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Still, forever 8 June 2011

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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The election controversy is a setback to the country’s efforts to join the European Union. Political tensions in Albania recently prompted EU President José Manuel Barroso a planned trip to Tirana. [REUTERS]

Spiegel has a report on the recent and contested election for mayor of Tirana…. Between the long-time Socialist mayor of Tirana, Edi Rama and the Democratic party challenger.

The photo, aside from the specific election at issue, sums up so much.

[E]di Rama stands about six and a half feet (two meters) tall and has the shadow of a beard. He is the head of the Socialist Party of Albania, the largest opposition party. The mayor’s office in Tirana hasn’t been enough for him for a long time, and he harbors hopes of becoming prime minister of his country, one of the poorest in Europe. Since the loss of his stronghold could mean the end of his ambitions, he is convinced that his archenemy, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, manipulated the results.

Rama says that Berisha’s goal is “the annihilation of the democratic equilibrium in our country,” and he predicts a popular revolt that would “paralyze the country.”

Berisha should take this threat seriously since Albania is deeply divided into pro-Rama and pro-Berisha camps. In the recent election, members of both parties got into brawls. One candidate from the Democratic Party was shot at, and an explosive device was detonated outside the home of one of the Socialist candidates. Political tensions in Albania recently prompted EU President José Manuel Barroso a planned trip to Tirana.   . . . .

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1. marisacat - 8 June 2011

I see that OAKland has been granted rights to fly non-stop charters straight to Cuba…. expanding on LAX, JFK and MIA…

Maybe I could do that. Throw myself on one plane, one exit and then throw myself onto, into a seaside cofee joint.

Try to forget America.

Til they invade or whatever plan is The Plan.

lucid - 9 June 2011

two thumbs up!

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 June 2011

Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered ‘melt-through’, Japan admits

Molten nuclear fuel in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is likely to have burned through pressure vessels, not just the cores, Japan has said in a report in which it also acknowledges it was unprepared for an accident of the severity of Fukushima.

It is the first time Japanese authorities have admitted the possibility that the fuel suffered “melt-through” – a more serious scenario than a core meltdown.

The report, which is to be submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said fuel rods in reactors No 1, 2 and 3 had probably not only melted, but also breached their inner containment vessels and accumulated in the outer steel containment vessels.

The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), says it believes the molten fuel is being cooled by water that has built up in the bottom of the three reactor buildings.

jeebus wet his crudely-woven robe …

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 June 2011

Just to make it more fun:

Issa Aide Linked To Weiner Twitter Tormentors

JUNE 6–The online duo who spearheaded a vicious months-long Twitter assault on Representative Anthony Weiner–whom they accused of improper contact with underage girls–apparently consulted with an aide to a powerful House Republican as they mulled over how to release information about Weiner’s purported relationship with a Delaware teenager, The Smoking Gun has learned.

In a series of e-mails exchanged on May 25, Mike Stack and his Twitter sidekick “Dan Wolfe” discussed a Tumblr posting by the high school student that they believed showed she was having “private conversations” with Weiner. Wolfe, who noted that he had made screen captures of the girl’s Tumblr blog, exclaimed, “This is MAJOR!”

Beginning earlier this year, Stack (a porn site moderator) and Wolfe (whose true identity is unknown) have carefully monitored Weiner’s Twitter page to catalogue the young women being followed by the New York Democrat. In several instances, they have sent tweets directly to these women “warning” them about the politician.

The insinuation in these messages–as well as in postings on their individual Twitter pages–was that Weiner was a predator.

After Wolfe told Stack about making the screen captures from the girl’s Tumblr page, Stack suggested how they could release the information: “I think that since we have the stuff screencapped we call or email his office. But cc a whole bunch of people asking for a comment.” But Stack then noted, “She is underage, however. Let me email Darrell Issa press sec.”

Stack, e-mails reveal, was referring to Seamus Kraft (pictured above), press secretary and “director of digital strategy,” for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is chaired by Issa, a California Republican. Issa, who has called the Obama administration “corrupt,” is effectively the leading congressional investigator.

In an e-mail to Wolfe, Stack wrote, “This guy Seamus Kraft is awesome.” Stack noted that he was referred to Kraft by a woman who had recently worked for Issa’s committee. The female staffer, Stack said, “thought I would be good at keeping Seamus and Mr. Issa up to date with ethics and BHO [Barack Hussein Obama] issues around the clock.” Stack then remarked, “They have proven to be great allies,” adding that Wolfe should “Follow mr Issa at @darrellissa.” Issa is seen below.

marisacat - 8 June 2011

The NYT piece indicated it seemed Weiner was aware of being monitored.

