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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

Journal Archives

Bidhan Shrestha - Dherai Dherai Maya (VIDEO)

Parliament Funkadelic - Give Up The Funk (VIDEO)

LuLu - To Sir With Love (VIDEO)

The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain (VIDEO)

RANT: Wy is it cheaper to die than stay healthy?

My mom spent ten days in the hospital before she passed away in 2014. By the time Medicare and Blue Cross paid for everything, we were left with a minimal television fee. But when my 82 year-old dad went in for his annual physical two weeks ago, he still had to pay $200 out of his pocket after everything else was paid. It's as if you can die free of charge but God forbid you try to stay healthy under this broken system.

Kellyanne Conway's husband represented firm accused of Russia bribe

TRUMP aide Kellyanne Conway’s husband George recently represented a corporation accused of bribing Russian officials, it has been reported.

Scott Dworkin, from the anti-Trump group Democratic Coalition, tweeted images of documents revealing the link.

The document appears to show that in 2015 lawyer George Conway represented Hewlett-Packard Co and Hewlett-Packard Mexico in the US District Court in Northern California, San Jose division in a case brought by Petroleos Mexicanos and Pemex Exploracion y Produccion.

It read: “Pemex pleads that HP Russia used a German agent to bribe Russian officials to secure a contract with the prosecutor general of Russia.”

It comes after a series of claims regarding Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his campaign team and their links to Russia.

The President and his team have strongly denied all the reports, calling them “nonsense.”

In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Ms Conway claimed the revelation that Gen Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence — who then went on television and insisted he had not discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador — was the key factor in his resignation.


White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks

Several White House staffers were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Some of the aides were "walked out of the building by security" on Wednesday after not passing the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions for security clearance.

Among those who won't be working at the White House was President Donald Trump’s director of scheduling, Caroline Wiles, the daughter of Susan Wiles, Trump’s Florida campaign director and former chief of staff to Governor Rick Scott. Wiles, who resigned Friday before the background check was completed, was appointed deputy assistant secretary before the inauguration in January. Two sources close to Wiles said she will get another job in Treasury.

She's among others who failed to pass the intensive background check, which includes questions on the applicant's credit score, substance use and other personal subjects.

A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.


Drug-slinging catapult seized on top of US-Mexico border fence.

(CNN)Border Patrol agents in Arizona thwarted some clever drug smugglers and dismantled a drug catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico.

The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, which is about two hours southeast of Tucson, Customs and Border Protection officials said in a statement Tuesday. The device appeared to be constructed of square tubing and a heavy spring welded together, with rope tied around parts of it.

The contraption probably wouldn't win any pumpkin chunkin competitions, but it was powerful enough to sling two bundles of weed -- weighing a combined 47 pounds -- into the United States from Mexico.

Agents made the discovery on February 10, when they approached several people near the fence, who then ran away.


Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary (VIDEO)

Eric Burdon & War - Spill The Wine (VIDEO)

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