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Obloss 4 November 2010

Posted by marisacat in 2006 Mid Terms, 2008 Election, 2010 Mid Terms, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, India, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.

Some voters in Long Beach, California, cast their votes in a local laundromat. [Reuters]

Wash, vote, rinse.  Hang it out to line dry.



Too perfect… Reading around about the Ob and MO’s escape to India, all the trade deals, the slobber from India that THEY are creating jobs inside America… (do you feel like a golden egg that some goose in India laid?  I don’t)….

I come upon this

Officials in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have taken extraordinary measures to protect US President Barack Obama ahead of his visit.

In their effort to provide maximum security in the run-up to his visit on Friday, they have removed coconuts which may fall on his head from trees.

All coconuts around the city’s Gandhi museum have now been cut down, an official told the BBC.

Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts.  …

God forbid he be injured or die and it be a J O K E.

Felled by a falling, foreign coconut — a lone gun man coconut, if you will — all the while escaping a “no confidence” vote at home..

Wouldn’t play well……….


Moving my last comment forward:

Speaking of reactionary elections… NYT has maps showing the shifts this year and ’08 and ’06 and some other graphics…




1. marisacat - 4 November 2010

hmm I see US media is promoting the Brice Hortefeux story coming out of France… the 17 minutes to MASS DESTRUCTION!! Animated vid at 11!!! with no mention of the denials in Europe of his claim… and all but accustations that he is lying.

A claim by the French interior minister that one of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was defused 17 minutes before it had been set to explode was today disputed by officials familiar with the investigation.

Brice Hortefeux provided no other details in an interview on France’s state-run France-2 television, and did not say where he had got the information about the timing.

Officials investigating the bomb found at East Midlands airport poured cold water on his remarks. One said: “There is nothing to support that.”


The Guardian

2. marisacat - 4 November 2010

LOL… why.. what ever went wrong?

Low black turnout in Philadelphia? But they sent in Mother Michelle to goose the brothers. And a few sisters too I guess.

Whatever. the vote fell short.

And i think that ws one of Ob’s jobs… hold the fractious base. Whoops.

African-Americans didn’t vote because they have been largely ignored by President Obama and Congressional Democrats over the past two years of economic disaster. Homes have continued to be foreclosed at a rapacious pace, no jobs programs have been created for people at the bottom (what good do funds for highway and bridge construction do for minorities or women or minority women, when most construction workers are continue to be white males?), the health care “reform” bill, if anything, has weakened Medicaid programs, which is how most poor people get what health care they can get, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are sucking up funds that could have been used to reduce class sizes in urban schools (In Philadelphia schools, kids sit on the floor in overcrowded classrooms with insufficient desks and still use battered textbooks that date from the 1970s, or if they’re lucky, the ‘80s or ‘90s).

Union households couldn’t be roused to go out and do the door-to-door campaigning legwork or the evening phone-bank calling after having done so two years ago on the promise of passage of an Employee Free Choice Act to make union organizing fair, only to have the Obama administration and the Democratic Congressional leadership walk away from the issue, saying they’d save it for “later.”


We’ll see what plays out next go round. Tht disparity about school books in the schools, what the poor, poorer, mostly black vs white and mostly middle class have… holds true in SF and in the Bay Area counties as well.

One thing you’d think could be taken care of… but apparently not.

I think but to provide part-time baby sitting for working parents… and the difficulty manoeveering abandoning mandatory education, the nation would jsut do away with HS at least and maybe the whole damned thing.

ms_xeno - 4 November 2010

At least once HS is gone, they can just pack the kiddies straight off to war. No more pointless down-time.

Those who can’t go to war can be put straight to work full time at bargain prices, to finish off the three or four Union shops still left in America. :p

3. marisacat - 4 November 2010

hmm a Solar company, with a special thin, easy to install solar roofing system… Solyndra… who got OVER a HALF BILLION in stumble money, Obby visted when he was out here a few months ago.

Big retrenchment. Closing one of two factories in the East Bay, lay offs (1000 to start) and quitting expansion plans.

Well whoops.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

Oh man. THIS is what the WH.gov blog said last May, when Obtuse visited Solyndra.

Meanwhile I poked around, they first filed (late 2009) for then ditched (6 mos later) an IPO, shortly after ditching the offer (and raising what I call a small sum, 175 mil, privately) they swtiched out CEOs. And now……..

