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At a crossroads

Trump's primary defense mechanism ...........
Posted:Feb 20, 2019 5:10 am
Last Updated:Feb 22, 2019 9:49 pm

…. LOUD and repeated cries of 'FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS'.

WHO, on the sinking Titanic, cannot SEE through that smoke screen as the band plays on?
Saudi Arabia Added to List of Terror-Financing Nations ....
Posted:Feb 18, 2019 2:10 am
Last Updated:Feb 20, 2019 6:07 pm

Newsweek … 3 days ago:

"The European Union added Saudi Arabia to its growing list of countries that lack tight control over money laundering and terrorism financing.

If all 28 European Union member states ratify the move, it will mean that European banks have to place tighter controls on transactions made with individuals or institutions from Saudi Arabia.

'We have established the strongest anti-money laundering standards in the world, but we have to make sure that dirty money from other countries does not find its way to our financial system," Vera Jourova, the European commissioner for justice said in a statement. "Dirty money is the lifeblood of organized crime and terrorism.'

The decision comes as President Donald Trump and his allies continue to defend Saudi Arabia’s leadership.

On Wednesday, the House passed a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting a war in Yemen, which has caused a humanitarian crisis and put millions at risk of starvation. The legislation will now go back to the Senate for another vote, but President Trump has already threatened to veto the bill."


I didn't make it out for my doc's appt this morning ....
Posted:Feb 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2019 3:04 am
We had a good foot of snow overnight, and it's STILL coming down. It's pretty, BUT awfully treacherous.
Time for a good, gut-wrenching belly laugh, folks ....
Posted:Feb 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Last Updated:Feb 19, 2019 3:37 pm

As we all know, Donald Trump just recently underwent another physical examination to prove to himself and the world at large that he's still the most amazing specimen of a man ever to grace the good planet earth. This condition appears to remain constant. This time, though, The Donald made a special request that he be tested for his cognitive abilities as well as his physical condition. (Please hold your barf until the end.)

Please be advised of the synonyms for the word COGNITION: "perception, discernment, awareness, apprehension, learning, understanding, comprehension, enlightenment, insight, intelligence, reason, reasoning, thinking,"

AS IF ……………

Of course, the public was expected to believe a guy who spends 60 percent of his time watching FOX news TV, never reads and professes to know more than the experts in any given field of study, ACED a cognitive exam with a score of 30 out of 30! Yeah, he was off the charts on the brilliance scale!

Who would have thunk it?

Now this makes perfect sense to me!
Posted:Feb 7, 2019 4:00 pm
Last Updated:Feb 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Noted on Common Dreams:

"Heeding a by progressives including voting rights and indigenous rights groups alike, the city of Sandusky, Ohio will swap Columbus Day for Election Day as a holiday—allowing all city workers to take Election Day off so they can vote."
Shutdown .......... due to weather!
Posted:Jan 31, 2019 2:46 am
Last Updated:Feb 3, 2019 4:36 pm

So I've heard the "'Motto” of the Postal Service goes something like this: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. While the Postal Service has no official motto, the popular belief that it does is a tribute to America's postal workers."

Well, guess what?? They fell short yesterday - and maybe again today! With 50 degree below zero temps with factored wind chills, snow-packed and slippery city streets and outlying roads, they are just ONE of MANY services in the area unable to meet their own hoped-for, idyllic goals. There was NO MAIL DELIVERY! Have you EVER??? I don't recall that I EVER!

It's been brutal! No school for the third day in a row, including the branches of the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and elsewhere smaller campuses round the state - no school at all for K-12, nor pre-school.

Though I don't participate, there was no catered, food service dining for those seniors in my complex that do put stock it in. I've stretched my home cooking as far as it would go …. that is pretty much limited to what I call "My Ward" of eight apts. LOL. I did my best. We pretty much 'share and care' here when situations call for it … thank goodness. One day, it will be me.

Via news sources, businesses of all sorts have called upon workers to stay home
. Weather is literally life-threatening.

It's been a long, nasty haul. I will welcome a break in weather ….. just to feel safe in breaking loose.
What was your last personal, practical purchase?
Posted:Jan 16, 2019 1:53 am
Last Updated:Jan 31, 2019 5:48 pm

Mine was just a week or so ago. I finally conceded that my old, hand-turned can opener had lost its grip and bitten the dust …. not to mention that my wrist was more and more pain-stressed every time I used it. The old model had become a struggle. *SIGH* ( All these signs of aging seem to be hitting me at once! )

A simple and cheap solution … enter, the modern world in the form of … DRUM ROLL … an ELECTRIC can opener! WOW!!

