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  1. You ASSUME all sorts of wild shit, so I’ll just consider the source.
  2. I’ve been using that for over 30 years, always gets a laugh. I used to get asked all the time why l don’t drink, and that was my pat answer. Plain, Simple and to the Point!
  3. Olive Oil? Most Shamans use the burning of White Sage. I suppose Olive Oil is good if you're having s Big Salad.
  4. Only YOU can make that determination. Does it negatively effect your life in anyway? If not, I wouldn’t worry, if so you may wanna make some changes......if you can. I haven’t had an alcoholic beverage of any kind for over 35 years, and couldn’t be happier. If you’re not acting like a complete douchebag when you do drink, you’re probably okay. I look at it like I have an allergy, I’m allergic to alcohol, I drink it and I break out in handcuffs. Wanna know more? Message me.
  5. (CNN) — Democrats will win majorities in Virginia's House and Senate on Tuesday, CNN projects, giving the party full control of the state's government for the first time in more than two decades. The victories put Gov. Ralph Northam and Democrats in the Legislature in position to pursue a progressive agenda -- including gun control measures, which majority Republicans had blocked, and a higher minimum wage. With the "trifecta" of the House, Senate and governor's office, Democrats will also control the redistricting process after the 2020 census, drawing the new maps for congressional and state legislative districts. The result on Tuesday night was a continuation of the years-long collapse of the GOP in what until recently had been a swing state. Virginia voted for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and elected Republican Bob McDonnell governor in 2009, but the state has backed Democratic presidential and gubernatorial candidates since those elections. The victories completed a Democratic comeback in the state Legislature that began in 2017, when Democrats made major gains in the Legislature, largely through suburban districts, and Northam won handily in an early sign of backlash over Donald Trump's presidency. That election left the GOP with a 51-49 House majority and a 21-19 advantage in the Senate, and Democrats immediately began targeting legislative seats in hopes of winning control this year. Northam said Wednesday those recent wins in the state contributed to the Democrats' victories on Tuesday. "What's going on in Washington right now, no doubt, it's a factor. And then, you know the gun violence issue in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We had a tremendous tragedy back in May," he told CNN's John Berman on "New Day" referencing the mass shooting in Virginia Beach in May that left 12 people dead. "I think they're very pleased with the progress that we as Democrats have made over the last couple of years and they really want us to continue working on that progress." Another factor, he said, is House Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine. "This President has been an embarrassment to this country," he said. "And sold ourselves to other countries, our allies. I mean it's just one thing after another and I think it's catching up with him. Certainly was a factor." Democratic Sen. Dick Saslaw, a veteran lawmaker, strode to the podium at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Richmond on Tuesday night, telling the packed ballroom, "Thomas Jefferson told me there'd be nights like this." Many Democrats attributed Tuesday night's energy to a main source: Trump. "The temporary occupant of the White House and with his tweets, that made a difference," said Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, the current Democratic House leader and the person poised to become the first female speaker of the House. "That energized the base." Republicans conceded Trump's influence loomed large as well. Chris Jankowski, a GOP strategist advising candidates in several competitive districts, said that Trump fatigue and concerns about gun violence played a big role in Democrats carrying the day. "Trump and guns were the difference," Jankowski said. Democrats were also not afraid to link the results in Virginia to the next big race on the calendar, arguing that the rejection of Trump and his policies here portend trouble for Republicans across the country in 2020. "Donald Trump is too much," said Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. "It's not really leadership, it's just the shenanigans and the corruption. We're done with it. And that's why you see a blue wave tonight, one that will continue right into next election." The new base of power in Richmond will certainly lead to a whole host of issues in Virginia getting a second look. Progressive issues like the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, a boost to the state's minimum wage, the expansion of reproductive rights and tighter gun control laws were all promises made by Democratic leaders Tuesday night. But Republicans were already warning with this newfound power, Democrats could fundamentally re-shape Virginia in way that many voters might not expect. And they promised to not go down without a fight. "We will fight that agenda at every turn, but with unchecked control of both Houses and a governor still desperately seeking rehabilitation, we will have our work cut out for us," said Del. Todd Gilbert, the current House majority leader. "One thing is for certain, Democrats will completely own the results of the next two years."
