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Sunset 11 January 2010

Posted by marisacat in Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Israel/AIPAC, WAR!.
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Gaza City, Gaza: Palestinian men walk on the shore of Mediterranean in Gaza [Ali Ali/EPA]

I had sort of a disjointed day, so will just leave it at a photo…….

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1. marisacat - 11 January 2010

well this should go really well.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the construction of two massive fences along his country’s southern border with Egypt in a bid to keep out African asylum seekers he claims are threatening the country’s Jewish character.

The barrier will also thwart terrorists from infiltrating the porous border, according to Mr. Netanyahu. “We are talking about a strategic decision to guarantee the Jewish and democratic character of the state of Israel,” Mr. Netanyahu said.

The prime minister insisted that the step will not stop refugees in dire need from reaching Israel, saying that the country would “remain open” to those with a genuine claim.

But critics dispute this. “This nationalist and racist rhetoric is divorced from reality,” said Dov Khenin, a left-wing member of the Knesset. He added that it was “intended to frighten the Israelis that ‘the Africans are coming’. Sudanese and Eritreans make up many of the about 20,000 asylum seekers to reach Israel via Egypt since 2005. ….

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 January 2010

Gaza is going to explode.

catnip - 11 January 2010

Plus ca change…

2. catnip - 11 January 2010

BHHM,

Thanks for the recap of the debate. Looks like it was at least somewhat entertaining. 😉 David Gergen? zzzzzzz…

John Yoo is on the Daily Show tonite. I wish that man would just crawl under a rock.

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 January 2010

I wish he’d be breaking rocks, in a federal pen, for life.

catnip - 11 January 2010

No doubt. He remains utterly clueless.

marisacat - 11 January 2010

Speaking of Yoooooooooo hoo hoo…

David Swanson explains thsi better thn other reports I have read:

[O]bama has created a modified version of the simply-commit-crimes approach by arguing that he can silently rely on previous signing statements by himself or Bush without repeating anything in a new signing statement.

This means that the series of events runs as follows: Congress passes a law; the president undoes it with a signing statement; Congress passes the same law again; the president silently considers the law meaningless; Congress erroneously assumes the new law is law.

But, what happens if Congress passes a law and no previous signing statement or other decree has dealt with it. What can a president do (other than veto the bill or sign and obey it)? Obama has chosen to ask the OLC to write memos. Remember, this is the same office that claimed the power to legalize aggressive wars and torture in secret memos that were (are) treated as law. President Obama has publicly forbidden the prosecution of these crimes, and has kept the Justice Department’s own report on the matter secret for another year.

Obama has created other new techniques as well, such as undoing our laws banning torture by declaring his own ability to ban, and therefore un-ban, torture. Meanwhile he’s forbidden the prosecution for torture of anyone in the federal government except those who may have strayed from the sadistic formulae of the secret memos, thereby strengthening their importance. He’s also perfected the approach of announcing one’s illegal powers in important speeches, including claiming the power to launch illegal wars in a Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, and tossing out habeas corpus in front of the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives. ….

How's that vote working out?

BooHooHooMan - 11 January 2010

I find I need the absurdity of it all…
Gergan actually was a bit contained..he only begged the question 4 0r 5 times to the candidates :
How do YOU think we can WIN the War?

As for John Yoo… :vomit:
I wish that man would just crawl under a rock. Agreed.
Hopefully while the asteroid with his name on it is still airborne.

So yeh.. I flee to the absurdity of it all as needed…

And believe me…
Living in New Jersey…the Sex Robot State.

I saw this on DRUDGE”S site, BTW… 😆

LAS VEGAS – A New Jersey company says it has developed “the world’s first sex robot,” a life-size rubber doll that’s designed to engage the owner with conversation rather than lifelike movement.

At a demonstration at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas on Saturday, the dark-haired, negligee-clad robot said “I love holding hands with you” when it sensed that its creator touched its hand.

Another action, this one unprintable, elicited a different vocal response from Roxxxy the robot. The level of sophistication demonstrated was not beyond that of a child’s talking toy, but Roxxxy has a lot more brains than that — there’s a laptop connected to cables coming out of its back. It has touch sensors at strategic locations and can sense when it’s being moved. But it can’t move on its own, not even to turn its head or move its lips. The sound comes out of an internal loudspeaker.

Douglas Hines, founder of Lincoln Park, N.J.-based True Companion LLC, said Roxxxy can carry on simple conversations. The real aim, he said, is to make the doll someone the owner can talk to and relate to.

