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Published on May 26 2005

Verdict #1: I'm going to walk again......probably not well, but walk. Verdict #2: I'm going to live.....probably alone and broke, but live. \:D/ cherries

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Published on May 14 2005

Pew Research Center Political Typology
Upbeat Based on your answers to the questionnaire, you most closely resemble survey respondents within the Upbeat typology group. This does not mean that you necessarily fit every group characteristic or agree with the group on all issues. Upbeats represent 11 percent of the American public, and 13 percent of registered voters. Basic Description Upbeats express positive views about the economy, government and society. Satisfied with their own financial situation and the direction the nation is heading, these voters support George W. Bush’s leadership in economic matters more than on social or foreign policy issues. Combining highly favorable views of government with equally positive views of business and the marketplace, Upbeats believe that success is in people’s own hands, and that businesses make a positive contribution to society. This group also has a very favorable view of immigrants. Defining Values Very favorable views of government performance and responsiveness defines the group, along with similarly positive outlook on the role of business in society. While most support the war in Iraq, Upbeats have mixed views on foreign policy – but most favor preemptive military action against countries that threaten the U.S. Religious, but decidedly moderate in views about social and cultural issues. Who They Are Relatively young (26% are under 30) and well-educated, Upbeats are the second wealthiest group after Enterprisers (39% have household incomes of $75,000 or more). The highest proportion of Catholics (30%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) of all groups, although fewer than half (46%) attend church weekly. Mostly white (87%), suburban, and married, they are evenly split between men and women. Lifestyle Notes High rate of stock ownership (42%, 2nd after Enterprisers). 2004 Election Bush 63%, Kerry 14%. Party ID 56% Independent/No Preference, 39% Republican, 5% Democrat (73% Rep/LeanRep) Media Use Upbeats are second only to Liberals in citing the internet as their main news source (34% compared with 23% nationwide); 46% also cite newspapers. No more or less engaged in politics than the national average.

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Published on May 2 2005

Are you a Republican?

I am:
54%
Republican.
"Congratulations, you're a swing voter. When they say 'Nascar Dad', they mean you. Every Republican ad on the TV set was made just for your viewing pleasure. Don't you feel special?"

Are You A Republican?

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Published on May 1 2005

....when I have the newest Springsteen on my stereo. Devils and Dust
"I got somethin' in my heart, I been waitin' to give I got a life I wanna start, one I been waitin' to live No more waitin', tonight I feel the light I say the prayer I open the door, I climb the stairs..."
Mmmmmmm...mmmmmmmmmmmmm................but trust me, you will not be hearing the song "Reno" on the radio........ever. Nope. Not going to happen.

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Published on April 29 2005

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Published on April 19 2005

Personality Disorder Test Results
Paranoid |||||||||||||| 51%
Schizoid |||||||||||||||| 51%
Schizotypal |||||||||||| 42%
Antisocial |||||||||||| 46%
Borderline |||||||||||||||| 48%
Histrionic |||||||||||||| 46%
Narcissistic |||||||||||| 42%
Avoidant |||||||||| 34%
Dependent |||||||||||| 42%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||| 42%
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Disorder Info Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar. Paranoid Personality Disorder - individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening. Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings. Schizotypal Personality Disorder - individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior. Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness. Antisocial Personality Disorder - individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others. Borderline Personality Disorder - individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness. Histrionic Personality Disorder - individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered. Narcissistic Personality Disorder - individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships. Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful. Avoidant Personality Disorder - individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism Dependent Personality Disorder - individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder - individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.
Whew!! Nice to know I'm average, at least in SOME ways!! :-))

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Published on April 13 2005

nooooo Doc says two more weeks--MINIMUM--in my bondage contraption...... I'm going to go sit down( without bending my leg) and cry for awhile now......

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Published on April 12 2005

USWA: PACE Members Vote to Merge with Steelworkers Union
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 12, 2005—Over 1,600 delegates from the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers (PACE) Intl. Union voted overwhelmingly today to merge with the United Steelworkers of America. The new union will be called the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers Intl. Union or the USW for short.
Whew, what a mouthful!!!! Wonder what my new letterhead will look like?? Guess this also makes me a "Woman of Steel" now as well, since it looks like our Women's Network will be absorbed into the new group. I'm still wondering what this will do to our regional organization, since we had no information on it at our last meeting. Hike called this evening to report in on the Vegas doings-he sounded like he was enjoying every second of the convention so far. He said the vote went on a standing vote, instead of having to go to a roll-call vote. I told him to make sure he takes his camera along-we'd all like to see pictures when he gets back. Time to change my logo over there on the side.......

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Published on April 10 2005

Southern Dialect Quiz and my score is: 48% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

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Published on April 1 2005

Yahoo! News - Wis. Wheelchair Pageant Winner Loses Crown
APPLETON, Wis. - Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin has been stripped of her title because pageant officials say she can stand — and point to a newspaper picture as proof.
Think I'd qualify for that job? Right now, the thought of using a wheelchair sounds pretty good. Thank God for Vicodin.

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