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Friday, December 31, 2010

i was compelled to post this



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i am a savage

my new beaux

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rip both rosie AND geraldine!



Geraldine Doyle, 86, dies; one-time factory worker inspired Rosie the Riveter and 'We Can Do It!' poster

this is VERY coincidental

yesterday, i just happened to meet a (career) medical officer who just got home from tour #2 (yeah, over there....). we actually were talking about the medical care our service people are receiving AS SOON as they are wounded. it was an interesting conversation

(thank you for serving and i mean that from the bottom of my heart)



Medical research is part of the military's combat mission, too

Washington Post Staff Writer  

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN - On most days of his six-month deployment, surgeon David H. Zonies was lucky just to get outside and see the sun. Often, his only break from work was 30 minutes on the treadmill in the physical therapy department.
Every day, a half-dozen casualties arrived at the Joint Theater Hospital here, nearly all needing surgery in the next 24 hours, many missing limbs, a few barely clinging to life. The 36-year-old Air Force major was the "trauma czar." His job was to coordinate the patients' care and operate on about a third of them.
At the end of October, however, Zonies took two days away from the job. He exchanged blue scrubs for a brown flight suit, flew to Kandahar Airfield 350 miles to the southwest and presented two papers at a medical conference..........

 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

even though i'm vegan, i DO have a sense of humor

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me and a heater

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i don't keep my shears in my vagina



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my friend mike just turned me on to ratatat

In Ratatat's Dreams

By Maddie Oatman


The first time I saw Ratatat live, the energy of the music prompted me and my college friends to sing through most of the experience—not an unusual reaction for a concertgoer, except when you take into account that Ratatat's songs have no lyrics. A combination of rhythmic force and the lyrical personality of the central riff made us feel encompassed by a rock or hip-hop ballad—soon the entire room was shaking along to the beat............

looking back at everyone's favorite: faux 'news'

from media matters: 

Off The Rails: The Year In Fox News Misinformation

WORST person of the month? why gretchen of course

there are several maps

this is just one of them. check out the whole article from sociological images. quite interesting indeed

 

Food Atlas: What Are We Eating, and Where?

by gwen

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



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doctored up? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm



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methinks he doth protest too effing much

WND on DADT: Officer asks to be relieved of command over repeal

by: Pam Spaulding

Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 15:45:36 PM EST

"I did not give up my constitutional rights and freedom of religion when I joined the military. I don't believe in subjecting myself to all of the behavior modification and sensitivity training. They're going to try to push the position that this is an acceptable lifestyle." -- an unnamed Army lieutenant colonel, who, according to WND, has "asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination."..................

meow

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

yes, they're even dumber than we originally thought

and who thought THAT was possible?

this was in joisey, but it COULD have been here


December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse from Michael Black on Vimeo.

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sometimes even being famous doesn't help if you're a woman

 me? not only would i have testified, i would have personally begged to lock the cell door on 'em (all. the family that is)




Harry Potter Actress Refuses to Testify Against Family


LONDON -- The brother of a British Muslim actress who starred in the Harry Potter films pleaded guilty to assaulting his sister, after beating her, forcing her to flee her family home and calling her a "slag" for dating a Hindu man.

Afshan Azad, who played Hogwarts student Padma Patil in four of the movies, refused to testify Monday against her 28-year-old brother, Ashraf, 28, and her 54-year-old father, Abul. Both were found not guilty of threatening to kill her.


During the May 21 row at the family's home in Manchester, England, the 22-year-old actress' father allegedly shouted that he would murder the young actress. Scared for her life, she escaped out of her bedroom window and ran to the police, the Manchester Evening News reported.......

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Actress Afshan Azad was beaten by her brother and forced to flee her family home for dating a Hindu man, according to authorities. Her brother has pleaded guilty to an assault charge.

the voice of the sparrow

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i know you all know about this already

but i haven't posted in a few days and i just wanted to personally thank jon stewart. oh, he didn't do this on his own. i know that. i also know the democrats COULDN'T do what jon stewart did.

to those of you who accept what the re-PUG-na-cants attempted to do here, fuck you. really, fuck you



In ‘Daily Show’ Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow

And does that make that comedian, Jon Stewart — despite all his protestations that what he does has nothing to do with journalism — the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?
Certainly many supporters, including New York’s two senators, as well as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, played critical roles in turning around what looked like a hopeless situation after a filibuster by Republican senators on Dec. 10 seemed to derail the bill.
But some of those who stand to benefit from the bill have no doubt about what — and who — turned the momentum around...................

