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What party sticks up for the small business person?  And when I say "small", I'm not referring to the so called "small" businesses that have over 500 employees.  

We know the Republicans are known for supporting BIG business, and those so-called small businesses with over 500 employees.

But what party truly sticks out their neck and helps the real small businesses, the kind with under 15 employees?

Just saying...

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Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 06:54 PM PDT

Anti-Udall Ads playing on Kos

by Geriw

I'm in Colorado, and when I click a page on DailyKos, I immediately get a automatic soundbite attacking Udall.   These are ads that automatically have a soundbite without controls.

I think Kos should tweak the ads on the ad network he uses to make sure these types of ads don't play on the site.   Many people might think this is what the site is promoting.  


Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 07:19 AM PDT

What happened to Bruinkid?

by Geriw

I miss the daily Colbert and Daily Show recaps that Bruinkid used to do.

What happened?

I of course appreciate Michael Langenmayr's recaps, but it doesn't include the Daily Show with John Stewart.


There is a Jefferson County School board meeting tonight, and parent's are mad!

In Littleton Colorado, a newly elected school board is voting to take program funding away from the local public middle school, for the purpose of building a second charter school in the area.

The funding was for a math, science, engineering and mathematics program.  The program was approved and funded by the previous board and parents have already sent in applications to have their children attend.

Here's the petition to stop it from happening:

The school board is obviously not interested in the needs of the local community.  Building more charter schools is how you squeeze out teacher unions and bring in private enterprise.   And we all know how that goes...


Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:54 AM PST

Pope Francis is amazing

by Geriw

First of, I should say that I'm and atheist.  ( Maybe agnostic ... that's still a debate I'm having in my head).

I just read an article on huff post where the pope gave a very compassionate touch to a man who has a horribly disfigured face.  
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Most people would run from someone who looked like that.  And I'm sure not many people would want to touch him.   Imagine what that must feel like for the person living in that body.

Then here come the Pope giving such a compassionate and meaningful moment to this man.   I started boo-hooing right away.   In fact, I'm still bawling as I right this.    I'm truly impressed with this new pope.

Remember he kissed the foot of a prisoner, traded in his car for some really old 1980's car, and told the Catholic community that it's about loving each other, and it's not about birth control and abortions?

He's going to be one of history's best popes if you ask me.


In the last 3 days, I have had a very unusual uptick in the volume of solicitors calling my home number.  I'm on the national no-call list and have a land line.

I just got a call again, and thought I'd better go to the no call registry and enter my phone number again, incase it expires after a certain period of time.

So I went to

The message on the site says:

Due to the Government shutdown, we are unable to offer this website service at this time. We will resume normal operations when the government is funded.

Debido al cierre del gobierno no podemos ofrecer este servicio telefónico en este momento. Nosotros reanudaremos el funcionamiento normal cuando el gobierno este fianciado.

So now I'm wondering if all those solicitors are using that to their advantage.

Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 06:10 AM PDT

My son's 8th grade DC trip

by Geriw

So I'm pissed this morning.  My son is doing his 8th grade class trip this week.

First of all, the entire itinerary has had to be changed, since many of the sites are closed.   The organization that organizes is now switching things out to included things like a scenic drive-by, instead of visiting a lot of these places.

Then, this morning I read this:

A coalition of tea party truck drivers is planning a government shutdown demonstration on the Capital Beltway that rings Washington.
"Truckers Ride For The Constitution" -- known as "Truckers To Shutdown America" before their original Facebook page was shut down -- plans to clog the Interstate 495 inner loop from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13.

The truckers said they hope create enough of a backup on the highway to express their frustration with the "lawlessness" of members of Congress "who refuse to work on behalf of the American people."

These guys are such jerks!

Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 08:37 AM PDT

Colorado Health Care Site is awesome!

by Geriw

I first went to , and clicked the 'want to learn more first- start here' button, as I already have health insurance.

I answered a few basic questions, and then got the action step telling me to go to 'visit connect for health colorado now to apply'.

That put me to the Colorado website, where I went to 'shop now'

There I saw a 'browse plans'

I selected that, and was easily able to compare plans and their coverages.  I also saw that I could purchase right away through a simple checkout process.

What I really liked is that my current service provider of Kaiser Permanente was on there.   Their Silver plan was a much better option for me than what we currently get through my husband's work.   I see a savings of $200 / month with better benefits


This is a short diary, but had to share.

I periodically go to to see what the right wing tea baggers are saying.  

They link to this site,   to make their case for guns.

And what's their case?

They think that the government is trying to get rid of guns so that the government can raid the stockpiles of food that they have in their survivalist cellars.



Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:38 AM PDT

My Huffington Post Pet Peeve

by Geriw

This drives me crazy!

When I pop on over to the Huffington Post ( which by the way, I do enjoy reading ), I see all the main headlines as I scroll down.

Normally, they are relatively serious articles, and the pictures are for the most part:

maybe a woman like Hillary Clinton

Then, you look to the right column.


But what do all these women have in common?   Nothing substantial.  It's all:

"look at so and so without makeup!"
"Look at this see-through dress"
"Look at this nip slip"

So the Huffington Post, which is obviously a liberal leaning news site, still promotes men as being the important people, and the women as eye candy.

Drives me nuts!

Actually, it irritates the hell out of me every day!


Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:33 AM PST

"Resuming Episode"

by Geriw

Not a diary, but I'm wondering if all of you are hearing a lady with an English accent saying the words "Resuming Episode" every time you click the home page of Daily Kos.


Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:19 PM PST

Gun Appreciation Day

by Geriw

Just received a robo call ( probably because my husband is still a registered republican ),  that was a high energy request for money for the NRA and that tomorrow was gun appreciation day and it's time to do something now.

Not sure who was funding this.  Could have been the NRA.

When I say 'high energy', it sounded like one of those all-star wrestling advertisements.

It almost felt like they were trying to motivate people to grab their guns and get out there.  Very scary.

We're in Denver.

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