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Politics 21 September 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics.
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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., looks at hanging beef carcasses during a plant tour at Amend Packing Co. in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

It is a pretty damned perfect depiction….   (snicker)

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1. Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Thar’s the Beef. I guess since Rawlings left Bachmann’s team she’s pretty much become a side show. I say bring on the popcorn, Bachmann never fails to produce a chuckle or too. Of course Perry’s “Morning in America” promises to be a bigger abomination than Raygun’s, but we’re skrewed so lets get really stoned.

BTW, Here’s my “Beef” this morning:

One afternoon last fall at Fort Benning, Ga., two model-size planes took off, climbed to 800 and 1,000 feet, and began criss-crossing the military base in search of an orange, green and blue tarp.

The automated, unpiloted planes worked on their own, with no human guidance, no hand on any control.

After 20 minutes, one of the aircraft, carrying a computer that processed images from an onboard camera, zeroed in on the tarp and contacted the second plane, which flew nearby and used its own sensors to examine the colorful object. Then one of the aircraft signaled to an unmanned car on the ground so it could take a final, close-up look.

Target confirmed.

This successful exercise in autonomous robotics could presage the future of the American way of war: a day when drones hunt, identify and kill the enemy based on calculations made by software, not decisions made by humans. Imagine aerial “Terminators,” minus beefcake and time travel.

WaPo

War?! Nobody wants to hear about war. No real income potential after the invasion. Think about a future version of the “COPS” TV show, where criminals are “terminated” based on facial recognition technology from unseen platforms 15k feet overhead.

The ratings would be sky high :twisted:

brian - 21 September 2011

“. . . minus beefcake and time travel”

shit. those were the only part of our skynet future i was looking forward to.

2. Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

More Drones:

U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.

One of the installations is being established in Ethi­o­pia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that controls much of that country. Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of “hunter-killer” drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there.

The U.S. military also has flown drones over Somalia and Yemen from bases in Djibouti, a tiny African nation at the junction of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. In addition, the CIA is building a secret airstrip in th

WaPo

Remember when “drone” meant something as innocuous as male bee or an office worker?

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

whoops. sorry. I see this was posted towards the end of the last thread. I guess great minds think alike. :lol:

marisacat - 21 September 2011

oh don’t worry about it… doesn’t bother me if things appear a couple of times…
:lol:

It looks like we are planning ‘drones across the world’

3. Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Oobster at UN. Everything this guy does is weak, weak, weak. He’s got to be 5-10 minutes in, and still nothing DIRECT about Palestine Israel…dance around the bush, no pun intended

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

“peace is hard” pffft.

He, a small time Daley machine fixer, says this in a long rambling lecture about well known international events to professional diplomats.

What an empty suit, arrogant, but no cajones past an implied superiority

What about Palestine?!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

what fuking prik. When he finally gets to palestine he starts yelling about how they need to cool it. Cause their way won’t work. Sanctimonious shithead. Ignorant, Arrogant, and moot in Palestine and the US

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Do you know what really gets me about his delivery? His body language; especially the way he lifts chin up when he pauses, ala mussolini but not quite as exaggerated. The kind of move that allows the user to look down his nose at everyone…it’s also the move that begs for a haymaker punch, but that would be wrong… :evil:

marisacat - 21 September 2011

Not to pile on, but it has been noted by more than one account, his mother did that as well.

Yes I’d have to say, he has become ENTIRELY disagreeable. Distasteful even.. By now I just want him off the stage. Could care less who comes next. They are all bad.

marisacat - 21 September 2011

Same stuff Susan Rice said this am on the news tour. “Peace is hard, and we have been at this for 60 years.”

I am so tired of Israel I could die. Who fcking cares by now. The dead are long dead…. and gone. Of course the Palestinians can have a lousy state. Why not.

