Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – Color Me Confused

I am befuddled by the reinvigoration tour presently being conducted by DNC chair Tom Perez and Independent Senator Bernie Sanders. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. What does the Democratic Party stand for? Once we were “Democrats.” Then we were “Liberals.” And when that became a dirty word, we became “Progressives.” Is this a rose by any other name smelling as sweet? Are we our platform and values or are we a cult of personalities? I listened to Sen. Sanders, he of “I am...

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Trump Toilet Paper

Take your victories where you can. Good advice. My son and D-I-L gave me Trump toilet paper for Christmas. I have started to use it and it makes me smile with every wipe. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. To be very clear, the Trump toilet paper is more of a statement than any kind of useful, functional toilet paper. You can buy it here. I laughed when I got it for Christmas. When I ran out of the normal TP, I broke out...

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Shovel Patrol

There is an old adage that says, “When you’re in a hole stop digging.” Sean Spicer needs a shovel patrol. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Four of us were sitting on the porch last night and the topic of Sean Spicer came up. My son was leery of getting into politics but the other two convinced him he had to watch Spicer’s press conference and pulled up the video on their cell phones. Chris, my son, was aghast. He said something like, “Man,...

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Protecting Public Lands

I have lived in both urban areas and at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) wilderness. I am a life long camper and a lover of the wild spaces which need our protection. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. One of the horrible and under reported parts of the Republican agenda is to privatize our public lands or to allow mining and drilling and fracking on public lands. Outdoor recreational companies are mobilizing their customer bases to combat privatization: CORTEZ, Colo....

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Midday Matinee – I Will Not Concede

I get that things don’t look very good for Democrats right now. I get that 45’s distractions can dominate the news cycle. I will not give up. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I am 70 years old. I have lived through Vietnam and Watergate. I have lived through civil rights and the women’s movement. For a while I thought that progress and more progress was a given. I was wrong but I am not giving up on progress. I am not giving up...

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