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And again… 29 April 2009

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
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8 PM ET… be there or — be elsewhere!

Is he pre-empting American Idol again?  I don’t happen to watch it, but pretty nervy if he is knocking off the most profitable show again.  Hey go for it.  Gawd waits for no man.

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1. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

speaking of the importance of washing your hands: Keep Flu At Bay With A Song

Donofrio’s job is to help educate people about where germs hide. He demonstrates how to scrub the fingernails —down where the skin meets the nail, using a small brush with bristles, like a toothbrush.

“I’m scubbing my fingers for about 10 seconds or so — and just going horizontally across the nails,” Donofrio says as he shows off his technique.

All the proper steps of handwashing, and why it’s so important, are depicted in colorful cartoon form on the NSF International site. “Keep Influenza Enzo on the run!” one cartoon about handwashing admonishes.

But if adults want to reinforce the good habit of 20 seconds of washing, perhaps we should come up with our own song, because the A-B-Cs and cartoons can get tiresome.

NPR’s reporters were quick to offer their suggestions: The chorus of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is about the right length. Maybe the guitar riff from “Layla” by Eric Clapton, or how about that famous bridge in Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” about how “we will not let you go”?

For those more inclined to the theater, the first six lines of Lady MacBeth’s “Out, Damned Spot, Out” soliloquy clocks in at 22 seconds.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

.. the nail brushing part is so important…

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

I had NO idea how long twenty seconds was until I listened to that spot.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

20 seconds is kind of a long time… I keep a little brush at the sink in the kitchen and in my bathroom.. but 20 seconds… pretty sure I don’t make it that long.

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Max Blumenthal took his camera to a gun show:

Fueled by the screeds of radio hosts Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, and the lesser-known but increasingly influential online conspiracist Alex Jones, many gun-show attendees I spoke to were convinced Obama planned to usher in a Marxist dictatorship. They warned that the president’s power grab would only begin with mass gun seizures. “If Obama takes away our guns,” a young, .45 pistol-toting man from Reno told me, “it’s just a step into trying to take away everything else.”

Indeed, in their minds, average Americans opposed to the Obama agenda would be herded into FEMA-run concentration camps by a volunteer army of glassy-eyed liberal college graduates. “When they start imprisoning Americans, and people start seeing that we’re the enemy, then that’ll make it hot,” predicted one Antioch-based young man sporting a button for former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul. “People talk about a revolution,” the young man continued, “an armed revolution. I think police crackdowns on individuals will tip the scales.”

More than a few gun dealers and attendees echoed the young man’s seeming enthusiasm for armed revolt. One Contra Costa, California-based gun dealer named Rich predicted during an otherwise casual off-camera conversation that “some nut” would assassinate Obama within one year of any Democratic attempt at gun-control legislation. While the prospect of organized right-wing violence against the federal government seems far-fetched at this point, the paranoid rhetoric I documented suggests the militia movement that organized against President Bill Clinton’s policies during the 1990s could experience a dramatic resurgence by mobilizing resentment against Obama.

I love the way they think Obama’s gov’t is any different from Bush’s gov’t. It’s all a heavily-armed militarist state, BOTH parties. I also love the way that liberals like Blumenthal scoff at the idea that our gov’t ISN’T planning for contingencies where they use military force on the citizenry, as though the mercs and Nat’l Guard weren’t carrying combat weapons on the streets of NOLA.

3. marisacat - 29 April 2009

Listening to OBster..

and I hear Pakistan moving up the menu… the sit down USA! USA!! dinner menu.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

now don’t forget girls, talk to your clergy!

How many sides of his mouth can he spew this crap out of? “Women are best suited to make these decisions …” but they should “talk to blahblahblah” and we liberals shouldn’t “make the mistake” of assuming that female’s have human rights when other peoples’ superstitions assert otherwise.

I frakkin’ hate donks.

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

he loves the troops … DRINK!

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

NH Senate votes to allow gay marriage

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate voted Wednesday to move New Hampshire a step closer to becoming the fifth state to allow gay marriage, but made a distinction between religious and civil ceremonies, bringing back an idea the House rejected in March.

The bill, which passed the Senate 13-11, goes to the House, which can agree with the Senate, kill the bill or ask to negotiate something different.

