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Posted by marisacat in Divertissements, South America.

Snowy egrets (Egretta thula) and great herons (Ardea alba) at Birds Island in the Suchitlan Lake, near the town of Suchitoto, El Salvador. The artificial lake, formed by the Cerron Grande dam, is a natural shelter for wildlife  |  Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

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1. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2012
marisacat - 30 April 2012

we’ll see, I think May 1 is the day Occupy, + the various orgs around here that seem to operate together with Occ, plan to take the GG Bridge.

I’m all for it….

diane - 30 April 2012

info here:


G’night hon.

marisacat - 30 April 2012

Thanks for that… I see the plan now is to be present at strike lines but to keep the bridge open….

Whatever works!

diane - 30 April 2012

just bumped into this too: http://occupywallst.org/article/may-day/ with a linked list of actions across the world, massive weinie roasts….

(waves to the NSA, … that was satire, … weeeelllllll that’s something humans do … to ease misery, and make things momentarily feel better than ones overlords have them feeling, …oh nevermind …)

G’night again hon.

Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012

I’m not quite sure why they moved the immigration march to Sunday …

marisacat - 30 April 2012

well the first is a week day (tomorrow? I think)… but I have no idea if that matters….

2. diane - 30 April 2012

Love Who is IOZ’s new post:

Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate

So the plan to prevent terrorists from using planes to attack one of Europe’s most densely populated urban areas is to shoot down planes over one of Europe’s most densely populated urban areas. Actually, the plan is to employ snipers to shoot the pilots of planes over one of Europe’s most densely populated urban areas, precisely the sort of antic triaging of potentially disastrous consequences that only a dedicated security bureaucracy could dream up, a plan to get the patient onto the operating table faster by crashing the ambulance through the doors into the waiting room.

This is the logical conclusion of our ever-escalating investment in security theater; the opera ends and Nabucco, still wielding his sword, jumps into the audience and starts beheading dowagers. When returning from Spain recently, as I was herded along with a thousand other weary, creaking travelers through Philadelphia’s Minoan-era labyrinth of an international arrivals gate, it occurred to me that we now have to pass through security in order to get to security, and I imagined a Kafka pastiche, an infinite regression of security wherein some poor Herr waits indefinitely in series of security lines that lead only to the next layer of security.

The Olympics, or the airlines, or the G20, or whatever–all of the essential and inessential functions and events of our society have come to serve a singular purpose, which is to justify an elaborate system of gates and human backflow preventers. The whole thing is strangely religious, really, all things on this earth, however small or large, important or irrelevant, testifying if viewed by the righteous and devout to the eternal and ubiquitous glory of a god . . . only in this case the god is not a cloud-borne old man or graceful Shiva tapping out the passage of universal time on his drum, but rather a malfunctioning scatter X-ray machine; in this universe, Pilgrims don’t so much journey to Jerusalem or the Holy See as await a travel visa that will never be issued because none exist; there is a metal detector at the entrance to the symbolic maze on its cathedral floor.

Having seen from the safe distance of an involved non-participant the planning that went into shutting down Pittsburgh for the G20 a while back, I can report firsthand the positive joy the people charged with erecting security take in it. I am not stretching the religious metaphor. These are fundamentally ecstatics, transported by temporary barriers, enraptured by color-coded credentials. Everyone likes to blame this on terrorism, or let’s say instead on an “overreaction” to terrorism, but terrorism, like, I don’t know, the Virgin Birth, is just a neat bit of retconning added to make a garbled backstory both more coherent and more poetic. It would be a comfort if these people were merely evil; instead, they’re all quite mad.

My mind immediately went to THIS : likely to become a sadistic and permanent institution: The Mandatory GRADUATION!!!!! Feel UP…..[ RAPE].

( had intended to look up about the insignia: LANDMARK EVENT [Staff] (see the insignia on the Yellow Jackets) …another (Earth Spanning!!!!) Subsidiary/Affiliate/Partner of Securitas[!!!!!!!]? …….( all over Sly Con Valley Cali too) but I’m morose enough ….don’t think I can handle that cesspool right now.)

As to Who is IOZ not mentioning that in his post, my knee jerk was that it might likely have a swat team at his door, given that he presumably lives a mile or so away from where that, soon to be the norm, travesty took place.

marisacat - 30 April 2012

London is planning to put not just snipers, which has been done for a long time, but MISSILES on top of buildings, even residences, in London… during the Olympics.

