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A European hare (Lepus europaeus) hops into a field near Reitwein, eastern Germany [Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images]

Hare – rabbit – bunnie.

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1. marisacat - 22 April 2011

“Cluster humanitarianism”… and Hillary as massive
flipppppppp-flopppppppppper.

2. BooHooHooMan - 22 April 2011

Atherosclerosis linkd to Stalinism.

You know, that shit.
“Coulda been his Brain”. :shock:

I know. That’s why I use ~LoStal.
~LoStal
does have side effects that can last for decades, tho.
Please consult your doctor if feelings of rounding up peasant populations persist. In the event of urges to kill your Doctor, PLEASE- DON’T! There are other Doctors you know.

LOL etc

marisacat - 22 April 2011

Atherosclerosis linkd to Stalinism.

For the next diagnostic quideline they scramble up:

Atherosclerosis-ism

3. marisacat - 23 April 2011

Ob, Judge and jury trial panel as well. :lol:

President Barack Obama’s assertion at a California fundraiser Thursday that Bradley Manning “broke the law” may have run afoul of presidential protocol, according to legal analysts who have been tracking the case of the Army private charged in the WikiLeaks case.

“I have to abide by certain classified information,” Obama is shown saying in a video that quickly began to circulate among media outlets Friday. “If I was to release stuff, information that I’m not authorized to release, I’m breaking the law…We’re a nation of laws. We don’t individually make our own decisions about how the laws operate… He broke the law.”

Obama’s remarks were made after a group of protesters interrupted him with a song pleading for Manning’s release. Obama had completed his speech and was circulating through the room when Logan Price, a 27-year-old activist, said he went up the president and asked why he hadn’t addressed the concerns of the protesters.

“I thought that Bradley Manning was the most important whistleblower of my generation,” Price said in an interview. “I was just disappointed that he didn’t talk about it during his speech.” …

Read more: Politico People Mag

catnip - 23 April 2011

He’s judge and jury now?

marisacat - 23 April 2011

well you know kinda like const law lecturer to judge.
:lol: state senate, a drop-in in DC then High Holy Pretzel.

4. catnip - 23 April 2011

Shameful U.S. inaction on Syria’s massacres

They have to protect countries that take their victims of extraordinarily rendition – like Maher Arar.

marisacat - 23 April 2011

Invade. Not Invade. He loves me, he loves me not….

what’s a leader to do. Pick a fav and sorta invade. ?????

Seems to be the format. Long, drawn out killing. And display of new weaponry.

catnip - 23 April 2011

It’d be a lot easier and cheaper just to have a parade with all of that weaponry. Obama could lead it – riding on a tank.

marisacat - 23 April 2011

dressed in sheets of plastic camouflage.

5. marisacat - 23 April 2011

:lol::lol:


THE SHOWS
:

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); roundtable with author and New York Times columnist David Brooks (“The Social Animal”), Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos and former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn

–ABC’s “This Week“: Samaritan’s Purse President and CEO Rev. Franklin Graham and author and Redeemer Presbyterian Church Founder Pastor Tim Keller (“The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism”); roundtable with co-authors ABC’s Cokie Roberts and husband Steve Roberts (“Our Haggadah”), National Action Network’s Rev. Al Sharpton, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Dr. Richard Land and Interfaith Youth Core’s Eboo Patel

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Roundtable with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL)

–”Fox News Sunday“: Mayor Michael Bloomberg; former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA); roundtable with Fox News’ Brut Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. George Joulwan (Ret.); education roundtable with Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), former Education Secretary and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN); CNN education contributor Steve Perry and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

–CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS Live” (SUN 10am ET / 1pm ET): Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill; author and New York Times columnist David Brooks (“The Social Animal”)

–C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6:30pm ET): FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, questioned by Communications Daily’s Howard Buskirk … “Newsmakers” (SUN 10am ET / 6pm ET): White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, questioned by AP’s Alicia Caldwell and McClatchy’s Halimah Abdullah … “Q&A” (SUN 8pm ET / 11pm ET): Performer and Monologist Mike Daisey

–Univision’s “Al Punto“: Catholic Diocese of Arlington Director of “Apostolado Hispano” Father Jose Eugenio Hoyos and Mexican Center for Religious Studies Vice President Bernardo Barranco; author and security expert Jose Reveles (“NarcoMexico”); the Los Angeles Times’ Ruben Vives; author and DDB Latina President Juan Carlos Ortiz (“Cortos”); roundtable with NPR South Florida’s Marina Giovannelli and independent journalist Julian Cardona

–NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show“: BBC’s Katty Kay, BBC’s Matt Frei, the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, and Financial Times’ Gillian Tett

–PBS’s “To the Contrary“: Roundtable with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, the Progressive Magazine’s Ruth Conniff and conservative commentator Dana White

****

A cesspool of ghouls. Nothing else really. Someone should slam the lid tight, let them all rot and eat each other.