SO what now? What will the Dems do? Will action figures magically appear to fight the fight for them?

I think the media reporting, esp the past three days, shows very clearly, one reason Weiner got tagged is the mess of associations thru both he and his wife with both Bill and Hill.

Good luck to them all.

Countdown to La Nana idiotically saying she expects to win the House back. But sclerotic is as sclerotic does.

marisacat - 8 June 2011

NTIM (and even this article uses that phrase!) but Salon reports on a dirty trick Weiner used in his first political run for election, to the City Council fom the 48th district in NYC/Brooklyn. Shortly after the Crown Heights riots. In the primary using anonymous fliers, he tied his opponent (a woman named Cohen) to the Jesse Jackson Dinkins orgs.

For whatever reason, after he won the primary, he fessed up to having been behind the fliers…

enh. So much of this sort of thing about. Forever and ever.

marisacat - 8 June 2011

Here is another thing.

Issa heads up the Committee on government. Supposedly keeping an eye on governmental doings. Now under Hastert and Delay, Dan Burton during the Clinton years, had vastly expanded powers. (170 subpoenas in Christmas Card Gate, like all the other gates he chaired hearings on) but the minute La Nana took over, and at least some partial maybe kinda fighter took the Chair, Waxman, she cut the expanded powers and there were reports in public she “reined him in” and………… oh ithink we all were forced to be involved in steroids and hearings about steroids and used needles and bloody cotton balls some erzatz male nurse kept as evidence.

Etc.

IMO should Obbie shoe horn back into the Oval, we can all prepare for Clinton II. They may not go after Ob directly (they DEF went at Bill C very directly!) …. but they can pillage and burn the landscape. As Rover did in Texas to prepare to enter Bush into the first gub election there. Knocked out ever state wide Dem office holder, got stories of widespread Dem corruption (including here in Cali) onto 60 Minutes etc

So raise the opera glasses in the little box seat and fire up the popcorn machine.

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

By the time they start working their way through backbenchers fancying themselves as BMOC on the Hill? The dumbfuck OFA boychick staffers?
Henh.
Henh-Henh.
Henh henh- henh

marisacat - 9 June 2011

Prepare for more take downs. Full frontal and otherwise.

I LUV how people are now ragging on Weiner because the “intensely private” wife is pregnant. And her pregnancy is now on local newscasts even. Much less reported in all major news media.

Good luck to them all.

😳 PS… just hit me. If Bill C married Weiner and his beloved… will he baptise the baby? (How great are his official and religioius powers? Anyway? Is there a disclosure form on this????????? )

Myself i would have thought over the karmic implications of Bill officiating at a marriage. Weighed it against the over all suck-upped-ness.

And so on.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 June 2011

Scott Walker Hates (Paintings Of) Disadvantaged Children

Squinty Koch-worshipper Scott Walker, behaving in his familiar cartoon villain fashion, removed a specially commissioned David Lenz painting of three disadvantaged Wisconsin kids skipping down a snowy street from the mantelpiece of the governor’s mansion. This seems about right, because the smiling faces of poor children probably leave scorch marks on Scott Walker’s soul. Show him a painting of some suffering, hungry children and he’ll put that into the statehouse next to his statue collection of unemployed teachers with untreated illnesses. The painting, which was part of a series of paintings with “subjects intended to remind state leaders of the people they represent,” was replaced by a painting of a bald eagle. Scott Walker likes to be reminded of eagles, the people who elected him. FREEDOM WINS.

5. BooHooHooMan - 8 June 2011

Rendell, – is ALL OVER (the place) on Anthony’s weiner now.
~Yesterday~ Bullshit Ed said AW should stay – Definitely! 😆
Today he says that Tony Shlong Dong is mentally ill and should consider an inpatient facility. Loyalty! Rendell Style!

I also find it amusing how one wide-eyed vacuous twit plucked from PA statehouse obscurity is being made into a somebody over this.. Allyson Schwartz, ” In charge” of DCCC candi-recruitment she is, LOL,Note Rendell and Rahms hands up her puppet bottom until oh, cameras arrived a day or so ago.. A longtime EL darling just happy to be at the balls. Anyways, She’s supposed to be some all power pissed somebody broker now. Good times.

marisacat - 8 June 2011

Raise the Opera Glasses and Fire up The Popcorn Machine!!!!!

lucid - 9 June 2011

They all want a long shlong… I think politicians are like priests – they’re so confused about their sexuality.

