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Bail? Bail out? Bail!? .. ? 16 January 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, The Battle for New Orleans, U.S. Senate.

© Steve Bell 2010 via the Guardian


Times Online:

Aid workers, still struggling to deliver the food, water and medical supplies so desperately needed, warned that more security was needed as the Haitians’ grief and shock began to turn to rage and blame. Last night most of the shops in the city had been looted, while the UN world food programme said that its warehouses had been ransacked for supplies.

I caught a report Friday afternoon, on the Lehrer program on PBS.. they had a LAT journalist reporting from the airport.  She arrived Wednesday am and indicated she had spent the three days on the ground in Port au Prince.  When asked about reports of looting and machete carrying bands, she said desperation is running high and that food and water needed to be distributed within 24 hours or it would escalate, but in three days she had seen no violence or threat of violence.

An angry crowd gathered at one collapsed building, much of their ire directed at a handful of heavily armed soldiers, who were stopping the crowd from helping the half-dozen Haitian search officials trying to find bodies and signs of life.

“I have a friend under there,” shouted an incensed Rusmond Beautrun, before being pushed back by a soldier.

And back in the central square, surrounded by the sick and homeless, about 50 women stood in one corner, singing in a beautiful Haitian cadence a favourite prayer in a country where a devotion to God always hangs thick in the air. “Jesus, You are great/We praise Your name. You make the sky and You miss nothing. All You do is good.”

I am not too sure about that last bit……

Hillary arrives Saturday.. what on earth, I wonder, can that strange woman say.

Time for a speech!  Speak Obama!  Speak!


Fortunately I am far, far away from Boston… and don’t care who wins… I am pretty sure, based on the probabilities!, both are mediocre wretches….  Putzes who should be left in the snow to die.

This, however, is a hoot!



1. marisacat - 16 January 2010


[O]fficials at international aid organizations in Geneva and Rome said in telephone interviews that supplies had begun to arrive via Santo Domingo in the neighboring Dominican Republic, and that vessels with built-in ramps capable of delivering supplies to the badly damaged port in the Haitian capital were being organized.

The logistical challenges in and around the capital — damaged roads, little fuel — were daunting, but there were small signs of progress, the organizations said.

Just about every route for relief supplies seemed to have problems. Mr. Barrow, the spokesman for the World Food Program, which is heading up logistical operations, said that on the narrow road from Santo Domingo, vehicles took 12 to 18 hours to reach Port-au-Prince. With unloading equipment damaged at the capital’s port, he said, the World Food Program was planning to charter vessels with ramps — which can unload without cranes — to bring in food. But sailing time for such vessels from the nearest point in the United States was three days.

“Realistically, for us to bring in food, the priority is by sea,” he said. …

So .. who will provide security for Hillary Saturday… Xe? Formerly known as Blackwater?

2. marisacat - 16 January 2010

hmm France24.com is reporting that 40K have been buried in mass graves…

3. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

It’s official: The Weekend has Arrived!
Geraldo Rivera is …”on the ground”…( perhaps the single most loathsome phrase in the American lexicon)

Tis true, we are blessed™!
Mostly for Another opportunity to emphasize How Blessed We Are™!
And ARMED!™™™


Blowjob, Ob, and Dub are about to come on the tele from the WH…

4. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

Clinton just did the light shoulder pat to Shrub as they walked out smiling. I shit you not – Shrub with the Bush beaked smirk is flanking the new Poseur at the podium …

They are pimping the Clinton Bush Haiti fund…

I will be sure NOT to send a nickel there…

Now Ob is blowing linton for having saved Haiti..

And says with these two leaders the US is sending an unmistakeable message to Haiti and the World…

Handing the podium over to Shrub..



marisacat - 16 January 2010

jsut catching it on re run. So bad.

marisacat - 16 January 2010

Gah… via Mike Allen Playbook:

BULLETIN: President George W. Bush today will give his first TV interview since leaving office. And he’s taping FIVE of them — all the Sunday shows, as joint Full Ginsburgs, with President Bill Clinton, around lunchtime today in the White House Map Room. The taping will follow a 10:30 Oval Office meeting with President Obama, and 11 a.m. remarks in the Rose Garden by the three presidents. The Sunday shows are to get eight minutes apiece, and the topic is limited to Haiti. Tomorrow, the shows will feature Quadruple Full Ginsburgs (in honor of Monica lawyer Bill Ginsburg, the first to appear on all the shows on the same day, in 1998): the ex-presidents, plus USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Lt. General P.K. Keen, Commander of U.S. military relief in Haiti, and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command.

