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So…. 23 August 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Total fucking lunatics.
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Young Libyan boys flash V signs as they celebrate the freedom of the Libyan city of Benghazi
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Young Libyan boys flash V signs as they celebrate the freedom of the Libyan city of Benghazi        – Picture: AP

So… maybe diversion, maybe disinfo, misinfo…. but the Transition Council has already put forth a draft, repeat draft, of a new constitution for Libya, calling for the state to be Islamic… and the source of law, Sharia.

I almost had to laugh… it was clear months ago, the flag being brandished in Benghazi was none other than the old Kingdom of Libya flag.  When the King ruled, Libya was beyond poor (this is not an endorsement of Qaddafi!) and the main export, iirc, was salvage WW2 metal from the deserts…

If Sharia be it… then, I also read that the Pentagon admits to nearly 900 million, which is approaching a BILLION that they will admit to, for this Liberation.  And the route to Tripoli, we are told, was cleared for the rebels by the British, Special Forces.

I am guessing the various reb factions were too busy (this is reported as well) calling down NATO strikes on each other.

Can’t y’all just get along?

Hey, clap. Clap some more!  Be happy.  Don’t worry. 

I managed to get out today to buy stamps… they first offered me the Liberty Bell and without thinking, I said, I think its run outta gas… what else do you have?  Thankfully the fellow behind the counter laughed.

You just don’t know these days, liberation is so fucking VIOLENT.

*****

In other news, and this is a real laugh…. the earthquake apparently caused cracks in the Washington Monument. Closed indefinitely.

Doesn’t take much to shake DC up, it seems. Got the Washington Monument, got a spire on the National Cathedral.

Not ENOUGH damage, I say. Hit it again.

Harder.

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1. marisacat - 23 August 2011

Ganjafied Gabacho posted this at the end of the last thread…

Once again, the Native folks are telling us a message we refuse to hear:

Young people and elderly went to jail.

Obama went on vacation.

It was important to get those protesters out of sight, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

This was the way it began, three days and 162 arrests at the White House, to stop the dirty tar sands and its pipeline. It was the first three days of two weeks of planned arrests.

Today, on Tuesday, Cree actress Tantoo Cardinal will take her place on the line to defend her homeland.
(…)

Narcospherenews

marisacat - 23 August 2011

Here is a laugh…

my nickname for the new MLK monument on The Mall is…

Three Gorges Dam Martin.

When I found out a couple of years ago, production was some native stone of China and a Chinese nationalist sculptor…. I mean, what can one say? I do see, now that it is exposed, we got a stiff strange salute to Martin. But you know, dead and gone… and entombed tightly in that Dream speech… and in the black church.

They cemented the fucking reverends into EVERYBODY’s life.

Gah.

there was no native stone of Georgia, or the South, or in all of America? We have no funerary sculptors? Really?

Ganjafied Gabacho - 24 August 2011

No native stone in Georgia?! Have you ever seen Stone Mountain Georgia? A complete fucking abomination IMHO, but whatever…

All chinese parts to the New,new American dream…

marisacat - 24 August 2011

oh I know, therer are quarries all over America…. it would have been no problem to find a native stone of just about anywhere they chose. OTHER THAN China.

The thing looks quite totalitarian to me, not that it matters… (too late now!!)

2. marisacat - 23 August 2011

Apparently we have just had a mild earthquake… I did not feel it, but seems people in SF did, as well as inland, in the valley area.

No word yet on the Richter, but you know us, unless it brings down a bridge……………………
:lol::roll:

I did read that earlier today there was one in CO… but obviously vastly outweighed by cracks in Washington’s prick.

Etc.

marisacat - 23 August 2011

Preliminary reading, 3.9 and centered 6 mil S SE of Oakland… nr Castro Valley…

This will raise hopes for a big one in the East Bay so they can clear the flatlands. Plan New Orleans….

3. marisacat - 24 August 2011

Geesh.. I sort of dropped out today…. just checking in with Business Insider… and admittedly they can enjoy pushing it a bit… but thse are the selected headlines at the top:

Fed economists predict a 15-year bear market

Thousands of layoffs to hit Wall Street this fall

ROUBINI: Gold is in a hyperbolic bubble

GREENSPAN: The Euro is breaking down

The strongest hurricane in years is about to slam the U.S. [5 years and 51 weeks after Katrina! --- Mcat]

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/

And further down the page, it tells me, big unexpected nooz, that Slob is below 40% approval again: 38.

