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Friday, March 12, 2010

i postd the video one or two posts ago

i'm NOT agog nor am i going to dissect it. my opinion? she's the 2009/2010 madonna (but more) i really don't think she's out there to do anything other than provoke and entertain. i don't think we have to spend time analyzing or figuring out meanings. let it GO y'all. it's a music video. it is NOT rocket science. she wants to sell records and she will. i'm giving her props for that. she has no voice. watch the video. see women in all states of undress. that's IT. nothing more, nothing less. it's cool, sure. it's NOT great. it's OK we don't need to spend more time on this, ok?

(p.s. i'm ONLY spending time on her because she teamed up with cyndi lauper (whom i LOVE) on the viva glam campaign. cyndi CAN AND DOES sing. cyndi can sing rings around just about anyone. cyndi is wickedly underrated)

Internet agog for Lady Gaga's provocative video to Telephone

Hadley Freeman

With some grunts, G-strings, heavy product placement and an enormous amount of hype, the 21st century's take on feminism and social commentary arrived this week with the video to Lady Gaga and Beyonce's duet, Telephone. Within 12 hours of the video being released on the internet it had half a million hits and nearly as many blogs eagerly dissecting the possible meanings behind the nine-minute video.

Already being touted by some as the successor to Michael Jackson's Thriller, Telephone continues Gaga's tradition of elevating her songs with clever videos. This time she and director Jonas Akerlund have created a melange of Russ Meyers, Quentin Tarantino, Thelma and Louise and the brief incarceration of Paris Hilton to make a film about lesbian murderers, set to the lyrics of a woman complaining about people phoning her in a nightclub.

While Beyonce is clearly the more talented, her brand of sexiness looks dated next to Gaga. Bloggers have been decoding the meaning behind the sunglasses made of cigarettes, but one might just as well try to decipher the dress Gaga once wore made of Kermit the Frogs: she does it because it's funny..................

not a fan (of the music) BUT she does have an unusual imagination

AND i love the beer can curlers.

no words

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

Henry Samuel in Paris

A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.

In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted.

For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment at the height of the Cold War...........


hey at&t you have some 'splain'in to do!

i checked my computer speed at

broadband dot gov

(found via Americans: Test your broadband speed, help the FCC keep ISPs honest boing boing..

James from the New America foundation sez, "The FCC launched a consumer broadband test on their blog broadband.gov yesterday. Internet speeds in the US are often 50% to 80% lower than advertised and its vital consumers have reliable information on the actual performance of their connections. One of the two tools the FCC is using is the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT), an open source tool hosted on MeasurementLab.net (M-Lab). The validity of NDT can be independently verified, and all data is publicly released. M-Lab hosts other test as wells, such as a test to see if bit torrent is being throttled, or how much bandwidth is available." )

the LOWEST speed at&t offers is 1.5 Mbps. here's what i got when i did the test (i'm at my pop's house right now using his at&t wi fi connection. i don't know which one he has but as i said, THE LOWEST is 1.5. 445 Kbps is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lower than 1.5 Mbps)

ah, but here's how good ol' at&t GETS AROUND THIS: (from their terms shite): AT&T High Speed Internet Plans: SERVICE REQUIRES: DSL modem/gateway/router and qualifying local service from AT&T at time of online order. OTHER CHARGES: A shipping and handling fee applies for the customer self-install kit. Price varies depending upon shipment method. Taxes and additional fees extra. OTHER TERMS: "Up to" speed claim(s) represent maximum downstream and/or upstream speed capabilities. Many factors can affect actual speeds, which will vary and are not guaranteed. In order to enhance reliability and consistency of performance, some lines may be provisioned at less than the maximum speed capability but within the range of speed purchased. See the Terms of Service, www.att.yahoo.com/terms. Service and speed not available in all areas.

but my peeps if ENOUGH of us complain, they'll change. they have to. my pops has cable. i can threaten to change to THEIR wi fi (and follow though of course. a threat isn't any good if you can't back it up. i'm going to test the speed at someone's house who has the cable internet service to see how fast THAT is. )





Kerstin zu Pan

Kerstin zu Pan, Berlin based photographer…


no, it's NOT an onion headline

i personally wish i had the power to ban hunting AND fishing. however, how EFFING STUPID do you have to be in order to believe the (BLACK) president of the united states of america is preparing to BAN RECREATIONAL FISHING? (i'm shaking my head here. you can't see me, but i am)

ESPN claims Obama is about to ban fishing
Charlotte Fishing ExaminerJeffrey Weeks

In what may be the worst example of outdoor sports reporting in the history of America, ESPN has claimed that President Barack Obama is on the verge of banning recreational fishing.