Gov. John Lynch would only see a bill if both chambers agree. Lynch has said marriage is a word that should be reserved for the union of a man and a woman, but he has not specifically said he would veto a gay marriage bill.

“I still believe the fundamental issue is about providing the same rights and protections to same-sex couples as are available to heterosexual couples,” Lynch said in a statement Wednesday. “This was accomplished through the passage of the civil unions law two years ago. To achieve further real progress, the federal government would need to take action to recognize New Hampshire civil unions.”

In its debate on the bill last month, the House had rejected a measure that would have established civil and religious marriage licenses, though it didn’t define the difference.

The Senate version goes into much greater detail about the distinction between the two types of marriages.

“This bill recognizes the sanctity of religious marriage and the diversity of religious beliefs about marriage while still providing equal access to civil marriage to all New Hampshire citizens,” said Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat from Exeter.

The bill allows churches to decide whether they will conduct religious marriages for same-sex couples. Civil marriages would be available to both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

7. marisacat - 29 April 2009

Love the weaseling chat on state secrets cases… We were new, we had no time, etc.

8. marisacat - 29 April 2009

hmmm

House and Senate approve Obama’s $3.4 trillion budget outline that will help him pass health care reform later in the year.

Passes without a single Republican vote in the House.

via The Page

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Physicians offer chilling account of Gaza atrocities

“The Israelis would wait until the ambulances got the wounded and then attack them, killing and injuring the drivers,” she continued.

Ang and Norwegian physician Hans Husum were invited to offer an assessment of the situation in Gaza during the “Wounds of Gaza” lecture at the UNESCO Palace organized by the Sabra Shatila Foundation.

Ang, who bears distinct Asian features, also remarked that Israelis couldn’t distinguish her from the Palestinians during her visit – a fact that made her proud.

“The Israelis attacked me in London for saying that 1.5 million tons of bombs had been dropped on Gaza, but I will show you the evidence,” she said while presenting nauseating photographs taken during her visit of charred victims burned with phosphorous and large civilian buildings collapsed with vacuum bombs.

“I was very angry when I learned that Israeli tanks would come in front of a house and first fire a normal shell to break open the wall, then shoot a phosphorous shell into it,” she said.

Husum, equally angered by the war in Gaza, lashed out at the United States which he said provided Israel with the experimental Dense Inert Metal Explosives, or DIME weapons, to test on the Palestinians.

“This weapon tears the flesh off the bone, it opens up the chest, … it kills a lot of people,” he said, adding that the “new kind of wars” like in Gaza and Israel’s summer 2006 war on Lebanon were launched not to make conventional military advancements, but rather with the aim of breaking the will of the people.

He went on to predict that the next war in Lebanon would be an urban one, systematically targeting cities in order to “break society” because, as he put, “humanitarian law is dead – it’s out.”

“I’ve been a war surgeon for 30 years. I’ve seen a lot, but I am shocked,” he said. “If the aim of the enemy is to scare us into subjugation and to put us down on our knees, then we have to stand up – we do not bend down.”

marisacat - 29 April 2009

“I was very angry when I learned that Israeli tanks would come in front of a house and first fire a normal shell to break open the wall, then shoot a phosphorous shell into it,” she said.

Gosh. They just needed to light up the house to find the militants.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

I’m waiting for the closing pitch on the timeshare condo.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

Three days in Cabo! oops no! Three days on Maui! Just a agree to simple breakfast seminar each morning!

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

every unit comes with a Bo-approved jungle gym!

marisacat - 29 April 2009

I just read that the press pool spied Bo gamboling alone in the Rose Garden. Today…

Someone in the WH noticed as well, and he was called inside.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Go Bo!

marisacat - 29 April 2009

agree, I hope he had a good romp..

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

wow

BLACK PEOPLE AND WOMEN RUIN EVERYTHING.

David Weigel, who in high school was voted Most Likely To Win The Internet, catches Byron York making a shocking discovery: black people like Barack Obama.

On his 100th day in office, Barack Obama enjoys high job approval ratings, no matter what poll you consult. But if a new survey by the New York Times is accurate, the president and some of his policies are significantly less popular with white Americans than with black Americans, and his sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are.

