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Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

A flamingo chick is cared for by its mother at  Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire. Flamingos incubate their eggs for 30 days and the parents take it in turns to look after the youngster. Young flamingos are grey and white and do not turn pink for two years. For the first three to four weeks, the chick is fed entirely by the parents who secrete a creamy pink liquid called 'crop milk'.
A flamingo chick is cared for by its mother at Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire. Flamingos incubate their eggs for 30 days and the parents take it in turns to look after the youngster. Young flamingos are grey and white and do not turn pink for two years. For the first three to four weeks, the chick is fed entirely by the parents who secrete a creamy pink liquid called ‘crop milk’. [Marwell Wildlife]




1. marisacat - 13 September 2011

So… I guess we MAY know something about a referendum on Obby and something about the local machine… by tomorrow night. Mebbe.

[C]an the Democratic machine be enough?

There’s no denying that Weprin has run a less-than-impressive campaign. He’s misstated the size of the federal deficit. He’s awkwardly hedged on his support for Obama. At one point, his campaign confusingly sent a costumed wizard to mock Turner outside one of his fundraisers.

But all of that might not matter on Tuesday, when the powerful Queens County Democratic Party machine — overseen by Rep. Joe Crowley — is planning to kick into high gear. By the time polls open, Weprin’s campaign estimates it will have contacted more than 200,000 voters. On Tuesday, an estimated 1,000 volunteers and get-out-the-vote workers will be knocking on doors, handing out literature outside subway stations and bus stops and offering senior citizens rides to the polls.

The machine will benefit from the helping hand of the Working Families Party, a labor-backed organization regarded for its professional turnout efforts. Few expect the Queens County Republican Party — for years consumed by internal fighting — to be able to seriously compete. . . . . . .

Read more: Politico

2. BooHooHooMan - 13 September 2011

Helicopters to the ROOF, please.

Co-ordinated attack US HQ, KABUL…BomberS …..plural.
Everybody Vote Today!

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters in Kabul
{ Snip, Death, Carnage, “likely to RISE” …}….

The attack appeared to be the most audacious in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. It comes as U.S. troops are starting to pull out of the country, 🙄 amid concern that the Afghan government is far from ready to take on more responsibility for security.

The assailants launched the attack from a tall building that is under construction, located in a traffic circle near the bunkered area that includes the sprawling U.S. Embassy compound and the headquarters of the U.S.-led military mission.

Nothin like commercial real estate ; Location Location Location!

A Difficult Suation™, …COMPLEX~ .Attack that is.. on the complex.

Militants Launch Attack on U.S. Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents launched a complex assault against the American Embassy and the nearby NATO headquarters on Tuesday, pelting the heavily guarded compounds with rockets in an attack

that raised new questions about the security of Afghanistan’s capital and the Westerners working there.


At least 10 explosions 😯 — apparently from rockets launched by militants — and waves of automatic weapons fire were reported amid the drone of sirens and English-language warnings telling Americans inside the embassy to take cover.

Well now. What can ya ssssssay???
EVERYBODY! ~ ~ Don’t forget to VOTE!??

BooHooHooMan - 13 September 2011

>It was unclear precisely how many assailants were behind the assault or whether they were attacking from a single or multiple locations.

Jeezis. What the Hell is going on over there?
Fundraising for Feinstein and the Sanchez sisters?

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 September 2011

Jeezis. What the Hell is going on over there?

Teabaggers coming to donklephant town halls? Wackenhut guards confronting picket lines? Gabby flashback?


BooHooHooMan - 13 September 2011

Well, reading the Guardian running account so to speak,
{and- its still going on, plenty of time to Vote, everyone}…
{Twitter in! Map YOUR Bombing Location! If you can find a SPOT}
Oh yah. Sounds a little dicey over there.
A little shaky. And go- ey.

marisacat - 13 September 2011

Vote as if it mattered!!!

BooHooHooMan - 13 September 2011

Raise your vote in the air!

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

Don’t those ignorant Talibanies know that Tet isn’t until February? Timed to coincide nicely with the AZ Rethug Pretzl Primary….

3. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

Milk giving birds? Farm out. But look what happens when animals start breaking out of traditional roles:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A captive orangutan often spotted smoking cigarettes given to her by zoo visitors is being forced to kick the habit, a Malaysian wildlife official said Monday.

