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Omaha Steve

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BREAKING Bernie news!!!! (UPDATED $ INFO)


NEW financial info and more here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128057206

News is below the Thermometer. Thermometers auto-update every few minutes with your latest total.

Donate to DU for Bernie at Act Blue here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/duforbernie





30 days ago DU for Bernie was averaging $3,000 a month on $12,000. What I thought was an out of reach goal for this month was $20,000. I set that amount about a week ago. We had that Monday night.

Bernie is now OVER $21,000 before the midnight deadline for the FEC!

I can't tell you how shocked I am that DU for Bernie has raised $9,000 in a months time!

$21,113 / 640 = $32.9875 per donation. That is more than $10 over Bernie's national donation average.

Our new monthly average is $4,200 a month!

It's time I shared a secret with you. Back in June when I made the trip to see Bernie, marym625 made a simulated check (8.5x11) and emailed it to me. It was for $4,000 to Bernie from the DU Bernie Group drawn on Act Blue. Because Bernie didn't know about it in advance, it was decided not to surprise him in front of the public. He wasn't handed the check until he got in the car by his manager. The photo below is about the time he was learning about the check!

Bernie and his campaign check in on the DU from time to time. Wait till Bernie learns about this.

Feel the Bern!

OS

He is in his 90's, has a slight limp, we bought his groceries as a thank you


X post in Veterans.

You might remember my post about my riding in a B-17: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026991786

Marta and I were in the store this afternoon. I looked over at the elder gent and noticed he was wearing a B-17 hat. I had to go over and talk to him. It turned into one heck of a conversation. I started with I just rode in a B-17 a couple months ago. Marta knew by now to go shopping without me. Other people were listening in.

He was a tail gunner on a B-17. I got the feeling his limp was a war wound, but he didn't say so. He survived his required tour. Some of his friends didn't. I told him my Uncle Leo died as a navigator in the Pacific.

He volunteered after Pearl Harbor while he was in high school. He flew missions over Italy, France, and Germany.

I mentioned my mom rode the bus every day she worked at the Martin Bomber plant. from Florence. That meant a couple hours a day. It is just down the street from the Baker's store we were at. She worked on the Enola Gay. He has a friend that also worked on the Enola Gay. Wonder if he knew mom?

It was like Forest Gump sitting at the bus stop the way people were listening. Bellevue is an Air Force city afterall.

We talked like we were old friends for 15 minutes. Marta came over and said she had everything we needed. We shook hands and I thanked him for his service. A few other people did too.

We were in line to check out. He got in the line next to us. He didn't have much. I know his checker. I said I'm coming over to pay for his stuff. That smile he had at that point said much more than his thank you.

I hope to bump into him at the store again.

I think I'l buy me a new hat: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/shop/hats/b-17-embroidered-cap/



Omaha Steve Over & Out!

I was taking nature pix in the yard, and then it happened


I went out to take a few photos of the baby squirrel eating bread I put out. S/he comes up within a couple feet and begs. I was over by the sun flower chip feeder when this female hummingbird showed up. I took a few photos of her and figured that was it. I went over to check the jelly feeder. That is when it happened. She landed on my head and just watched what I was doing. I had the camera around my neck. But there is no way to take a photo of this type with the camera we have.

Here she is.

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