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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, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 56,375

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

Kellyanne Conway as you have never seen her...or wanted to:

President-elect Trump with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway for 'Heroes and Villains' themed costume party in Long Island, NY - @KellyannePolls

Horrible scene from War on Christmas internment camp

"only three companies rank among the top 30 polluters of America's air,water and climate:"

ExxonMobil, American Electric Power and Koch Industries.

Thanks in part to its 2005 purchase of paper-mill giant Georgia-Pacific, Koch Industries dumps more pollutants into the nation's waterways than General Electric and International Paper combined.
The company ranks 13th in the nation for toxic air pollution. Koch's climate pollution, meanwhile, outpaces oil giants including Valero, Chevron and Shell. Across its businesses, Koch generates 24 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year.

excellent Rolling Stone article on Koch brothers and all the ways they contribute to the financial, environmental, political misery in this country.

"the last time a politician held victory celebrations in his own honor,............"

the last time a politician held victory celebrations in his own honor, they were called the Nuremberg Rallies.

They began after the Nazis’ rise to power in 1933 and became a yearly event emblematic of the power of the regime’s propaganda machine.

Each year, the rallies grew larger and more impressive, and Hitler’s speeches became progressively more sinister.

So no, you don’t remember this happening. This is unusual.

Look, the point of this article is not to flippantly shout “Look, Trump is Hitler!” Rather, it is to point out that certain types of leaders behave in certain types of ways and we must always be vigilant and conscious of historical parallels as they present themselves. Past is prelude. History repeats itself.

Presidents-elect typically spend this time focused not on gloating and getting back out among the fawning crowds, but on the very serious and difficult task of preparing to do the job of President of the United States. Sometimes they even hold press conferences, something Trump has not done for 127 days (as of this writing).

Here's an early x-mas present for ya.....I know I am waiting to use it.

Given every opportunity to act/sound Presidential, he gives in to his baser nature once more:

President-elect Donald Trump says 'violent atrocity' at Ohio State University 'demonstrates the security threats created...
by our very very stupid politicians' refugee programs' -

Breaking news blurb...

Insulting and name calling and putting people in one of 2 camps....they are either as "smart, like me" or else he calls them names:
"stupid" "crooked"

this, is to be our nation's leader.

( we need a cringe icon)

Reminder that Wikipedia is having a fundraiser...

As tight as my budget is, I can afford 5.00 this month.

If we ALL did that.......

Just pop over to the Wiki page, the info is there.

Kellyanne on Trump's tweets alleging election fraud:

Kellyanne Conway on Trump's tweets alleging election fraud: 'He's president-elect so that's presidential behavior'.

Breaking news site.

My god......that's worse than Nixon's view of the office.

And stupid.

When Trump Asked Not To Publish Unflattering Double Chin Pics, This Is How The Internet Responded

I like #4, very creative


President Obama Says Marijuana Should Be Treated Like Alcohol

In a just published “exit interview” with Rolling Stone Magazine, President Barack Obama opined that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue, not a criminal matter, and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.”

“Look, I’ve been very clear about my belief that we should try to discourage substance abuse,” Obama said. “And I am not somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it.”

He added, “It is untenable over the long term for the Justice Department or the DEA to be enforcing a patchwork of laws, where something that’s legal in one state could get you a 20-year prison sentence in another. So this is a debate that is now ripe, much in the same way that we ended up making progress on same-sex marriage.

edited to show link to Rolling Stone interview, which is excellent read:
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