Yahoonooze Link

I dunno, if I was doing 60 to life in jail I think I’d want to smoke too…

marisacat - 13 September 2011

They should let her smoke.

4. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

Looks like the Arpaio machine is expierencing some technical difficulties:

Failed criminal investigations of politicians and judges by America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff were put under a microscope in a disciplinary hearing launched Monday against a former prosecutor who brought the cases to court.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t the subject of the disciplinary case, but his investigations of county officials and judges took center stage at the hearing for his ally, former county attorney Andrew Thomas.

Thomas is accused of bringing criminal cases against two county officials to embarrass them and charging a judge with bribery when Thomas knew the charges were false. All three cases collapsed in court.

“If you disagreed with, ruled against or represented someone in one of the disputes, the evidence will show retaliation by Mr. Thomas,” said John Gleason, an attorney leading the disciplinary case on behalf of the State Bar of Arizona.

Arpaio and Thomas contend that they were trying to root out corruption in county government. County officials say the investigations were baseless and an abuse of power.

The sheriff wouldn’t face any punishments if Thomas is found to have violated ethical rules. (surprise! 👿 )


I doubt that Arpaio will ever be directly reprimanded for anything, but I think that has more to do with his Fed/spook connections than anything else…

5. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

One more beat from Baja Arizona

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will give her first TV interview since being shot in January to Diane Sawyer of ABC News.

She’ll sit down for the interview with her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly. The extent of her participation will depend on how well she’s recovered by then.


ABC said Monday that the discussion will air as part of a prime-time special Nov. 14. That’s the night before a book by Giffords and her husband will be published. It’s titled “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”


While Giffords will meet with Sawyer for the story, it’s still not decided whether she will sit for an interview in front of the camera, Giffords spokesman Mark Kimble said Monday afternoon. Home video of Giffords in rehabilitation is likely to be shown, Kimble said.


Gabby and Hubby’s book sounds like a farewell memoir…

marisacat - 13 September 2011

ABC hs sworn up and down they don’t pay for interviews anymore…. hmm I say they are still paying.

marisacat - 13 September 2011

I will be very surprised if Gabby is up for a fully interactive, on camera interview.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

she won’t be in any shape to hold office ever again, that’s for sure, and I think this will be a “good bye” type of tv “event” (and more importantly bump for the book that will come out following the “interview”)

I can’t imagine she’ll do much in this interview but vote present and wave…

marisacat - 13 September 2011

a crescendo of music, a wave good bye… the lights dramatically lower……………….. and she slips off.

Almost have to laugh, they were planning on a lifetime sinecure. O V E R

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 September 2011

Sawyer: “Okay, first, for ‘yes’ clap once, for ‘no’ clap twice, understand?”

Gabby: *one clap*

Sawyer: “Oh, how MIRACULOUS!!”

oh, I’m going to hell now!

marisacat - 13 September 2011

Don’t make me laugh too hard… 👿

ts - 13 September 2011

No, you’d be going to hell if you said….

Okay, I won’t cross that line, but it has to do with z——, and there would be a real quick camera cut away to her husband.

Aisle seat please.

ts - 13 September 2011

The woman needs time to recover, not to keep getting trotted out every time the Dems poll numbers are down. It makes you wonder who the real sick people are.

marisacat - 13 September 2011

they never let it sit, not for a minute…. I think it was an all hands on deck kind of thing… the husband, the party, elements of wealthy supporters, the pretzel and the House leadership.

6. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

One more tiny-insty bit of procrastination before lunch is over… I’m jones-ing cool whether and fun that comes with Tucson’s greatest annual celebration, the All Souls Procession.

Here’s a google image search of mis vecinos, Los Tusconenses on parade.

All Souls Procession Images

Mind you this no halloween party, and taking cues from the local heritage of el dia de los desfuntos it is done in remembrance those who have passed, including our nameless dead desert crossers, during pre-procession art shows/ poetry readings/ concerts etc.

I think burning man has got something to do with it too, cause and the end of the procession we put our tokens of rembrance into an giant urn/cauldron that is then incenerated on tower infront of the gathered masses (just shy of 40k last year)

Tons of everyday people participating in this modern ritual; it is truly awesome to reclaim pagan ceremonies back from the catholics 👿

(Hi, my name is Gangified Gabacho and I’ve been a recovering catholic for 27 years now)

7. marisacat - 13 September 2011

Of course want the horrible thing to die (full text):

September 13, 2011


Pennsylvania judge rules against individual mandate

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled today that the individual mandate in President Obama's health care reform law is unconstitutional.