4. marisacat - 21 September 2011

Pretzel Larry…

From an entry at BI on ’10 things that freak out’ the Obster WH on the Suskind book:

Larry Summers hijacked the administration’s economic policy — and the White House let him

According to Suskind’s account, Summers sweet-talked his way into the President’s inner economic circle, but considered the NEC job beneath him. So he added conditions:

He would be the gatekeeper for all economic matters that went to the Oval Office. Obama accepted, against the counsel of some of his closest advisors.

The system drove Obama’s other economic advisors crazy — they found that when Summers disagreed with their view it somehow never made it to the president. In one account, after Orzag submitted a report directly to the president — at Obama’s request — Summers stormed into Orzag’s office yelling “What you’ve done is IMMORAL!”

By the end of 2009, Summers was trying to exercise control over even broader areas of domestic policy, demanding “content control” for all information on environmental/energy, tax policy, and healthcare.

But when Orzag complained to Emanuel, Rahm asked him to “help him out” and understand how difficult it was to manage Summers.

Read more: Bus Insider posting

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Obviously, this whole down econonmy thing is because wimmins are inherently inferior in math skills…thank goodness the WH won’t let them do anything but make the coffee

marisacat - 21 September 2011

hmm I think young male hirelings from the poor parts of DC MAKE the coffee …. the wimmens is allowed to CARRY the coffee to the mens.

Something like that.

Prized WH internships… you arrive and find out you make coffee in some far part of the kitchens. Until Mother Michelle absconds with you… and you get to pick vegetables from the WH plantation.
:lol:

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Carry coffee, wimmins!,
Pick green Obamic Veggies!
“Michelle wants you, too”

marisacat - 21 September 2011

Everything is working out so well………….

diane - 21 September 2011

Ohhh hon, and the bustier, leggier, younger wimmins …. can carry that hornet hive, WH Honey Ale into those profound Boyo meet ups …Mickey will be on hand to teach the wimmens how to swish ….

5. marisacat - 21 September 2011

oh shit. This typhoon has been on track to hit Japan for a few days, touching down yesterday and today. AND, I just managed to remembr that in several pieces lately, it is reported that at one of the square towers at Fukushima, it is open to the air, and the spent fuel rods sitting there, also there are open to the air.

Reuters Powerful typhoon heads towards damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎6 minutes ago‎

A powerful typhoon was heading towards the damaged Fukushima power plant after leaving a trail of destruction across Japan. By Danielle Demetriou in Tokyo Nine people were reported dead or missing after heavy rainfall, flooding, strong winds and high …

diane - 21 September 2011

oh truly …things don’t look so good.

such a shame …on all of us … yet there are those who deserve a far larger portion of blame, and we start truly restricting them, putting an end to their life, if necessary, …maybe we can salvage something.

so glad to see there are still those standing tall at Wall Street …whatever ‘typos,’ etc, they have made.

diane - 21 September 2011

putting an end to their life, if necessary,…

meaning shackled, …not like it is a new idea, as this Homeland …appears to hold a current record, …for shackeling (and assassination). …I mean ….not like it is a new, ….. Lone Wolf , ….threat, …is it.

diane - 21 September 2011

….putting an end to their life, if necessary,…

meaning shackled, …

Not like it is a new idea, as this Homeland …appears to hold a current record, …for shackeling (and … assassination). …I mean ….not like it (shackeling) is a new, ….. Lone Wolf , ….threat, …is it.

(possible duplicate post, …if so, I apologize)

6. diane - 21 September 2011

yup, perfect piccy,

the carcasses may as well be human.

and no doubt in my mind, that any of the candidates for POTUS …

would show that self same, seemingly oblivious to the industrialized death …

which surrounds them (is applauded by them), …. gee golly that’s great! ……LOOOOOK ..

well, okay Ron Paul might have a look of disturbance, about why the photo shoot was taking place in a meat locker, but at the end of the day, his eugenics/genderized fiscal policies, basically promise the same reality, with the difference that the those corpses are far less ‘attractive,’ having died a far slower death …more bone, less flesh, still corpses though.

diane - 21 September 2011

(jeeesh, where the fuck are my manners? ….that would be Doctor Paul!!!!, …,.My Pissburgh,PA Homey!!!!!!! )

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

I love the open toed shoes she wears to a SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

Who in their right mind wears sandals will strolling onto a killing floor?

