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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 1.5.04
Yahoo, Reuters, AP | Jan. 5, 2004 | TruthNtegrity

Posted on 01/05/2004 4:30:22 PM PST by TruthNtegrity

Pres. Bush traveled to St. Louis to promote his "No Child Left Behind" education law. Pres. Bush spoke at the Pierre Laclede Elementary School, which he said in his Saturday radio address had risen "to meet our new standards."

Pres. Bush also visited with about 50 fourth-graders. One asked Pres. Bush if he had wanted to be president when he was a child.

"No," Bush told the children, all nearly a decade shy of voting age. "It can be pretty hard." Still, he called his job "a very rewarding experience" and took credit for "a world that's more peaceful, (where) more kids are learning to read."

He also appeared at his first campaign fund-raiser of the year, adding to a record total of more than $110 million in contributions for a primary race in which he has no Republican opponent. Pres. Bush now has $120 Million in his campaign bank account.

On Thursday, the second anniversary of the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act, Pres. Bush will hold a similar event at West View Elementary School in Knoxville, Tenn. Both events are paired with re-election campaign fund-raisers.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: campaignfunds; dayinthelife; education; missouri; nochildleftbehind; presidentbush
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To: GretchenEE
HMMM!

LOOOOOVE the subject matter! :O)

201 posted on 01/06/2004 11:51:35 AM PST by Pippin (Fear the elephant!)
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To: homemom
My brain doesn't stretch far enough around the bend to encounter the reasoning behind anyone trying to compare, credibly, Hitler to Bush! I hit on these possibilities.

1. The writer doesn't understand the nature of Hitler.
2. The writer doesn't understand the nature of Bush.
3. The writer is a lunatic.
4. The writer is so desperate to see Bush fall from power that he resorts to expressing his lunacy.

I can think of no possible touchstone with reality in these attacks.
202 posted on 01/06/2004 11:54:04 AM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: DrDeb
Thanks for posting that great article @56.
203 posted on 01/06/2004 11:58:33 AM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: homemom
I love your story about Lucky the kitten. I had a somewhat similar experience with a Siamese kitten, about six weeks old, that my neighbor and I found crying in the tall grass across from our homes. I named her Fugi (pronounced FOO gee), short for Fugitive. Jean (neighbor) and I made a deal. I'd keep the kitten in my home, she'd take it to the vet, we'd split the vet bills, and she'd find it a permanent home. That poor little creature had a terrible, terrible intestinal infection, fleas and ear mites. She was also starving and would have had a terrible end. Jean found her a home, where the owners kept her indoors all the time. With the bad start this dear little thing had, I was very glad she'd be pampered. I got reports back till I moved away, about how happy Fugi and her people were. It was cool.
204 posted on 01/06/2004 12:05:46 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: MJY1288
Mike, you make way too much sense (post #163).

Excellent points and summary of the germane and substantive issues.
205 posted on 01/06/2004 12:15:32 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
You are fortunate your mom wrote down her recipes. Mine didn't, so when I come across a recipe that reminds me of one of hers, I try it. Here's a winter warmer that is reminiscent of her soup, but even better! The author (no longer with us) was a professional chef and all his recipes are, IMO, outstanding. I've never regretted making a single one of them.
I'm actually making this today.

SPLIT PEA SOUP ESPECIAL
Cooking Time: 3:15 Hours + time to heat water
YIELD: 2 quarts, 8 servings
From: Chet Beckwith, Modified by GretchenEE

A homey split pea soup made easier: the split peas don't have to be soaked overnight. This freezes exceptionally well; especially nice in individually-sized servings.