Madman in the Marketplace - 16 January 2010

time to rehabilitate the war criminal.

marisacat - 16 January 2010

He’s our friend!

marisacat - 16 January 2010

The daily slime. Via Mike Allen Playbook, from the Newsweek article Obby wrote. ABSOLUTELY FUCKING APPALLING.

‘[I]n times of tragedy, the United States of America steps forward and helps. That is who we are. That is what we do. For decades, America’s leadership has been founded in part on the fact that we do not use our power to subjugate others, we use it to lift them up–whether it was rebuilding our former adversaries after World War II, dropping food and water to the people of Berlin, or helping the people of Bosnia and Kosovo rebuild their lives and their nations. At no time is that more true than in moments of great peril and human suffering. It is why we have acted to help people combat the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Africa, or to recover from a catastrophic tsunami in Asia. When we show not just our power, but also our compassion, the world looks to us with a mixture of awe and admiration. That advances our leadership. That shows the character of our country. And it is why every American can look at this relief effort with the pride of knowing that America is acting on behalf of our common humanity. … In the aftermath of disaster, we are reminded that life can be unimaginably cruel. That pain and loss is so often meted out without any justice or mercy. That ‘time and chance’ happen to us all. But it is also in these moments, when we are brought face to face with our own fragility, that we rediscover our common humanity. We look into the eyes of another and see ourselves. And so the United States of America will lead the world in this humanitarian endeavor. That has been our history, and that is how we will answer the challenge before us.’ …

I am guessing there is mass orgasm over at the Lib Blahg sites. They just love that drool.

5. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

Time to call it now.


Bush , winging it :

“Just send your cash”

marisacat - 16 January 2010

I listened to the audio .. the interview where she gets herself caught in a big vise over conscience clause. She was a mess.

6. marisacat - 16 January 2010


NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’: Former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton; Commander of U.S. military relief operation in Haiti and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command Lt. General P.K. Keen, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; roundtable with Republican strategist Karen Hughes, President of the Center for American Progress John Podesta, co-author of ‘Game Change’ and Time’s Mark Halperin, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward

ABC’s ‘This Week’: Former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton; Commander of U.S. military relief operation in Haiti and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command Lt. General P.K. Keen, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; roundtable with ABC’s George Will, the Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, Democratic strategist Donna Brazille and the Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel

CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’: Former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton; Commander of U.S. military relief operation in Haiti and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command Lt. General P.K. Keen, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

‘Fox News Sunday’: Commander of U.S. military relief operation in Haiti and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command Lt. General P.K. Keen, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), roundtable with the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, Fortune’s Nina Easton, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s ‘State of Union’: Commander of U.S. military relief operation in Haiti and Deputy Director of U.S. Southern Command Lt. General P.K. Keen, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Democratic strategist James Carville and ‘Last Word’ segment with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

C-SPAN: weekend programming:

‘The Communicators’ (6:30pm ET Saturday): Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen, questioned by Telecommunication Reports’ Lynn Stanton …

‘Newsmakers’ (10am ET /6pm ET Sunday): House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO), interviewed by Army Times’ Rick Maze and The Hill’s Roxanna Tiron …

‘Q&A’ (8pm ET & 11pm ET Sunday): Former Congressman and co-host with Andy Parks of the ‘Grandy and Andy Morning Show’ on WMAL Radio.

7. catnip - 16 January 2010

There’s O’Biden going on and on and on on CNN…

8. marisacat - 16 January 2010

a local Bay Area couple made it back from Haiti, local CBS news talked to them at the airport…… and said the UN closed their hosptial in Haiti, shut it to offering any care after the earthquake.

They blamed the UN for “thousands of deaths”.

They wanted to stay, but clean water was running out and she was injured.

9. catnip - 16 January 2010

I see Hillary got her photo-op.

10. catnip - 16 January 2010

FBI turned Spanish MP into Bin Laden

The former leader of the Spanish Communist Party is threatening to take the FBI to court after it used his photograph to compose its latest mugshot of Osama bin Laden.

“I am stupefied the FBI has used my photo to compose a picture of a terrorist,” said Gaspar Llamazares, now the parliamentary spokesman for the United Left.