From the WH blog

[T]he direct benefits of this investment are easy to see. The plant expansion now underway has already enabled the creation of over 3,000 construction-related jobs and Solyndra estimates that the new factory could create as many as 1,000 long-term jobs in operations and supply. Likewise, a formerly empty field will soon be home to a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that produces clean energy products that can be exported to the world.

What the television cameras won’t capture are the indirect benefits of supporting Solyndra. The impact of Solyndra’s success is being felt throughout the chain of companies that supply Solyndra with goods and materials.

The project is creating jobs around the country. Construction materials for the facility itself are being manufactured by workers in Arkansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and 18 other states. The advanced manufacturing equipment is being made by workers in Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado, and 8 other states. The raw materials to run the facility will come from 15 states including Wisconsin, Ohio, and Kentucky. When the first solar panels are shipped in late 2010, they will be delivered by freight companies and installed by even more new workers.


We still have a long way to go to get America’s economy back on track and to make the United States the world leader in clean energy technologies, but companies like Solyndra and Recovery Act investments like this one are helping drive progress across the country.

The blog post was from a senior aide to Chu.

4. Revisionist - 4 November 2010

oh my ….

the appears to be an open rebellion at the dk. and all the operatives are gone.

finally one low level dweeb tried his hand at blog maiding….and has a post up now.

its just too much… and i quoate:

Perhaps the President and the Democrats did not do a good enough job of selling their accomplishments to the American people. Perhaps they could be faulted for overconfidence in the American people.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

oh gee… I think i have to ankle over….


HOW hilarious, thanks for posting that Orange is leaking.

5. ms_xeno - 4 November 2010

Liked the Lindorff piece. I should check in with him more often.

One thing to consider as well, though I’m no pundit/genius obviously. All that last-minute TEWWOWIST FEAR-O-RAMA shit might also have backfired in the Big D’s face. Either because people knew it was bullshit, or because people took it as one more sign that it doesn’t matter one way or the other which shithead is in charge nor how many Arabs s/he has blown up by proxy.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

Lindorff has a site, think it is


Other contributors there, too.

[link fixed]

ts - 4 November 2010


marisacat - 4 November 2010

oh thank you!

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010


Heath Shuler Would Challenge Pelosi For House Minority Leader Post

Nancy Pelosi’s demotion from Speaker of the House could end up being a few more steps down if Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) has his way, as reports now suggest that the Blue Dog Democrat will challenge her for the House minority leader position.

“If there’s not a viable alternative [to Pelosi] — like I said all along — I can go recruit moderate Members to run in swing districts,” Shuler said on Thursday. “In that situation, I could do it better than she could, and that’s what it’s going to take. It’s going to take moderate candidates to win back those seats.”

Pelosi has not said whether she will pursue the leadership post.

Shuler announced his intention to challenge Pelosi late last month during a debate with his opponent, Jeff Miller, whom he defeated on Tuesday.

“If there is no viable alternative (to Pelosi), I will be running for speaker of the house,” Shuler said during that exchange. The top House spot in the Democratic party will now be minority leader following the shift of power.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

fucking footballer.

ms_xeno - 4 November 2010

Who wants to join me in a rousing chorus of “Your $wank Tote Bag Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore”?

Hey, I’m already a brainwashed lover of the patriarchy or some stupid shit like that in some quarters. Owing to my inability to understand that “AMERICA WANT$ HILLARY!!11” in 2012 or whatever. What’ve I got to lose by pointing out once again what a repulsive piece of pandering shit Pelosi is?

I guess if times get hard for the poor dear, she can hock that table she never wanted to put anything on, right?

marisacat - 4 November 2010

Who wants to join me in a rousing chorus of

“Your $wank Tote Bag Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore”?

Does Benny know this?

ms_xeno - 4 November 2010

I hope so. Somebody has to provide the violin solos, and mine is still stuck at the pawnshop. Those insurance premiums are a real… well, YOU know…

marisacat - 4 November 2010

From the People Mag post today…. love the wording. well they sure don’t consider Ob “the leader of the party”.

[B]lue Dogs, who don’t have the power to oust her, are now making the argument publicly that it’s in the best interests of the party for Pelosi to step down.

“I’m just suggesting that when you have the largest turnover since 1948, then it’s time to shake things up,” said Matheson, who watched as more than half of the Blue Dog districts flipped into Republican hands on Tuesday night.

A senior aide to one California Democrat marveled at the possibility that Pelosi would run again.