1 lb. Dried split green peas
1 Tasso or smoked ham bone (I use about 1-1/2 lbs.; can also just add precooked ham bits about 15 minutes before serving)
1/2 lb. bacon, crisp-fried and drained, cut into small pieces (optional)
8-10 C. water
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch diagonally
1 - 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 green onion tops and bottoms, thinly sliced
5 carrots, chopped into small pieces
Parsley to taste
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1. Rinse peas in cold water, drain, and put in 8-quart kettle with Tasso or ham bone and 8-10 C. water.
2. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer.
3. Cover and cook 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. In medium skillet, over medium heat, sauté celery, onions and green onions until onions are limp, about 5 minutes; stir to prevent sticking and burning.
5. Fry and cut bacon, if using.
6. Add the following to peas and ham hock mixture: salt, rosemary, bay leaf, garlic, bacon.
7. Mix well and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer covered for 45 min.
8. Skim fat and add a little water if too thick.
9. Add carrots.
10. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and cook covered for additional 30 to 40 minutes, stir to prevent sticking. Remove Tasso or ham bone, slice meat from bone, and return.
11.Top with parsley and croutons; serve.
206 posted on 01/06/2004 12:34:33 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: GretchenEE
I think #4 hits it. "Evil" knows that Bush is a "good guy" and is desparate to get him out of power. Sad, kind of scary that they are that desparate.
207 posted on 01/06/2004 12:55:09 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: GretchenEE
I think you're definitely right with #4. There are very evil people who need him out of office so they can continue with their evilness.
208 posted on 01/06/2004 12:57:37 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: GretchenEE
Animals are just so special! (no, I'm not a Peta person and don't believe they're equal to humans!) Our puppies were a year old yesterday; they're labs, and we kept a black female and a chocolate male out of the litter. It's been a tough year for us both family wise and financially. So many times my husb. has come home upset, depressed, and cheered up when the puppies ran up to him and licked him, and then lay on the couch with him. That unconditional love . . . I'm glad your cat story turned out happy! Thanks for sharing it!
209 posted on 01/06/2004 1:01:26 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: GretchenEE; All
Yummy sounding recipe! I also add a diced sweet potato to my pea soup and lots of added vitamins. YUM!

Speaking of recipes, anyone have a good one for cabbage soup? Not the "diet" one--I found that recipe and sounds awfully boring. I do NOT like tomatoes in soup, and most of the other recipes I found had tomatoes in them. I do want a low-cal one, and hamburger in it is OK. Any suggestions?
210 posted on 01/06/2004 1:05:10 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom; All
Yipeee!!!

No more PT!!!!!

No crutches!!

Just got home from there and grocery shopping, that cold artic blast is beginning to move in,,BRRRRR!!!

Gonna fire up the kitchen cookstove and set a pot of soup on it..

Yeah, it's a good life..living here in the country..

Ms.B
211 posted on 01/06/2004 1:52:52 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: GretchenEE
Boy, that soup sounds goood!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with me..it beats the heck out of the one I usually make!

I have everything here but the ham bone, and I just got back from doing groceries...darn..Think I will make your soup on Saturday.

Gonna do up a batch of Potato-Leek soup for meself tonight, Mr.B is at a Pubbie fundraiser and dinner..
I didn't want to go this time, 'sides, it didn't coordinate with the PT appt...

Got a case of the sniffles, so the soup will be good!!I am glad my Mom wrote down all her recipes, she was really big on pastry and fancy desserts..but she had old recipes handed down from Canada, like Creton, Canadian Meat Pies, and so on..made me miss her all over again..

Ms.B
212 posted on 01/06/2004 2:02:47 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: homemom; Fawnn
Somewhere in this upside down house, I have an old cookbook from Warsaw...it has a recipe for Hungarian Cabbage Soup in it, I will see if I can find it for you.

I know that soup had ground beef in it, in the meantime, perhaps Lady Fawnn could help us?

Ms.B
213 posted on 01/06/2004 2:25:00 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
The only cabbage soup I do is one with bacon, chicken broth, onion, potatoes, optional other veggies, and cabbage. (In fact, that sounds good. I may have to make a low carb version of it tonight without the potatoes!)

Can't help you with the Hungarian version, although I seem to recall saving a recipe for one at one point that calls for some vinegar at the end of the cooking time. (I'll try to remember to do a "find" later tonight. I'm crashing right now. Sorry.)

Here's the only Hungarian thing I could find during a quick look-see. I've never tried this one. (I'd NEVER use beef bouillon cubes! YUCK!!! Minor's Beef Base.)

