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dixiegrrrrl

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 51,861

About Me

Happily retired and now enjoy being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. Dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

REMINDER: Sessions will be in a public Sen. Intell. hearing tomorrow 10 am EST.

I am sure that C-span will carry it, and YouTube usually has at least a late copy of these hearings.

( Is 9 am too early for a bottle of brandy in my coffee???)

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is eroding on multiple fronts — socially, culturally, and economically.

The scholars pointed to breakdowns in social cohesion (meaning citizens are more fragmented than ever), the rise of tribalism, the erosion of democratic norms such as a commitment to rule of law, and a loss of faith in the electoral and economic systems as clear signs of democratic erosion.


Snip:

Yascha Mounk, a lecturer in government at Harvard University, summed it up well: “If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”
“Democracies don’t fall apart — they’re taken apart”

Nancy Bermeo, a politics professor at Princeton and Harvard, began her talk with a jarring reminder: Democracies don’t merely collapse, as that “implies a process devoid of will.” Democracies die because of deliberate decisions made by human beings.



https://www.vox.com/2017/10/13/16431502/america-democracy-decline-liberalism

Heads Up, gang......Sessions to be grilled by Senate Justice comm.hearing this week

Wed Oct 18, 10:00 am.
and a PUBLIC hearing.
Pls. share the info.

I've already cleared off my calendar and warned the fur kids not to pester me that morning.

I was wondering when Palin's shelf life would truly expire......now we know.

The recent Voter Values conference roster of speakers...no mention of her.

Am I celebrating too early????

Robert Reich: Republicans say "were in shit up to our eyeballs" with Trump

Robert Reich had a conversation with a Republican ex-Congressman who described Trump situation:

He’s not listening to anyone. Not a soul. He’s got the nuclear codes and, well, it scares the hell out of me. It’s starting to scare all of them.


The emperor has no clothes. It’s a signal to everyone they can bail. Have to bail to save their skins. I mean, Trump could be the end of the whole goddam Republican party.
Happy thought....


Trump’s not just a moron. He’s a despicable human being. And he’s getting crazier. Paranoid. Unhinged. Everyone knows it. I mean, we’re in shit up to our eyeballs with this guy.
https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/posts/1729852823693973

Trump is Raffling himself again, for as little as $3.00

Friend of ours forwarded this email from Trump:

Friend,

YOU have always been the core of what my presidency is about.

That’s why it’s always a great pleasure for me to take some time to meet with the Americans who have supported me since the beginning.

I’m hosting a wonderful dinner on October 25th for my loyal supporters, and I hope you’ll attend, Friend.

All it takes is a contribution of at least $3 to be automatically entered to win.

’m looking forward to meeting the lucky winner.

See you there!

Donald J. Trump
President of the United States


mail includes 2 bright red banners that say "Contribute $3"

Doesn't even meet criteria for a legal raffle!

He is sending from <contact@action.gop.com
but
you have to reply to: <donations@donaldtrump.com>

California DU-ers......have questions about the fires

My brother in law is near Clearlake, he is writing that a lot of separate fires seem to be popping up, and then are joining others nearby.
He went, in just today's emails, from mentioning several ways he could leave if he had to, few hours later more fires, he was down to looking at I5 to get to Sacramento, because other routes are now closed.
which worries me..that is a busy busy route in normal times.

Has there been any talk of arson??

You knew the meme would show up, of course:



Trump, in PR: " It's the first time that a sitting President has done something like this."

CNN reports he actually said. this...about Puerto Rico visit.

Full quote:
"I think it meant a lot to the people of Puerto Rico. ... It's the first time that a sitting President has done something like this."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/politics/trump-tone-las-vegas/index.html

If he is talking about Presidents who visited Puerto Rico, the fact is that both Roosevelts, and Hoover, and Kennedy, and Obama
all visited Puerto Rico while President.
Obamas even stayed there overnight.

If he is talking about those who went to hurricane devastated areas/states, he, a sitting pResident, has forgotten Texas and Fla. already???

Heh heh..guess who else was on flights with Price?


Kellyann.

And she is being investigated for it.

Top Democrat questions Kellyanne Conway's air travel

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/top-democrat-questions-kellyanne-conways-air-travel/story?id=50277532
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