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One thing you can always count on... a repugs ability

to spin evil/stupid remarks.

PGIC shithole was NOT talking about a parcel of dirt designated as a country as being a shithole. He was specifically talking about the COLOR of the people in those countries. Why else bring up the Norway comparison?
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:46 AM (1 replies)

My "current" favorite anime opening sequence...

from Girl's Last Tour. And yes, I am really enjoying the show. On 5th episode now.

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu Jan 11, 2018, 07:30 PM (2 replies)

Re: Fusion GPS transcripts. Will anything or Can anything

come from this disclosure? Is this another case of "congress" having to do something with this information. If that is the case, nothing will happen.
Anyone know?
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Jan 10, 2018, 02:34 PM (8 replies)


Off to a good start.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Jan 8, 2018, 09:24 PM (5 replies)

When did we start naming winter storms?

In November 2012, TWC began systematically naming winter storms, starting with the November 2012 nor'easter it named "Winter Storm Athena."TWC compiled a list of winter storm names for the 2012Ė13 winter season. It would only name those storms that are "disruptive" to people, said Bryan Norcross, a TWC senior director. TWC's decision was met with criticism from other weather forecasters, who called the practice self-serving and potentially confusing to the public. Naming though has been used by The Weather Channel (TWC) since 2011, when the cable network informally used the previously-coined name "Snowtober" for a 2011 Halloween nor'easter.

A few of the winter storm names used by March 2013 include Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Gandolf, Khan, and Nemo. For the 2013-2014 season, The Weather Channel published a list of 26 more names to be used for winter storms, with the name Atlas as the first name of the season. On October 2, 2014, The Weather Channel released 25 new names with the 26th "W" to be voted on by viewers. Since then, various names have been chosen by the weather channel for each subsequent winter season

In other words, they just use it for ratings.
The NWS does not name winter storms.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:47 PM (4 replies)

Doug Jones names only African American chief of staff

WASHINGTON ó Alabama Sen.-elect Doug Jones announced his top leadership team Tuesday, including the only African-American chief of staff in a Senate Democratic office this Congress.

Jones, who is scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday, named Dana Gresham, a former assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the Department of Transportation, as his chief of staff. Gresham, a Birmingham native, also served as chief of staff for former Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala.

Soon after defeating Republican Roy Moore last month, Jones said he was committed to diversity in his office. African Americans are credited with helping the Democrat win in ruby red Alabama.

ďIím going to commit to having a Senate office, both in my state and in D.C. that reflects the diversity of Alabama," Jones said on CNNís State of the Union. "I want to make sure that I have the best staff available. It will absolutely reflect the diversity of the state of Alabama. Iím not going to get bogged on the numbers, but I can promise everyone that weíre going to represent the entire state of Alabama."

Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:01 PM (9 replies)

The Finebaum Film room

I have to admit that I am loving this on SEC network.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Jan 1, 2018, 10:57 PM (2 replies)

Can anyone explain to me why

our tax dollars are used to "protect" college football coaches with State Troopers when those same colleges are making millions of dollars in profit from these games?

And Yes, I am a huge fan of college football, but this bothers me every time I see it.

Gregg Easterbrook, who used to write ESPNís Tuesday Morning Quarterback column, frequently addressed this topic. He argued that coaches donít in fact face any unusual security threat that isnít adequately addressed by the general police presence at a game, and that having a personal escort is simply a way of letting the coach feel like a king, president, or some other official who legitimately requires a round-the-clock security detail. Easterbrook often extended this criticism beyond football, noting the many mid-level government officials (i.e. city council members, mayorís wives, etc.) who had expensive taxpayer-funded personal security with little purpose other than to signal that the person is a VIP.

Easterbrook frequently noted that, especially at the NCAA Division I-A level, football coaches are used to always being the most important person in any room, with players and staff beholden to their every whim and a generally compliant media. Being able to parade through a stadium full of tens of thousands of people, escorted by four state troopers, only reinforces this.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Jan 1, 2018, 08:16 PM (7 replies)
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