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Saturday, September 26, 2009

mini monsters through peep holes

Upstairs at Kitaro’s: Mini monster peepshow

Several yōkai (Japanese folk monsters) inhabit the upstairs closet at the Kitarō Chaya teahouse in Chōfu (Tōkyō). Visible through peepholes in the door, these traditional monsters — which are based on old folktales from across Japan — appear in the popular GeGeGe no Kitarō manga/anime by Shigeru Mizuki, a long-time resident of Chōfu............

Abura-sumashi [+]

The Abura-sumashi (lit. “Oil Presser”), a folk monster from Kumamoto prefecture known for harassing mountain travelers, is believed to be the reincarnated spirit of an oil thief. Long ago, oil was essential for lighting and heating homes, and the divine punishment for people guilty of stealing this valuable commodity — particularly from temples and shrines — was reincarnation as a yōkai. [More]

i sure as shite know they're 'fibbing'

i'm not sure if the lemmings know or not. sometimes i think they DO know and are using any old excuse to accuse the president of non existent infractions simply because he's black. at other times i think they DON'T know and really ARE lemmings (plus they still don't like the fact the president of the united states of america is black)

The public knows the GOP is fibbing

Only Republicans really buy the anti-healthcare reform lies. So why are some Dems settling for such an awful bill?

By Gene Lyons

"I can't tell you how many foreign leaders who are heads of center-right governments say to me, I don't understand why people would call you socialist. In my country, you'd be considered a conservative." -- President Obama, Sept. 20, 2009

There have always been two basic arguments for health insurance reform: one based in morality, the other self-interest. For a documented 45,000 persons to die prematurely in America each year because they can't afford proper care is a national disgrace. Almost everybody apart from "conservatives" whose moral imagination is limited to judging other people's sex lives understands that.

The current cruel, wasteful system is indefensible. Surely that's why almost three-quarters of physicians polled by the New England Journal of Medicine favor genuine reform. About 63 percent of doctors surveyed nationwide support a public option; 10 percent would prefer a single-payer system, basically Medicare for everybody.........

here's my favorite line from the article:

"For all the hullabaloo, it appears alarmist rhetoric hasn't scared ordinary people as much as it has cable TV anchors."

he wasn't black (see the strange fruit video)

but to the people who would hang a black man, they would see a government worker as the same thing. i want an america where this doesn't happen. EVER

Witness: Census worker’s body found naked, bound, gagged
By Muriel Kane

The Associated Press reported on Friday evening that according to a witness, the Kentucky teacher and part-time census worker who was found dead and with a rope around his neck in a remote area of a national forest on September 12 was also naked, bound, and gagged when his body was discovered.

Jerry Weaver was attending a family reunion when he and a group of relatives went to visit family graves at a cemetery in the forest and found the body of Bill Sparkman.

Weaver told the AP, “The only thing he had on was a pair of socks. And they had duct-taped his hands, his wrists. He had duct tape over his eyes, and they gagged him with a red rag or something. And they even had duct tape around his neck. And they had like his identification tag on his neck. They had it duct-taped to the side of his neck, on the right side, almost on his right shoulder.”

Weaver also said that a pickup was parked nearby with Sparkman’s clothes in the bed of the truck. “I thought he could have been killed somewhere else and brought there and hanged up for display, or they actually could have killed him right there,” Weaver stated. “It was a bad, bad scene.”..........

this is rather good news

i believe serving on a sub is a choice (you volunteer). so no one is going to be forced into serving on a sub (unlike most other assignments in the military)

you go grrrls!!!

Navy Seeks to Allow Women to Serve on Submarines

Washington Post Staff Writer

The nation's top military officer has called for lifting the ban on women serving aboard submarines, in a significant step toward reducing the barriers to women in combat.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he seeks the change to broaden opportunities for women in the military. "One policy I would like to see changed is the one barring their service aboard submarines," Mullen wrote in answers to questions from Congress before his Senate reconfirmation hearing last week.

