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Carnivale 21 February 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011.

A float depicting US President Barack Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as Osama Bin Laden, and entitled Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas,  is seen at the Viareggio Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy

Carnival season kicks off in Venice, Nice and Viareggio:
A float depicting US President Barack Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as Osama Bin Laden, and entitled Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas, is seen at the Carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy

Don’t worry …they REALLY smacked Silvio around:

A huge paper mache float depicting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi entitled Rexpubblica is seen at the Viareggio Carnival

A huge paper mache float depicting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi entitled Rexpubblica is seen at the Viareggio Carnival [EPA]

At least Obby got to keep his skin.


Another Libya site:   http://revolution2.moonfruit.com/


1. diane - 21 February 2011

hmmm perhaps some ‘barrier cream’ is in order for those boyos ….to keep their urine from eating their flesh…might I suggest A & D barrier cream? ….oh and let me go call up the A & D folks to get my BIG PHARMA KICKBACK … fuck em all but 6, shove your kickback up your fuckin ass!

2. diane - 21 February 2011

from the moonfruit site:

Over a hundred bodies of soldiers who refused to follow orders, found at Fadhil camp in #Benghazi, in mass grave

rest in peace, dearests …………………(and FUCK’EM ALL BUT 6!)

marisacat - 21 February 2011

oh… Ban Ki Moon is “outraged” and Hillary is “alarmed”. She demands it stop. Wight away now ….

Obslob is incommunicado for Pretzel Day. I think Euros ar worried that Qaddafi will unleash a mass of immigrants into boats. And not much else….


We can be so proud! Of somebody ELSE!!

diane - 21 February 2011

;0( ……

3. marisacat - 21 February 2011

Earlier they said that Egypt had drawn back their mil from the border and had two field hospitals set up…

and now:

BREAKING: The Egyptian Army announces that Libyan-Egyptian borders are open fully!

Posted on February 22, 2011 by admin

Just now, the Egyptian army has announced that the Libyan-Egyptian borders are open fully! We hope that this will now allow for journalists and hospital supplies to filter through and help our Libyan brothers and sisters

From the LibyaFeb17 site….

catnip - 21 February 2011

CNN’s Ben Wedeman was reporting from Libya earlier.

At least Obamalama didn’t go to Vail with his family for the weekend. So, there’s that.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

She is into perfectly raked surfaces. Or so I gather.

catnip - 21 February 2011

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV

Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels “dogs”.

Speaking to state TV from outside a ruined building, he asserted: “I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela.”

Pic of him with an umbrella. Bullet-proof?

A statement described the protesters as “terrorist gangs made up mostly of misguided youths”, who had been exploited and fed “hallucinogenic pills” by people following foreign agendas.

Sure. That sounds plausible…

diane - 21 February 2011

ahhhh …but nonetheless, ..obombster and mickey ….are still likely walled off, in their own “snow” drift ….. don’t even want to know who else accompanies [sic (and sick)] them in that snowed in fortress,…. the image of shrub and condi, in leather, in the same room (let alone a foursome or more (poppy and babs, not quite up to the activity ..voyeuring in the corner …. let alone BIll and Hill, et al …and all the “MUST BE READ TO BE RELEVANT BLAWWWGHERS ……..et al …..), still creeps me out ………

diane - 21 February 2011

need I say? – ewwwwwwwwwwww ….nasty!

so sad, too bad …..;0( …:0)

diane - 21 February 2011

what a perfectly ripe mango ….. ;0)

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 February 2011

… executive director of the combative National Nurses Association, RoseAnn DeMoro …

This is such a DC insider insipid analysis. Of course the DNC didn’t lead this, it was a protest.

This DC insider perspective is not the shared perspective with the rest of the US who are clearly not into the two party faux bipartisan neatly constructed box. As for DC progressives, I agree with Cornel West, Obama has domesticated them. But I think that you might be surprised at the absolute contempt everyday people (outside of the beltway) have for this beltway bullsh**. The outrage is real. It is spontaneous and if the DNC disappeared, it wouldn’t matter.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

I think ObSlob should worry.

One of the pieces I read at CPunch, think it was a new one this am, said there is no commentary, no interest in Obama nor any other national leader at the WI protests. NO signs asking “Where is Foundling” (snicker).

Randi Weingarten, who flew in and out, apparently urged the locals to make any and all concessions. Exactly what DeMoro nd the nurses were told here 6+ years ago. I suspect by Stern and whoever else.

5. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Petraeus : Afghans Could Have Burned Their Own Children
To Make U.S. Bombings Look Bad.

