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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Number of posts: 116,934

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Great cartoon from Facebook:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 9, 2014, 08:38 PM (6 replies)

I just found this 3 minute video on Facebook.....I hope you'll watch it too. It is lovely...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 6, 2014, 12:20 PM (12 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday April 4, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

I spent the Cleveland Indians opener with my Chris! Of course he was funny - remember, he can't talk - someone actually asked me if he was always funny... I told them the truth - it is his goal in life! but come on - he had four women in the the room - and he is not going to be funny? Right. And, the Indians won in with their fantastic team spirit. He is doing better breathing, but very fidgety. I have brought him in several small squeezy things, but they get lost.

Again - thank you all for the wonderful messages, prayers and thoughts. You are all such loving people!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Apr 5, 2014, 12:16 AM (19 replies)

Twelve Years A Slave

It was so engrossing. I thought the cast did a wonderful job...

I'd heard, of course, just what a downer of a movie it was, and for me, it really wasn't as awful as I'd thought it was going to be. Maybe I was just prepared to see the brutality. I don't know.

One thing I did notice was the continuing undercurrent of fear and stress all throughout. I felt scared for the slaves nearly the whole time.

I did know he would get his freedom back, but I was extremely curious as to just how. It was well done, and very satisfying.

Go see it!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 4, 2014, 02:08 AM (3 replies)

Queen Victoria was a pothead!

I just finished reading a most illuminating article about marijuana and its various issues in the February 20, 2014 issue of The New York Review of Books.

The author is reviewing the book A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition which was written by Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, and is published by New Press.

The article is a calm and clear discussion about the plant.

Among many other facts, I learned that Queen Victoria used it for "...relief of menstrual discomfort."

The article is well worth reading! Here's a link: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/feb/20/marijuana-high-and-low/?insrc=whc

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Mar 30, 2014, 07:13 PM (41 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Thursday March 27, 2014****And there's a picture!

From his wife:

Here is my darling man smiling for me. This was last night and he had breathed on his own for a good part of the day. The tube in his nose goes to his stomach and some meds are dispensed through it. The blue tube and white bandage are his trach. The tube coming down on the right is probably one of the intervenous meds or method of feeding. Chris has the hardest time with tube-feeding. Today, they are operating to insert a tube to alleviate the gas in his belly. They are also inserting a feeding tube in his small intestine; it delivers nutrients in a much more efficient manner.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:41 PM (45 replies)

Lunch with Sherrod Brown...

About 20-30 people came together to have lunch with Senator Sherrod Brown in LA today. Here's a few pictures:

With the chef:

The venue:

Talking to his supporters:

Yours truly:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 07:07 PM (49 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday March 21, 2014****

From his wife:

Some great strides have been made: Chris was breathing on his own with the trach collar, but no help from the respirator! And today, they did something that I call giving him the "talking stick" and he talked! I'm too bummed I missed it! He still has a long, long way to go, though.

I am in the process of becoming a special education substitute! Yeah!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 05:45 PM (12 replies)

This is, more or less, what we're up against:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:34 AM (130 replies)

Do the Republicans have cause for optimism? Maybe...we should listen...

By Doyle McManus

Full story at link:


March 16, 2014

This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker.

Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at risk this year than Republicans do. Of the 36 Senate seats up for election (including three midterm vacancies), 21 are held by Democrats. And seven of those Democratic seats are in Republican-leaning "red states" that Mitt Romney won in 2012: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.

The stakes are enormous. If Republicans take control of the Senate and keep the House of Representatives, they'll be able to pass parts of their conservative agenda that have been blocked until now. President Obama will still have veto power, but he'll have to spend his last two years in office stuck on defense.

Since the presidential election of 2012, the country's mood has remained sour. The sluggish economic recovery has convinced most Americans that we're still stuck in a recession, no matter what the economists say. Obama's job approval has slumped to record lows, thanks largely to the disastrous launch of his healthcare plan. That makes 2014 a bad year to be an incumbent especially a Democratic incumbent.

Compounding Democrats' worries, Republicans are having a good year recruiting top-tier Senate candidates in both blue and red states. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner has turned Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's once-expected reelection into a race to watch. In New Hampshire, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) moved north last week and announced his desire to become Sen. Scott Brown (R-N.H.).

Charlie Cook, dean of Washington's congressional election forecasters, pronounced the Democrats' challenges "grisly."

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 03:29 PM (17 replies)
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