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Politics 11 November 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, WAR!.

A ferocious great white shark looks like it is having a laugh as it smiles for the camera.  Photographer Mike Parry was standing just 5ft away from the powerful predator when it broke through the water near his small fishing boat near Dyer Island, Cape Province, South Africa. He said: 'No one on the boat could believe that I was lucky enough to catch the exact moment. It takes a lot of waiting and patience for that one lucky shot.'
A ferocious great white shark looks like it is having a laugh as it smiles for the camera. Dyer Island, Cape Province, South Africa. [Mike Parry/Minden/solent]


A post at Counterpunch yesterday had a little story on Smedley Butler I had never heard before (the article is on Cain and Il Duce, snicker!)…

and it goes well with the open-mouthed great white:

[B]utler was a very colorful and entertaining public speaker who used obscenities and didn’t mince words; if he felt someone needed to be raked over the coals, he was unafraid to do it. When he was the commander at Quantico Marine base, he introduced Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams, a man he did not like, to some of his officers by saying, “Gentlemen, I want you to meet the Secretary of the goddamn Navy.”

It was in such a frame of mind that Butler took on Benito Mussolini. It was 1931, and Butler was giving a breakfast speech on “how to prevent war” to a gathering at the Philadelphia Contemporary Club. In the speech, he told about an unnamed journalist who had interviewed Mussolini while riding with him in a speeding Fiat touring car. When a peasant child dashed into the street, the car plowed right over him.

“My friend screamed,” Butler told his audience. “Mussolini put a hand on my friend’s knee. ‘It was only one life,’ he told my friend. ‘What is one life in the affairs of a State?’”

Smelling gossipy blood, the US press ran the story heavily, and Il Duce was furious; he denied the story categorically. Herbert Hoover’s Secretary of the State Henry Stimson sympathized with Mussolini and defended him. General Butler was ordered to publicly apologize to Mussolini. When he refused, he was court-martialed. In the end, the raw and eloquent Butler went public and won the day, humiliating Stimson and Hoover and keeping his rank and position in the Marine Corps. [See Maverick Marine: General Smedley Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History by Hans Schmidt for a wonderful account of Butler’s life.]

The anonymous journalist Butler cited riding with Mussolini turned out to be Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., the magnate’s son who traveled the world as a journalist during a time when the US business class was keen on people like Mussolini.

The New York Times and Time magazine both supported Mussolini’s side of the story and editorialized that Butler and the US government owed him an apology. The New York Tribune wrote this: “The Fascisti movement is – in essentials – a reaction against degeneration through Socialistic internationalism. It is rough in its methods, but the aims which it professes are tonic.”

Colliers magazine published stories that emphasized the post-WWI chaos in Italy and Il Duce’s strong-man charms that “represented the triumph of law and order over anarchy and radicalism. …‘Normalcy’ was the catchword of the times, for Italy as well as for America.” [John Higgins, Mussolini and Fascism: The View From America.]

Vanderbilt insisted on remaining anonymous during the Butler episode in 1931, but in a 1943 book – after Mussolini became an official “bad guy” in the US capitalist pantheon – Vanderbilt ‘fessed-up and recounted the tale, supporting Butler’s story. What Mussolini actually said was apparently a bit different from the words Butler had put in his mouth. Here’s Vanderbilt’s version:

I heard a shriek and saw a group of children waving flags. I turned my head quickly. There was a shapeless little form lying in the road back of us.

“Look, Your Excellency,” I shouted.

“Never look back, my friend. Always forward,” he answered without turning his head, and we roared on into the night.


Have a laugh, I just read this about the departure of Berlusconi…

Former European Commissioner Mario Monti, who is expected to replace the billionaire media magnate, was welcomed with applause when he took his place in the upper house after being appointed a Senator for life by President Giorgio Napolitano. …



1. marisacat - 11 November 2011

hmm More godammed fucking catholics looking to glom on. Biden I mean.

ON TODAY’S “TOP LINE”: BEAU BIDEN. ABC’s Rick Klein sits down with Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Biden will be talking about the massive pedophile case Delaware just litigated, and offering his insights into the Penn State University scandal. …. .

Watch “Top Line” LIVE at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. http://abcn.ws/toplineliveabc

2. marisacat - 11 November 2011

oh it so fits in these days…. 😉

[L]est readers think I’m being unkind about Gov. Bill Clinton, let me evoke the man in his youthful prime. Clinton said this week on a talk show promoting his new book Back to Work that he can’t see why an ex-president couldn’t return to the job after previously serving two terms.

Back in 1979 our friend Tim Hermach, now fearless leader of the Native Forest Council and breathing the righteous air of Eugene, Oregon, was a businessman seeking commercial advantage. In 1979 this search took him to Little Rock, Arkansas, where an associate said the swiftest way of getting a certificate of origin necessary for a rebar (reinforcing steel for construction) deal was by conferring personally with the new governor of the state.