“Take a step back, Nancy, and think,” the aide said. “It’s ridiculous if you think that you should still be the leader of our party.”


The thing she will hold over them, IF she really wants to stay, is her fundraising power. And all she has raised, year after year, in 23 years in congress and as the leader of the Cal Democratic party before that.

May they all claw each other to death.


ts - 4 November 2010

It’s easy to be a good fundraiser and generous when you get 72% of the vote in a BAD year.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

oh she is far past a “good” fundraiser. She is prodigious. Epic. And it reaches beyond California. One reason I just laugh at alal the bitching from the Dems on hidden “foreign” money.

As if it matters by now.

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

Programmer Develops Twitter Bot to Troll Climate Change Deniers

Leck’s bot, @AI_AGW, doesn’t just respond to arguments directed at Leck himself, it goes out and picks fights. Every five minutes it trawls Twitter for terms and phrases that commonly crop up in Tweets that refute human-caused climate change. It then searches its database of hundreds to find a counter-argument best suited for that tweet—usually a quick statement and a link to a scientific source.

As can be the case with these sorts of things, many of the deniers don’t know they’ve been targeted by a robot and engage AI_AGW in debate. The bot will continue to fire back canned responses that best fit the interlocutor’s line of debate—Leck says this goes on for days, in some cases—and the bot’s been outfitted with a number of responses on the topic of religion, where the arguments unsurprisingly often end up.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

truly we have evolved.

why does it seem odd to argue gawdddddddd with a bot… but also very normal

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

I thought it was funny … maybe we could get someone to program one of the bots into a computer voice box like Roger Ebert uses and have them call winger radio shows …

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

Unusually Strong GOP Showing in Catholic Areas No Accident: They Got Help From Wisconsin’s Catholic Bishops

Before the election, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference sent out a mailer basicly saying that if you don’t vote for candidates based on a very narrow range of prioritized issues, you’re not a Catholic.

You can guess what the issues were.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

Oh and he gave them so much… secret agreements on abortion and everything.


Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

working out so well …

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

Toronto cops who removed their name-tags during the G20 to avoid identification will be docked a day’s pay

About 90 cops will be docked a day’s pay for illegally removing their nametags during the G20 crackdown in Toronto. Toronto police chief Bill Blair said that the officers removed their badges so that they couldn’t be identified. This is part of a general pattern of illegal behavior during the Toronto G20, including arrests for violating a nonexitent law, extended detention in cuffs without adequate heating or toilet facilities, misleading press statements about seized weapons, and arresting a protestor who was blowing soap-bubbles.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

TSA official slipped white powder into fliers’ bags, told them they’d been caught with coke and were under arrest

A TSA bomb appraisal officer in Philadelphia International Airport repeatedly “pranked” fliers by slipping a bag of white powder (creatine, a nutritional supplement, being used in equipment testing) into their luggage and then threatening them with arrest. Though his colleagues saw him pull this stunt, he was not removed from duty or reported — merely told “don’t do that,” by another TSA worker. It wasn’t until he reduced a woman to tears that he was disciplined. It’s not clear whether the officer — whose name has been redacted from the TSA memo that was released under a Freedom of Information Act request — was fired, or quit, though reportedly he isn’t working for the TSA any longer.

You know how the TSA has all those signs saying you can be arrested for joking or “making remarks” about bombs? One law for them, another for us, apparently.

marisacat - 4 November 2010

Special Citizens. With Special Rights.

In a post over at corrente, on the old heating system, the hot water radiators (good post and links to a great site) he weaves in a comment from RiverDaughter…a woman whose daughter started kindegarten the week of 9/11. And what a HORRIBLY different world it is. A world absolutely crazy about State Power, State Security…

It sounded far worse than here and I wondered where she lived…

[F]or people my daughter’s age, who will be old enough to vote in 2016, life in the US is very different. She started kindergarten the week of 9/11. The locks, television monitors and security state started in earnest at schools all across the nation. She’s never been allowed to play unsupervised or choose her own friends. Teachers, police, parents of other kids and even the neighbors have made sure of it. Discipline in school is severe and swift, conformity and silence is rewarded, eccentricity strictly verboten. Every responsible adult outside of school has taken it upon themselves to force religion down her throat and I have instructed her not to tell anyone that she’s an atheist (her own decision, not mine). …..

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

I feel bad for kids now … I had so much freedom to run around and explore.