“The power to regulate interstate commerce does not subsume the power to dictate a lifetime financial commitment to health insurance coverage,” he wrote in the ruling.

The suit, filed by a couple in York, Pa., is one of more than 30 lawsuits that have been filed since the law was passed in 2010. Just last week, a judge in Virginia ruled that the state’s attorney general did not have the authority to challenge the law.

This continues the nearly perfect streak of judges ruling on partisan lines — Christopher Conner, the judge in the Pennsylvania case, was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush.

Posted by Emily Schultheis 04:14 PM

Tags:Health Care Reform,Pennsylvania


Ben Smith also has a piece on how Rumsfeldians are staffing up with Perry.

I KNOW I am completely cured… nothing in there can make me “vote for the Democrat”.


Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

I’m fundamentally against the individual mandate, too. It is both ridiculous and anathematic to democracy to require individuals pay some insurance coporation to recieve the basic human right of adequate health care
The only health care mandate I want is the law that mandates a single payer system paid by the big ol bad guv’minti’

marisacat - 13 September 2011

The thing is a nightmare… it will bankrupt people even before they are ill….. few people mention that the ins cos ONLY win from this mess, there is no downside for them… and many companies will abandon the practice, problematic as it is…. to provide coverage.

A big fucking mess.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

That anybody could believe anything charitable about Obama after the pig out for ins cos that was the switch to the single payer bait is a sure sign that along with all the various neuroses and psychoses the american public suffers from they are completely brain dead as well…I’ve long believed that Obama’s greatest function is to serve as a patsy for the evil of “librulism”; though he is no liberal he has the brand name and after he’s done with it liberalism in america will be as popular as smoking during pregnancy

marisacat - 13 September 2011

I think that has been the agenda for a long time, the final nail for liberalism. How nonexistant it is, in terms of genuine liberality, as opposed to Neo Liberal bullshit…. it is dead anyway.

Too many white loons who are largely censorious, and very much into prohibiting things, call themselves Liberal. Geesh FORGET it!!

And the way some black people cling to Obby, is just bizarre. San Francisco makes almost NO effort to equalise the schools in the city. Not even even and equal distribution of new text books. NOW THAT is racism, pure and simple. But no, let’s line up and slobber for Obby and protect him from the Big Bad Mean Racists.

Most of the frantic defenders of Obby who call the local talk radio are utter freaking nuts. Shrieking and crying and mad accusations…


8. marisacat - 13 September 2011

Good Luck!!

Brian Ross of ABC news wll have a segment tonight on Solyndra, I guess House hearings take place or start tomorrow.

BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011

Front Page of WaPo, too…

White House pushed for $500M loan to solar company now under investigation

EXCLUSIVE | Administration pressed reviewers for a decision despite officials’ concerns they were being rushed, e-mails show.

Well, people HAVE survived being torn limb from limb,
Like, you know,
with JESUS.

marisacat - 14 September 2011

I read the officials from Solyndra are not showing up today for the hearings… they have asked to appear at a later date, iirc later in September…. Sounds like a stall… The debate seems to be whether or not (so far they say not) they will plead the Fifth. I got the impression that may change in the several days delay happening now.

Brain Ross has got hold of emails…. Pooor Obby! his WH , his WW are open for business, but they don’t seem to be very smart.

Good Luck!!

9. marisacat - 13 September 2011

The Democrats may lose both House special elections… in NY and in NV.


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rushed into the fray with late-game TV ad buys in New York’s expensive media market, as did House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC.

But Weprin hurt himself in the weeks prior to Election Day, bowing out of a campaign debate and citing Hurricane Irene for his absence after it had already passed, among other missteps.

Republican leaders were being careful not to declare victory prematurely

AND, not in the Politico article, Weprin stopped campaigning Monday night early and went to a bar mitzvah outside the district.

A district that is 3 to 1 Democratic.

GOOD LUCK. Tells me he never cared much along with all the other vagueries…. and he knew it was over.

Read more: Politico

marisacat - 13 September 2011

Republican wins n NV 😆

marisacat - 13 September 2011

Won them both.