WHY has it taken me 78 years to discover this? LOL At this late date, I'm emerging from the dark ages!

What have you purchased recently that actually makes your life easier? Anything? Anything at all?
2020 SENATE elections ... NOT that far off! Pay ATTENTION!
Posted:Jan 12, 2019 9:04 am
Last Updated:Jan 15, 2019 12:38 am

Democrats up for reelection in 2020:

Alabama: Doug Jones (Running) Current age: 64
Delaware: Chris Coons (Running) Current age: 54
Illinois: Dick Durbin (Intent unknown) Current age: 73
Massachusetts: Ed Markey (Running) Current age: 71
Michigan: Gary Peters (Intent unknown) Current age: 59
Minnesota: Tina Smith (Running) Current age: 60
New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen (Intent unknown) Current age: 71
New Jersey: Cory Booker (Running) Current age: 48
New Mexico: Tom Udall (Running) Current age: 69
Oregon: Jeff Merkley (Intent unknown) Current age: 61
Rhode Island: Jack Reed (Intent unknown) Current age: 68
Virginia: Mark Warner (Intent unknown) Current age: 63

Republicans up for reelection in 2020:

Alaska: Dan Sullivan (Intent unknown) Current age: 53
Arizona: Martha McSally (Intent unknown) Current age: 52
Arkansas: Tom Cotton (Running) Current age: 40
Colorado: Cory Gardner (Intent unknown) Current age: 43
Georgia: David Perdue (Running) Current age: 68
Idaho: John Risch (Intent unknown) Current age: 74
Iowa: Joni Ernst (Running) Current age: 47
Kansas: Pat Roberts (Retiring) Current age: 81
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (Running) Current age: 75
Louisiana: Bill Cassidy (Intent unknown) Current age: 60
Maine: Susan Collins (Intent unknown) Current age: 66
Mississippi: Cindy Hyde-Smith (Intent unknown) Current age: 59
Montana: Steve Daines (Intent unknown) Current age: 55
Nebraska: Ben Sasse (Intent unknown) Current age: 45
North Carolina: Thom Tillis (Running) Current age: 57
Oklahoma: Jim Inhofe (Intent unknown) Current age: 83
South Carolina: Lindsey Graham (Running) Current age: 63
South Dakota: Mike Rounds (Intent unknown) Current age: 63
Tennessee: Lamar Alexander (Retiring) Current age: 77
Texas: John Cornyn (Running) Current age: 65
West Virginia: Shelley Moore Capito (Intent unknown) Current age: 64
Wyoming: Mike Enzi (Intent unknown) Current age: 73

It's not too soon to begin looking closely at the cast of characters in leadership roles, especially a 'do nothing' senate! NOTE: Mitch McConnell will be on the ballot. Obstructionist as he is, he does the country a disservice. Kentuckians need to take this situation by the gonads and bring about change.

Lindsey Graham will also be on the ballot in North Carolina. He's way too bellied up with Trump to suit me …. and wishy-washy as all get out. How can one be a senate law maker and be that closely aligned with a crook?

2020 is NOT that far off, folks. It's our duty to be prepared.
A Little Good News ......
Posted:Jan 9, 2019 3:19 am
Last Updated:Jan 11, 2019 9:22 am

Anne Murray

I rolled out this morning
Kids had the mornin' news show on
Bryant Gumbel was talkin' 'bout the fighting in Lebanon
Some senator was squawkin' 'bout the bad economy
It's gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy
There's a local paper rolled up in a rubber band
One more sad story's one more than I can stand
Just once how I'd like to see the headline say
"Not much to print today, can't find nothin' bad to say", because
Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today
I'll come home this evenin'
I'll bet that the news will be the same
Somebody takes a hostage, somebody steals a plane
How I want to hear the anchor man talk about a county fair
And how we cleaned up the air, how everybody learned to care
Whoa, tell me
Nobody was assassinated in the whole Third World today
And in the streets of Ireland, all the children had to do was play
And everybody loves everybody in the good old USA
We sure could use a little good news today
Nobody robbed a liquor store on the lower part of town
Nobody OD'ed, nobody burned a single buildin' down
Nobody fired a shot in anger, nobody had to die in vain
We sure could use a little good news today.

Songwriters: Rory Michael Bourke / Charlie Black / Tommy Rocco
Do you think a need for the insistance of a WALL on our southern border calls for a national crisis?
Posted:Jan 8, 2019 7:26 am
Last Updated:Feb 21, 2019 8:45 am

SAME question …...
No, it's over-stated for political purposes.
Yes, it warrants calling out a naional crisis.
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