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Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map

Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map
Bill Cotterell, Democrat correspondent 10:37 p.m. EDT April 18, 2016

A three-judge federal panel late Monday rejected U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s challenge to Florida’s new congressional district map, which splits Leon County between a heavily black region and a new Republican-leaning tract.

Aside from making Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who has been in Congress since 1992, run in new territory across North Florida, the ruling poses a political quandary for first-term Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee. She has been collecting campaign funds and working toward re-election in recent months, but the new map casts her into a conservative district that extends from Panama City around the Gulf Coast to western Marion County.

“I’m disappointed the Second Congressional District will be transformed from a fair, moderate district into two extreme partisan districts,” Graham said in a prepared statement issued from her office. “Dividing Tallahassee hurts North Florida and our community.

While this is good news for most of the state, the new districts really screw up Leon County and Tallahassee which are heavily blue. Part of the city and county will be lumped in with Jacksonville. The rest of the city and county will be in a very red section of Florida extending from Marion County to Bay County.

Gwen Graham, former Governor and Senator Bob Graham's daughter, is currently our Representative having beat out a Tea Party nutjob (Steve Southerland). With the reduction in the number of Democrats in her district by the splitting of Leon County, Gwen Graham may have to move to change districts. Or she might decide to run for the US Senate and take Rubio's seat.

It is going to completely change the balance of politics in Florida's state capital city, that's for certain!

UPDATED - Just saw a Rose Breasted Grosbeak on my seed cylinder - PICTURES

Unfortunately I didn't have a camera handy. I DID LATER!

So here is what they look like:

He must be migrating through since they don't live here year round.

Another bird for my life list!

YouTube introduces SnoopaVision - announcement today, implementation someday!

New today - if you look at the bottom left corner of YouTube videos, you will see a new icon. Click on it and it will take you to a page with a video by Snoop Dog that explains what SnoopaVision is:


There is a disclaimer at the top: "SnoopaVision is in beta and will be enabled ... by 1/20/2155."

Remember what day it is!

Why is it OK to post links to other forums as original sources?

While I don't consider it egregious enough to alert I am getting tired of clicking on a DU post on a subject I am interested in only to find that the only content of that post is a link to another forum site.

The most recent one I've seen is: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027713434

The poster could have clicked through to the original story which is in that forum post and linked to it. I consider that the posts are click-bait to increase traffic at the other site.

If this is not against policy for them to do this I will just add that poster to my Ignore list - but they do have some interesting posts so I hate to do that.

We're planting trees!

They are tiny bare root seedlings from the Arbor Day Foundation they we got as a "gift" for donating money. They sent us:
3 white dogwoods
3 redbuds
2 Washington hawthornes
2 crabapples
+ "not trees" - 2 crape myrtles.

We're scattering them around the house, some along the driveway, some on the south side for a screen, and a grouping on the north side in front of the house.

When we first bought this farm we planted several thousand bare root seedlings - dogwoods, Southern red cedar, loblolly pines, and sawtooth oaks. Most of them survived and still growing. But that was almost forty years ago. About thirty five years ago we planted a bunch of sycamores and they are seriously huge and impressive.

We haven't planted many trees since - a few living "Christmas" trees, and an American holly for the front yard of the new house. The "Christmas" trees and holly were large when we planted them, unlike the bare root trees. So it is exciting to be planting these tiny little twigs and planning for them to get big.

I hope I live long enough to see these flowering trees reach their full maturity!

Guinea Pigs React to Donald Trump

Pony Dressed as Unicorn Leads CHP on Wild Chase Near Fresno

A fairy-tale photo shoot turned into an episode of “COPS” when a “unicorn” made a break for it.

Wednesday night, Juliette, a white pony adorned with a fake horn, was posing with kids during a children’s photo shoot in Madera Ranchos, California, near Fresno. She escaped twice during the festivities, while her owner was busy taking the photos.

The first time the pony escaped it was captured quickly by its handler.

The second time, Juliette didn’t mess around. She dashed for the streets of Madera Ranchos. The family hosting the photo shoot alerted the California Highway Patrol, which spent hours trying to find the runaway pony.

Video at link is well worth watching!

I got a rice steamer for Christmas

Not something I would have ever bought for myself since I have some pans with tight fitting lids that make perfectly good rice with very little trouble. The box says it works as a slow cooker but I already have one with three different size bowls that handles everything I need for slow cooking - and it sits idle most of the time since I don't often slow cook.

The one thing the rice steamer shows on the box that I might could use is as a steamer. Any tips for what works well for steaming - other than rice?

Back from trip and now my computer won't boot -UPDATE

I just got home from a trip to visit my Mom. As usual I shut off my computer and everything but the UPS before I left. Come back and the computer will not boot. When I turn on the power supply there is a light at the network cable connection on the motherboard so power is getting that far. But when I try to power the computer on with the power button on the front nothing happens. No flicker, nothing. Other devices connected to the UPS are fine and power up.

Would this be my power supply or the motherboard?

Sorry about any typos - posting this with my tablet - which has a cute little chicklet keyboard but is still not great.

UPDATE - I carried it into the shop and my friend tried another power supply - nothing. He tried another video card - nothing. He was getting ready to take the mobo out to see if there was a short when he realized the power connector was not hooked up - this case has a setup to connect to the power supply to a central line that then connects to the devices.

Apparently the last time my husband took the case outside to blow out the dust and cat hair the power connection was loosened. Over time with warming and cooling it must have worked almost all the way off and with the cooling over my vacation it came completely loose.

Whatever - it's working fine now! But good thing I carried it in first thing this morning - the computer shop will be closed from now until January 12th. My computer friend is taking a vacation for a while.

Anyone ever heard of a "tilet"?

I'm transcribing a will by a woman whose husband died twenty years before she did in 1838. Apparently the only things she could leave were personal possessions. She leaves things like "counterpins" - probably counterpains or bed covers, watey or watery, a culglap, and a bred basket.

The thing that shows up most often is a tilet. She leaves one cousin a "pine table painted tilet" and a number of women one tilet each.

Does anyone here have any clue what any of the mystery items might be?
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