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Jon Stewart, left, spoke with 9/11 first responders about their health problems on “The Daily Show” on Dec. 16. 
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
9/11 First Responders React to the Senate Filibuster
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>The Daily Show on Facebook


 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm WATCH IT SISTER!

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if you don't know who this is

i'm sorry (you don't know) and look at the link below where i appropriated it from

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here i am getting ready for work this morning

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yet ANOTHER example of a religious leader displaying

love, understand, tolerance, humor, warmth, sanity, truth, justice

OR NONE OF THOSE FUCKING THINGS (maybe his hat is too high)

A Greek Bishop’s Anti-Semitic Tirade
By ROBERT MACKEY


Updated | 7:19 p.m. Leaders of Greece’s small Jewish community objected on Wednesday to televised remarks by a Greek Orthodox bishop who blamed the country’s financial problems on a conspiracy of Jewish bankers and claimed that the Holocaust was orchestrated by Zionists.
The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece complained to church authorities about the anti-Semitic remarks made by the Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus during an interview on Greek television on Monday, according to a statement (in Greek) on the group’s Web site.*..................

i had not heard this was happening

 why isn't msm reporting on this as well? hard to believe it's 2010 isn't it (not just because of this, but because the people of our world allow an entire country to be enveloped by cholera or allow tens of thousands of women and girls to be raped as a weapon of war or allow children to starve or allow people to live without shelter or allow....................

Angry Haitian mobs lynch 45 ‘witches’ over cholera outbreak
By Agence France-Presse

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday.
The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand'Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance. The area has been largely spared by the outbreak................
 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

each and every day that passes, my heart

wants to explode more

House GOP Crushes Bill That Would Protect Against Child Marriage

On Thursday night, hours before passing the tax cut compromise, House Republicans thwarted a bill that aimed to protect girls around the world from being coerced into child marriage. They opposed it because, they claimed, it might fund abortions.
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), was blindsided. After the Child Marriage Protection Act passed the Senate with zero objection on Dec. 1 -- a rare feat these days -- it didn't seem like there was much to worry about.
But just before the vote began, Republican leadership blasted out a "whip alert" to GOP staffers with a message: Vote no. The alert claimed the bill cost too much and that a competing bill, introduced just the day before, would be better..............

blessed be to you all on this winter solstice


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no words. i know you know what i feel inside

Caned woman dies, cleric arrested

A Muslim cleric has been arrested in northwest Bangladesh following the death of a woman who was publicly caned as punishment by an Islamic court for an extra-martial affair.
Local police chief Azizul Haq Sarker said Sufia Begum, 50, was accused of having an affair with her stepson and sentenced by a religious court in her village in Rajshahi district.
He said: “Village elders tied 10 canes together and beat her legs.”
The woman who carried out the beating for the elders has also been arrested.
Begum was whipped 40 times on November 12..................

The "Whitest of the Aesir"

The "Whitest of the Aesir"

and i also read this from on twitter

Thor vs Right Wing Lunatics

Monday, December 20, 2010

Radiographie du corset cambre devant
from Le Corset,1908 by Dr. Ludovic O’Followell 


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hey fellas, it's ALMOST christmas..............

need a lil' help with what to get the lil' (hairy) lady?

1969 remington ad found via boing boing

if you get a chance to see them,

you SHOULD. they're good. REALLY good AND they WILL make you, at the very least, smile.

who am i talking about you ask? les ballets trockadero de monte carlo, i answer

Part Goofy, Part Glorious, All Man
By GIA KOURLAS
The first thing you should know about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo’s current engagement at the Joyce Theater is that there isn’t a nutcracker in sight. The second is that a stage filled with snow isn’t all there is to the notion of seasonal festiveness.  This superb male group, known as the Trocks, appeared in all of its mallerina glory — that is, man plus ballerina — on Friday in a program of repertory works that included “Les Lac des Cygnes” (“Swan Lake,” Act II), as well as the New York premieres, both staged by Elena Kunikova, of the pas d’action from “Harlequinade” (1997) and “Valpurgeyeva Noch” (or “Walpurgisnacht”) from 2009............

