A Memorial Day Message

81 Responses to “A Memorial Day Message”

  1. 1 Anjo
    May 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    A blessed day to all on this day may your fond memories of your loved ones be a source of comfort

  2. 2 Anjo
    May 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I’m first, I’m first, I AM FIRST

  3. 4 Judith Fardig
    May 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Well done, Anjo! I Thanks for your comforting wish.

  4. 5 desertflower
    May 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Like we need another reason to vote against this guy….


    Memorial Day: Trump’s War On Climate Action Would Ensure A World Of Wars

  5. 6 GGAIL
    May 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    There is a traffic event on the SB 405 in Long Beach. A stolen van has finally run out of gas. The CHP has stopped traffic behind the situation and will probably close the NB lanes.

    Goo grief!

    • 7 GGAIL
      May 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      He surrendered peacefully. Thank goodness

      • 8 Betsy
        May 30, 2016 at 5:51 pm

        Glad it happened today, I was on the 405 yesterday and would have been caught in that if it had happened then.

        • 9 GGail
          May 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          I’m glad it ended peacefully and that those who were on the freeway didn’t have to suffer in traffic for a long period of time. He surrendered in about 15 minutes.

  6. 10 desertflower
    May 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Honestly…I can’t take months and months of this bs

    • 11 GGAIL
      May 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      DF, since I’ve been involved in the Hillary campaign, I see the level of voter support for her and I’m quite encouraged that she will prevail and Trump will be a distant memory.
      Next week, we begin the GOTV. All are welcome to go to Hillary.com and sign up to participate!

      • 12 desertflower
        May 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        I appreciate that, GGail:) I think that she will prevail, but I really, really don’t want to have to hear months of this malarkey…I don’t know what bothers me more…his hateful mouth, or knowing that my fellow citizens support such a thing. Thank you, GGail…for doing the hard work:)

        • 13 jackiegrumbacher
          May 30, 2016 at 5:42 pm

          Df, I wholeheartedly agree with you about the Trump malarkey. And I especially don’t want to hear about aggrieved white males who feel that Trump expresses their angst. When I hear that stuff, it takes all of my strength not to tell them to get over themselves. Women and people of color have been aggrieved for centuries with good reason and no one spent their days whining about it. If the idea a female president makes men “uncomfortable,” they need to adjust to a changing world. Whatever their problem, Donald Trump is not the answer.

  7. 20 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm

  8. 21 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm

  9. 22 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  10. 23 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  11. 24 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  12. 25 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm

  13. 26 donna dem 4 obama
    May 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    10 of the best minutes you will spend being informed today.

  14. 28 Neena20409
    May 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  15. 29 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  16. 30 desertflower
    May 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The great Warrior Dogs….

  17. 31 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm

  18. 32 desertflower
    May 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Info on how to register to vote!!


  19. 33 yardarm756
    May 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    (Don’t forget to vote)

    • 34 GGail
      May 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      I feel that this is quite harsh and cavalier. No one that I know would want to have this weekend of the above due to the lives and sacrifices of Vets. I had cousins who fought in Vietnam and have not been the same as before they were drafted.

  20. 37 desertflower
    May 30, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Ummm….what say the family?


    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians.

    Netanyahu’s comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who promised Israel warmer ties if it accepted efforts to resume peace talks.

    “The Arab peace initiative includes positive elements that can help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said, echoing comments he made a year ago to Israeli reporters.

    “We are willing to negotiate with the Arab states revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region since 2002 but maintains the agreed goal of two states for two peoples,” he added.

    • May 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      he has stated that does not believe in the 2 state solution…hmmmm…..is he preparing the table for Clinton…hoping to get a better deal with the US

    • 40 GGail
      May 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Hedging his bets and dangle the carrot

    • 41 Don
      May 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Maybe Nets is thinking that the next President will indeed indulge his every whim and by doing so will isolate Israel even more in the world community. And maybe Nets is realizing that his last chance for peace rests with President Obama.

