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There's too much smoke surrounding Trump for there not to be fire ...
Posted:Mar 6, 2019 2:06 pm
Last Updated:Mar 10, 2019 8:06 am
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Let it play out.
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I will never promise my blogs will not be political.
Posted:Feb 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Last Updated:Feb 27, 2019 3:49 am
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I am passionate about what befalls MY country - ever more so after watching Trump Dynasty on A & E tonight where Trump announces on a taped recording that 'The Mob respects me " and that his achievements have been possible through his 'associations'.

What to make of THAT!!!???
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Unbelievable!
Posted:Feb 25, 2019 11:27 pm
Last Updated:Feb 27, 2019 3:42 am
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At the moment, I don't feel as though winter will EVER end here in central Wisconsin, and March threatens to come in like a Lion. We have had blizzard conditions that - without exaggeration - I've never known in this lifetime.

Before the heavy snows hit - accompanied by 40 to 60 mph high winds - it was just warm enough for rain that with falling temperatures turned to sleet, turned to a heavy accumulation of ice - not only on the walkways and roads but also on the cars in the parking lots … before they were buried in drifting snow.

OMG!

Today was a battle getting car doors to open, let alone attempting to move them for the plows to clear the lots. Car doors were literally iced shut and vehicles had to be hand, hard-pushed from the parking spaces.

More snow and cold in the forecast.
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Trump's primary defense mechanism ...........
Posted:Feb 20, 2019 5:10 am
Last Updated:Mar 4, 2019 3:32 am
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…. LOUD and repeated cries of 'FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS'.

WHO, on the sinking Titanic, cannot SEE through that smoke screen as the band plays on?
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Saudi Arabia Added to List of Terror-Financing Nations ....
Posted:Feb 18, 2019 2:10 am
Last Updated:Feb 20, 2019 6:07 pm
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Newsweek … 3 days ago:

"The European Union added Saudi Arabia to its growing list of countries that lack tight control over money laundering and terrorism financing.

If all 28 European Union member states ratify the move, it will mean that European banks have to place tighter controls on transactions made with individuals or institutions from Saudi Arabia.

'We have established the strongest anti-money laundering standards in the world, but we have to make sure that dirty money from other countries does not find its way to our financial system," Vera Jourova, the European commissioner for justice said in a statement. "Dirty money is the lifeblood of organized crime and terrorism.'

The decision comes as President Donald Trump and his allies continue to defend Saudi Arabia’s leadership.

On Wednesday, the House passed a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting a war in Yemen, which has caused a humanitarian crisis and put millions at risk of starvation. The legislation will now go back to the Senate for another vote, but President Trump has already threatened to veto the bill."

WTF???

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I didn't make it out for my doc's appt this morning ....
Posted:Feb 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2019 3:04 am
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We had a good foot of snow overnight, and it's STILL coming down. It's pretty, BUT awfully treacherous.
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Time for a good, gut-wrenching belly laugh, folks ....
Posted:Feb 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Last Updated:Feb 19, 2019 3:37 pm
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As we all know, Donald Trump just recently underwent another physical examination to prove to himself and the world at large that he's still the most amazing specimen of a man ever to grace the good planet earth. This condition appears to remain constant. This time, though, The Donald made a special request that he be tested for his cognitive abilities as well as his physical condition. (Please hold your barf until the end.)

Please be advised of the synonyms for the word COGNITION: "perception, discernment, awareness, apprehension, learning, understanding, comprehension, enlightenment, insight, intelligence, reason, reasoning, thinking,"

AS IF ……………

Of course, the public was expected to believe a guy who spends 60 percent of his time watching FOX news TV, never reads and professes to know more than the experts in any given field of study, ACED a cognitive exam with a score of 30 out of 30! Yeah, he was off the charts on the brilliance scale!

Who would have thunk it?



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Now this makes perfect sense to me!
Posted:Feb 7, 2019 4:00 pm
Last Updated:Feb 11, 2019 8:09 pm
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Noted on Common Dreams:

"Heeding a by progressives including voting rights and indigenous rights groups alike, the city of Sandusky, Ohio will swap Columbus Day for Election Day as a holiday—allowing all city workers to take Election Day off so they can vote."
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Shutdown .......... due to weather!
Posted:Jan 31, 2019 2:46 am
Last Updated:Feb 3, 2019 4:36 pm
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So I've heard the "'Motto” of the Postal Service goes something like this: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. While the Postal Service has no official motto, the popular belief that it does is a tribute to America's postal workers."

Well, guess what?? They fell short yesterday - and maybe again today! With 50 degree below zero temps with factored wind chills, snow-packed and slippery city streets and outlying roads, they are just ONE of MANY services in the area unable to meet their own hoped-for, idyllic goals. There was NO MAIL DELIVERY! Have you EVER??? I don't recall that I EVER!

It's been brutal! No school for the third day in a row, including the branches of the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point and elsewhere smaller campuses round the state - no school at all for K-12, nor pre-school.

Though I don't participate, there was no catered, food service dining for those seniors in my complex that do put stock it in. I've stretched my home cooking as far as it would go …. that is pretty much limited to what I call "My Ward" of eight apts. LOL. I did my best. We pretty much 'share and care' here when situations call for it … thank goodness. One day, it will be me.

Via news sources, businesses of all sorts have called upon workers to stay home
. Weather is literally life-threatening.

It's been a long, nasty haul. I will welcome a break in weather ….. just to feel safe in breaking loose.
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What was your last personal, practical purchase?
Posted:Jan 16, 2019 1:53 am
Last Updated:Jan 31, 2019 5:48 pm
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Mine was just a week or so ago. I finally conceded that my old, hand-turned can opener had lost its grip and bitten the dust …. not to mention that my wrist was more and more pain-stressed every time I used it. The old model had become a struggle. *SIGH* ( All these signs of aging seem to be hitting me at once! )

A simple and cheap solution … enter, the modern world in the form of … DRUM ROLL … an ELECTRIC can opener! WOW!!

WHY has it taken me 78 years to discover this? LOL At this late date, I'm emerging from the dark ages!

What have you purchased recently that actually makes your life easier? Anything? Anything at all?
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