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Past is Prologue
Studio City
UCLA,Silicon Valley tech writer (ret), 3 children, 3 grandchildren, political junkie.
Interests: Reading geopolitical nonfiction, gardening, writing memoir on early life
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Henry, LOL
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Interesting 2016 Vibe Developing at JustOneMinute
Porch: --"What if it all comes down to ACB?" After hanging chads in a few Florida counties, didn't it all come down to the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor? Unfortunately hanging chads were a day at the beach compared to what our immediate legal future looks like IMO.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Interesting 2016 Vibe Developing at JustOneMinute
Not just mail-in, but way early in-person and easing rules about late postmarks, and on and on.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Interesting 2016 Vibe Developing at JustOneMinute
Another Bob, --"I ask again: Are there early votes yet to be counted in any of these states being called?" The answer is yes.... Plus Steve K on CNN, after Trump spoke, said now they begin to count the mail-ins, none of which have even been looked at. He went so far as to say he thought the Tuesday voters were mostly Trump in the states not yet called, and as you say even states already called. This dirty trick was planned ahead: why the push for early mail-in voting, if not to have millions of votes never counted when polls close election nite. Never has happened on this scale in my memory. Trump spoke beautifully tonight, and will fight and win once again. Bless the man.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Interesting 2016 Vibe Developing at JustOneMinute
Thanks James D. Sounds cool!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
Four years ago it seemed so simple. Granddaughter had just learned to drive and took us all to nearby polling place. Already dark, got back in car and on the radio they said in Florida it looks neck-and-neck for Trump and Clinton (or something) and I said “wait for the Panhandle to come in.” Granddaughter (not yet worldly) asked what’s the panhandle? We explained…and sure enough that was Trump’s path. James D. Congrats! Do you have a title, or a working one we can remember? Praying for a wonderful night and Godspeed to all!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2020 on Election Day! at JustOneMinute
CH, "Does anyone here wonder if, deep down. . . progs regret voting for him [Gaylord] instead of The Beast in 2008?" Asked hours ago, the answer, according to my Prog friend just today, is “no,” simply because Hilary had voted for the Iraq War and so did Biden, hence she proudly opposed Hilary then and Biden now, and will write in Bernie.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2020 on Sunday Action! at JustOneMinute
That's cool Narciso. Dahl later married Patricia Neal.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
--"I am enjoying the cascading copium on that Nate Cohn tweet about the Selzer poll" Selzer? As Clarice might say, A little song, a little dance, a little Selzer down my pants" Again, h/t Clarice
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Yes, 2016 seemed uncertain for the Republican base, especially in CA. But, for those Democrats who couldn't stomach Hilary there was Jill Stein--or even Gary Johnson. Those two had national recognition. This time, it's binary and Democrats don't have options. Will they settle for Old Joe?
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Thanks, Matt, love those lyrics. My kids remember us playing it on road trips (Joplin's cover). We knew nothing of her real-life story, just her sound. Porch remembers that recently I reminisced about my husband having known Kristofferson at Pomona, so that was the hook
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
DrJ, --"Whew! We've lasted a week-and-a -half. This one may last!" Yes music would have been a distraction from the extravaganza you've described. Congrats!
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Lyle, You're right and I was going from memory. Won't give it away tho...
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
DrJ, I must have missed it but did you have music accompanying your nuptials? Lohengrin, perhaps?
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Fantastic thread today just keeping up with Trump and his A-Team, thanks all!
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Always hated intermittent windshield wipers, felt like I was missing a beat. "Windshield wipers keeping' time..." was my theme song.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2020 on Last Gasp at JustOneMinute
Another Bob, --"The pen is yours to keep." What about the "I Voted" sticker? Kidding aside, it's always been a sort of rite-of-passage, maybe not now.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2020 on Texas A Toss-Up? at JustOneMinute
"But you want to trash a dollar store? ..." Lol, Dave
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2020 on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
Late prayers, Jane, and a successful end to your ordeal.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2020 on Here We Go Again at JustOneMinute
Yes, everyone had their mnemonic apparently, for you (and me) it was the kitchen table. And I like a sense of orientation with the geographical world, knowing where north is and being aware of the sun's position, etc. Many people have no sense of direction, nor is it important to them I guess. Maps are wonderful of course.
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2020 on Running - How Does It Work? at JustOneMinute
Jim nj, "When I was young I had to think about how I sat at the breakfast table. Oh yeah, the hand that picks up the spoon..." This is almost word-for-word what I was thinking; back when we all sat down to breakfast the spoon was on the right, fork on the left... and I can wiggle my ears bigly ...
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2020 on Running - How Does It Work? at JustOneMinute
It is still Oct 26 here, one great day to celebrate! But not for everyone--this from a Prog friend of the family: "I really hate the Democrats for doing NOTHING to stop Amy. They could have restarted Impeachment hearings. They could have made a quorum call and forced all those guys back from the campaign trail and into the Senate to vote in person. They HAD options. LOTS of options. They used NONE of them. That level of cowardice deserves no further comment, and explains why I cannot identify with the party anymore."
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2020 on Running - How Does It Work? at JustOneMinute
CathyF, Just saw the good news on your son. Lawrence Labs are a big deal out here. What an honor for him to have been chosen! My granddaughter graduates in Engineering in the spring. Lots of good millennials out there! Congratulations!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2020 on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute
Thanks Barbara, I think my parents admired Kate Smith. Nice to see Reagan and his good friend George Murphy too.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2020 on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute
JMH and Narciso, Shakespeare and Hemingway are oddly linked. The latter has said "A Farewell to Arms" was his Romeo and Juliet, one is in five acts, one in five "books." Hemingway also told Plimpton that he reads "King Lear" once each year; it is thought that "The Old Man and the Sea" takes many tragic aspects from Lear--the sharks destroy Santiago's prize fish; the shark-hearted daughters betray their ailing father, King Lear, etc..
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2020 on Monday, Monday at JustOneMinute