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Saturday, June 20, 2009

woo hoo, the story just keeps getting better and better

don't cha just love those rich white folk? i know i do! this is ALL alleged of course (well not the boinkin' part, the extortion part)

here's my orginal posting on the story it's not that i care who the hell he's boinkin'

Husband of Ex-Mistress Sought Cash, Ensign Says

Washington Post Staff Writers

Three days after confessing an extramarital affair with a campaign aide, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) yesterday accused his former mistress's husband of trying to extract a financial payout from the Nevada Republican.

Ensign's office released a statement Friday charging that Douglas Hampton sought a large payment from Ensign, although the senator's office refused to say how much money Hampton was seeking and whether there had been any negotiations over a payout.

"Within the past month, Doug Hampton's legal counsel made exorbitant demands for cash and other financial benefits on behalf of his client. Doug Hampton's outrageous demand was referred to Senator Ensign's legal counsel, who is handling the matter going forward," Tory Mazzola, Ensign's spokesman, said in a statement provided to several media outlets.............

Did Fox News out a source to protect a Republican Senator?

by Larisa Alexandrovna

Edited and updated by Stephen C. Webster

It is looking like someone at Fox News may have exposed a source who came forward with serious allegations about a Republican senator.

The source in question is Doug Hampton, who along with his wife previously worked for Senator John Ensign. Hampton allegedly sent a letter to Fox’s Megyn Kelly about an affair that Sen. Ensign had with Hampton's wife. The letter was allegedly sent some five days before Sen. Ensign publicly confessed his infidelity, leading to speculation that someone at Fox notified Ensign. This morning Fox denied receiving the letter or any communications from Hampton until about a day before Ensign's confession.

Ultimately, when they did follow up with Hampton, Fox News producer Tom Lowell told Huffington Post, they found his claims were not "credible."

"We always evaluate people when they call into the newsroom in terms of: does this sound like its solid? Does it sound like its actionable?" Lowell said. "There were some questions here, so we decided that we would make some inquiries but that it wasn't something we needed to move on immediately. And before we could nail everything down and confirm this story the Senator had already announced his press conference.".........

this was written by a (retired) general

and what he has to say (unlike the other article referred to in this article. by the way, i did post that prior one as well. i tried to find it but i can't.) makes sense. period. LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKIN'. LET YOUR ACTIONS DO THE TALKIN'. the evidence is out there.

you are letting effing neo-nazis white supremacists serve openly. what's wrong with THAT picture?

you are always going to have people in military life, in civilian life, wherever or whatever use words like faggot. it's THEIR problem. not ours. if someone is a good soldier (marine, sailor, airman/woman) their sexuality has NOTHING to do with it.

let's get over our fucked up way of looking at things. we are equal.

Gays in the Military: Let the Evidence Speak
By John M. Shalikashvili
The Supreme Court announced last week that it would not review a lawsuit challenging the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy forbidding homosexuals from serving openly. The Obama administration had asked the court not to take the case as the president considers ending the ban. News that the president would change the policy had inspired a group of retired flag officers to argue on this page this spring that service by openly gay individuals would harm morale, discipline, cohesion, recruitment and retention in the U.S. military ["Gays and the Military: A Bad Fit," op-ed, April 15]. They wrote as part of a larger effort by more than 1,000 retired officers to keep the ban in place............

here's the wiki entry on (retired) general shalikashvili (and it's a mighty mighty mighty impressive one at that)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Animation by Mildred Pitt

the bran flakes


a shout out to pixar

don't read this story if you don't have a box of tissues handy (seriously)

to colby's parents and friends and family, my heart goes out to you. i am so very sorry for your loss

Pixar grants girl's dying wish to see 'Up'

Company sent DVD so Huntington Beach girl, 10, could watch it.

the legend of zelda as you've NEVER seen it

(via manticore's mustache)

wicked cool

via neatorama

when i read this yesterday (in boing boing of course)

i was in the state of shock. i cannot imagine turning over even which social networking sites i belong to much less my passwords. as one of the comments states: ...........


"As providing the requested information would cause me to be in violation of the respective contract or respective contracts that I may have entered into with the particular entities in question, I must decline your request;

Further, I will inform you that as you have solicited me to violate those contracts to which I am a party, I am required by such of those contracts as I may be party to, and which have such terms requiring such reportage, to disclose to the entities in question the fact of your solicitation of violation of those contracts as I may be party to, and the fact that you seem to have a standing process that would seem to solicit others to violate those contracts to which they may be party.

