Saturday, October 25, 2008
eBay to Ban Sale of Ivory After Damning Report
eBay announced this week that it would ban all sales of elephant ivory on its site after the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reported (.pdf) that eBay auctions account for nearly two-thirds of the global trade in endangered species.
The animal-rights group tracked 7,000 online listings in 11 countries, cross-referencing the names of animals on endangered species lists with product keywords like trophy, oil, claw, and rug. The amount of trade in the US, they said, was ten times higher than the next-highest countries, China and the UK. Nearly 75 percent of trades were in elephant ivory; another 20 percent were exotic birds. Primates, cats, and other animals made up the difference.............
Sarah Palin Condones Domestic Terrorism by Anti-AbortionistsSubmitted by mark karlin
MARK KARLIN'S EDITOR'S BLOG
There’s no way around it.
Yes, you can parse words, but when Sarah Palin can’t call anti-abortionist killers domestic terrorists, you have a vice-presidential candidate who – along with her support for the secessionist and neo-Confederate Alaskan Independence Party – is indeed a true supporter of domestic terrorism and anti-American activities.
Murderers of medical personnel and clinic staffs who provide abortion have websites, as you know, with lists of names of people – primarily doctors – to be shot. When Brian Williams of NBC asked Palin if such murderers were domestic terrorists she danced around the question by first, yet again, bringing up Bill Ayers and then – while she had time to think about how to code her support of the anti-abortion killers – deny that they were terrorists.
This is perhaps the most underreported (except for some Internet sites), shocking, and threatening to U.S. security exchange of the election (along with the widely overlooked and documented strong relationship between the Alaskan Independence Party anti-U.S. secessionists and the Palins).
Palin begins her answer with an exasperated sigh, recites her Ayers talking points for the 1000th time, and then finally returns to the question by using coded words that are well known to violent anti-abortion extremists. She "sort of, maybe" finds the killing of "innocents" not right, but she says firmly "I don’t know if you are going to use the word terrorist there." And, be reminded, that to the criminal anti-abortion fringe, doctors and nurses who perform abortions are not "innocent Americans"; they are murderers to the likes of Sarah Palin..............
OR a sick pathetic effed up lonely little white grrrl................
i actually don't blame anyone for this. obviously there's something not quite right about her. it was obvious from the start. a backwards b carved into her face by a big black man who was sitting on her chest? nope - that didn't fly.................
hope she gets the help she needs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in what she had said was a politically inspired attack, police said Friday.
Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division. Todd was charged with making a false report to police, and Bryant said police doubted her story from the start.
Dressed in an orange hooded sweat shirt, Todd left police headquarters in handcuffs late Friday and did not respond to questions from reporters. The mark on her face was faded and her left eye was slightly blackened when she arrived in district court.
Todd was awaiting arraignment Friday on the misdemeanor false-report charge, which is punishable by up to two years in prison. She will be housed in a mental health unit at the county jail for her safety and because of "her not insignificant mental health issues," prosecutor Mark Tranquilli said.
Todd initially told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM on Wednesday night when a 6-foot-4 black man approached her from behind, put a knife blade to her throat and demanded money. She told police she handed the assailant $60 and walked away....
picture: Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, center, is led from Pittsburgh Police Headquarters by detectives in Pittsburgh, Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. Todd, who had told police that she was robbed at knife point, knocked to the ground by an assailant who scratched a backward letter "B" into her face with a dull knife, told investigators on Friday she had made up the story, police said. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Perceptions of Palin Grow Increasingly Negative, Poll Says
While top-of-the-ticket rivals John McCain and Barack Obama both remain broadly popular heading into Election Day, public perceptions of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin have fallen dramatically since she emerged on the national political scene at the GOP convention. A majority of likely voters in a new Washington Post-ABC News national poll now have unfavorable views of the Alaska governor, most still doubt her presidential qualifications and there is an even split on whether she "gets it," a perception that had been a key component of her initial appeal. ..........
