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geesh… not over but nearing end of cyber detention 5 December 2009

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.


a friend contacted me to say comments shut themselves down ages ago!  .. all this time I thought there was a somwhat functioning open thread.

if you see this I managed to get a thread up.

eta for shipping the dell tower was dec 3… i am in mild freak as here at neighbor’s checking email i do not see a shipping confirm with tracking number… so must call them.

otherwise eta for the new tower is december 9.  hopefully i will be up that night or next day,

what a fucking work out.

wish me luck!!



1. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 December 2009

sorry to hear the cyber gods are withholding their grace. HOpe you’re back up soon!

marisacat - 5 December 2009


we called dell and fed ex… my towr is en route!!!



2. CSTAR - 5 December 2009

my towr is en route!!!

I hope it’s not one of the Dubai towers…

Good to see the blog up and running (or at least moving) again.

marisacat - 5 December 2009

oh and how!!

dubai now will get the blame for ”dragging us down”.

down the rabbit hole!

3. ms_xeno - 5 December 2009


I put up a little something at Mo Betta Meta, in case you all get bored.


4. bayprairie - 5 December 2009

good luck.

but you don’t really need it.


5. wu ming - 6 December 2009

i’m just glad to hear that you’re doing fine. technical difficulties i can wait out, but too many good bloggers have cut bait over the years, i was hoping you weren’t one of them.

best of luck!

6. catnip - 6 December 2009

Cheesecake! (in the meantime)

7. BooHooHooMan - 6 December 2009

Hey there!

You didn’t happen to crash any parties in the last coupla weeks, did ya?


In the last few weeks my eyes have become proverbial ball bearings for all the rolling. At the “news” of course.
Current Doping?
I went with the CSPAN over the Sunday Morning shave:

Blanche Lincoln holding forth yesterday on the floor of the Senate.
Getting her soundbites for the rubes back home. Hmm.
The Senator from WalMart lookin guud tuhday .
Jeezis. ! in the latest from Bentonville’s Prêt-à-Porter – I dunno, still shearing the stubble here, shaving cream in the eyes, looks like some internecine textile warfare goin on….my best guess is an American Gothic interpretation of Katherine Hepburn livery?

Uh Oh, she’s ON FIRE now…Wait. Nope. No such literal luck.
But she IS railing against………defenders of the Status Quo..

Specter up next.
Gad I shoulda gone with the straight razor, Scotch and Demerol.

{ photo finish voice now }

Cah monnnnn ~ Dell Shipping!

8. kimo - 6 December 2009

Whew! Had me worried for a bit Mcat. Glad it’s just tech trouble. Hang in there.

9. artemisia - 6 December 2009

good luck Marisa!

10. catnip - 6 December 2009

Afghan women among worst off in world-rights group

This is bound to cause some backlash:

Last week U.S. President Barack Obama announced an additional 30,000 U.S. troops for Afghanistan. Reid [of Human Rights Watch] said his silence on women’s issues during his speech signaled that attacks against women in the war-raven country were permissible.

“It matters so much that on the presidential level, it matters from top to bottom that leaders in society, that men and women try to tackle the injustices that are meted out to women daily,” Reid said.

11. catnip - 6 December 2009

lol…here’s a first over at Boober’s:

Stylish Cartier Jewelry Pieces, The Best Presents for Valentine Day

by oranger1
Sun Dec 6th, 2009 at 05:54:28 AM EST

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In the beginning of 21th century, the famous French master in College of Liberal Arts Jean Cocteau at the dinner said his longing for perfect jewelry and true love to his friend Louis Cartier. From the dialogue bursting the endless artistic inspirations, Mr. Cartier carefully extractd an idea so that the whole world become interested and show so in their facail expression In addition, a new ornament with unique style and originality, Trinity, was born. It was later developped into one of Cartier’s Symbols, the famous Cartier Jewellery.