“Sex only goes so far — then you want to be able to talk to the person,” Hines said.

Uhm …~YEH~. If IT WAS A REAL FREAKIN PERSON.

Anyways, there’s landmark sign on the bridge into Trenton :
“Trenton Makes the World Takes.”
The sign and the bridge are fused relics , they even manage to have the lights on at night…celebrating what is long since gone manufacturing…

Who knows anymore?
Perhaps Sex Robot factories could turn things around…

I figure with a change of a few mere light bulbs…we’ll be back on…
well… something exclaiming “Trenton Makes The World Fakes.”

– Being the state capital,
It’d be perfect for our boastful politicians too…

marisacat - 11 January 2010

I read that Roxxxy can talk about sports. Or one of the 4 versions can….

BooHooHooMan - 11 January 2010

Well if they beat OFA to the Patent Office door for an amiable and fully customizable Obamabot :
Markos’ chatty web businesses are DONE.

I mean, Holy Fuck the Robot, Batman.
You’ll see more GBCW’s overnight on Dailykos , “SportsNation”, “Mothertalkers”, and Pastor Dan’s whatever the fuck his site is… 😆

Of course, if hangs on to the convention biz and gets a kickback on the double rooms he might be okay… The pics on flickr would be hilarious…

Why here’s Meatier Haze with his Model Number such and such:
“The Copenhagen”

Oh, and here’s Adam B humping his “Professor”

et -LMAO- cetera.

catnip - 11 January 2010

The real aim, he said, is to make the doll someone the owner can talk to and relate to.

“Sex only goes so far — then you want to be able to talk to the person,” Hines said.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that what people are for?

marisacat - 11 January 2010

oh brother. Boston Globe on the debate. Did no one prep her?

“He wants to go back to those Bush-Cheney policies that provide for the very wealthiest,’’ she said.

“You can run against Bush-Cheney, but I’m Scott Brown,’’ Brown responded. “I live in Wrentham. I drive a truck.’’

BooHooHooMan - 12 January 2010

IT was like that throughout…Coakley going with stock pandering …I realize, even given these last few years that my hearing abilities have changed, I might not be less able to judge how it came off to “still leaning Dems”– that said .. I remember what it was like as some understanding set in… I figure SOME people had to see it as her going through rote forseeable lines as Brown pivoted off them with ease…

Maybe it’s because I’M bitter and loathe the Vichy now …but despite the Globes characterization “The candidates fought bitterly over health care and taxes, too.” I didn’t see that.

Brown never seemed to exhibit that kind of Romney Huckabee or for that matter Christie of NJ shittyness you could see when they dropped their masks…When I was watching it I actually thought Jeezis – this guy Brown would have KILLED Corzine in Jersey.

No Bromance here, he’s a shit , and I still think he’ll prolly lose… 5 to 9 advantage Coakley … but that Catholic vote is funny…44% and aging…Brown could pull from Catholic Dem seniors voting on economic priorities …the countervailing factor the extent those seniors are not strongly AntiWar…the countervailing factor to THAT being that Catholic Old folk got back from Mass on Christmas Day to find a Muslim Panty Bomber from Africa was fondling explosives in a sacrosanct area theologically reserved for lit up Priests at an Alter Boy convention.

Ah well. I think it’s going to come down to how pissed off people are..

And in NJ, 😳 I keep using it as a rough guide 😳 – the more Corzine went negative and tried to stoke
Bush / Cheney hostility, the more people got pissed off at HIM as the embodiment of the Status Quo…It was like with every ad he put out, that he was lopping off his own support…

There won’t be enough popcorn in the world if voters flock to this Gooper in Massachussets ..Schumer sure has been laying low. And a loss would mean DOA for Harry Reid ….with Chuck the Fuck ready to step in..And Barney would benefit too, burrowing in as the Liberal Bear in the House. I realize I’m jumping around, I have been thinking the R will do the laying down to hand the whole 60 vote HCR mess to the Dems, but given the players who stand to benefit from it, they may just pull the plug right now…and sell the Health Insurance mandates only …given the Domesticated Dems Shock and Awe..

Come-to-AfPakIran-think-of-it , they could go with the Dems dying of sudden, political, cardiac arrest right now…

marisacat - 12 January 2010

According to The Corner (fwiw) Coakley takes down attack ad. Sounds liek it ran on You Tube… not full scale commercial buys. They have the vid.