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 November 2010

Consumers’ right to file class actions is in danger

It hasn’t gotten a lot of press, but a case involving AT&T that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week has sweeping ramifications for potentially millions of consumers.

If a majority of the nine justices vote the telecom giant’s way, any business that issues a contract to customers — such as for credit cards, cellphones or cable TV — would be able to prevent them from joining class-action lawsuits.

This would take away in such cases arguably the most powerful legal tool available to the little guy, particularly in cases involving relatively small amounts of money. Class-action suits allow plaintiffs to band together in seeking compensation or redress, thus giving substantially more heft to their claims.

The ability to ban class actions would potentially also apply to employment agreements such as union contracts.

Consumer advocates say that without the threat of class-action lawsuits, many businesses would be free to engage in unfair or deceptive practices. Few people would litigate on their own to resolve a case involving, say, a hundred bucks.

12. marisacat - 5 November 2010

Riiight. Even The Caucus… now saying Ob has “recast” his trip to India, Asia as a jobs mission….

“The primary purpose is to take a bunch of US companies and open up markets so that we can sell in Asia, in some of the fastest-growing markets in the world, and we can create jobs here in the United States of America,” Mr. Obama told his cabinet Thursday, with the cameras rolling.

more by Barack Obama – 1 hour ago – New York Times

13. catnip - 5 November 2010

Keith Olbermann suspended for political contributions

NEW YORK—MSNBC has suspended prime-time host Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for making political contributions.

Politico reported Friday that Olbermann contributed to the campaigns of three Democratic candidates this fall, including one on the same day he appeared on Olbermann’s Countdown program.

Today’s Worst Person in the World!


marisacat - 5 November 2010

Will this cause ranting and clothes tearing on Orange Drip?

IMO he had to know what would happen. (NTICare)

catnip - 5 November 2010

kos – outraged. (And still bitching about being banned from MSNBC.)

marisacat - 5 November 2010

oh I forgot he was banned. If in fact I ever knew he was banned.

So the banner was banned? Can we tatto that on his forehead?

however did I miss that. Maybe as I have not been to Orange Slurp in about 2 years.

catnip - 5 November 2010

Twas a twitter war.

catnip - 5 November 2010

Bonus: it gives all of les petit oranges something to focus on other than the fact their precious Dems were SLAMMED on Tuesday. (Although some of them actually think this move to suspend KO signifies a purging of “the left” from public view. OR they think KO made donations knowing this would happen so he could make a point about Citizens United. Yeah, don’t ask me how those particular dots connect.)

It looks like the bottom line is that KO could have made donations if he’d let the network know beforehand. He didn’t (apparently) so now he has to sit in the corner wearing a (very big to match his head size) dunce hat. C’est la vie.

catnip - 5 November 2010

MSNBC fired best rated host for ideology
by lgcap

Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 02:06:02 PM MDT

(Alternative title: Keith was set-up, Rachel should watch her back.)



catnip - 5 November 2010

The thot plickens:

Olbermann’s Replacement? Wait for It…

Chris Hayes, tapped Friday by MSNBC to fill in for the indefinitely suspended Keith Olbermann as host of the prime-time political show “Countdown,” gave money to two Democratic campaigns in recent years. Now, following that disclosure, MSNBC says Mr. Hayes won’t get the gig after all.

Mr. Hayes, editor of The Nation, a liberal magazine, made a series of donations to Josh Segall, an Alabama Democrat, who ran for Congress in 2008 and considered running in the Democratic primary for this election. Mr. Hayes donated $1,500 to Mr. Segall in 2008 and $250 in December 2009, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The editor also donated $250 in January 2009 to Thomas Geoghegan, who ran in a primary for an Illinois seat. This summer, Mr. Hayes interviewed Mr. Geoghegan, an author, when he guest hosted The Rachel Maddow Show, another MSNBC program.

… Several hours later, MSNBC said Mr. Hayes was no longer slated to take Mr. Olbermann’s place. The network said it would name a new replacement soon.

marisacat - 5 November 2010


Another media doll baby dies….

marisacat - 5 November 2010

Opera glasses?


14. catnip - 5 November 2010

If you thought airport security was already too invasive, just wait until the screeners start trying to rip off your face to make sure you are who you say you are.

brinn - 5 November 2010

Oh, goodie!

Can’t wait!