😆 all over but the Dems doing their fall back to the comfort of LOSER.


Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

Well Golly, looks like they both lost to R’s

Whoopsie! I guess nobody could have seen that one coming…

Can you smell the Hopium?

marisacat - 13 September 2011


“Make no mistake about it, the albatross around Weprin’s neck is named Obama, and Democrats who value honesty will tell you privately that the president’s 37 percent approval rating in the district is making it difficult for Weprin to win a race that in almost any other time would be a slam dunk,” Stuart Rothenberg, an independent analyst and editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, wrote Tuesday.

In NV it was a big divide.. NY t was 7 pts, so far…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

I like it, Obamatros

“Voters, voters everywhere
and the Dems rolls did shrink

Voters, voters everywhere
wont vote Dems ’cause they’re weak and stink”

Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge….

marisacat - 13 September 2011

It’ll be a constant refrain… and now they will openly run away from him….

Oddly enough, I have on the two hours of the jacqueline tapes… and it is very engrossing. disturbing too, but more interesting than I had expected.

They handled the teases SO badly…

10. Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

So here’s another rant/rave from GG’s Twisted Tales From La Frontera.

I’m picking up some wood today, and at the wood lot one of the chicanos who works there says “Oh dude, I got busted by la migra last week” and I’m like “Oh no, que paso vato?” “I got busted with 230 lbs of weed” he says sheepishly.” Que pedo, but you’re out already. You gonna get probation?” I ask gently, thinking that he’s over 200 lbs and he’s not white so that usually means they’ll plead you to a six month term

“No, guey the dropped all the charges, but I’ve got to stay out of trouble” He says smiling.

“Orale!, que suerte, dude.”

So it turns out he spends 10 days in Federal Detention, and while he’s in custody his court appointed attorney shows up (guy is broke, that’s why he was dumb enough to try to move cartel weed) he says to the lawyer, “hey I don’t want to make to much of it, but it says here I had 110 lbs and I really had 230” to which his public dumptruck responds, “I didn’t hear that, and I suggest that if you want to get out of here in the next with out being charged than you don’t say anything about how much weed you had”

I wonder where that extra 120lbs went…

BTW my Chicano buddy picked up the load just NORTH of the checkpoint I was hassled at last week

marisacat - 13 September 2011

I wonder where that extra 120lbs went…

Being “moved” again….

what a story…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 September 2011

Honestly its pretty typical, and in my buddy’s case it worked out to his benefit(as well as helping those poor migra who can’t get by on the 40-60k a year with stellar benefits my taxes pay for). But the really fucked stories are the ones were the Migra picks up a female migrant and…

White dudes with money and power keeping a chica or two without papers in their hacienda is part of our heritage and tradition (being a cazamigrante has its perks, donchaknow?)

marisacat - 13 September 2011

argh.. I am not going to read the link tonight… maybe tomorrow… I can guess, enough of it anyway.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 September 2011

Oh its not a story its just a google search with 800,000 hits about Border Patrol rapes…most the shit that actually happens is never known about outside the communities they happen in…

ts - 14 September 2011

I followed one of those to a curvature article which drives the point home.

There are more details about additional assaults at the link, if you’re not familiar with them. To its credit, the LA Times is careful to not only report on them collectively as a connected problem, but to also explicitly point out that they are a part of a pattern:

“The Border Patrol treats detainees “very, very poorly,” said Tony Payan, a political scientist who studies the agency at the University of Texas at El Paso. “They see themselves as a quasi-military body defending the country. Add to that the fact that they are expanding rapidly, and you have thousands of rookies who have very little experience.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, said in a statement that “the overwhelming majority of CBP agents and officers perform their duties with honor and distinction…. We do not tolerate corruption or abuse within our ranks, and we fully cooperate with any criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, on or off duty.”

Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, CBP is missing the point in the interest of self-preservation. I’d argue that the LA Times article ultimately misses the point, as well. The thing is that we can talk about accountability and how there is or is not enough of it until we’re blue in the face. But it’s really difficult to have accountability for violence inside a system that is predicated on violence itself.

