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Old 09-19-2022, 01:44 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Sounds like it's finally time to revisit the Potato Famine.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:09 PM   #162 (permalink)
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That's certainly at the root of our problems. A hard one tuber, without a doubt. Need a thick skin to stalk about that one.
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:23 AM   #163 (permalink)
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Thank the Great Pixie for this! She'll be home in time for Christmas.

News Alert: WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian detention in prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer


WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Griner is now in the custody of American officials, a US official told CNN. President Joe Biden is expected to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET, the White House said, though it did not immediately specify the topic.

The swap did not include another American that the State Department has declared wrongfully detained, Paul Whelan.
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Old 12-08-2022, 07:22 PM   #164 (permalink)
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I propose that we Americans trade Harry and Meghan for Paul Whelan's safe return and an additional compensatory draft pick. Russia can have them.
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Old 12-08-2022, 08:35 PM   #165 (permalink)
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You don't have them. Isn't that Canada?
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Old 12-08-2022, 09:17 PM   #166 (permalink)
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I wonder if we can use the current anti-russian sentiment in america to get Snowden pardoned.
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:25 PM   #167 (permalink)
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You don't have them. Isn't that Canada?
Nah, they live in Cali as far as I know. I was hoping Russia would take them and then squash any and all journalism and news reports about them.

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I wonder if we can use the current anti-russian sentiment in america to get Snowden pardoned.
If only. Dude is an American hero. Trump talked about draining the swamp but didn't have the balls to pardon Snowden or Assange even when he knew he was on his way out.

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Old 12-14-2022, 06:21 AM   #168 (permalink)
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Let the Holy War begin!

News Alert: Biden signs into law same-sex marriage bill, 10 years after his famous Sunday show answer on the issue


President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday landmark new federal protections for same-sex and interracial couples, capping both a personal and national evolution on an issue that’s enjoyed growing acceptance over the past decade.

Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act before thousands of invited guests on the South Lawn at an event the White House said reflected the importance of the moment.

The new law officially voids the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It mandates that states honor the validity of out-of-state marriage licenses, including same-sex and interracial unions.

As a senator, Biden voted for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. The bill signing Tuesday amounted to the culmination of his transformation on the issue.
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Old 12-14-2022, 08:08 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Don't be surprised if this ends up in the Supreme Court. Roberts will respect the law but what about the other "Christians"?
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Old 12-20-2022, 03:41 PM   #170 (permalink)
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Wow! Who would have thought this would ever happen in TEXAS??!!
There may be hope for them yet.

News Alert: Former Texas officer sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson in her home


A former Texas police officer was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison Tuesday following his manslaughter conviction for shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her own home in 2019.

Aaron Dean, the 38-year-old White former Fort Worth police officer, had faced up to 20 years in prison for killing Jefferson, a 28-year-old Black woman.

Dean, in a gray suit, stood in court and showed no emotion as the verdict was read.
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