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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
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Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Gestapo detained famous French historian for 10 hours at Houston Itl Airport .

Why is he famous you ask?
This distinguished historian's specialty is...Vichy France. And the Holocaust.

See here:
You can click on it for many comments if you are on Twitter.

International scholar visiting Texas A&M "mistakenly detained" by customs officials

A visiting scholar to Texas A&M was detained by customs officials in Houston this week while on his way to speak at a symposium in Aggieland, officials said Friday at the conference.
Henry Rousso was flying in from Paris to participate in the Hagler Institute Symposium when he was “mistakenly detained” Wednesday evening upon his arrival, according to Richard Golsan, director of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M.
“When he called me with this news two nights ago, he was waiting for customs officials to send him back to Paris as an illegal alien on the first flight out,” said Golsan during his introduction to the session which Rousso was set to participate in.

His work centers on the history and memory of traumatic pasts, France in WWII and the post-war period, his profile on the CNRS website says.
Rousso's current study involves the relationship between history, memory and justice.

His "crime" ???
He was born an Egyptian.

Donald Trump made it clear he has no intention of representing Americans who did not vote for him

This week in the nation’s capital, Donald Trump addressed the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and espoused a notably non-inclusive form of nationalism.

And now people are starting to develop a little warm heart, but the people that you’re watching, they’re not you. They’re, largely, many of them, on the side that lost. You know, they lost the election. It’s like, how many elections do we have to have? They lost the election.

“They’re not you. They’re the side that lost.” With those words, Trump indicated that, just as he sees independent media as “fake news,” he apparently sees all dissenting Americans as unworthy of attention. Sitting presidents historically work to be at least rhetorically inclusive of citizens who did not vote for them; Trump appears to feel no obligation even to consider their interests, much less represent them.
He further stated, “The forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer. That is the future of the Republican Party.” This coded language implies a pointed contrast with the Democratic Party’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, often seen by conservatives as a focus on people of color at the expense of white Americans, and derisively referred to as “identity politics.”


A chairmen of the Senate & House Intel.Comm. called press to deny RussiaGate stories.

White House asked key officials to deny reports of Russian contacts after FBI refused

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates' ties to Russia, a politically charged issue that has been under investigation by the FBI as well as lawmakers now defending the White House.

Acting at the behest of the White House, the officials made calls to news organizations last week in attempts to challenge stories about alleged contacts between members of President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, U.S. officials said.

The effort also involved senior lawmakers with access to classified intelligence about Russia, including Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.,
and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairmen of the Senate and House intelligence committees.
A spokesman for Nunes said that he had already begun speaking to reporters to challenge the story and then "at the request of a White House communications aide, Chairman Nunes then spoke to an additional reporter and delivered the same message."

Unlike the others, Nunes spoke on the record and was subsequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal.

The Chairman of the Intelligence Comm. has already decided there is nothing to the story, AND is publicly supporting Trump's version
before the Comm. has even investigated it!!!

My feeling, based on a lot of reports I have been reading this past week, is Trump is covering how much he is indebted
to Russian money laundering, since the 1990's.
He is REALLY scared of what is being discovered, and damn if the Congress is gonna give him a free ride to cover it up.

What is wrong with this picture..( rhetorical )


As he promised: Obama lawyers team up to fight Trump

Top lawyers from former President Obama’s administration are launching a group aimed at keeping President Trump from breaking ethics rules.
United to Protect Democracy will focus on issues such as Trump administration officials potentially intervening in regulatory agencies or intimidating staff.

The organization has already submitted 50 Freedom of Information Act requests regarding ethics in the Trump administration.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer responded to the group’s formation by waving off any potential ethics concerns.
“This administration has raised the level of ethics training and oversight to a new level compared to the practices of the previous administration,” he told Politico.

Here is the web site....pls. share as you see fit.


Orange Foolius ......someone named him Orange Foolius ...

List of senators still opposing the Independent Investigation of Trump

Reads like the membership of the Tea Party

at link...


Pls. hold a thought for Mira who is having surgery right about now.

It should go well, but extra hugs sent her way will be extra appreciated.

( I will let her share any details she chooses)

How many people do you think there were at that rally?

You know, the campaign he held in Fla. today, at our expense?

Journalists post a VERY moving response to Dolt 45's bashing of the news.

You might need a kleenex....

be sure to scroll down to see all the pictures

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