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Clap clap clap 18 April 2012

Posted by marisacat in Border Issues.

Pyongyang, North Korea: Performers sit beneath a screen showing images of leader Kim Jong-un at a theatre during celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il-sung | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Plaudit for the dauphin. Or whatever he is now.  Leader Inheritor?  Something like that.

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1. diane - 18 April 2012

lends credence to that infamous nickname for Gonorhea [or, “Gonorhoea,” … whichever tickles one’s tight wizdom jeans, … and jeanology] ..The Clap!; …which, I’m pretty sure, has historically killed ….. far more wimmins than menz, since wimmins generally are not aware they have a raging, deadly disease, ……and the majority of menz, who ‘blessed’ them with it, rarely tell ….. until it’s way too late. ……..

diane - 18 April 2012

and curious, ……. the clapper, reminds me of a Drag King, ……… was someone disappointed … with no ‘male’ heirs. ….

diane - 18 April 2012

I do believe Dick Cheney should be a God Papa, ……. if he isn’t already …….

marisacat - 18 April 2012

I dunno diane. I am zoning out on extended tangentials.

diane - 18 April 2012

sorry hon, … thankfully, …..I’m currently quite winded, …. have been trying to pull myself away from the the daily ‘net’ anyway, so maybe it’s a good time to do so …… thanks for listening honey.

2. marisacat - 18 April 2012

From the man who entertains Jesus in his marriage bed. (I refer to the famous Obama threesome with Jesus, because Slobby says that with marriage “God is in the mix”… you know, as he “evolves” on SSM).

I now officially believe all of the shit in the 2008 GE about him being a closet case.

he has BIG problems.

For the second time this year, the Obama administration is going to the Supreme Court to defend the Federal Communication Commission’s policing of the airwaves for racy images and dialogue.

On Wednesday, the administration urged the high court to review a decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals against the FCC that threw out a $550,000 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli [that fucking creep who stammers and and gulps and coughs in the SC oral – Mcat] told the high court that the 3rd Circuit erred and that the fine is warranted because a slip of the bra is different from a slip of the lip.

While the commission’s indecency rules at the time made an exception for “fleeting expletives,” that doesn’t mean a brief flash of nudity falls under that exception, Verrilli wrote.

“The Commission explained … that its indecency rules and policies never included a ‘fleeting nudity’ exception to indecency liability,” Verrilli wrote. “The FCC’s explanation of its own regulatory approach is well supported by the agency’s prior guidance and decisions, as well as by the common sense distinction between words and images.” . . . . .

Read more: People mag Politico

He even wants them to go back and slap NYPD BLue around for that exposed haunch and side of a breast. Was that the last century? I think it was because it looks as tho it is critical to involve a rerun from thsi century:

Another case came against ABC after a 2003 airing of an “NYPD Blue” rerun entitled “Nude Awakening,” in which a woman’s bare buttocks and the side of one of her breasts is visible during one scene.

Because it involves both nudity and fleeting expletives, the case pending before the court has a bearing on the 2004 Super Bowl incident.

Verrilli asked the high court to delay its decision to hear the Super Bowl-related case until after it hands down its opinion in FCC v. Fox. [IOW the WH has weighed in on the case – Mcat]

“The Court’s analysis of the fair notice claims in Fox II thus could bear directly on the correctness of the Third Circuit’s decision in this case,” Verrilli wrote. “For these reasons, this petition should be held pending the Court’s decision in Fox II and then disposed of as appropriate in light of that decision.” . . . . . .

Poor Slob. Closeted with Michelle AND her mother.

He must be so frustrated. Fr more than a cigarette.

marisacat - 18 April 2012

Speaking of dogs and snakes…. I guess the lift from Dreams of my long gone father has a life of several days… Tweets about Slob eating dog meat as child:


Here are a few of the more creative tweets we found:

Beagles with cream cheese #ObamaDogRecipes
— Jennifer (@TheNewJenn) April 18, 2012

Eggs rover easy #ObamaDogRecipes — Fox Nation (@foxnation) April 18, 2012

Great Danishes #ObamaDogRecipes— Jodi Stephens (@JodiStephens) April 18, 2012

Pugs in a Blanket #ObamaDogRecipes — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) April 18, 2012

Pup Tarts #ObamaDogRecipes — Leslie Guzman (@Libertarian_ish) April 18, 2012

Obama’s Indonesian cookbook: Dreams of My Fido. #ObamaDogRecipes — Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) April 18, 2012

Chicken Poodle Soup. #ObamaDogRecipes — ‘Jim’ ‘Treacher’ (@jtLOL) April 18, 2012


Spaghetti and Mutt Balls — David L B (@dlb703) April 18, 2012

Santa’s little hamburger helper #obamadogrecipes — Tim Miller (@Timodc) April 18, 2012

When Obama asks for a DOGGY BAG he really means a bag with a dog in it #obamadogrecipes — David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) April 18, 2012

Garlic Mashed BOtatoes
MMMMM #ObamaDogRecipes — Right is Right (@CincoMike) April 18, 2012


I found it somewhere at Politico…

3. marisacat - 19 April 2012

Not a shock, but there it is in blunt form:

[S]o dire are the states’ economic woes that, in recent years, they’ve begun offloading a more unusual type of property: prisons.