Lifting the ban would allow women for the first time to serve as officers and enlisted personnel aboard the strategic fleet of fast-attack and other submarines where sailors live and work in cramped quarters at sea for six months at a time. After combat- exclusion rules were lifted in the early 1990s, women in the Navy were allowed to serve on surface combat ships and in combat aircraft, but the ban on their employment in submarines remained.........


Women served in World War II in a variety of capacities. "Making Waves - Navy Women of World War II" by Evan Bachner (Harry N. Abrams Inc.), is a photo book of women who served in Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES. FEB. 1943 Captains' inspection at Cedar Falls, Iowa: WAVES at ease.

Credits: Lieutenant Wayne Miller

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/arts/galleries/making_waves_book/making_waves_book.html#ixzz0SClKbxI2

stray, i thought it appropriate

Friday, September 25, 2009

hey max shoes

you're off my christmas card list you fuckwads

Power, Sex and Shoelaces

by lisa

how can you NOT lov her?

via PZ Myers at pharyngula

my cvs doesn't have a ballerina clown

on top of it! dang i wish it did

venice ballerina clown by jonathan borofsky

“Ballerina Clown” is a sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky located above the CVS pharmacy at Rose and Main Street in Venice, CA near the boardwalk.........

photos by Scott Beale

once again, i must salute

those that went before me.

from bust magazine

N’awlins Ladies, We Salute You!

Tomorrow, September 25, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the day a group of ladies infiltrated their men-only bar, the Sazerac, and demanded a drink. Previous to the 1949 ‘’Storming of the Sazerac,'’ women were only allowed to enter the boy’s club to partake in Mardi Gras activities. Ever since that day, women have been admitted on the same basis as men (well, supposedly)........

Photo courtesy the Roosevelt Hotel.

this too is from boing boing

i was always addicted to tv and i watched practically everything that was ever on it. however, i do have to say, i did NOT follow the brady bunch. sure, i've seen the show and all, just never a big fan.

i needed to share this video and i implore you to watch it ALL the way through. if you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, THIS my dears WILL CURE YOU

Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

shonen knife remix

twisty smooch dolls cookbook

via boing boing

my new favorite song

矢島美容室 / はまぐりボンバー

bifurcated rivets

whoop there it is

way before acorn, BLACKWATER OUT
that's what i say

Scandal exposer calls on Congress to defund Blackwater
-- David Edwards
The House and Senate voted to end funding for ACORN in the wake of a video sting. Now some are asking why the same treatment isn't being given to corrupt defense contractors.

Huffington Post's Ryan Grim noted that attempts to defund ACORN were worded so broadly that it could do the same for defense contractors charged with fraud.

"The amount of money that ACORN has received in the past 20 years altogether is roughly equal to what the taxpayer paid to Halliburton each day during the war in Iraq," Rep. Alan Grayson told Salon's Glenn Greenwald. Halliburton is alleged to have misused millions of dollars in over-charges for food and services in Iraq.........

Whoops: Anti-ACORN Bill Ropes In Defense Contractors, Others Charged With Fraud

-Ryan Grim

Going after ACORN may be like shooting fish in a barrel lately -- but jumpy lawmakers used a bazooka to do it last week and may have blown up some of their longtime allies in the process.

The congressional legislation intended to defund ACORN, passed with broad bipartisan support, is written so broadly that it applies to "any organization" that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency. It also applies to any of the employees, contractors or other folks affiliated with a group charged with any of those things.

In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) picked up on the legislative overreach and asked the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to sift through its database to find which contractors might be caught in the ACORN net.

