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C Moon

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It's so great when a friend you think is a right-winger, turns out to be on the left.

I have a friend I met through podcasting (so he's kind of a associate/friend); After listening to his show for years, I'd always assumed he was a Republican (he was the co-host, and the host was obviously right-wing—and my friend confirmed this).

I was on FaceBook yesterday, and saw 2 posts: one condemning the Koch brothers, and the other taking a stab at the GOP. I looked over and saw both posts were 'liked' by my podcast friend.

It made me smile: I knew he was too smart to be a GOP'r.

I wrote him and told him I was happy to see he voted on the left; he wrote back that he's always been a blue voter, and sees the GOP as a party for the ultra rich and wacky religious types.

Now, LET'S KEEP THE SENATE!!! (just thought I'd throw that in there).

..and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

I just read that quote from Lincoln, and I really wish it were word-for-word in the constitution.
...so our Supreme Court would be focused on THAT when they make their rulings—not the bullshit money of billionaires and corporations.

After the gym tonight, I stopped by a 7-11 to get something cold to drink...

There was a line of 4 or 5 people, so I took my time looking for something to drink.
When I was done, I walked up to the counter, and the line was gone.
But so was the cashier.
I assumed he went to the restroom so I waited.
...and waited.
...and waited.
"Hello?" I called out.
Then I heard the door rattle, and saw someone outside looking at me confused, and then looking down at a sign on the door.
I walked over to the door, and turned the sign around:
"Closed. Back in 15 minutes."
Woo hoo! All you can eat!
Nah, I didn't touch anything. I was a little perturbed because I hadn't had dinner yet, but considering the surroundings, I didn't worry about starving to death.

I'd always wondered how prisonsers survive in U.S. prisons during heat waves...it sounds awful:

I know prisons aren't supposed to be comfortable, but this sounds life threatening.

Texas inmates sue for relief from prison cells that ‘hold heat in like a parked car’
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/06/20/texas-inmates-sue-for-relief-from-prison-cells-that-hold-heat-in-like-a-parked-car/

"Texas prisoners have sued (again) to force the state’s Department of Criminal Justice to bring temperatures in their cells down to 88 degrees or less.

Most people would probably consider the high 80′s to be uncomfortably hot, but the federal lawsuit — filed on behalf of four inmates at a facility that houses ill, geriatric and disabled prisoners — alleges that the status quo is far worse.

According to the suit, filed in Houston this week by the Texas Civil Rights Project and other advocates, the cells at Wallace Pack Unit, near College Station, are so hot “that inmates have resorted to wrapping themselves in damp towels and lying on the concrete floors,” according to Texas Monthly.

Inmates lay towels on the burning hot stainless steel tables to rest their elbows. The walls, also made of metal, trap in hot air like a “parked car.” Some dorm windows are sealed shut; others that do open don’t provide relief from the heat. ..."
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