I’m not sure how it makes sense that this means Obama’s positions are “more popular overall than they actually are”, unless you’re arguing that black people don’t actually count.

This is another example of a really bizarre genre of conservative writing, which I call “If Only Those People Weren’t Here.” It reminds me somewhat of the absence of black people in most non-dystopian science fiction, except the subtextual desire in York’s column is far more deliberate: If black people weren’t able to vote, Republicans would win more elections. And Ann Coulter, at the very least, has had the chutzpah to say directly what she’s really thinking: “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.”

Part of the point of York’s column is to provoke the common conservative response that black support for Obama is “racist.” The problem is that while Obama’s support among black folks is high, it’s only really a bit higher than that of Al Gore, John Kerry, and Bill Clinton, all of whom earned close to 9 out of 10 black votes in their respective elections. Weigel writes that “black voters strongly support the Democratic Party, and have since the 1960s, for a number of complicated reasons.” Maybe black support for Obama has more to do with things like Republicans arguing that black votes don’t really count than it does with Obama being black.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

You know, I’d fall in line but women were widely and loudly and nationally ridiculed for supporting Hillary. What in the fucking hell was the difference?

To me the problem was the PARTY… and the extent of corruption within.

Sad to say BOTH groups deserve what they get. 10 years ago I would nto have said that. I’d ssstill be wringing my hands for the suffering to come. But TIME TO GROW UP. Neither Hillary nor Ob is here to “help”.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

oh, agreed.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

I am also irritated as I caugth a panel on TNH today on the eternal issue of Ob. Oh the ass kissing and avoiding reality, whether William Lacy Clay III a dynastic black pol (Dad is in US congress) in St Louis or Danforth … was killing. Fuck them all.

The other two, a community organiser who tried to dodge most questions and a rather mild R woman mayor of a suburb out side of St Louis, groveled less. About all.

12. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

I miss the gannets. They were great.

Idol did not get bumped, ’cause it’s a results show and started at 9. Plus it’s on FOX, which I think opted out of tonight’s presidential communications anyway. If I’m not mistaken, they didn’t wanna yank the new show starring Tim Roth, which is called Lie to Me.

Ironies abound!

marisacat - 29 April 2009

Oh I did not realise American Idol was on FOX… yes they opted out, for their regular station. FN and their [gasp] financial channel both carried it. Geesh enough.

Did not realise there was a new show with Tim Roth.. will have to check it out… ;0

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

actually, they ended up preempting the show for Obster.

Too bad … Lie to Me is less full of shit, despite being a work of fiction.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

meant to add, I only know this b/c I set the DVR to record Lie to Me and was rewarded with a rerun of Teh One when I tried to watch it.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Caught part of one episode and thought it seemed intriguing.

Seems to be attempting to disseminate actual research info on “tells,” as part of the dramatic action. Certainly seen plenty worse intentions/fictional premises on display in an hour of expensive network TV.

Was thinking about it the other day when I found myself trying to find a youtube of the old To Tell the Truth game show, which was an old family favorite.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

it has it’s moments, and Roth is always fun to watch.

13. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

(Meaning Lie to Me – about a guy with superduper bullshit-detecting capabilities, being some sort of scientist regarding truthtelling and deception – was on at 8.)

14. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009
15. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Madman runs around the apartment in a panic, frantically cleaning his hands with bleach.

Officials announced Wednesday evening at least two probable cases of swine flu have been identified in Milwaukee with a third case in Adams County in central Wisconsin.

In Milwaukee, officials said four city schools will be closed through the end of the week.

“Our goal is to minimize the spread of disease in this community,” Baker K. Baker, Milwaukee’s health commissioner, said during a news conference.

One adult and one child in the city are believed to have swine flu, Baker said. The adult and child are not related, Mayor Tom Barrett said.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

oh, wait, this is what made me panic:

Lawmakers propose increase in beer tax

By Stacy Forster of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Apr. 29, 2009 11:18 a.m.

Madison – The last time Wisconsin’s beer tax was raised, Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Next thing you know, they’ll be charging us a user fee for bratwurst!!!!

Forget teabags … lets have a beer tab revolt!!!!

:O

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Come talk to the NYS smokers.

Warning – the tax may paradoxically make you drink more!

Cough, cough.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

I mean that and, you know, the economy.