In short order a dinner was arranged with young Governor Bill at the Little Rock Hilton. Tim recalls that they were scarcely seated before Bill was greeting a pretty young waitress in friendly fashion, putting his hand up her dress while announcing genially to the assembled company, “This woman has the sweetest cunt in Little Rock.”

Tim, an Oregon boy by origin, tells us he listened with burning ears and mouth agape as Bill talked of womanhood in terms of astounding crudity. Badinage notwithstanding, some business was transacted. Hermach tells us that Governor Bill “very openly, nothing shy about it, said words to the effect that our end use certificate would cost about $10,000″, said transaction being of a personal, informal nature. “Since ours was a $2 million deal, we didn’t care,” Tim recalls.

These tractations concluded, Governor Bill repaired to the Hilton’s nightclub with boon companions, where they cavorted lewdly with sundry flowers of Little Rock before repairing to bedrooms in the upper regions of the hotel.

Is there a snicker big enough? I don’t think so.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 November 2011

LOL. Billie the Willie. If he wasn’t president, he would have made the ultimate pimp, someone who makes Elliot’s Rinehart look sentimental…oh wait, he IS 😳
But with all the man-boy sex going on with the Olympians of America shouldn’t they for “balance” proffer some choice tid-bit with Elder Bush cavorting with asian boys in one wing of a school funded by their “charity” while Bill diddles female teaching interns…

marisacat - 11 November 2011

I sense a musical review shaping up here…. Cain in one corner… Bill of course center stage… and a full 2/3s of the stage occupied iwth 35 years of Second Mile/Sandusky/and a chorus of PSU and coaches blindfolded and looking away.

Soemthing like that. Lots of dancing and singing…


marisacat - 11 November 2011

oh yeah and Elder Bush… how could I forget!! Sun Myung Moon on stage too…

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 November 2011

Fortunately, we are blessed with endless acres of GMO popcorn, far past any horizon my opera glasses can spy so I say “praise the Lard, and pass the ADM tainted maize (it all is these days, dontcha know 😉 )” this is becoming truly entertaining…

marisacat - 11 November 2011

entertainment and it appears fully capable of going on forever!!

ts - 11 November 2011

Speaking of Cain, Funny or Die is doing a series of spoofs with Mike Tyson (yes that Mike Tyson) as Cain. You may not stop laughing, because Tyson is a natural.

marisacat - 11 November 2011

I am so glad the next debate (tomorrow night) is going to broadcast on network, CBS I gather.

With any luck they all flub it.

Madman in the Marketplace - 11 November 2011

Tyson is great in those …

ts - 11 November 2011

The smile at the end is spot on with the end of the “smoking” commercial. I didn’t think the “Imagine there’s no pizza” was funny, but there was a Godfather’s near our house and it really was bad pizza.

3. marisacat - 11 November 2011

On and on it goes….

Jerry Sandusky made $456,000 from The Second Mile after admitting to hugging an 11-year-old boy while showering with him 1998, according to tax returns obtained by Deadspin.

A police report was filed and Sandusky was investigated for the incident, but he was never charged despite the fact that police witnessed him telling the mother of the alleged victims that what he did was “inappropriate.”

He was paid an annual consulting fee of $57,000 per year starting in 2001, Deadspin reports.


Read more: Link to Business Insider

At least one person — an attorney who represented Second Mile and reviewed the 1998 police report for Penn State — was affiliated with the charity and knew about the incident.

Sandusky “retired” from the charity in 2010.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 November 2011

This is not a Sex Scandal, as TV graphics scream. This is not a college football scandal, to be compared and contrasted with point-shaving, cash to recruits or swag traded for tats. This is a deep, ongoing conspiracy to conceal and abet child abuse by a state-run university.

Read about the victim-farm Sandusky created in 1977 (!) under the veil of charity, cultivating vast fields of potential prey. See with your own eyes what he did and how he did it, then have a thought.

Remarkably cogent, IMHO.

marisacat - 11 November 2011

Thanks for that, I admit when the Grand Jury report went on line I only got part way… I sort of fell back and never returned.

They call it a rumor but it seems very possible that rich donors were involed and that Sandusky supplied them with boys from his “charity”. It certainly explains the endless endless cover ups.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 November 2011

endless endless cover ups.

yeah, we’ll see how far this goes before ‘ol coach Sodomsky has an infarction or sudden stroke. Dead men tell no tales, yada yada. With the PA gov’ner calling for an investigation of the charity (queue the professional dissemblers) I don’t think it will be too long after this initial furor dies down.

