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Treats 31 October 2011

Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Adélie adults make their chicks chase them for food after returning from the sea, Cape Crozier, Antarctica. The chase is to bring their chicks away from the large creches in the colony and deter other greedy chicks from collecting food from penguins that are not their parents! Penguins don't often manage to raise both of their pair of chicks to fledging - the weaker chick struggles to win the race to get a meal.

Frozen Planet: pictures from Sir David Attenborough’s latest polar TV series – Adélie adults make their chicks chase them for food after returning from the sea, Cape Crozier, Antarctica. The chase is to bring their chicks away from the large creches in the colony and deter other greedy chicks from collecting food from penguins that are not their parents! [BBC/Jeff Wilson]

Seems appropriate to Hallowe’en… everybody guarding their candy haul.


1. marisacat - 31 October 2011

Obviously I am slow, just catching on that the Dow lost 276 pts today.

Trick? Not a treat, that much is sure…

2. BooHooHooMan - 31 October 2011
BooHooHooMan - 31 October 2011

What? No matching shoes or bag?

Laughed all the way thru… 😉

“The incident in San Francisco was a mistake and a misunderstanding,” Singer said. “The assemblywoman strongly believes in the justice system and is hopeful that this matter will be cleared up soon.”

Hayashi, who is scheduled to be termed out of office next year, chairs the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee. 😆

The veteran lawmaker was placed under citizen’s arrest by security officers outside Neiman Marcus after leaving the store without paying for clothing items, said Officer Carlos Manfredi of the San Francisco Police Department.

Hayashi had passed several cash registers without stopping and the incident was captured on videotape, said Manfredi, adding that the clothing was recovered and has been booked into evidence.

Leather pants, a black skirt and a white blouse were the merchandise involved, Singer confirmed. He did not know their brand names or value. 😀

Hayashi, after being stopped by Neiman Marcus security officers about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, was taken into custody by San Francisco police and released on bail about seven hours later – at 7:28 p.m., reports said.


marisacat - 31 October 2011

she held back! It was just a quick pick up! Too confused and busy for shoes or bag!!

marisacat - 31 October 2011

She has been hilarious!

She was busy and confused! She was talking on two phones! Somehow she walked out with 2500 in clothing! But she does not know how!!

3. marisacat - 31 October 2011

I am so hopeful for the GS… es at the Port of Oakland… AND esp as tonight/today the dock workers will not unload – so the story goes – what may be exploding refrigerated units…. they were improperly serviced in Vietnam and – so the story goes – have been ex[loding in China, Vietnam and Brazil… killing three in Vietnam.

AND several WC ports are involved…. i LVOE the timing!!

Who knows if it is true or what.

I see it as part of a whole, with the wildcatter strike that started up in Longview WA … last month I htink it was.

ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

“They Only Call It Class War When We Fight Back

Yeah, I’m so old-fashioned that I actually trust the union’s recounting of events over that of Michelle “Peabrain” Malkin.

Local FOX news also kept yammering about RAMPANT LONGSHOREMAN VIOLENCE!!11… while the only footage they had was of ILWU members being cuffed by the sheriff.

No doubt all the RAMPANT!!11 stuff was just… misplaced. Like all the HIPPIES THROWING ROCKS!!11 footage in Oakland was.


marisacat - 1 November 2011


You know MM and IOZ went to the same liberal arts college… Oberlin.

In case you needed a late night giggle…

(kiss the kitties!!)

ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

That IS beautiful.


marisacat - 1 November 2011

I htought it was a scream! He posted it a few years back when doing some post on MM.

BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2011

and that strapping lad has never been the same since…

marisacat - 1 November 2011

oh he has posted more than once how the boychicks at oberlin and the like, dive into the homosexual world while at Liberal College 4 Year Camp, prior to going off to acquire wives and children and dogs and cats and a job on Wall St. And an Audi or Jaguar or Hummer or _________________ fill in the blank.