Anyone give me 33% for pretzel? 30% ???? Ticket out of town?

4. Ganjafied Gabacho - 24 August 2011

Ticket out of Town?!
Have Hope
Maybe they’ll be some Change
WTF! Follow the PLANe!

Fret not, fellow american
Dance the vineyard vacay sway
Buffet and Ford guy give Oobster some pointers for getiing to that 15 year BULL (shit) market….

5. marisacat - 24 August 2011

Hahahahah… sweet little PR from the National Zoo on which animali reacted in which way to the Big Ol’ Tremblor.

Looks like red ruffed lemurs win the day (remember them?)…. agitated 15 minutes before it hit…

The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred.

AND, some were quite blase about the whole thing… ;)

According to keepers, the giant pandas did not appear to respond to the earthquake.

Read more: Business Insider

6. marisacat - 24 August 2011

hmm Steve Jobs resigned…apparently it leaked initially out here, but the letter he sent the board is now floating around.

Unable to meet his duties…………………….. so he says… “the day has come”.

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

Barack O’Nixon seeks out “expert” counsel about building a “jobs” program:

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama had a conference call with the chief executives of General Electric (GE.N) and American Express (AXP.N) to discuss a jobs package he will propose next month, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and the chief executives talked about some of his ideas including retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency.

Because who would know better than a couple of ruthless hacks who built their careers on the backs of jobs they shipped overseas?

marisacat - 24 August 2011

my old jokes about how Obby puts out for Haley Barbour come to mind. And Immelt and Jack Welch and and and and…

It’s NOT a pretty picture, neither the reality nor my vulgar expansion of it…

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

I’m betting they actually exchanged golf tips …

marisacat - 24 August 2011

oh yeah… they did not talk jobs. Other than their own, maybe Yeah golf. What to do about this or that personal issue…..

… and so on.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

Religion is a mental illness:

In a video posted to YouTube, Rabbi Yehuda Levin asserted that “one of the reasons God brings earthquakes to the world is because of the transgressions of homosexuality.”

“An email went out in my community just a few hours ago, ‘How long will it take Rabbi Levin to tie this earthquake in with homosexual marriage?'” he began. “Not very long at all. I’m happy to see that people — even if some of them are scoffers — are starting to see the connection.”

“Yes, there is a direct connection between earthquakes and homosexuality. There was in Haiti and it is here, in New York, in Washington, D.C., where they passed homosexual legislation ordinances, in New York City and state, where they opened, especially on Sunday early, where they passed the homosexual marriage law.”

Levin continued: “We want everyone to understand that if this kinds of activities continue and are legislated into the moral fiber of the country and are forced down the throats of the religious people, it’s a revolt against God. And literally, there’s hell to pay.

marisacat - 24 August 2011

Considering the long time existence of homoseuxual lifestyle within the priest hood… Rabbi is not making sense.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

I always love the way these people throw in phrases like “forced down the throats …”, or Rush’s constant use of “bend over …”

Geez, rape fantasies much?

marisacat - 24 August 2011

yes —– just glaring…

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

Taibbi:
Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal

On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the practice of chopping up assets like mortgages and converting them into saleable securities – that led up to the financial crisis of 2007-2008.

On the other side is the Obama administration, the banks, and all the other state attorneys general.

This second camp has cooked up a deal that would allow the banks to walk away with just a seriously discounted fine from a generation of fraud that led to millions of people losing their homes.

The idea behind this federally-guided “settlement” is to concentrate and centralize all the legal exposure accrued by this generation of grotesque banker corruption in one place, put one single price tag on it that everyone can live with, and then stuff the details into a titanium canister before shooting it into deep space.

This is all about protecting the banks from future enforcement actions on both the civil and criminal sides. The plan is to provide year-after-year, repeat-offending banks like Bank of America with cost certainty, so that they know exactly how much they’ll have to pay in fines (trust me, it will end up being a tiny fraction of what they made off the fraudulent practices) and will also get to know for sure that there are no more criminal investigations in the pipeline.

snip

What is most amazing about Wylde’s quote is the clear implication that even a law enforcement official like Schneiderman should view it as his job to “do everything we can to support” Wall Street. That would be astonishing interpretation of what a prosecutor’s duties are, were it not for the fact that 49 other Attorneys General apparently agree with her.

