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Name: Peggy
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Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
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A Washington Post story on possible resolution between Clinton and Sanders camps...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/04/28/the-end-is-near-clinton-and-sanders-camps-quietly-signal-resolution/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

The signs are everywhere this morning: The Clinton and Sanders camps are now signaling how the Democratic primaries might wind down without too much noise, contentiousness, disruption, and anger. Could things still get very ugly? Yes. But at this point, that’s looking less likely than the alternative.

In an interview with me, Rep. Keith Ellison, a top supporter of Bernie Sanders who is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, suggested the Clinton camp had some work to do in order to appeal to Sanders’s supporters. But he also carefully noted that Sanders would not do anything to imperil the party unity that will be required to defeat Donald Trump.

“Young people have a set of priorities that make them want to support Bernie Sanders,” Ellison said. “If hypothetically she wins the nomination, in order to get people to support Bernie, she’s going to have to carry the banner that Bernie carried in an overt way. She’s going to have to make it clear to people who support Bernie that she gets where he’s coming from.”

But Ellison added: “Every Bernie supporter knows that this Supreme Court issue is looming. We’ll have party unity….everybody has a responsibility to make sure there will never be a President Trump. Bernie has been around a long time….he’s not going to hand this country over to Donald Trump.”


All of it at the link above.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:30 PM (24 replies)

Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep Ad:

This gives you some insight into her "mind":

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 05:45 PM (18 replies)

Earth Day 2016--Poppies

These are in my neighbor's yard, and I've been wanting to photograph them for some time. It happened today!





Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 10:07 PM (6 replies)

Today's Google Doodle:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 08:28 PM (15 replies)

Found this on Facebook:

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bernie-sanders-regular-luxurious-dscc-fundraising-retreats

It's an interesting read. And not terribly long.

And BTW, it was posted by a Hillary supporter.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Apr 5, 2016, 01:02 AM (11 replies)

The Pier at Sunset

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



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Mar 30, 2016, 05:49 PM (6 replies)

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...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:24 PM (19 replies)

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/

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Mar 16, 2016, 02:17 PM (7 replies)

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

Per Firebrand Left:

http://firebrandleft.com/bernie-sanders-performing-stronger-media-lets/

~snip~

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.

~snip~

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.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Mar 14, 2016, 11:04 PM (67 replies)

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!



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Mar 11, 2016, 06:14 PM (21 replies)
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