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Trump’s 2020 polls prove Democrats need to start planning for a Biden White House

Many years ago, George Mitchell, the Senate Democratic majority leader in the 1990s, told me, “The only people who believe the speeches of Republican senators are Democratic senators.”

I love my party. And I’m proud of what we stand for: equality, economic dignity, health care as a human right, among other things. But when it comes to practicing politics, the Democrats are a party ridden with crushing anxiety and self-doubt, even if the winds of fate are sailing entirely in our direction. Throughout the Trump era, I’ve seen us suffer time and again a terrible case of political amnesia.

The Democrats are a party ridden with crushing anxiety and self-doubt, even if the winds of fate are sailing entirely in our direction.

In 2016, Donald Trump got just over 46 percent of the vote, aided by Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaign, Jim Comey’s oh-so-necessary letter about Hillary Clinton’s email server

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L.A. Angels star Albert Pujols, wife start new cafe concept that helps equip adults from vulnerable situations with vocational training, life skills

COSTA MESA (KABC) — The Los Angeles Angels missed the playoffs this year but Albert Pujols and his wife, Diedre, are keeping busy. The couple launched Open Gate Kitchen, a new cafe concept fueling social good, which equips adults from vulnerable life situations with vocational training and life skills.

Fernando Escobar is now head cook and manager of the restaurant; but a few years ago, he didn’t know where his next meal would come from. Open Gate International helped turn his life around through culinary school.

“My life was in the place of darkness and addicted to meth and alcohol and I ended up in the streets homeless,” said Escobar.

Making food takes Escobar back to days in the kitchen with his mother; Christmas with his family. It now gives him a feeling of empowerment.

“To be a part of something that could possibly help another single parent out there

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden From Scratch!

1. Plot out your garden area. Decide on what you want to plant and how much room you will need to grow those plants. Also, the amount of sunlight is very important in picking out the proper placement of your garden. You will want an area that gets direct sunlight most for the day. Something else to take into account is the drainage of the land. You will not want your garden in a depressed area of land because water will tend to flood those areas and won’t drain properly. I prefer using a slightly sloped piece of land or a flat piece of land that retains and drains water properly. Once you have chosen the location and size of you garden you will want to mark the boundaries of the garden with stakes or flags.

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How To Start a Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are many of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. A butterfly garden is an effective way to see more butterflies and to allow them since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to deed like building homes, roads and farms. It is straightforward to increase the quantity and breed of butterflies in your yard. Basically grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat on, and plants that adult butterflies feed on.

When making a butterfly lawn, the possibilities associated with what to use in your butterfly back garden design are unlimited. Below are several suggestions to help enable you to get started. They may be designed to ignite the creative procedure for your mind and obtain you started soon on your way developing a lovely butterfly backyard.

Before you decide to even begin your own butterfly garden, discover which types of butterflies are usually in your neighborhood. … Read More

Butterfly Bush Care – How to Start a Butterfly Garden

When starting a butterfly garden keep in mind certain plants attract butterflies into your garden. The butterfly bush is one such plant. ” Budleia” is the Latin term for the butterfly. Therefore if you see this name on the plant tag or in the description, you can be relatively sure it will attract butterflies to your garden.

Butterflies feed on nectar in order to survive. The butterfly bush is loaded with nectar; therefore the bush attracts the fragile insects as well as bees and hummingbirds. The bush grows large clusters of blossoms that are supported by thin, fragile looking branches. These blossoms are known to grow two feet in length.

After a rain or watering the flower heavy branches droop to the ground. When planting the bush allow enough space between plants so that they fall over without touches each other. Over one hundred unique species of the butterfly bush … Read More

Start Your Fall California Garden in September

September is the time to plant cool weather vegetables and flowers as well as perform fall maintenance around the yard.

Plant Cool Season Vegetables: Plant such vegetables as broccoli, peas, kale, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, radish, carrots and celery. These plants will start producing in late winter or early spring. Plant onions and garlic too.

Add Bulbs: Some bulbs can go into the ground now while others need at least six weeks of cold storage (in a paper bag in the refrigerator) before planting. Ask your local nursery what to buy and plant in your area. Bulbs will begin to grow and bloom in spring. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of refrigerating bulbs, plant these varieties: amaryllis, calla lily, Dutch iris, freesia and watsonia. They can be left in the ground throughout the year.

Plant Flowers That Bloom In Fall And Winter: While … Read More