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Clearing … 1 May 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Afghanistan War, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pakistan, WAR!.

Cotton Candy the rabbit takes part in a show jumping event at the Kaninhop Club in the village of Jena, Germany. Competitors hop over a variety of different sized mini-jumps. The more jumps they clear the higher their score and there is also normally a time element. The sport of rabbit jumping was born in Scandinavia but has quickly become popular through much of Europe and America...

Cotton Candy the rabbit takes part in a show jumping event at the Kaninhop Club in the village of Jena, Germany. Competitors hop over a variety of different sized mini-jumps. The more jumps they clear the higher their score and there is also normally a time element

[Action Press / Rex Features]


Clearing hurdles.  Next!


1. BooHooHooMan - 1 May 2011

Rome: AND on the day John Paul 2 was beatified.

London: During the Royal Bunga Bunga we might add.

Paris, Berlin : ~U.S. Operation?

Moscow, Beijing : Henh.


marisacat - 1 May 2011

Mugabe was in Rome for the Santo Soubito, where is my fucking beatification?, stuff.


2. BooHooHooMan - 1 May 2011

Well heathens, 😉 discount this miracle at peril of eternal hamnation, but ISTANBUL is presently experiencing some sort of mass spontaneous conversion.
200,000 repentents surging in the Square!
Wait – Nope – Oops! Sorry there!
That’s the number turned out for the MAY DAY PROTESTS – 😆 😉
Biggest in 30 years. LOL.

May Day 2011: Labor Day Celebrations Around The World

May Day celebrations are going on today around the world, as workers march for better working conditions and often higher wages.

Also known as Labor Day or International Workers Day, people are holding protests from Los Angeles to South Korea today. In Turkey, 200,000 workers have amassed in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, in what may be the largest May Day protest since 1977. Massive rallies have also been staged in Taiwan and the Philippines.

marisacat - 1 May 2011

That is cheering! Beats all the idiots breaking out wit chants of USA!!!! USA!!! from NYC to the Phillies Mets game to the total frat freak mob outside the WH.

Makes me think of the sectarian mobs in India. Or over Danish cartoons… etc.

diane - 1 May 2011

Yeah, that is cheering, looks like Los Angeles was the largest US march, of about 60,000.

3. BooHooHooMan - 1 May 2011


Brian Williams: Andrea Mitchell, What will this mean in the U.S.?

Andrea Mitchell: Well, Brian, This will have a major impact on U.S. Policy. You can’t underestimate this, achieving the death 😯 of Osama Bin Laden. BUT it will complicate things too™! It will impact on travel, on security, and…and.. 🙄 …so don’t plan to make uneccessary tips.. and …and..

And on we go. Time to invest across the board in wholly integrated goat milking operations, tho. Lobster bibs and slickers another opportunity, anything in the Slobber service sector should be a nice little short term position. Barry McAffree on now.. Good Lord, I can only imagine Matthews and ODonnells lineup Monday night.

One of the MSNBC overnight tools before going to break is touting this TPM “America will wake up to a New Normal”. And coming back just keeps repeating this “New Normal” TPM.

Oh I got yer “New Normal”:
the USA! not-so-NewSpeak for something like
Perma War~ Get Used To It.

marisacat - 1 May 2011

CBS had Lara Logan on pretty quick to say The Wars Go On. Osama was but one leader and Zawahiri was nt at the compound.

Thanks we got the message between taking off shoes and restricting carry on liguids.


BooHooHooMan - 1 May 2011

Thumbs up, Lara.

4. diane - 1 May 2011

Shortages of key drugs endanger patients

By Rob Stein,

Doctors, hospitals and federal regulators are struggling to cope with an unprecedented surge in drug shortages in the United States that is endangering cancer patients, heart attack victims, accident survivors and a host of other ill people.


The paucities are forcing some medical centers to ration drugs — including one urgently needed by leukemia patients — postpone surgeries and other care, and scramble for substitutes, often resorting to alternatives that may be less effective, have more side effects and boost the risk for overdoses and other sometimes-fatal errors.

ya mean like Pfizer and Wyeth:

…Consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry has left only a few manufacturers for many older, less profitable products, meaning that when raw material runs short, equipment breaks down or government regulators crack down, the snags can quickly spiral into shortages.

“It seems like there were lot of things happening with consolidations and quality issues and more things coming from overseas,” said Allen J. Vaida, executive director of the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices, a nonprofit group that helped organize a conference last fall to examine the issue. “It just reached a point where the number of shortages was slowly going up and up, and now we have national crisis with this huge shortage of critical medications.”

