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Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Our candidates, on race:

In the last debate, Sanders addressed race on three occasions: 1) asked about the death penalty, he noted that innocent people of color are more likely to find their way to death row; 2) asked about our criminal justice system, he made sure to include in his answer the fact that we incarcerate mostly people of color; and 3) when responding to the Flint disaster, he asked a type of question rarely heard from a Presidential candidate: what would have happened if Flint's population was middle class and white?

Clinton said absolutely nothing about race. Well, almost nothing.
At the debate's conclusion, with the last question answered, Clinton wondered aloud why there weren't opportunities to talk about race.

NZ minister gets dildo in face after TPP signing

Mass protests over the TPP in New Zealand did not pass by without tomfoolery; a day after thousands took to the streets of Auckland, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce was hit with a sex toy thrown by a woman, while speaking at Waitangi.
Joyce was an easy target, giving an interview to the press, following the February 4 signing of the TPP agreement, hailed as “the biggest trade deal in a generation.”

But several thousand protesters had gathered earlier to march against the agreement, and a sizable presence was at Waitangi as well, four hours north of the original march, in Auckland.
Shouting “that’s for raping our sovereignty,” the woman threw a huge pink rubber penis, hitting Joyce square in the face. Security quickly led her away.

Pic and video at link...........

Eric Holder, who now defends corporate clients, is featured in Hillary ad

Former Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder is prominently featured in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad running in South Carolina. “If you want to make sure Republicans don’t take us backward, help Hillary move us forward,” Holder says.

Meanwhile, in his post-public service life as a partner with white-collar defense firm Covington & Burling, Holder is upholding his Justice Department’s tradition of negotiating lower fines for corporate offenses, albeit from the other side of the negotiating table.

During his Justice Department leadership, Holder specialized in negotiating settlements with corporations. The Justice Department issued a record number of deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, allowing corporations charged with misconduct to buy their way out of trouble without jail time or clawed-back bonuses.
Holder defended corporations at the firm before becoming attorney general, and immediately returned there at the end of his tenure, calling it “home for me.” A year earlier, he purchased a condo that sits 300 feet from Covington & Burling’s new headquarters in Washington.

The firm even held open a corner office in that new building for Holder while he was a sitting attorney general, while he negotiated settlements with Covington & Burling clients.

But Holder bristles at the suggestion that there might be a connection between his current employer and his conduct at Justice.

Bristle away, Holder...it is pretty obvious to most people what was going on.

Oregon standoff suspect Jon Ritzheimer denied bail in Phoenix

Breaking news site.

He was the one on the video complaining about all the dildos being mailed in.
Worth it just to watch him waving a big one in the air.

Photo from happier days & dreams of glory....

One of my generic drugs went from 10.00 to 160.00!

10.00 for 90 day supply in JUuly
160.00 for same today.

I did not buy it, it is not absolutely essential, but it is very helpful.

We have to do something about this price gouging.
That smug bastard Shkreli is only the tip of the iceberg.

Bundy, 9 others indicted by federal grand jury

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted the leader of the armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge and his followers.

Federal prosecutor Geoff Barrow says the indictment involves the 11 people arrested so far “and others,” perhaps a reference to the four holdouts still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The FBI arrested Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Peter Santilli, Duane Ehmer, Jason Patrick and Dylan Anderson on probable cause. Six were arrested during a traffic stop along Hwy 395, others arrested at or near the refuge.

Arizona resident Jon Ritzheimer was also arrested in connection to the occupation but remains in custody in Arizona.

Each has been charged with one felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

UPDATE: Reuters now says 16 indicted, but no additional names yet known.

Smoking gun.......here is what Cruz sent out just before the Iowa Caucus:


Former Flint, Mich., emergency manger Darnell Earley will be 'hunted down' by US Marshals

to receive a subpoena to testify in front of House committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz says -

The guy decided he did not have to respond to Congressional request that he be at the hearing.

I do hope they nail him.

Democratic primary/caucus calendar and delegate counts

2,383 delegates to win the nomination.

Clinton now has 385
Bernie has 29
counting Iowa

New Hampshire ( winner take all) = 24 delegates. Feb. 9

On March 1, several states vote in Primary for a total of 865 delegates.

There is an excellent table of delegate counts per state at this link, I cannot make it copy onto this page
(but if someone can....)
One table for Dems, one table for Repubs.


Michael Moore comment on Iowa results:

An elderly Jewish socialist, whose avg contrib is $27, ends up in a TIE w/ 1 of the most famous political figures of the past 3 decades. Wow

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