We shall see…

marisacat - 11 November 2011

Personally I think anyone and everyone was in on it… at some point. They either engaged in whatever Sandusky offered or they knew and kept quiet.

marisacat - 11 November 2011

Well I don’t know which numbered victim it was, bt I read that the child Sandusky took to San Antonio tha that case alone triggers a Federal level investigation.

Where any of this goes in a thoroughly and long long long corrupt country… wellllllllllllllllllllllll.

Separate kettle of rotting fish.

brinn - 11 November 2011

The police in San Antonio are looking into it — I’m sure feds have their finger on that investigation…..we shall see, but as the mother of two boys, I’m not sure how much more I can stomach.

Fucking cowardly lot of shitheads with penii….the fucking lot of them — how in the HELL do you see a child in distress and just run away?!?
With all due respect to the good men who post here, of course.

marisacat - 11 November 2011

And it turns out McQueary was 28 years old… aside from being a hulk. Ridiculous. I caught commentators trying to say he was 19 or whatever. No, 28. Now 37 or whatever.

Plus that was the THIRD time Sandusky was caught in the shwers… he should have been prosecuted in 1998… and i read there was a 2000 incident as well.

wu ming - 11 November 2011

there was discussion in the comments of one thread or another over at balloon juice that mcqueary was childhood friends with one of sandusky’s adopted kids, and speculation that he may have also been a rape victim of sandusky.

marisacat - 11 November 2011

I imagine that is very possible…. he started that charity in ’77…. he was at the PSU program for what, 30 years? The number of hcildren he raped mght be unbelievably high…

He was caught, observed, reported on some level in ’95, ’98, 2000 and 2002… and yet it never wavered, he kept going.

marisacat - 11 November 2011


Mike McQueary has been put on administrative leave, Penn State’s interim president Rod Erickson just annouced.

He will still be paid.

With this decision, every Penn State coach or administrator involved in the scandal has either been fired or put on leave.

Read more: Link

Ganjafied Gabacho - 11 November 2011

Personally no offense is taken, but then again I’ve got good buddies like my friend Debbie who demonstrate many positive “manly” qualities despite their lack of proper plumbing.

Who could blame you for implicating pricks? It does seem like a huge population of the penile persuasion are cock suckers (which should theoretically make them fantastic, IMHO, but like “bad” meaning “good” in modern parlance …)

BTW If any of this happened this happened to mi chingito…well, nevermind I make it a point to keep my inner beast well chained at all times…

wu ming - 11 November 2011

no offense taken, these monsters are almost always men. i hope they hang the lot of them.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 November 2011
5. Madman in the Marketplace - 11 November 2011
brian - 13 November 2011

“that’s assault!!! . . . you went to far!!!”

oh those reporters. for a second, i thought she was gonna citizen arrest that dude.

6. marisacat - 11 November 2011



The earliest documented report of possible abuse at the hands of Sandusky is in 1995, when his now-legally adopted son was still a teenage foster child in his home.

The adoption file for Matt Sandusky, who had a different name at the time, contains letters of concern from his mother to children and youth officials and to a Centre County judge.

Matt’s biological mother, Debra Long, testified before the grand jury.

Matt, 33, is not one of the victims in the grand jury presentment, but he did testify before the grand jury.

Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, said Long is upset with Sandusky for helping her son and her allegations are not based in fact. Matt went to live with the Sandusky family after he was caught setting fire to a barn in 1995.

Children and Youth Services placed him with the Sandusky family at Jerry Sandusky’s request. He knew Matt through The Second Mile.

In his book, “Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story” several pages are devoted to Matt.

“He became an instant challenge for me,” Sandusky writes.

Debra Long was allowed to visit her son only one-half day per month after he went to live with the Sanduskys.

About four months after he went to live with Jerry, Matt attempted suicide with a girl who was also staying at Sandusky’s house. . . . .

And this:

[T]he day Jerry Sandusky was arrested, Matt brought his kids over to Jerry’s house. The mother of Matt’s children almost immediately went to court to prevent future visits. A judge’s order now prevents Sandusky from having unsupervised contact or overnight visits with his grandchildren. . . . .

The article is packed with information.

BTW, apparently the book Touched is still available for sale at the Penn State bookstore…

AND althought Spanier was terminated as Pretzel of PSU he is still alloowed to teach on campus.

Do these people not understand a “clean sweep”? They don’t.

I still say NO SHAME, they have no shame.

7. marisacat - 12 November 2011


–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), member, Penn State University Board of Trustees; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz; roundtable with New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne

–ABC’s “This Week“: Political roundtable with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, USA Today columnist and ABC News contributor Christine Brennan, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, BigJournalism.com Editor and radio talk show host Dana Loesch and ABC News’ George Will; Iran roundtable with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Karim Sadjadpour and former U.N. Weapons Inspector David Albright

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); DGA Chairman Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS); Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT); roundtable with CBS News’ John Dickerson, National Journal’s Major Garrett, former Clinton White House Secretary Dee Dee Myers and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker (live from Spartanburg, S.C.).