Of course the first thing Big Pharma did, was blame it on drug safety requirements:

Some industry representatives blame part of the problem on increased oversight by the FDA, which has made drug safety a higher priority after coming under intense criticism for being too lax.

“As you know right now, FDA has taken a heightened approach towards drug safety,” said Maya Bermingham, senior assistant general counsel at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Anywhoooo…not to worry! Obama and Congress jumped on the issue immediately …well okay, one senator sponsored a bill, and 4 added their signatures. Welp, one thing we can all be sure of, if those medicines are replenished, the prices for them will be obscene.

5. BooHooHooMan - 1 May 2011

Well Somebody, LOL – like everybody trying to cash out before carriage turns to pumpkin in the London silver markets knew what was up prior to the OBL announcement.
BIG plunge about 12 hours ago.
So….To market rally tomorrow in the Dow!
US Bonds too! Home Sales can’t be far off!

I love bein a peasant, frankly, as none of this shit makes no never mind to me.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

what about JAHBZ?

I swear they have destroyed that word too.

6. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

They just reported Bin Laden was buried…
at sea. Quick!

Which means, according to my calculations, he should be appearing in Atlantic City over Memorial Day weekend. I’m thinking with Paul Anka at one of the Trump joints. You know, classy.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

I noticed they rushed around suddenly a few hours ago, to say the body was being treated in accordance with Islamic law.

Gave me a laugh.

The story/stories as they emerged sure were garbled.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

in accordance with Islamic law.
I hope they Do tell how the celebratory photo of corpse figures in to that. One of our specialties tho.

As the shit now flows fast and deep.

Isikoff on now. (4AM Mon EST) UGH.

Going on about how this lead came from “High Value Guantanamo detainees”. Going back YEARS.

:Roll:puke: validate torture: puke some more:

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

I just wonder how the DNC will re-cut the obligatory convention film footage of Tedddy sailing and the JFK voice over of all men returning to sea , you know, with like OB L in sack getting shoved off the side of an aircraft carrier.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

well we went from ”drone strike some days ago”, to, in a few hours, attack just TODAY!!! (USA!! USA!!, it rhymes) on a long observed (4 whole years!) compound that appeared to have been built to hide someone (snicker) and that he was shot in the head in the assault.

On and on it goes.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Making it all worthwhile!

This is the BEST DAMN THING to happen to college kids late on a research paper since, like, EVAH!


7. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Well US JAHBZ were up!
At least for five minute on the Financial Times. Which lead Asian Stocks higher!
Which they now say is due to the ole CIA chum Osama finally turning into, well, just chum in the ole Islamic tradition.

And, Oil is Down! AND The Dollar is UP!

Asian shares rise in holiday markets

By Song Jung-a in Seoul

Published: May 2 2011 04:49 | Last updated: May 2 2011 07:03

Crude oil prices fell more than 1 per cent and the US dollar rebounded in Asia on Monday after news that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US forces in Pakistan. Gold also went into retreat while US stock futures got a boost.

But overall, with financial markets in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand closed for public holidays, stocks in the rest of the region were mixed.

We are so Blessed.
Barry just MacGruber’d our way thru. Till Summer!

8. marisacat - 2 May 2011

hmm Chris Hedges was asked to make some comments on the death, he was at a fundraiser in LA….

[T]hese groups learned to speak the language we taught them. And our response was to speak in kind. The language of violence, the language of occupation—the occupation of the Middle East, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been the best recruiting tool al-Qaida has been handed. If it is correct that Osama bin Laden is dead, then it will spiral upwards with acts of suicidal vengeance. And I expect most probably on American soil. The tragedy of the Middle East is one where we proved incapable of communicating in any other language than the brute and brutal force of empire.

And empire finally, as Thucydides understood, is a disease. As Thucydides wrote, the tyranny that the Athenian empire imposed on others it finally imposed on itself. The disease of empire, according to Thucydides, would finally kill Athenian democracy. And the disease of empire, the disease of nationalism … these of course are mirrored in the anarchic violence of these groups, but one that locks us in a kind of frightening death spiral. . . . .

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011


9. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Ah yes. Where else can you find Pwogwessive commentary like this?

