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And the manufacturing consent beat goes on… 5 September 2009

Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Afghanistan War, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Iran, Iraq War, Israel/AIPAC, Riyadh.

A nine-month-old three-legged cheetah named Lucky pops her head out of the window of her keeper’s car in Namibia [CATERS]


Oh my:

James Zogby: “Recent manifestations of rage…are indicators of a dangerous unraveling of some individuals and of the fabric of our very democracy.” (via Open Mic at Politico)

Hand wring hand wring. Furrowed brows… Weep openly for “the fabric of our very democracy”.

But I recall that Zogby voted for Bush in 2000 AND exhorted his US based ME followers to do so as well (and they did).   PATCO anyone?   Within two years, Americans and legal residents of ME descent were forced to register, by country of national origin, with the local feds.  16 year old sons were taken from mothers – that happened right here in SF, where at least we had coalitions of attorneys to help…

AND Angry Arab has long stated that Zogby is funded by one of the S Arabian princes.. there being so many I cannot remember which one.

I recall that the other Zogby, John the pollster, would address audiences in 2004 and tailor his responses as to who would win (Kerry v Bush) depending on the audience.  Several times I heard a shrill giggle from him, most notably after placating Dem audiences that Kerry would win.  Why people bought it, I will never know.

Line up the snooker punches for the snookered.



1. catnip - 5 September 2009

Speaking of dogs: B.C. toddler lost in Yukon gets to keep dog he followed

A two-year-old boy lost in the Yukon bush overnight after wandering away from his family’s campsite will get to keep the dog he followed.

The toddler, identified only as Kale, wandered away from a campsite north of Ross River, Yukon, on Thursday.

The boy, from Kamloops, B.C., apparently trailed after a dog, which stayed with him throughout his 25-hour adventure.

Mike Bondarchuk was among many searchers, including Mounties, search-and-rescue experts and volunteers from the nearby community of Ross River.

He said a helicopter pilot, using infrared technology, spotted Kale.

“I guess he had spotted some kind of heat. So he got one of the crews … to go over and check and they did a walk and, sure enough, there was the little boy standing there and the dog was with him.”

Bondarchuk said the boy seemed to be doing well.

“He just wanted some juice. He was pretty dehydrated there. I guess this dog took pretty good care of him.”

Police say it’s likely the boy survived by cuddling up with the dog, Koda, to keep warm through the night.

Koda’s owner, Kim Dolan, said it’s amazing the two made it out safe and sound.

“From what the parents have said, they’re just total outdoors people and he was in his element, the little guy … with a guardian angel of course.”

2. marisacat - 5 September 2009

Meet the Press: Axelrod, Giuliani, Harold Ford, Tom Brokaw, Tom Friedman.

This Week: Gibbs, Daschle, Bob Dole, Reps. Pence, Waters; roundtable with Matthew Dowd, Katrina vanden Heuvel, David Sanger, George Will.

Face the Nation: Education Sec. Duncan.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Alexander, Howard Dean, John Podesta, Gingrich; panel with Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Stephen Hayes, Juan Williams.

State of the Union: Gov. Pawlenty, Sens. Klobuchar, Nelson, Rep. Ellison

3. marisacat - 5 September 2009

Does sum it up:

I don’t see how you can fault America’s so-called conservatives for the timidity, pallor, and whiny inefficacy of their cross-aisle colluders.

– IOZ comments in his own thread

4. marisacat - 5 September 2009

Shoe dropping… Van Jones has ……………….. resigned.

Apparently he went out shaking a weak fist.. saying he was urged to “stay and fight” but would “resign immediately”… and he said something or other about the “forces that oppose Reform”.

He declined to say which party had more of those (my addition!)

Bye dear.

catnip - 5 September 2009

Van meets the underside of a bus

Film at 11.

marisacat - 5 September 2009

if they down another czar or two (and I say the winger forces for destruction are emboldened by how easy this was) I will start an index of Czars Under The Bus.

