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Just a photo riding at the top of a thread… ;) 3 August 2009

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Faces in places: photographs of faces in unusual places… ”Travelling in style” You can see far, far more faces in places on the website FACESINPLACES.BLOGSPOT.COM

There is a pretzel face too…hanging out at what looks to be a wine and beer joint somewhere in Asia…


UPDATE, 6:02 PM on the Pacific Ocean…

Gibbs at his Messer of a Presser today… via WH.gov…Think it is Tapper in the exchange… 😆

Q    Robert, in terms of what Geithner and Summers had to say yesterday, it really wasn’t too much of a hypothetical back and forth.  It was about the — do they think it’s possible to do deficit reduction.  But that’s not a — that’s —

MR. GIBBS:  Well, we can quibble about whether the word “possible” —

Q    No, that’s not what the word “hypothetical” — is it possible to do everything the President wants to do without increasing revenues from the middle class?

MR. GIBBS:  Right, and I want to just state again clearly here that the President has made a very clear commitment to not raise taxes on middle-class families, period.

Q    But if economists, including the President’s own economists, don’t necessarily think that it’s possible to do so without raising taxes on the middle class, how is that dealing candidly with the American people?

MR. GIBBS:  Well, again, Jake, there are a series of things that have to be done.  I think you’ll actually hear an announcement from Treasury later this afternoon about how much money has to be borrowed versus what they thought was going to have to be borrowed and what will have to be borrowed as a result of financial stabilization.

In terms of cutting the amount of money that’s needed, again, I think the President has been clear on this.  The first thing that we can do — the most important thing that we can do right now is get our economy growing again.  We know that the deficit — part of the reason that the deficit is up right now is that the economy has slowed down so much that tax revenues — because it’s what happens in an economic slowdown — have regressed a lot.  I think the President — obviously we’re going to have to make some decisions down the road on some of the President’s legislative priorities and some of the things that Congress wants to do to evaluate how we move back towards — on a path toward fiscal sustainability.

Q    So did Geithner and Summers go off script or were they sort of testing the temperature out there of what something like this would —

MR. GIBBS:  I don’t know.  I know the President has been clear about his commitment on it.

Q    So there is no — there’s no real scenario there, as the administration sees it, where middle-class taxpayers might be hit with a hike?  There’s no scenario right now —

MR. GIBBS:  The President has been clear, very clear.

Q    Could I make that even a little more precise?  The President, as you well know, is — not just middle class, but he’s been very precise about it:  no family —

MR. GIBBS:  Let me be precise.

Q    Go ahead.

MR. GIBBS:  Let me be precise:  The President’s clear commitment is not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year.

Q    So any implication anybody drew from Geithner and Summers yesterday to the contrary is flatly wrong?

MR. GIBBS:  I think the President has been clear.  I think you heard him reiterate it not that long ago right outside this room in the Rose Garden.

Q    But you can understand why people took what they said yesterday as Geithner and Summers trying to open the door a little bit?

MR. GIBBS:  Well, I hope you’ll take my reiteration of his clear commitment as an update.

Q    So they were not — the door is closed?  They did not open the door at all?

MR. GIBBS:  I am reiterating the President’s clear commitment in the clearest terms possible, that he’s not raising taxes on those who make less than $250,000 a year.

Q    Did he speak to them about the fact that they did raise this little bit of a —

MR. GIBBS:  We talked about a number of economic issues this morning in the Oval Office as part of the daily briefing.

Q    So is everybody going to be on message now, that absolutely no tax cuts [sic] for families —

MR. GIBBS:  Promising that everybody is going to be on message may be a bar that’s too high for me to leap over.

Q    But that’s the goal — everybody is on —

MR. GIBBS:  The goal is to get the economy moving again.  The goal is to get our government back on —

Q    Without any tax cut [sic] for any family making less than $250,000 —

MR. GIBBS:  Our goal is to get our government back on a path toward fiscal sustainability; to lay the long-term foundation for economic growth.  And let’s also — one point that I forget that I think is important in this:  Within the very first month of the President taking office, 95 percent of Americans received a tax cut.  That’s everybody in the middle class.