15. BooHooHooMan - 5 November 2010

Like she’s some fuckin pastrami or somethin’…

Pile your support on for Pelosi
by Chris Bowers
Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 01:20:03 PM PDT

BooHooHooMan - 5 November 2010

Bower’s Parents:

“Oh and this is our son Chris,
the shameless little shill.

marisacat - 5 November 2010



I can see her pulling it off.

IMO she was just reelected (I did not vote for her, haven’t in years), bad idea not to keep her seat, but running for Minority Leader is …… a big fat problem…

catnip - 5 November 2010

Nothing says “We heard you wanted change” like keeping exactly the same people in charge.

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

Japanese police mascots

Police in the United States have mascots, too! When my seven-year-old daughter visited the Los Angeles Police Department, a kindly officer gifted her with a mascot medallion.

Can you guess which mascot is from Japan and which is from the United States?

pics at the link

marisacat - 5 November 2010


Could it get more graphic. One is sort of the Daffy Duck of cops (those footsies!)… the other, Grim Reaper with a fully accessible and drawn weapon in hand.

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

the link to all of the japanese mascots is great, they’re all so cute and silly.

marisacat - 5 November 2010

some really good comments too, at Boing Boing….

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

says a lot about the two cultures, and the police forces places in them.

17. catnip - 5 November 2010

KO’s been replaced by a Ken doll!

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

isn’t he?

catnip - 5 November 2010

He’s pretty. Now, what was he saying?

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010


whatever the funny reflective glass with words moving on it TELLS him to say!

18. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

A Collegial Question for Peter Orszag (And Alan Simpson, and Alice Rivlin, And …)

It’s a sincere question. I’d really like to know. For years we’ve been reading proposals like Mr. Orszag’s 2005 plan, which would cut benefits and require some minor tax increases, or Rivlin’s, which is likely to be even more Draconian. But none of the people advocating benefit cuts have ever responded to it or refuted it directly and thoroughly, at least to my knowledge. Mr. Orszag didn’t even acknowledge its existence this week, even though it disproves his suggestion that benefit defenders are “unserious” or unwilling to “restore actuarial balance” – a goal which this proposal readily achieves.

Isn’t it time that the burden of proof was shifted away from those who want to preserve Social Security benefits, and toward those who would cut them? After all, reducing benefits is a severe step that would hurt a lot of the people who are most in need. Before anyone proposes anything that drastic, the mature and responsible thing to do is to first explain why they’re against the proposal that’s already on the table.

It’s a well-established management principle: Don’t do something radical until you’ve proven conclusively that more judicious solutions won’t work.

The other problem with Orszag’s statement that “the left is adamantly opposed to restoring actuarial balance” is that criticism of plans to cut Social Security is not restricted to the left. Polls like this one, commissioned by the Campaign for America’s Future and the Democracy Corps (1), show that voters of all political preferences would rather see taxes increased than see cuts to Social Security. This isn’t just true of Democrats and Independents. Only 11% of Republicans polled would “strongly favor” cutting benefits to reduce the deficit, while 52% of Republicans strongly oppose cutting them. (2)

And leftists aren’t the only ones who think lifting the payroll tax cap is the way to go. Harry J. Ballantyne thinks so too. Ballantyne co-authored a paper on the topic, in fact, that reached this conclusion: “(Social Security’s) long term modest shortfall of less than 1% of GDP can be addressed by raising employer and employee payroll tax rates, by raising the cap on taxable earnings, or by some combination of the two.” The report continues: “Raising the cap is an appealing option because in recent decades the lion’s share of increases in both earnings and life expectancy has gone to those at the top of the income distribution.”

Mr. Ballantyne should have some credibility on the topic of actuarial balance. He’s an actuary. As a matter of fact, he was the Chief Actuary for Social Security for many years. And far from being a member of the “professional left,” he was appointed to that position during the Reagan Administration. So we’ve got a proposal to restore actuarial balance, and it has been endorsed by the most qualified actuary in the country.

So Messrs. Orszag, Simpson, Bowles, et al: What’s your objection?

marisacat - 5 November 2010

I’ve heard Ballantyne testify before congress…. pretty sure it was years ago… before 9/11. He makes such sense…

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

he is pretty on point, the few times you see him get a platform.

ms_xeno - 5 November 2010

There’s some cartoonish elder-bashing happening in the latest carnage at Digby’s blog.

(I apologize to any cartoonists I’ve just offended.)

You should post that bit about 11% of Republicans being against the cuts. Their poor little simplistic heads would just explode over there.

