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Saturday, August 22, 2009

i like to keep fairly anonymous

i'm not ashamed of who i am or my beliefs or my thoughts. i express myself freely to my friends, family and co-workers as i do on my blogs. i just don't choose to share my name with strangers. i'm rather private.

i don't think i'd get fired. i rarely blog about my work and when i do, it's usually in a positive light (i LOVE my job and my co-workers. i also think my company has some rather progressive policies - after all it IS european). my friends know about my blogs and most of them don't read them (why should they bother, they get ME mouthing off in person).

even on social networking sites i don't exactly use my real name. hell, i do NOT want to 'befriend' someone i don't like. i have no patience and i don't suffer fools gladly.

i try not to be cruel although i have attacked the right now and again.

The coming-out stories of anonymous bloggers

By John D. Sutter

- Blog fans in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, saw PittGirl as their masked superhero -- a comedian and local commentator who jibed the mayor without reserve and ranted freely about her hatred of pigeons.

But despite her effort to keep her real name secret, people started to figure out who PittGirl was.

Feeling pressure to take control of her identity before someone else outed her, PittGirl on Wednesday posted pictures of herself on her blog and introduced readers to her real-world self: Virginia Montanez, a 35-year-old married mother of two who worked in the nonprofit sector.

"My friends and family call me Ginny," she wrote on her blog. "But you can continue to call me Your Majesty, because I've grown accustomed."

On Thursday morning, Montanez was fired from her job because of her online persona, she said.

Montanez's and other online coming-out stories highlight the complicated way people view anonymity on the Internet and the high stakes that come with trying to keep up an online persona.

The reasons people want to be anonymous online vary. Political whistle blowers fear retribution; employees want to separate the personal from the professional; artists want their work to stand up without an attached biography; and some writers like Montanez take on a sort of Everyman quality by keeping their real names off their posts.......

wow michele and i agree!

keep your laws off of MY body!!!!

although, i am guessing she doesn't know what that phrase means to MOST people

and i'm NOT gonna tell her

Bachmann: No Government Control Over My Body!
Eric Kleefeld | August 20, 2009, 5:18PM
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who is a a staunch champion of the religious right and an opponent of President Obama on all things under the sun, has a new line against the Democrats on health care: Keep the government off my body!................

why does a 'comedian' have to dig for the truth?

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the wild wild west

hey, if you're strappin' you'd best USE it, no?

Idaho GOP leader, Wells Fargo contractor, pulls .357 Magnum on delinquent homeowner
John Byrne

The Republican Party chairman of Boise County in Idaho was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on a man whose house he was photographing.

Charles McAffee, 33, was among Idaho's anti-tax tea-party activists, and is a member of the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee. He was arrested after pulling a handgun on a homeowner whose mortgage his employer sought to photograph for being delinquent. His employer is a contractor for Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo called McAffee's behavior "horrific and absolutely inexcusable." Via AP:.........


One of McAffee's supporters said the homeowner's account was false:

"McAffee brandished the weapon to de-escalate the conflict," he asserted.

Yes, you read that right: he pulled a gun to de-escalate the conflict............

i'm not surprised AND i believe him as well

i think LOADS o' dirty deeds happened on the last watch. way more than this one - although one can't tell from what's happening at town hall meetings. it would almost seem as if THIS president started an unjust, illegal and immoral war (based on LIES LIES AND MORE LIES). it's almost as if THIS president encouraged torture and killing. it's almost as if THIS president allowed his own citizens to suffer after natural disaster. it's as if this president ONLY cared about big bid-nez.

listen, barack obama isn't a god. he has disappointed me time after time. HOWEVER, HE IS FAR FAR FAR better than king george. he strikes me as being more HONEST than king george. more INTELLIGENT than king george.

and barack obama got shafted the day he started. people are now blaming HIM for the wars in iraqafghanistan (yes, really).

Ridge Says He Was Pressured to Elevate Threat Warning
Washington Post Staff Writer

Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, the first director of the Department of Homeland Security, says that he was pressured by other Bush administration department heads to raise the national security-threat level on the eve of the 2004 presidential election -- a move he rejected as having such uncomfortable political undertones that it could destroy the administration's credibility.

