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Rabbit 4 February 2011

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Mountain Hare by Ben Hall

Year of… The Rabbit. Or, if following the Japanese astrological wheel, The Cat.


I caught a clip from Astronaut husband… and really had to laugh.  All he could say about his decision to fly high in that old tin can, is that he “knows Gabby” and “knows” it is “what she would want“.

So… what is she doing with the iPad?  What of all of these stories of how “present” she is, recognising people, etc.

Not to be cruel, but Lordy.



1. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 February 2011

I wonder if Astronut has a bloody bandage he can carry into orbit with him …

marisacat - 4 February 2011

it’s getting there….

2. marisacat - 4 February 2011

When I saw film of this (think on ABC, yesterday) it was just identifed as a “diplomatic car”.

Diplomatic car

There is a disturbing footage being aired on Facebook and Aljazeera of a diplomatic car in Cairo running over people. Aljazeera has reported that the US government acknowledged to Aljazeera’s office in DC that it was indeed a US diplomatic car but that it was stolen that day.

Posted by As’ad at 6:57 PM

BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

Do I have this right?? Where to begin.
1. A seriously GPS embedded State Department ride,
2. jacked despite that spare-no-expense “World class” security , bend over and pony up,
3. stolen, STOLEN out of U.S Embassy compound custody
4. in secure,Secure! repeat that – SECURE Cairo!

Wherein, Whereby, and unfortunately, (5)

6. the State Department?
7. The Marines?
8. The CIA?
9. A Defense Contractor?

10. Neither tracked….
11. Or happened to notice missing before nightime,

12. when riding through Sleepy Hollow this headless horse and it heretofore horseshit of a story turns into mass vehicular homicider?

Well, GOOD LUCK Americans and Humpty Dumpty fans, with salmonella incubating still-born chicklets sticking out of those dozen cracked eggs…
Oh ya, never know, the dead pedestrian body parts may complicate things, too.

Maybe Obama can try his same daily spiel tomorrow. “A difficult situation” .”Concerned”…
“We STAND with the mowed down People of Egypt”
Yeh, try that.

marisacat - 4 February 2011

I loved the BBC today, they had on a young Arab in London, not a teenager, maybe mid or late twenties… a reporter asked him about Obama…

And he said……………

Oh his bum must be sore, he’s been sitting on the fence so long.

Oh yeah right, a big white Suburban with full complement of windows get stolen. Yeah, right.

catnip - 4 February 2011

“We STAND with the mowed down People of Egypt”


And we are “disappointed” in the lack of intelligence that failed to foresee this situation.

BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

Even all the US media is carrying it on video loops for all to see.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty……

Great falls, Kings, horses, men, etc..
So not lookin good for Humpties now.

Obby is SOoo into My Pet Goat branding now, too.

diane - 4 February 2011

The US Embassy claimed a number of them had been stolen:

11:09pm The US Embassy in Cairo sent this statement to Al Jazeera. The video in question is at the bottom of this page – see 2:49am:

We have seen a video that alleges a US embassy vehicle was involved in a hit and run incident that injured dozens in Cairo. We are certain that no embassy employees or diplomats were involved in this incident. On January 28, however, a number of our US Embassy vehicles were stolen. Since these vehicles were stolen, we have heard reports of their use in violent and criminal acts. If true, we deplore these acts and the perpetrators.

Like BooHooHooman noted, of course they were equipped with GPS tracking devices (which from my understanding, aren’t necessarily easy to find and remove), uh but apparently haven’t been found.

marisacat - 4 February 2011

We are certain that no embassy employees or diplomats were involved in this incident

we lose cars but we know other things… verrrry funnneee.

That big fat Suburban hit people and ran them over, from what i saw…

catnip - 4 February 2011

Does anybody really know where Hillary is?

marisacat - 4 February 2011

bop bop bopping along.

diane - 4 February 2011

I loved: we deplore these acts…

DIctionarys seem totally worthless anymore.

3. catnip - 4 February 2011

They’re still detaining journalists. Some of our CBC reporters were detained and released on Friday.

4. catnip - 4 February 2011

The White House Blog

You Can’t Believe Everything You Read

Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on February 04, 2011 at 04:55 PM EST

As valuable as the internet can be in helping to spread information, most people know that you can’t believe everything you read, and they should check the source before relaying every alarming story they read. One such story is going around the internet over the past two days claiming that the Obama Administration is somehow responsible for the rolling blackouts in Texas that have caused terrible hardship for so many Texans. The source is questionable and the story is unquestionably false.