3. catnip - 11 January 2010
4. marisacat - 12 January 2010

hmm even tho I think it has kinda wrung out all the juice, I see a new Reid piece sits at the top of the Politico page.

And you do have to laugh:

[M]aybe Reid and Manley — thinking back to their many candid exchanges over the years — simply assumed that Halperin wouldn’t burn him or his boss. Or maybe he expected that Halperin would check back with him on any quotes he planned to use?

Whatever they were thinking, they were wrong. ….

5. marisacat - 12 January 2010

Madman linked to the boing boing version yesterday, but CNN (which I found at Instapundit) hs picked up on the TSA misrepresentation:

Washington (CNN) — A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports cannot store or send their graphic images.

The TSA specified in 2008 documents that the machines must have image storage and sending abilities, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said.

In the documents, obtained by the privacy group and provided to CNN, the TSA specifies that the body scanners it purchases must have the ability to store and send images when in “test mode.”

That requirement leaves open the possibility the machines — which can see beneath people’s clothing — can be abused by TSA insiders and hacked by outsiders, said EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg. ….

6. catnip - 12 January 2010

ruh roh – Avatar is apparently racist.

I haven’t seen it yet and most likely won’t until it hits the movie store. No doubt, I’ll come away from it with this take though:

The debate extended far beyond movie websites. A golf blog, Party of Fore, put talk about greens aside to discuss white and blue.

“The movie clearly stereotypes Smurfs,” sniffed a blogger.

marisacat - 12 January 2010

they sure are rushing 3D TVs to the market… and cheaply. I guess it si one way to goose sales. Of anything.

AND I guess it means that some more 3D movies are lined up to come out of H’Wood.

7. mattes - 12 January 2010

Ackerman hosted meeting for firm in which he invested

A leading pro-Israel congressman hosted a business meeting in his offices between Israeli officials and a defense contractor in which he profitably invested.

snip

“I did no more than arrange an introduction so the parties could decide on the merits whether the product fit their needs and sale capabilities,” Ackerman said in his statement. “I understand that no business was ever done between Israel and Xenonics as a result of that meeting or at any other time. I did nothing else in this matter — not another meeting, not another conversation, not seeking an earmark, not helping with any grant. Ever.”

JTA.ORG

….so why was he involved at all.

8. mattes - 12 January 2010

Oh dear. We’re in trouble now.

Jewish leaders grapple with the rough-and-tumble Internet

Defending Israel and Jewish interests in tweet time can be rough, anonymous and dirty — and organizational leaders are grappling for strategies on dealing with the phenomenon of personal and anonymous attacks in the comments section of Web sites.

http://jta.org/

catnip - 12 January 2010

I thought they had giyus for that.

Madman in the Marketplace - 12 January 2010

maybe they should hire some old Catskills comedians as consultants, ask them how they used to handle the goyim hecklers in the audience.

9. marisacat - 12 January 2010

fwiw… which is not much.

[T]he last time the president held a prime-time White House press conference was July 22, 2009. That was his fifth. Even George W. Bush, no great fan of the White House press corps, held 55 White House press conferences over 8 years, for an average of 6.9 per year. [he’s hiding – in plain view, imo… and reliant on those teleprompters]

As Gibbs noted, I asked him about the president’s long absence from the press conference stage on Friday. His response was that we in the White House press corps have often questioned whether the president is OVER-exposed, suggesting that it’s contradictory, or even hypocritical, for us now to ask why we can’t see more of him.

And, indeed, the president has given more speeches, comments and statements (398) and more interviews (157) at this point in his term than any other president in modern history. (Those numbers, by the way, come from my colleague Mark Knoller of CBS News, who keeps the most accurate stats on presidential events. Even the White House refers reporters to Mark.) ….

I wonder if the July 22 one, as the “my friend Skip Gates” and “stupid” one.

10. catnip - 12 January 2010

Group hug diary for those who care: Conan quits teevee

by droogie6655321

327 comments (327 new)

I’m handing out tissues if anybody needs one.

😉

marisacat - 12 January 2010

So… I guess if he declines the 12:05 slot… that is it?

I can’t remember the last itme I watched any of the ”late night” guys. It certainly is stunning what a huge mistake NBC made.

catnip - 12 January 2010

No idea. I guess I’ll actually have to read the diary. I haven’t watched him since he had his old show and I never watched Leno. As long as the Daily Show stays on, that’s all the late nite teevee entertainment I need.

