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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
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About Me

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

Journal Archives

He did Nazi that coming: Sebastian Gorka loses job in Donald Trumps White House

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, will soon accept a position outside the White House, two sources told The Washington Examiner on Sunday.

Gorka's new role will deal with the "war of ideas" involved in countering radical Islamic extremism and will entail an appointment to a federal agency, , a senior administration official said.
Says Fox

Other sources will jump in soon, I imagine.
the "other jobs" are sops to the departees ego, the truth is NO one has a safe job with Trump except "maybe" the kids and Jared.
betcha if he went down, he might throw them under, too. That ego is just too frail for anything to be his fault.

Lovely to see the karma train has not lost any speed.

Here's a story I have been watching play out for some 5 years or so now.
and the wait has been worth it.

As we all remember, back in 2008 the fall of the housing boom was hitting the country, and shortly thereafter it was discovered that banks and mortgage companies were running massively crooked games to rip off homeowners.
Slowly the big banks were slightly reined in , ( no, not nearly enough, I agree) and thanks In HUGE part by Eliz. Warren's Consumer Protection agency and laws, the big banks realized they could not make money on carrying mortgages, if they had to do it legally.
so they sold all their mortgage carrying ( called "servicing) to outfits which did not have to go by the same rules. And these new outfits, most, if not all of them, were primarily collection agencies used to going after people's money.( Nationwide, anyone????)

Well, they did not change that attitude, and racked up tons of complaints for doing illegal mortgage servicing crap.
Until Warren managed to get the same mortgage laws applied to them.

One of the mortgage servicing companies who got our mortgage from Bank of American a few years go was called Green Tree.
Green Tree no longer exists, because it could not continue to make money doing things legally.
So its parent company settled with the US Gov. by paying huge fines, killing off Green Tree, and ran the mortgage servicing thru another company it owned...Ditech.
Ditech was a quickie loan company for many years, and collection agency and even today on my mortgage statements it reminds me of that in print.

And here comes the karma train.
The parent company stock has been sliding down the chute for the last few years, really fast, really down.

STOCK...they have stock holders, to whom they are legally obligated to make money for.
For the last year, in 2016, they hired 4 different CEOs whose job was to turn the company around.
The thing is, in that business, apparently, you hire a turn around guy, giving him a contract which includes a $$$$million plus sign on bonus, a guaranteed salary, AND a guaranteed exit pay.
You will not be shocked to hear each of the 4 CEOs came and went, each collecting that lucrative coming and going $$$$, the last one who just left made 5 million for 3 months work.
That is about $20 mil in ex-CEO pay for one year or so.

the stockholder part?
Every class action lawyer group in the country is now calling for those stockholders to join in a massive lawsuit against the company, on the grounds the company has not been honest about debts and obligations and responsibility to NOT let the stock slide from $50.00 in 2013 to...$1.00 as of today.

And for dessert:
The 34-Year-Old Hedge Fund Manager Who Bet Everything On A Stock That Tanked

give ya one guess which stock that was.


He's at another rally..and here is a pic of some of his supporters:

Obviously he feels he is losing at something, so is having another quick ego fix of applauders.


That shirt wearing dickhead is from this group:

Keystone United, known until 2009 as the Keystone State Skinheads (KSS), is one of the largest and most active single-state racist skinhead crews in the country.

I DO like the way Rachel is having fun with Russia Gate..

Just saw her segment about the WH knowing Flynn's Turkey background, and she tells it, she grins,
and pauses, for effect, then asks ever so innocently "why would they lie about that?"..and fade to black.

Just cracked me up.

She has been doing some great stories, and breaks them down so even the most unaware viewer will understand what's going on.

Alabama Judge:" a white city may secede from its racially diverse school district."

She said she was protecting black students from white people's anger.
Jus' helping out and all that.

The ruling by the Birmingham U.S. District Court allows the city of Gardendale, Alabama to secede from its larger, diverse school district to create its own. Gardendale is 88% white and wealthier than most neighboring cities. Its removal from the district will drastically reduce funding to the public school system.

Judge Madeline Haikala said the secession was racially motivated, that it could hinder desegregation, and would “assail the dignity of black schoolchildren,” but still ruled in its favor.

The Judge’s weak excuse was that blocking the ruling could cause angry white parents to blame black students, and that parents should have a larger say in how their school district is set up.

In the town that I live in, back in not too distant past, the whites with money moved to the south of town, away from the mixed race city school district. They built houses, and when they had enough people to vote, they became a separate town, while sending their kids to a private academy which is
still, technically, within our city limits.

Schools are funded from the State General fund, not property taxes, unlike many other states.

Citing health issues, Jason Chaffetz takes immediate leave from Congress

According to CNN:
Chaffetz to miss 3-4 weeks for surgery

He made the announcement on Instagram, saying the surgery was to remove hardware that had been inserted into his foot after an accident 12 years ago.
"My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks," the Utah Republican said. "I'm sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington. This is not an opportune time to be away but medical emergencies are never convenient. I appreciate my constituents' patience and understanding as I take time to recover."

OK, guys.....who is gonna hold the bets here????

I say he does not return...who is with me???

I also think there is campaign money fraud, involving Russians, and woman issues.

just to refresh memories:

April 20th:

Absolutely, Positively Not: Chaffetz Says Hes Not Leaving Congress Due to an Impending Scandal

dolt 45 and Trudeau talked today. 2 very different reports of the call were given out:

Yes...this is real.

Canada's report of the call:


White House report of call:

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Dies at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, whose “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a dense and discursive novel of ideas, became an unlikely publishing phenomenon in the mid-1970s and a touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture, died on Monday at his home in South Berwick, Me. He was 88.

Mr. Pirsig was a college writing instructor and freelance technical writer when the novel — its full title was “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values” — was published in 1974 to critical acclaim and explosive popularity, selling a million copies in its first year and several million more since. (A first novel, it would be followed by only one more, the less successful “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals,” a kind of sequel, in 1991.)

The novel, with its peculiar but intriguing title, ranged widely in its concerns, contemplating the relationship of humans and machines, madness and the roots of culture.

Todd Gitlin, a sociologist and the author of books about the counterculture, said that “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” in seeking to reconcile humanism with technological progress, had been perfectly timed for a generation weary of the ’60s revolt against a soulless high-tech world dominated by a corporate and military-industrial order.

I loved that book, so much so that I kept giving copes away. Reading it was an an intense experience.

Theresa May would fire Britains nuclear weapons as a first strike if necessary,

said Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.

Michael Fallon said the Prime Minister was prepared to launch Trident in “the most extreme circumstances”, even if Britain itself was not under nuclear attack.

Names & phone #'s of every member of Senate Intel Cmte are below.

Congress returns from break, tomorrow.
Fill their mailboxes, plus your own Senator's mail.

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