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman both popped up quickly, with 20 fraud cases between them, and the longer list is a Who's Who of weapons manufacturers and defense contractors...


now i think ALL school children should be taught the significance of having a black man elected the president of the united states of america. i think kids that are a bit older should be taught about our political processes and our government and it's processes as well. i do NOT think kids should be politicized though. i don't think school employees should have their lives threatened. i agree with larisa, if YOUR child was going to that school how would YOU feel if death threats were reined down on members of the school community? (believe me if i had an elementary school child who was taught to sing songs about king george being a great man and saving the world, i would be mad as all hell. i'm NOT talking about the song the kids were taught though. i'm talking about the death threats and certain 'news' organizations FAUX to be exact, who conveniently edited this out of their story)

Fox News altered 'Obama praise' story to exclude 'death threats'

-- Stephen C. Webster

In a story about a group of elementary school kids who sang the praises of President Barack Obama for a Black History Month event, Fox News appears to have removed key information regarding the fallout triggered by intense right-wing media coverage.

The story, titled "Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama" (live link | screenshot), opens with these three paragraphs:

The superintendent of a New Jersey school where students were videotaped being taught to sing the praises of President Obama issued a statement Thursday saying the taping was unauthorized, but failed to address whether the the lesson -- taught durnig [sic] Black History Month -- was approved.

A YouTube video shows nearly 20 young children being led in a song overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for "Barack Hussein Obama," repeatedly chanting the president's name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his "great plans" to "make this country's economy No. 1 again."

The video has set off families in Burlington, N.J., who say that politics shouldn't be forced on young students..........

Glue Sniffers = death threats to elementary school

So I am sure that by now you have heard of the "praise Obama" video. The Malkinites are making wild use of this to get the psychotics all fired up and ready for an attack on... an elementary school:

"The tension at B. Bernice Young Elementary School escalated to such a degree Thursday that the school was placed temporarily on lockdown after its principal received death threats over a YouTube video that showed nearly 20 children being taught songs lauding the president, though back-to-school night events continuing as planned Thursday night at the school."

Death threats over a YouTube video. And how did people find out which school to threaten? Well from stalker of small children Michelle "shiksa" Malkin of course. Now this idiot is a mother. I wonder how she might feel if the school that her child/children attended went into lockdown because of death threats? Might she be very upset and worried? I would wager yes.

That is what these people now do when they cannot find a doctor to murder or a hate-crime to commit. This is the story, not the stupid YouTube video which clearly had nothing to do with Obama or his administration or government or anything other than some stupid individual doing a very stupid thing. Moreover, Fox News removed the above death threats and school lockdown from their story. Why?

Well if you are trying to sell hate, you certainly don't want to include the consequences of your product in the brochure.

The police better arrest whomever it was that made these threats and put them away for a good long time. Remember, this is an elementary school, not a political carnival, complete with AK47s. ......

more smoke fire and angels (book) coverage


smoke fire and angels

Thursday, September 24, 2009

danger danger will robinson warning warning

this just may make you upchuck your fruity pebbles

Katie Couric's salary exceeds combined budgets of NPR's top news shows
Jesse Brown, a BoingBoing guest blogger, is the host of TVO's Search Engine podcast.

Michael Massing of the Columbia Journalism Review digs up some startling info that helps explain why network TV news is knee-deep in FAIL while National Public Radio thrives:

Katie Couric's annual salary is more than the entire annual budgets of NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered combined. Couric's salary comes to an estimated $15 million a year; NPR spends $6 million a year on its morning show and $5 million on its afternoon one. NPR has seventeen foreign bureaus (which costs it another $9.4 million a year); CBS has twelve. Few figures, I think, better capture the absurd financial structure of the network news. (link).............

one smart (ass) dog


so far so good al!!!

you seem to have some stones AND of course a sense of what's right and what's wrong. you seem to actually WANT TO FOLLOW OUR CONSTITUTION. oh and unlike (it's a guess here on my part, but i'm SURE i'm right) every or any other senator, YOU CAN DRAW A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY STATE, BY MEMORY

Al Franken Reads the 4th Amendment to Justice Department Official

By Daphne Eviatar

Just in case he wasn’t familiar with it, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) decided to read the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution to David Kris, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, who was testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee today to urge reauthorization of expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

