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April 5, 2022

Want To Help Ukraine?

A friend from Kyiv sent me the link to the St. Javelin web site, donating 100% of the profits.

From the site's creator:

I started Saint Javelin with hopes of raising $500 by selling stickers to help out during this crisis. Almost two weeks later & we’ve surpassed $650,000!

100% of the net profits from all our merchandise is donated to a charity I've worked with for years: Help Us Help, a registered charity in Canada that provides humanitarian aid to vulnerable people in Ukraine.

There are T-shirts, flags, etc., featuring artwork with the US javelin missile (hence the site name), NLAW, "Russian warship, go f**k yourself", and other pro-Ukrainian items.

I'm not associated with the site, nor am I selling anything myself. I was just looking for something like this and she sent me the link. I thought I'd pass it on. If this is the wrong forum, I apologize. Please relocate this thread appropriately.
January 12, 2021

Michigan Plans to Charge Ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Probe

Source: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, The Associated Press has learned.

Two people with knowledge of the planned prosecution told the AP on Tuesday that the attorney general’s office has informed defense lawyers about indictments in Flint and told them to expect initial court appearances soon. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The AP could not determine the nature of the charges against Snyder, former health department director Nick Lyon and others who were in his administration, including Rich Baird, a friend who was the governor’s key troubleshooter while in office.

Courtney Covington Watkins, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said only that investigators were “working diligently” and “will share more as soon as we’re in a position to do so.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/flint-lead-water-crisis-gov-rick-snyder-801ba227340f0ac2e10e37a06a82f08d

My only question is, “What in the hell took so damned long?!?!”
It’s been 7 years now, and Flint still doesn’t have clean tap water, AFAIK. Snyder should be forced to drink that tap water...
August 16, 2020

Republican Political 10 Commandments

1. Old, treacherous white men shall make all the rules.  Other ethnic groups and women will only be allowed to observe the process.

2. Thou shalt exalt party dogma above all.  Fact-based governance will not be allowed while Russians, crackpots and conspiracy “theories” are to be welcomed and encouraged.

3. Thou shalt keep your base fearful, using deceit if deemed necessary.
4. Thou shalt loudly proclaim the Christian deity as paramount to the soul of the country while claiming to know his will.  Your real gods will be the money changers whom you must not offend with assessments or regulations.  Allow them to commoditize everything from services to trees.  Tax structures will favor the money changers.

5. Government is to be considered evil unless it serves your personal whims and those of your benefactors or the military. 

6. Thou shalt rig the judiciary to suit your benefactors/crackpots rather than the masses. 

7. Thou shalt acknowledge only two genders, and only marriages between those two genders shall be recognized. 

8. Thou shalt not recognize reproductive rights for women.

9. Thou shalt pledge fealty to the NRA by supporting unregulated gun possession and use as protected rights. Soothe the victims of gun violence with thoughts and prayers.

10. Thou shalt keep health care in the free market domain even if Illness and penury befall the masses who can no longer afford it.

August 9, 2020

White House Reached Out to SD Gov About Adding Trump to Mt Rushmore

Source: NYT

White House aides reached out to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem last year about the process of adding additional presidents to Mount Rushmore, the New York Times reported.


According to a 2018 interview with Noem, the two struck up a conversation about the sculpture in the Oval Office during their first meeting, where she initially thought he was joking. "I started laughing," she said. "He wasn't laughing, so he was totally serious."

"He said, 'Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand, and so I shook his hand, and I said, 'Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore.' And he goes, 'Do you know it's my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?'"

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nyt-white-house-reached-out-to-south-dakota-governor-about-adding-trump-to-mount-rushmore/ar-BB17KPGF

OMFG!🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤬🤬 Dolt45 wants his face on Mt. Rushmore. That takes some nerve and audacity for him to even think he deserves a spot up there. But it's beyond the pale for him to even initiate some kind of inquiry/action to try and do something about it. Forget the offense to the rest of us of seeing his face up there with legitimately great presidents. But how patently offensive that would be to the Lakota Sioux Tribe/Great Sioux Nation to have the mountain further defaced, with that racist bastard's likeness? Ugh.

Please someone wake me up and tell me that the last 3.5 years have all just been a nightmare...

September 7, 2019

Long Time Lurker

Hey there.

I've been around DU as a reader since the early 2000's: I remember the "view from the other side" humor column and the Hate Mailbag (damn, that was some funny stuff!). I discovered DU via Bartcop.com (RIP, my friend!). It's only been recently that I registered and started posting however: I tend to shy away from public, political discussions because of the nature of my job. I'd hate for something I said to be traced back to me IRL and bite me in the ass (it's happened to someone I know personally).

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