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Passage 5 November 2010

Posted by marisacat in Afghanistan War, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.

Kabul, Afghanistan: Street photographer Syed Rahman takes a break as he waits for customers      [Rodrigo Abd/AP]




1. marisacat - 6 November 2010


The UK Independent, which once was a wonderful and marvellous paper, has a so dumb piece on San Francisco…

Reminds me of a similar piece I read in the NYT a couple of years ago, whatever writer they had cover the city dropped in on the “Folsom Street Fair” which is basically a once-a-year sex exhibition, leather bar fair on one of the gay drags… The NYT assumed all the flesh and positioning on display was from people whose politics is liberal.

Geesh. So dumb… I am positive the full gamut from left to hard right was parading that day.

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

I’ve never noticed that retrograde political beliefs vanished just because a person likes to wear unusual clothes.

It’s sort of like how the “Organic” clothing where I work is all flown in from China and shipped in tons of plastic. Not to mention how much of it is all or part synthetic fabric anyway. Putting it on doesn’t make you a tree-hugger. It just makes you someone who thinks the word “organic” is worth paying an extra fifty or sixty bucks for. :/

marisacat - 6 November 2010

well… plus… no matter what… the laws enacted to determine what is ”organic” are terrible. it’s meaninglesss….

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

True. Very true.

The corporation that owns the warehouse owns at least a dozen, maybe two dozen other clothing manufacturers. If their execs wanted industrial hemp to be used for clothes instead of cotton or whatever, you know all they’d have to do is snap their fingers and our elected officials would hop to.

I wonder if they even have a clue how obvious their chicanery is to anyone with a functioning brain.

Madman in the Marketplace - 6 November 2010

what they do realize is that it doesn’t matter that those with functioning brains see what they do/are … they know those with functioning brains are hopelessly outnumbered and despised.

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

I’m not so sure of that as I used to be, Madman. It’s more like those with functioning brains have too much on their plates as it is. There’s just no time and energy to fight anything but tiny, piecemeal battles at home. Never mind on the larger landscape.

Also, they get talked down to so much that they start to doubt what they’re actually seeing. I see it where I work all the time. Once you get above the first level of management the condescension is just so obvious. And treating people like they’re stupid does tend to make them feel/act stupider.

Did I tell you that they gave me email, even though I’m a temp? I now get periodic heart-warming pleas from the smarmy, weasel-faced CEO about how I should donate to charities to help his poor beleaguered employees in other states. LOL. Dude, I make about 7.20/hr after taxes. Kindly cram your memos where the sun doesn’t shine.

But remember. None of that matters because THE TEA PARTY IS SCAAAAARRRREEE!!! Ooga booga!!

marisacat - 6 November 2010

our prop 19 … a version of which will eventually pass… perhaps after ObHo are out of the pretzel and sheriff offices (I mean who knows, tons of R out here support legalising MJ) would have legalised Hemp.

Which has to be done. Just has to …

wu ming - 7 November 2010

my guess is it’ll pass in 2012.

marisacat - 7 November 2010

yes inevitably it will… maybe a better bill too… this one sure flew odd…

2. marisacat - 6 November 2010


Our legal system is becoming a joke. – atrios.

One has to admire blahggers… them bein’ greased lightnin’ in a bottle… and all.

brinn - 6 November 2010

“becoming”?! Where the hell has he been?

Oh, and good morning! 😉

marisacat - 6 November 2010

he’s been busy, so very busy at greased lightning school.

BUT, he was one of 5 blahhhgers that Obster actually in Real Life sat down with, at the WH.

You are supposed to be impressed brinn.

brinn - 6 November 2010


I am not easily impressed by humans over the age of 13….

marisacat - 6 November 2010

Atrios is crying. That you are not greased lightning in a bottle. Like he is.

Really, the blahhgers are such tired shits.


brinn - 6 November 2010

Agreed. Tired shits with hugely inflated egos…

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

Nothing embodies the concept of “All Hat, No Cattle” better than Atrios’ blog. Even mr_xeno doesn’t go there anymore, and his standards are painfully low. :p

3. catnip - 6 November 2010

KO interview with the NYT

Is it fair to describe you as the first left winger to express anger as a television host? Fury used to be the province of right wingers, until that day in 2006 when you delivered a tirade against Donald Rumsfeld.

[What an incredibly stupid question! -catnip]

I once had a conversation with the man who is now the vice president when he was still in the Senate, who asked me for advice about how to turn anger into righteous inspiration.

Joe Biden took you to lunch to ask you for tips on getting angry?

He said, ‘‘I just come across like I’m angry and out of control, and you seem to focus it and make it look useful and expressive.’’