The President ran because for eight long years the middle class had borne the brunt of bad economic policies.  Even when jobs were being created, even when you saw positive economic growth, for the very first time in our history you actually saw wages for the middle class decline.  That’s one of the reasons that led the President of the United States to want to run for President of the United States:  to protect the middle class, to cut their taxes — which he did — and to make sure that their voices were heard in the economic policymaking of this country.

Q    The door is not open even a millimeter on raising taxes?

MR. GIBBS:  I hope you’ll take seriously what I said.

Any one with a third of a brain can tell it is under discussion. The only issue is how to do it and save Only Begotten Son from his many many many promises. Toward the end, about a week before voting I counted the promises in a pretty boiler plate speech of his.


GOOD LUCK. Clap clap clap…



1. marisacat - 3 August 2009

McCain will vote against Sotomayor… think it boils down to tit for tat for Estrada.

2. marisacat - 3 August 2009

Link to the Kurtz Wapo piece on issues with shoving Pretzel on prime time. LOL… clap clap clap.

[S]arah Feinberg, Emanuel’s spokeswoman, says that after press secretary Robert Gibbs heard that network officials had concerns about programming conflicts, “Rahm made a round of calls to network executives to discuss ways the White House could accommodate concerns.” The upshot was that the news conference was moved up an hour, to 8 p.m. — a boon to NBC, which had a 9 p.m. special featuring overnight British singing star Susan Boyle.

Emanuel tried to create a sense of momentum — calling Disney’s Iger last, for instance, and saying he had secured agreement from the other two networks.

Some calls had little impact. Emanuel reached GE’s Immelt, a member of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, after learning that NBC chief executive Jeff Zucker was traveling. But Immelt told him that it was Zucker’s decision, and a subsequent call to Zucker yielded an agreement that NBC would provide live coverage.

Tensions have been building behind the scenes. Some television executives say the Bush administration informally floated possible news conference dates in advance, while Obama officials basically notify the networks of their plans. Such an approach prompted calls between White House officials and the top executives at each network, and a meeting between Gibbs and the Washington bureau chiefs. ….

3. BooHooHooMan - 3 August 2009

re: Middle Class Tax hike and
Any one with a third of a brain can tell it is under discussion.

I’m thinkin’ a tax increase on the middle class is under discussion. LOL.

Of course- other than Party Patronage hacks of one sort or other..
seein as how the “middle class” now only involves precisely 3 people

-one Joe Binkley, of Oak Park ,Illinois

– a bastard child of a recent Democratic Presidential nominee

-and Sarah Kaherneyflerny of Sarasota, Florida ( the well positioned ex-proprietress of the once great Sara Soda malt shop , the town’s namesake apparently, who got out right before the thick-shake market meltdown)

Soooo….all will be well.

Lord knows they couldn’t be referring to the bond servants they’ve made of the rest of us in the country…
Could they?

marisacat - 3 August 2009

tax the bond servants!

That’s a cry for democracy!

4. BooHooHooMan - 3 August 2009


Obama Administration Weighs in on State Secrets, Raising Concern on the Left

Published: August 3, 2009

A Supreme Court filing from the Obama administration last month has set off alarm bells on the left.

The filing was a friend-of-the-court brief, and it mostly dealt with an excruciatingly technical question about the attorney-client privilege. But its last five pages were about the state secrets privilege, which was not at issue in the case. That privilege, a favorite tool of the Bush administration, allows the government to shut down lawsuits by invoking national security.

The Obama administration’s brief argued, though no one had asked, that the state secrets privilege was rooted in the Constitution.

Bububu but he’s a Con Lawyer from the University of Chicago.
And on it goes…

On the campaign trail and in more recent statements, President Obama has indicated that he wants to limit the use of the state secrets privilege. In courtrooms, however, there has been little evidence of a new approach.

The administration’s brief said the government should be allowed to appeal rulings rejecting the state secrets privilege right away, rather than after the whole case is decided. Rulings concerning the attorney-client privilege, on the other hand, the brief said, should not be subject to immediate appeal.

The differing treatments are warranted, the brief argued, because the state secrets privilege is grounded in the Constitution.

How very Vichy of them… securing the ill gotten gains of Fascists,
from their plundered silverware to their arms and surveillance arsenal,. All tidy and polished. Courtesy of chief steward Obama and the Democratic Majority. Awaiting their master’s return.

