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Three days into 2010…….. 3 January 2010

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.

From the UK Times… and they tossed Ob in the debris of the decade along with everything else…  Gave me a laugh at least.



1. BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

and they tossed Ob in the debris of the decade along with everything else And none too soon .
6 years since Ob’s Nativity scene at the DNC in 2004.
I think he’s destined for that late holiday wake up call much like unsuspecting family home decor when finally given an objective assessment – you know – – the old
This POS is still up?

Charlie Cooked of Cooked Political Report was on CSPAN this morn – why I don’t know – he would venture nothing about anything…
other than noting he’s never seen any election fraud in 30 years at the Federal level. 🙄 Lay of the strudel , Charlie.
When asked about 2010, Cook Literally used the phrase ‘I wouldn’t want to stick my neck out…” ..No kiddin, Charlie.

Stu Rothenberg was with him …both seemed to find their voice in lamenting Obama’s Poor™ Unfortunate™ Circumstance™ while knocking down any notion that discontent with Obama has indeed spread beyond the usual partisan boundaries.

Courtesans, both.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Des Charlie still HAVE a neck. Reminds me of Tennesee Williams… Cat on a Hot Tin Roof… and the “no-neck children”.

He humped for Obama like butter in a fry pan during 2008.

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

Speaking of odd reportage…
I swear Mike Allen of Politico is half turtle half man.
Take a good look at the fucker next time, and I guarantee you’ll never get that image out of your head. LOL.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

IIRC think MA is gay.. might explain why Sullification has picked a rather nasty fight with him. Claims he does steno work for Cheney. Geesh. Could be. Who knows the tribal influences with media sex workers.

May they all bite each oher to death.

2. marisacat - 3 January 2010

😆 Brennan speaks… AP has a report out on his appearances this morning… apparently he is related to Janet Nap.

“In this one instance, the system didn’t work. There were some human errors. There were some lapses. We need to strengthen it. But day in and day out, the successes are there.”

Read more: LINK

Yes, everything is going jus’ fine: ignore all the snakes in the grass….

He said the situation was not like before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when intelligence agencies failed to share tips and information that might have uncovered the plot.

He said there “were no turf battles” between agencies. “There’s no evidence whatsoever that any agency or department was reluctant to share” information.

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

Oh well.
Another clusterfuck brought to you by the Too Smart to Fail/ Too Vain to Care Admin.
What a comeuppance, seeing how Rahm and HIS screw crew slapped down all criticism of Brennan coming in.
So fuckin squirm motherfuckers, squirm.

As for Brennan’s “There’s no evidence whatsoever that any agency or department was reluctant to share” information.

Congratulations! No-one was doing Anything!
Well. … Drawing off what you said, mcat
– Janet “Nap” is priceless BTW– and catnip,
noting the “Heckuva Job, Brownie” aspect of it all …
This is going to leave a mark.

Gad ya can see it . Obama is starting his 12th month right where Bush entered “Heckuva Job” lame duck territory: in the mid 40’s heading down…

mattes - 3 January 2010

How hard is it to compare data bases that spit out reports in seconds, it doesn’t take a phone call…..security has become a software problem.
And now Lieberman wants visas issued from the NSA. Well, maybe it he quits.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

How hard is it to compare data bases that spit out reports in seconds, it doesn’t take a phone call

hmm Newweek reported, not surprisingly, the so called watch lists are hardly ever accessed. It was Isikoff and Hosenball in a new blog at Newsweek called “Classified”.

What a shock.

IMO this is ALL about restraining the US public and ushering in police state tactics.

mattes - 3 January 2010

“hardly ever accessed”, WTF?

So what “has” Lieberman been up to with our names?

marisacat - 3 January 2010

It’s nto just Lieberman. It’s TSA, NCTC, DIA — and Brennan, who is uniquely tied to “watch lists”, the whole mess of it… and now appointed to investigate… what else? WATCH LISTS.

Going iwth the official story for the moment, they all fucking failed.

mattes - 3 January 2010

Great. I dread having to fly.

