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Gender: Female
Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 42,951

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Huckabee, about Megyn Kelly: "Intellectually unsurpassed as a broadcast journalist"

Trump made a remark about Megyn Kelly's attitude towards him at the debate:
"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon on Friday night. "Blood coming out of her wherever."

That remark got him "dis-invited" from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta.

And Huckabee jumped to Keely's defense:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee -- a former Fox News host himself -- told CNN Saturday morning outside the gathering that he hopes Trump apologizes.

"Megyn Kelly was a colleague of mine for six and a half years when I was at Fox. She is one of the most remarkable people I know. Intellectually unsurpassed as a broadcast journalist, she has great integrity, and so you know I'm going to stand for Megyn Kelly," Huckabee said.


Fired Ferguson court clerk now working in another nearby court

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • The Ferguson court clerk who was fired over racist emails that surfaced during the Justice Department investigation now has a job with another north St. Louis County municipal court.

In their March 4 report, civil rights investigators called the emails “unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias.”

Among them was a Dec. 6, 2011 forward from Twitty to Mudd and Henke of "insensitive one liners" that referenced a Muslim clothing store, floods in Pakistan and pedophilia. There was also a June 7, 2011 email from Mudd to Twitty that made cracks about welfare recipients being unemployed, unable to speak English, lazy and having no "clue who their daddies are."

Twitty also sent Mudd an October 2011 email that included a photo of a bare-chested group of dancing women, apparently in Africa, with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion." In April 2011, she sent both Mudd and Henke a photo that depicted the president as a chimpanzee.

For many, Twitty became the face of all that was wrong with Ferguson's municipal court operations — and unflattering distinction she shared with former Judge Ronald Brockmeyer, who also resigned in the wake of the DOJ report. Prosecutor Stephanie Karr, of the Curtis Heinz law firm, was the only one of the three who emerged unscathed, although her actions were also criticized in the report.

A team sent by the Missouri Supreme Court to overhaul Ferguson's court noted many problems were solved simply with the departures of Twitty and Brockmeyer.

New York white supremacist blows off his own leg while making bombs at his house: prosecutors

upstate New York man who blew his leg off in his garage making improvised explosive devices will be held in federal custody without bail because law enforcement found white supremacist paraphernalia and believe he’s dangerous, WGRZ reports.

Michael O’Neill, 45, a former Niagara County corrections officer, is accused of making seven bombs and was arrested two weeks ago after one of the devices accidentally went off. O’Neill was rushed to a hospital where his leg had to be amputated. He was the only one injured, WGRZ reports.

The explosives he created contained nails and BB pellets, according to reports. One was labeled “powder with nails.”
His attorney said O’Neill was just planning to blow up some tree stumps.

“The fact that there were some items that we described in court as consistent with, white supremacists, to include the Ku Klux Klan, and the Nazi imagery, some of the verbiage which was particularly on the Nazi picture, also the Confederate battle flag, means that law enforcement has more work to go,” U.S. Attorney William Hochul told TWC News.

O’Neill will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls while he recuperates, then will be transferred to a detention facility.


Media stocks getting hammered as pay-TV subscribers cut the cord

Media companies’ stocks were getting hammered on Thursday, after earnings reports made clear that many are suffering a major exodus as pay-TV subscribers cut the cord, raising concerns about the long-term outlook for the entire sector.
The selloff extends a 7.5% slide on Wednesday, and brings the stock’s three-month loss to 41%.
In contrast, the S&P 500 has gained 0.3% the last three months, and rival video-streaming service provider Netflix Inc.’s NFLX, -0.15% stock has soared 56%

I would not have cut the cord if:

there was decent programming
cable and satellite providers were honest and respected their customers instead of trying to gouge them for every penny

Sucks to be you, Comcast..

Hooray! Report ranks Bank of America last for financial performance

Annual scorecard has now ranked the lender last for four years in a row

Rankings are based on 2014 performance of the nation’s 20 biggest banks

Massive settlement with government was major drag on BofA’s earnings last year
Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase & Co. ranked second-to-last and third-to-last, respectively.

