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Name: Danny
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Hometown: Arizona
Home country: USA
Current location: On the road
Member since: Fri Nov 1, 2019, 01:52 PM
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About Me

I'm an owner/operator long haul truck driver out of Arizona. My truck is a Peterbilt 389 long nose with the full size sleeper that's loaded with the latest technology. It has the Cat C15 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller RTLO 18918B 18 speed transmission. I love the nomadic lifestyle and to top it off, I get paid to see the beauty of this country! Keep on truckin. I am also a U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) MOS 1345, with 35 years of service to our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis.

Journal Archives

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Planned Parenthood funding

Source: Politico

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected South Carolina’s request to reinstate its blockade on Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, a move that could indicate the court’s conservative majority may be selective about abortion cases as a new member is expected to soon join its ranks.

The case is one the first major reproductive rights challenges the court has considered since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, and its rejection was announced on the second day of Senate hearings for President Donald Trump's nominee to the court, Amy Coney Barrett. Both sides of the abortion debate have been closely watching how aggressive the court’s conservatives will move to roll back abortion access with Barrett seemingly on track for confirmation later this month.

The case stems from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s 2018 executive order barring enrollees of Medicaid, the low-income health insurance program, from receiving routine, non-abortion care from health care providers who also perform abortions. Planned Parenthood sued to block the Republican governor's order, and two lower federal courts agreed that the policy violated Medicaid enrollees’ rights to seek care from any qualified provider they choose. The state appealed to the Supreme Court earlier this year, arguing that it should have right to determine which providers are “qualified” to treat Medicaid patients.

South Carolina is one of several Republican-leaning states that sought to eliminate Medicaid funding for abortion providers in recent years. Two years ago, the Supreme Court turned away challenges to similar bans in Louisiana and Kansas. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court’s four liberal justices at the time to reject those cases.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-planned-parenthood-funding/ar-BB19YMdC?li=BBnb7Kz



It would seem that CJ Roberts and SCJ Kavanaugh are disappointing the Mango Menace.

White supremacist killed in shootout with California deputies, sheriff says

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/white-supremacist-killed-in-shootout-with-california-deputies-sheriff-says/ar-BB19raeq?li=BBnb7Kz

A white supremacist was killed in a shootout with deputies in Templeton, California, according to a San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office news release Friday.

Christopher Michael Straub ran away from and shot at California deputies before he was fatally shot on Thursday, September 24, 2020.© San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's/San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Christopher Michael Straub ran away from and shot at California deputies before he was fatally shot on Thursday, September 24, 2020.
The shooting took place Thursday morning when deputies at first tried to conduct a traffic stop on Christopher Michael Straub, 38, near a cemetery. Straub got out of his vehicle and ran through the vineyards of the cemetery, the release said.

He then hid and ambushed deputies, firing multiple rounds at them with a handgun. Deputy Richard "Ted" Lehnhoff, 34, was hit in the leg and airlifted to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition, the release said.

Straub continued evading deputies and attempted to return to his vehicle through the vineyard, but additional deputies arrived on scene and intercepted him as he tried to regain access to his vehicle
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Good fucking riddance to POS rubbish.

Derek Chauvin: Former officer in George Floyd killing asks judge to dismiss charges

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/derek-chauvin-former-officer-in-george-floyd-killing-asks-judge-to-dismiss-charges/ar-BB18uTyX?li=BBnb7Kz


Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has asked a judge to dismiss murder charges against him in the death of George Floyd.

a man looking at the camera: Derek Chauvin is asking a judge to dismiss all charges against him in the death of George Floyd.© Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Derek Chauvin is asking a judge to dismiss all charges against him in the death of George Floyd.
In court papers Friday, Chauvin's attorney says there is not probable cause to support charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd's killing sparked protests against systemic racism and police brutality around the world.

Meanwhile, prosecutors said Friday that Floyd's killing was so cruel that they want stricter sentences than recommended by state guidelines if Chauvin and the three other officers involved are found guilty.


I think this is pretty routine and, IMO, won't succeed.

Truck drivers are getting worn down.

I've been non stop in the SW region of the US hauling Walmart trailers exclusively from their distribution center outside of Barstow to the Walmart's in Las Vegas and the Pahrump, NV. trying to keep the food and goods flowing.

I'm now on my 34 hour reset because I ran out of service hours, so I finally get a break and my truck is due for it's B service.

Thank you everyone for your support for us truckers in these trying times.

This is a little late,

but I want to truly thank those that donated hearts to me,
Thank you all!!!

This is interesting

Trump ‘violates all recognized democratic norms,’ federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence


Video by The Washington Post

In an unusually critical speech that lamented the public’s flagging confidence in the independence of the judicial branch, a federal judge slammed President Trump for “feeding right into this destructive narrative” with repeated attacks and personal insults toward judges he dislikes.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman of the District of Columbia said Trump’s rhetoric “violates all recognized democratic norms” during a speech at the annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture in Washington on Wednesday.

“We are in unchartered territory,” said Friedman, 75, an appointee of President Bill Clinton. “We are witnessing a chief executive who criticizes virtually every judicial decision that doesn’t go his way and denigrates judges who rule against him, sometimes in very personal terms. He seems to view the courts and the justice system as obstacles to be attacked and undermined, not as a coequal branch to be respected even when he disagrees with its decisions.”

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment early Friday on Friedman’s speech


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-violates-all-recognized-democratic-norms-federal-judge-says-in-biting-speech-on-judicial-independence/ar-BBWsJBx?li=BBnb7Kz

New here so I didn't know if this would go into the Latest Threads or General Discussion, so I chose the safe bet and posted it here.
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