  6. Sounds like a Donald Trump imitation. Nobody has ever confused Jameis OR Donald for a Rhodes Scholar.
  7. Has a new DEMOCRATIC governor. A state Trump won by 30 points in 2016! Looks like not everyone is as happy as you fools are with the way our country is headed under the present administration. This with the Liar & Chief making a personal stop in Lexington the night before telling everyone that this vote was a reflection on him....then afterwards lying and saying he gave Blevins a 15% bump. Let the RacistCentral.net spin begin.
  8. Of which Paul Manafort foot the bill for some $35 million.....and now he’s in prison. You need to get Beefie over here to help you all get your conspiracy theories going. 😝 Please!!
  9. REALLY? Just because your brothers are being shot instead of lynched, it no longer counts? Lynching of Michael Donald Language Watch Edit Michael Donald in an undated photograph The lynching of Michael Donald in Mobile, Alabama on March 21, 1981, was one of the last lynchings in the United States.[1][2] Several Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members beat and killed Michael Donald, a 19-year-old African-American, and hung his body from a tree. One perpetrator, Henry Hays, was executed by electric chair in 1997, while another, James Knowles, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty and testifying against Hays. A third man was convicted as an accomplice, and a fourth indicted but he died before his trial could be completed. Hays' execution was the first in Alabama since 1913 for a white-on-black crime. It was the only execution of a KKK member during the 20th century for the murder of an African American.[3] Donald's mother brought a civil suit for wrongful death against the United Klans of America (UKA), to which the attackers belonged. In 1987 a jury awarded her damages of $7 million, which bankrupted the organization. This set a precedent for civil legal action for damages against other racist hate groups. Contents VictimEdit Michael Donald (July 24, 1961 – March 21, 1981) was born in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Beulah Mae (Greggory) Donald and David Donald, and was the youngest of six children.[4] He grew up in a city and state influenced by the passage in the mid-1960s of federal civil rights legislation that ended legal segregation and provided for federal oversight and enforcement of voting rights. African Americans could again participate in politics in the South; their ability to register to vote also meant that they were selected for juries. Donald attended local schools while growing up. In 1981 he was studying at a technical college, while working at the local newspaper. Background and murderEdit In 1981, Josephus Anderson, an African American charged with the murder of a white policeman in Birmingham, Alabama while committing a robbery, was tried in Mobile, where the case had been moved in a change of venue. There were indications that the jury was struggling to reach a verdict. At a meeting in Mobile before Anderson's verdict was announced, members of Unit 900 of the United Klans of America complained that the jury had not convicted Anderson because it had African-American members. Bennie Jack Hays, the second-highest-ranking official in the United Klans in Alabama, reportedly said: "If a black man can get away with killing a white man, we ought to be able to get away with killing a black man."[4][5] On Friday, a mistrial was declared on all four counts. The prosecutor declared his intention to retry the case. (After two more mistrials on the murder count, Anderson was convicted of murder in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of assault and robbery in the second trial.) The same night as the first mistrial was declared, Klan members burned a three-foot cross on the Mobile County courthouse lawn. After a meeting, Bennie Hays' son, Henry Hays (age 26), and James Llewellyn "Tiger" Knowles (age 17), armed with a gun and rope,[4] drove around Mobile looking for a black person to attack.[3][6] At random, they spotted Michael Donald while he was walking home after buying his sister a pack of cigarettes. They lured him over to their car by asking him for directions to a local club, and then forced Donald into the car at gunpoint. The men then drove out to another county and took him to a secluded area in the woods. At this moment, Donald attempted to escape, knocking away Hays' gun and trying to run into the woods. The men pursued Donald, attacked him and beat him with a tree limb. Hays wrapped a rope around Donald's neck and pulled on it to strangle him while Knowles continued to beat Donald with a tree branch. Once Donald had stopped moving, Hays slit his throat three times to make sure he was dead. The men left Donald's body hanging from a tree in a mixed-race neighborhood in Mobile. The tree was on Herndon Street, across from a house owned by Klan leader Bennie Jack Hays, the father of Henry Hays.[3] Investigation and criminal proceedingsEdit While the local police chief suspected the Klan, officers first took three suspects into custody based on their possible involvement in a drug deal gone wrong;[4] Donald's mother insisted that her son had not been involved in drugs. The police released the suspects at the conclusion of their investigation. Beulah Mae Donald contacted national civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson,[5] who organized a protest march in the city and demanded answers from the police.