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A White Bengal tiger rests on a block of ice at Chengdu Zoo on July 20, 2011 in Chengdu, China.
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A white Bengal tiger rests on a block of ice at Chengdu Zoo in Chengdu, China   Picture: BARCROFT

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1. diane - 24 July 2011

Fascinating piccy hon, I’ve never seen a photo of a white tiger with that much orange remaining. I’ve got a great head shot of the huge, white, bengal tiger that was at the San Francisco Zoo for years, not a trace of orange. The man who took care of the “big” cats at the SF Zoo, was clearly loved by some of the “kitties,” great guy from what I noticed, no matter how fucked up the concept of zoos is.

2. BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011

Oh look~ it’s 3 dicks in sportscoats.

It’s Biz casual I see for the thronesmen on the debt shitter there.
Like everyone can relate. Don’t strain yourselveves too hard guys ( the pic from B-berg has Harry the Saggy Man Titz Reid and Cryin John Boehner alongside Barack “The Political Vasectomy President” Obama.

Biz-ca$ …..and why not?
Just another set of flacks in jacks dressed for the occasion
This via the Imperial Record- (the one in New York)

…….The dueling {Please DO} plans emerged after Mr. Boehner walked away from negotiations with the White House on Friday, leading to a frustrating weekend of talks in heat-scorched Washington. {Sportcoats, anyone?The leaders of both parties variously negotiated together over the phone, talked separately, conferred with their caucuses and tried to plot an end to the debt crisis that would assure the capital markets around the world that America {™} would meet its debt obligations.

The kicker-

As the Aug. 2 deadline for lifting the debt ceiling nears, warnings are growing that the nation’s economy may be damaged by the protracted stalemate. A downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, which could raise the cost of borrowing, seemed more likely, deal or no deal.

So, Biz casual it is.

Mr. Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat {™} :lol:
, was trying {™} on Sunday to cobble together a plan to raise the government’s debt limit by $2.4 trillion through the 2012 elections, {™}through the 2012 elections,

BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011
marisacat - 24 July 2011

I don’t know why we should be worried. Obama is on Mars, playing celestial chess. Till he returns to earth in a great firey glow and takes care of everything.

“The president believes that we must get this uncertainty out of the system,” Mr. Daley said.

BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011

LOL – shorter Daley:
“Hope for a Believer to Believe In”.

Same chickenshit, more appeals to the emotionally incontinent, getting it out of { your } system
Like it’s not built in. Or that Obby is just gettin started, by doggy.
Same chickenshit. I also saw they had Obama use a desperate little line that he “was left at the alter”. . FFS. They’ll be lucky if Barry Precious isn’t left ON the alter before white women are done with him.

marisacat - 24 July 2011

oh I found the “left at the altar” scheisse embarrassing. AND that he bleated about calling Boehner ”4 times”.

WTF?

Plus he will be getting weaker. Jelly for knees, Jello for intestinal fortitude. And Jam for brains.

About it.

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 July 2011

First couples wed under new N.Y. same-sex marriage law

Couples began saying “I do” at midnight from Niagara Falls to Long Island, though New York City became the sometimes raucous centre of action by daybreak Sunday as couples waited on a sweltering day for the chance to exchange vows at the city clerk’s office.

But a party atmosphere reigned in the lobby of the Manhattan clerk’s office, with cheers and applause breaking out whenever a couple was handed their white-and-blue wedding certificate. Balloons floated overhead. One couple wore matching kilts; another wore sparkly crowns. Children scurried up and down the lobby; workers with bullhorns called out the numbers of each couple.

Poignant signs of pent-up emotion were common from couples who had in some cases waited for years to wed. Couples cried and voices quavered. Newlywed Douglas Robinson exclaimed, “You bet your life I do!” when asked if he would take Michael Elsasser as his spouse.

The first couple to marry in Manhattan were Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85, who have been together for 23 years. Kopelov arrived in a wheelchair and stood with the assistance of a walker. During the service, Siegel wrapped her hand in Kopelov’s hand and they both grasped the walker.

