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Sally: Report from Ground Zero

I'm in Foley, AL, on Wolf Bay, just north of the intracoastal waterway.
About 15 miles north of Gulf shores.

We lost power at 7:30 Tuesday night and Sally hit around midnight.
She was no lady.
Forecast to come in at a Cat 1 or even a little below, Sally was a high 2 or low 3 when she got to us.
Hail and tornadoes.
Locomotive noise and all.
Horizontal rain like it was coming out of a fire hose.

We have MANY downed trees, rootballs and all.
Some on the house, one on a carport, and one on a shed.
No serious damage to home.
Couple of leaky roofs.
Some blown in water, but no real flooding.

My dock is still under water.


Power came back on THANKS TO PEARL RIVER VALLEY power company, wherever they are, BLESS THEIR HEARTS!

So...a/c/ is back on, lights, fridge, stove, etc.
We're both alive as is Rosie-The-Dog.

Sneakers, tennis shoes, easy walkers

When I was a kid I got a new pair of black, high top, lace up canvas shoes. They had a white circular rubber patch on the inside ankles.
I think they were PF Flyers.

Granny called them 'easy walkers', so that's what I called them.
I put those shoes on and I felt like I could fly like the wind.

Brits call them 'plimsolls', or at least they used to.
What do you call them?

We got a new roof. Guaranteed 30 years.

And I thought "If I don't have to move, this is my dying roof. It's guaranteed for life." I'm 79.

I'm a sucker and a loser.

I raised my right hand on 17MAR63 and said these words:

I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

And when I lowered my hand I was a second lieutenant.
I never saw combat. I lucked out.

But in swearing that oath I wrote a check to my country in the amount of 'my life'.
Every man and woman who ever served in our nation's military signed that same check.

And we're all just suckers and losers.

Saw a photo of co-eds at Alabama on their way to class.

REALLY short shorts.

When I was there in the late 50s, early 60s, girls could not leave the dorm in BERMUDA shorts.
They had to wear a raincoat over them just to get out of the dorm.

My, my how things have changed.

Wonder how Donnie Two-Scoop's FEMA will handle Laura?

I'm not optimistic.
I have in-laws in Houston and surrounds.

I am 79 today. Miz t. is making my birthday dinner.

Chicken Cordon Bleu, creamed spinach, Caesar salad.
Champagne.
Chocolate mousse birthday cake.
Fuck the calories.

86 45 11/03/20

Is there a bumper sticker?

Republican U.S attorney's general: A bad bunch

Nixon's AG, John Mitchell

In the days immediately after the Watergate break-in of June 17, 1972, Mitchell enlisted former FBI agent Steve King to prevent his wife Martha from learning about the break-in or contacting reporters. While she was on a phone call with journalist Helen Thomas about the break-in, King pulled the phone cord from the wall. Mrs. Mitchell was held against her will in a California hotel room and forcefully sedated by a psychiatrist after a physical struggle with five men that left her needing stitches.[47][48] Nixon aides, in an effort to discredit her, told the press that she had a "drinking problem".[49] Nixon was later to tell interviewer David Frost in 1977 that Martha was a distraction to John Mitchell, such that no one was minding the store, and "If it hadn't been for Martha Mitchell, there'd have been no Watergate."

In 1972, when asked to comment about a forthcoming article[50] that reported that he controlled a political slush fund used for gathering intelligence on the Democrats, he famously uttered an implied threat to reporter Carl Bernstein: "Katie Graham's gonna get her tit[51] caught in a big fat wringer if that's published."[52][53][54]

(wiki)
On February 21, 1975, Mitchell, who was represented by the criminal defense attorney William G. Hundley, was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up, which he dubbed the "White House horrors." As a result of the conviction, Mitchell was disbarred from the practice of law in New York.
(wiki)

Reagan's AG, Ed Meese
Ed gathered a lot of baggage as Ronnie's AG, but this is the most egregious.