A hoot!!

lucid - 1 November 2011

I almost went to Oberlin – and the conservatory made it very tempting. It was my second choice. I wanted to get the fuck out the midwest though.

Had no idea MM went there. Lulz.

marisacat - 1 November 2011


ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

Yeah, I always knew that lucid character was trouble. 👿

4. marisacat - 1 November 2011

You stab em we slab em.

The news this am… Ann Coulter is claiming R bad asses are better than Dem bad asses. Yes, those would be black bad asses.

And Dow is off 224. I think we are blaming Greece. Hell why not. They musta done SOMETHING at some point. Maybe that whole “democracy” mythos.

We of course are as pure as the driven snow in a meadow loaded iwth fulminating cows.


In other news two “maritime terminals” are shut at Port of Oakland… and the lines of trucks not being unloaded is looooong. Long. And getting longer.

AND a house exploded over night in Richmond in the East Bay, exploded so hard it blew the occupants outside to the street. Nobody seems to know why.

The suburbs are dangerous.


On the upside that horrific chienne de guerre is off the blood path for a few days. Mother Rodham died. Necessitating Hillary putting down the AK 47 and the grenades. And dropping the drones she carries in her left hand.

marisacat - 1 November 2011

Maybe that whole “democracy” mythos.

EXACTLY! they are putting the so called bail out to a full national vote. Works for me…. tho in the end it won’t matter… France and Ireland utterly rejected EU silliness when they had the chance at a national vote. NTIM

😆 The French distributed, paper form thru the national mail, the EU constitution to every household in France in advance of the vote. They won’t be doing that sort of thing again…. 🙄

5. BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2011

15 HS Football Players Hospitalized With Hypothermia After Playing In Snowstorm…

“They’re Gombee Fine”,
Alpine Outfitted Parents, School Officials Say From the
Mort Mortenson Plumbing & Heating Coaching Command Center

marisacat - 1 November 2011

Obviously they did not think positive thoughts.

6. marisacat - 1 November 2011

Right right right. The children are SO disorganised. They have no plans, no this no that…. riiight.

One of Robert Johnson’s gallery of photographs from Zuccotti Park

Link to gallery itself

marisacat - 1 November 2011

hmm as you go thru the galler of RJ photos and read his captions, it seems he is turning against Zuccoti Park (crime drugs homelss I guess are his issues). I looked over the pics and the truncated captions… and I don’t see it.

For the flip side, an historian and his wife went to walk around and thru ZP on the 22nd of October.

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 November 2011

nope, no sign of organization at all, just a mass of anarchists with no direction … pay no attention to this detailed schedule!

marisacat - 1 November 2011

Exactly. Just a bunch of pot swilling, camp fire hijinks, long haired, unwashed, supported by Momma and Poppa lay abouts.

7. BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2011

CitiGroup getting hammered. Hammered.

I think I’ll have a cigar afterall….

marisacat - 1 November 2011

have one for me.

Greenwich Village Hollowe’en parade, with many Occupiers among…

8. ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

Live, from the Department Of Little (And Likely Fleeting) Victories:

Bank of Assholery Drops Debit Card Fee

But let’s laugh while we still can, Friends.

9. BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2011

Well the way I see this playin out,
It looks like Corzine is going to get arrested.
And Good on ya, Jon. …Doin Jersey PROUD! Our Boy!
LOL. …Anyways –
According to the AP , the “firm” admitted they used client funds to “federal investigators”. Oh I know, fix is in, but Jacks don’t beat Kings, and someone had the SIPC move in very quickly as JPMorgan has filed for a lien on ALL of MF’s assets.
Poor Cotzine.
Caught flat-footed in a Bankster-on-Bankster dive-by.

marisacat - 1 November 2011

He s expendable apparently.

If I were him, I’d flee the country.. but then I am not a Democratic Party Patriot.

Yeah right.

