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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Tue Nov 08th 2011, 07:15 PM
and if your wife would in your absence, we would be honored. Will be sending special thoughts to you and your surgical team for a successful outcome. :hug:
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Sun Nov 06th 2011, 02:52 PM
as a nurses aide. I just saw a job posting for the same position paying $7.25/hour...LESS than half 22 years later. This is what the 1% are doing to your wages. Coming soon to a profession near you! This really saddened me because nurses aides are so underpaid and undervalued and the work they do is very hard and very taxing. And now, completely unappreciated.
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Mon Aug 15th 2011, 02:10 PM
From some of the research I did early into the Obama candidacy, there was A LOT that disturbed me. First of all, he has led a very tactical approach to winning. Each step was measured. He kept his eye on the prize. Every movement in his entire career was planned out. Everything in his early history was about winning, and the fact that he was WILLING to take credit for things that he hadn't done was pretty disturbing, but also fit the pattern of someone who had an agenda and would do "whatever i...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Mon Aug 01st 2011, 11:28 PM
At the present time..the corporations own the politicians. I would certainly support a union-backed party challenge...and all that entails. They are organized, they are motivated, and they ARE American. In fact, UNIONS seem to me to be the perfect vehicle to challenge the status quo.
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Posted by Horse with no Name in Cooking & Baking Group
Sun Jul 24th 2011, 03:22 PM
1 small chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic or 2 tbsp. garlic powder 1 1/2 cup water 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. basil 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. oregano Pinch of pepper 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Sautee the onions and garlic in EVOO until they have a nice aroma with a hint of brown. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered. I ran across a sale at Kroger a while back where pasta was 10/$1.00 so I literally made a meal for less than $1.00. This is really, really fla...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Tue Jul 05th 2011, 11:56 PM
My daughter invested in a well-made expensive crib for her baby knowing that it met all federal requirements and would be a good investment because she would be able to get money back after she was done with it. As a pediatric nurse, I am well aware of the risks of the older model cribs...but there is a way to keep the kids safe without such harsh legislation. I know many poor people who won't be able to go spend hundreds of dollars on a new crib...and if they can't purchase one, then kids wil...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Mon Jun 20th 2011, 12:31 PM
and donated money to stood for the things that Democrats before us accomplished. Things like: 8-hour workday Social Security Minimum Wage law G.I. Bill of Rights Marshall Plan NATO Peace Corps Medicare Medicaid Operation Head Start Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Water Quality Act First Man on the Moon Women's Suffrage Amendment Worker's Compensation Act Unemployment Compensation Act Rural Electrification Act FDIC Securities and Exchange Act Guaranteed St...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in Cooking & Baking Group
Mon Jun 13th 2011, 11:13 AM
I started out with a standard recipe and I have tweaked it to what we like: 1 cup flour 1 cup oatmeal 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/4 cup oil 1/4 fruit preserves (can substitute 1 egg) 1 cup fruit juice (can substitute milk) Mix the dry ingredients...add the wet ingredients...hand mix until moist...put in well greased muffin pans...bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Wed Apr 27th 2011, 07:00 PM
I'll go first. SMARMY.
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Mon Apr 18th 2011, 09:08 AM
First of all...before those that will chime and say move...she can't. We live in a dying community. Schools are dying. Jobs are headed out faster than you can count. Businesses are shutting down. BUT, housing is cheap. You can afford your house payments. It is Texas, so very few can afford their utility bills, but...this lady can afford to live here. Until now. Jobs are gone. She has had to go to work 2 hours a day one-way. She drives an economical vehicle. She told me yesterday if it hits m...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Tue Apr 12th 2011, 08:09 PM
food security was something that was almost unheard of. They had 8 kids so I can imagine feeding a family of 10 would be hard. They ate lots of beans, lots of cornbread, and my Grandma told me that on Saturdays they would splurge and each kid would get a coke and a bologna sandwich. That was a TREAT. They had a garden and a few chickens. She also told me she used to bake bread and make a white gravy and many times, this is what they had for dinner, especially in the winter. Gravy and bread. It...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Thu Feb 24th 2011, 02:59 PM
I continue to harp on this because if you are wondering in what direction this country is going...it certainly isn't up...it is absolutely south of the border. Why is this important? Ask yourself...do you want to be leaving YOUR country in search of sustaining YOUR family and are you going to be willing to do it illegally? We have MORE in common with the poor people in Mexico than we do anyone else on this continent. (Link) >>>snip Social stratification in Mexico persists to the pre...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in General Discussion
Sun Feb 06th 2011, 02:04 PM
I remember paying several hundred dollars for a new VCR in the "old days". It was a Curtis Mathes. It was made in the USA. Manufacturing jobs were created by that VCR. There was a VCR repair shop in my town. That man made his living repairing things worthy of being repaired. That VCR made a couple of trips to the repair shop--but all in all, it lasted several years until I decided to upgrade and then passed it on. I bought the VCR at an actual Curtis Mathes store. Not a big box. It was a ver...
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buddies, he went to a very dark place that we are all just learning of and obviously could not cope with. With him so far away, the military obviously offered no help for him. I am just learning details and will share more as I find them out. It happened in Georgia. Obviously, everyone in our family is devastated. I have written many times about the strong military service that my family has provided to this country. Currently, including my deceased cousin--we have 5 members serving and several ...