Friday, October 24, 2008
by the way an episode or two back on hbo's true blood bill (the vamp) and sookie were in a car and what was on that car's radio? why tuvan throat singing of course! (it was wicked cool to hear it mainstream. well as mainstream as a show about cajuns and vampires can be)
my favorite part is how jackson is claiming it's ALL A JOKE. yeah, it's all a joke cause they have YOU on camera doing it
are YOU laughing jackson? i know i'm not
Clerk left letters calling Obama "black Hitler"
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) -- A Republican county election clerk distributed copies of an apparent chain letter referring to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama as a "young, black Adolf Hitler" to two employees but later told police she intended it to be a joke.
The employees, who had voted for Obama in Indiana's Democratic primary, discovered the letters at their desks after returning from Labor Day weekend, Deputy Sheriff Doug Cox said in a police report made public this week. One of the workers complained, and surveillance video showed Johnson County Clerk Jill Jackson placing an item one worker's desk at 5:27 p.m. on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, Cox said.
"She admitted to being responsible for the letter, but only did it as a joke," Cox said. Jackson told police she had intended to speak with the workers upon returning to work but forgot.
Jackson could not be reached for comment Thursday. She told the Daily Journal in Franklin, which first reported the letter's contents, that the issue was a personnel matter.
Johnson County Prosecutor Lance Hamner said Jackson did not violate any laws. One of the employees also filed a complaint with County Coordinator Kathleen Hash, who said Thursday she didn't know the status or disposition of the complaint.
Officials from both parties called the incident unsettling..........
Federal Parking Fines Go Unpaid
Military, FBI Top the List, Report Finds
The FBI and U.S. Armed Forces are institutions in which following the rules is supposed to be a given.
Except when it comes to paying their parking tickets.
According to a congressional report scheduled to be released today, federal workers in the District and New York City failed to pay $176,000 in fines for 1,147 tickets issued last year to their U.S. government vehicles.
Leading the way in the District were the Army, Navy and Air Force, whose employees ignored 158 tickets for $28,000 in 2007. Most were racked up by recruiters working at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center near 13th and L streets NW........
some blame the democrats for vetting joe MORE than ANYONE vetted sarevil. nope, i don't blame democrats. i DO blame the msm. i really didn't care about joe the plumber UNTIL joe started opening his trap and appearing here, there and everywhere. if you're gonna dance joe, EFFING PAY THE PIPER. EVERYONE knows that. so to me, he is now fair game. if he is seeking the spotlight, he better have nothing to hide.
so, he's NOT a licensed plumber
he OWES back taxes
and now it seems he has a suspended license (in a state he used to reside in)
WAY TO GO JOE!
Joe the Plumber's' AZ driver license suspended
Daniel Newhauser, For the Tribune
A plumbing license is not the only license "Joe the Plumber" is having troubles with. The former Mesa resident has a suspended driver's license and outstanding court fines in Arizona, according to Mesa Municipal Court records.
"Joe," whose real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was referred to more than 20 times by Republican Sen. John McCain in Wednesday night's presidential debate for questioning Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's tax policy.
The man portrayed by McCain to be the typical, hardworking American revealed this week that he actually does not have a plumbing license, and now court records show he should not have a driver's license either, making it potentially even harder for him to get to work.
Wurzelbacher, who lived in Mesa in 2000 and had an Arizona driver's license, had his driver's license suspended by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division on May 4, 2000, following a nonpayment of a court-imposed fine for civil traffic violations, according to court records.
America's new political icon, who owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes, according to public records, still owes more than $700 to the Mesa court system.
