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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
November 29, 2014

Assorted Thanksgiving photos--older and younger children, plus a flower...

Waterlily in my daughter's front yard:

Youngest grandchild:

My daughters:

Oldest grandchild:

Youngest again!

November 23, 2014

****WCGreen Update --Sunday November 23, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

I have wanted to make this post for a couple weeks, but Chris' computer with the new keyboard had a non-working space bar.

Chris wound up receiving 51 physical birthday cards and I displayed them all.I also decided he should have a birthday month, so we are keeping all of the decor up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then, it's decorate for Christmas, I will post more pictures when it is done. For now, here are more pictures of Chris' birthday. I started at the window and went clockwise.

Window view - check out the balloon bouquets Amy brought! — at Chris' room.

Some Get Well cards and postcards with his guitar. —

Some e- birthday cards

More e-cards — at chris' room.

Birthday cards - Check out the size of this TV!

More birthday cards!

Get Well cards on top part of closet door

Get Well cards on bottom part of closet door

Halloween cards

Chris voted.

More birthday and Halloween decor

November 19, 2014

Today's LA Times: Doyle McManus on a Bernie Sanders candidacy:


But does Sanders really think his untrammeled populism can win him the nomination, much less a general election?

“I'm running to win,” he insists. “It won't be just an educational campaign.”

When pressed, however, he acknowledges that he thinks even a losing campaign would be a good thing because of its potential to bring more attention to his ideas, widen the national debate and put pressure on Hillary Rodham Clinton or any other eventual Democratic nominee.

Win or lose, Sanders will fill a familiar role if he decides to run. Democratic presidential primaries almost always include at least one populist or quasi-populist candidate on the left. In 2008, it was John Edwards. In 2004, it was Howard Dean. In 1992, it was California's own Jerry Brown. And none of them won the nomination.

This year, there could be three candidates running to the left of Clinton. In addition to Sanders, there might be Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (who says he's running, but hasn't succeeded in defining much of a theme yet) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who spent most of the summer saying she wouldn't run, but recently modified that to “I don't think so.”


The rest at the link:


November 5, 2014

What Harry Truman had to say about phony Democrats vs genuine Republicans: It's worth remembering.

The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat...

I believe the Democrats (at the national level, anyway) are behaving like the phony Democrats Truman was referring to.

Your thoughts?

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