Looks like a pretty good bunch!And on another note, this is lifted from this morning's politicalwire.com--AlanFirst Read: “The raging Khan controversy overshadowed Hillary Clinton’s claim over the weekend that FBI director James Comey said her answers about her email use were ‘truthful.’ … The Washington Post slapped a ‘Four Pinocchio’ label on the claim on Sunday.”“Here’s the thing: Somewhere in an alternate universe where the GOP nominee is Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush, Clinton’s claim would be leading newscasts and knocking the wind out of any post-convention bounce she earned in Philly. Instead, a debate about Trump’s lack of empathy for a Gold Star family and a crisis in the GOP is crowding out what should be a solid hit on the Democratic nominee. For as much as Trump’s unforced errors frustrate Republicans, the same can be said for Clinton and Democrats. Why did she have to exaggerate what Comey said? Why twist the interpretation of what he said where it stops resembling the truth? She has a shot at putting this race away, but this answer on emails and interpreting Comey is the explanation for why she can’t totally shake Trump. It’s his character vs her honesty.”
Frankly I can't understand why Trump is even *allowed* to run for the Presidency. Don't we have at least some minimal requirements for ability? It's pretty clear that he knows absolutely nothing whatsoever about our government or how it works. He's simple NOT qualified in any way, so why is he allowed to run?
He is a native-born citizen over the age of 35. Those are the only requirements. Other than that, it's up to the voters.
Thank you again for the anniversary cake, listener. We haven't really celebrated yet--will do eventually, I imagine--as the current mood is being dampened by my mother's illness. She went to the emergency room a couple weeks ago with some balance problems, and they found tumors in both her brain and her lung. She's having a CAT scan today to make sure there aren't any additional problems. So prayers and healthy thoughts will be appreciated. This isn't something she's being public about, so I will likely delete this comment after a while.Also, I'm currently stumped trying to think of something thoughtful to send her. A few days ago I thought I had this notion that I might try to make her a handmade rosary. Then I started to look into the "how to" and realized I must be out of my mind thinking of taking that on as a total beginner. So I looked for ideas for gifts for cancer patients.One of the suggestions was a cozy blanket, and I thought, yay, that would work. It could be like sending a hug. So I started searching online. And as I was getting ready to tell Demetrius my idea, I thought, "Come on Renee--it's August!" So I'm back to having no ideas. Wish I had a few more creative bones in my body.. I'd really like to be able to send something that could offer some source of support and "presence".
Best wishes to your mother, Renee. I'm afraid I'm not a strongly creative type myself.
Happy belated anniversary, Renee♥ You've been on my mind for a few days. Nice to see you here.I'm very sorry to hear about your mother's illness. The past couple nights here in western Mass. have been chilly enough that a cozy blanket would have been welcome. I like the idear of a hand made rosary. You could probably find one at Etsy. Or perhaps a pretty bed jacket?
Here are two possibilities:https://www.etsy.com/listing/165450069/olive-wood-rosary-oval-beads-brown-cord?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=rosary&ref=sr_gallery_22Prettier and much moreelaborate, but also much more expexpensive:https://www.etsy.com/listing/181543438/catholic-swarovski-white-pearl-rosary?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=rosary&ref=sr_gallery_12You might want to look at the search results page as a whole:https://www.etsy.com/search?q=rosary&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US
Here are search results for bed jackets from The Vermont Country Store:http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/search/search_result.jsp?q=bed+jacketI would choose the first one, though the second is also nice. The problem with the second is that it's quilted and as such a bit warm for the summer. OTOH the first is a bit pricey. I'd be more than happy to help you pay for it though, if you think your mother would like it. Really, nothing's too good for Mum. :D
Renee! Send her a Teddy Bear!! Most hospital gift shops will even send one to a room with no delivery charge!
Prayer ensuing!! ♥Would her rosary be the Roman Catholic sort or Anglican? They sell both kinds near here. Holler if you need some help with that.
Alan, social media is really not so bad.
*W*O*W* Susan!!!What do we know about the group that did this investigation? WHAT an AMAZING article!Please! Everyone read this!! Seriously!!!! It's the evidence you've all been waiting for, of voter suppression and election fraud!!!!
Wait! I found it. Here's who they are, and it's impressive!http://electionjusticeusa.org
They want hand-counted *paper* ballots. Is this an attempt to disenfranchise people like me? Sure looks like it!
I really doubt it.
Renee, I'm sorry. ♥ Hospitals are cold winter or summer (I think in aid of staff which keeps itself warm via hurrying). Something soft, a lap blanket or bear seems lovely.
What puddle said. Since my medical adventures a few years ago I have been more sensitive to cold than I was. A bed jacket seems a natural for a raglan sleeve, and a good supplement to a blanket. The hospital blankets are not like the ones we use at home, but are intended to be frequently laundered and easily sterilized. A teddy bear provides another type of warmth. The more get well cards the better. All the best from California. (Miyoko's yougest aunt, who is like an elder sister to her, had a benign brain tumor removed quite some time ago, and recovered fully.)--Alan
The man just can't stop damaging himself. . . . http://images.dailykos.com/images/281996/story_image/confail.png?1470147086
Getting back to the quotation in my opening post to this thread, what if, within her echo chamber/bubble, surrounded by sycophants and loyal retainers, HRC has come to believe that Comey said her answers were truthful? Then the untruth wouldn't be a lie. I fear that she is isolated from the outside world and unable to distinguish what she has come to believe from the truth--which is the definition of psychosis. In that respect she would be another Dubya. Not good. Very not good.--Alan
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