And the flu, and the mass murders, and the bombings, and the unemployment, and the corruption, and all the other FKN Newz.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

and the relentless con job coming out of the big white plantation house.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Maybe he’s upset over the proposed beer tax, too:

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – A Radio Shack employee faces disorderly conduct and battery charges for punching a customer. Police said the customer was trying to return an item Sunday, but the employee wouldn’t let him. The customer then asked to talk to a manager.

That’s when the 52-year-old male employee began punching the man. A bystander called 911.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

everything they have told us is so disjointed. If I were to be paranoid, the picture being drawn now, here, is that SF (San Francisco) is ringed with the virus… and it is moving inward. Which of course makes no sense. If it is elsewhere, or what is making people ill is, to whatever extent, it is here too.. already.

the only thng that seems at all clear to me … establishing the ability to test out here in the West, at the Publc Health Dept over in Richmond, seems to me they expected a spike of some duration in the West.

Not improbable… if it, anything is in Mexico, then it is here.

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

New Works by Photography’s Old Masters

When the three weathered cardboard boxes — known collectively, and cinematically, as the Mexican suitcase — arrived at the International Center of Photography more than a year ago, one of the first things a conservator did was bend down and sniff the film coiled inside, fearful of a telltale acrid odor, a sign of nitrate decay.

But the rolls turned out to be in remarkably good shape despite being almost untouched for 70 years. And so began a painstaking process of unfurling, scanning and trying to make sense of some 4,300 negatives taken by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War, groundbreaking work that was long thought to be lost but resurfaced several years ago in Mexico City.

What the center’s scholars have found among the 126 rolls over the last several months are a number of previously unknown shots by Capa, one of the founders of the Magnum photo agency and a pioneering war photographer, and by Taro, his professional partner and companion, who died in 1937 when she was struck by a tank near the front, west of Madrid. But more surprising has been the wealth of new work by Seymour, known as Chim, that was in the cases. Another of Magnum’s founders, he was known not for his battle photography but for penetrating documentation of Spanish life in the shadow of war.

“This really fleshes out for the first time our picture of Chim in Spain, and the work is truly a great accomplishment,” said Brian Wallis, the chief curator for the center, which is planning a retrospective of Chim’s career to open in September 2010. Roughly a third of the negatives found in the cases have been determined to be by Chim (pronounced shim, an abbreviation of his real surname, Szymin), who was killed in 1956 while covering the Suez crisis. “We were bowled over by how much of his work was in this,” Mr. Wallis said.

Some amazing shots in the included gallery.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Love the light in this one

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Some nerve . . . mutter mutter . . . teasing about daguerrotypes. . . .

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

:)

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Saw a great Capa retrospective years ago at NYC’s ICP.

(More on my personal journey through old photos today here.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

HTML is chaos.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Last try.

‘Night all.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

Pastoral Scene of the Gallant North

African-Americans in Alabama are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated than whites. The ratio is 3.3 in Georgia, and within 2 points, the same throughout the South.

This New Jersey resident is absolutely, totally appalled by this sickening display of Southern racism.

And he would be even more absolutely, totally appalled if the corresponding ratio for his home state was not… 12.4 ! Let me rephrase this. If you’re lucky enough to live in Jersey but you made the silly mistake of being born black, and not white, your chances of going to prison shoot up by a factor of 12.4. That’s 3.5 times higher than Alabama.

Nothing special about the Garden State.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

Think BAR has reported, several times, that for all the ass kissing guff between Iowa and Ob… theirs is the single highest per capital incarceration of blacks.

18. marisacat - 29 April 2009

Tokyo stocks are soaring! UP 4%.

Bring on the Rapture! No one will notice!

19. marisacat - 29 April 2009

hmm just catching a member of the Nieman beef family on KGO… the hour is on factory farms. NINETY FIVE percent of the pork in this country is bred (or whatever the word is) on big ag factory farms.

20. catnip - 29 April 2009
21. catnip - 29 April 2009

Swine flu prompts Mexico to shut down economy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon told his people to stay home from Friday for a five-day partial shutdown of the economy, after the World Health Organization said a swine flu pandemic was imminent.