That’s right — states are so broke they’ve resorted to selling off their correctional facilities (with the prisoners inside) as a way to cut costs and make ends meet. In 2011, for instance, Ohio sold one of its prisons for $73 million to the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the largest private prison company in the country. And make no mistake: CCA and its ilk are eager buyers. As the Huffington Post reported in February, CCA sent a letter to 48 governors offering to buy — not just manage, but acquire entirely — prisons in their states. The company said it had earmarked $250 million for buying and running state-owned prisons as part of a “corrections investment initiative.”

But CCA, to borrow a trope from journalism, buried the “lede” in the governors’ letter.

The real head-snapping revelation appeared in the third-to-last paragraph: in exchange for buying a state’s prison, CCA required that the state prison agency ensure that the prison remained at least 90% full.

Translation: We’ll buy your prisons and keep ’em orderly and clean, so as long you keep the prisoners coming in. . . . .


marisacat - 19 April 2012

from Cpunch

[A]ll told, nearly a million prisoners are now making office furniture, working in call centers, fabricating body armor, taking hotel reservations, working in slaughterhouses, or manufacturing textiles, shoes, and clothing, while getting paid somewhere between 93 cents and $4.73 per day.

Rarely can you find workers so pliable, easy to control, stripped of political rights, and subject to martial discipline at the first sign of recalcitrance — unless, that is, you traveled back to the nineteenth century when convict labor was commonplace nationwide. Indeed, a sentence of “confinement at hard labor” was then the essence of the American penal system. More than that, it was one vital way the United States became a modern industrial capitalist economy — at a moment, eerily like our own, when the mechanisms of capital accumulation were in crisis. . . . . .

… and a tidbit:

[A]s it happens, penal servitude — the leasing out of prisoners to private enterprise, either within prison walls or in outside workshops, factories, and fields — was originally known as a “Yankee invention.”

First used at Auburn prison in New York State in the 1820s, the system spread widely and quickly throughout the North, the Midwest, and later the West. It developed alongside state-run prison workshops that produced goods for the public sector and sometimes the open market. . . . .

And of course the South too…

BooHooHooMan - 20 April 2012

CCA required that the state prison agency ensure that the prison remained at least 90% full.

That’s why, if elected, under my plan,
the Corporate Asshole Profiteering And Street Shooting initiative,
[ CAP-ASS ] we can all go in for the Big Win – Win.

Bang Bang, Win Win. I SAY With Extra incentives for activists attempting to shoot their way into – and out of – a correctional facility. I mean what other proposal out there offers something which everybody get behind? From the NRA to the Black Bloc to the Prison Industrial Complex and their banks , to the media , even Ma and Pa Kettle taking pot shots from the hills as chaos rages on in the valleys and streets and towns and cities below?
There’s something in this for everyone!

marisacat - 20 April 2012

I say Corzine counts for two….


BooHooHooMan - 20 April 2012

LOL, he most certainly does, doesn’t he?
No word yet on the Missing Money on the Milk Carton Campaign.

I wouldn’t mind taking him hostage tho.
Might be fun, like a buddy-movie.

{Then, a Renault pulls up to the farmhouse nestled in the pine grove, and a small group joins the others at the safe-house with CORZINE,
the Goldman Sachs, MF Global, Jersey ~Governor~Guy}

{ They speak among themselves in CANADIAN , the ill-at-ease Corzine believes, awaiting his fate.}

LOL Somethin like that. Another Winner.

diane - 20 April 2012

pretty fucking weep worthy ..isn’t it all ….. I always suspected things were royally fucked up, but had far more hope for humanity, even with my life long taunting cynicism.

BooHooHooMan - 20 April 2012

talking to a 25-ish official young person this week, one who was elated with Obby 4 years ago, ain’t. feelin, it, at all now, the unrelenting incarceration the body snatching as revenue stream into the system being specifically mentioned.

marisacat - 20 April 2012

well at least the 25ish-er is reading… too many barely pay attention and luve them some Obama.

