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Mirror, mirror . . .

Can't help but wish that the Ferguson protesters had some mirrors like they had in Crimea, show the police exactly what they look like as it's happening. There isn't a law against mirrors, is there?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 18, 2014, 11:36 PM (3 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 18, 2014, 01:55 PM (2 replies)

Old Rand is new ... again

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Aug 17, 2014, 02:29 PM (2 replies)

Mom at 95

Mom was born at the time when women in this country were finally gaining the right to vote. She and her siblings were raised by a single mother who well understood the profound ramifications of that right. Mom still remembers elections that happened in her childhood because their living room was the neighborhood polling place.

Years later, with four kids of her own, Mom found time to stuff envelopes and pass out literature for candidates, and she worked as an election judge until failing eyesight made that undoable. A couple years back she got an enormous kick out of knocking on every door in her apartment complex, handing out literature for my sister’s campaign for city council. I treasure the photo of Mom’s proud smile at that swearing in.

Always an avid reader, she still pays close attention to what’s happening in the world. Her curiosity is still lively, she loves going to the library and asking questions and learning the answers. And when she gets better information, she’s been known to change her mind; there’s no better example of that than her vote for Obama, the first time she’d ever voted for a Democratic candidate for president. And she did it twice, saying that he will prove to be the best president of her lifetime.

Happy 95th birthday, Mom. I’m so very proud of the example you have set.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 14, 2014, 02:16 PM (11 replies)

Printer rec?

Looking to get a low cost printer, only needs to print black ink. Doing walk lists and phonebank lists for a genuine for real honest to goodness grassroots campaign, and don't want to invest in something that's going to cost piles of money for ink supply. Don't even care if the machine doesn't last beyond election day, just need to have printing available short term.

So, any recommendations?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 13, 2014, 04:57 PM (3 replies)

Neither selfish nor cowardly

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Aug 12, 2014, 08:48 PM (19 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 11:59 PM (5 replies)

Name change

An old joke came to mind today:

A man goes to court to petition for a name change.

The judge asks, "What's your name?"

The man answers, "Jack Shit."

Cringing, the judge says, "What do you want to change it to?"

The man answers, "Joe."

Today it was announced that Chuck Todd would be replacing David Gregory...
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 09:30 PM (14 replies)

It's been a heavy couple of days, so...

Smile a bit before Monday.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 12:11 AM (6 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Aug 10, 2014, 07:39 PM (13 replies)
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