ESPNOutdoors.com writer Robert Montgomery posted an article today claiming that the administration's decision to end the public comment phase of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force means that Obama is likely preparing to issue an executive order outlawing recreational fishing in America.

As a sportsman who covers fisheries management and politics I do think there are many issues surrounding the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force and its eventual recommendations that all fishermen should be aware of and concerned about.

But to go from concern to suggesting that President Obama is about to ban fishing in America is the most absurd and irresponsible thing I have ever seen a major news outlet publish. There is not even a remote possibility that a standing president of the United States will outlaw fishing in America.

And yet, Robert Montgomery presents his case that it is about to happen as if it is the most likely thing in the world............

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i'm not a GIANT fan of springsteen

there are some songs i like though. i don't think i'd go to a concert or anything (but one never knows) BUT i NEVER EVER thought of him being anti or un american. EVER. i've always thought he spoke for the regular jane/joe. the worker. the blue collar american. he was one of the guys. a peep you actually could go have a beer with

beck on the other hand, i think of as someone i'd like to POUR a beer on. someone who is an absolute rable rouser, troublemaker, asshole.

that's my two cents

Beck: Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ is ‘anti-American,’ ‘propaganda’
By Stephen C. Webster

A song that's been played over speakers at hundreds of campaign rallies, vibrated in the space between drinks at everyone's favorite bar and set millions of heads nodding from radio stations coast to coast -- a piece of music that is literally stitched into the fabric of American blue-collar culture, Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" -- is, according to right-wing pundit Glenn Beck, "anti-American" and "propaganda" that people must "wake up" from.

If you're unfamiliar, need a refresher or simply like good music, give it a listen:...............

i'm at a loss here

i cannot articulate how this makes me feel. it's frightening. it's ugly. it's racist. it's wrong. it is NOT history (why include the nra in a history book and exclude let's say the brady campaign against gun VIOLENCE?). of course it's not passed yet. i'm hoping the good citizens of texas, EVEN THE MOST MOST MOST conservative ones KNOW this just cannot be. if you have phyllis schlafly you damn well better have ANGELA DAVIS in there as well

Texas Conservatives Seek Deeper Stamp on Texts

AUSTIN, Tex. — Even as a panel of educators laid out a vision Wednesday for national standards for public schools, the Texas school board was going in a different direction, holding hearings on changes to its social studies curriculum that would portray conservatives in a more positive light, emphasize the role of Christianity in American history and include Republican political philosophies in textbooks. The hearings are the latest round in a long-running cultural battle on the 15-member State Board of Education, a battle that could have profound consequences for the rest of the country, since Texas is one of the largest buyers of textbooks.............

and please be sitting down before you read these next words...........please


For instance, one guideline requires publishers to include a section on “the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract with America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.”

There have also been efforts among conservatives on the board to tweak the history of the civil rights movement. One amendment states that the movement created “unrealistic expectations of equal outcomes” among minorities. Another proposed change removes any reference to race, sex or religion in talking about how different groups have contributed to the national identity.......


ack Plunkett/Associated Press

Diana Gomez, center, and Garrett Mize, right, and other University of Texas students rallied against conservatives at a State Board of Education meeting Wednesday in Austin, Tex.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

who doesn't like a good onion ring i ask ya?

Lord Of The Onion Rings

“Lord Of The Onion Rings” by Dave MacDowell

not to worry, (well worry yes)

whe or he is going to be just fine!

if you let your animals out, i'd be VERY careful. even in west hartford i've seen coyotes. i've seen bear too, but in avon and granby.

i love alpaca (and their fur. it makes SPECTACULAR yarn). i'm glad the lil' one is ok

Pet Alpaca Gets Heck of a Bear Scare

Beware of bears if you are an alpaca.

A bear attacked one of the animals at a home on Highridge Road in Simsbury on Tuesday night.

