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Not… 28 September 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

A sign in South Bend, Indiana caused a few red faces. The embarrassing  spelling error on a digital billboard meant to promote South Bend public schools has been pulled down, but it was up for five days. A spokesman for Blue Waters Group, the company responsible, said: 'The message was proofed by four people and the typo got by all of them'

A sign in South Bend, Indiana caused a few red faces. The embarrassing spelling error on a digital billboard meant to promote South Bend public schools has been pulled down, but it was up for five days. A spokesman for Blue Waters Group, the company responsible, said: “The message was proofed by four people and the typo got by all of them”      [CHRIS MURPHY]

…to be too rude, but why not leave it up? 

I mean, just how interesting is South Bend Indiana, anyway?

I read that, in some big flap on over teens dying in cars, there is a parent pushing a law, named of course for his [dead] daughter, to allow driver’s permits only at 16, licenses at 18.  NO driving alone at night – must be accompanied by parent or adult!… and only one person under 18 in the car with the teen driver.

All would be tied to the Federal Highway funds too… if the law passes and states don’t adopt…. kiss the cash Good Bye.

Also:   no phoning at all, of any kind by teens in cars…..  I think texting gets you the firing squad.

God forbid there be anyone 30 lbs overweight or an open bag of potato chips in the car.  {There outta be a law!]

I think that means a double firing squad.  Which, of course, just means that the State really really loves you and your child.

Remember:   the State suffers. For you.



1. BooHooHooMan - 28 September 2010


__Coming to, Drunk as fuck here, running naked thru a shore town in Jersey.


__ Can it be? Did I hear Rahmbo is actually leaving?

Hey, and if so, why not a pubic jaunt? LOL.
Hoofuckinray is right.

diane - 28 September 2010

….Drunk as fuck here …..

whereby …diane tries to osmosis 3 teeny 2Oz., “WE ARE BLUE” COSTCO, V8 cans to Bo!


diane - 28 September 2010

the youtube video …is up as we post …….. oh wait …no, ….even before we post, ….quick let’s acronymize everthing …not enough time left …to fully express …..


diane - 28 September 2010


BooHooHooMan - 28 September 2010

Nah, the Rahm announcement just gave me a bit of that old lit up, ambulatory, and thoroughly ventilated feeling. Ifyaknowzwhadimean.
Refreshing actually, but without the downside and police involved. 😉

marisacat - 28 September 2010

You could always claim a fugue state, as whatshisname in Breaking Bad did………………. 😉

marisacat - 28 September 2010

Have you heard? Rahm is having trouble finding rental space for himslef in Chicago. The renter in his house said no. Rahm then wanted to rent the basement. Renter said no.

Some wag in Chicago is saying maybe Rahm should rent an SRO. (Or a nice spot in Altgeld Gardens…)

Or he could take Madman’s suggestion, go to Israel — pop for a settlement house.


Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

I read that there are some beautiful hills with panoramic views of former Palestinian orchards.

marisacat - 28 September 2010

I am loving it tht his renter is standing up to him, refused everything, including buy out of the lease… AND Rahm had reset the lease with that renter a WEEK before Daley announced.

Tells yu that Rahm is not on the jungle drum subscription. I wonder why not.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

sweet cosmic payback … I sure hope he’s not WHINING about it, or threatening to TAKE HIS LEASE AND GO HOME …

buck up, Rahm.

marisacat - 28 September 2010


BooHooHooMan - 28 September 2010

Oh LOL. Oh That is great.

Get Out Fucker!
No! Fuck You, Rahm!
Fuck Me??!! – wHy – you – Fuckin -Fuhck…

Ah the peaceful settlers. Until the Irgunite from the White House rolled in rather unexpectedly..
Lovely, otherwise, eh? –

Frankly, this presents a political opportunity for Emanuel. Ravenswood, an enclave of yoga studios, dog grooming parlors, and wood-fired pizzerias is a nice neighborhood

Tho I don’t know why anyone would want a wood fire on their pizza…wouldn’t that be a bit unwieldy? 😉 As in,

Combustible Yuppies Flee Another Chicago Bistro.
Yoga Students Slip Out of Harms Way.


marisacat - 28 September 2010

I think he should move to Israel and find his fingertip. Life long mission…

The summer of 2004, I read in the Isreali pess that Cam Kerry was in Israel demonstrating with very radical (even iwthin that nutso group) settlers. In fact one report indicated he LED a march….

Puhleeeze move there and take your useless family, the extended version, with you……….