Personally I don’t think he is as well liked as the PR spin goes, nor Memsab either. And I think a few of the story lines being hyped as part of GE year, Florida shooting for one, but it is just one, are not going to end up benefitting Slob.

diane - 20 April 2012

I’m sure there is still hope (sigh, I guess? ..I do pray …), …just looking at the posts ‘here” ..but it sure is getting down to the bottom wire, …. nightmares of one eyed BP/DC et al, and over the pond, shrimp …who are running things to the bottom of a septic tank.

4. em - 20 April 2012
diane - 20 April 2012

I’m always somewhat taken aback by the visual predominance of CIA ads at Asia Times.

Not at all saying that I think that articles there are CIA driven …the ‘soft'[MIC/”FINANCE”]ware world …has usurped near everything.

I’m curious as to your and Marisa’s take on the predominance of CIA ads at Asia Times ( http://www.atimes.com/ ).

marisacat - 20 April 2012

I’ll have to go take a look, been a while since I regularly read Asia TImes…

I saw it change a lot a few years ago, and began to drop away from going there regularly…. and Pepe did far too much glossing over about Slob in ’07, ’08….

marisacat - 20 April 2012

I must be missing the ads….. my computer did tell me it blocked a pop up (something about a report it says WSJ wants hidden, LOL) bt other than that not sure what might not be appearing.

Ads for Moldovan brides…. etc.

diane - 20 April 2012

interesting, my puter is set so that it blocks many ads, and pop ups (videos, downloading, etc.), and the CIA ads on the site have been predominating on my screen for at least a month.

diane - 20 April 2012

(at the very top, and upper far right of the “web page.”)

marisacat - 20 April 2012

nope not here…. I have a Disney ad the top middle, then an ad for “Guffins” some sort of virtual pet, roughly under the Disney… and on the right top, United Health Care, carrying a logo of UHCTV… then little Google ads for things like Moldovan brides, etc.


I don’t understand, are you saying Right Stuff Dating is CIA? (it could be but I have no idea)

diane - 20 April 2012

No, the right stuff dating post was separate (wasn’t saying it was CIA).

My computer screen shows two very clear ads with the (at least apparent) non acronymized, Full CIA emblem/Seal, at the top and upper righthand side of the page. Initially, it will read:

our mission depends on

different views,

after which, the script changes to:

because nothing in the world

is the same

marisacat - 20 April 2012

Nope they don’t appear on my Asia Times page

At the bottom I have an ad for soemthing called “Scrapbook Nook”. Plus what I mentioned earlier…

That’s it…

diane - 20 April 2012

well, it’s already been announced (as to online searches, and ads) to us frogs boiling (to the chirp of crickets), that we aren’t all seeing the same things on our ‘puter screens;’ … that, in fact, the ads and searches have been quite targeted…… by locale and, deemed highly individual, characteristics,……. sigh …

diane - 20 April 2012

and, If it helps at all, I’m using Microsoft Internet Explorer, (not at all because I want to) version 8, ‘setting:’ Tools/Internet Options/Security/Custom Level/High

marisacat - 20 April 2012

I have my security set low moderate….

diane - 20 April 2012

(I probably should add, that I’m not saying that right stuff isn’t the perfect source, and hasn’t been the predominant, perfect source, for white gloved murderous scum, as the Ivy Leaguers, certainly, appear to have historically predominated in the Central Intelligence Agency, by anyone’s honest reckoning.)

em - 21 April 2012

For me too. Maybe it’s because of what websites we visited prior….some kind of cookie?

diane - 21 April 2012

Not sure what it is. I never allow cookies, always delete temp files and delete the flash cookies (per this piece, IE8, IE9, and the Adobe Flashplayer 10.3 version are supposed to make it easier to delete them now, at least in conjunction with IE), from the rare (painfullly slowwwwww to bufffffferrrrr) video I might watch. I don’t use, or visit, any of the Social Sites, mostly use seach sites that note that they don’t collect data (like ixquick.com or its sister site smartpage.com, which I think are run by a libertarian group), never ever click on ads and never buy online. In my case, the thing I notice is how my location is acknowledged in some of the news pages I read and some ads that come up.

diane - 20 April 2012

oh, … speaking of Obombster, go check out this ( jpg pic file here: (for posterity!)), before it disappears.

diane - 20 April 2012

(sorry, jpg pic file (hopefully): here)

diane - 20 April 2012

welp, the site page has now changed to what looks to be a bowl of gruel soup with melted marshmallow in the shape of a hart ..and I’m finding my jpg pic link is not fully opening for me (it was a picture of what looked to be the backs of a black couple, resembling the Obombster pairing enough to bring them to mind(to my mind).

