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Name: Steve
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unfortunately, until DNC convention 2016 and probably for a bit afterwards....

who you choose as your candidate will not please some. I've never seen you get uncivil. I understand the enthusiastic support for Mr. Sanders. I'm just not sure he can win the general election, but if he wins the Dem nomination, I'll enthusiastically support him. Same with Secretary Clinton. Same with whoever wins the nomination.

Neighbors complain of drones flying over Winter Park back yards



It seems like drones are everywhere these days. You can read about them all over the Internet, see them in parks across the country and now, for some Winter Park neighbors, they're flying around back yards.

The problem is, the residents are concerned because they tell Local 6 they don't know who is doing it.

One video a viewer sent Local 6 shows a drone flying just feet off the ground in one woman's backyard as she and a man look at it.

"It's like 'Terminator 2,'" she said.

Mother's Day wishes

To all of you whose mothers are alive and still with you, enjoy her immensely.

To all of you whose mothers are no longer with us,

To all of you who never knew your mothers

To all of you whose mothers were "sub-optimal", to put it politely, also

My mother passed away in 2007 and I'll miss her more tomorrow.

eta: My second mother.

Have a good day, no matter what.

Loud noise, smoke reported at New York's Indian Point nuclear plant


A loud noise was reported at the Indian Point nuclear plant in the area of Buchanan, New York state, but reports of a transformer fire and explosion have not immediately been confirmed, a New York State police spokesman said.

Local television station WABC reported smoke could be seen rising from the plant. The police spokesman said no injuries have been reported at the site.

Why Clinton’s immigration speech left many Republican rivals speechless


Hillary Rodham Clinton’s fighting words on immigration this week, designed in part to provoke Republicans into a reactionary counterattack, instead drew an unusual early response from several top-tier GOP presidential candidates: silence.

Two days after Clinton vowed to expand on President Obama’s executive actions to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was one of the only leading Republican 2016 contenders to strike back, calling it a “full embrace of amnesty” that is “unfair to hard-working Americans.”

By contrast, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not weigh in publicly on the remarks Clinton made Tuesday at a campaign stop in Las Vegas. Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), one of Obama’s most vocal critics on immigration, waited until Wednesday evening to respond on Facebook, writing that Clinton wants to “continue and expand President Obama’s illegal amnesty” and “continue the lawlessness that is dividing our country.”

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee told MSNBC on Wednesday that Clinton was wrong, saying the country needs to focus on border security first.

Oklahoma City - my sympathies

As some of you know, I'm the weather nerd over at http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1232

The other day, the tornadoes near OKC caught my eye. So I went to the local media to watch. I was pretty impressed with their coverage and also with their earnestness and down-to-earth quality. I'm used to hyper-smarmy and oh-so-funny-and-sophisticated coming out of Orlando, so OKC was a breath of fresh air to me.

So I got a bit curious and read a bit. WOW, you all in OKC get slammed online. I don't think I need to repeat what gets said.

I thought Orlando and Florida in general got slammed. My sincere sympathies!

smarmy local television anchors, get off my lawn!

Do they annoy you too ? Holy crap, I don't watch TV very often at all, but when I do, these anchors are like nails on a chalkboard. So damn phony and insincere.

Tropical Storm Ana intensifies as it churns toward the Carolinas


(CNN)Tropical Storm Ana gained strength as it moved toward North and South Carolina early Saturday.

Ana, the first named storm of the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm season, spawned off the coast of Georgia on Thursday.

As of 5 a.m. ET Friday, it was about 105 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Beachgoers and sailors should take Ana seriously. High rip currents could sweep swimmers on the shores of Georgia and South Carolina out to sea. The storm may cause coastal flooding in South Carolina.

KMOD and a raccoon walk into a bar around 5 PM

They both sit down on adjacent stools.

Raccoon to bartender: "I'll have Sex on the Beach, sir. Keep 'em coming"
Bartender: "Ok", shakes head, muttering "I had no idea raccoons liked SOTB".

KMOD to bartender: "I"ll have a Candy Raccoon, sir. Keep my glass filled please".
Bartender: "OK", shakes head, muttering "SOTB, Candy Raccoon, this night is getting weirder by the minute. Now I need a drink".

*Clock behind bar chimes midnight*

Raccoon turns to KMOD, who is just as sloshed as he/she (?) is.

"I'll race you home!"

One thing too many DU'ers forget is this fact....

We on DU are part of the 1% (?) who really pays attention to national and state politics, and actually gives a damn. Enough of a damn to vote SOMEHOW SOME WAY. We are NOT apathetic, at least not as much as most people.

Most voters (who are even registered) aren't that concerned about elections. They are worried about money, their jobs, their families, their health, etc etc etc.. Way down the list comes that horrible word, politics. They aren't paying attention to things on a regular basis.

The result ? The motivated wins elections, and sadly to say, the Republican base is pretty damn motivated. That's just a fact. They vote during off-year elections, and of course during presidential election years too.

If Democrats had wonderful turnout for every state and national election, there would no issues about this. More states would have Democratic governors, Democratic legislatures, and a Democrat would win the national election every time, from what I know of national stats. That's not the case.

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