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September 18, 2016

Florida Dems file election complaint against Donald Trump in Pam Bondi deal

Scott Powers

Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant filed a complaint Thursday with the Florida Elections Commission charging Donald Trump violated Florida law with his $25,000 donation to a committee supporting the re-election of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

The complaint does not charge Bondi with any wrongdoing. And it doesn’t delve into the relationship between Trump and Bondi. Rather, it deals with what happened later as the money moved around.

The elections charge against Trump involves his 2013 Trump Foundation’s $25,000 donation to And Justice For All, a now-closed electioneering communications organization. The donation came as Bondi’s office was reviewing complaints against his Trump University. Bondi’s office decided not to investigate the complaints or join a lawsuit pursued by New York’s attorney general.

Democrats have characterized the donation as a bribe from Trump to Bondi to dissuade any investigation of Trump University. Trump and Bondi have both denied it.
September 13, 2016

Patrick Murphy's new ad against Marco Rubio is brilliant!

If you haven't seen this Geico commercial it is not as funny, though:

Here is the Patrick Murphy ad:

I think they should have rented a llama for it!
September 3, 2016

It was a dark and stormy night. Then the lights went out and the wind started.

I had begun a message Thursday night with the first sentence above as the thread title. Then the lights went out.

Hermine was still off the coast but one of the rain bands came through the area. By 3 AM around 100,000 households had lost power. Although our electric coop is working hard, we still don't have power which means no water. I'm flushing the toilet with water I ran into a big muck bucket. Five scoops of water per flush, which happens only when stinky or full of solids.

This morning I went looking for caffeine. I bought caffeine tablets yesterday but they are not satisfying. Yesterday few stores and no restaurants were open, today more are but every place with coffee had huge lines.

The house was liveable until it got sunny today, stayed under 80 until then and my little ryobi fan was great. The first battery lasted almost 24 hours. I thought about finding a hotel room but there are none. Most of the hotels in town have no power either!

Yesterday my friend was told it could be two days to two weeks before she got power. She was at Lowes and bought the last generator off the truck. This morning her power was restored. Without asking, her husband brought the generator over, hooked it my fridge, put a window A/C in, and got my WiFi and TV connected! They might be Republicans, but they are great friends.

All for now. Writing on a tablet is hard and I haven't gotten much sleep.

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