The disclosure comes in Ridge's new book, "The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege . . . and How We Can Be Safe Again," written with Larry Bloom and published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press. It will not hit bookstores until Sept. 1, but a copy of the book was obtained Friday by The Washington Post...........

Friday, August 21, 2009

wow, from this clip, she made MINCEMEAT of hannity!

then again a five year old child could make mincemeat of hannity

they HUGGED - they didn't have s e x on the counter

they HUGGED. dang, it's like being asked to leave because your eyes are green. you can disguise the color of your eyes by colored contacts or wear dark glasses but you were born with green eyes and that's what color eyes you have.

Tastee Diner target of 'kiss-in' protest
2 women asked to leave after public embrace

Two women who say they were asked to leave a Silver Spring restaurant after embracing at the counter will return to the establishment in protest Wednesday evening.

Aiyi'nah Ford said she and her partner Torian Brown finished their meal at the Tastee Diner, which is part of a chain of three area restaurants. Ford said that after she and Brown finished eating and paid, they waited at the counter to give their waitress her tip, and embraced.

Ford said a manager she identified only by the first name Paul, asked if they could "please take that outside." Ford asked Paul if he was serious, and he said that he was. Ford noted that a heterosexual couple was kissing at a nearby booth.

"He proceeded to say that this was a family establishment and that people are trying to eat, as though our embrace would make someone sick," Ford said.

She said the waitress followed the women outside after she received her tip and apologized, adding that the incident was embarrassing and that similar incidents have happened before.

"That was the icing on the cake," Ford said.

Now, Ford, Brown, and close to 80 of their friends have pledged to visit the Tastee Diner Wednesday for a "kiss-in" type protest. .........

friday humor

just a note: the article in townhall that this is about is no longer there. i didn't see it, i can't say it was real. i am betting IT WAS THERE AND IT WAS REAL though

you CANNOT make up people this not quite balanced can you?

Take my 'First Lady's mom is a witch' exposé seriously, conservative pleads

After being mercilessly made fun of by Wonkette, a conservative blogger desperately wants people to take her claim of "African Voodoo" inside the White House seriously.

Over at Townhall, the conservative opinion outlet, writer Kristen Atkinson claimed on Saturday that "The Obama White House is abuzz" over his mother-in-law's allegedly odd behavior.

(How she knows this? "A close friend of Michelle's.")

She goes on to claim that Michelle's mother had turned to Santeria when her late husband was gravely ill, and that recently, fretting for her health, she'd invited an old friend over and conducted some kind of ritual.

In steps Wonkette, snarky as ever.

This story and all of its quotes are true. Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is one helluva reporter and would never make up something this incendiary. Oh… what is that, Intern Riley?… It’s from Townhall, not Jane Mayer of the New Yorker?… THEN IT’S EVEN TRUER.

Of course, blogger Atkinson has a reputation of factual, credible reporting to defend (wait ... does she?) ... And defend her claim, she did ... In, well, this rambling quaff of a tirade:

I posted a very serious article recently in Townhall.com about witchcraft in the White House, and later realized that your website had made a farce out of it. I saw that your staff and readers made a lot of extremely cruel comments about me and my story. Why are you people so rude? Does anybody take anything seriously anymore?............

-- Stephen C. Webster

this is a very interesting story

i know it's happened before. athletes accused of competing as women but really being men. i know that scenario has happened on purpose. HOWEVER, in most cases, i do believe there are athletes who are women, compete as women and they have an unusual genetic makeup. they may have a few male characteristics . they may be built more like a man than a woman YET THEY ARE WOMEN.

this woman is 18 years old. she can run. everyone who is jealous SHOULD JUST GET THE HELL OVER IT.

Gold Awarded Amid Dispute Over Runner’s Sex

BERLIN — As an 18-year-old runner from a village in South Africa received her gold medal in Olympic Stadium on Thursday night, activity away from the track had put her at the center of an international dispute: doctors here and in her home country were examining test results to determine whether she has too many male characteristics to compete as a woman.