Records show he was cited for failure to stop at a red light and for failure to provide proof of insurance on Feb. 9, 2000, in a black Dodge truck at the intersection of Dobson and Baseline roads in Mesa........
oh and for the record,
I DO NOT OWE ANY BACK TAXES
I HAVE NEVER HAD MY LICENSE SUSPENDED
I HAVE ALWAYS PAYED MY TICKETS (i've only ever gotten parking tickets, leaving my car on the street overnight. NEVER for not paying at a meter or anything like that)
but in all fairness, i too am NOT a licensed plumber
she really IS one of US. she secretly snuck over to the OTHER SIDE to eff everything up (and what a WONDERFUL JOB SHE'S DONE, EH!) so everyone would vote for the RIGHT side, OUR side!
way to go sarah (notice i didn't call her sarevil)
Palin sports Democratic scarf
John Aravosis (DC)
This story is a day or two old, but can we really ever get enough stories about how much of a blithering idiot our once-potential-future-president is?
It may sound silly, but keep this in mind. Sarah Palin is spending over $13,000 a month on make-up. She spent $150,000 last month on clothes. Her image is HUGELY important to this campaign. Yet she puts on a clearly Democratic scarf with donkeys on it. ..........
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Posted by Mark Frauenfelder,
James says: "I'm 37, 6'4", 235 lbs, haven't shaved in 9 days, and I play drums in a metal band. Tears are running down my face like I'm a little kid lost in an amusement park. This is really something." Video of Big Bird singing at Jim Henson's funeral
amazing amazing amazing photos
check them out at showstudio: perroquet (found via boing boing)
............Born out of a lifelong fascination with science photography and nature documentaries, Parroquet showcases a body of work by fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø, comprising eight film shorts and a selection of photographs. Keen to produce imagery that didn’t fall into the traditional genres of photography, this project’s central focus is the parroquet, a type of small, slender, long-tailed parrot. This particular subject matter couldn’t be more removed from Sundsbø’s lavish editorial spreads and striking campaign imagery, although his reasons for choosing this particular species do, in a way, relate to fashion. Possessing almost sartorial qualities, it was the bird’s trademark vibrant plumage that piqued the photographer’s interest. Sundsbø looks to this as fashion on an evolutionary scale: compared to the fast-paced, demanding nature of the fashion calendar and the many ‘looks’ each season produces, this creature’s stunning ‘outfit’ has taken centuries to develop. ............
i wonder what the hell he's been smokin'
Today on Fox News, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) denied that the America’s standing in the world has fallen under President Bush. He insisted that world opinion of the United States is as strong as ever, though he admitted that other countries “naturally” experience “jealousy” of America:
HATCH: There’s a lot of jealousy of the United States, especially in Europe, and France in particular and some of the other nations as well. So naturally they’re constantly poking holes at the United States. … Yeah there’s some irritation with the United States but mainly it’s because we’re so powerful and strong militarily and economically and otherwise............
Palin Can’t Name Any Man-Made Causes of Global Warming
Posted by Ben Armbruster, Think Progress
Shortly after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) chose Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) as his running mate, Palin said she is not one to attribute global warming to being man-made. Since then, she has walked that statement back slightly, saying that indeed, man’s activities have contributed to climate change but adding the caveat that “weather patterns are cyclical.”
When asked to name some specific man-made causes of global warming yesterday during an interview with a local NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Palin couldn’t name one, and instead reverted back to her new talking point that it doesn’t really matter:................
Sarah Palin Unprepared To Explain What A Precondition Is
by Jed L
Update (5:40PM): Here's a link to the full interview broadcast on tonight's NBC Nightly News broadcast. Note how McCain doesn't even seem to believe himself when he says that he's got Obama and Biden right here he wants them.
sure they can slap lipstick on that pitbull (her words NOT mine. i just like to think of her as sarevil) even if it's $35.00 lipstick from guerlain or dior. but she's STILL the killing wolves from helicopters same ol' pitbull. she's not fooling me and as it turns out, she's starting NOT to fool any of you either!
