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Saturday, August 15, 2009

hey, they don't call 'em FAUX 'NEWS' for nothing!!!

Fox News is the Ms. South Carolina of infotainment
-- Stephen C. Webster

As Tweetpic'ed from user stefanoscalia, this image was broadcast by Fox News on July 27, 2009, during Live Desk.

Maybe you can spot the problem here ...

the nutmeg grater: hey marriott, TOO FUCKING LITTLE TOO FUCKING LATE

the nutmeg grater: hey marriott, TOO FUCKING LITTLE TOO FUCKING LATE

i don't normally post rogue cops tasering people that don't deserve it

it happens a LOT. rawstory ALWAYS has something posted or linked to. almost daily.

this one REALLY got me though. i can't hear what's being said, but unless she was saying 'i have a gun in my waist and i'm going to shoot you' to the officer, SHE SURE AS HELL DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE TASERED.

Watch: Mom tased during routine traffic stop; cop abandons her kids

By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
A police officer in the Syracuse, New York, area Tasered a 37-year-old mom repeatedly in front of her children during a routine traffic stop—and then arrested the mom, leaving the children alone in their family minivan for 40 minutes in freezing weather.

The incident took place in Onondaga County, New York, on January 31, but dashcam video of the incident only recently came to light.

According to a report at syracuse.com, what started out as a routine traffic stop “escalated quickly” when 37-year-old Audra Harmon challenged officer Sean Andrews’ assertion that she had been talking on her cell phone when he pulled her over. Harmon disputed that fact, as well as the officer’s claim that she had been speeding—doing 50 mph in a 45 zone...............

Deputy Tasers Mom In Minivan

i heard this on the way home from work the other day

terry gross interviewing les paul on

fresh air

i really didn't realize how ill and how much pain he was in. i didn't know he continued to play (at clubs) YEARS after he couldn't move his fingers due to arthritis (although that didn't stop him)

wow, just give a listen at the link above. for those that prefer NOT to listen, there is also a transcript

Friday, August 14, 2009

the nutmeg grater: i'm NEVER going to stay in a marriott EVER

the nutmeg grater: i'm NEVER going to stay in a marriott EVER

and now after all the ugly news and stories i've posted

here is some friday frivolity!

Fundamentalist Christian Candidate for Tulsa Mayor Makes Creationism Exhibit at Local Zoo Priority # 1

by Meg White

Anyone who's done their time in journalism school delights in a good lead paragraph, and I'm no exception. In that spirit (and because I simply couldn't say it better myself), I present this gem from Brian Barber, a staff writer at Tulsa World:

Republican mayoral candidate Anna Falling said Tuesday that putting a Christian creationism display in the Tulsa Zoo is No. 1 in importance among city issues that include violent crime, budget woes and bumpy streets.

way way way too many of these stories

but more importantly way way way way way way way way way too many of these kind of IGNORANT elected officials.

see what fear of a black man can do?
Obamacare a 'rotten fish,' says Broun at town hall

CLARKESVILLE - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, walked into a North Georgia Technical College auditorium Tuesday evening to a standing ovation, holding three thick white binders.

"Folks, this is Obamacare," he said, holding the binders over his head.

"Let me start this by telling you what I think of this bill and Obamacare," he said, and slammed the binders on the ground.

With that, Broun set the tone for a town hall meeting on health care reform. The Democrats' proposal is too expensive and will threaten millions of Georgians' jobs and lives, he said........


He also spoke of a "socialistic elite" - Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - who might use a pandemic disease or natural disaster as an excuse to declare martial law.

"They're trying to develop an environment where they can take over," he said. "We've seen that historically."................

UPDATED: Despite Air America "blackout," companies support Beck, Dobbs, and Limbaugh

Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Lou Dobbs have used their radio and television shows to incite hatred and push wild conspiracy theories, leading several of Beck's advertisers to reportedly pull out of his broadcasts. Many advertisers have nonetheless sponsored these hosts' hate speech in recent weeks, including major corporations and organizations that, in 2006, reportedly requested that ABC Radio Networks not air their advertisements during any Air America programs.

this video is un effing believable

i'm not sure there is any CLEARER evidence of racism. this is it. the smoking gun sign so to speak

Watch: At forum, white man destroys black woman's Rosa Parks sign, woman is escored out

- Stephen C. Webster

As if the health care debate were not out-of-control already ... This one's sure to get your blood boiling.

