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sadoldgirl's Journal
sadoldgirl's Journal
June 14, 2015

Bernie is coming to Denver

on Saturday and one can sign up for it.

I checked it today: The gym has 2600 seats and
over 2700 people have signed up already.

Makes me happy, but a bit worried about
people who might not get in.

June 14, 2015

Since we are now getting to the primary

season I would like to know whether anyone knows
about a different Dem as candidate against
M. Bennet.
More and more he appears to be part of the
Third way, and I would like to see a primary
( or caucus argument) for his seat.

June 7, 2015

For those of you, who tried to

help me with that Henry Ford rose: It recovered
somewhat, but it took a lot of babying and some
dug in coffee grounds to help it.
I have now 5 little sprigs with a flower, but don't
know whether they survive the heavy rain together
with the hail.
I tried last year for propagation, but took the
cuttings out to early. May be I will try again in
the fall.

June 1, 2015

I start to get a bit worried

about a new line of attack on Bernie. Several people
claim that he is too close to Israel. I may be wrong, but
this starts up an ugly ethnical or religious grievance
about Bernie being jewish. After all, Hillary has embraced
Bibi for years, yet there comes no complaint about her
extreme support for that country.

Am I overly sensitive or is this a real issue used as
a controversy?

May 11, 2015

Simple question about Bernie's age

Yes, don't give me the usual ageism discrimination.
I have heard and read it all.
It does seem to matter to the older folks a lot and
they know their own weaknesses.
Sure, I wished Bernie would be 50 years old, but it
is not so.Many remember Reagan and his health problems.
I try to look at Bernie's passion and engagement, and tell
them about it, as well as HRC's age as well.
Still, it does not seem to come across very well.

Anybody with good advice?

May 5, 2015

Just a reminder, though it may not be needed:

I talked to quite a number of people about Bernie, and
some were seriously interested. It turned out that some
had no idea that the main issues right now are the
caucuses or primaries. Many thought about the general
election. If they are Green they would have to change
their registration, and if they are independents they
have to become Dems,- at least in my state.

I am sure all of you know this, but we cannot be sure
that the people we talk to do.

May 4, 2015

Questions: Have the unions announced

any support? Are they only doing that after
the primary?

May 3, 2015

Well, I attended a "house party for Bernie" yesterday.

It was arranged by PDA, and there were 28 of us,
which is better than what I had seen for EW.
However, there was not one person under the
age of about 40, and that was a striking difference
to the EW party.

PDA will run a 50 states campaign for Bernie, and they
seem to be pretty well organized. They also managed
to get over $500 from the group (I contributed directly
to Bernie's campaign beforehand), and they organized
for callers, walkers, and more parties. All of it good.

Yet, it still worries me that the age group was so
much on the upper side. When asked about OWS,
we were told that there appears to be no national
organization, which I had hoped for.

So much from the news about one of their Parties.

May 2, 2015

Question: Do we have new

bumperstickers and perhaps T-shirts??
After all the "Run,Bernie,Run" is outdated
by now. Are we still going through PDA or
is it now directly to the campaign?

May 1, 2015

Very early, but the electoral

college could be changed by red governed states.
Has anyone heard that they will tie it to congressional
I heard this was not impossible to achieve, but
I could be wrong.

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