Stamina 3 December 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Occupy Wall Street.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US: an Occupy Philly protester sits outside her tent before a 5pm deadline to clear the encampment | Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
Historic 16 November 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
Taiz, Yemen: A woman holds up a mortar projectile during a demonstration against President Saleh. The shell has allegedly been fired by forces loyal to Saleh during recent clashes with opposition fighters [Khaled Abdullah/Reuters]
Historic! … and not the way Slob and his slobbery cadres planned… 2010 and 2011 WILL go down as historic… with Slob as the shitty little gate-keeper, dressed in some retro formal butler uniform. He strikes me as so happy to serve!
I heard a very frightening thing today… Unpaid college loans can haunt you into your retirement years. They may indeed go after your Social Security. It is legal now to do that…. People who owe these horrific amounts of money will never never never get out from under it.
This was so planned, to thieve and steal and dupe the American people.
But let’s talk about the rats in the Occupies. Riight.
Car wash 9 November 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, la vie en rose, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Occupy Wall Street, Viva La Revolucion!.
A turtle swims through a make-shift underwater car wash, surrounded by a bright shoal of yellow tangs eager to rid him of algae that had collected on his shell. Photographer Masa Ushioda captured the sight off the coast of Kailua Kona, in Hawaii.
On a related matter - I found this at IOZ,
Those who think I view the Occupy folks in too rosy a light may have a point, although, as with my view of the Tea Party wheezers, a positive opinion shouldn’t be taken as a wholesale endorsement. Nevertheless, I defy anyone to tell me that this isn’t fucking awesome.
…when the city of Denver insisted that Denver Occupy HAD HAD HAD to select someone to speak and meet with the mayor (no doubt some Democrat, they hold a few cities in their portfolio, snicker):
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock insisted that his city’s occupation name a leader in order “to deal with City and State officials.” And he got his wish! Occupy Denver has elected Shelby, a border collie, as its leader. Long live Shelby!
Shelby, on whose noble visage you can gaze here, was elected in a “landslide vote” on Sunday night. One of Occupy Denver’s organizers, Al Nesby, was inspired to nominate Shelby to the position after the director Michael Moore showed up one day and rubbed him the wrong way by refusing to follow general assembly rules; with Shelby, who’s three and a half, the occupation should have no such problems. Her bodyguard and closest confidante is a filmmaker named Peter John Jentsch
. . . .
Protesters have already made an official request for Shelby to meet with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
A lovely sense of the absurd.
Lastly.. in a shameless act of plagiarism (on my part!)…. this wonderful graf again from IOZ on Occupy:
[T]his is why I really like this whole Occupy dealio. As one eminent blurgher said, Occupy Wall Street is no revolution. I love their absence of a program and agenda, their lack of leaders and, at least to-date, their charmed indifference to calls on all sides for them to get such things. I think that packing a tent and sitting your ass down and not moving is just great. I think it’s exactly what this country needs. I think that it is at heart and root a contemplative practice. I think those kids are transmitting the grace-waves of beneficence to the rest of humanity. I think that the very act of abjuring traditional activism is necessary and ingenious. I also think that Occupy, or something very much like it, would have inexorably occurred five years ago or ten years hence, one way or other; that this moment I so admire is both specific and inevitable. I’m jealous that I didn’t dream it up. But the thing is: someone was certain to dream it up. . . . .
Hey 13 October 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Iran, Israel/AIPAC, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Occupy Wall Street, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak are welcomed by local school children during a rainy state arrival ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Enjoy it now…
I sent this around after I scammed it from SMBIVA… it is very cheering!! And so is the thread! Few are buying the really really REALLY bad script that Mullen and Holder and Slob cobbled together (Three Stooges, of a no humor variety… ?).
5 stooges? Panetta and Petraeus too? How many fascists in DC does it take to tell a dumb fuck of a lie? (Too many, but it’s a tough job!)
AND one person I sent the NYT post at The Lede to wrote back:
It’s so over. The only thing that can stop it now is a picture of Mittens hanging out of his magic underwear with anyone but Ann.
Here’s hoping… all I ask is that the R low-ball the Flotus ”job”. Give us all a rest from the mania. I feel we are safe, Ann Romney has enough children and g-children.
Oh FFS… no energy to read it now, but I just noticed this headline:
Saudi Claims Alleged Iranian Plotter Also Orchestrated Bahrain Unrest
from an earlier post at The Lede. This is getting super dooper insulting. It’s bad enough to be on a dog leash with Israel, but with the Saudis too!, at the same time!, is too much!!
Oversight… 28 September 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.
A keeper at the Calauit island wildlife sanctuary in Busuanga, Palawan province, in the western Philippines, feeds giraffes with leaves [TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images]
He and his are such shits….. I scooped this up, full text, from the better-than-one-might-expect-him-to-be legal writer at Politico, of all places…
A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims that the Obama administration is refusing to disclose the identities of those serving on a key panel that oversees the intelligence community.
The suit filed in San Francisco by the Electronic Frontier Foundation accuses the Office of the Director of National Intelligence of failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in February seeking information on appointments to the Intelligence Oversight Board. (The complaint is posted here.)
Under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama, intelligence agencies are required to report violations of surveillance laws to the IOB, which is a component of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Obama also restored the IOB’s authority to refer violations of law to the Attorney General.
Obama has announced the appointment of 11 individuals to the PIAB, but the White House has never publicly disclosed the membership of the IOB, the lawsuit says. (The co-chairs of the PIAB, former senators David Boren and Chuck Hagel, were announced with some fanfare by Obama back in 2009.)