6. marisacat - 23 April 2011

:evil:

Because……….why? The Japanese government has been doing so well these past 6 weeks?

Tokyo Takes Over PR From Plant Operator

Wall Street Journal – Mitsuru Obe, Toko Sekiguchi – ‎14 hours ago‎

TOKYO—Japan’s government said it will largely take over speaking for embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co., after six weeks of nuclear crisis at the company’s Fukushima Daiichi power complex have often generated …

talk about bumblers bumbling.

7. catnip - 23 April 2011
marisacat - 23 April 2011

Are they STILL at that?

Good lord. Don’t they have a moral obligation to endlessly work on endlessly taking back their country? Or something.

catnip - 23 April 2011

You’re kidding, right? lol

ts - 24 April 2011

Well, at least they’re not calling you a racist anymore. Outist?

8. catnip - 23 April 2011

**waving at taylormattd**

Freak.

catnip - 23 April 2011

BTW, I also outed Superman, Spiderman, Kaiser Soze and The Shadow. I don’t know why those guys didn’t make the list…

diane - 23 April 2011

good to see you back catnip, …(and fuck the numerous assholes at dkos) ;0)

diane - 23 April 2011

oven warmed Boysenberry Pie ‘n Ice Cream for ya! :0) ;0)

catnip - 23 April 2011

Watch out! I might out you too! :P

diane - 23 April 2011

jeesh, okay, Loganberry? ;0) yummmmmmmmm….

(ha! knew those berries would snare you!)

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9. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011
marisacat - 23 April 2011

pauvre petit bebe.

he really did whine as I recall….

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

it’s hard to be one of the Galtian overlords when surrounded by so many leeches.

marisacat - 23 April 2011

I still remember the shock when I realised how mny people take Ayn Rand and her fake stoic drivel seriously.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

I’m still kind of amazed by it.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

He wasn’t able to attend due to his illness, sent this letter instead: Hitchens’ address to American Atheists

Dear fellow-unbelievers,

Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is due to a long argument I am currently having with the specter of death. Nobody ever wins this argument, though there are some solid points to be made while the discussion goes on. I have found, as the enemy becomes more familiar, that all the special pleading for salvation, redemption and supernatural deliverance appears even more hollow and artificial to me than it did before. I hope to help defend and pass on the lessons of this for many years to come, but for now I have found my trust better placed in two things: the skill and principle of advanced medical science, and the comradeship of innumerable friends and family, all of them immune to the false consolations of religion. It is these forces among others which will speed the day when humanity emancipates itself from the mind-forged manacles of servility and superstitition. It is our innate solidarity, and not some despotism of the sky, which is the source of our morality and our sense of decency.

That essential sense of decency is outraged every day. Our theocratic enemy is in plain view. Protean in form, it extends from the overt menace of nuclear-armed mullahs to the insidious campaigns to have stultifying pseudo-science taught in American schools. But in the past few years, there have been heartening signs of a genuine and spontaneous resistance to this sinister nonsense: a resistance which repudiates the right of bullies and tyrants to make the absurd claim that they have god on their side. To have had a small part in this resistance has been the greatest honor of my lifetime: the pattern and original of all dictatorship is the surrender of reason to absolutism and the abandonment of critical, objective inquiry. The cheap name for this lethal delusion is religion, and we must learn new ways of combating it in the public sphere, just as we have learned to free ourselves of it in private.

Our weapons are the ironic mind against the literal: the open mind against the credulous; the courageous pursuit of truth against the fearful and abject forces who would set limits to investigation (and who stupidly claim that we already have all the truth we need). Perhaps above all, we affirm life over the cults of death and human sacrifice and are afraid, not of inevitable death, but rather of a human life that is cramped and distorted by the pathetic need to offer mindless adulation, or the dismal belief that the laws of nature respond to wailings and incantations.