No wonder it was beer last Thursday.
Rove prolly summoned him for a lecture on Inauguration Day.
To witness the White House liquor bottles being marked and the sealing of the Wine Cellar.

BooHooHooMan - 3 August 2009

And while he is “clear” ADVOCATING that “State Secrets” are grounded in the Constitution….WRT CHOICE?
{squeek squeek} it is ‘difficult”.
a matter for a woman “in consultation with her doctor and clergy…”

How about a friendly Friend of The Court penumbral foot up his amicus ass?

marisacat - 3 August 2009

The Obama administration’s brief argued, though no one had asked, that the state secrets privilege was rooted in the Constitution.

Such a great vote that was. The Great Believers in Ob (and Knob and Snob) should take themselves off to their private orgasm chapels.

BooHooHooMan - 3 August 2009

Really. All that’s left is the wails and moans..

Just a few blibs from Politico before packing it in…

Rangel pays lawyers $1,000,000
By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 8/3/09 4:21 PM
The money is used to defend against a wide-ranging investigation of his personal finances.

also ,


Aw fuck it– he’s TOAST.

But this one about Liz Cheney had me go hmmm. A phrase that she’s looking more “like a candidate”. Not surprising of course, buuut….

VIDEO: Liz Cheney goes after Obama
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 8/3/09 12:41 PM
Sounding more like a candidate, she hits Obama on foreign policy.

I can’t help but think that her war criminal Dad, sensing the endgame in the dynamic that played itself out between Ob and Hillary , stoked the gender and gender/class gap all the more by putting the Wassilla wackaloon on the ticket to prime the pump for Liz …to run for the top spot… Positively Nazi yes, but effective in that Nazi type way…informed , can enunciate demands and cite a portfolio. In English.

I bet she runs against Ob.

5. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

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Oh and on that piece about Charlie Rangel getting lawyered up

Rangel pays lawyers $1,000,000

The money is used to defend against a wide-ranging investigation of his personal finances.

That guy I wrote about? Behind the Company named in the NYT?
The NY/NJ developer with the dead bagman who suicided last week after busted in the NJ takedown.?

A Top 25 donor to Charlie Rangel .(D-LOL).
Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. Living in his rent subsidized quadraplex in the upscale Lennox in Harlem and with the condo in the Dominican Republic , courtesy of NY Developers. Now having to lawyer up with a chunk of that money going to…, Lanny Fuck-steak Davis….

Hmm…so let’s take this thought train a bit…
Career DOJ-ers are ALREADY tits deep in “States Secrets” territory NOW…breaking up Israeli-American money laundering ops –there’s a slew going on with arrests retention and jurisdiction claimed by Israel too-
– BIG TALK yesterday of Avigdor Liebermans possibly being indicted IN ISRAEL. though the same reports indicate he did looted in the US and throughout Europe too)

More cases today involving little fish and small potatoes from Haaretz.— >

6 Israelis and an American remanded by Tel Aviv Court on charges of money laundering, fraud and forgery

Further arrests are likely, Israeli police sources say.

The ringleader is allegedly a 62-year-old American named Marvin Berkowitz, an expert on tax, who holds dual Israeli and U.S. citizenship.

The suspects defrauded the U.S. internal revenue of tens of millions of dollars and deposited the money in Israeli bank accounts, according to the police statement.

Police say Berkowitz obtained personal details of inmates in U.S. prisons and then used the data to falsify claims for income tax refunds in their names for the period before their arrests.

While residing in Israel, he is believed to have pocketed around $12 million. Police believe that he fled the United States and settled in Israel in 2003.

The investigation was launched at the request of legal authorities in the United States a few months ago.

