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Appropriate imagery 24 September 2009

Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Luna Park is seen on September 23, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Severe wind storms in the west of New South Wales have blown a dust cloud that has engulfed Sydney and surrounding areas. (Stuart Hannagan/Getty Images)

Leering faces, gaping grimaces, towering but empty supports… an outside wall protecting what?  the amusement rides within.  Whipped by a red orange miasma, reflections of the light off …dust.

Yes, seems appropriate to the moment.

Qaddafi wasn’t the only joke on view yesterday… and for the wimmens… MO, Hillary and the current Rice, came off as stoic idiots.

Really, what is left to say.



1. BooHooHooMan - 24 September 2009

SEIU’s Burger takes pragmatic stance
SEIU No. 2 says the powerful union could support a health care bill that doesn’t include a public option.

Wherein, I am reminded of that line from The Big Lebowski..:
” I’ll suck your cock for a thousand dollars”

marisacat - 24 September 2009

gah. And to think when Stern and SEIU organised the home health workers out here a few years ago, I actually thought it was a good thing.

Double gah.

So many of our problems out here are an extended battle, that has no trickle down, between Stern and Arnold.

We are not blessed…

2. BooHooHooMan - 24 September 2009

A must see of Henry Waxman.
Under 5000 people in the country have seen this.

But I would ask of anyone reviewing it…
anyone….could anyone honestly dismiss those petitioners?
If so, And on what basis? On what basis while purporting to have representative democracy?

Henry, the Chair of Oversight. The Reformer.

marisacat - 24 September 2009

sorry! Out of Mod Pod now!


3. catnip - 24 September 2009

Deval Patrick has named Paul Kirk to fill Teddy’s seat.

Beam me up, Teddy.

4. catnip - 24 September 2009

From a local shared accom. ad:

No smokers, kids or pets. (and no smoking pets you use as children)


5. catnip - 24 September 2009

There’s Netanyahu at the UN whining about being targeted for Israel’s war crimes.

Will you stand with Israel or will you stand with the terrorists?

Trick question.

artemis54 - 24 September 2009

This might sound strange, but i wish everyone could have heard Scarborough the other day. Babbling on about Israel, he slipped into a reverie about “If I imagine myself taking my dughter to school in Sderot, worrying about a missile . . . . ” Precisely the problem. In a million years it would not occur to him to imagine himself in Gaza, trying to find something for his daughter to eat or drink for the day that wasn’t poisoned, trying to imagine how to get her to a doctor.

All these media figures can imagine themselves in threatened privileged positions. None can imagine themselves poor, hungry, without health care. They don’t knowanyone like that.

marisacat - 24 September 2009

he slipped into a reverie about “If I imagine myself taking my dughter to school in Sderot, worrying about a missile . . . . ”

same deal with sainted Ob. Tho he stood in Sderot and waved a T Shirt with the name of the village on it… Oh he knew what he would do if his daughters were asleep in Sderot and under that huge and endless barrage of missiles from Gaza

CSTAR - 24 September 2009

Thank you, I think I will sit down instead.

6. BooHooHooMan - 24 September 2009

Charges dropped against New Jersey Cop caught molesting cows

September 24, 2009

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — Animal cruelty charges have been dropped against a former New Jersey police officer because bestiality is not a crime in the state.

Former Moorestown police officer Robert Melia Jr. was charged last year with sexually assaulting three girls.

During the investigation, police say they found a video in the man’s home that showed him sexually molesting cows in 2006.

Judge James Morley ruled Wednesday that prosecutors did not present enough evidence to jurors that Melia’s alleged actions tormented the animals on a Southampton farm.

The judge made clear that he doesn’t think the alleged action is OK.

Melia and former girlfriend Heather Lewis remain charged with molesting the three girls.

MooOooOooMan - 24 September 2009

I got nothin. 😯

catnip - 25 September 2009
marisacat - 24 September 2009

good lord.

BooHooHooMan - 24 September 2009

LOL. Really. I mean what can you say?
I’m thinking we’ll simply have to change our motto from
” The Garden State” to…let me think…

marisacat - 25 September 2009


7. marisacat - 25 September 2009

woo hooo. “Breaking News” from the BBC. Geesh.

Iran has told the UN nuclear watchdog that it has a second uranium enrichment plant, according to media reports citing unnamed diplomats.

For more details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

8. marisacat - 25 September 2009

hmm they go to Pittsburgh to roll out a comedy show. How many times a year will we be treated to this global pantomime.

I nominate Disney Animation (or Pixar, I’m not picky!) studios to run stuff. All the stuff.

SNAP ANALYSIS: New world economic order takes shape at G20

Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:20am EDT
By Lesley Wroughton

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The Group of 20 is set to become the premier coordinating body on global economic issues, reflecting a new world economic order in which emerging market countries like China are much more relevant, according to a draft communique.

