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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
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A scene from my kitchen: a backlit window

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Sep 21, 2021, 08:05 PM (54 replies)

The Full Moon

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Sep 21, 2021, 07:11 AM (42 replies)

Here's the link for the Summer Finals Thread!


Please keep kicked and thanks to everybody!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:50 AM (3 replies)

***September Photo Contest: Summer*** Finals Thread

Here are the ten photos that made the finals! Please vote for the one that you think best embodies the idea of Summer.

This poll will run 72 hours and then I will announce the winner and runners-up.

Please leave comments as we do love to hear what you think!

Summer time and the livin' is joyous

Summer Sunset

Sun in Splendour

Storm rolling in on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Hot Summer Daze

Frog on Lilypad

Urban Summer Garden (Kinda)

Butterflies and Flowers


Summer Storm

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 11:49 AM (30 replies)

Tonight's Nearly Full Moon, just after midnight

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 19, 2021, 03:20 AM (7 replies)

Just felt a pretty sharp earthquake here in the South Bay near LAX.

Haven't looked it up yet, but I will.

Out of nowhere!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 11:00 PM (10 replies)

Waxing Gibbous Moon, tonight

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 PM (8 replies)

This e-card is for Solly Mack, as she recovers! Please come and sign it! Thanks to all of you. ♥

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 06:34 PM (324 replies)

Op-Ed in the Washington Post by Jennifer Rubin is well worth reading!


We already knew the disgraced former president was suffering from the delusion that he won the 2020 election. We knew he tried to twist arms to overthrow the election. And we knew he refused for hours to call off the insurrectionists whom he inspired to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6. What we did not know is how irresponsible so many other Republicans were and continue to be in tolerating and enabling him.

The Post reports: “Twice in the final months of the Trump administration . . . Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not strike, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.”

Woodward and Costa also reveal that Milley took special care to instruct the chain of command not to carry out an order for a nuclear strike in the waning days of the Trump administration. They also relay a candid conversation in which Milley and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed that the commander in chief was unstable. All of this leaves us with five questions:

First, what guarantees must be put in place to prevent an unstable president from setting off a nuclear war? Milley is right that, as chairman of the joint chiefs, he is to be included in a decision to authorize a nuclear strike. Beyond that, Tom Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, explains, “No one can countermand [a nuclear strike order from the president]. But the commander of STRATCOM could say ‘this is an illegal order and I am not bound to follow it.’” Nichols adds, “[The president] can then start relieving people until he gets to someone who will follow the order.” (This view was affirmed in a critical Senate hearing in 2017.) Plainly, an order to authorize a nuclear strike without provocation would violate the laws of war, which among other things require proportionality.

The rest at the link.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Sep 17, 2021, 12:27 AM (12 replies)

Here's the links for the three threads:

Thread One:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861893

Thread Two:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861892

Thread Three:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215861890

Please keep 'em kicked and enjoy! Thanks everybody!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 16, 2021, 11:51 AM (4 replies)
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