Surprises have never stopped. Cartier has carefully prepared for couples more the latest creations of classic series which embody endless love. Diamonds represnt the eternal love, Cartier C Heart and Double C series express the deep sense of love and eternal longing with the heart shape inlaid with sparkling diamonds. 3 rings around the finger make the three kinds of earth’s most beautiful feelings – love, loyalty, friendship merged in the tri-color ring lingering interwoven with rose gold, gold, and platinum. This is Cartier’s perfect interpretation of eternal love.

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That belongs on the wreck list!

12. catnip - 7 December 2009
CSTAR - 7 December 2009

Because there’s a lot of snow there?

catnip - 8 December 2009

Yes, that MUST be it! 😉

13. catnip - 7 December 2009

I’ll see your dinner crashers and raise you…

14. brinn - 7 December 2009

Luck, lady, LUCK!! And if you need me to go over and kick some ass at Dell, just let me know, they’re right around the corner!! 8)

I have missed you all terribly/wonderfully!

catnip - 7 December 2009

I vote for brinn going over there. Go brinn!

15. catnip - 8 December 2009

Shorter Obama speech on the economy today: I’m too scared to regulate the banks. Buy weatherstripping!

16. catnip - 8 December 2009

President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers

Somebody give Obamalama a cookie and some warm milk.

17. catnip - 8 December 2009

The end of Obama’s speech:

These have been a tough two years. And there will no doubt be difficult months ahead. But the storms of the past are receding. The skies are brightening. And the horizon is beckoning once more.

I cried.

No – I wailed!

18. catnip - 8 December 2009

Heads are exploding over at dkos. Breaking News: Senate Dems Drop Public Option

Except that we don’t know what actually happened.

“We have a broad agreement,” Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid told reporters, refusing to give any details on the talks.

Reid said reports the government-run “public option” had been dropped were “not true.”

But it’s fun watching heads explode in the meantime.

No matter what, the Dems have definitely caved to the insurance companies.

19. catnip - 8 December 2009

The Boomers got theirs… again. (0+ / 2-)

It’s all about them… again.

Everybody else gets the shaft so the Beemer-driving, fat-ass-Docker-pants-wearing, I’m-all-right-Jack-keep-your-hands-off-of-my-stack, I-shouldn’t-have-to-pay-for-anything Boomer Babies can be taken care of… again.

And, you know what?
90+% of them won’t give a fuck.

Fuck the boomers.


“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” — Emiliano Zapata Salazar
“Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason.” –me

by Leftie Gunner on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 07:17:35 PM MST

* [new] Parents cut you off, huh? (1+ / 0-)

by chicago minx on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 07:26:45 PM MST

20. catnip - 8 December 2009

And the head-explosions continue…

Fuck this Party. (62+ / 0-)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance
and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Robert Davies on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 06:31:21 PM MST

Ironic sig line alert.

Send in the Party clown…

Oh really? (20+ / 0-)

Fuck this bill – we have no choice on the Party. As the alternative to the Democrats is too horrible to even contemplate. If you think the last 8 years were bad, you ain’t seen nothin yet.

Pack your bags right now if you want the GOP back in charge, cuz we won’t have a country left to fight for.

Silence is the enemy – Green Day 4360+ dead – Bring them home

by Miss Blue on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 06:42:02 PM MST

21. catnip - 8 December 2009

Ooops. New dkos diary: UPDATE: Harry Reid is lying

This is fun.

Popcorn, anyone?

Is it D(ell)-day for Marisa yet? She’s missing out.

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 December 2009

oh, they are just too funny … and predictable.

22. catnip - 8 December 2009

Is it just me or is McChrystal just plain stupid?

Capturing bin Laden key to victory: U.S. general

Capturing Osama bin Laden is the key to defeating al-Qaeda, the U.S. general in charge of the war in Afghanistan told Congress on Tuesday.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal told House and Senate panels that bin Laden is an “iconic figure” whose very survival eight years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. serves as a recruiting tool for the terrorist group.

U.S. intelligence officials believe bin Laden is in Pakistan, hiding in its rugged terrain bordering Afghanistan.

