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Baby 21 June 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Divertissements.

A one-year-old boy came face to face with a lioness at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado

This one-year-old boy got the fright of his life when he came face to face with a lioness at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Picture: YOUTUBE

I don’t know about this “fright of his life”, I saw the vid and the baby was absolutely delighted… he loved that the lion was so attracted to him… Probably freaked out a few adults… 😉

Baby likely understood there may be no god but there is 3 inch plexiglas.

Might as well trust in something…



1. marisacat - 21 June 2011

So…. I am thinking the “Huntsman 2012” logo looks a little bit Ralph Lauren, a little bit Brooks Bros… maybe a bit of J Press rubbed in. Not too much Barney’s. Maybe… a soupcon of Burberry’s.

Like…. it could be the Huntsman division of Burberry’s. A fox in every wicket, that sort of thing.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 June 2011

everything is so PR’d and branded and marketed and massaged and rubbed so smooth and ripped off and copied and shallow …

marisacat - 21 June 2011

interestingly i think it makes the sun at the end of the road [obby ’08] look childish

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 June 2011

Kind of a Cadillac ad campaign going up against a Kia ad campaign.

marisacat - 21 June 2011


I see tho that already Huntsman has the classic Kerry, or should i say LA Kerry! problme. Looking real… at all. He donned a Levi’s denim jacket for some event in NH and.. well… it almost had creases from the ironing.

Can none of them do a realistic wash and wear look? Or was Bush the last (gawd help us!) of the sort who could sorta kinda pull it off. Hell it was stage acting with Reagan, but ugh, people bought it.

Someone may have even starched the Levi’s jacket Huntsman had on.

diane - 21 June 2011

I’m sure Henry would be/has been, more than happy to offer advise (or make a referral to the cream of the toxic pond scum) on logos and such:

Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisory Henry Kissinger said John Huntsman would make a “good candidate” for president, but declined to endorse him.

He said he doesn’t plan to get behind any candidate, but would make himself available to any contestant who is seeking foreign policy advice.

“When I endorse a candidate, he loses,” Kissinger joked. ….

… Kissinger described former Utah Gov. Huntsman as “poised” and “very intelligent,” and said he made a “very good ambassador” to China. The two men participated in forum on China held yesterday.

When Huntsman was 11-years old, he visited the White House with his father and carried Kissinger’s briefcase, Kissinger said, although he himself couldn’t recall the event.

diane - 21 June 2011

(I’m pretty sure that ugly fuck, Kissinger, despises the Huntsman for his physical height, tan, …. and sleazy look, but if heze gonna stick a shiv in, it will certainly be after he can say: thanks for the $$$$$$$$$$[BLOW] JOB$$$$$$$$$$$ …Of course, the Huntsman, …is well aware of that, especially after that briefcase snub. ….Sick Fucks.)

diane - 21 June 2011

(Oh, and how could I forget! …a true Poe-ian moment, ….that name …Henry must reeeeeallly despise not having that surname …(actually, even that first name) …what a fuckin pair of toxic swamp critters! …..:0)……)

marisacat - 21 June 2011

They’re all the same. Burberry labels or whatever else.

I caught a few mins of Kissinger on with Charlie Rose the other night…a nd I am delighted to say HK is visibly slowing down. A worse drag than ever to try ot listen to …. Time’s up, punch his time card.

2. marisacat - 21 June 2011

ms xeno sent me this, a Portland labor, peace and freedom list she is on sent it around, from an al jazeera article looking back at Ali’s 1967 conviction and sentencing for refusing induction into the Army:

[Y]ears later upon reflection, Ali said he had no regrets. “Some people thought I was a hero. Some people said that what I did was wrong. But everything I did was according to my conscience. I wasn’t trying to be a leader. I just wanted to be free. And I made a stand all people, not just black people, should have thought about making, because it wasn’t just black people being drafted. The government had a system where the rich man’s son went to college, and the poor man’s son went to war. Then, after the rich man’s son got out of college, he did other things to keep him out of the Army until he was too old to be drafted.”