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

No Smoking Gun in Smoking Underwear!
{Shorter Brennan covering his ass}

marisacat - 3 January 2010

😆 He seems to be The Bigger Version of Janet Nap today.

Pretty funny… on FOX (so I read, it comes on later here) he claims there are no plans for ground troops in Yemen.

No… just covert ops, assassination and aid to Yemen going from 11 mil to 70 mil to 140 mil. No plans at all …

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

I laugh every time I see you write Janet Nap.
I just love it…

No no plans at all -mcat. Bingo .
Double Bingo, really – in its entendre and in fact.
Tweety has been given of late to describing the “Trrst Thing” as a certain “Whack a Mole Game”…”They Keep Popping up”. “So we HAVE to keep on hitting em” – Some dumbfuck analogy
mistaking effect for cause. His dumbfuck Bubble Boy’s analogy however unintentional – or not – Whack! , fittingly so – is more reflective of our hapless state, it’s floundering, and its inevitable demise , than it has to do with anything else.

Crickey — David Brooks now on MTP saying he thought Brennan did an “outstanding job” in the earlier seg..

FFS just ducktape this all together -Doris Kearnes Goodwin …
now saying “we have learned from our other wars” /
“the need for Allies”/ “Which Obama has begun to do” …
Brokaw, now…ugh. He should really save his emphysemic breath.

mattes - 3 January 2010

Military contractors’ belated Christmas present. Yet another front.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Obama is fine with all of this.

Of course I believe he went into the presidency eyes wide open. And I said long ago in 2008, a major component of his run – and his election – had to do with Africom.

CSTAR - 3 January 2010

That’ll be a day at the airport I’ll remember, when a screeneuse inquires “Is that a bomb in your underwear or do just like me?”

3. BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

Hayden and Chertoff on MTP…prop up Ob ..mostly…
they both say the system has worked well…in their time…
Hayden went a step further, says “Absolutely we are safer”..
Well sure, whatever that means , I suppose , providing you’re given to into buying the police state premises to begin with….

LOl. David Gregory notes Chertoff is consultant to a Body Scanning firm, and softballs him a question, to paraphrase,

“Director Chertoff, – how much safer would we be with YOUR firm’s body scanners available for 3 Easy Payments of…”

The takeaway:
Don’t politicize this! Let’s ALL Just Scan and Bomb Away!

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Hayden went a step further, says “Absolutely we are safer”..
Well sure, whatever that means , I suppose , providing you’re given to into buying the police state premises to begin with….

We’re not safe from the political class.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

Michelle Obama appears on ‘Iron Chef America’; ‘Worst Cooks in America’ premieres

On “Iron Chef,” food superstars Comerford, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse meet in Washington for a trip to the White House. The first lady, whose domestic agenda includes promoting healthy eating, shows up in a theme-appropriate orange dress reminiscent of a crisp vegetable. She informs the chefs that the secret (and required) ingredient for the food competition — in which three judges decide whose dishes are most delicious — is anything in the White House garden.

“It’s doing something fresh and doing something seasonal that every average and regular American can do in their home,” Comerford explains about the garden in a clip provided by Food Network, which did not release an advance review copy of the episode. (Presumably to prevent spoilers: Can Comerford, who has worked at the White House for 14 years, and Flay take down Lagasse and Batali in the contest?)

marisacat - 3 January 2010

The apogee (or nadir) of democracy.

Such as it ever was. I saw a clip from it on some news mag show a couple of weeks ago. As dumb as almost everything else in view.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

but it’s a valuable lesson she wants to teach the hoi polloi!

The little people will need to learn to care for themselves, and what better way to get the word out than upper tier digital package cable channels?

marisacat - 3 January 2010

ugh… i alwys thought Iron Chef, the 1.5 episodes I ever saw of it, was dull dumb mess.

A stellar cooking moment however was her appearance with Paula Dean, in 2008, when she let fly she calls Ob “Pumpsky”. 😆

Dean frantically searched for the pork fat sandwiches she was cooking up… or whatever it was…

Can the stage theatre get worse? I guess it CAN.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

Give them time, they’ll come up with something.

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

She want’s to teach the hoi polloi?
What the fuck does uppity Chinese cabbage have to do with us?