After a $150,000 Makeover, Sarah Palin Has an Image ProblemBy Robin Givhan
If politicos weren't so snide and dismissive of fashionistas, the McCain-Palin campaign wouldn't be in the awkward position of having to explain the $150,000 tab for shopping trips, hairstyling and beauty makeovers for Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
How do you sell someone as a no-frills hockey mom who sold the state plane and fired the official cook and hunted her own moose meat, and then try to explain wardrobing her in clothes from Neiman Marcus -- a store occasionally referred to by aggrieved, frugal shoppers as Needless Markup? How do you, in barely two months, lavish her with fashion swag worthy of a starlet and valued at more than her annual governor's salary of $125,000?
This is not careless image management.
This is ill-advised and ill-informed.
Or, to use this election cycle's phrase of choice: This is some seriously bad judgment......
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
i posted the original video a couple of days ago (of the devilwoman known as bachmann with matthews. i'm too lazy to link to it. it's easy enough to find. here or elsewhere)
this woman is amazing. NOW it's chris matthews fault that she all but demanded anyone who wasn't a bigot, racist, misogynistic, fascist be investigated for being anti-american????????? wtf???????????????????? no, i do NOT like chris matthews and i know it wasn't HIS FAULT. what a giant pile o' steamin' shite this devilwoman is.
hey devilwoman THERE IS A FUCKING DIFFERENCE between someone supporting an ANTI AMERICAN organization like the alaska independence party (let's just say sarevil for example) and someone who just happens to be a little tiny bit left of center. ONE of those people supports an organization that wants to SUCCEED FROM AMERICAN. the other wants to support american in ways they feel will HELP america. don't tell me robert kennedy called someone who supported the aip anti-american and we should criticize him. (i didn't see it but if that's what he said HE'S RIGHT. they ARE anti american)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is still on the defensive from an appearance last Friday on MSNBC’s Hardball, in which she called for the media to conduct a “penetrating exposé” into anti-American views of members of Congress.
Speaking with the St. Cloud Times on Tuesday, Bachmann said she regretted suggesting that Barack Obama held “anti-American” views. Referencing Chris Matthews by name 12 times in a 6 minute interview, Bachmann portrayed herself as the victim of a clever ploy devised by the MSNBC host:
Chris Matthews laid a trap, and I walked into it. […]
Chris Matthews was using the term over and over, and I should not have used it. […]
This was Chris Matthews. I made a big mistake by going on the show. I never should have. […]
I just didn’t recognize — I never watched the Chris Matthews show before. I should have before I went on. I didn’t recognize that he would lay a trap the way that he did............
dolls that creep us out from dark roasted blend
pic of two dolls: (image credit: Fallin for Stella)
pic of the OTHER two dolls: (images credit: KryptKiddies)
there is no image credit given for the single doll
AP INVESTIGATION: Alaska funded Palin kids' travel
By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
Associated Press Writers
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.
The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.
In all, Palin has charged the state $21,012 for her three daughters' 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006. In some other cases, she has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.
Alaska law does not specifically address expenses for a governor's children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business.
As governor, Palin justified having the state pay for the travel of her daughters - Bristol, 17; Willow, 14; and Piper, 7 - by noting on travel forms that the girls had been invited to attend or participate in events on the governor's schedule...........
Poor Joe the Plumber Is Too Dumb to Just Shut the Fuck Up:
Watching Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, the man known to all by his nom de McCain, "Joe the Plumber," negotiate the media is not unlike watching feeding time at a particularly savage zoo, the kind that doesn't hide the way animals actually behave. Maybe it's the moment that a big, juicy, live rat is put in a tank with a boa constrictor that's not immediately hungry. That cute, white, furry bastard might think it's gonna be able to survive this, but, sure as hell, once that snake gets an appetite, it's down the gullet for Ratso due to no other reason than that's the way it's gotta be.