As we remain mired in a period of permanent war, take a moment and consider the risk, sacrifice, and principle necessary to dismantle the war machine. We all can’t be boxing champions, but moving forward, all who oppose war can rightfully claim Ali’s brave history as our own. ….

diane - 21 June 2011

jeesh, I had such a crush on him in those child to teen years, as a bully terminator.

That sure made me smile, … thank you ms xeno! …waves and hugs!

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 June 2011

Wisconsin’s most anti-woman budget

Don’t let legislators who voted for Gov. Scott Walker’s trash-and-burn budget try to tell you they believe that all women are full citizens with equal rights and equal protections under the law.

They don’t.

Republican state senators, such as Alberta Darling and Sheila Harsdorf, voted for a budget that actually increases expenses for the supposedly cash-strapped state in order to fund discrimination against women.

According to an analysis by NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, “state-funded family planning services saved the state $140 million and prevented 11,000 unintended pregnancies in 2008 alone. For every $1 spent on family planning, the state saves $4 in Medicaid spending on the cost of unintended pregnancy.”

Yet those services are being attacked by the militantly anti-choice Walker, whose budget has been approved by the Legislature and awaits the governor’s signature.

Specifically, the budget:

• Defunds nine Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide preventive care to over 12,000 uninsured women in small communities across the state.

• Adds new restrictions on the services provided by family planning providers, blocking women facing unintended pregnancy from accessing unbiased and non-directive information about all of their options.

• Makes men ineligible for the BadgerCare Family Planning Program.

• Adds new barriers for young women accessing the BadgerCare Family Planning Program.

• Reduces income limits for families accessing the BadgerCare Family Program.

• Puts the entire BadgerCare Family Planning Program in jeopardy, potentially leaving more than 57,000 uninsured women and families without access to any health care.

• Add restrictions to University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority, limiting access to comprehensive reproductive health services for its patients and potentially putting comprehensive training of OB/GYN students in jeopardy.

“Our anti-choice lawmakers put politics ahead of sound decision-making when they voted down amendments to restore family planning services then proceeded to pass a budget that is bad for women, bad for our economy, and bad for our state,” said NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck. “It is clear that they will stop at nothing in their quest to take away the rights of women to access the full range of reproductive health care options.

“This budget is not about the state’s finances or improving our economy,” Subeck explains. “It is crystal clear that anti-choice Republican politicians are using our state budget to advance their extreme ideological agenda, and women’s health is going to suffer under their draconian policies.”

4. marisacat - 22 June 2011

FWIW (not much) DiFi’s numbers falling in Field Poll… hmm.

For whatever reason they are trying to make it sound like she has to run next year. But by my count she was first elected in 1992 (she and Boxer both as it happens), again in ’98, again in 2004 and again this past year, ’10.

diane - 22 June 2011

1992 was that special election for the last two years of lipless Wilson’s unexpired term, so she was relected in 1994, 2000 and 2006.

marisacat - 22 June 2011

last two years of lipless Wilson’s unexpired term

I totally forgot that part of it… she went in without having to campaign at all… cut one commercial right at the end, with her daughter and the brand new baby…. and did most of the campaign season helping to pull BBoxer across the finish line…

diane - 22 June 2011

Sidetracking (from Cali DemRat , to Cali ReThug) to the lipless, ex, Cali Governor Pete Wilson, ….too funny, was thinking of your post regarding Huntsman and MTBE after having mentioned Mr MTBE himself, Pete Wilson, so I did some searching and stumbled on a 2001 Sports Illustrated, link noting that Wilson was Mormon also (which I don’t recollect, and couldn’t find any further links for): Mormons battle for soul of Games. Did some more searching,… and synchronicity! …others were making Wilson comparisons today too, for a totally unrelated similarity The “Lady Liberty” announcement backdrop:

Interestingly, though Huntsman hopes to echo Reagan [link – diane], another prominent Republican announced his candidacy with Lady Liberty over his shoulder–then-California Gov. Pete Wilson, a politician with a decidedly less broad appeal. And yet, if you look at The New York Times’ story on the announcement, from August 29, 1995, it feels like you could rip whole paragraphs from it and stick them in tomorrow’s Huntsman write-up, and no one would know the difference. For example:

“He has blocked reform,” he said, accusing the President of “waving the white flag” of surrender on domestic issues and “rattling rubber sabers” on foreign issues.