It is one thing to position anti aircraft batteries here and there (bad enough) – and like snipers hardly new…. but positioning missiles on top of homes?

I say cancel the fucking games.

diane - 30 April 2012

cancel the fucking games.

which, of course, is the least likely scenario … as the powers that be … can’t do without their Gladiator Games …even when they, themselves, can’t get it up, ..or, provide the requisite moisture for a seed to sprout … while they force and legistlate others to sprout seeds which are destined to starve in such a hostile, death absorbed, environment

I suppose the only bleakly optimisitic outcome … will be that if the “UK” and Fwends, …ooooops, create (by worshiping and preparing for) a disasterous outcome, …the majority of the victims …will be those stadium seated spectators, ….. the very very few who can now afford that ticket to the games, … so many of whom who have willfully turned a blind eye to the misery of their own species ….

The bleakly unfortunate outcome, of course, is that there is a great possibility that such an “event” would be manufactured, whereby the Perps at the top of the “Totem Pole” would be the last ones to be caught dead sitting in any targeted stadium seats.

marisacat - 30 April 2012

Of course they have no intention of cancelling the games… I am just glad Chicago lost out to BraZil. Any fool wants it, should have it.

Athens regrets the Olympic games…. but oops too late now! I have no idea if S Africa regrets the FIFA foofoo, but they should.


diane - 30 April 2012

yup, … Moby Dick is alive and well, … albeit: ..the new and iSmartly! Impwoved!!!! Progressive!!!!! .03 Version!!!!!! ..Vive el botox y Viagra!

marisacat - 30 April 2012

I don’t understand what you are saying…

diane - 30 April 2012

In a nutshell, my meaning was that “the games” are all about a very deformed “male” on steroids concept of having the largest DICK in the realm, though now quite modernized and whitegloved behind the curtain that perpetuates those win all or lose all games.

marisacat - 30 April 2012

oh I think it is all about the money, more than anything else.

diane - 30 April 2012

I think it’s more about Holding Power than anything else, ..of course money and being ‘well hung’ (physically and/or economic asset wize) seem to be a favorite symbolism of Power; and, certainly, having economic power trumps being physically well hung, though it appears to make some bitter.

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012

How Will Media Totally Avoid Useful News Coverage of May Day Protests?

For some idea, we can perhaps look at the instance from last fall where instead of a picture of New York City councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez being brutalized by the NYPD, a news editor instead chose to run a photo of that same councilmember having a friendly conversation with cops, since that is more newsworthy! This latter editorial decision, made by bland irrelevant periodical Time Magazine, is now the subject of a lawsuit being brought by several NYC city council members who discovered the decision to run the less inflammatory photo was made at the city’s request, hahahaha. And Time allegedly listened!

marisacat - 30 April 2012

wowowo I had not heard that tidbit….

Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012

all kinds of interesting tidbits falling loose.

BTW, I watched Chris Hayes and a bunch of other ‘liberals’ repeatedly dismiss and interrupt an Occupy lawyer on Sunday … she was having none of the “you have to work in the system” crap and it was freaking them out.

lucid72 - 30 April 2012

But there has to be a system, how else will we get our patronizing approval and pat on the head for fighting the ‘good’ fight?

marisacat - 30 April 2012

she was having none of the “you have to work in the system” crap and it was freaking them out.

Everything falls apart when that is rejected.

BTW, I meant to mention but the local CBS affiliate has gone after Granholm and her husband for their cushy jobs at UC Berkeley (300K a year between them and joke courses with few students)…. they just ran it again tonight too…. it’s a long segment, and they talk to several senior, tenured professors at Berkeley in the piece.

Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012

they would not let her talk …

Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012
marisacat - 30 April 2012

Such a gambit, SOMEONE has to call the jerks out on that, publically on TV with a smile.

ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

I’m just plain sick and tired of all these fucks maintaining the myth that Democrats are the Friends of Labor. They mention Taft-Hartley, but never talk about how many opportunities the Dems have had to cut it down. They never mention President Fuckface and his cronies letting Card Check die on the vine. They never mention Pelosi the Slimeball being picketed by the workers she routinely exploits and rides herd over. All Democrats do is fuck Labor, pocket its money, and then send tools like Weingarden there out to keep the myth machine going. I assume that she’s well-paid enough to be perfectly okay with this.