“It affects my honour, my own image and also the security of all of us,” he said, adding that he would no longer feel safe travelling to the US given the growing use of biometric technology to compare facial features with passengers’ passport photos.

The FBI’s “age processed” image of Bin Laden was a version of the agency’s 1998 photo of the reclusive al-Qa’ida leader, digitally altered to show how he might have aged in the nine years since he is believed to have evaded US special forces in Afghanistan and gone into hiding.

The FBI said the forensic artist working on the image had been unable to find any photographs with suitable features in the agency’s archive, so instead he doctored a picture he found on the internet.

The altered photo appeared on a US State Department website, rewardsforjustice.net. It offers a reward of up to $25m for Bin Laden, wanted in connection with the 9/11 attacks and the 1998 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.

The FBI was aware of the similarities between the Bin Laden photo and that of “an existing photograph of a Spanish public official”, special agent Jason Pack said yesterday.

“The forensic artist was not aware of the identity of the individual depicted in the photograph,” Mr Pack said, adding that the image would be removed from the website.


marisacat - 16 January 2010

oh I thnk they did it on purpose, with some sort of malice…

I mean why not use a depiction of Osama lifted from the vids. How hard is that?

11. catnip - 16 January 2010

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lol…that should make the rec list!

12. catnip - 16 January 2010

Spanish MP in spam.

artemis54 - 17 January 2010

Why has this comment sent me into uncontrollable fits of laughter? Well, besides this dreadful absinthe shortage.

13. catnip - 16 January 2010
marisacat - 16 January 2010

I haven’t bothered to open the partisan sludge… either side. The R have apparently gone after some of her old cases as a prosecutor… and in one case an affected family has come forward…

But I watch it float by……….. 😉

Best out come, NEITHER.

artemis54 - 17 January 2010

I have not followed it at all, on purpose. Any prosecutor is going to have some deals, some things dropped esp for good reasons that no one will ever hear about.

But what kind of turkey must she be to hand that seat over to the GOP?

marisacat - 17 January 2010

It definitely takes very hidden smarts to pull off some of the mistakes she has made. Taking vaca over Xmas sure was one.

I DID listen to the tape of her in interview where she made a mess of the [truly awful] conscience clause. Pretty funny actually.. but all one can say is Break a Leg!

marisacat - 17 January 2010

Poor useless Brazile calls her COAXLEY on This Week. yes yes yes coax her to be someone else… !!


14. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

I haven’t bothered to open the partisan sludge… either side.
Best out come, NEITHER. – mcat

Would you like them in a box?
Would you like them with some rocks?

Here’s a diarist needling the orange, spongey Dem pin cushions..:

Martha Coakley’s Terrible Memory
by kravitz
Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 04:47:47 PM PST

Honey, we have to take a moment together. Girlfriend, I used to live in your state. Registered Democrat. Known troublemaking activistic type.

Some fun links are enclosed that demolish Martha and the Party line.
So “Meatier Head Glaze” steps in , something he does against newbies while trying to encourage a pile on….. till challenged of course, which the diarist does followed by a half hearted Dem camper from Massachoo…then MB does what he always does:
He weazles out.

Dig the Irony of MB’s latest sig line, BTW.. ..
Rich for a fuck who does NOTHING.
Here’s MB playin Blogmaid..

So, let me get this straight … (7+ / 0-)

…You’re a Democratic “activistic” type who votes for Republicans?

Don’t tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

by Meteor Blades on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 05:57:58 PM PST

along with (0+ / 0-)

a majority of Mass democrats too.

that is how weld won that year. silber was not seen as someone voters wanted to lead or represent their state.

you would have to check into how silber did at BU to understand how much an issue he was to support in the first place.

I supported Dukakis. silber didn’t deserve my support.

by kravitz on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 06:10:16 PM PST

Then a half wit challenges M.B, ever so gently , yet reveals how it’s REALLY going as a volunteer for Coakley’s campaign…A SLOG.

MB I am recommending you (2+ / 0-)

But this diary accurately captures the dynamic in Mass statewide elections. Bill Weld won because these elections are candidate and personality driven. Mitt the Mormon and Paul Celucci too.

I am making calls for Coakley, but it is a slog.