Digby herself really is a complete and utter yutz, but a few of her posters can say cogent things from time to time.

brinn - 5 November 2010

This has been my solution since forever — my dad was an economist, and I heard it over and over again in college from econ profs all across the political spectrum….it such a damned simple solution, combined with not allowing various govt. crooks to steal from the trust fund…viola! Too bad it was Al Gore who had the “lockbox” to nauseate everyone with…..those two things solve the SS “problem”. So simple that it’ll never get fucking done.

19. catnip - 5 November 2010

dkos infested with troll!

I am sad to say that I will have to be leaving DailyKos forever, unless this terrible travesty is not rectified.


It has come to my attention that a previous kossack, who was banned for life, has returned to DailyKos. I happen to have met this person in real life, and was pleasantly surprised to discover he was a dailykos user. We met while working on a local campaign together, and he informed me of the situation. I had been impressed with how long he had been on dailykos, but as he explained to me that he had been “banned for life” I began to grow cold. When laughed a bit about his new account, I became silently livid, inwardly, as I listened with a plastic smile cemented to my face, struggling to process what we had been discusing.

The user was user 933, one pyrrho.


marisacat - 5 November 2010

Oh very funny. I wonder if pyrrho is still holding up the failure of co-ops in the 70s as a sign the left (such as it is, or was) is non functioning.

pyrrho was and is an operative, imo.

ms_xeno - 5 November 2010

Our co-op is doing very well, Thanks. In fact, the workers are currently trying to beat back a couple of backward-thinking managerial types who don’t want the place to be collectively run. I’m much more excited about the forthcoming election on that issue than I was about any of the “real” election b.s.

I picked up some pumpkin ice cream there yesterday, but haven’t tried it yet.

BooHooHooMan - 6 November 2010

This is becoming clear to me in retrospect,
as it does slowwwwly to me with anything involving a keyboard and politics, but it is amusing.

Dailykos infested with trolls.
– dk diarist GBCW aka Pyhrro


was and is an operative, imo. mcat

I’d say of the sub tenured professoriate and dot.bomb types common to the old MUDrooms and usenet threads. That his “reincarnation” is revealed now with such ah, plomb? bomb? with BuddyDrama barking in tow , just seems to be another one of leftish MUD meta games, just as Markos’ – and pyhrro’s apparentdeep reason for being: Party favors of one sort or another…are on the downswing….

20. alt dot renee tilt - 5 November 2010

poor pyrrho,

i knew him well.

he was an asshole.


marisacat - 5 November 2010

hi dear.. [waves]

alt dot renee tilt - 5 November 2010

waves back 😉

21. Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

Spain’s gays and lesbians to stage ‘kiss-in’ during pope’s visit

Spanish gays and lesbians will welcome Pope Benedict XVI to their country at the weekend with a massive homosexual kiss-in to be staged in front of Barcelona’s cathedral.

Organisers have invited gays and lesbians from around Spain to congregate in Barcelona during the papal visit on Sunday to form what, on their Facebook page, they call a “queer kissing flashmob”.

The plan is for participants to meet at the city’s gothic cathedral and start kissing as soon as the pope steps out of the building at 10am.

“No placards, no flags, no shouting and no slogans. Only kissing allowed,” the Facebook page reads.

“When Benedict XVI passes in front of us we will kiss, man-to-man and woman-to-woman,” Marylene Carole, one of the organisers, told the Spanish news agency EFE.

A whistle or horn will mark the beginning of a two-minute period during which couples are expected to maintain mouth-to-mouth contact. “Once the kiss is over we will go on our way as if nothing had happened,” she said.

Some 1,500 people have pledged, via Facebook, to take part in the event. Invitations have been sent out via the social networking site to 12,000 more.

The planned kiss-in has provoked the fury of some Spanish Catholics, and even saw the group’s page temporarily erased by Facebook.

“It is strange that such a noble act as kissing can still be considered revolutionary today, in the 21st century,” said Carole. “This is a battle for sexual and affective rights, based on passion rather than violence.”

marisacat - 5 November 2010

oh very funny… then later Benny and Gansie retire to their joining suites and engage in what I think THEY do… Young dashing priest attends to baby in an 18th c full lace christening dress.

Benny being the baby in the heavy lace affect.

Madman in the Marketplace - 5 November 2010

no doubt

22. marisacat - 6 November 2010



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