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May 31, 2023

Jan. 6ther "Bigo" Barrett gets two big NO's from the judge (delay & low security)

Infamous Jan 6 rioter's dream of a cushy prison camp dashed by judge

The man who went viral in a photo showing his feet propped up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was denied a request to have the rest of the summer to “arrange for his affairs” before starting a four-and-a-half year prison sentence, Law&Crime reported.

The federal judge overseeing his case also denied Richard “Bigo” Barnett's request to be sent to a low-security camp to serve out his term.

“Defendant has had ample time since his conviction to prepare for his incarceration and presents no compelling reasons to justify additional delay,” U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper wrote in a brief order.

“Defendant’s request for a recommendation for a (Bureau of Prisons) placement beyond 500 miles from his home in order to qualify him for a minimum-security facility is also DENIED. Determinations regarding security-level placements lie in the sound discretion of BOP based on its internal criteria. The Court generally plays no role in those determinations.”


May 31, 2023

Fox News calls Rep. Norman (R-SC) on his lame excuse

Norman: It’s like the Pelosi days. You have to pass it before you can read it. This needs --
John: He is giving you 72 hours
Norman: For this serious of a bill.. you want to have a lot more time and I think --
John: It’s only 99 pages.
Norman: What?


RALPH NORMAN: It's like the Pelosi days. You gotta pass it before you read it.

FOX: But he's giving you 72 hours to read it.

NORMAN: We ought to have a lot more time.

FOX: It's only 99 pages.


May 30, 2023

Virginia dispensaries now accept debit card payments

I can’t find a story on how this came to be but it is.
I’ve always understood that even if it’s legalized by the state it’s still illegal federally so cash only.

I was at the dispensary in Carytown last month and saw that they did. This weekend I went to the one in Short Pump and sure enough they accept debit cards as well.

Those are two different named stores but they are coordinated at least via the ordering website.

May 27, 2023

? for DU - going solar in Va. with Dominion Energy

Details on link below.

My summary
Dominion has to get to certain levels of sustainability by 2035 and then 2050 so they are marketing this program.
$0 installation charges to us
$150 bill per month in perpetuity and it is transferable
Dominion approved contractors install
The $150/month includes damage and leak insurance
It also includes replacing panels over the years.
We receive credits for when sun/snow/weather prevents us from producing energy so we will have power.
We will NOT receive payment for overproduction. We will be part of the supply to other houses though.

What do you think?

We currently pay more than $150 each month. 2,600 sq feet. Three humans and a dog.


May 25, 2023

Texas High School only has 5 students (out of 33) eligible to graduate

High school reschedules graduation ceremony due to only 5 seniors found eligible to graduate

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX/Gray News) - A high school in Texas has rescheduled its graduation ceremony after most of the senior class was found ineligible to graduate.

According to the Marlin Independent School District, the ceremony has been pushed to June to give nearly 30 seniors more time to meet graduation requirements.

According to an audit from the district, 28 of 33 seniors at Marlin High School did not meet the graduation requirements due to their attendance or grades.

“They told us that because of the students that didn’t meet the requirements it wouldn’t be fair for only five students to walk the stage,” Alvarado said.


May 25, 2023

MTG (in the Chair) openly laughed at by many in the House chambers.

Empty Greene had to Chair in the House. She reminded members “to abide by the decorum of the House”. Lots of laughter followed.


May 24, 2023

Texas Tribune was just on NPR about Uvalde

They are about to release (I think) reports on information never before made public. Body cam and investigation interviews etc.

The top points were this:
The police were there in 3 minutes. The shooter wasn’t killed for another 74 minutes.
The delay was because of the weapon “the firepower” as the former police chief said in an interview that was aired. They knew from the casings and the holes in the walls that the shooter had an AR-15 type gun. Their body armor is only rated to stop handguns.

18 of the 21 who died were killed in the first 3 minutes. Before the police got there. The shooter fired over 100 rounds in 3 minutes.

Not meant by me or by the Tribune reporter as excuses.

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