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    There are new proposals concerning SNAP coming from the right and the WH
    and the Repubs, but these proposals are not new.
    Repubs have despised the food stamp program for decades.
    I live on a small though median (it turns out) Social
    Security payment once a month.
    I also receive subsidized housing (30% + cable).
    I am doing fine.
    For some reason that I will never understand I receive
    fifteen bucks in food stamps.
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    Only Once, Why Women Don’t Tell

    In 1984, I learned about "only once." I lived in Glendale, Colorado, where I worked at a comedy club where Roseanne Barr often performed, in fact lots of pre-famous and famous comedians performed. It was a fun job and the tips were pretty good. I had a boyfriend at the time of course, and as usual I got off work late and met him at my apartment.

    I don’t really know what happened to tell you the truth, but suddenly my jaw hurt, he punched me and I landed on the floor hard. He was screaming at me and I couldn’t speak. My jaw hurt, I was pretty sure he broke it. And again I don’t know what happened by suddenly I was hanging by my fingertips on the windowsill of my bedroom. I honestly don’t know how I got out there, I think he was trying to kill me, and he was pounding on my fingers of course I slipped. I lived on the third story of the building.  I’m sure the events to this day are not completely accurate, because I was already semi-conscious.

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    Ike ended up a procurement officer.

    Sure, Ike was a soldier in the beginning of his career.

    But someone said that an army travels on its stomach!

    You know, this guy ended up winning the ETO.

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    SpaceX Heavy Launch: For the Record

    Posted without comment...

     Feb 6, 2018 | Launch T-minus 2 minutes begins at the 20 minutes mark.




    Go it ...

    I entered this 3 times and someone did me favor of  deleting two of them.

    One more time. I agreed with Chuck. And Nancy. 

    He cut  a spending deal. Fine .Do I wish it covered DACA. Sure

    She  complained -for 8 hours in heels- because it did not cover DACA. Good for her.

    Do I think either of them should be censured or removed? Hell no. We'll see what happens meanwhile the leader of my party is the leader of my party. And I support him. And her.




    This is how Democrats win

    It looks like the Democrats have picked up a seat in the Missouri state house. 20-something Mike Revis won in a district that went for Trump by over 30 points. How'd he do it? He ran as a progressive populist. The first two of five issues at his website:

    1) "Support public education" over charter schools.

    2) "Defend the rights of working people" and oppose right to work which he calls a "bad idea pushed by corporations to lower wages."

    Trump, Stalin, Applause & Treason in Leadership Cults

    Trump Today in Ohio Adoration Rally:

    ABC News: President Trump says Democrats not applauding at the State of the Union were "un-American...can we call that treason? Why not."

    NYT:   Trump Accuses Democrats of ‘Treason’ Amid Market Rout

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    Nunes memo,unintended consequences, law of

    Let us permit ourselves the pleasure of contemplating Bitten-in-the-Ass Trump, our new Mardi Gras pinata.


    Two lines of inquiry are (deliciously) likely to flow from the experiment in auto-pedal marksmanship that brought forth the recent breathless drama.


    Don't reply to the Memo


    Right now  it's the only game in town. It will be discussed and where there are contrary unclassified facts available Schiff&Co can steer the media to them.

    Once a Democrat rebuttal appears Fox etc  will be gratefully relieved of their knee jerk responsibility to defend the Memo and will shift to attacking the Democrat response.  Which is  why there shouldn't be one. Now. 

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    Not since the days of President Pierce or President Buchanan or President Jackson have Americans been more enamored by our Current Leader.

    Tonight we shall be graced by the most inept English Speaker since George Bush Junior and yet, George W is looking better and better every damn day!

    Did you ever hate someone so very very bad and question whether or not you are the mentally imbalanced and not the object of your vituperation?

    So far only Melania is more pissed than I am?

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    Gerrymandering: It might not be "the problem" but it sure needs attention

    Hey now...

    In response to Michael's thoughtful post GERRYMANDERING ISN'T THE PROBLEM

    Quietly going about the business of overcoming gerrymandering since October 2017...



    Good enough

    I'm contradicting myself ( who cares?) but at risk of being seen as the most gullible voter on the East Coast I think the  shut down/end shut down  was a success. 

    I wrote last weekend that then  was the best point for Schumer to go to the mat - altho I believed it would cost us votes in November. Hal and others disagreed  about it costing us , who knows ?Now we won't because at least this shut down was a victim of infanticide.

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    Stephen Miller: The Anti-DACA/Immigration Sniveling Twit Architect

    What a mess this guys is...

    Remember this sniveling twits retort to Jim Acosta?

    I first posted this over at the Hive at Talking Points Memo (sub.reqd) back on August 3, 2017.


    Support Schumer It's easy

    Go on line. Go to his web site. Say you support him. I just did.

    A million years ago, on Friday,  what I wanted  was for him to be " statesman like"  :agree with a one week delay in forcing a shut down. Not because I believed that would strengthen Chuck's negotiating position.  Since that 's what  McConnell proposed   clearly it was what McConnell  knew  was in  McConnell's  interests  Therefore  , not our's.

    Yes kiddies, politics  is a zero-sum game.  Even so I wanted Chuck to" go along ". Because  that gave us our best shot at November.

    Was it worth it?

    Shutting down the Government? Basically because of DACA ?

    Yes because acting otherwise would have exposed us as posturing frauds, always on the side of right and truth and honor, etc. Except when the chips were down

    Trump, Stormy Denials Tout Sanctity of Family at DC Rally

    The annual March for Life in a biggest ever of all history DC rally was addressed by Trump and porn celebrities today. 

    Thrice married Donald Trump touted the sanctity of the family alongside Stormy Denials.

    A famous porn star. Trump was adored by the fundamentalist evangelical crowd as a "porn-again Christian", willing to put his money where his mouth or other body parts are.

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    Today's events reminded me of an old blog I once wrote.

    We are 54 minutes from shutting down the government.

    Vote total?



    As we seek to dig ourselves out of the moral and political abyss into which our country has sunk, it seems to me that two near-term projects are key.

    These are to retake both chambers in Congress and to obtain the president's removal from office at the earliest possible time.

    You can only play the cards in your hand

    How much slack should we give to the democrats in Congress to cut a deal  with Trump? This week.

    My guess is Donald is aiming for a two-for. Not only get his damn  fence  but also damage the Congressional Democrats by forcing them to approve an unsavory bill  as the price for preventing 700,000 DACA immigrants from being deported. Maybe even  save his majority if we're foolish enough.

    Probably figures he can't lose.

    -If he get's his fence in exchange for a DACA reprieve  he's got his fence.

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    I have almost always lived in Minnesota

    I watched my team lose four Superbowls. hahhahahah

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    The Man Taking on Ted Cruz: Meet Beto O'Rourke U.S. Representative

    Meet Beto O'Rourke

    No Texas Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat in nearly 30 years or any statewide office since 1994. But U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is optimistic he can break the streak, in part by eschewing consultants, pollsters and PAC money.

    U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke lets f-bombs fly on the campaign trail



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