The case of Caster Semenya, who has burst to prominence this season, touched off a debate over whether she should be allowed to keep her medal and, more broadly, how sports officials are supposed to discern the fuzzy biological line between male and female.

Medical experts said assigning sex was hardly as easy as sizing someone up visually. Even rigorous examinations can result in ambiguous findings. Some conditions that give women male characteristics can be discovered only through intrusive physical examinations, and others require genetic analysis.........

pic: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei of Kenya, left, Caster Semenya of South Africa and Jennifer Meadows of Britain display their medals from the women's 800 meters at the world championships on Wednesday.

seems like blackwater xe

is doing ALL of the cia's dirty deeds. what exactly are the dudes and chicks of the cia DOING? lounging about in their jammies with a mug of cocoa?

i DO NOT WANT BLACKWATER XE bombing people. i don't want them in iraq (neither do the iraqis). hell, i don't even want them in the united states. i'm not naive. i know what the cia does and is supposed to do. they should take their vaginas outta their momma's handbags AND DO THEIR OWN EFFING DIRTY WORK

C.I.A. Said to Use Outsiders to Put Bombs on Drones
WASHINGTON — From a secret division at its North Carolina headquarters, the company formerly known as Blackwater has assumed a role in Washington’s most important counterterrorism program: the use of remotely piloted drones to kill Al Qaeda’s leaders, according to government officials and current and former employees.

The division’s operations are carried out at hidden bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the company’s contractors assemble and load Hellfire missiles and 500-pound laser-guided bombs on remotely piloted Predator aircraft, work previously performed by employees of the Central Intelligence Agency. They also provide security at the covert bases, the officials said.

The role of the company in the Predator program highlights the degree to which the C.I.A. now depends on outside contractors to perform some of the agency’s most important assignments. And it illustrates the resilience of Blackwater, now known as Xe (pronounced Zee) Services, though most people in and outside the company still refer to it as Blackwater. It has grown through government work, even as it attracted criticism and allegations of brutality in Iraq.........

Thursday, August 20, 2009

turns out twinkletoes

has a twinklemouth too

i'm assuming this is true

i didn't research ANY of it though so i can't be sure. i don't know if the people of fiji have trouble getting themselves clean water. i don't know if the government keeps a tight lid on everything that is said. i don't know a THING about the owners of fiji water. i don't know if in fact fiji water is a good thing or a bad thing. I DO KNOW buying water in plastic bottles CANNOT be better than tap water. if those bottles are made in china it's EVEN WORSE.

i don't drink bottled water unless it's the only thing around. if i'm in the car going somewhere and i am SUDDENTLY HORRIBLY PARCHED, i'll get a water (mostly an iced tea though, i TRY to get it in glass). again, it's rare. at work i have mugs and glasses. after i'm done with my coffees, i'll drink WATER OUT OF A TAP. at home, i drink WATER OUT OF A TAP.

why do we even HAVE bottled water? it's hip, it's cool it's with it?????????????? you could have fooled me. IT'S WATER

if you don't want what is in tap water, BUY A FILTER AND USE IT.

this is a frightening and ugly story. and yes, it's about WATER

so if you drink bottled water (and i think at least 80% of people i personally know DO, please read this story. yes even YOU hipsters and scenesters. READ IT

The Fiji Phenomenon: It's a Human Rights and Environmental Nightmare, So Why Is It the #1 Imported Bottled Water in the US?
By Anna Lenzer, Mother Jones

The Internet café in the Fijian capital, Suva, was usually open all night long. Dimly lit, with rows of sleek, modern terminals, the place was packed at all hours with teenage boys playing boisterous rounds of video games. But one day soon after I arrived, the staff told me they now had to shut down by 5 p.m. Police orders, they shrugged: The country's military junta had declared martial law a few days before, and things were a bit tense.

I sat down and sent out a few emails -- filling friends in on my visit to the Fiji Water bottling plant, forwarding a story about foreign journalists being kicked off the island. Then my connection died. "It will just be a few minutes," one of the clerks said.