The U.S.’s current model of border enforcement is built on violence and upheld through violence. Some activists make the compelling argument that border enforcement as a concept, through its dependence on colonization and restriction of free bodily movement, particularly of indigenous people, is inherently racist, violating, and violent. But even placing those important questions aside, there is no reasonable case that the U.S. immigration enforcement system, as is, is not a violent one. Anyone who has ever dealt with Border Patrol or ICE, been placed in detention, had their family torn apart, been robbed of the ability to work and feed themselves, or lived under the weight of being dubbed an “illegal” can tell you as much. Violence is the method. Violence is the “deterrent.” Violence is the point.

I wouldn’t limit this method to just to the border issue. It’s the pervasive method of choice in this country. Out in the open these days. Flaunted where it once was lurking under the surface.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 September 2011

Nice pick ts, it is not just a border, it is flaunted now and to quote your quote Violence is the method. Violence is the “deterrent.” Violence is the point.

BTW I often mention to the agents who man the checkpoint and “verify my citizenship”, that they should be wearing brown shirts…not one of those moral morons has figured the insult out yet…

marisacat - 14 September 2011

the country is gone, what little hold it ever had on its tendencies…. as I see it, anything can happen.

marisacat - 14 September 2011

I know… I just can’t take it today. Everything seems too horrible.

11. marisacat - 14 September 2011

hmmm from an English language blog I go to on French Politics…

French Banks

French Banks are now in the eye of the financial storm.

The government has contingency plans to supply fresh capital or even to nationalize the three top banks: SocGen, Crédit Agricole, and BNP Paribas.

When I began this blog in 2007, this is not what I thought I would be writing in 2011.

Yeah well. Plus ca change…

http://www.artgoldhammer.blogspot.com French Politics

12. BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011

Straight up. BULLSHIT!

Poll: Obama is still popular abroad


President Barack Obama’s approval ratings may have hit a new low in the United States this summer, but he’s still getting lots of Euro-love, according to a poll out Wednesday.

A full 75 percent of those surveyed in 12 European countries approved of Obama’s handling of “international policies,” according to the poll from Transatlantic Trends, 😆 { A Global Leader! Like DK Research 2000! LOL – bhhm } a group that studies public opinion in the United States and the European Union.

“Overall, a 75 percent approval rating is very high, and I’m sure he would be happy to have that in the United States,” said Transatlantic Trends Director Zsolt Nyiri.

By contrast, the most recent Gallup poll put Obama’s approval rating among American voters at 43 percent.

What the hell, let’s try the Heart Lung machine now .
Don’t forget the corn kettle. Might work. 😆
Great time to buy into the stock market, too. LOL.

marisacat - 14 September 2011

I think htat is like claiming people like Weprin really are going to win as cell phones don’t get polled… that kind of thing. 😆 I notice they did not bother to parade that fiction in NY-9.

marisacat - 14 September 2011

Field poll, exclusively polling Cali for 50 or 60 years now… , released Cali numbers for Ob. Not good news.

49% say they will vote for him… and his approval is 46.

Low for Cali. The shine is off the new purchase.

marisacat - 14 September 2011

And the National Journal jumps on it

And as the National Journal reports, “if there was any question about the breadth and magnitude of the plunge in President Obama’s job-approval rating this summer, consider this new data point: For the first time, fewer than half of voters in deep-blue California approve of the job Obama is doing,” according to the results of the state’s respected Field Poll released today. http://bit.ly/r6J6Ra

13. marisacat - 14 September 2011

Good Luck!!!!

–PARTY OF WOE — Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith and Jake Sherman:

“On a high-level campaign conference call Tuesday afternoon, Democratic donors and strategists commiserated over their disappointment in Obama. A source on the call described the mood as ‘awful.’ ‘People feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless‘. … The president’s feisty new jobs plan has probably preempted open revolt in his party – though a Bloomberg poll released Wednesday morning found that 51 percent of Americans don’t believe it will help lower the unemployment rate. … [S]ome Democratic insiders sought to put a better face on their diminished state — before adding that they wanted to see a tougher Obama.” http://bit.ly/quE4WL

14. marisacat - 14 September 2011

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!! (Don’t call home for help!)

CNN/ORC, out this a.m.:

–Better off than three years ago? No: 58% … Yes: 32%

–Are you ANGRY about how things are going in the country? Yes: 72%

–Are you SCARED about how things are going in the country? Yes: 71%

–Who do you trust more to handle the economy? Obama: 46% … Republicans: 37%

–Obama and Congress should pay more attention to … ? Jobs: 65% … Deficit: 29%

–Obama jobs plan: Favor: 43% … Oppose: 35%

15. Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 September 2011

Republicans running for the White House are starting to make the rounds in Arizona.

On Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann made a surprise visit to the state and had dinner with Cindy McCain.

The television station reports Bachmann will hold a private fundraiser Wednesday night in the Phoenix-area.

The visits come days after Gov. Jan Brewer announced Arizona would hold its presidential primary on February 28, 2012

Brewer also announced the state will likely host a Republican presidential debate, possibly in December.


Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will travel to Arizona for two appearances in his bid to capture the Republican nomination for president.

He will take part in a business roundtable discussion at one of Jim Click’s dealerships (Bush Pioneer, Click family from Tejas and his now defunct bank was implicated in Contra money laundering-GG) in Tucson this morning and will hold a town hall meeting in the Phoenix suburb of Sun Lakes ( a Venice style development on a desert plain that receives less than 6 inches of preciptiation-GG)in the afternoon.


Romney finished second in Arizona’s 2008 presidential primary.

Longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain had carried the state with 47 percent of the vote, followed by Romney at 34 percent.


I think Bachmann is better fit for the AZ rethuglican (mostly Orange County, CA and mid-western transplants) than either Romney or even Perry but we shall see…

marisacat - 14 September 2011

I think they are going to clean up…. 2010 all over again and magnified.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 September 2011

Yep. Unless there is some kind of deus ex machina…I’m rooting for an asteroid or space jesus comin’ back, you know the end of the mayan calendar 2012 hoopla.. 👿 something to save us from this inexorable slide deeper into hell…it seems we can always sink lower…

16. Ganjafied Gabacho - 14 September 2011

OK. So how about some noticias buenas?

The government of Mexico plans to release five endangered Mexican gray wolves this month in northeastern Sonora, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced.

If released in the same mountain range that Mexican officials have pointed to before, the wolves would be easily within a wolf’s walking distance of Arizona.

In 2010, Mexican officials said they planned to release wolves in the Sierra San Luis, a mountain range that runs from the Chihuahua-Sonora-New Mexico border southeast to a point about 80 miles south of Douglas. The Mexican government did not go forward with a release last year.

Mexican officials reached Tuesday would not confirm the plan, but a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed they too understand Mexico is poised to release the wolves…


Any wolves that cross the border into the United States would be considered fully protected endangered species, said Fish and Wildlife spokesman Tom Buckley. That means nobody may interfere with the wolves unless they are directly threatening people.


The release could bring new Mexican gray wolves into contact with the wolves that are being managed in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico, something that environmentalists are hoping for.

“It’s good news,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “It’s hard to envision the Mexican wolf recovering without a population in Mexico. The heart of their range is the Sierra Madre.”


Some asshole rancher spokesperson made vague threats at the end of the article but the reality is the wolves have been on this side of the border since ’98….Viva el Lobo!

lucid - 14 September 2011

Uh, oh… anchor wolves!

marisacat - 14 September 2011

scalawags – – daring to come across OUR blessed by Gawd border!

17. BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011


The GOP’s Plot To Take Down Obama

So they link to MotherJones, all aflutter about GOP plans in PA to allocate Electoral College votes proportional to Congressional Districts.

Yeh well,l at this point, ,FUCK AL GORE – 😆

A joke on so many levels.
As if it matters, notions of fair play, reform, or actual representation with the EC….ETC….. If anything, I’d say the Obsters should be fucking grateful, they might, might be able take carry Chaka Fattah’s district in North Philly. Snicker. Maybe.

Having no shame, I’ll call it now: Obby loses PA 55-45.
Hardly a stretch.
Could you imagine, tho – if this motherfucker loses California or a couple big Northeast bastardions of the Democratic Party? 😆

BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011

Sorry for the typos and general word-slurring, stroking out with belly laughs here…

marisacat - 14 September 2011

…. 😆

I’ll move ths comment forward to the new thread… 😉

18. BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011

The two big ledes on offer at the WSJ..

Stocks Ride Optimism

Bulk of 2011 U.S. IPOs Are Underwater

Come on in, SUCKERS!

19. BooHooHooMan - 14 September 2011
20. marisacat - 14 September 2011



……. 😯 …. 😆

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