Hungarian Goulash

Recipe courtesy Elizabeth Molnar

1 strip bacon
2 onions, medium dice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 garlic clove
Pinch caraway seeds
2 tablespoons good quality sweet paprika (see cook's note)
2 cups warm water
2 cubes beef bouillon
2 whole tomatoes, canned
1 green bell pepper
4 or 5 potatoes
2 tablespoons sour cream, plus more for plating
1 pound prepared spaetzle, as an accompaniment
Cucumber salad, as an accompaniment, recipe follows
Cook's Note: using good quality paprika is important. After about a year, paprika spice tends to lose its intensity. Use the best quality possible!

In a cold, heavy 6 to 8-quart stewing pot, fry bacon over low-medium heat until fat is rendered, and then discard bacon slice.

Saute onions in the bacon fat for a few minutes, do not allow the onions to brown. If bacon does not provide enough fat, add a little olive oil to prevent the onions from sticking. When onions become glossy, add the beef, sauteing with the onions for about 10 minutes, covered, until the meat is browned.

Meanwhile, chop and crush the garlic with the caraway seeds; add to meat and onions. Remove pot from heat. Stir in paprika rapidly with a wooden spoon. Immediately after paprika is absorbed, add the warm water. The water should just cover the meat, leaving room for potatoes.

Add beef bouillon cubes. Cover pot and cook over low heat for about 1 hour.

While stew is braising, prepare the tomatoes by cutting into 1-inch pieces. Core green peppers and cut into strips. After 1 hour of braising, add the tomatoes and green pepper. Add a little more water, if necessary and a little more salt if you need it. Simmer slowly for another 30 minutes.

Peel potatoes and cut into bite-sized cubes and set aside in a bowl of water. Add potatoes, and cook another 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and the goulash is done.

Once goulash is finished, dissolve sour cream and a little of the goulash sauce in a cup. Add to goulash, it should give a creamy consistency. Serve goulash with spaetzle on the side, adding an extra dollop of sour cream to each plate.

Cucumber Salad:
2 cucumbers
Seasoned salt
1/2 onion
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika
Pinch dill, dried or fresh (optional)
Dollop sour cream (optional)

Peel and slice cucumbers very thinly. The side of a metal grater with the wide slots works best here, or you can use a mandoline. Place cucumbers in a flat dish and sprinkle throughout with salt, making sure that all the slices are salted. Leave to rest for 30 minutes. The salt will draw the moisture out of the cucumbers. Cut the onion into paper-thin slices and place in a container. Once the cucumbers have released water, use your hands to squeeze out the excess water and add to the onions. The cucumbers are supposed to be limp, but still crisp.

In a measuring cup mix vinegar, water, sugar and paprika to create a vinaigrette. Pour over the cucumbers and onions and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's secret: make the cucumbers before the goulash and it will be perfectly marinated by the time you are done making the stew!

Serve with a sprinkle of dill and a little dollop of sour cream if desired.

The recipes for this program, which were provided by contributors and guests who may not be professional chefs, have not been tested in the Food Network's kitchens. Therefore, the Food Network cannot attest to the accuracy of any of the recipes.


Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium
214 posted on 01/06/2004 2:39:14 PM PST by Fawnn (Former Fair Funkle Fawnn, wOOhOO Consultant, and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: homemom
Blonde, fatigued moment. Pinging you to #214, too.
215 posted on 01/06/2004 2:40:15 PM PST by Fawnn (Former Fair Funkle Fawnn, wOOhOO Consultant, and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! I'm so glad you're healed!!!

The arctic blast has been here for several days. I'm getting tired of all the animals being in the house all day--well, Almost all day. I put them out every hour or so for a little bit. I've been getting lots of "inside" stuff done.

I'm wiht you on the soup--yesterday I made pea soup, and today tried hamburger/vegetable. Made up my own recipe and turned out pretty yummy. Even the kids like it! Hopefully mr. homemom will too.

Keep warm and enjoy that healed knee!
216 posted on 01/06/2004 3:03:00 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: Fawnn
OOOHH--sounds yummy! THANKS! Excuse my ignorance, but what is spaetzle?

Thanks again--hope you're resting! Big day at work?
217 posted on 01/06/2004 3:07:27 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom
Thanks!
I'm so glad that's over with!!

