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Estimate of Iraq war

they have estimated the cost of the Iraq war at 3 TRILLION dollars.  GWB said that it would perhaps cost 50 -60 billion dollars.  But the estimate right now is 3 TRILLION  dollars!  I am heartsick.  When I think of the things this country could have done with that kind of money.  When i see the Republicans yelling about Obama being a spendy, careless President that is sending our country to ruin, due to his deficit spending ,  I am outraged. 

 

 

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Sharia law??????

What is the idea of the GOP regarding “the threat that Sharia law will take over our country.”  WT??  The fear mongering the GOP is amazing.  Do they hope that all of the unquestioning Republicans will vote for them,  out of fear that the Muslims will take over our country and institute Sharia Law?  I am more in fear of the Fundamentalist Evangelical Dominionists (Taliban is another name for it) than I ever was about the Muslims. 

They know we have the First Amendment.  They know that we are never going to vote into law any Sharia law in this country.  What is their reasoning for this?  It just seems to me they are going farther and farther to the right,  about ready to fall off the scale.  I think the liberals and the progressives need to pull this country to a little bit more centrist place,  just pick it up and pull it over.  Because when Newt gingrich can talk about we should just bomb the hell out of Iran and N Korea,  they're bringing up Sharia law, etc.  can they get any crazier? 

 

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On the National scene,

Was watching some of the MSNBC videos,  and Sally Quinn was being interviewed.  She stated that there are whispers about town that VP Biden and SoS Clinton will switch positions for the 2012 elections.  That would free Clinton to begin campaigning earlier,  setting her up to run for POTUS in 2016.  Biden's love is Foreign Affairs and he would be a very good Sos.  Can you imagine an Obama/Clinton 2012?  I think it would be a good deal.  Then we'd have a Clinton/? 2016.  They asked Quinn what she thought the odds of this happening were?  And she answered, “Oh I am sure its going to happen.”  Then she smiled.  She would not release her sources, of course.  but she sounded pretty confident.   Any thoughts? 

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"Look, she's a REGISTERED Democrat!!!"

Well, I went and voted today.  It felt good to vote.  While standing in line to sign in and get my ballot,  the people ahead of me were saying, “Republican.”  “Republican”, “Republican”, “Republican……”  And when I signed in, the woman started to ask me “Republican or Democrat”??  When the woman sitting beside her said, “Look,  she's a REGISTERED Democrat.”  Without saying any more,  she handed me a Democratic Primary ballot.  I clearly stood out among the people waiting to vote.  Anyway, I just smiled while I waited to vote.  It sure was a weird feeling.  That's why Steve King traditionally takes O'brien and Sioux County. 

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Primary is June 8th

Just checked with my county.  And in order to get an absentee ballot,  one needs to send them  a signed paper.  I got it at the Iowa Secretary of State site,  under “elections”.  I filled it out,  printed it,  and will be sending it to my county seat,  so I can receive an absentee ballot.  Anyone wanting an absentee ballot needs to remember to do this. 

 

 

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Congressman Gutierrez

Read today that Congressman Gutierrez,  congressman from Illinois,  was arrested in a sit down demonstration in front of the White House.  They were demonstrating peacefully against the Arizona “papers please” law.  He, along with many others, was taken away in those plastic handcuffs. 

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