11. marisacat - 12 January 2010

Gosh

7.3 in haiti

[I]t was the largest earthquake to hit the impoverished country, since 1984. The vibrations lasted for more than a minute and were felt in Cuba. A hospital was reported to have collapsed in Petionville, near Port-au-Prince, and houses were said to have fallen into a ravine. Petionville is home to many foreign diplomats and members of a major United Nations mission to the country.

Don Blakeman, an analyst at the United States Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, said: “I think we are going to see substantial damage and casualties.” ….

catnip - 12 January 2010

Just turned the teevee on and saw that. It’s so hard when these things happen to people who are already coping with so much poverty and tragedy.

12. marisacat - 12 January 2010

Know them by their friends……………

[B]ut Bono, whose pals include anti-war peaceniks like George Bush and Tony Blair, is celebrated by mass media as a moral crusader against militarism and poverty—better yet, African poverty. “Bono is no man of peace,” legendary music critic and Sirius Satellite radio host Dave Marsh wrote last year; “he has yet to speak out against any war.” This fierce defender of poor people’s rights “is part owner of Pandemic/Bioware, producers of Mercenaries 2, a video game which simulates an invasion of Venezuela.”

Worse yet, for all his award-winning antics and semantics about poverty-stricken African families, “last year Bono met with US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to discuss plans to set up a new U.S. military command for Africa.” Bono is a proponent of AFRICOM—the dreaded imperialist order opposed by most African governments. ….

And George Clooney’s chum is Eric Prince of the formerly-known-as-Blackwater bunch… and George thinks Eric and his crew should help us in Darfur.

Why not… spill the blood.

mattes - 13 January 2010

UGH.

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 January 2010
14. wu ming - 12 January 2010
marisacat - 12 January 2010

sorry wu ming, it sent you to spam.

The Google thing is interesting… I wonder what set them off. IIRC it was yahoo! that caved to the government demands the most.

Thanks for the link.

marisacat - 12 January 2010

Second, we have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Based on our investigation to date we believe their attack did not achieve that objective. Only two Gmail accounts appear to have been accessed, and that activity was limited to account information (such as the date the account was created) and subject line, rather than the content of emails themselves.

Third, as part of this investigation but independent of the attack on Google, we have discovered that the accounts of dozens of U.S.-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties. These accounts have not been accessed through any security breach at Google, but most likely via phishing scams or malware placed on the users’ computers…..

15. marisacat - 12 January 2010

This is an absolute scream. Excellent entertainment.

I can’t decide which graph, which line is funnier.

This is a favorite, however:

OfA officials are waging their own P.R. battle to defend the group’s image. And amid online criticism last week, and after speaking to POLITICO, Deputy Director Jeremy Bird took preemptively to Huffington Post to say that the group had mounted “victory after victory” in 2010, and to claim credit for metrics including “our 3 millionth follower on Twitter.” (The Twitter feed is in the name of Barack Obama, which may have something to do with that number.) …

Prolly getting the year number right would help. Or is he forecasting, in the past tense?

“Metrics”, a dead giveaway.

My main thought, how long ’til some one of the slightly brighter sparks in Pundit Land, calls Ob ONE MORE

.
.
.
B U B B L E.

Which is what he was for his followers.

For history, a continuation of Bush. And the rest of them.

So stellar.

catnip - 13 January 2010

Obama “talked about changing the way that Washington works. We believe that we’ve done that,” Stewart said in the interview with POLITICO. “Is it ‘snap your fingers and you’re living in utopia’? No. But do we feel like we’ve made significant progress toward changing the way that Washington works? Yes.”

???

marisacat - 13 January 2010

oh I got a HUGE kick out of that article. Read it twice, for entertainment.

16. marisacat - 12 January 2010

LOL

I am just hearing on the radio that the employer mandate is about ot be dropped… from what they call HC Reform.

Scream with laughter! And then scream again!!

Bt pungle up 33 BILLION more for The War. Which war? Don’t ask, we have so many of them!

marisacat - 13 January 2010

hmmm ha’aretz:

Israel refused Tuesday to react to Iranian accusations that it or the United States was behind a mysterious explosion that killed an Iranian nuclear physicist in Tehran Tuesday.

Iran blamed Israel and the United States Tuesday for the death of Dr. Massoud Ali Mohammadi, 50, a nuclear physics professor who is believed to have publicly backed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. The Iranian government said that Israel and the United States had used a militant opposition group to carry out the assassination of Mohammadi, who was involved in Tehran’s nuclear program.

