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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, 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: 48,770

About Me

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

Trump's EPA Pick Hasn't "Looked at the Scientific Research" on Lead Poisoning

Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't familiar with basic science on the health effects of lead. At his confirmation hearing, Scott Pruitt was asked by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md) whether he believes there is any safe level of lead in the human body. "That's something I have not reviewed nor know about," Pruitt responded. He went on to say that he would be "very concerned about any level of lead" in drinking water or human consumption but added that he had "not looked at the scientific research on that."
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/01/pruitt-safe-level-lead

No surprise really....

I feel sorry for the long term staffers who have to work with a no nothing. It is actually difficult.

I have had more than one boss who not only had no grasp of the details of the job, but did not care about doing any work.
Looking food over doing good.
Really a pain in the ass to be around.

This Moth With a Golden Head and Small Genitals Was Named After Trump

This centimeter-wide moth was identified by evolutionary biologist and lepidopterist Vazrick Nazari, who announced the find in a paper published Tuesday in the open-access journal ZooKeys. Nazari settled on the name N. donaldtrumpi because the silky yellow-white scales these moths develop on their heads in adulthood reminded him of the President-elect’s signature hairdo.

The moth is native to North America, specifically California and Baja Mexico (Trump’s proposed border wall won’t stop this flyer’s migration).

By meticulously examining specimens of the moth and its close relatives, Nazari was able to catalogue its unique anatomy, including its male genitalia, which is “comparatively smaller” than the moth’s close relative Neopalpa neonata, according to the study.


http://motherboard.vice.com/read/moth-with-golden-scaled-head-and-small-genitals-named-after-trump?utm_source=mbtwitter


Bernie Madoff cornered hot chocolate market in prison.

"He bought every packet of Swiss Miss from the commissary and sold it for a profit"

Pro Publica, on Twitter

Trump tweets "A beautiful funeral today...."

"A beautiful funeral today for a real NYC hero, Detective Steven McDonald. Our law enforcement community has my complete and total support."

a beautiful funeral???????? "beautiful" is not a word I associate with funerals....whadda ya think?

Ben Carson at his hearing: "It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any American"

In response to Elizabeth Warren asking him if he can guarantee that no HUD money will go to benefit Trump....

you can have this one,too

Mr. dixie said that some are calling Conway...."sewer rat Barbie"

Conway explains what happened in the hotel room....

Who takes seriously unsubstantiated anonymous claims, anyways? (pic)



"Obamacare repeal might have just died tonight"

Something big is happening in the Senate right now: The Republican plan, affirmed again today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is facing dire peril from Republican defections. Republicans need a House majority, 50 Senate votes, and soon-to-be President Trump to pass repeal and delay.

If Republicans lose three Senate votes, that drops them to 49, and repeal and delay cannot pass.
At least three Republican senators (in addition to all the Democrats) now oppose repeal and delay
Rand Paul, of all people, has demanded that Congress repeal Obamacare at the same time it passes a plan to replace it. Paul has announced that he spoke with Trump and secured his agreement on this. Trump has not said so himself, confining his comments to date to a vague assurance, “That’s all gonna work out.”

Trump, of course, tends to change his mind frequently and agree with whomever he spoke with last.
But other Republicans senators are taking the initiative. Fellow Republican Lamar Alexander says the same thing as Paul: “We have to take each part of it and consider what it would take to create a new and better alternative and then begin to create that alternative and once it’s available to the American people, then we can finally repeal Obamacare.” Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said on MSNBC, “It would not be the right path for us to repeal Obamacare without laying out a path forward.” And Senator Bob Corker is walking right up to the edge of the same position, asking Trump to tweet out confirmation of what Paul claims he promised. “If it is his view, it would be really good if he would consider tweeting it out very clearly. There’s more and more concerns about not doing it simultaneously,” Corker says.

Even more ominously for the Republican leadership, four other Republicans have joined Corker to sponsor a bill delaying the bill that would repeal Obamacare for a month:

Five GOP senators offer an amendment to extend the Obamacare repeal reconciliation deadline by more than a MONTH. pic.twitter.com/8MPlAy50mR

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 9, 2017


More:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/obamacare-repeal-might-have-just-died-tonight.html








http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/obamacare-repeal-might-have-just-died-tonight.html

Everything you wanted to know about Trump's son-in-law, Kushner and why he matters

Excellent article about Kusner, esp. why and how Trump values him so much, and the extent of his influence, and his global reach.
Ignore this guy at your peril.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/jared-kushner-trump-administration-power.html
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