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Sublimely cool… 8 September 2009

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements.

Polar bears photographed by American wildlife photographer Steve Kaslowski during an expedition to Norway’s remote Svalbard archipelago last month. A marine mammal expert and spokesman from the WWF believes the bears captured on film in the series could be further evidence that the polar bear population in the region is increasing. Marine mammal expert and WWF spokesman, Dr Tom Arnbom, from Stockholm, thinks the bears in these images could be part of only two growing populations in the world
[Steven Kazlowski/Barcroft Media]

The text travelling thru the photo gallery also mentions that polar bear hunting has been outlawed since the 70s… and walrus hunting since ’52.  Norway is careful to preserve numbers of natural polar bear prey.

Works for me.




1. marisacat - 9 September 2009

McClatchy looks at how low cost and free clinics are struggling to stay open – and provide much of anything.

I just got thru listening to 3 hours on health care… with a guest for an hour and half, from CNA, Ca Nurses Association on.. He kept it light and bright but said a few harsh things. The host glossed over them, as my, we mustn’t blame Ob (and his Obs and Knobs). Wouldn’t do.

And what were they discussing? HR 6 – – the Single Payer bill that has lanquished in the House.


The litany got trotted out, racism. Why can’t they see he is so good. It is “unpatriotic” and “Un American” to oppose this or that, or do this or that.


God knows why the blankness, the willingness to lie face down in sod (and worse) and call it OK…on the so called Democratic side of the bed makes me viciously angry. I wrote him off (and Hillary before him) in the primaries as “How much grease do you want on your sandwich?”. It was never more than that.

What a fucking goddamned shame it all is.

Have a nice racist day. Might as well get used to it.

2. BooHooHooMan - 9 September 2009

Welp. A coupla weeks ago
Camille just took her panties off, right up front…

Not even a question. She was had at Hello.

Aug. 12, 2009 | Buyer’s remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at — representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him. The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair. Obama has barely begun the crucial mission that he was elected to do.

Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror….

Oh Camille. At the sight of the Penis? Eh, POTUS?
But just_took_the_panties_right_off..
the impulse to confess aside…LOL.
She was had at “Hello.”

Well, THIS week’s offering:

Too late for Obama to turn it around?”

Sept. 9, 2009 | What a difference a month makes! When my last controversial column.
posted on Salon in the second week of August, most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration’s bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP.

Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices,

and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had drastically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of serious problems in the healthcare bills as well as of Obama’s declining national support

Somebody TEABAG ME~
~reading this babbling idiocy on the way to her mirror-mirror conclusion..

But affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it’s invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote “critical thinking,” which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms (“racism, sexism, homophobia”) when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it’s positively pickled.

This Week’s randy?…But affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why?

Following the LAST piece of tired Mercy Fuck that was a gimme?
Nep. Took those panties right off:

Buyer’s remorse? Not me. At the North American summit in Guadalajara this week, President Obama resumed the role he is best at — representing the U.S. with dignity and authority abroad. This is why I, for one, voted for Obama and continue to support him.


Camille. Are ya IN the bed or outta the bed?
You’re not still hung up on that Catholic shit, are ya?
So think it over. Lemme know.
But I’m gonna step out for a sandwich in the meantime, ‘kay?

You’re not still hung up on that Catholic shit are

marisacat - 9 September 2009

sometimes CP writes things I like… but then I always remember, she thinks DiFi is great.


3. BooHooHooMan - 9 September 2009

Whoops – a redundant cut and paste there at the end..

4. marisacat - 9 September 2009

hm mmm Babington f the AP has a laundry list of losing moments (as I listen to Gibbs struggle to chew mashed potatoes on NPR)…

Here is a very representative one:

[R]epublicans appeared quicker to grasp the intricacies and political value of exploiting worries about cost.

On June 19, pollster Wes Anderson traveled to the Capitol to show GOP leaders some surprising results from a poll that his firm, OnMessage Inc., had conducted for Republicans.

Most likely voters wanted to control health care costs, but only one in five wanted greater access to health care. And 90 percent of them already had health insurance, limiting the impact of Obama’s emphasis on covering the uninsured.

If Republicans could drag out the debate, the group agreed, they could gain ground by hammering at costs.

“This is a can of tuna fish,” Anderson told the House and Senate GOP leaders. “If you let it sit there in the sun for a couple of hours, no one is going to want to touch it.” . . . . .

As the Democratic machine goes on selling to the choir bills that DO NOT EXIST IN REALITY.

And well whoops:

It’s almost a Democratic article of faith that Obama is the best possible salesman for tough issues such as health care. But findings by the Herndon Alliance, a partnership of liberal, labor and some health care provider groups, raised doubts about that in June.