Mohammadi was killed in a powerful bomb blast as he was leaving home in northern Tehran for work. ….

17. mattes - 13 January 2010

Bankers and Goldman were just on cspan answering questions, the worse….Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein. What a crook.

Smiling all the way to his bank:

Goldman Sachs is doing its best to prove that what’s good for its company is good for the rest of us.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1953136,00.html?xid=rss-topstories#ixzz0cVxsMfvo

catnip - 13 January 2010

In its latest move to rebuild its reputation, Goldman will reportedly require its executives and top managers to donate a portion of their bonuses to charity.

How pathetic is that??

And as for this new tax that’s being proposed, I thought this bailout was supposed to bring the government 100% returns with interest when it all came out in the wash. What happened to that theory?

(Mind you, when you allow vultures like Citigroup to cut a deal saving billions in taxes if they pay you back, you pretty much fuck yourself on the process, don’t you?)

marisacat - 13 January 2010

They talk a lot about the few shekels that have come back. But a lot of the Bailout money has not. Aside from the massive layoffs and the big credit freeze.

We will die waiting for the whole picture………………….. 😆

marisacat - 13 January 2010

Blankfien says that GS “does God’s work”… I caught a finance minister or a German CB official (forget which) for Germany in interview on Deutsche Welle commenting on being told that by Blankfein, in a disucssion of international banking and investment cos issues, and the German was just appalled.

mattes - 13 January 2010

Goldman does sell Israeli bonds. Maybe that’s what he means.

Also come out, how Goldman was a middleman for financial instruments. Asked about it, Blankfien said that there were “sophisticated” investors that “wanted” that risk, but he failed to mention how his “friends” at the rating agencies labeled said securities as AAA.

Then one of the senators mentioned how banks started levering higher, “after” receiving SEC insurance.

Now it comes out that banks have not been paying SEC premiums for over 10 tens….WTF?

mattes - 13 January 2010

…over ten YEARS.

And another WTF….on balance sheets accounts leveled 1-40….OFF BALANCE accounts: 1-200….what happened to the regulations after Anderson/Enron fiasco?

marisacat - 13 January 2010

well there wasn’t much of it.. Sarbanes Oxley…

Which I assume is in shreds. Nto like Ob is interested in regulating his buds. look who he hired for the WH.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

Oh I think Blankfein means all of it. Not jsut Israeli bonds. ALL of it is God’s work.

Hell, messianism is rife in this country.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

😆

Tapper (full text as at the site)

TAPPER: On the fee for banks, without asking for any details,* how can you guarantee that this, that this fee, tax, levy, whatever it ends up being, is not passed on to consumers and they take another hit when it comes to Wall Street?

GIBBS: Yeah, well, look, obviously, Jake we’ll have a chance to go through the structure of this. The economic team has worked for quite some time on a structure that will ensure that what taxpayers gave to banks to ensure their safety and security, in a time of crisis, is paid back in full. And I can assure you that is one of the things the economic team has taken into account in the structure.

*(Gibbs had previously said he didn’t want to give details about the President’s announcement, scheduled for tomorrow.)

-jpt

18. catnip - 13 January 2010

I’ve read this twice and I still don’t get it: Employer health mandate may be dropped

And, as I wrote at my place, it’s not because I don’t understand at least some terms of this fucked up discussion. It’s that all of this horse-trading is so bloody complicated that you need a degree in something (a masters in corporate clusterfucks?) to figure this stuff out.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

Yes I heard that last night on KGO… it is described as “cost saving”.

Carry on, as we become Chile (shock doctrine) and Argentina (police state).

19. catnip - 13 January 2010

Online masses text to offer Haitian quake relief

Speaking of text messages, a Canadian trapped in the rubble in Haiti somehow got a text message through to our government to ask for help.

catnip - 13 January 2010

Here’s an idea: send all of those Goldman Sachs assholes down to Haiti to dig through the rubble. They wouldn’t be able to write off that charitable donation on their tax returns.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

Madman just sent me this, TruthDig:

[N]o one thinks in groups. And this is the point. The employees who advance are vacant and supine. They are skilled drones, often possessed of a peculiar kind of analytical intelligence and drive, but morally, emotionally and creatively crippled. Their intellect is narrow and inhibited. They rely on the corporation, as they once relied on their high-priced elite universities and their SAT scores, for validation. They demand that they not be treated as individuals but as members of the great collective of Goldman Sachs or AIG or Citibank. They talk together. They exchange information. They make deals. They compromise. They debate. But they do not think. They do not create. All capacity for intuition, for unstructured thought, for questions of meaning deemed impractical or frivolous by the firm, the qualities that always precede discovery and creation, are banished, as William H. Whyte observed in his book “The Organization Man.” The iron goals of greater and greater profit, order and corporate conformity dominate their squalid belief systems. And by the time these corporate automatons are managing partners or government bureaucrats they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. They are deaf, dumb and blind to the common good. …

mattes - 13 January 2010

I see the bankers still refuse to lower the principal on mortgages even after all the help they have gotten. That might actually help homeowners.

