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dixiegrrrrl

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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: 59,254

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 crazy.

Journal Archives

Pompeo is on Putin's State TV: "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole"

UPDATE.....some are saying this is a clip of him speaking at a Texas event, but now is being aired by RT.
Altho, given the current state of affairs, I don't think he minds becoming propaganda for Putin and RT,
and it is an idiotic thing to say anywhere in public.

https://twitter.com/howroute/status/1211814774981431296

Our wireless doorbells.....



US Contractors Accused of Funding Taliban Attacks Against American Troops

The entire article is a must read.....



WASHINGTON (CN) — Nearly 400 people who were either wounded while serving in the U.S. military in Afghanistan or are family members of service members who died in the conflict sued a group of companies on Friday they say helped fund attacks against Americans by making protection payments to the Taliban.

“Defendants supported the Taliban for a simple reason: Defendants were all large Western companies with lucrative businesses in post-9/11 Afghanistan, and they all paid the Taliban to refrain from attacking their business interests,” the 288-page complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Friday states. “Those protection payments aided and abetted terrorism by directly funding an al-Qaeda-backed Taliban insurgency that killed and injured thousands of Americans.”

Relying on confidential witnesses, internal documents and publicly available information from journalists, government watchdogs and congressional hearings, the complaint alleges companies that worked in war-torn Afghanistan commonly acceded to the Taliban’s mob-style demands for payment in exchange for the guarantee that their businesses interests would not be attacked.

One unnamed American executive who worked in Afghanistan is quoted in the complaint as saying “We don’t need any security if the payments are made. Nobody f—s with us.”

The payments allegedly climbed as high as 40% of the value of the company’s project and were often facilitated through subcontractors. The subcontractors, such as private security firms that were known to pay off the Taliban, would sometimes send money through Afghanistan’s traditional money transfer network, which can be hard to trace. Other times, the companies would simply hire Taliban operatives to work as guards.
https://www.courthousenews.com/us-contractors-accused-of-funding-taliban-attacks-against-american-troops/

I was wondering how KellyAnn was making money off Trump

Stumbled across this, it is from 2017, I had not seen it before now.

The article it comes from is worth a read, or re-read, now that we have so much more information about the Trump train wreck.

https://medium.com/@yewtree2/robert-mercer-powerful-rich-gullible-dangerously-deluded-7ed4f229f1c9

An inside look at One America News, the insurgent TV network taking 'pro-Trump' to new heights

It is reputed to have about 30 million viewers now.....


.....since its inception in 2013, and especially since Trump began his march to the White House, One America’s owner, Robert Herring Sr., a millionaire who made his money printing circuit boards, has directed his channel to push Trump’s candidacy, scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, and steer away from the new president’s troubles, according to more than a dozen current and former producers, writers and anchors, as well as internal emails from Herring and his top news executives.


snip:
OAN, based in San Diego, made its first splash in the opening weeks of the Trump campaign, when the channel became the first to carry Trump’s campaign speeches live and in full — a decision followed quickly by the owner’s directive that other candidates’ rallies not be given the same treatment, according to internal emails.

Since then, OAN has become a reliably sympathetic voice of the administration’s goals and actions. Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has a deal to appear regularly on the channel. The network’s White House reporter, Trey Yingst, has become an administration favorite who was called on at the daily news briefings 27 times in Trump’s first 100 days in office. On Friday, OAN won a seat in the White House briefing room, albeit in the back row and shared with the BBC
.https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/an-inside-look-at-one-america-news-the-insurgent-tv-network-taking-pro-trump-to-new-heights/2017/07/05/7475f0a4-4fa2-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html



It's the anniversaru of Pearl Harbor.


Has ass wipe even said anything about that??

The New York Times clued people in to the fact Jr.'s book sales were rigged


When the NYT publishes it's weekly report of "best seller" book sales, there is a tiny daggar-like mark
next to Jr.'s title.
It’s known as the ‘deadly dagger.’
A rare penalty that is only called for flagrant fouls,such as when an author or someone close buys large quantities.
Such foul was noticeable in Jr.'s case because the huge number of sales soared within days of the book being out.

Never gave it a thought till now, but of course that would apply to Trump's books, espceially the ghostwritten Art of the Deal he is always bragging about.

Florida man is gonna be soooo jealous.


From NPR:

Three Indiana judges have been suspended for "behaving in an injudicious manner" after a failed attempt to visit a strip club led to a drunken brawl outside an Indianapolis White Castle that ended with two of the judges being shot.



https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1195126527278669824

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong

as long as the reasoning is because of their religious beliefs.

The Ohio House on Wednesday passed the "Student Religious Liberties Act."
Under the law, students can't be penalized if their work is scientifically wrong as long as the reasoning is because of their religious beliefs.

Instead, students are graded on substance and relevance.

Every Republican in the House supported the bill. It now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate.


https://local12.com/news/local/ohio-house-passes-bill-allowing-student-answers-to-be-scientifically-wrong-due-to-religion

Our raging Republican paper is NOT offering unconditional support for Sessions.



The weekly rag of our small town, Republican thru and thru. Which has supported Sessions forever.

Says Sessions' recusal of helping trump is a blot on his record, and now suggests Sessions be able to
" assure" that he is as reliable to the party, if he wants this area of the state to support him.

Democrat Dough Jones won Session's congress seat when Jeff went to trump land. Got the majority vote in our county, too.
Feels like a change is gonna come.
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