The myth of The Friendly Democrat must be preserved. Nobody even gets on the air if they challenge it. (And I’m not on boards like boing boing anymore because I challenged it.)

And Christ. Who gave this putz Hayes a job? He’s got all the dynamism of a bowl of tapioca.

It’s fun watching the Demopologists ’round the table avoid any overt expression of kinship with OWS. Not, I would hope, that OWS wants this. I think that, as with the anti-war movement, schmucks like Nadler figure they just need to sit back and wait. The scared, foolish little people will come crying back to them come November, like always– flinging votes and coins at their richly-clad feet in exchange for some tiny crumb of faux-protection from the mean old GOP.

Wouldn’t it be a scream if the hacks were wrong, for once?

marisacat - 1 May 2012

That neatly sums it up….




ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

I am impressed with the iron stomachs of you and everyone else out there who can handle this stuff in doses exceeding 5-10 minutes. I was ready to rip out my ears when that clip was over. (But if I did that, how would my glasses stay up? :p)

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Pince nez syle… tres chic… if hard to master!



wu ming - 2 May 2012


marisacat - 2 May 2012

oh much better illustration!!

wu ming - 2 May 2012

i went completely to text back in the bush administration, because i could no longer handle listening to politicians speak. it did wonders for my blood pressure.

diane - 30 April 2012

thanks for that smile, I sure I hope they win the lawsuit (won’t hold my breath, sadly).

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 April 2012

NYPD Raids Activists’ Homes Before Tomorrow’s Occupy Wall Street Protests

oday “there was definitely an upswing in law enforcement activity that seemed to fit the pattern of targeting what police might view as political residences,” said Gideon Oliver, the president of the New York Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, which offers legal to support to Occupy Wall Street. “They were asking what are your May Day plans, do you know who the leaders are—these are classic political surveillance questions.”

Oliver said the National Lawyer’s Guild is aware of at least five instances of NYPD paying activists visits, including one where the FBI was involved in questioning. (He wouldn’t elaborate.) We spoke to three of these activists.

In the first case: activist Zachary Dempster said that six NYPD officers broke down the door of his Bushwick, Brooklyn apartment at around 6:15am this morning. Dempster said they were armed with a warrant for the arrest of his roommate, musician Joe Crow Ryan, for a six-year-old open container violation. But Dempster believes this was an excuse to check in on him, as he’d been arrested in February at an Occupy Wall Street Party that was broken up by cops, and charged with assaulting a police office and inciting a riot.

After running his ID, a detective questioned Dempster in his bedroom for about five minutes about tomorrow’s May Day protest, he said.

“They asked what I was doing tomorrow, and if I knew of any activities, any events—that was how the conversation started,” Dempster said. Dempster said he’s not planning doing much, as his case from February is still open. Dempster’s roommate was also asked about him and May Day.

About an hour later, an activist friend of Dempster’s who runs in anarchist circles said his apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where he lives with a half-dozen other activists and Occupy Wall Street organizers was visited by six NYPD cops—possibly the same ones. The activist said police used arrest warrants for two men who no longer lived there as pretext for the raid. The officers ran the IDs of everyone who was in the apartment, then booked our source when they discovered he had an outstanding open container violation. Police never asked about Occupy Wall Street or May Day, but our source said the message was clear: We’re watching you.

“We obviously don’t think it’s an accident that it happened the day before May Day, where people in the house are organizers,” he said.

lucid72 - 30 April 2012


5. lucid72 - 30 April 2012

BTW – for anyone who’s interested, here’s a little promo for my upcoming CD release set to the music from the first single off that release…

ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

You were the gal in the Viking helmet, right? 😉

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

That was our Lebowski fest & our violinist went as Maude… I was the one in the unitard right next to her.

ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

Sweet! (I think I’m your first “like” over there.)
Let me know if you’d like to trade some music for some pictures sometime, L. (Sadly, I don’t think getting to the show is an option right now.)

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

Anytime. You can reach me at demonkittymusic at gmail.

ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

Done! 8)

6. lucid72 - 1 May 2012

Cops are everywhere today. Am thinking of going to the solidarity march tonight, but it already looks like it’s gonna be a war zone.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

And god forbid an Occupier smokes a cigarette too…

Schlomo Benito and his cops are out on the prowl, as I call Bloomberg.