It happened at around 7 p.m., police said. A family owns three alpacas, and realized one had been attacked after the bear wandered into their yard. The alpaca was injured, but is expected to recover..............


from four eyed bat


echidne of the snakes

has a great breakdown of all the bullshite women live longer but men wanna fuck longer write ups of late

give it a read:

No Orgasms For You, Old Ladies

hey winnie, S T F U

it always amazes me how people who aren't exactly 'above board' get up the nerve to point their accusatory fingers at other people. i'm not saying people like tutu and mandela are saints. they're not but they sure are far and away a KAZILLION TIMES BETTER THAN WINNIE she's evil pure and simple. she must have opened her fat mouth this time because she hasn't been in the spotlight. first article is ap so not even a sentence. just click it
Mandela let blacks down, ex-wife says


Winnie Mandela accuses Nelson of 'betraying' the blacks of South Africa

By Colin Fernandez

Nelson Mandela has been accused by his former wife of betraying South Africa's black population.

In a savage attack, Winnie Mandela said he had done nothing for the poor and should not have accepted the Nobel peace prize with the man who jailed him, FW de Klerk.

The 73-year-old said her ex-husband had become a 'corporate foundation' who was 'wheeled out' only to raise money for the ANC party he once led.

i would pray to their god

in this circumstance:

if these giant weenies ever did really become doctors and i had the misfortune (in an emergency situation of course) of having to see one of them............i'd get down on my knees and pray like i've never prayed before

lord, save me from these f**ks

Creationists: Museum ‘makes up’ facts about evolution
By Agence France-Presse

They plan to become doctors, researchers and professors, but these students from Liberty University, an evangelical school, also believe God created the Earth in a week, some 6,000 years ago.

Each year, a group of biology students at the Christian university based in Lynchburg, Virginia, travels to the Natural History Museum in Washington to learn about a theory they dismiss as incorrect -- Darwin's theory of evolution.

The young "creationists" examined a model of the Morganucodon rat, believed to be the first and common ancestor of mammals that appeared some 210 million years ago.

Lauren Dunn, 19, a second-year biology student, was unimpressed.

"210 million years, that's arbitrary. They put that time to make up for what they don't know," she said..........

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

yeah this is real too (perhaps nsfw)

et tu men? it's bad enough i have to suffer with/through victoria's (not too big of a damn) secret now YOU too?

Finally, A Push-Up Panty for the Penis (NSFW)

by lisa

this is how i feel today

in all seriousness check the site out, it's GREAT

Totally Severe

a galaxy in a wine glass

via tywkiwdbi

you pray it's from the onion, BUT


Glenn Beck advertiser offers "survival seeds" as defense against "emerging totalitarianism"

by Oliver Willis

wednesday morning humor

Chris Wallace Calls The Perpetually Wrong Bill Kristol An ‘Expert’ On Iraq

By Matt Duss

Demonstrating again Fox News’ hilariously low standards, this morning Fox News’ Chris Wallace referred to Bill Kristol as an “expert in [the] area” of Iraq’s elections:

WALLACE: Bill, you certainly are an expert in this area. The two leading candidates seem to be the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and the original prime minister [Ayad] Allawi. From the U.S. point of view, who would we rather see?

KRISTOL: I honestly don’t know. I think — the good news has been the degree of reformist parties and the new leaders who have begun to emerge in the Iraqi political system...................

i'm just saying.....................

Verizon Bills Dead Man , Says 'Death Certificate' Not Enough To Cancel Service

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

i DID have to smile at this one

from unreasonable faith

Polyamory Is Wrong!

who knew?

from grrl scientist

(via boing boing

it's NOT ok. it was NEVER ok

this is america. in america WE DO NOT TORTURE

what's most disturbing is medical personnel participated in this torture. what happened to DO NO HARM?

again, this is america. WE DO NOT TORTURE

Waterboarding for dummies
Internal CIA documents reveal a meticulous protocol that was far more brutal than Dick Cheney's "dunk in the water"

By Mark Benjamin

Self-proclaimed waterboarding fan Dick Cheney called it a no-brainer in a 2006 radio interview: Terror suspects should get a "a dunk in the water." But recently released internal documents reveal the controversial "enhanced interrogation" practice was far more brutal on detainees than Cheney's description sounds, and was administered with meticulous cruelty.