Franken, who opened by acknowledging that unlike most of his colleagues in the Senate, he’s not a lawyer, but according to his research “most Americans aren’t lawyers” either, said he’d also done research on the Patriot Act and in particular, the “roving wiretap” provision that allows the FBI to get a warrant to wiretap a an unnamed target and his or her various and changing cell phones, computers and other communication devices...........

my friend mark robinson

was interviewed by wfsb yesterday

they don't say anywhere in the interview ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE BOOK (which can be purchased through the site smoke fire and angels) go to a fund for the victims and their families. SO I'M SAYING IT (again).

i read half of the book a long time ago when mark gave me an initial draft of the first few chapters. i was impressed then but i am more impressed now. mark not only tells you the story of the victims and those that shared their lives BUT he even tells you about the inner workings of a dump truck, the history (as in geology) of how avon mountain got here. he gives us background on the angels (including one doc who treated people at the scene and disappeared into the smoke never to be identified). mark did amazing reasearch.

the book is $20.00 (all inclusive). order it from the site please (if you get it in borders they keep part of the proceeds). OR if you see me anywhere, i have copies. i'll always have copies with me. just stop me and say HEY A ROSE IS A ROSE, toss one o' them thar books over ta me!

channel 3 video link

Surivor Details Avon Mountain Crash In Book
Author Tells Stories Of Victims, Rescuers

A survivor of the deadly Avon Mountain crash is telling his story in a new book.A dump truck slammed into traffic at the base of the mountain in 2005, killing five people.Crash survivor Mark Robinson not only lived through the crash, but also interviewed nearly 100 witnesses and victims for the book, “Smoke, Fire And Angels.”“I don’t remember a thing – it’s just a blank in my mind – and so naturally I’ve had a curiosity,” Robinson said. “I was in the front row of this event and I don’t remember a thing.”On July 29, 2005, Robinson said he was on Route 44 headed from Canton to Hartford, where he worked at ING. He said he was thinking about how he should have left an hour earlier.....

smoke fire and angels

just a couple of my previous postings


i personally wouldn't have given an inch

to the close-minded wind-bagged fool hearted two faced giant dip shites. it's ok for their government to be ALL the fuck over illegal wiretapping of it's own citizens and WORSE but it's NOT ok for their own government to REALLY take care of it's own people? what the fuck??????????? when will those teabaggedy brainless americans wake up and see most of those stalling about health care reform ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND WHAT GOES IN THEIR OWN POCKETS? when will those teabaggedy brainless americans wake up and see if their kid gets some kind of horrible illness (or their parent or their spouse) and needs long term medical care, it will WIPE THEM THE FUCK OUT? (and no i am in no way shape or form wishing ill will to them or their families, i'm making a point)

they're lemmings. stupid ones at that

The Republicans' Deaf Ear Is a Preexisting Condition

By Dana Milbank

The Senate Finance Committee was barely an hour into its consideration of health-care reform on Tuesday morning, but Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) already knew where he stood.

"I do not support a government takeover of the health-care system," he railed. The proposal "confiscates more money from the taxpayers," he went on. "It tramples on American freedom and liberties."

After this vigorous display of open-mindedness, Bunning was spent. About an hour later, spectators noticed that the senator, who had been resting his chin in his hand, had fallen fast asleep. As giggles rippled through the chamber, an aide shook Bunning, who woke with a start.

Bunning's nap was a fitting comment on how he and his Republican colleagues had received the efforts of the committee's chairman, Max Baucus (D-Mont.), to craft a bipartisan compromise on the mammoth legislation. Baucus made major concessions to Republicans: He dropped the "public option" for a government-run health plan; he tossed aside the mandate that employers provide health coverage; he cut the bill's cost and made sure it was all funded by revenue from within the health-care system; he stipulated that government funds would not go for abortion or to illegal immigrants; and he included efforts to curtail medical malpractice awards...........

they're still not saying if this was murder

or a possible suicide. in an ap article (i try NOT to link to ap although sometimes one cannot help it) an anonymous source was indeed calling this a homicide.