I haven't started my soup yet. been hanging around reading the newspaper, a couple of interesting jobs in there...

one is for a Surgical Assistant, the other is for a Ward Clerk, I love my current job, but it is not full time and doesn't pay enough...need to make a few changes this year...

Ms.B
218 posted on 01/06/2004 3:17:43 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; homemom
If you make the split pea soup, you won't need to add any oil to the frying pan to saute' the vegetables, as they will sweat enough to keep them from sticking if you stir them through their cooking time. I tie the hambone in cheesecloth.

The soup smells sooooo good while it's cooking ... I always get comments from my (apartment) neighbors.

Ms.Behavin, you can sit while you chop the vegetables, to save your knee. And the pot doesn't need much attention the first two hours while the peas and hambone cook.

For my taste, I use 9 C water; I don't like this too runny or too thick.
219 posted on 01/06/2004 3:45:09 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Yeah, we're in a major money crunch too. It's so hard to know which direction to go in. I've always been at home the majority of the time (working a little outside our home but mostly I got to choose my own hours) and I just don't want a full- or even part-time job outside our home. For one thing, I would NOT work at the hosp. or LTC in our town. And then to drive, face working every third weekend, etc. . . I'm blessed to have a husband who can earn enough that I can stay home, but having his own business puts a huge burden on me, too, with his LONG hours, no dependable babysitters, taking him lunches, putting up his workers occasionally, etc., etc., etc.

I have two home businesses and I'm going to work really hard at them to make them bring in some money. That way I can still be on my own schedule, which can also be a proboem--no set hours.

If I remember right you do have some medical training? So we are in a good field--lots out there. I have to admit I've been feeling the pull of working in a hospital again. I teach a Lamaze class tomorrow night and hopefully that will help.

WHEW! Bet you didn't expect all that . . . THANKS for listening!

Have you started your soup yet?
220 posted on 01/06/2004 3:50:44 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: GretchenEE
If it gets too thick, just spoon out your bowl and put a pat of butter on top. Not good for the diet, but YUMMY!!!
221 posted on 01/06/2004 3:52:46 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
I'd love to see the recipe--but do NOT hurt yourself looking for it.

You mentioned you had the sniffles? Nothing better than a great big glass of Orange Juice mixed with a great big glass of peach schnapps. :-) Get your vitamin C and your rest vitamin all at the same time. :-)
222 posted on 01/06/2004 3:54:53 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: Fawnn
I din't know that about the paprika, either--THANKS for the info! I'm anxious to try this.

***Blonde, fatigued moment***

Don't worry about it--I know what you mean! :-)
223 posted on 01/06/2004 3:56:25 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: TruthNtegrity
You probably posted this but I don't remember--in what area of work is your expertise (or "expertises"?) I think I remember you saying you once had your dream job and were looking for another--what would it be? Anyone here might know somebody who knows somebody . . .

You ARE in my prayers for answers--isn't it a blessing to feel at peace with a troubling situation? God blesses us with friends we can "talk" to His peace and reassurance. I've felt it lately too.
224 posted on 01/06/2004 4:02:47 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom
Yes I have some medical training..
CNA 23 years
CMT-20 years
CRMA-5 years
Medical Transcription-pending

This job requires BCLS certification, wonder how fast I could obtain that? It's just an 8 hour course...
Job requirement in the paper says basic education and the ability to speak English (I love that!)

The website says BCLS certification and must be able to graduate to Surgical Technician in one year..

Think I should go ahead and apply?

The hours are terrific..11am to 7:30 pm...right up my alley!

Ms.B
225 posted on 01/06/2004 4:09:50 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: TruthNtegrity
Hiya Truthy!

Any news today?

Ms.B
226 posted on 01/06/2004 4:12:34 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
You have a LOT of training! Have you ever thought of going to nursing school? If you have, I have a lot of advice. :-)

As for the BLS training, I used to teach CPR! I'd suggest calling your local community college to see if there's a class going on, and/or ask for the names of the instructors--I used to teach private classes for people like yourself who needed it fast (and it never took the whole 8 hrs!)Don't worry about having it done before you apply; just tell them you're working on it--heck, maybe the hospital will offer a class, depending on how they do inservices and orientation.

