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How is your sub list holding up? Ours isn't. Ed techs and very retired teachers have been filling

in every week.

Got pulled to sub in 7/8 today. Man, how could I forget how mouthy they are!?

Sooooo much boundary testing. I survived and so did they. Luckily for all of us it was ELA/Soc Studies, not math!

Please explain to me how it is a bad thing for Bernie to stay in through the convention? If Hillary

is so sure-fired to take the nomination, why does it matter if Bernie and the rest of us still want to "tilt at the windmills" on Wall Street and elsewhere? We still have something to say, so let us say it.

It can't be about saving money for the GE, because she can do that anyway, especially if she has the nomination as good as sewn up already. Don't assume that donations to Bernie would translate to donations for her any more than votes would. You don't know if his donors are in favor of her, or care strongly enough about her to part (most likely painfully) with their hard earned, much needed money.

It also can't be about not getting her public credibility damaged by Bernie before the GE, because a lifetime in politics has already put everything out there. Bernie won't put any new ideas into the heads of the RW smear machine.

So what is it that Camp Hillary is truly so concerned about? Let Bernie finish what he started. It doesn't really hurt Hillary after all, and it is giving voice to a lot of people and ideas that desperately needed to be heard. How can that be a bad thing in a Democratic Republic?
Posted by GreenPartyVoter | Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:46 AM (169 replies)

Last update to my storm pictures.... (Noon 2/10/13)

For those folks who wonder what the big deal is about a little snow, I will explain. It's not that we can't handle it, it's that we don't get this kind of snow so much anymore.

When I was a girl we had lots of snow in the winter here on the Maine coast. And the old folks would tell us, "You think this is a lot of snow and cold? My grandparents took the sleigh/car across the harbor to visit relatives when I was a boy." My husband used to wear his snowsuit under his Halloween costume and climb over drifts to visit houses back when he lived up north.

But my own kids, they've seen my pansies still growing in November and December a couple of years back. The weather is just different now, so having snow like this brings back memories. (And besides, we're running a precipitation deficit and have been for several months, so getting some good snow matters. )

Update: Well we finally look like winter should look! (Although the snowbanks aren't nearly as impressive as when I went to college in the mountains. I have fond memories of April sunbathing next to 15 and 20 footers!)

Video of the storm, and my husband taking measurements of the snow. (Updated at 2:40pm)


Noon: 46 inches by the door, in the backyard 25 inches.

5:00pm and the drift at the door is now 52 inches.

Here's the cars this morning at 7:30 or so:


Cars at 5:00pm, and it's still snowing.

Cars at 11:00am the day after. Can't see the boulders lining the driveway now, and I gotta remember to tell the kids to stay off the snowbanks on the far left. My poor roses are under there! LOL

Posted by GreenPartyVoter | Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:40 AM (116 replies)
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