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Mike Minter in Texas. A Profile in Courage. Congressional Democratic Candidate. AWESOME Video/info


This short documentary profiles Mike Minter, an underfunded Democrat who seeks election against a Republican incumbent in one of the most conservative districts of Texas.

Video by Marco Ricci on Publish Date November 2, 2014.

Stephen Colbert and George Takei on the mid-term elections. Great and important work!

Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait!Shock at my table/ NC

I have, after the time of the Uniter not the divider one Republican friend left.
In the past, distant though it seems, I not always knew the Politics of my friends, but that has drastically changed in the last decade or so, and my one Republican friend and I have left it at agreeing to disagree in principle and that we would not discuss Politics ever or the damage her only TV channel, Foxx youknowwhat does to her, but I was given permission to send her things to read without comment, and an answer was not expected (and never came).

A large American flag flies at the entrance of the condo. I always resent her having stolen MY flag to make HER point. Her neighbors are also Republican, many more flags, and I know they party and get together and are of one political mindset.

She was at my dinner table tonight.
We - 7 of us - had a lovely time discussing many different things until she dinged her wine glass and asked for our attention:

"I'm in a group tonight where I know I am not going to be chastized for what I am about to tell you. But for reasons all of you are clear on and I am beginning to see the light about I have early voted for Kay Hagan.
My first vote of my life that was not Republican

That's all folks.
Kay Hagan will win NC

Trees - and if you would please tell me which you like. I want to enter a learning curve :)

I’ve not had the time to be very active here, I could only be very sporadic, but I’m roaring back.
In the last week I dusted off my secondary camera (Sony Alpha 500) because the primary one (Sony Alpha 65) is getting repaired and now that I finished a huge job and have time again I took about 400 photos in a week. Pretty natural in the glorious and flaming Indian Summer in the South.

So, if you’ll still have me, I’ll be around again, participating.

These I took this afternoon, stopped at the side of the road, it’s in town, near a library and a school.
Which do you like best, if any.

Elon College is not just a four letter word in the crossword puzzles. Here it gives NC H*O*P*E


This is a new poll
wish I knew how to post the chart directly.
It shows how Kay Hagan is moving up very nicely.

Obama Urged to Apologize for Anti-Fear Remark By Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama is coming under increasing pressure to apologize for a controversial remark that he made on Tuesday, in which he said that the nation’s Ebola policy should be based on facts rather than fear.

While the anti-fear tenor of Mr. Obama’s comment was offensive enough to some, the President made matters worse by suggesting that science would play the leading role in guiding the nation’s Ebola protocols—a role that many Americans believe should be played by fear.

Across the country, Democratic candidates have sought to distance themselves from the President’s incendiary statement, especially in states like North Carolina, where science and facts have record-low approval ratings.
Carol Foyler, a Democratic consultant in Colorado, said that she was “smacking my head” at the President’s divisive comment.

“He’s unpopular enough as it is,” she said. “Aligning yourself with science and facts is a surefire way to alienate millions of Americans.”


Oh no - I have now seen the light - take me off the list as a Republican. HAVIN’ FUN with pollsters.

A few days ago I had a polling call from the Republicans, they got my name almost right, and since it’s a bit unusual I answer to most anything.
They said are you “Mary” and added my last name and I said yes and they thanked me for being Republican. They really did. And I started to guffaw. I almost choked, actually, since this struck me as very funny.

I said - no - if it says I’m a Republican it's wrong because there isn’t a single one of those I could vote for. Please take me off this list - because the way they are ruining my state I can’t imagine voting for them in my lifetime.
She said, OK, but I’m not sure, you are definitely on this list and have been a long time.
And I said: Let me thank you ahead of time for changing this for me.

So afterwards, like a lightning bolt, it occurred to me that they thought I was my EX-sister-in law whose name is Mary and who retained my unusual last name after my brother’s death and who chose to no longer have a family connection.

Since then I have had no less than three phone calls asking for Republican Mary who I then profess to be.
I patiently answer all the pertinent answers about affiliation, and who I am voting for, and my color, and my proclivities and I am turning Mary into a card carrying, newly devoted Democrat.

Since they did not take her off their lists, at least I take responsibility for her repentance and her come to Jesus conversion, over and over.
I never ever asked them to be taken off that list again, just told them I had changed my long standing Republican views.

It just makes me smile. We need some levity. We will win this thing.
Let's keep getting out the vote, and let's keep talking up the importance of this election.

Colbert Took Apart 'History Buff' Louie Gohmert. He was blistering him. It doesn't get any better.

Do yourself a favor and watch this.
Stephen put words to how I feel about this man in a way I never could, and honestly, I can't get enough of it


Without Borowitz we would not know this: Chris Christie was sworn in as medical doctor

TRENTON (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that he was “sick and tired of having his medical credentials questioned,” Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) had himself sworn in as a medical doctor on Sunday night.

Dr. Christie acknowledged that becoming a doctor generally requires pre-med classes, four years of medical school, plus additional years of residency, but he said that the Ebola epidemic compelled him to take “extraordinary measures, as we say in the medical profession.”

Dr. Christie said that, beginning on Monday, he would begin a series of random “house calls” to check New Jersey residents for Ebola and assign them for quarantine. “I can usually diagnose someone with Ebola in under a minute,” Dr. Christie said. “Even faster if I don’t actually see them.”

The doctor said that before moving forward with his plan to quarantine scores of New Jersey citizens he suspects of having Ebola, he consulted with other prominent epidemiologists, including Dr. Rick Perry, of Texas. “He concurs,” he said.

Dr. Christie defended his quarantine plan against critics, noting that unorthodox procedures in medicine often face opposition at first. “We’re used to hearing that the nurses and doctors who treat Ebola patients are heroes,” he said. “But the real heroes are the people who lock up those heroes.”


Polltaker is Borowitz: Majority of Americans Favor Quarantining Wolf Blitzer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Borowitz Report) — Amid concerns that the spreading fear of Ebola has become a greater threat than the virus itself, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans favor a quarantine of the CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

While poll respondents supported quarantining more than a dozen cable-news personalities, including the entire cast of “Fox & Friends,” a full seventy-two per cent gave the nod to a quarantine of Blitzer.

At the Centers for Disease Control, a spokesman said that a Blitzer quarantine was “very much on the table,” and that the C.D.C. had come up with a workable plan.

“Essentially, we would do a lockdown of ‘The Situation Room’ and provide Wolf with food and water until the crisis passes,” he said.

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