Bear with me,
but when you consider Rangel’s case alongside others, the prospect of Big Time Pols and global money laundering
…the froo haha we are having with the Swiss, the career DOJ and IRS, some GOP pod people in there to be sure ..but nonetheless efforts by federal prosecutors running on one track

while the Administration , make no mistake
– is trying to quash them, the “settlement” game with Switzerland,
the recent few quick busts in Israel with detention but jurisdiction and extradition battles that will drag on ad nauseum-
all by design…

IT’S NO WONDER Ob’s amicus brief on “State’s Secrets” would defer attorney client privilege appeals on procedural rulings till AFTER cases are decided. IOOW, it’s a hard nut to crack as it is, but if crooked defense atty’s and slam dunk judges are in on the scam of blind justice, not to mention transnational actors in Israel , Ob’s argument on State Secrets grounds will work just as well to cut the balls off any would be insurgents in the DOJ in matters like the Global Financial Crime Rings and Rangel. Same diff.

Conceivably let’s say you had Bin Laden in the dock and on tape in a US jail with a defense attorney conspiring to hit a witness or carry out an attack and, for the sake of argument from Prosecution’s POV, a judge erred excluded it and cloaked it with atty/client privilege…By Obs National Security / States Secrets argument…. an appeal of the pre-trial judge’s ruling in discovery could not be presented till , according to the NYT piece above at least, til “after the Whole case was decided. . The Government’s only other ironic alternative? Not cloaking such procedures with State Secrets in the first place.

We are through the looking glass, my friends…Funny thing if Charlie Rangel is thrown under the bus by Ob AND Cholly’s lawyer, Lanny Davis.

Charlie’s a scoundrel. But Lanny and his pals have found a new Bigger House Nigger. So i wonder if the Brother from Harlem is going down. “Shocked! Shocked!” — > Bill, Hill, and Ob will say of their former friend, Charlie Fresh Roadkill Rangel. .

And the Survivors will have a good laugh. Maybe even tipple the Select Reserve with young Ob at the White House…
…seein’ as how The Adults have had a pass key all along.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

Time for Rangel to go. Take his stylin’ and profilin’ elsewhere.. he is rich enough, loaded to the top with apartments in Harlem.. and vaca rentals iin the Carib… Like Dodd’s “cottage” in Ireland…

And time for white liberals to stop slobbering over Conyers.

And a few others.

I was putting a tea order together, assembling what I think will be the one tea order for the winter, pondering this or that little 5 dollar item… as Conrad is on with Charlie Rose. Talking about the insurance reform tourniquet…(which will be applied to our necks) and at Charlie’s behest also the farm subsidy bill of last year I think it was………..

All i can say is fuck them all. To death. All of them.

6. marisacat - 4 August 2009

Don’t think clapping will work for this Tinkerbell.


Rockets Slam Kabul, 1 Near U.S. Embassy

By AP / ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2009

(KABUL) — Five rockets slammed into Kabul at daybreak Tuesday, one of them falling near the U.S. Embassy in a rare attack on the Afghan capital less than three weeks before presidential elections, police and residents said.

The explosions, heard by AP reporters, occurred to the east of the city, toward the international airport and near several residential areas. …

7. catnip - 4 August 2009

Bank regulators dig in against Obama shake-up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. bank regulators spoke out on Tuesday against key elements of the Obama administration’s plan to reshape financial regulation, calling some parts unneeded or disruptive.

The officials’ defiance, voiced at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, came despite a warning from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Friday.

In remarks punctuated with expletives at a private meeting, Geithner urged the regulators to end their turf battles and support U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan, said a person familiar with the situation on Monday.

Video, please?? 😉

marisacat - 4 August 2009

WSJ seems very busy today… some flap on about Greg Craig too…

8. catnip - 4 August 2009

UBS still losing client money, sees improvement

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS (UBSN.VX) (UBS.N) posted another big loss in the second quarter as wealthy clients were scared off by a U.S. tax row, but said it hoped to start winning back trust now that a U.S. deal was in sight.

UBS said on Tuesday it remained cautious about its prospects, given the economic environment, but after taking out one-off restructuring and other charges of 2.3 billion Swiss francs ($2.17 billion), it made an operating profit of 971 million francs, its best in eight quarters.

The bank posted a net loss of 1.4 billion francs, compared with an average forecast from analysts in a Reuters poll for a loss of 1.1 billion francs, and suffered 39.4 billion francs of outflows at its wealth and asset management divisions.

Chief Executive Oswald Gruebel told analysts a deal UBS struck with the U.S. government on Friday to settle their tax dispute should help reverse outflows as the bank rebuilds its reputation, although recovery would take more than a quarter.