Witnesses cheered and wiped away tears after the two women vowed to honour and cherish each other as spouses and then kissed.

“I am breathless. I almost couldn’t breathe,” Siegel said after the ceremony. “It’s mind-boggling. The fact that’s it’s happening to us — that we are finally legal and can do this like everyone else.”

Outside afterward, Siegel raised her arms exultantly as Kopelov, in the wheelchair, held out a marriage certificate.

… snipping past all the fundie/wackjob/hateful bullshit …

Initially, New York City officials had projected that about 2,500 couples might show up at the city clerk’s offices hoping to get married on Sunday, but by the time a 48-hour lottery had drawn to a close on Thursday, 823 couples had signed up — 59 more than the city had planned to accommodate. The city said it would perform ceremonies for all 823.

The festive atmosphere included couples who posed for pictures in front of a photo backdrop of City Hall and bought T-shirts saying “I got married in New York City” from the clerk’s office gift shop. In Brooklyn, an elegant reception was held in Borough Hall with champagne and a lineup of cakes — one with a two-men cake topper, another with two women and a third with a heterosexual couple.

There were some glitches, though. In Brooklyn, Eufemio Torres and John Torres were told incorrectly by a city employee that they could not wed Sunday because Eufemio had only a Mexican passport.

“Our hearts sank. But I’m a fighter, and we were not going home,” said John Torres, a legal secretary.

Soon after speaking with the Brooklyn borough president’s chief of staff, the pair stood before a judge in the hall’s elaborately wood-carved main chamber. Eufemio Torres cradled a bouquet of white lilies and orchids, and the men took their wedding vows.

The day began with some couples exchanging vows right after midnight. In Niagara Falls, gay rights activists Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were legally married the very first moment they could be during a midnight ceremony at a traditional wedding locale.

With the rainbow-lit falls as a backdrop, Lambert, 54, and Rudd, 53, were among the first gay couples to tie the knot with the blessing of the state. Lambert and Rudd, who have 12 grandchildren between them, have been together for more than a decade and had long been fighting for the right to marry.

The couple, both from Buffalo, smiled broadly as they exchanged traditional marriage vows, promising to love and cherish each other in sickness and in health. A crowd of several hundred people cheered as they were pronounced married and shared their first kiss.

“What an incredible night this was,” said Lambert, who wore an
electric blue satin gown with a sequined train for the ceremony and carried a bouquet of blue hydrangeas. “Everything was absolutely perfect.”

marisacat - 24 July 2011

oh Lambert and Rudd… I had heard two grandmothers got married… must be them!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 July 2011

Here’s a Pic from the slide show at the CTV link.

marisacat - 24 July 2011

oh I did see them, a segment somewhere.

Whatever makes people happy….

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 July 2011

Rainbow Niagara Falls Photo Goes Viral on Twitter [PIC]

Link w/ story about the weddings is in moderation, I think.

5. BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011

Israelis Press Netanyahu on Housing
BY JOSHUA MITNICK

TEL AVIV—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday worked to show progress on providing more affordable housing to Israelis, as rising economic discontent has emerged as a potential threat to a government that remains popular for its foreign policy.

Hmm, “a government that remains popular for its foreign policy.” Which is a nice way of saying killing or otherwise running Palestinians out of their homes and concentrating them into camps. Oh I’m Sorry, they DO have Refuge, the Israeli apologists say, and them Palestinians don’t have to go through the whole gas chamber thing, Okay, a little overwhelming force, the murder and occasional organ harvesting here and there, but hey, nothing says popular foreign policy like ghettoization, blockade, and spreading out the liquidation of your fellow human beings, right? Great people. ‘Plus, nothing says affordable housing like taking their land for free.

One day after as many as 20,000 people demonstrated in Tel Aviv to demand affordable housing, according to police estimates, Mr. Netanyahu promised swift measures aimed at boosting the supply of new apartments and helping young Israelis to purchase homes.

