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Sweet 25 June 2011

Posted by marisacat in California / Pacific Coast.


LIFE IN THE 1970s: Skateboarding And Hanging Out In Sunny California – Collision on the Ramp, Redondo Beach Pier (1975) [Image: Hugh Holland / mbart.com]

There is a photo gallery kicking around at BI for a bit now, a sun tinged remembrance, it seems, of California in the 70s… mostly children, loose and free, in beach and coastal communities, most of them having a ball with skateboards…

It does have a sweetness to it, an Endless Summer nostalgia.  I never knew why the disdain, even hatred, for “skateboarders”… what it was all about… but people sure indulged in it.

What is wrong about children filling their time, having fun?




1. diane - 25 June 2011

gut, liver, …and heart…. wrenching, …. that picture is

from Business Insider:

…to reminisce about what life was like before people were obsessed with gadgets and screens.

(Clearly, …..someone, ……..from Business Insider …(of all the places! …imagine that!..), .has been captured into a world they absolutely despise, and their reminiscing, perhaps, ….to a time before they were even born, …… helps keep their sanity…intact.)

life and bath water

marisacat - 25 June 2011

I take things where i find them… and I use BI as an aggregator… of sorts.

diane - 25 June 2011

Shit,…I’m slow now,…I had intended a period after: …that picture is. Of course, if I would have capitalized the F, in “from,” it would have been even clearer. Very sorry for the murk.

(was not ‘calling you out’ re the picture source, very sorry for that misunderstanding, honey.)

2. diane - 25 June 2011

Oh, Im not comlaining honey, I thought it was a perfect commentary on: the state of being.

:0) :0( ;0( ;0)

(can you fill me in on Bradley, re: John Grisham (last “thread”), inquiring minds, would love to know hon?)


marisacat - 25 June 2011

I answered in the last thread.

diane - 25 June 2011

oops…fock, that last comment was meant to follow your response to my first comment on the thread Marisa…….

think I’ll stop “speaking” some time soon … in the virtual world …really insane shit going on …. two seconds it takes out of my mouth…..near an hour on the: transfer assets and power, and let folks steam vent, web.

well that and perhaps the fact that the Japan Nuclear disaster seems to have maybe, possibly speeded up a big C possibility …on this end …yeah, I smoke, ….but hmmmm …whatever, glad to go Mother Fockers, except for the pain left for that handful who’ve loved me, and outlive me…that fucking hurts, I’ll admit that…now whaT?


3. Madman in the Marketplace - 25 June 2011
marisacat - 25 June 2011

ugh reading that gave me a headache.

SO many of thse deals are dirty…and just cost states and cities money…

Here’s the kicker: From the State of Wisconsin’s perspective, before Johnson owned Pacur, they were getting 3-400K a year in tax revenue from Pacur and 50-70K from Johnson and his wife, but after Johnson took control of Pacur the State got ZERO from Pacur and still got about 50-70K each year from Johnson and his wife. In other words, the net effect of Johnson owning Pacur has been that Pacur has paid no taxes.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 25 June 2011
5. marisacat - 25 June 2011

Might as well laugh… I think L’Obster just ejaculated all over Haley Barbour. Some fit of joy and a shared love of states’ rights.

“The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye said, according to ABC News. “That’s why he has called for repeal of the so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and determined that his Administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts. The states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. The process in New York worked just as it should.”

Read more: Link to CBS News

marisacat - 25 June 2011

oh ! THIS really made me laugh… ti is at the end of the report:

Still, Obama’s hesitancy to embrace the issue in a clear way could hurt him and his party, and many gay activists have been grumbling over the president’s uncertain stance.

Michelangelo Signorile, a prominent New York journalist, famous for outing celebrities in the 1990s, told Politico that Obama’s obtuse stance on gay marriage – especially in the light of recent strides – may be hurting his standing in the community. Signorile pointed to Laura Bush’s open support of gay marriage as an example of how the president could be hurting himself politically.

“A Democratic president should be way ahead on this issue,” Signorile told POLITICO. “He has to go all the way.”

Oh honey, he does ”go all the way”. it’s just with Haley Barbour NOT with you!

(Don’t make me laugh TOO fucking hard.)

6. BooHooHooMan - 25 June 2011


Trustee raises claim against JPMorgan to $19bn

By Kara Scannell in New York and Brooke Masters in London

JPMorgan Chase should pay at least $19bn to victims of the Bernard Madoff fraud for allegedly ignoring warnings about round-trip transactions with another financial institution, according to a revised lawsuit filed by the bankruptcy trustee.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in New York, triples the $6.4bn in claims previously sought by Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee for the Madoff fund. It adds new allegations that the bank disregarded warnings from a rival financial institution, which became suspicious after identifying daily circular transactions totalling at least $1m, according to the complaint, which cites testimony from two former bank employees.