I guess our rulers do, knowing well and good all the nasty bits will be mopped up before their paramabulations and there is no fear any of the gore will get lodged between their lily white toes…still if Rawlings still were in charge she’d have big manly boots on and and a starched and perfectly white apron…optics are nearly everything, doncha know?

diane - 21 September 2011

yes … SLAUGHTERHOUSE …

words can’t even ‘live’ down to the ‘occasion.’

diane - 22 September 2011

Rest In Peace …. Troy Davis … and so many countless more … daily.

7. marisacat - 21 September 2011

In case anyone else was following this…

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Troy Davis Execution [10:23 p.m. ET]

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2011

He was declared dead not long ago

marisacat - 21 September 2011

The Wapoo news alert:

News Alert: State of Georgia executes Troy Davis by lethal injection

September 21, 2011 11:25:44 PM
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After a day of last-minute appeals, including one made to the U.S. Supreme Court, Troy Davis was executed at 11:08 p.m. Davis convinced hundreds of thousands of people, but not the justice system, of his innocence in the murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Though Davis’s attorneys say seven of nine key witnesses against him have disputed all or parts of their testimony, state and federal judges have repeatedly ruled against him. The execution had been set to begin at 7 p.m., but the high court’s decision was not issued until after 10 p.m.

8. Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

What was said here the other day?

Violence is the point

Yeah, that’s it:

A report by a humanitarian group based on interviews with thousands of illegal immigrants caught by the Border Patrol in Arizona claims agents threw unpackaged food on the floor for them to eat, took away medicine for diabetes and other illnesses, made them sleep on overcrowded cell floors and called them ethnic and racial slurs.

Migrants also complained of being shoved by agents into cactuses, kicked and hit, made to walk in the desert without shoes and subjected to sleep deprivation by agents who blared music in detention centers, according to the 72-page report by the Tucson-based group No More Deaths.

The report is to be released today in Tucson. Without addressing the specific complaints in the report, a Border Patrol spokesman said the agency does not tolerate acts of misconduct and mistreatment, and the Border Patrol would cooperate with any investigation.

“Each and every Border Patrol agent has a responsibility to the United States government and its citizens to place loyalty to the Constitution and its laws and ethical principles above private gain,” Agent Mario Escalante, a Border Patrol spokesman in Tucson, said in an e-mail statement. “That duty should be carried out at all times with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism.”

snip

No More Deaths provides water, food and medical assistance to illegal immigrants along the Arizona border with Mexico as part of an effort to reduce migrant deaths. This is the first time the non-profit group has done a report based on a large number of migrant interviews. It was triggered by a smaller report released by the group in 2008 based on interviews with fewer than 400 migrants.

Volunteers from the group interviewed 12,895 migrants who had been caught by the Border Patrol beginning in the fall of 2008 until the spring of this year, the report said. The interviews took place in shelters and other locations in the border towns of Naco, Nogales and Agua Prieta, Sonora, after the migrants had been returned by the Border Patrol to Mexico, the report said.

Katerina Sinclair, a statistical consultant and research associate at the University of Arizona, oversaw the report separately from her work at the university. She said the report was funded by donations to No More Deaths and a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility.

The main finding of the report “is that Border Patrol is acting with impunity and that abuse is pervasive,” she said. She said researchers expected to find abuse limited to certain shifts or certain days of the week by a small number of agents.

Instead, she said, “it was across the board. It was a horrible violation of human rights, and I don’t think that is what people were expecting at all. We were deeply shocked.”

Of the nearly 13,000 migrants interviewed, the report said 2,981 migrants complained of being denied food by Border Patrol agents and 11,384 migrants complained of receiving insufficient food. The most common examples were being given only crackers, unpackaged food that had been thrown on the floor or food that was uncooked, frozen or otherwise inedible.

The report said 863 migrants said they had been denied water and another 1,402 said they received insufficient water. Children were more likely than adults to be denied water or given insufficient water, the report said.

