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Hometown: Oswego County, New York
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Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
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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.

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Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

Source: NPR

Zarif said he was astonished by the letter, saying it suggests the U.S. lawmakers "not only do not understand international law" a subject in which he is a professor "but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy,"

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/10/392067866/iran-calls-gop-letter-propaganda-ploy-offers-to-enlighten-authors

Here is the question we really need to consider:

It's nice to know that most people would prefer Hillary Clinton over Jeb Bush. Bur how many people are excited enough about Hillary Clinton to drag themselves over to the polls and vote? This question becomes more important in light of Republican moves to make voting more difficult.

I have long thought that Al Gore's defeat owed more to this factor than Ralph Nader or the theft of Florida. If more people had gone out and voted, none of that would have mattered.

On a scale from 1-10, how's your pain?

I never knew how to answer until I tripped over this chart:

I'll say one thing about the discussions over whether the dress is blue and black

or white and gold; they are certainly more inclusive than the more traditional "Did you see the game Sunday?"

About all the early polling - some of the candidates are well known,

some are just introducing themselves. I suspect that a lot of the polls taken right now are measuring name recognition more than anything else.

John Kennedy used polls to determine what he needed to explain about himself and/or his policies. The media uses polls today to reduce politics to a horse race, even to the point of matching this horse to that horse to see who the winner is.

I think the Republicans are in big trouble -

the money men have annointed JEB Bush as their candidate. The problem is, all kinds of little issues like his wife attempting to smuggle $19,000 worth of jewelry into the country are starting to leak out.

http://www.people.com/article/jeb-bush-wife-columba-money-jewelry (in People magzine, no less!)

If JEB has already cashed all those donation checks, it's too late to back another horse.

I want a proper pity party -

here it is Lent, all the churches are sponsoring Friday night fish fries, and I'm off fried foods temporarily for health reasons! Who gives up fried fish on Fridays for Lent!!!!

Jeb Bush used to be referred to as "handsome".

Now, that was in his younger years, but did it ever make sense to anyone, or am I judging from my ethnic background's standards?

I mean, he won't scare the horses, but handsome?

I don't really care that Scott Walker didn't finish college -

what I care about is that he doesn't seem to have learned a thing while he was there, and he seems hell-bound to destroy affordable quality education at state public colleges.

Soooooo, it looks like I'm headed for gallbladder surgery. I figure it's going to take at least a

month, maybe more to jump through all the hoops. Does anyone have any advice for handling the pain until then?
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