Interrogators pumped detainees full of so much water that the CIA turned to a special saline solution to minimize the risk of death, the documents show. The agency used a gurney "specially designed" to tilt backwards at a perfect angle to maximize the water entering the prisoner's nose and mouth, intensifying the sense of choking – and to be lifted upright quickly in the event that a prisoner stopped breathing.

The documents also lay out, in chilling detail, exactly what should occur in each two-hour waterboarding "session." Interrogators were instructed to start pouring water right after a detainee exhaled, to ensure he inhaled water, not air, in his next breath. They could use their hands to "dam the runoff" and prevent water from spilling out of a detainee's mouth. They were allowed six separate 40-second "applications" of liquid in each two-hour session – and could dump water over a detainee's nose and mouth for a total of 12 minutes a day. .......

let she/he who is without sin

cast the first stone (i don't believe being gay is a sin, i'm just making a point. i don't believe using birth control is a sin either BUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DOES)

i wonder when the last time anyone in the parish was asked if they were adulterers. if they were sleeping with someone OUTSIDE of marriage (and/or before being married). if they use condoms. oh on and on. of course no one was asked any of this

hey catholic church, jesus is weeping and it's ALL YOUR FAULT

Boulder Catholic school denies preschooler with lesbian parents

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_14518909?source=bb#ixzz0hf2Hfa2S
By Kevin Torres

A preschool student at a Catholic school in Boulder will not be allowed to return next school year because the student's parents are two women and the Denver Archdiocese says their homosexual relationship violates the school's beliefs and policy.

According to teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, a meeting was held Tuesday to discuss the issue. The staff was told a student would not be allowed to re-enroll because of his or her parents' sexual orientation. The staff members were also told not to talk to the media.

In a statement sent to 9NEWS, the Archdiocese said, "No person shall be admitted as a student in any Catholic school unless that person and his/her parent(s) subscribe to the school's philosophy and agree to abide by the educational policies and regulations of the school and Archdiocese," the statement said................

SAREVIL, A GIANT WTF??????????????

i'm going to skip right over the whole beginning of this article. she compares herself to god in it. it's a scream. just click on the link to read the WHOLE thing

what i DID want to print from the article was the following (and sit down whilst reading or you'll fall over)

Palin: Writing on palms ‘was good enough for God’

By Sahil Kapur


Admits she used to 'hustle over the border' to 'get health care from Canada'

In a recent speech she gave in Canada, Palin unveiled a childhood secret about her family seeking health care in a Canadian town. According to the Calgary Herald, she said:

"My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse. Believe it or not – this was in the ‘60s – we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada."

The Herald's Jason Markusoff claims that "[g]iven all the politician-turned pundit's warnings about the ills of expanding government role in U.S. health care (see: panels, death), this was, yep, pretty ironic-sounding."............

i can't believe i just discovered these

there's tons of 'em. watch them all. it's especially funny to me because most of my peeps ARE bartenders

if you're in the service industry you'll relate

oh, due to some of the language, these are nsfw

i always did like this song

i for one applaud this

now if only i could do something about people you're having a conversation with using their pda OR
people at work bringing their laptops to meetings. all you can hear is their fingers beating away at the keys. it's distracting AND RUDE. same with the phone. if you want to talk to me, TALK TO ME. if you're going to talk on the phone, i'm going to turn my back on you. i'm stubborn. NO second chances. and hey, it's YOUR loss, not mine

Wide Web of diversions gets laptops evicted from lecture halls
On a windy morning in downtown Washington, a hundred Georgetown Law students gathered in a hall for David Cole's lecture on democracy and coercion. The desks were cluttered with books, Thermoses and half-eaten muffins.

Another item was noticeable in its absence: laptop computers. They were packed away under chairs, tucked into backpacks, powered down and forgotten.

Cole has banned laptops from his classes, compelling students to take notes the way their parents did: on paper.