2. Jack Crow - 28 September 2010

We have one of those laws here in my state already.

marisacat - 28 September 2010

the plan is to beat us to death with laws. and endlessly protect the ins cos.


3. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

I have a law: stupid dumb motherfucking wimpy suburbanites who’re scared of their shadows and who don’t accept that living contains certain risks of death or maiming should be forcibly sterilized before they impose any of their pathetic spawn upon the world.

diane - 28 September 2010

You might want to qualify and elaborate on that Madman (or not) …it sounds exactly like what the CEO of PG&E likely muttered after the gas pipe explosion in Cali….

I know suburban areas tend to be pricier and more exclusive in certain states …but not in all of them, at least as regards to renters; unless you’re espousing living under a bridge, and Fighting for Equal Rights,’ …….

( which is Highly Romantic, but really, ….. not doable at this stage …….)

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

Suburbs are soulless shitholes where community goes to die.

diane - 28 September 2010

Suburbs are soulless shitholes where community goes to die.

..so are a majority of cites currently; only people don’t go there to die…., …they get stuck there, and die, …certainly not alone, among the hordes, …but lonely …nonetheless ……………………

Detroit ….comes to mind,….among many …..

diane - 28 September 2010

…… at least as regards to renters ….

and, well …actually, …in the last decade or two, …I’m sure many homebuyers also found metro, versus suburban, areas absolutely unaffordable in many areas of the country (no matter how humble of a home they were looking for); and rural homes: either non-existant; or, also unaffordable..

4. marisacat - 28 September 2010

I am watching the Meg Whitman Jerry Brown debate, the first of 4.

Meg goes first, and is answering straight from her Plan.


marisacat - 28 September 2010

36 minutes in……………… and Jerry, I think, did himself a lot of favors.

Be interesting to read the aftermath tomorrow. Or tonight……..

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

Obama questioned on abortion, why he is a Christian

With a recent survey showing that only a third of Americans can correctly identify Obama as a Christian, the president gave a personal account of his conversion as an adult and how his public service is part of his faith.

“I am a Christian by choice,” Obama began, standing beneath a blazing sun, when asked why he is a Christian.

“I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead,” Obama said. “Being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper. Treating others as they would treat me. And I think also understanding that, you know, that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility that we all have to have as human beings.”

Humans are “sinful” and “flawed” beings that make mistakes and “achieve salvation through the grace of God,” the president continued, adding that we also can “see God in other people and do our best to help them find their, you know, their own grace.”

“So that’s what I strive to do,” Obama said. “That’s what I pray to do everyday. I think my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith.”

At the same time, Obama emphasized his belief that freedom of religion is “part of the bedrock strength” of the United States.

“This is a country that is still predominantly Christian, but we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists” and others, he said, adding that “their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own, and that is part of what makes this country what it is.”

The same questioner also asked Obama about regulations on early and late-term abortion, a politically charged issue in the abortion debate.

Obama responded that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare” in America, adding that families — not the government — “should be the ones making the decision.”

Restrictions against late-term abortion are in place now, he said, adding that “people still argue and disagree about it. That’s part of our Democratic tradition.”

marisacat - 28 September 2010

Axelrod is quoted … think yesterday… that abortion may not be an issue in this election but will be again.

😆 I say he’s signalling, we re open for business.

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010

After committing to ‘Net Neutrality’, Rep. Waxman pushes bill to kill it

Waxman, who has vowed that he would support the so-called ‘Net Neutrality’ policy proposals favored by most Democrats and progressives, has instead put forward an as-yet-unsettled legislative framework that explicitly prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from regulating broadband Internet under Title II of the Communications Act: a caveat key to implementation of what’s been called the Internet’s First Amendment.

Should the president sign a bill containing Waxman’s language, it would effectively kill ‘Net Neutrality’ efforts and make key parts of a hotly contested proposal by Google and Verizon the law of the land.

marisacat - 28 September 2010

and make key parts of a hotly contested proposal by Google and Verizon the law of the land.

Hail our masters…

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 September 2010
marisacat - 28 September 2010

The British opened their photographs file a few years ago. The London papers published it, seemed a little thin, but some interesting things in there…

I don’t see the US doing even that… much less publicising observations and beliefs, supposed sightings by names known to all.

Myself, I’ve long thought if there are advanced life forms out there, they have come long ago, as thoughts and thought processes.

catnip - 28 September 2010

and cats.

marisacat - 28 September 2010

oh that too! Of course….

8. BooHooHooMan - 28 September 2010

I dunno, just one observation before hitting the hay.

