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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
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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 crazy.

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GW Bush has been given a lifetime achievement award for his continued "services to gobbledygook"

The Foot in Mouth Award is presented each year by the Plain English Campaign for "a baffling comment by a public figure.

The award has been presented 20 times.

Rumsfeld earned it in 2003 for his overuse of the word "know" during a press briefing given as United States Secretary of Defense:
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know."

Bush earned it in 2008 as a lifetime achievement.

Romney got in 2012 for "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."

And in 2015 the award went to ...........Donald Trump

"The Plain English Campaign said that Trump was "unrivaled".
In particular the campaign cited his remarks on Mexican immigrants: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.
And some, I assume, are good people." It also cited his remarks on John McCain: "He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.


Dogs Left In Running Car Shift It Into Drive, Plow Into A Walmart

A dog owner in West Virginia did what she probably thought was the responsible thing while out with her pets, leaving them in the car with the engine running while she was inside Walmart. However,
in one of the best arguments against automatic transmissions that we’ve ever seen,

the dogs shifted the car and drove it very slowly into the outside of the store.

The vehicle was first spotted by an employee out in front of the store on a break, according to local news station WSAZ. She thought that someone was “messing with her” when she saw the sedan inching toward her. She saw that there was no driver behind the wheel: only two dogs. She got out of the way, letting the car crash into the building.

Since the small dogs couldn’t reach the gas pedal, the crash was at an extremely low speed, and there was very little damage to the car or to the store.
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