[7] The FBI investigated the case and it was ready to close its investigation,[5] but Thomas Figures, the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Mobile, asked the Dept. of Justice to authorize a second investigation. He worked closely with FBI agent James Bodman.[4] His brother Michael Figures, a state senator and civil rights activist, served as an attorney to Beulah Mae Donald and also encouraged the investigation.[4]Two and a half years later in 1983, Henry Hays and James Knowles were arrested. Knowles confessed to Bodman in 1983, and additional evidence was revealed during the civil trial initiated by Donald's mother Beulah Mae Donald in 1984.[4] As a result, in 1988 Benjamin Franklin Cox, Jr., a truckdriver, was indicted as an accomplice in the criminal case. Henry's father Bennie Hays was also indicted in Donald's murder. Henry Francis Hays (November 10, 1954 – June 6, 1997) was convicted of capital murder. The jury voted in favor of life imprisonment but the judge overruled the jury's verdict and sentenced Hays to death. He was incarcerated in the Holman Correctional Facility in Escambia County, Alabama, while on death row.[8] Hays was executed in "Yellow Mama", Alabama's electric chair, on June 6, 1997. Among the witnesses to the execution was Michael Donald's brother. The Associated Press reported that Hays was Alabama's first execution since 1913 for a white-on-black crime. Hays is the only known KKK member to have been executed in the 20th century for the murder of an African American.[3] James Llewellyn "Tiger" Knowles was also convicted of murder; by the end of the trial, he was 21 years of age. U.S. District Court Judge W. Brevard Hand sentenced him to life in prison.[9] He avoided the death penalty by testifying against Hays at trial.[3] Knowles had earlier testified that the slaying was done "to show Klan strength in Alabama."[9] Knowles was released on parole in 2010.[10] On May 18, 1989, Benjamin Franklin Cox, Jr., a truck driver from Mobile, was convicted in state court for being an accomplice in the Donald killing. Mobile County Circuit Court judge Michael Zoghby sentenced the then 28-year-old Cox to life in prison for his part in the Donald murder.[11] The elder Hays was indicted for inciting the murder[12] and tried some years later. His case ended in a mistrial when he collapsed in court.[3] Judge Zoghby said that because of the illness of the elder Hays, then 71, he had no choice but to declare a mistrial. Hays' lawyer was willing to go forward with proceedings.[13] Hays died of a heart attack before he could be retried.[3] Civil proceedingsEdit Acting at the request of Beulah Mae Donald, Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, brought a wrongful death suit in 1984 against the United Klans of America in federal court in the Southern District of Alabama, according to the SPLC.[14] The civil trial brought out evidence that enabled the criminal indictment and conviction of Cox as an accomplice, and of Bennie Jack Hays for inciting the murder.[citation needed] The original complaint was considered too vague to hold up,[clarification needed] but Judge Alex T. Howard Jr. helped refine the legal theory of "agency," which held the Klan accountable for the acts of its members. This prevented the case from being dismissed before it could go to the jury.[15] In 1987 the Klan was found civilly liable by an all-white jury and sentenced to damages of $7 million in the wrongful-death verdict in the case.[14] The suit became a precedent for civil legal action against other racist hate groups in the United States.[citation needed] Payment of the judgment bankrupted the United Klans of America and resulted in its "national headquarters" being sold for $51,875, the proceeds going to Donald's mother.[16][17] She died the following year on September 17, 1988.[18] CommemorationEdit Michael Donald Avenue In 2006, Mobile commemorated Michael Donald by renaming Herndon Avenue, where the murderers had hanged Donald's body, in his honor. Mobile's first black mayor, Sam Jones, presided over a small gathering of Donald's family and local leaders at the commemoration.[5] Donald's murder has been the subject of several works of fiction and nonfiction. The Texan political commentator Molly Ivins told the story of the Donald family in her essay, "Beulah Mae Donald," which appeared in her 1991 anthology, Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?.[19] Ravi Howard wrote a novel, Like Trees, Walking (2007), based on the murder.[20] He won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for it. Laurence Leamer wrote a book, The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan (2016), chronicling the case. In film and television, the 1991 film Line of Fire (also called Blind Hate) depicts the civil court case related to the murder.[21] Ted Koppelcreated "The Last Lynching", a Discovery Channel television program about US civil rights history that aired in October 2008. It centered on the murder of Michael Donald, the criminal prosecution of his killers, and the civil suit against the UKA.[2] The National Geographic's Inside American Terror series explored Donald's murder in a 2008 episode about the KKK.[22]
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