At Sen. Claire McCaskill's health care forum on Wednesday, reports surfaced of an angry, black woman being removed from the meeting. Video showed a woman being escorted out of the town hall by a number of white police officers, drawing a wave of cheers from the crowd.

But, this is a case where initial reports and even video simply did not show What Really Happened.

This video was pieced together by Democratic strategist Peter Glickert, who posts on the Hating Not Debating blog. ..................


i just don't know what to say.

Working woman ‘too busy’ to be reliable witness, Canadian judge claims

By Daniel Tencer

The mayor of Ottawa, Canada’s capital, was recently acquitted of corruption charges partly because the judge determined that a female witness — an elected official with a four-year-old daughter — was too busy to be a reliable witness...........

and we should be shocked because..............?

no, not shocking. this is something we should know already ANYWAY.

don't the masses wonder what life would be like if it was NOT run by big bid-nez? i sure do. i wonder what it would be like if all of these ceos and cfos and ufos (ha ha), made only a FRACTION of what they're making now AND had to be honest to the world ('cause most of them sure as hell are NOT honest now)

False ‘Death Panel’ Rumor Has Some Familiar Roots

WASHINGTON — The stubborn yet false rumor that President Obama’s health care proposals would create government-sponsored “death panels” to decide which patients were worthy of living seemed to arise from nowhere in recent weeks.

Advanced even this week by Republican stalwarts including the party’s last vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, and Charles E. Grassley, the veteran Iowa senator, the nature of the assertion nonetheless seemed reminiscent of the modern-day viral Internet campaigns that dogged Mr. Obama last year, falsely calling him a Muslim and questioning his nationality.

But the rumor — which has come up at Congressional town-hall-style meetings this week in spite of an avalanche of reports laying out why it was false — was not born of anonymous e-mailers, partisan bloggers or stealthy cyberconspiracy theorists.

Rather, it has a far more mainstream provenance, openly emanating months ago from many of the same pundits and conservative media outlets that were central in defeating President Bill Clinton’s health care proposals 16 years ago, including the editorial board of The Washington Times, the American Spectator magazine and Betsy McCaughey, whose 1994 health care critique made her a star of the conservative movement (and ultimately, New York’s lieutenant governor)......................

Thursday, August 13, 2009

les paul.. I LOVED HIM

of course my FAVORITE:

and he's rippin' it up here

Les Paul, Guitar Innovator, Dies at 94
Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist and inventor whose solid-body electric guitar and recording studio innovations changed the course of 20th-century popular music, died Thursday in White Plains, N.Y. . He was 94.

The cause was complications of pneumonia, the Gibson Guitar Corporation and his family announced. .

Mr. Paul was a remarkable musician as well as a tireless tinkerer. He played guitar alongside leading prewar jazz and pop musicians from Louis Armstrong to Bing Crosby. In the 1930s he began experimenting with guitar amplification, and by 1941 he had built what was probably the first solid-body electric guitar, although there are other claimants. With his guitar and the vocals of his wife, Mary Ford, he used overdubbing, multitrack recording and new electronic effects to create a string of hits in the 1950s...............