10. lucid - 1 November 2011

Someone posted this link in the comment thread of IOZ’s current post. I thought I’d pass it along, because it is hilarious.

11. marisacat - 1 November 2011

Cpunch has exerpts from an eye witness participant in the 1946 Oakland Gen Strike.

[I]n all general strikes the participants are very soon forced by the very nature of events to themselves run the society they have just stopped. The process in the Oakland experiment was beginning to deepen…

“The top local Teamster officials, except one, were not to be found; the exception would be fired five months later for his strike activity. International Teamster President Dave Beck wired orders ‘to break the strike’ because it was a revolutionary attempt ‘to overthrow the government’. He ordered all Teamsters who had left their jobs to return to work.

At last, the unions acted. 142 unions affiliated with the Alameda County AFL declared a “work holiday” and 100,000 workers walked off their jobs. The business of Oakland effectively came to a halt.

“A number of the secondary Oakland and Alameda County union leaders did what they could to create a semblance of straight trade-union organization. The ranks, unused to leading themselves and having no precedent for this sort of strike in their own experience, wanted the well-known labor leaders in the Bay Area to step forward with expertise, aid, and public legitimization.

“The man who was always billed as leader of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, ILWU President Harry Bridges, who was then also State CIO President, refused to become involved, just as he did 18 years later during the Berkeley Free Speech Movement struggles. The rank-and-file longshoremen and warehouse- men who had been drawn to the street strike were out there on their own. . . . . .

The 1946 Oakland General Strike

12. marisacat - 1 November 2011

Every day a merry-go-round.

Attorney for Herman Cain accuser says she wants to tell story

One of the women who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment wants to tell her side of the story but is barred by a confidentiality agreement, her attorney said on Tuesday.

Lawyer Joel P. Bennett called on the National Restaurant Association, where the woman and Cain worked in the late 1990s, to release the woman from her written promise not to talk about the allegations or disparage the trade group. ……

Read more at:

I say punditry should call on Cain to call on the NRA to release the women. Conf call!!

Since it was all nuzzink to see here, etc.

13. marisacat - 1 November 2011

I think it is SO UNFAIR that Greece made Corzine do what he did. SO mean of them. Those duplicitous Greeks. They should make reparations for being to the S and E of Europe.

Traitorous of them. To not be East of Lichtenstein. West of Switzerland. South of Iceland. North of France.

So the Dow clsed down 300. Another stone aorund the neck of Greece.

14. ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

Mcat, I popped you a link to the news that B of A decided to back down on those $5 card fees, but I think the spam filter ate it. :/

marisacat - 1 November 2011

out now,. but I will repost it as it may be up thread a ways….


marisacat - 1 November 2011

RE Posting ms_xeno’s comment…. (I for one am relieved they pulled back, fwiw)

Live, from the Department Of Little (And Likely Fleeting) Victories:

Bank of Assholery Drops Debit Card Fee

But let’s laugh while we still can, Friends.

ms_xeno - 1 November 2011

Thanks. I would’ve told you sooner, but a certain four-footed beast had to be dissuaded from eating papers off the drawing table. Again.

marisacat - 1 November 2011

He says he was there FIRST. And Second and Third.

15. marisacat - 1 November 2011

I cannot wiat for the knock down drag out of the full on GE. WIth luck BOTH SIDES go down. (if only…)

Mother Slob is cancelling fundraisers… ones that cause throat constriction in some rank and file.

[P]OLITICO last week reported that one of the events, at the home of former Enron trader John Arnold, was causing heartburn for some local Texas Democrats.

Arnold, a billionaire investor and Obama campaign bundler, is part of a nationwide campaign to convert the public pensions of teachers, firefighters, cops and others into 401(k)-style programs. The move is strongly opposed by labor and other groups. .. . . . . .


16. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 November 2011
marisacat - 1 November 2011

I’ll move this forward to the new threrad…


17. marisacat - 1 November 2011



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