(and by the way, 'goobers' is NOT my word, nor is it a word i would use to describe a whole group of people who live in one place. oh i'd use the word all right, but only to describe SOME people not all)

Angry Goobers: Census Worker Bill Sparkman Found Hanged in Clay County, Kentucky

By Pete Kotz
This has all the makings of some anti-government goober taking his half-wit beliefs way too far. On September 12, the body of 51-year-old Bill Sparkman was found hanged in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural Kentucky. The word "fed" was written on his chest.

Given his background, it's doubtful Sparkman was targeted over a personal beef. He was a substitute teacher, director of the Boy Scouts in London, Kentucky, a standup dad who did Census work on the side. Sparkman was even profiled in a story on how involved he was in his son's education, despite suffering from lymphoma.

Though scant details have been released, what we know is that Sparkman was doing Census work in Clay County, Kentucky when he disappeared. It's an area not known for having a pleasant views of the federal government. And from the info we have now, it appears that Sparkman was murdered simply because he was a part-time federal worker.........

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

thanks stray for sending this along

one of the most beautiful songs ever and one of the most stunning renditions

kseniya simonova

i guess she won, 'ukraine's got talant' (who knew????) but man, it's mesmerizing

found via americablog

.... More on this remarkable woman here and here........



Will Ferrell, 'Mad Men' star team up to mock health insurance firms

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm and comedy legend Will Ferrell are meeting on the silver screen.

Well, not exactly. But they appear alongside Olivia Wilde of "House," Thomas Lennon of "Reno 911," Robert Ben Garant of "Reno 911," Masi Oka of "Heroes," Jordana Spiro of "My Boys," Linda Cardellini of "ER" and Donald Faison of "Scrubs" in the latest MoveOn.org salvo against the private health insurance industry: an ad mocking the private insurance companies' CEOs.

Among the lines:

"If my kid falls off his bike and breaks his leg, he should pay for that out of his pocket, out of his allowance."

"If you spell something wrong, do you really deserve surgery? I don't think so."

" They need to make big profits so they can afford to give their employees health insurance. Believe me, that stuff ain't cheap.".........

the swim club is still trying to weasel out of it

but it's obvious to me they discriminated against a bunch of kids of color and i guess it is obvious to the state panel (pa) too

the club's lawyer says the MEDIA FIRESTORM caused the state panel to say this was a case of discrimination.

NOT because these hispanic and black kids got booted out, got racial things said to them AND especially NOT because the swim club president said the kids would CHANGE THE COMPLEXION of the swim club

nope, it's OBVIOUSLY ALL the media's fault

Racial discrimination found at Pa. swim club

The Associated Press

'Obama was, quite literally, their nightmare.'

that's a sentence from this story. it is EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY right on the mark (the sentence that is)

the article also hits on why the birthers are so important to the republican party (yes, everyone including the republicans KNOW the birthers are not playing with a full deck)

it's long but it sure is quite interesting indeed. i highly recommend you read it

Who Is Barack Obama?

And why do people say such loopy, ugly things about him? The enduring rot in American politics.

By Philip Weiss
All around were satanic representations of President Barack Obama in whiteface, as a Nazi, an African witch doctor, a Marxist, a Muslim, and Che Guevara’s best friend—but Kathy Golya had never felt so good about the new administration as she did right now. It was a day after Representative Joe Wilson’s outburst in Congress, and the South Carolina congressman had given voice to Golya’s inner heart. He hadn’t just said it on the Internet, he had said it to the president himself.

No, it was not the appropriate place, Golya said, but still she glowed with the memory. “It was the first time in my life I felt good, since he got into office. Someone had called him a liar.”