Escalante, the Border Patrol spokesman, said migrants in custody are provided snacks and juice every four hours, and detainees who are in Border Patrol custody longer than eight hours are provided meals.

The report also said that 10 percent of the migrants interviewed said they had either been physically abused or had witnessed physical abuse.

Jessica Vaughan, policy director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a group in Washington, D.C, that favors strict immigration enforcement, called the findings surprising.

“My experience in dealing with the Border Patrol has been that they pride themselves on their professionalism and in not abusing authority or anyone’s human dignity,” she said. “But certainly they should be looked into.”

Ganjafied Gabacho - 21 September 2011

Whoops. I hit the post button before I could snip a little more and add the Tucson Citizen Link

marisacat - 21 September 2011

I am surprised the numbers aren’t higher…

There was a convoluted pick up for deportation here, back during the 2008 campaign… the son was picked up for deportation to Peru, where he was born, the parents were originally illegal immigrants from China to Peru, had the baby there and all moved on from Peru durng the troubles there, to come here. Only he was picked up as China has a standing policy, no returns… but Peru said they would take the son, who is a Peruvian national.

Anyway, SF ICE sent him t a private detention facility in AZ to await return to Peru…. Di FI intervened (and go t him and whole family push the Dream Act, of course after election we nver heard from them again… ) and got him out of AZ and brought back to SF…. he said the favility hd 3 toilets fr 64 prisoners and 4 showers….

I think it is all bad, top to bottom… an absolute horror… and NO accountability…

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2011

There’s Nobody in This Country Who Got Rich on His Own, Says Elizabeth Warren

I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No!

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.

You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear.

You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.

You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.

You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.

You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.

Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea—God bless. Keep a big hunk of it.

But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

marisacat - 21 September 2011

thanks for that, I saw the headline referring to what she said and it slipped by me. Good for her…. I hope she sharpens the message and pushes harder.

I had not known her personal background, it gave me hope she has a bit of grit….

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2011

she kicked ass on Morning Joe this morning, she kicked Halperin’s smarmy little ass.

I refuse to get my hopes up that anything will come of this, but dear god it was nice to watch.

10. lucid - 22 September 2011

Pretty profound last words from Troy Davis…

This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

RIP

marisacat - 22 September 2011

oh thanks for that… I had only heard a paraphrasing of his last words…

11. ts - 22 September 2011

“Twist” should be renamed “Fail”.

marisacat - 22 September 2011

I’d go for Operation Fuck -up

marisacat - 22 September 2011

wow, Dow down almost 370 – and the market is barely open 20 mins.

Hey, Good Luck Obby!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

I like the name. It seems appropriate; isn’t the “twist” some kind of bizzare S+M move? (not that I would know :lol:) Plus there’s that old urban legend about the twist dance breaking your back (damn chubby checker!)

Madman in the Marketplace - 22 September 2011

it made me think of the rich twisting the knife …

12. marisacat - 22 September 2011

And the beat goes on…

BULLETIN – “Obama underwater in Florida,” by Maggie Haberman:

“Florida voters disapprove 57-39 percent of the job President Obama is doing, his worst score in any Quinnipiac University poll in any state. In possible 2012 presidential matchups, Romney tops the president 47-40 percent, while Perry gets 42 percent to Obama’s 44 percent, a dead heat. In the Aug. 4 Florida poll, Romney and Obama were deadlocked 44-44, while the president led Perry 44-39. Obama does not deserve a second term, Florida voters say 53 – 41.”

whoops. Honestly, wtf did they expect, making Social Security benefit amounts static for two years running. Did they think people would not NOTICE that?

ts - 22 September 2011

I’m just amazed that right after the GOP Congress, with approval rating 18, rejected their own bill and now sends us into yet another shutdown crisis which is directly responsible for their low numbers, Obama one-ups them by declaring he will not accept Medicare cuts without tax increases, finding a way to piss off everyone in the country with one statement. Are they both trying for zero? Then Ben Bernanke tries to help with this “twist” nonsense that sends the stock market down another 600 points and spiraling around the drain even faster.