KABUL – To the shock of President Hamid Karzai’s aides, Gen. David H. Petraeus suggested Sunday at the presidential palace that Afghans caught up in a coalition attack in northeastern Afghanistan might have burned their own children to exaggerate claims of civilian casualties, according to two participants at the meeting.

The exact language Petraeus used in the closed-door session is not known, and neither is the precise message he meant to convey. But his remarks about the deadly U.S. military operation in Konar province were deemed deeply offensive by some in the room. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private discussions.

They said Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, dismissed allegations by Karzai’s office and the provincial governor that civilians were killed and said residents had invented stories, or even injured their children, to pin the blame on U.S. forces and force an end to the operation.

“I was dizzy. My head was spinning,” said one participant, referring to Petraeus’s remarks. “This was shocking. Would any father do this to his children? This is really absurd.”

Petraeus, through a spokesman, declined to comment.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

a stage in the unravelling.

Life Coach Barry better get Petraeus state side. (As if Obama has any say in it ….)

marisacat - 21 February 2011

oh wow… that was in the Washington Post.

Stuff IS unravelling.

diane - 21 February 2011

call me old fashioned , but where’s the stake and the silver bullet for that nasty mother fucker, he may have lit his own offspring on fire, but, that is quite another subject.

catnip - 21 February 2011

Well, he’s all set for a presidential run!

diane - 21 February 2011

:0) …. ;0(

mattes - 21 February 2011

I guess, you can only bomb the shit out of a country for so long before they go stark raving mad.

6. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Kerry, Fresh from his failed mission to secure the release – not of a U.S. diplomatic corps employee, but of a Blackwater subcontractor is besieged by antiwar activists and other angry constituents at a meetup in Massachussets.

Anti-war protesters interrupted Kerry numerous times Saturday as he met with constituents. Kerry apologized to a woman who said he called her a Neanderthal for not believing in global warming. The Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential candidate said he was referring generally to those who do not believe in global warming.

Resident Steve Ganzel of Northampton criticized Kerry for failing to stem credit-default swaps, which insure against default of securities tied to mortgages and were blamed for partly causing the collapse of large banks. Kerry said he tried unsuccessfully to gather support for measures that would have imposed regulations.

He criticized House Republicans for proposed budget cuts of $60 billion.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

well they hanged La Kerry, in effigy iirc, in Pakistan.

Things can only get better!!

One result of the Guardian, which catnip posted, calling out Davis as CIA is that EVERYONE is now using it.



I think Obster has a headache. 😆

BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Oh its a LOSER ALLLL the way around.
Embassy employee..CIA..Blackwater.
Also really did wonders for Kerry’s Leftisher street-cred LOL.

Lose / Lose! Kinda Like Win / Win,
except for the totally LOSING aspect of it.
Lose Lose Lose LOSE LOSE that FUTURE!

Let alone contract-killer Davis: a minor distinction, he was mil before, but now in quite the delicious pickle, straight up charged with murder in Pakistan. With US Intel and the Pols going out of their way now to distance themselves from his inadvertant Blackwater ass. Or something like that. I wonder if he’s prepared to die for “plausible reliability”. I wonder if he has considered the unlikelihood of the ISI sheltering him now. Or the piss poor probability – and here’s a real Hero Sandwich – > of some low profit margin rescue operation even being thought about now by his buddies given the seller’s market for mercenary services in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

7. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Al Jazeera, live on the web, no problem whatsoever in telling it like it is wrt Obama “no where to be seen today” and Hillary “too little too late”

Had a clip from former UK FM Owen saying the UN Security Council should be called into emergency session “immediately, tonight” and Impose a no fly zone over Libya immediately. This was in a piece noting the international community – and the U.S. – clearly has the ability to enforce such a resolution given military resources based in Italy.

Ah yes our military bases:
Endorsed by Obama as a safeguard for peace…

AJ E did announce the UN Sec Council will meet…tomorrow night. :roll 🙄
Cue our latest Ricepuffy, Susan.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

and Impose a no fly zone over Libya immediately.

yes because there are rumors (so far only that) that Italy dispatched two fighter planes to Libya, to fight FOR Qaddafi.

mattes - 21 February 2011

I slept most of the afternoon. This whole thing makes me want to jump out of my skin.

What the hell is wrong with humankind. Why? Over and over again.

8. catnip - 21 February 2011

Lifted this from L’Orange:

“And if American workers are being denied their right to organize when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States.”

— 11/3/07, Spartanburg, S.C. Senator Barack Obama

marisacat - 21 February 2011

What will it take to put you in a car TODAY? (unspoken: little lady)

BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

“I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States.”