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Raffaele Morra, left, and Fernando Medina Gallego, of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, in “Harlequinade.” More Photos »

wicked cool!

and since i'm up at those hours (you know i keep odd hours!) it should be no problem to see the eclipse

Rare lunar eclipse to start early Tuesday morning

ARI ALTSTEDTER 

A blood red moon awaits those determined to stay awake for the total lunar eclipse that starts at 1:33 (ET) Tuesday morning. It's the first one to fall on the winter solstice in more than 300 years, according to NASA.
Lunar eclipses happen about two times a year, but this one is unusual. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. An eclipse hasn't fallen on the date since 1638, and will not happen again until 2094..,

Solstice Lunar Eclipse

Dec. 17, 2010:  Everyone knows that "the moon on the breast of new-fallen snow gives the luster of mid-day to objects below."
That is, except during a lunar eclipse.
The luster will be a bit "off" on Dec. 21st, the first day of northern winter, when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through Earth's shadow. For 72 minutes of eerie totality, an amber light will play across the snows of North America, throwing landscapes into an unusual state of ruddy shadow..............

 image: A similar lunar eclipse in Nov. 2003. Credit: Jim Fakatselis. [more]

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dangerous minds has a link to a documentary on captain beefheart

here's part one:
via dangerous minds

i don't like guns. i HATE guns

i don't like violent video games. really. if i play a game, it's usually spelling or puzzle or animals running around.

HOWEVER, man, this commercial makes me want to run out and get call of duty: black ops.

i think it's the young girl with the glasses in the blue/purpleish shirt. really. it's NOT like me. so i have decided this is one hell of a great commercial (contrary to my beliefs)

a rose is a rose doing her eye makeup (no, really)

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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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speaking of (my) fears

wow!



Fearless woman's brain reveals key to phobias

i want to be happy

i want to be overjoyed. i'm just afraid. i'm afraid of what will happen when the close minded, intolerant, judgmental, right wing NUTJOBS take over. 

that said (and i hate to be a downer, but 'those people' (meaning the HOLIER THAN THOU asswipes)

we are ALL equal. we all MUST have the SAME rights. not MORE rights, THE SAME RIGHTS. that is ALL ANYONE WANTS. there is NO agenda. there is NO master plan. we all must have the SAME rights.

thank you to those who voted for the civil rights of all of our military members. thank you to those who have served in the past and are serving now and will serve in the future (gay, straight, to the left or the right or anything in between. JUST THANKS is all)

'Don't ask, don't tell' is repealed by Senate; bill awaits Obama's signing
Washington Post Staff Writer  

The U.S. military will for the first time in history allow gays to serve openly after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that has required such troops to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled from the services.
While opponents said repeal would create a battlefield distraction that could endanger troops, supporters drew parallels to the military's decision to end racial segregation in the 1950s and the admission of women to military service academies in the 1970s.
"This is the defining civil rights initiative of this decade," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. "Congress has taken an extraordinary step on behalf of men and women who've been denied their rightful integrity for too long."....................

DADT passes Senate, bill on way to President for signature. Historic civil rights victory.

UPDATE: 3:30PM 65-31 DADT bill passes the Senate. Next stop, Obama for signature. Then the hard work begins... read below. GOPers Burr (R-NC) and Ensign (R-NV) voted with us as well, after first voting to kill the bill by filibuster.

Please join us in thanking all the troops and vets who got us here.

UPDATE: The final Senate vote on DADT is expected at 3pm Eastern. We should easily win that. Then the bill goes straight to the White House for the President's signature, from what I understand.

And here's the vote count. We got all the Ds, exception Manchin, who chickened out and didn't vote at all (history repeats itself and West Virginia takes a proud stand against the major civil rights bill of the day, again). And we got the following Rs: Snowe; Collins; Murkowski; Voinovich; Brown; Kirk...............


it's that time of the year again...........................

