Tramplers Tuesday


Keystone pipeline, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota.

Last month, 84 members of Congress — including four Democrats from Texas — signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking whether domestic terrorism laws could be used to prosecute individuals shutting down oil pipelines. In response to queries about the letter, the Department of Justice told Reuters earlier this month that it would aggressively prosecute anyone who damages “critical energy infrastructure in violation of federal law.”

In anticipation of the Keystone XL’s construction, legislation was passed in South Dakota in March that allows the governor or a local sheriff to prohibit groups numbering more than 20 from gathering on public land or in schools, and also allows the Department of Transportation to limit access to highways by prohibiting stopping or parking in designated areas.

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19 Responses to Tramplers Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    What a bunch of suck ups, kissing BIG OIL ass for cash, infringing on the 1st Amendment, part of that thing we kindly refer to as a quaint document now formerly known as the law of the land.

    I wonder how many millions Nebraska will receive from BIG OIL in trampling fees for allowing the pipeline passage through prime agricultural land.

    The people have lost control.


  2. Micki says:

    …meanwhile, the (imaginary) war on Christmas continues. Oy! Such a headache I’m having!

    “…Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is time to embark on a modern American holiday tradition: over-analyzing seasonally available Starbucks cups for signs of liberal nefariousness….”


  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Just washed and blew my hair dry, heading out to the SS office. Need to get this behind me already.

    Two days after Bob died Pete and I came home from somewhere and a box with an FTD label was on the deck. In it was a small flower pot, some potting soil and a box that says it has an oak tree seed in it. The card that came with is wasn’t signed. I’ve asked 4 different people I thought may have sent it and it wasn’t any of them.

    I can tell by the card whoever sent it is a single person, not a couple, that was the only clue. Another possible clue was the note said that me and my family “are in my thoughts.” No prayers, so that’s another clue.

    I used the UPS tracking number and all it confirms is that is was delivered here. Nowhere does it say WHERE it came from. *sigh* I’m counting on some day someone asking me if I ever got the box with the oak tree seed in it, lol.


  4. Den says:

    Charlie Rose, another in a long line of bullies getting sent to the sidewalk, tsk, tsk, makes for a Merrier Christmas doing a bully purge first.

    Lets all go out and be good little Capitalists and buy more stuff!

    Those not participating in the holiday frenzy are welcome to hang around here where there is less of a chance of being trampled by clowns.


  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Stopped at Bed, Bath and Beyond on my way home from the SS office. Bought some new spatulas for me, and a tiny wire whisk for the girl’s Santa stockings. That was the first thing I’ve bought so far. Jill is done with her Xmas shopping.


  6. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I chose the SS office in Jackson because Jackson is smaller than Lansing, probably fewer people. We were served right away when each of us filed for our SS.

    I walked in there today, took a number (163) and didn’t even sit down and the clerk was calling me over. There was only one other person in the waiting room. I gave him Bob’s SS number, my name, my license and bim, bam boom I was done. He said I didn’t even have to come in, that the funeral home called SS and it was all taken care of. Holy crap! I asked about the Medicare supplement Bob had to buy, I paid my Dec bill but not his. He said THAT was taken care of, too. When I got home there were two pieces of mail from SS, confirming that changes. Talk about efficient.

    I told the guy that for the record, I LOVE government-run things like SS, always so efficient and that I hoped to hell they never privatized it. He grinned at me, pointed at the wall behind me in the waiting room and said something like, “…his picture isn’t on the wall yet.” We both smiled ear to ear.

    I also talked to my brother-in-law this morning and Bob’s annuity, which is an IRA, or it’s an annuity inside of an IRA, will be taken care of. That was after Steve gave me a lesson on those things, and what growth and income are, blah, blah, blah. He tried to walk me thru the papers I had in front of me, some things he said he’d have to ask his assistant about. He them explained that he isn’t a paper pusher, that’s what his assistant does. He’s a “Financial Manager.” I’ve always called him a stockbroker, he said he used to do that, but not for over 20 years now. I joked that he was above pushing paper, and we both laughed.

    He called back a little later and told me to toss the paper out, he was wrong about everything. All I have to do is mail in a copy of the death certificate and his paper pusher will take care of everything else. *whew*

    I was actually happy on my way home. Then I picked up the mail, in it was a card from Hospice, signed by all the people who had helped Bob since March and there I was, crying yet again. I told my brother-in-law in an email that after talking to him, my good experience at the SS office I actually felt happy. Told him it was like a great weight have been lifted off my shoulders.

    He wrote back, “Don’t worry, be happy.” Made me cry again. 😦

    Now I’m going to go watch a movie. Supposed to be a comedy, I hope so.


  7. Den says:

    It’s supposed to be in the 70’s here for T-Day, wow, I like it. you folks in the PNW will get poured upon, sorry, soggy T-Day.

    Groceries tomorrow early AM, pie and wine for my hosts of the Demento Thanksgiving which consists of 60 nice nerdy people, intelligent, there is always some goofyness in the crowd too. Feasting on 3 turkeys and all the extras. My friends Renee and John are the most gracious hosts. John has Pancreatic cancer and is not expected to last many more days. Luckier than most, all his friends will be there to see him off. He calls it withering away and it is obvious, cancer claims another one of my old friends.

    He thinks he will fade to black, I said, don’t be too surprised if you don’t.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Which is the preferred doggerel? Vote for one.

    1. Rain, rain stop your drip.
    Elder David wants to take a trip.

    2. Rain, rain end your talk.
    Elder David wants to walk.

    Just when I had given up and set forth anyway but it did stop. It still took 42 whole minutes to the Tokyo Seoul, as long as to the Birch & Barley, further along, on Sunday.

    Having seaweed salad and salmon teriyaki bento box dinner. Salmon twice weekly is recommended for the omega-3.


  9. Den says:

    One should exercise caution when handling a turkey:


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