–“Fox News Sunday“: Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA), former NFL player and Penn State alumnus Franco Harris and Penn State Student Body President T.J. Bard; Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC); roundtable with Fox News’ Brit Hume, the Christian Science Monitor’s Liz Marlantes, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams; “Power Player of the Week” with Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles)

Ganjafied Gabacho - 12 November 2011

The Sunday line-up is truly barf-worthy, as always, but the progessional dissemblers dedicated to Sandusky-child-rape “scandal” should be particularly nauseating.

File the following in the “too late to matter,much” rubbish heap:

The family home of Jerry Sandusky, accused of an extended pattern of child sexual abuse, borders the grounds of Lemont Elementary School, in College Township.

In light of that, school Principal Scott Deshong “has taken additional administrative action to ensure our children are safe,” State College schools Superintendent Robert O’Donnell reported Friday.


Check out the diagramed photo at the link; I’m sure Sandusky bought his house for the view, if not actually “recruiting” 👿

marisacat - 12 November 2011

See? and I only got it clear last night about the elementary school.

Talk about peeling the onion back.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011

Omelas State University

You know, there’s a part of me who looks at the actions of each of non-raping grown men in the “Pennsylvania State University small-child-allegedly-being-raped-by-a-grown-man-who-is-part-of-the-football-hierarchy” scandal and can understand why those men could rationalize a) not immediately acting in the interests of a small child being raped, b) not immediately going to the police, c) doing only the minimum legal requirements in the situation, d) acting to keep from exposing their organization to a scandal. But here’s the thing: that part of me? The part that understands these actions? That part of me is a fucking coward. And so by their actions — and by their inactions — were these men.

At least one sports columnist has made the point that Joe Paterno, the 40+ year coach of Penn State, who was fired last night (along with the university’s president) by the university’s board of trustees, should be remembered for all the good things he has stood for, and for his generosity and principles, even as this scandal, which brought his downfall, is now inevitably part of his legacy as well. And, well. I suspect that in time, even this horrible event will fade, and Paterno’s legacy, to football and to Penn State, will rise above the tarnishment, especially because it can and will be argued that Paterno did all that was legally required of him, expressed regret and horror, and was not the man who was, after all, performing the acts.

Here’s what I think about that, right now. I’m a science fiction writer, and one of the great stories of science fiction is “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” which was written by Ursula K. Le Guin. The story posits a fantastic utopian city, where everything is beautiful, with one catch: In order for all this comfort and beauty to exist, one child must be kept in filth and misery. Every citizen of Omelas, when they come of age, is told about that one blameless child being put through hell. And they have a choice: Accept that is the price for their perfect lives in Omelas, or walk away from that paradise, into uncertainty and possibly chaos.

At Pennsylvania State University, a grown man found a blameless child being put through hell. Other grown men learned of it. Each of them had to make their choice, and decide, fundamentally, whether the continuation of their utopia — or at very least the illusion of their utopia — was worth the pain and suffering of that one child. Through their actions, and their inactions, we know the choice they made.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

Each of them had to make their choice, and decide, fundamentally, whether the continuation of their utopia — or at very least the illusion of their utopia — was worth the pain and suffering of that one child

Plus Sandusky was exposed over and over… and repeatedly the decision was made to cover it up.

I read last night that when he “confessed” to the mother of one of two boys that came forward in 1998 (or 2000 I am confused by now between the various incidents), there were investigators from the DAs office hidden in an adjoining room listening… and yet the decision was made that they ”did not have enough”. So investigators on the case who did not know a sting had operated when Sandusky was at the parental home, also stopped investigating…

Gee fucking hell. It ONLY makes sense if, as people made the same decision over and over, keeping things in place, a big money sports program nd high pay and so on… merited endless suffering of small children.

PLUS I read Sandusky’s home shares a fucking property line with an elementary school.

The whole 2008 investigation was only pursued as the High School he coached or volunteered at also saw, I guess, yet another incident in showers and they did in fact call a halt to it all. Called the police and I would imagine had to push for the investigation. Took me days to get that straight.

Wht a huge mess.

Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011

one of the DA’s listening in that case is the one that went missing, harddrive-less computer thrown in the river.

this whole thing reeks more and more of some gothic story about a whole town of satanists or something, or the wicker man or something.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 12 November 2011

I don’t indulge in morbid fantasies, the world is horrible enough but I’m damn sure it ain’t just one town or one coach, pro’ly endemic to “at risk youth” charities. “Satanic Ritual Abuse” is a keyword phrase the brings up a lot of nonsense, but if a reader is so inclined Jeff Wells’s archived RI posts are an invaluable starting point.