Moments later, a pair of police officers walked in. They headed for a woman at another terminal; I turned to my screen to compose a note about how cops were even showing up in the Internet cafés. Then I saw them coming toward me. "We're going to take you in for questioning about the emails you've been writing," they said.

What followed, in a windowless room at the main police station, felt like a bad cop movie. "Who are you really?" the bespectacled inspector wearing a khaki uniform and a smug grin asked me over and over, as if my passport, press credentials, and stacks of notes about Fiji Water weren't sufficient clues to my identity. (My iPod, he surmised tensely, was "good for transmitting information.") I asked him to call my editors, even a UN official who could vouch for me. "Shut up!" he snapped. He rifled through my bags, read my notebooks and emails. "I'd hate to see a young lady like you go into a jail full of men," he averred, smiling grimly. "You know what happened to women during the 2000 coup, don't you?"......

you gotta love barney frank - at least here

it's what i've said and what everyone (who's being attacked should be saying), it's OK TO DISAGREE. this is america (it still is, RIGHT?). do it rationally. do it so both sides can have a dialog. don't effing call someone a nazi OR refer to their programs as nazi programs IF YOU DON'T EFFING KNOW WHAT A NAZI IS OR WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR. if you don't like the health care proposal, FINE. tell us WHY and then tell us HOW WE CAN FIX IT. don't just keep yelling NAZI NAZI NAZI. IT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE

Barney Frank goes toe to toe at health care town hall
(CNN) -- Most Congress members conducting town hall meetings this month have chosen a noncombative posture to deal with angry participants who disrupt the proceedings. Not Rep. Barney Frank.

At a lively two-hour meeting Tuesday night in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Frank gave as good as he got in confronting opponents of overhauling the nation's health care system.

The crowded hall had both supporters and detractors, but the opposing side was much louder and more raucous, booing the Massachusetts Democrat from the moment he was introduced and shouting questions and challenges at him throughout.

"You want me to talk about it or do you want to yell?" he asked over and over when interrupted while trying to answer. Continued shouting brought a sterner rebuke.

"Disruption never helps your cause," he said more than once. "It just looks like you're afraid to have rational discussion.".........

the nutmeg grater: why am i not surprised he's linked to the fbi?

the nutmeg grater: why am i not surprised he's linked to the fbi?

how many MILLIONS of dollars did we pay blackwater

to capture, torture and kill terrorists? many millions. however, according to the nyt article linked to below, they DIDN'T CAPTURE OR KILL ANYONE OF 'IMPORTANCE' (that's MY word)

so our lead spook agency can't even do it's OWN job? hmmmmmmmm

are they lazy OR incompetent or both?

and hey xe peeps, i'll say it again, a rose a steamin' pile o' shite by any other name is still a rose a steamin' pile o' shite

C.I.A. Sought Blackwater’s Help in Plan to Kill Jihadists

WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.

Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.

The fact that the C.I.A. used an outside company for the program was a major reason that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, became alarmed and called an emergency meeting in June to tell Congress that the agency had withheld details of the program for seven years, the officials said...........

the title of the article says it all

from der spiegel suggested by stray

Americans Want 'Freedom to Pay Too Much for Inferior Health Care'
-- David Crossland

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the PERFECT solution to health care from lemmy caution

at alphaville

i can only shake my head

this isn't even a question of owning a gun or your right to own a gun. we know you DO have that right currently. what REASON is there for someone to bring a WEAPON to a rally, a town hall meeting, a protest? what REASON? there are tons of people around and i'm guessing children and elderly as well.

if i go to a rally or protest i don't want to look to my side and see someone (who's not a cop or soldier) STRAPPED. i don't. what the hell for? (is your dick really THAT small???????????????????)

Phoenix police department helped Obama gun-toters, host says

By John Byrne
In a stunning revelation, an online radio host who interviewed an assault-weapon wielding protester outside President Barack Obama’s healthcare event in Arizona said on Tuesday that the Phoenix police department abetted the effort to interview the protester and knew that he planned to carry a gun outside the event.

Speaking on CNN, radio host Ernest Hancock discussed the fact that he’d met with police just days before.

