Friday, April 28, 2017

Weeked Humor


THREE NUNS WERE ATTENDING A YANKEE BASEBALL GAME.

THREE MEN WERE SITTING DIRECTLY BEHIND THEM.

BECAUSE THEIR HABITS WERE PARTIALLY BLOCKING THE VIEW, THE MEN DECIDED TO BADGER THE NUNS, ...

 HOPING THEY'D GET ANNOYED ENOUGH TO MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA.

 IN A VERY LOUD VOICE, THE FIRST GUY SAID, "I THINK I'M GOING TO MOVE TO UTAH .. THERE ARE ONLY 100 NUNS LIVING THERE."

THEN THE SECOND GUY SPOKE UP AND SAID LOUDLY, "I WANT TO MOVE TO MONTANA . THERE ARE ONLY 5O NUNS LIVING THERE."

THE THIRD GUY YELLED, "I WANT TO GO TO IDAHO .. THERE ARE ONLY 25 NUNS LIVING THERE."

THE MOTHER SUPERIOR TURNED AROUND, LOOKED AT THE MEN, AND IN A VERY SWEET AND CALM VOICE SAID,

''Why don't you go to Hell?  There are no nuns living there!" 



Everybody have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shut Down or Put Up

When President Barack Obama was in office, Mitch McConnell and his Republicans were good at shutting the government down...Now with their man Donald Trump in office, they face a shutdown of their own making...

After their already shaky start, it is hard to imagine Republicans would want to top off a chaotic first 100 days of unified government control with a disruptive federal government shutdown.

But that astounding scenario remains a live possibility this week as lawmakers and the Trump White House have so far been unable to agree on a plan to fund the government beyond Friday despite months of staring at the hard April 28 deadline.

 It is an unsettling but not unfamiliar position for congressional Republicans who have forced government closures in the past and know well that they will be assigned the brunt of the blame if federal agencies are shuttered yet again.

Should a shutdown occur, this one would have a defining new wrinkle. The politically charged spending fights that closed the government during the Clinton and Obama administrations were the product of clashes between congressional Republicans and a Democratic White House in a sharply divided Washington.

Today, Republicans control both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, and allowing the federal government to go dark on their watch might be hard to explain.VERY HARD TO EXPLAIN!

“Our Republican colleagues know that since they control, you know, the House, the Senate and the White House, that a shutdown would fall on their shoulders, and they don’t want it,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader.

Republican leaders from President Trump on down insist they are determined to avoid a shutdown and will be successful in doing so. Failure would put a bizarre exclamation point on the symbolic 100-day marker that the administration coincidentally will reach Saturday.
“No one wants a shutdown,” Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, told reporters on Friday. “We want to keep it going.”

Republicans have good reason for doing so considering that history shows the party image takes a beating with the public when government agencies lock their doors, national parks refuse visitors and federal workers are told not to report to work.

Democrats, while not victorious in special House elections held so far, have shown renewed strength, and a shutdown in the early days of Republican stewardship of Washington would only fuel their energy.

The spending drama is the first Trump-era clash in which minority Democrats have real leverage, and they intend to use it to stop the White House and congressional conservatives from pushing through spending that Democrats oppose, such as money for a wall on the southern border.

Lawmakers, who have been negotiating for weeks to try to reach a compromise, say they were steadily progressing until the White House in recent days began taking a more aggressive posture, insisting that Mr. Trump wanted a least a down payment on the construction of a border wall that was central to his successful presidential campaign.

“Elections have consequences,” Mick Mulvaney, the former House conservative who is now the head of the Office of Management and Budget, told The Associated Press in an interview. He offered Democrats a deal: The administration would support continued subsidies for millions of people receiving health insurance through the Affordable Care Act in exchange for Democrats agreeing to the initial wall funding.


Mr. Schumer called that proposal a nonstarter. Other Democrats suggested they saw no reason to accept that offer because Republicans are separately but simultaneously trying to unravel the health care program. They also believe that if White House refusal to fund the subsidies caused a collapse of the health insurance market, Republicans would get the political blame for that upheaval, as well.
Though a shutdown would most likely inflict significant political damage on Republicans, Democrats say they, too, want to keep the government running because shutdowns are costly, reckless and shake both public and international confidence in United States institutions.

But they also say that if the Trump administration and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill want to engage in a nasty political fight and shut the government down in a fit of pique over funding a border wall that even some Republicans do not back, then they are welcome to it. Both sides expect that if the impasse cannot be quickly breached, Congress will most likely extend current funding by a week to allow more time for a deal.


