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1: of, relating to, or providing for many things at once

2: containing or including many items an omnibus bill

The House of Representatives should pass An Omnibus Bill of Impeachment against:  the President, his senior staff, and the entire cabinet for

Violations of Oaths of Office

Violation of the Constitution



Added by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

...disappearing into the ether

so another site seems the 'blogging' phase may have run its course.since Open i've been on here and another site which recently of the members of that joint started a new one which at this point seems to be going nowhere.not surprised,the topics that are most prevalent are race,religion,politics.subjects which many,like me,have little to no interest in.on Open,there was many writings about everyday problems,suggested solutions,entertaining stories,good…


Added by Steel Breeze on June 16, 2019 at 8:15am — 10 Comments

Waiting And Seeing

             The future is in here and in there to. The past is as cat out of the bag crazy as you care to call it. I’m willing to come or go as you please, because I’m waiting and seeing.  My universe is mastered by me. Yours is up for grabs. 

              I have paper work, not that it would keep me alive longer than had I not bothered to master anything. Anti intellectualism is peaking. I argue my credentials to be the accidental  byproduct of research, but in some circles…


Added by Robert B. James on June 16, 2019 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Leaving the Purple House

Karpinsky and Dog stood catty-corner aside the intersection from the taking of the Purple House. Traffic was inordinately puzzled: a crescent shape of orange barrels and mesh construction barriers bowed from the corner, the traffic lights blinked amber, the alternated stop and go strings of cars crossing or turning the corners and wrecker crew vehicles exiting and retrying to park with most of the drivers rubbernecking at the demolition. Opposite corners…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 15, 2019 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Target Registers Crash and Customers Wait Hours to Check Out

Target Registers Crash and Customers Wait Hours to Check Out:  Target cash registers across the country simultaneously malfunctioned due to a systems issue, creating massively long waits in line, with many…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 15, 2019 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

As Luck Would Have It

          This is my first pancake free Saturday in four weeks. The fog of June is upon us, but lifts every day here before noon. I miss my estuary, but not the winters in Monmouth County, where Fort Monmouth closed and I departed the same week in June of 2011. I  drove out of my native state in the Red Rocket on this day, 6/15 ; eight years ago today.

           I have traded former colony for former republic, and started from scratch as a refugee/immigrant from a place that means…


Added by Robert B. James on June 15, 2019 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments


Even in the heat of passion - Ann Mueller did her civic duty & taped her husband Bob for clues to his baffling syntactic Report in the now infamous Bedroom Tapes...…


Added by marilyn sands on June 15, 2019 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Trump Now Says He Would Report Foreign Campaign Interference

Trump Now Says He Would Report Foreign Campaign Interference:  Under fire, President Trump has backtracked on his previous position about accepting campaign help from foreign governments without necessarily telling the FBI - and is now claiming that he would certainly report it…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 14, 2019 at 8:57pm — 6 Comments

A post I should have written years ago: What antisemitism looks like

I’ve given people a hard time for either doing things that are typically antisemitic or not reacting to it. What never really occurred to me is that a lot of people here may not know what it looks like, which may very well include some who appear to be its practitioners. There are things it shares with other forms of bigotry and things it doesn’t. If you have either practiced aspects of this or tolerated aspects of this because you didn’t recognize it and I gave you a hard time, I apologize…


Added by koshersalaami on June 14, 2019 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Minot+comments Perpetual Politics, Transient Flash Fiction

The problem is keeping your head above water for another four years... R&R ;-)


NOVEMBER 12, 2012 07:33 PM

Perhaps the rhyme ship sank

A rehearsal or reversal, blank

A word river sliver, nary contrary, non-iamb

A wordy shore&lore, tales&whales, dang logjam

Batten your trusses, yield your cusses,

Await, however late, soulful iambuses

J.P. Hart

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 01:34 PM

over here in the Minnesota House 60A, my…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

PreOP Poem

The depth of a dead bird's hollowed eye and bright feathers sodden and drowned in prismatic antifreeze?

A zoomy arrested pathos: its beak gaped.

Over on its back, his belly feathered yellow, white, his crown a special woodpecker red, and black-checker black. What was I to do, foolish poet, failed short story writer, pissant, running on with one untied shoe, other than gently lift the dead *Melanerpes erythrocephalus* with a dishwasher's glove.

I must catalog to memory…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments


Once you master the download and save your blog .HTML everything will be jake!  But getting Jake to cooperate is a bitch.  My friend continues to advise me and since I feel we are a writing family, I want to pass his advice on.  Like Zuckerberg says, "Do no harm."…


Added by mary gravitt on June 14, 2019 at 12:20pm — 4 Comments

Fear of Being Sentimental


Added by Doc Vega on June 14, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments

Road Trip to Thunder Bay Postponed

JULY 11, 2009 6:23AM

Road Trip to Thunder Bay, Postponed

RATE: 500

They weren't even careful pulling the piano through the front door toward the driveway. Though shrink wrapped and heavy side down on it's side, there is an indelicacy viewing the transitional taking away of something you don't want taken away.

I heard an F key as they tipped it on its side.

I wore a…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Kept the Memory

JULY 7, 2009 8:20 AM

Just Sayin'

RATE: 100

We'd won big, bigger than we'd dreamed.

We left the campus, scaring the goats with one last obnoxious horn blast louder than all the road raging warriors dancing on exclamation points.

It-it'd not matter that we'd be tawdry, gypsyish, sunburned darker than planeloads up from Aruba, this was the endless summer: unplugged. Onpast the amusement parks, the bookstores sold out of Rolling Stone, the man on every other corner…


Added by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

Cutting Edge Not Vertical

        AI decides up from down. The blade scrapes with precision, not to cut, to level , but not exactly. A closer look shows pitch, by design. 

        Who prevails on a level playing field? Who is willing to chance the scales, and live or die with those results. Who calls the shots? Who cuts the pie? 

                                       What is fair? 

         I watch, waiting and seeing, as the world decides our fate. A brain dead  MIC, scrambles, but the axe…


Added by Robert B. James on June 14, 2019 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Lawrence O'Donnell: Single Sentence Summation of the Political Impact of the Entire Trump Administration

Their actions erode the principal foundation of our democratic system: the rule of law. 


Added by Ron Powell on June 14, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Resigns as White House Press Secretary:  President Trump has just announced on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her post at the end of the month to return home to Arkansas.…


Added by Johnny Robish on June 13, 2019 at 8:55pm — 10 Comments


No. BindleSnitch is not going away but I may be. 

I feel like an invader on Our Salon. I never did like the design that much but right now we have a unique opportunity to build a new site that will operating as much as the older ones did as I can make it but I am afraid of losing the connections that I have with this group of people.

You are a special group of people because you are very knowledgeable about what goes into one of these websites and some really good ideas about…


Added by Alan Milner on June 13, 2019 at 2:08pm — 31 Comments

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