/ Emily Litella

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

Biblical scholar’s date for rapture: May 21, 2011

Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world will end in 2012.

“That date has not one stitch of biblical authority,” Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. “It’s like a fairy tale.”

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

The Mayans and the recent Hollywood movie “2012” have put the apocalypse in the popular mind this year, but Camping has been at this business for a long time. And while Armageddon is pop science or big-screen entertainment to many, Camping has followers from the Bay Area to China.

Camping, 88, has scrutinized the Bible for almost 70 years and says he has developed a mathematical system to interpret prophecies hidden within the Good Book. One night a few years ago, Camping, a civil engineer by trade, crunched the numbers and was stunned at what he’d found: The world will end May 21, 2011.

This is not the first time Camping has made a bold prediction about Judgment Day.

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping’s believers gathered inside Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years. Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven.

But the world did not end. Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error. He spent the next decade running new calculations, as well as overseeing a media company that has grown significantly in size and reach.

CSTAR - 3 January 2010

This guy’s a complete mathematical ignoramus. But, unfortunately, mathematical or scientific competence does not assure sanity as the case of Frank Tipler illustrates.

Now I have nothing against imaginative interpretations of scientific concepts as long as they’re clearly labelled “science fiction” (the Bible is mostly a primitive form of science fiction plus a pile of contradictory advice columns). But when people start thinking that stuff is “true” it gets creepy.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

I thought it was pretty funny.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

it was………..

BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

new Rapture date..

May 21, 2011 is a Saturday.
It’s sooo not gonna work for me.
Although I suppose if the neighbors all get Raptured the fuck off,
I could let the lawn go for a week or two, seeing as how any time
I wanted , I could just swipe the 4 million dollar riding mower
that fucker Snavely has down the street…

I dunno , I could be a bit bourgeois and limited in my thinking…. LOL.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

😳 It constantly throws you in Spam… and others into Mod… gah.

Sorry all around.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

May 21, 2011 is a Saturday

Let’s all plan a Bar B Q!!

CSTAR - 3 January 2010

Or queue up for plan B

6. marisacat - 3 January 2010


Start building the Federally subsidised creches.

Shouldn’t the Robinson home in Chicago be sanctified and lit at night, with devotional statues of Ob and Mama Michelle… and banks of candles you can light for 25.00 in donations?

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010


Brit Hume: Tiger Woods must become Christian to be forgiven

“The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith,” said Hume. “He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of redemption and forgiveness offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.'”

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Xtian Tiger….

Actually I am unsure that would work either. The tangents that were surfacing were not blared… but did get mentioned…

Still waters run deep… etc.

CSTAR - 3 January 2010

Christianity? Forgiveness? In the same sentence?

marisacat - 3 January 2010

And he is the father of a famous, in DC politico circles, suicide. IIRC. Deeply closeted gay, agian iirc.

8. marisacat - 3 January 2010

Here is a scream! The first version of this said “7 countries”… now it says FOURTEEN… tho later in the text… they tell us no list was released.

A big hint, hint, wink, nod… as to all the joys to come.

making it up as they go along? Ya think?

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration was notifying airlines on Sunday. ….

i so want a US born terraist… blonde, female.. coming in on a private plane (Net jets!) with diplomatic passports in hand… to be a carrier of materiel.

I have no desire, none, to see anything blown up nor anyone, any side, dead… but jesus, let’s get REAL.

So…………………. is “enhanced inspection” .. anything like “enhanced interrogation”?

Lee said in her statement: “Because effective aviation security must begin beyond our borders, and as a result of extraordinary cooperation from our global aviation partners, TSA is mandating that every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world traveling from or through nations that are State sponsors of terrorism or countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening. The directive also increases the use of enhanced screening technologies and mandates threat-based and random screening for passengers on U.S. bound international flights.” …

Anyone seen Hillary? Lately? Anyoen from State? Visas are theirs sayeth the Lord. Where are they? Vaca?

Read more: LINK

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

just say it’s the whole world and be done with it.

9. marisacat - 3 January 2010

The quote that surfaced from Bennan’s three appearances is:

“it worked every other day”.