[Cereal?? -catnip]

And this is pretty damn funny:

What do you say to critics who find you smug?

I don’t know. I don’t have a good working definition of smug.

He obviously doesn’t have a good working definition of “ego” either.

marisacat - 6 November 2010

oh thanks for this (off to read). IF he does not at least mention Donohue and his “dismissal” at the onset of Big Time War… then……..

Olberman’s “get angry” stuff was so boring imo.

Performing circus tricks.

catnip - 6 November 2010

IF he does not at least mention Donohue…

Exactly. He has a very short, selective memory – as does the person who interviewed him.

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

– Edward R. Murrow

marisacat - 6 November 2010

And really, how embarrassing to have been a mentor [snicker] of BIDEN.

ts - 6 November 2010

That is a great quote.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 6 November 2010
marisacat - 6 November 2010

Great cartoon…. all it lacked… was

“How was it for you Darling”

and the poor besotted donkey says… “Oh Daddy……………..” sigh sigh sigh…

I hate the stupid ”abused spouse” line that was started a few years ago, but the Dems are not, not, not the Default Party. It is the Republicans.

ts - 6 November 2010

The default party is nobody. It still gets almost 50% of the vote each election.

ts - 6 November 2010

I was in error, they got 58.5% of the vote this election:


marisacat - 6 November 2010

oh see I have long seen the R as the ultimate dominate party. And the Democrats as the handmaiden. They will ALWYS, with a few exceptions defer.

And the Democrats have no strongly held beliefs. They really do not. I am sick to death, utterly of their soft racism, their soft misogyny, their many hatreds they mask as “better” than th R.

And so on.

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

Yup. Like Caruso said, they have no “competing narrative.” And so long as Lefties hitch their wagons to those fucks, the Left as a whole will never have one, either.

But hey– Moore and Van Heuvel the rest have their cozy gigs as professional hang-wringers. KO will doubtless land on his feet once again. So it’s all good. [rolleyes]

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

I saw “abused spouse” metaphors as early as the late Eighties. Except it was the righteous feminists, claiming that the country was being “battered” by the evil GOP because they were “smoother talkers” than the Dems.

And I still believed that shit back then. I guess if I got over it, there’s still hope for everyone. :p

I’d still like to go back in time to that stupid pro-Dukkakis rally I attended in 1988 and give myself a stern talking-to, though. :/

marisacat - 6 November 2010

I see the R had RUBIO do the R Saturday radio address.

As Ob lamely “announces” 10 billion of something or other, perhaps shorn coconuts, from India.

I think he is going down in 2012, if he runs. THE DEMOCRATS will take him down.

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

It’s too bad I was shooed off Corrente. The sturm and drang when Hillary rides down from the mountain on her silver steed to Save Teh Party from the Evil Non-Clintonian Usurper at primary time should be super duper spectacular. [snerk]

One of you will have to report back to me with the highlights. Or lowlights. Whatever.

marisacat - 6 November 2010

well… there’s hugh, john halle… mike f and joe….. a few holdouts over there… but yes i see which way the wind is not blowing…

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

Unlikely that Hillary will do anything, as I said over there before I left. She’s doing fine where she is.

But it would be wonderful if she did jump into the fray come 2012. Her asshole of a husband already did so much to destroy the DP. Maybe it’s only proper that she be the one to deliver the death blow.

I’d laugh my fucking ass off, personally.

marisacat - 6 November 2010

I don’t see her running. I think the clock ran… and won.

ms_xeno - 6 November 2010

What a pity. I guess I’ll have to feed all this popcorn to the pigeons then.

I mean, the real pigeons. Not the ones over at you-know-where. :p

marisacat - 6 November 2010

well … on the other hand, depending on how la Nan’s run for Minority Leader goes… Hillary may at least consider it. Right now, I don’t see it…………..

but what do I know.

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 6 November 2010
marisacat - 6 November 2010

Wasn’t that good?..

and thanks for posting … it reminds me to go back and catch the link in comments to a Welsh (think it was) trade unionist letter….

Madman in the Marketplace - 6 November 2010

that was a great one too …

6. marisacat - 6 November 2010

Bloomberg needs quickly to rejoin the Democrats.

Bloomberg vs. populism


“If you look at the U.S., you look at who we’re electing to Congress, to the Senate-they can’t read,” he said. “I’ll bet you a bunch of these people don’t have passports. We’re about to start a trade war with China if we’re not careful here,” he warned, “only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is.”

Posted by Ben Smith 04:09 PM
Tags:Mike Bloomberg.

I am so impressed he knows where China is. And he is so intent that all and sundry should know this.

That and dipshit bitching about sodas and Food Stamps….

WGAF. Who gives a fuck.

7. marisacat - 6 November 2010



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