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Satire… 10 February 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Germany.

US President Barack Obama has found his way onto a number of floats that will parade through the streets of Cologne on Rose Monday. Here, Germany expresses its love of the new American leader. Obama has the Nobel Peace Prize under his arm and his briefcase alludes to his efforts at arms reduction. And what is Lady Liberty doing? Lighting a fire under his ass, apparently. [Spiegel – photo gallery – article]

yeah.. that is lady liberty lighting a fire under his ass… in graphic fashion.

😆 It won’t be working! News Flash!

(just about to send this to “publish” and realise they should have hung a few Hawai’ian leis off his rump! .. or his neck!)




1. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

she’s going to be on fire herself when he next passes gas all over liberty with continued Bush security policies.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

well hsi comments on bankers and bonus getters is getting attention. More, I’d say, than his Bush Continuity Game in other depts.

LAST year, think in Dusseldorf, the float of Obama, or one of them, was HIM holding up a collapsing Statue of Liberty.

Prolly next year his papier mache depiction with be sinking in a hole. Going going gone.

2. catnip - 10 February 2010
3. catnip - 10 February 2010

Krugman’s back on the Obamalama fans’ shit list after Clueless

He revisits it later and concludes nope…I was right the first time.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

oh how funny… I am hearing that Broder had a column today too…… will go catch Krug

I DID manage to catch Brooks last night on with CR, for the hour. Gah I made it thru. He tried, somewhat weakly to prop Ob up.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

oh thank you PK… someone had to point out how fucking DUMB it was to compare MotU to ball players.

First of all, to my knowledge, irresponsible behavior by baseball players hasn’t brought the world economy to the brink of collapse and cost millions of innocent Americans their jobs and/or houses.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

some in the thread at the NYT try to say that the whole text of the interview is not so bad. I just don’t see that… I read the full text hours ago… it was as bad as the edited.

The Dems have a huge problem on their dirty hands.


Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

people are just so eager to prop up their designated royals.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

well by now it is people who keep sucking on a bottle that is empty. Which reminds me, I saw a comment in some thread the other day that referred to his “tele-binky”.

At least LBJ just called his “Mother”…. LOL on his own!

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

A friend just sent me this … haven’t gotten deep into it yet.

brinn - 11 February 2010

Am reading it now….this popped out at me (emphasis mine):

“We haven’t seen anything like this before: a really deep recession combined with a really extended period, maybe as much as eight years, all told, of highly elevated unemployment,” Shierholz told me. “We’re about to see a big national experiment on stress.”

This is what worries me the most — we Americans don’t do well under our own artificailly induced stress, I cannot imagine what kind of insane shit is going to happen when more and more of us start facing ACTUAL stress (re, bills, housing, health care, etc. etc.)– ‘specially those who’ve never done it before…

*sigh* I wish I could be more optimistic…some days I really do! 8)

Back to reading…

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

‘Christian’ Manifesto Comparing Liberals to Nazis Gathers Signatures of Religious Right Leaders — and Catholic Bishops

Religious right leaders are making a concerted push to gain thousands of new signatures for their “Manhattan Declaration,” a manifesto released late last year by about 150 conservative Christian leaders. The document, signed by such religious-right heavy-hitters as Focus on the Family eminence James Dobson and Prison Fellowship Ministries leader Chuck Colson, compares pro-choice advocates to eugenicists (and implicitly to Nazis) and equates same-sex marriage with polygamy and a gateway to legalized incest. Its authors promise to defy any law that does not comport with their religious beliefs. Joining the religious right’s Protestant leaders as signatories to the declaration are four Roman Catholic bishops, including those presiding over the powerful archdioceses of New York and Washington, DC.

Described by New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein as “an effort to rejuvenate the political alliance of conservative Catholics and evangelicals that dominated the religious debate during the administration of President George W. Bush,” declaration authors initially set a target for a million signatures by December 1. Although they fell well short of that goal, they claimed at press time to have gathered more than 419,000 signatures and have redoubled their efforts to add more names.

