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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
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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

Here's a clue why Big Pharma is against pot legalization:

In the Alternet article 10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective

4. Pot Patients Spend Less On Prescription Drugs

see the other 9 findings here:

Florida Man Beaten by Ex-Girlfriend For Making Out With Her Mom

Total story:

A 19-year-old Florida woman is in jail after beating up her ex-boyfriend when she caught him kissing her mother, who was sitting in his lap.

Benanua Bolton started to cry, broke in through the bedroom window and pushed the victim over a chair, knocking him to the floor. When he tried to stand, she slugged him in the head, according to WFLA.

Bolton and the victim dated for over a year, but they recently broke up. The ex had minor injuries to his arm and his head was red from where she hit him.

She was charged with domestic battery, according to Hernando County deputies.

I was doing pretty ok re: Carrie/Debbie, till I saw this pic:

Drawing by Ricky LaChance

Trump just got himself another diss:

Since 2009, Mama Ayesha’s restaurant in Adams Morgan has featured every US president from Eisenhower to Obama on a large mural on the side of the restaurant.
President-elect Donald Trump won’t be joining them:
“Our official position is that it is not in the budget,” says Amir Abu-El-Hawa, whose family owns the restaurant.

Mama Ayesha’s has been at the same location since it opened its doors as the Calvert Cafe in 1960.
The mural depicts founder “Mama” Ayesha Abraham with the US leaders. “This is Mama welcoming the presidents to DC,” says Abu-El-Hawa, who is her great-nephew. “She was the American dream. For a Muslim and Arab woman immigrant from Palestine to come here on her own and build this business, is a remarkable legacy.”

Large pic of the mural at the link.

C-SPAN today unveils an oil portrait of President-elect Trump

the first portrait created since he was elected. The portrait will join 44 other presidential portraits as part of C-SPAN's
American Presidents: Life Portraits exhibit which has been touring the United States since 1999.

I must say, it is a very flattering image.
sorry I could not figure out how to paste it here............

President-elect Trump tells Florida visitors he plans to write his own inaugural address

Any words of advice for him, gang???

Immediate fact check options available for Trump's lies

There is an app. that will tell you the truth when Trump lies

and there is a Twitter page, that will do same, so you can cut and past the correction and sent it to those who need to see it,

the Twitter site ( by the Washington Post) site is here:

the app for Firefox is here:

the app for Chrome

How to use the app, in your browser:
You have to be on Trump's Twitter page......https://twitter.com/realDonaldCntxt
and just click any of his statements.
a window will pop up with his statement and the correction.

Marching to Aleppo: Berliner leads mass peace march to Syria

Tired of seeing the bloodshed and Syrian suffering, Anna Alboth organised a mass march from Berlin to Aleppo, happening now.

She is the organiser of the Civil March for Aleppo. While others were sitting around the dinner table with their families, Alboth and others from all over Europe were preparing for a month-long walk from Berlin to Syria.

They plan to walk through Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey - the Balkan route backwards - 20 kilometres a day in freezing temperatures, with the aim of sleeping in tents and sports halls. The journey is expected to take over three months.


Long Before Trump, Kellyanne Conway Worked for Anti-Muslim and Anti-Immigrant Extremists


Trump announced his plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States until US leaders "can figure out what is going on."
To justify his proposal, he cited a flawed poll from June 2015 that portrayed American Muslims as increasingly radical. According to this poll, 51 percent of Muslims in the United States believe they should have the choice to be governed by Shariah law (Islamic religious law) instead of US laws, and nearly 20 percent believe "the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make Shariah the law of the land in this country."
Conway's firm, The Polling Company, conducted this poll for the Center for Security Policy, a think tank run by Frank Gaffney, a former Reagan administration defense official. Gaffney is a right-wing extremist who frequently pushes wild conspiracy theories and has often been at odds with other conservative leaders. He's claimed there is "mounting evidence" that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim; alleged that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (Gaffney's think tank claimed Abedin is one of six Muslim Brotherhood operatives working inside the Obama administration); and suggested the federal government, the media, and the financial sector have all been infiltrated by "Shariah-adherent" Muslims. (One of Gaffney's Islamophobic themes is conflating radicalism with adherence to Islamic religious law).

Gaffney has also been part of Groundswell, a DC-based group of conservative advocates, which included Bannon, that has plotted strategies for injecting far-right messages into the national political discourse. Before joining Trump's campaign, Bannon, as chairman of Breitbart News, hosted Gaffney on his daily radio show 29 times. Gaffney also has been a frequent columnist at Breitbart. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls Gaffney "one of America's most notorious Islamophobes." Gaffney is not part of Trump's transition team, but he has expressed hope that his ideas will help guide the president-elect. He is a fringe figure, but his voice has been amplified in the age of Trump.


But her poll had serious methodological problems. Most notably, it was an opt-in online poll, not a random sampling of Muslims in the United States. That means it was not scientific and wasn't a reliable indicator of American Muslims' attitudes as a whole. On its website, the American Association for Public Opinion Research cautions that opt-in polls "may not be reliable" and warns that "this type of sample is not based on the full target population." Regarding Conway's poll, Democratic pollster Mark Mellman wrote last year, "One cannot say that it represents the views of American Muslims. For many, that fact is sufficient to dismiss the poll." Mellman also took issue with how the poll questions were worded, contending that they were vague and misleading and designed to make American Muslims appear radical. "In short," he wrote, Conway's polling company and Gaffney's group "created an issue where none is apparent, except perhaps to a small minority."

Syrian militant who sent daughter on suicide mission in Damascus, killed

Abu Nimr was killed in Damascus just weeks after he filmed his daughters talking about how they would carry out a suicide attack

Nimr came to fame after a video was released online showing the militant sitting next to his two daughters encouraging them to carry out suicide attacks.

In a video that went viral and horrified millions around the world, Nimr asked his nine and 10-year-old daughters: "You want to surrender so that you're raped and killed by the infidels?"

"You want to kill them, no? We're a glorious religion, not a religion of humiliation, isn't that so darling?"

The video was verified by sources close to Al-Arabiya news and released to coincide with a suicide bombing that took place outside a police station in a Damascus suburb on 16 December.

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