As the heirs of a secular revolution, American atheists have a special responsibility to defend and uphold the Constitution that patrols the boundary between Church and State. This, too, is an honor and a privilege. Believe me when I say that I am present with you, even if not corporeally (and only metaphorically in spirit…) Resolve to build up Mr Jefferson’s wall of separation. And don’t keep the faith.

Sincerely

Christopher Hitchens

ts - 24 April 2011

Happy Zombie Jesus day everyone!

marisacat - 24 April 2011

Well… I am trying for resurrection – of a kind. Praying to all the gods of Mexico, S America, Turkey…. Naples Rome… France…

I am trying to have a cup of coffee again. Fresh ground, weaker than I’d like. But I’d so love have coffee from time to time. Tea is OK but it’s not coffee.

A few sips into the mug. We’ll see…

11. marisacat - 23 April 2011

Riiiight. What could it be!?

“As scientists, we shouldn’t be unwilling to say we’re not quite sure,” he said. …

Dolphins and turtles dying… washing up. Rookeries in destroyed marshes but the non-migratory brown pelican still goes back to lay eggs… and try.

Red Snapper with black streaks and hardened ovaries.

Yes what could it be.

diane - 23 April 2011

Yeah hmmm, I would think he should be stating that as scientists we should feel unthreatened in stating that much of the catastrophe certainly appears to be a result of the tragic, needless BP Oil Spill of 2010.

marisacat - 23 April 2011

Well he packed in three negatives. “shouldn’t” “unwilling” and “not”.

I think he needs a valium.

diane - 23 April 2011

ohh, wut the fuck? …. why not something from the ‘zine’ family (in a somewhat ornery mood about lackies currently)? ….. give him a good dose of Tardive Dyskenezia (spelling is fucked there) ? ….To match his, likely well paid, kiss assyness?

diane - 23 April 2011

(shit meant to end the italics at the end of “Dyskenezia,” …also, I gotta go run errands, sigh, so much for “lazy day,” …., but plan to check back, honey ;0) )

diane - 23 April 2011

ahhh, wut the fuck …why not? …lemmee boldface that, after all …it’s a “lazy” Saturn day!

he should be stating: as “scientists,” we should feel unthreatened ….in stating that much of the catastrophe, … certainly,… appears to be a result of the tragic, needless … BP Oil Spill of 2010.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

I think as scientists they shouldn’t be barred from sharing data because of bullshit intellectual property contracts with non-disclosure clauses.

diane - 23 April 2011

Yup. Scientists, or anyone else, for that matter; most particularily, when it comes to life and simple well being, held in danger.

marisacat - 23 April 2011

Speaking of “science” I spied this at Google Snooz:

Chernobyl Disaster Leads to Advances in Science, Medicine

- Voice of America

So.. a good thing? yes?

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

stupid … STUDYING the Chernobyl disaster would be a true statement

so sick of this tendency to claim things are so bad b/c something good came out of them.

12. marisacat - 23 April 2011

Oh FFS. I see the Xtian Science Monitor has a piece on

“Obama faces trouble with 4 $ gasoline”.

HELLOOOOOOO! It’s nto 4 dollars anymore!! That was 3 weeks ago in some parts of the country!!

Our Supreme here is over 5 (5.09 I see) and Regular and Plus are both one side or the other of 4.50: 4.39 and 4.69

Diesel is well over 5…

diane - 23 April 2011

yup, I paid $4.29 last week for low grade. And yeah, might be sumthin else again if, for one, our dear public servants would have truly put some sweat into the concepts of: pedestrians; public transit; alternative energy; and people not being so frequently displaced frome their “homes” (which is meant to include Apartments, etc., for all the fucking “public servants” who’ve deliberately ‘forgotten’ that). I believe Cali’s metro areas, have some of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the nation, if I’m not mistaken.

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 April 2011

Students, faculty take over Detroit school in protest

About eight students, several faculty members and supporters have taken over Catherine Ferguson Academy in a attempt to save the Detroit public school from closure.

Students began their occupation at the end of classes Friday, as the school was let out for a week-long April break.

Speaking by phone from inside the school library, science teacher Nicole Conaway said students and their supporters had agreed to stay in the building as long as possible, with the aim being to remain there for the coming week. Conaway said the occupation was the students’ idea. “We’ve done petitioning, we’ve done letter writing. This is the sit-in portion.”