“We certainly think we will reverse the trend in outflows,” Gruebel said.

UBS is expected to finalize the deal this week. It is not expected to have to pay a fine for helping U.S. clients dodge taxes but could hand over 5,000 names of secret account holders, compared with the 52,000 Washington is seeking.

Just another bailout brought to you by Obamalama.

9. catnip - 4 August 2009

Chump change: General Electric to Pay $50M to Settle Fraud Charges

The SEC did not give a figure for the size of the alleged fraud. But the agency said at least one accounting change resulted in $200 million in savings for the company and another was able to boost the company’s earnings by $585 million.

10. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

N.J. men accused of stashing 17 pounds of herion in plastic shoe insoles

Musta been some Pree-tee big fuckin shoes.

ya see where this is going….either an All Points Bulletin for cops to be on the lookout for one “Ronald McDonald” or suspects on the beaches wearing 9 inch thick /sheet-of-plywood-sized flip flops.

catnip - 4 August 2009

Better foot pain relief than Ben-Gay?

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

Yeh. LOL. So things change.

I guess swaths cut from the acid soaked T-shirts brought in by the Brooklyn faithful aren’t selling like they used to on the Boardwalks…

catnip - 4 August 2009

Has anyone examined those “donated” kidneys? I’m just sayin’…

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009

Here is a photo of the contraband shoes.

White punks LITERALLY standing on dope!

marisacat - 4 August 2009

Dope on dope.

11. catnip - 4 August 2009

So I guess Kim Jong-il isn’t quite dead after all. Although Bubba looks like he’s nearing the end.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Mr Clinton had “courteously” conveyed a verbal message from US President Barack Obama, although the White House said Mr Clinton had not carried a message from Mr Obama.

Rogue ex-prez on the scene!

catnip - 4 August 2009

Alrighty then – I guess Obamalama can’t claim credit for N Korea pardoning the journalists.

12. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

Whoops, me bloomers!


City Hall Broke Rules Funneling Money to Groups

More like “Bloomberg Illegally Transfers Public Money To Brooklyn Orthodox Charity Groups of FBI/ EU Probes”. “Covered Up, City Council Member Set Up As Fall Guy.”

Published: August 3, 2009

For years, aides to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg routed hundreds of thousands of dollars in city money to at least two politically connected nonprofit groups in violation of government contracting rules, according to records and interviews.

The mayor’s office, from 2002 to 2006, gave $1.1 million to Agudath Israel of America Community Services and more than $400,000 to Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, using a little-known pot of discretionary money that it controls.

By law, the mayor’s office can give the money only if it has been requested by a City Council member or borough president, but in these two instances, records and interviews show, the money was given by the Bloomberg administration, then later attributed to a council member without his knowledge.

Agudath Israel and Ohel provide services including career counseling and mental health care and are powerful institutions in the city’s Orthodox Jewish communities — political forces long courted by the mayor.

13. catnip - 4 August 2009
14. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

First Diary on Dailykos.And a whopping One Comment.

Thus , simultaneously, a new Pwog Blooger Senate Candidacy and Astroturf JOB for Chris Bowers is born.

Today is the Day (Updated!)
by Joe Sestak
Tue Aug 04, 2009 ,b>at 05:02:40 AM PDT

Clearly written by Chris Bowers, who posts it at 5:02 Am-
then coincadinkally Announces at 5:15 am That HE TOO Has an Announcement..

Thank You dailykos search function.
Bowers hasn’t posted there for over a month.

Yet here he is up before dawn on this momentous occasion..

Another announcement (57+ / 0-)

This is an exciting day, and I wanted to alert the Daily Kos community to a related announcement:
I will be working for the Sestak campaign on netroots outreach.

If you have any questions or concerns about the campaign, don’t hesitate to send me an email at christopher_j_bowers@yahoo.com. On this campaign, I am here for the netroots community.

Learn About Take Flight Microgrants

by Chris Bowers on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 05:15:38 AMPDT

“This is an exciting day” – LOL. To be really fuckin Gay or Lame or unemployed in America I suppose.

Yeh Chris. Joe Sestak was up at 2 30 in the morning on the East Coast making his debut to the Pwog Bloggies. LOL.