“We are currently witnessing a housing crisis that is finding public expression. The distress is real,” Mr. Netanyahu said at the government’s …

BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011
marisacat - 24 July 2011

it is a complete mess.

I heard a USA Jew today talking about her peace group visiting Israel and trying to go into Hebron, just recently. An armed settler, a woman, first blocked the truck and then lay down under the truck.

The IDF would not move her. They told the peace group (whcih is of course useless, but it makes people feel better)… you will have to leave.

BooHooHooMan - 24 July 2011

A complete mess. I must say, I LOVE the econ distress tho.
Stolen Housing in dwindling supply!
Fuckin shits of them, frankly.
A country left standing on religious whack tourism and gangsterism.
And they don’t even have a Pope! LOL.

One thing I think the JewAm vote isn’t gonna mean shit this year at least not for Barry. I think it’s See Ya Michigan and PA. So it leaves their brokers lookin for love elsewhere, not a problem of course, but I do think it presents some kettle-poppin popcorn futures as Romney emerges puckering up to AIPAC against the backdrop of enlightening both older Jews and Mormans not to mention anyone else who won’t be making it to Judgement Day how it all works with a particularly exceptional U.S. Christo-nationalist POV. Details Details! Etc.

Then there is the work to begin – herding , seperating, whatever need be… on Indies , the Tea Partiers and…He Who Shall Not Be Named….. Ron Paul.

Suck-up Cillizza I see is sounding the alarm, more a shepherds call really –

Chris Cillizza
Blogger { < — Contract Issues?}

Voters’ renewed anger at Washington spurs formation of third-party advocate groups

By Chris Cillizza, Published: July 24

The numbers are startling.

Eighty percent of people in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll described themselves as either “angry” or “dissatisfied” with the way Washington works — the highest that number has been in nearly two decades.

So the Perot dynamic kicks in…as do the front groups and veal pens…

Additionally, 63 percent said they would prefer to vote for someone other than their current member of Congress in the 2012 election, a historic high in Post-ABC data on that question.

The poll was taken before the “grand bargain” on debt reduction being crafted by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) collapsed late last week amid the sort of acrimony and public name-calling sure to further sour voters on the ability of the two political parties to get nearly anything done.

Given all of the above, advocates of a third party — or at the very least another viable option in the 2012 presidential race — seem to be sprouting up all over.

The two most prominent are Americans Elect, a group aimed at winning ballot access for an eventual third-party candidate, and No Labels, an organization filled with high-profile names — including former George W. Bush media consultant Mark McKinnon and former Kentucky state treasurer Jonathan Miller — designed as an online home for the politically disaffected. “If you build it (ballot access), they (candidates and voters) will come,” McKinnon said in an e-mail.

No Labels says it advocates for bipartisan solutions: to problems and not a third-party presidential candidate.
:lol: {SLOP! -bhhm}

There are others. Votocracy allows virtually anyone to run for president. Ruck.us, a site developed by two former Democratic operatives, sorts people by common interests rather than political leanings. The Centrist Alliance, the newest entrant into the field, formed officially on July 4.

Those who closely monitor :roll: these third-party efforts say that not only is there an array of groups with similar goals but there also is money flowing to them from wealthy individuals trying to change the two-party dynamic. :roll:

marisacat - 24 July 2011

All of that signals a new third way, as I see it. They hope to be much the same as it is now, but with fresher PR.

There is a lot of chat out here about how the parties, both of them, are “too extreme” and there is no representtion for the “big middle”. Gah.

It tracks well, I guess if you are not paying much attention. None of the sellers of a new middle whoop-de-do plan anything different then a rightward swing.

As I see it.

6. marisacat - 24 July 2011

I have to say, little being said about Oslo Shooter is really hanging together.