To complete this analogy, Wurzelbacher appeared on that Fox "news" model of journalistic ethics, Hannity and (to a lesser extent) Colmes. In two lines early in the interview, Wurzelbacher pretty much destroyed whatever sad little argument he might have had about why the rich shouldn't pay more taxes. Sean Hannity, who was practically humping the desk at the thought, asked Wurzelbacher of Barack Obama's tax plan, "Why do you view this as 'socialism,' because that's the word you used?"
the war i am referring to is THE CIVIL WAR. are 'these people' (and by 'these people' i mean the sarevils of the world. the pfotenhaurers of the world. the bachmanns of the world) trying to drive a wedge between america? are they trying to start a rift? are they trying to pit one side against the other (i mean in a VIOLENT way)? it seems the answer is most obviously YES and that to me sounds like a crime. we let mccarthy run rampant without stopping him. are we going to allow these mouth foamers to do the same thing to OUR (and i DO mean yours and mine) country? (psssssssttttttttttttttttttt it's ALL one country and i'm allowed to use free speech and have free will)
Olbermann: Divisive Politics is anti-
Nick Cargo and David Edwards
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann took time in his Monday "Special Comment" segment to point out an "orgy of condescending elitism" in recent tactics, "divisive, ugly, paranoid bleatings" of "Us vs. Them" by McCain surrogates, that he says do more to undermine America than anything they can accuse Senator Obama of doing.
Olbermann recalled writer Dick Young, "whose work, with ever-increasing frequency, became peppered with references to 'my America,' -- 'I can't believe this is happening in my America,' 'We do not tolerate these people in my America,' 'This man does not belong in my America.'"
"His America gradually revealed itself," he said: "Insular, isolationist, backwards-looking, mindlessly flag-waving, racist, no second chances, a million rules... but only for the other guy.
"Dick Young died in 1987 but he has been reborn in the presidential campaign as is has unfolded since last Thursday night. In that time, Governor Sarah Palin, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer and Rush Limbaugh have revealed that there [are] measurable portions of this country that [are] not interested in that which the vast majority view as democracy or equality or opportunity--they want only control, and they want the rest of us, symbolically--perhaps physically--out."........
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin apologized yesterday for implying that some parts of the country are more American than others, even as similar comments by two Republican congressmen were causing a backlash that threatened their chances for reelection.
In an interview on CNN, Palin said comments she made last week in North Carolina praising small towns as "the real America" and the "pro-America areas of this great nation" were not intended to suggest that other parts of the country are less patriotic or less American.
"If that's the way it has come across, I apologize," she told CNN's Drew Griffin..........
hey sarevil, i for one, DO NOT accept your apology! why? because i do NOT for one SECOND for one MILISECOND believe your sincerity. i think the ONLY reason you apologized is because you see what's happening to bachmann AND because mccain is MAKING you apologize. i truly believe if you had your way you would literally lock people like me up (sarevil THIS IS NOT CUBA BY THE WAY, IT'S AMERICA. i'm ALLOWED to believe differently than you are AND YOU'RE still allowed to be an american even though what YOU believe is mostly a load o' shite).
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
FOX News "hate site" bashes Obama over dying grandmother
FOX News "hate site" bashes Obama over dying grandmother
John Aravosis (DC)
Where is Bill O'Reilly when we need some righteous indignation over Web site comments? Oh, and I have screen captures of everything.
by joebridges[Oct 20, 2008 10:07:16 PM]
What a bunch of c*ap. Another sympathy move by Omamma to garner votes. Next there'll be a mock funeral for "grandma" a day or two before the election. The old biddy's probably been dead for years.
by danfromva8271 Virginia [Oct 20, 2008 9:11:34 PM]
Well isn't this convenient. I guess his grandmother is suddenly useful again once he starts slipping in the polls.
