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Niki Haley bites the dust...

Source: Sputnik

‘Polish PM’: “Do you know Binomo? They have declared independence. They had elections, and we suppose Russians had its intervention.”

Haley: “Yes, of course they did, absolutely.”

‘Polish PM’: “And now this Binomo land makes the situation in the South China Sea even more tense.”

Haley: “And we’re aware of that. We’ve been watching that very closely. And I think we will continue to watch as we deal with the issues that keep coming up about the South China Sea.”


More dumb people with guns...


CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) – Family and friends of 22-year-old Logan Trammell are gathering to remember the young musician after an accidental shooting took his life on Christmas Eve.

Trammell’s family says he was driving away from his parents’ home around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday in one of his father’s vehicles when it happened.

His father was unaware that his son was borrowing his truck. Fearing the vehicle was being stolen, the family says he yelled out and fired a warning shot in the air in an attempt to get the driver’s attention. They say he then shot once at the tailgate to stop whoever was taking the truck.

Once the truck stopped, they say his father realized he had accidentally shot his own son.

The government and education...one family's story...

Short version:

My mother's father came from an uneducated rural farm in SC, and he literally rode a horse to a newly created Land Grant College, where he earned an engineering degree and lived a good live working for the railroad...and sent his only daughter (my mother) to Duke University where she majored in math and science. She taught public school and college math for 35 years.

My father's family were uneducated laborers in GA, and he used an 8 year stint in the military and the GI Bill to first attend a new community college and Duke University medical school (where he met my mother).

My wife's family were uneducated mill workers, and her father died when she was a child. At the time, SS paid survivor benefits through college (that program was stopped in 1981). She used the benefit to attend a community college and now has five college degrees! She is in her 41st year of teaching, and plans to retire in 2020.

Don't forget.

The current state governments and federal government are hell-bent on destroying public education, and programs that support education. As we debate tax bills and wedding cakes, I personally believe we are missing the forest for the trees. Democrats must rally to stop attacks on the opportunity of education. It's not the highest issue in the polls, and doesn't generate much traction with candidates, but the impact of the republican idiots on public education is number one on my list.

Ady Barken on MSNBC (All In) just now...

...he's puts tRump to shame, and no one could watch it and fail to be moved.

22,000 write in votes in Alabama...

again, we have to note; people who vote for a third party or write-in candidate may be deciding the election - and their candidate is never the winner.

I will vote for the Democratic candidate every time. United we stand.

A great night for Alabama.

Rachel Maddow's discussion of the VP lying was very good tonight.

tRump must be having a tantrum.

Years from now when they make a movie of this Bowling Green massacre - Rachael's character will be the lead.

Social media + new rules + FL + photo op + pirate costumes another politician bites the dust


VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) – The mayor of Venice is in hot water after a raunchy photo of him surfaced on Facebook. It shows what looks like him groping a woman.

The photo, taken in February, shows Holic in shorts and a polo, possibly grabbing a woman on the chest.

Holic says he was having wine with his wife downtown when a group of people in pirate costumes came by. When he posed for a picture, Holic says the woman grabbed his hand and placed it on her chest.

“It wasn’t even a body part. It was clothing over a balloon,” Holic said.

Opossum Breaks Into Liquor Store and Gets Drunk as a Skunk


An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge officials say the opossum was brought in by a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, police officer on Nov. 24. A liquor store employee found the animal next to a broken and empty bottle of bourbon.
"A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it," said Michelle Pettis, a technician at the refuge. "She definitely wasn't fully acting normal."
Pettis told the Panama City News Herald the female opossum appeared disoriented, was excessively salivating and was pale. The staff pumped the marsupial full of fluids and cared for her as she sobered up.

No telling if tRump's visits to Florida drove the possum to drink...

Biggest political scandals ever? Is 2017 going to be top of the list?

Here's my countdown.

10.) The Whiskey Ring
9.) The Teapot Dome Scandal
8.) The Milk Money Scandal
7.) Monica's Blue Dress
6.) Iran Contra
5.) The DC Madam
4.) The Petticoat Affair
3.) The Pentagon Papers
2.) Watergate
1.) The Bowling Green Massacre

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them


Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.

So here is a list of the lawmakers who voted to betray you, and how much money they received from the telecom industry in their most recent election cycle.
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