A prim, slender homemaker in her fifties from northeastern Pennsylvania, Golya had come out to a tea party in Scranton with her friend Donna Biscontini to have solidarity with everyone else with strong criticisms of the president. Not really criticisms, actually, but feelings—anger, upset, a sense of dispossession. There had been a kind of revolution in the country with Obama’s election, the women felt. They talked about the president’s “czars.” One of the czars believed that animals should have lawyers to sue their owners. “Animals have more rights than people,” Biscontini said. Another was for forced sterilization. “Who’s that sound like? Hitler,” Golya said. The president was putting himself at a godly level, was her point; he was saying that man controls his destiny, not God. She saw that as arrogance. She mentioned that the president’s wife wore $600 shoes when she was helping the poor.............

someone tweeted this map (@mattpowersmusic)

and it's sick making

the contiguous us visualized by distance to the nearest

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

oh yeah - she feels it, bad

and she does too (and WITHOUT looking it up, can you tell who is singing this version?)

i can only shake my head (well i can and DO much more than that)

believe me

listen to this wad:

from emotional abuse and your faith
(i'm not really sure about the viewpoints on this blog. i haven't read very much of it. i'm guessing she is no fan of john piper - but i can't be sure)

john piper: blinders for biblical roles
(all via alltop / domestic violence

it's soooooooooooooo VERY wrong

but it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooo VERY EFFING FUNNY

it's always sunny in philadelphia is finally BACK

if you missed president obama on


here's a small clip:

hmmmmmmmm someone at faux avec standards?

or is it all a ruse? an email released on purpose to attempt to make us think someone over there has a soul?
(for the record i think a couple of people at faux have souls. shepard smith being one of them)

Internal Fox News Email Addresses “Standards” After 9/12 Flap

by Steve Krakauer

Mediaite has obtained an email from Fox News Vice President of News and Washington managing editor Bill Sammon to the staff of the D.C. bureau, in the wake of an FNC producer caught pumping up the crowd during the 9/12 tea party broadcast.

The email, with the subject line “standards,” addresses the controversy head-on: “We do not cheerlead for one cause or another,” writes Sammon. Full email after the jump:

Sammon uses the incident to drive home the need to be objective:

We do not rile up a crowd. If a crowd happens to be boisterous when we show it on TV, so be it. If it happens to be quiet, that’s fine, too. It’s not our job to affect the crowd’s behavior one way or the other. Again, we’re journalists, not participants — and certainly not performers........

Monday, September 21, 2009

holy shite, this orly creature sure is something

isn't it?

even it's client is saying ENOUGH to orly

judge land is being far too kind. he shouldn't wait ANY longer to fine her. just do it

Birther lawyer in hot water after accusing judge of treason

Orly Taitz, the lawyer heading up the "birther" movement trying to prove President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, has suffered severe setbacks in recent days to her strategy of litigating Obama's provenance in federal courtrooms.

A federal court judge in Georgia has given Taitz two weeks to present an argument why he shouldn't fine her $10,000 for pursuing what he called a "frivolous" lawsuit on behalf of an army captain who questioned Obama's place of birth.

And to add to the complications, the army captain has now distanced herself from her lawyer, asking the judge to withdraw a motion of appeal Taitz had filed on her behalf and declaring she plans to file a complaint against Taitz with the California State Bar.

RAW STORY reported last week that US District Court Judge Clay Land threw out Taitz's lawsuit on behalf of US Army Capt. Connie Rhodes, who had challenged her deployment orders to Iraq, on the argument that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, and is therefore not the legitimate commander-in-chief of the armed forces..........

-- Daniel Tencer

monday night humor

that think progress, they're ALWAYS finding the funniest stories! (great excuse for me to sneak in the video at the end of this posting)

Coburn’s Chief Of Staff On Keeping Kids Away From Porn: ‘All Pornography Is Homosexual Pornography’

At the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit today, FRC Senior Fellow Pat Fagan, Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding and Michael Schwartz, the chief of staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, held a discussion on “The New Masculinity.” Schwartz, who was the final speaker, said that Fagan wanted him to discuss “how men, who already are good husbands and fathers,” can “change the culture.”