😆 His shoes being made overseas of course,
cuz he ain’t wearin no bobos playin basketball. LOL.

And Kinda like wifey’s $540 dollar pair of “sneakers” .
By Lanvin
WHICH she wore – wait for it –
to a FOOD BANK. 😆

marisacat - 21 February 2011

what’s moe they were UGLEEEE, as I recall.

Can you imagine if Laura B had done [been so stupid as to have done] such a thing.

9. mattes - 21 February 2011

Marcat @”And you know the US is just in total freak out. No matter what!”

Wondering who is going to be left standing to fuel the global war machine. i.e. your IDEX link.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

oh there will always be arms dealers…. and makers. And war mongers.

mattes - 21 February 2011

I was thinking about the oil. Who will be holding the spigots when all the dust settles.

marisacat - 21 February 2011

well SF has the current distinction of the highest price in the country (not just the state) for gas car fuel. 3.69 and I saw 3.93 for super unleaded or whatever the more expensive is…

The same segment said SUVs are still selling… LOL but it will slow when regular is at $4

Somebody will control it.

10. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Al Jazeera programme Blood and Lust

raises the essential question of the how US military medicine is used as a force multiplier.
Has two medics featured that are… just lost IMO.

And footage of an attempted resuscitation of an Afghan National army KIA… yet no reason for the US Mil heroic measures dance: Anyone with medical training, let alone a field medic who watches it would know the guy had already bled out , was cleaned up and thoroughly field dressed for the footage to proceed from the landing zone.

A whole lot of ” This job, Our Job..” ETC.
The ethical questions raised by the reporter met with little but dismay and recital that US Military medicine is “there for the Afghans, too”… 🙄

It is so not going to go well when these vets come home. If they ever do..

11. marisacat - 21 February 2011


[N]ow the scene is set for more bloodshed by an increasingly isolated regime as the people become more emboldened to continue their demand that was raised from the beginning of the revolution; the downfall of the Al Khalifa hereditary dictatorship.

They have not been deterred by the threats coming from the Saudi dictators whose fate hangs in the balance after decades of dictatorship and suppression. These developments have now hardened the resolve of Bahrainis. The Al Wefaq society announced their withdrawal from the Al Khalifa shura council and calls are being made to try the ruler and his clique for genocide and war crimes. It is a history which is now unfolding in Bahrain. The time for real change has come and the days of the Al Khalifa are numbered.

12. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Schumer raising for Wis. Dems
By BEN SMITH | 2/21/11 4:25 PM

The New York senator sends an e-mail to supporters asking for financial support.

Dun~ dunteDun~ DunteDundunDundun Dun.

13. BooHooHooMan - 21 February 2011

Wherein the Brown Suit of Reform has not lost its sheen from that storied campaign.

The story accompanying the pic is a delightful hoot, with Hilarious falling all over herself –

Mutassim Gadhafi in 2009 paid a little-noticed visit to the State Department, as the U.S. and Libya worked to mend old rifts. There was not much news — most of the commentary lingered on his suit. 😆

The younger Gadhafi is Libya’s national security adviser — and if not the successor to his father’s power, then at least the inheritor of a sartorial legacy.

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am very pleased to welcome Minister Gadhafi here to the State Department. We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya. We have many opportunities to deepen and broaden our cooperation. And I’m very much looking forward to building on this relationship. So, Mr. Minister, welcome so much here.


SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. We’re delighted you’re here.


SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.

marisacat - 22 February 2011

oh what a scream!

14. diane - 22 February 2011
marisacat - 22 February 2011

I think that death rate is going to rise, too many reports of numbers of people “trapped” in buildings…

15. marisacat - 22 February 2011

Moving right along……….. Libyan envoy to India resigns…….

and the Iranian warships entered Suez Canal a few hours ago.

16. marisacat - 22 February 2011

This is so classic.

David Cameron faced charges of hypocrisy last night after he arrived for a tour of the Gulf with some senior figures from the defence industry.

His long-planned visit was originally to bang the drum for British business in export markets, but has become dominated by the turmoil in the Middle East. After leaving Britain early, Mr Cameron became the first world leader to visit Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled. The Prime Minister is also preparing, in a speech to the Kuwaiti parliament today, to urge governments across the region to respond to calls for reform.

Despite the change in his agenda, Mr Cameron is still taking a large delegation from business and industry, including eight representatives of defence firms attempting to secure contracts in the Gulf states. Among them are: Ian King, chief executive of BAE Systems; Alastair Bisset, group international director at QinetiQ; and Rob Watson, regional director of Rolls-Royce.