Friday, December 17, 2010

i HATE bugs of any and every kind

i hate them. i am afraid of them (i'm not afraid of the dark or motorcycle gangs or snakes or rats or the like). an ant can send me into convulsions BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE LADYBUGS
 found at the politicall carnival


sisterhood is powerful

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i'm a donor (well on the registry)

and i wasn't approached by a model in a mall wearing a short skirt and a lab coat.  my work arranged it and there was a minimal charge (like 10 or 20 dollars) to me. i'm uncertain if work paid another fee on top of that or not. i know my insurance company was NOT charged for this. it took a matter of seconds and it was just a mouth swab. (if you are a match to someone, there is indeed another more complicated procedure you must endure). i've not been matched but i'm ready to go if called. 

one has to be pretty low to scam the public not to mention the people WHO NEED THE MARROW TRANSPLANTS..........


please consider being a donor too. here's the legit site national marrow donor program from their site, here's what it says about the cost of registering:
"
Q: Why is there sometimes a cost associated with joining the registry?
A: The total cost to add a new member to the Be The Match Registry is about $100. This includes the cost of the testing needed to match donors to searching patients and related costs.
Be The Match relies on financial contributions to help cover the costs of adding members to the registry. Others have contributed toward the costs for you to join today. However, there are not always enough funds to cover the numbers of donors needed, so sometimes new members are asked to pay some of the registration costs when they join.
Your contribution will make it possible for more people like you to join in the future. Every gift helps make life-saving transplants a reality for more patients — contribute now."


Models in short skirts, lab coats scammed bone marrow donors: claim

By Daniel Tencer

Call it a case of seduction for a good cause.
A New England bone marrow registry is under investigation after using models in short skirts and lab coats to convince members of the public to submit to a bone marrow sample.
What the models allegedly did not tell the donors -- who were told they could potentially save a life by signing up -- is that their health insurance would be charged $4,300 for the procedure.
Caitlin Raymond International Registry, a group that works to match bone marrow donors with those in need of a transplant, allegedly spent $40,000 to $50,000 a week hiring models to work booths at malls and sports events, convincing passersby -- mostly men -- to submit a to a DNA swab, the Nashua Telegraph reports................

 

hmmmmmmmmm

a pile of shite is a pile of shite is a pile of shite is a pile of shite rose is a rose by any other name

fuck blackwater. you can change your name and your owner can 'sell' the company (to his buds) and move to a shady middle eastern country. BUT our government IS STILL FUCKING GIVING YOU WORK EVEN AFTER THEY KNEW WHAT YOU DID (i believe the ONLY thing that they were found guilty on is some effing weapons charges) but claims against them involve everything from murder to  goddess only knows what else). YOU and your ilk would all burn in hell, but hell doesn't exist (except for having to live in a country like iraq where strangers invaded and killed innocents and tore up the land and raped people and lied about why they were there and on and on and on. that's all on king george and his band of merry pranksters.)


Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company

by ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and BEN PROTESS 

........Erik D. Prince, founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr. Prince, according to people briefed on the deal...........

.......................One of the lead investors in the deal is Jason DeYonker of Forté Capital Advisors, who has a long relationship with Mr. Prince and Blackwater. He helped advise Mr. Prince in his development of Blackwater’s business plan when the company was founded and helped negotiate the company’s first training contracts with United States government agencies and the company’s expansion of its training center in Moyock, N.C. In addition, he managed the Prince family’s money from 1998 to 2002. The other lead investor is Manhattan Growth Partners, a private equity firm in New York.......

Thursday, December 16, 2010

you're welcome


THE MAJESTY OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.