Martha Coakley is the right lizard.

by theran on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 06:18:21 PM PST

So Meteor, the “activist” who always votes Dem-
necessity don’t ya know – slinks away – what else? –
while encouraging others to charge , inspiring them I suppose with his pathetic m.o. of blubbering on about the “necessity” of “noseholding” or some such grunts…

I understand. I am no fan of Coakley … (3+ / 0-)

…and I find those here (and elsewhere) who have gone from we-have-to-support-her-because-her-foe-would-be-a-disaster to saying that she’s-really-a-good-candidate a little too much of a facepalm. Necessity is often the mother of nose-pinching, but to argue that she isn’t going to be problematic on many issues is whistling in the dark, imo.

Don’t tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

by Meteor Blades on Sat Jan 16, 2010 at 07:43:14 PM PST

Ah, Meatier “NO FANBUTT” Blades.
Yet always available at the Daily Enema.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

Don’t tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

Tht was one of my big issues with Orange Drool … once the operatives moved in. Being an opionated civilian observer of politics was not good enough for the balless boys and the service class of women, as HRH pointed out they were….

they’d shut people down, esp if they were, ya know, TOO INDEPENDENT, by telling them to come back when they had run for Precinct Captain. IE Proved themselves… HA!! And handily, years later, that was machine cog Robinson, father of MO, dandy little job in the Daley machine.

Gotta love it.

15. catnip - 16 January 2010
16. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

I didn’t realize Bibi was on wife number 3..
The pleasant couple is getting sued.

Israel PM’s wife dismisses lawsuit as ‘slander’
Sarah and Benjamin Netanyahu
Sarah Netanyahu is the prime minister’s third wife

A lawsuit filed by a former maid worker for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been attacked by his wife, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper says.

Sarah Netanyahu said the lawsuit was “false and replete with slander and fabrications”.

The prime minister’s wife claimed her former maid, Lillian Peretz, was treated “with warmth and love”.

However, Ms Peretz, 44, said she was maltreated and humiliated by the Netanyahus.

“Sarah Netanyahu abused me, paid me less than minimum wage, didn’t pay my social benefits, forced me to work Saturdays even though I observe Shabbat [the Jewish rest day],” the former housekeeper was quoted as writing in the suit filed at the Tel Aviv labour court.

17. BooHooHooMan - 16 January 2010

Well , the R know how to zero in.

Secret Service Forcibly Stop Handicapped SEIU Member from Attending Coakley Rally

WOW! Purple Shirted SEIU Members Holding Signs at Standout

Browns counsel held a presser to file a “criminal complaint” against the MassDP for the rape flyer.. 🙄 It’s not going to go anywhere, they know that ..but as we know, GOP Politics 101 is not only confront and rebutt, but go on the offensive. Of course we also know The Dems typically backpedal. So the Repubs , with boxcars of money in the race ready for election day, get to use free media to draw attention to an over the top, desperate piece and further discredit their opponent while further demoralizing her already demoralized base. Yeh I think the R is going to win on the momentum

Funny, too…it’s all but crickets from Schumer of late… I say behind the scenes he and his people are working to sell the race out.. Politico says that he and Kerry are battling for post Health Care limelite.. No duh, seeing as how Kerry, like Schumer, are obviously vying to make bids for Leader after Harry goes down..Schumer has the most to gain from a Coakley loss…So I think Chuck would be more than happy to leave a nice mound of poo in Kerry’s backyard, sticking him with the big Brown pile of Coakley’s demise..

18. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

Via TPM:

New Poll: Brown by 3

A new poll by ARG has Brown by a small margin 48%-45%.

With three days of intense campaigning to go and the extreme difficulties of polling a special election like this, it’s really anyone’s game.

–Josh Marshall


Or, Just Tryin to Run a Blog and work the Buffet here…

Well. He doesn’t call it “Talking Points Memo” for nothin’.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

it’s really fallen to be a very tired billboard of Dem mouth movements.

19. artemis54 - 17 January 2010

what a tangled web we weave
when first we practice to deceive
but once we’ve practiced for a while
how vastly it improves our style

Who is to blame for the destruction of Port-au-Prince?

Environmentalists, of course!

Words fail.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

oh I am sure if Coakley is elected the fissures in Haiti will close up.. the buildings will repair and the dead shall rise.

And so on.

There’s always a fix.