Leaders of the G20 developed and developing nations also agreed to make the International Monetary Fund more representative by increasing the voting power of countries that have long been under-represented in the world financial body, said the draft G20 communique obtained by Reuters.

It called for a shift in IMF voting by at least 5 percent, although several G20 representatives said it was a 5 percentage point shift from developed to under-represented countries. Currently, the split in voting power is 57 percent for industrialized countries and 43 percent for developing countries. The shift would make the split nearly 50-50.

The G20 was formed in 1999 for finance ministers and central bank chiefs following the Asian financial crisis. The idea was to help the G7 — the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Japan — talk with the wider world. . . . . . . .

9. marisacat - 25 September 2009

Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put off by the party’s harsh rhetoric about big business.

The trend is a marked reversal from recent history, in which Democrats have erased the GOP’s long-standing fundraising advantage. In the first six months of 2009, Democratic campaign committees’ receipts have dropped compared with the same period two years earlier.

The vast majority of those declines were accounted for by the absence of large donors who, strategists say, have shut their checkbooks in part because Democrats have heightened their attacks on the conduct of major financial firms and set their sights on rewriting the laws that regulate their behavior. . . . . . .

As if the Dems have done or plan to do anything really constructive about the big money financial services firms.

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 September 2009

I love that it is not even considered that people won’t give because they’ve moved right.

marisacat - 25 September 2009

yeah I found the report very irritating. The Dems are hardly class warriors, of any kind.

EXCEPT I am beginning to think, quite aside from my opinion of ANY of the players, that the take down of ACORN is a bi partisan op. From the get go.

Dems are done with poor black and brown, imo.

Madman in the Marketplace - 25 September 2009

I think you’re right

marisacat - 25 September 2009

I am waiting for some photog to get a take of some poor black person’s home, with an Obama pic mounted by ”the saints”… JFK Martin and whoever else. Jeeeeeeeesus.

Long time ago, summer/fall of 2007 I think it was, Willie Brown offered up that one reason the party was running Ob (then in training pants) was to get wealthy blacks to open their [damned] pocketbooks… which apparently had been a problem for decades. Slow going but by 2008, the money from that slice was flowing.

Gotta love how it works.

10. marisacat - 25 September 2009

Pity we can’t ship this “global” crew back to whatever manufacturing plant fabricated them.

PITTSBURGH — President Barack Obama is preparing to accuse Iran of setting up a second site to create nuclear materials and of hiding the underground facility from the international community, a White House official said.

In a late addition to his schedule, Obama, who is in Pittsburgh for a meeting of the G-20 economic summit, set a press statement on the Iran matter for 8:30 this morning. [Speech! Speech!]

As Obama levels the nuclear charges at Iran today he is expected to be flanked by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The leaders are expected to call on Iran to open the facility to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Western intelligence services have known about the secret facility for years but kept quiet about it, even as the controversy built over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the New York Times reported.

On Monday, Iran sent a letter disclosing a new “pilot plant” to the IAEA, several news agencies reported. Experts suspect that Iran made the disclosure after learning that Western governments had discovered the existence underground plant. . . . . . . .

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27579.html#ixzz0S7ZAfWVv

11. catnip - 25 September 2009


Page last updated at 15:30 GMT, Friday, 25 September 2009 16:30 UK
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Iran ‘concealed nuclear facility’

US President Barack Obama: ‘Iran must act immediately’

Iran concealed a partially-built second uranium enrichment plant in defiance of calls for transparency over its nuclear plans, US President Barack Obama says.

The leaders of the US, UK and France demanded UN inspectors be given immediate access to the facility and threatened tough new sanctions.

Iran told the UN about the plant on Monday, saying it was not operational yet and would provide nuclear energy.

Iranian officials in New York and Tehran denied the plant was a secret.

Tehran has previously acknowledged it has one enrichment plant, at Natanz.

Iran must abandon any military ambitions for its nuclear programme
Gordon Brown
UK Prime Minister

Full text: Leaders’ comments
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Iran’s decision to build a secret facility represented a “direct challenge to the basic compact” of the global non-proliferation regime, US President Barack Obama said, making a statement in Pittsburgh, where he is hosting a G20 summit.

Despite Iran’s assertions that the facility was for peaceful purposes, the new plant was “not consistent” with that goal, the US president said.

In Washington, US officials said the Western nations decided to reveal their intelligence assessments when the Iranians realised the plant’s secrecy was compromised.

Iran now faces the prospect of tougher international sanctions if it does not satisfy Western calls for full disclosure in the coming months.

‘Line in the sand’

Speaking alongside UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mr Obama said it was time for Iran to begin meeting its international commitments.

Paul Reynolds
BBC World Affairs correspondent Paul Reynolds

Iranian ambitions for this site are not known. It could be that they wanted a back-up in case their main plant at Natanz was attacked. But another fear is that they intended to enrich uranium more highly at the secret plant, to a level suitable for a nuclear explosion.