Some want to push him as whack job xtian. Some as a neo Knights Templar (from his web page) some as whack job gun nut (that photo of him looking like Special Forces sure helps!)… some as virulent anti Islam, anti Immigration.

Extreme Right Winger. The theme on the local talk radio is that “he is like a tea bagger”… whcih means that is what the Democratic party is pushing.

SMBIVA did ferret out (I posted it on the last thread) that he is very very pro Israel, JPost quoted from his manifesto….

Could someone please note that he targetted children/youth of a particular political party of NORWAY?

From what I read, muslim immigrant neighborhoods in Oslo are pretty much tight enclaves. (Assimilation is not all that great, which may be mutual, for all I know)

Why didn’t he shoot one of those up?

7. marisacat - 24 July 2011

BTW, BHHM did you see that Sofitel rapee will be doing interviews tomorrow…?

Well she did them today, but they will air on ABC-TV, GMA, evening news with Diane S, both Monday, and the whole interview on Tuesday night Nightline….

There si a pic of her and Robin Roberts… Diallo is tall, almost as tall as RR….

And a vague sort of interview in Newsweek. Which I read and did not work for me

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

I just got done reading the Newsweek piece. Yes, vague, tho there were a few things that I had not heard sorting thru it.

That her hotel management called the cops. That her story in terms of time entering and re-entering the room matches her pass key logs. That his cell phone was missing. (Love to scroll through those logs!)
Seems to me Newsweek went thru a dutiful recital of her background while trying NOT to obviously Dershowitz the TPM’s or avoid suit like the New York Post, (another tid I did not know: that her lawyers did sue Murdochs rag, the NYP over their stories (placed imo by his crew) exclaiming that she was a prostitute.

The big “tell” in the Newsweek piece (c’mon,… a Harman property) was the bit slithered in about Banon’s mother having herself had BRUTAL! but consensual! sex with Strauss Kahn (look here! etc…) linking thru to – what else! a piece of autoturf in – wait for it! – the Daily Beast , ANOTHER Newsweek organ! …offering the not so reticently entitled DSK’s Shocking New Accuser
The mother of the writer accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape says she had “brutal” sex with the former IMF chief. Christopher Dickey on the saga’s sordid new twist.

A circumspect lot, they!
This from the DB piece…

That the winsome Tristane Banon resented her mother’s negligence and despised her father’s absence we can glean from her first novel, I Forgot to Kill Her. From her second work of autobiographical fiction, The Trapeze Artist, we learned that the young freelance writer grew up to be the kind of waifish beauty that older men like to keep under their wings and their sheets.

I smell PANIC. Netither of the cases in the U.S. or France have has been dropped.
Big over-reach of thuggery, IMO. Cue bullshit apologetics next pleading “misunderanding”, already slithering around the NW piece and elsewhere –
.

( newsweek )
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Among DSK’s acquaintances from Paris to Washington to New York, dinner-party conversation is rife with tales of close calls and wild encounters. One French magazine calls him “Dr. Strauss and Mr. Kahn.” He also has long enjoyed a reputation as being hugely charming and seductive.

Well, then by all means rape away you charmer. That kinda shit.
Panic. And seems to me Dershowitz and the DSK’rs have already shot their….

So what do they have? Let’s see –
* Prostitute! Whore! Weak. Good Luck selling a Rape Pass for the defense.
And What else? Hmm, Illegal! Immigrant! Foreignert!
Welp, Good Luck with THAT before a jury in New York, ~~Dominique~~ Very weak too the sideshow in the press attempting to impugn her with the record of male malefactors in her life. As for playing the ICE irregularities, the NW piece did say that she had been genitally mutilated as a child in Guinea. Oh yah, just tryin to manipulate herself out of a swell situation back home. :roll:

The full press court as it were, it’s obviously shrill tone, the full court press on Vance to nip this in the prosecutorial bud, all of this screams panic over this going to trial. Which means they’re not stupid. A John Edwards and his handlers on the other hand in their pre-indictment feigned poise were utterly dumbfuck stupid in evaluating his (entire lack of) political juice to think his comeuppance might all go away.