The DONATE plea in the diary is to Act Blue, of Course.
NOT Sestak for Senate.

Bundler. Astroturfer. Shill. — > YOU SUCK, BOWERS.
Cue name recognition and rube fleecing candidacy for Sestak.
to give Arlen some street cred.

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

(This comment has HTML.links fixed ) Sorry.

I’m out.

catnip - 4 August 2009

I’m confused. Who are the so-called progressives supposed to support now? Specter (whom they now love for joining the Dems) or Sestak (who has an uphill battle against him)?

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

The Progressive from The Pentagon who is also the long time diarist on dailykos as of 5am Pacific Standard time this morn… LOL.

15. catnip - 4 August 2009

Lots of Bubba Love over at the Big Orange Bubble. Ironic – considering how he was the anti-Obamachrist just last year.

16. catnip - 4 August 2009


Fucking awesome, for so many reasons. (2+ / 0-)

Not the least of which is that Obama did not have to give this op to Bubba. He did is because he is classy and because he understands how to manage people, including those with huge egos. I fucking love our President.

The GNOP: “We take the bi out of bi-partisanship”

by Mother of Zeus on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 01:44:25 PM MDT

* [new] Not quite (0+ / 0-)

The WaPo reports that the North Koreans vetoed several other candidates. They wanted Bill Clinton.

So Obama didn’t have much of a choice there.

Not that I disagree with you on Obama being classy, mind you.

Gratuitous blog pimp to stroke my ego.

by Frank on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 01:47:28 PM MDT

marisacat - 4 August 2009

open up those private orgasm chapels…

17. catnip - 4 August 2009

Tinklenberg Ends Campaign Against Bachmann

So, Dana Houle is out of a job? haha

marisacat - 4 August 2009

how long was that ? Two weeks?

catnip - 4 August 2009

Maybe his dkos fans can hold a bake sale for him.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

Did he work for Tinklenburg as long as he took to explain he had a job?

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

Mcat can you move this comment here.

I was peeing myself laughing.

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

911 Call 911! Choking on Spring RolL! LMAO

LOL. I had an “associate” .. “Moe Rippi” born into a tough world two weeks ago following the Joe Trippi sockpuppet scandal.

Moe Rippi, I’m sad to report, met an untimely death this past week.
In a diary announcing the State Sen Asst Maj. Leader in Minnesota hopped in…
Don’t know her – could care less , but I couldn’t pass it up an opportunity on a mistaken ref to Tinklenberg and ,( unbeknownst to Tinklenberg) his newly acquired ball and chain psychotic charge, Dana Houle…


Is this who DH is working for? (4+ / 0-)

Electing a conservative is like getting a carpenter who is afraid of a hammer AND blames the tools once he’s botched the job.

by Nick Zouroudis on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:22:56 PM PDT

[ Parent ]

LOL. Not For LONG. (1+ / 0-)

Let’s see….hmmm… Fresh. Hot. Smart.
Asst Majority Leader in Senate. Well Liked.

Or Loser Tinklenberg and Houle.
Too Funny.

Hey Dana, Become ONE with

Welcome to McDonalds, may I take your order?

I am not one of Joe Trippi’s Sockpuppets. I just sound like I am.

by Moe Rippi on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 03:45:55 PM PDT

[ Parent ]

Kind of you to offer Dana a job at your (4+ / 0-)

McDonalds, but I think he’ll be too busy winning us another Congressional seat.

Yes we did!

by Elise on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 04:22:59 PM PDT

[ Parent ]
Bye bye Moe Rippi (2+ / 0-)

{Big Wavy cat picture form weirdo LOL – BHHM}

bye bye

by Bouwerie Boy on Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 02:31:35 PM PDT

Well, In memory of “Moe” , I’m not through. LOL
Such the flaming asshole, Dana Houle:

I’m Taking a Break From DKos to Take Out Michele Bachmann
by Dana Houle
Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 05:44:29 PM PDT

…..I won’t be involved in any of the administrative activities of the site, but I’ll probably still write an occasional piece as a featured writer, at least until the campaign really heats up and I’m working 80 hours a week. And I’ll still be commenting in threads and participating in the community.