5. CSTAR - 5 September 2009


Of course, that brash philistine Reagan did much of the wetwork of exterminating the US labor movement and with it the left. But the “civilized and educated” ruling class is very much alive and doing quite well, thank you. And one should also add properly dressed

marisacat - 6 September 2009

oh that is a scream:

[T]here will be no Veritas seals or emblazoned ‘H’s. Instead, the designers at Wearwolf, a Manhattan-based private company that created the line, will add crimson-thread buttonholes and collar details, a subtle nod to their sartorial inspiration. Oxford shirts start at $165, and sports coats run to $495. The company declined to discuss its projected sales figures.

“It’s a modern rendition of a classic American heritage,” said John Fowler, the creative director. “We want to combine the power of Harvard with the power of a plaid shirt.”

It’s nothing new for the university to profit on branded clothing; any tourist in Harvard Square can pick up a JanSport hoodie for $30 or so. But, given a history of wealth and exclusion, prep at Harvard comes with its own set of complex connotations.

“Every move to paste the Harvard name on symbols of prosperity, wealth, privilege and class erects a subtle, insidious ‘Members Only’ sign at the university admissions office,” Peter M. Conti-Brown, a 2005 graduate, said in an e-mail message. . . . . .

Reminds me of Ralph Lauren’s safari themed collection. Just as ersatz at the end of it all. At $165 for an oxford cloth shirt.. well there is a lot of selection at that price.

Madman in the Marketplace - 6 September 2009

at least the eventual mobs of homeless and hungry will have more obvious identification of who to chase with their torches.

6. marisacat - 6 September 2009

what a shock… the Van Jones page at Wikipedia is declared Under Assault.


7. catnip - 6 September 2009
Madman in the Marketplace - 6 September 2009



8. catnip - 6 September 2009

The best green jobs czar in our history was condemned
for being a Maoist.
He bravely refused to hold the Mao.

Does it get any better than that?? 😆

9. catnip - 6 September 2009

Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck
by Keith Olbermann

200 comments (200 new)

Apparently, KO is too lazy to do his own research and/or doesn’t have any staff.

BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

Cue ratings Bonanza for BOTH.

It all such shit.
contained-to-the-media shit.

marisacat - 6 September 2009

well.. ’til MSNBC/NBC/GE tells him to lay off.. like with O Reilly.

10. BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

Wall Street Pursues Profit in Bundles of Life Insurance

Wall Street bankers plan to buy life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell for cash and package hundreds or thousands of them together into bonds.

Meanwhile, via the FT…

US families turn to food stamps as wages drop
Use of grocery vouchers soars

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 6 September 2009
12. Madman in the Marketplace - 6 September 2009
CSTAR - 6 September 2009


13. catnip - 6 September 2009

This is going to be a fun week with the Hillary movie case coming up before the supremes. CNN showed a clip from it which had Obama insulting her. I see viral in that clip’s future.

14. catnip - 6 September 2009

Brrrreaking Orange News:

wait…so MB saw that… (3+ / 0-)

but missed DH in MI’s many meltdowns? That would make MB like a pro ‘rasslin’ ref who was accidentally looking the other way.


by Shahryar on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 11:09:50 PM MDT

* [new] Perhaps you should click… (1+ / 0-)


Some people would be better off not reading diaries they comment on, since they already have all the answers.

by Meteor Blades on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 11:28:02 AM MDT

* [new] LOL…You banned DH? (0+ / 0-)

Roar Louder!!! @ Docudharma

by buhdydharma on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 12:20:57 PM MDT

catnip - 6 September 2009

In remembrance: a trip down memory lane.

catnip - 6 September 2009
marisacat - 6 September 2009

ah yes complete with photo of the sharp-faced little runt.

marisacat - 6 September 2009

so… is he actually BANNED?

BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

Well it got touchy.
A little frisky.
A bit of the peeved.

Oh there was fanfare, tho. There was fuckin fanfare.
Fan Fare There.
Now it’s not like me to point to all the sordid details….
Which begin here. < —— Right there. Just sayin.

Your Disclosure Is Still Unclear (15+ / 0-)

Why not say you’re being paid through FDL?

And is your entire compensation paid by donations, like with BiPM, or though a combination of other means?

by Dana Houle on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 09:16:03 AM PDT

It’s paid by donations from this community (44+ / 0-)

and from those at FDL like with BiPM.