I think things are just so threadbare at this late stage of degeneration of the Empire’s current formulation that some of the weft of the skein of deceit is showing thru…emperors NewNew clothes, yada yada etc.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

Yeah but the guy missing is the one that declined to prosecute much less even arrest Sandusky. Gricar… DA there for 20 years and just about to retire.

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011

Conservatives aren’t just defending Herman Cain. They’re denying the very existence of sexual harassment.

I have no idea what Herman Cain did with the two, or maybe three, or possibly now four women who have raised allegations of improper sexual behavior about him. I don’t know whether any of them will come forward and run the risk of being labeled a slut for their efforts to do their jobs without being treated like pole-dancers. I do know that—as Amanda Marcotte so eloquently explained this week—the very same people who insist that we don’t know what actually happened all those years ago seem to know exactly what happened: nothing.

Sexual harassment is now nothing. Welcome to the era of gender harassment denialism. The harassment skeptics claim that harassment, like racism, used to exist but is now over. Twenty years ago, when charges were leveled at Clarence Thomas, supporters of the accused refused to take the accuser seriously. Now supporters of the accused refuse to take the accusation itself seriously. We have gone from not knowing what sexual harassment is to not believing it still happens. All in less than 20 years.

Remember, we don’t know what happened, beyond the fact that several employees came forward with complaints and received cash settlements. That’s not a lot of information. Cain defenders could have stopped there. Instead, great swaths of them have opted to assert that there could never be a valid sex discrimination claim because the whole thing is just a racket. And they went even further: The same folks criticizing the National Restaurant Association employees who came forward with claims that they were uncomfortable in their workplace are willing to deploy the most archaic and gender-freighted stereotypes to get there. Sexual harassment can’t be “real” because the women who claim it are money-grubbing, hysterical, attention-seeking tramps.

Hope it never happens to one of your daughters, friends. It would suck if someone called her a humorless hooker, even before learning her name.

Why not start with John Derbyshire, who put it this way in the National Review: “Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment is a real thing? Is there anyone who doesn’t know it’s all a lawyers’ ramp, like ‘racial discrimination’? You pay a girl a compliment nowadays, she runs off and gets lawyered up.” In Derbyshire’s America, “girls” see litigating as a shortcut to riches. Evidently we can’t procure riches the old-fashioned way anymore.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

I am very much hoping that Kraushaar’s proposal that several of the women hold a press conference comes to be… She has said she will not do one alone.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011

U.S. takes the lead on behalf of cluster bombs

Given how indiscriminate and civilian-threatening these weapons are, more than 100 countries have signed a treaty banning their production and use and compelling compensation to their victims. Needless to say, the U.S. has categorically refused to join the Convention, along with the other biggest stockpilers of these weapons, such as Russia, Israel and China. The Obama administration’s refusal to join the Convention has caused tension and controversy even with its most subservient allies, such as Britian, a signatory to the treaty. The British Parliament had insisted that the U.S. rid itself of all cluster munitions at American bases on British soil, but a WikiLeaks cable revealed that “British and American officials colluded in a plan to hoodwink parliament” through “the use of a loophole to manoeuvre around the ban and allow the US to keep the munitions on British territory.”

But now the Obama administration is moving far beyond a mere refusal to join the convention banning these munitions. According to The Independent, the U.S. is playing the leading role “to torpedo the global ban on cluster bombs” through a “proposal that would permit the use of cluster bombs as long as they were manufactured after 1980 and had a failure rate of less than one per cent.” The paper also reports that despite Britain’s long-time role in supporting the ban, its conservative government is now backing the Obama administration’s efforts to codify their use. The Pentagon claims that newer cluster bombs can be used more safely, but activists have documented that “many modern cluster bombs have far higher failure rates on the field of battle than manufacturers claim.”

So it isn’t only massively increased, secret drone attacks in numerous Muslim countries around the world that will be an enduring foreign policy legacy of the Obama presidency. Nor will it be merely the death knell of the War Powers Resolution from his prosecution of the war in Libya even in the face of a Congressional vote against its authorization, nor the continuation and — in some cases expansion — of the most controversial Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies. We will also be ensured of living in a world where the use of cluster bombs continues unabated.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

Bombs away.

I’ve decided all the lunatic Obama slobettes, stupid black and white mental patients unable to read or think, should volunteer for the wars. Ride the bombs down to the earth.

Have you caught the really nasty little carnival show touring the media of the Israeli boy, his artificial, state-of-th-art leg, the blinded sister and the compliant shit-for-brains lousy duxcking mother? The children stepped on bombs left seeded thru the Golan Heights. My my they were so shocked and now nicely declare, as the children chat and pirouette on TV, and everybody smiles! that something MUST be done!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011

no, I missed that sick bit of propaganda

marisacat - 12 November 2011

it’s truly awful.

All thy need is “We unquestioningly support our Fuhrer!” signs.