Further, I must inform you that if it is reasonable that this application for employment was approved, denied, or considered based on my response or lack of response to this portion of the application, I reserve all remedies available to me under civil, federal, state, and municipal law, including but not limited to those available under the following statutes: blah blah blah blah blah"

Disclaimer: IANAL, IANYL, ATINLA. For entertainment purposes only. Party on............

but do read ALL of the comments they're worth it. i'm still shaking my head over this one though. big brother IS real

City in Montana requires job applicants to hand over all social network logins and passwords for background checks
Cliff sez, "Bozeman City, Montana now asks all applicants for jobs to 'Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.,' the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords." The anonymous viewer emailed the news station recently to express concern with a component of the city's background check policy, which states that to be considered for a job applicants must provide log-in information and passwords for social network sites in which they participate. ..............

anonymous: we are legion

we do not forgive, we do not forget.......

expect us

(i'm not a member but shite, i'd be proud to be-of ANONYMOUS that is.)

(via americablog)

anyone surprised?

Von Brunn had child pornography, officials say
-- Stephen C. Webster

An awful, awful story just got worse.

Investigators who searched an apartment registered to James von Brunn, suspected of murdering a security guard at the Washington, D.C. holocaust museum, claim to have found child pornography on his computer.

The Washington Post reports:

FBI agents said they recovered the desktop computer during a search of the Annapolis apartment where von Brunn had lived for the past two years. The pornography was disclosed in a search warrant affidavit seeking to make a more thorough inspection of the computer. Authorities did not disclose the type or extent of the child pornography they found on the computer during their first search.

hey barack, W T F?

i (as well as millions and millions of others) elected you because you promised me certain things. CHANGE was one of them. i'm not naive or even stupid (most of the time). i knew i wasn't going to like or agree with everything you were going to do. there are things you MUST do that the american public will never know the reasons for (nor should we)

this is NOT one of them. the evil regime run by king george and the big dick MUST be exposed and they ALL must be made accountable. period (oh and p.s. don't you think this is going to give
the daily show ENOUGH FODDER?)

Judge Questions Justice Dept. Effort to Keep Cheney Remarks Secret
Washington Post Staff Writer

A federal judge yesterday sharply questioned an assertion by the Obama administration that former Vice President Richard B. Cheney's statements to a special prosecutor about the Valerie Plame case must be kept secret, partly so they do not become fodder for Cheney's political enemies or late-night commentary on "The Daily Show."

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan expressed surprise during a hearing here that the Justice Department, in asserting that Cheney's voluntary statements to U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald were exempt from disclosure, relied on legal claims put forward last October by a Bush administration political appointee, Stephen Bradbury. The department asserted then that the disclosure would make presidents and vice presidents reluctant to cooperate voluntarily with future criminal investigations...........

Thursday, June 18, 2009

i LOVE this poster

via feministe


i wanna be IN a flash mob. really. anyone planning one? i really CAN dance you know. plus i'd look wicked kick ass in some gold lame hammer pants. eff yeah!

via dependable renegade

it's not that i care who the hell he's boinkin'

update update update: from 6/20:
whoo hoo the story just keeps getting better and better

(or NOT boinkin') it's that i care he has a holier than thou attitude. i care because he believes in the sanctity of marriage soooooooooooooo much, he bumped boots with a married woman (that's a sin in his pentecostal church, no?). i care when he tries to have the rights and freedoms of people (as in 'the gays') squashed. i care when he tells another man who had an affair that man must resign (yet he doesn't call for the resignation of yet another man of his OWN party to resign after an admitted affair).

i care when someone is a hypocritical gatsu piedi

FLASHBACK: Ensign Called On Clinton To Resign After Admitting Affair — ‘He Has No Credibility Left’

By Nate Carlile
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza reports that Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), a member of GOP leadership and a potential candidate for president in 2012, will hold a press conference later today in which he will acknowledge having an extramarital affair “with a campaign staffer who was married to an employee in Ensign’s Senate office.” Ensign flew back to Las Vegas to make the public announcement.

Since his election to the Senate in 2000, Ensign has been a leading conservative voice who demanded the resignation of former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig in September 2007. Ensign called Craig a “disgrace” after he was arrested in June 2007 in an airport men’s restroom on disorderly conduct charges. But when Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) acknowledged having an affair, Ensign didn’t call on him to resign...........


In 1998, while running for Nevada’s Senate seat against Harry Reid, Ensign called on President Clinton to resign in light of his admitted affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky:

“I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it’s because of what he put his whole Cabinet through and what he has put the country through,” Ensign said Thursday, becoming the first member of the Nevada delegation to call for Clinton to quit. “He has no credibility left.”.............

and here's a lil' somethin' somethin' from the 'mistress'. who is all in a huff because her family and her rep are muddied. well sistah grrrlfren cindy, if you wanna dance YOU FUCKIN' GOTTA PAY THE PIPER (so to speak)

Ensign's Former Treasurer Acknowledges Affair With Senator

By Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writer
A Las Vegas area woman who once worked for Sen. John Ensign of Nevada acknowledged yesterday that she was the senator's mistress in an extramarital affair that has cost the onetime emerging GOP star his spot at the leadership table with Senate Republicans. Cynthia L. Hampton, who was treasurer for Ensign's political committees, said she had an affair with the senator that lasted more than eight months. Her statement was issued by an attorney retained by her and her husband, Douglas D. Hampton, who also served as one of Ensign's most senior advisers.

