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Lola in the Southern Snow "I'm supposed to do what, exactly?"

Finally we learn what "Replace Obamacare" really means / New Yorker cartoon

It says our Health insurance is being replaced by a series of tweets calling us losers.

Daily Cartoon / The New Yorker / by Emily Flake Jan 5/2017

Thinking about Solly Mack today

Today is the day her new ordeal begins to repair the damage in her face. It will be to repair and restructure and get rid of the constant pain. That's how I understand it.
Here's hoping all of us send light, prayers, thoughts of healing. Whatever it is we do, a collective combining of our good energies goes her way.
I'm looking forward to her return, all better.


We have not heard from this devoted Christian in a while.Jimmy Carter still full of love and smarts

Little do they understand...... (Anderson 'toon)

..............there's no need to worry about their guns.
Medicare and Social Security are real concerns, and they are only a start.
And it's less than three weeks now. This January will be the shortest one ever to me.

(note the hats...great drawing)

Borowitz reveals: Kremlin names Trump Employee of the Month

MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—Capping an extraordinary year for the former television host, the Kremlin has named Donald J. Trump its Employee of the Month for December.

“No one has worked more tirelessly for the glory of the Fatherland than Donald Trump,” the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an official statement. “He has set a high bar for all Kremlin employees, and for that, we salute him.”

To mark the honor, Trump’s name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the hallway outside the Kremlin’s H.R. office.

According to Kremlin sources, Trump faced tough competition in the Employee of the Month voting, besting both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ExxonMobil’s C.E.O., Rex Tillerson.

Speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Florida, Trump called the award “a tremendous honor, just tremendous.”


Merry Merry to all my photo forum friends

There is a place half an hour away that has a three acre (I'm guessing) Christmas lights extravaganza. The family that puts it on is stopping it after 50 years. It is Kitsch to the max and so wonderful it has to be chronicled.
But not by me.
So for my Christmas post I show two photos from it, and a shot of Lola in the arms of my friend Danny, who ran the Bernie campaign here in the area, and who still visits.

Thanks for your care and attention not just through the year but always. I am seriously augmented by being part of you, and I learn all the time.
Happy Holidays, take care of yourselves and those around you, and let's all hope for the best in the next (dreaded) year.



Source: NY Times

For his envoy to Israel, Donald Trump has chosen a supporter of West Bank settlements who has insulted left-leaning American Jews

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli far right, as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, elevating a campaign adviser who has questioned the need for a two-state solution and has likened left-leaning Jews in America to the Jews who aided the Nazis in the Holocaust.
Mr. Friedman, whose outspoken views stand in stark contrast to decades of American policy toward Israel, did not wait long on Thursday to signal his intention to upend the American approach. In a statement from the Trump transition team announcing his nomination, he said he looked forward to doing the job “from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

more at link

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/us/politics/donald-trump-david-friedman-israel-ambassador.html?emc=edit_na_20161215&nlid=28208667&ref=headline&_r=0

Please don't Laugh! My guard dog is posing.

I'm walking Lola now, a little bit anyway. When we encounter pedestrians I usually say something like: "Don't worry! I've got this."

Putin Agrees to Receive Intelligence Briefings in Trumps Place - Borowitz tells it

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In what Donald Trump’s transition-team members are calling a further example of international coöperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to receive daily U.S. intelligence briefings in the place of the President-elect.

Trump, who had earlier decided that he did not need the briefings and had assigned Vice-President-elect Mike Pence to receive them, said on Tuesday that Putin was a “much better choice.”

“No offense to Mike, but Vladimir Putin is just a terrific, terrific guy to do this,” he said. “He knows all the players.”

Trump said that, while he was “totally uninterested” in receiving the briefings, Putin appeared to be “extremely interested.”

“He’s just terrific,” he said.

Trump also touted his deal-making prowess in securing the Russian President’s services. “The American people are getting an amazing deal here,” he said. “Putin is doing this totally for free.”

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