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January 09, 2018

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (1/9/18 )

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Having been governor, now an ambassador, I’m always amazed at the lengths people will go to to lie for money and for power.” Ambassador Nikki Haley


Quote II

"Google’s open hostility for conservative thought is paired with invidious discrimination on the basis of race and gender, barred by law. Google’s management goes to extreme — and illegal — lengths to encourage hiring managers to take protected categories such as race and/or gender into consideration as determinative hiring factors, to the detriment of Caucasian and male employees and potential employees at Google,"Harmeet Dhillon


Quote III

“I had some friends that went to Paris over the holiday… and they said they were just viscerally embarrassed to be American,” Mika Brzezinski


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Before Bernie runs again in 2020 for the presidency he may want to have his wife clear up this little mess.

The federal probe into a 2010 land deal orchestrated by former Burlington College president Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has deepened. VTDigger has confirmed that a grand jury has compelled sworn witness testimony in the case.

The Vermont U.S. Attorney’s office has interviewed at least one witness before the grand jury to determine whether indictments should be handed down.

Former Burlington College board member Robin Lloyd says she testified for about an hour on Oct. 26 before a grand jury at the federal courthouse in Burlington.

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If any rural citizens of the USA survived death by means of the repeal of net neutrality help is on the way. PDT is pushing high speed internet in rural America.

U.S. President Donald Trump was expected on Monday to sign an executive order to make it easier for the private sector to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land and buildings, part of a push to expand high-speed internet in rural America.

Faster internet speeds in rural areas have long been seen as key to addressing the economic divide between rural and urban America, but the costs have so far been prohibitive.

About 39 percent of rural Americans lack access to high- speed internet service, the Federal Communications Commission said in a 2016 report.

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For a number of years the Federal Government has not enforced laws it doesn't care for. Because of their lackadaisical attitude towards marijuana AG Jeff Sessions is now under fire. Maybe the pro-pot senators should get off their ass and legislate.

Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution provides that: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

Legislative powers are the power to make and repeal laws. Those powers are not vested in the executive branch, which includes the president and, more relevant to this discussion, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recently announced that he will no longer follow an Obama-era policy of not enforcing federal laws against marijuana. Some states have repealed their own laws against marijuana, but marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and will stay that way unless Congress legislates otherwise.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


January 9, 1944, Born on this day, Jimmy Page guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 US No.3 single Sea Of Love. As a session guitarist in the 60s Page played on Here Comes The Night by Them, Shout by Lulu and The Who's 'Can't Explain'. via thisdayinmusic.com


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January 9, 1955, Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mambo Italiano' the singers second No.1. The song was banned by all ABC owned stations in the US because it "did not reach standards of good taste". via thisdayinmusic.com


"ABC had standards, who knew?" asked by Brian Ross.

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The ONT didn't watch Sunday's Golden Glob Awards. Even the Daily Mail knows Hollywood is laughable.

Eat your heart out, Rosa Parks. Or maybe not. Still, what they lacked in credibility they certainly made up for in enthusiasm. One by one, they pouted and preened their way down the red carpet in a selection of tenebrous numbers, not a single person daring to defy the self-appointed moral arbiters of post-Harvey Hollywood.

Never mind the fact that this time last year they were all more than happy to mingle with Weinstein, to be seen at his parties and drink his champagne. This was Hollywood in sackcloth and ashes mode — and, my, what a stomach-churning spectacle it proved.

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She's Available!!!

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Awwww, I really feel bad. NFL playoff games saw ratings decline.

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What's the old joke, I want to go like my grandfather not screaming like the seven passengers in his car? 11 weird deaths.

João Maria de Souza of Brazil was killed in 2013 when a cow fell through the roof of his house onto his bed. The cow had managed to get up there while wandering from a nearby hill. His wife, lying beside him — and the cow — were unharmed.

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Racist Hater President signs into law creating MLK, Jr. national park.


President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta.

The President performed the signing on Air Force One with Alveda King, the niece of the late iconic civil rights leader, looking on.

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Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

Gun ownership rates and gun control laws still don't have much bearing on your state's gun homicide rate

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Dammit! I'll make you listen plus I will be a Genius Award Winner 1st Runner-up.

An Arizona woman is facing charges after police say she fired shots at her husband while he sat on the toilet to make him "listen."

KNXV-TV reports 69-year-old Linda Jean Fahn recently was arrested following a frantic call from her husband.

He told Goodyear police Fahn barged in while he was using the restroom and fired two shots above his head.

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He was spotted by police. The ONT wonders what gave him away? Genius Award Winner.


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