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Name: Kathy Hinsman
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Hometown: Pittsburgh PA
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SCOTUS Justice Alito asks for responses to GOP bid to block new Pa. congressional map

Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2018/02/28/Samuel-Alito-GOP-bid-block-new-court-drawn-Pennsylvania-congressional-map/stories/201802280163

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feb. 28th, 2018 1:01 PM
Authors: Jonathan Lai and Liz Navratil, Harrisburg Bureau

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Wednesday asked participants in a key Pennsylvania gerrymandering case to respond to a request from top Republican lawmakers that the nationís highest court step in and block the new congressional map.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtís ruling overturning the previous congressional map and imposing a new one.

Justice Alito gave participants in the case until 3 p.m. Monday to file their responses.

He made a similar move a few weeks ago after Mr. Scarnati and Mr. Turzai filed a similar request to step in and stop the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from overturning the stateís congressional map. In that first request, Justice Alito sought responses from the parties in the case before denying the request without comment and without referring it to the whole court to decide.

Experts are calling this a long shot because Judge Alito's previous ruling was on an almost identical argument which was later denied a hearing.

Michael Li, a redistricting expert at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, has also maintained that the request is unlikely to succeed.

ďIf youíre a Republican defending a map and you canít even get Justice Alito to refer the thing to the whole court, thatís a pretty weak challenge,Ē he said. ďAnd this go round, itís even weaker.Ē

So it's just another delaying tactic and the Judge Alito will decide whether to hear the case next Monday March 5th.

I'm designing my new poster for the "March for Our Lives" March

What do you guys think? Is it too much?

The Church Ladies' bulletins (Humor)

Please don't anybody get offended, this is just silly stuff! My friend who's a nice older woman is always forwarding me her emails and sometimes they're good enough that I've posted them here on DU.

So these are snips taken from various Church Bulletins, where lack of copyediting or proofreading skills have created some unintended but (possibly) funny results.

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!
Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters.
These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins
or were announced at church services:


The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.


Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled.
Proceeds will be used to cripple children.


The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water.
The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'


Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those
things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.


Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.


Miss Charlene Mason sang, 'I will not pass this way again,'
giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.


For those of you who have children and don't know it,
we have a nursery downstairs.


Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir.
They need all the help they can get.


Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.
So ends a friendship that began in their school days.


A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall.
Music will follow.


At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?'
Come early and listen to our choir practice.


Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several
new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.


Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased
person you want to be remembered.


The church will host an evening of fine dining, super
entertainment and gracious hostility.


Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.


The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind.
They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.


This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across
from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.


The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would
lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.


Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM.
Please use the back door.


The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church
basement, Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.


Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use large double door at the side entrance.


And this one just about sums them all up:

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday:
'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours...

How much is your "favorite" Republican worth?

I've just spent a few hours on a click-baity website called Celebrity Net Worth, so now you don't have to.

I've looked up the net worth* of lots of prominent GOP members including people who are currently serving in Congress and White House. So OK the numbers may be off by a little bit because people tend to keep their financial info private.
I think this website did a little guessing, but here's what they say. (Listed in no particular order.)

Karl Rove - age 67 - $8 million
Donald Rumsfeld - age 85 - $30 million
Dick Cheney - age 87 - $100 million
George W. Bush - age 71 - $40 million
Dan Quayle - age 71 - $3 million
Mitt Romney - age 70 - $250 million
Arnold Schwarzenegger - age 70 - $400 million
Sean Hannity - age 56 - $80 million
William Kristol - age 65 - $5 million
Paul Ryan - age 48 - $7.8 million
Mitch McConnell - age 76 - $17 million
Joe Scarborough - age 54 - $18 million
Charles Koch - age 82 - $47 billion
David Koch - age 77 - $50 billion
Ann Coulter - age 56 - $8.5 million
Roger Stone - age 65 - $20 million
Rush Limbaugh - age 67 - $550 million
Donald Trump - age 71 - $3.1 billion (does anybody actually believe this?)
Donald Trump Jr. - age 40 - $300 million
Ivanka Trump - age 37 - $300 million
Jared Kushner - age 37 - $800 million
Mike Pence - age 58 - $2 million
Kellyanne Conway - age 51 - $40 million
Betsy DeVos - age 60 - $1 billion
Rex Tillerson - age 65 - $300 million
Rick Scott - age 65 - $220 million
John Boehner - age 68 - $5 million
Steve Bannon - age 64 - $20 million
Robert Mercer - age 71 - $900 million
Steve Mnuchin - age 55 - $400 million
Chris Christie - age 55 - $4 million
Paul Manafort - age 68 - $70 million
Glenn Beck - age 54 - $250 million
John McCain - age 81 - $16 million
Sarah Palin - age 54 - $12 million
Newt Gingrich - age 74 - $9 million
Carly Fiorina - age 63 - $60 million
Rick Perry - age 67 - $3 million
Rand Paul - age 55 - $2.5 million
Steve Forbes - age 70 - $430 million
Rupert Murdoch - age 86 - $13 billion

All these names and many more can be found at this website:

Warning this is very click-baity with lots of "fake news" ads. There are plenty more names I could look up, but I'm getting really tired of this. If anybody else wants to post their favorites on here, feel free.

Edit 2/23/18 to add - please scroll down for more names added below.
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