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Hometown: Seattle, for half my life
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Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Being the "Queen of Everything" (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

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Jeb Bush Resigns as George W. Bush’s Brother

In the strongest sign to date that he intends to seek the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially resigned his position as George W. Bush’s brother.

In an official statement, George W. Bush said that he “understands and supports” his former brother’s decision.

“If I were him, I would no longer be related to me either,” he said.

Borowitz, of course.
Nice timely dig at ole Jeb.

The Queen Just Honored a Politician Who Believes Hurricane Katrina Was Caused by Gay People

The Queen has given an MBE (or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) to a Northern Irish politician who vocally blamed both Hurricane Katrina and AIDS on LGBT people, prompting complaints from activists, along with questions about how commonplace homophobia in the country really is.
Maurice Mills is the Democratic Unionist Party councillor for Ballymena, and was chosen for the award on the basis of "services to local government."

The councillor's local newspaper — the Ballymena Times — describes him as a committed born-again Christian who has "courted controversy in his long career in local politics, but was always known at a local level as a hard-working community representative with a keen appreciation of the need to keep in touch with the party's grass roots."

In 2005, Mills reportedly said that Hurricane Katrina — a natural disaster that resulted in the deaths of at least 1,833 people in the US — was God's revenge for an annual festival in New Orleans.

"The media failed to report that the hurricane occurred just two days prior to the annual homosexual event called the Southern Decadence Festival, which the previous year had attracted an estimated 125,000 people," Mills said. "Surely, this is a warning to nations where such wickedness is increasingly promoted and practiced."

Halliburton revealed....."without Halliburton there could be no war or occupation"

This is actually a book, which I got after reading an article about it.
Thought some others would be interested.

Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War - Pratap Chatterjee

Halliburton’s Army is the first book to show, in shocking detail, how Halliburton really does business, in Iraq, and around the world. From its vital role as the logistical backbone of the U.S. occupation in Iraq—without Halliburton there could be no war or occupation—to its role in covering up gang-rape amongst its personnel in Baghdad, Halliburton’s Army is a devastating bestiary of corporate malfeasance and political cronyism.
The book shows how Halliburton won and then lost its contracts in Iraq, what Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did for it, and who the company paid off in the U.S. Congress.
Also investigates Hallibirton's new home in Dubai, where Halliburton has recently moved its headquarters, and exposes the company’s freewheeling ways: executives leading the high life, bribes, graft, skimming, offshore subsidiaries, and the whole arsenal of fraud. Finally, Chatterjee reveals the human costs of the privatization of American military affairs, which is sustained almost entirely by low-paid unskilled Third World workers who work in incredibly dangerous conditions without any labor protection.

Super PAC set up to elect the prosecutor in the controversial Eric Garner case.

Taking nothing for granted to keep Rep. Michael Grimm’s seat in Republican hands, activists have set up a super PAC to elect Staten Island DA Dan Donovan — the prosecutor in the controversial Eric Garner case.

The People First PAC will be run by GOP operatives Jake Menges and Rob Cole of In The Field Consulting, who have ties to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-Gov. George Pataki.

Grimm, who was elected to a third term in November despite facing a 20-count federal indictment, announced his resignation last week after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

Jeb donates 10 K to fund for families of slain NYPD officers.

Buying the votes has commenced!

You think he would have given any $$$ if this were not election cycle?

Day 35 of mass protests in US......is the MSM covering any of it???

Definitely notable. 35 straight days of protest, mostly under the rubric of Ferguson, and justice.
Protests not only in NYC, but other cities, AND in other countries.
And very well coordinated.

Twitter and Facebook is where the information, news and communication is happening.

The intertubes have changed the face of revolution.

Edited to add:
Excellent summation of the new protest movement here, and why it is different than the movements of the 60's/70's.
The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement
2014 was an epochal year for social justice. 2015 could be even more dramatic.


Ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush resigns all board memberships with eye on 2016 campaign


So, yeah...he is running.
Cleaning up his past, re-choosing his friends and supporters.

No way he can hide his background and all the fraud in his past, tho.

Regulations for Pissing on Cheney’s Grave Announced

DC – The National Park Service announced today that, responding to popular demand, it is preparing rules and regulations for pissing on the grave of Dick Cheney.

“It’s important to remember,” said a spokesman, “That Cheney does not have an actual grave at this time since he is not dead. However, public interest in pissing on his grave makes it increasingly urgent to have plans in place.”

“Ordinarily, we do not encourage urinating in public places. However, Cheney is so universally hated that we see no practical way of keeping it from happening, and have decided instead to regulate it like any other recreational activity.”


Where are the birds????

There are no birds this fall/winter in my yard. The full feeders have not been touched.
My neighbor, who keeps a giant feeder of black sunflower seeds, says she has no visitors either, since summer.
This is normally an area that gets at least 12 types of birds in the fall/winter, and we have year round cardinals.
Have not seen a cardinal since ....gosh, maybe last spring?

Anyone else have this problem?

How Our 1989 Invasion of Panama Explains the Current US Foreign Policy Mess

Think back...
Bush, 41 was Pres.
and Darth Cheney was Sec. of Defense.

And they invaded Panama much the same way then invaded Iraq a decade later, eve with TV coverage.

What happened during and after that invasion is what set the pattern for Iraq and Afghanistan.

After I read this, everything made a lot more sense.

Twenty-five years ago this month, early on the morning of December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause, sending tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of aircraft into Panama to execute a warrant of arrest against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking. Those troops quickly secured all important strategic installations, including the main airport in Panama City, various military bases, and ports. Noriega went into hiding before surrendering on January 3rd and was then officially extradited to the United States to stand trial. Soon after, most of the US invaders withdrew from the country.

In and out. Fast and simple. An entrance plan and an exit strategy all wrapped in one. And it worked, making Operation Just Cause one of the most successful military actions in US history. At least in tactical terms.
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