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Letter Says Governor Christie Knew About Lane Closings

Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some.






In the News: The War on Women is Over!!!

Jubilation!! The War on Women is Over!!! Woo hoo!!!! Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the muu-sic!!!!!

Fresh from the shores of Nonsensia:

– “Debunking the “War on Women” – Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

– “If There Was A War on Women, I Think They Won” – Rand Paul, Meet the Press

– “Women don’t want equal pay, they already get ‘exactly what they’re worth'” – Martha MacCallum, Fox News

– “Women are better off barefoot and pregnant” – Mike Huckabee, Anywhere That Would Have Him

– “I support pay equity except the part about ‘voting for it'” – Cathy McMorris Rodgers, SOTU Rebuttal

Wait a minute. :::consults notes:::

Much like how the White Privileged Males on the Supreme Court declared that there is no longer a need for that pesky Voting Rights Act because there is no racism in America, the right-wing pundits and politicians have declared that there is no longer a War on Women. So don’t worry your pretty little heads … just become a Stepford Woman vote for Republicans who only have our best interests at heart.

The Daily F Bomb, Friday 1/31/14


Is there any song that would always make you sing along?

Do you start every morning with coffee or tea? How do you make it? If you don’t do either of those, what DO you do?

Do you care what you wear when you take out the trash, get the paper or mail, etc., or do you just go as is?

The Twitter Emitter

The Daily F Bomb, Thursday 1/30/14


Have you ever been to a rodeo? Polo match? Other equestrian events?

How about car races, rallies, etc.? Ever drag race?

What bumper stickers do you have on your car?

The Twitter Emitter

Thursday Morning Herd Check-in

  Make sure you let your peeps

  know where to find you!  


    PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary

        Fierces on the Weather Critter Comment are obligatory welcome.

The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday 1/29/14


What is your favorite kind of puzzle?

What would you like to say “Nevermore” to?

What was the last thing, outside of a cashier line, that you waited in line for?

The Twitter Emitter

Wednesday Watering Hole: Check In & Hangout for the Herd

Good morning meese! Happy happy Wednesday!

  PLEASE Do Not Recommend the check-in diary!

        Recs on the weather jar comment are still welcome.

The common Moose, Alces alces, unlike other members of the deer family, is a solitary animal that doesn’t form herds. Not so its rarer but nearest relative, Alces purplius, the Motley Moose. Though sometimes solitary, the Motley Moose herds in ever shifting groups at the local watering hole to exchange news and just pass the time.

A Moose in my neck of the woods right now would look like this:

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DOJ finds rape and abuse of women at Tutwiler prison in AL “unconstitutional”

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If reading about the rape and sexual abuse of women is a trigger for you-please skip this.

If fighting back against it-wherever it occurs-is part of your moral, personal and political agenda-read on.

Department of Justice finds conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison to be unconstitutional , Mike Cason wrote January 17, 2014 at 6:17 PM, and updated this story on January 18th.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The U.S. Department of Justice said today that conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison violate the Constitution, citing what it called “a history of unabated staff-on-prisoner sexual abuses and harassment.”

DOJ sent investigators to Tutwiler last April and reported their findings in a 36-page letter to Gov. Robert Bentley.

“The women at Tutwiler universally fear for their safety,” the report stated.”They live in a sexualized environment with repeated and open sexual behavior, including: abusive sexual contact between staff and prisoners; sexualized activity, including a strip show condoned by staff; profane and unprofessional sexualized language and harassment; and deliberate cross-gender viewing of prisoners showering, urinating and defecating,” the report stated. DOJ said the conditions violate the Eighth Amendment right to be protected from harm. It said problems go back almost two decades. The DOJ also said it will expand its investigation to look into medical and mental health care for inmates and other issues.