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

They all want a long shlong
Welp, I always figured it couldn’t be mine.

marisacat - 9 June 2011

Well for Lee a long schlong in a pink frilly ribbon… (not to make fun of anyone’s sexuality, but it does get dicey when elected/selected!)

😆 😳

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

Helluva thing when a guy can’t even smoke a little Prince Albert now without lighting the goddam frilly panties on fire. 😆

marisacat - 9 June 2011

😆

Do you have Albert in a can? (Let him out!!)

6. marisacat - 9 June 2011

I did not pay much attention to the Chris Lee shirtless scandal…, upstate NY seat just won by Hockhul the Dem in a special election, just that it was taken care of fast.

😆

Here is why it was fast, via Weigel. Lee had placed ads seeking transexual and cross dressing partners/meets.

I guess a fully fledged hypocrite, having voted the anti gay slate…. (what else is new)

Off to the races… find the starting pistol! Alert the horses! Release the hounds!

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

Horses involved now, too, I guess. Jeezis Christ.
The whole creche prolly before we’re through. 😆

Oh off to the races indeed. And like you said, whether the Donks know it or not they have been put on notice, Maybe with real Donkeys even. ( the weak commensurate cover stories running daily now of mass hacks on one database motherlode or other; Google, the WH,, the major banks)

I mean, what will we hear next?
That’s not Me! That’s not even my Donkey!

BTW,. your take on that ” full frontal takedown”? Daaamn!!

marisacat - 9 June 2011

Horses involved now, too, I guess. Jeezis Christ

They’re making QVictoria look like a full fledged animal lover. At this point.

It reminds me of Marie Antoinette, whose mother was sending her very erudite letters, absolutely loaded wth not only smart but useful political advice, from her royal seat in Vienna. MA just could not manage it.

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

Well at this point point I’d be fine if we just voted on their genitalia.
The primaries could still feature four or five assorted dicks and a few twats to choose from according to media presentation, and the consultants could still stoke fears of the big hairy this or engorged shaved that,, the fear of the “unknown” , the promise of a new organ, ETC..

Of course the bio-epic at the conventions with the family onstage afterward might be awkward. But the General Elect-attricians could proceed as usual: without the worry of them having any consequence on Policy whatsoever.

We are so screwed.

marisacat - 9 June 2011

A whole NEW chapter in “new and improved”.

7. lucid - 9 June 2011

I would prefer to just open ‘pathetic political flesh’… a porn website dedicated to any and all sexual acts performed by public servants. Pics, letters, full on stories… I want it all. I want to see Bhoener’s boner… I want to see Boxer fucking her latest lover… hell her husband… I don’t care. It’s so important to me that other human beings have sex I want to see it 24-7. Like those crazy christians that believe sex should be performed in the public square in order to make sure it’s for pro-creation…

Honestly, from now on, if I haven’t seen you naked, I’m not voting for you.

marisacat - 9 June 2011

oh the jokes are endless.

The naked and the dead and the ballot.

BooHooHooMan - 9 June 2011

😆

marisacat - 9 June 2011

get ready. The child, a mere first termer in utero, is being referred to as

“little weiner” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Is there no shame. No respect! For a mere child, an innocent in all of this.

I did read one joke that the fetus will be twittering its sonogram soon.

lucid - 9 June 2011

Let’s hope it’s not tweeting it to underage fetuses!

marisacat - 9 June 2011

Speaking of Alec Baldwin…. have you heard the very very latest?

Alec declares Weiner to be a ‘modern high functioning, busy, exhausted” servant of the people who “needed to take the edge off”. That he is married may be a furhter reason for what happened. Marriage is not a cure, you should understand.

I gather this happened over at HuffMuffPo…. (I have not folowed the links) where upon the dedicated Dem virtual camp followers erupted (uh, they did not like what Alec said!) and Baldwin declared the assembled multitude to be “douche bags”

Popcorn! I think there need to be Weiner Cams. Soon. Maybe pay-per-view. Jerk off AND collect funds for your next race.

What is left but that?

(I would dispute that national level electeds are overworked, in ANY sense of the word. It is a stupid cushy job for paid corporate servants. period.)

lucid - 9 June 2011

Weiner cams

Please, i’m trying to eat…

marisacat - 9 June 2011

we’re almost there already!

8. marisacat - 9 June 2011

New

LINK

……….. 🙄


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