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No wonder so many of us are sick of this shit

Grandma's Tech Support

Republican Hypocrisy, Voting Edition

Have you heard? If Bernie is our candidate, the Republicans will call him a socialist!

It's worked so well for them in the past!

Wisconsin DU Meetup in Madison this Friday, December 4th.

Meet mopinko, Scuba and other DU members. Who's in????



When: Friday, December 4th at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Madison's Weary Traveler, 1201 Williamson Street, Madison


http://www.wearytravelerfreehouse.com/

iCitizen – Connect with Congress, Legislation and Politics

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icitizen-connect-congress/id725655449?mt=8


Make your voice count. Democrat, Republican or independent voter, iCitizen gives users powerful tools to make their voices heard through polls and fact-based information. Called “nothing short of extraordinary” by POLITICO, our app delivers a cutting-edge system of digital democracy.




Disclaimer: I have not used this product. My sister recommends it.

Wisconsin: The Democrats deserve to be in the minority

http://isthmus.com/opinion/citizen-dave/the-democrats-deserve-to-be-in-the-minority/

They did it again. Inexplicably the minority Democrats bailed out the Republican majority without getting anything in return. It boggles the mind.

The question was borrowing for roads. When the state budget passed in the summer, legislators appropriately balked at Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to borrow heavily for roads instead of raising gas and other transportation taxes. A bipartisan group of legislators voiced their concerns about growing debt in the transportation fund. Behind the scenes, legislators said that the votes were there for a tax increase if only the governor would signal his support.

But in the midst of what looked at the time like a promising run for president, Walker shut down any and all tax increases. So the Legislature punted. They approved $500 million in borrowing, but held back on another $350 million, pending evaluation of needs and a later approval by the Joint Finance Committee.

When release of that extra $350 million of borrowing came up for a vote Nov. 4 in the Joint Finance Committee, the GOP majority didn’t have the votes. So, the four Democrats on the panel saved their bacon, providing enough votes to let the borrowing go forward.

This is only the second time in four years that the Republicans have asked for Democratic support for anything. The first was a few months ago when they needed Democratic votes for the deeply unpopular Milwaukee Bucks arena deal. The Dems obliged then as well — and again, demanding nothing in return.




A cynical person might conclude that Republicans have infiltrated the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin DU Meetup in Madison this Friday, December 4th.

Meet mopinko, Scuba and other DU members. Who's in????



When: Friday, December 4th at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Madison's Weary Traveler, 1201 Williamson Street, Madison


http://www.wearytravelerfreehouse.com/

Anybody ever try cryotherapy?

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/packers-players-using-cryotherapy-to-aid-in-recovery-process-b99623511z1-357455321.html


Packers players using cryotherapy to aid in recovery process



Inside, temperatures plummet to levels that might be considered maniacal. Minus 100 degrees withers to minus 125 degrees. Minus 125 degrees shivers to minus 150 degrees. And by the time each treatment is finished, anywhere from 90 seconds to three minutes later, the red numbers on the digital thermometer read minus 153 degrees.

Oh, and that's Celsius. "The first time it's pretty crazy," said Clay Matthews, a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.

...

The cold inside the chamber is startling, arresting. It collides with your lungs, which are unaccustomed to gobbling such frigid air. It invades your quadriceps, which causes muscle and body to quiver. It jump-starts your heart, which can beat frantically as an indication that the science behind cryotherapy is working.

"I'm stimulating the body's fight-or-flight response by stimulating those skin receptors with that extreme cold," Shields said. "The body is fooled into thinking it's in danger. "Being in danger is forcing all the blood out of the extremities to the core, which makes it very nutrient-dense and oxygen-dense. Then when you come out you get hypovascular dilation, all those veins just go boom — huge endorphin rush and your brain is stimulated to heal after that for up to 36 hours."

Glen Campbell fan?

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