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...eight -- possibly nine -- dams have failed so far..

I hope none of our DUers are in danger down there..So incredibly sad


(CNN)The rains may have stopped in South Carolina, but the danger and the work to rebuild are far from over.

"I believe that things will get worse before they get better," Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told reporters Monday.


Nine people are known dead in the state due to weather-related incidents, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith. Five drowned after trying to drive through floodwaters. Four others died in traffic accidents, he said. One of the deaths was a state transportation employee. Timothy Wayne Gibson, 45, died Sunday in floodwaters while overseeing work in Columbia, the South Carolina Department of Transportation said.

In North Carolina, a passenger in a car died when a tree fell onto Interstate 95, according to authorities.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley warned there could be other deaths.

According to Thom Berry, a spokesman with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, eight -- possibly nine -- dams have failed so far.

"We have several others that are in the process of being over-topped," he said.

Haley said more evacuations are likely as floodwaters rise in spots, and authorities warned of the danger of roads that look OK on the surface but that may have been undermined by raging waters.

Chris Hayes Wins MSNBC's Only News & Documentary Emmy

Chris Hayes Wins MSNBC's Only News & Documentary Emmy
By Lisa de Moraes
September 29, 2015 11:17am

All In With Chris Hayes won MSNBC’s only Emmy last night at the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in the Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis category for Fifty Year War: The Changing Face Of Poverty In America. It was the first Emmy win for Hayes’ program.

In July, Hayes may have gotten a last minute reprieve when his ratings-challenged primetime program nabbed that cable news network’s only two nominations for a News & Docu Emmy (the second nom went to the show’s All In America: A New Frontier In Women’s Healthcare).
That morning’s noms announcement had come on the eve of what sources were describing as an all-hands-on-deck town hall meeting with staffers called by Andy Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. At that gathering Lack was expected to hint at lineup overhaul plans, as he looked to pull that network out of the ratings cellar.

Thank goodness our 2761 mile trip through washington state is OVER

We went to rule out places we would not want to live, and of course I got whooping cough 1 day into the trip..coughed myself silly... (and of course stayed clear of most people) We spent most of the time driving driving driving..

By the end of the two weeks, my breathing was so compromised that I used a wheelchair at the airport (first time ever ..)

We have narrowed the home search to Longview/Kelso/Chehalis/Centralia/Montesano/Elma/Ellensburg/Shelton/Belfair..and if necessary Yakima..

When our house sells, we will go back but the trip will be mercifully short then

Washington is still as beautiful as ever

The day after our son picked us up at the Oakland airport he left on his MEGA business trip..:


He will not be sleeping in his own bed until Nov 10th..

and most of our kitties are still snubbing us for having left them ..

GoFundMe nixes fundraiser for Kentucky clerk

GoFundMe nixes fundraiser for Kentucky clerk
Site claims Kim Davis' case violates updated terms and conditions
Published: 12 hours ago

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/gofundme-nixes-fundraiser-for-kentucky-clerk/#cXCSXdxhTSkH4kql.99

The left-leaning fundraising site GoFundMe has declined to accept a fundraising campaign for jailed Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis.

Davis was jailed on Thursday for defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in June. She was ordered detained for contempt of court and later rejected a proposal to allow her deputies to process same-sex marriage licenses that could have prompted her release. She has become the symbol of religious opposition to the heavy-handed tactics of the “gaystapo” who are ramming same-sex marriage through at the federal level across the nation in opposition of religious conservatives.

Supporters attempted to initiate a GoFundMe campaign for her defense, but were thwarted by the site’s Terms and Conditions, which were updated on April 29 to specify the site can choose not to allow “campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts.”


My Life as an Anchor-Husband

Jeb Bush's next book title ..

just sayin'....

Ed Schultz totally blew off his show

I can't say I blame him.. I;m sure he will land on his feet somewhere.. I will miss the attention he gave to labor issues..

He may have had a planned vacation, but I doubt it.. i think he was just tired of being jerked around and said Adios

A few questions about University "police"

Is this a nationwide "thing"?

Are they recruited by universities and then trained by local police?

Are they full-fledged local police who are hired by universities?

Are policies universal or at the whims of each collegiate board (or whomever hires them)?

If they are truly UNIVERSITY police, aren't they only police ON CAMPUS?

Thinking back to the Skip Gates incident, was that cop a university cop? Or was he sent on campus as a result of 911?

After the Samuel Du Pose episode, I am starting to see a Zimmerman-esque tinge..

I don;t even think we had university police way back when I went to college...at least I never saw one or knew they existed..

A cat, a dog and the other one

Mitch McConnell's Move Leaves Ted Cruz Out In The Hallway
House-Senate panel will have to reach deal without the Texan's help.

Have you all met Earl, the grumpy puppy yet?


who's known as "Earl the Grumpy Puppy," has an underbite, some wrinkles, and a dark complexion causing him to really live up to his name, Caters News reported. The second generation puggle, (pug and beagle mix), lives with 25-year-old Derek Bloomfield in Iowa, and rose to viral fame about a month ago when a photo of the dog was shared on Reddit, amassing more than 5,100 upvotes and over 2 million views on Imgur. We can see why -- he's giving the queen of the Interwebs, Grumpy Cat, a run for her money!

Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read


Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman For Junk Mail To Read; Mailman Responds Spectacularly

Ryan Grenoble
News Editor, The Huffington Post

Posted: 07/28/2015 12:55 PM EDT | Edited: 2 hours ago

Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores is a bit different from the rest of us. He loves junk mail.

Until recently, advertisements were the only reading materials available to the boy. Flores loves reading so much that he approached his mailman in a Salt Lake City suburb on Friday to ask if he could have any junk mail.The strange question prompted the mailman, Ron Lynch, to ask why. Lynch detailed Flores' response in a heartbreaking Facebook post afterward.

"Today while delivering mail to his apartment complex, I saw him reading ads, and then he asked me if I had any extra mail he could read," Lynch wrote. "He told me his wish is to have books to read. I told him the library had many, but he said they don't have a car, and couldn't afford the bus."

Lynch then asked his Facebook friends if they could spare some books for Flores:

"Most kids his age want electronics! It's great to see his desire, and you should have seen him beam when I said I could help!"


Those interested in sending books may ship them to:

Mathew Flores
c/o Sandy Post Office
8850 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070
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