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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, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 46,793

About Me

Retired from a career in Social Work//Mental Health, now I concentrate on 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

Consumer alert:


Our beloved Murphy has gone over the bridge......

I have been a rolling stone most of my life, and often had to pass my cats onto a friend/relative when I moved.
but Murphy I have had since he was born, 15 years ago.
I was HIS, from day one, and he totally ignored anyone else, tho would sorta share a space with another cat who came into our lives
He slept with me every night, and we would have disagreements as to how much of the pillow he could share.
No matter where I went in the house, he would be at my feet, purring.

I really consider him the Golden retriever of cats ( a lot of people know how nutz I am about Goldens)

Murphy DID have a few rules:
1. "do not pick me up. "
I could briefly do so if I set him on a table to groom him, but being carried around, nope.

2." Do NOT take me to the vet."
that started with the neuter thing, and got worse. Our local vet quit smiling when we came thru the door.
Murphy took a chunk out of Mr. dixie's hand when he came to get him from the vet, a couple years ago.
I think he would have done the same to me.
Otherwise, he was a sweetheart, and would sit and lie down on command, and loved to be held and petted.

Few days ago we had to make a tough love decision, Murphy had a severe abscess in his face/mouth, and the vet wasn't sure there could be a good outcome,
given Murphy's age.

so here is my memory picture of a most special guy in my life, in his favorite flowerpot.....he would spend hours in the shade there.




As God is my witness, I thought HummVees could fly.

During an airdrop in Hohenfels, Germany, three HMMWV’s (Humvees) detached from their parachutes and plummeted to the ground.

As The Tactical Air Network reports that the 173rd Airborne Brigade dropped HMMWVs from their C130 aircraft, only to lose three “Hummers” to our good friend “gravity.”

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

“These humans appear to have all the faculties necessary to receive and process information,” Davis Logsdon, one of the scientists who contributed to the study, said. “And yet, somehow, they have developed defenses that, for all intents and purposes, have rendered those faculties totally inactive.”

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

“Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said.
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scientists-earth-endangered-by-new-strain-of-fact-resistant-humans

New telephone scam call today

Robocall from a woman with a perky clear voice, saying she had the information for us that we had requested via a tv commercial about back braces.
"Press 1 for more information"


Riiight.....

Interesting thing..the phone is in Mr. Dixie's name, and he got a back brace in December via Medicare, for his broken back.
(He is improving, happily)

Other interesting thing...
we have no tv.

Amazon is starting a video-only subscription service to rival Netflix Inc

And they are raising Prime fees.


The company also revealed a monthly payment option for Amazon Prime, the service targeted at frequent online shoppers that previously cost $99 a year for free shipping on many orders, as well as video and music.

Prime Video, which includes on-demand access to thousands of movies and original Amazon productions, will cost $8.99 a month. Amazon Prime will be available on a monthly payment plan of $10.99.

The video plan and new monthly payment for Amazon Prime show the U.S. company is catering to customer calls for more flexible options than a year-long commitment. Those making the annual payment will get a 25 percent discount compared with monthly rates.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-18/amazon-rivals-netflix-with-stand-alone-video-subscriptions

Have you seen the Democracy Awakening page??? it is.......wow.

It shows who all the affiliated organizations are.
I was heartened to see there are so very very many of them.
http://democracyawakening.org/who-we-are/

Anyone got good links to the news coverage of their continuing protest at the Capitol?????????

I want this a sign by my front door

This IS spooky

CBS News investigation finds Kim Davis’ lawyer behind anti-LGBT bills in 20 states

The lawyer who represented Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses told CBS News that his group was also behind anti-LGBT legislation being pushed in at least 20 states.

After governors in North Carolina and Mississippi recently signed laws limiting the rights of LGBT people, CBS News began investigating why so many anti-LGBT bills were cropping up in state legislatures around the country.

The network found that the conservative group Liberty Counsel had placed lawyers in all 50 states to draft legislation and advise lawmakers on how to rein in the rights of LGBT people in response to a Supreme Court ruling which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.

CBS determined that bills tied to Liberty Counsel have been filed in at least 20 states so far.
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/cbs-news-investigation-finds-kim-davis-lawyer-behind-anti-lgbt-bills-in-20-states/#.VxAelaS9ATo.facebook


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