A few minutes into his speech, Schwartz moved to the topic of pornography, calling it a “blight” and a “disease” that parents’ “sons” would encounter. Noting that he was about to get “politically incorrect,” Schwartz said that it is his “observation that boys at that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people”:

SCHWARTZ: But it is my observation that boys at that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuality. And that’s because they don’t want to be that way. They don’t want to fall into it. And that’s a good instinct. After all, homosexuality, we know, studies have been done by the National Institute of Health to try to prove that its genetic and all those studies have proved its not genetic. Homosexuality is inflicted on people.

Schwartz then recalled “a very good friend” of his “who was in the homosexual lifestyle for a long time,” saying that he “had good conversations about, about the malady that he suffered.” He then relayed “an astonishingly insightful remark” his friend had made about the relationship between pornography and being gay:..............

yet another disembodied woman's body parts

used as some sort of gadget.
of course i would not have entitled the story as it was done below had i written it

Sexy Japanese Lap Pillow Is An Actual Lap

This is a $99 Lap Pillow from Japan that, get this, looks like an actual lap! They come in both black and red skirt options and make a perfect gift for the person in your life that has everything but sexual relations with real people.

hey baby - KANYE LOVES YOU!

cory, i think you're kinda cute too. i like how you bust your moves

found via nothing to do with arbroath

tywkiwdbi finds a bible quote

"If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed"

Gay people can quote the Bible too.


space bubble

i didn't know church goers had less problems

with their houses than non-church goers. did you? i guess jesus loves good christian home owners. guess that's why he sent katrina to the heathens in new orleans

Company fined in religious discrimination case

hmmmmmmmm either he is or he ain't

of course in real life, where i reside, he ain't. i guess in real life boehner knows he ain't too

Backed Into A Corner, Boehner Admits That Obama Is Not A Socialist

RNC Chairman Michael Steele recently sent out a fundraising letter saying that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress are attempting a “socialist power grab.” Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory pressed House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on whether such language was appropriate. Boehner tried to dodge the question, insisting that “you can call it whatever you want,” but the fact is that Obama’s the one scaring the American public. Gregory continued to ask whether Boehner believes Obama is a socialist, to which he finally admitted he doesn’t:

GREGORY: Do you really think the President is a socialist?

BOEHNER: Listen, when you begin to look at how much they want to grow government, you can call it whatever you want, but the fact is —

GREGORY: What do you call it though?

BOEHNER: This is unsustainable. We’re broke.

GREGORY: That’s fine. Do you think the President is a socialist?


GREGORY: Okay. Because the head of the Republican Party is calling it that............

because i like bill moyers

and after all this is all about ME, i think we should ALL read this:

Bill Moyers: Conservative Radicals and the Politics of Vengeance
By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal

Editor's note: In the following interview, Bill Moyers and powerhouse NYT editor and author of "The Death of Conservatism Sam Tanenhaus discuss the last gasps of the conservative movement. Tanenhaus says that far from signifying a resurgence of conservative ideals, the Tea Party protesters and shock jocks like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh spell the doom of the conservative movement. The interview starts with some scenes from journalist Max Blumenthal's video of last weekend's right-wing protests in Washington. Check out the video, which features exclusive footage of the Tea Party protesters that swarmed the Capitol, at the end of this article.

BILL MOYERS: Conservatives were out in force in Washington last weekend. They had come to express their opposition to big government, to taxes and wasteful spending, and health care reform they fear would lead to a nightmare of bureaucracy. Max Blumenthal, author of REPUBLICAN GOMORRAH waded into their midst to sample opinions.

MAX BLUMENTHAL: So you're saying if the government eliminates Social Security and Medicare then you'll get out of the program?

WOMAN: No, I said if they get out of my life.

MAX BLUMENTHAL: Out of your Social Security and-

WOMAN: No, out of everything.

BILL MOYERS: But they had also come to deplore and denounce President Obama- in their minds a tyrant akin to Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, and Saddam Hussein.