oh and THIS is one of THE best albums (yeah, i still say album) EVER. i mean that too

american made world played. les paul and friends

don't believe me - oh ye of little faith? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!
Track List
01 Introduction 00:14
02 Love Sneakin' Up On You - Sting & Joss Stone 03:25
03 Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter & Noah Hunt 05:05
04 Somebody Ease My Troublin' Mind - Sam Cooke & Eric Clapton 03:32
05 So Into You - Peter Frampton 04:40
06 How High The Moon - Les Paul & Alsou 02:09
07 Bad Case Of Lovin' You - Billy Gibbons 03:54
08 I Wanna Know You - Neil Schon & Beth Hart 06:21
09 (Ain't That) Good News - Sam Cooke & Jeff Beck 04:04
10 Let Me Roll It - Richie Sambora 04:03
11 Caravan - Les Paul 02:08
12 Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl - Buddy Guy, Keith Richards & Rick Derringer 04:01
13 All I Want Is You - Johnny Rzeznik 04:17
14 69 Freedom Special - Les Paul & Friends 05:44
15 Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller 04:45
16 I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - Joe Perry, Mick Hucknall & Kenny Olsen 06:49

Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times
Les Paul at Carnegie Hall in 2005. More Photos >

gaiman reading doctorow

she doesn't look afraid


i'm an american...................

i'm not really sure where this dude's mind is


i don't know is SHE was a plant or not

if she was, why are the flushes and the michelles and those types all up in arms? when king george spoke in public (no comments about him doing the actual 'speaking' part) you HAD TO BE INVITED IN LET ALONE GET TO ASK A QUESTION. (and guess who WAS NOT invited in???)

anyway, i was listening to the news the other day. the reporter said the white house said 70% of those at the meeting got tickets RANDOMLY. they were chosen AT RANDOM from those that requested them. 30% were invited. mostly union types, etc. that makes sense to me and i actually BELIEVE that. but again, if it WASN'T TRUE and the conservative buffoons are complaining about it, why didn't they complain about their KING BUFFOON doing worse? only talking to 100% invited guests?

leave the kid alone. she's 11

Right-wing pundits tear into 11-year-old girl for asking Obama a question

By Daniel Tencer
Julia Hall may be the most hated 11-year-old among conservative pundits in America today.

Ever since the sixth-grade resident of Malden, Massachusetts, asked President Barack Obama a question at his town hall on health care Tuesday, the conservative punditocracy has unleashed a torrent of criticism against the girl, accusing her of being an Obama plant.......

yup, he's NOT racist

he's just BEING FUNNY

In emails, California councilman joked about assassinating Obama
-- Daniel Tencer
A city councilman in Atwater, California, who got into hot water last month after racist emails he sent to city officials and council colleagues were made public is in trouble again.

The Merced Sun-Star says it has obtained 200 more emails sent by City Councilman Gary Frago, in which the elected official jokes about violence against black and Latino people, and even envisions a scenario in which the man who attempted to kill Ronald Reagan is enticed to assassinate President Barack Obama............

and here's the REAL 'COMEDY' part

.................Another e-mail forwarded by Frago on Dec. 9, 2008, was in the form of a fictitious letter sent by Sen. John McCain to John Hinckley Jr., a man obsessed with actress Jodie Foster, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The letter said that Hinckley would be released soon and he should know that Obama was sleeping with Foster now...................


MORE scare tactics from big bid-nez. although, this time, it's NOT exactly what you're expecting. from the ridiculous to the sublime

start putting LESS sugar in our prepared foods why don't you? it's effing healthier for us! how about using alternative sweeteners? how about using FRUIT (grown in the us for example) as a sweetener? there are a MILLION things you can do. a lot of those things are FAR BETTER for us than refined sugar.

U.S. Food Giants Warn Of Sugar Shortage: Report
Reuters) - Large U.S. food companies said the country could "virtually run out of sugar" unless the Obama administration eased import curbs, the Wall Street Journal said.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, the companies -- including Kraft Foods Inc , General Mills Inc , Hershey Co and Mars Inc -- said there could be a severe shortage of sugar used in chocolate bars, breakfast cereal, cookies, chewing gum and thousands of other products, the paper said.

The companies warned they would hike consumer prices and lay off workers if the agriculture department did not allow them to import more tariff-free sugar, the paper said..........


because you were / are so beloved, you pretended to bow to the king? although i DO have to say you didn't do too much damn bowing then OR NOW

seems like when king george actually was TRYING to grow a heart, the big dick would put up a hissy fit

Cheney Uncloaks His Frustration With Bush

'Statute of Limitations Has Expired' on Many Secrets, Former Vice President Says

Washington Post Staff Writer

In his first few months after leaving office, former vice president Richard B. Cheney threw himself into public combat against the "far left" agenda of the new commander in chief. More private reflections, as his memoir takes shape in slashing longhand on legal pads, have opened a second front against Cheney's White House partner of eight years, George W. Bush.