These people need help.

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

I laughed the first time I heard it.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

It is so abjectly pathetic, it’s hilarious.

10. BooHooHooMan - 3 January 2010

Brennan …“it worked every other day”.

Yeh, sure , so does the Rhythm Method.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Good one!

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 January 2010

TSA Special Agent who threatened blogger spaces out, drops notebook in public place

Oh, those TSA agents are special alright. Mary Kirby, aka Runway Girl, blogs that one of the federal agents who showed up at travel writer Steven Frischling’s house to issue a subpoena and search his electronic equipment for the source of the agency’s leaked security directive apparently flaked out and left his notebook lying in a public place. No TSA response on this one yet.

marisacat - 3 January 2010

Really… what can one say? Down Rover?

12. diane - 3 January 2010

Waters of March : English Version: Aquas de Marco Antonio Carlos Jobim :

A stick, a stone,
It’s the end of the road,
It’s the rest of a stump,
It’s a little alone
It’s a sliver of glass,
It is life, it’s the sun,
It is night, it is death,
It’s a trap, it’s a gun
The oak when it blooms,
A fox in the brush,
A knot in the wood,
The song of a thrush
The wood of the wind,
A cliff, a fall,
A scratch, a lump,
It is nothing at all
It’s the wind blowing free,
It’s the end of the slope,
It’s a beam, it’s a void,
It’s a hunch, it’s a hope
And the river bank talks
of the waters of March,
It’s the end of the strain,
The joy in your heart
The foot, the ground,
The flesh and the bone,
The beat of the road,
A slingshot’s stone
A fish, a flash,
A silvery glow,
A fight, a bet,
The range of a bow
The bed of the well,
The end of the line,
The dismay in the face,
It’s a loss, it’s a find
A spear, a spike,
A point, a nail,
A drip, a drop,
The end of the tale
A truckload of bricks
in the soft morning light,
The shot of a gun
in the dead of the night
A mile, a must,
A thrust, a bump,
It’s a girl, it’s a rhyme,
It’s a cold, it’s the mumps
The plan of the house,
The body in bed,
And the car that got stuck,
It’s the mud, it’s the mud
Afloat, adrift,
A flight, a wing,
A hawk, a quail,
The promise of spring
And the riverbank talks
of the waters of March,
It’s the promise of life
It’s the joy in your heart
A stick, a stone,
It’s the end of the road
It’s the rest of a stump,
It’s a little alone
A snake, a stick,
It is John, it is Joe,
It’s a thorn in your hand
and a cut in your toe
A point, a grain,
A bee, a bite,
A blink, a buzzard,
A sudden stroke of night
A pin, a needle,
A sting, a pain,
A snail, a riddle,
A wasp, a stain
A pass in the mountains,
A horse and a mule,
In the distance the shelves
rode three shadows of blue
And the riverbank talks
of the waters of March,
It’s the promise of life
in your heart, in your heart
A stick, a stone,
The end of the road,
The rest of a stump,
A lonesome road
A sliver of glass,
A life, the sun,
A knife, a death,
The end of the run
And the riverbank talks
of the waters of March,
It’s the end of all strain,
It’s the joy in your heart.

Hope you’re doing well Marisa, just wanted to drop a note, and yeah I’m okay, hangin in like millions and millions of us….

take care,

marisacat - 3 January 2010

hey diane… how are you?

13. marisacat - 4 January 2010

LOL maybe we should put Jordan on the “country of interest” list… except we are such good friends with that sick little operetta of a “royal” family….

Officials: Jordanian Doubt-Agent Carried Out Afghan CIA Bombing

Key Asset Was Tasked With Finding al-Qaeda’s Zawahri

by Jason Ditz, January 04, 2010

Officials are now confirming claims made yesterday in a statement by Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud, that the perpetrator of Wednesday’s bombing at Forward Operating Base Chapman was a Jordanian agent.

They identified the bomber as Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a Jordanian doctor who was arrested last year as an “al-Qaeda sympathizer.” Since then Jordanian officials believed they had reformed him, and had set him up as an agent of their intelligence agency. …..