20. catnip - 17 January 2010

Obamalama speechifying in church about how “some” who thought this would be a “post-racial” and “post-partisanship” era (would that be HIM, maybe?) haven’t seen that realized yet. And the reason? The economy, blah blah blah – anything but what he’s actually done or not done after promising to be the Second Coming.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

Would that be a black church perchance? Supposedly… and obviously who knows – less affluent women and blacks are low in the polls for Coakley-Coaxley.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

Right off the hot politico presses.. 😆

“It helps to have a candidate that inspires, but Democrats don’t have that,” said Paleologos. “This may be a similar [former New Jersey Gov. Jon] Corzine-type situation, where Obama is magnificent but it doesn’t resonate.”

The Coakley campaign’s polling shows some key Democratic groups, such as less affluent women and African-Americans, offering less than the overwhelming support the party had expected, a Democrat involved in the race told POLITICO earlier this week.

“A huge block of voters who have a favorable opinion of Obama aren’t with Coakley,” the Democrat said. “He’s got to go get them for her, or she loses.”

And while organized labor has largely lined up behind Coakley, members are split, with 45 percent of respondents with union members in their household backing her and 53 percent preferring Brown, according to the Suffolk poll.

“I know right now there are people in this room who think that Martha Coakley has a bad position on health care,” said state AFL-CIO president Robert Haynes at a rally Saturday morning at the Dorchester headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers also attended by Coakley and Vicki Kennedy.

Raising his voice, he told the union workers there: ”if there’s anybody in this room, or any brother or sister of yours across this commonwealth, that’s suffering from some misconception, it’s up to us tell them.”

The title of a posting on the popular liberal state politics blog Blue Mass Group summed up the take-your-medicine message to disaffected Democrats: “Yes it sucks. Yes you have to vote Coakley.”

Democrats must turn out in force for Coakley to overcome Brown’s 30-point advantage with independents, according to the Suffolk poll of likely voters. …


Read more: LINK

catnip - 17 January 2010

Vermont Ave Baptist Church, Washington – and he has several black people standing behind him (on CNN).

catnip - 17 January 2010

Afaic, politicians should not be speechifying in churches.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

well imo most of them are little more than indoor athletic fields. So……………… 😯

With a hopper in clear view to shove the cash thru.

catnip - 17 January 2010

I was reading an article about how the Obamas haven’t chosen a church yet because of security concerns but there obviously isn’t a problem when he needs to go for face time in the media.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

They basically, by default, sort of, chose the chapel at Camp David. 😆

I think they jsut don’t want to be aligned iwth any pulpit that might slap them across the face.

We all know how much personal courage they exhibit…

21. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

Speaking of Church

Reporting in from the Papal visit to the Synagogue of Rome

Benedict XVI, in an ill fated attempt at “lightening up the crowd”,
unfortunately opened his remarks to the Jewish community of Rome with a poorly translated “icebreaker” in Hebrew:
“Jeezis! You people really missed the fuckin boat!”

22. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

Very Well Played, Sir!

Coakley Has Not Earned the Senate Seat (Campaign Speaking)


Tip Jar (1+ / 3-)

by F J G on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:41:00 AM PST

Fuck this (11+ / 0-)

Also I might be wrong, however it seems to me that Scott Brown has worked harder to win the senate election and Martha Coakley hasn’t done enough.

We ain’t talking her of boyscout badges,this is our future. I don’t give a shit how much has Brown “worked” for the seat, or his legions of tea baggers, or the lobbyist money, or the trolls that pester us for him even here. He is a radical right wing dangerous ideologue.

This turd about how bad Coackley run her campaign is another Republican infiltration to keep people from voting for her.

by Iberian on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 09:59:18 AM PST

[ Parent ]
“I come from Wrentham and I drive a truck” (5+ / 0-)

He’s not working hard. He’s getting millions of dollars from special interests around the country, and he’s playing on the astounding (and yet, predictable) stupidity of undecided voters.

Every word that comes out of his mouth reminds me of that episode of Family Guy where they make fun of undecided voters.

by incondite on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 10:10:05 AM PST

[ Parent ]
The voters are stupid (0+ / 0-)

This is precisely the attitude that got Coakley is her current predicament. {BINGO! – BHHM}

by 1918 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 10:20:41 AM PST

[ Parent ]
Not helpful. Delete please. (8+ / 0-)

I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn’t be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.

by second gen on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 10:03:17 AM PST

Take this P.O.S. diary down – you have no right to make assumptions like this unless you’ve worked on the campaign.

by incondite on Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 10:07:26 AM PST

[ Parent ]
2 words : FUCK YOU (4+ / 0-)


Jeeezis – Relax, Already!
Can’t they just Say the Magic Words??!??


marisacat - 17 January 2010

The Democrats ran a bad candidate. End of story. Maybe she squeaks it out……….. but maybe not.