We are so screwed.

marisacat - 22 September 2011

It is amazing isn’t it?

marisacat - 22 September 2011

Dow down 400 now….

13. Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

Well, shiver me timbers, some good news:

Just a few weeks ago, election observers would have hardly thought the Pirate Party, which stands for free wireless Internet service for all, unlimited access to public transportation funded by taxes and better data protection, stood a chance to clear the Berlin state parliament’s five-percent hurdle. But the party took that hurdle with ease, winning 8,9 percent of the vote. Party leader Sebastian Nerz told Deutschlandfunk radio that his party is prepared to prove that it is up to serious politics.

Deutschlandfunk: Transparency, that is making all data public and granting a free internet are your party’s favorite issues – what else do the Pirates have to offer?

Sebastian Nerz: First and foremost, the Pirate Party is a party of basic rights. We try to focus on civil rights because that is an area that politics has neglected.

That seems a bit vague – all democratic parties are committed to protecting basic rights. Where do you think they have been negligent?

Everywhere! Over the past few years, there has been new security legislation, tightened surveillance and cutbacks of basic rights; some of the laws were passed without real discussion or debate. The question is, are existing laws being applied in a reasonable manner. The current debate is about data retention, with a majority of Bundestag parliamentarians in agreement that data retention is a great idea – but they never checked out whether such measures are really necessary.

snip

Those are some of the issues your party plans to make public nationwide. Then, there are demands that aren’t necessarily part of the national party program, for instance free public transportation in Berlin, granting an unconditional basic income and liberalizing cannabis consumption. How is that supposed to suit the Pirates on a national level?

It’s a very good match. On a national level, for instance, we have agreed on ReSET, that is an unconditional basic income for everyone. Free-of-charge public transportation could be part of that. Being able to move around freely in Germany is really a basic right, even if it is limited by relatively high fees. If you look at how much money is spent on ticket controls, free public transportation doesn’t sound that bad.

LINK

ARRRRG! Nuthin’ but ships of line on this side of the Atlantic…

marisacat - 22 September 2011

With a parliamentary system, there is a chance at least. we are utterly stuck in this two party vise…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

did you mean two party vice? :twisted:

I was thinking how under the parliamentary system 8.9% of the vote that the pirates garned was at least enough to gain a foot-hold and excercise some franchise, while here…

marisacat - 22 September 2011

well both really, we are squeezed in the vise, every day and a LOT every 2, 4 years…. and of course the thing is corrupt as all hell.

Yes parliament is not perfect, but over and over, small movements can grow and get a few seats, find ways to build coalitions.

I think we are stuck with such a brutally closed system.

14. marisacat - 22 September 2011

wow… the Dow is down almost 500 pts.

Frankly it lamost makes me laugh.

BooHooHooMan - 22 September 2011

I am having difficulty maintaining my composure my damnself. :lol:

Jeezis. Seriously. over a 7 percent intra-day drop at one point….

Helluva thing going to protest on Wall Street these days, when you can’t merely survive the cop-thugs but have to worry about getting done in now by some options trading suit plunging off the Morgan./ Deutsche Bank Building…

Such the irony, no? When the cops moving people out of the way might actually be a matter of public safety!
Plunge Away, Banksters! Plunge Away!

Well, to my Born Again Dirty Fuckin Hippy way of thinking, I think the thing for us lovers to do is invest in track shoes, oversized coffee mugs and silos, FUCKIN SILO’s of POPCORN. . To hold us over , I figure, when getting the hell out of the way to hunker down on strategy- .when every ripped off Uncle luvin stakeholder down to Ma and Pa Kettle rush in with firearms to get a chance to shoot the suit-jumpers mid-air or, you know, depending on traffic, otherwise engage in remnant corporate corpse abuse on the pavement,

There you have it: We GOT a PLAN! :lol: :wink:

marisacat - 22 September 2011

no champagne in the house. I don’t plan well. Gold not on a rise tho it is back at 1737.

ts - 22 September 2011

My guess is Bernanke really f—ed up with this twist nonsense. The market, aka hedge funds, uses the short/long term yield spread to leverage everything. Even though 10-year bonds have a three handle (or did – maybe not at the close today), short rates are virtually zero and you can sell unlimited amounts of short bonds to the fed, buy the long stuff and rest assured (until a couple days ago) of raking in 3% times how ever much you want to leverage because Bernanke has said zero rates forever and soft economy yadda yadda.

