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Laura PourMeADrink

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Member since: Tue Nov 9, 2004, 09:18 PM
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Inventive budget meals your mom used to make?

Memories of how something used to taste so good yet be so simple. Can still remember the smell and taste.

Powerful mix, love and food!

One of mine... Hot dogs ( always cut on an angle ) with onions and peppers, a can of Hunts tomato sauce over rice. Bet the whole thing costed under $3 for family of 6.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue May 18, 2021, 09:53 AM (64 replies)

Is Gun Control, Voting Rights, and Police Reform legislation all languishing?

Thought it'd be simple to get a quick status on these three topics that mean SO much to us: Gun Control, Voting Rights, & Police Reform. All murky at best, nothing sounded promising.

Evidently we don't have the votes in the Senate to pass anything. Has it always been like that and I just didn't notice? That if the votes aren't there the bills are not introduced, debated and voted on? Nothing done that I could find in Senate on:

HR 8 Expand Background check cases

HR 1446 Extend Background check review period from 3 to 10 days ( Charleston Loophole)

HR 7120 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act holding law enforcement accountable for misconduct.

HR 1 For the People Act expanding access to the ballot box & reduce influence of big money in politics.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon May 17, 2021, 10:14 AM (10 replies)

The Texas legislature is voting tomorrow on SB 7, a dangerous bill set to restrict voting rights for

Black and brown voters, voters with disabilities, and working Texans.

If SB 7 passes through the Texas legislature, there is no doubt that Governor Abbott will sign it into law – and Texans across our great state will have to face even more barriers to the ballot box. SB 7 would make it a state jail felony for local election officials to distribute an application to vote by mail to a voter who didn’t request one, as well as set up new rules for people assisting voters who need help voting, such as those with disabilities or who don’t speak English.

We are the last defense to stop this rampant act of voter suppression from passing.

- Message from local Dem leadership here in TX
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed May 5, 2021, 11:00 PM (4 replies)

Amazing that with people still dying we are worried about Liz Cheney

Would like to see a prime time news conference..How much have the Indian and other variants/mutations infected our country and what are we doing about it?

Update on vaccines/boosters to guard against variants? Which states should be praised for highest vaccine %s? Create competition!! Who is on the bottom? Utah?

Maslow's theory - deal with life and death first, now!

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Tue May 4, 2021, 10:24 PM (26 replies)

How Trump scored a big tax break for conserving a golf range


When Donald Trump bought his seaside golf course in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb in 2002, he vowed to surround it with “some of the most beautiful houses in California.” But the 261-acre property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula had a problem.

Geologists working for the city would not clear part of it for home-building because of unstable soil underlying the course, built on a landslide-prone bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The denials infuriated Trump, who lobbied and litigated for eight years in a failed effort to reverse the geologists’ findings and secure development approvals, according to interviews with planners and geologists and a Reuters review of public records and court filings.

Trump eventually abandoned a plan to build 16 homes and turned instead to the tax code to offset the lost profits - securing a $25 million tax deduction in exchange for a promise not to develop the land. The agreement with a nonprofit conservancy allowed him to continue using the land as a driving range for the Trump National Golf Course.

More at link...
Note: trump previously won fight to reduce property taxes on this land tract based on a $1.1m assessment value to a $900k value! And then he took a $25 million charitable break on it.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun May 2, 2021, 08:28 AM (3 replies)

Did you catch the Bill Maher and Fran Lebowitz interview tonight?

Perfect example of what we encounter every day. She, her brain, could only comprehend the now. He, wanted to talk about the hypothetical world. Neither bad, just different brains.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:38 PM (15 replies)

Connecticut lingo... How do you spell package store nickname?




Believe it or not, just came up in a conversation

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri Apr 23, 2021, 03:16 PM (24 replies)

I'm with Bill Maher on this one. JHC. Where are all the happy uplifting movies?

Many of us are drowning in sorrow. Rented Nomadland and had to walk away. With covid death and all the killings of loved ones and the residual filth that the former guy left us, my compassion meter is at 99%

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:23 PM (21 replies)

Covid death of a close family member?

It's been almost a year since we called an ambulance because my dad fell. The hospital sent him to rehab and he died 14 days later from covid contracted from an infected man laying next to him. I am still having intense feelings of hate, grief, and guilt.

Hate of trump for purposely not warning and the state and rehab facility for not protecting him.

Grief of a loved one who did not deserve to die that way. Sorrow for my mom who didn't get to hold her husband's hand in death. They were married 71 years.

Guilt for agreeing to sending him there. I live a thousand miles away and I usually let my sisters who live close by make decisions. But when they told me I looked it up and saw that there were covid cases in nursing homes. I didn't say anything.

I wonder if anyone else is going through the same thing? It's such a toxic combination of emotion that doesn't seem to fit any bereavement advice I have seen.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:23 AM (1 replies)

Ha! American Mint Markdown. Was $59.95, now $9.95

"With President Trump's signature expertly etched on the blade"
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:47 AM (17 replies)
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