Maybe they should think about shooting skag now that Bernie’s gone</b< and his, shall we say, creative account statements that could be taken to bank to obtain


And 😆 Can’t we has the EXTRA TRIPLE Money, too?
Like because , shock, it was fraud all around.
Bernie’s victims. Pfft.
And Picard: talk about a self serving shitheel, not that I mind seeing JP Morgan named in what is becoming an increasingly selective takedown, game.

marisacat - 25 June 2011

This really sounds like dueling pistols and nominated seconds, at dawn.

What clowns.

7. marisacat - 25 June 2011

This is very interesting… http://www.maplight.org

For US Congress, and also Cali and WI. AND Los Angeles Co….

Not only donations (verry interesting) but matchd to votes….

Money and Votes

MapLight.org connects money and votes. We bring together, in one website, the money given to politicians with each politician’s votes.

We provide data, research services, and online tools that work together to make patterns of money and influence more transparent. Connections between campaign contributions, interest groups and votes that would have required days or weeks of manual research are now available at the click of a mouse.

diane - 26 June 2011

interesting that the site is “supported,” by the Sunlight Foundation; which, as I recollect, was primarily funded by Blum (Feinstein’s hubby) and Klein, around the time of DIFI’s Appropriations Committee outing. Not sure whether that data is still available (or, whether they still fund that foundation), but I came across it when doing a small study of “non profit watchdogs” …What’s your take on Maplight hon?

marisacat - 26 June 2011

I don’t know, I just heard about it tonight. hell I thought it was Soros behind everything.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 26 June 2011
marisacat - 26 June 2011

They just cannot stop….

I clicked thru and read the Florida newspaper report…

A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.

Thank god she at least filed a report… but it says the answer from TSA (nothing to see here, showers to the left and to the right!) means she will take it farther…

Madman in the Marketplace - 26 June 2011

it increasingly seems to me, from these constant reports anyway, that they seem to target the seemingly powerless and those unable to object.

marisacat - 26 June 2011

i agree … a dying 95 year old in fucking FLORIDA ???????

how stupid is that.

The entire thing, imo is a brutal excercise to see what Americans will put up with.

Now that TSA has so graciously said they will try to withold from violating children. They will only do it if they have to.

Plus hey, it engenders resentment of Middle Easterners. No 95 year old grandmother is going to be trying to bomb the lousy country.

diane - 26 June 2011

a brutal excercise to see what Americans will put up with

Exactly. People need to institute a moratorium on flying till they’re treated like the paying customer, human beings, they actually are. Even if it were just a three day moratorium of not purchasing flight tickets, I’m sure it would have a powerful effect.

People also need to shun people involved in that shit, make them feel as helpless as they’ve made innocent victims feel.

marisacat - 27 June 2011

Looking over Google news I think this story is starting to roll around the country.

Interestingly in some spots (New Jersey! for one) issues of constitutionality are being raised, and (Thank You fucking L’Obster) issues of STATES RIGHTS.

Hell I am all for it. Obster can find out, it is not just about the Ghey. ”States rights” can be a prickly thorn in HIS ass too.

9. diane - 27 June 2011

Dennis Perrin

I’m no innocent victim. I have plenty of attitude as well. But when you’ve cleaned after Arborites, scrubbed their toilets, hauled their trash, you get a keener perspective on their pettiness and casual cruelty.

This was especially evident during Obama’s ’08 campaign. If you wanted a glimpse of what a white yuppie liberal cult looked like, that was the time. They not only droned on about the historic importance of electing Obama, they tolerated zero dissent. The older they were, the more rigid their demeanor. The reality of Obama has softened them a bit, but the 2012 stickers are multiplying and liberals are again getting That Look. “It begins with us,” is the new official mantra. Yeah, and it ends the same old way.

I feel very similar about the area I live in, as of fairly recently (there was not much choice involved in that paniced move, as I imagine is the norm for double digit millions now, looking for any kind of ledge), which will go unmentioned, because, yes! …I have become Paranoid, …….couldn’t imagine why….

diane - 27 June 2011

Hmmmmm, I should have boldfaced this, also:

the 2012 stickers are multiplying and liberals are again getting That Look. “It begins with us,” is the new official mantra. Yeah, and it ends the same old way.

marisacat - 27 June 2011

”us” is fucked.

I am sorry, voting for ob, much less spinning his verses and reciting his gibberdrool, was and is one of the dumber things I have EVER seen.

diane - 27 June 2011

As someone who, at the last minute, pulled that switch for him, but has never had any faith that he/Wall Street (they are not separable, to my mind), would do the right thing (yet shamefully allowed myself to be manipulated as to: but we don’t want a ReThug … (and yeah, we don’t)), ..I totally agree with you, I don’t need to vote at all, if it isn’t in the interest of sustaining life, in it’s many stunning wonders.

marisacat - 27 June 2011

I jsut cannot stand the lecturing… even as I drop more and more news – such as it is – I find it still penetrates. I find them distasteful.

diane - 27 June 2011

Well yeah, there’s a: surround sound, ….of the subtle, and blunt, ….. going on, in lecturing …(and punishing),..would make a good screenplay …..if any could stand reliving the horror of it all to write that script….. sigh ……

10. marisacat - 27 June 2011



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