Not now apparently. So hedge funds are liquidating everything: commodities weren’t safe (limit down 5% across the board, oil down $5 a barrel, gold worst week in four months).

It’s not like the market discovered today that Greece was going to default or that the global economy was staggering, but hedge funds had an out (or thought they did). I imagine Bernanke may have to backtrack on twist pretty soon.

marisacat - 22 September 2011

untwist?

(I hope it hurts, sounds like it would!)

15. Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

Yet more charges of corruption along the US/Mex border:

Two former law enforcement officers allege that they cannot get anyone to investigate allegations that the Mexican drug cartels have corrupted U.S. law officers and politicians in the El Paso border region.

Greg Gonzales, a retired Doña Ana County sheriff’s deputy, and Wesley Dutton, a rancher and former New Mexico state livestock investigator, said that instead of arrests and prosecutions of suspects, their whistle-blowing activities have resulted only in threats and retaliation against themselves.

snip

Both men were confidential sources for the FBI in El Paso and assisted with investigations over an 18-month period.

Gonzales and Dutton allege that the FBI dropped them after “big names” on the U.S. side of the border began to surface in the drug investigations.

FBI Special Agent Michael Martinez said that the FBI cannot comment on its former or current relationships with confidential sources.

snip

Gonzales and Dutton said both or either one of them helped with federal investigations that were successful, including the arrest of Special FBI Agent John Shipley. Shipley was convicted of weapons-related charges after a weapon he sold someone turned up in Chihuahua state at a scene where a firefight took place between Mexican soldiers and drug traffickers.

However, they said, they are concerned that other serious allegations have not found their way to court.

Hit on agent

“One of the street gangs that works for the Juárez cartel put a hit out on FBI Special Agent Samantha Mikeska, and I told the FBI as soon as I heard about it,” Dutton said. “We also had information on campaign fundraisers and parties in La Union that the cartel held for officials from New Mexico and El Paso. A lot of important people were at those parties, such as bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers.”

snip

Gonzales said a U.S. law enforcement officer was suspected of selling to a street gang with Juárez drug cartel ties a list of U.S. Marshals that included their telephone numbers.

“With their number, the gang was able to ‘clone’ the agents’ cell phones and intercept their calls,” Gonzales said. “That way, they would know when one of the agents was trying to serve an arrest warrant against one of their members.”

El Paso Times

There’s more juicey stuff, like Perry’s office being contacted and dismissing the charges as baseless, at the link.

I just love the canard about how corrupt mexico is, as if the US isn’t matching measure for measure…

marisacat - 22 September 2011

as if we don’t actively exacerbate the corruption. As tho we are white clothed angels.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

Who are laboring mightily to bring civilization to the brown, almost, but not quite, people of mexico despite their devilish intransigence and morally defiecent souls. Which is so good of us because those dark skinned devils seek to destroy amerikkka with their satanic reconquesta of our heartland…

marisacat - 22 September 2011

gun turrets… we need gun turrets!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

Eh, did someone mention a Maginot Line

Imagine the possibilities…

marisacat - 22 September 2011

as if this is new… we are, we say we are anyway, whupset as it is Mexican nationals.

“We also had information on campaign fundraisers and parties in La Union that the cartel held for officials from New Mexico and El Paso. A lot of important people were at those parties, such as bankers, judges, and law enforcement officers.”