A generation ago, academia embraced the laptop as the most welcome classroom innovation since the ballpoint pen. But during the past decade, it has evolved into a powerful distraction. Wireless Internet connections tempt students away from note-typing to e-mail, blogs, YouTube videos, sports scores, even online gaming -- all the diversions of a home computer beamed into the classroom to compete with the professor for the student's attention...............

i will say, liz cheney and her organization

of keep america safe makes me feel about as safe as being thrown into a lion's den. they don't want to keep american safe at all. they want to rip america into all sorts of little bits and pieces. why? because they plan on coming along with a broom and sweeping it all up (i.e. taking control by force if necessary).

well liz and buds, EFF YOU. this is america. we have a justice system in place. there are lawyers who MUST defend people even if those people are guilty. it's something our country STANDS for

do i think some lawyers are scum? HELL YES. i don't know any of THESE lawyers you're talking about liz. i DO know i think your father is one of THE most evil people AND one of THE biggest dicks around. that much i DO know. i think HE committed a whole SLEW of crimes that he got away with.

let's say he got busted. wouldn't you want a lawyer to defend him? would you call that lawyer a traitor for doing so? would you think that lawyer's actions made america less safe?

liz, crawl back under your mossy rock and stfu

'Al-Qaeda 7' smear campaign is an assault on American values
By Eugene Robinson

The word "McCarthyism" is overused, but in this case it's mild. Liz Cheney, the former vice president's ambitious daughter, has in her hand a list of Justice Department lawyers whose "values" she has the gall to question. She ought to spend the time examining her own principles, if she can find them.

A group that Liz Cheney co-chairs, called Keep America Safe, has spent the past two weeks scurrilously attacking the Justice Department officials because they "represented or advocated for terrorist detainees" before joining the administration. In other words, they did what lawyers are supposed to do in this country: ensure that even the most unpopular defendants have adequate legal representation and that the government obeys the law. .........

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Monday, March 08, 2010

i'm not sure there are words here........




i do NOT know which reality delay is in

but it is NOT this one

here's an excerpt of his appearance on cnn yesterday where he tells us people WANT to be on unemployment (you know where the dough just keeps rolling in. so much people can buy mansions and eat lobster every day)

Chris Van Hollen, Brian Baird and Tom DeLay on CNN's 'State of the Union'

Bruce Drake

...............CROWLEY: But do you -- it's not a mistake, you don't think, to fight for those principles really at the detriment to the people who are the most vulnerable in our society right now?

DELAY: Nothing would have happened if the Democrats would have just paid for it. People would have gotten their unemployment compensation. I think Bunning was brave in standing up there and taking it on by himself.

CROWLEY: But this particular time, you know, to halt peoples' jobs that were working on, public infrastructure jobs, to put in jeopardy peoples' unemployment benefits and their health care just was not exactly the right vehicle to make that stand. You don't think that's a PR problem at the very least?

DELAY: No, I really don't, if it's communicated properly. You know, there's -- there is an argument to be made that these extensions of these unemployment benefits keeps people from going and finding jobs.

In fact, there's a study -- there's some studies that have been done that shows that people stay on unemployment compensation and they don't look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out.

CROWLEY: Congressman, that's such a hard sell, isn't it?


It's -- you know, to say...

DELAY: It's the truth.

CROWLEY: ... well, people are unemployed because they want to be?

DELAY: Well, it is the truth. And people in the real world know it. And they have friends that -- and they know it. Sure, we ought to be helping people that are unemployed find a job, but we also have budget considerations that are incredibly important, especially now that Obama is spending monies that we don't even have. .........

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

canada DOES deserve a shout out - OH CANADA!

no, this is NOT me


i'm not prejudiced, why some of my best friends

are.............(you pick the word to put here. there are so very many)

it's not even that there are racists, homophobes, misogynists, prejudiced people out there. we all know they're there. what gets me is the stupidity of them. the stupidity of sending emails like this. don't they read the news? don't they know how many before them have gotten discovered and what happened afterward?

Tenn. CEO compares Michelle Obama to chimpanzee
By Andrew McLemore

"I don't care who you are, ... this is funny."

Thus began an e-mail that Walt Baker, CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association, sent to to a few friends, the president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and several members of the press.

It continues by comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to Tarzan's chimpanzee sidekick Cheeta. There are two photos at the bottom — one of Obama with an awkward pursing of her lips and another of a chimp.

Unsurprisingly, Baker has already begun apologizing for the outrage created by the e-mail................

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