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This is awesome. I almost

wish the Trumpster would get the nomination so Bernie could kick his ass. Someone needs to do it and soon.

http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/08/in-bernie-vs-the-donald-bernie-wins-every-time/

Does anyone else think

that Yosemite looks awful? I know it was developed because of mobile, but I just can't stand the look of it. I 'upgraded' my MacBook Air and couldn't believe how ugly it is. So I kept Mavericks on my iMac, which is my most used Apple device.

I know I'll have to bite the bullet before too long, but I'm not looking forward to it. Anyone else feel this way?

I'm totally for Bernie however

I think there are too many pinned threads. Can some of them possibly be combined. Like maybe videos and avatars/timeline pics? Or whatever it's called. Just a thought. One has to scroll down quite a bit too see the most recent threads.

I had never heard of these dolls.

The Obamas understandably put the end to the manufacturing of them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TY-Girlz-2009-Original-Marvelous-Malia-Sweet-Sasha-Obama-Girls-Dolls-/181723942931?

Don't forget that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new show StarTalk starts tonight.

I'm really looking forward to this. 11pm ET, 8pm PT on the Nat Geo Channel. He is so amazingly good at explaining the cosmos.

Martin O’Malley

Criticizes Hillary Over Same-Sex Marriage Flip-Flop, Is Totally Probably Running

Now that Hillary Clinton has declared her candidacy for president, the Democrats are realizing that she is a colossus, with no one striding to oppose her. The only person likely to oppose her is Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, and he ain’t talking –but he will criticize Hillary over her flip-flops.

“It’s a colossal undertaking, and there are many different components of ”, O’Malley said at a Harvard University event, according to The Guardian. “Organization, policy, personnel –- its a lot to put together…I’ve never run a bad race, and I don’t intend to start now –– if I were to do this.”

Read more:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/martin-omalley-criticizes-hillary-over-same-sex-marriage-flip-flop/

Where Are Hillary Clinton's Democratic Rivals? Seriously! What Will We do?

I'd like to know this two - what, is she going to debate herself? This is ludicrous and truly pisses me off! Hey, how about one of the Cruz twins (as in Julian and Joaquin - not THAT Cruz) Thank ma nature he doesn't have a twin! He's more than enough. We don't need more than one asshat! Although there are plenty more mentioned in the opinion piece.
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The Missing Democrats

As the campaign to succeed President Obama shifts into high gear, Republican voters seem assured of a contested race for their party's nomination that will feature generational, geographical, occupational and ideological contrasts. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced his candidacy for the 2016 nomination, joining declared or almost-declared candidates Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; and Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.

All these candidates profess to be conservatives, but differences abound on issues from immigration to school reform to the U.S. role in the world. (Paul, though he denies being an isolationist and supports military action against Islamic State, says that “my predisposition is to less intervention.”) There will be at least nine debates before the party's convention next summer in Cleveland, offering ample opportunity for a clash on the issues and greater clarity about what the candidates believe and how they would translate their convictions into policy.

There also will be posturing and evasions, of course. But debates refine candidates' positions in a way that inquisitions by the press cannot.

That brings us to the Democratic presidential field. In order to have a debate you have to have more than one candidate, and to have a debate that will command public attention you need a real contest.
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Read more: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-presidentialcampaign-20150414-story.html

This guy is so far off base

I don't even know where to start. Kraftwerk? SRV? I even emailed him.

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Congratulations to the new herd of musicians just named as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Minus the context, all have proved themselves notable enough to be part of a trending topic for a few days per year, as well as serving as pawns in a game over definitions, taste and intentions. Successful enough at the job to land within the hallowed halls of a Cleveland institution that honors a music designed to question institutions, the acts' families should be proud. They did it.

But -- spoilsport alert -- as a whole, the whole thing is wrong. Here are seven reasons why.

1. Chic still didn’t get in, but Green Day did. The former helped build a sound that still resonates on the charts and has influenced generations. The latter ripped off better bands that influenced generations, commodified pop punk and wrote a Broadway musical.

2. Kraftwerk was shunned again, but the Paul Butterfield Blues Band is in. Anyone under 50: Quick, name a Butterfield song. Didn't think so. Influential, perhaps, but hardly more important than Kraftwerk, Chic or, say, the Germs or Black Flag.

3. Ringo Starr gets in on a technicality. At his best, Ringo was a B-grade rock drummer. As a singer, he was no Keith Moon. *My note - does anyone remember Keith Moon singing?!?

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[link:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-rock-roll-hall-fame-inductees-20141216-column.html|

My leukemia is getting worse. I sure wish I could talk to my mom who passed 30+ years ago.

My mom left far too soon. I have copies of this for all my family to read when my leukemia finally says it's time. I can still hear her voice. This piece has stayed with me since the day I first read it. Copies are in our "important papers" so my husband, daughter and grandkids can read it. I hope it moves them as well. And maybe some of you.
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Goodbye to a mom who was quite right

Chris Erskine: March 31, 2012
LA TIMES


The thing about my mother's eulogy is that I used note cards. After 55 years, you'd think you could remember a mother without such prompts. But this was no regular mother. Tell me, are there any regular mothers?

She could be hell in high heels, my mom — a little French, a little fussy about what other people wore on airplanes these days. She once bought a Christmas tree, hauled it home, decorated it with a thousand lights and a million ornaments, then took the whole thing down and returned it to the tree lot.

"It's not quite right," she told the puzzled tree man.
Hey, Mom, I said: That tree isn't the only thing that's "not quite right."

We'd visit her every summer back on the outskirts of Chicago. It's not Anywhere USA, but close. Where farms once stood, now subdivisions. In what passes for progress, Wal-Marts have replaced the wetlands.

My mother died peacefully in her sleep the other night on the same shady street she was born on in 1924. Who does that anymore? She was of another time. In summer, she'd fill big pickle jars with flowers from her yard and surprise neighbors with them. Who does that either?

Read more:
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http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/31/home/la-hm-erskine-mar31-20120331

Help! Clueless husband.

Well, I finally broke down and got us smartphones - if I don't text, I rarely get to "talk" to my daughter and grandson. She even said emailing was out, forget actually talking on the phone! So I finally decided that if I want to know what's going on with them, I would have to cave.

My husband has never even used a computer (refuses to learn) so I'm trying to teach him his shiny new iPhone. So far he's gotten into YouTube and IHeartRadio - btw, it's a super cool free app. I'm working on getting him to use the iPad since it's pretty much like a big iPhone without the phone part, but it's incredibly frustrating!

Any suggestions how to nudge him along would be appreciated. He's just one of those people that can't stand change.
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