  21. May 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    The Libertarian Party…disaffected GOPers…interesting…they are on the ballot in 50 states according to CNN…they seek to challenge to TRUMP and Hillary…
    Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark spoke to press following the nomination process, discussing the Libertarian Party’s outreach and fundraising efforts. Sarwark said the party had established a “back channel” to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party’s nominee.


  22. May 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  23. May 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Bill Kristol still looking for a 3rd party candidate that the 65% of Republicans who don’t support Trump can vote for….Would the Libertarian Party fit that bill…

  24. May 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Well I see that the Nova Wildcats will be at the White House tomorrow, as POTUS celebrate them winning the Men’s NCAA Championship. Well I won’t be watching, because Nova defeated my UNC Tarheels and it’s still alittle tough. I was so hoping Coach Williams and the Tarheels would be at the WH again before POTUS left. POTUS pick the Tarheels in 2009 to win it all and they won.

    May 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm


  26. 50 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  27. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  28. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    • 53 GGail
      May 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      And how many of those with the high tax rate have Universal Healthcare and Free College?

    • May 30, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      It’s more of Republicans lies. Tim Wise said that back in the fifties the tax rates were much higher then today, it was over 90%. So these Republicans are nothing but bold face liars.

      • 56 jacquelineoboomer
        May 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm

        Most of ’em always have been – always will be – because they’re only concerned about themselves and the almighty dollars in their pockets.

  29. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Maybe some of those RWNJs will volunteer to go with:

  30. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Memorializing the Veteran

    The mother can still feel the touch of his hand
    His wife can still hear his breathing next to her
    The children remember the joyous morning kisses
    The grandparents are lost, without him

    He won’t return but then he never really left them
    He lives in their memories, in their photographs
    In their hearts, in their parades

    His service was to a country of people
    Sometimes not paying attention to his patrol
    Often he served aboard a ship of fools
    But he knew the goal. He knew the goal.

    We remember. We remember.

  31. 59 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  32. 60 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Yeh, duh!

  33. 61 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  34. 63 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    class vs crass

  35. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    May 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    This is hysterical! If I see him comin’, I’m going to hide behind my sofa.

  36. 65 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  37. 66 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  38. May 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    • 69 arapaho415
      May 31, 2016 at 12:41 am

      GM pf58, sorry to respond so late.

      Agree w/ the author (who lives in CA24, Santa Barbara [before redistricting based on 2010 census, CD24 was my district]) that CA’s “jungle primary” is an abomination.

      However, he is a bit misleading when he states that CA31 is “a heavily Democratic district in which two Republicans advanced to the general election due to Democratic voters splitting their votes among four other Democrats on the primary ballot (and it almost happened again two years later.)”

      According to the Ballotopedia article linked to by Washington Monthly, CA31 is rated “D+2 [Cook Partisan Voter Index], which is the 179th most Democratic district in the country.” My CD26 has the same D2 rating, and no one would mistake it as being “heavily Democratic.” Before 2012 redistricting we had a long-time GOP rep (Elton Gallegly) and had an R4 rating.

      The “jungle primary” system was supposed to make our elections less partisan, but as predicted, “the increase in competition also led to an increase in campaign spending, due to the fact that competition within political parties lasted for the entire year rather than ending after the primary. Experts predict that this will only increase the power of the special interest groups that fund the campaigns.”

      There’s just too much money in politics and too many uninformed voters (those who rely on MSM for news). Think it’s too late to stop these GOP dirty tricks since the Jun 7 primary is almost here.

  39. 71 Dudette
    May 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  40. 72 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm

  41. 73 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm


  42. 74 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

  43. 75 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm

  44. 78 amk for obama
    May 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

  45. May 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I have to admit – I don’t understand the Tiny House thing.

    I don’t understand it for one person. I definitely can’t comprehend it for more than one person, or a couple with a child or with a pet. I didn’t think I was claustrophobic, but maybe I am. Because, I can’t understand how this could possibly work – ever.

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      May 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      To me, it’s like they’re all kidding themselves … until they’re inside one of those things for a couple of weeks, and then I picture them running out into the night, screaming.

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