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Sweet sweet 1 June 2011

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Total fucking lunatics, WAR!.
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A pair of little owls (Athene noctua) get affectionate outside Lleida, Spain, with mating season now imminent [Roy Mangersnes/Rex Features]

Hopelessly into the “aw” territory but, hey, beats phtographs of any of our leaders.  Or anybody else’s leaders either…

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Just roaming around, catching up… and I see we are moving to classify cyber attacks as meriting traditional armed response to an “act of war”.

Do we hear ourselves?  This is madness.

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1. marisacat - 1 June 2011

hmm According to Yahoo News, that photo of Ob and M (in full dress grimace!) is among the “most emailed pictures”.

ohhkay………

diane - 1 June 2011

ohhh,…and what to say about that bling magnet necklace. It had me pitying her for a moment, but then she seems to have been driven towards that throne, no matter, her color ……

marisacat - 1 June 2011

I think a real tangle of jewelry (any jewelry, real, semi precious, costume) is better than a fake tangle. But what do I know…

😉

diane - 1 June 2011

yup,…and that one, appeared about as fake as it gets.

2. diane - 1 June 2011

awwwwwwwwwww ….

it’s always sweet… to have another you trust:…. help to remove those, near invisible, life sucking parasites that can’t be fought off,…all by oneself.

;0)

diane - 1 June 2011

Speaking of parasites.

(yeah,…..I feel for DCBlogger: …that DC; …Tyson’s Corner, and so many other VA environs; ….Delaware; ……Baltimore; …..etc.; neck of the woods, has a rotten, nasty overhang, of highly concentrated, insidious, death invoking energy)

3. marisacat - 1 June 2011

hmm Wiener (whiner!) should worry… I see he is on tap to be one of the Top Stories on ABC national news tonight.

Good Luck!!

BooHooHooMan - 2 June 2011

Wiener worries. A Goddam shame, frankly. LOL.
I see he has hired a firm to get a grip on things.

marisacat - 2 June 2011

the jokes are endless… I have to be thankful to none other than……. Ann Coulter for the details of the pic… I had not gone hunting for it. She described it.

But then it took me 8 years to bother to look at the famous Andrew Sullivan ad ( I figured I had seen so much of that stuff, but I have to say his had a couple of wrinkles I had not thought were his taste… for one, a three way that included a woman. I am sure in some servile position, LOL).

But Ann says the little thing is at half mast. (full mast?)

😆

I still cannot see him with Huma or Auma or whatever her name is. I would think he would be seriously overwhelmed.

More snickers.

Madman in the Marketplace - 2 June 2011

Jon Stewart said it was more Anthony and less weiner.

marisacat - 2 June 2011

The jokes will go forever…

Who can ever look at Weiner and not think of this … episode, now.

marisacat - 2 June 2011

I think we should all stand around, and watch him dig this very very deep hole he seems intent on making

ANOTHER WEINER PRESS CONFERENCE. Weiner attempts a joke, saying he regrets being a little ‘stiff’ with reporters … In a press gaggle with reporters, Weiner suggested that the lewd picture may have been “manipulated” and he has retained an internet security firm to investigate.”

marisacat - 2 June 2011

Still digging.

As CNN showed the image on the screen, a puzzled Wolf Blitzer pressed the congressman: ‘You would know if this was your underpants.’ ? Most puzzling to many veterans of Washington imbroglios is why Weiner would not clarify whether he is indeed the person in the photo, which is presumably something he would have a pretty good idea about.

His answer ranks ‘somewhere below ‘no controlling legal authority’ and above ‘wide stance,’ said Democratic crisis-management specialist Chris Lehane.”

4. diane - 1 June 2011

Black Agenda Report, is sizzling today, from the top (as of: 5:21 PM EDT):

Gil Scott Heron: Winters and Revolutions in America

by Glen Ford

It is not so much that Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 predictions on the televisability of “the revolution” were wrong, but that so few people seem to know what they mean by revolution, anymore. “Surely, the Lords of Capital would call their banking innovations of the late 1990s a revolution in creating vast wealth out of very bad paper.” When we lose mastery of language and definitions, then inevitably, nobody knows what to fight about, and “nobody knows what to save.”

