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Judy Swindler

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I was raised an Armybrat, which gave me an appreciation for our military, diversity and travel. In my young adulthood I was a Republican, this in the days Republicans were still actually conservative. When the move began in earnest to push religion into our schools and Constitution, I left the Republican Party or, more to the point, my party left me. I later became a Democrat and have worked on various campaigns and efforts since. I am retired from the legal field and spend my time doing volunteer work with groups such as Pilot International. I also help to moderate a liberal IRC political channel on Undernet which promotes civil and informed debate on the various issues. I dabble at being an artist, preferring watercolors and Native American leather crafts. I enjoy growing gourds to make some of my drums and also use gourds for other projects such as birdhouses which are donated to various community groups to help with fundraising. I am known to be a political news junkie and like to see and to encourage informative debate on the issues. I would like to think I work towards positive change but, apparently, any positive change is hard to measure in today's world. I volunteer with OPN because I believe in responsible free speech and because it's refreshing to see support and encouragement for new writers. My bio, like me, is a work in progress.

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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sarah Palin: Small Mind In A Big Little Town Vice-Presidential candidate,Sarah Palin, former mayor of the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, may have waited as little as eleven days after after assuming office before precipitously firing Mary Ellen Emmons, Director of the Wallisi Public Library, over Ms. Emmon's steadfast refusal to ban books.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Americans' Vetting Process Of Palin More Thorough Than John McCain's And Delivers Surprise After Surprise Americans are asking more questions about John McCain's Vice-Presidential pick, Sarah Palin, than John McCain. Failure to properly vet his candidate has led to surprise after surprise and online betting as to when he will ask her to step aside.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Who Are These Women? No one could have told me that there would be some Democratic women today who would be willing to throw away our hard won pro-choice rights by voting for McCain. Who are these women who endorse another eight years of failed policies which have harmed our families?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 21, 2008
Johnny Cash Is Not For Sale Country singer John Rich has just informed us Johnny Cash would have supported John McCain. In what parallel universe does he imagine Johnny Cash singing harmony to John McCain's Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 18, 2008
John, Thou Shall Not Steal Many are questioning whether John McCain stole this old story directly from the Russian author, Solzhenitsyn, an author he was quite familiar before McCain's own controversial cross in the sand story was ever revealed to the press.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 17, 2008
OUR FOUNDING FATHERS DISAGREE WITH JOHN MCCAIN John McCain, presidential candidate, during the Saddleback Church forum sponsored and hosted by Reverend Rick Warren, stated that America was founded on Christian principles. It seems Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and our other Founding Fathers disagree with John McCain, and for good reason.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 16, 2008
Mr. McCain, I Am Not a Citizen of Georgia This situation demands a complete look at the Ossetia massacre and full disclosure as to the role you and the Bush administration have played in these events. Before you unilaterally declare the citizens of the United States to be Georgians, you need to answer to us first.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 15, 2008
McCain Caught In Copyright Infringement A Third Time McCain busted for copyright infringement against Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp and Wikipedia.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 9, 2008
Per John McCain Senator Obama Is The Anti-Christ If this latest political strategy of the GOP and Senator McCain was not so un-Christian and un-American, their desperate attempt to portray a United States Senator as the anti-Christ would be laughable or at least generate a bit of pity.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2008
McCain's Record of Vet Support Just Another Buffalo Chip McCain picks Sturgis bike rally to offer up his wife up for a topless beauty contest and brag about his record of supporting veterans. He failed on both counts, however, to give these veterans the full McCain.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
ROVE ROLLS, HE TALKS, HE WALKS! "Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that if he does not agree to "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, his wife Heather will be prosecuted"
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Media Questions McCain's Mole But Not Possible PTSD "mainstream media refuses to ask, if John McCain suffers from PTSD from his the five years of captivity, including three years in solitary and torture so extreme that, as he put it, "broke" him to the point he attempted suicide several times" Yet they will give us over 600 news articles concerning his recent mole removal.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 25, 2008
Voters Deserve The Full McCain ...it never enters the minds of mainstream media to ever ask the obvious question "Could the man running for the highest office in the United States of America, a job with incredible stress, possibly suffer from PTSD.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2008
Political Gaffes and Gift Horses RE: Recent controversial Couric/McCain interview creating multiple political gaffes and the general mainstream media gaffe of not covering the full McCain.

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