In Schneiderman we have at least one honest investigator who doesn’t agree, which is to his great credit. But everyone else is on Wylde’s side now. The Times story claims that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and various Justice Department officials have been leaning on the New York AG to cave, which tells you that reining in this last rogue cop is now an urgent priority for Barack Obama.

Why? My theory is that the Obama administration is trying to secure its 2012 campaign war chest with this settlement deal. If Barry can make this foreclosure thing go away for the banks, you can bet he’ll win the contributions battle against the Republicans next summer.

Which is good for him, I guess. But it seems to me that it might be time to wonder if is this the most disappointing president we’ve ever had.

you’re only disappointed if you stupidly fell for the con, which far too many people did.

10. BooHooHooMan - 24 August 2011

:lol:

A ‘Sanctuary’ on the Danish Riviera

HUMLEBAEK, Denmark — Claus Moeller is used to uphill battles. As a biomedical researcher, and the chief executive of the Danish pharmaceutical company Azanta, he has helped create cancer-fighting drugs. But nothing prepared Dr. Moeller for the trials of constructing a home in a shoreline suburb nearly 20 miles north of Copenhagen.

“It was more nerve-wrecking to build a house than to design a drug,” said Dr. Moeller, 49, who had planned to move into the 64 million Danish krone home ($10 million) with his second wife, Marianne, in 2010, but instead filed for divorce.

Dr. Moeller’s two-story, seven-bedroom house, intended for a large family, is now a bachelor pad nestled in this former fishing village in an area unofficially called the Danish Riviera. He settled into the house early this year with his 16-year-old son, Alexander, from his first marriage. (His daughter Dana, 19, also from his first marriage, and his son Andreas, 5, from his second marriage, also visit frequently.)

The 5,404-square-foot structure with gabled twin copper roofs is perched on a grassy seaside slope overlooking the tranquil Oresund strait and the Swedish isle of Hven.

The large house stands out in a country not known for a showy nature. Unlike other pastel-colored houses in the well-heeled enclave……

Unlike other pastel-colored houses in the well-heeled enclave……THIS house has his AND her arsenals on each floor, a variety of shooting vantage points throughout, decent cover when need be, interspersed with discreet yet tasteful access to separate bunkers 40 feet below. Relax between hearings in the built-in Courtroom knowing one’s cadre of money-grubbing divorce lawyers are accommodated in guest cabins on the grounds that loyal security staff loaded with explosives and is ready to blow.

marisacat - 24 August 2011

welllllll.. people have divorced over a kitchen and bath remodel… LOL… so……………. probably to be expected…

Maybe they could just all kill each other? I’d be fine with that……….. ;) no need to consult me… ;)

BooHooHooMan - 24 August 2011

Oh I dunno, seems like a nice house in a perfect Hamlet! :lol: :wink:

marisacat - 24 August 2011

:lol: ……. :roll:
:evil:

11. BooHooHooMan - 24 August 2011

And another piece of the “Lifestyle” genre…

Inside the secret world of hackers
;;

There are good hackers and bad hackers.™

BUT

Even within the hacker scene there are divisions. An older hacker known as Virus recently described the younger hackers of Anonymous as “nothing but a bunch of fat, pimply basement dwelling losers who masturbate 3+ times a day”.

Pfft. ~ “Pimply”~ :lol:

marisacat - 24 August 2011

He sounds like the WSJ!!!!
:lol:

Oh I say fine to Anonymous…. sure the whole thing is a bit off kilter and all over the map. BUT, BART police killed a man. On a crowded commute platform, which people nver mention… the crowded aspect I mean. AND from eyewitness (little of which has made it ot media) there is some question the homeless man “lunged” at the police and his knife was sure small…. And I think their kill count over the recent years is either 7 or 8. Frankly their guns should be taken away…

AND Bart set a nasty and quite by design precedent in shutting cell access. One reason it flashed as news around the world… and the Chinese said, Atta Boy.

