There are stories that I post to Facebook or Tweet each day. There is no real pattern except they are of interest for one reason or another.

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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 2:43am
An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession.

Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away to school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed on his study table four objects.

A bible
A silver dollar
A bottle of whisky
And a Playboy magazine.

I’ll just hide behind the door", the old preacher said to

"When he comes home from school this afternoon, "I'll see which object he picks up.

If it's the bible, he's going to be a preacher like me and what a blessing that would be!

If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.

if he picks up the bottle. he's going to be a no-good drunkard, and Lord, what a shame that would be.

And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he's going to be a skirt-chasing bum.

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room.

The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table.

With curiosity in his eyes, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm.

He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket.

He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink while he admired this month's centerfold.

have mercy." the old preacher disgustedly whispered. "He's gonna run for Congress."
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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11:26pm
For a time, Stan Hatch was active on LibertyPell. He thought hard about the issues discussed here and cared deeply. Our thoughts are with him and his family.
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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 7:22am
Is narcissism contagious in Washington? This sounds remarkably like someone else we all know.

A defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has no plans to step down anytime soon, despite calls from some rank-and-file Democrats for new leadership. Pelosi spent a good chunk of her weekly press conference defending her long-time perch atop the Democratic Caucus, at times even mocking colleagues within her party who have in recent days said it's time for her to step aside. "I respect any opinion that my members have but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them," Pelosi told reporters. "My caucus is overwhelmingly supportive of me."

Pelosi boasted about her effectiveness as a leader, even though Democrats lost their majority in 2010 under her watch and have never come close to winning it back. "I am a master legislator," Pelosi declared. "I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country. That is why I am able to attract the [financial] support that I do, which is essential to our election, I am sad to say."

quoted from Politico.
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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 8:44am
It has been a while since I posted anything by Ron Faucheux.

Among adults nationwide

"When you think about the overall tone and civility in American politics over recent years, do you feel the level of civility is getting better, is getting worse, or staying about the same?"

Getting better: 7%
Getting worse: 68%
About the same: 24%

RON’S COMMENT: The verdict is clear, most Americans believe the overall tone and civility of American politics is getting worse––and there’s not much difference by party: 68% Republicans, 73% of Democrats and 65% of independents say it’s getting worse.
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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 4:36am
Who among us has not imagined spending a large sum of money? Usually we think of whatever uplifts us or whatever we think will bring us everlasting joy. Rarely does anyone think about how not to spend $50 million.
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LibertyPell (mostly not cracked)Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 5:14am
Here are 15 #ComeyDay tweets from watching this morning’s hearings. The earliest is at the bottom.

Takeaway question: are the people we fire in Washington actually better than the ones we hire to represent us?

Vote for the tweet you hate the most in the comments or, if you like any, vote for that one too.

Thanks for sharing my first adventure in deadline journalism.

Please do not use this as the source of information for decisions of any importance. It might not even work for the operation of heavy machinery.

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