by bobbyutvolArkansas[Oct 20, 2008 10:24:37 PM]
MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE.POLITICAL PLOY... THIS IS THE SAME GRANDMOTHER HE SPENT LESS THAN AN HOUR WITH ON VACATION.. THE SAME ONE HIS WIFE AND KIDS DID NOT EVEN GO AND SEE. YO LIBERALS WILL STOP AT NOTHING OBAMA YOU ARE SUCH A PHONEY... I DONT BELEIVE ANYTHING YOU SAY OBAMA.. YOU HAVE LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE WHY BELEIVE YOU NOW PHONEY
by evan6402 Massachusetts [Oct 20, 2008 9:12:16 PM]
I hope he has time to stop by to find his authentic birth certificate.
by obamabidenladenNew York[Oct 20, 2008 10:47:25 PM]
So much for "A President cannot put his duties on hold and must be able to multi-task as situations arise".......what a complete BAFOON!! MCCAIN/PALIN'08.....
Bear found dumped at WCU with Obama signsDale Neal
CULLOWHEE – A dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.
Maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. finding a 75-pound bear cub dumped at the roundabout near the Catamount statute at the entrance to campus, said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.
“It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head,” Johnson said.
University police called in N.C. Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation. Bear season is currently under way in Western North Carolina......
it's getting scarier and scarier with each passing moment. 'barack obama supporters are liars' i heard being yelled out. how? why?
i really do NOT understand the thought patterns (or lack thereof) of these people. if they were yelling out, 'barack obama's health care plan won't work' or something of that sort THEN BACKED IT UP WITH SOMETHING, ANYTHING. THEN i'd get it. ahhhhhhhhhh the old FEAR OF A BLACK
McCain supporters heckle early voters
BY Christina Bellantoni
,..................An organizer at the rally rattled off the addresses of early vote sites nearby that would be open after the event.
Photographer Joe Eddins and I headed over to the closest one and found a steady line of voters hoping to cast ballots early. Most seemed to be Obama supporters and several had come from the rally. Nearly all the voters were black.
Also at the polling site was a group of loud and angry protesters who shouted and mocked the voters as they walked in. Nearly all were white.
As you can see from these videos, no one held anything back. People were shouting about Obama's acknowledged cocaine use as a young man, abortion and one man used the word "terrorist." They also were complaining that Sundays are for church, not voting...........
and you silly pieces of shite SUNDAYS ARE FOR CHURCH NOT FOR VOTING!!! (so i'm guessing the man who shouted this doesn't watch tv, mow his lawn, go to wal-mart or the like on sundays)
First Colin Powell, Now…george packer
Ken Adelman is a lifelong conservative Republican. Campaigned for Goldwater, was hired by Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity under Nixon, was assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford, served as Reagan’s director of arms control, and joined the Defense Policy Board for Rumsfeld’s second go-round at the Pentagon, in 2001. Adelman’s friendship with Rumsfeld, Cheney, and their wives goes back to the sixties, and he introduced Cheney to Paul Wolfowitz at a Washington brunch the day Reagan was sworn in.
In recent years, Adelman and his friends Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz fell out over his criticisms of the botching of the Iraq War. Still, he remains a bona-fide hawk (“not really a neo-con but a con-con”) who has never supported a Democrat for President in his life. Two weeks from now that’s going to change: Ken Adelman intends to vote for Barack Obama. He can hardly believe it himself.
Adelman and I exchanged e-mails today about his decision. He asked rhetorically,
Why so, since my views align a lot more with McCain’s than with Obama’s? And since I truly dread the notion of a Democratic president, Democratic House, and hugely Democratic Senate?
Primarily for two reasons, those of temperament and of judgment.......
i sure did.
we keep INNOCENTS LOCKED UP FOR SEVEN YEARS. NO CHARGES, NO NOTHING. WE KNOW THEY'RE NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING including being TERRORISTS. they're away from their families, in a foreign land. they will be killed (or worse) if we send them home. what do we do to make amends for OUR torture of them (isn't being locked up incommunicado for seven years torture?) WE KEEP THEM LOCKED UP. savages. we are savages
Appeals Court Halts Release of 17 Guantanamo Detainees
A federal appeals court Monday blocked the release of 17 Chinese Muslims into the United States from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until it can hear further legal arguments in the case.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stayed a federal judge's order releasing the men, and it ordered oral arguments in the government's appeal, to be heard Nov. 24.