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

You know he’s pushing legislation that could outlaw smoking inside private residences? Quitting was definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done, but sheesh! And here I thought the unspoken purpose of government was to protect property rights…

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Areas here have done that… Belmont California banned smoking in a rental unit, some years ago. I don’t think they have managed to pass anything that bans it inside a single family residence…

A couple of years ago my neighbor, who has a Rolls and a VW bug…LOL redid his garage…. part of which was some sort of 3 or 4 day job that almost killed me, my other neighbor went to peek and told me they were laying down a special floor, in layers. Fumes from that were the problem….

The next block over from me there are several homes that were extensively remodeled, one job lasted 14 months. Thank god it was a block half block away.

But cities should have the power to ban cigarettes? In your home?

… and I don’t even smoke.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Speaking of smoking:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

President Obama Makes Surprise Visit to Kabul, Afghanistan

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

Will they photograph him smiling while holding up the body parts of children killed by drones?

marisacat - 1 May 2012


Back in the so called toiletting or burning of the Qurans, I sent an email to as many local media outlets as I could saying.

“EVERYONE knows the ethical US approved method of destroying the Quran is hell fire missile.”

(Not that I care, I am for burning any sacred script that is maniacally believed, surrender all known copies to arts/historical museums and be done with it.)

marisacat - 1 May 2012


Slob is going to live address the nation from Kabul on the one year anniversary of the bin Laden kill.

And to think we have six fucking months to go.

Obama’s scheduled to speak to the nation just after 7:30 p.m., eastern time, from Bagram airbase.

via USA Today

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Apparenlty a line in some speech he gave today was

“Light at the end of the horizon.”


Tunnel anyone?

marisacat - 1 May 2012

ugh I heard one comparison to Westmoreland who used the “tunnel” version of the phrase, 10 weeks before Tet

marisacat - 1 May 2012

I can sum the damned speech up.

“Learn to love the veterans”.

Geesh. Big fat finger shake about war.

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012

it’s about protecting insurance company profits, nothing more

7. ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

Did anyone else catch the MSN “news” headline about how Bin Laden was plotting to kill President Hopey?

Wow. So timely. We have no answer to the issues raised by MayDay, so here’s some warmed-over Ten Minutes Hate for you stupid proles, plus the usual filler about what some overly made-up scrawny ghoul of a celebrity is wearing/driving/screwing/not eating today.

Christ, Hopey. Just go ahead and have Bin Laden’s remains dug up and reanimate them so you can kill him again live on camera, like the big fucking warrior badass you so long to be. Shit, go ahead and make yourself a whole parade of Zombie Bin Ladens. Put on a camo suit with an enhanced crotch area just like Baby Doc Bush did. Then get on the roof of the White House and pick them off with magic bullets. Shit. Think of how much cheaper that would be than all these drone bombings against all those enemy women and kids. You’d save a ton on fuel AND bullets! Everyone wins!

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Actually they are bringing it up again…. now in GE mode…

And HillPill has changed her story YET again… on the hand over mouth image.

ms_xeno - 1 May 2012

So much joy out there. I can’t keep up with you young, vital types. 😀

Hey, mr_xeno just called to tell me that some Occupiers have broken the lock on a foreclosed home one subdivision from here, and let the (human) residents back in. If I have time to take a stroll there later today (still doing the never-ending trawl of all the stupid jobsites, trying to meet my quota without going mad) I’ll let you know what I saw.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Agent 001, report in!

ms_xeno - 3 May 2012

I made it over there just as it was breaking up. Sorry.

But if you scroll down about 1/3rd of the page here, you can see some details on the reverse-eviction, as they’re calling it. 8)

marisacat - 1 May 2012

oh I just have too much time. Too few DVDs…


8. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012
marisacat - 1 May 2012

I think it was a pretty bumpy road out here today….

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

I walked from 8th St. to City Hall – had to get home after that. I would bet there were about 25K. People were still leaving Union Square by the time I got down to City Hall and hour an a half later. There was someone tackled and arrested by cops for no apparent reason right in front of me & very heavy police presence – another reason I left before it hit the immediate Wall St. area – don’t have time to spend the night in jail…

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Quite a few arrests out here, esp Oakland…. and some of the SF plans may have been hijacked. Not exactly a shock…

lucid72 - 1 May 2012

I just saw on a live stream that a cop car got torched in Oakland, Whoo hoo!

marisacat - 1 May 2012

It looked very rough earlier in the day in Oakland… several men wrestled to the street then handcuffed. I think they bound one at the feet, but I may have misconstrued what I saw.