diane - 20 April 2012

interesting, currently 11:42PM EST, the piccy is back to the Obombster looking couple, maybe the right stuff have it set to change every so often, I’ll have to check frequently, as I’m ever so amused by the snide, mean symbolism that I knee jerk on, I really don’t think it’s unintentional at this point, and that sounds insane, even to me ..but it appears to be deliberately vicious, …..at the very least ..astoundingly ignorant and cruel,…despite such wizdom and white paperdom.

diane - 20 April 2012

(oh,… did I mention …gruel served up by such a pale, ethereal and faceless MALE benefactor….Such long fine boned, articulately fingered, hands, ..one can just feel the comfort! …. and the white gloved drones to come …..)

5. marisacat - 21 April 2012

All of these would be improved with a laugh track… 😉


–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod; roundtable with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, New York Times columnist David Brooks, the New York Times’ Helene Cooper and NBC News’ Chuck Todd

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); roundtable with ABC News’ George Will, former Current TV host Keith Olbermann, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, political strategist Matthew Dowd and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I.D.-CT); former U.S. Secret Service Director Ralph Basham; Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Obama campaign deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter; Romney campaign senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom; political roundtable with the Washington Post’s Melinda Henneberger, National Journal’s Major Garrett, CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell and CBS News’ John Dickerson; discussion of poverty in America with co-authors Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley (“The Rich and the Rest of Us”)

–“Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Joe Lieberman; Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN); roundtable with the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, former Dean 2004 campaign manager Joe Trippi, former Bush 43 senior adviser Karl Rove and Fox News’ Juan Williams

–CNN’s “State of the Union” (SUN 9am ET / 12pm ET): Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

–CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS Live“: (SUN 10am ET / 1pm ET): Foreign affairs roundtable with Financial Times columnist Edward Luce, France 24’s Emmanuel Saint-Martin, Princeton University’s Anne-Marie Slaughter and Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens; author and Morgan Stanley managing director Ruchir Sharma (“Breakout Nations 2012”); Newsweek columnist and the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan

–CNN’s “Reliable Sources“: (SUN 11am ET): ABC News’ Bob Woodruff; roundtable with Current TV’s Bill Press, BuzzFeed.com’s Ben Smith and the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin; The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington

6. marisacat - 21 April 2012

oh… speaking of Corzine (upthread) I just read somewhere during the night, he has donated already, as in the most recent reporting from Slob, to the Obama Re-Elect.

LOL Shouldn’t that money be returned? Seized? Spat on?



BooHooHooMan - 21 April 2012

😆 Don’t worry.
JPMorgan will seize it from the minor tellers servicing the transaction. It’s all retro now, Maybe we’ll get a toaster of it, you know, since they keep all the tote-bags stuffed nowdays for themselves. The Fuckers.

marisacat - 21 April 2012

Green Stamps!!

7. marisacat - 21 April 2012

Thank you Jesus…

Charles W. Colson, Watergate scandal figure, dies at 80

Charles W. Colson, the Republican political operative who boasted he would “walk over my own grandmother” to ensure the reelection of President Richard M. Nixon and went on to found a worldwide prison fellowship ministry, died April 21 in a Northern Virginia hospital. He was 80.

Of course I was limited to what I could find online, but I never could find much over the years on his “prison ministry”…. but it sure stank to high heaven.

Read more at:

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 April 2012

good riddance

diane - 21 April 2012

Jeremy Scahill highlighted the tight relationship Colson had with Eric Prince (including a $500k donation Prince’s Freiheit Foundation gave to to Colson’s Prison Fellowship) in his book Blackwater …. With pals like that, no small wonder there wasn’t much available info.

marisacat - 21 April 2012

yeah there obviously is a lid on writing about the Colson ministry….

diane - 21 April 2012

I spent a few hours or so, a few months back, when the subject of Prisons came up, which usually reminds me of Colson, and found pretty much zilch.

All Data Wants To Be Known only about the average Joessa and Joe who are being mercilessly surveilled in every single thing they do or say..

marisacat - 21 April 2012

oh I have looked over the years for information on the Colson ministry…. it always struck me as too likely a cover story for some very strange recruiting… but over and over there is nothing … I suppose if one had access to Rand reports, or DOJ or the Federal Dept of Prisons reports tht THERE is the mention, assessment, reporting on and about Colson ministries… but not for public consumption.

LOL Likely CCA passes around information on Colson Ministries…

8. marisacat - 21 April 2012

I don’t know if diane is around, but I sent some of the recent reporting on BP and the Gulf and the state of the fishing industry to Pat T at KGO radio…. sounds like she will be covering it…

She was not clear if today or tomorrow, I see as I reread the email.

