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DesertFlower's Journal
DesertFlower's Journal
June 19, 2013

where's FrenchieCat?

June 13, 2013

got this e-mail from anthony weiner today.

I'm the underdog...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:23 PM
From:"Anthony Weiner" <anthonyweiner@anthonyweiner.com>

...but that's fine by me.

Nothing worth fighting for is ever easy. Our campaign to keep New York the Middle Class Capital of the world is off to an amazing start. In a few brief weeks of campaigning, we have attracted hundreds of volunteers, crowds of New Yorkers at our whistle stops around the five boroughs, and an undeniable buzz that has lead the political establishment to sit up and take notice.

As I write to you, we are a mere 89 Days away from the Primary and 144 days from Election Day. As Yogi Berra might say, "It's getting late early".

I need your help. I need you to be part of this historic campaign. Can you make a contribution today?

Every dollar means another voter we'll be able to contact. In fact, $35 means we can send a letter to 100 citizens. $100 can get us a television advertisement. And if you are a New York City resident, the New York City campaign finance program matches your contribution 6 to 1. So a $175 contribution nets us $1,050!

Some have said that our campaign is trying to make history. Maybe that's true, but most importantly we are trying to make life better for Middle Class New Yorkers and those struggling to make it.

With your help we will do both!


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June 5, 2013

anyone ever faint?

June 4, 2013

interesting article about

kirsten gillibrand.

Why Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have it All

Written by Morgan Pehme on July 15, 2012. Posted in Campaigns/Elections, News, Other Features.
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Kirsten Gillibrand is currently enjoying a career trajectory comparable to only a select few American politicians in recent memory—the most notable of whom occupies a certain Oval Office she’s already being discussed as a viable contender for in 2016.

Just a few years ago, such rumblings would have been unthinkable. When Gov. David Paterson plucked Gillibrand out of relative obscurity to fill the enormous shoes of Hillary Clinton, she had served a mere two years in Congress—and had never even run for office prior to getting elected to the House.



June 1, 2013

anyone watching

the richard pryor special on showtime? it's really great.

May 27, 2013

goodyear, arizona woman jailed in mexico.


A Goodyear couple traveled to Mexico last week to attend a family funeral.

The trip back to Arizona has turned into a nightmare - and it's not over yet.

The wife is in a Mexican jail right now accused of smuggling marijuana.

CBS5 News spoke with the husband's brother-in-law Saturday.

Brandon Klippel said Gary and Yanira Maldonado were the only U.S. citizens on the bus – and if drugs were truly found on board, they were already there when the couple sat down.

"You hear all of these horror stories about Mexico and you think it's just something in the movies, right?" said Klippel. "You don't believe it's something that could happen to someone you know. But, when it happens to your brother and your sister - it's hard, it's tough to take."

He said the bus the Maldonados were on was stopped at a military checkpoint near Hermosillo on Wednesday.

The couple, with seven children and two grandchildren between them, were on their way back to Arizona after attending a funeral for Yanira Maldonado's aunt.

"They interviewed several of the other passengers and after about 2 1/2 hours they came to him [Gary] and said unfortunately some of these drugs were found under your seat and you're under arrest," Klippel said.

After arresting Gary Maldonado, Mexican officials said they'd made a mistake – that marijuana was actually found underneath Yanira Maldonado's seat and an empty seat next to her.

Gary Maldonado was let go and they arrested his wife - something that has terrified their 21-year-old daughter Anna Soto who spoke with CBS5 News on Sunday.



that's why i won't go near that country.

May 27, 2013

so i went to bed and couldn't sleep.

turned the tv back on and caught the last 1/2 hour of fahrenheit 911 which i've seen at least 5 times. as usual i cried, got angry and cursed bush, cheney and rumsfeld.

May 27, 2013

last night i watched the movie "reds".

i had seen it in the early 80s but wanted to see it again. it was great.


May 19, 2013

"if ya dun't gut your health, you gut nuthin".

i always remember those words. they were said by an elderly gentlemen in '81 who lived in my building. he and his wife were retired and they used to walk together holding hands. then she died. i tried to copy his yiddish accent.

last year my husband passed and i have health problems. even though i've always repeated those words over the years they mean much more to me now.

May 13, 2013

how would you feel if

your husband/wife had died a month ago and when you called your sister to talk she said "i can only talk to you for 5 minutes -- the bachelorette is going on". i said "can you call me when it's over"? she said "it's a 2 hour special -- i'll be too tired".

your thoughts. i posted this in the lounge -- wasn't sure if it was appropriate for GD, but i'm giving it a shot.

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