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"... there’s nothing the Republicans can throw at her that we haven’t already been fed to death.

And when you take a step back and look at Clinton objectively — which is admittedly difficult for many, even, or maybe particularly, on the left — that’s exactly the point. Hillary Clinton’s reputation is largely the result of a quarter century of visceral GOP hatred."

Yes, we can look at her voting record and public statements to inform our decisions of who we vote for in the primaries, but let's face it - the hatred that runs so deep is visceral, and also manufactured by the radical right.

http://thedailybanter.com/2016/01/hillary-gop-smears/

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  • Tue, 03:24: I'm a monkey! Happy new year to me! Eek eek! @(•o•)@

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  • Fri, 13:39: Yesterday I got all maudlin and nostalgic looking at Valentine's Day schmaltz at Michaels. WTF is wrong with me? :( UGH.

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My 2016 election predictions

My predictions:

Bernie might win the next couple of primaries, but ultimately it'll become clear Hillary has it. He will stick with his campaign, though, to make sure his issues are being heard and discussed, and that's OK and good for Dems and progressives - we need to be challenged on the important issues. But in the end, he'll not only back her up, but will go to great lengths to convince his supporters that they need to vote for her to stop the GOP from taking over for the next 2-4 years. It'll be a tough sell, since there are so many "Bernie or nobody" people out there, and it's discouraging (let the radical right eat their own - we need to come together here).

Trump is out, but he's unpredictable and things could go a few different ways. He'll win a few primaries, sure, but as the real thought of him being the candidate starts to sink in, things will change for him. In the end, he'll either drop out (he really doesn't want the job anyway), or he just won't get the delegates for the nomination, or he'll run third party (which will quite nicely divide the conservative vote and give Clinton the win regardless), or he'll fight it to the convention and the establishment won't let him have it, forcing a brokered convention (which he won't win).

That said, Cruz will not get the GOP nomination. He's either going to really stick his foot in it and do or say something so tremendously stupid that he can't get out from under it, or the less Tea Party-ish in the party will come to the rescue. It may even come down to a brokered convention, but in the end, I'm predicting Rubio will get the nomination. (I would actually enjoy watching a Clinton/Rubio debate.)

And in the end, Hillary wins it.

Now, as for the VPs... ;)

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  • Sun, 00:52: I think that's the first time I've seen a resting dork face...

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  • Thu, 13:00: While making the argument that knives kill people, too, a gun nut linked to a school stabbing. 21 people were injured - but none died. SMH

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  • Sun, 03:29: I needed to buy a belt. I bought dinner, boots, 2 shirts, a casserole dish, milk, tea, snacks, tissues, band aids, lotion... and a belt.

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  • Thu, 11:26: Wow, would not have imagined Alan Rickman would go before Maggie Smith. That's a crying shame. Fandom is mourning. :(

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  • Mon, 18:06: I loved David Bowie in "Labyrinth," and I recognize his enormous impact on music, but honestly? Wasn't a fan. Sad he's gone, though.

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  • Thu, 12:39: Giving up today's hunt for The Resistance. I will simply have to find another way to alienate all of my friends at the New Year's Eve party.
  • Fri, 04:51: Rang in 2016 gaming with good friends. I can live with that. Happy new year! :)

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  • Mon, 13:10: Oh so NOW you can suddenly rush me a replacement check card ("rush" = "won't arrive until next week"). Sorry CBTC, you lost a customer.

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  • Fri, 13:32: It's been 5 weeks since my check card was skimmed and still haven't gotten my new card. Reordering it again will take another 3 weeks. WTF?

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  • Fri, 17:30: What? A science fiction museum you say? Oh, Seattle, do tell me more... ;)
  • Fri, 18:49: Monorail! What's it called? Monorail! Once again! Monorail! (Mono... d'oh!)
  • Sat, 10:27: Great trip, but glad to be heading home. The Pacific Northwest did not disappoint!

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  • Thu, 18:46: Seattle, you are cold and gray, but you have a Ferris wheel, so I like you.
  • Thu, 19:33: Sorry, Pike Street Market, you were too big and I couldn't take it all. I'm going to see SAM instead, but I may come back tomorrow.

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  • Wed, 18:11: Portland, you're lovely, truly, and it's been fun, but I think I need to see other cities. It's not you, it's me...
  • Wed, 22:35: I love traveling by train, but Amtrak really needs to step up its game.

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  • Mon, 18:38: Stopping for tea in the artsy Alberta District of Portland. This place is really quite charming.
  • Tue, 06:37: Well of COURSE we finished the night at Voodoo Doughnuts.

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  • Wed, 12:39: Packed and hopefully ready to go. But if I forgot anything, as my sister always says, we live in America - go buy it!
  • Wed, 14:44: Oh bank employee, why did it take you 45 minutes to solve my problem when you had the solution right there? Did I have to believe all along?
  • Wed, 16:37: Portland, soon I will be in you. I hear you're all wet in anticipation.
  • Wed, 23:08: Hello Seattle! Where's my tossed salad and scrambled eggs?
  • Thu, 02:13: Portland, you are cold. What kind of welcome is that?

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  • Sun, 22:30: Great. Water's out and the landlord doesn't seem to care. Might be fixed before I have to go to work, might not. ARGH

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  • Thu, 18:19: If I believed the universe gave a shit about my life, I'd say that it moves in mysterious ways...

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  • Thu, 16:27: I have a strange relationship with granola bars.

