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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: 48,170

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

"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



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.


He's tweeting a pic of shaking hands with Reagan

obviously in a receiving line.

I knew Reagan...Trump is not Reagan.

( ha! for a chance to use that, finally)

Maybe we should post meaningless pics of our own........

This is SO Alabama.......

( Alabaster is a town in Alabama.)

HEADS UP....Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 11th.

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump nominated as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a billionaire and conservative mega-donor who has no classroom experience, and whose work in public education consists mainly of efforts to privatize it.

“In Michigan, we know firsthand how disastrous DeVos’s ideology is, as she has spent decades wielding her family’s money and influence to destroy public education and turn our schools and students over to for-profit corporations,” said Michigan Education Association President Steven Cook, who served as a paraprofessional in Lansing Public Schools for 15 years.

Pls phone your Congress folks, let them know how you feel.
Phone calls DO matter.

The Congressman Who Helped Gut the Ethics Office Was Once Sued for Sexual Harassment

THIS guy:

Sued by female staffer for sexual harrassment.
The staffer said she was fired after she complained about such treatment.
Her lawsuit was eventually thrown out, but Farenthold reportedly “did not like the way the case was handled” by the OCE.

Wanna join in for this New Year's wish for Trump????

BAWAAAAAHAAAA!!! It is pouring rain and cold as hell outside....no fireworks tonight.!!!

And same tomorrow.

My poor lil doggie can continue to sleep relaxed, and the kitties don't have to jump off the bed and run and hide.

hot damn!

some of the local yokels fire off stuff that sounds like a cannon going off.
and some fire guns into the air, cause that is so damn macho....

Trump's solution to cyberattacks: Send info via courier

President-elect Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that messages "should be sent via courier like in the old days" to ensure security.

"It's very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old fashioned way because I'll tell you what, no computer is safe," Trump responded when asked about the importance of cybersecurity, according to pool reporters.

"I don't care what they say, no computer is safe. I have a boy who's 10 years old, he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier," Trump reiterated.

M.A.S.H.'S Father Mulcahy, Dead at 84

William Christopher, best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, has died. He was 84 years old.
Per ABC, the actor passed away on Saturday from lung cancer at his home in Pasadena, Calif.

In addition to his 11-season run on M*A*S*H (and later, the short-lived After M*A*S*H), Christopher’s TV credits included roles on Hogan’s Heroes, Gomer Pyle: USMC and The Love Boat. He also lent his voice to the 1980s Smurfs. He most recently guest-starred on 11 episodes of Days of Our Lives in 2012.
Christopher leaves behind a wife, Barbara, and two sons, John and Ned.
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