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hedgehog

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
Member since: Fri Apr 23, 2004, 10:56 PM
Number of posts: 36,286

About Me

I've been a female working a "man's job" (mechanical engineer), stay at home Mom (6 kids), working Mom (6 kids to put through college), unemployed, underemployed, temporarily employed and now working from home! We live on an old, small farm with 2 dogs and 2 cats in the house, variable number of chickens out in the yard.

Journal Archives

Thanksgiving as a competitive sport:

My Mom always tried to get the best tasting turkey she could buy for the feast; generally a fresh bird from a local farm. I have since discovered that for some cooks, the real goal is to obtain the turkey for the lowest price possible. It doesn't seem to matter what it tastes like or whether it is injected with industrial grade lubricants instead of basted with butter, if you got it for 22 cents a pound; you're a winner!

How long before some right winger demands that Obama be impeached because of Petraeus?

edited for grammar

Why was the FBI tracking Petraeus's lady friend?

I thought J Edger Hoover was dead.

on edit: never mind

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021784706

Here's a good explanation of living with bi-polar disease

Well, that was weird!

I just watched President Obama's 1:05 announcement. On the risers behind his right shoulder was a woman dressed in blue. She could be my twin sister! We have the same coloring, the same build, the same taste in clothes and jewelry, the same hair! She wore a metal chain under her dress and a pearl necklace over it. I think we're missing the same tooth. She even moved and reacted the way I do.

I have seen my doppleganger!

I think there's a back story here :

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/08/164696041/pee-peegate-3-year-olds-whiz-leads-to-2-500-public-urination-ticket?ft=1&f=1001

Is the real problem that that police officer disapproves of the little boy having 2 mothers?

Woo-hoo! The doctor just upped my Sythroid 40%

Take that, fatigue!

We blinded them with science!

Listening to the wrap-ups, it's clear that the Republicans used wishful thinking; if a poll or other information didn't fit the narrative, they tossed it. The Obama campaign used math, statistics and computers to identify its supporters and get them to the polls!

Recall the old joke about the Episcopal Church as Roman Catholic Lite?

"All the pageantry, half the guilt"

Well, I've been a very active Roman Catholic all my life, but I've had a harder and harder time watching Rome trying to turn back the clock. I've been waiting for a change in the anti-women/anti-gay attitudes. My Vatican II parish was closed in a perfect storm of lies and subterfuge. For a while, I drove 20 miles each way to be a member of the nearest Vatican II parish. But, Roman Catholics are a parochial people. It's hard to be member of a parish in another county. I was also concerned as to what would happen to that parish the day the wonderful pastor is gone ( he's 83 years old.) Would everything I liked about that parish be swept away by the next pastor? Then, last Advent, the new Mass translation came down. All the changes were presented as being closer to the Latin but I heard them as an imposition of clerical superiority and Vatican power. I kept coming home from Mass not having heard a word. Then came this summer's lurch to the Right by the American bishops.

So - for the last month I've been going to the nearby (walking distance!) Episcopal Church. I had to make the change if I wanted all the things I valued most about being a Roman Catholic. I feel like a weight has been lifted from me. I don't want to engage in a game of sour grapes, and I am dismayed at the destruction I see taking place. John XXIII pointed the way forward, but the hierarchs will see most Catholics leave before making any changes that they perceive as taking power from them.

Anyways, that old joke? For me, it's true!







Are you aware of a Republican congressman who might be tempted

to break ranks and vote with the Democrats occasionally?

The way the numbers look to me, if 15 or 16 jump ship. we can get some major bills through.

So, do you know of a moderate Republican who just got re-elected by a small margin who is going to paying more attention to 2014 than to Cantor?
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