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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: 41,594

About Me

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

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25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

1. Riding in the back of an open pick-up truck with a bunch of other kids
2. Leaving the house after breakfast and not returning until the streetlights came on, at which point, you raced home, ASAP so you didn’t get in trouble
3. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the school cafeteria
4. Riding your bike without a helmet
5. Riding your bike with a buddy on the handlebars, and neither of you wearing helmets
6. Drinking water from the hose in the yard
7.Swimming in creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes (or what they now call *cough* “wild swimming“)
8.Climbing trees (One park cut the lower branches from a tree on the playground in case some stalwart child dared to climb them)
9.Having snowball fights (and accidentally hitting someone you shouldn’t)
10.Sledding without enough protective equipment to play a game in the NFL
11.Carrying a pocket knife to school (or having a fishing tackle box with sharp things on school property)
13.Throwing rocks at snakes in the river
14.Playing politically incorrect games like Cowboys and Indians
15. Playing Cops and Robbers with *gasp* toy guns
16.Pretending to shoot each other with sticks we imagined were guns
17.Shooting an actual gun or a bow (with *gasp* sharp arrows) at a can on a log, accompanied by our parents who gave us pointers to improve our aim. Heck, there was even a marksmanship club at my high school
18.Saying the words “gun” or “bang” or “pow pow” (there actually a freakin’ CODE about “playing with invisible guns”)
19.Working for your pocket money well before your teen years
20.Taking that money to the store and buying as much penny candy as you could afford, then eating it in one sitting
21.Eating pop rocks candy and drinking soda, just to prove we were exempt from that urban legend that said our stomachs would explode
22.Getting so dirty that your mom washed you off with the hose in the yard before letting you come into the house to have a shower
23.Writing lines for being a jerk at school, either on the board or on paper
24.Playing “dangerous” games like dodgeball, kickball, tag, whiffle ball, and red rover
(The Health Department of New York issued a warning about the “significant risk of injury” from these games)
25.Walking to school alone

Have you read the baby faced shooter's manifesto???

Just found it online. A screed made up of White Supremacy beliefs and mis-spellings, it never the less is valuable for learning what makes people like him tick. It is something that he took a gret deal of time over.

And he is not alone.

In it, he mentions the Northwest Front.
I went there, am now bleaching my eyes and brain.


If you are planning to send you kids to school in Texas, ya better see this.

From the superbly gifted Juanita Jean Herself:

We always kinda knew why Governor Rick Perry wasn’t big on education. After all, he was not burden with intellectual curiosity.

But apparently Governor Greg Abbott hates, hates, hates education.

He just named the new State Board of Education Chairman. Her name is Donna Bahorich and she home schooled her kids. That wouldn’t be so terribly weird if the State Board of Education didn’t approve curriculum and textbooks for public schools.

It also is kinda weird that Bahorich didn’t get the job because of her expertise in education. She’s a political hack, plain, simple, and worthless.

She was the campaign manager for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a man who is so mean that flowers wilt when he walks by.

On Bahorich’s own website, all of her volunteer work and Awards are rightwing political.

Rick Perry calls the shooting "an accident".

Perry calls Charleston massacre an “accident,” hits Obama for pushing gun control in wake of attack on black church

Rick Perry asserted Friday that President Obama succumbed to a “knee jerk” liberal impulse to use the massacre at a black church in Charleston to push a gun-control agenda.

Calling the attack that left nine worshipers dead an “accident,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate and former Texas governor also suggested that misuse of therapeutic drugs to treat mental illness might have been a more significant factor than access to firearms.

Snip............he also seemed to downplay that motive.
“There were more people than that killed in Paris,” he said, comparing the Wednesday night massacre in Charleston, S.C., to the Charlie Hebdo attacks that left a dozen people dead.

Jeb states his position against gay marriage:

"the fight over gay marriage should continue 'irrespective of what the courts say' -"

So he is inciting people to disobey the law of the land, sounds like.

Candidate Profile: Donald Trump

Campaign Slogan: “I’m Going To Do This Every Four Years Until I Die”

Net Worth: 3-4 presidential elections

Claim To Fame: First to refer to ISIS as “bozos”

Role: Billionaire who will have smallest impact on presidential race

Campaign Promise: Will turn America into an opulent destination for only the most exclusive citizens

Credentials: Proven job creator for desperate people who will do anything to be famous

Potential Liability: American people may not yet be progressive enough to elect mentally ill man

Vision For Presidency: 50 Miss USA finalists lined up along White House portico


"The System Is Broken": Americans No Longer Believe In Its Institutions

Americans have little confidence in most of their major institutions including Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, banks and organized religion, according to the latest Gallup poll.

1.Only 8 percent have confidence in Congress, down by 16 points from a long-term average of 24 percent – the lowest of all institutions rated. The rating is about the same as last year's 7 percent, the lowest Gallup has ever measured for any institution.

2.Thirty-three percent have confidence in the presidency, a drop from a historical average of 43 percent.

3.Thirty-two percent have confidence in the Supreme Court, down from 44.

4.2004 was also the last year Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the United States averaged better than 40 percent. Currently, 28 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of the nation.


“He said he wanted to start a civil war."

Dylann Roof had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.

Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

Tyler said he met Roof, a Lexington, South Carolina native, through a good friend. He also said Roof’s parents, with whom he said the suspect was “on and off,” had previously bought him a gun but never allowed him to take it with him until this past week.

DU Facebook folks...is there really a the "Justice For Dylan Roof community page" now?

People are calling for Facebook to remove it.

Greece says: All Debt To The Troika "Illegal, Illegitimate, And Odious"

Zoi Konstantopoulou, speaker of the Greek parliament and a SYRIZA member, said she had established a new "Truth Committee on Public Debt" whose purposes was to "investigate how much of the debt is “illegal” with a view to writing it off."

Moments ago, this committee released its preliminary findings, and here is the conclusion from the full report presented below:

All the evidence we present in this report shows that Greece not only does not have the ability to pay this debt, but also should not pay this debt first and foremost because the debt emerging from the Troika’s arrangements is a direct infringement on the fundamental human rights of the residents of Greece. Hence, we came to the conclusion that Greece should not pay this debt because it is illegal, illegitimate, and odious.

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