Madman in the Marketplace - 24 August 2011

I still want to know what happened to the idea that police should talk to people and defuse situations …

marisacat - 24 August 2011

In most cases it seems gone by the wayside…

There was a turning point last year, when over in the East Bay cops killed an elderly family dog a sort of blonde Lab mix… AND cops killed Bambi… really, a young deer… in front of children. And there has been genuine upset because of the spate of killings of people on the street, with various “stories” from the cops.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

Fuck the Police!

Seriously, unless there’s some mutherfucker with a gun(s) shooting up town just us everyday people is all society needs for justice…ever been to a Rainbow Gathering?

A true modern Agape, but look out when the cops show up, and start shooting

Sorry about the pop ups but its the only photo I could find of the 2008 pepper-ball gun attack of the camp where all the children and pregnant folks can go and get whatever they need…

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011

WTF?!?!

fucking thugs. What were they there for … drug raid or “trespassing” or arrests for unauthorized felony decency or what?

marisacat - 25 August 2011

yes I don’t understand WHY th ecops need to show up at a Rainbow gathering… or similar.

I would guess hoping ot find chargeable drug use or – – – – just anything…. kind of a “let’s go bust some heads” type of thing.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

why? Ostensibly, because they claim we’re all breaking the law; Forest Service says more the 70 people require a permit, we say we’re peacefully assembling per the constitution and the regulations are onerous ( besides, who wants to be the guy to sign the liability waiver?)

In actual fact, because we’re peaceful we’re used as “training tools” Every 3rd of July, for example, is TAZE A RAINBOW day, and like clockwork for more than 11 years in a row its happened. Often its the only such incident during the 7 day affair…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

smoking a joint in the woods of course! a joint. one….

12. Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

I think a couple of weeks ago when the debt debacle was culminated with G.Gifford’s appearance, vote and wave, Marisa indicated she’d heard that maybe Gabby ain’t gonna get “all better.” Well, local Rethug fixture Frank Antenori has been very public about his doubts about her competence to run in 2012.

From Tucon Weekly’s political Skinny:

State Sen. Frank Antenori is officially testing the waters for a campaign to win the Congressional District 8 seat now held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Antenori says he would not run if Giffords recovers and launches a viable campaign.

“I would love to see Miss Giffords walk up to a microphone and basically announce that she’s going to run for reelection and that she’s physically capable and psychologically ready to take on the rigors of a campaign and continue to represent District 8,” Antenori says. “If she did that, I’m out. I’m not going to run against a woman who’s physically and mentally capable of representing CD8. … I don’t think she’s beatable.”

But Antenori adds that he has “a sneaking suspicion, based on indications that I’ve been getting and rumors I’ve been hearing, that the strategy of the Democratic Party now is to drag out the Giffords decision as long as possible to hamper Republican opposition and fundraising in CD8 … and that she’s not running. They’re now exploiting this woman for political purposes. It’s disappointing but not surprising that they would do that.”

BTW it is a bizarrely gerrymandered district….

marisacat - 25 August 2011

oh interesting he woul go that far….

You probably read it … but her AZ chief of staff… think a name like Capusano… something close to that, gave an interview to one of the local papers a few weeks ago… Arizona Star comes to mind…… and was quite forthright about what level of recovery GG is at… . Debbie Wasserman Schutlz was quickly dispatched to the round of political shows to tell the opposite… she tried to spin a story that she and Miss Gabby have actual conversations.

The CoS had been quite clear on how limited it is… and how much is still gestures and signals…It is single or sometimes two words.

Not that I know anything about brain injury but what I read… but I DO read that what recovery is available…pretty much, happens in the first few months… and we are coming up on 9 months since the shooting.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

yeah he would go that far…he’s a major shit ala limbaugh

Yeah, she ain’t gonna be doing anything but holding place and then being sent to a nice peaceful home…

I feel for the woman, she didn’t DESERVE it, but the beatification afterwards is killing me…left and right knew gabby had made it uptown (i.e. east coast establishment) and was pissed and disappointed by her constants sell outs especially wrt BP and checkpoints….

marisacat - 25 August 2011

The beatification was disgusting… I would never wish a bullet on anyone… but that aftermath (still going on) stank and stinks.

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011

I’m disgusted that her husband goes along with it.

marisacat - 25 August 2011

oh he strikes me a very mediocre sort. Bland grunt that got elevated. Stub. Glad for al the perks, glad to be of service to the corps and the mil…. and loving it all.