Calderon ordered government offices and private businesses not crucial to the economy to stop work to avoid further infections from the new virus, which has killed up to 176 people in Mexico and is now spreading around the world.

“There is no safer place than your own home to avoid being infected with the flu virus,” Calderon said in his first televised address since the crisis erupted last week.

Wow. That’s drastic.

wu ming - 29 April 2009

probably still won’t fuck their economy as much as NAFTA.

BooHooHooMan - 29 April 2009

So, basically,
our PTB’s pre-emptive flying Pig strike on the Economy was the smart move. Thus, Devastating economic activity FIRSTwas really the healthy thing to do …not to mention the structural mega-savings warding off nosocomial infections..who will be congregating at hospitals without health insurance? or car fare? Gas for the Pontiac?
Or the Pontiac?..The car , the factory, the whole shlomolian…
Nope, no need to worry about much unhealthy congregation like that any more.. ‘a course the church and the cults will do well..

LOL. I was snoring my shnoz off when Ob was on tonight…
not a question about the banks says HuffPo.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

the economy better be in early “chugging along” in a few months or a year… or those long long answers will not fly. They will fall in the masses of pig poop below.

marisacat - 30 April 2009

“not a question about the banks says Huffpo”

Well none other than the Greek Highness tonight said that he seeks approval “from Goldman to Sachs”. Meaning La Ob.

Maybe she was not graced with a particular invite to the Wh she wanted.

22. marisacat - 30 April 2009

hmm Too late:

WHO calls new strain of H1N1 “Mexican flu”

Published: Wednesday 29 April 2009 17:32 UTC
Last updated: Thursday 30 April 2009 06:48 UTC

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the most recent research on swine flu has shown that the virus is not caused by pigs.

The disease is now being referred to as Mexican flu or “2009 H1N1 flu”. The WHO has moved the pandemic alert from four to five, the second highest. The first case of what was called swine flu was reported in Mexico and its first fatality was confirmed there two weeks ago. …snip…

BooHooHooMan - 30 April 2009

Jeezis Christ. Why stop there? Unfuckinbelievable…

23. BooHooHooMan - 30 April 2009

Britain- “Cheerio!”
{Draws down to 400 “trainers”. Everybody else? TATA.}

Britain Ends Combat Iraq Operations

LONDON (AP) — British troops have ended six years of combat operations in Iraq, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Thursday, praising his military’s accomplishments and sacrifices in a mission that was not popular at home.

Brown spoke after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at Brown’s Downing Street office in London.

”Today marks the closing chapter of the combat mission in Iraq,” Brown said. ”The flag of 20 Armoured Brigade will be lowered as British combat patrols in Basra come to an end and our armed forces prepare to draw down.”

Since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, 179 British service personnel have been killed in Iraq. In the southern city of Basra, the British military held a ceremony to honor those who died during the war.

”They will always be remembered for the service they have given. Our country owes them a huge debt of gratitude,” Brown said.

Al-Maliki and other Iraqi ministers, including oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani, were in London to attend an investment conference with about 250 companies, including Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Rolls Royce.

The bulk of Britain’s 3,700 troops will leave Iraq by the end of May. About 400 British military personnel are expected to remain to train Iraqi naval forces.

Obama. owns. it.

24. NYCO - 30 April 2009

A quote from Dmitry Orlov on my mind:

It is sometimes hard to discern political collapse, because politicians tend to be quite good at maintaining the pretense of power and authority even as it dwindles. But there are some telltale signs of political collapse. One is when politicians start moonlighting because their day job is no longer sufficiently gainful. Another is when regional politicians start to openly defy orders from the political center.

Thinking of how Obama isn’t just a preznit, he’s also an Author… and how snitty Bloomberg got over the Air Force One flyover, proclaiming he would refuse to cooperate with future requests for secrecy. (yes, I know Bloomie is grandstanding here, but he’s the most visible example – there has been a lot of digging in of heels on the state and local levels too.)

marisacat - 30 April 2009

well I have found the months long hug-kiss-hug between Ob and Arnold and Ob and Bloomie to be gag worthy. AND a pantomime.

I would assume they are, all three, quite wary of one another.

One thing my mother grabbed onto from the Camelot era, a reporter asked Jackie at some point, while they were still in office, before the assassination, would WOULD Jack have done, had he not won. She quite airily said, “Oh he would have just written another book”.

