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Really, John McCain?

Listening to McCain rail against the right wing Tea Party arm of the Republican Party and the damage it is doing to the party, you’d almost think he hadn’t started it all by catering to that fringe group with his choice of our gal Temporary Sal as his running mate in the 2008 campaign. He has no one to blame but himself.

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Happy Holidays from your US Congress

The next budget deadline is January 15. So as you head into your holiday shopping, keep in mind that disaster awaits again a mere 15 days after the holidays end. How much debt do you want to be in when the excrement in congress causes us to default or the government to shut down again.

Yep, happy holidays. Try not to think about tomorrow.

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Carm channels Lassie

Snowy brought Santa Claus outside today when he went out for his morning ablutions. He propped him up nicely against a tree trunk, performed his morning duties, and ran back in while leaving Santa stranded against the tree across the yard from the back door. Loathe to traipse into the wet dirt and grass in my bathrobe and slippers, I jokingly called to Carm to go get Santa and bring him in. Without hesitation, Carm ran out the door, looked around the yard, spotted Santa, grabbed him and brought him in.

Who knew? That damn dog actually does have brain

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Feel the love

Well, that didn’t last too long. The first night I was back, all three dogs slept glued to my side in bed. The second night, two out of the three got in with me. One didn’t even try and one of the two on the bed with me got off in the middle of the night to sleep elsewhere. Last night, only one got in bed with me and he got off before morning. Either they are already over my two week absence or my snoring is as bad as my sister describes.

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I’m back

Details of Cuba trip to follow after I’ve slept long enough to not feel like a bucket of sand is in my eyes. Why, you ask, am I feeling this way? Well, I left my sister’s house on Friday at 12:30. I got to the Philly airport at 3 PM. My Alaska Airline flight was delayed SEVEN hours making me miss my connection. They had to change two tires on the plane and the tires were in Newark, NJ and had to be driven to Philly. Then spent three hours in SeaTac waiting for 6:10 AM flight to Anchorage. Got

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Two Things

One – today marks the 41st anniversary of the day I first set foot in Barrow. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it was an amazing and wonderful adventure that introduced me to some of the dearest people in my life today. You all know who you are so I don’t have to name names… do I, Sandra?  Greta? Joe? Beverly? Kent? and so many more.

Two – today I start my trip to Cuba. I am going completely unplugged due to the limited and expensive access available for the Internet there. It’s been a long time

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