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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
Number of posts: 55,758

About Me

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from being called crazy.

Journal Archives

What Trump did when people tried to tell him the law about inauguration spending

Michael Lewis's book The Fifth Risk recounts some of Christie's transition efforts in 2016 before Trump won the election—and then literally and figuratively trashed every shred of work Christie had done. Keep in mind that party nominees are legally required to form transition teams. Trump didn't want one but Christie explained he must have one and he could either pay for it himself or pull from campaign funds. Trump refused to do either, so Christie was forced to fundraise for the committee in order to pay its hundred-plus staffers.

Trump almost entirely ignored the transition work until he read an article reporting that Christie had raised several million dollars toward the effort. That's when Steven Bannon walked into Trump's Trump Tower residence to find Christie getting an earful from Trump. Lewis writes:

Trump was apoplectic, actually yelling, You're stealing my money! You're stealing my fucking money! What the fuck is this?? Seeing Bannon, Trump turned on him and screamed, Why are you letting him steal my fucking money? Bannon and Christie together set out to explain to Trump federal law. To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

Bannon and Christie tried to explain that Trump couldn't have both his money and a transition.

Shut it down, said Trump. Shut down the transition.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/12/14/1819189/-Christie-snubs-Trump-on-chief-of-staff-post-payback-for-Trump-s-transition-greed

That book is my night time read this evening.

Incredible story of how Trump, the Russian Fertilizer King, and Saudi prince MBS, are linked.

Russian-American historian Yuri Felshtinsky describes how the sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi”/“Savior of the World” helped President Donald Trump to get out from under $95 million debt that he owed Dmitry Rybolovlev, Russian billionaire and President Vladimir Putin’s henchman, leading back to Kushner and his friend the Saudi Prince, and why Trump hired Wilbur Ross.

This is a long article. It ties everything all together, I found it very gripping. Those of us who like deep dives with lots of details will be rewarded.

Tinyurl link here: https://tinyurl.com/y8hhuywz

Author's Twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/YFelshtinsky ( I sent him a heart-felt thank you. and hope he is safe.)

Long link here:
https://english.gordonua.com/news/exclusiveenghttps://twitter.com/YFelshtinskyzlish/interrogate-leonardo-da-vinci-donald-trump-and-dmitry-rybolovlev-the-story-of-one-payment-investigation-by-yuri-felshtinsky-254748.html

*&#!!*#!! ,,Walgreens just bought the 3rd pharmacy in town.


They just bought Fred's pharmacy stores, the lowest priced place to buy prescriptions.around here.

They now own all the pharmacies in our little town but 2...Wal-Mart and a private local drug store.
(Wal-Mart has reduced its cheap generic drug offerings by 2/3.)

Walgreens has faced numerous lawsuits for discrimination in hiring,
*and for violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act regarding Medicaid beneficiaries ,
*and for violating RICO laws re: price fixing.
* fined 80 million for dispensing massive amounts of oxycodone.

Wal-Greens charges more than twice the going price for drugs. .

Since we are 40 miles from the interstate on-ramp, then 90 minutes from any large city ( think Mobil, or Montgomery)
Walgreens has a captive customer population in all the small rural towns.

Anyone have good experiences with online drug stores?

Anyone here know WHICH hotels Memaie ran up bills at, despite no overnight stay???


During a day trip to Toronto last year, Melania Trump spent about $174,000 in hotel bills, Quartz reported.

Though the First Lady did not spend the night, federal spending records show six separate hotel charges that added up to eight times what it cost to house the team who traveled with her, the news source reported.

Trump’s schedule on Sept. 23, 2017, showed that the trip spanned about 12 hours: She arrived in Toronto around noon, met with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau around 6:30 p.m., and left just after midnight, Quartz reported.

Earlier this month, Quartz reported that during an October trip to Cairo, the first lady racked up $95,000 in hotel charges. She stayed for six hours and didn’t stay the night then, either, the news agency reports.


http://fortune.com/2018/11/16/melania-trump-hotel-bill-canada/

Lincoln foresaw a Trump:



“Whenever the vicious portion of (our) population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches … throw printing-presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at pleasure and with impunity …this gov’t cannot last.”

Abraham Lincoln's Lyceum Address was delivered to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois on January 27, 1838, titled "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions".

Lincoln warned that mobs or people who disrespected U.S. laws and courts could destroy the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln%27s_Lyceum_address

THIS is how a REAL President handles rain.

https://twitter.com/ProfPSP/status/1061599025923796993

Trump threatening to revoke more reporter's passes including April Ryan



"When you're in the White House this is a very sacred place for me."

Besides mangled syntax, do you see what he is doing? He wants only sycophants reporting on what he does.

to that end, Wiki sez, he created Trump TV last year, run by Lara Trump ( Erik's wife) , produced in Trump Tower and funded by.....the 2020 Campaign donations.
( that can't be legal, can it?)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_News_Update#Reception

Our red Alabama county went blue!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bigley !!!

...... ............


Just got the results from the weekly paper. First female Circuit Judge, a Dem, with 98% votes.

The only Republicans that won were unopposed. The whole county went to Dems, and with very high % of the total votes.
Which means exactly like it sounds....Republicans voted Dem. This clearly a protest vote.
Other Dem. women won here too.

The rest of the state went as expected, but I'm gonna find a list to get more details.


Wow.....so jazzed and proud of the folks here.

Thank you, Dotard...what a joy to read.....best B-day present in a long time.

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Mueller Action alert...!!! from our friend Walter Shaub

for those who don't know, he worked as a Gov. Ethics watchdog, so Trump shit canned him fairly quickly upon stealing office.
Shaub now has his own resistance Twitter feed, here:

https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1060619140812206081

The Acosta microphone grab was staged.


It was a set up to get Acosta.
I have watched the video repeatedly.
Whoever the Trump bimbo was, she moved in with a single purpose, tried to grab the mike, actually SHE bumped Acosta's hand, and when she could not get the microphone, she suddenly dropped in to a chair and looked at Trump for a cue. like a puppet whose strings had been cut.

Watch the video a few times, try to see where she appeared from. I am convinced someone in the back cued her to storm in.
Look carefully at her body language and expression as she plopped down into the chair.

I want to go find a perhaps longer video of the press conference, but it sure looked stage to me.
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