I think from time to time we get an actual politician (LBJ would be one) but mostly we get dilletantes and one level or anther of fixer.

And that is just what we have now. Dilletante Fixer.

It gets old. And yes the whole damned system is debauched and out of steam. Except it will roll on, to support the foreign wars.

NYCO - 30 April 2009

Well, sadly Bloomie and Obama are peas in a pod: they have no plan.

Bloomberg simply hasn’t got any credible plans for a New York where Wall Street never recovers to what it was. There’s no vision for a future New York City which is not the world’s financial capital – New York as, say, Amsterdam or London. The best he could come up with? “Re-training” finance workers for those mythical green-collar jobs.

No wonder he’s feeling so pissy.

marisacat - 30 April 2009

well if the report that CBS 2 obtained is accurate he was informed of the plane caper. Tho any admission such as that would nto suit his MO.

What a mess it all is.

Oh yes retraining financial services for the muddled mess that is solar installation. Yes, right. that won’t be working… :roll:

Financial services, “legal services”…. and all the other [essentially] parasitic service jobs… well a new harsh day dawning.

25. Intermittent Bystander - 30 April 2009

FYI to BHHM: Texas businessman Saul Meyer snared in pension scandal

BY Kenneth Lovett
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 4:00 AM

State and federal investigators are readying charges against a Dallas financier in the mushrooming state pension pay-to-play scandal, the Daily News has learned.

Saul Meyer, a partner at Aldus Equity, is the latest figure caught up in the probe headed by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Meyer agreed to pay a hefty fee to Hank Morris, the top political consultant to then-Controller Alan Hevesi, so Aldus could manage a $175 million pension fund investment.

Morris got the 35% middleman fee, totaling nearly $320,000, even though Aldus was already doing business with Hevesi’s office as a private-equity consultant to the pension fund.

26. Intermittent Bystander - 30 April 2009

Daily News item for BHHM (on pension fund probe) got kicked back to the mod pod, I think.
;)

27. marisacat - 30 April 2009

Sorry!

IB and NYCO out of Moderation…

28. marisacat - 30 April 2009

HA! Seems to me it was just a few days some dogshit pundit was rambling abut how Ob has gathered the Big Brains around him. We are dying of over exposed and tired jerk pols.

Avoid ‘confined spaces’ such as planes, Biden says

CNN International – ‎37 minutes ago‎

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday morning he has advised his family to avoid “confined places” such as aircraft, subways and classrooms because of the swine flu risk. Vice President Biden on Thursday said people should avoid …

Biden: Revising and Extending His Remarks

USA Today – ‎1 hour ago‎

White House spokespeople are often called upon to “clarify” comments by their bosses – as happened (again) today when Vice President Joe Biden said people should stay off airplanes and subways because of swine flu. Appearing on The Today Show, …

Here is the Google News page of his splutter.

And media loves to playplayplay the highly dramatic remarks of Chow of the WHO stating that “the whole of humanity” is under threat from a pandemic.

They are all over the top. And in love with themselves.

29. marisacat - 30 April 2009

Are we preparing to fall to earth?

A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed claims that more than 150 people have died from swine flu, saying it has officially recorded only seven deaths around the world.

Vivienne Allan, from WHO’s patient safety program, said the body had confirmed that worldwide there had been just seven deaths – all in Mexico – and 79 confirmed cases of the disease. …snip…

NYCO - 30 April 2009

From Twitter-

US: White House Presidential staff member identified as probable influenza A (H1N1) case; recently traveled to Mexico city. #swineflu

Gahhhh! Swine flu in the hallowed halls of Democracy! Invading our precious bodily fluids!! [faint]

catnip - 30 April 2009

Is Biden in his bunker yet? ;)

catnip - 30 April 2009

I was reading something similar yesterday at Global Research’s site.

Lucid - 30 April 2009

I see I’m not alone in my assessment.

30. catnip - 30 April 2009
31. catnip - 30 April 2009
marisacat - 30 April 2009

I am convinced ti is the oil, gets in thru the skin on the soles of the feet. We have enough here in CA that I can say this…
:roll:

32. marisacat - 30 April 2009

gnu

LINK

……………… :roll: ………………


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