Yep. I smell panic in the DSK camp.
Doesn’t mean he won’t skate.
Maybe he can try the jury tampering if he can’t get over and it goes to trial and the nullification doesn’t work.
To me , the way it looks now, (obviously unless Vance blinks) it looks like they’re going to trial. And he’d be plead out to assault.
I would think all associated poohbahs in the US , Vance included want it to go away: Try not to rape the maids, ya know? I think they will congeal around letting time move this off the press, hell, his pressmen will move it off the press here eventually if it means getting him a comfy plea . IMO. Plenty more were they came from.

Anyways….

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

Might be nice if whoever phreaked his cell phone leaks the tape with the calls right after the incident.

Oh yah. Seems Dominique was a little chatty right after, well BEFORE he was on the plane (using another phone! Try that!) and telling the Sofitel desk (LOL ..WITH the cops on the other end) that he had lost his phone!

The ole Rape-A-Maid/ Call A Fixer/Lose- Your- Phone trick.
So 90’s.

That’s how they arrested him, anyway.
The NYPD iwere right there (crime scene, ya know. LOL) instructing the Soffitel desk to say they indeed they had found his phone and they’d be bringing out to him. Bummer. LOL,

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

The Newsweek piece indicate the NYPD did not find his phone, BTW…

BUT Dominique Strauss- Leavin On- A- Jet- Plane couldn’t exactly back out of his request that they urgently drop it off at the airport.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

but see I find all of that uninteresting. If he thought he left the phone at the hotel, he would call, he would ask that they get it to him. He was a regular client of the hotel and of that flight JFK CDG Paris as well.

I just don’t find that odd or even a very necessary “cover” story. wihtout calling for the phone he could just get on the plane and be gone. For whatever reason the hotel seems not to know he was headed to the airport.

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

Sorry just getting back.
but see I find all of that uninteresting.
My specialty. :lol:

just don’t find that odd or even a very necessary “cover” story. without calling for the phone he could just get on the plane and be gone.

Well, all I would say, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury,, the Defendant is a rapist control freak, ’twas not enough to wait and say later he lost his phone ,he wanted to destroy evidence. You must convict!

Seriously tho,, I do get the credibility crux, or should I say vacuum in the whole thing.. You raise many salient points below, I will try to survive this parlay. :wink:

diane - 25 July 2011

;0)

marisacat - 25 July 2011

I just think it has big problems… if they get her thru two or three discrepancies, there are still more. Then more….Aside from the letter to the defense attys…

also in the early days and weeks, the da and prosecutor’s ofc sold her too hard as a pious serious muslim widow [ it rang hollow to me]… her early backers .. the owner and the manager of the west african cafe she apparently hangs at. Cafe 2114 I think it is called.. it was thru the manager she was put onto the plaintiff atty on day 2.

hmm

lotta trouble pushing this….And they, the cafe which is the type to have photos of cops and pols around – have backed away.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

Yes but I knew about the calls, the phone, etc., that came out rather quickly. Had he raped her, even as an arrogant asshole, he sure told them wehre to come get him. And he did not have to.

I don’t think the timeline works. I think something other than what both of them tells, separately, is what happaned. But I also don’t know what it is…

there is also a complication on the end of the Banon mother. It has come out she confided what happened to her daughter to Hollande, anotehr PS official (he might be a minister right now, I forget) and he told her to not pursue it. Now she insists she told her daughter to drop it as she worried that she would be labled, “the girl who got raped” or something similar. Makes sense… but she also (to me) does not sound completely believable when she says that there was no PS collusion to protect DSK.

Also, the statute of limitations in France for non penetrative sexual assault has, I believe, run for Banon. She has never claimed penetration. Actual penetration rape is 10 years. But sexual assault is 7 I think.

