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The barn swallows are back!

I have spotted a nest in my barn and one in my new garage extension. It's been 15 or 20 years since I had swallows nesting in one of my buildings, and now I have at least 2 pairs!

Whether you call them barn swallows, chimney sweeps, or martins, I love to hear them chatter and dart about. I've missed them.
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Thu Jun 1, 2023, 05:31 AM (10 replies)

Anyone else receive "NOTICE OF GUN CONFISCATION" from NRA?

It's an
Official notice to named addressee,
Delivery authorized under Section 703.1.2.2,
United States Postal Regulations.


Of course if you actually look up USPS regulations
https://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manuals/dmm300/703.pdf
you'll find that Section 703 deals with non-profit organizations and the sneaky-assed NRA is simply pointing to a part of the definition of a non-profit organization.

Why are these assholes sending their propaganda to me? Are they carpet-bombing with this bulk mail?

Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Thu Apr 27, 2023, 06:40 PM (7 replies)

KY GOP: From Trans/'Parents rights' to Union busting

What did the Kentucky legislature pass so far? A rundown of key bills, big and small.

[ ... ]

Senate Bill 7: Teachersí union dues Senate Bill 7 would stop automatic payroll deductions for union dues of certain public employees, specifically targeting teachers unions like the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA), two unions with well-funded political action committees that tend to support Democrats for office.

Much of the justification for the bill was that it would free up certain public employees from being forced to contribute indirectly to a political organization with whom they may or may not agree.

However, the bill exempts police, corrections and fire departments from the provision. Unions for these organizations tend to support Republicans for office in Kentucky.

The bill passed both chambers on a mostly party line-basis. Some rural Republican legislators, where teachers and other school district employees make up a disproportionate number of the district, voted against the bill.



Read more at: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article273372240.html
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Sun Apr 23, 2023, 07:32 PM (0 replies)

Wild African Elephant family strolls through hotel


Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Tue Feb 14, 2023, 07:41 AM (13 replies)

Tanks for Ukraine

BumRushDaShow has posted the video of President Biden announcing M1 Abrams tanks for Ukraine, along with more remarks about international support for Ukraine.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017800056









Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:03 PM (4 replies)

Fox news, at apex of 'ecosystem of disinformation'





[ Video at msnbc link ]
Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Mon Jan 23, 2023, 11:01 AM (4 replies)

Ukraine: Estimated losses of the Russian army





Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:22 AM (7 replies)

Rotten Ronnie on Social Security and the deficit



Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Thu Jan 19, 2023, 03:13 PM (4 replies)

Nearly 2 years later, Wisconsin DNR and tech college board holdouts resign





https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/01/11/nearly-2-years-later-wisconsin-dnr-and-tech-college-board-holdouts-resign/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

Approximately 20 months after their terms ended, three members of the Wisconsin Technical College System board resigned before the new year, days before Gov. Tony Evers was sworn in for a second term.

The Badger Project obtained the resignation letters of Becky Levzow, Kelly Tourdot and Mary Williams from the tech college system. The three women submitted the letters last week stating they would leave their positions before Jan. 1. Their profiles have been removed from the Wisconsin Technical College System website.

The trio were appointed by former Gov. Scott Walker and joined the board in 2015. Despite their terms expiring in May 2021, all three had refused to step down.

[ ... ]

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMathieu (R-Oostburg) announced in January 2022 that the state Senate would not hold hearings for the rest of the year on any of Eversí 180 unconfirmed appointees, including five cabinet secretaries. A sixth unconfirmed cabinet secretary, Karen Timberlake from the Department of Health and Human Services stepped down at the end of Eversí first term.

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Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Fri Jan 13, 2023, 05:22 AM (4 replies)

Manufacturing headlines







Posted by Hermit-The-Prog | Wed Jan 11, 2023, 06:51 PM (3 replies)
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