U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina ordered the government Oct. 7 to release the men, all Uighurs, who have been held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly seven years. The same panel temporarily stayed Urbina's order a day later.
The government has been trying to find new homes for the Uighurs for years. It no longer considers them enemy combatants and provided no evidence in court that they posed a security risk. The men cannot be returned to their homeland because they face the prospect of being tortured and killed. China considers the men terrorists.......
Monday, October 20, 2008
hey rodgers, sarevil is about as feminist as anita bryant is). this dude wouldn't know feminism if it came up and castrated him (that's a JOKE peeps. see 'we' DO have a sense of humor)
(the little weenie bastards???????????????? indeed)
KSFO's Rodgers said many "professed leaders of the feminist movement" are "hags" who "couldn't get laid in a men's prison"
On the October 17 broadcast of San Francisco radio station KSFO's The Lee Rodgers Show, Rodgers said: "[Y]ou look at many -- perhaps most -- but many of the women who are professed leaders of the feminist movement in this country, and they're a bunch of hags." He added: "They couldn't get laid in a men's prison, let's be honest about it."
Earlier in the segment, Rodgers said that "not only has Sarah Palin achieved what a lot of traditional feminists have always said they wanted -- a woman who can do it all, raise a family, take care of kids, succeed in her chosen career -- yeah, you would think, if they were consistent in their principles, they would be applauding her. She has done what they said they wanted women to be able to do. She's done it." Rodgers went on to assert that "the reason a lot of these women, these liberal women, hate her, is not only because she chose not to have an abortion, went ahead and had her last baby knowing that the child was going to have Down syndrome, and she's 'I don't care.' " Rodgers later added: "[M]ost of all, they resent the fact that she's good-lookin' on top of all of that. She's good-lookin'."........
sure, the msm included everything about ayers BUT MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY did NOT include a word about dave's asking mccain about liddy. and of course it would follow they didn't report on mccains answer (which he gave after MUCH hemming and hawing and if you didn't think for one second he was dying to deny a relationship betwixt and between himself and what i consider a domestic terrorist, g gordon liddy then you're an id-jit)
dave i love you!
great analysis here
Until last night, when McCain was finally asked, point-blank, about his relationship to Liddy and the similarities between that relationship and the Obama-Ayers relationship he has attacked so harshly.
Who finally asked the question? The New York Times? The Washington Post? CNN's "best political team on television"?
David Letterman asked McCain about Liddy, putting the nation's journalists to shame in the process.
For years, political professionals, academics, and media watchdogs have lamented the fact that some Americans get their news from late-night comedians and other entertainment. As it turns out, that might be a good thing.
Unfortunately, after Letterman broke the media's embargo on questioning McCain's relationship with Liddy, reporters quickly pretended it never happened -- or, if they did mention it, downplayed the significance of the relationship. Time's Mark Halperin described Letterman "hound[ing]" McCain over his Ayers attacks, adding, "The late-night host doesn't let up on where the former Weather Underground leader fits into the campaign." But, inexplicably, Halperin didn't so much as mention that Letterman confronted McCain about his relationship with Liddy. Several news reports that did mention the Liddy exchange described him as a Watergate felon -- omitting Liddy's much more recent statements about shooting law enforcement personnel...............
Bush Says He'll Host Summit Soon on Financial Crisis (Update2)
By Roger Runningen and Gregory Viscusi
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush said he will host a summit on the global financial crisis in the ``near future'' and he is confident the world's nations will weather the breakdown in credit markets.
