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November 27, 2023

Apple iPhone Update - Police Depts Warning

Apple iPhone latest updates set a feature called "NameDrop" to default "On". Basically it allows any iPhone near you to get your contact info just by being nearby.

Police Departments are warning parents about it. Imagine some weirdo hanging out by a bus stop just harvesting kids info as they walk by.

Some publications are claiming it isn't a big deal (like Wired). To me though it seems like an invitation to identity theft or worse.
Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/new-iphone-feature-namedrop-is-on-by-default/?intcid=CNM-00-10abd1h

https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/apple-ios-17-warning-airdrop-namedrop/?intcid=CNM-00-10abd1h

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-iphone-namedrop-ios17/



November 25, 2023

Santos "Badge of Honor"

Santos is claiming his expulsion would be a "Badge if Honor" I guess I wonder WTF. I mean, how did breaking the law become a badge of honor?

Then again Trump made being a racist greedy bastard acceptable.

It just reaffirms to me that Trump is a much greater danger to America than Russia, China, or anyone / anything else was.

November 21, 2023

Trump GA Co-Defendant Faces Bond Revocation

A co-defendant in the Trump Georgia election case is facing possible revocation of his bond due to "X" (Twitter) posts.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/ga-judge-weigh-revoking-trump-co-defendant-harrison-floyds-bond-social-rcna126140

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis cited Floyd’s posts on X about Georgia elections worker Ruby Freeman and state officials Brad Raffensperger and Gabriel Sterling.

Apparently the defendant has not only posted on "X", but also appeared on a podcast.

November 20, 2023

3yo kills 2yo with Moms Gun

Second Ammendment for the win? Not exactly. 3yo kills his 2yo brother when he finds gun in Moms purse. They need to prosecute Mom.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/3-year-old-boy-fatally-shoots-2-year-old-brother-finding-gun-moms-purs-rcna125953

November 15, 2023

MAGA Mike - Article in Salon - Wow

We all know MAGA Mike is a Christian Crazy... but this article is very well written and very scary. It goes in depth as to his Christian Dominion beliefs and history.

https://www.salon.com/2023/11/13/mike-johnsons-biblical-economics-using-christian-nationalism-to-enhance-plutocratic-wealth/

November 15, 2023

House Passes Funding Bill 336-95

The House passed the laddered approach CR to continue funding the government. There was major Democratic support.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67422336

The measure, the first major test for new House Speaker Mike Johnson, was approved by 336 votes to 95.

Apparently 93 Republicans voted AGAINST the measure but Democrats "saved the day" according to an MSNBC opinion piece.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/house-speaker-mike-johnson-prevent-shutdown-democrats-rcna125220

House Democrats saved the day again, but we have to pretend otherwise

Ah the burden of being the adults in the room (AGAIN).

November 14, 2023

Santos Fundraiser Pleads Guilty

A fundraiser for serial lying George Santos has plead guilty to wire fraud charges. Apparently he impersonated a top aide to former SOTH Kevin McCarthy in soliciting cash from gullible Santos supporting RepubQcans.

Stupid is as stupid does!

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/14/rep-george-santos-campaign-fundraiser-pleads-guilty.html

He's the second Santos minion to plead guilty. Kind of like Trump. Hitch yourself to the scum of the RepubQcan parties most compulsive liars, and you'll pay the price.

The guilty plea by Samuel Miele, who also admitted to charging credit cards of political contributors for personal expenses, came a month after Santos’ former campaign treasurer Nancy Marks pleaded guilty in the same court to multiple campaign finance felonies related to her work for the freshman Republican.

November 14, 2023

POLL - Johnson Plan - What Should Dems Do?

Reading a lot of news articles online about the looming shutdown. Apparently SOTH Johnson has said he plans to rely on Democrat votes to help overcome the far right MAGA Caucus that objects.

The plan would fund Agriculture, Energy and Water, Military Construction-VA and Transportation-HUD until Jan. 19. The rest of the government, notably the Defense Department, would be funded until two weeks later Feb. 2. It also extends the farm bill, including food stamps until next September. It doesn't include the draconian cuts and border security demands of the MAGAts.

POLL

What should Democrats do. Granted it's not a great plan, but it avoids cuts Ds won't vote for AND slams the door on the MAGAt Caucus at the same time.





November 11, 2023

Scary TFG Article

Article about Trumps "Bag Man". His right hand guy. It's a deep read and very scary when you think people like this are so close to absolute power. If TFG is reelected this guy will be right there again.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/11/the-inside-story-of-how-trumps-body-guy-tried-to-order-a-massive-military-withdrawal

November 9, 2023

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Iím almost 60 and am retired. Iím a Navy veteran and was a lifelong fiscal-conservative Republican. Several years ago I started voting candidates and not parties. I moved to the middle. Now Iím happily a Democrat. I donít recognize Republicans anymore. All they do is run up the debt and give tax cuts to people who donít need it. After working in healthcare finance I believe in universal healthcare. I support the Sanders-Warren plan to save social security. I support a return to the 70s era tax rates especially for the rich.

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