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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: 42,355

About Me

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

Journal Archives

Bill Maher skewered Republican sexism last night, hysterically. Must see if you missed this:

Starts at 1:28 in the clip

Stepping Into This Shower Feels Like Hugging a Warm Cloud

I SO would like to use this!
Lots of detail in the article about how it is designed and why we all should be using it.....



Before diving into the very inventive technical aspects of Nebia and its decidedly non-Silicon Valley origins, you need to know what it feels like.

One second you’re totally dry, and the next you’re completely soaked. There isn’t any “getting into” the stream—you turn it on, and it’s like you’re standing inside a thick, soaking patch of mist. The pressure is light, almost skin-prickling, so you don’t so much feel it as just get enveloped by it. But the real test: Can it wash out shampoo? I’m happy to say yes it can; I didn’t have to return to the office with a head full of dried soap.

“It’s very immersive,” Winter says. “You walk in and immediately you’re wet—you don’t have to step into the stream and move your body around this wide surface area, but you’re still immediately wet.” Even more poetic yet: “People says it’s like stepping into a warm cloud.”

Snip:
The company claims that its main setting uses 70 percent less water than a normal shower, the “amped up” harder pressure setting saves a claimed 60-65 percent.
The water coming out of the shower head is atomized—each drop is split up into much tinier droplets, allowing them to form a mist that fills up more of the air around you and coats your skin more thoroughly.
http://www.wired.com/2015/08/nebia/

Former Ga., police chief pleads guilty to shooting his wife, receives 12 months probation

They were in bed, she was asleep, he claims he pulled the trigger while he was asleep,
she was hospitalized, is recovering.
He was fired.
And now they have moved to.....Florida.


McCollom accidentally shot and severely wounded his wife, Margaret McCollom, New Year's Day. He said he accidentally pulled the trigger in his sleep.

Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard said he'll ask a grand jury to charge McCollom with reckless conduct. When asked why he did not seek a stronger charge Ballard said there is not enough evidence to show McCollom intended to shoot his wife.

McCollom resigned in March.
McCollom received 12 months probation and first offenders rights. He is also required to pay a $1,000 fine.

He now lives in Florida.
http://www.cbs46.com/story/29780120/peachtree-city-police-chief-pleads-guilty-in-shooting-wife

Arlington, Texas, police chief fires officer who fatally shot unarmed college football player Chris

Arlington, Texas, police chief says officer Brad Miller used poor judgment and 'cascading consequences' led to fatal shooting of Christian Taylor


as seen in Breaking News feed.

Alabama senator creates 'GoFundMe' campaign to solve budget impasse..guess what happened?

Naturally people added their comments about Alabama Gov...

yet some people donated.

https://www.gofundme.com/sjnad935

Loved this comment:
"Don't like seeing your state government begging for money on a site created for people in real need? Next year, vote Democratic."

Heads Up!!!!....................David Simon's new series starts next Sunday!!!!!

Of all those who revolutionized TV in the last 20 years, David Simon was always the most political and least commercial. From The Wire to Generation Kill and Treme, he's consistently dived into the country's thorniest topics: the Drug War, inner city public schools, the invasion of Iraq, New Orleans post-Katrina.

In his new HBO project, Show Me a Hero, he takes on his least likely subject for nightly entertainment yet: public housing.
A true story set in Yonkers in the late Eighties/early Nineties, the six-episode miniseries stars Oscar Isaac (giving a young-Pacino level performance) as Nick Wasicsko, the youngest mayor in America at the time. He finds himself confronting an enraged constituency after a Federal court orders 200 units of affordable housing — all of which is set to be built in the city's lily-white neighborhoods.
What unfolds is an American tragedy in six acts.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/show-me-a-hero-david-simon-is-still-mad-as-hell-20150811

Happiness is a David Simon production.....

edited to add:

He says, in the story at the link:

I think that there are two currencies that operate in politics to a far more profound effect than goodwill or sentiment.
Those things are money and fear. That shit is what pays and punishes politicians, money and fear.

Big black YouTube advertising box appears on pages and won't disappear..anyone else seeing this?

Running the latest Firefox browser, on Ubuntu.
sometimes when I open pages on teh web, there is a big black Youtube advertisement, which cannot be removed, even clicking the big X in the upper RH corner does not work.
Ad Block does not work..ghosetry does not prevent it.
But Chormium browser does not show the box on the identical page.
Screenshot here:


"member's posting privileges were revoked on Dec 31, 1969."

I knew you guys were prescient, but............

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=128462&sub=trans

Huckabee, about Megyn Kelly: "Intellectually unsurpassed as a broadcast journalist"

Trump made a remark about Megyn Kelly's attitude towards him at the debate:
"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon on Friday night. "Blood coming out of her wherever."

That remark got him "dis-invited" from the RedState Gathering, a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta.

And Huckabee jumped to Keely's defense:


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee -- a former Fox News host himself -- told CNN Saturday morning outside the gathering that he hopes Trump apologizes.

"Megyn Kelly was a colleague of mine for six and a half years when I was at Fox. She is one of the most remarkable people I know. Intellectually unsurpassed as a broadcast journalist, she has great integrity, and so you know I'm going to stand for Megyn Kelly," Huckabee said.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/08/politics/donald-trump-cnn-megyn-kelly-comment/index.html

Fired Ferguson court clerk now working in another nearby court

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • The Ferguson court clerk who was fired over racist emails that surfaced during the Justice Department investigation now has a job with another north St. Louis County municipal court.

Snip:
In their March 4 report, civil rights investigators called the emails “unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias.”

Among them was a Dec. 6, 2011 forward from Twitty to Mudd and Henke of "insensitive one liners" that referenced a Muslim clothing store, floods in Pakistan and pedophilia. There was also a June 7, 2011 email from Mudd to Twitty that made cracks about welfare recipients being unemployed, unable to speak English, lazy and having no "clue who their daddies are."

Twitty also sent Mudd an October 2011 email that included a photo of a bare-chested group of dancing women, apparently in Africa, with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion." In April 2011, she sent both Mudd and Henke a photo that depicted the president as a chimpanzee.

For many, Twitty became the face of all that was wrong with Ferguson's municipal court operations — and unflattering distinction she shared with former Judge Ronald Brockmeyer, who also resigned in the wake of the DOJ report. Prosecutor Stephanie Karr, of the Curtis Heinz law firm, was the only one of the three who emerged unscathed, although her actions were also criticized in the report.

Snip:
A team sent by the Missouri Supreme Court to overhaul Ferguson's court noted many problems were solved simply with the departures of Twitty and Brockmeyer.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_fd10bf70-ba5d-5fa1-bf75-fa6c1dc62a3e.html#.VcT9AC48_YU.twitter
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