Yet Mr Cameron was forced to defend the inclusion of defence industry representatives in the travelling party, arguing that it was “very much in Britain’s interests” that the UK continued to promote defence relationships with countries in the region.

He said: “Britain has a range of strong defence relationships with countries in the region. I seem to remember we spent a lot of effort and indeed life in defending and helping to defend Kuwait.

“So the idea that Britain should not have defence relationships with some of these countries I don’t understand. It is quite right that we do.

“We have some of the toughest rules on export licences and exports of arms anywhere in the world. Everything has to meet those rules.”

The packed agenda saw Mr Cameron hold talks with the head of the armed forces supreme council, Defence Minister Mohamed Tantawi, and Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq – deliberately steering clear of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s popular Islamist group.

So……… is that a fighter jet in your pocket Mr Cameron or are you excited at the sales prospects…

17. BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

Ghadaffi on the tele again.
From RENOVATION Square. 😉

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

Really freaking out, too –

Where are the Drywall Guys!
Where are They NOW??!!??

Something like that…

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

with a reference to “greasy rats and cats” thrown in
AND an “offer to die as a martyr”.

Fuckin remodeling. It’s rough, dude.

18. BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

Location of Libyan Oil Fields.
A majority in the East, over Egypt way…
Which he has already (Whoopsie) lost, so says FT and other sources..

Eastern Libya in opposition hands
By Andrew England and Hebah Saleh in Cairo and Harvey Morris in New York

Published: February 22 2011 15:52 | Last updated: February 22 2011 16:15

An increasingly desperate Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was clinging to power with brutal force on Tuesday after protests against his regime hit Tripoli, Libya’s capital, and opposition groups consolidated their control of the eastern regions.

He’s still goin on on the tube BTW, he was talking of opposition bombs falling on the Oil Fields.
NOW he’s reciting a list of crimes that will be met with the death penalty and stops himself to say he will not blame the young people tho. And resuming the de4ath Penalty litany now..Back to the rats and cats theme now…

catnip - 22 February 2011

It’s Reefer Madness!!

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011


I laughed so hard when you first described things like that. 😀 😉

LOL – > Ghaddafi just said – and this is almost an exact translation, too – The Libyan People could, ya know, just go and take the oil for themselves.
Sort of a Help Yourself Situation now…

catnip - 22 February 2011

Like a drive through?

Yes, still live from Renovation Square, where I have been protesting to get my own damn toilet now for 3 months.

Various signs my cat wears:

Don’t Dust on Me!

Meow Means NOW!

Reno Guys = Hitler!

“Almost Done”, My Ass!

marisacat - 22 February 2011

oh very good!

“Cat on Strike”.

“Mama wants a litter box”

“Occupation Forces Need to Leave”

catnip - 22 February 2011


I’ll be whipping those up for him.

marisacat - 22 February 2011

Need to work on getting him to walk two-legged. Able to hold a sign, not just wear a sign.

Is there any ETA for toilet install? Any at all?

catnip - 22 February 2011

Is there any ETA for toilet install? Any at all?

2011 (?)

getting him to walk two-legged.

He’s at war with the Shop-Vac. The Shop-Vac is winning. It’s like one huge dust-sucking drone that attacks at random.

marisacat - 22 February 2011

from what I read, the tribe in charge of the oil fields has threatned to stop it all, because of the attacks from Qaddafi against the people.

He has close to nothing left I imagine.

Can’t wait to see what comes of this…

mattes - 22 February 2011

That’s ok, saudis saying they’ll make up the difference for the War Inc.

No fuel. No wars.

marisacat - 22 February 2011

we don’t get much from the ME. Other than rigging the oil markets (and I don’t care anymore, frankly, so many years of it – – and boom and bust)…. we get most from the Dutch, from Canada, from Venezuela, Mexico, etc.

JAPAN will be suffering if Libya shuts down the oil, but not us so much.

And Oil goes up anyway. The game is endless.

marisacat - 22 February 2011

it is just so stunning…

… and not like things have slowed in other countries, either….

19. marisacat - 22 February 2011

cut to Obby in Cleveland.

That back drop of “Winning the Future” is old already.

And too monotone.

catnip - 22 February 2011

That back drop of “Winning the Future” is old already.

Ship it off to Gaddafi. Shorten it to “WTF?”.

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

That back drop of “Winning the Future” is old already.