“We worked with the Phoenix police department,” Hancock said, according to a transcript. “They came down to our studio on Friday. We’ve gone through this with them for 15 years.

“They have a squad - used to be called the confrontation prevention squad, now called community service,” Hancock added. “We told them that we’re going to come down, I’m going to do the radio show live, we’re going to be broadcasting it, and I’m going to have a firearm. I had a 9 millimeter on myself…............

i don't know if the woman is jewish or not

she does have an israeli tee on but she has cross earrings (from what i can see). i DO know she said HEIL HITLER to a jew, an israeli. that much is for sure. i do know when confronted by the man, she mouthed a few words about the president, then imitated a baby crying. that's intelligent i must say! (NOT)

she's beyond words and beyond belief

Woman at Vegas town hall yells 'Heil Hitler' at Jewish man


seems like (slowly but surely) we're getting some of our rights back

i've said it before and will again. I AM NOT PRO-ABORTION. i AM pro-comprehensive sex education. PRO contraception and PRO CHOICE. it's my body and that's YOUR body. please don't tell me what to do or not to do with mine (i'm intelligent enough to make an informed decision) and i sure as shite won't tell you what to do with YOURS. deal?

Law Requiring Ultrasounds for Abortions Is Struck Down
Oklahoma Judge Says Measure Violates State Constitution

Washington Post Staff Writer

An Oklahoma judge decided Tuesday that doctors do not need to perform ultrasounds and offer women detailed information about the tests before performing abortions, striking down the strictest such law in the country.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki L. Robertson ruled that the 2008 law, which included other abortion-related provisions, violated a state constitutional provision that requires laws to address only one subject............

absolutely HAD to link to richard cohen's column today


Palin's Red Menace
By Richard Cohen

Try this on for size: Palinism. What is it? It is an updated version of McCarthyism, which takes its name from the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin liar, demagogue and drunk, and means, according to Wikipedia, "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries." As far as we know, Sarah Palin is not a drunk.

But she certainly shares McCarthy's other attributes -- and this one as well: the ability to drive the debate. In McCarthy's day, it was anti-communism coupled with national security, and it hardly mattered that he frequently did not have his facts straight. He got huge amounts of attention anyway.

With Palin, the subject is health care, which in many ways is the Red Menace of our day and lends itself to a kind of political pornography. ..................

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

i WAS a member of PETA years and years and years ago

i gave up my membership because they started pissing me off more and more. i didn't like their tactics and i didn't like some of their ummmmmmmmmmm shall we say 'untruths' or not sharing of the WHOLE truth.

of late they have been objectifying women (just one of MANY violations in my opinion). it's ugly.

this latest ad IS VERY ugly AND it's VERY unforgivable:

PETA's New "Save The Whales" Billboard Takes Aim At Fat Women

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein

PETA's new billboard campaign in Florida is raising eyebrows and ire among women and health groups. A drawing on billboards in Jacksonville depicts an obese woman with the phrase, "Save The Whales, Lose The Blubber: Go Vegetarian."

In a press release, PETA stated:

A new PETA billboard campaign that was just launched in Jacksonville reminds people who are struggling to lose weight -- and who want to have enough energy to chase a beach ball -- that going vegetarian can be an effective way to shed those extra pounds that keep them from looking good in a bikini. [....] ..........

oh and p.s. i'm a vegan and i'm NOT skinny

the nutmeg grater: once again, WAY TOO LITTLE, WAY TOO LATE

the nutmeg grater: once again, WAY TOO LITTLE, WAY TOO LATE

ms alexandrovna hooks us up with a favorite person in the universe story

how can you NOT have a soft spot for the nutty, wacky, lovable, woman-hating, JOE THE FUCKING MORON plumber??????

(p.s. i'm NO fan of pelosi but i'd NEVER threaten to beat her OR anyone else)

Knuckle-dragging wannabe right-wing attention whore makes news, again...


You must be asking yourself which knuckle-dragging wannabe right-wing attention whore has made the news yet again? After all, there are so many of these evolutionary stay-behind types to choose from. Could it be Ann Coulter? Could it be Shiksa Malkin? No, today's knuckle-dragging glue-sniffer is not even as accomplished as these two ladies. He is simply a walking poser- poster whose only day-time job is to say stupid things.

