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dixiegrrrrl

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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: 44,702

About Me

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

Journal Archives

BP logs $6.5 billion loss for 2015 as oil prices collapse

gee...all those oil profits they did not want to spend to clean up the Gulf of Mexico, now gone.

What a...co-incidence.

https://twitter.com/AFP/status/694418155670601728

New York Daily News just out with must see photo

Look at what Bernie is posting on Twitter ( pic)

OMG, people are ROASTING Cruz @TedCruz

Morning is coming and I have to be indoors by sunrise." - #TedCruz

This is the kind of speech you'd see in the opening scene of a movie about a dystopian wasteland ruled by warlords.

Congratulations Senator Cruz! You win the Iowa Caucus, and carry on the tradition of Presidents Huckabee and Santorum

#TedCruz talks about the horrors of the Obama administration then declares "Yes we can!" hmmm, just read the prompter, Teddy.

.6% difference between Sanders and Hillary!!!!!

With 88% reporting.


UPDATE: O'Malley's delegates are now picking sides....1% of O'Malley's 6% just went to Hillary...
It's gonna be close to the last minute!!!!

Winners called: Cruz Trump Rubio. Best of all: Bernie/hillary less than 1% difference!

Remember when people said he had NO chance of taking any primaries??????????

Cruz pulling ahead of Trump---early in the voting still

GREAT NEWS!!!!There are so many dems at Precinct 41 that they are moving us outside to be counted

https://twitter.com/Beaverdale

I am looking for more Twitter feeds of on the ground reports.

UPDATE: Map of Iowa returns, live, starting to record votes NOW:

https://www.idpcaucuses.com/#/state

Trump Depending on High Turnout of Horrible People---Borowitz on Iowa

Amid the final countdown to the Iowa caucuses, campaign staffers for Donald J. Trump said that their candidate’s chances depend on a strong turnout among horrible people. Speaking to an audience of over three thousand Horrible-Americans in Des Moines, the billionaire entreated his audience to ask their horrible friends and relatives to come to the caucuses. “I need each and every one of you atrocious people,” Trump said.

A spokesman for Sen. Ted Cruz said that, while he, too, was seeking the support of horrible people, he was also building a powerful coalition of angry loners and sociopaths.


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I rarely do this, but I am going to recommend a book... Pls see :

Book is by Tim Weiner, author of four books and co-author of a fifth, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA.
Enemies: A History of the FBI


His newest book is "One Man Against The World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon."

Now this is why the Nixon book is so important.
Weiner had access to newly declassified records, diaries, papers of people in the Nixon WH.

for us Boomers, the book tells the back story of the things we knew about during Nixon's reign of terror.

for those too young at the time, it is great very readable history of how the White House can be so subverted by a very dangerous man,
one more dangerous that even we knew at the time.

Here is an example:

Nixon bombed Cambodia in secret. The secret leaked out years later.
the book not only tells how and why the bombing was kept secret, and of Kissinger's role in it.
but now we learn of the top secret results of that bombing.

For example:

The flight records for the B-52 bombers carrying out the attacks would be falsified by the top American commander in Saigon, Gen. Creighton Abrams. His accomplice would be the commander of American forces in the Pacific, Adm. John McCain, whose son, later a senator, was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
“In order to set the stage for a possible covert attack, and clear the books on this matter within the Bureaucracy, we should send a message to General Abrams authorizing him to bomb right up to the Cambodian border,” Kissinger told Nixon in writing before the plans were executed. A routine request for a B-52 strike on a Communist target in South Vietnam would serve as a cover for a Menu strike in Cambodia. The B-52 pilots and navigators (not the rest of the crew) would receive secret orders from ground controllers directing them to strike targets inside Cambodia.
On the bombers’ return, two sets of flight reports would be filed, one true, one false.


and here is how the results of those bombings were discovered years later:
The full scope of the destruction the United States unleashed on Cambodia remained unrevealed for three decades, due to the deliberate falsification of the bombing records, authorized by Nixon and executed by Kissinger, Haig, and General Abrams. The falsification violated the military laws of the United States. The bombing of a neutral nation arguably violated the laws of war.
In November 2000, Bill Clinton became the first American president since Nixon to visit Vietnam. To help in the search for unexploded bombs, which remained a lethal threat there and in Laos and Cambodia, Clinton made public an air force database that contained a staggering statistic.
Between March 1969 and August 1973, America dropped 2,756,727 tons of bombs on Cambodia. That figure was nearly five times greater than previously known, exceeding the tonnage of all Allied bombing during World War II, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
No one knows how many Cambodian civilians were killed, perhaps one hundred fifty thousand.


I consider this an essential book, esp. for those of us who lived thru the anti-war times back then.





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