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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
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Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

Riots outside Paris after police claim an officers alleged rape of black man was an accident

Théo, the victim, was still in a hospital during the chaos, AFP reported, after an operation for severe injuries to his anus.

Doctors discovered that his primary injury had been caused by a police truncheon, one that had been forced inside his rectum during a violent encounter with multiple officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris.

Théo, a 22-year-old French youth worker whose last name has not been released, maintained that the injury — which required major surgery to repair — was inflicted intentionally and that he was the victim of a horrific sexual assault.

More than a week later, investigators have reached an entirely different conclusion: The violent sodomy was accidental and occurred when the officer’s expandable baton happened to slip into the victim’s anus.

Muslims have meltdown after BBC airs Real Housewives of ISIS

This is a short clip...it is SATIRE.
and very funny.

The Youtube page wants you to sign in, I watched it from this site:


Office of Government Ethics hit with deluge of contacts, crashing its website

The OGE, an independent branch dedicated to advising and aiding the executive branch in avoiding potential conflicts on interest and ethical violations, did not attribute the surge in contacts to any particular event beyond “recent events.” However, many observers have speculated that the increase is related to White House aide Kellyanne Conway appearing to use her position to promote the business brand of first daughter Ivanka Trump.

Conway’s comments drew sharp condemnation from oversight officials, with House Oversight Committee Chair and Republican Jason Chaffetz calling them “wrong, wrong, wrong, clearly over the line, unacceptable,” per the Associated Press. The Oversight Committee has since asked the OGE to review the comments.

When asked about them at Thursday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Conway had been “counseled” but provided no further details.

The Hill reports that a prominent liberal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a complaint with the OGE soon after comments were made. Not long after, the agency’s website crashed. On Thursday evening, it went live again after several hours offline. Other media reports indicate that the office’s phone lines are all going straight to voicemail.

Guess whose husband is on the short list for Solicitor General position?

Chuck Cooper,( Session's friend)
who had been a top contender for weeks, confirmed to CNN that he had informed the administration that he no longer wanted to be considered for the post.
His announcement came as an appeals court unanimously ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban, and the President vowed to carry on his legal battle -- meaning it is potentially headed for review at the Supreme Court.

smart move, he realized he would only be set up to take losing cases to court.


A source told CNN that Trump was still in the process of interviewing candidates for solicitor general.
The source said potential candidates include George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway,
as well as Kannon Shanmugam and Christopher Landau.

Guess this puts all doubts to rest.....

supposed to be a sign in Montanegro, from Reuters media

Florida Man, explained: ...... "Floridians lead nation in head injuries"

Trump paused call with Putin to ask what New START Treaty was.

his by now infamous penchant for NO briefings forced him to ask DURING the call.

When Putin raised the possibility of extending the 2010 treaty, known as New START, Trump paused to ask his aides in an aside what the treaty was, these sources said.
Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration, saying that New START favored Russia.
Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said.

The White House declined to comment. It referred Reuters to the official White House account issued after the Jan. 28 call, which did not mention the discussion about New START.

It has not been previously reported that Trump had conveyed his doubt about New START to Putin in the hour-long call.

" so, gonna call a head of state, one that we have history of tricky dealings, and fake my way thru the conversation, except for the bragging bit, as usual. don't tell me anything about anything before the call, I know everything, I am the world's smartest man and I have words and thoughts."

DU Alert and DU Challenge

The Senators who voted for DeVos whose terms are up in 2018

Flake AZ

Wicker MS

Fischer NE

Heller NV

Corker TN

Cruz TX

Hatch UT

Barrasso WY

Question submitted by dixiegrrrrl

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Want happy news???? Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

The official address of Toronto's Trump International Hotel and Tower is 325 Bay St., in the middle of the city's financial district. Think of it as Canada's answer to Wall Street. But the hotel's entrance is actually around the corner. So instead of seeing a grand facade bearing the Trump name, what you see from the prestigious Bay Street side is a loading dock.

This is just one of the many miscalculations that have undermined the Trump International Hotel and Tower, even before construction began in 2007. The soaring, 65-story glass and granite building has been plagued by financial setbacks, construction problems and legal woes. Investors have lost millions of dollars and have sued Donald Trump and the hotel's developers.

Bet you dollars to doughnuts he will claim you cannot sue a President.

And if we are lucky, this is but atrickle, to a deluge of same.
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