CFA is the city’s only public school specifically designed for pregnant teens and teen mothers. It was slated for closure last year as part of DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb’s plan to downsize the school system, but protests from students and community members kept it open.

diane - 23 April 2011

We should have a Nationwide, We The People/Public/Civilization, Reclamation Day of all the corrupted institutions which were supposed to serve The People.

14. BooHooHooMan - 23 April 2011

Oh this made me laugh from Angry Arab –

Can you be a socialist and a socialite at the same time?
“The Huffington Post has already had to print a correction saying that its version of an anecdote featuring Mr. Lowe, Andy Warhol, Diana Ross and Cornelia Guest “incorrectly referred to Cornelia Guest as a socialist instead of a socialite.””
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 8:19 AM

Can you be a socialist and a socialite at the same time?
Well,..After the Revolution ,
Cornelia can be a guest.
At the goddam – work – camp she can. Then Ariana can report it in the Collective Heave-ho-Huff-Po bringin the wheat harvest in. LOL

marisacat - 23 April 2011

Perhaps Arianna has had her hairline plucked for too long. (Not to b too rude.)

15. brinn - 24 April 2011

Just checking in….

Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE grading papers?!

Well, just in case! 8)

Back to the salt mines….

marisacat - 24 April 2011

Hi dear…

How is the son doing?

brinn - 24 April 2011

He’s doing well — he’ll be going back to school tomorrow and taking his first bath/shower this evening!

Thanks for asking! *hugs*

Hey, how’d the coffee experiment go?

marisacat - 24 April 2011

oh that is good! Because you just never know… when I was in for my extended no sun no sea no surf cruise… [gah] all but one, when there was an occupant sharing my room, was there for operational malfunction, shall we say, when they had come in for walk-in surgery.

NOT a great advert imo.

So far so good on the cofeee. For which I am thankful. I managed two brewings of the fresh ground, dark Italian roast, tho a little weaker than i prefer and I did put in cream and sugar as coating. But the acid and oil did not hit my system as my last B ig Try about 8 months ago. When I likely was already on the physical downswing that led to the hospital in Nov and Dec. That may have contributed…

So far so good

16. marisacat - 24 April 2011

Well here is a call out to those drifting on the space bar on the keyboard sea of life….

HOW IS THAT GOD DAMNED FUCKING VOTE YOU ALL HAD TO MAKE (and HAD to berate those of us way ahead of you!) WORKIN’ OUT?

He was so great, so good, such a fucking Community Organiser (you all must never have known any, any for real!)… He would do so much good, the rest of us were RACISTS and worse.

he was Jesus, he was Martin, he was FDR, he was JFK, RFK, Ike… he was everybody! His mother was this, his father was that… He was manna from somewhere!! (And he was – and is – nobody, that was my take.)

Gonna do it again in a couple of years?

I hope you all choke on it. And feel rising vomit every time you look in a mirror.

marisacat - 24 April 2011

Here is another thing, what you lot deserve is to have street cons run on you every day.

Propositioned for and accepting a three card monte challenge. Every step of the way in life.

Because you WILL fall for it.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

always eager for a con.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

Franklin Graham Claims Government Stepped Into Churches’ Role Caring For Poor And Needy

AMANPOUR: We in this country and around the world are living in very dire times right now. Dire financial times, economic crisis, the gap between rich and poor is growing, not only here, but all over the world.

What can the church do to fill that gap and to step into that gap?

GRAHAM: Christiane, a hundred years ago, the safety net, the social safety net in the country was provided by the church.

If you didn’t have a job, you’d go to your local church and ask the pastor if he know somebody that could hire him. If you were hungry, you went to the local church and told them, “I can’t feed my family.” And the church would help you. And that’s not being done.

But the government took that. And took it away from the church. And they had more money to give and more programs to give, and pretty soon, the churches just backed off.

And as a result, now you have generation after generation of pastors in churches that have not done that. And you would have to teach them again how to do it.

what can you say to zealous idiots when they say shit like this? Who said the churches had to “back off”? OH, b/c they like to pick and choose who DESERVES their help, maybe?

Fuck him and his imaginary friend.

marisacat - 24 April 2011

But the government took that. And took it away from the church

He and his Samaritaine’s Purse were into Iraq right on the heels of the US invading army, March 20, 2003.

We and our fucking crusades.

