5 takeaways from the Democratic debate CNN - December 20, 2015
With the Iowa caucuses just around the corner, the Democratic primary contenders gathered in New Hampshire on Saturday night for their third and final debate of 2015. For the Americans not on the road ahead of the holidays or watching NFL football, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley provided the entertainment, engaging in a substantive if somewhat dry policy forum. But the candidates answered some big questions and offered a glimpse of what's to come as this 2016 race hits.
The DNC data breach was cleaned up in the first 10 minutes. Donald Trump gets a beating, but did Clinton go too far? A sneak peek at Clinton's general election strategy. Progressive politics might be the real Democratic winner in 2016. Clinton's late -- but right on time "May the force be with you!" Clinton said at the end of her closing statement Saturday night. But there was another, mysterious force at play about an hour earlier. After a commercial break, ABC returned to a stage missing one very important fixture: Hillary Clinton. The candidate was about 30 seconds late getting back to her lectern, arriving as Muir began asking a question despite her absence. Upon re-entering the stage, Clinton offered a droll, "Sorry..." She seemed, much to the delight of supporters miffed that show went on without her, to be anything but that.
Near the Verrazano Bridge
Saturday December 19, 2015
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn -- My friend Carmine was walking along the esplanade watching the setting sun at the same time I was watching it from home. We both noticed a strange green orb-shaped object appear over the water. Carmine took this video. Click the Image then the arrows at the bottom right of the video to see it full screen. It feels atmospheric. Or it could be Santa. Orb Photography
My grandson Michael and his girlfriend Katie at Rockefeller Center
Have fun if you're doing last-minute shopping - Drive carefully.
Sun in Capricorn
Happy Birthday to the Capricorn Readers
Sunday, I told Z that I wanted a Christmas Sweater to wear today. I asked for a navy and white cardigan. He sent me to eBay then told me what to type and voila there it was on the first page. Great bargain at $12.00 + shipping. It was shipped from Illinois first thing Monday morning. Through the week I tracked it across the country on its journey home. I got it just in time. I love it!