But in case you are home and interested.

diane - 21 April 2012

Thanks hon!

marisacat - 21 April 2012

hmmm sounds like she may cover it tomorrow, did nto catch her mentioning the Gulf as she went over what she plans for tonight… right now she is on the murder suicide up in Petaluma a couple of days ago…

I think she mentioned the Secret S cartagena, something or other abuot Trayvon/Zimmerman…. and another subject that I frget entirely at the moment…

diane - 21 April 2012

Wow, she’s had some real assholes call in, ..perfected versions of Angry Males [Fuck that Bitch!!!] …just stopped short of she deserved it!!!! (and one was supposedly a fricking family therapist?) ….so depressing ……. Ohh shit, another one Angry White Male just called in (mehbe it’s Team Work!!!!!!). Pat needs to dig up the stats on violence on females, though I’m sure it won’t shut the fuckers up.

(yeah she hasn’t mentioned BP for this evening, I’ll check her out tomorrow, if I can, too.)

marisacat - 21 April 2012

oh I thought the so called “family therapist” is too likely a religiously connected MALE therapist. Or a Promise Keeper type… etc.

AND OF COURSE there are women abusers, I would never deny that. And there most certainly is physical abuse in same sex relationships both male and ffemale. I’d never deny that either…

Yeah I have noticed that Pat does nto come to her shows as prepared as she used to… she almost ALWYS had at least one piece of information I had never landed on….

diane - 21 April 2012

Yeah, the Therapist did remind of a well practiced zealot fingerwagger about unclean wimmins.

(I wonder if Pat’s new ‘style’ has anything to do with the even more conservative mindset of the new KGO ownership, I still prefer listening to her over the rest of them.)

marisacat - 21 April 2012

hmm it seems likely that at some point Cumulus will clean house on the weekend.. I am guessing Pat knows the spot is not long term… They moved her program around a lot, from over night, to morning then to evening and not the same hours both Sat and Sun. Mostly I forget to listen to her… I jst don’t think of KGO in late afternoon…

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 April 2012
10. diane - 22 April 2012

Uggh, just stumbled onto this:

… Explosion at Petrochemical Complex in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Radioactive Waste Stored at the Complex

UPDATE-2:There was a second explosion at 8AM on April 22. And there are containers of depleted uranium. See my latest post.

UPDATE: One of the two missing workers was found dead. 9 workers injured, 3 residents in the area were also injured (cuts from broken glass). It looks like part of the complex is still burning. The prefectural government does say the depleted uranium is stored at the complex, but there has been no release of toxic materials from the fire, according to the prefectural government.

From that ”latest post”:

UPDATE: FNN News says there are about 3,400 containers of depleted uranium at the plant, but according to Mitsui Chemical there is no damage to the containers.

marisacat - 22 April 2012

Things are going well in Japan.

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 22 April 2012
marisacat - 22 April 2012

Just FYI…. having a lot of trouble with connectivity today… and it seems Gmail often knocks me off (now that I am back on, so far, not connecting to Gmail this go-round!, LOL)… so If I am remiss in email, that is why….

Madman in the Marketplace - 22 April 2012

okay, I hope it works better soon!

marisacat - 22 April 2012

well… 3:38 Pacific and I am back on – again, but still steering clear of Gmail….


12. ts - 22 April 2012

Looks like Sarko is history.

marisacat - 22 April 2012

Everything i Have been reading for some time now, expected that in the “second round” Hollande lead would widen… and oddly enough, Sarko got nothing but a very small, quickly snuffed out, bump from the whole ‘killer on the motorcycle’ series of kills….

I don’t expect much from Hollande, but I am glad to b rid (at a distance!, 😆 ) of Sarko. I so wished he had been happy to be very rich and long time mayor of Neuilly… but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….

13. diane - 22 April 2012

Uggggh, what a mess in Pittsburgh, PA …with the bomb threats, three plus months’ worth, I believe. …Looks like anyone who ever criticized any corrupted institute will become a suspect (the kiddles, teens, and near adults now urged to keep that inexperienced eye out …..for potential fiends). ….I’m surprised they didn’t cut off all landline and mobile phone activity too…along with e-mail servers.

And no, I wouldn’t put it pass the powers that be…. (in currency) … to be the perps …This is a country where the Joint Chiefs of staff seriously considered bombing a commercial plane, or two, …full of citizens, to embarrass Fidel Castro, …….let alone ….. just dial 911!!!!! (yeah I do think 911!!!! stunk to high heaven …… on this side of the pond, it seems to be the only logical conclusion, to my mind).

