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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all of the lying you have done to the American people?"

Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all of the lying you have done to the American people?"


S.V. Dáte, a White House reporter for HuffPost, asked President Trump at a briefing Thursday if he regrets "all of the lying" he has done "to the American people" over the last three and a half years.

Why it matters: The Washington Post fact-checker finds that Trump has made over 20,000 false or misleading claims throughout his presidency. Trump, who has rarely been confronted directly with claims that he has lied, paused for a moment before moving on to another reporter without answering the question.

The exchange:

REPORTER: "Mr. President, after three and a half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you've done to the American people?"

TRUMP: "All the what?"

REPORTER: "All the lying. All the dishonesties."

TRUMP: "And who is that?"

REPORTER: "You have done."

Trump just moved on to the next questioner.

AFT reporters started letting him have some hardball questions.

Tucker Carlson: Kamala Harris Will Deny You A COVID-19 Vaccine If You're Not A 'Certain Color'

Tucker Carlson: Kamala Harris Will Deny You A COVID-19 Vaccine If You’re Not A ‘Certain Color’

Through the use of selective footage, the Fox News host claimed that Harris would apply affirmative action to coronavirus treatment.


By Jeremy Blum


“The disparities that have long existed based on race are now highlighted,” Harris said. ”So one of the things that I’m calling for around this pandemic is that we make decisions about where the resources should go based on that issue.”

Harris was referring to legislation she introduced to create a bipartisan commission that would investigate the U.S. response to the pandemic, including how it had disproportionately affected Black communities. She was also referencing a letter she sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), urging them to “require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prioritize allocation of resources, like testing and PPE, to communities at greatest risk of COVID-19 due to underlying health problems, lack of access to health care and heightened exposure due to the nature of individuals’ work.”


“So we make decisions about where the resources should go to keep people from dying on the basis of skin color,” Carlson said. “So only people of a certain color get the vaccine, for example. That’s what she’s arguing. Now, this is a lot of things. It’s immoral. It’s unconstitutional, obviously. But above all, it is definitely not moderate.”

Carlson also honed in on a clip of Harris calling 18- to 24-year-olds “stupid” that has been also been used by the Trump campaign to discredit former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate.


Racist QAnon Follower Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Georgia GOP Runoff


Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene brandishes an AR-15 while defending property against nonexistent “antifa” activists in a promotional video.

Racist QAnon Follower Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Georgia GOP Runoff

Greene overwhelmingly defeated her opponent in the heavily Republican 14th Congressional District.


By Dominique Mosbergen


She referred to African Americans, for instance, as “slaves to the Democratic Party,” warned of “an Islamic invasion of our government” and insisted that billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a Nazi, Politico reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) lambasted Greene’s videos as “appalling.” Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said in June that he could “no longer support” Greene’s candidacy in light of her “deeply troubling” comments.

Greene has also come under scrutiny for her support for QAnon, the far-right conspiracy movement that, among other baseless beliefs, has promoted the fiction that President Donald Trump is working to dismantle a “deep state” cabal of Satan-loving and pedophilic liberal elites.


“Republican extremism is on the ballot across Georgia and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s primary win tonight after embracing vile racism and conspiracy theories represents exactly what’s wrong with today’s GOP,” Scott Hogan, executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, said in a statement.


Help. I have at least 6 or 7 cartons of books and a pile of magazines. I've been taking them ...

to the VA hospital in Temple when I was going in for my treatment. However Covid has fixed that. I don't go so much and they are not taking books or magazines. I had people who were bringing them to me to take with us. I can't take them to assisted living homes: covid, and also not to the VA clinic in Austin. And I've heard that a lot of places won't be taking them anymore even after Covid. A lot of thrift shops keep them for so long and then they put them in the dumpster.

I'm thinking about giving them to the used book store up the street.

Anyone with any ideas????

Seriously need help.

"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia

"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia

By Sophie Lewis

July 31, 2020 / 1:33 PM / CBS News


When a male cicada is infected with Massospora, researchers found it flicks its wings like a female, a known mating call. This behavior attracts healthy male cicadas, facilitating the spread of the fungus, which contains chemicals including psilocybin, found in hallucinogenic mushrooms.


Researchers described the gruesome details of the fungus' process as a "disturbing display of B-horror movie proportions." The spores eat away at the genitalia, butts and abdomens of the cicadas until they eventually fall off, replacing them with fungal spores — a brutal process for the insects, which just spent more than a decade underground.

The cicadas begin to decay, but rather than immediately die, they fly around and infect others. Because of the infection's mind-controlling abilities, the insects appear to behave as if nothing is wrong.


"They're very docile," Lovett said. "You can walk right up to one, pick it up to see if it has the fungus (a white to yellowish plug on its back end) and set it back down. They're not a major pest in any way. They're just a really interesting quirky insect that's developed a bizarre lifestyle."


First published on July 31, 2020 / 1:33 PM

Blast from the past - Louie Gohmert ...


Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing

Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing
Brett LoGiurato | Mar. 5, 2013, 5:19 PM | 6,878 | 35

Conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced legislation that would, in effect, prevent President Barack Obama from playing golf unless the White House reinstates public tours.

The amendment, part of the House's stopgap measure to fund the government, comes in response to the White House's decision Saturday to cancel public tours as a result of the sequester — a move that has caused backlash from Republican lawmakers.