The American Family Association made the Manhattan Declaration the centerpiece of a January fundraising letter, urging members to sign the document, warning of the grave threat from “the anti-family/anti-religious radicals who control the White House and Congress.” Focus on the Family posted a note on its “Action Center” on January 14. And several U.S. Catholic bishops — Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville — are urging their fellow bishops to preach about the declaration, get signatures from the faithful and use the document as an organizing vehicle.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

Fucking hell. Somehow that strikes me as utterly the opposite of standard bullshit frorm the Right.


And several U.S. Catholic bishops — Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville — are urging their fellow bishops to preach about the declaration, get signatures from the faithful and use the document as an organizing vehicle.

Wuerl is at the absolute heart of power in this lousy country. Dolan too………

catnip - 10 February 2010

Time to yank their tax free status.

BooHooHooMan - 11 February 2010

Or tax their yank time.
By the minute.

Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

it’s really disturbing, isn’t it?

marisacat - 10 February 2010

ugh. It gave me massive heartburn.. I had to go get a glass of milk. They know they have a total patsy in the WH.

marisacat - 10 February 2010


Its authors promise to defy any law that does not comport with their religious beliefs

And now they have 6 on the Supreme Court…………. as well.

Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010
marisacat - 10 February 2010

I see the article links to an LAT piece from Nov of 2009 on the declaration… geesh… I guess a few weeks for it to percolate around is not that long.. but………..

marisacat - 10 February 2010

From the close…

But it also reflects a potentially more troubling hardening of right-wing resistance to legal abortion and to cultural shifts that signal a nation increasingly supportive of equality for LGBT people. In a diverse and increasingly pluralistic nation, these conservative Christian leaders are inflaming false fears of religious persecution in order to justify their own intransigence and unwillingness to abide by legal, political and cultural changes they don’t like.

If, as these and other conservative Christians have declared, their positions on abortion and end-of-life issues and marriage are “inviolable and non-negotiable,” where does that lead? Clearly, it may lead to the Archdiocese of Washington decreeing that its supposed need not to provide health care benefits to the partner of a gay employee is more important than its multi-million-dollar partnerships with the District of Columbia government to provide services to the homeless and hungry.

And it could lead to worse. The editors of the Los Angeles Times called the Manhattan Declaration’s “apocalyptic argument for lawbreaking” both disingenuous and dangerous, and asked, “Did the Roman Catholic bishops who signed the manifesto consider how their endorsement of lawbreaking in a higher cause might embolden the antiabortion terrorists they claim to condemn?”

The signers, concludes the editorial, “need to be reminded that this is a nation of laws, not of men — even holy men.”


Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

it leads to more violence, that’s where it leads.

“Did the Roman Catholic bishops who signed the manifesto consider how their endorsement of lawbreaking in a higher cause might embolden the antiabortion terrorists they claim to condemn?”

Of course they did … that’s WHY they did this. Hell, witness Roeder’s escalation to threats against Dr. Tiller’s wife recently.

marisacat - 10 February 2010

Hell, witness Roeder’s escalation to threats against Dr. Tiller’s wife recently.

yes … that is exactly what is happening

Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010

This is the first thing I’ve seen about it.

catnip - 10 February 2010

With the tea partiers and religious nutbars all set to explode, something else major is bound to happen sooner or later.

Of course, it’ll be seen as another one of those “wake up calls” that nobody pays attention to anyway. And on it goes…

CSTAR - 10 February 2010

The left is wilting,

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 10 February 2010
7. marisacat - 10 February 2010

“[H]ow is it possible, at this late date, for Obama to be this clueless?” Paul Krugman, liberal economist and Nobel Laureate, wrote on his New York Times blog.

Dimon is seen as one of the Wall Street executives who enjoys the closest relationship with the president, along with Robert Wolf, head of the American division of Swiss bank UBS. A longtime Democratic donor, Dimon first met Obama in Chicago, where Dimon lived and worked from the late 1990s until 2007.