And I question were EXACTLY the charitable donations would go. The money should stay in this country.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

any charitable donations will go to friendly foundations run by friends.

The biggest way t help really strapped hmeowners was to allow bankruptcy judges to refigure principle.

Only way. That was stopped, big time.

20. marisacat - 13 January 2010

HAITI IS SAVED…

We are sending in the Marines.

We found a littoral! Amphibious off shore landing coming soon!

We are there to “keep order”.

21. CSTAR - 13 January 2010

These pictures from Le Monde are horrific.

marisacat - 13 January 2010

Thanks for that CSTAR……………….

22. catnip - 13 January 2010

Reporter roughed up outside Coakley fund-raiser

I thought that kind of thing only happened in Joisey.

*waves at BHHM*

😉

marisacat - 13 January 2010

I looked at the vid, but it is shot at night… literally.

it DOES sound as though something happened.

catnip - 13 January 2010

politcial games:

BOSTON (AP) ― The race to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has turned into a proxy battle over the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

A once-pedestrian contest between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown has coarsened with a week to go, as the two have cast themselves as custodians of the pivotal Senate vote to determine the bill’s fate.

“As the 41st senator, I can stop it,” Brown said last week during a debate, highlighting his potential to be the breakthrough Senate vote that upholds a GOP filibuster. While he opposes the bill, the state senator voted in 2006 in favor of a Massachusetts universal health care bill that has largely been the model for the Obama legislation.

The stakes are so high Democrats won’t rule out taking as long as a month to certify the election results — should Brown win — to prevent a Republican from assuming the seat until the Senate completes its work on Kennedy’s hallmark legislation.

They can do that?

marisacat - 13 January 2010

It would be payback for Franken in MN… think that went on thru recounts and wht have you for 6 months

catnip - 13 January 2010

That’s true.

Ahh…”democracy”… 😉

23. catnip - 13 January 2010

Interesting. The UN is holding a press conference about the earthquake that’s being carried live here on CBC but neither CNN nor MSNBC are covering it.

24. catnip - 13 January 2010

Nutbar Pat Robertson: Haiti ‘cursed’ since Satanic pact

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Robertson: Haiti ‘cursed’ since Satanic pact

The Rev. Pat Robertson, on his CBN broadcast today, offered his own explanation of the earthquake in Haiti:

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it,” he said. “They were under the heel of the French … and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French.’

“True story. And the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,'” Robertson said. “Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.”

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 January 2010

sick motherfucker

25. marisacat - 13 January 2010

From Electronic Intifada:

PALESTINE : OPINION/EDITORIAL:

A SECOND GAZA WAR AROUND THE CORNER?

By Hasan Abu Nimah, The Electronic Intifada, 13 January 2010

Israel’s recent aggressions look ominously like the 4
November 2008 attack on Gaza, which killed six persons and
shattered the four-month-long truce meticulously respected
by Hamas. Predictably, Hamas and other factions retaliated
for that Israeli provocation and then Israel used their
response to justify its massacre of 1,400 people in Gaza
this time last year. Hasan Abu Nimah comments. …

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11005.shtml

26. marisacat - 13 January 2010

hmm You can take the candidate out of Memphis… but it’s REALLY haard to take him out of his Washington DC elite prep school… 😆

Full text from Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire:

January 13, 2010

How Not to Win a Senate Election

My favorite question and answer from the New York Times interview with Harold Ford:

Q. Jets or Giants?

A. I had breakfast about every morning when I am in town, or I should say, several mornings, at the Regency. I see my friends the Tisches. [Giants owner] Steve Tisch is my close personal friend. I have been to more Giants games. I spent the holidays, I had lunch over the holidays with [Jets owner] Woody Johnson. We met for the first time. I am happy for his team.

27. marisacat - 13 January 2010

nu…………

https://marisacat.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/wednesday-2/

……………… 😯 ……………..


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