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School Shootings Just Became Very Real!
I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason and today confirmed that for me in a big way. While out to lunch I texted my son and asked what he wanted to eat. He texted and asked me if ...
gailwmcdonald 12/04/2013 11 35 1 -
A Soldier, My Best Friend, and Chick-Fil-A
I have known my best friend for the past 34 years and even at the age of 10 she knew she was gay. At that age all you care about is hanging out and having fun. She was my best friend and it didn't ...
gailwmcdonald 08/03/2012 5 26 - 107
"You Can Bet I'm Not Voting For That Ape In The White House..."
For the last few weeks Obama for America volunteers in Virginia have been making "persuasion calls." That is, we call registered voters and ask if they know who they will be supporting in the 2012 ...
gailwmcdonald 02/17/2012 157 309 - 2721
Not Obama to be Named Next Republican Frontrunner
It has been a long time since I had anything of value to add to this site but I think the following is quite interesting. I am a die hard liberal who worked on President Obama's campaign in Georgia ...
gailwmcdonald 01/27/2012 13 10 - 98
One Year Ago Today I Lost My Job...
I can't believe it has been 365 days since I was laid off from my job of 25 years. So much has happened in that year. I boarded the unemployment train, which let me just tell you, is not really a "...
gailwmcdonald 01/23/2011 21 20 - 121
This Unemployed Mom and her Diabetic Son Say Thank You President Obama!
There are many Democrats out there and they all have their opinions and they have a right to express them. But I am frustrated daily when I visit Daily Kos and see the constant complaining of "It's ...
gailwmcdonald 10/13/2010 22 44 - 58
For the first time in 30 years, I won't be bringing home the bacon.
Many of you who have read my diaries know I lost my job of 25 years in January. I was awarded 20 weeks of unemployment. Well that ran out 2 weeks ago. For the first time in 30 years, I will not ...
gailwmcdonald 07/12/2010 56 39 - 51
I Lost My Best Friend Today...
Baloo was a 6 week old chocolate lab puppy my husband bought me after our second miscarriage. The doctor wasn't sure we would be able to have babies so Baloo was our practice/substitute baby. He ...
gailwmcdonald 05/23/2010 113 180 3 39
My Husband Left Me A Week Ago Today...
Last Saturday my husband made the 10 hour trip from Georgia to Virginia to start a new job. For the last 2 years he has commuted to Atlanta, a four hour daily commute from our house to his job, ...
gailwmcdonald 03/06/2010 72 47 - 32
I Lost My Job Today after 25 Years!
So today we got the news that our store was closing and after 25 years of dedicated service, I will become one of the thousands of unemployed. You may have read some of my diaries on being a ...
gailwmcdonald 11/06/2009 300 279 1 161
We need YOUR help down here in Georgia to win a special election!
Hi, My name is Gail McDonald and I wrote several diaries last year about the trials and tribulations of working on a Democratic presidential campaign in this republican hell we call Georgia. ...
gailwmcdonald 10/20/2009 6 8 - 203
Wingnuts visit the bookstore! How can they be this crazy?
I work at a bookstore and tonight I had a customer approach the register with several titles and Michelle Malkins new book "Culture of Corruption". She tells me "We would like to purchase this book ...
gailwmcdonald 08/04/2009 87 42 - 27
I Am Going To The Inauguration!!! (with poll)
So after careful consideration and seeking opinions of my fellow Kossacks, I have just booked the last trip available. My children attend Georgia Virtual Academy, a homeschool approved and ran by ...
gailwmcdonald 12/02/2008 39 13 - 21
Should I Take My Son To The Inauguration?
I have been given a wonderful opportunity this evening and I am struggling with my decision. I live in Georgia and I homeschool my 3 children. In September our virtual school offered a school trip ...
gailwmcdonald 12/01/2008 56 14 - 34
"Mom, I am going to be part of History." (with poll)
I live in a small county two hours from Atlanta. I am surrounded by christian, republican red necks. I have been volunteering for the Obama campaign for the last 8 months. I homeschool my three ...
gailwmcdonald 11/04/2008 3 1 - 3
I just had a conference call with BARACK OBAMA!
Okay, it was me and 20,000 other volunteers but none the less, I was one of them. While he thanked us for all our hard work and said we were in a better place than we ever imagined WE STILL HAVE ...
gailwmcdonald 11/01/2008 29 46 - 23
Saxby Chambliss is Toast in Georgia!
If this has been discussed, I apologize. I live in Georgia and am volunteering for the Obama campaign. Many of you may be aware how close the Jim Martin and Saxby Chambliss race has become. I ...
gailwmcdonald 10/22/2008 9 19 - 12
"The Look on my Republican Neighbors Face-Priceless"
If you have read my diaries before, you know I am a liberal, progressive Democrat trapped in the conservative, christian, republican state of Georgia. I have been volunteering for Obama for months ...
gailwmcdonald 10/21/2008 59 45 - 22
Thanks For Helping My Son! (You Still Can, too)
This is the best freaking community ever. Two days ago I posted a diary asking for donations for my 11 year old son. He was walking in his first Juvenile diabetes marathon. As we sent out emails ...
gailwmcdonald 10/19/2008 3 4 - -
Fellow Kossacks, Please Help My Son. With Poll.