“The IOB has a critically important mission – civilian oversight of America’s intelligence activities. The board exists to make sure government agencies are not overstepping their authority and abusing citizens’ rights,” EFF’S Mark Rumold said in a statement. “History has shown that intelligence encies overseeing their own behavior is like the fox guarding the henhouse. If the IOB is ineffective, impaired, or short-staffed, that’s information Americans need to know.”
A spokesman for ODNI declined to comment on the new suit. The White House didn’t immediately respond to a query from POLITICO about the IOB’s membership.
Prime time…. 14 September 2011Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry reacts after a Republican presidential debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Unfuckingbelievable. It seems a blatantly DUMB move. All some supposed challenger, from Bachmann to Huntsman, to Perry to Romney to Ron Paul to Cain to whomever has to do is stand there and ask the 2010 cycle Sheryl Angle question of Reid:
Can’t he “man-up”? (Where’s the beef?)
Outta gas, out of steam and out of time. Out of office…
From ABC’s The Blotter:
After spending months touting the Obama administration’s decision to loan $535 million to the California solar energy upstart Solyndra, top officials took a new tack Wednesday while testifying before Congress about the company’s abrupt shut-down and bankruptcy:
the loan, they said, was actually the Bush administration’s idea.
The Energy Department’s top lending officer told Congress that the Solyndra loan application was not only filed during President Bush’s term, but it surged towards completion before Obama took office in January 2009.
“By the time the Obama administration took office in late January 2009, the loan programs’ staff had already established a goal of, and timeline for, issuing the company a conditional loan guarantee commitment in March 2009,” said Jonathan Silver, who heads the Energy loan program.
Republicans pushed back hard against this version of events, unearthing internal Energy Department emails that indicate the panel evaluating the loans had made the unanimous decision to shelve Solyndra’s application two weeks before Obama took office.
Blaming the failed loan on the Bush administration marked an abrupt turn for the Energy Department, which had championed the Solyndra loan as a model for its efforts to build a so-called “green energy” industry that creates jobs and safeguards the environment. The Solyndra loan was so central to this strategy that the administration initially planned to have Obama personally announce it, and later sent the president to the company’s solar panel manufacturing facility in Fremont, California to celebrate its work. . . . . .
Perp walk… 12 September 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.
President Barack Obama arrives to address a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL)
All those to the right and left of him too, perps.
I see he is in the Rose Garden this morning, exhorting for that jobs bill, a Potemkin village of “ordinary Americans” as the backdrop… I have to say, they look silly as all hell and he sounds fake as all hell.
You know, when he got “writer’s block”, during the crafting of Audacity for Hope or whatever the book was, he and Mother Michelle took off for 4 months in Bali. I suppose by then, producing a book to accompany a senate run and perhaps one day a pretzel run, the fix was already in.
I’d love to know who paid for the 4 months of creative break in Bali.
We are so screwwed….
US government by Disney and GE, it is clear.
Reports this morning say a gaping hole in the jobs bill is any indication of a plan for housing. I notice that Mother Michelle will be appearing in an upcoming, two hour expanded, “Extreme Makover”, the Disney / ABC extravaganza that gifts some worthy update of Queen for a Day with a house.
Obviously that is the plan, it used to be women won a washer, so they could go on washing 42,000 loads a day, now it is a house.
Future 10 September 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
Israeli embassy under attack in Cairo – in pictures – Egyptian protesters storm the Israeli embassy in Cairo – Riot police take position [Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters]
Catch this from Meacham…. if you can read the running slop wthout vomiting, that is:
JON MEACHAM homily for an Evensong in Commemoration of 9/11, to be delivered tomorrow afternoon at Saint Thomas Church, on Fifth Avenue:
“A day like September 11 reminds us of the essential fragility of all things. … We reacted as a great people, a people imbued with a moral sensibility and a passion for liberty and for order. … You and I can argue about the details of the American response, … about the tactics and the wars. But the power and the glory of this republic lie precisely there, in the freedom to argue and to grumble-and, ultimately, in the freedom to hope that our arguments, conducted within history, can shape history. …
“The terrorists who brought war to this island a decade ago believed they were agents of God. They were not. They were-they are-agents of evil, driven by a will to power. It was the most extreme expression imaginable of the most ancient sin of all: the sin of pride, of believing you are not a subject of God’s but a god yourself. This is the perversion that cost us Eden … So it was that the terrorists of 9/11 were 21st-century serpents-lineal descendants of that first spineless snake who slithered through the garden. … Love and remembrance: such is the legacy of September 11 and its aftermath. It is the same legacy, in fact, as Good Friday — a day of death that ultimately affirmed life.”
More than a little transference? I’d say…
Yes I so wanted to grow up to be an unwilling volunteer for the recycling side of the garbage collection (about what most “green” hype is these days… ) and I SO WANTED TO grow up and be alive in the United States of the Full Partner of Israel.
So…. 23 August 2011Posted 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.
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.
Straw Polls 13 August 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, India, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Sex / Reproductive Health, Total fucking lunatics.
New Delhi, India: An Indian Muslim girl waits for noon prayers to begin at the Jama Masjid mosque [Kevin Frayer/AP]
hmm… for the moment, she is allowed to be a turquoise flower… soon enough the black robing will get slapped on her.
Ah, religion. Succor of the masses.
On the same issue, USA!! USA!! style…I see reports around that the entrance of Perry, The Hair from Texas, means that the “culture wars are back”.
They were gone?
Somebody believed that blither last year from Mitch Daniels? Something something about setting aside the social issues?
Yeah right, as if they OR the Fucking Democrats ever planned to do that.
Take a moment and feel the cement hardening around us.