The Hamptons declined to comment further, requesting privacy as they consider how to address the issue in the near future, said Daniel Albregts, a personal-injury lawyer in Las Vegas.

"It is unfortunate the Senator chose to air this very personal matter, especially after the Hamptons did everything possible to keep this matter private. It is equally unfortunate that he did so without concern for the effect such an announcement would have on the Hampton family............................

hey koko

you were no brittney or lindsey or who ever the hell is getting kazillions of dollars for no talent. and guess what koko? i thank the goddess every day you weren't

thanks for your voice and sound. i'll always remember you

you were american music

koko taylor

Koko Taylor's memory, emotional performances pack fest
By Bob Gendron | Special to the Tribune
June 15, 2009
Local artists, old-school soul and dedications to recently deceased icon Koko Taylor characterized this year's Chicago Blues Festival, held Friday through Sunday at Grant Park.

Nobody embodied the emotional spectrum of the blues -- the devastating lows, heartbreaking struggles, spiritual redemptions and joyous highs -- better than Bettye LaVetteon Saturday night. The Detroit vocalist's primal intensity and aching timbre underscored the personal nature of her songs. Prancing around in high heels while moaning and pleading, she testified on behalf of music's therapeutic power. Her gripping a cappella rendition of "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" proved more courageous than any of the hot-rod instrumental licks or hackneyed revues heard over the weekend.

Charlie Musselwhite, a Mississippi native with deep Chicago roots, deserved a headlining slot but settled for less Friday night. Few performers had more fans pushing to the front to get a closer view. The harmonica virtuoso's quivering tones conjured the sound of wind gusting against loose window shutters, and a wiry band kept his Southern-baked honky-tonk scrappy and honest. Musselwhite's raw noise dared anyone standing within earshot not to shake their legs.........

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

interesting point here

Who would we objectify if all the women were to die?

there's a wicked cool posting on fireflys at

boing boing (who knew about syncronized smokey mountain fireflies? NOT moi)

Syncronized Smokey Mountain Fireflies

So to contrast with the giant industrial holes and moon poop Josh and I have been posting about, I am going to highlight one of my favorite bioluminescent wonders in the world.

Happening right now, and for the next few days the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee will light up as P. Carolinus fireflies begin to blink in beautiful, astonishing unison. The fireflies, who can sense when their neighbor fireflies are flashing and attempt to flash before them, send waves of light to cascading down the Tennessee hillsides. One of the best spots to see them is in one small area, near the Little River Trailhead in Elkmont, TN..............

time for some curtis and some sly. you know it

and the surprise is where?????????????

certainly NOT with me. i knew what they were doing and how deeply they were doing it. i'm not even that bright, so if i knew, YOU knew as well. did YOU say anything? i know i sure did.

this is america (i keep saying). we don't spy on one another (without warrants and causes)

E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged, current and former officials said.

The agency’s monitoring of domestic e-mail messages, in particular, has posed longstanding legal and logistical difficulties, the officials said.

Since April, when it was disclosed that the intercepts of some private communications of Americans went beyond legal limits in late 2008 and early 2009, several Congressional committees have been investigating. Those inquiries have led to concerns in Congress about the agency’s ability to collect and read domestic e-mail messages of Americans on a widespread basis, officials said. Supporting that conclusion is the account of a former N.S.A. analyst who, in a series of interviews, described being trained in 2005 for a program in which the agency routinely examined large volumes of Americans’ e-mail messages without court warrants. Two intelligence officials confirmed that the program was still in operation........

i don't think this report would have been released

under king george's regime. we really MUST not only start worrying but we really MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT NOW.
hey, i can live without LOTS of things. maple syrup is NOT one of 'em.

Report on Warming Offers New Details
Estimates Specify Effects on Different Regions of U.S.

Washington Post Staff Writer

Man-made climate change could bring parching droughts to the Southwest and pounding rainstorms to Washington, put Vermont maple sugar farms out of business and Key West underwater over the next century, according to a federal report released yesterday.

The report, a compilation of work by government scientific agencies, provided the most detailed picture yet of the United States in 2100 -- if nothing is done to cut greenhouse gas emissions..........

and here's the report site: united states global change research program

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

this is EVERYTHING that makes faux 'news' faux

via bits and pieces

sc humor RACIST at that (shocking, huh?)