But for the next 16 months, my obligations lie in doing whatever I can to elect Elwyn Tinklenberg to Congress and relieving Michele Bachmann of her duties so she can spend more time warning Americans of the threats posed by the US Census Bureau.


I’ve just recently arrived in Minnesota, but I’ve already gotten to know El quite well, and he’s as decent and honorable a candidate as I’ve ever worked with. He’s a former minister whose sense of service has extended in to other forms of public service, such as serving as mayor of his town of Blaine, and becoming an expert in transportation.


BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

I was hoping “Moe” lived long enough to make it to at least liveblog Netroots Nation.
Sniff Sniff.
That character simply had a mind of his own.
Alas it was not to be…

I failed Moe. And now he’s gone.
{ hanky, then tearful hornshnoggle of a nose-blow}

I simply couldn’t right the fluff long enough to keep him alive. LOL.

artemis54 - 4 August 2009

If only I could get Dana to come and work on Doc Hastings’ relection campaign.

18. catnip - 4 August 2009

Swinton lugs portable cinema through Scotland

British actress Tilda Swinton, who garnered a best supporting actress Oscar in 2008 for Michael Clayton, feels the pull of cinema, literally.

The 48-year-old performer is hauling a 33.5-tonne portable cinema along with about 40 other cineastes through the Scottish Highlands for about a week, bringing independent film to a different village every night.

Quite the undertaking.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

Reminds me to look up Tilda S movies at NetFlix… I love her… would not mind re seeing a couple…and I am sure i have missed some stuff she has done…

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009

I love “Orlando”, and thought her performance in “Constantine” was a lot of fun.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

she also was in a movie I saw in the IFC years ago, a UK production. One of the smartest things I ever saw on child sexual abuse.

19. marisacat - 4 August 2009


So………… are some leaving the private orgasm chapels…. I say, they did not really listen to him. How could they miss Donnie McClurkin… who was one of THREE anti gay, cure the gay gospel religion googoo groups Ob used in SC… with himself appearing beside them via Jumbotron.

Hope and History

As a candidate Obama promised us a lot; as president he’s delivered very little — and many gay people are getting impatient. Does the outcry unmask this president’s indifference, or reveal our own impotence as a movement?
Click the byline to view more stories by this author.

By Michael Joseph Gross
From The Advocate September 2009

He looked like a hero, and that was the problem. Barack Obama seemed almost reckless with the truth, implausibly idealistic — and (though we might not have said this out loud) we worried that America wasn’t “ready for a black president.”

After eight years of George W. Bush, we were sick of being excluded, sick of being hated. Hillary Clinton seemed the safer choice. We knew that she knew how power worked, and we wanted someone who could win. Moreover, many gay leaders — the men and women with money and influence, whose success was built on cunning — looked at her and saw themselves: making her way by wile, unafraid to sacrifice integrity when the game demands it.

But truth will out, and many placed their bets on Barack Obama, and when he took the lead in the primaries, he won over most of the rest. He talked to us — and about us — more, and more explicitly, than any nominee before him. And not just when he had to. Not just at Human Rights Campaign dinners. At black churches, in his stump speech, on the night he was elected: He said the word that every major candidate before him had found every excuse not to say. He named us. He said gay. …

“He said gay”

Awwww. He said lots.

20. BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

Tinklingwhatev’s Own Swan Song from Relevance
now on DK

Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way I wanted, and because there is now a contest for the nomination, I realize it would be much more difficult to defeat Michele Bachmann.

Never breathes a word about WHY THAT dynamic always seems to crop up in Dem Primaries…
So Elmer continues, ( I KNOW his name is ELWYN, I’m still in mourning for my recent sockpuppet loss , GMAB, LOL – )

Translation here?

In Minnesota, we have a DFL convention where the party endorses a candidate for every office. Candidates are asked to honor the endorsement, and voluntarily chose to not run in the primary, which is not until September. I recognized that the even if I got the DFL endorsement, I would have a primary. And a primary meant thirteen months of campaigning against Democrats and talking only to the 35% or so of the district who are consistent Democratic voters.


And this from Big Tinkle’s rental…

the erstwhile Tinkly Jr, the inestimable
Dana “For the next 16 months/ 80 Hours a week” Houle:

Lot of Independent Voters Here (9+ / 0-)

El would have done well with them. But he wouldn’t have been able to focus on them while focusing entirely until next September only on those folks who are reliable Dem voters.