Dope dealers, all sides of the legal line, get a vote. Always have… and I am for legalising everything. Adults WANT altered states. Very clearly. Let it be. Cannot be worse than how things are now…. plus if you need a pain killer you should nto hav to beg some looney doctor. Or be forced to the streets.

16. Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

Loved this quote from one of the released american hikers:

Bauer said: “Two years in prison is too long and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in America and Iran.”

LINK

marisacat - 22 September 2011

yeah i caught that too…it played on the nooz reports here… and he placed it close enoughto the obligatory thanks to Oman that it almost had to run…

17. marisacat - 22 September 2011

Breaking the broken news

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Dow Finishes Down More Than 390 Points [4:05 p.m. ET]

marisacat - 22 September 2011

From the Wapo news alerts

News Alert: Stock markets plummet for second straight day, Dow closes down 3.5 percent
September 22, 2011 4:24:01 PM
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U.S. stocks plummeted Thursday, mimicking the rest of the world’s markets, with investors reacting to a grim outlook on the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve and fearing for the fate of European banks.

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged about 390 points, or 3.5 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq indexes followed suit, dropping more than 3 percent. All three indexes had been down at least 4.5 percent earlier in the afternoon but trimmed their losses before the close of the trading session.

Global commodities were also down across the board, as the outlook for world economic growth — particularly in China, the world’s second-largest economy — dimmed. Lower prices implied less demand for everything from oil to agricultural products to precious metals. Crude oil was down more than 7 percent to around $80 a barrel Thursday, and even gold, which has soared to new highs on concerns about economic stability, was down 3.8 percent to $1,737 an ounce.

18. marisacat - 22 September 2011

ObamaSpeak (translation below)

[I]f asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as plumber or teacher makes me a warrior for the middle class, I’ll wear that charge as a badge of honor. Because the only class warfare I’ve seen is the battle that’s been waged against the middle class in this country for a decade. …

Translation:

Vote me in again, so I can fuck you over again. That IS my job after all.

diane - 22 September 2011

“Our” Hero ™

(and yeah, absolutely no mention of those “below” that Middle Class [whatever the fuck that “Middle” is even supposed to mean] )

19. diane - 22 September 2011

Priceless! …. Glad I never bought any books through the Mother Fuckers, and never bought a Kindle [et al] .

‘110F heat, 11-hour days and an unsustainable pace': Working inside an Amazon warehouse

Employees at an Amazon warehouse in Pennsylvania endure sweltering temperatures and demands they work mandatory overtime, according to workers.

The Lehigh Valley warehouse, where Elmer Goris, 34, packed and shipped books, CDs, and other products, allegedly got so hot he felt light-headed and his legs cramped, symptoms he never experienced in previous warehouse jobs.

Goris claimed he saw a co-worker pass out at the water fountain and on other hot days, he saw paramedics bring people out of the warehouse in wheelchairs and on stretchers.

[more]

Of course, now that: most Independent Bookstores have been forced to shut down; now that school “textbooks” will be controlled by ”Our” Cloud , and edited at whim ; now that PUBLIC Libraries have not only shut down all over the map, but have started charging fees some cannot afford; and replaced countless librarians with bots; and last, but certainly not least, NOW THAT money is needed to fund State and Local thieving Bureaucrats, and make the Fed Bureaucrats look like they’ve had the citizen’s interests at heart all along …. the signal has been given, to that Fourth Estate ™, to report on the hideous conditions, suicides (FoxCon [indeed] ), etc. …going on in the Tech Industry , as if any of those Estate owners cared about those they swore to represent.

diane - 22 September 2011

The powers, and their lackies, who rule and abuse, …..what a bunch of nasty Human Fuckers, …skittering, diseased “rodents,” …so lucky that those they abuse are not as murderous as they are …and truly despise slaughter, …they will die alone in their Slaughter, …even if they live to an old age …. for what.

20. marisacat - 22 September 2011

Yup

US military fatigue uniforms

Did you notice that since Iraq, the US military fatigue uniforms have been uniformly permanently changed. They are now suited for more desert landscapes. It must be a sign for predictions of future wars.