With Rahm, Axl, and Larry leaving,
it can only mean one thing.

I beleevdat Obbie’s gonna hire Henry Kissinger.
In some fabric of the Universe deal. LOL.

marisacat - 29 September 2010

Speaking of Kissinger…

Truth Dig

Nothing more symbolizes how the temptations of power can corrupt youthful values and idealism than Secretary Hillary Clinton’s invitation to Henry Kissinger and Richard Holbrooke to keynote a major State Department conference on the history of the Indochina war. As an idealistic college student, Clinton protested Kissinger’s mass murder of civilians in Indochina. [let’s not get too excited here for HRC’s youth… she also claims to have supported both Goldwater AND MLK … which would be a yogic contortion — Mcat] She knows full well that had the international laws protecting civilians in war been applied to Kissinger’s bombing of civilian targets in Indochina he would have been indicted for crimes of war.

But on Sept. 29 she will introduce Kissinger at the State Department Historian’s conference, giving him a platform to continue 40 years of Orwellian deception in which he has sought to blame Congress for the fall of Indochina rather than accepting responsibility for his massive miscalculations and indifference to human suffering.

Clinton has also invited Richard Holbrooke, who as State Department head of Afghanistan/Pakistan policy has learned nothing from history and is repeating precisely the same policies that caused the U.S. to lose in Indochina — support of a corrupt and unpopular regime that cannot stand on its own. Inviting Holbrooke is particularly egregious, because following Obama’s strategy review, according to Bob Woodward’s new book, “perhaps the most pessimistic view came from Richard Holbrooke. “It can’t work,” he said. Lacking even a fraction of the integrity and moral courage of a Daniel Ellsberg, Holbrooke continues to promote in public a policy he privately believes is doomed to fail.

Inviting Kissinger to keynote a conference on U.S. history in Indochina insults history, the memories of tens of thousands of Americans and countless Indochinese civilians who needlessly died as a result of his policies, the young people of America who desperately need to learn the truth about what occurred in Indochina so as not to repeat it, and all those who oppose indiscriminate mass murder of civilians.

Giving Kissinger and Holbrooke a platform also has important policy implications for the present. ….

9. catnip - 28 September 2010

First World War officially ends –
The First World War will officially end on Sunday, 92 years after the guns fell silent, when Germany pays off the last chunk of reparations imposed on it by the Allies.
Well, that didn’t take long!

10. marisacat - 29 September 2010

hmm. IN a way it is interesting, in almost real time they are saying exactly what they think of the voter.

Even as they play off the professionals on MSNBC (like them!) against the bloggers/blahgers (don’t like them!).

I look forward to tabulating all the named bloggers as they endorse Oblation for his Re election. Sugar dripping from their ruby red bee-sting lips.

Mush little doggies.

[B]ut who, exactly, makes up this “professional left” that is so bothering President Barack Obama and his advisers? On Tuesday, Gibbs’ deputy, Bill Burton, made it clear that the occasionally critical cable personalities originally associated with this comment have the administration’s blessing.

“If you’re on the left, if you’re somebody like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or one of the folks who helps to keep our government honest and pushes and prods to make sure that folks are true to progressive values, then [the president] thinks that those folks provide an invaluable service.” Burton told reporters. [No FEMA camp detention for MSNBC “leftischers”! So relieved! — Mcat]

Noticeably absent from Burton’s embrace was anyone from the blogosphere once courted so avidly by the White House. Peter Daou thinks he knows why:

“With each passing day, I’m beginning to realize that the crux of the problem for Obama is a handful of prominent progressive bloggers, among them Glenn Greenwald, John Aravosis, Digby, Marcy Wheeler and Jane Hamsher.” [Don’t go anywhere alone with the men in black suits and the black helicopters! –Mcat]

Daou, a progressive strategist and blogger himself, offered the explanation in a post provocatively titled, “How a handful of liberal bloggers are bringing down the Obama presidency,” that put a face on Obama’s critics and suggested why their criticism might be so irritating.

The complaints these bloggers have launched against the Obama administration are, Daou notes, “exactly the same complaints they lodged against the Bush administration.”

“Contrary to the straw man posed by Obama supporters, they aren’t complaining about pie in the sky wishes but about tangible acts of omission, from Gitmo to Afghanistan to the environment to gay rights and executive power,” he wrote. “The essence of their critique is that the White House lacks a moral compass.”

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 September 2010
marisacat - 29 September 2010

I am somewhat relieved that Cali barely lifted its head for any recent RE “resurgence” I hope we are saved the NEW forms of collapse. As we keep collspsing of course.

