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Posted on | March 12, 2015 | Comments Off on AARP Compares Tuolumne County To “Echoes Of Appalachia”
The AARP has decided to showcase Tuolumne County as a place of “hillside hamlets scattered across the county: echoes of Appalachia”.
The video showcases trailers on junk filled property, dirty cats in outdoor cages (no explanation), trash dumped all over roads and various scenes of squalor.
The people interviewed discuss what little money they have, choices in eating dog and/or cat food, having to walk over a mile to use a restroom and how unhappy they are to be in Tuolumne County rather than San Francisco.
Words on the screen seem to blame the poor living conditions on the “closed mines and mills”. Dilapidated, antiquated and abandoned buildings on both sides of a road are shown.
AARP claims to be a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people over the age of fifty. They have a membership of over 37 million.
Posted on | March 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Potential Republican Presidential Candidate Has Never Sent An E-Mail
On Sunday, US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that he has never sent an e-mail.
Graham is currently on the Internet Policy Subcommittee which helps to shape our nation’s web policy.
The 59 year old Senator has formed an exploratory committee for a possible 2016 Presidential run.
Posted on | March 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Saturday Night Live Addresses Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Account
Here’s how Saturday Night Live opened the show this weekend…
Posted on | March 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Did Jeb Bush Really Say Illegal Immigration Is An “Act Of Love”?
Yes, 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush once claimed that illegal immigration is an “act of love”.
You’ve probably heard this quoted, but perhaps have wondered what the context was.
Here is the moment that Bush said this in April 2014. You can watch and judge for yourself.
Posted on | March 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Conservative Challenge: Describe President Obama In One Word
Attendees at the recent CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) were asked to describe President Obama in one word…
Posted on | March 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Ben Carson: Many Prisoners Go In Straight, Come Out Gay
(Bloomberg.com) One day after forming an exploratory committee to help him decide whether to run for president in 2016, Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, found himself in hot water after asserting that the experience of some prison inmates proved that being gay is a societal choice.
In a wide-ranging discussion of gay rights with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, Carson stated that he believed sexual preference was a matter of personal choice rather than something a person is born with. To prove his point, Carson then noted the experience of those who have been incarcerated.
Carson’s comments were widely reported, and caused an immediate backlash on social media.
Hours later, Carson issued a formal apology in which he stated that he “realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues.”
“I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended,” Carson’s statement read.
Still, Carson said that the jury is still out on the question of how a person’s sexual orientation is determined.
“Some of our brightest minds have looked at this debate, and up until this point there have been no definitive studies that people are born into a specific sexuality,” the statement he provided to CNN read.
Posted on | March 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Ben Carson Announces Presidential Exploratory Committee
Ben Carson announced on Tuesday that he is putting together an exploratory committee for a possible 2016 Presidential run. Here is his unfiltered YouTube announcement.
Posted on | March 3, 2015 | Comments Off on The Poor Members Of Congress
All members of Congress receive an annual base pay of $174,000. The majority are multi-millionaires. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she knows members of Congress who “can not live” without having their paycheck on-time.
Posted on | March 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Donkey Basketball In Tuolumne City
On Sunday March 1st, residents of Tuolumne City spent one hour and a half watching “Donkey Basketball” inside of the Tuolumne City Memorial Hall. This is an annual fundraiser for the Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee, to be held later this year. Teams were made up of California High Patrol officers, Tuolumne County Sheriff deputies, Tuolumne paramedics and students from Sonora and Summerville High Schools.
Posted on | February 24, 2015 | Comments Off on New Hogan Lake By Air
This is an aerial view of New Hogan Lake. This video was filmed using a Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition camera mounted on a remote controlled QAV400 Quad. New Hogan Lake is a reservoir located between Valley Springs and San Andreas.« go back — keep looking »