PS Comrade Laleh corrects me: “actually, the US has two styles of camouflage: woodlands (used in Vietnam) and desert (used in Afghanistan and Iraq)… they haven’t discontinued the former; they still use it in Colombia and the Philippines.” She adds: “actually, they have changed that to the “Universal Patten” which apparently has three (urban, woodlands, and desert) colours in it:

PSS A reader sent me this: “I was in the US Army from 1978-1980 in a combat ready unit. In late 1979, early 1980, we repainted all the vehicles, trucks, tracks, tanks from a forest camo to a desert camo. That was over thirty years ago.

Peace.”

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 12:13 PM

In Carter’s last year… so ’80… a friend came up from Los Angeles to SF by car…. and, for wahtever reason, by way of Pendleton which is a HUGE base… and said everything was painted in desert camo.

Everything.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 22 September 2011

My ex ( :evil: ) runs a sweatshop on this side of the border, over seeing mexican nationals who sew these desert “digital” camo uniforms for the army. Evidently by law they have to be made in the U.S., so while the police and firefighter uniforms are made in a massive factory across the line, our soldier boys are wrapped in digs made by foreigners, but right here in Amerikkka (though I wouldn’t look for the union label)…

diane - 22 September 2011

if the evil ex has any capitalist “Wit” (well okay, it looks like she do, with that evil moniker), she’s likely thinking ahead …WTF!!!!!! , …designing something to fit the backdrop of those major Homeland , duskier shaded folk, Urban Areas . …If she’s truly future thinking , …she’s probably got somethin cooked up for those Sub Burbs too!

(Yeah hon, “sigh,” doesn’t even begin to encompass …..)

marisacat - 22 September 2011

isn’t that classic? Where there is a will there is a wrong way….

21. ts - 22 September 2011

I don’t know if you’ve seen lurid, bizarre story, but the fark.com headline was classic: “Woman who committed suicide with hands bound behind her back, naked, and hanged from balcony also clubbed herself on head in four places and referred to herself in suicide note in third person”

Boyfriend was the Medicis CEO, fwiw – probably a lot.

marisacat - 22 September 2011

oh I had not heard that!!

thnk you….

diane - 22 September 2011

he probably smells as guilty as he appears ….the Daily Mail (since it is not their crime), has been following it pretty religiously.

Typical Cali domiciled Sadism where The Cops ‘n Coroners are fully bought and paid for, or, if not bought and paid for, afraid for their lives and those they love. Worse than Colorado with it (it’s that $$$Fed$$$$ Money, the Temperate weather, Ocean, and Vineyards ….), which is where he started, isn’t it? (…Meg Whitman/Hubby “Rutherford” and Dean Singleton …just popped up in my mind ….about CO.)

ts - 22 September 2011

Oh, this one came out today – he’s going to sue the family’s lawyer if they make any incriminating statements about him

ts - 22 September 2011

…which FURTHER mentions that she had tape residue and blood on her legs, and a t-shirt partially stuffed in her mouth…

Just a suicide…yep.

diane - 22 September 2011

hmmm, I’ll bet bets are being taken as to whether his future wardrobe color will be orange or not. …After all, the powers that be have to ultimately pick and choose. ..Their favorites, appear to be Eric Prince/Blackwater/XE (those loudly working for the PATRIOT INTERESTS ), types, with no LOUD, outright, messy domestic issues chumming the public waters.

….. Even so, it’s dubious that he even spends five years.

Certainly, even if 100% guilty, he will never share the fate that Troy Davis was dealt.

(hugs, salt laden , nurishing tears, ….. to you and yours, … ts)

marisacat - 22 September 2011

oh!! I pulled it up, this is the death at the Coronado mansion… NOW I understand which it is…

Wowo looks like the Cali AG won’t even review it. (Democrats a go go… I can find no difference from when Arnold was our King)

gah.

marisacat - 22 September 2011

I’ll be interested to se if he can get away with htat… absent a judge’s gag order.

22. marisacat - 22 September 2011

New

LINK

………….. 8O


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