Cheney's disappointment with the former president surfaced recently in one of the informal conversations he is holding to discuss the book with authors, diplomats, policy experts and past colleagues. By habit, he listens more than he talks, but Cheney broke form when asked about his regrets..............

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

just fucking say the "N" word

how many times do i have to BEG YOU? i don't beg as a rule. i'm begging ALL of you. SAY IT.

Texas judge's flyer suggests criminals support Obama

A county judge in Lubbock, Texas, is facing questions about his impartiality after he posted a flyer on his courthouse wall showing arrest photos of nine individuals wearing Obama T-shirts.

A note underneath the poster read: "Just think about this for a second: Did you ever see anyone arrested wearing a Bush T-shirt, or for you older folks, an Eisenhower?, Gerald Ford?, Ronald Reagan?"........

[Via Amanda Terkel at ThinkProgress]

-- Daniel Tencer

FIRST, do no harm

four words. four words you must swear by. four words you must HONOR. well READ THIS (i have so much more to say, but i sliced my pinkie open and believe it or not, it's WICKED HARD to type with it all wrapped up)


2 U.S. Architects of Harsh Tactics in 9/11’s Wake

WASHINGTON — Jim Mitchell and Bruce Jessen were military retirees and psychologists, on the lookout for business opportunities. They found an excellent customer in the Central Intelligence Agency, where in 2002 they became the architects of the most important interrogation program in the history of American counterterrorism.

blood pressure and family therapy. They had no language skills and no expertise on Al Qaeda.

But they had psychology credentials and an intimate knowledge of a brutal treatment regimen used decades ago by Chinese Communists. For an administration eager to get tough on those who had killed 3,000 Americans, that was enough................

i'm going to link to this story because it's not only disgusting

it's TRUE

when i was looking around for doctors (dermatologists and then surgeons) i came across ads (yes DOCTOR ADS) for trimming down women's genitals. i knew about it because porn stars have talked about trimming down their labia. so it wasn't shocking to me. well it IS shocking to me in that someone is SO INSECURE they resort to trimming down their vaginal lips (and more). i wasn't prepared for the plethora of ads i came across though. any doctor that advertised something of that nature was out of the question. i wouldn't see one. i think they should have their licenses yanked as a matter of fact. (i could understand if someone was maimed and/or hurt and needed GENITAL RECONSTRUCTIVE surgery. of course i also understand trans surgery as well. I AM TALKING ABOUT COSMETIC GENITAL SLICING AND DICING HERE.)

women, you ARE perfect as you are. we're not all the same size. our bodies OR our genital make-up


The 'Perfect' Porn Vulva: More Women Demanding Cosmetic Genital Surgery
By Rebecca Chalker, AlterNet.

Type "labiaplasty," "vaginoplasty" or any of nearly a dozen female genital cosmetic surgeries into any search engine, and a flurry of doctors' Web sites will pop up touting the self-esteem, sexual enhancement, comfort and fashion benefits of female genital cosmetic surgery.

These sites, typically decorated with airbrushed pictures of lovely women in various states of undress or even nude, are replete with before-and-after photos of trimmed-down labia and gushing quotes from satisfied customers.

Many of these sites promise ecstasy, plus: "Laser vaginal reconstruction can accomplish what ever [sic] you desire."

Some patients seem happy with the results.

Dig a little deeper though, and you find stories tinged with grief and regret about genital "enhancement" surgeries gone wrong...................

the effing REAL nazis have one hell of a set of balls

calling OTHER people nazis. do they even know what the fuck they're talking about? are they just listening to flush and sarevil and glenn and lou and sean and NOT listening to the truth? lemmings. just lemmings

do they even KNOW what the nazi symbol means? how STUPID ARE THESE FUCKWADS ANYWAY?

