Recall the mentions, some recent, about how the Russian oligarchs got rich plundering the public resources? Well, here's more proof that Donald J. Quisling is on the same autocratic path. Drain the swamp? They're just a horde of swamp people. here.
Added by Robert Young on September 26, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments
Today marks the 60th anniversary of President Eisenhower's deployment of federal troops to enforce federal court orders to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas:
NFL players and owners are locking arms and taking a knee together in solidarity of protest against against police brutality and social injustice.
So, why isn't thi courageous young man, the first NFL player to assert his First Amendment Right on the field during the playing of the National Anthem,…Continue
Our federal service academies fifty years ago probably are not a whole lot different in many respects than are today's academies. My fond memories of having lived in the care of one for a year are so remote as to leave me searching for a fond one now to no avail. Nonetheless, that year in the late sixties while many civilians my age were protesting against our nation’s war culture, i among many kids, staying a couple days at camp david barracks, marched in formation with my…Continue
Added by moki ikom on September 25, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Oxford Student Gets Suspended Sentence for Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend: A judge has created a huge controversy by sentencing a 24-year-old, female Oxford University aspiring heart surgeon student to only a 10-month suspended sentence for stabbing her ex-boyfriend during a drug and…Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on September 25, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
that tease, then squeeze,
hi all. have been blogging on 911 over 7 years now, originally on open salon, with nearly my earliest post (2nd iirc), now over ½ the time since the event itself. some of my best content vaporized on that site, and a few 911 posts had thousands of hits over the years. would like to go rescue it, but its a huge job. open salon was able to materialize a small cadre of dedicated alternative political writers for a brief window, it was unprecedented.
the sands of time have covered up some…Continue
Another in another on-going series of self-congratulations: recall missives discussing both the Fed's unloading of Treasuries and any hint of an organic interest rate inversion? The latter can be enhanced by the former, but, as organic says, can happen out in the real economy all by its lonesome. The result of the former is to push supply of Treasuries, thus dropping the auction price of new issues, and concurrently upping the resulting interest rate. Since these are long term (Treasuries…Continue
Added by Robert Young on September 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Kushner Using Private E-mail Account for White House Business: According to a new report, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has been using his private email account to conduct official White House business. While that certainly exposes a huge hypocrisy on their part, I suppose one could argue what state secrets could Kushner possibly reveal that Donald Trump hasn’t already made public in some early morning volcanic tweet storm? …Continue
One of the more annoying bits of propaganda to emanate from the Right Wingnuts over the years was that Texas was special, and that Texans should really invoke their right to secede (there isn't one, as it happens). Texas has been, for the last century or so, just a bunch of Blue Eyed Arabs, sucking at the hind teat of petro. Geology has gotten smarter over the century, but it doesn't create that black goop. Either it's there or it isn't.
So, of course, they haven't seceded and want…Continue
The president has gone to war with our National Religion; he will not fare well.…Continue
"Burt's chili, ana BLT--mayo ona side, you know, please---Coca-cola."
"Hash browns, hon?"
"No--no thanks—are we about twenty-four hours from Tulsa...."
"Do I look like wayfarer's aide, hon?"
Christian Conspiracy Theorist David Meade Cancels Apocalypse: Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade, who claimed the world would end September 23rd when the mysterious planet Nibiru would collide with Earth, is now backtracking on that prediction and instead…Continue
Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets…Continue
Awakening Supervolcano Threatening Naples Area: Scientists have discovered a “hot zone” feeding the Campi Flegrei supervolcano near Naples in southern Italy, prompting fears it is nearing eruption - threatening catastrophe for the 1.5 million people living in the region. In a series of angry early morning tweets, President Trump warned that an attack on an ally like Italy would be considered an attack on the United States and promised to bomb the volcano…Continue
This is a topic I should have posted about 35 years ago, when my older daughter was 14.
My daughter says the other kids get paid for their grades. She doesn’t think it’s fair that I won’t pay her for hers.
I have rules for things I pay for. I pay for services, that are of no benefit to the person performing them, but are important for my quality of life, such as paying the plumber to fix my leaky faucet. I pay for things I want and need, like groceries or new shoes. I pay for…Continue