More SC Republican Racism

by: Tim Kelly

More great comments from SC Republicans, this time from Mike Green (@gopgreenhouse) on Twitter:

"Just heard Obama is going to impose a 40 percent tax on aspirin because it's white and it works." http://twitter.com/gopgreenhouse

Green is also running Gresham Barrett's campaign for governor............

(note, tim kelly has also let us know green removed the tweet, but it's toooooooooooooo late, we already know)

well they'll kick you out if you tell

('em you're gay that is). even if you're a valuable translator (of let's say an arabic language). but it seems (according to this article at least) they AIN'T gonna boot your ass if you're a white supremacist. nice! (not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

a GIANT w t f to the military on this shite

(by the way. i know MANY MANY MANY peeps with celtic crosses. they are NOT necessarily a neo-nazi symbol. i even have some on clothing and i'm planning on embroidering one soon as well)

Neo-Nazis are in the Army now

Why the U.S. military is ignoring its own regulations and permitting white supremacists to join its ranks.

Editor's note: Research support for this article was provided by the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund.

By Matt Kennard

June 15, 2009 | On a muggy Florida evening in 2008, I meet Iraq War veteran Forrest Fogarty in the Winghouse, a little bar-restaurant on the outskirts of Tampa, his favorite hangout. He told me on the phone I would recognize him by his skinhead. Sure enough, when I spot a white guy at a table by the door with a shaved head, white tank top and bulging muscles, I know it can only be him.

Over a plate of chicken wings, he tells me about his path into the white-power movement. "I was 14 when I decided I wanted to be a Nazi," he says. At his first high school, near Los Angeles, he was bullied by black and Latino kids. That's when he first heard Skrewdriver, a band he calls "the godfather of the white power movement." "I became obsessed," he says. He had an image from one of Skrewdriver's album covers — a Viking carrying a staff, an icon among white nationalists — tattooed on his left forearm. Soon after he had a Celtic cross, an Irish symbol appropriated by neo-Nazis, emblazoned on his stomach...............

Photo: Matt Kennard

Iraq veteran Forrest Fogarty sailed through recruitment despite his neo-Nazi tattoos.

by the way, it's NOT just the judge

the prosecutor had to sign off on this 'deal' as well.

there are no words to express my outrage. none.

Judge under fire after child rapist gets just one year

By Raw Story

A sixty-four-year-old who molested, raped and sodomized a four-year-old girl will serve just one year in jail, CNN reports.

Though he was originally sentenced to twenty years, he later had the majority of his sentence revoked as part of a plea deal.

“Some people think I could have given a different sentence, and I couldn’t,” District Judge Thomas Bartheld claimed in his defense. “In any plea bargain, where there is a negotiated plea, the court can’t change it.”

The judge is catching some heat for this case.

The Pryor Daily Times reports, “Oklahoma’s attorney general wants to know why a man who admitted to raping a McAlester girl did not also face charges for abusing her older brother. Two state legislators are separately calling for the removal of the judge who oversaw the controversial plea agreement that gave David Earls just one year in jail.”..................

what i was saying ALL along

i don't know if this man is innocent or guilty (of anything). what i DO know is, this is the united states of america. we do NOT torture. this is the united states of america. we follow the geneva convention. this is the united states of america. we call those that torture our men and women savages and beasts and worse.

this is the united states of america. WE DO NOT TORTURE.

when one is tortured, one is very likely to say ANYTHING that they think the torturer wants to hear.


Accused 9/11 mastermind: ‘I make up stories’

By Raw Story

In potentially another blow to advocates of torture and harsh interrogation, transcripts released yesterday show that alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says he made up stories to appease his interrogators.

”I make up stories,” Mohammed is quoted as saying in his 2007 Gitmo hearing. The alleged 9/11 plotter claimed to have taken part in at least 29 terrorist plots.

Mohammed says he told his questioners he didn’t know the location of Osama Bin Laden, and was tortured as a result.

“”Where is he? I don’t know,” Mohammed said. ‘Then he torture me. Then I said, ‘Yes, he is in this area or this is al Qaeda which I don’t know him.’ I said no, they torture me.’”................

i'm baaaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkkk

my laptop (11 months old mind you) contracted some type of fatal disease. i don't know how or why but it did. it died. well the hard drive did. dell sent me a new one which i installed yesterday. i immedately deleted the security i had installed and purchased norton 360. when i was on the phone with dell, i asked the rep to forget whatever he was doing and to tell me what HE PERSONALLY HAD installed on HIS system.

well this one seems pretty thorough AND it also backs up your files and stuff (i had an external hard drive so i didn't lose MOST of my music and pictures and documents. i did lose stuff though. you know, some pics i didn't transfer over, ALL of my bookmarks some software i had - some discs i can find, some i can't).

what a pain in the ass i must say. work has blocked us from accessing our personal email so i was without it for a few days.

i don't want this ever to happen again. it was NOT nice

Monday, June 15, 2009