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October 17, 2022

Help... I cannot find the roll call vote on a bill...

...and yes, I have looked. Hard. I get everything but the names of the yays and nays.
Anybody find that roll call vote?
"On October 10, the president signed into law H.R. 7846, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022, which authorizes a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for veterans receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation, clothing allowance, and survivors receiving dependency indemnity compensation payments."

September 25, 2022

Is this picture 'shopped? nt

August 9, 2022

Anybody know anything about the judge who signed the search warrant?

Repub?... trump appointee, I hope?

Chuck Rosenburg - on Rachel's show tonight - points out that a search warrant is different than asking somebody for their stuff. It shows lack of trust that the person will comply.... or destroy the evidence.

This is historic.

And my schadenfreude dial is maxxed-out.

July 22, 2022

I hate phones. Period. I have an old flip-phone for emergencies..

...but I reluctantly need to join the fucking herd that walks around staring at their devices.
Is the "Google Pixel 4a - Unlocked Android Smartphone - 128 GB of Storage - Up to 24 Hour Battery" a good place to start?
I am NOT going to spend $1500 for something that tells my my car warranty will soon run out 5 times a day, but if you have suggestions, I'd appreciate them.

June 2, 2022

Poor old confused Biden....

He spoke from the heart, and in actual sentences. He made sense, too.

Poor old confused Biden.

He just lacks the speaking ability of his predecessor.

Sarcasm dial set to "MAX"

May 30, 2022

When the cops finally breached the classroom at Robb elementary...

... they didn't take any casualties doing so.
Is that right?

Well, if that is correct, was the shooter already dead?
Was the shooter incapacitated somehow?
Was the shooter surrendering?

I have no quarrel with the guys who breached that classroom, whatever happened.

Since there were no casualties among the force that breached the classroom, it really makes the cops that sat their on their thumbs for an hour look worse!
Who trained those people?

May 27, 2022

NOT beating a dead horse, but everything I read says that the police protocol..

... for school shootings changed after Columbine.
Before that, police were supposed to wait and try to negotiate with the barricaded suspect(s).
Now, I read that the protocol calls for immediate engagement of the suspect.

Will someone here with actual knowledge of such a protocol please clarify.

"At the time, and because it was such an unheard of event, police scrambled to respond to Columbine. Then, when on the scene, they treated the shooting like a bank robbery negotiation, waiting outside for almost an hour thinking that the shooters would be in communication with demands - all while the shooting continued inside. Today, protocols call for the first officer on-site to enter the situation rather than waiting outside to plan and respond."


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