11. diane - 12 November 2011

It’s nauseatingly “humorous” to poke around the The Second Mile website.

Of course it’s clearly swept of any relevant perp names, outside of those less easily wiped ”Donors,” listed on the SEC filing for the Fiscal Year Ending 08/31/10 Annual Report [pdf]. By the way of which, I found the math on the donor revenues a bit confusing. $1.5 million noted as donor revenues, though just counting up the ‘contributions’ from the provided list noting the $50,000 and above donors by themselves, I come up with a minimum of $3.25 million … … from various huffy snuffer family legends and corporate monsters such as Comcast, Walmart, …and Hershey. ..Quite the revenue understatement (or donor overstatement) all by itself, let alone adding to it the amounts listed for those donating under $50, 000.

This is pretty speshul too:

Programs & Services
Community-Based: Foster Family Support

Abused and neglected children across Pennsylvania need caring foster families. Unfortunately, the demand for foster parents usually exceeds the supply, so children needing individual foster placements are often placed in group homes or temporary shelters. To assist [PA Sodomizer and Fiends] Children and Youth Agencies across the Commonwealth in recruiting and retaining the precious resources that are foster parents, The Second Mile developed the Foster Family Support Program, which provides recreational activities for these families, recognizes the contributions of the foster parents, and develops tools for the recruitment of new foster parents.


The Second Mile partners[ed] with Pennsylvania businesses – amusement parks, theatres, minor [and MAJOR] league teams, and other entertainment venues and their suppliers – to provide recreational opportunities for foster children and their families. What better service than to offer a time of …[RAPE by our FOUNDING PA[s]] to youngsters who have experienced the trauma of separation from a birth family unable ….. to care for them? …

All that remains of those on “The Team” at The Second Mile? :

Our Team ……. [a picture of two victims pf the 1%]

Jesus, the PA Judges taking bribes to incarcerate youth who were probably at one time or another solicited by The Second Mile …must be comforted by the new angle of the ‘spotlight’ on PA.

diane - 12 November 2011

(oopsie doopsie, …should have noted, most of the bolding and all of the bracketed ‘inserts,’above, were mine, …apologies to PA)

diane - 12 November 2011

hmmmm, since I posted the above, it looks like the picture that was displayed at both links here :

Our Team ……. [a picture of two victims pf the 1%]

is no longer available (at least, as I post). Just to clarify, it was a picture of a victim child of about five to seven, enveloped in the arms of a victim preteen/teen … both of whom, clearly were not/are not: POWER PLAYERS!!!!!!!!OUR TEAM!!!!!!! – at The Second Mile ….

diane - 12 November 2011

(While looking for a name among the donors, I’ve realized I counted the $50K and above donors incorrectly (because the pdf file page breaks were never corrected for online viewing). So, the Donor amounts noted may jibe with the revenue noted (I didn’t have the time to do a recount to verify.))

12. marisacat - 12 November 2011

“Put abused kids first,” one of Matko’s signs read. “Don’t be fooled, they all knew. Tom Bradley, everyone must go.”

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium loomed 30 yards away, rumbling with the first roars of Saturday’s game with Nebraska. The sea of blue-clad supporters wearing gray fedoras and camouflage hunting jackets and “This is JoePa’s house” T-shirts parted around Matko.

“That is such bull–-!” one young woman screamed at him after glancing at the signs. “Who the f– do you think you are?” ….

Don’t miss this story, which moiv sent me, rising from that Children of the Corn place. The abuse went on and on against him, punches, beer, epithets… just a sign and black tape over his PSU insignia (he’s an alum who’s fed up and sickened).

Apparnelty there are contingents at the game wearing “This is JoePa’s House” t-shirts.

I think they should burn the plce down, exorcise the ground… hell maybe burn down the area.

diane - 12 November 2011

Torch the “Stadium” … shut down the entire $$$UZ$$$$ FOOTBALL SEASON

Who is IOZ made a proper comparison. …And, no doubt, many spitting in Mr. Matko’s face, also relished videos of Ghaddafi being sodomized as he died, ..not because they revere justice, …but because they’ve been ‘educated’ in, and have come to worship, barbarism … and a total absence of justice.

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011
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15. marisacat - 12 November 2011

Geesh.. apparently the head of Merck has been placed in charge of the internal investigation at PSU… he sits on the board of trustees.

NO shame… these people have none. Vague regrets, vaguely stated. But no shame.

diane - 12 November 2011

priceless, wonder why they chose him for The Board:

As Merck’s general counsel, Frazier led the company’s defense of more than 5,000 lawsuits brought by users of Vioxx, a painkiller that was found to raise the risk of heart attack and stroke. The potential legal costs of the drug were estimated in the billions of dollars.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

I read that 38,000 died from Vioxx, but it is actively suppressed in media and reporting.