Freedom Rider: The Obama Surveillance State

by Margaret Kimberley

Big Brother got even bigger under the first “Brotha” president, Barack Obama. Government also became even more secretive. “The Obama Justice Department says that only the executive branch has the power to determine what information courts ought to have” – a novel doctrine that wreaks havoc with the rights of people accused of crimes, especially whistleblowers. The death of Osama bin Laden, says Obama’s Attorney General, makes the Patriot Act even more vital to national security. “Perhaps we were better off when bin Laden was still alive.”

Obama Administration Obstructs Right To Medicaid

by Glen Ford

Obama claims to champion poor people’s rights to health care, but he sent his lawyers to deny Medicaid recipients the right to sue under federal law. Taking the state’s rights position, Obama would “allow the states to keep whacking away at the rates paid to doctors and hospitals, even if it means that people are denied needed care. Then Obama can claim that Medicaid costs are going down on his watch.”

NATO Wants to Free Africa From the Africans

by Glen Ford

Gulf Arabs, the European Union, heads of state in Washington, Paris and London, the war chiefs of NATO – everyone was consulted on the assault against Libya, except Africans, whose latest peace plan was rejected out of hand. In the end, the opinions of the so-called Libyan “rebels” won’t count, either. “These rebels lost their legitimacy the second they decided to become the ground troops for a neocolonial invasion of North Africa.” As underlings, they’ll just take orders.

Anatomy of a Murder: How NATO Killed Qaddafi Family Members

By Cynthia McKinney

Savage NATO pummels Libya‘s infrastructure, incinerates her soldiers, and slaughters the family of the nation’s leader. Under “humanitarian” pretexts, Euro-American imperialists blow babies to pieces. “If the International Court of Justice were really a repository of justice, it would be investigating this crime. Instead, it is looking for yet another African to prosecute.”

Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62: Reflections on the Whitey House

by Randy Shields

Gil Scott Heron is suddenly gone, the most reliable source that America is a “racist war-loving hypocritical slag heap, deluded by fake movies, fake history, fake images and fake media.” To which he might have added, “fake change.” Scott-Heron “railed against ghetto poverty in 1970 and 41 years later lived to see the greatest inequalities in wealth since the Great Depression.”

Drugged-Up Banks: Too Big to Jail?

by Linn Washington, Jr.

Federal prosecutors have no problem putting low-level drug traffickers and money launderers in prison; the conviction and sentencing statistics are impressive. But when the giant Wachovia Bank was caught laundering more than a third of a trillion dollars illegally transferred from Mexico, nobody went to jail and the fine was easily paid. “Wachovia’s involvement in big-time money laundering paralleled the period of a murderous escalation in violence in Mexico’s Drug War that has claimed the lives of over 40,000 Mexicans since 2006 alone.”

(bolding mine, and for anyone unaware, Wednesdays, are generally the days that Black Agenda Report posts.)

diane - 1 June 2011

If anyone has a hard time swallowing Cynthia McKinney’s piece…..(particularly as to the recent Libya Rapes report) ….just remind yourself about the Rape and Pillage mentality of the $$$US$$$$ …..ya, might start with the High Profile ….$Green$$ girley man! xGovernor of, Oh SO POWERFUL, Cali …..Plenty of misogynist choices out there,…even amongst presumed ‘females,’ themselves ……DIFI?

diane - 1 June 2011

myself, I’m still not quite sure which is more hideous…the primitive, quicky RAPE…….or, the ghastley: most didn’t even actually realize they were being raped, at the time, RAPE

diane - 1 June 2011

well, yeah…one could write that off ..as to…the bitch has had way too many 24 ouncers….

that becomes a chicken versus egg equation if your honest though? ….doesn’t it?

diane - 1 June 2011

“if you’re honest,” not: “if your honest,” very sorry.

marisacat - 1 June 2011

well I just read it… to be honest, I think he should have sent his family out of Libya some time ago, to Algeria, or whereever…… he knew to some degree what was coming.