I wouldn’t be surprised at a lone person, who snapped, making bomb threats, …. but at this point, three months later …….e-mails, yet, wall, toilet paper, hand towel scrawlings (many e-mails made: to un-named media sources in quite a few articles I scanned) it really does seem to be a multi person concerted effort …my thoughts go to the most corrupt, moneyed and brutal party evident at this point, the “UZ Corp.”

diane - 22 April 2012

really, I should have included the “UZ Corp.’s” so very many wannabes …who subscribe to wapping folks over the skull with the oars on the presumed Life Boat, all the hired Security, Snoop thugs out there …… who actually enjoy dicking and jigging “folks.”

diane - 22 April 2012

(I initially thought it might be a sole person.. and that it revolved around ’Pitt’ … and UPMC , the ([$$$$$$]Non[$$$$$$] Profit) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, … which appears to have devoured anything decent and humane concerning the care of another of one’s same ‘species.’ …… From what I’ve heard (second (intimate) party), UPMC pays a liveable wage to have persons troll the nets to find means of not insuring people ..because somehow, a medical institute[s] has been allowed to enter the insurance industry while being one of the only remaining “health care centers” …after they forced everyone else ..out of business.)

diane - 22 April 2012

And lord knows, when I read (“red” as in “red up” … a PA fave ) about UPMC opening up an organ transplant ‘institute’ in, or near mehbe (hard to recollect …PTSD?) Sicily …all I could think of was the extent of US Ancient organized political crime, legal and “illegal” …in that city of three rivers …where so many have jumped off those many bridges …onto concrete …instead of that toxined ‘water’ …

diane - 22 April 2012

I guess the powers that be, …. no longer concern themselves with being ‘exposed,’ ….way too late?

UPMC has maintained a strong presence in Italy for more than 10 years. UPMC’s Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione (ISMETT) in Palermo, Sicily, is one of the leading organ transplant centers in Italy and the Mediterranean.

A partnership between UPMC and the Region of Sicily, ISMETT is one of the most advanced and successful international ventures ever undertaken by a U.S. academic medical center.

More than 850 transplants have been performed at ISMETT with outstanding clinical results. ISMETT’s one-year survival rate for liver transplant recipients is the highest in Italy.

> Learn more about ISMETT.

marisacat - 22 April 2012

hmm I am a little surprised, I mena that they would set up in a universal care country…. I wonder if organ transplant is outside the state covered medical care… I know littleof Italy’s coverage or how it works, tho I do know most ordinary care and surgeries are covered….

I am sure too it has someething to do with the international trade in organs… black, grey and in full sunshine.

marisacat - 22 April 2012

I can’t tell you how terrified I was of that surgery and how many idiot interns I had dancing aorund my bed in the ER for hours. I complained so much, the good thing was that I had an actual fully fledged surgeon… and NOT a third year/Resident.

diane - 22 April 2012

I’m so glad you survived it honey, you mean a lot, to myself and so many others ….so horrifying that people, especially if they are past 50, even, (now) can be disappeared and “scientically” explained away …..

diane - 22 April 2012

being quite familiar with the historic Mafia predominance in Pittsburgh (for fucks sake, if you had no Elite, or “Academia” Connections, you couldn’t get a decent job unless you had an “Uncle” …or, Fucked an “Uncle”), soze the first thing that came to my mind, was marketing vital organs.

diane - 22 April 2012

actually, it wasn’t “Fucked an Uncle” …it was allow an “Uncle” to ‘fuck’ you …as there wasn’t much other choice, other than jumping over the bridge onto the concrete ….. if you weren’t connected ………

marisacat - 22 April 2012

That is like Cal Pacific Medical Center, they have bought up almost everything in town. The ohter big entity is UC Medical Center… (or Kaiser!)

I found CPMC to be appallingly bad… and over the years I had been in it so much for parents and a wide variety of friends… not just drop in visit with flowers but staying 10, 12, 18 hours a day, day after day…… and it used to be so excellent.

UC Med Center tho was always bad. I was there a lot too…

These huge teaching hospitals are horrors, unless really tightly run.

diane - 22 April 2012

yeah, the “teaching hospitals,” my brother had neck surgery and, had he been without family in the area, the Mother Fuckers would have, likely, killed him.