You felt that you had to waste time responding to that?


Don’t you guys have anything better [coughcoughEGYPTcoughcough] to do?

diane - 4 February 2011

jeesh, I hadn’t even known that there were rolling blackouts in Texas, been avoiding my radio and TV like the plague the last week, guess I know now though ….Thanks Dan!

brinn - 5 February 2011

I’m IN Texas, and yes, we had rolling blackouts (though, I personally was not affected), but I didn’t hear ANYone blaming it on Obama — more like Jerry Jones and the freaking NFL (especially according to my friends in the DFW metroplex area)!


diane - 5 February 2011

hey honey! waves….. how are your sweethearts?


5. catnip - 4 February 2011
marisacat - 4 February 2011

we’re bad at tracking stolen cars that get involved in crimes, but some things we do really really well…………….

6. catnip - 4 February 2011


A wealthy supporter of President Barack Obama, who was parachuted into the enviable job of US ambassador to Luxembourg, has quit after a damning report accused her of filing dodgy expense claims and being “aggressive, bullying, hostile and intimidating” towards staff.

Cynthia Stroum displayed a distinct lack of diplomacy during her year in the tiny European nation, according to inspectors from the State Department. Instead, her uniquely “confrontational management style” is said to have brought the embassy to a “state of dysfunction”.

The 66-page report, described as “sensitive but unclassified”, was published yesterday, making eye-opening revelations about Ms Stroum’s year in office. She appears to have devoted the lion’s share of her energies to securing perks that might improperly subsidise her high-maintenance lifestyle.

Staff who questioned her priorities were shouted at and told that private emails would be screened, causing stress levels to rise to such a degree that medical personnel were dispatched from Washington. Four employees quit, or sought transfers to what they considered to be more pleasant pastures: US embassies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

catnip - 4 February 2011

Ms Stroum quit her post last week – after the report was written, but before it became public. “The reality is that I now need to focus on [bullying] my family and [completely fucking up] personal business,” she said then. Reporters who called her Seattle home with further queries yesterday were told that she was unavailable for comment.

catnip - 4 February 2011

Her bio’s still up on the State Dept web site.

BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

Another fuckin JAP. To be diplomatic.

7. BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

Piers Morgan has Chertoff on..

His Second to Last Question?

We haven’t yet heard about Al Qaedas involevment yet?

Just teed it right up for yet another American Zionist Jew on the American Zionist Jew Box to connive nuanced credibility and pivot quickly to conflation.

FUCK THESE ZIONIST JEWS ,their Agenda, and, a given – the Patronage they rode in on.
Fuck em all.

The LAST Question?

What IS the Doomsday Scenario for Americans in all this?

That people no longer BUY IT, there’s the fuckin answer.

P.S. One more Fuck all; The wordly accented broadcast tools (Brits are a fav) elevated to some anchor-desk headmaster’s role when we are in the midst of one colonial conquest or collapse
Hutch, Blankley, Piers Morgan, pfft, just different seasoning on the same crap, frankly.

diane - 4 February 2011

Brits are a fav

truly, seemed like the nooz announcers with Brit accents near tripled as we started bombing the fuck out of Iraq. Certainly don’t recollect any French accents even, let alone those equated with darker hues.

BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

That’s exactly what it is , IMO.

diane - 5 February 2011

yup, and on a slightly related note,historically speaking, I’ve always been amused at the percentage of Brit actors to those from the US,in HOllywood’s early days.

That prick Bob Hope pops up in my mind first.

diane - 5 February 2011

and then it seemed many of the French actors and actresses were banned from Hollowwood.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

they came for the money and all that fake glossy veneer was jsut what the slops running Hollywood wanted.

catnip - 4 February 2011

Tony Blair, Skeletor. Who’s next for Piers? Dubya? We sure could use HIS wisdom.

ts - 5 February 2011

Did he ask him about He-Man?

8. marisacat - 4 February 2011

wow I just finished Tom Ford (and Colin Firth)’s film A Single Man.

Pretty damned spectacular…

It’s a memento mori, but also the passage of unique hyper-real day.

Pretty clearly f he wins the oscar (Firth) it is for THIS film and not that bizarre treacle, The King The Speech The War (or whatever it is)

catnip - 4 February 2011

Yes, that was a good one. Sadly, no car chases though.

(I keed, I keed…)

9. BooHooHooMan - 4 February 2011

They have been running this game, defining what US “national interest” is as wholly compatible with a global view. And the broadcasting imports are used to evoke some internationalist 3rd party endorsement. It’s not much different then C list celebrities endorsing sweepstakes, save the accent…

10. marisacat - 5 February 2011

We’re ordering warships to the coast of Egypt… “in case we need to evacuate people”.

