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Bernie at Liberty

Watching this morning's event at Liberty U, and marveling at Bernie Sanders' reception there, I couldn't help but wonder if Falwell's institution might be having second thoughts about hosting non-Repubican speakers. After all, Liberty U has not been known as a bastion of the concept of keeping an open mind and it looked as though some of those kids were pleasantly intrigued.

On a side note, there were a couple of interesting shots of the audience, mixed bag of reactions to Bernie. Quite a few smiling and engaged, but no shortage of arms-crossed glowers. Would be interesting to know the faculty's spin in their classes. Hmmmm.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 08:04 PM (1 replies)

Bernie at Liberty

Watching this morning's event at Liberty U, and marveling at Bernie Sanders' reception there, I couldn't help but wonder if Falwell's institution might be having second thoughts about hosting non-Repubican speakers. After all, Liberty U has not been known as a bastion of the concept of keeping an open mind and it looked as though some of those kids were pleasantly intrigued.

On a side note, there were a couple of interesting shots of the audience, mixed bag of reactions to Bernie. Quite a few smiling and engaged, but no shortage of arms-crossed glowers. Would be interesting to know the faculty's spin in their classes. Hmmmm.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:48 PM (2 replies)

Ferretting out the plan



One of our guests checking out Bernie's lit at this weekend's annual Dem BBQ........
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 02:05 PM (2 replies)

Bernie at Liberty

Watching this morning's event at Liberty U, and marveling at Bernie Sanders' reception there, I couldn't help but wonder if Falwell's institution might be having second thoughts about hosting non-Repubican speakers. After all, Liberty U has not been known as a bastion of the concept of keeping an open mind and it looked as though some of those kids were pleasantly intrigued.

On a side note, there were a couple of interesting shots of the audience, mixed bag of reactions to Bernie. Quite a few smiling and engaged, but no shortage of arms-crossed glowers. Would be interesting to know the faculty's spin in their classes. Hmmmm.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 01:59 PM (2 replies)

Question(s)

Since Bernie Sanders is an Independent, not a Democrat, does the Democratic party have any authority over his participation in debates or other campaign activities? Is the DNC chair, whoever that might be, empowered to invite or include anyone who is not a party member?

To clarify: Near as I can tell, he is still not registered as a Democrat.F

Okay, rephrasing: Does the FEC have any rules about candidates' membership in the party on whose ticket they are running?



Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 12:12 AM (20 replies)

Dream

It was only a dream, but when I woke up the first word that came to mind was, “Whoa.” I got up, shook my head a bit, then wandered into the kitchen to fix the coffee. But the dream’s remnants kept rattling around in my still waking up mind, sufficiently distracting that I completely missed the first couple of stories on the morning news.

Near as I can tell the dream was prompted by a conversation that took place the day before. We’d been talking about the small number of Democratic debates to counter the blizzard of GOP sideshows. Our shared lament was for the missed opportunity to display sound reasoning as clear contrast to yowling weirdness.

Anyway, the script went something like this: We were attending a local event, a panel discussion that bore a resemblance to those hosted by the League of Women Voters. It was rather informal, with panelists Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley seated comfortably in stuffed easy chairs, chatting as though they were in someone’s living room. At the end, they thanked everyone for coming and said they were on their way to the next town for the next panel. And that’s when I woke up.

The part that stuck with me was the absence of the mutual acrimony that characterizes the present Republican field, that’s partly what made it seem so real. While I was still waking up I caught myself wondering how such an event could be brought about. Two days later and wide awake I’m still wondering.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 11:00 PM (1 replies)

Is this necessary?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:18 PM (5 replies)

Dear Republicans ~

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 05:47 PM (0 replies)

looping message

My usual computer is having a tantrum of sorts today. It was fine last night. When I turned it on this morning, it went through the usual startup routine, then went to a screen with the message
"configuring updates, stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete, do not turn off your computer". It's been showing that for almost five hours; it will go to black, then show the MS icon, then go to the startup screen, then that message; it just keeps looping.

Any suggestions for getting it to behave?

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5894
Vista

Thanks in advance!!
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:49 PM (20 replies)

Crowd?

Haven't yet seen any pictures that show the size of the crowd at today's teaparty rally at the Capitol. Was it thousands? Millions? Hundreds? Dozens? Anybody know?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Sep 9, 2015, 08:17 PM (1 replies)
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