I work full-time with the FDL team on health reform thanks to your donations.

by slinkerwink on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 09:17:05 AM PDT

It’s Not Like BiPM (13+ / 0-)

Bill is paid by this community to blog on this site, not by another community to blog on another site.

And you also didn’t answer my entire question.

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

by Dana Houle on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 09:18:30 AM PDT

Ahp. enhh – nyiWelp. 😥 nyeohsorry, Dickhead
I thinking she pretty much did. 😥

But HEY SPORTSFANS – back to the Battle of the Blog Shills!

God You’re Stupid (8+ / 10-)

And they’re both in support of the public option.

You worked on the hill. Are you willing to say that inplicates you in whatever is bad? Or just that you’re pure and I’m not?

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

by Dana Houle on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 10:42:38 AM PDT

Here’s where it REALLY got Dicey..

Perhaps you should disclose your own.. (33+ / 0-)

conflicts of interest Dana.

D’ohpe! Now He done did it!

How odd that a campaign manager for House democrats is constantly in diaries crapping on discussions designed to hold House democrats accountable.

Do you feel a disclosure is appropriate?

Cheney tortured people To get false confessions To fraudulently justify Invasion of Iraq!

by dclawyer06 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 10:34:47 AM PDT

Wow. I didn’t know he was a campaign (20+ / 0-)

manager for House democrats. Now that explains it.

I work full-time with the FDL team on health reform thanks to your donations.

by slinkerwink on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 10:38:55 AM PDT

Oh it goes downhill from there. …
NOT that one should ever rubberneck at the carnage…

lol… (23+ / 0-)

you have some nerve rattling on about disclosure.

You write a diary saying the blame should be placed on the Senate if HCR fails and then you go into diaries designed to hold congress accountable and are strangely unwilling to support it.

I wonder why you’re so hostile to this grassroots effort?

Save your fucking sanctimony for someone else.

by dclawyer06 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 10:46:14 AM PDT

Okay HALFTIME. I’ll be back with more later.
(not that I care to broadcast this) LOL

marisacat - 6 September 2009

summertime to summertime, he arrived in summer of 2003… and … I GUESS, is out in summer 6 years later.

So… will they call it damage control? Late… wonder what the REAL story is… and my, isn’t slinkerwink being useful to someone. And dclawyer too.




BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

I bet they’re all fighting behind the scenes for money.
WaPo’s piece today about how the recession hitting K,/b> Street billings FFS. No doubt the billings are down, less of a need for High Priced Retainers when things are brokered in an ever shrinking ring at the top…

But Jeezis. These small potato shills? Dime a dozen in Politics.
Not to mention the reliance on Trustfundarian kids who’ll work for free to get a resume builder. Meanwhile, The rank and file faithful are broke, the patronage of middling lawyers has dried up for such fluff, as they are looking out for themselves, many of whom have also been cut loose. While the unions have enough of their own problems in the unemployment and money crunch. And the Dem state machines are on the run in Jersey PA Virginia..
Other than that, things ARE FINE. LOL.

No, Dana and all these types have a real mid life crisis on their hands.
Which brings out the UGLY.

I know he was going to work for Tinklenberg… (12+ / 0-)

until the congressman dropped out* and I’m sure he’s looking for another campaign to manage.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if one of them turned out to be on your list of wavering congressmen?

Now THAT would be a conflict of interest.

*It’s a shame Tinklenberg didn’t stay in and retire Bachmann-I’m sure Dana’s aggression would have been put to good use.

by dclawyer06 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 12:17:12 PM PDT

Dana was down to one Rec by the thin edge of brutal thread segments.

More Stupidity (1+ / 0-)

Recommended by:

It’s SO hard to find out what I’m doing…if you’re a moron.

All this speculation and insinuation, and not a scintilla of effort on your part to actually find out a fact.

by Dana Houle on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 12:29:30 PM PDT

Time will tell. (11+ / 0-)

If you sign on to manage the campaign of a congresscritter who has been targeted by this diarist or FDL then we’ll have a problem.

Time will tell, Dana.

by dclawyer06 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 12:31:19 PM PDT

All I can say? Popcorn, baby. Popcorn. LOL.

marisacat - 6 September 2009

BHHM I moved this one forward and I think I caught the lost close bold…


15. marisacat - 6 September 2009

More czars on the conservative hit list.

