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Green Room - Week 13 - Day 1

Last night featured results: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/904748.html

New topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/905315.html

A Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/905570.html

and the Final Second Chance opportunity: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/905032.html

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It also featured me on facebook asking people about who they support for President, and why. So far it's been a (mostly) civil discussion between people with widely different beliefs. Which is something that I love.

it's not "Some weird relative" and "a friend" going at each other. It's folks I know, and like, who just don't happen to agree on some stuff. Which is OK, because there are things that I like and agree on with each of them - and some things that I *don't* agree on. But I like hearing what they have to say on subjects, even if I don't come away with the same conclusions.

It's what I like in my own life, and it's why Idol is the way that it is. I want all sorts of people to be able to come in and speak their minds about things - and write what *they* want to write. I want to be able to experience that, and thought "Maybe other people would like that too!" Nearly 10 years later, and the experiment seems to have been working out pretty well so far! ;)

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kathrynrose
Mar. 8th, 2016 03:39 pm (UTC)
First.
clauderainsrm
Mar. 8th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
Happy International Women's Day!

Women get an entire day!!! ;)
banyangirl1832
Mar. 8th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)

We should be so grateful, lol. Long live ladies and their power!

prog_schlock
Mar. 8th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
So Princess (not her real name), our little black cat, had a cut on her leg right where her leg meets her body. She's not laid off licking it so it's been slow to heal.

We brought her to the vet and, long story short, the vet noticed that her tongue looks bad. The theory at first was that she was licking a hard-to-reach spot so she was cutting it on her teeth. After four days on anti-biotics with no changes, he's concerned now that it might actually be something more serious. She's having blood work done and she'll be biopsied on Thursday.

Of our cats, she's our little social butterfly. She loves everyone. She sleeps on my chest every night. She's only four. Ugh. I'm crossing my fingers for this being something less serious because four years is not enough life for such a delightful little friend.

Edited at 2016-03-08 05:58 pm (UTC)
uselesstinrelic
Mar. 8th, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
Aw..! I'm so sorry!
halfshellvenus
Mar. 8th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
I sure hope the news is okay. Thinking good thoughts for all of you...
bleodswean
Mar. 8th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm crossing my fingers, too.
kickthehobbit
Mar. 8th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
:(

I hope it's something minor that she bounces back from quickly!
murielle
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
Aw. It's awful when little fur-babies are sick, because they can't tell you how they feel and they're such brave little critters. Poor kitty. I hope everything turns out manageable and good.
prog_schlock
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:18 pm (UTC)
She has no idea anything is up - she just knows she's a kitty. I'll know more once the blood work comes back tomorrow.
murielle
Mar. 8th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Aw. It's awful when little fur-babies are sick, because they can't tell you how they feel and they're such brave little critters. Poor kitty. I hope everything turns out manageable and good.
murielle
Mar. 8th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
Aw. It's awful when little fur-babies are sick, because they can't tell you how they feel and they're such brave little critters. Poor kitty. I hope everything turns out manageable and good.
adoptedwriter
Mar. 8th, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
Indeed!

I both agree and disagree with most all of the candidates in one way or another. I don't feel 100% connected with anyone, which makes voting at any level, primary or otherwise a challenge. For example, Ohio's John Kasich is from my state, and last March he "freed the adoptees", but he's run his mouth in the wrong direction re educators / education.

Trump knows money inside and out. I get that we may need some "tough love" decision-making for our country for some issues, but he's crass and has that image of being a know-it-all, misogynistic dick too. You can't treat other people or nations that way lest you over-provoke. How prepared is he to make good on his threats? Also how prepared is he to hand over his own business dealings to trusted individuals should he occupy the Oval Office? It would be a conflict of interest for him to be making that kind of bank while trying to represent the USA as a whole.

Hillary, well...She's suffered through Bill's drama and come out on top, (so to speak), which is admirable for her. She adds that "lady-power element to politics and would make cool history as the 1st female pres plus the only presidential spouse, but how realistic is she? Also, how honest/ snakey is she?

Rubio and Cruz? I just don't know enough to say one way or the other. Cruz especially seems to represent more conservative social values than I usually feel comfortable with. I'm more of a social liberal and a financial / world relations conservative if that makes sense.

Bernie: I like a lot of what he says, but I don't know if he's as big a socialist as some people say. What defines "socialist" anyway? Seems there are differing opinions there as well, so how can you know anything for sure? I do like how he is not "bought" by big corps, (that we know of).

Personally, I feel that to hold the highest office and be commander in cheif you should have served the USA as a serviceperson in some way. None of these people have been even a cop or firefighter much less in the actual military, yet the Pres has the power to change the fates of those who serve our country. No one has the qualification of being a veteran this time.

Whomever is elected must be someone who will have the respect of the rest of the world and be taken seriously by other nations. They must have the ability to align themselves with the finest cabinet members as well as allied nations, because the President does not really act alone. They must have foresight and game strategy-like skills for planning the next move and anticipating what others will do. They have to make us feel safe...not so safe you can be stupid, but safe in that you feel that the government has your best interest in mind...at least most of the time.


Who can do all that?



AW

Edited at 2016-03-08 06:24 pm (UTC)
kickthehobbit
Mar. 8th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm team "whoever gets the Democratic nomination, b/c anyone else is a fucking Tea Party wet dream and I've seen what they've done in the years since 2010".

But I also care a lot about the local races and whatnot, and I'm tired of seeing my friends who normally agree about stuff turn into screaming monsters about their candidate of choice, so, you know. Team "I'll be really relieved when the primaries are over".
prog_schlock
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:19 pm (UTC)
We progressives are notoriously fickle about state and local elections and those, in the long run, have more impact on our lives and world. Hurray for you for being interested and involved in your local elections.
kickthehobbit
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
Heh. I don't identify as a progressive. I'm an independent, through and through. ;) down with your political parties!
prog_schlock
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:21 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, as a progressive, I'm kind of not part of any current political party either. Sanders is pretty far to my right. :P
kickthehobbit
Mar. 8th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
I think I might be more excited about Sanders were it not for his stance on gun control. :/

oh, well. No one's perfect and the Democratic Party is the "lesser of two evils" for sure right now. Least neither Clinton nor Sanders have ever talked about erecting a wall on the Mexican border...
prog_schlock
Mar. 9th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Even though he's a corporate centrist, I'm too busy sulking about Obama no longer being president to get too excited about anybody else. I will, however, vote for the Dem.

Also, I'm totally about local races. One place I think the Dems have failed badly is in supporting (or even recruiting) candidates for local races across the country. Unfortunately, I know very few intelligent, ethical people who are willing to run for even local office. Running for office is awful and being in office is worse.
ellakite
Mar. 9th, 2016 04:03 am (UTC)
My muse is nowhere to be found...
... so please send me ideas related to this week's prompts. Don't care how crazy they are; I just want to see if they will get my creative juices flowing again.
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