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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
Number of posts: 54,958

About Me

Retired Mental Health/Sub. Abuse therapist, happily moldering in "Maycomb", 2 notches from the buckle of the Bible Belt. One cat away from being called crazy.

Journal Archives

Sorry, ladies. Crocodile Dumbdee is taken.


'Corporations are people' is built on an incredible 19th-century lie

This is a fun read, esp. if you know who some of these guys were in the 1880s.

How exactly did corporations come to be understood as “people” bestowed with the most fundamental constitutional rights?
The answer can be found in a bizarre—even farcical—series of lawsuits over 130 years ago involving a lawyer who lied to the Supreme Court,
an ethically challenged justice, and one of the most powerful corporations of the day.


You'll know it when you see it.....


Here is a handy spreadsheet with contact info of advertisers Laura Ingraham's Show

Companies that are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham's show are listed at the bottom in green (please thank them!)


Finally, the explanation why Trump is orange...


remember trump's Phoenix rally? Here's the ad for paid actors:

from craigs list...


NRA: we're going broke and may have to Shut Down NRATV

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign to pressure insurers and financial services companies to cut ties with the NRA could deeply harm its financial health and ability to “fulfill its advocacy objectives.”

In the complaint, entered July 20 and first reported by the New York Law Journal, the NRA claims it has lost income and access to banking services as a result of the state’s actions.
One of the more dramatic impacts of Cuomo’s push: The NRA says it has not been able to renew its media liability insurance.
If the group cannot secure a policy soon, it could be forced to shutter its multimillion-dollar television network,
NRATV, or a number of its print publications, the complaint reads.
The NRA also says that, without insurance, it “cannot maintain its physical premises” or “convene off-site meetings and events.”


Fascinating NYT article on what our real political divide is about.

The maps are key.

The Maps That Show That City vs. Country Is Not Our Political Fault Line

The key difference is among regional cultures tracing back to the nation’s colonization.

Sectionalism isn’t, and never has been, as simple as North versus South or an effete and domineering East against a rugged, freedom-minded West.
Rather, our true regional fissures can be traced back to the contrasting ideals of the distinct European colonial cultures that first took root on the eastern and southern rims of what is now the United States, and then spread across much of the continent in mutually exclusive settlement bands, laying down the institutions, symbols and cultural norms later arrivals would encounter and, by and large, assimilate into.

Understanding this is essential to comprehending our political reality or developing strategies to change it — especially as we approach a momentously consequential midterm election.

And now, a word from the WH occupant......

TSA is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights.

The "Quiet Skies" programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights.

details of that are in the story, but these are the things Air Marshals are trained to notice as "signs of a terrorists":

According to TSA internal documents published by the Boston Globe, air marshals observe passengers for a number of behaviours including:

Excessive fidgeting
Excessive sweating
Cold penetrating stare
Wide open, staring eyes
Face touching
How much they sleep during a flight
Using a smartphone

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