Of course the reason there is so much propaganda against the old line opioid painkillers (to say nothing of MJ) is because they are old technology old medicines and CHEAP. Properly titrated, they are safe. And pain medication tolerance is not the same thing as addiction. Which is much less common than propaganda wants people to believe.

No we need things like Vioxx and Celebrex… and so on.

diane - 12 November 2011

I read that 38,000 died from Vioxx, but it is actively suppressed in media and reporting.

and then, if you add those whose deaths by Vioxx weren’t attributed to Vioxx – because: they were taking other lethal/legal scrips; were fairly old; were alone, with no voice and no one to ask for an accounting of death; etc. – that number may even double or triple.

marisacat - 12 November 2011

well if they died and were taking Vioxx, it either was the cause or was a contributing factor.

It hardly matters as the reality is suppressed.

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011
marisacat - 12 November 2011

Somethng is going to happen in Oakland, but hard to say when.

And media totally ignores SF Oc, giving our Estabishmet Dem, Endorsed by DFi and Willie Brown, mayor a pass.

More and more film of the Occupy Cal beatings is coming to light.

wu ming - 12 November 2011

600+ cal profs sign letter condemning police violence

general strike called for UCs this tuesday, 11/15. UC davis faculty association board votes to endorse the strike. UC regents meet at UCSF the next day, on wednesday 11/16, to give themselves raises and hike tuition again.

going to be a very interesting week on campus.

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 12 November 2011
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19. marisacat - 13 November 2011

The never-ending story: Sandusky was still recruiting for PSU AND now, as a recruit comes forward, PSU claims “never to have heard of him”. Which apparently, not that I would know, is a foolish way to try to get rid of the story. The kid has a ranking in linebacker recruit lists…

These people have no shame. None.

BooHooHooMan - 13 November 2011

Script Doctor! –
If I may-

While we are AWARE Coach , that is,
THE 1999 Alamo Bowl Winning, eh – we mean,
MR. Sandusky , uhm, continued to represent HIMSELF
UUHM, as a casting agent for his now – we *think* –
– and upon reviewing the films – his npw legendary
Boys in the Penn State Showers SERIES –
Jerry, uhm, Coach, uhm MR Sandusky was not – NOT
OFFICIALLY “Recruiting” for “The Team”.

Prayer Circles all around. 🙄 barfbarfbarfbarfbarf

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 November 2011

goddam prayer circles are literally becoming a biblical plague

Seriously, this is what the FRC prayer team wants the faithful to focus on for a fun-filled autumn of hate:

Days of Rage Turn Violent – The expanded Wall Street Occupation is endorsed by labor unions, liberal mayors, governors, the White House, the American Nazi and Communist parties, ACORN, Hollywood enertainers [sic] and a long list of supra-liberal and liberal groups, not the least of which is the liberal media. Encampments in major cities, including Washington, DC, are not only a nuisance, a health hazard and an embarassment [sic] to thinking Americans, they are increasingly becoming violent. …


May the movement simply fizzle. May God protect those who live nearby and must encounter these raucus [sic] groups. May God harvest souls for Christ from among them just as He did discontented youth in the Jesus Movment [sic] of the 60′s and 70′s


20. BooHooHooMan - 13 November 2011

this just in from Sill Missing USA!USA!

The $633 million in missing client funds from Jon Corzine’s now-bankrupt firm MF Global appears to be a result of a “massive hide-and-seek ploy,” a US Commodity Futures Trading commissioner said yesterday.

“This isn’t just a lost-and-found inquiry; it’s a full-on effort to get to the bottom of what appears to be a massive hide-and-seek ploy,” said CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton said in disclosing the MF investigation.

Oooo – Talk about escalating!
Oh EVERYTHING is all so Historic and Still Missing now.
I think its Official! – We done been taken OVER by the
Pronounced Forehead types.

“It’s a distinct possibility, some would say probability, that somebody has done something with the money, and that it’s not going to be ‘all of a sudden discovered’ with an innocent explanation,” Chilton wrote.

I hope this doesn’t get to …. 😯 …. the Pig-in-a-Poke level –
But it might! It Might! –

“If that’s the case, it’s patently illegal. I don’t know yet. Our investigation will uncover that, and we’re aggressively pursuing this.”


The CFTC is headed by Gary Genler,
who recused himself from the investigation because
he worked with Corzine at Goldman Sachs and as a Senate aide. It made the unusual step of publicly announcing its probe to avoid conflict-of-interest charges, saying it was in the public interest to confirm the enforcement action. Jill E. Sommers was named senior commissioner during the probe.

🙄 🙄 🙄

“I have complete confidence in the dedicated men and women in enforcement to carry out the necessary investigation to get to the bottom of what happened,” Sommers, a Republican, said in a statement.

