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

Journal Archives

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.

Excellent series...What life is like in Russia post Russian collapse

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a wild east in which communist central planning was supplanted by crude, free-wheeling capitalism. A small number of people - dubbed “oligarchs” by the press - became enormously wealthy by seizing control of state assets or buying them at knock-down prices. President Vladimir Putin, who came to power unexpectedly on the last day of 1999, re-imposed stability, while stronger oil prices fueled growth.

9 part series...

I am now on Part 9, about the lives of the Russian people..

Take away....the wealth theft by Oligarchs is Global, including Russia.

Burning question...is Putin a powerless puppet like other heads of state?

Medicare is selling private info to insurance agents

We know, cause we just got a letter from an insurance agent in Montgomery ( we live 2 hours away from there) soliciting us,
which stated that this month one of us got a letter from Medicare in this enrollment period.
That info, plus the name and address, was known only to Medicare.

Both of us are extremely pissed, and formulating a thoughtful reply to the insurance agent.

It's official..we ended the war in Afghanistan. Well, except for..........

Did we even call it a war?

So, Obama announces this past week, war over in Afghanistan.

An hour ago
Pentagon will call new US mission in Afghanistan 'Operation Freedom's Sentinel;' mission will involve counterterrorism and training, advising, assisting Afghans.

I guess they are hoping anyone over 50 has Olds Heimer's disease and does not remember how we were sold the lie of Viet Nam by calling troops "advisors".

so hurrah! We are now not at war in Iraq!
We are not at war in Afghanistan!
Droning Syria and Pakistan and Yemen and Algeria...that's not a war.
Honestly, it is not.
Those are Freedum drones.

But hey, I can overlook that, just thinking of all the money that can be spent on America's problems of homelessness, unemployment, etc.

Where's my happy dance icon...........????

This piece from WSJ:
the Wall Street Journal reports that some 18,000 foreign troops, around 10,600 of them American, are staying in Afghanistan. The troops are allowed to remain under the terms of two security pacts the Afghan government signed with the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in September.

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