MAN: I'm afraid he's going to do what Hitler could never do and that's destroy the United States of America.

MAX BLUMENTHAL: And what's the Obama revolution, what's going to happen?

MAN: Similar to Germany, like what Hitler did. He took over the auto industry, did he not? He took over the banking, did he not? And Hitler had his own personal secret service police, Acorn is an extension of that. ...............

be sure to look for the article when it comes online

it isn't there yet. i checked as well (in rolling stone that is). no one in their right minds should be the least bit surprised
1) all the shite about death panels is drek
2) one can't be a witch doctor, communist, nazi, socialist, dictator, muslim, hippie ALL AT ONCE
3) people are afraid of a black president (some not all)
4) big bid-nez (health care) is behind all this shite (regarding health care reform that is. other big bid-nez is behind other lies regarding this administration)
5) obama and his administration are NOT perfect by any means but they're NOT the anti-christs
6) a lot of people on the right lie (not all of 'em)
7) faux news is NOT fair and it's NOT balanced

Report: ‘Death panels’ author worked with big tobacco to scuttle health reform

By Daniel Tencer

The person credited with inventing the “death panels” claim about health care reform worked with tobacco giant Phillip Morris to railroad health care reform in the Clinton administration, Rolling Stone magazine reports.

In an article in the magazine’s October 1 issue, not yet available online, writer Tim Dickinson reveals that Phillip Morris “worked off-the-record with … writer Betsy McCaughey as part of the input to the three-part expose in The New Republic on what the Clinton plan means,” Rolling Stone reports.

McCaughey, a conservative columnist and former deputy governor of New York, penned a 1994 article in The New Republic that was credited with helping to kill the Clinton-era health reforms. As RS noted, the magazine later retracted the story. And The Atlantic magazine ran a story in 1995, entitled “A Triumph of Misinformation,” debunking McCaughey’s arguments at TNR............

however here IS an article from this month's issue by the most wonderful matt taibbi
Sick and Wrong

Watch Matt Taibbi break down his report on the sad state of health care reform in his blog, Taibblog.

Let's start with the obvious: America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world. It's become a black leprosy eating away at the American experiment — a bureaucracy so insipid and mean and illogical that even our darkest criminal minds wouldn't be equal to dreaming it up on purpose.

The system doesn't work for anyone. It cheats patients and leaves them to die, denies insurance to 47 million Americans, forces hospitals to spend billions haggling over claims, and systematically bleeds and harasses doctors with the specter of catastrophic litigation. Even as a mechanism for delivering bonuses to insurance-company fat cats, it's a miserable failure: Greedy insurance bosses who spent a generation denying preventive care to patients now see their profits sapped by millions of customers who enter the system only when they're sick with incurably expensive illnesses.

The cost of all of this to society, in illness and death and lost productivity and a soaring federal deficit and plain old anxiety and anger, is incalculable — and that's the good news. The bad news is our failed health care system won't get fixed, because it exists entirely within the confines of yet another failed system: the political entity known as the United States of America................

Sunday, September 20, 2009

amazing photos of abandoned power plants from

dark roasted blend

(images via)
(Richmond Power Station, image credit: Joseph E. B. Elliott)

cool, odd, unusual, colorful, and once again cool

The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Romania

no, nope, no racism here

Roy Blunt, speaking at the Values Voters summit, told a "joke" about monkeys in DC
First, the Values Voters don't really care about the values of their speakers, just the values of the rest of us. Case in point: Rep. Roy Blunt from Missouri. He's also running for Senate. Tony Perkins himself introduced Blunt at the Values Voters Summit today, touting their shared values. Um, does any over at VV know that Roy Blunt cheated on his wife with a lobbyist, then married said lobbyist? I don't really care, but that's the kind of thing Tony Perkins obsesses over -- for people who aren't speakers at his conference.........



douchebag competition

more examples of fair and balanced

Candid Camera: Behind the scenes video at 9/12 protest shows Fox News producer coaching crowd
by Karl Frisch