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

I don’t think the timeline works. I think something other than what both of them tells, separately, is what happened. But I also don’t know what it is…

See I read the NW piece that (I took) as verifying her times. And I think the initial call taking place to 911 within an hour isn’t unreasonable. Why weren’t they called immediately by the desk? Why would she return to the room? Was that before or after she went to her supervisor? (haven’t yet seen the interviews which aired today) Problems, especially that she returned to the room..

As for the Banon case , mixed up with striving of a different class and privileged sort.
Well Momma Banon won’t come off too well in Versailles, Pennsyvania (Pronounced Ver-SALES™!!!. )

And I did not know the SoL was 7 vs the 10. The timing of that filing, later always a problem, it’s viability now apparently foreclosed.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

oh see some of the inconsistencies I understand as entirely possible. It may have been 90 minutes before the police were called. That is what is being admitted to… I cannot believe the hotel did not have a private contact at the police who was spoken with prior to official notice… Entirely possible for a major luxury hotel… AND for the union as well…

Supposedly the supervisor landed on her quite quickly… as for entering one room (supposedly her trolly was there, in one acct I read… probably in the big suites they do take them in) even distractedly returning to clean is possible to me. His call to his dauther 9 minutes after she shows using her key card to enter his suite, sounds REALLY fast. BUT I do know that under stressed and or violent conditions, time collapses. Not jsut in sensory passing of time, but in my opinion in actuality.

BUT then…. we come to all the mess of her past, what is said when.

BTW, the guy in the detention center in AZ claims extreme religiousity as well. LOL but there are stoires he uses it to lure women. Some media has found a local woman he romanced wtih his great faith.

Geesh, good luck to them all.

BTW, there is a split too going on in the stories of who is friends with who in France… it may or may not be a lot less close between Mansouret and Wife No 2 and Camille SK and Tristane.

Dicey.

Good luck!! Buona fortuna!!

SOME of the inconssitencies in what she said at the hospital vs later, entirely possible again.

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

Geesh, good luck to them all.
::
Good luck!! Buona fortuna!!

Hell, Good Luck to US. :shock: :lol:

diane - 25 July 2011

(Pronounced Ver-SALES™!!!. )

(jeesh, you must be from Alagainee Cahwwnnnny, ….shhhhh, no need to share those ‘embarrassing’ bravely and loudly pronounced, proper English enunciation fiascos, with the nets at large, it tends to detract from the main point, …. I should know ….:0) ;0)…Sorry, …carry on you two… )

marisacat - 25 July 2011

oh see… Newsweek did not have any news for me. I have been following it here and in France. And at a English language french blog… I follow… http://www.artgoldhammer.blogspot.com

which has a die hard former NY atty, a woman commenter who thinks DSK is toast and a former criminal def atty (male) who thinks (as I do) that NEITHER is believable. Neither accuser nor accused really tracks.

But the problem is the prosecution has the burden. And I believe the accuser is saddled with several too many fabrications, mis representations or outright lies (I think the issues with housing and the taxes is quite offensive when asking people to believe her). Gonna be tough.

Pam Martens has done good pieces on the law firm of Thompson and Wigdor and some references to the earlier attys who suddenly took a powder, and decline to discuss.

I think it is a complete uphill battle for the accuser.

One thing that was news to me is that the woman is completely illiterate, in any language.

I also think the prosecution/accuser has a mess on its hands if they continue to obfuscate over HOW she came to be in this country. According to Newsqueak, she simply will not answer it…

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

I just think it has big problems…if they get her thru two or three discrepancies, there are still more. Then more….Aside from the letter to the defense attys…

Which is the present crux, once led into the thicket,
where the defense wants them to be. .

No US prosecutor would actually go near any assumptions of class or privilege even if they contributed to motive, not with the global finance guys. Never. Oh they might have bothered if confined to the question: “In “mrka, can you rape a maid?” But as for the question as to whether you can rape or brutalize just anybody, a declared “Illegal” , we’ve already gotten the official answer. That Yes, “We”, some of the privileged “us”, can.
Do, as a matter of course.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

HOWEVER, they certainly appeared to buy in to her tale hook line and sinker. There are reports they RUSHED this to the GJ. A big big mistake and there are reports there was internal division of several sorts over the rush.