Wedtech scandal
In February 1987, James C. McKay was named independent counsel in the Wedtech case. The investigation centered on actions Meese took that benefited him and his longtime friend and former lawyer, E. Robert Wallach. McKay looked into Meese's involvement, while Attorney General, in negotiations involving the company Wedtech. (E. Robert Wallach worked as a lobbyist for the company and sought help from Meese on Wedtech contract matters.)[31]

McKay never prosecuted or sought indictment of Meese, but in his official report, which is still confidential, he was highly critical of Meese's ethics and urged further investigation of Meese's role in that scandal and others such as Meese's efforts to help Bechtel Corporation. Meese described it as a "full vindication." While Meese was never convicted of any wrongdoing, he resigned in 1988 when the independent counsel delivered the report on Wedtech.[32]

Prior to his resignation, several top Justice Department officials resigned in protest of what they and others viewed as improper acts by the Attorney General.[33] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Meese#Military_service

Dubya's John Ashcroft

He had himself 'anointed' with oil every time he took a new position.
A religious wing nut.

In January 2002, the partially nude female statue of the Spirit of Justice, which stands in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, where Ashcroft held press conferences, was covered with blue curtains, along with its male counterpart, the Majesty of Justice. Some speculated that Ashcroft thought that reporters were photographing him with the female statue in the background to make fun of his church's opposition to pornography. A Justice Department spokeswoman said that Ashcroft knew nothing of the decision to spend $8,000 for the curtains; a spokesman said the decision for permanent curtains was intended to save on the $2,000 per use rental costs of temporary curtains used for formal events.[53]

In July 2002, Ashcroft proposed the creation of Operation TIPS, a domestic program in which workers and government employees would inform law enforcement agencies about suspicious behavior they encounter while performing their duties. The program was widely criticized from the beginning, with critics deriding the program as essentially a Domestic Informant Network along the lines of the East German Stasi or the Soviet KGB,[54][55] and an encroachment upon the First and Fourth amendments. The United States Postal Service refused to be a party to it. Ashcroft defended the program as a necessary component of the ongoing War on Terrorism, but the proposal was eventually abandoned.[56]In January 2002, the partially nude female statue of the Spirit of Justice, which stands in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, where Ashcroft held press conferences, was covered with blue curtains, along with its male counterpart, the Majesty of Justice. Some speculated that Ashcroft thought that reporters were photographing him with the female statue in the background to make fun of his church's opposition to pornography. A Justice Department spokeswoman said that Ashcroft knew nothing of the decision to spend $8,000 for the curtains; a spokesman said the decision for permanent curtains was intended to save on the $2,000 per use rental costs of temporary curtains used for formal events.[53]

In July 2002, Ashcroft proposed the creation of Operation TIPS, a domestic program in which workers and government employees would inform law enforcement agencies about suspicious behavior they encounter while performing their duties. The program was widely criticized from the beginning, with critics deriding the program as essentially a Domestic Informant Network along the lines of the East German Stasi or the Soviet KGB,[54][55] and an encroachment upon the First and Fourth amendments. The United States Postal Service refused to be a party to it. Ashcroft defended the program as a necessary component of the ongoing War on Terrorism, but the proposal was eventually abandoned.[56]In January 2002, the partially nude female statue of the Spirit of Justice, which stands in the Great Hall of the Justice Department, where Ashcroft held press conferences, was covered with blue curtains, along with its male counterpart, the Majesty of Justice. Some speculated that Ashcroft thought that reporters were photographing him with the female statue in the background to make fun of his church's opposition to pornography. A Justice Department spokeswoman said that Ashcroft knew nothing of the decision to spend $8,000 for the curtains; a spokesman said the decision for permanent curtains was intended to save on the $2,000 per use rental costs of temporary curtains used for formal events.[53]

In July 2002, Ashcroft proposed the creation of Operation TIPS, a domestic program in which workers and government employees would inform law enforcement agencies about suspicious behavior they encounter while performing their duties. The program was widely criticized from the beginning, with critics deriding the program as essentially a Domestic Informant Network along the lines of the East German Stasi or the Soviet KGB,[54][55] and an encroachment upon the First and Fourth amendments. The United States Postal Service refused to be a party to it. Ashcroft defended the program as a necessary component of the ongoing War on Terrorism, but the proposal was eventually abandoned.[56]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ashcroft#Political_issues

More when I can get to it.

So, what if he chooses a White woman?

Pros?
Cons?
Your thoughts?
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