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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
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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.

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Truck drove through the protest in Hollywood.

At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, where protesters were demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.

The vehicle continued driving, and a green convertible car followed for some time until police caught up.
At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor on Sept. 24, 2020. (KTLA)At least one person was injured after a truck plowed through a crowd of demonstrators in Hollywood, protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor on Sept. 24, 2020. (KTLA)

The driver eventually pulled over about three minutes later, exiting the vehicle and surrendering to police. The man was taken into custody moments later.

Back at the scene of the incident, at least one person was taken into an ambulance.


More details should follow soon...this just happened less than an hour ago

Lin-Manuel Miranda's superb powerful Get Out The Vote PSA

I've watched it 3 times already and it ends with a special lady!


check out Jared's hands

Particularly how he mimics trump's use steepled fingers.

He doesn't get the full effect because trump does it when he is sitting forward and it's a pointer to his crotch, almost always when cameras and heads of state sitting with him can notice the effect.

but hey, the Kush is still young and has sooo much to learn.

Oh...that is Berat Albayrak in the middle, whose name is much in the news now.
Soon to be someone who trump has never seen a day in his life.....

What to do if disruptors show at your polling place

Be aware that it is illegal, see below.

Get pics/video of their faces, signs, and esp. their car/license plates.
Call police if you feel intimidated, make a report, notify precinct committee members.

Edited to add: Get phone numbers and/or twitter address of Dem.precinct people NOW, so you can have them ready if you need them.
And know the distance that protestors/campaigners have to stand from the polling place.
Again that is where pics/video comes in handy. Don't engage with disruptors, just record and report.

18 U.S. Code § 594. Intimidation of voters

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.


Get Mitch or Die Trying Flip the Senate fund


I just realized trump has not said much about the hurricane

certainly have not seen any Oval Office pics.

I think he got so burned by that last gaffe he no longer wants to risk it.

Didja see why Hobby Lobby is trending?????


Trump & Abbot Labs$750 million deal for 150 million rapid coronavirus tests


Turns out, Liberty Univ. is same as Trump Univ.

I'd read some time back about the questionable finances of Liberty. Now it is revealed that WE are
paying for the courses.
It's a diploma mill, pure and simple.

while the college boasts an in-person enrollment of 15,500, it enrolls as many as 95,000 remote students in a given year. It’s the nation’s second-largest online college after the for-profit behemoth University of Phoenix.

Snip..........By 2017, Liberty students were receiving more than $772 million in total aid from the Department of Education — nearly $100 million of it in the form of Pell grants and the rest in federal student loans.
Among universities nationwide, it ranked sixth in federal aid.
Liberty students also received Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, some $42 million in 2016, the most recent year for which figures are available.
Although some of that money went to textbooks and nontuition expenses, a vast majority of Liberty’s total revenue that year, which was just above $1 billion, came from taxpayer-funded sources.

Snip........Two recruiters told me they were instructed to quote L.U.O.’s cost on a per-credit basis,
rather than per-course, which makes it sound more affordable.
Undergraduate courses for part-time students are $455 per credit, or $1,365 for a typical course; master’s courses are typically about $600 per credit.
They are instructed not to press prospective applicants too hard on their academic qualifications.
Applicants have to submit past transcripts, but any grade point average above 0.5 — equivalent to a D-minus — would suffice, said the former employee in the nonmilitary division. Recruiters, he told me, “would say, ‘Congratulations, you’ve been accepted.’ They’d make it seem competitive.”

And here's the money shot:
a 2013 audit of Liberty found that, while it raked in $749 million in tuition and fees,
it spent just $260 million on instruction, student support, and financial services.

Much much more at link:

Here's your laff for the day

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