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Name: Peggy
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Stained Glass Up Close



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:25 AM (4 replies)

More wisdom from Adam Schiff:

As you know, this Wednesday we witnessed a violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol just as members of Congress were fulfilling our constitutional duty to certify the Electoral College results of the 2020 presidential election. A mob broke into the Capitol, breaking through doors and windows, and ransacked the legislative offices and chambers of Congress. During the melee, a number of law enforcement officials were injured, and five people ó including a Capitol Police officer ó have died.

It will be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history.

Whatís worse is that this unconscionable act of sedition and insurrection was incited by the President of the United States, who encouraged this siege on our democracy during his divisive speech on the National Mall and his dangerous tweets in the weeks leading up to January 6th. It is Trumpís worst offense against our country and Constitution to date.

Not only should Trump be held accountable for his repeated violations of the rule of law and our democratic norms, but he must be stopped from sowing further chaos and causing more harm. Every effort must be made to remove him as soon as possible.

To protect our country, President Trump must leave office, immediately. But doing so would require a devotion to country and sense of decency that this president has never before displayed. In failing to resign, Trump should be removed from his presidential duties by the Vice President and Cabinet through the 25th Amendment. But that would require a courageous and patriotic act of the Vice President, and qualities that he has never displayed.

So Congress should immediately begin impeachment proceedings.

President Trump has shown nothing but disdain for the Constitution, the separation of powers, our democracy, and the rule of law ó and his actions have put our country at grave risk. Every day he remains in office puts the country in further jeopardy. Thatís why itís imperative that Congress use the tools at its disposal to quickly remove Trump from office before he can do further damage.

If you agree, please add your name alongside mine to call for Trump to be removed from office as soon as possible.
ADD YOUR NAME

We must do everything in our power to ensure Trump cannot drag our country down with him any further in his final days in office.

We must act.

Thank you,

Adam
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 04:12 PM (9 replies)

One announcer on MSNBC wondered why the different treatment of protestors.

These rioters are white. No people of color, no BLM folk.

The others that we've seen on other occasions? Black.

The actions today are because of White Male Privilege.



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:17 PM (14 replies)

Here's a live stream that shows the certification of Biden/Harris:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/06/us/politics/electoral-college-certification-live-stream.html?action=click&module=ELEX_results&pgtype=Interactiveģion=ReporterUpdates
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 02:21 PM (0 replies)

Here's the NY Times Election Needles: Georgia Senate Runoffs

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/05/us/elections/forecast-georgia-senate-runoff.html
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:30 PM (17 replies)

This is called triage, and it is the unfortunate consequence of not bending the curve enough.

It is unfortunate, yes, but your scorn is misplaced. If we'd gotten the rates of illness and death down long ago, and kept them down, we would not be facing this now.

We have run out of hospital beds. So we must give our resources to those who will benefit the most from them. That means we must allow the patients who don't have as good a chance to survive to die in the field.

Our inaction, our selfishness, our disregard -- all have led to this horrifying situation.

We have no-one to blame but ourselves.
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 01:24 PM (1 replies)

The Snowy Backdrop...from the archives.



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:50 AM (4 replies)

From my friend who normally sends me funny stuff; this time it's serious stuff. Still good.

Why Did Mr. Rogers Wear A Sweater?

Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76, which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB:
6/27/27)

His death reminded me of the following story.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin,
is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at
Arlington National Cemetery . His marker gives his name,
rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing
else.

Here's a guy who was only a
famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys?
Well, following is the amazing answer:

I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his
Corps experiences.

In a time when many
Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces
often in rear echelon posts where they were carefully
protected, only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras
in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He
won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima . There is only
one higher Naval award. the Medal
Of Honor!


If that is a
surprising comment on the true character of the man, he
credits his sergeant with an even greater show of
bravery.

Dialog from "The Tonight
Show with Johnny Carson":
His guest was
Lee Marvin...
Johnny said, "Lee, I'll bet
a lot of people are unaware that you were a Marine in the
initial landing at Iwo Jima ..
and
that during the course of that action you earned the Navy
Cross and were severely
wounded."

"Yeah, yeah... I got shot
square in the bottom and they gave
me the
Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi.
Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys
getting shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I
served under the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the
Cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made mine
look cheap in comparison.

That
dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed
his troops to move forward and get
the hell off the beach..
Bullets
flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he
stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could
get his men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion
because his men's safety was more important than his own
life.

That Sergeant and I have been
lifelong friends. When they brought me off Suribachi we
passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and passed it to me,
lying on my belly on the litter and said, "Where'd they get
you Lee?" "Well Bob....
if you make it
home before me, tell Mom to sell the
outhouse!"

Johnny, I'm not
lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The
Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the world know him
as Captain Kangaroo."


On another note, there
was this wimpy little man on PBS, gentle and
quiet. Mr. Rogers is
another of those you would least suspect of being anything
but what he now portrays to our youth.

But
Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy
Seal, combat-proven in
Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name.
He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV to cover the many
tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small
arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a
heartbeat.


After the war Mr.
Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister and
therefore, a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human,
he also dedicated the rest of his life to trying to help
lead children on the right path in life. He hid away
the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his
quiet wit and charm.

America's
real heroes don't flaunt what they did. They quietly go
about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do
best.
They earned our
respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy. Look around and
see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.
Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most
like to have on your side if anything ever
happened.

Take the
time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom. With
encouragement, they could be the next Captain Kangaroo or
Mr. Rogers.


Send this on, will you
please?
Nothing will happen to you if
you don't, but if you do, you will be awakening others to
what makes a HERO.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Jan 4, 2021, 02:32 AM (9 replies)

The Sky at Sunset



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jan 3, 2021, 09:18 PM (6 replies)

Here's the stunning light show from Seattle's Space Needle for the New Year! 10 mins. long.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattles-stunning-new-years-at-the-needle-show-goes-virtual-this-year/281-5139fa73-61f1-44e3-bdf4-64858333a647?fbclid=IwAR2uawAC_2xM8Fs6D9HZM8olCfNOiVDUv6Bv3N0V93S9drHImCcsHMyAErE
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jan 2, 2021, 01:13 AM (17 replies)
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