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Username: libra
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Created: Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 20:28:05 PM EDT
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The Greek Key and the Roman Candle

by: libra

Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 21:44:44 PM EDT

This is not much of a diary, per se; it's a notice of an outstanding article on healthcare around the world, in yesterday's Washington Post (Outlook section). And the title was just a bait to lure you into reading it; the only connection is "mythology" -- Greek, Roman and American. The article, as my husband said, should be required reading (with tests afterwards) for all Congresscritters. I'd add that (printed) copies of it ought to be handed to every townhall attendee; while some of the Congresscritters are hell-bent on deceiving their constituents, the article might answer their legitimate questions:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...
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Developments at the LU front

by: libra

Sun May 31, 2009 at 16:09:04 PM EDT

Apologies for making a diary out of this but I couldn't find Kathy's Short Takes to add it to. Liberty U may be in a wee bit of hot water over its expulsion of the Young Democrats from its campus:
http://www.au.org/media/press-...
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I've been polled!

by: libra

Fri May 29, 2009 at 23:42:12 PM EDT

(Welcome, libra, to the front page! - promoted by kindler)

And this time it was "for real"; a real, live, responsive young lady, with a long list of cunningly skewed questions, not some robocall telling me to "press one".

As often happens, my husband and I answered the phone at the same time, in different parts of the house. Neither one of us caught much of the introductory palaver -- other than: "we're not selling anything" -- so I still don't know who conducted the poll, though I have a good idea of who paid for it. Once the young lady asked for me by name, my husband hung up and I was on my own.

The beginning was, I think, pretty standard...

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Santa Claus is coming to town (nearest you)

by: libra

Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 22:32:27 PM EDT

I was hoping someone else would bring this up; I'm clueless when it comes to writing a "diary" of my own (formatting? tags? I'm 'puter-illiterate), on top of which it's just a wee nugget, not a whole gold-field. But none seem to have picked up on it, and I think it's interesting at least, if not actually important.

A month or so ago, a local friend and I were talking about the forthcoming primaries. Both of us are "Deedsies" and we were both worried about his chances, given that he's had a slow fundraising start, tied as he was to the legislature protocol and cycle. She's a bit moonstruck on the Clintons, so she said she hoped the Big Dog would come down here and stump for Deeds.

I had to laugh; "if Willie Wanker comes out shilling for anyone, before the primaries, it will be for McAuliffe" I said. "The best we can hope for is that he sits tight until after the primaries and stumps for the nominee". She thought I was out of my mind. She thought that, having grown up in a different country, I didn't have a real "feel" for American politics.

Well... It looks like my old "cynic-o-meter" is still fully functional, for all it had been forged, of inferiour materials, in commie Poland, many, many years ago. Here comes the Big Dog, throwing his weight for his buddy:
http://politicalticker.blogs.c...

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