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nothing to add here. i knew this already just by observing

The Gender Imbalance in Family Movies

by gwen,

Larry Harnisch, of The Daily Mirror, sent in a link to a story at the NYT regarding study released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media about the under-representation of women and girls in “family” movies — that is, movies rated G, PG, and PG-13. The authors looked at all English-language fictional G-rated films released in the U.S. or Canada between September 2006 and September 2009 (a total of 22 movies). They also looked at the 50 highest-grossing films for both PG- and PG-13-ratings, meaning a total of 122 movies is included in the analysis. They focused on characters that were either mentioned by name or spoke at least one word in the movie, leading to a sample of 5,554 characters. Of those, 70.8% were male and 29.2% were female.
Consistent with patterns in Hollywood in general, women made up a small proportion of directors, writers, and producers in the movies studied:........

just in case you want to know how to



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i still haven't watched the last episode yet

(so i didn't watch all 70 seconds of this video)

ummmmmmmmmmmm benny, who knew? (NOT that it matters)

you know i try to be open and honest and understanding

i try to accept people for who they are without putting my beliefs upon them. HOWEVER, i'm not that kind of person. i know it. i admit it

so, when someone i consider a friend (and i don't use that term lightly) says they even LIKE ayn rand or her books, i cannot ever look at them in the same way again.(even her pretentious made up fucking name annoys me)

there, i've said it. i feel good too







Best Press Release Ever?

 By Nick Baumann

Last week, Facebook titan/world's youngest billionaire Mark Zuckerberg joined a group of other super-rich individuals (including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) who are promising to give at least half of their money to charity. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most people probably think this was a good and praiseworthy development: the super-rich have benefited enormously from our society, and it's nice of them to give back. But not everyone thinks that way. Take the Ayn Rand Center, which is dedicated to promoting the memory and Objectivist philosophy of the famed novelist. The center's Don Watkins was horrified by Zuckerberg's decision:..........

 

even when faux 'news' KNOWS the re-pug-naCANTs effed up

they don't blame the re-pug-naCANTs at all. hell, they don't even MENTION them. they blame the entire congress.

nope. THE RE-PUG-NACANTS voted to NOT help 9/11 first responders. YUP they did  whether faux 'news' says it or not. it's what happened.

Railing against failure of 9/11 health bill, Fox News analyst doesn’t mention Republicans

By Eric W. Dolan

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr. is mad. He's mad that Congress did not pass health benefits for 9/11 first responders. But he's not mad enough to explain why.
The bill was opposed almost exclusively by Republicans, who demanded Democrats first pass tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.
In a three minute monologue broadcast Monday during Fox & Friends, Johnson said simply that "Congress" was to blame.........



Fox & Friends On 9/11 Health Care Bill: A Whitewash Of GOP Obstructionism Set To Music

As regular Fox & Friends viewers know, it's sometimes hard to separate the hosts' truly outrageous segments out from the non-stop barrage of falsehoods, GOP talking points, and cheap shots at Democrats. Today, however, was not one of those days, as Fox & Friends contributor and frequent guest host Peter Johnson Jr. set a new low in faux sanctimonious outrage, and in carrying water for the GOP. That's because today, Johnson gave an entire monologue attacking the U.S. Senate for not acting on the 9/11 health care bill in which he completely whitewashed the shameful GOP obstructionism that led to its failure. Instead, he lectured both sides of the Senate for failing to pass the bill, and punctuated his speech with music:

 

a festivus miracle

BUT, i'm still not happy. i know this will still take YEARS to REALLY pass (and stay passed). i HOPE I'M WRONG though

House Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday handily approved a repeal of a ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans who have resisted holding a vote on procedural grounds. The measure that the House approved, 250 to 175, had originally been part of a broader military policy bill. Last week, the Senate failed to break a Republican filibuster of that measure, with only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins of Maine, voting to advance the bill...........

not that you need it but here's a list of who voted and how they voted

House votes again to end 'don't ask, don't tell'
 Washington Post Staff Writer

House lawmakers on Wednesday again approved a bill to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law, delivering renewed momentum to the years-long campaign to end the ban on gays in the military ahead of a possible Senate vote next week. 
The House voted 250 to 175 to repeal the 17-year-old law; 15 Republicans voted for the bill, and 15 Democrats voted against it.
The 75-vote margin was wider than a similar House vote in May, when language ending the ban was part of the annual defense authorization bill. That bill failed a procedural vote in the Senate last week, requiring another vote in the House on a separate measure to end to the gay ban...............

House passed standalone DADT bill, 250 - 175. Over to the Senate again.

Big news.