Then, laying out a vision of “fairness” that he hopes will appeal to the disenchanted in the middle class and give his campaign a lift, the Governor said the best way to restore the nation’s optimism and promise was to reward hard work and individual merit, hold citizens personally responsible [for Governmental Corruption, just like Obama does! – diane] for their actions, preserve family values and shrink the size, cost and intrusiveness of government..

(bolding mine, ……jeesh…pooooor Jon, ..next thing you know, melamine will be an issue …sigh, ;0( )

diane - 22 June 2011

(not sure why the “The New York Times’ story on the announcement,” link didn’t work, as I pasted the url and html code correctly. Guess the link has to be accessed through the Atlantic piece)

5. marisacat - 22 June 2011

I just saw this by accident on Jimmy Kimmel of all places, he used it in the opening monologue.


The cat is barking out the window to something or somebody, repeatedly… then becomes aware of the human, much less the rolling video raking in the evidence!!, and with a very quilty little reaction (OH!!!… I am caught, big time, now what? ) switches to meowing.

Very funny…

6. marisacat - 22 June 2011

Hard to know what is coming, but reading most of this stuff just makes my eyes roll backwards. Hard to see how they wedge him in again.

[W]hile Obama’s traditional, high-dollar fundraisers will approach wealthy Democrats with the usual combination of access and entreaties, the success of his low-dollar fundraising will depend far more on the intangible combination of hope and fear that resulted in Obama raising about $500 million just online during his groundbreaking 2008 campaign.

But as members of his staff seek to reconnect with supporters through hopeful messages and conversational emails, they acknowledge that they may simply have to wait for Obama or his Republican critics to provide the kind of intense public moment that ignites the base.

Obama starts with massive advantages over 2008, when as a freshman senator he began with an email list of some 500,000 names and a 20-something staff. The sheer muscle and new technical sophistication of online and offline small-dollar operations that brought in 3 million individual donors means that he’s unlikely to be starved for money.

To really open donors’ wallets, however, may take a new surge of emotional connection to the campaign, and those closely following the race say they can’t be sure if — or when — it will come. . . . .

then again…

And that fits well into the equation offered by Brian Donahue, a Republican consultant who works in online fundraising: The intact core base, aggressive fundraising effort and growing universe of Americans willing to give money in a growing set of online venues will mean that, even in a less hopeful moment, “Obama can raise it.”

“The two factors that destroy this equation are if [don’t make me laugh TOO hard! – Mcat] Obama loses key elements of his base or if the economy absolutely deteriorates,” he said.

And they think those two things are going well?

BooHooHooMan - 22 June 2011

“But as members of his staff seek to reconnect with supporters through hopeful messages and conversational emails, they acknowledge that they may simply have to wait for Obama or his Republican critics to provide the kind of intense public moment that ignites the base.”

Well there it is: The call to actionm no doubt.
‘simportant to be Pro-Active waiting, tho!
YEP-erdity-eet-doo-doo : Just lifts ya right off the couch, there, waitin fer Change Ya Can Believe In, I dunno, almost has me thinkin about tryin another corn dog, What the Hell, maybe some pork rinds. Maybe I’ll wait, tho, exciting times and all. Obama mght do something. Sometime. Never know.
Could be Our Time Is Now time…again.

marisacat - 22 June 2011

Everything I read about the big Gear Up To WIn Up to Man Up to Future Up… seems vague and passive.

Then again, Big Missy was workin’ the “Yes We Can” in South Africa. She gave one of her m a n y tedious motivational speeches to young girls – and appeared to be giving the old slogan a try out..

Can can.

7. marisacat - 22 June 2011

hA! I think my ears have glazed over, much less my eyes. I can barely manage to distinguish individual words in the messy mess he is spouting.


8. marisacat - 23 June 2011



………. 😯 … 🙄 … 😯

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