Well…. earlier Mullen, on with Jon Stewart (think ysterday) did say we would be ready to move as needed.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

oh and a aircraft carrier too…

diane - 5 February 2011

oh fuck

diane - 5 February 2011

wonder if that has anything to do with the floating rumor of an assassination attempt on Sully, where two of his guards were reportedly shot ….. the man’s such a lizard, I wouldn’t even be surprised if he had his own guards shot to up the boot-jacking.

catnip - 5 February 2011

I don’t know who they’d be evacuating. The State Dept correspondent on CNN said charter flights for yanks out of Egypt are on hold due to lack of demand.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

you know, cover story.

11. catnip - 5 February 2011

Brrreaking: Reuters via AJ -blast at a gas pipeline near the Egypt/Israel border.

Hmmm…that would be a handy distraction.

catnip - 5 February 2011

“saboteurs” according to Egyptian state teevee.

Sure. Right. Just like those pro-Mu people weren’t plants.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

The great big fat white Suburban with the GPS that wasn’t missed. Or wasn’t found. Or wasn’t lost but was stolen.

catnip - 5 February 2011

No kidding. Funny how they didn’t comment about it until the video came out.

diane - 5 February 2011

well they quickly shut down the gas main, maybe they used the remainder of the stolen Diplomatic Suburban fleet to get to the gas main.

Maybe PG&E can hire them that only took half an hour.

9:46am: The Egyptian army has closed the main source of gas supplying the pipeline that was attacked in northern Sinai this morning, a security source tells Reuters.

“The armed forces and the authorities managed to close the main the source of flow and are trying to control the fires,” the source said.

9:34am: There are no reports of casualties in the Sinai blast.

9:30am: Sources confirm to Al Jazeera that a blast has occured in northern Sinai. Residents in El-Arish says flames are raging near gas pipeline leading to Israel.

“Saboteurs took advantage of the security situation and blew up the gas pipeline,” a state television correspondent reports.

9:17am: Reuters quotes Egyptian state TV as saying “terrorists” have targeted an Israel-Egypt gas pipeline in northern Sinai.

9:15am: There are reports of a blast and fires in Arish in northern Sinai near a gas pipeline close to the Israeli border.

ts - 5 February 2011

Word has it they were rushing to Subway for one of those $5 foot-longs.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

And got lost! Or stolen! Or something.

BooHooHooMan - 5 February 2011

blast at a gas pipeline

Should been a designated no-smoking area.

As the world awaits word of wisdom from Bloomberg…

marisacat - 5 February 2011

Should been a designated no-smoking area.

No sodas, no plastic bags, no smoking, no running jumping laughing. NO dogs off leash!

And don’t feed the birds. ANY birds…

12. catnip - 5 February 2011

Gaza feeds hungry Egyptian troops in role reversal

Egyptian soldiers isolated on the Gaza border by 10 days of internal upheaval are getting bread, canned goods and other food supplies from the enclave, which is usually on the receiving end of food aid.

A source in the border town of Rafah said security forces of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules Gaza, had been providing the troops with supplies for the past three days.


The sources said Palestinian merchants in Gaza have also been smuggling vegetables, eggs and other staples into Egypt, where store owners have run out of stock because normal supplies are cut off by the unrest — reversing the usual flow of goods.

Interesting, if it’s true.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

oh I believe it… one thing tath has been talked about is that Moo and Co will do what Bush and Brownie did in NO (and other small enclaves on the Gulf) make sure no supplies, no food etc., gets past a military cordon, and into the heart of cities.

catnip - 5 February 2011

I just wonder since it’s reported in Ha’aretz and could be an effort to link Hamas to what’s going on in Egypt.

13. catnip - 5 February 2011

Not one peep about AFRICOM in all of this.

14. catnip - 5 February 2011

I think Hillary’sconfused.


On Saturday at a conference in Munich, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the “status quo” of undemocratic nations in the region was “simply not sustainable”.

She said: “Governments who consistently deny people freedom will open the door to instability… free people govern themselves best.”

Didn’t she just call Mu’s govt “stable” last week while pumping billions into it to “consistently deny people freedom”? Those people who wanted to be free have been held hostage, thanks to the US, for decades.

15. marisacat - 5 February 2011

What a line up, I say stay in the rabbit hole.


