card companies, and everyone I knew. But, by then, I was 42.

My honorary granddaughter is engaged to be married. She plans to change her name to her husband's. Why?

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I can imagine a number of reasons....

1. Excitement of starting a new family unit and being "one" with your husband

2. Wanting to keep all last names in the family the same if there are children (As happened with you, I know women who have gotten divorced and have not changed back to their maiden names because they want to keep the same name as their children)

3. They like their husband's last name better than their maiden name (I know that was true for me)

As it turns out, I use both my maiden name and my married name on everything I write professionally. But at home and in the classroom, I only use my husband's name. I like having a little difference in my professional identity.

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I can imagine a number of reasons....




Thank you, Lis. Good answer, good reasons.

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This (Saturday) afternoon my son came to my house to help me with The Great Garden Hose Debacle. But, before we started on that, I pointed out a very ugly beetle that was in my sliding glass door runner. I asked him to relocate the beetle to a better place.

Dave looked at him and said he would relocate the beetle to a better place for the dead. That would explain why the beetle hadn't moved in hours. I suggested Dave give the beetle a decent burial over (pointing) there. Dave dug up some dirt with his shoe, dumped the beetle's remains, and then kicked some dirt over it.

So we talked for a minute about what happens... you know... THEN. And I think we reached the same conclusion. If there is a God, and if there is an afterlife, then we're all going or nobody's going. The ugly beetle is going. Kudo will be going. I will be going. Hitler's already there. Whatever is next is next for all of us. It may be that what is next is that we're a longtime dead. Or there may be something else, and I'll see Jim again and Kudo, and my parents, and anyone else I've ever loved.

Dave calls it The Great Mystery.

My Irish Protestant grandfather used to say, "The Architect of the Universe didn't build a stairway leading nowhere." Cute. That starts by assuming there is an Architect of the Universe. Then it assumes He built a stairway. Then it assumes it leads somewhere. Good one, Grandpa.

I have no idea. My default is that when we die, we're dead. But I've had some experiences that don't make me totally comfortable with that, including a post-death vivid conversation with my dad, a few days after his death.

*sigh*

I want certainty, dammit.

Go to bed, Robbie. It's late.

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