And both Dimon and Blankfein have met with the president several times. In their most recent meeting, Obama invited Dimon to Washington for lunch right before the State of the Union, according to a source familiar with the meeting. ….

And this.. Groehl has been on Moyers.. and I liked him, willing to name names of Dems screwing over the people (in particular Melissa Bean, who iirc was a beloved of the Orangeland set):

[B]ut the comments have raised questions for some. “It’s as if his heart isn’t in it, like he’s chomping down some broccoli or his least favorite vegetable at the end of the dinner,” said George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action, a Chicago-based group that helped organize a massive protest of the American Bankers Association’s annual convention last October.

And the perception that Obama’s backing off the banks, if it persists, won’t help congressional Democrats in their effort to label Republicans as too-cozy with Wall Street.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has seen many of its candidates slammed in ads for opposing the financial reform bill that passed the House in December. So NRCC jumped on Obama’s comments to Bloomberg Wednesday, blasting out an e-mail titled “Obama Suddenly Scales Back Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric.” …

OF COURSE the report mentions that Ob’s words make it hard for Dems running in November to say the R are cosying up with Wall St.

How many friends does he have left, I wonder???? In a congress he barely served in. Geesh.


Read more: LINK

marisacat - 10 February 2010

This at the close:

Neither Dimon nor Blankfein contributed directly to Obama’s presidential campaign, but their banks did – as did their entire industry. The securities and investment sector gave $14.8 million to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Goldman Sachs was the largest giver of them all, with its employees and PAC giving a combined $994,795, while JP Morgan donated $543,219.

Financial firms weren’t as generous to Republican John McCain. The securities and investment industry gave McCain’s presidential campaign a total of $8.7 million during the 2008 election cycle. Goldman donated $230,000; JP Morgan gave $228,000.

But relations between most Democrats and Wall Street donors aren’t as warm this cycle as the financial industry chafes against the harsh rhetoric and policy prescriptions lawmakers have aimed at them. [No, the Firms got what they paid for, time for them to move on to the next crew up at bat! – Mcat]

Dimon has personally donated nothing so far this cycle. And while JP Morgan’s PAC has donated to some Democratic candidates, it passed over national Democratic House and Senate organizations while giving $30,000 to Republican groups.

Blankfein has personally given to only two candidates, both Democrats, while Goldman’s giving continues to tilt heavily Democratic this cycle, according to Center for Responsive Politics data

8. BooHooHooMan - 11 February 2010

Oh this IS new.
The Chastity Belt Defense.

The Impenetrable Wall Around President Obama
by Badabing


Not goin all Sigmund on the guy’s Presidential Penetration meme, tho.
Just not gonna do it.

9. marisacat - 11 February 2010

I feel pretty sure no one in the House or Senate is surprised. Why would they be? NOR do I believe there is any plan to actually work overturning DADT (much less DOMA) thru the congress.

[B]ut House Democratic leadership aides tell POLITICO they are growing increasingly worried over the lack of a detailed White House road map for passing a repeal — and that without such a road map, repeal will end up in the same kind of Senate gridlock that hobbled health reform.

And hopes that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) would galvanize moderates in both parties to the cause by introducing the repeal bill have yet to materialize despite months of negotiations between Lieberman and the White House, according to people familiar with the situation.

“Not only did Obama toss [‘don’t ask, don’t tell’] to a Congress that’s preoccupied with the economy and the midterms — he tossed it to perhaps the most dysfunctional Congress in the history of the country,” said a senior aide to a Senate Democrat who has been pushing for repeal. …

Read more: LINK

10. catnip - 11 February 2010

Yemen announces truce with northern rebels

Now we’ll have to see if the US announces a truce too.

marisacat - 11 February 2010

well if we can call truce while sending in undercover, operative teams, we will!

11. marisacat - 11 February 2010

I am jsut sure his heart broke over Haiti… I mean what else?

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized in New York City [4:33 p.m. ET]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com: http://abcnews.go.com?nwltr=bn

12. marisacat - 11 February 2010



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