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Botany's Journal
Botany's Journal
July 30, 2017

A must read 7/23/17 Wisconsin State Journal .... Evidence of republicans rigging the state

Democrats' short-lived 2012 recall victory led to key evidence in partisan gerrymandering case


Lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the case, Gill v. Whitford, say the short-lived majority allowed Democrats to force the Legislature's private lawyers to cough up documents, leading to a court-ordered release of computer hard drives with deleted spreadsheets.

The story, pieced together from court documents and new interviews, of how an otherwise meaningless transfer of power could potentially overturn the centuries-old practice of political gerrymandering in the United States is a reminder that in politics even the little victories matter.


Among the documents were the secrecy pledges Republican senators signed to review their district maps, strict rules for anyone entering the map room and talking points about the significance of the redrawn maps. There was also a print-out of a spreadsheet showing the partisan effect of the final map, but Earle said the document only told a partial story.


Forensic investigator Mark Lanterman, a former U.S. Secret Service official, testified that his review of the hard drives found evidence that hundreds of thousands of files had been deleted — many in the week before the files were turned over to Miller's office.

July 29, 2017

Please remember this as per Trump.

Trump can not fire, lie, con, or bully his way out of the shit storm that is
his collusion w/the Russians. And the republicans that are now giving him
cover are going to get "their rewards" too.

Vive la resistance!

July 28, 2017

Esquire: The Mooch, "I'm Not Steve Bannon, I'm Not Trying to Suck My Own Cock."

And this from Anthony Scaramucci the new director Communications for the White House who
brags about being a grad from Harvard Law?


"Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac. 'Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.'"

"They're trying to resist me, but it's not going to work. I've done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they're going to have to go fuck themselves."

"They'll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow. I'll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he'll be asked to resign very shortly."

"What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President's agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people."

July 27, 2017

For Trump and his stupid ban I have 2 people to bring up. Baron von Stuben & Alan Turing.

George Washington was like 0-10 in battles before he showed up.

We were losing hundreds of thousands of tons of supplies and thousands of men to
German U-boats before Alan helped to invent the modern computer to help break
the German coded messages to their "wolf packs of subs."
July 25, 2017

Why do republicans vote against what the American people want?

Because they rig the elections and they really don't care about what the
people think or want.

Remember after Sandy Hook where 20 little kids and 6 teachers were
shot @ Christmas time in an elementary school? After that the GOP
made it eaiser to get and or carry guns even though >80% of Americans
wanted something done. They just don't care and know they are safe
because of the system.

July 25, 2017

I was a Boy Scout and I am pissed

Years ago I was in a troop in N.W. PA and one of the members was my
next door neighbor and his dad was the county DA and his uncle was Governor
of PA, Ray Shafer. Ray was a great guy, we would see him all the time,
and he was a republican too.

Governor Shafer would sometimes be at Boy Scout functions and he would have
never dreamed of bringing partisan politics into a scout function.

The little I could stomach of Trump at the National Jamboree made me sick.

BTW I still use things I learned in the Scouts almost every day too. Things like
tying a bowline on a bight, tying a square knot, how to build a fire, and bitching
about the weather will not change anything so just move on and do what needs to be

July 24, 2017

Robbie Williams, Party Like a Russian

It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation
To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation
Take my loose change and build my own space station
(Just because you can, man)
Ain't no refutin' or disputin' - I'm a modern Rasputin
Subcontract disputes to some brutes in Louboutin
Act highfalutin' while my boys put the boots in
(They do the can-can)

Party like a Russian
End of discussion
Dance like it got concussion, oh
Put a doll inside a doll
Party like a Russian
Disco seduction
Party like a Russian, oh
Have it like an oligarch

I've got Stoli and Bolly and Molly, so I'm jolly
And I'm always off my trolley, so I never say sorry
There's a doll, inside a doll, inside a doll, inside a dolly
(Hello, Dolly)
I put a bank inside a car, inside a plane, inside a boat
It takes half the western world just to keep my ship afloat
And I never ever smile unless I've something to promote
I just won't emote

Party like a Russian
End of discussion
Dance like it concussion, oh
We've got soul and we've got gold
Party like a Russian
Disco seduction
Party like a Russian, oh
Have it like an oligarch

Raz, dva, tri, chetyre
We're the Russian boys, we're everywhere
There's revolution in the air
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Party like a Russian
End of discussion
Dance like it got concussion, oh
Put a doll inside a doll
Party like a Russian
Disco seduction
Party like a Russian, oh
Have it like an oligarch

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