Life is so hard to make work…

Balawi was sent off to the borderlands between Afghanistan and Pakistan to infiltrate al-Qaeda in an attempt by Jordanian and US officials to find out the location of al-Qaeda number two man Ayman al-Zawahri.

But Taliban spokesmen now say that Balawi never actually “reformed” and that he had been operating as a double agent for them for a year, building up trust before hitting one of the CIA’s most important installations in Afghanistan.

Balawi reportedly set up the meeting, calling his Jordanian handler to claim he had “urgent” information for the CIA about Zawahri. He arrived with a suicide vest on, killing eight people, including his handler and seven CIA agents. …

The handler in question turns out to be Jordanian Army Captain Ali bin Zeid, who ostenisbly died on Wednesday on a “humanitarian mission” but was actually a highly placed intelligence operative working with Jordan’s tiny Afghan War contingent. Capt. Zeid is also a first cousin of Jordan’s King Abdullah II….

Luv the last bit…. and I supposed trained in our US military as was Abdullah…

catnip - 4 January 2010

al-Zawahri – the guy who’s been killed repeatedly over the years.

Jordanian Army Captain Ali bin Zeid, who ostenisbly died on Wednesday on a “humanitarian mission”

Right. Maybe he was helping the CIA with their “Feed the Hungry Afghan Children” program.

marisacat - 4 January 2010

I thought Zawahiri was the Eqyptian doctor, Osama’s No 2…. rather than the operative killed off so many times in Iraq… and where ever.

The BBC did a good segment today on malnutrtion among Afgani children. Horrific. It has slid back thru ALL the years of war. the 30+ years of war.

catnip - 4 January 2010

al-Zawahri killed

If you google “al-Zawahari killed”, you’ll see they’ve reported his “death” several times.

It has slid back thru ALL the years of war. the 30+ years of war.

It’s unconscionable. And you have good little so-called progressives running around the blaghs proclaiming that women’s rights in Afghanistan are now so much better than they were under the Taliban too. Not true. But they have to tell themselves something to justify sending 30,000 more soldiers over there.

Feed the war machine – not the children.

marisacat - 4 January 2010

I get the two names mixed up… my error.

marisacat - 4 January 2010

hmm Ritter claims that honor killings are up during he 8 years we have been there.

Yes love all those who opposed war under The Bushes, being jes fine with it under The Obs.

14. catnip - 4 January 2010

UK had alerted US to bomb suspect

UK intelligence that the Detroit plane bomb suspect tried to contact radical Islamists while a student in London was passed on to the US, Downing Street said today.

The name of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was included in a dossier of people believed to have made attempts to deal with known extremists that was shared with American intelligence.

But he was not singled out as a particular risk, Gordon Brown’s spokesman said, insisting that Abdulmutallab was not radicalised until after he left the UK in October 2008.

I read an article last week that quoted someone in the Panty Bomber’s hometown saying that it was his foreign education that radicalized him.

Nobody wants to take any responsibility for this guy.

marisacat - 4 January 2010

oh thanks!… you posted the Independent version and I posted the Telegraph…


15. marisacat - 4 January 2010


some of this may be slaps at the John Burns piece a couple days ago in the NYT… that Britain and its permissiveness with the likes of Abdulmutallab is a “danger” to America… LOL GOOD LUCK!

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was named in a file of people based in Britain who had made contact with radical Muslim preachers. The file was sent to the US authorities in 2008. ….

It’s the Telegraph version… and they add this, as the announcement was made from Downing St:

[I]t is extremely unusual for the Prime Minister’s office to comment on intelligence matters. The move could be seen as an attempt to rebuff criticism from senior American figures who claimed that Britain had nurtured Islamic extremism.

At first it was thought that MI5 gathered only limited information on Abdulmutallab and had therefore not alerted the US.

However, in an official briefing, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said that British intelligence was shared with the Americans. …..

16. marisacat - 4 January 2010

Don’t laugh too hard. I do believe the USA!! USA!! crowd, led by a black man, is being accused of …. racism!, in the new rules.

17. marisacat - 4 January 2010



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