The discovery will strengthen the demands by the US and its allies for further sanctions to be imposed on Iran unless it suspends all enrichment, as required by the Security Council.
Iran on defensive over secret site

“Iran must comply with UN Security Council resolutions and make clear it is prepared to meet its responsibilities as a member of the community of nations,” Mr Obama said.

Tehran would be held accountable for any failure to meet these responsibilities, he said.

Speaking after Mr Obama, the French and British leaders used strong language to insist that Iran would now have to disclose full details of its entire nuclear programme or face new and tougher sanctions.

Gordon Brown stressed that the US, France and UK were “at one” on the issue, and accused the Iranians of “serial deception”.

There was now “no choice but to draw a line in the sand” over the nuclear issue, he said.

“Iran must abandon any military ambitions for its nuclear programme.”

Mr Sarkozy said the situation was a challenge to the entire international community.

“Everything must be put on the table,” the French president said, adding that the world needed to see a “step change” from Iran in the coming months.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was “worried” by the developments and would make a statement later on Friday, his office said. He was informed of the plant’s existence by Mr Obama during a bilateral meeting this week.

China, also informed this week, was considering its response, officials said.

Underground plant

Iranian officials were quick to deny the latest plant was any kind of clandestine project.

“This installation is not a secret one, which is why we announced its existence to the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency],” Ali Akbar Saleri, head of Iran’s nuclear agency, told the AFP news agency.

Iran says it does not need to inform the IAEA of any new site until 180 days before any nuclear material is place in the facility.

The existence of Iran’s first enrichment plant, at Natanz, was only confirmed after intelligence emerged from Iranian exile groups several years ago.

Western governments are said to have known of the existence of the new enrichment plant for some time. Mr Obama was first told about it during the “transition” period before he took office in January, officials say.

catnip - 25 September 2009

Ooops. I only meant to cut & paste the last bit from “Underground plant”. I’m sure Netanyahu is ready to call for bombs away any moment now…

catnip - 25 September 2009

I watched a bit of back and forth between Reza Aslan and David Gergen on CNN last nite with Gergen saying Iran had a “nuclear weapons” program. Aslan tried to correct him, stating it’s a “nuclear enrichment” program but Gergen just ignored him. Gergen then went on about how the UN has been so unfair to Israel over the years. Boo hoo.

marisacat - 25 September 2009

we’re itching for war.

12. catnip - 25 September 2009

Meanwhile, More Palestinian Children Getting Jailed

Most Palestinian children are held for stone-throwing. Israeli Military Order 378 carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment for this, five years less than the average murder sentence in Israel.

“During interrogation, children as young as 12 years are denied access to a lawyer and visits from their families,” says DCI.

“Whilst under interrogation children are subjected to a number of prohibited techniques. These include the excessive use of blindfolds and handcuffs, slapping and kicking, painful position abuse for long periods of time, solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and a combination of physical and psychological threats,” says DCI.

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem describes the tiny cells where Palestinian children are often held in solitary confinement.

These include the ‘lock-up’, a dark cell of 1.5 by 1.5 meters. The ‘closet’ is a narrow cell the height of a person that one can stand in but not sit or move. The ‘grave’ is a box closed by a door from the top and measuring approximately one meter by 60 cm with a depth of about 80 cm.

DCI has documented at least seven cases during Israel’s war on Gaza at the beginning of the year where Gazan children were used as human shields by Israeli soldiers.

marisacat - 25 September 2009

hmm That’s when they aren’t shot for stone throwing.

In his book, Hedges describes how the Israelis set up a cross between watch stations and duck blinds. They use a Palestinian speaker from their cohorts in Lebanon, to entrap the young boys. Usually calling out insults on their mothers or sisters. The children, teen agers, advance and throw stones and the IDF shoot.

13. marisacat - 25 September 2009

Meet the Press: Bill Clinton, Gov. Paterson, Sens. Kyl, Webb

This Week: DefSec Gates, Sen. McCain; roundtable with Bob Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Martha Raddatz, George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sens. Feinstein, Bond, Virginia gubernatorial candidate McDonnell, conservative filmmaker O’Keefe

Face the Nation: SecState Clinton, Sen. Graham

State of the Union: Gates, Sens. Bayh, Corker

14. marisacat - 25 September 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your President is a Robot.

On Wednesday, the Obamas hosted a reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, during which they stood for 130 photographs with visiting foreign dignitaries in town for the UN meeting. The President has exactly the same smile in every single shot. See for yourself — the pictures are up on the State Department’s flickr. And, of course, compressed above into 20 seconds for your viewing pleasure.

OK! then! we don’t need to worry about a effing birth cert…. a plant manufacture stamp will do! (it’s been evident for some time that smile is “What will it take to put you into this bullshit HC plan TODAY?”)

NYCO - 25 September 2009

smilin’ through…

15. marisacat - 25 September 2009

hmm nu post…


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