The question for Democrats is whether the White House is bluffing on its border wall demands so that the administration can later tell Republican voters that they pushed as hard as they could to get the money, particularly with so little to show legislatively for Mr. Trump’s first 100 days besides the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, Neil M. Gorsuch. Mr. Trump is the wild card — would he shut down the government to prove he will not relent on his demands? And would Republican leaders stand with him?

Democrats have been on the sidelines while Republicans pushed through Trump nominees, rolled back federal regulations and sought unsuccessfully to disassemble the health care law without consultation with the minority party. But the appropriations process is a different animal.

Not only do Republicans need Democratic help because some Republicans in the House and Senate refuse to vote for any spending bills at all, Republicans are also likely to need 60 votes in the Senate to overcome Democratic objections. And Senate Democrats have proved over the past two years that they are able to remain united and stymie Republicans on spending bills if they do not agree with what Republicans put forward.

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, has said repeatedly that Democratic votes will be required to avert a shutdown. Mr. McConnell has also acknowledged previously that the Republican Party “owns the government shutdown brand.”
“It’s not a good brand,” he said.  He's right about that!

Democrats do not agree with Mr. McConnell on much, but they do on that last statement. And that will strengthen their confidence in the quickly approaching showdown.

Stay Tuned.....The Shit Show is just beginning!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Remember When?



What Happened?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekend Humor

Harry was working at a construction site when he came across a bottle.

 He popped it open and out came a Genie. “I gotta warn you,” said the Genie “I’m not that powerful but I’ll try my best.”

“Well” said Harry, “I’m trying desperately to start a new business and I have a very important meeting tonight with a potential investor…

“I’ll tell you what,” said the Genie, “and this is the best I can do. I’ll give you a one time good luck charm. To start it say, 123.... When you’re done, say 1234.” 

And with that the Genie was gone in a puff of smoke. 

Harry couldn’t believe his good luck. As he nervously tied his tie in front of the mirror, he kept on repeating over in his head "123, 123, 123." 

Harry nervously knocked on the rich man’s office. “Come in,” said the man in a deep imposing voice. OK, here goes thought Harry to himself as he sat down across from the man. 

Before he started he muttered to himself “123”, suddenly he knew everything would be OK. 

He opened up his mouth to start speaking but before he could say anything the man behind the desk pleasantly asked, “What did you say 123, for?”


Confused...I was too!  Have a great weekend anyway!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stevie Steve Is Dead!


Stevie Steve (Steve Stephens) dubbed ''The Facebook Killer"is dead!  He apparently killed himself as of this writing while being pursued by Pennsylvania State Police in Erie county, PA. this afternoon!

The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death in his car yesterday during a police chase in Pennsylvania, ending a multistate manhunt less than 48 hours after it began.

Acting on a citizen tip, Pennsylvania State Police spotted Steve Stephens, 37, leaving a McDonald's in Erie and went after him, bumping his car to try to get it to stop, authorities said. He shot himself in the head as the car spun out of control, police said.

"This started with one tragedy and ended with another person taking their own life," said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams. "We would have liked to have brought Steve in peacefully and really talked to him about why this happened."

Steve Stephens, a job counselor who worked with teenagers and young people, was wanted on murder charges in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker and father of 10 who was picking up aluminum cans on Sunday when he was gunned down.

The chilling video was on Facebook for three hours before it was taken down, drawing criticism of the social network and renewing questions about how responsibly it polices objectionable material.

At a Silicon Valley conference Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg briefly addressed the Cleveland case, saying Facebook has "a lot of work to do" and "we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this."

I doubt that they could have prevented this.. Besides...he didn't actually stream it live...He filmed it on his phone and then posted it to his Facebook page..

Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but in the video and other footage he posted, Stephens talked about losing everything he had to gambling and having trouble with his girlfriend. He said he "just snapped."

One of Godwin's daughters, Debbie Godwin, said she wished Stephens had been captured alive.

 "I'm not happy he's dead at all, not at all. If you did it, you have to face your crime," she said.

The break in the case came when police received a tip that Stephens' car was in the McDonald's parking lot in Erie, in the northwestern corner of the state, about 100 miles east of Cleveland, authorities said. The chase lasted 2 miles before Stephens took his own life, police said.
Law enforcement officials had said on Monday that Stephens' cellphone was last tracked Sunday afternoon near Erie.

The police chief said Tuesday that it wasn't clear whether Stephens had any help while he was on the run or where he had been and that investigators will try to retrace he steps.

Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it. The company has since announced it is launching a review for reporting harmful content.

"This is something that should not have been shared around the world. Period," Cleveland's police chief said.

In the video, Stephens told Godwin the name of his girlfriend and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you." Godwin did not seem to recognize the name.

Investigators said that Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite his claim on Facebook that he killed over a dozen people.

Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said. Within a day, authorities expanded the search nationwide and offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

And so for Stevie Steve (His Facebook account name) it's over! He's dead!  But his infamous video lives on..It's been shared by millions and watched over and over again...What does that say about us?

Social Media.. It began with Blogging....and then elevated to Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Youtube,Snapchat and several other platforms...We live in an age now when everybody can be a star in their own mind...Forget 15 minutes of fame....If you can gather enough "followers" you can have your own on line Television show...Stevie Steve is just a horrible by product of this narcissistic age we now live in...

If he had just rolled up on that man and shot him...No one would have known or cared outside of the families...but he did it live on Facebook and made himself and that man in death media celebrities....

Crazy world we live in, isn't it?

I imagine Stevie Steve had to be in a lot of pain to do what he did...Now in death...I hope his troubled soul is at peace!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Murder Streamed Live

On Easter Sunday in Cleveland...A man known as "Stevie Steve" , real name Steve Stephens committed a horrifying act....He murdered a man, live on Facebook...

Police said Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker, on Sunday.

Investigators said that Mr Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite the suspect's claim in a separate video on Facebook that he's killed over a dozen people.

Officers searched dozens of places around the city and spoke with the suspect by cellphone, police said.

Police Chief Calvin Williams warned residents to be careful as the go about their day.

Authorities also warned people in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan to be alert for Stephens, who was wanted on a charge of aggravated murder.

"We're going to make this individual's world very, very small," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.
Mr. Godwin apparently was shot while out picking up cans in a plastic shopping bag, his daughter said.

"Not because he needed the money, it was just something he did," said 52-year-old Debbie Godwin. "That's all he was doing. He wasn't harming anyone."

She said her father, who had 10 children, was a gentle man with nothing mean about him. "We called him the junk man," she said. "He'd pick up things off the street and fix them. He picked up bikes and he fixed them."


The motive for the shooting wasn't entirely clear from the shaky video, in which Steve Stephens told Godwin a woman's name and said, "She's the reason that this is about to happen to you." Godwin did not seem to recognize the woman's name.

The suspect then pointed a gun at Godwin, who shielded his face with the plastic bag.

The woman Stephens mentioned, Joy Lane, said in a text to CBS that "We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened."

She also said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone and was "kind and loving" to her and her children.

Facebook said the video was posted after the killing but wasn't broadcast on Facebook Live as police initially indicated.

The suspect did go live on the social media site at another point Sunday.
The video of the killing was on Facebook for about three hours before it was taken down. Stephens' Facebook page also was eventually removed.

"This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook," the company said.  

"We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety."

In the separate video, Stephens said: "I killed 13, so I'm working on 14 as we speak."

Police said they have not verified any other shootings or deaths.

Steve " Stevie Steve Stephens worked at Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency headquartered in Pepper Pike, near Cleveland.

 He helped young people develop job skills and find employment, said Beech Brook spokeswoman Nancy Kortemeyer.

An extensive background check before he was hired turned up nothing worrisome, she said.

"We just hope Mr. Stephens is apprehended as quickly as possible so that no one else is injured," she said.

In one of the videos, Stephens could be seen holding up his employee identification and said: "I'm killing with my Beech Brook badge on, too."


If you know me personally , you know  that I'm a regular fixture o Facebook and Twitter....I have yet to use the new Facebook Live feature and the stuff that my friends put on Facebook live is mostly mundane...Live streaming driving somewhere, sitting around the table eating, out at the mall...et al..Stuff that is boring when being written about, let alone watching somebody do that!

This guy obviously wanted attention and he got it...He live streamed an actual murder...He took narcisscism up a notch...People have live streamed fights and I'm certain, sexual intercourse isn't far behind, if that hasn't bee done already...

Yesterday, nobody outside of Cleveland and the majority of people IN CLEVELAND, didn't know who Steve "Stevie Steve" Stephens was...Today he is known Nationwide...The subject of a Nationwide manhunt...

Now he has his 15 minutes of fame...Now he's known...Now he's somebody....

What is really sickening is the people sharing his video and veiwing it on Facebook...What does that say about us as a society?/ We are giving him what he wants...