I don’t know how it works elsewhere but here, in the Bay Area and I would think state-wide, monies that USED to support free-standing state and local agencies that provided services related to jobs and social service net have been, acrossthe decades disbanded and a smaller amount of money that USED to be gathered together to support outreach is now bundles for the god damned fucking churches.

A few, a very very few do try to help. The others have websites.

And black churches, for the suffering in inner cities are especially guilty. Right along with whites. And don’t let me get started on second, third world and Asian evangelicals.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

I think that’s very true in many communities.

18. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

Foster children would be allowed to get clothing only from second hand stores

Under a new budget proposal from State Sen. Bruce Casswell, children in the state’s foster care system would be allowed to purchase clothing only in used clothing stores.

Casswell, a Republican representing Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee and St. Joseph counties, made the proposal this week, reports Michigan Public Radio.

His explanation?

“I never had anything new,” Caswell says. “I got all the hand-me-downs. And my dad, he did a lot of shopping at the Salvation Army, and his comment was — and quite frankly it’s true — once you’re out of the store and you walk down the street, nobody knows where you bought your clothes.”

Under his plan, foster children would receive gift cards that could only be used at places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill and other second hand clothing stores.

marisacat - 24 April 2011

Honestly, what can you say anymore.

Foster children, chidren with the least, the least hope and shuttled from house to house.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

just drape them in sackcloth and be done with it. The needless cruelty of so many people in this country is so wearing …

19. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2011

why Obama must lose in 2012

America is in terminal decline. There may be a lot of ruin in a nation, as Keynes said, but that amount is not infinite. The next chance you get to turn this around you will be starting from a much worse position. A lot more pain will be unavoidable.

Obama is not turning things around, what he is doing is negotiating with Republicans how fast the decline will be, and how much and how fast it is necessary to fuck ordinary Americans in order to keep the rich rich. If Obama wins another term, he will continue to negotiate the decline, then, odds are very high, a Republican will get in, and slam his foot on the accelerator of collapse.

This is why Obama must lose in 2012. I would prefer that he lose to a Democrat in a primary, then that Democrat wins, but he must lose regardless. If he loses to a Republican, then 2016 you get a chance to put someone in charge who might do the right things (or even just some of them.)

No, those odds aren’t good. They suck. Every part of them sucks. And even if you get a Dem in 2016, you’ll probably choose the right most candidate, just like you did last time, and he’ll go back to negotiating with Republicans over what parts of the corpse of America’s middle class they should dine on next. “No, no, eat one kidney first, they only need one to survive, so that’s not too cruel.”

But it is still your best chance. Otherwise you’re looking at full, Russian-style collapse. What comes out the other end, I don’t know, but you really won’t enjoy getting there.

And yes, if a Republican gets in in 2012, that’ll be awful. Just awful. But it’s not like a Republican is never going to be president ever again. That’s not on the agenda, that’s not possible. It will happen, and he will substantially cater to the Teabaggers. He will trash your country. That’s baked into the cake now, all you can choose is how soon it happens, and work to replace him with someone who might do the right thing.

Remember, the question is not “if” this will happen, it is when. The sooner you get it over with, the sooner you have another chance to get it right, and the less decline the US will have suffered. If President Teabag gets in after 4 years of Obama, the US will be in better shape at the start of his wrecking than it will be if he gets in after 8 years of Obama. Obama is a disaster, who is making things worse, not better. He’s just making it worse more slowly than a Republican.

marisacat - 24 April 2011

I don’t see why any other Democrat would be any better. That was the hilarious joke of the Hillary vs Obama, Obama vs Hillary factions. And who else is there? Kucinich, for one, who plays this game, has YEARS of party accommodation, playing diversion, faking out the youth … that is all he has done.

What Governor is there? What mayor? Is Cory Booker any better than Chris Christie? I sincerely doubt it. Here, have Fenty with a side of Holder and Obama. Or that nothing Gov of Michigan, for get her name with a side of Gregoire and Gillibrand. Oh they say Giffords now says single words. For a couple of weeks there, it almsot seemed the Dem party was Giffords & Co.

Bloomberg looked an idiot this morning on FOX Sunday. Geesh.

Which one of our shitty dukes and duchessses (senators)???

Or as I used to say, the Dems dragged both of them, Hill and Oblama, to the curb side beneath a street light and said, you can pick either. Look what we did for you, a Black and Woman. We heard your pleas. Vote and Shut Up.

20. marisacat - 24 April 2011

New

LINK

…….. 8)


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