The House just passed the DADT bill by a 250 - 175 margin. Fifteen Republicans voted yes while fifteen Democrats voted no. Nine (5Ds/4Rs) didn't vote. Barney Frank announced the vote.

This shows real progress. On May 27th, the DADT amendment passed by a margin of 234 - 194. Back then, only five GOPers voted yes and 26 Democrats voted no with 10 not voting. We picked up ten GOP votes. .............


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

what can i say?

 i like the dress

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Republic of Gilead: Rachel Maddow interviews Ugandan MP David Bahati

Republic of Gilead: Rachel Maddow interviews Ugandan MP David Bahati: "On the December 8th edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel Maddow interviewed David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who authored a proposed anti-g..."

this fucked up piece o' steamin' shite tells YOU (and me for that matter)

the TRUE meaning of christmas (is a survival pack)

mmmmmmmm

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at first i thought this was from the onion

and in all honesty i'm still sort of believing it IS from the onion

Obama taps Jon Bon Jovi for new advisory board
 By Ed O'Keefe
pic: Rocker Jon Bon Jovi. (Skip Bolen Photo)

i really am falling in love with ok go



from the description on  youtube: This video documents the 8.5-mile parade we took through Los Angeles using Range Rover's Pulse of the City app to checkin and spell out the words "OK GO" with the route. Make your own journey around your city, and be featured in a similar documentation video we'll make in 2011. Details at http://www.helloevoque.com/okgo

Directed by OK Go
Produced by Shirley Moyers
Director of Photography: Starr Whitesides
Editor: Todd Sullivan

http://www.okgo.net

you're welcome!

you're welcome!





thank YOU laughing squid

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GREAT dissection of an article in ny mag by evil slutopia

Has The Pill Created A Fertility Crisis?

Oh New York magazine, you've done it again.

The Dec. 6, 2010 issue of New York includes an article (the cover story) entitled "Waking Up From The Pill". In it, Vanessa Grigoriadis covers the 50th anniversary of the oral contraceptive while completely condescending women and missing the point. She claims that The Pill may have inadvertently caused a fertility crisis, because having sexual freedom somehow disconnects women from their bodies (and apparently their brains?).

According to Ms. Grigoriadis, The Pill turns a woman's body into "an efficient little non-procreative machine" to which I would respond, well duh.  She wrote that The Pill's exactly 28-day cycle, is "a nice effect, but it’s not real. And there’s a cost to this illusion"... Why?

Apparently she believes that having control over our bodies makes us lose control of our bodies:..

wow!

 Tara McGinley
you can buy this one: (here but it's a british website)



and dangerous minds

found this other card by joe (not for sale)

django nordic allstars



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Monday, December 13, 2010

i like this idea a LOT

8 Great Ways to Spend A Year

Noah Scalin

Noah Scalin is the creator of Skull-A-Day and author of Skulls. His latest book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal is designed to help people make their own yearlong creative projects. You can see all 365 of the skulls Noah made HERE

and it goes on to list 8 different ideas people had. hmmmmmmmmm. i really want to  do this, but it has to be simple. maybe a PICTURE a day?

(my favorite is the people who are going to thank someone each day and document it)

check out the link above for more info

not a football fan BUT this is kinda cool



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look at this look at this look at this

the fucking 'saint' is getting her FUCKING HAIR ADJUSTED before visting a cholera treatment center. SHE'S FUCKING GETTING HER HAIR ADJUSTED. think about it

pic: Sarah Palin gets her hair fixed during a visit to a cholera treatment centre in Haiti. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP


Sarah Palin visits crisis-hit Haiti

i love the surreal

Hanna Höch

 via a journey round my skull"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

this is a DAMN GOOD op-ed by frank rich

Gay Bashing at the Smithsonian
EACH Aug. 4, my wife Alex and I visit a church to light candles for two people we loved who both died tragically on that day two years apart — my mother, killed at 64 in a car crash, and Alex’s closest friend from graduate school, killed by AIDS at half that age. My mother was Jewish but loved the meditative serenity of vast cathedrals. Alex’s friend, John, was a Roman Catholic conflicted by a religion that demonized his sexuality. Our favorite pilgrimage is to an Episcopal church, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, not as some sectarian compromise but because of its AIDS chapel, a haunting reminder of the plague that ravaged that city’s population, especially its gay men, some time ago..................

wow, someone who actually AGREES with me on bonobo bono!