Do you really have to be a downer (7+ / 0-)
tonight? Do you really have to fart/piss in the pool?

by oceanstar17 on Sun May 01, 2011 at 11:54:38 PM PDT

To a David Swanson diary on DK.
Not to be missed IMO.

The plane I was on landed in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, and the pilot came on the intercom to tell everyone to celebrate: our government had killed Osama bin Laden. This was better than winning the Super Bowl, he said.

Set aside for a moment the morality of cheering for the killing of a human being — which despite the pilot’s prompting nobody on the plane did. In purely Realpolitik terms, killing foreign leaders whom we’ve previously supported has been an ongoing disaster.

Our killing of Saddam Hussein has been followed by years of war and hundreds of thousands of pointless deaths. Our attempts to kill Muammar Gadaffi have killed his children and grandchildren and will end no war if they eventually succeed. Our attempts to kill Osama bin Laden, including wars justified by that mission, have involved nearly a decade of senseless slaughter in Afghanistan and the rest of the ongoing global “generational” war that is consuming our nation….

Fortunately, the top of thread jacker , the pool party idiot, was met with this..

he’s focusing on what is important here (8+ / 0-)

this means nothing, in my view.

it doesn’t change economics. or clear up the waters in the gulf. it doesn’t mean the 30,000 or so troops in Afghanistan are coming home or that we will stay out of Libya.

This doesn’t undo the assault on the American worker or the “American” way of life.

All it does is give Obama a campaign slogan…

by pfiore8 on Mon May 02, 2011 at 12:18:14 AM PDT

Wasn’t long before that party hack Timmy Lange showed up with his little massage table. And AFTER posting his “own” Historic – search optimized! – redux. (LOL Where does he find the strength?! Cut and paste press statements from Pelosi and Reid PLUS a vid clip of Barry! )

I’m out.

10. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Nah. Back In. The mooks on Morning Joe.
Led by eponymous mook, Joe Scarborough:

This is a game changer.

Mika Twytzynski on now.
He WAS Shot in the Head.
Richard Hass: Pakistans Fault, abbettors of Terrorism, says Ricky, segueing to Bush Doctrine nicely.

Jon Meacham now: Hitler Death on MAy 1st too! (DRINK!)

Willie Geist: People were honking their horns last night in New York. Amazing and Emotional.

Oh thanx for that, Willie.

Okay, now I’m out.
The historical narrative has been set.
Now I’m out.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Nyap, still in.

Scarorough: Not even the beginning of the End, these Wars go on, {Sigh} etc…

LOL Now Miklaszewski, the NBC DoD guy says top Pentagon peeps said they didn’t even really know OBL was in there. The President took the gamble, etc, AND…Islamic Traditional Funeral reminder.

Okay. I’m So not sticking around to watch Jack Jacobs to stroke his meat while tick off military hardware used to an inquisitive Willie Geist…

11. marisacat - 2 May 2011

War pr0n:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

ABC BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Exclusive Footage Inside the Compound Where Osama Bin Laden Was Killed http://abcn.ws/mBbO8K

12. catnip - 2 May 2011

Did Tweety just say this is a day to go to church? Ummm…why?

13. ts - 2 May 2011



IOW: We think the photo is a fake, but still just take the military at their word that he’s dead, despite the forgery of key forensic evidence.

I would so totally laugh if he made a video (if not several) years ago announcing that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated and had his minions release it about a week from now. The ultimate mind****.

NTIM, the wars will go on, and the boot stamping on the human face, forever.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

yeah that is clearly photoshopped…

This means they admit they filmed it. So 😆 bring it on.

During the operation, a photo of his face was transmitted to analysts, who confirmed the identification.

According to Pentagon officials, photos of Bin Laden’s dead face do exist but those widely distributed on the Internet are fake. At some point, if only to convince die-hard Bin Laden followers, officials are expected to release a corpse photo, as has been done in the past when famous villains such as Che Guevara and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein were killed or captured. Additionally, such special ops are typically videotaped by mini-helmet cams to document a sensitive mission and assist in debriefing and future training. . . . .

14. catnip - 2 May 2011

POLITICO Breaking News

Dramatic new details of the mission to get Osama bin Laden are emerging. Sources tell POLITICO’s Mike Allen that a helicopter carrying Navy SEALs malfunctioned as it approached bin Laden’s compound at about 3:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday, stalling as it hovered. The pilot set it down gently inside the walls, then couldn’t get it going again. It was a tense moment for President Barack Obama, who had been monitoring the raid in the White House Situation Room surrounded by members of his war cabinet.

