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"Welfare" Fraud! Brett Favre has not paid rest of $1.1M to Mississippi TANF

Brett Favre yet to make $600K repayment to Mississippi despite promise, state says

Favre promised to repay the state after an audit released in May 2020 revealed $1.1 million had been paid to his company, Favre Enterprises. The amount was part of $94 million in welfare spending that was "questioned" by auditors who said they either saw clear misspending or could not verify whether money was lawfully spent.

"After the initial media dustup, he stroked a check for $500 grand and gave a commitment, a voluntary commitment, to repay the rest in the coming months," Reeves told The Associated Press. "And then, that didn't happen.“

The audit claimed Favre Enterprises was paid $500,000 in December 2017 and $600,000 in June 2018, and Favre was supposed to have made speeches for at least three events. The auditor's report said "upon a cursory review of those dates, auditors were able to determine that the individual contracted did not speak nor was he present for those events."

Favre has not been accused of a crime.

When federal officials make that decision, they could choose to take no action, or to ask Favre and others to pay money back, Reeves said. The state of Mississippi could be asked to repay the money from its general fund, or federal authorities could choose to withhold a percentage of Mississippi's federal funding until the money is repaid.


Fuck Liz Cheney

Not being an idiot doesn’t make you a hero.
She’s wrapped, coated, and dipped in privilege. She could be a representative for 12 people* or making big bucks on The View or some sort of copy cat.

*to be accurate there are more people than that there.

Sorry closed due to no staff 😆😳🤪


The weapons seizure so big it covered the rear deck of a 567-foot US warship

A joint US Navy and Coast Guard team seized thousands of illicit weapons last week after stopping a small ship in the North Arabian Sea, the Navy said in a statement.

The cruiser USS Monterey stopped the stateless dhow on May 6 during a routine operation to verify its registry, the Navy said.

A US Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team deployed on the Navy ship then boarded the dhow and found the weapons stash.

"The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Other weapon components included advanced optical sights," the Navy statement said.

The origin and destination of the weapons is under investigation but previous arms shipments confiscated by the US Navy under similar circumstances were bound for Houthi rebels in Yemen, Lt. Cmdr. Pete Pagano, a spokesperson for the Navy's Fifth Fleet told CNN in an email Monday.


MULCH question - are truckload deliveries more likely to have termites?

We have a pretty big mulching job in front of us. 8’x65’ and a triangle area 25’ x oh 12’.

A coworker was telling me that ordering truck dumps of mulch sometimes brings “things”. I’m not that worried about anything but termites since the triangle area is near our home and deck.

Is that really a worry? Bags are less than $5 each and we can get what we want as we need it - not having a pile of mulch in he driveway. Is there that much of a cost savings to do the truck dump?

Rocky has a lot of things going on here I think

There's cool and then there's Coooooool 😜

"Oligarch" is today's Fox News word of the day

I have it on doing stuff in the kitchen. My daughter is studying and my wife is wiped out from vaccine shot #2.

The Pete guy is hosting the 7:00 show. O’Keefe from Veritas, Kayleigh, Newt and Gym Jordan on together. I must have heard “oligarch” 8 times so far. “Some oligarch in his mansion in California can just cancel President Trump. If they can do that they can cancel you!” That was the same message repeated basically each time.

Laura Linney has an upcoming documentary about how Big Brother is tracing you .....and it’s not with your phone.

Lots of teasers for Hannity’s interview with Caitlyn Jenner tonight.

Lumber is through the ROOF!

Lumber mania is sweeping North America

A lumber frenzy has taken over homebuilding, Home Depot, and the internet.


While the memes are a joke, the situation is real: Demand for lumber has exploded in recent months, and suppliers have struggled to keep up. Much of the industry has been on its heels since the Great Recession, and it slowed down production accordingly. Those sawmill closures and such aren’t easy to reverse, even if someone might have predicted things would pick up now.

Prices have, in turn, skyrocketed. For years, the price of 1,000 board feet of lumber has generally traded in the $200 to $400 range. It’s now well above $1,000. (One board foot is 12x12x1 inches, and the average new single-family home takes about 16,000 board feet of lumber to construct.) A new house that would have cost $10,000 in wood to get off the ground a couple of years ago now costs $40,000 worth of wood — assuming, that is, you can even get your hands on the lumber.

“Not only has it surprised me, it’s just surprised the whole industry, how quickly we came roaring back. Housing and construction, repair and remodel, that’s where so much money was pointed by American consumers that the sheer scale of demand was hard to fathom,” Stinson Dean, CEO of Deacon Lumber, a lumber trading company based in Missouri, told me.

“It’s adding about $36,000 to the price of a typical newly built home and almost $13,000 to a typical apartment,” said Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders.
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