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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
March 30, 2016

The Pier at Sunset

I recently rediscovered this photo, and wanted to share it with all of you...

March 29, 2016

Had a brief conversation with a friendly, informed Republican today.

I was waiting for my car to finish getting smog checked when another customer (a middle-aged woman like me) approached me. She had spotted my Bernie sticker on my back bumper.

She likes Bernie a lot and is horrified at Trump. She wanted to know how Bernie planned to pay for all that free stuff he's proposing. I honestly didn't know, but I had some little cards with the high points of his campaign outlined.

I dug one out of my purse and gave it to her.

We agreed that Trump had to be stopped! Then our cars were ready and we parted ways.

One voter at a time, folks...

March 16, 2016

US Uncut has encouraging words for us Bernie folk:

Bernie Sanders Had a Phenomenal Night — Here’s Why
Tom Cahill | March 16, 2016

Despite Bernie Sanders losing all five states in last night’s primary contests, he’s within striking distance of Hillary Clinton. And if Sanders wins the upcoming Western primaries, he could erase Clinton’s lead and become the new front-runner for the nomination.

At the end of the night, Hillary Clinton increased her delegate lead by about 100, still leaving Sanders plenty of room to eliminate her advantage in the 24 remaining states. A candidate needs 2,383 delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, and as of March 16, Clinton only has 1,132 delegates to Sanders’ 818. Less than half of the pledged delegates have been selected thus far.

All of the states most favorable to Clinton have already voted, including the entire deep south, and the states most favorable to Sanders are still on the calendar. If anyone should be worried about their chances at the nomination waning over time, it’s Hillary Clinton.

Furthermore, it’s most important to note that going into these favorable states, he only needs 58% of the remaining pledged delegates. And considering he picked up 67.7% of the vote in Kansas, 64.3% in Maine, and a thundering 86.1% in his home state of Vermont — shutting out Clinton entirely from the 15% delegate threshold — this is not as impossible as the doomsayers predict.

The link has it all: http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-worst-states-behind/

March 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders Is Performing Stronger Than The Media Is Letting On.

Per Firebrand Left:



Bernie Sanders Isn’t As Far Behind As You Think He Is

206. That’s the difference between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in delegates. Clinton’s lead is anything but “insurmountable,” and with most Southern States behind us, it’s a lead that any quasi-competent analyst will tell you is expected to shrink in the next few weeks… if it isn’t overrun entirely, of course.

If you ask anyone in the media, however, they’ll present you with a completely different number: 655, a much bigger chunk of the 2,382 delegates needed to win. That’s a far greater gap between Sanders and Clinton, and when you hear that number, your faith in Sanders’ ability to win fades away faster than your faith in humanity while seeing what’s happening at Trump rallies.

There’s just one problem with that second number: It’s total bulls–t.


The Media Has Picked Their Favorite Horses

Some of you might be wondering why the media is painting a totally different picture from reality. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual dead-heat, with Clinton’s lead being minuscule at best. The primary has only barely just begun, too. So why are so many media outlets reporting otherwise?

There are many theories circulating the web, but I like to think mine makes the most sense: those media outlets have spent the past several years telling us Clinton was a shoe-in for 2016, and they don’t want to be proven wrong. Clinton is also a controversy-magnet; a Hillary Clinton presidency would surely generate some great breaking news headlines over the next four to eight years, as she leapfrogs from one scandal (invented by the right-wing or otherwise) to the next, as she always has.

CNN has been the worst of the lot. Their coverage of the 2016 democratic primary has been anything but objective: they clearly have a bias for Clinton, to the point where some have taken up calling them the Clinton News Network. Time Warner, the corporation that owns CNN, has gone so far as to make sizable contributions to Clinton’s campaign, so they aren’t even trying to hide their affections, either.

The whole article at the link.

March 11, 2016

When anyone runs for public office, some things should not matter.

In my mind, these include:

1. Age

2. Sex

3. Skin color/ethnicity

What does matter includes their honesty, ability to think on their feet, ability to see global issues clearly and so on...

Just my two cents!

March 4, 2016

Trump must not be allowed anywhere near the White House.

Especially as the Republicans' nominee.

If he's their nominee, that's just too damn close for comfort for me.

He is just the wildest card possible.

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