(Palo Alto Medical Center, is all over the map in the South Bay, well down into the Santa Cruz area, despite the fact that “Palo Alto” is about 50 miles north of Santa cruz)

diane - 22 April 2012

(that “hospital”‘s name, includes the letters “n,” “r,” and “o.” ….. they sent him home 3 days after two major surgeries to the front, and the back, of the neck …his local hospital, didn’t want to get involved, so when he went in on the weekend, they said (paraphrase) you should go to that hospitals emergency ward on Monday (the next Biz Day), he had an infected hole, rapidly approaching his spine. I picked him up as quick as possible, and we were fucked around with, for about five hours, though that teaching hospital did, then, find it necessary to keep him there for another week.)

marisacat - 22 April 2012

I have no idea why CPMC kept me, so long both times…. 7 days in the first go round, then 11 or 12 days on the second. I really expected to be sent home 24 hours after I made it out of ICU…. and was surprised they kept me in ICU as long as they did.

I don’t want to repeat it, ever. Plus I was in two bed rooms, often alone, but when someone would arrive they were always being held after early morning ambulatory surgery that had a “problem”.


diane - 22 April 2012

…when someone would arrive they were always being held after early morning ambulatory surgery that had a “problem”.

If you mean when a vistor arrived, I can’t help but share the fact that when my mom recently ended up in the hospital: when I arrived (during visiting hours), there was a phone at the front desk with a note to use the phone to find out what room the patient was in. No one ever picked up the phone, after at least fifteen rings.

Soze, I went around to the emergency ward, where my brothers told me she came through. I spoke with an officious looking prick, who told me that no one was registered there, by that name. I informed him that she must be, paraphrasing: “my brothers called me from this hospital.” The Mother Fucker insisted she wasn’t ever admitted there. ………. I asked him if I could use a phone, he let me use the phone in the next cubicle. I dialed my mom’s number, of course no one answered, so I left a message that I was there, at the hospital, but they were saying she wasn’t there. After I hung up, the officious Mother Fucker had scittered off, … to fuck with some other target, …. and the young woman who had been sitting behind the officious Mother Fucker …said (paraphrase) “I can help you find your mom” …and she did ……

diane - 22 April 2012

(sorry, “visitor” ((or visiter :0) ..of course, I’m wasted, …at this point, …revisting such criminal abuse), versus “vistor” )

marisacat - 22 April 2012

No, someone who was in for ambulatory surgery had something go amiss and had to be admitted.

diane - 22 April 2012

hug to you Marisa, that sounds really UGLY, I initially read that as having been in two different rooms, versus: rooms with two beds in them, one always dead or dying.

(MOTHER FUCKERS. [<period "marked“])

marisacat - 23 April 2012

oh nobody died

diane - 23 April 2012

well thank goodness for small favors…….

g’night honey.

14. marisacat - 22 April 2012

what an APPALLING hypocrite.

Obama to target foreign nationals’ use of new technologies in human rights abuses

President Obama will issue an executive order Monday that will allow U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies — from cellphone tracking to Internet monitoring — to help carry out grave human rights abuses. . . . . . . .

And to think how his low-ness has cracked down, both globally and against US CITIZENS.

We are fucked.

diane - 22 April 2012

Liar, liar … doesn’t even begin to fully encompass that ROT he’s spewing.

diane - 22 April 2012

an officious looking prick.

15. marisacat - 23 April 2012

I could not czre less what nutjob Romeny picks, but I sure am laughing over some of the criticism being made of even floating the Rubio name:

barely !! barely! a senator…

never held an executive position….


not vetted.


[snicker] cry me a river!!

16. marisacat - 24 April 2012

I’ve scarcely paid attntion to this, other than to catch the Democratic party operatives bleat that it is all nothing upon nothing. (So…. don’t bitch then, over how terrible are all the threats against Pretzel! Nor bitch and moan if… etc.)….

But I think the only thing to call it is

a Weinie (Wienie?) Roast:

Three more Secret Service employees ousted amid prostitution scandal

Three more employees of the U.S. Secret Service are out of a job as part of the brewing Colombia sex scandal, according to congressional officials familiar with the investigation.

Two employees have chosen to retire, two others have been cleared of the most serious charges, but will face administrative action and be removed from their current positions; a fifth will be relieved of his security clearance, meaning he can no longer work for the Secret Service, but could be employed by other federal agencies.

The decision means the Secret Service has determined the fates of the 12 employees implicated in the scandal. Last week, six other employees either resigned, were fired, or permitted to retire. Another agent was cleared of wrongdoing but will face administrative action. . . . . .