And of COURSE you should apply! After all, if after the tour and interview, if you don't want to take the job, you don't have to! What do you have to do to be a Surgical Tech? That was one rotation in school I just did NOT like. I did see a heart surgery and it was absolutely fascinating. But being an OR nurse did NOT appeal to me.

Good luck!
227 posted on 01/06/2004 4:19:12 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom
I didn't know that! (about the butter) For me, butter is my friend, since I'm on Atkins for life. I can eat only a leeeetle bit of this soup at a time due to the carbs. But oh my, it is sooooo good.
228 posted on 01/06/2004 4:26:53 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Hallelujah for the healthy knee! So glad to hear it.
229 posted on 01/06/2004 4:27:39 PM PST by GretchenEE (Osama, you're next.)
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To: DollyCali; LuvyaDubya
Thank you for your appreciation of the Dose. I love doing it.

We seem to have gotten the Ohio weather earlier than the weather guys said. It moved in this afternoon, with incredible winds and chill. Brrrrrr! The good news though is that it's going to be sunny tomorrow, although still windy and cold but the rain/snow/sleet they forecast are out of the picture.......until Friday, I guess. I'd like to miss that precipitation completely. I'm ready for Spring.

Boy, I sure hope that new job is further South. I'm tired of snow, ice and cold.

Truthy
230 posted on 01/06/2004 4:31:50 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: GretchenEE
So has the Atkin's worked for you? My dear husband desparately needs to lose some weight but he's a BEEF lover and a veggie hater. Not very willing to make any lifestyle changes . . . but I think if he did something that made a difference, and could see some changes, he'd be very motivated.
231 posted on 01/06/2004 4:34:20 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom
Says here the surgical technician provides professional care to surgical patients under direct suprvision of the RN circulator, and assists the surgical team..

This position is in the Cardio-Vascular surgical unit

(I finally got my soup started!)

Ms.B
232 posted on 01/06/2004 4:38:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Sounds fun! Might as well apply and see what it's all about.

What kind of soup are you making?
233 posted on 01/06/2004 4:40:51 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: GretchenEE; ohioWfan; Maigrey; hoosiermama; hoosierpearl; homemom; MS.BEHAVIN; DrDeb; azGOPgal; ...
Bingo on numbers 3 and 4.

Soros, who's dabbling into the currency markets has caused governments to fall, has put $15 Million into moveon. org. He is "determined" to see Pres. Bush defeated in November.

He most likely will throw more money at the "problem" if needed.

That's why we are all getting "grass roots appeals" from Pres. Bush, the Bush/Cheney campaign organization, and the RNC. The idea is that $5, $10 and $25 contributions from all of us will more than match Soro's 15 Million dollars, and we will help keep Pres. Bush as President.

It just fries me something fierce that Soros is using his millions to support Democrats because he is basically a Socialist himself. He just can't tolerate anything that Pres. Bush does - not tax cuts, not war on Terror, not anything.

The guy is a kook. If you saw a picture of him, not to be callous about physical appearance, he is crazy and determined to succeed.

We must stop him.
234 posted on 01/06/2004 4:44:18 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: homemom
Had a hankerin' for potato-leek soup..
I usually eat low carb stuff..and yes the Atkins diet works very well!!

Ms.B

P.S. I'm going to go ahead and apply for that job!
235 posted on 01/06/2004 4:48:09 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: TruthNtegrity
You're right about Soros..

He's looney!!

His cheese has slipped off the cracker,
know what I mean?

:-)

Ms.B
236 posted on 01/06/2004 4:50:11 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
***Had a hankerin' for potato-leek soup.. ***

Wanna share that recipe?

***I'm going to go ahead and apply for that job!***

Good for you! PLEASE let me know what happens!

237 posted on 01/06/2004 4:53:04 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
***His cheese has slipped off the cracker, ***

THAT'S a new one--I love it! LOL!
238 posted on 01/06/2004 4:53:54 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: homemom; MS.BEHAVIN
Systems Engineering - I do everything except program. Functional design, training, testing, installation, maintenance, and any manuals having to do with any of the above.

