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The Qpublicans are whining about the release of trump's taxes..

... they are saying it sets a dangerous precedent.

I have no problem with a requirement for a Dem candidate to release his/her last 10 years taxes.

And, of course, every year while that person is in office.

Women in prison...

I was reading Louise Erdrich's newest novel - "The Sentence" - last night and stumbled onto this phrase.... "More women are in prison in the state of Minnesota than in all of Canada."

I checked, and it's true!! In fact, virtually every state in the US has more women in prison than in all of Canada.

Minnesota isn't # 1 in female incarceration. That dubious honor goes to Idaho.
All of Canada (39 million citizens) has 693 women in prison. Idaho (1.9 million) has 991 in prison at last report.

The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and our female incarceration rate is higher now than ever in the past.

Between 1980 and 2020, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 475%. Only 5% of the world's female population lives in the U.S., but the U.S. accounts for nearly 30% of the world's incarcerated women.

WTF is going on???

Can we start a pool....

.. on when the next power substation comes under attack?

The goobers have been shown that a rifle can blow up those big insulators and bushings, so now every dipshit with a grudge against the gummint can take out power to an area.

Radio stations....

I live in a small town in the NW, and there is a large, wooded park behind our house.
I have a bear that regularly comes thru and destroys my bird feeder.
I put up a motion detector light - with two sockets. I put a spotlight bulb in one and a screw-in plug adaptor in the other. Plugged an old-fashioned radio in the adaptor and set it up to come on for about 30 seconds if motion was detected at night.
Works like a charm.
Only problem is... the loudest, most obnoxious station I can find is RW screamers. Two different stations. The rock stations drift off frequency, and the pop stations' music/talk is too subdued.
Why is it that the best radio reception is from the worst stations? Are they over-powered or something?

I think we SHOULD negotiate with the Russians.

Sit down across the table and calmly explain our "last and final offer".

1) Get out of Ukraine and stop shelling Ukraine cities.

Once that stops... once they are out... we can sit down again and discuss their actions to allow them back into the community of nations.

We don't need to make threats. The sanctions are crippling them, the whole continent is united against them (for now). And we can wait them out... might as well settle sooner rather than later.

Chyron on CNN just now: "Obama warns against focusing too much on trump's bad behavior"....

Holy Shit! Everything he has done...and is doing... is bad behavior.

Why do Dems always pull our punches?
I just don't understand!

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."

I know this isn't FB.... thank god... but I think this deserves a spot on GD...

Is this picture 'shopped? nt

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.
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