I cannot be certain it applies to him but there are those types that glory in the specialness of being wounded. It is part of what isgoing on with all the “assassination masturbation” crap with Obama and his black and white cadres.

I am pretty sick of it all.

13. BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

They’re sayin the Jersey Shore could be cancelled this weekend. The land mass , Irene, not the Show Thank God!

Bloomie now says NY may have to be evacuated,. just like the rest of the country has been saying for years.

In other fortunes, newsly, Uncle Warren just announced he will invest 5 billion in Bank of America.

We are so Blessed!

And In The Meantime, The German Stock Market ……

just collapsed.

marisacat - 25 August 2011

I managed to toddle in to my local branch of the BoA, for the first time in 9 years or soemthing…and my, it has changed. There was some sort of greeter, a la Wal Mart, but not some poor elderly person, one of the so called bank officers…

BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

one of the so called bank officers
Which is nice.
Community service, work-release programs, etc. :lol:

marisacat - 25 August 2011

It was also all Chinese. No blacks, no latino… One older white woman teller.

14. BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

HuffPo

NOT A PRETTY PICTURE
Poll has Bad News for Obama.
Glimmer of Hope Remains.

WASHINGTON — Americans’ views on the economy have dimmed this summer. But so far, the growing pessimism doesn’t seem to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects. :lol:

More people now believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows, and confidence in Obama’s handling of the economy has slipped from just a few months ago, notably among fellow Democrats.

The survey found that 86 percent of adults see the economy as “poor,” up from 80 percent in June. About half – 49 percent – said it worsened just in the past month. Only 27 percent responded that way in the June survey.

That can’t be good news for a president revving up his re-election campaign. Yet there are several hopeful signs for Obama. :lol:

Welp, ..Get back to us when ya sort it all out…… :wink:

BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

LINK to the HuffPo blibby

marisacat - 25 August 2011

Thanks for that, i will fix….
;)

marisacat - 25 August 2011

oops link failed!!

Oh! WHO wrote this:?

But so far, the growing pessimism doesn’t seem to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects

Yet there are several hopeful signs for Obama.

Someone getting direct shipments of Hopium from Axe and Pluff?

;)

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011

clap your ballots together and Tinklebama will come back to life!

15. BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

Oh and Marisa! – Biden is golfing in Hawaii then expected to
break loose and head for the West Coast. :lol:

marisacat - 25 August 2011

lock the liquor cabinets. close the golf courses. maybe he will FLY OVER us.

16. BooHooHooMan - 25 August 2011

Uh, ….In the WaPo

‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ charged with fraud

A Wheaton-based rabbi who claimed he was the “Jewish Indiana Jones” and told daring stories of rescuing sacred Torah scrolls he said had survived the Holocaust was indicted Wednesday on two counts of mail and wire fraud.

Menachem Youlus, 50, surrendered himself and his passport to authorities at the federal courthouse in New York Wednesday morning and was released in the afternoon on $100,000 bail.

According to the U.S. attorney’s indictment, Youlus defrauded his own charitable nonprofit organization, Save a Torah Inc., :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and synagogues and individual contributors of hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2004 to 2010……

Cue Indy Theme Music!
HIT IT, KLEZMER BAND!

The investigation, carried out by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, was undertaken after an article published in The Washington Post Magazine in January 2010 raised doubt about Youlus’s claims. Until then, Youlus, owner of the Jewish Bookstore of Greater Washington, regaled the press, synagogues and donors with dramatic tales of crisscrossing Central and Eastern Europe in pursuit of the holy relics of the Holocaust.

Youlus claimed to have discovered Torahs — the most sacred text of the Jewish religion, handwritten on parchment according to strict rules — in the most unlikely places:

under the floorboards of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, buried in the ground, in monastery basements. He said he had been beaten, threatened with jail and had to smuggle scrolls in suitcases with false bottoms.

Dozens of synagogues and donors purchased his Torahs, and buyers often held elaborate dedications that included stories of their rescue. But, according to the indictment, not only were the stories fabrications, Youlus hadn’t been out of the country since 2005, except for two short trips to Israel.

