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Screen icky

Has anyone else experienced this? I'd really like to get rid of it, it eats up about a third of my screen. And danged if I can figure out how to make it go away!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Jun 25, 2017, 04:54 AM (0 replies)

Flipping flop?

Scenario: The contractor came in and began implementing the redesign. Problem is, what he’s done so far is not in the contracted plan, and some of it weakens the entire structure. We’re told that even if his contract is proven invalid and we discharge him, the degrading structure he has already created must be allowed to remain.

Question: Do we really have no legal way to mitigate the damage he has done?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 04:29 PM (1 replies)

There, all better.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 01:32 PM (2 replies)

It isn't about health care at all.

The thing is deliberately mis-named. It isn’t even a “health care” bill. If it was really about the health and well-being of Americans it wouldn’t have as its primary aim the increased comfort of those who already suffer no discomfort; in other words, it wouldn’t demand a tax cut for people who damned well don’t need one. Holding real health care hostage for that particular ransom is despicable. Instead of the “American Health Care Act” this present bill should be more accurately titled “Only the Wealthy Matter”, but that would require measures of integrity and honesty that are totally lacking in the ruling party.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jun 23, 2017, 03:58 PM (12 replies)

Future fashion?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:49 AM (2 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jun 21, 2017, 11:36 PM (0 replies)

Con Man Cory Finally Feeling The Heat (RE: a member of the 13-man AHCA gang)

by Colorado Pols

As the Denver Post’s Mark Matthews reports–as the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate prepares to unveil their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act tomorrow, Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, one of the select group of GOP Senators allegedly involved with drafting the bill, is finally starting to buckle under the intense backlash against both the legislation and the secretive process by which it was written:

“It should be more open,” said the Colorado Republican in a brief interview. “I think there should be (Senate) hearings on this.” But, Gardner said, the fault lies with U.S. politics writ large, rather than with him and other Senate Republican leaders, who are writing the bill and control the chamber’s agenda. [Pols emphasis] “I’m disappointed that we have a Washington, D.C., so fundamentally broken that both sides of the aisle can’t come together to fix” health care, said Gardner, whose role as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee makes him one of the top GOP officials in the Senate… Asked about the lack of Senate hearings, Gardner said it wasn’t his preference. “I would love to see the Senate hold hearings. I would love that. I have said that before. I have said that for months,” Gardner said.

Unfortunately for Gardner, Matthews didn’t take his word on that last part: Following the interview, his staff was asked to identify when exactly Gardner had called publicly for hearings; the response was that Gardner had done so whenever he had been asked about it, though no specific examples were cited.

read the rest

The article also notes Gardner's well known slipperiness, "...Gardner has used the Affordable Care Act as his foremost political grandstand ever since his first run for Congress in 2010. Gardner relied on rank misinformation about “policy cancellations” to vilify the law, and even blamed the failure of health co-op organizations on Obama after he himself sponsored legislation to kill their funding."

Cory Gardner: AKA greased pig (my assessment)

Edit to add latest:

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jun 21, 2017, 06:20 PM (11 replies)

What we CAN see

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jun 20, 2017, 11:00 PM (0 replies)

None of your business

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:54 PM (7 replies)

Watched the Watergate documentary.

Now watching "Turn". Interesting viewing, compelling some thought about our history and the value we place on what it has given us.

Then the news comes on.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:07 AM (1 replies)
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