I think intitially we had a combination of scenarios attempting to work together. Possible and this is big, providential windfall to use to discredit SK… hey have at it. Intelligence services and asssets knew his proclivities. Etc. WH trickeled out little snarls that it was “time for an American at IMF”… they even floated the name of a WH person (I forget the name)

THEN there is the problem of her attys, both the first pair, a major big league couple of attys (one of whom claimed to be “a friend of the family” LOL) who resoundingly sang of America and how we defend and protect the poor and powerless. I almost fucking thru up. and I heard them – or one rather – on video, not some confused re quoting. THEN take a look at the Thompson and Wigdor stuff Pam Martens has posted at CPunch.

Where we are now, hard to say. Obviously she and Thompson (who I took an imediate dislike to, what a bullshiter – with his own sob story) are trying to stir the pot. Well, we see where it goes.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

Well media already played on class and privilege. As far as I can see it was used in everydirection. Up down sideways… w/r/t to BOTH of them.

And awful lot of people in this country don’t make 25.00 an hour AND fib on their taxes, conjring up an entire child (how I wonder, reports say she used the SS # of a friend’s child) AND fib their way into subsidised housing that, after all, if stories are true, is for sick people.

It all is very dicey to me.

BooHooHooMan - 25 July 2011

So, on a BFM Scale of 1 to 10, how do you rate this? :lol:

marisacat - 25 July 2011

well he is out as IMF, out as highly possible challenger to Sarko. Those were goals of at least some people, both sides of the Atlantic… I don’t think anyone can say that he was beyond the reach of being affected by this, whatever happened… Highly likely that wimmens in France may not be able to make much of this to affect/change sexual harrassment and so on.

Do we have one more BFM of an immigrant story. yeah we do.

Also I don’t think DSK is gonna plea out. And veyr dicey going to trial. (I slept thru the GMA so have to catch it on evening news and Nightline)

I think it ends up with some wins some losses, overall. Be interesting to see if ICE does anything about her application or her present status. Or what if anything she finally does say, and if this goes to court, she will be asked…. I mean, hotel maid jobs are seriously in need of people right? No where near enough unemployed people in this country..

diane - 25 July 2011

a 10, on the big fucking mess scale: A sexual predator, who clearly knows who to prey on: ….an apparent: petty crime specialist, survivalist user (very unpleasant life has made her), giving a bad name to millions of victims who opt out of that sort of survival (and yeah, who questions that Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s most silent victims, are just trying to live their frightening lives, praying not to witness abuse like that, ever again …. ), along with a daughter whose mother appears to have been certainly somewhat compromised by her political aspirations. …..uggghhh. …

marisacat - 25 July 2011

I have a real problem with their disparity in size and age… in terms of her story. She is not small…nor short nor slight. It is very possible it happened as she tells it, some blitzkrieg attack… but it is also possible to wonder about it all.

diane - 25 July 2011

… giving a bad name to millions of victims who opt out of that sort of survival …

so many of whom ………. either: ‘flounder’ for the rest of their lives, or die, at a frighteningly young age.

:0(

diane - 25 July 2011

I wouldn’t be surprised if she took advantage of the predator, clearly knowing him for what he is ( though I think it could have gone either way,…the most likely scenario to my mind: …he thought he was just going to use her …), ….. can’t say I feel to sorry for the fucker, and can’t say that I would choose her, …. for my bestest friend.

8. marisacat - 25 July 2011

oh god. Ob to speak to us. 9 ET.

9. marisacat - 25 July 2011

ohhh so screwed.

Pelosi: “It is clear we must enter an era of austerity.”

