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I don’t think…. 8 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.
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Washington, US:   Secretary of state Hillary Clinton confers with Cherie Blair at a US state department event about increasing women’s access to mobile technology     [Jason Reed/Reuters]

I don’t think they’re talking about any “access to mobile technology”.  They might be talking (Oh! I am sure I mean confering)  about women, however.

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Looks like … 7 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Afghanistan War, AFRICOM, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, WAR!.
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The endangered coral Ctenella chagius is endemic to the British Indian Ocean Territory which comprises the 55 islands of the Chagos archipelago, home to the world’s largest coral atoll      [Dr Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures Conservation/ARKive]

Looks like little love for Obama….

A US terror alert issued this week about al-Qaida plots to attack targets in western Europe was politically motivated and not based on credible new information, senior Pakistani diplomats and European intelligence officials have told the Guardian.

The non-specific US warning, which despite its vagueness led Britain, France and other countries to raise their overseas terror alert levels, was an attempt to justify a recent escalation in US drone and helicopter attacks inside Pakistan that have “set the country on fire”, said Wajid Shamsul Hasan, the high commissioner to Britain.

Hasan, a veteran diplomat who is close to Pakistan’s president, suggested the Obama administration was playing politics with the terror threat before next month’s mid-term congressional elections, in which the Republicans are expected to make big gains.

He also claimed President Obama was reacting to pressure to demonstrate that his Afghan war strategy and this year’s troop surge, which are unpopular with the American public, were necessary.

Not that it means much, love us love not…. There was a stray comment uttered in the past few days, Tom Dispatch caught it for his most recent essay (with Bacevich) that, should the US determine an attack on us had originated in Pakistan…… why, we would be FORCED to act unilaterally.

Achtung.  When do we crest into Czechoslovakia?  Poland?  We have an Africa campaign after all… Plans South of the border too.  Elsewhere…

And this, from the same Guardian piece:

Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s interior minister, publicly expressed his scepticism about the US terror warning, saying he saw no sign of an imminent attack on Germany.

He described the danger to Germany as “hypothetical“.

And this, a very reasonable concern:

He said fears were growing in Pakistan that the US was planning a bombing campaign using fixed-wing aircraft as well as drones in North Waziristan.

Hasan said Washington politicians failed to understand how much the US needed Pakistan in the “war on terror”. Nor did they realise that public anger over repeated US infringements of Pakistani sovereignty could boil over into attacks on American personnel and interests that the government might not be able to control.

“The government does not want to go down this road,” he said. “But people feel abused. If they [the Americans] kill someone again, they will react. There is a figure that there are 3,000 American personnel in Pakistan. They would be very easy targets.”

Tit for tat.  Love posies between armed lovers.  Unending war.

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And now for the really big problems… I caught a segment on the evening news about this, with New York’s own short, ill-tempered Napoleon holdng forth.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New York City’s 1.7 million recipients of food stamps from using them to buy soda or other sugared drinks.

Can’t someone drop a 10 storey crane on his big fat toes  :oops:  – - or something? 

Knock him out.  Shut him up.

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And… 4 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A policeman smashes bottles at a demonstration held to show the police's preparation for security measures in the upcoming G20 summit during a photo call at a police training centre in Seoul

A policeman smashes bottles at a demonstration held to show the police’s preparation for security measures in the upcoming G20 summit during a photo call at a police training centre in Seoul    [REUTERS]

This makes sense?  How?

What was the next step?  Police Man Mannequin signals to official on sidelines to call for janitorial?

Yet another G-20 “summit”.  And they are evidently doing so well, right?

 I’m calling for a G-0, no summitry.  Everybody stay the hell home and boff what is in your bed already.

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I am just enormously relieved I have never eaten, from any product line or franchise outlet, a chicken nuggetStunningly awful isn’t it?

Cannot find the right word – sound to indicate intestinal disgust…

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transparency 3 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
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Most transparent wings:   Glasswing butterflies     Glasswing butterflies are found all over the world but in the gloom of the rainforest, their transparent wings make them appear invisible when they settle on a leaf or flower [ImageBroker/FLPA /Extreme Insects/HarperCollins]

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Crying game.. 2 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.
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Rahm Emanuel wipes away tears as President Obama applauds in the White House. [Reuters]

What is left to say.  It does remind me of the day Bill C introduced us all to his CofS.  Bill wept too.  “Mac”, McLarty of Arkla, an energy company.

Yes that went really well.  He finally left….

I read a comment about Rouse, who is a long time top Hill aide and CofS to the many (19 years with Daschle, says a lot, none of it good, 5 years with wObbly)… the comment was it is hoped that Rouse can do for wObbly what Erskine Bowles did for Bill.

Bowles now being on the Cat Food Commission. 

Of course it is also being said that Rahm likely would have to leave, with much much less fan fare, following any deep loss on Nov 2.

Everything is just looking so good and HOPEful.  The faster they can ride HOPE to death, all the better.

Stumble on.

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The last thread was still small but it was beginning to drop comments randomly… so time to push on… ;)

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