“All references to President Obama tend to be polarizing,” the group said in a memo, drawing on findings from Lake Research Partners, a Democratic polling firm . “If President Obama is mentioned,” it said, “use his name AFTER the strong and less polarizing message language so people don’t tune out our core message.” . . . . .

if it were not so tragic…. etc.

Stash him somewhere… Have him do the classic pretzel thing, golf at military bases. He seems to love it. Maybe the 3.4 years will go by faster.

5. marisacat - 9 September 2009

HA! Frm the end of the headline Politico article:

But Republicans say the White House is mistaken if it thinks trotting out Obama for another high-stakes appearance can reverse the tide.

“They’ve already way overplayed the Obama card,” said GOP ad man Stuart Stevens. “Obama has an opinion on everything from how to grow organic food, to what jazz to listen to, to who should win NCAA basketball playoffs. He’s way overexposed.” . . . .


Mary Matalin with the obvious:

“Yes, some of the town halls were set up, and yes, the media did go overboard,” added Maslin. “But that’s the way of the world. [Reagan image guru] Mike Deaver figured that out a long time ago. You can say that they fought with crazy rumors and they fought with untruths, but they fought.” . . . .

And the big frightening huff and puff push back from the Dems ?? (don’t laugh too hard)… it’s at the very close:

“The education process is difficult,” a White House aide acknowledged. “Does it make it tougher with people who are saying things that are demonstrably untrue and when those same people have a megaphone? Sure.”

This aide also promised “to be forceful in making our case. … Online, Facebook, Twitter — whatever it takes to make sure our message is going to all corners that we can get it to.” . . . .

We’re on Twitter! And we offer remedial lessons in understanding us. No one shows up tho! .. and we wonder why. Maybe we could think about changing things? Offer hope?

6. marisacat - 9 September 2009

The Hill.

Clearly they need 75 in the senate and 375 in the House, so they can lose bigger.

BooHooHooMan - 9 September 2009

Makes Perfect Sense. BUT
it’s a chess game…and ……..we have Arlen now.
And the rope a dope
And they stashed “Crash” over the summer but tonight…
he’s comin out swingin I tellz ya.

And you can help!
-Extend arm.
-Bend in at 90 degrees.
-Make fist but with Index finger out.
-Finger to lips.
-Wiggle finger at lips while producing C note and lubricating slobber..

Such a movement – Our Movement™- Our Time™- Together™ –
Will sweep the Land from See to schlobbery See See!, see .. and….

marisacat - 9 September 2009

you know I had to stop and think to figure out who “Arlen” was. Oh right. Him. How could I forget.

7. marisacat - 9 September 2009

Feels like th 70s… wonder who they are…

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marisacat - 9 September 2009
8. catnip - 9 September 2009

My latest: (a bit disjointed today but oh well)… I’ll see your crazy…

marisacat - 9 September 2009

what a hoot! Today of all days for this overhyped piece of treacle due in at 8 ET.

“We need a leader who’s going to touch our souls. Who’s going to make us feel differently about one another. Who’s going to remind us that we are one another’s keepers. That we are only as strong as the weakest among us,” she said, echoing biblical passages.

From MO. Which is so funny as she spent 2007 complaining and moaning about him on the campaign trail (one of the more entertaining movable feasts around that year) then idolising him in 2008.

Too funny.

catnip - 9 September 2009

It was all rather nauseating…and still is.

9. CSTAR - 9 September 2009



catnip - 9 September 2009

Maybe the right-wingers are just really into recycling. 🙂

CSTAR - 9 September 2009

I like the word. More appropriate is “guerrefaire” state…

10. catnip - 9 September 2009
marisacat - 9 September 2009

gah… he’s going to be vague with a couple of rally lines. Orangeland will swoon, no matter what (I am guessing).

11. catnip - 9 September 2009

Oooo…tough talk!

Wolfie, looking at excerpts, says that Obamalama will say the PO is preferred.




It just doesn’t get any tougher than that.

12. catnip - 9 September 2009
catnip - 9 September 2009

Maybe it’s just me…but where’s the public option in that speech?

Back in a while. Off to pick up the rommie’s toddler (whom I’m going to indoctrinate into the Cult of Obama this evening by forcing him to watch The Great One’s speech. mwahahahaha)

marisacat - 9 September 2009

From the link. Oh… the Republicans and wingers are shaking in their tennies. Laughing into their very dry Martinis (the olive is a vegetable!, it’s a meal!) paid for by the various industries. Same as the Dems are doing.

But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve it. I will not stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are. If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out. And I will not accept the status quo as a solution. Not this time. Not now.

He’ll get all wee wee’d up? Promise?

13. marisacat - 9 September 2009

New Post for the Speech (well sorta)


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