Read more: Link to BI

hmmm The Dems seem to luv the Reid “plan”.

diane - 25 July 2011

What a nasty ass blood sucker, …. and clearly, no matter how well educated she may be, she still misspells you, ….as we.

Even I … know that…..

diane - 25 July 2011

… lets erect a Ronnie Reagan Statue, …I’ll wear my ice white suit, ….along with that other Nasty Nancy, ……and those obscene ginormous pearls ….I promise not to overtly clutch them ……. …

Nancy Pelosi – DemoRAT Cali – 235 Cannon H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4965

marisacat - 25 July 2011

well… mail from this area agaisnt Iraq invasion ran 9 to 1 against doing it.

That sure mattered a lot didn’t it. All they did was toss a few fake NO votes at us, Boxer and Pelosi. And made sure enough YES votes were registered as well.

10. marisacat - 25 July 2011

From a round up piece by Eliz Drew in NYRofB (I don’t agree with everything in it, by a long shot, but it does have tidbits)

[T]his all fits with another development in the Obama White House. According to another close observer, David Plouffe, the manager of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, who officially joined the White House staff in January 2011, has taken over. “Everything is about the reelect,” this observer says—”where the President goes, what he does.”

Plouffe’s advice to the President defines not just Obama’s policies but also his behavior. Plouffe tells the President, according to this observer, that the target group wants him to seem the most reasonable man in the room. Plouffe is the conceptualizer, and Bill Daley, the chief of staff who shares Plouffe’s political outlook, makes things happen; Gene Sperling, the director of economic policy, and Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, are smart men but they come out of politics rather than academia or deep experience in their respective fields. Once Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, departs later this summer, all of the President’s original economic advisers will be gone. Partly this is because the President’s emphasis on budget cutting didn’t leave them very much to do. One White House émigré told me, “It’s not a place that welcomes ideas.”

Because of the extent to which the President had allowed the Republicans to set the terms of the debate, the attitude of numerous congressional Democrats toward him became increasingly sour, even disrespectful. [oh how very awful! Shoot them now for disrespect, LOL - Mcat] After Obama introduced popular entitlement programs into the budget fight, a Democratic senator described the attitude of a number of his colleagues as:

Resigned disgust at the White House: there they go again. “Mr. Halfway” keeps getting maneuvered around as Republicans move the goalposts on him.

According to a report in The Hill newspaper in late June, the tough-minded, experienced, and blunt Democratic Representative Henry Waxman of California told Obama in a White House meeting that he’d asked several Republicans about their meeting with him the day before, and, “To a person, they said the President’s going to cave.” Then the congressman said to the President of the United States, “And if you’re going to cave, tell us right now.” The President was reported to have been displeased, and responded, “I’m the President of the United States; my words carry weight.”

Poor Slobberation. He may get re-elected, but hardly anyone but operatives, volunteer thugs and deficient people can stick with this shit.

All done so badly.

diane - 25 July 2011

pretty telling what kind of sleazy shit is going on, when even the sleazebags (Waxman is all hooked up with the Nursing Home Industry) don’t feel safe hangin with the POTUS.

marisacat - 25 July 2011

It’s been clear from the beginning he has no friends in congress. And no reason for him to, he was barely a member of the senate and he has tossed all sorts of shit to the congress (as if I care) then acted fragile when things don’t work out. All of the house is up for re-eection and loads of senators, governors and so on.

he is really a sole operator. NTIM

11. marisacat - 25 July 2011

He told us AGAIN tht he is wealthy.

sigh. Go away.

12. marisacat - 25 July 2011

snicker snax. where will it all end!?!

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Ex-Wife Considers Suing Accusor’s Mother

Jezebel – ‎Jul 23, 2011‎

Lane Moore —Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s second wife, Brigitte Guillemette, may sue Anne Mansouret, mother of accuser Tristane Banon, for defamation following Mansouret’s claim that “she had brutal sex with Strauss-Kahn.” Brigitte Guillemette, in addition …

13. marisacat - 25 July 2011

New

LINK

……………… 8)


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