In the end, the sick chopper turned out to be a tiny wrinkle in a military and intelligence success. Bin Laden was shot in the face by the SEALs during a firefight after resisting capture. He was buried at sea less than 12 hours later.

“buried at sea” = body dumped ASAP

marisacat - 2 May 2011

oh! now it is shot in the FACE. Not just a head shot.


Cancel the parties…. 😆 This is the same government that filmed the “rescue” of Jessica Lynch, as it was happening with night vision….. SO!! Bring on the film of the operation. Showing Usama before he was shot.

What a scream. More vapor.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

oh! now it is shot in the FACE.

It’s a Western, what can ya say?
It’ll be “right between the eyes” before sundown, pardner.

But My. God.
This could be the popcorn run of all time.
The full frontal take down of recorded history.
The best episode of Punk’d ever.

As Now no mere photo of his face was transmitted to analysts, who confirmed the identification. that Mike Allen’s sources say..

They got the DNA during the Islamic Traditional Funeral!
Sweaty Admin lips and brows now, anyone?

Cancel the parties…. 😆 This is the same government that filmed the “rescue” of Jessica Lynch, as it was happening with night vision….. SO!! Bring on the film of the operation. Showing Usama before he was shot.

What a scream. More vapor.

And how. Me, I’m taking in the yawning skeptical thud if not outright crickets from captials around the world measured against the increasingly shrill decibel level of US PTB screaming at those duplicitous Pakistanis.

Haven’t we seen this flick before?

But Next? Cruise missile launched before NEXT TAPE reaches Al Jazeera overnight inbox?
Of course, who knows. But do I think it’s possible that – Gasp – the allegedly Best and Brightest the U.S. has to offer right down to the lesser pols and propaganda humpers doing their journeyman’s work on TV could have been played out of position? Oh I think the answer to that question was outsourced a long time ago.

China keeps mum on Osama bin Laden’s death

BEIJING: China maintained steady silence over the death of al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden today, while analysts from its official think tanks cautioned that it could pose a major threat to fragile security situation in Pakistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry is yet to react to Osama’s killing by the US forces in Pakistan, Beijing’s close strategic ally.

However, the English channel of the state-run CCTV gave an extensive coverage to the incident with comments from the analysts about its impact on Pakistan, the region and war on terror.

Significantly for Beijing, US President Barrack Obama authorised attack on Osama hideout on April 29, the day Pakistan and China held their fourth strategic dialogue.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

Shot above the left eye, they say.


I am sorry, no matter what the assembled shit class politicos have put us thru so much. I am standing with the dead Reagan:

Trust but verify! And I ain’t budging.


ts - 2 May 2011

Why not just put his body on a pike in the White House? Cut the head off, affix it to Obama’s limo? Like they did in the old days as an example to the others.

Oh, we’re okay with strafing civilians to get some third or fourth level alleged al-Qaeda boogeyman, but we don’t draw and quarter? Puh-leeze.

Shot in the face = we can’t recognize him
Buried at sea = no body left to check – oopsie

What a crock of shit. Do they just pump this out to see how much people will swallow?

And let’s just desecrate the body to piss as many people off as possible. Why not stuff a Koran up his ass? I tell you, the lack of imagination in these people…

15. marisacat - 2 May 2011


Gergen…. Always hoping to be brought in as political facilitator. “even harder to beat”… Yeah right…

David Gergen tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Obama will now be even tougher to beat in 2012:

“Not since Adolf Hitler can I remember a single person who has been so hated by Americans … Wolf, it’s difficult to remember a statement that was so celebratory in recent American history. We’ve had so many downers. … I think it almost goes back to the fall of the Berlin Wall before you find anything dramatic, that had this sense of positive history about it. … They say Obama got Osama. That’s a tone you hear out there. But they’re also a great many people saying if the war on terror is over, let’s bring our troops home. If we got the guy, let’s go home tomorrow. That could be complicating for the president. …

16. ts - 2 May 2011

Obama got Osama. God, I can imagine how many people came when they field tested that at the PR office.

Even if he was truly killed in exactly the way they claim, I can’t imagine an emptier victory.

17. marisacat - 2 May 2011

hmm der spiegel says Abbotobad is one of the most beautiful towns in Pakistan AND is a wealthy garrison town. Crawling with Pakistani mil.

What a hoot.

Tweet tweet (in English no less) from a local cafe owner, wondering what the hell is going on.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

LOL. Oh it is.
Villas and orchards to die for. (As the saying goes.)

18. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Carney Press briefing up now. How apropo.

And LOL emphasizing “IF we had actionable intelligence”..

Has Brennan as human shield. Interesting.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Says it was an ARREST mission now.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

LOL. NOT going in to visual details.

Tapper with Brennan on the ropes now.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

oh they are saying he was shot AFTER he was ordered to “surrender”.

Earlier it was a firefight…

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Oh this is gettin good.

Script Doctor!

19. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

LOL AFTER Brennan said “Minutes seemed like years.” he was asked by Tapper about whether documentation, bank vaults, other intel was gathered when on this big coup.

Not Going into THAT either But yeh, We did like, grab some some stuff. If it was needed, see, because sure, sure , this was efficient. Like , sure, yes it really was. Quick but not so quick, but minutes seemed like years but not like LEAP years: Bin Laden had a woman as a shield, ya know!

marisacat - 2 May 2011

the cafe owner’s tweeets (link up thread) present a different version of the downing of the helo.

Our version makes it sound like wardrobe malfunction… but still it was set down “gently” inside the walls.

Cafe tweeter says it crashed. And it was heard crashing….

We so need script docs.

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Now REALLY stonewalling on the Visual Evidence.
Now he’s stamerring over who owned the compound.

Chuck Todd (my god for once the dumbfuck asks a decent question!) :

You said this was the gutsiest call a President has ever made. That implies disagreement around the table? Was there?

Met by a “well sure” etc.

THEN a follow up by Todd. (Wonders never cease)

“Was it a close call in your opinion?”


When was the Decision he would be buried at sea?

Deer in Headlights moment as room erupts.

One at a time! Carney says.

Why at Sea??!?

Oh this is NOT going well.

marisacat - 2 May 2011

well calling the compound ”a million dollar property” is a good giggle. That is what we think 3,000 sq ft is – – – – with very high walls and barbed wire?

No pool? No sky lights? No indoor dog run? What were the home owner dues? We demand to know!!

Is it on Trulia? Zillow?

20. marisacat - 2 May 2011

Henry Bodgett, Spitzer’s red headed step child, 😆 weighs in…

President Obama watched live video of the raid on Bin Laden’s compound yesterday, a source tells us.

In operations like this, our source says, soldiers and pilots often carry helmet cameras, and screens in situation rooms can carry live images from all of them.

We doubt the US will release video or photos of the Bin Laden raid, but in this age of Wikileaks, anything’s possible. . . . .

Read more: Business Insider

21. BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

Oh fuck>

There are reports he was wrapped in a weighted white sheet. How secure is that?


Visual Recording of the Burial?

Was there an Imam there?

OH! BRENNAN REALLY taken aback.

Brennan: Look,Now we can say with 99.9 % level of confidence this WAS Bin Laden.


marisacat - 2 May 2011

What body of water?

I wanna know!

Man the beaches, without man-eating sharks he’s gonna wash up in a fishing net!!

BooHooHooMan - 2 May 2011

😆 I wanna know!

Oh too funny. Well they called the presser.
Carney and Brennan really got whiplashed in what started as a high fiver.

Man the beaches, without man-eating sharks he’s gonna wash up in a fishing net!!

After this presser Brennan and Carney will be leading the way.

OOO! Put to Carney at close of Brennan seg as he made escape:

Was there was a reason Brennan said 99.9% sure?

Carney Verry sotto voce: I believe that has to do with DNA.

No body.
No body returned to family.
No visuals.
Sorry. They got a problem either way, whether they “got ‘im” or not. They let the bloodlust hoo-ha out of the bottle, so good luck satisfying the very people who were USA!ing it at first news. **

Frankly, the Traditional Islamic Funeral courtesy of SOCOM at sea is about the dumbest political angle on all counts they could have introduced into the mix.

But**….. poor Ghaddafi or the next target, (well, it’s gonna be SOMEBODY) given the unsated bloodlust of Barry and Obama for America: Revenge Impalement 2012.
Poor Ghaddafi or the next target who likely will end up as hood ornament on Barry Peace Prize’s limo.

So far, The most hideous angle I saw being worked was Michael Isikoff touting GITMO ops going back YEARS as instrumental in this, ahem, “win”.

22. marisacat - 2 May 2011

hmm supposedly this is the compound, thanks to der spiegel.


23. marisacat - 2 May 2011




…. 😯 … 😳

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