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A friend of mine just said, why don’t you come up with an idea as to how we can create change instead of just saying where we went wrong. Alright, valid point

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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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The Ark and the Election

05Nov

The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential politics

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Moundsville, West Virginia There are two types of Halloween mounds: One is the delicious coconut candy bar. The other is the tumulus or Hügelgräber , a.k.a. the burial mound.

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Donald Trump keeps saying we don’t have any good trade deals, but tell that to the guy in Massachusetts who just got a penis transplant . Trump and David Cameron are in the midst of a trans-Atlantic feud, exhibiting the sort of intra floppy-haired-white-guy hostility usually only found during a prep school lacrosse match

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A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.

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(Reuters) – Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York.

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In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks that claimed the lives of at least 153 innocent people , FOX News and some Republican presidential hopefuls wasted no time to fear monger and stir up some good-ol-fashioned Islamophobia. FOX anchor Megyn Kelly hosted R-NY Representative Peter King , a former IRA sympathizer , who stated in the interview: “This was terrorism at its worst.

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In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.

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We all thought it was a miracle when the Badgers beat Kentucky in the Final Four. Legislators – both Republican and Democrat – couldn’t wait to honor the University of Wisconsin basketball team.

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The “Utah compromise” was hailed by some as a groundbreaking balance of religious liberty and LGBT rights. But now, as Indiana Republican leaders examine whether such a policy could be introduced in the Hoosier state, business leaders are roundly rejecting the concept. It’s too late, they say, for that kind of compromise to work in Indiana

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The Myth of SEC Football

26Sep

First of all, no one is dumb enough to argue that the SEC (Southeastern Conference) doesn’t play damned good football.

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BERLIN (AP) — The United States is seeking to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.   The U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017, according to U.S.

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Bryant: “Stop right where you are! You know the score, pal. You’re not cop, you’re little people.” – Blade Runner, 1982 It’s been quite the summer for Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution also known as the Equal Protection Clause.

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A county clerk in Kentucky who petitioned the Supreme Court  to allow her to refuse to wed LGBT couples unknowingly married a trans man and a pansexual woman, the couple says. Camryn Colen and his wife, Lexie, said they were wed in February by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Days before kicking off his U.S. tour, singer Sam Smith told fans that his throat is “ looking bloody fantastic .” Smith underwent surgery  in May to treat a hemorrhage on his vocal cords

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Finding Happy In The Middle Of Sad

11Jul

No one likes to feel sad. Sadness is like a gray cloud hovering over our head

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S

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Pollsters consider the prospects for Rand Paul’s candidacy. A plurality of Americans say current drug sentencing laws are too harsh. And Americans are more independent than ever, but not really.

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Wisconsin beat Kentucky, 71-64, in the Final Four on Saturday to advance to the NCAA championship game, ending the Wildcats perfect season. The Badgers and Wildcats were neck and neck throughout much of the game. However, Wisconsin went on a strong run at the beginning of the second half, leading by as much as 8 points

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that it is a “disgrace” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to thwart the Obama administration’s plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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WASHINGTON — The Kentucky court system is reconsidering how its drug courts treat defendants thanks to a new federal policy that is pushing them to offer medications to opiate addicts. The state currently bars medication-assisted treatments for addicts in its drug courts.

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This is going to be one kick-ass victory party. Fark founder Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky

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When I worked at the New York Attorney General’s Office, we sued coal-fired power plants because their air pollution was making people sick. But in some towns, I saw that the reliance on coal really had people in a bind. The coal plant was making them sick, but it was also a major tax generator for the town

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A new Iowa poll fuels speculation about who benefits from Mitt Romney’s decision not to run. Republicans support government action on climate change.

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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S. policy toward Cuba

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DETROIT — A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of wedded couples in limbo in Michigan, where the lead case of DeBoer v. Snyder began. One newly married gay parent said he had thought maybe the world had changed for the better, only to find himself still waiting for recognition of his family

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus — enterovirus 68. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children

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” Once you’re gone, you can’t come back When you’re out of the blue, and into the black” More…

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