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(Link) >>>>snip The New Black Panther Party has announced it has begun an investigation of its own into the death of Brandon McClelland in Paris and wants the crime tried as a hate crime. McClelland’s body was found on FM 2648 in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 16. Investigators first thought it was a hit-run accident, but later determined the body apparently had been dragged by the vehicle. >>>snip “We were called to Paris by the family of Brandon McClelland, ...
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I feel like with the choices that have been made "on my behalf", I have become isolated out of my own party. Nobody cares what I think, what I want, or what is important to me. I am an outsider to national politics at this point. All the important stuff happens locally anyway. I have a laundry list of Democratic ideals that have been abandoned by the party...to even mention them makes you a "party pooper", so, I don't. Fortunately, I am currently in a position that I can take care of my own fami...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in Photography Group
Wed Aug 06th 2008, 06:52 PM
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Posted by Horse with no Name in GLBT
Wed May 21st 2008, 12:49 AM
I cannot pretend to know how your community feels when I read some of the crap that gets posted...I know how it makes me feel.:( Why do I feel that DU...along with the party...has moved to the squishy center and for some reason, "underground" doesn't apply anymore? There was a rapid influx of moderates to this place...many are republicans who are ashamed of their party so they came here trying to mold this into something they could "tolerate". However, many of them don't play nicely in the sandb...
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This is way cool. (Link)/ (Link) >>>snip One of those ideas is Local Harvest. The idea marries the high-tech world of the Internet with a sense of community agriculture. It’s part of a growing trend of consumers seeking foods that are fresher, produced with fewer chemicals. The local harvest concept helps farmers cut costs and capture a larger portion of the food dollar. It also keeps food dollars at home. Localharvest.org has a search engine that finds local food producers within a...
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Posted by Horse with no Name in Gardening Group
Mon Mar 17th 2008, 05:48 AM
I am in East Texas and this is beautiful. I am totally digging the square foot gardening and think I might possibly want to try this. Do I need to till up the land like I would if I was doing a traditional garden?
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(Link) ANADARKO, Okla. – The silence can't be far off now, Doris knows. She'll die and an old Indian language will die and the world will move on slightly smaller than before. No, she never expected to be the last one, the fair-skinned illegitimate daughter of a Wichita woman and white father. But everyone just kept disappearing: her mom, Mae, and brother, Newton, and tribal elders like Bertha Provost and then Vivian McCurdy five Decembers ago. Now it's just her, Doris Jean Lamar McLemore, t...
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in the political arena. Unlike the republican fundie base that are CONTINUALLY pandered to...our Democratic candidates know we are loyal. They take our votes for granted. They know we will NOT cross over and vote for the republican. They KNOW we will swallow our pride and our bile and vote for them if they are the candidate. In fact, some of our candidates attempt to distance themselves from us. Calling us the left fringe. But make no mistake...they are COUNTING on our votes and expect us to "kn...
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Ultimately, the US will be merely one stop on the Tilt-a-Whirl for the corporations. They will have an office here to portray involvement in this country, while outsourcing the REAL (manufacturing) jobs to third world countries for cents on the dollar and getting insanely rich in the process. The "global economy" doesn't exist for the average worker...the "global economy" exists for the corporations. The blind American support for a global economy and free trade perplex me the most because those...
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Regardless of CURRENT Senate support. Paraphrasing John Dean. Impeachment is valuable BECAUSE Bush CANNOT assert executive privilege over ANY ITEMS needed in the investigation AGAINST HIM. All the records regarding the energy policy, the Plame leak, etc...everything loses it's cover and becomes property of the investigating body (The House). This also means that all the people that REFUSE to acknowledge the subpoenas...Rove, Rice, Miers, etc. HAVE to testify in an impeachment hearing and there i...
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(Link) >>>snip George Mason's Objections to the Constitution In September 1787, during the final days of the Constitutional Convention, George Mason wrote the reasons for his refusal to sign the Consitution on the back of a Committee of Style report. Manuscript copies of this document were circulated and Mason sent copies to various individuals, including George Washington. On November 22, the objections were printed in the Virginia Journal at the behest of Washington's secretary Tobia...
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You did it so well you get to have a long weekend. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your holiday. By the time you get back to your cushy unaccountable jobs on Tuesday or so, 40-50 soldiers will have been killed, countless will have been injured, and who knows how many Iraqi's will have died. Hope you sleep well and enjoy those barbeque's you are planning to attend...because I read a report yesterday that said our troops may not have enough to eat. Again, have a nice holiday. Don't forget to leave you...
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a cabinet or appointed federal position. But he still didn't rule out running for President when asked that directly.:bounce::bounce::bounce: RUN AL RUN!
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(Link) >>>snip TUSHKAHOMMA, Okla. — Thousands are expected to gather in Tushkahomma on Saturday for the Choctaw Tribal Council’s annual Trail of Tears Walk. The walk commemorates the 1831 forced march of American Indians from Mississippi to Oklahoma, then known as Indian Territory. Thousands began the 1831 Trail of Tears walk. Nearly half of the native Americans died during the march. This year’s Trail of Tears walk begins at the Capitol Grounds in Tushka Homma. For those that are u...
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This is from an email I got. Many of you remember David as a DU'er who was running for Texas AG. He is always "right on the money". In a recent lead newspaper article in one of the big-city Texas daily newspapers, "energy experts" are quoted as predicting the price of gasoline is going to hit $4 a gallon this year. In some places in California it is already over $4. At nearly $2.90 again in most of Texas, gasoline prices are at a point where last year most people were screaming bloody murder...
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