Arguing FOR Qaddafi is a hard sell in the US – and i htink pointless, the story has gone the other way for so long. All that “mad dog” stuff goes back to Reagan, and Moammar has aided it. More interesting is what has cropped up, in bits, here and there, on the Eastern factions…. the water, the huge natural aquifer, the masses of gold.. and so on. The Central Bank of Benghazi.. etc. That the putative leaders, or some of them, of the opposition were in France last fall… and so on

diane - 1 June 2011

Moammar has aided it

so true….

the water, the huge natural aquifer

yup, and then, the: oh so quiet: Paraguay/Bush Family, and the Guarani Aquifer comes to mind…

5. diane - 1 June 2011

(I just posted a pretty long one hon. I have a copy if it gets cut off by post limitations, so don’t worry yourself if it looks incomplete ;0) )

diane - 1 June 2011

ohhh…never fuckin mind sweetie…you’re the cat’s …fuckin …meowwwwwwww!

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6. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 June 2011

Happiest Nations Have Social Services, Healthy Environment, Good Schools & Health Care (U.S. Not On List)

Why can’t America have any happiness? Because the U.S. Declaration of Independence only allowed for the ineffectual pursuit of happiness, not the actual life quality of happiness. The richest 1% of Americans pursue happiness by taking everything from everybody else, while the average American pursues happiness by hating people in the same dire financial straits but with some superficial difference in skin color or religious background.

diane - 1 June 2011

I love that Wonkette pointed out the absolute irony of the finance web site which posted that:

“The happiest people in the developed world get loads of social services without having to work too hard,” says 24/7 Wall Street, which is named for the opposite of having a sane work-life balance.

just goes to show that the $equity$ masters, or wanna be $equity$ masters, are fuckin nuts, and/or sadists.

7. marisacat - 1 June 2011

oh i think we are just left being thankful for small sanities.

Vacaville police humiliated a drug suspect and violated his rights by hoisting him out of his wheelchair in a parking lot and pulling off his pants and underwear in plain view of passing drivers and customers at a nearby hamburger stand, a state appeals court has ruled.

“There was no need for such police conduct, which was demeaning, dehumanizing, undignified … and extremely invasive of one’s privacy,” the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco said in a 3-0 ruling last week.

. . . .

Superior Court Judge Earl Nelson upheld the search, saying White’s choice of where to hide the money contradicted his claim that police had invaded his privacy. But the appeals court said a strip search in a public place is invasive regardless of its results, and can be justified only in an emergency.

Forcibly lifting White from his wheelchair, and “dangling … him in the air while his pants and underwear are ripped off in a well-lit area visible to the public, is neither nonviolent nor minimally intrusive,” Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline said in Friday’s ruling. . . .

Read more: SF Gate

diane - 2 June 2011

and some people wonder why people come to distrust THE LAW…

8. diane - 2 June 2011

UGGGGGH. When it was announced that Genetically Modified Foods [Organisms] wouldn’t have to provide labeling in the US, outside of the awareness there was a potential splicing of animal and plant genes involved, I opted out from further researching the extent of the modifications because I knew it would anger and depress me, and I couldn’t take on another battle. Subsequently, every time there was an E. coli outbreak regarding previously innocuous vegetables – which, by their composition don’t play host to E. coli without outside contamination – I wondered if there was a possibility of a GMO being the culprit. Last night, I was really disgusted to find that Echerichia coli was a main ingredient in many GMO gene splicings: 06/30/03 – Genetically Modified E. Coli Produce Plant Product Used In Foods And Cosmetics, Science Study Says:

the authors moved to replicate this biosynthetic pathway in another organism.

“We chose to start with E. coli because you can insert all the genes at once. Tomatoes will be more complicated,” explained senior author Bilal Camara from CNRS and Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.