And they are perfectly free to go after Holdren who is first up in the Politico article, I will CHEER. I looked him up when put in that office… his testimony and writings yes are from the 70s (iirc) but it is extreme when you are looking at ways the Constitution will advance and protect mass sterilisation. In gmail I have quotes of his, will look them up.

So, hey in this case go for it (not that I cared about Van Jones either)

16. marisacat - 6 September 2009

hmm picking thru Dana Houle’s last days at Orange Waste Land… people go after him in the last thread he inhabited (for three days, LOL)… I see catnip is in there as well…


17. artemis54 - 6 September 2009

But AH was safe there, and the damage contained. What will he do now that this last venue has been denied? No one in their right mind would allow him on their blog, let alone hire him. I see him wandering the streets, projectile vomiting in the faces of whatever unfortunates he runs across.

BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

What will HE do?
What will my sockpuppet hit team do? LOL

artemis54 - 6 September 2009

LOL – The unemployed sock hordes. There’s always Barb, Miss Whora, etc. Or have they been banned too?

18. marisacat - 6 September 2009

I say they better start looking at Biden as an enabler of the RIGHT, from within. As if Obster needed help. As for MO, why say anything.


[A]nd it was a fresh reminder that the White House’s vetting process didn’t fall down only on high-profile nominees like Tom Daschle. It barely touched the lower reaches of the administration – a White House official conceded Sunday that Jones’ past statements weren’t as thoroughly scrubbed due to his relatively low rank. Jones’ selection also was propelled by powerful patrons, who included the first lady and the vice president. . . . .

I said months ago I thought Biden would dine out the rest of his life saying some version of, I tried so hard with Obama, I truly did. I tried to show him the way. I tried to teach him, blah blah blah blah ablah blah blah blah… and so on.

And Vice President Joe Biden also had spotted Jones, whom he met at an administration-sponsored roundtable in February, Jones told POLITICO in an interview earlier this year.

“I just spoke from my heart and [Biden] looked me right in the eye…It wasn’t like he was taking notes or distracted…And he’s taken those ideas on board and that’s the kind of person he is, he is very down to earth..,,and I’ve since worked very closely with him and his staff to get a lot of those ideas implemented,” Jones said.

19. BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

This is just so wrong.
It shouldn’t be dignified with citation and quoting, frankly.
But we must think of History and future generations.

Such an impudent child with stepdaddy issues. (0+ / 0-)

So sorry about that, Dana. I bet you were teased for your name too growing up.

I work full-time with the FDL team on health reform thanks to your donations.

by slinkerwink on Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 10:00:41 PM PDT

[ Parent ]

I Like My Stepdad (0+ / 0-)

And he’s apparently a better reader than you…and he can detect irony, which you obviously can’t based on you calling me a child and then talking about my name.

You’re pathetic.

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

by Dana Houle on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 09:37:52 AM PDT

[ Parent ]


marisacat - 6 September 2009

oh the step daddy wars. well we all remember those.

Who are these people? And I mean DH AND the curious cadre working the theme-o-day.

Luv to know the REAL story. this one is too pat. “One more meltdown”


BooHooHooMan - 6 September 2009

Whoops – I replied up top. I suspect they’re all fighting for money as patronage – LOL – the very need for it with Ob – evaporates.

Sorry I missed a close bold there too…

If they “banned” him ..they’ll let him thread thug under another pseudonym. They’ve been running a lot of the old flame bait diaries “critical” of Ob and the Dems and have the downshouters at the ready to silence independent commentary…It’s funny tho the run these chickenshit pieces on the Front Page about Corzine and its the same shills talking to each other in the thread… Their “community” at large == What ?1000, 5000 accounts who post? Their readership could give a shit, despite it being of some TPM importance.

Well, it should be even greater wailing and gnashing of teeth after this Reeeeecess when they do their job and head for the Winter Cave …I’m looking forward to seeing them get slapped hard in November. They’ve done Nothing except serve money. As always.

marisacat - 6 September 2009

oh i find the whole thing suspect…. and i am not even up to date

20. marisacat - 6 September 2009

Good Riddance in a new thread…


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