Stevie Steve doesn't deserve to be heralded..He didn't do a good thing...What he did was horrific and evil and I don't care WHY he did it...He deserves the same punishment he gave his victim..to meet a violent end ,streamed live on Social Media..

I know, that's a bit extreme....It just angers me when I think of all these attention seekers out here who film themselves doing horrific things, who film people fighting, but don't bother to break up the fight..Who even stand by , while one of their friends punches somebody...usually an old person or a young person by themselves...all for "Likes" on Facebook or Facebook fame!

It disgusts me...

It is said that in the last days...Men will become lovers of themselves...

Those days are here, now!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY!


HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend Humor

A married couple is lying in bed one night.

The wife is curled up, ready to go to sleep, and the husband turns his bed lamp on to read a book. As he's reading, he periodically reaches over to his wife and fondles her special bits.

He does this a few times, but only for a very short interval before returning to read his book. The wife gradually becomes more and more aroused and, assuming that her husband is seeking some encouragement before going further, gets up and starts stripping in front of him.


The husband is confused and asks, "Why are you taking off your clothes?"

 His wife replies," You were rubbing me downtown. I thought it was foreplay."

 The husband says, "No, not at all."

 His wife asks angrily, "Well, what the hell were you doing then?"

" I was just wetting my fingers so I could turn the pages in my book."


EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekend Humor


There are of course a couple of problems with this joke... First, Ayn Rand is already dead, The vampire hunters dusted her in the fall of 2004. Second, Paul Ryan doesn't drink alcohol, he only drinks the tears of the poor. 

And finally Rand Paul couldn't get into the bar because of the owner's "no pets" policy and the poodle he wears on his otherwise bald head. Still, pretty funny though... 

Everybody have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

See, There Is A Difference


Does anybody out there remember when Candidate Donald  Trump said that anyone under investigation by the FBI should be disqualified from being president? 

Well, when does he pack his bags?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Immunity for Mike Flynn? I Don't Think So!


Trump Associate Mike Flynn has agreed to testify if given immunity....The Senate Intelligence Committee says..."Uh...I don't think so!

The Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn's request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony in the panel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional sources told NBC News.

The former national security adviser's lawyer was told immunity was "wildly preliminary" and "not on the table" at this point, a senior congressional official told NBC. It does not necessarily rule out immunity at a later date, as the Senate investigation is ongoing.

Mike Flynn also offered to speak to the Justice Department in exchange for immunity, according to NBC. At this time, there is no indication that Flynn is admitting guilt to any crimes.

In a statement Thursday, his lawyer said that no "reasonable person" would get questioned in "such a highly politicized, witch hunt environment without assurance against unfair prosecution."

Here's what I think....

Anytime someone asks for immunity....You know they did some dirt...but plan to tell on everyone else..
Stay tuned...It's about to go down!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekend Humor



A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband.
Suddenly her husband burst into the kitchen.
...
"Careful. CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness!

"You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my!"

"WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK!

"Careful ... CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to
me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY?"


"Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The wife stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"

The husband calmly replied, "I wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving."

Have A Great Weekend Everybody!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So Much Winning Huh?

"We are going to Win So Much , We are going to get tired of Winning!" - Donald Trump

Monday, March 27, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weekend Humor

A man walks into the front door of a bar. He is obviously drunk, and staggers up to the bar, seats himself on a stool and, with a belch, asks the bartender for a drink.

The bartender politely informs the man that it appears that he has already had plenty to drink, he could not be served additional liquor at this bar, and could a cab be called for him?
...
The drunk is briefly surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs down off the bar stool and staggers out the front door.

A few minutes later, the same drunk stumbles in the SIDE door of the bar. He wobbles up to the bar and hollers for a drink.

The bartender comes over and, still politely - but more firmly, refuses service to the man due to his inebriation, and again offers to call a cab.

The drunk looks at the bartender for a moment angrily, curses, and shows himself out the side door, all the while grumbling and shaking his head.

A few minutes later, the same drunk bursts in through the back door of the bar. He plops himself up on a bar stool, gathers his wits and belligerently orders a drink.

The bartender comes over and emphatically reminds the man that he is clearly drunk, will be served no drinks, and either a cab or the police will be called immediately.

The surprised drunk looks at the bartender, and in hopeless anguish, cries " DAMN Man! How many bars do you work at?"

EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekend Humor

A fellow finds himself in front of the Pearly Gates.

 St. Peter explains that its not so easy to get in heaven. There are some criteria before entry is allowed.

