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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn..

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This is What's Really At Stake in Battle for Senate Control: Talking Points Memo

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/whats-really-at-stake-in-senate-control

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Arguably the most significant consequence of a Republican Senate takeover in 2014 is absent from the campaign trail, and hardly registers in any polls asking Americans what their top election issues are.

It's not Obamacare. It's not taxes or spending or immigration. It's not the ISIS terrorist threat.

It's judicial and administrative nominations: who gets to be a lifetime-tenured federal judge, and who gets to run powerful government agencies.

Major legislation will remain bottled up under any plausible outcome in November as President Barack Obama will still hold the veto pen and Republicans will still control the House. But the Senate is the exclusive guardian of the nomination process. And in a potential Republican-led Senate, probable Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) would have complete control over which of Obama's nominations may come up for a confirmation vote.

"My guess is they put a stop to a host of nominations and try to use that process for hostage taking and leverage," said Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. "Certainly it means the ability of Obama to get any judicial nominations through becomes about zero."

Christine Brennan (USA Today) Confronts Fox News "Take the Stairs"



This one is not very long, very short...45 sec..but it happened, and she pointed it out on "Take The Stairs"
In a clear and precise way, and everyone who listens for that moment can see it..
Then the man says something like, "We covered that.."
Sure they did..

Air Bag Flaw, Long Known to Honda and Takata, Led to Recalls: New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/business/air-bag-flaw-long-known-led-to-recalls.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

By HIROKO TABUCHI
SEPT. 11, 2014

An air bag exploded in a Honda Accord in 2004 in Alabama, shooting out metal fragments and injuring the car’s driver. At a loss to explain the incident, Honda and its Japanese air bag supplier deemed it “an anomaly” and did not issue a recall or seek the involvement of federal safety regulators.

Today, more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled by 11 automakers over rupture risks involving air bags manufactured by the supplier, Takata. That is about five times the number of vehicles recalled this year by General Motors for its deadly ignition switch defect.


Two deaths and more than 30 injuries have been linked to ruptures in Honda vehicles, and complaints received by regulators about various automakers blame Takata air bags for at least 139 injuries, including 37 people who reported air bags that ruptured or spewed shrapnel or chemicals. In one incident in December 2009, a Honda Accord driven by Gurjit Rathore, 33, hit a mail truck in Richmond, Va. Her air bag exploded, propelling shrapnel into her neck and chest, and she bled to death in front of her three children, according to a lawsuit filed by her family.

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If you look at the entire story...you will see that this company..Takada..was responsible for over 14,000,000 recalled airbags..Who knows how many injuries were not reported. Add this one to the list of crooks never prosecuted...

Keith Olbermann: Roger Goodell Can't Resign, Because He Needs To Be FIRED



I saw this on YouTube.
posted last night....had to put it up..


The Media Is Deeply Invested In The NFL, Ray Rice story will go away much quicker than expected..

I think it must be said how deeply the media is invested in the NFL. I believe that after a relatively short time the story about Ray Rice will go away. Some media may keep track, but most slowly/or quickly stop covering it. TV has billions in contracts, and does not want that league to loose viewers. Because if NFL "football" looses viewers, other football may loose viewers too. Another sport is gaining in popularity among young viewers, and the vested interests do not want that sport, soccer, to take viewers from NFL and other football. I am not in charge, but the NFL and all media wants this to go away. Local TV devotes lots of time to football reports and updates. Sports segments have huge numbers of viewers. Sports magazines obviously love the NFL, and do not want fewer purchases for any reason. So, that is why I believe this one will go away faster than many desire. Tough for us. It is the media's football game and the rest can go away.

Hard to believe, but a Republican president said the following about guns and warships..

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." DWIGHT D EISENHOWER, speech April 16, 1953:


and...........my guess is, he really did see what war was all about...

Quite a long time ago, and you will never hear that from any Republican today...

A song about not giving up, Josh Groban.."Don't Give Up"

Sometimes this one helps some of us to get thru..


Favorite Animal Show from the first 20 years of TV....

Mine is clearly............................My Name is Mr. ED.......
a ridiculous show about a talking horse, and the one person that can talk to him....a take off of Francis the talking mule movies of the 40s and 50s.........(with Donald O Connor of all actors)

How Police Caught A Cop Who Allegedly Abused 8 Black Women..Buzzfeed from Huff Post

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/daniel-holtzclaw-alleged-sexual-assault-oklahoma-city

OKLAHOMA CITY — Daniel Holtzclaw made a mistake, an Oklahoma County prosecutor argued on Wednesday: “He messed up.”

Holtzclaw’s mistake was pulling over the wrong person: A woman who, when he allegedly assaulted her, wouldn’t hesitate to call the police.

It happened around 2 a.m. on June 18, when Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer, was ending his shift on the northeast side of Oklahoma City. He switched off his patrol car computer. Then, without calling for assistance or otherwise notifying his station, police said, Holtzclaw made a traffic stop.

The woman — identified in court documents as J.L. and in local media reports as a 57-year-old grandmother — said she was driving home after playing dominos with a friend, according to detective Kim Davis, who recounted J.L.’s story at length during a hearing at the Oklahoma County Courthouse

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This is pretty ugly, and it fairly long.. This story goes at length as to how Oklahoma City police caught this man. While this event has been up before, this describes the lengthy process that went into the arrest. There is a whole lot of evidence that the story describes. It is quite descriptive and ugly. But the evidence is strong as it is presented here. You decide..

Does Alison Grimes have a reasonable chance to beat the turtle?

Just asking for opinions and perhaps someone has view from Kentucky. I sure hope so..

Thank You
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