"Canceling all self-guided White House tours is the latest shameless political stunt by the president, who is twisting basic government efficiency into an extreme consequence," Republican Rep. Tom Graves said in a statement.


"None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume," Gohmert's amendment reads.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-golf-amendment-white-house-tour-canceled-end-louie-gohmert-2013-3#ixzz2MtfjRtOY

Louis Gomert - one more thing to explain away when people find out I live in Texas.

Why we washes our patties, junior ...

An eight year old's hand print in a Petri Dish.


Who Was Behind the Largest Mass Arrest in U.S. History?

Who Was Behind the Largest Mass Arrest in U.S. History?

Washington’s police chief took the blame. But Nixon was behind the decision.


Military troops in May 1971 guarded thousands of Mayday antiwar protesters detained on the practice field of Washington’s N.F.L. team. Soldiers also fended off demonstrators at bridges and federal buildings in the city.Credit...Associated Press

By Lawrence Roberts

Mr. Roberts is the author of “Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest.”

Aug. 6, 2020



As the Mayday action unfolded on May 3, twin-engine Chinook helicopters roared down by the Washington Monument, disgorging troops from the 82nd Airborne Division, who trotted off to the Capitol and other hot spots. In all, the administration summoned 10,000 soldiers and Marines, turning “the center of the nation’s capital into an armed camp with thousands of troops lining the bridges and principal streets, helicopters whirring overhead and helmeted police charging crowds of civilians with nightsticks and tear gas,” according to a New York Times report. More than 12,000 people were swept up over three days, the largest mass arrest in U.S. history.


Mr. Kleindienst overrode their concerns with an opinion from the Justice Department’s legal counsel, William Rehnquist, who had been his protégé in their home state, Arizona. Mr. Rehnquist said the act didn’t apply; the president had “inherent constitutional authority” to use troops “to protect the functioning of the government.” (Mr. Rehnquist would be named to the Supreme Court by Mr. Nixon later that year and elevated to chief justice under President Ronald Reagan.)

Mr. Kleindienst faced another obstacle. David Packard, the deputy secretary of defense, pointed out the procedures a president should follow, under the Insurrection Act, in calling forth the military: a formal order that demonstrators disperse and, if they don’t, an executive order to send in troops. Mr. Nixon’s predecessor, Lyndon Johnson, had done this during the riots in Washington in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The White House, however, wanted to keep its involvement under wraps. According to Mr. Haldeman’s diary, Mr. Nixon let Mr. Packard know he wanted troops sent without any public presidential action. The White House spread the fake news that city officials had requested the military help.


As criticism mounted that the dragnet was unconstitutional (courts ultimately agreed, awarding detainees millions in damages), Mr. Nixon’s involvement was suspected. The White House denied it. Aides instructed the police chief, Mr. Wilson, to take the heat. “I wish to emphasize the fact that I made all tactical decisions relating to the recent disorders,” he said in a public statement. “I took these steps because I felt they were necessary to protect the safety of law-abiding citizens and to maintain order in the city.” The tapes show Mr. Nixon’s men were delighted.


Lawrence Roberts, a former editor at ProPublica and The Washington Post, is the author of “Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest.”

Police Officer Accidentally Shot Suspect After Getting Accidentally Tased by Deputy: Cops

Police Officer Accidentally Shot Suspect After Getting Accidentally Tased by Deputy

Alberto LuperonAug 9th, 2020, 6:19 pm

[Warning: Video is disturbing.]



According to Deputy Chief Tom Robinson, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office asked Reno police for help on July 26 to assist in a traffic stop. Requests like this are “not uncommon,” he said. When police arrived, they found deputies pointing stun guns at a 43-year-old Reno resident who wasn’t complying with commands, according to this account.

Body cam footage–ostensibly from a Washoe County deputy’s point of view–showed that law enforcement official firing his stun gun. He had moved around the suspect and opened fire, but he missed, and struck a Reno police officer in the knee, according to Robinson. That caused the officer to then shoot the suspect in the right shoulder with a firearm, according to this account.


“In the coming months, the Reno Police Department office of internal affairs will review all relevant information from this case, and will make a determination as to whether the officer’s tactics, drawing and use of a deadly weapon, and use of force is within the policies and standardized procedures of the Reno Police Department,” RPD Public Information Officer Travis Warren said. “Those findings will be submitted to the chief of police for review.”


The suspect, who was not named, received a non-life threatening injury, and was released from the hospital. The SPD cited him for reckless driving, and obstructing or resisting officers.

'I can say anything I want': Michigan official defends using racist slur ...

‘I can say anything I want’: Michigan official defends using racist slur while refusing to wear a mask


Katie Shepherd
August 7, 2020 at 3:00 a.m. CDT
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“Well, this whole thing is because of them n-----s in Detroit,” Tom Eckerle, who was elected to his position on the Leelanau County Road Commission in 2018, told his colleague at the start of the public meeting.


“I can say anything I want,” Eckerle said at the meeting, which the public could listen to via a dial-in number, the Leelanau Enterprise first reported. “Black Lives Matter has everything to do with taking the country away from us.”

Eckerle’s remarks came the same week Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) declared racism a public health crisis because of the disparate impact the coronavirus pandemic has had in Black, Native American and Latino communities. Michigan has reported at least 94,656 cases and 6,506 deaths since the start of the pandemic.


“I don’t regret calling it an n----r,” Eckerle told Interlochen Public Radio. “A n----r is a n----r is a n----r. That’s not a person whatsoever.”

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