For example, was the man religious in life? Did He attend church regularly? He did not,

St. Peter told him that's bad.

Was he generous? Did he give money to the poor? Charities? He did not?

St. Peter told him that that too was bad.

Did he do any good deeds? Help his neighbor? Anything? He did not?

St. Peter was becoming concerned.

Exasperated, St. Peter says, "Look, everybody does something nice sometime. Work with me, I'm trying to help. Now think!"

The man says, "There was this old lady. I came out of a store and found her surrounded by a dozen Hell's Angels. They had taken her purse and were shoving her around, taunting and abusing her.
I got so mad I threw my bags down, fought through the crowd, and got her purse back. I then helped her to her feet. I then went up to the biggest, baddest biker and told him how despicable, cowardly and mean he was and then spat in his face".


"Wow", said Peter, "That's impressive. When did this happen"?

"Oh, about 10 minutes ago", replied the man.


EVERYBBODY HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Case of Gerrymandering


It's been said for a few years now..That the Republican part has been using Re-districting and Gerrymandering based on race to dilute the power of the growing Minority voter base.. In Texas recently a very blatant case of this was discovered.

Federal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office.

The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel in San Antonio gave Democrats hope of new, more favorably drawn maps that could turn over more seats in Congress in 2018. But the judges in their 2-1 decision didn't propose an immediate fix, and Texas could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Republicans hold two of three congressional districts ruled newly invalid and were found to have been partly drawn with discriminatory intent.

The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature approved the maps in 2011, the same year then-Gov. Rick Perry signed a voter ID law that ranks among the toughest in the U.S. Courts have since weakened that law, too.

Judges noted the "strong racial tension and heated debate about Latinos, Spanish-speaking people, undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities" that served as the backdrop in the Legislature to Texas adopting the maps and the voter ID law. Those tensions are flaring again over President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is also demanding tough crackdowns on so-called sanctuary cities.

"The record indicates not just a hostility toward Democrat districts, but a hostility to minority districts, and a willingness to use race for partisan advantage," U.S. District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia wrote in their opinion.

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton did not immediately remark on the ruling.
An attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund welcomed Friday's ruling.

"The court's decision exposes the Texas Legislature's illegal effort to dilute the vote of Texas Latinos," said Nina Perales, the group's vice president of litigation and lead counsel in the case. "Moving forward, the ruling will help protect Latinos from manipulation of district lines in order to reduce their political clout."

Hispanics were found to have fueled Texas' dramatic growth in the 2010 census, the year before the maps were drawn, accounting for two out of every three new residents in the state. The findings of racially motivated mapmaking satisfied Democrats and minority rights groups, who are now pushing a separate federal court in Texas to determine that the voter ID law was also crafted with discriminatory intent.

Texas was forced ahead of the November election to weaken its voter ID law, which allows concealed handgun licenses but not college student IDs, after a federal appeals court found that the requirements particularly hampered minorities and the poor.

The Obama administration had brought the muscle of the U.S. Justice Department into Texas to help challenge both the maps and voter ID law. But barely a month after Trump took office, the federal government reversed course and announced it would no longer argue that Texas purposefully discriminated against minorities with its voter ID law.

It was not yet clear whether the Trump administration will also drop opposition to Texas' maps. But U.S. Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, in a blistering dissent, had strong words for Obama administration attorneys after they joined the case.

"It was obvious, from the start, that the DOJ attorneys viewed state officials and the legislative majority and their staffs as a bunch of backwoods hayseed bigots who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings," Smith wrote. "And the DOJ lawyers saw themselves as an expeditionary landing party arriving here, just in time, to rescue the state from oppression, obviously presuming that plaintiffs' counsel were not up to the task."

But it's obvious to me that these guys are exactly that....A Bunch of bigots...with college degrees who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings..Which makes them worse!

The stakes in finding discriminatory intent are higher because it provides a window for opponents to argue that Texas should be forced to resume having changes to voting laws "pre-cleared" by the Justice Department or a federal court. A 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling did away with preclearance by striking down a key provision in the federal Voting Rights Act.

The congressional districts voided by the panel belong to Democrat Lloyd Doggett and Republicans Will Hurd and Blake Farenthold. Hurd's district, which runs from San Antonio to El Paso, has been a rare competitive swing district in Texas in recent years.

Keep your eyes on Texas.....

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

And You Bought it

One of my Facebook Friends posted this a day ago... I thought I'd share-


For Trump supporters and Non-Voters:
1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook.
You bought it.

 Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.
...
2. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually.
You bought it.