I've worked different projects; can't really say here in an open forum, but will provide more information via FReepmail.

I'm hoping that the "missile shield" project (Starwars to us Reagan lovers), which was awarded to Northrup Grumman with Raytheon as prime subcontractor has a job for me.

Anyone with contacts at Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BEA Systems, I'd appreciate the help!

Homemom, thanks for asking.

Truthy
239 posted on 01/06/2004 5:02:33 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: homemom
This recipe is from "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest" by Emily Katzen...

3 medium potatoes
3 cups cleaned chopped leeks
1 large carrot chopped
4 cups water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk (I prefer heavy cream)
freshly ground black pepper
(I also like to stir in freshly grated Parmesan cheese right before serving)

Scrub potatoes and cut into chunks.
Place in pot with the leeks, celery, carrot, water and salt.

Bring to boil, cover and cook until the potatoes are tender (about 20 minutes).

Remove from heat, and let cool until it's no longer too hot to puree.

Puree the soup in a blender or food processor.
Return the puree to the pot and stir in the milk (cream)
(I also stir in Paremesan cheese at this point)

Add freshly ground black pepper, adjust salt to taste..

Serve hot or cold (I prefer mine hot!)

You can sprinkle fresh basil on top of the soup before serving.

I serve this with good crusty bread and a nice salad...

Enjoy!

Ms.B
240 posted on 01/06/2004 5:05:39 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
I say, go for it, MS. B.

If it sounds like it's right up your alley, then you should make it YOUR alley!

Truthy
241 posted on 01/06/2004 5:06:21 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: GretchenEE
Thanks so very much, Gretchen!!

Ms.B
242 posted on 01/06/2004 5:06:50 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: homemom; GretchenEE
Atkins has worked for me. Don't mean to butt in here, but Gretchen really helped me when I hit a plateau that just wouldn't go away.

I've lost a total of 140 pounds on Atkins, and have goal to go! 40 more left, I say, 18 according to Doctor. We'll see who wins!! I'll take the 18 off and seee if I like what I see in the mirror. If I don't, I'll keep losing until I do.

I do miss fruit and vegetables but it takes staying on "induction" for me to lose weight.
243 posted on 01/06/2004 5:09:21 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: TruthNtegrity
Thanks Truthy, I'll do that!

BTW..Minette is here in my lap again...when I saw your post, I said "Look Minette, it's Aunt Truthie."

She said "Meow?"

(I think that means "hello")

:-)

Ms.B
244 posted on 01/06/2004 5:09:57 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
I second the applying for that job. Go for it.

Send me some soup, okay? My hands are freezing. The house still hasn't come up to temperature and I'm cold.

I think I'll make some sugar-free hot chocolate. I need to get something hot in me.

245 posted on 01/06/2004 5:11:41 PM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: homemom
LOL

I Read that on another thread..
I thought it was so funny..
I think the writer was referring to Howard Dean..

Ms.B
246 posted on 01/06/2004 5:12:46 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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To: TruthNtegrity
WOW! Sounds like you're qualified to do many things. And do I remember that you are willing (eager?) to relocate? Unfortunately I don't have any contacts with the companies you've listed, but hopefully someone here will. And you have my prayers!
247 posted on 01/06/2004 5:15:54 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
YUM!

Ignorance again--what exactly is a leek? Isn't it like an onion?

THANKS!
248 posted on 01/06/2004 5:17:04 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: TruthNtegrity
Congratulations on your weight loss! What an accomplishment. Any suggestions for what I can do to help my husband? I, too, am working on losing a little, but I do like fruits and veggies and (not to brag) I just have more willpower than he does.
249 posted on 01/06/2004 5:19:21 PM PST by homemom (Watch and be ready.)
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To: TruthNtegrity
Wish you were here, I'd dish you up a nice bowl of soup and put you next to the cookstove...

Have some nice hot chocolate and wrap your hands around the mug...

Get warmed up!

Ms.B
250 posted on 01/06/2004 5:20:06 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Re-elect G.W.Bush)
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