Catalina Vel-DuRay
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Beacon Hill Housewife and municipal career gal Born and raised in the rolling hills of… more »

Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
4:56 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC.
2CV dear, call me old-fashioned, but I don't care who a politician is banging as long as its consensual, whether it's Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky or Richard Nixon and BeBe Rebozo. Since no one has ever implied it wasn't consensual, I have no trouble with it. Sex is fun. Monogamy is for squares. Have at it.

3:10 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on It Has Come to My Attention That Some People Still Haven't Watched Bill Clinton's Speech Last Night at the DNC.
I was watching some dumb morning show this morning, and one of the old angry white guy was all frowny and concerned about how President Clinton referred to Hillary as a "girl" when talking about how they met, and also quite discouraged that he didn't go into the whole Lewinsky thing. Because feminism!
10:20 AM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Seattle Times Gives the Democratic Nomination to Bill Clinton.
GermanSausage dear, do you mean like running the same candidate for president twice?
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on A Conversation With a #BernieOrBuster About Dinner.
"Nader basically said they might lose one election, but it would start a movement"

Jill Stein was on Democracy Now saying the exact same nonsense. They have no ideas. They couldn't even choose a new candidate this year, and just recycled Stein - one of the most thoroughly unpleasant people in politics.
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on A Conversation With a #BernieOrBuster About Dinner.
I like beets. And I'd love to go to dinner with Dan Savage and Sarah Silverman. I'd feel like a fat old boring home economics teacher, but I'd still go.
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Why the Black Mainstream Has Embraced Black Lives Matter but Ignored the Destruction of Public Housing.
Maybe because the "Black Mainstream" doesn't live in public housing, but is very much impacted by police violence against black people?

And Hope VI has, in some places (like Seattle) replaced decrepit housing, originally designed for defense workers in WWII, with modern, energy-efficient housing. Go ask one of the tenants affected by the renovation of Yesler Terrace or Rainier Vista or Park Lake Homes if they want to go back to their old unit.

Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The First Night of the DNC: Crying Bernie Fans and Michelle Obama is Queen.
GhostDog, the 2/3 majority is a Senate rule. If it is a new, Democratically controlled Senate, they could go for broke and return to a simple majority.

As for Republicans, they are at heart bullies. Bullies back down if you confront them. I think she'd be good at confronting them.
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Sarah Silverman Has a Message for the #BernieOrBust Crowd.
TheMisanthrope dear, re-read what I said. It's about the Congress as much as it is about the President. Until you fix the Congress, it doesn't matter who th President is. Obama's experience is a mild example of that.
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Sarah Silverman Has a Message for the #BernieOrBust Crowd.
TheMisanthrope dear, I come from the rust belt as well. The problems there have as much to do with the representatives the "heartland" elects as who the president is. Bernie or Jill could be elected, and they'd still have to contend with the Steve Kings of the world, who would be twice as obstructive and contemptuous of them as they are of Obama, as Sanders and Stein would have no party allies in the Congress to curb their aggression.

If you want to make a difference in the country, you and every other progressive keyboard patriot need to pack it up and go back to the rust belt (and the south) and hit the streets, convincing - not haranguing - people to vote for the kind of representatives you feel we need.

Build a good Congress and you'll get a good President.
Jul 26 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The First Night of the DNC: Crying Bernie Fans and Michelle Obama is Queen.
GhostDog dear, the important ones - the Supreme Court Justices - will make it through the nomination process if the Democrats take back the Senate. And Hillary Clinton is badass enough to harangue the Congress in a way that President Obama is not able to.