Joe Wurzelbacher - a.k.a Joe the Moron - keeps getting invited to right-wing events for reasons no one can figure out (no one sane that is). Perhaps it is support for violence against women that makes him such a draw for the extremist crowd? Apparently so. Here is his latest audition for employment with Fox (h/t Think Progress):

This past weekend, at the right wing’s RightOnline blogger conference in Pittsburgh — sponsored by Americans for Prosperity — Alternet’s Adele Stan reported that Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher attacked Nancy Pelosi for calling teabaggers “un-American.” (In fact, Pelosi said “drowning out opposing views is un-American.”) Wurzelbacher said that in the good ol’ days, he would have been able to physically “beat” Pelosi:..........

more tuesday humor (again, REAL)

i can't make this shite up EVEN IF I TRIED

Bachmann: I'll Run For President -- If God Calls Me To Do It

emotional resiliency you say?

  1. Numbered Listi don't know if some weekly 90 minute classes will help but it SURE CAN'T HURT. we have to take care of our heroes. we're not in a lot of cases. it's our DUTY as citizens of the united states of america. they protect us WE MUST PROTECT THEM WHEN IT'S THEIR TURN

Mental Stress Training Is Planned for U.S. Soldiers

PHILADELPHIA — The Army plans to require that all 1.1 million of its soldiers take intensive training in emotional resiliency, military officials say.

The training, the first of its kind in the military, is meant to improve performance in combat and head off the mental health problems, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, that plague about one-fifth of troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Active-duty soldiers, reservists and members of the National Guard will receive the training, which will also be available to their family members and to civilian employees.

The new program is to be introduced at two bases in October and phased in gradually throughout the service, starting in basic training. It is modeled on techniques that have been tested mainly in middle schools.......

tuesday humor (but it's REAL)

Tom DeLay to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

this is a pretty good column

on whole foods mackey coming out in the wall street journal with his (in my opinion, most beng asinine) thoughts on health care. he has a right to his opinions as i do to mine. my first thought was BOYCOTT. but for the time being i'm not going to do so. the employees (i've spoken to) working at whole foods ENJOY working there. they actually LIKE their jobs. they feel they are treated well. that gets points from me. as i said, FOR THE TIME BEING i'll continue to shop there (AND farmer's markets AND stop n' shop. i wish hartford had a food co-op. if they do, i'm unaware of it). do i think mackey is a dick? sure do. especially that deal with him anonymously commenting about whole foods and their competetors. HE GOT CAUGHT. that's just downright NOT COOL. do i think he was a idiot for alienating his customer base? sure do BUT as i said, the man has the right to express his own dang self. we all have a right to spend our money where we see fit.

Whole Foods Fight

Of all the sideshows to the Great 2009 Health Care Debate, the Whole Foods boycott may take the prize as the most unexpected.

Last Wednesday, John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods, took to the pages of The Wall Street Journal to opine that “we clearly need health care reform,” but arguing against the solutions being put forward by the administration: “The last thing our country needs is a massive new health care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health care system.” ...............

Monday, August 17, 2009

does anyone remember ONE TIME this happening at a king george event?

ONCE? anyone?

oh i know the answer all right. i do. can you imagine ANYONE with a piece strapped on their thigh or wherever getting anywhere NEAR king george? really. can someone point out ONE time an armed citizen (not concealed mind you) went to hear king george speak? tell me.

More men with guns at Obama event

by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under:

From NBC's Scott Foster
In a situation similar to last week in Portsmouth, N.H., cameras caught a protester with a pistol holstered to his leg outside of today's event with the president.

Police on the scene were standing right next to the gentleman and were keeping a close eye on him. He's well behind a security barrier outside the convention center in a crowd of protesters.

A second man, who appeared to be interviewing some of the protesters, also had a pistol strapped to his leg. He was also being watched by police.

To reiterate, there appears to be NO CAUSE FOR SERIOUS CONCERN from local authorities on scene.

