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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Bernie will be in Birmingham next Monday, MLK Day

Here is link to RSVP page


Finally found the PERFECT campaign song for Ben Carson

Pink Floyd

Comfortably Numb"

Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?

Video for the possibly 2 people here who do not know the song

Ben Carson's finance chairman Dean Parker resigns from campaign,

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's finance chairman Dean Parker resigns from campaign, according to press release - Politico

I KNEW Trump reminded me of someone but could not put my finger on it till now......

and it totally explains his appeal, too.

Obama's language in the State of the Union was extremely divisive,designed to antagonize his foes

in that it consisted entirely of complete sentences.
Andy Borowitz

Terrified Jeb Bush Beginning To Fade From Visible Spectrum

Somehow this seems more relevant now than it did before Christmas

LAS VEGAS—His voice slowing during his response to a question about immigration as he struggled to comprehend what was happening to him, a visibly terrified Jeb Bush reportedly began to vanish from the visible spectrum while on stage at Tuesday night’s Republican debate.
“Securing our nation’s borders has to be the first priority in our…our…oh…oh, God. What—what’s going on?” said Bush, who, upon noticing that he was growing fainter, raised his translucent hands in front of his face in apparent disbelief, staring through them in horror for several seconds before frantically launching into the rest of his platform.
“Uh, we need more surveillance along the border, better enforcement of immigration laws that are already on the books, immigrants should have to learn English, uh, we gotta crack down on sanctuary cities, oh and also we must protect the Second Amendment, repeal Obamacare, lower taxes, and, and—no, no, no! Noooooo!”
At press time, a CNN set technician had hurried onto the stage and wheeled Bush’s podium away as the dim remaining silhouette of the candidate faded from sight forever.

From the Onion, of course......but still a delicious read

Here is a short and very clear article explaining the issue about Crimea....

Why Russia and Ukraine both claim it, and why Russia will get it.
( The Ukraine issue is separate)

Nikita Khrushchev transferred administrative control of the Crimea Oblast (province) from Russia to the Ukraine in 1954 after he took control of the Soviet Union following Stalin’s death, in large part because Khrushchev (a Ukrainian) was pumping up his own power base.

Sevastopol — the Crimea’s main port and home base to both the Ukrainian and Russian Black Sea naval fleets — didn’t even come under nominal Ukrainian administration until 1978. And it’s still a completely separate political entity from the rest of the Crimea Peninsula.

In fact, the Crimea is barely part of Russia. The Byzantine Greeks, the Mongol Hordes, Goths, Bulgars and Huns, even Venetians and Genovese have controlled the Crimea at various times in its history.
But it did become Russian — not Ukrainian — in 1783 and has remained such ever since.


Also found a nice video by VICE about Ukraine blockading Russian food trucks from reaching Crimea, last September.

Full transcript of Pres. Obama's speech here:


This is gonna be my desktop pic for awhile....(hint..you will like it, I bet)

Town in Italy starts using Silent Fireworks as a way of Respecting their Animals

had no idea these existed.

During firework displays animals are often confused as to where the loud noises are coming from which makes them run frantically away. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in them being hit by a car. Other animals may be too close to the explosion and receive burns or eye damage as a result. If you keep chickens, you might find that they produce fewer eggs after a firework display.

People of the town of Collecchio in the province of Parma in Italy are doing something about it. The local government has introduced new legislation forcing citizens to use silent fireworks as a way of respecting the animals and reducing the stress caused them.

The company, Setti Fireworks make fireworks which produce a spectacular light show but without the deafening sounds normally associated with a firework display. They design their fireworks to fit the venue and event that they will be used for.

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