:lol: Good Lord.
And If the Hurricane Hits? I’m saving THIS ARTICLE. :lol:

marisacat - 25 August 2011

Reminds me of the complex forger of a few years ago.. wasn’t he finding obscure never heard of Mormon documents and getting a lot of cash for them? From the Mormon Church in some cases?

they are so fucking anxious to precious-ize their religions… with ancient texts and divining rods and so on. Like building the Smithsonian Of Our Nutty Practices, etc.

Of course the Vatican (Yes We Can! Put out for Team Vatican!!) has them all beat. prolly fuels the frantic-ness.

brian - 25 August 2011

that was mark hoffman. he not only forged mormon documents (the best being the so-called salamander letters said to be written or found by joseph smith in a dream or hallucincation where he chased a white salamander — the mormon church did purchase is supposedly to verify the authenticity), but a few dickinson poems.

marisacat - 25 August 2011

NOW it comes back to me………………….

Oh the glories of revealed secrets… that make cash money.

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011

always great fun when the cons get conned.

17. ts - 25 August 2011

IOZ broke my thesaurus.

But the rest of the aerial bombardment, that’s cool, man. Willis says Iraq was stupid and that’s the real problem, stupidity. Killing is fine if accomplished cleverly. This circles back to the very Howard Deanism that got the whole thing started; war becomes morally dubious to these people only when it is insufficiently circumspect. That is like the most fundamental Democratic value, apparently; all is permissible if practiced politely.

Does the war in Afghanistan make more sense than the war in Kosovo than Operation Infinite Reach than Iraq than Libya than Yemen than whatever? Upon what grim calculus would such determination apply? Would you feed your child the better-labeled poison? I do not even admit to the occasional necessity of war, but even if I did, war would nevertheless and perhaps even more so always, always be wrong, always a failure, always a crime. If Hitler himself arises from the grave tomorrow and directs an immense army against all the other peoples of the world, we are nevertheless obliged not simply to lament the necessity of fighting him, but to atone for it. If necessity may sometimes suspend temporarily that which is actually right and just, it never abrogates it. And in any case, this is not the case. Hitler has not risen from his grave; our victims are no less human than we are; “those loyal to Qaddafi” are also people; it is not our place to determine that the average “Taliban fighter” deserves to die, less yet to go out and kill him. And for some fat, ignorant, lazy, volunteer PR rep to wipe the crumbs from his fingers and boldly parse out the “stupidity” of the “only military action of the last 20 years” that he has “seriously opposed” is wholly despicable. Whose titanic self-regard permits him to pronounce the exigent need for a bunch of people to die? What cankerous manatee occupies the piss-flooded moral trough wherein snuffing out life is just a minor accoutrement to the important business of eating the diarrhea of politicians who do not even know that you’re alive? What man-shaped pustule arises from such coprophilic recumbency to offer disquisitions on the demerits of those people who speak even modestly in opposition to the machinery of death? Is there a lower order of creature on this once-lovely earth than that person who believes that qualified support of the insupportable is a righteous cause?

marisacat - 25 August 2011

We are pretty big damn killers. Globally and historically.

All the gibberdrool we spout. Butt of a gun, lance of the spear, White Phosphorus a go go… and so on.

As I said to the stamp seller the other day, he offered me the LibertyBell… I said it’s outta gas.

diane - 25 August 2011

and more of Who is IOZ, …..always a treat to see sanity exists …so close to the latitude and longitude a person was born near: Hegelling at the Market

Charles Davis (here’s some more traffic, buddy) notes that Radley Balko, who, I agree, is a highly commendable and admirable writer on civil liberties, is also basically nuts when it comes to understanding how taxes work, who pays them, and what they pay for. But this is only symptomatic of the bigger problem with libertarianism, which ever seeks to return to the foundational principles that led inexorably to the militarized system of state capital in which we now find ourselves. Libertarianism looks at the mess we’re in and says we need to seek its better beginnings in a constitutionally limited government and constrained social compact and so on, which is sort of like hopping in the time machine in order to relight the fuse on the stick of dynamite that keeps blowing you up. The problem with the American experiment, as we self-flatteringly call it, is not that it failed to fulfill its promise but rather that it promised us this gaudy empire all along. The founders, not for nothing, had their eyes on Rome.

