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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 11,307

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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It's snowing in San Antonio!!!!!!!

Huge flakes!!!

It's like a winter wonderland!!!

It never snows around here...it is still above freezing, but there is a large amount and some is sticking.

Last thing I expected today

House will vote on concealed carry reciprocity bill

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The House will vote Wednesday on a bill that would let gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons travel to other states with their concealed firearms.

The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association, and since leaving committee it has been combined with an additional measure that is designed to update the federal background check system after holes were exposed by November's mass shooting at a church in Texas.

The move to merge the two pieces of legislation makes it a difficult vote for Democrats.

Second Amendment advocates maintain that gun owners should not lose their right to bear arms as they travel across state lines, and current laws that vary in different states could mean that licensed owners might unintentionally violate the law. Under the proposed law, gun owners would be required to abide by the local and state regulations in place for concealed weapons.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/05/politics/house-vote-concealed-carry-reciprocity-bill/index.html

This bill is HR 38 - Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017


Check to see if a fraudulent comment was left at the FCC in your name


Not only was a fraudulent comment left in my name. It was also at my correct address.

This is what it says:

The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation. I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years. The plan currently under consideration at the FCC to repeal Obama's Title II power grab is a positive step forward and will help to promote a truly free and open internet for everyone.

Marco Rubio: After giving a tax cut to the rich, GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare

Advocates for seniors and the middle class have been warning for weeks that the Republican drive to cut taxes for the wealthy is the prelude to a larger attack on Social Security and Medicare.

In a videotaped interview with two Politico reporters Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the quiet parts out loud. Asked by interviewers Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman how to address the federal deficit, he replied: “We have to do two things. We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.” (A video of Rubio’s appearance is here, with his remarks on Social Security and Medicare beginning at the 21:45 mark.)

The only thing that’s new here is the explicit admission by a Republican officeholder that this is the GOP’s master plan to eviscerate the welfare and retirement of American workers. Budget analysts have seen it coming with all the subtlety of a freight train. As we reported earlier this month, the damage begins with the so-called Paygo law (for “pay as you go”), which requires Congress to offset any increase in the federal deficit with spending cuts. The law limits Medicare cuts to 4% of its budget per year, or $25 billion of its $625-billion budget.


WaPo article here:

Did you know that Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant this summer?

It is from her lupus. I like Selene Gomez. I rarely hear of lupus being this severe. She has been such a trooper. I would have never guessed. She was at an award ceremony a few days ago and gave her award to the friend who donated her kidney.

She's so young.


Family Search.org

I was reading a thread in this group, but I can't find it.

They recommended familysearch.org

So I plugged into on my mom's side, which is Southern/Anglo.....

The bad: I found a record that showed one of my relatives owned slaves. I was expecting it, but it still hits you, just like it does on TV. I'm sure there will be more of them down the road. (grhh)

The good: Someone did a bunch of research on this family. I've got relatives going back to 1540. A fellow by the name of Simon De Villepontoux De Jaure from Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France. (I have no idea where that it is, except that it is in France)

Got a new PC

Old one was Windows 7 and required little maintenance, but the hardware was getting old. So, it was time.

Now I have Windows 10.

I am finding that learning a new OS a great diversion from Trump.

Interesting DNA results Scots, Irish, Brit - North Carolina/Georgia

I got my results from FtDNA. Tested autosomal (My Origins) DNA.

My mom was a Southerner - Scots, Irish, Brit etc. (Origins in GA and NC) Typical Appalachia southerner.

My mom's DNA is baffling. She is from NC and GA. Anglo surnames. I found a several hundred of my mom's relatives on Family Finder - all have Anglo surnames. Yet her DNA contribution is West and Central Europe. (France/Germany) and
0% British Isles.

My dad was Armenian - No surprises here.

Middle Eastern - 47%
Asia Minor - 47%
East Middle East - <2%

European - 52%
British Isles - 0%***
West and Central Europe - 45%***
East Europe - 4%
Scandinavian - 3%

Has anyone who is a Scots, Irish, Brit southerner had this type of result?

Hearing Protection Act of 2017

This is the name of the bill to legalize silencers. I'm not joking..not the Onion or Borowitz. I would link, but I'm on my phone.

Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk

This is soooo cool..all the old stars synched to Uptown Funk - enjoy!

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