–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA); former Secretary of State James A. Baker III; roundtable on the Reagan legacy with former Reagan White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, former Speaker of the California Assembly and former Mayor Willie Brown (D-San Francisco), and former NBC News White House Correspondent during the Reagan administration Andrea Mitchell (live from the Reagan Presidential Library)

–ABC’s “This Week“: Christiane Amanpour will broadcast live from Cairo, Egypt

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and the Brookings Institution’s Martin Indyk; former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Israel and Jordan and former Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering; Al Jazeera Washington and New York Bureau Chief Dr. Abderrahim Foukara (additional guests TBA)

–“Fox News Sunday“: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; former Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann and former Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer; roundtable with Fox Sports’ Terry Bradshaw, Fox Sports’ Howie Long and Fox Sports’ Michael Strahan; “Power Player of the Week” segment with Fox Sports’ Joe Buck (live from Cowboys Stadium)

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Negroponte and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Edward Walker; Co-Chairman of the White House Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY)

–Univision’s “Al Punto“: Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez; former Mexican Foreign Secretary Jorge Castañeda; former Haitian Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier; Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop Group Choc Quib Town; roundtable with Hispanic issues expert Arnoldo Torres and political analyst Victoria DeFrancesco

–NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show“: Roundtable with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, Time’s Joe Klein, BBC’s Katty Kay and the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut

16. ts - 5 February 2011

Tweety’s really slumming this week.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

Of course Tweety himself is a slum… 😉

hard to come up from that.

17. mattes - 5 February 2011

Christiane Amanpour pretended she did not know that all the pro-mu agitators were not frisked by the army, but demonstrators were. So why is she defending the military?

Then quickly changed the subject.

18. marisacat - 5 February 2011

gah… of course it is just more slobber. On both sides.

“I could not have thought of any other person that is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than Barack Obama,” Mohamed ElBaradei, then the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in a videotaped statement.

more by Mohamed ElBaradei – Jan 31, 2011 – New York Times (10 occurrences)

19. mattes - 5 February 2011

Behind the curtain on US policies:

‘NYT’ pulls back the curtain (For U.S., Egypt is about Israel)

Levy declares,
The problem for America is, you can balance being the carrier for the Israeli agenda with Arab autocrats, but with Arab democracies, you can’t do that.

And some interesting comments:

AIPAC’s war in Iraq cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars and led to 25 January. So it is all about cost and how much Israel is worth. Get an economist to do a cost benefit analysis. 9/11 should be there too.
Lot of evidence of how the US pressured Egypt to give up on pressuring Palestinians for unity.
The nightmare of Zionism has arrived. Educated, connected Arabs who know what happens in the world outside.
Waseem wagdi has 144,000 hits on youtube. in 6 days. and everyone who saw that video will know what Malcolm Hoenlein and Levy are saying. At the end of the day there aren’t enough Zionists in the world to win the information war. Even if AIPAC has bought every single member of Congress and has all the media in the US.


God, how the zionists must hate the internet.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

They are a stone around our necks.


And of course we are a stone around our own necks.

diane - 5 February 2011

I submit that the Zionist’s love the internet, after all their boyos are software Pharoahs, apparently bar none……what they didn’t take into consideration was that the human heart and mind, especially as regards continuation of the human species, versus annihilation (yup, had to look up that spelling), is far more profound than any ‘puter’ could ever be

After all, all of the “intellegience” of computers, came from a very select few ‘humans,’ ultimately used for OFFENCE, and to transfer and usurp “assets,” in warp speed.

20. mattes - 5 February 2011

I just think it’s about time that the subject can be freely discussed.

I have the scars from dk.

mattes - 5 February 2011

Which reminds me, where are the usual players. MIA. JE, RZ, BB, all the dk apologists. Did they all get other assignments?

marisacat - 5 February 2011

geesh so do I. A single comment that the ONLY thing that GHW Bushiter ever did that I valued was the James Baker declaration, delivered along with the main WH number, to call us when you are ready to be sane. I lvoed it, even if it all meant nothing. One of the goons came after me.

AND I made a single comment about Jews in Iraq. Several goons came after me.

That place was and is slop, basically.

mattes - 5 February 2011

After looking around the usual blogs, I find it ODD, that expect for Booman, there is almost silence on the egyptian revolution, You’d think it was a friggen big deal. I find mostly silence.

marisacat - 5 February 2011

well they are largely pro Israel… and they are just barely aware enough to know that coming out hard agaisnt the ground revolt and FOR Israel and imperialism will “look bad”

That is part of it, I think.

21. marisacat - 5 February 2011



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