On Friday, the bankruptcy trustee James Giddens said that out of an estimated 50,000 commodity accounts handled by MF Global, 17,000 have been transferred back to customers — although some of the cash and collateral still remains frozen in those accounts. Many of those are personal accounts of commodity futures traders, which means these traders cannot execute trades or liquidate positions.

BooHooHooMan - 13 November 2011

I need an extra close blockquote after “Chilton wrote”.
And this is the Link to the article at the Imbecilic Intelligencer.

marisacat - 13 November 2011

Put the money on a milk carton.

It only seems fair, after all….



Check the showers!!

BooHooHooMan - 13 November 2011

😆 Ain’t it the trute? …and I’m STILL chuckling over your
” rot-gut Itallian “ take on Paterno … 😆

A Rotgutlian, fer chrissakes. – LOL – A BFM Rotgutlian…holy helllll…

21. Madman in the Marketplace - 13 November 2011

For UC Berkeley graduate student Alex Barnard, the most disempowering moment of Wednesday night was not when he was repeatedly hit with a police baton, cracking one of his ribs. Instead, the most disturbing moment of his experience came afterward, when he says an officer told him he had “no rights.”

According to Barnard, who was arrested along 31 others as part of Wednesday night’s Occupy Cal demonstration, after he was handcuffed with a zip tie and taken into Sproul Hall, a police officer asked him for identifying information. Rather than immediately answering, Barnard said he asked the officer about his rights and when he would be allowed to speak to a lawyer. It was then that the officer told him he had no rights and, after Barnard disputed the statement, said he would be recorded as “uncooperative” on his police forms, according to Barnard.

“You didn’t have a voice,” Barnard said.

The experience described by Barnard and his fellow protesters’ violent treatment at the hands of the police — supported by video footage taken at the demonstration — has led to wide-spread condemnation of the police response. Critics ranging from campus student groups to members of the UC Berkeley faculty and even the national media have spoken out against the police officers’ use of force.

According to a campus-wide email sent by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and other top campus administrators, the campus Police Review Board will investigate whether police used excessive force given the circumstances.

According to UCPD Capt. Margo Bennett, the identification process Barnard described is completely different from any kind of interview or interrogation process and is not involved with the right to have an attorney present. She said she was not aware of the exchange described by Barnard but said it is not the kind of exchange the department wants officers and arrestees to have.

Bennett added that the police force’s objective was to remove the encampment because it posed a threat to public safety.

“We already knew that if an encampment got started on the campus we were going to have health and safety issues, we were going to have public safety issues (and) we were going to have an element on the campus that does not fit with the academic business that is conducted,” she said. “Once we began moving towards the tents the level of resistance from the students is what generated the arrests. It was the willful obstruction of the officers: the body blocking, the pushing, the yelling, a couple times things were thrown … those were the kinds of things that prompted the arrests of individuals.”

Celeste Langan, a campus associate professor of English and one of the protesters arrested Wednesday afternoon, said in an email that she knew that what she was doing by participating in the human chain was a form of nonviolent resistance, knew that she was disobeying the police order to disperse and knew that her participation made her subject to arrest. But, she said, she expected the police would arrest the protesters “in a similarly non-violent manner.”

“Rather than take my wrist or arm, the police grabbed me by my hair and yanked me forward to the ground, where I was told to lie on my stomach and was handcuffed,” Langan said in the email. “They could have taken the time to arrest us for refusal to disperse without violence, but instead seem to have been instructed to get to the tents as quickly as possible. Since the tents posed no immediate threat to public safety, their haste and level of force were unwarranted.”

But in their campus-wide email, Birgeneau and other administrators said the protesters’ actions — linking arms to form a human chain and obstructing police officers — did not constitute non-violent civil disobedience.

“We regret that, given the instruction to take down tents and prevent encampment, the police were forced to use their batons to enforce the policy,” the email reads

marisacat - 13 November 2011

Bay Citizen (which I htink is at http://www.baycitizen.org ) got film of her being pulled by her hair and shoved to the ground… then hit I think… it looks like their photog just held a camera out a window aimed it over some window box greenery and filmed.

I managed to catch “Spencer” lst night, on KGO of all places, talking about the streaming he does from these incidents. Hell they have nearly the viewership of some MSNBC and CNBC shows. Tens of thousands.

Ganjafied Gabacho - 13 November 2011

I regret that, given the opportunity to embrace free speech, and facilitate the education of the public to its own disenfranchisement the administrators dissembled, doublespoke, and dumped ratshit turds on the students that they allegedly SERVE.

I find even it more regrettable that when the travelin’ Gilly Cutty shows up at Birgeneau et al.’s front doors their heads will be laid into cartons of vermin feces, whilst we remove the rest of the pricks from our childrens’ future bed of roses…

22. marisacat - 13 November 2011



………….. 😯

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