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  • Fri, 13:49: My boy gave me a bath last night. He hasn't done that in ages. He's so cute! ;)
  • Fri, 15:23: I just checked my bank account and someone stole all my money. FML

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  • Thu, 16:30: Thanks for all the birthday wishes - you're all swell folk. :) No plans tonight, maybe make my favorite dinner and watch "Doctor Who?"

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On the cross in 3... 2...

Crap. The Oregon shooter was reportedly looking for Christians. Cue the radical religious right's not shutting up about their martyrdom until forever. :/

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  • Wed, 12:07: So because my roommate got a late start this morning, since we share a bathroom, I get one, too. Charming.

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Suggestions?

Time to dress Discobolos for Halloween. Last year he was a clown (below), and he's also been Michael Jackson, a mummy and a ghost. Any other suggestions?

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  • Mon, 18:10: Yes I'm stalking an internet celebrity, but in my defense, he's fucking adorable. STOP JUDGING ME!

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  • Tue, 17:06: So because I run one Facebook group I'm not allowed to have opinions in other Facebook groups? I need to read the damned terms of service!

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  • Thu, 21:25: Well, that'll teach me to do something nice for a friend. Fuck off, you ungrateful shitbag!

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  • Wed, 23:07: Phone just up and died tonight, so new one is on its way. Will be out of touch except here 'til Friday. Not that you call, but that's ok...

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What fuckery is this???

http://nyti.ms/1K5emTi

So she gets out as long as she still allows her deputies to give out licenses (which now say "Rowan County" instead of her besmirched name on them).

So she gets to keep her fucking job and not pay any kind of penalty for not doing it? And odds are this woman will get re-elected. Madness, utter madness. I thought the radical right was AGAINST this kind of wasteful government spending?

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  • Sun, 20:48: That was totally worth getting powdered sugar all over myself for. Now, where are my pants?

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  • Wed, 20:52: Phase 4a of the move is complete (and I'm in better shape than I thought). Phase 7 staged & ready to begin. D207 is dead. Long live B161.

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  • Sun, 21:37: Finished phases 4 & 5 of my move this weekend. I'll do phase 4a by myself this week, and phases 6 & 7 over the next few weeks. Blah. :(

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  • Wed, 14:56: Aw, I just won the monthly staff recognition award! That's nice. 5 free lunch tickets! :)

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Moving tips!

When I was apartment hunting recently I quickly realized that it wasn't just about the rent, but all the additional living expenses you incur in a new place. What's included and what's not, and how much are they really going to cost you every month? To that end I came up with a list of specific expenses that helped me figure out which was the best place for me financially:

* Base rent - The obvious starting point.

* Utilities (water, electric, gas) - Electricity was going to be a factor wherever I went, but whether or not I footed the whole bill or split it with others factored into my monthly costs. Similarly, some places where I was looking had a well, so I wouldn't have had to pay for water. Finally, some places used gas for cooking, or for winter heat, so I estimated those costs and included them as needed.

* Cable & internet - Some places I'd have to cover the whole cost by myself, but in others I could split it with other tenants or the landlord. Depending on the final cost, that also told me whether I should opt for cable or just go with streaming what I wanted to watch.

* Laundry - if a place didn't have its own washer and dryer, I was figuring at least $30.00 per month to go to a laudromat.

* Mileage - I hopped on Google maps and figured out the distance to work, then calculated on average 21 working days per month at 32 mpg that my car gets times $3.50/gallon, which is where gas is right about now. It doesn't include any driving otherwise, but that will vary from month to month anyway, whereas work won't.

* Storage - I have a small storage unit, so the size of the place determined if I needed to keep it, or if I could close it out and lose that extra monthly expense.

In the end I realized that the place that I wanted, which had a base rent only marginally higher than the place I ended up picking, would have actually been almost $200 a month more once everything else was factored in.

Did I miss anything? I hope others find this kind of list useful! :)

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  • Fri, 23:22: Pennsic was great but didn't recharge my batteries as usual. I'm back but feel beat down again. I have so much to do but just want to sleep.
  • Sat, 02:09: The depth of my stupidity never ceases to astound and confound me. FML

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  • Tue, 21:41: I don't see a drop of rain for 18 days, so of course the last night I have to move stuff it's a deluge. FML right now.

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  • Sun, 23:28: Home, at least for tonight. Tomorrow starts a whole new adventure in my life. Goodnight and thanks to everyone for another wonderful Pennsic

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  • Sat, 16:50: Fin. Yesterday and today we all but finished breaking down camp. My car is packed, family dinner out tonight, then I hit the road to Philly.
  • Sat, 22:46: Den Mother is on the road at last.
  • Sun, 00:56: First time I've ever encountered the turnpike closed due to an accident. Very interesting detour through the backwoods of Pennsylvania.

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  • Fri, 14:30: Super fun encampment party. I forcibly made many random people get gay married. Pizza was a hit as usual. Starting breakdown today.
  • Fri, 14:35: Games acquired: Alhambra, Guildhall, 3 Dominion expansions, Survive expansion, & Ugh. Also bought a cloak, kilt, tea, & Turkish delight.

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  • Thu, 19:45: Lovely afternoon playing board games at Gabriel's Landing, then Midnight Madness shopping. Tonight we force party guests to get gay married.

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  • Thu, 03:33: Ball was a rousing success yet again. Prizes, dancing, food, costumes, wedding cake, and a twerking contest. All fun and good times. :)

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  • Tue, 14:52: Clan Blue Feather Ball tonight! Those wedding cakes look delicious... ;)

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  • Tue, 00:24: Cookies are gone, slaves are purchased, Ball prizes collected, lovely evening at Gabriel's Landing, drama is managed, all is well.

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