I saw a chart today that parts of Oakland are up to almost 30% (official) of unemployment…

Thanks for the link…

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 September 2010

the most important priority for nearly every gov’t institution is to help the various businesses involved to maintain their business models, no matter what … that is clearly the only priority.

Not going to end well.

12. diane - 29 September 2010

Rest in peace James Franco (the eighth fatality of the San Bruno, California gas pipe explosion)


Franco, a Terra Nova High School Graduate, was one of several residents who rented rooms in a house on Glenview Drive that was destroyed.

Though he managed to get out of the fire, Franco was injured so severely that doctors at San Francisco General Hospital placed him in a drug induced coma. He was eventually transferred to UCSF medical center on Sept. do, where his condition deteriorated.


[from page B7, San Jose Mercury News, 09/29/10]

13. marisacat - 29 September 2010

via this morning’s The Note (which I am just getting around to … LOL)

Here are a few more numbers from the Golden State: 45 percent and 47 percent. Those are Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown’s negative ratings, respectively, from a recent Field Poll. Whitman’s negatives are up 18 points since March and Brown’s have climbed 10 points.

“If there is one thing that is making it hard for voters to make a choice, it’s that they don’t like either candidate,” said the Field Poll’s Mark DiCamillo, via the San Francisco Chronicle’s Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross. “And the candidates’ attacks on each other Tuesday evening might have only fueled some of those negative perceptions. Whitman repeatedly slammed Brown for being in the pockets of the state’s unions, and he accused her of offering tax cuts to the wealthy.”

May they all bite each other to death…

diane - 29 September 2010

May they all bite each other to death…

….with old fashioned metal braces affixed to their pointy teeth.

marisacat - 29 September 2010

works for me…

or sissorteeth!

diane - 29 September 2010


14. diane - 29 September 2010

…oh …sweet …. ;0) …did I say I liked oculus? ….

I meant it.

diane - 30 September 2010

and ..because I don’t believe I’ve said it lately ….I love you too, marisa,

when I get beyond myself, …which is quite the struggle.

diane - 30 September 2010

( …ooooohhhh …and my,, …my, …isn’t someone being a tad over the top defensive, ……..

sounds good, ….to the unfamiliar, ….but I’m not chewin on that bait…….)

diane - 30 September 2010

i.e.: (is that colon out of place? (the “colon” after i.e.)) if the defensive party “A,” was so familiar with the grief the registrar “z,” (too, too bad, there is no teeny weeny eeny font avaliable for us lower caste) was pointing out, why then, …………. are they so consistently silent and vapid as to that reality?

diane - 30 September 2010

well yes, …. I am talkin about Woody, and what is his name? …oh yea …Polanski.

jus the boyz havin some fun huhh?

diane - 30 September 2010

…..quite the wonderful thing, that folks like Rosen, soon to be District Attorney for Santa Clara County, California, are disgusted by RAPE, UNWILLING SODOMY, and PEDOPHILIA.

marisacat - 30 September 2010

Rosen, soon to be District Attorney for Santa Clara County, California

Sad to say the gang rape case is finished and sure I hope it was not just used as an election device. But i fear it was.

marisacat - 30 September 2010

I have never understood getting upset over Woody. For one thing they are still together and Mia lived with the children on nthe UWS, Woody lived apart.

As for Polanski, a serial case… but thru all th years I have taken the cues from the victim. She has never not been interesting and I think she is glad the political leverage the case got used for, has passed…

And the case itself, has probably finally reached a resting place.

marisacat - 30 September 2010


I am at the end of my tether here…

Here is one thing that will happen: if you want to ”wave” to or say hello to oculus or miss devore or whoever else, you have to got to take it to either their own blogs or lacking that, somewhere they comment.

Neither comments here and I doubt either reads this blog.

Diane, give it a break.

diane - 30 September 2010

..well ..it’s likely that you feel I will never (over the long run) “give it a break,” ..and if that’s so, you are correct … it’s just who I am. Thank you so much for previously obliging me to this point.

If I comment again, I won’t post comments to those on other blogs, but yeah I’ll take a break from posting.

good idea.

15. diane - 30 September 2010

jeeeesh …, and I thought I was living in the clouds ….

THE Boeing …….

talk about pipe dreams …

don’t ya know the orbitz are afilled with our DOD spase garbuj?

i.e. shouldn’t we tidy up a bit here first?

Oh right, never mind ….too late for that …

let’s just skip it …..

cannot be bothered?

16. marisacat - 30 September 2010



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