(bolding mine. So glad I read that …sometimes I wondered about that fiscal end. ……I’m lovin Matt, too, along with Eric Schneiderman., Glenn Greenwald, and, of course, you Marisa.. … Also, was really, really sorry to hear that Susie Madrak (sp?) may have had a heart attack ..even though I’m still pissed that she suggested moderate Rethuglicans as a possible answer. …gotta run, …)

marisacat - 25 August 2011

Hi dear…. how are you?

Oh I had not heard that about Madrak… I will run by that place…

diane - 25 August 2011

The grief of the horror we exist in , have existed in … for quite some time now, …is near unbearable honey …always has been ugly. but now! …now it is crystallizing. Ha, and I was fool enough to believe that age would temper and wisen … that pain and confusion. …I really do have to run though, …many hugs and kisses to you honey!

18. diane - 25 August 2011

White Phosphorus a go go… and so on.

and those spotless, sadistic, …. ice white ….. military gloves, … no apparent trace …. of the volumes of blood let.

19. Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

LOL

….but a war—that gets the Skraelings’ attention for a few seconds. And not in the way that our JC Penney’s model of a prez wanted. (He does look like a Penney’s catalogue model—admit it! Selling that suit, that’s his strong point. Downhill from there.)

It’s from War Nerd’s a thing called Libya: Berb-Burb Alliance. Don’t really agree with guy on anything but he’s always funny….

marisacat - 25 August 2011

I stumbled on some interveiw with Andre Leon Tally (I’ve always found him boring, across the decades) … the 400 lb black Editor at Large for Vogue the other day…a nd I was trying to figure out what his knitted cap said across the front.

Why… in brilliants, some soft shine rhinestone embellishing the nice wine color of the cashmere… it said,

O B A M A

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

Obama-wear.

Don’t be caught wearing it in 2013!

marisacat - 25 August 2011

Sale tables.

I read some article couple of weeks ago that said Ob Wear and Gear has slowed down a lot… they interviewed proprietors of gift shops and tourist shops in DC and NY.

What goes up, must come down.

20. marisacat - 25 August 2011

I gather Bloomberg has called for a mandatory evacuation of all seniors living i n low lying or flood prone areas of Manhattan.

…. that should go really welll….

21. Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011
marisacat - 25 August 2011

I was just touring the reports…. and popping up a pic of Irene exercising her will on some hapless palm trees for the next post…
;)

Maybe one weekend Bloomberg will skip running ”home” to the Carib… [snicker]

Ganjafied Gabacho - 25 August 2011

Obviously, Irene is not a team-player. Isn’t our dear dip-shit in chief right in the path of this thing until the next month or so…

marisacat - 25 August 2011

yup he is……………

22. Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011
23. Madman in the Marketplace - 25 August 2011

‘Help Julaine Appling find a husband’

The Wisconsin Gazette,the statewide LGBT newspaper, has decided to put aside its differences with nemesis Julaine Appling, who spends most of her waking moments opposing gay rights. The editorial in the current edition:

The following is an open letter to Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.

You’ve dedicated your life to promoting heterosexual marriage as the crowning pinnacle of civilization. Yet you have remained single.

Now, as a never-married, middle-aged woman, you are reduced to beginning speeches by claiming you are “straight.” How humiliating. If only you were married – like Marcus Bachmann, for instance – then you might rest above the uncharitable suspicions of filthy minds.

Of course, you’re not suspect merely because you’re single. People are inclined to make assumptions about women whose saunter is more John Wayne than Marilyn Monroe, whose voices are more Johnny Cash than Dolly Parton. We long for the day when humans are not subjected to such meaningless stereotyping. Unfortunately, due partly to the divisive efforts of people such as you, that day has not arrived.

Then there’s your “roommate” Diane, the unmarried woman with whom you have lived for so many years and purchased a home. This undoubtedly innocent relationship only fuels the vicious rumors about your sexual orientation.

We’ve decided to turn the other cheek on your opposition to our rights. We want to help you achieve the marital bliss that is your life’s obsession. OK, there is a self-serving angle to our offer: If you were happily married, maybe you’d leave us alone.

marisacat - 25 August 2011

I’ll put a copy of this at tne new thread…. ;)

24. marisacat - 25 August 2011

new……………

LINK

….. 8O


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