And if not, then this is the Olympics bid, Creigh Deeds and Corzine all rolled to on.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

oh………… and Climate. And believe me, foreign news did not run the blind and unseeing film that the US press did from the Obama presence there. ESP that run by the Asian media.

Madman in the Marketplace - 17 January 2010

and of course, I’ve been told by someone who pays more attention than I do that she was the most conservative of the three donks who wanted it.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

the most conservative of the three donks who wanted it.

oh I had not read that. Very telling. I thought it was telling that no long serving House member from MA wanted to pick up the sword. Or was allowed to, maybe

Madman in the Marketplace - 17 January 2010
marisacat - 17 January 2010

I did wonder why he said no… because it was pretty public that the reps in the House had been kind of dying on the vine waiting for either Kerry or Kennedy to kick the old bucket. Meehan went off to academe before Kennedy was public with cancer…

I see Markey as I would Dorgon, I am sure i would disagree with some or a lot, but a worker.

23. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

The Obama /Coakley Rally at Northeastern in Bahstahn?

NECN’s article with vid available on the page….

LOL. A 2000 person venue at Northeastern U , 100O in overflow..

The vid notes 2 enthusiastic supporters…
OFA’rs who drove up…

They had BIG problems here in the NJ Gov race trying to fill venues, but jeebus, at least the first one was 10 thousand, the second around 8K, and so forth…

LOL Now get this– Poking Around Admission Statistics …
Northeastern –
(c’mon they weren’t gonna hold it at Harvard or MIT, – LOL -)

Norhteastern’s Student Body is 65% FROM OUT OF STATE..


24. marisacat - 17 January 2010

The Guardian:

A medical group today said one of its planes was turned away from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, despite guarantees given by the UN and the US defence department.

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) received no explanation as to why the cargo plane carrying an inflatable surgical hospital was blocked from landing yesterday and re-routed to Samana, in the Dominican Republic.

All material from the cargo is now being sent by truck from Samana, but this has added a 24-hour delay. A second MSF plane is on its way and scheduled to land today in Port- au-Prince at around 10am local time (3pm GMT) with additional lifesaving medical material and the rest of the equipment for the hospital.

If this plane is also rerouted the installation of the hospital will be further delayed, in a situation where thousands of wounded are still in need of life-saving treatment, the group said.

“Priority must be given immediately to planes carrying life-saving equipment and medical personnel,” a spokesperson said.

The inflatable hospital includes two operating theatres, an intensive care unit, 100-bed capacity, an emergency room and all the necessary equipment needed for sterilising material.

MSF teams say the lack of food and water is contributing to tension in the city. There has been little sign of significant aid distribution and there are increasing reports of looting, although not yet accompanied by violence.

25. Madman in the Marketplace - 17 January 2010
26. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

Abortion nut heckling Ob at the Martha rally.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

no mention of that in the ben smith report….


27. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

He’s getting heckleded bad..
Look at the people behind him …

More Heckling..

28. marisacat - 17 January 2010




…………. 😯 ……………..

29. BooHooHooMan - 17 January 2010

Cattlehead Ed Schultz teeing up Alan Grayson,
{ The new News Guy™ interviewing the new New Guy™}

Schultz: What should we be thinking as Americans now that we are going to be there for Haiti for the long term?
{As IF!}

Grayson ran with such an opportunity , of course…..
………to orally service the U.S. Military.
Fabulous Job, Fabulous, etc.
26 minutes to get Air Traffic Control over Haiti !
Absolutely surreal.

I’m surprised amidst all the high flying swinging dickery that anybody gets in or out of Port – au- Prince.

The clusterfuck of denying priority landings to Medicins sans Frontierre is unconscionable.


The Military Chain of Command Model DOES NOT WORK.
It is not even close to the operational flexibility that can be found outside of the organizational box that you can sometimes find within hierarchical medical organizations in U.S. cities….let alone anything like the more agile ,collegial, and internationally effective organizational models that WORK.

marisacat - 17 January 2010

quite a few of the US news media that I catch emphasises ONLY US or ISraeli efforts.

And just heard a claim (think ABC national news tonight) that the 82nd is there to distribute food. And have begun already…


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