“The first answer follows the first question asked…” Steve Earle: The Seeker

by Dana Houle on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 02:12:14 PM PDT

[ Parent ]

If only El was more of a DFL insider… (1+ / 0-)
{Blah blah bla by some shmuck…}


But You Have To Spend… (5+ / 0-)
…so much of your time saying these things to other Democrats. Instead of being at Rotary breakfasts and Farm Bureau meetings and the like, you spend a ton of your time at DFL meetings and Democratic fundraisers.

In that regard, you can’t compare a presidential primary to a Congressional or lower primary.

“The first answer follows the first question asked…” Steve Earle: The Seeker

by Dana Houle on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 02:37:28 PM PDT

Politics, says Houle:
If only it didn’t involve talking to people.
He is really leaving quite the laughingstock trail now since his high water mark with Hodes.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

Shouldn’t a MN resident with aspirations have made sure he was known to the Democrat Farm Labor bunch?

Who are they kidding?

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

LOL. Maybe it came from the highest levels of Power…

Obama disapproves Dem-on-Dem ads
By AMIE PARNES | 8/4/09 6:33 PM
MoveOn.org announces a wave of new ads as Obama denounces inter-party attacks.

the highest levels of Power…maybe even Rahm himself.
LOL. And Rahm, if possibly asked about Minnesota’s great loss of Tinklenberg and Houle from the Dem scene, would say

Who? Oh That LOSER Tinklenberg? Yeh vaguely. And come again with the campaign manager– What’s the pissant’s name again?

marisacat - 4 August 2009

as Obama denounces inter-party attacks.

I thought he and his were busy responding to Drudge. Without ever using his name.

Can the WH crew get cuter?

21. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009

The robust “debate” in American politics: scary Republican infographic countered by dreamy sherbet-hued Democrat infographic

Next they plan on launching derisive cheers at each other from the stands on either side of the field.

Oh, and I got home and caught a second or two of the Ed Show, with that hack Lawrence O’Donnell guest hosting. He showed Pelosi laughing at the liberal’s threat to vote against the Blooo Dawg deal, and then put on a spineless milquetoast donk from CT who basically ran as far away from the liberal threat as he could … in between all of the “ummmms” and “ahhhhhhs” he stammered in response to every question.

Not even worth being disgusted by them anymore.

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009


here’s the video of the pathetic cur! Joe Courtney.


22. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009

video of pathetic lib in moderation, methinks!

23. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 August 2009

Senator’s campaign website suffers search-engine death penalty for embedding invisible homophobic slur against opponent

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is running for re-election governor, but her website has suffered Google and Yahoo’s death penalty and has been removed from the search index. The reason: Hutchison’s webmaster embedded thousands of invisible search-terms in the site in a bid to game search-engines; among them was the phrase “rick perry gay” (Rick Perry is Hutchison’s Democrat Republican opponent). The campaign claims the terms were generated automatically by “search engine optimization” software (SEO is a form of Google-Kremlinology in which firms attempt to figure out how to game search engines’ ranking algorithms, rather than trying to create the best, most interesting website they can and assuming that the engines will figure out how to highly rank their material).

BooHooHooMan - 4 August 2009

Only her Hair Helmet survived.

24. lucid - 4 August 2009

In case any of you missed it, ioz lost his 26 year old brother to an oxycontin overdose last week. Very very sad.

marisacat - 4 August 2009

oh thanks for that… i saw his notice that he was leaving for a bit as his family had a loss….

25. marisacat - 4 August 2009

oh thank god !!! and kimmy did not shoot the plane down… hosanna!

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Bill Clinton’s Spokesman Confirms He Has Left North Korea With Pardoned U.S. Journalists [7:35 p.m.]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com: http://abcnews.go.com?nwltr=bn

26. marisacat - 4 August 2009

oops. Good luck! Can a pancake flatten. I guess it can.

Be funny if they had 4 – 6 years and began losing in the cities and hinterlands. And state houses.

27. marisacat - 4 August 2009

gnu post…


………….. 😯 ……………..

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