``For this meeting to be a success, we must welcome good ideas from around the world,'' Bush said as he welcomed French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission President Jose Barroso to Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland, for dinner and three hours of talks.
The conference agenda will include ideas on how to prevent future crises in a way that preserves the free-market system, Bush said. ``It is essential we preserve the foundations of democratic capitalism,'' he said. He said leaders from both developed and developing nations would be included.
Sarkozy and Barroso, in separate statements, welcomed Bush's invitation.
``We want to work hand in hand with the Americans to create the capitalism of the 21st century,'' Sarkozy said. ``The meeting should be held rapidly, perhaps before the end of November. Since the crisis started in New York, maybe we can find the solution in New York.''.....
Obama compared to mass murderer Manson at Palin/Coleman rally in MN
John Aravosis (DC)
Via the Minnesota Independent we learn that a McCain/Palin supporter compared Obama to mass murderer Charles Manson during a rally for First Dude Todd Palin and Republican Senator Norm Coleman (who is about to lose to Al Franken) in Minnesota. And, as usual, no one at the McCain/Palin rally did a thing about it. It's also interesting that the person even got into the rally with his own sign - these kind of things are often stopped at the door, since the campaign doesn't want errant messages - or worse, protesters, raising signs in front of the candidates. Yet a sign comparing Obama to a mass murderer miraculously slips through. Maybe the Secret Service was busy making sandwiches for Todd..........
Sunday, October 19, 2008
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Abortion ban returns to ballot in South Dakota
By CARSON WALKER
Associated Press Writer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Two years after South Dakotans rejected a nearly total ban on abortion, voters on Nov. 4 will decide another sweeping but less restrictive ballot measure that would probably send a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The initiative would outlaw abortions but includes exceptions for rape, incest and pregnancies that threaten the life or health of the woman. Some voters said they wanted those exceptions when they rejected the tougher 2006 measure 56 percent to 44 percent.
Opponents say the new measure would jeopardize the patient-doctor relationship because physicians could be criminally charged for exceeding its bounds. They also argue that its exceptions are too narrowly defined and that it would force some women to carry an unhealthy fetus.
Leslee Unruh, the executive director of VoteYesForLife.com and the measure's main proponent, said it's legally sound.
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, said the initiative could threaten legalized abortion in every state, especially if it goes before a 2011 or 2012 Supreme Court that would probably tilt to the right if Sen. John McCain becomes president.......
ms green is right. you MUST stop this shite. i can understand you may not hear the calls for lynching and the like at your rallies. however, you MUST denounce them. come out and say barack obama is NOT a terrorist and you MUST stop this talk of killing. why haven't mccain and sarevil done this? what are they afraid of?
Grandmother sues McCain for hate speech
David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
A Kansas City grandmother is suing John McCain and Sarah Palin for promoting hate speech. Mary Kay Green told KSHB that some statements at McCain campaign rallies terrify her as much as the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
"I know the secret service is on this case, but John McCain and Sarah Palin can stop some of this by a statement that they abhor these death threats and will not tolerate them," said Green.
The 66-year-old civil attorney, a lifelong Democrat, claims in the suit that the McCain campaign has intentionally and recklessly portrayed Barack Obama as a terrorist.
Green said, "You have to take these things seriously.".......
Gun shop stages 'Pre-Osama bin Biden' sale
David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
A New Mexico gun shop owner says that he is "proud to offend" supporters of Barack Obama with its sign outside the store which reads "Pre-Osama bin Biden sale! Today, 7 PM - MIDNITE."
And even while the sale is over, the sign remains.
"If this sign offended people, I am damn proud of it," said shop owner Cope Reynolds in an interview with The Daily Times. Reynolds explained that "a lot of it is because of his Muslim upbringing."
"His name is Osama, er ..." began a store patron during an interview. "I mean, Barack Hasam Obama."
"It's actually Hussein Obama," said the cameraman.
"Hussein Obama," continued the patron. "That is a Muslim name."