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Posted on 10/20/2006 6:44:54 AM PDT by Mo1
I was wondering if you'd wander by...
It will be good to pick on for our card game tomorrow, if Al and Devin don't eat it all first. ;)
It's almost time to start the Enchillada Pie. Nice rainy day for cooking and the leaves are coming down fast with all this wind.
That corn looks yummy!!
All day I keep getting wind warnings for my town and it hasn't happened. We have barely a breeze. Maybe it'll come later.
It is pouring buckets here right now LJ. The wind is coming in gusts. There go all the pretty leaves.. Groan.
Bummer. The leaves have been so beautiful this year!
They've been dropping like flies here all day. Poor Al...he has to clean them up from two yards for awhile.
They are having an open house on Sun...but I don't think we'll be selling any time soon unless we give it away.
Hey there, Mo :) Thanks so much for startng a fresh thread.
You still haven't sold? There are a lot of those in MA and just in my little town.
That's going to complicate your winter between keeping pipes from freezing and shoveling.
Hi there, CO. I've been trying to catch up on all the threads and just saw the one about your nephew. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine what all of you must have been going through. Please do keep us updated and know that you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
OMG ! Its about time you checked in, horsey. :) I remembered that you said you were starting a new project, and IIRC, this one is in this hemisphere... even on this continent. LOL Good to see you, as always.
It rained here for two days, thunderstorms, power outages and dark, humid days... miserable. But today its fabulous, not a cloud in the sky, so nice and cool with low humidity. A picture perfect day.
Edwards: I'm More Joyful Than Clinton
20 Oct 2006
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of White House hopeful John Edwards, says her choices in life have made her happier than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton _ a possible Edwards' rival for the Democratic nomination.
"She and I are from the same generation. We both went to law school and married other lawyers, but after that we made other choices. I think my choices have made me happier. I think I'm more joyful than she is," Elizabeth Edwards said Thursday.
Speaking at a luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Home Journal, Edwards said she didn't know the New York senator very well but expects Clinton will be "a formidable opponent" for her husband, the Democrats' 2004 vice presidential nominee.
Edwards, who is promoting her memoir "Saving Graces," recalled when Clinton surprised her by showing up for dinner at the Edwards' home.
"Apparently, she had confirmed with John just a little while earlier, but (the) news hadn't reached me," Edwards said, according to a transcript provided by the magazine. "We didn't have enough shepherd's pie in the fridge so we ate salmon and cabbage _ lots of it. She loves cabbage and so do I."
Edwards recalled how first lady Clinton deftly answered questions on Capitol Hill during testimony on President Clinton's health care proposal.
"As a woman, you couldn't help cheering from the sidelines. That will be a factor for John. She will be a formidable opponent," Edwards said.
A call to Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines for comment was not immediately returned.
That is Where the life line is?
In just about all the old movies I use to watch it was the talks in the kitchen with the cook that were the warmest!
People would sit down to eat it was formal but in the kitchen it was cozy!
KGB Letter Outlines Sen. Kennedy's Overtures to Soviets, Prof Says
By Kevin Mooney, CNSNews.com Staff Writer, 20 Oct 2006
CNSNews.com) - The antipathy that congressional Democrats have today toward President George W. Bush is reminiscent of their distrust of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, a political science professor says.
"We see some of the same sentiments today, in that some Democrats see the Republican president as being a threat and the true obstacle to peace, instead of seeing our enemies as the true danger," said Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College and the author of new book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.
In his book, which came out this week, Kengor focuses on a KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.
The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party.
In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his interpretation of Kennedy's offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials, Kengor claims in his book.
At one point after President Reagan left office, Tunney acknowledged that he had played the role of intermediary, not only for Kennedy but for other U.S. senators, Kengor said. Moreover, Tunney told the London Times that he had made 15 separate trips to Moscow.
"There's a lot more to be found here," Kengor told Cybercast News Service. "This was a shocking revelation."
It is not evident with whom Tunney actually met in Moscow. But the letter does say that Sen. Kennedy directed Tunney to reach out to "confidential contacts" so Andropov could be alerted to the senator's proposals.
Specifically, Kennedy proposed that Andropov make a direct appeal to the American people in a series of television interviews that would be organized in August and September of 1983, according to the letter.
"Tunney told his contacts that Kennedy was very troubled about the decline in U.S -Soviet relations under Reagan," Kengor said. "But Kennedy attributed this decline to Reagan, not to the Soviets. In one of the most striking parts of this letter, Kennedy is said to be very impressed with Andropov and other Soviet leaders."
In Kennedy's view, the main reason for the antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1980s was Reagan's unwillingness to yield on plans to deploy middle-range nuclear missiles in Western Europe, the KGB chief wrote in his letter.
"Kennedy was afraid that Reagan was leading the world into a nuclear war," Kengor said. "He hoped to counter Reagan's polices, and by extension hurt his re-election prospects."
As a prelude to the public relations strategy Kennedy hoped to facilitate on behalf of the Soviets, Kengor said, the Massachusetts senator had also proposed meeting with Andropov in Moscow -- to discuss the challenges associated with disarmament.
In his appeal, Kennedy indicated he would like to have Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.) accompany him on such a trip. The two senators had worked together on nuclear freeze proposals.
But Kennedy's attempt to partner with high-level Soviet officials never materialized. Andropov died after a brief time in office and was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
In his attempt to reach out the Soviets, Kennedy settled on a flawed receptacle for peace, Kengor said. Andropov was a much more belligerent and confrontational leader than the man who followed him, in Kengor's estimation.
"If Andropov had lived and Gorbachev never came to power, I can't imagine the Cold War ending peacefully like it did," Kengor told Cybercast News Service. "Things could have gotten ugly."
In the long run of history, Kengor believes it is evident that Reagan's policies were vindicated while Kennedy was proven wrong. In fact, as he points out in his book, Kennedy himself made a "gracious concession" after Reagan died, crediting the 40th president with winning the Cold War.
Notice I didn't say why did she beat nully. No point in restating the obvious. LOL
Speaking of houses... we haven't seen any of the new house in quite a while. Howz going ? :) Does it look like "home" yet ?
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