(note: i'm NOT a giant fan of lennon though)

bonobo bono is a giant pompous steamin' pile

John Lennon vs. Bono: The death of the celebrity activist

By William Easterly

The recent release of the Beatles' music on iTunes, coupled with the anniversary of John Lennon's tragic death in New York City 30 years ago this past Wednesday, has brought on a wave of Beatles nostalgia. For so many of my generation, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, Lennon was a hero, not just for his music but for his fearless activism against the Vietnam War.
Is there a celebrity activist today who matches Lennon's impact and appeal? The closest counterpart to Lennon now is U2's Bono, another transcendent musical talent championing another cause: the battle against global poverty. But there is a fundamental difference between Lennon's activism and Bono's, and it underscores the sad evolution of celebrity activism in recent years......................
 

look at this headline

i'm about to pop a vein here. whatever happened between assange and the two women and whatever happens NOW, is NOT a 'fault of feminism'. assange is NOT a VICTIM of feminism. however i tend to lean in this case (believing he is innocent of rape and or sexual misconduct or not) is NOT the point here. what IS the point is, all of this shite has NOTHING to do with 'feminism'.

what an asswipe to even THINK like that


and in case you want to drop ol' lorne an email here's his/her email address: lgunter@shaw.ca

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/WikiLeaks+founder+victim+feminism/3964794/story.html#ixzz17tnTPb00

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twisted Vintage: The Unknown

Twisted Vintage: The Unknown

i'll bet they say NI

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peek a boo!

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he ain't no neil diamond

 and i thank the great goddess for that EVERY day

Revolution comes out of the barrel of a microphone: James Brown live in Boston April 5, 1968
 by Marc Campbell

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated. The following day mayhem erupted in cities all across America. Riots and looting had broken out in Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C. and L.A.. Boston was a powder keg on the verge of exploding and Mayor Kevin White was considering canceling all public gatherings, including an April 5th concert by James Brown at the Boston Garden...........


awwwwwwwwwwww

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if you're surprised by this, raise your hand

you, over there...you're the ONLY one

In Tapes, Nixon Rails About Jews and Blacks

is it me,

or is this absurd? there is a tax issue, there is an unemployment issue, there is a dadt issue, there is a marriage equality issue, there is health coverage, there is education, there is hunger......................there is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO effing much at stake here YET....................I READ THIS:

Legalizing Internet poker gets push from Harry Reid in lame-duck session

Washington Post Staff Writer 

Friday, December 10, 2010

the nutmeg grater: the smithsonian may pussy out

the nutmeg grater: the smithsonian may pussy out

from a polar bear's tale (where you can ALWAYS find something beautiful or

unusual or cool or happy or warm or snowy.......................) comes

A Visit From Saint Nicholas, 1862 stop by her blog linked above to see and read the rest

you wanted 'em. you voted for 'em. you got 'em

now YOU deal with 'em

and don't forget who the hell was at the helm on 9/11 too. don't forget it. i won't.

don't forget who actually sent all the american service women and men to their deaths over this. don't forget who sent all the american service women and men into hospitals with horrific injuries. and will the re-pug-nacan't allow money to be spent on our veterans whose bodies and minds were torn apart thanks to them and king george and his band of merry men? (there were a couple of token women in there but mostly MEN MEN AND MEN).  goddess help you re-pug-lican'ts if YOU ever have to be dug out of a pile of asbestos tainted rubble. goddess help you because i don't know who else will

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

The 9/11 health bill, a version of which was approved by the House of Representatives in September, was among several initiatives that Senate Democrats had hoped to approve before the close of the 111th Congress. Supporters believe this was their last real opportunity to have the bill passed.
The action by the Senate created huge uncertainty over the bill’s future. Its proponents were working on Thursday to salvage the legislation, with one possibility being to have it inserted into a large tax-cut bill that Republicans and Democrats are trying to pass before Congress ends its current session...............

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Drew Angerer/The New York Times
Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer of New York during a news conference after the 9/11 health bill failed to advance in the Senate on Thursday.