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Mira's Journal
Mira's Journal
September 30, 2016

It's time for Bill Maher in a short 2 hours ---here is the run down of guests

Friends at DU: I had a rough day today and need diversion and a laugh or two. Join me at 10 pm EST / HBO and see if we can find some of that

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 14th season FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO.

Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests.

Actor Sean Penn is the top-of-show interview guest. Comedian Sarah Silverman is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are Snapchat executive Peter Hamby, economist Steve Moore and political commentator Angela Rye.

September 29, 2016

New Scoop from Rachel just now to officially break tomorrow

Kurt Eichenwald cover story breaking at Newsweek in the morning - from a partial article -

""The Castro Connection" how Trump's Company violated the embargo against Cuba"

They secretly conducted business in Cuba during Castro's presidency despite strict embargo from the US.
Spent a min of $68 000 for the foray into Cuba, funneled the money into Cuba illegally and pretended to link the money to a charitable effort.
He conducted business in Havana illegally while skirting the embargo, and lied about it at the time when he first considered running for President in 2000.

As Rachel says:
"Watch this space"

September 26, 2016

More Americans Expected to Self-Medicate Than for Any Other Debate in History predicts Borowitz

HEMPSTEAD, NY (The Borowitz Report)—As the nation awaits the first faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night, more Americans are expected to self-medicate than for any other Presidential debate in history.

With over a hundred million people projected to watch the debate, roughly sixty million of them will be barely sentient after ingesting what they deem to be the necessary dose of intoxicants.

Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, estimated on Monday that the level of self-medication for the Trump-Clinton debate could be seven hundred per cent greater than for the first Obama-Romney debate, in 2012.

“The stakes seem higher this time,” Logsdon said. “There’s a sense that, depending on the outcome of tonight’s debate, all human life on the planet could be in peril.”

Across the country, liquor stores reported a desperate run on their merchandise as Americans fortified themselves for what many called “ninety minutes of horror.”

September 23, 2016

My Governor just disgusted me all over again. OUT with Pat McCrory in NC

He gave a press conference in Charlotte just now, and did not talk about much of anything except praising the police and all the folks who have sleeplessly and tirelessly and ever so selflessly, as he says, come to Charlotte to keep peace and guard the streets and keep down the potential riots.
Not a word about the video that was released about 2 hours ago that was taken by the victim's wife while her husband was murdered. The video brings huge questions, especially about the behavior of the police in regards to a possible purposely dropped gun showing possible evidence of tampering with the happening. This video made me cry, and I have long ago stopped crying in this lifetime.

Our governor so far has not mentioned any of that nor has he asked the Charlotte police to release the two videos they have of the shooting. He is not stepping up to the plate at all, except for talking about NC having had excessive rains and some flooding.

His appearance was useless and did not address anything that happens, except to praise the people in power for jobs well done while the city of Charlotte is in crisis.

I am extremely concerned about the lack of the evidence from the police, this needs to be revealed and the chips need to fall where they may, and I mean pronto. I very much worry about the mood in Charlotte as night will fall, and I have invited one of my closer friends, who is black and lives there, to get in her car and come spend the weekend with me.

He is still answering a few questions as I type, and apparently is not supporting the release of the videos, and that is in advance of a law he signed to go into effect on Oct. 1 about that they don't have to be released in NC any more at all.

The way this is handled by our governor sets him up for a blow out defeat in November.That is the only thing about it that is good.

September 22, 2016

It’s been a while since we had a “Help Me Choose” thread….I’ve been whistling, and stumped

“Every Breath you Take” The Police

Took this photo of a cat at the Hemingway House in Key West. Her name is Elizabeth Taylor

“Dance - While the Music still goes on” ABBA

These guys wore themselves out at Mallory Square at sunset - in Key West

“Walk in the Sunshine” Roger Miller

This guy I met a week ago in Daytona Beach at Sunrise

“Catch me if you can” Broadway Musical

A friend of the bird just above, but a really aggressive one.

“Are these Rolling Stones” Honoring them for a body of work

Throwing it in just for fun
September 16, 2016

Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship--witnessed by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling this “the greatest day of my life,” a visibly moved Barack Obama held a news conference on Friday to thank Donald Trump for granting him U.S. citizenship.

“The issue of whether or not I was a U.S. citizen has been a dark cloud over my existence for as long as I can remember,” a tearful Obama told the press corps. “Only one man had the courage, wisdom, and doggedness to make that cloud go away: Donald J. Trump.”

The President, who had to halt several times during his remarks to compose himself, praised the Republican Presidential nominee for “never giving up” in his quest to prove that Obama was born in the U.S.

“A weaker man would have said, ‘I don’t need this in my life,’ but Donald Trump was always there for me,” the President said. “Over the past five years, barely a day went by when he didn’t call me and say, ‘Barack, I don’t care what a bunch of crackpots say. You were born here, and I’m going to prove it once and for all.’”

The President said he planned to spend the day celebrating his U.S. citizenship with his family. “It’s great to be an American, at last,” he said.

September 15, 2016

Home again, Savannah behind me. Thinking all excitement might have waned after my long trip.

A half hour ago my phone rings and a neighbor says: Are you home, if yes, grab a camera and step out and look down the street.

At first I saw nothing special, and then suddenly coming up the sidewalk,this dressed Lady Godiva appeared.

So much for sleepy Southern Towns.

remember this?:
(the trailer to the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”

September 13, 2016

Nearing night in the Garden of Good and Evil - I forgot about stopping and haunting the cemetery

This is not THE cemetery where the famous statue is from the movie with Kevin Spacey and John Cusak and of course “the Lady Chablis”. That cemetery is on the outskirts. This one is in the heart of town, and I passed it on my way back to the motel, and, in the absence of tourists and the abundance of parking places, I stopped and paid a short visit.

September 13, 2016

Stop me before I post again :) I got enamored with “steps” in Savannah this evening

Going down to the river in Savannah almost always necessitates taking ancient steps, that are labeled to be “historic - and you are on your own using them”

I took an hour walk today, and other than the step photos I got to obsess about a second thing, and that is the absence of tourists, and therefore economic well being. All the clothes you see in two photos here were 50 percent off. Store wide. I realize it is off season, but not to the degree I saw today. I kept thinking that this is the America the Top Deplorable, AKA the Donald, wants to make great again. It surely won’t happen with more tax cuts to the rich and with enlarging the money spent on the military etc. etc.

I may post the photos illustrating my secondary thoughts, in the meantime, I hope you like the ones with steps.

Thanks everyone, you have been good sports and have given me kudos and feedback while I was hogging the posting.
I’m probably not through, but I will be home tomorrow, and real life awaits.

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