Swastika painted outside Congressman’s office

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The debate over health care took an ugly turn Tuesday morning after a swastika was found painted outside of Congressman David Scott’s Smyrna office.

The incident follows national coverage of Scott’s encounter with a citizen opposed to heath care reform at a recent town hall in Douglasville. That forum’s topic was not health care, but reconstruction of Ga. 92.

Since then the 13th district representative’s two local offices have been flooded with angry phone calls, faxes and e-mails.

“We’ve received a lot of ugly and threatening phone calls,” said Scott aide Isaac Dodoo......

pic: BOB ANDRES / bandres@ajc.com The vandalized sign in front of Congressman David Scott's office in Smyrna.

jon stewart's shitty daydream

like i said, i don't care if you protest or disagree. i DO care when you make shite up. i DO care when big bid-nez (as in health care insurers etc) tells you EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY AND DO). i DO care when you use scare tactics. i DO care when you don't listen to what the other side says before you open your big fat f**king mouths

Stewart’s ’sh*tty daydream’ recalls attacks on anti-war protesters

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster
Comedy Central host Jon Stewart has access to video archives, and he’s not afraid to use them.

Analyzing angry conservative protests against health care reform, Stewart experienced what he jokingly called “the shittiest day-dream I ever had” and flashed back to a time, not so long ago, when anti-war protesters were smeared as “anti-American” and even “Nazis” by right-wing pundits.

After a series of clips showing conservatives screaming things like, “We’re scared of Obama!” and “Watch Glenn Beck!” he zeroed in on an ABC News interview with Matt Kibbe, president of Washington, D.C. lobbying firm “Freedom Works,” founded by former Republican majority leader Dick Armey..............

truth, justice and the american way!!!

except of course when it was the king george administration and some msm outlets (and major ones at that)

Emails show Washington Post reporter coordinated attorney firing story with White House

By Muriel Kane
When a scandal involving the Bush administration’s firing of US Attorneys broke in early 2007, initial coverage by the Washington Post supported the idea that the firings had been politically motivated. That approach, however, quickly changed to one that was far more friendly to the White House.

The House Judiciary Committee has now released over 5400 pages of Bush administration and Republican Party emails (pdf) related to the firings. Several of these emails suggest coordination between Post reporter John Solomon and Bush administration officials on how to manage the Post’s coverage of the widening scandal.

In one email to a Department of Justice spokesperson, Solomon even appears to be suggesting what spin to apply in order to minimize damage from the revelations............

p.s. i guess we CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

top tappin'!

the fountains of MISinformation corrected the 'editorial'

they posted earlier. i guess investors business daily (whatever the eff THAT is) realized people who actually HAVE a brain may actually read their 'editorials' and may take UMBRAGE WITH THE PACK O' STEAMIN' SHITE they're trying to peddle. unfortunately, there is no place to leave a comment on THAT site. (damn. you KNOW i was dying to - so to speak)

anyway, here is a PRIME example of lies, misinformation, fear tactics and worse. steamin' pieces o' shite

i got the following story via cory at boing boing

Dumbass Quote of the Day

by Ed Brayton

From the Investor's Business Daily:

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

There's just one tiny little problem with this: Stephen Hawking was born and raised in the UK and has lived there all his life. He teaches at Cambridge. That's in the UK. This ranks up there with the French not having a word for entrepreneur..................

i'm not even going to ask for forgiveness


Worlds 2009 One Minute Freestyle from Jensen Kimmitt on Vimeo.


stupid dumb f**ks

abstinence doesn't work. ask the palins. ask any doctor (well almost any doctor). it especially doesn't work when you USE SEX TO FUCKING SELL IT

Sexing Up Abstinence

by lisa


p.s. where are the dudes and their bulges i ask?

gonna try this

we'll see if it works or not........
it sure couldn't HURT

via boing boing

More DIY videos at 5min.com

more on who is behind the town hall 'protests'

why isn't msm reporting on this? that's what i want to know. why?

when will the MASSES realize who is pulling their strings? are they just lemmings? do they know and not care?

they are using YOU and yours. don't you want to think on your own? hear ALL sides?