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012

Glad you got out w/ few problems.

9. diane - 1 May 2012

Slob is going to live address the nation from Kabul on the one year anniversary of the bin Laden kill.

I’ve always thought the May Day Osama “Kill” Saga (yet to be told) was deliberately scheduled on International Workers Day to further inflame the favored utter bullshit about ‘loser,’ ‘riff raff,’ Communist!!!! Laborers versus HEROES!!!!! Willing to Sacrifice For Their Country!!!!!!.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Honestly, I have no idea what Osama has to do with Communists, communists and or workers. He’s just one in a long line of frenemies.

The story, in a decent nation, would be worn the fuck out.

diane - 1 May 2012

Huh? Didn’t make the point that Osama was being associated with Communists or Laborers, was making the point that the Osama “Kill” might have been made on May Day, which has been historically conflated by the powers that be, with a bunch of loser “communists,” to further denigrate Laborers,..on May Day, by compating them to Heroic Navy Seals!!!! ..And certainly wasn’t making the point the Osama “Kill” should be some celebrated annual event.

diane - 1 May 2012

(sorry, “comparing” vs. “compating)

marisacat - 1 May 2012

I just don’t see what Osama / Osama Kill Day or the One Year Celebration by Obama of OKD has to do with all the rest. Loser communists and whoever else… in the line up.

For one thing, even with Occupy protests May 1 has so little significance in the US by now, it just slides by.

It’s the Righties making a fuss and conflating the latest Sloboma campaign slogan (Forward!), as Marxist, Leftischer, commie, Red, Socialist etc.

diane - 1 May 2012

Loser communists and whoever else… in the line up.

??? I clearly didn’t use the term “loser communists” as if that was my belief (if that’s what your implying), which is why I used the words “utter bullshit” along with quotation marks, it was quite in agreement with your premise of “Righties making the fuss.”

marisacat - 1 May 2012

(if that’s what your implying),

It’s not what I meant.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012

the TSA, occupying people’s privates:

TSA to My Mother-in-Law: ‘There’s an Anomaly in the Crotch Area’

She entered the machine and struck the humiliating pose one is forced to strike — hands up, as in an armed robbery — and then walked out, when she was asked by a TSA agent, in a voice loud enough for several people to hear, “Are you wearing a sanitary napkin?”

Remember, she’s 79.

My mother-in-law answered, “No. Why do you ask?”

The TSA agent responded: “Well, are you wearing anything else down there?”

Yes, “down there.”

She said no, at which point, the friend with whom she was traveling, also a not-young volunteer library advocate, came over and asked if there was a problem.

The TSA agent said, again, in full voice, “There’s an anomaly in the crotch area.”

This is, of course, a painful post for me to write. Like most normal American men, I don’t want to see the words “my mother-in-law” and “crotch area” in the same paragraph. But let me go on anyway.

My mother-in-law said, “As far as I know I don’t have any anomalies in the crotch area.”

The TSA agent told her she would have to go through the scanner again. She demurred, saying she didn’t like the machine very much. The agent told her she could opt for a pat-down. My mother-in-law refused to be frisked, figuring, correctly, that “they were going to pat-down my crotch area. I mean, there wasn’t an anomaly in the chest area.”

So she went through the scanner again. Of course, this time — one minute later — the TSA found no “anomalies,” and she was free to go.

The experience left her flummoxed, however. “What did they think I was, a lady underpants bomber?”

I asked her if she felt embarrassed by the manner in which the TSA treated her.

“I’m not embarrassed,” she said. “I just think they’re stupid and their machinery is defective and they should learn to whisper when they’re talking about my crotch, or anyone’s crotch.”

The question is, How did it come to pass that the federal government takes official and invasive interest in the “crotch areas” of 79-year-old grandmothers? Have we just gone crazy?

