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About Me

I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Treason! Impeach them all.

Mexico markets Trump themed tp, proceeds help migrants

Orange Julius-themed toilet paper will hit the shelves this year, and 30% of the profits go towards helping migrants.

More at Boing Boing

Greg Gianforte is an amazing example of a typical Republican

Unable to defend record
Unable to defend the fact that his policies hurt Americans
Quick to resort to violence
Hates the free press
Tries to play both sides
Quick to lie about events and policies
Favors destructive policies
Quick to blame others for his mistakes

Hope I live long enough to see the GOP get added to the endangered species list.

Hurling axes and drinking alcohol -- what could go wrong?

Need vacation plans? Go visit Stumpy's Hatchet House

From Roadside America:

Hurling an ax used to be antisocial: an act of Bunyan zen, a pastime limited to lumberjacks and rogue boy scouts (We're talking about you, Troop 531). Silence, the swing, the release. Who knows where it will go? Then a pleasing thunk into a target.

Now, throwing an ax has become a bonding exercise and an anywhere-indoor attraction, on par with black light mini-golf. The folks at Stumpy's Hatchet House have figured it all out.

One intriguing aspect of Stumpy's Hatchet House is that wine and beer are permitted.


PS. Not personally affiliated with this business. Now, off to figure out how to get my company picnic to NJ.

Mail that baby: A brief history of kids sent through the U.S. Postal Service

Decades before the first unaccompanied child was put on a plane to grandma’s in the care of a flight attendant, a few resourceful parents accomplished the same end by simply dropping their kids in the mail.

This was in the earliest days of the parcel post service, which launched in 1913. Before that, U.S. Postal Service packages were capped at four pounds, which limited the goofy things people tried to send by post.

But when the parcel service began, all kinds of cargo showed up in the mail stream, including coffins, eggs, dogs and, in a few cases, human young.

According to National Postal Museum historian Nancy Pope, the first known case of a mailed baby was in 1913 when Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beauge of Glen Este, Ohio, shipped their 10-pound infant son to his grandmother’s home about a mile away, paying 15 cents in postage and springing for $50 in insurance (because they were worriers). Records do not indicate whether Grandmother Beauge received her mail in a mailbox or through a letter slot.

More by Steve Hendrix at:


Making Car Parts Out of Plants?

Researchers at the Air Force Office of Science Research have developed a method of fiber welding that turns natural plant fibers into molded materials that could be used as components of automotive interiors. The process takes fibers from cotton, hemp, jute, sisal, or flax; puts them in a mold; adds solvents, along with some temperature and pressure inputs; and creates molded parts. No glue is involved. After the solvents are removed, the plant polymers retain their chemical composition but bonds form between molecules in the fibers. Compared to many other natural and synthetic materials, welded-fiber parts are stronger, lighter, less expensive, and environmentally friendlier.

The Air Force recently signed a Patent License Agreement (PLA) with Natural Fiber Wilding Inc. that lets the company use the newly developed process for making car parts. NFW has had success with making car parts out of natural fibrous materials such as cotton, silk, and rayon, as well as sawdust and other waste wood products.

Whole article here:

Sign me up for 2018 Jeep Hemp Edition.

Story on a typical Trump Supporter: MD man pleads guilty to weapon, child porn charges after raid

A Maryland man pleaded guilty to weapons and child pornography charges Monday after a raid of his bunker last year uncovered a cache of firearms, explosives and other illicit materials.

Caleb A. Bailey, 31, of Waldorf pleaded guilty to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, rifles, destructive devices and child pornography in federal court, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland.

Bailey ran as a delegate for Donald Trump before the Republican National Convention and was one of three top vote-getters in the race in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, said officials with the Maryland Republican Party, when an indictment was announced in May 2016.

The case against Bailey began when a package filled with hundreds of rounds of ammunition burst at a U.S. postal facility in Capitol Heights, Md., a court affidavit states.

Rest Lynh Bui's Washington Post article at:


The GOP sure can choose them, can't they?

Live in DC, MD, VA, or DE? Go eat at Chipolte tomorrow. They're donating 50% of proceeds to

Save the Bay.

Participating locations here:

"Anonymous sources" now more credible than the White House

National Security Sharer H.R. McMaster's overnight flip from denying the Washington Post story about Comrade President sharing classified data with the Russians during his job interview last week, to calling this blunder critical for national security is par for course.

It is now far easier to trust just about anyone other than the White House.

More at:

Original Slate article at:

Fallout from today's WH/Trumpy debacle

Someone's getting fired, it's the Trumpy way.

Can you predict who gets the can?
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