Inide Story on Town Hall Riots: Right-Wing Shock Troops Do Corporate America's Dirty Work
By Adele M. Stan, AlterNet.

The recent spate of town hall dustups may look like an overnight sensation, but they've been years, even decades, in the making.

Since the days in the late 1970s, when the New Right began its takeover of the Republican Party, it has cultivated a militia of white people armed with a grudge against those who brought forth the social changes of the '60s.

These malcontents have been promised their day of retribution, a day for which they are more than ready. Few seem to understand that they are merely dupes for a corporate agenda that will only worsen the conditions in which they live.

Why, you may ask, would men of power and fame shake the rough, unmanicured hands of gun enthusiasts, conspiracy theorists, gay-haters, misogynists and racists?

Because somebody's got to do the dirty work. Magnates don't like to soil their French cuffs, and it's hard for a bunch of rich guys to garner sympathy for threats to their bottom lines. It's the classic inside-outside game that the right wing of the GOP has played for the last two decades........

et tu obama administration?

i'd expect this of king george and his merry band of the good ol whiteboy womenhater network, BUT NOT the obama administration

obviously dr carhart MUST have protection from the domestic terrorists

Fears for abortion doc after US Marshals remove protection

By Daniel Tencer

As the battle over the future of late-term abortions in Kansas heats up, reproductive-rights groups are scrambling to restore federal protection to the abortion doctor who wants to replace the late Dr. George Tiller.

Dr. Leroy Carhart of Nebraska, who has announced his intention to take the place of the assassinated Dr. Tiller in providing late-term abortions to Kansas residents, had his U.S. Marshals protection pulled two weeks ago, says a report at the reproductive health news site RHRealityCheck.org..........

oh and lest we forget.....

ILLEGALLY, where the FUCK are the town hall protesters now? where were they when king georgeIMMORALLY AND UNJUSTLY invaded a country that NEVER did us harm nor MEANT to do us harm? where where where where?

Blasts Kill at Least 53 in Iraq
Attacks in Capital, North Add to Ethnic, Political Tensions

Washington Post Foreign Service

BAGHDAD, Aug. 10 -- Two truck bombings in northern Iraq and attacks targeting day laborers in western Baghdad killed at least 53 people and wounded scores of others early Monday, exacerbating ethnic and political tensions in this country.

The truck bombings in a small village north of Mosul, in northern Iraq, marked one of the deadliest attacks in an area controlled by the autonomous Kurdish government. At least 35 people were killed and more than 110 were wounded in the attack, according to the U.S. military........

oh my goddess what the f**k are we DOING?

rape is as common as getting water by the well. we're there to protect and help? well LET'S PROTECT AND HELP!!!

ah, one more thing, there is NO tolerance for rape in the congo according to the president. well, LESS THAN ONE DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED.

no tolerance my big fat ass. our sisters all around the world need our help. rape has ALWAYS been a factor in wars. from the start of time. we must END BOTH. WAR AND RAPE

Congo's Rape Epidemic Worsens During U.S.-Backed Military Operation
Washington Post Foreign Service
LUGUNGU, Congo -- For the women of eastern Congo, a U.S.-backed Congolese military operation meant to save them from abusive rebels has turned into a nightmare of its own. An already staggering epidemic of rape has become markedly worse since the January deployment of tens of thousands of poorly trained, poorly paid Congolese soldiers, with people in front-line villages such as this one saying the soldiers are not so much hunting rebels as hunting women..

Monday, August 10, 2009

now THIS is telling it like it is


it's mitch ryder (and the detroit wheels) MONDAY

a moment with eye of newt

Gingrich fearmongers over euthanasia, Stephanopoulos rebuts: "Those phrases appear nowhere in the bill"

so you know MOST of 'em are NOT real peeps

they're trucked in from elsewhere by the good ol' whiteboy network

'Brooks Brothers riot alumni' connected to anti-health rallies
-- Stephen C. Webster

On November 19, 2000, a funny thing happened in Florida. You may remember this.