Read more at:

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2012
18. Madman in the Marketplace - 24 April 2012

95 year old veteran and 85-year-old friend humiliated, searched and robbed at San Diego TSA checkpoint

Omer Petti is a 95-year-old USAF veteran with artificial knees and a heart condition. Madge Woodward, his partner, has an artificial hip. They recently flew home to Detroit from San Diego, and were humiliated and robbed at the San Diego airport TSA checkpoint. The metal in their bodies set off the TSA magnetometer, and Petti was instructed to put his $300 in cash in a bin. Then he was further detained when a swab detected the nitroglycerin residue from his heart pills. He and Woodward were subjected to humiliating patdowns, and then discovered that their $300 had gone missing. When Petti asked where his money had gone, the TSA agent required he and Woodward to remove their shoes again and empty out their pockets, and asked if they were “refusing his request” when they objected. The TSA manager checked the security footage, but reported that it was “too blurry” to see what had happened to the money. The two elderly people were loaded into their wheelchairs and taken to their plane at full tilt, barely making it. They never got their money back.

marisacat - 24 April 2012

The two elderly people were loaded into their wheelchairs and taken to their plane at full tilt, barely making it. They never got their money back.

They need to check the in-box for the memo. You can be a US citizen, born and bred, worked all your life, paid taxes, even served in the military, now elderly and in a decrepit state of health and just anxious to go somewhere for a change or for family… but Gee get a clue!

You are FIRST

. And a target for the state sanctioned criminal class.

MEANWHILE the Sikhs have managed to have the 1000 yard turban declarerd religiously untouchable by Homeland Security (no really! Not even life long nuns who have worked with the poor all their lives are allowed this privilege!)… they, the turbaned, are allowed to run their hands over it, extend their hands to be tested for traces of explosive materiel and thus passed with no real disturbance to themselves or their HAT…

I so resent it.

BTW< CAIR wants the hijab, burka, niqab to b declared religious garb that may not be disturbed as well.

BooHooHooMan - 25 April 2012

There’s a way to solve this to make everybody happy.
Well, almost everyone.
Simply have a machine that travelers could walk under, a modified heavy manufacturing hydraulic press of some crushing tonnage, by which a manhole sized disc of plate steel could quickly come down via an industrial drive shaft, set to clear the height of the Average American™, thus tamping down on any turbaned or ten gallon topped trrrrrsts trickery, not to mention the added benefit of warding off those dickheads from Derbyshire.

Well sure it would be a little heavy handed on taller nuns and the top-hat set. And it’d be bloody brutal on anyone over 5’9″.

But fuck it, you know, ~ Security™.

BooHooHooMan - 25 April 2012

Oh I know, there may be a few wrinkles. But lets face it, the taller people have more than their fair share of the average, thus mathematically speaking, from what I know, skews the goddam average thing to begin with right?

Not to be unnecessarily draconian tho, nor biased in favor of the shorties, there could be a plate and shaft drive in the floor which could eleavate them and THEN
This is AMERICA Godammit!
………A bloody mess…………

BooHooHooMan - 25 April 2012

*C*Rushed Down… : roll: 🙄

marisacat - 25 April 2012

I’m 5 ft… so fine with me… 😉

🙄 … :mrgreen:

19. BooHooHooMan - 25 April 2012

Breaking! –


From the scene

Story –

Goose strike forces JetBlue flight into emergency landing at Westchester

The harrowing tale!

“We got to come back. We hit two big geese,” a pilot aboard Flight 571 to West Palm Beach, Fla., radioed to controllers after the plane took off at 6:45 p.m. “We are declaring an emergency.”

The pilots made it just six miles northwest of the airport before turning around. They were back on the ground seven minutes later.

“JetBlue 571, nice to have you back,” a relieved controller radioed as the plane touched down at 6:52.

My God! TWO! of THEM!
No word yet on how the crew is recovering in the bar.There is no indication that Hotel Shuttle Service was targeted in the attack.

marisacat - 25 April 2012

yeah but…. two B I G ones…. I bet that equals 6.

Didja see the big cat? Only two years old and already FORTY fucking pounds. Miao, as he is named, is to heavy to be carried very far so they have a carrier on wheels for him.

marisacat - 25 April 2012

hmm touring the morning programs this is OBVIOUSLY the biggest thing that happened in the recent noooz cycle. One reporter says that although often referred to as geese, almost always thse are in fact SEA GULLS.

For some reason it just makes me laugh.

BooHooHooMan - 25 April 2012

Well they’re now given to featuring the feathered assailants… in mugshots, sorta.

For some reason it just makes me laugh, too.
The coverage worthy of Luftwaffe over London or something.

marisacat - 25 April 2012

HANDCUFFS…. I wanna see handcuffs… [wing cuffs???? 🙄 ]

‘course, this sort of aggressive confrontational ANTI GOVERNMENT!!!!!! flying is….. a death sentence….

20. marisacat - 25 April 2012

New…. 😉


….. 🙄 …..

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