No, we’ve BEEN crazy … only it’s ‘other’ people who the powers-that-be felt free to abuse up until now. Welcome to the ‘Merika you middle class folks voted for, repeatedly.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

And bear in mind the Sikh turban is protected as religious clothing that may only be touched by the [High Holy] wearer…

I realise I am a broken record on this, but it drives me nutty.

And Abdulmuttalab originally began bis trip and changed planes at least once with no valid passport in hand – much less a visa to fly to the USA…

But WE should be manhandled?

marisacat - 1 May 2012

And another thing, is there a fucking photo anywhere of some CHILD wrapped in a niqab, a young girl in a burka… being patted down?

I laughed myself silly in 1991 at a report in the NYT about how we were admitting, into the country, people whose passport photos were of them in the Saudi or Afghani style covering. Eyes, barely and nothing else on view.

We had deemed it religious garb not to be disturbed. The upshot was we had no fucking clue who is here…. it struck me as I had just had to removed hair combs that IN NO WAY obscured my face for new passport photos.

Too many very young children have been reported crying and asking what is going on during a pat down.

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012
12. Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012
marisacat - 1 May 2012

The ones I have seen I wonder at the rejection… I knew whatshisname, the famous and wonderful ‘Mouses as Nazis’ cartoonist and who provided the first cover after 9/11 as a staff member nto an outside artist AND who was dismissed, that his wife is still there, but until recently I had not known it has been her job for 20 years or so to select the covers…

Madman in the Marketplace - 1 May 2012

Art Spiegelman … love his Clinton cover at the link.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

That’s the one… I had no idea his wife was the cover editor, and for a long time.

marisacat - 1 May 2012

Oh I just saw them, the few that are up… and read that The New Yorker will move into the WTC in 2014


13. marisacat - 1 May 2012

Straight from Whitehouse.gov:

In order to recognize the American spirit of loyalty and the sacrifices that so many have made for our Nation, the Congress, by Public Law 85-529 as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.” On this day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the United States of America, our Constitution, and our founding values.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2012, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, whether by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.


marisacat - 1 May 2012

😮 😳

Apparnetly it has been a Loyalty Day since 1958 and they all reaffirm it.


Madman in the Marketplace - 2 May 2012

this country is so fucking nuts

marisacat - 2 May 2012

A peach of a country…. and we just keep giving our Franco different faces.

lucid72 - 1 May 2012


marisacat - 1 May 2012

AND on this historic Loyalty Day we are all bursting our buttons in……. Pride? Joy? Reverence? (something!, snicker) as his speech was …. h i s t o r i c.

How so you might wonder.

First ever Pretzel national address from the battlefield.

…and we are to …. celebrate? (I guess so!)


Honestly, is there anything left to say about this country?

14. marisacat - 2 May 2012

hmmm via Mike Allen Playbook at Politico….

HOW MANY AF Ones are there?

BEHIND THE CURTAIN – POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein in White House pool report:

“Obama traveled to Afghanistan on the full 747-type Air Force One, but the plane was loaded at an atypical position outside its hangar at Joint Base Andrews. When press arrived at the plane by bus at about 11 PM Monday night, the plane was sitting in darkness with window shades down. The door through which the president usually boards was closed and no large roll-up stairs were in view. Instead, a hatch with built in stairs closer to the belly of the aircraft was open. … [W]e began taxiing at midnight and were wheels up at 12:09 AM.

15. ts - 2 May 2012
16. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 May 2012
ms_xeno - 3 May 2012

But remember: Obama/Romney aren’t extreeeeeeeeeeeme!

Only those who say “Fuck ’em both” on Election Day are extreeeeeeeeeme!!

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 May 2012

keep typing like that, and you won’t hear the drone that gets you!

ms_xeno - 3 May 2012

If it’s coming, can it please hit before Pointless Job Interview #9,327, instead of after?


Madman in the Marketplace - 3 May 2012

nope, to enhance your punishment they’ll arrange a very lucrative offer of employment THEN BLAMO!!!

ms_xeno - 3 May 2012

Just for that, you’re inheriting The Sid and Butterscotch the Evil after I bite the big one.

=^..^= =^..^=

Madman in the Marketplace - 3 May 2012


marisacat - 3 May 2012

Is’t that just the way life works, too oftn?

marisacat - 3 May 2012

Oh and….

Please go quietly, at long last.


17. Madman in the Marketplace - 3 May 2012
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19. marisacat - 3 May 2012



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