In 8 short hours my 11 year old son, my husband, our two daughters and myself will be walking 3 miles to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes in Atlanta, Georgia. My son was diagnosed with type 1 ...
gailwmcdonald 10/17/2008 23 36 1 24
Please Help My Son! (In Case McCain is Elected).
If you have read my diaries before, you know I live in conservative, republican Georgia and I volunteer for the Obama campaign. What you do not know about me is that my 11 year old son was ...
gailwmcdonald 10/17/2008 9 4 - 39
"Holy Sh*t! There's white people wearing Obama shirts...
For those unfamiliar with me, I live in conservative, christian Georgia. I volunteer for the Obama campaign. Last Sunday a fellow volunteer and I got our canvass list and went knocking on doors of "
gailwmcdonald 10/11/2008 284 795 20 64
What's Black, White and Blue All Over? Georgia!!!  
I had the BEST DAY today. I live in a small, conservative, christian, republican town in Georgia and today I went canvassing to get those last few unregistered voters. The Obama campaign had given ...
gailwmcdonald 10/05/2008 35 57 - 27
Peggy Noonan Backtracking
I looked and did not see this posted yet. In her post for Thursday, Ms. Noonan prefaces her post with a detailed description of how "someone misquoted and misunderstood what she said" She did not, ...
gailwmcdonald 09/03/2008 28 7 - 1
I Predict She Will Gone By Monday!(with poll)
I have been saying this all day. I think after 4 days of unrelenting, obsessive attention to EVERY detail, Sarah Palin will take her name off the ticket. It seems obvious to everyone, including ...
gailwmcdonald 08/30/2008 107 13 - 24
Is God a Democrat? (with poll)
A few weeks ago Focus on the Family had the audacity to ask their members to pray for rain of mass proportions at Invesco Field. Putting aside the obvious issues of morality and stupidity, who does ...
gailwmcdonald 08/29/2008 31 1 - 2
Taking the High Road to Hell!
Why do Democrats insist on consistently, year after year, taking the high road when it only leads us to four more years of hell? Yes, we can be the bigger person and not go negative. Yes, we can ...
gailwmcdonald 08/09/2008 15 8 - 2
"I Hope He Gets Killed in the First 24 Hours"
I am so mad right now I don't know what to do. For those unfamiliar with me, I live in a small, conservative, republican town in Georgia. I just had a HUGE argument with my next door neighbor. ...
gailwmcdonald 07/24/2008 1198 676 10 175
Help! I Am (Almost) At A Loss For Words.
First off, those who know me realize this is total crap. I am NEVER at a loss for words. But seriously, I don't know how to reply to my friends when they question my choice of Barack Obama. How ...
gailwmcdonald 07/07/2008 48 6 - 32
I'm Taking My Toys and Going Home!
Have you ever been in the middle of a game with someone who was losing? They don't like the way things look so they throw the Monopoly board across the room. Or see two small kids playing and one ...
gailwmcdonald 07/06/2008 60 8 - 27
The Apocalypse 2008
I am convinced we don't have to worry about the election in November because signs of the apocalypse are everywhere. I work in a bookstore in a small, conservative, christian, southern town. In ...
gailwmcdonald 07/05/2008 31 15 1 30
I Am So Proud Of My Mom
In all memories of the last 40 years of my life I can never remember arguing politics with my mother. I guess that is why I grew up to be such a liberal Democrat. However, this year changed ...
gailwmcdonald 07/03/2008 13 18 - 33
A Priest, A Vietnam Veteran and A 10 Year Old Boy Walk Into...
No, not a bar. They all walked into my Barack Obama United for Change party. For those who have not read my previous diaries, I live in a very small, conservative, right wing, Christian town in ...
gailwmcdonald 06/29/2008 126 433 8 36
Support Gay Rights and Heinz and piss off the American Family Association at the same time!
I was just at Andrew Sullivan's site and he has a little blurb about a great new Heinz ad the American Family Association doesn't want you to see. After surfing the various venues, the word "...
gailwmcdonald 06/24/2008 39 8 1 19
When Your Hut is Burning Attend Vacation Bible School?
For those of you who read my post Saturday concerning my confrontation with the right wing, I wanted to let you know what has happened thus far. First, I want to thank everyone who commented. I ...
gailwmcdonald 06/08/2008 9 9 - 5
Today I Stood Up to the Right Wing and it Felt Good!
Today I stood up to the right wing in my town and it felt so good! Living in a small, republican, conservative town in Georgia, I am surrounded by people I disagree with. I home school my children ...
gailwmcdonald 06/07/2008 326 629 11 32
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