 He hasn’t, and says he never will.
3. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest.
You bought it.

 He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.
4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said.
You bought it.

 He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.
5. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people.
You bought it.

 He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world’s greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.
6. He said he’d be his own man, beholden to no one.
You bought it.

 He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only “qualifications” were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign.
7. He said he would “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders.
You bought it.

 He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn’t mean it.
8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did.
You bought it.

 He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, he lost and destroyed a multi billion dollar helicopter, and no useful intel was gained.
9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn’t be counted on in times of crisis.
You bought it.

 He didn’t even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.
10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy.
You bought it.

 He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, InfoWars, and creates his own fake news everyday.
11. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done.
You bought it.

 He took his first vacation after 11 days in office and every weekend after that, and has gone golfing every weekend as well.
All on the taxpayer’s dime.
And that’s just the first month.
by Robert Reich

AND YOU BOUGHT IT!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekend Humor

The Madam opened the brothel door to see a frail, elderly gentleman.
 
"Can I help you?" the madam asked.

"I want Natalie," the old man replied.

"Sir, Natalie is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps someone else..."
 
"No, I must see Natalie."

Just then Natalie appeared and announced to the old man that she charged $1,000 per visit. Without blinking, the man reached into his pocket and handed her ten $100 bills. The two went up to a room for six hours, whereupon the man calmly left afterwords, leaving Natalie satisfied and dazed....

"Oh My God...He didn't want to stop...Woooooooooooo." she replied.

The next night he appeared again demanding to see Natalie. Natalie explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row and that there were no discounts...it was still $1,000 a visit. Again the old man took out the money, the two went up to the room and after Six or Seven hours , he left.

Again leaving Natalie satisfied and dazed...and out of breath...

"He's screwing my brains out...woooooooooooooooooou" she exclaimed, too exhausted to see anyone else..

When he showed up the third consecutive night, no one could believe it.

Again he handed Natalie the money and up to the room they went. At the end of  Six hours, Natalie questioned the old man, why they lie in bed in post coital bliss:


"Whoooooooooooooo....Oh My God!! You've been wearing me out this week...No one has ever used my services three nights in a row. Where are you from Big Daddy?"

The  man replied, "I'm from Philadelphia."

"Really?" replied Natalie. "I have family who lives there."

"Yes, I know," said the old man. "Your father died last week, and I'm your sister's attorney. She asked me to give this $3,000 to you."

(Some things in life are certain: taxes, death and being screwed by an attorney.)


EVERYBODY HAVE A SEXILICIOUS WEEKEND!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Terms Of Impechment

Well, He's done it now! President Trump (God, I hate saying that) may have finally committed an impeachable offense...A clearly impeachable offense...

The question is-Will Donald Trump become America’s first President impeached for sending libelous tweets? (Probably not!)

Harvard Law professor and constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe says yes. Tribe argues that libelous Presidential tweets to millions of people – in this case, Trump’s accusation of an illegal wiretap by the Obama administration – are the definition an impeachable “political crime” of office, which Congress may use to file impeachment charge.

He’s also part of a group suing the President for violating our Constitution’s Emoluments clause.
Professor Tribe’s point is that Trump’s use of the Presidency, and by extension the Presidential Twitter account, isn’t just a personal matter. Accusing an ex-President libelous official criminal charge without a shred of evidence constitutes a political crime by the malicious accuser. A Federalist essay written by the founding father Alexander Hamilton backs him up.

Alexander Hamilton’s essay Federalist 65 which lays out the logical basis for both when a president should be impeached, and why the founders designated Legislative Houses to different tasks in the process.

Hamilton was in no way unclear that an improper act of political gain – like accusing your predecessor of a crime he didn’t commit and then begging Congress to investigate your own libelous statement – is the very definition of an impeachable “POLITICAL “offense. Here is an excerpt of Hamilton’s Federalist 65:


A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.

They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.


Professor Tribe also tweeted about an interesting part of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which would allow Congress to sideline Donald Trump without a trial, by passing a law with a veto-proof majority to remove him from office. It’s never before been attempted, but the language has all of the force of the supreme law of the land.

Plainly, someone spoke with Laurence Tribe about the powerful statement he’s making that a President can be impeached merely for sending libelous tweets.

The Professor’s response amounts to ‘Live by the tweet, get impeached by the tweet.’'


So Will Donald Trump become America’s first President impeached for sending libelous tweets? (Probably not!, but it's fun to think about it!)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Prediction

Remember where you saw this first!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017




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