Not that much of a difference from Muammar’s pitch now..Except maybe for the length. Ghaddafi has already burnt out one translator on AJ-E but he’s still going.

AJ briefly interupted to say they are not sure if this Libyan State TV feed is actually live or pre-recorded…

catnip - 22 February 2011

It’s obvious that SOMEBODY has had way too much caffeine.

I’m just sayin’…

20. BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

Ghaddafi did note Bangazi has been taken over..

really in some weird Anchorman in the FuhrerBunker zone now. Reading other media accounts as they come in..

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

AJE has cut away…

marisacat - 22 February 2011

some weird Anchorman in the FuhrerBunker zone now


BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

Oh I can relate. 😉
The irony is not lost on me. LOL.

21. marisacat - 22 February 2011

hahahahah Lindorff has an update on Davis/Pakistan/not EVEN CIA but a contractor….


So………. How’s that big ”change” vote working?

[A]merica’s and the President’s reputations take another beating as a result of the handling of this bloody incident. Not only did the US dispatch to Islamabad members of Congress, including the Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), as well as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to press for Davis’s release, threatening the withholding of aid to Pakistan (our ostensible ally in the Afghanistan War!). It provided a patently false document to the Pakistani foreign office claiming Davis to be an employee of the US Embassy in Islamabad (which would have meant he’d have immunity from arrest and detention), when he was actually working out of the Lahore Consulate, where he would not be entitled to any immunity for his actions). It also tried to exchange his regular passport for a diplomatic one a day after his arrest, again retroactively trying to get him immunity from prosecution for his murderous acts.

Furthermore, the US government, according to the Guardian, induced major US news organizations to hide what they knew about Davis’s real role from the American public. The paper reported that several US news organizations had also learned on their own that Davis is a spy, but then voluntarily withheld the information from the American public “at the request of the Obama administration,” which preferred to stick to the fictional story line that Pakistan is holding an American “diplomat” in “violation of the Vienna Convention” on diplomatic immunity. ….

AND Lindorff posts he may still be active SF, more than anything else.

My main reasoning for thinking Davis is in Special Forces is that CIA agents don’t typically advertise themselves as being in the “security” business. Yet Davis was carrying cards when he was arrested after slaughtering two Pakistanis that identified him as an employee of Hyperion Protective Services, LLC. That kind of thing may well by what a secret Special Forces commando might do, but not a CIA agent.

Furthermore, the kind of killing that Davis was involved in–the daylight execution on a crowded street of two young men on motorcycles, and the equipment police found in his car, which included multiple semi-automatic pistols and high-capacity clips, a telescope, a forehead-mounted infra-red flashlight, multiple cell-phones, a cell-phone locater, clippers, military knives, makeup and masks and a camera filled with photos of schools (common targets for bombings in Lahore and other Pakistani cities)–sound dirtier than the typical CIA fare. …


… as it dribbles out that at least two of the American Xtian bible dispensers died AFTER US forces boarded the yacht.

BooHooHooMan - 22 February 2011

With the Pols Kerry , Obby and Hill defending corporate assassins.

Were not they ALL against outsourcing jobs overseas?

And What about the werkin man?
They really need to get a Union in there, sort out the work rules, etc. No day-time murders over the lunch hour etc. No moonlighting off base without taking your pager and bogus papers.

Oh and they really need to get a better hat rack for the locker room: that jockitch vector between the DI and CIA, SOCOM and Eric Princes Amway Franchise: Xe aka Blackwater.

LET US RECALL That THATmultiple I.D. Crew: Prince’s Blackwater/ Xe are the same “folks” that Obama and Cons not only settled all outstanding legal action, but reinstated them and , with the charade of Obama announcing Iraq was Mission Accomplished 2.0, Obby simultaneoulsy proceeded to DOUBLE their murderous windfall free-for-all.
And make no mistake about it, just handed them a “have at” with the drone joy sticks.


To protect the civilians in a country that is still home to insurgents with Al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias, the State Department is planning to more than double its private security guards, up to as many as 7,000, according to administration officials who disclosed new details of the plan. Defending five fortified compounds across the country, the security contractors would operate radars to warn of enemy rocket attacks, search for roadside bombs, fly reconnaissance drones and even staff quick reaction forces to aid civilians in distress, the officials said.

Yeh some Big Change – O.
He’s a War Criminal.
And his supporters are despicable.

All 4 U.S. Good-Lifers were killed on that prirated yacht off Oman..
At least we are spared the chest-pounding presser from Obby and Company when they shot and killed those young kids trying to surrender another boat last year.

22. marisacat - 22 February 2011



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