Finding bin Laden would not end the war in Afghanistan, but the U.S. could never defeat al-Qaeda’s terrorist network until he is caught, McChrystal said.

23. catnip - 8 December 2009


Report: Brazil police killed more than 11,000

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have killed more than 11,000 people in the past six years, many execution-style, according to a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch.

Few of the officers have been charged in the extrajudicial killings, which are often labeled in police reports as the deaths of suspects who resisted arrest, the report said.

The 122-page declaration echoes a 2008 United Nations’ finding that police throughout Brazil were responsible for a “significant portion” of 48,000 slayings the year before.

CSTAR - 8 December 2009

Yep it’s a big gang.

24. CSTAR - 8 December 2009

Pretty sobering Liberals Are Useless

I learned to dislike liberals when I lived in Roxbury, the inner-city in Boston, as a seminary student at Harvard Divinity School. I commuted into Cambridge to hear professors and students talk about empowering people they never met. It was the time of the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Spending two weeks picking coffee in that country and then coming back and talking about it for the rest of the semester was the best way to “credentialize” yourself as a revolutionary

I remember Harvey Cox at HDS used to write these ludicrous books with the most outrageous themes,
“God is a peanut butter sandwich” or something.

25. catnip - 8 December 2009

White House wants suit against Yoo dismissed

Well, of course it does. No surprise there.

Defend the torturers! Send money now!

26. BooHooHooMan - 8 December 2009

The Wisdom of Adam Bonehead:

Indeed (13+ / 0-)

We’ve never had major legislation like this pass { Indeed!- BHHM } with the kind of minute-by-minute scrutiny that the blogosphere creates and in turn demands. One wonders, on occasion, whether some fog might be better than this transparency.

Show Dems in R-Leaning Districts Who Voted For Health Care, Against Stupak: We’ve Got Your Back

by Adam B on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 06:21:31 PM PST

Thank You, Alexander Hamilton.

Ooo look. There’s Stilll time left tonight
on Bonin’s Front Page Offer. ( Avoid the Rush!!! )

Netroots Nation Bazaar Is Closing Soon!
by Adam B
Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 05:36:05 PM PST

Blah Blah Blah Blah Bizarre Kitsch Blah..

* Permalink :: * Discuss (35 comments)

Yeh, that went over big tonight.

catnip - 9 December 2009

Thank You, Alexander Hamilton.

lol…new slogans:

Transparency is the enemy of the people.

Reality is what happens when you can’t face fog.

Netroots Nation Bazaar Is Closing Soon!

They’d be selling Obama’s spine but Wall Street already bought it.

27. catnip - 9 December 2009

Send money now! comes back to bite kos in his party-loving ass.

CSTAR - 9 December 2009

Let’s win this together

Nice pickup line.

lucid - 9 December 2009

The level of denial in that thread is precious though…. should be in a museum.

catnip - 9 December 2009

kos is now on the dkos enemies list. 😉

28. catnip - 9 December 2009

Speaking of e-mails from Dems (12+ / 0-)

I got one from either Obama or the DNC offering a winter “fleece” for a certain contribution. My God, didn’t they even realize the irony of the offer of a FLEECE? That’s what I already got — fleeced.

by JuliaAnn on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 10:10:38 AM MST


29. catnip - 10 December 2009

Here’s a gem:

The White House has set up a Web page where members of the public can request the release of names of visitors, but that system gives results only for the names of visitors that the public can guess. If the public can’t guess who may have visited the White House between January and September, it can’t find out the names.

30. catnip - 10 December 2009

Obama picks up his “Peace” prize.

I throw up a little bit in my mouth.

catnip - 10 December 2009

Obama: “I cannot stand idle in the face of threats.”

Bush 2006: “We cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize.”


Madman in the Marketplace - 10 December 2009

I think that was a very belligerent speech, at least the part I listened to before getting into the shower this morning. The general theme is “war is peace” and “you ingrates need to support your warmongering overlords, the Americans, more than you do.”

catnip - 10 December 2009

He mentioned Hitler. I invoked Godwin’s Law.

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