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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:40 PM (1 replies)

"Merry Christmas" from Trump

Just got a phone call from a very upset program admin at our local visiting nurse association, which provides housekeeping services for elderly and disabled. She was in tears, choking up repeatedly, as she explained the reason for her call. "We have just been notified," she said, "that Trump has eliminated our funding for this program. And we have no way of replacing that funding."

The funding for the housekeeping assistance had already been reduced a few months ago; now it's just gone. Also gone are the jobs of those who provided that much needed help.

Just one more example of the cruelty of the Trump administration and his complicit cronies in congress.

When I stop seething I'll start writing letters and making phone calls; if I started now they'd probably have me arrested.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 14, 2017, 04:13 PM (27 replies)

Light One Candle

For Hanukkah. For Alabama. For all of us.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 02:45 AM (1 replies)

For the first time in over a year

we can all sleep a little easier tonight.

Thank you, Alabama!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:01 AM (2 replies)

Note to Sarah:

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Dec 12, 2017, 05:11 PM (0 replies)

Just a thought about Chamber of Commerce

Just wondering how the Alabama Chamber of Commerce is dealing with the Roy Moore thing.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 11, 2017, 04:18 PM (1 replies)

Everyone wants to know what those flashing lights were flying over Denver


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Dec 10, 2017, 02:06 AM (12 replies)

About that broad brush thing . . .

The comments posted to our newspaper can be, shall we say, entertaining. Some are actually informative, some are aggravating. When the paper reinstituted the comment function, after having removed it because too many comments were abusive, the new arrangement required a Facebook log-in. There arenít nearly as many comments posted these days, but most of them are at least somewhat informed with some effort toward spelling and grammar. Most of them.

The exception to that rule (and you knew there had to be one) is the most reliable commenter. There are few matters on which he does not have a strong opinion. I wonít give his name, but refer to him as ďMr. Broadbrush.Ē Suffice it to say, heís no fan of anyone who is not his type of conservative. His verbal ammunition belt is routinely loaded with every disparaging name for liberals, progressives, and Democrat(s), and the things we are accused of run the gamut from imaginative to slanderous. No one bothers to respond to him any more, and getting one of his scathing rebukes has become something of a badge of success.

Having no one respond to him probably rankles him more than anything else; even his fellow conservatives donít bother to post responses in support or agreement. Mr. Broadbrush seems to have fallen into irrelevancy, an unfortunate but not uncommon hazard of broadbrushery. He hasnít yet learned that wielding a broadbrush can be hazardous to oneís effectiveness.

Oh, well.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Dec 8, 2017, 07:24 PM (0 replies)

Weld jury convicts former GOP chairman accused of voter fraud, forgery

Weld jury convicts former GOP chairman accused of voter fraud, forgery

A Weld jury turned in two convictions the case of a former Colorado Republican Party chairman accused of voter fraud by filling out his ex-wife's ballot and mailing it in.

Jury members deliberated for about four hours after attorneys on both sides in the case of Steve Curtis, 57, delivered their closing arguments this morning in a collective two hours of formal address to the jury. Curtis, who served as chairman of the Colorado Republican Party from 1997-99 is was found guilty voter fraud and forgery after prosecutors say he in October 2016 he filled out a ballot delivered to his Firestone house addressed to his ex-wife, and forged her signature. She and Curtis had been separated for months by that point though, and she was living in South Carolina at the time. He faces up to three years in prison, although Weld District Court Judge Julie Hoskins said probation is more likely.
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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:09 PM (6 replies)

Meet the R Colorado legislator who got busted with a gun at the airport.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:56 PM (1 replies)
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