Teach them to screw over our mortgages....!!!!!

or, as we used to say it so sweetly in our family..." eat S**t and DIE!"

How hellacious is August gonna be for you? Share your forecast.

I use Accuweather.com, hit the "month" tab, which shows the forecast for entire month, then hit F-11 to blow the pic up, then take a screenshot of it,
and here is what it says for us in NW Ala.( we get a cool down to high 80's end of month)

But my friend in the Dallas area has us semi-tropical folks beat:

911 Dispatcher Resigns After Hanging Up On Teen Helping Dying Friend

Note: An ambulance did finally arrive, the guy died in the hospital...see details in the article

The Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who in June allegedly failed to assist a distressed teen calling to report that her friend had been shot at a party resigned on Tuesday.

A redacted recording of the 911 call that took place on June 26 was released earlier on Tuesday, in which dispatcher Matthew Sanchez asks the caller multiple times if her friend, who has since been identified as 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver, is able to breathe.

The caller says she is giving her friend CPR and that he is "barely" breathing. She can be heard saying, "Just stay with me, okay. There you go, good job Jaydon."

When Sanchez asks her again if Chavez-Silver is breathing, she replies, "He's barely breathing. How many times do I have to fucking tell you?"

It's at that point that Sanchez snaps, saying, "OK, you know what ma'am? You can deal with this yourself. I'm not going to deal with this, OK?" At that point the caller starts to beg him, saying, "No, my friend is dying," before the line cuts out.

Amazon wants to sell you a button you can push so they can sell you the item you wanted.

Amazon Dash Button is simple to set up.
Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button.
Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.

There is a separate "button" for each item you want..."only" 4.99 PER button...for hundreds of items.
YOU pay to get the app button and pay again cause this is for prime members only.

Look here:

Any Du folks from Clear Lake/Lake County Ca????? Need info on the fires.

Mr. Dixie's brother lives in Clear Lake Oaks, in a small valley up there, and we have not heard from him today.
He told us there were fires on all four sides, some not close yet, but that was yesterday. He said it looks like a nuclear blast hit, nothing but ash falling
and the sun is blotted out.

Breathing has got to be a problem, and he is no spring chicken.

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) today factoring in the humidity.

To achieve today’s astronomical heat index level of 165, Bandar Mahshahr’s actual air temperature registered 115 degrees (46 Celsius) with an astonishing dew point temperature of 90 (32 Celsius).

Iran’s heat index is literally off the charts, and this is what it feels like

In the Persian Gulf, the water temperature is 90 degrees.

Capital Weather Gang reader, John Hagner, who lived in Dhahran for several years starting in 1992, shared his experience via email:

When the winds come off the Persian Gulf you just can’t imagine how awful it gets.

On the hottest and most humid days, you’d walk outside and it felt immediately like someone pressed a hot wet towel, like you sometimes get on airplanes, over your entire head. I wear glasses, and they’d immediately fog up. You sweat instantly. People just avoid being outside in any way they can. In the summers, my friends and I would become nocturnal as a way to beat the heat. Crime is basically non-existent, so my parents didn’t worry about us being out all night. I’d usually have breakfast with my dad and then sleep through the heat of the day, waking up when he got home from work. At night it was still stifling, but the edge was off.

Air conditioning is everywhere. You can trace the population explosion in the country directly to the advent of air conditioning – it allowed people to settle down and stop living the nomadic life that was common into the middle of the 20th century. We lived on a compound for employees of the Saudi national oil company, and they treated air conditioning repair like ambulances or fire trucks – they had crews on 24-hour call, and you could have them dispatched at a moment’s notice by calling the special air conditioning emergency hotline. In the summer, the air-conditioned school buses would stop outside every individual kid’s house, so they didn’t have to wait at a stop and could stay in the AC. Off the compound, air conditioning is still common, even for the poorest migrant workers there. Shopping was done in huge air-conditioned malls. The great open-air souks operate in the winter or very early in the morning on summer weekends

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