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hedgehog's Journal
hedgehog's Journal
March 11, 2016

Eating their own?

(Apologies if there is another thread on this)

As security parted the masses to give him passage out of the chandelier-lit ballroom, Michelle Fields, a young reporter for Trump-friendly Breitbart News, pressed forward to ask the Republican front-runner a question. I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager.

Fields stumbled. Finger-shaped bruises formed on her arm.

“I’m just a little spooked,” she said, a tear streaming down her face. “No one has grabbed me like that before.”

She took my arm and squeezed it hard. “I don’t even want to do it as hard as he did,” she said, “because it would hurt.”


March 10, 2016

Thanks Obama -

I went to the Rheumatologist for a check-up and didn't need any blood work - they had complete up-to-date results sent electronically from my oncologist. That's one less blood draw!

March 10, 2016

If you want to see a bunch of people nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof -

come to Central New York. We're generally buried in snow (for which we have an awesome fleet of snowplows), but this year winter never really set in. (El Nino). It's actually Springlike right now. We're all waiting for the 2' of wet snow that we know has our name on it!

March 8, 2016

About the word "ghetto"

AS a baby boomer, to me that word means the section of town where African-Americans live. It does not necessarily imply poverty but does recognize housing segregation.

February 28, 2016

Polls and turnouts - was the turn out in South Carolina depressed because

everyone thought they knew the outcome in advance?
I doubt that the results here would have changed if more people had voted, but low turn out could be a disaster in November.

February 23, 2016

What are the best jelly beans out there? I fell in love with one brand,

but apparently they're out of business. Are pectin eggs any better than the others? What do you say?

February 19, 2016

I have a bit of a hearing loss - which means I can listen to the radio,

but some words I mis-hear. So today I heard the high in Kansas was going to be 90 degrees. On checking, I think the high in Kansas today is going to be 70 degrees. That's still pretty warm for this time of year, but given the breakdown in weather patterns, 90 degrees didn't seem impossible. Welcome to the world of global climate change.

February 18, 2016

So - I'm headed to Washington for a week visiting my sister -

I wanted to see the Peacock Room, but it closed last month for renovations until next year.

So - what should I check out at the Smithsonian?

February 15, 2016

Turtleman better think before he doesn't act -

as it stands , if Scalia is replaced by the next President, that President will be

Trump or Cruz or Rubio or Clinton or Sanders - one of three fruitcakes or two Democrats- with Clinton the only one liable to nominate a moderate.

Stalling the nomination just makes this a major factor in the election.

Turtleman's best shot at getting a moderate on the Court is to go with Obama.

February 11, 2016

Democratic Debate tonight, 9PM EST 02/11/2016

Note: Tonight's debate, moderated by PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, will be simulcast on CNN and NPR, and stream live on NPR.org. NPR's Tamara Keith will be part of the debate broadcast, providing analysis during and after the event.


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Hometown: Oswego County, New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Lake Ontario Snow Belt
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About hedgehog

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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