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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
March 30, 2019

The photo below is currently in png form. Can it be converted to jpeg? TIA!

I could not find this photo in my own files but I'd posted it on YouPic. I did a screen shot so I could take it away from there. But I'm posting my photos now in a different place and they require jpegs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

March 23, 2019

Some thoughts on "The Shortest Way Home" by Pete Buttigieg, which I just finished reading.

It is without question very well written. When I was reading about his first run for mayor, he conveys the doubts he had over the eventual outcome. Would he win? I really felt the tension......and then I remembered! When you find yourself inside the writer's mind, you know he's really got something.

This sentence stood out to me: "..embracing the permanence of change is the only thing that can liberate us to move forward."

This is central to his attitude towards government. It's a core belief and I think an important one. And you can't go back. I really find these ideas refreshing.

I'm looking forward to how he does in the debates. If he does well there, then maybe there's no stopping him. Time will tell.

One thing is certain: He has raised his profile enormously and having done that, will be eventually able to seek and win higher office.

March 21, 2019

Here's a link for Pete Buttigieg's videos:


There's at least a dozen videos that feature him talking about his ideas and experiences.

Have fun watching!

March 17, 2019

I only have ONE question about Pete Buttigieg........

He acts like a candidate.

Why hasn't he declared officially that he's running for the Presidency?

March 10, 2019

Today's LA Times: Why the Republicans will never quit Trump

The author (Scott Jennings) is a Republican advisor, former special assistant to GWBush and a CNN political commentator.

He makes some interesting points and I think he's worth reading.


Why do Republicans stick with Donald Trump?

It’s a question I’m asked again and again by Democrats, “Never Trumpers,” and journalists. But the answer is simple.

Attitude and gratitude.

For years, Republican voters wanted someone — anyone — to come along and do two things: stick it to the Clintons and punch back against the media-Democratic Party alliance that fires on every Republican brave enough to stick a head out of the foxhole.

If you attended any GOP fundraiser or grassroots event between 2000 and 2016 — and I went to hundreds — you heard this sentiment over and over. And over. And over.

The secret sauce is Trump’s continued deliverance of an attitude for which Republicans thirsted for years.

For Republicans, it seemed like those awful Clintons got to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us. And they always seemed so smug about it. Many had tried and failed to oppose them. The first Bush and Bob Dole, decent men and dedicated public servants, were steamrolled by the Clintons in ’90s.

Sure, we had George W. Bush after Clinton was termed out, and Obama managed to knock Hillary down a peg in 2008. But she still wound up secretary of State while Bill traveled the world, racking up speaking fees and foundation tributes that would embarrass Croesus himself. Damn those Clintons.

For finally bringing them to heel, alone, the president has earned the forever gratitude of virtually every Republican. The rest hardly matters. Jared’s security clearance? National emergency? Stormy Daniels? Please.

Like the high school quarterback who took his team to the state championship, Trump will never buy a Diet Coke in the proverbial Republican saloon again. And the barkeep will hang Robert Mueller’s report in the back of a urinal.

Republicans waited a long time. They became angrier and angrier as a succession of honorable leaders — think George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney — were portrayed by the media as stupid or feeble or criminal while Obama and the Clintons were treated with near-reverence.

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