*** UPDATE *** After reading our post, the Brady Campaign's President Paul Helmke issued the following statement:

Bringing loaded firearms to any Presidential event endangers all in attendance...........

click on the picture to make it BIGGER

it's worth it

Photos don't lie-- Health Care Protesters: "We have no idea what we're talking about"

By GottaLaff



At free clinic, scenes from the Third World

Doctors and dentists volunteering their services at the Forum see scenes like those in impoverished areas overseas.

i thought these were from the onion

but they're NOT. from what i can tell they are very real indeed. don't 'they' realize females can read? guess not

Did Women Cause The Recession?
John Carney

Uh Oh: Having Women On Your Board Wrecks Your Company
Henry Blodget

pic: from the second 'article'

one has their wits about them

the other makes things up, attempts to incite violence and is a total and complete DICK

Dick Armey fact check: MoveOn did not run Bush-Hitler ad

-- Stephen C. Webster

MSNBC's liberal anchor Rachel Maddow took to Meet the Press on Sunday morning for a debate over health care reform, but ended up correcting a grievous misstatement by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey.

In his opening remarks, Armey claimed that Democratic activist group MoveOn.org had "ran those ads" comparing President George W. Bush to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Armey's group FreedomWorks has stayed busy as of late by promoting Democratic lawmakers' town hall meetings and encouraging "forceful" displays against President Barack Obama's allegedly "socialist" health insurance reforms.

Maddow, who has been on a roll in the fight against health insurance reform misinformation, was quick to provide a counter-weight.

"They didn't," she said, shaking her head. "They never ran an ad that compared..."

"You're gonna get a chance to talk," he said with a smile. "I just looked at the MoveOn.org ad ... It ... It was a horrible thing."

(The ad he's speaking about was later linked by FreedomWorks, without qualification.)

Later in the discussion, Meet the Press host David Gregory asked Armey if he would repudiate Nazi imagery as applied to President Barack Obama............

Sunday, August 16, 2009

what's wrong with this shirt you ask?

well sure it's sexist and ugly and downright stupid. sure all of that. but you're saying, a rose is a rose, wtf - why the overreaction? well i'll tell you. it comes in sizes

0-3 months
3 to 4 years.

yes. i am serious. if that isn't effed up i don't know what is.

picture from the site that sells this HIDEOUS steamin' piece o' shite, twisted twee (it's in the uk

via sociological images

the answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer

is blowin' in the wind (OR on the tour bus as it happens)

an odd but interesting story

New Jersey Homeowner Calls Cops on Bob Dylan

Forty Years After Woodstock, Bob Dylan Is Mistaken for a Homeless Man


Bob Dylan was detained by police in Long Branch, N.J. last month, when a young officer failed to recognize him, police said. The officer proceeded to go to earnest lengths to ensure the hooded, disheveled, rain-soaked music legend was, in fact, who he said he was.

Dylan, 68, one of the most celebrated, eccentric artists in American history, was in the area on July 23 as part of a national concert tour -- a fact lost on 24-year-old Long Branch police officer Kristie Buble.

To hear the young New Jersey police officer describe it, the scene was like something out of one of Dylan's epic song-poems: It was pouring rain, Dylan was soaked and wandering alone, far from the traveling home of his entourage of tour buses.

When Dylan wandered into the yard of a home that had a "For Sale" sign on it, the home's occupants became spooked by his appearance and called police with a report of an "eccentric-looking old man" in their yard, Long Branch Police said. One of the occupants even went so far as to follow Dylan as he continued on down the street........

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Congressman: 'I've got facts, you've got Glenn Beck'
-- Stephen C. Webster

When Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) took his health care forum to the pitcher's mound on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium in Everett, Washington, of course he expected detractors to be lobbing hard balls.

But when a woman began literally reading a list of scary-yet-false claims about the president's health care proposals -- concluding with, "I'm unwilling to throw my health insurance away for them" (meaning the poor) -- Larsen took a deep breath.

First, he clarified that nobody will be forced to buy health care or change their current policies. Then he broke through to his real point: "Some folks will say that's not true. But, I've got facts on my side, you've got Glenn Beck on your side."........

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