Bixin genes are not the only genetic ingredient. The scientists added these genes to E. coli already engineered to produce lycopene. When the E. coli growing in test tubes began to produce bixin, they did not change color because the lycopene had already turned these single-celled bacteria red.

This comment, on a May 30th Guardian post, lead me to an actual example (GMO test cucumbers in Poland), on an Official EU GMO site:

In case of insertion of genetic material, give the source and intended function of each constituent fragment of the region to be inserted:

Vector transformation
Type: plasmid
Name: pRUR528s
Origin /organism/: Echerichia coli
The promoter originates from cauliflower mosaic virus (35S RNA gene promoter from CaMV). This is the only virus-derived genetic material, not required for the transformation, and the virus itself has not been yet reckoned as a secondary threat. The promoter (CaMV35) and terminator (nos t) are joined to cDNA of taumatin II, supported by dr A.M. Ledeboer (Unilever the Netherlands). In T-DNA region of pRUR528 plasmid there is located gene npt II remaining under control of regulatory factors of nopaline synthase (nos) gene what allows the selection of the cells transformed. These are the only genes present in the construct used for the transformation and they come to expression in the plant cell.

fucking lunatics…….

marisacat - 2 June 2011

I think if the poison cucumbers are quilty of being GMO or poisoned by nearby GMO, it will come out. There is a stronger movment there, at least in places, against the modified Monsanto game…

diane - 2 June 2011

yeah, I’ve been checking to see. Apparently, it’s a pretty nasty, brand new strain, generally requiring dialysis.

marisacat - 2 June 2011

That is what I saw in the reports today… brand new strain.

diane - 2 June 2011

Yup, Outbreak in Europe blamed on ‘super-toxic’ strain

Chinese and German scientists analysed the DNA of the E.coli bacteria and determined that the outbreak was caused by “an entirely new, super-toxic” strain that contains several antibiotic-resistant genes, according to a statement from the Shenzhen, China-based laboratory BGI. It said the strain appeared to be a combination of two types of E.coli.

“This is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before,” Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at the World Health Organization, told The Associated Press.

The new strain has “various characteristics that make it more virulent and toxin-producing” than the many E.coli strains people naturally carry in their intestines.

there’s an opposing view to that from someone in the CDC in the piece, for whatever it’s worth, frankly I have no faith in the CDC as anything but a Corp/DC mouthpiece though.

diane - 2 June 2011

(not that I trust WHO either, or actually anyone allowed to freely (without fear of retibution) air their thoughts/conclusions in this cesspool we’ve allowed ourselves to be mired in …..sigh….)

diane - 2 June 2011

(ahhhhhh shit, “retribution”)

9. diane - 2 June 2011

UUUUGH NOOOOOOOOOOO

Is America ready for a Mormon president?

(and Huntsman, has embraced his $Mormon Religion$: via Georgie:

George Stephanopoulos: We’re just about out of time. I just have two more questions. One comes from one our viewers. And it’s from Joelyn Singley of Salt Lake City, Utah. And she says: “The recent comments from Mr. Huntsman confused me as to his religious affiliations. Is he a practicing Mormon or not?”

Jon Huntsman: I believe in God. I’m a good Christian. I’m very proud of my Mormon heritage. I am Mormon . Today, there are 13 million Mormons. It’s a very diverse and heterogeneous cross-section of people. And you’re going to find a lot of different attitudes and a lot of different opinions in that 13 million.

oh and yeah groovy rocker, green, social issues guy:

George Stephanopoulos: How about Congressman Paul Ryan and (the) budget? Former Speaker Gingrich had some trouble talking about that this week. If you were in Congress, would you have voted for it?

Jon Huntsman: I would’ve voted for it.

)

Can’t stand the thought of any Rethug (never could), ..including o Bombster, or Dem Rat ……….FUCK. …looks like we’re really screwed…..

diane - 2 June 2011

(that last paragraph is my comment, sorry for the fuck up)

diane - 2 June 2011

(Thanks honey! …I love you!!! ;0) )

10. marisacat - 2 June 2011

New

LINK

……….. 😯


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