An angry mob of conservatives staged a riot inside a Miami-Dade County polling office and managed to shut down the most crucial Bush v. Gore recount in the country.

It was later discovered that some of these individuals were on the Bush recount committee’s payroll. They were just a few of "at least 750" Republican operatives flown in from around the country on the GOP's dollar..........

the earth is only 3,000 years old

barack obama is a socialistic, communistic, nazi. king george and his posse were gods among men. women are too stupid to make decisions about their own bodies so it should be left to a bunch of old white men. the iraqis flew plans into the world trade center - that's why we attacked THEM.


Vast expanses of Arctic ice melt in summer heat

Vast expanses of Arctic sea ice melt in northern summer; `the kids were swimming in the ocean'

AP News

i've posted about it before

but the msm didn't write about it. it's one of those left wing liberal commie rags i read.......

anyway, now that the wapo is actually publishing it, does it NOW make it true?

(i don't know if this particular dude is guilty or not and i don't care. i DO care about how they treat people that work for them. i DO care about how they treat women. do i have issues with 'the arab world' - yes, i do. camel jockeys, the treatment of women, are just TWO in a long line of horrors.)

As Dubai's Glitter Fades, Foreigners See Dark Side
More Jailings, Prosecutions Follow Downturn

Washington Post Foreign Service

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Herve Jaubert, a French spy who left espionage to make leisure submarines for the wealthy, was riding high.

Bankrolled by Dubai World, a government-owned conglomerate, he built a submarine workshop on the Persian Gulf, lived rent-free in a villa with a pool and tooled around town in a red Lamborghini. He had two Hummers. He vacationed with local plutocrats.

Jaubert said he heard whispers about Dubai's darker side -- the abuse of desperate laborers from impoverished Asian lands, the jailing of the occasional Westerner who crossed a sheik -- but "I brushed it all off. I saw glamour. I saw marble columns, mirrors and money."..........

Sunday, August 09, 2009

because this is important

i didn't read about his racist rants in the msm. did you?

oh it's important all right. all of these town hall 'protesters' feel the SAME way sodini did. (well most of them do). all of the 'news' casters on cable that whip up the right wing ravers feel this way. it's the tip of the iceberg. i have a feeling we ain't seen NOTHING yet. i pray (literally) i am wrong

National Press Omits Racist, Anti-Obama Aspects of PA Fitness Center Shooter’s Diary

Two related news stories, one you couldn’t miss, and the other you almost couldn’t find: a gunman opened fire on a women’s exercise class last night at a fitness center in the Pittsburgh area, and this same gunman kept a diary filled with racist rants, some directed explicitly at President Obama. Again, coverage of the incident itself, including the fact of a diary, was all but universal; but only today did the folks at Editor & Publisher point out that the AP and others had ignored the clearly anti-Obama aspects of the diary..................

do i believe this?

yes i do. animals can do MORE than a toddler. things we cannot even fathom. smelling sickness (as in cancer). knowing when we are depressed (i don't know about you, but when i was sad or upset my dogs KNEW it. they'd seek me out and wouldn't leave me alone until i calmed down. then they were on their merry way).

p.s. I'VE MET WICKED STUPID DOGS too you know. just like humans, some are smarter than others

(and i don't think dogs can count)

Your family dog may be smarter than your toddler
By Doug Gross
Your dog may not actually be smarter than somebody's honor student -- popular bumper stickers aside. But your canine companion might well be smarter than their toddler, according to a growing body of research on how dogs think.

Using adapted tests designed for human children, psychologists have learned that average dogs can count, reason and recognize words and gestures on par with a human 2 -year-old.

"They may not be Einsteins, but are sure closer to humans than we thought," said Stanley Coren, a professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia and leading researcher on dog behavior.

Coren planned to present his research Saturday at the American Psychological Association's annual convention in Toronto, Canada.,,,,,,,,,,