Saturday, April 24, 2010
A cleavage barring movement is underway in a valley near you. 'Boobquake' already has 90,000 women across the globe committed to showing part of their own in an effort to ‘help stop supernatural thinking and oppression of women.”
Boobquake is the brain child of Purdue University student, Jennifer McCreight. The self described "liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist" decided to donate her D-cups for political and scientific reasons: The event is a direct response to the recent Iranian clerical claim that promiscuous women cause natural disasters.
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupting their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.
the facebook boobquake page
Gingrich: Tea Party will become ‘militant wing’ of GOP
By David Edwards
Former President Bill Clinton got into trouble with conservatives after he compared today's political climate with the climate preceding the Oklahoma City bombing. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to be having a moment of his own: in a little-noticed appearance Wednesday, he suggested that the Tea Party will become the "militant wing of the Republican Party."
But this time, conservatives aren't up in arms.
While speaking at an event in York County, Pennsylvania Wednesday, Gingrich left some in the audience scratching their heads. According to the The York Dispatch, Gingrich said the movement is a "natural expression of frustration with Republicans and anger at Democrats," which is "more likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party" than a third party.
A resident who attended the speech disagreed. "I wouldn't use the word 'militant," she said.........
Jon Stewart’s Punching Bag, Fox News
By BRIAN STELTER
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are long gone. Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart’s new enemy No. 1.
Last week that comedian did something that the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” the morning show on Fox News, did not do: he had his staff members call the White House and ask a question.
It may have been in pursuit of farce, not fact, but it gave credence to the people who say “The Daily Show” is journalistic, not just satiric. “Fox & Friends” had repeatedly asked whether the crescent-shaped logo of the nuclear security summit was an “Islamic image,” one selected by President Obama in his outreach to the Muslim world. The White House told “The Daily Show” that the logo was actually based on the Rutherford-Bohr model of the atom.
“This is how relentless Fox is” in savaging President Obama, Mr. Stewart said.............
Thursday, April 22, 2010
not quite sure how safe this is though. unless of course, she KNOWS this seal
‘Resurrection clause’ mom gets probation for starving sonBy Raw Story
One year ago, a US judge agreed to drop murder charges against a woman accused of starving her one-year-old son to death if the little boy is resurrected. Wednesday morning, the woman was "given a sentence that won't require her to serve any more jail time."
Ria Ramkissoon, "who pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her son, Javon Thompson, and has been in jail since her 2008 arrest, was given a suspended sentence and five years of probation on Wednesday," the Associated Press reports. "She will be committed to a residential treatment facility."........................
Under God: Palin's Christian Nation
By David Waters
In a speech last week, Sarah Palin promoted belief in God as a form of patriotism, dismissed notions that "America isn't a Christian nation," and denounced a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional for government to declare a National Day of Prayer.
"God truly has shed his grace on thee -- on this country. He's blessed us, and we better not blow it. And that's why I talk about politics," Palin told the 16,000-member choir at a Women of Joy conference in Louisville, Ky., last Friday.
"Lest anyone try to convince you that God should be separated from the state, our founding fathers, they were believers," she continued. "Hearing any leader declare that America isn't a Christian nation . . . It's mind-boggling to see some of our nation's actions recently, but politics truly is a topic for another day."
Here at Under God, politics is a topic for any day, especially when it's mixed with religion................
Early Animal Rights Poem Discovered: A Mouse's Plea
by Robert Krulwich
There were lots of mice in Priestley's lab. He had made his reputation as one of the first scientists to identify oxygen. He studied mice to figure out what happens inside animals as they breathe. This meant he regularly opened them to examine lungs, veins, arteries, to see that blood changed color when it moved through lungs. And since tuberculosis -- or "consumption" -- was the scourge of that era, lung research seemed like a valuable thing to do.
But animals didn't last long in Priestley's lab, especially mice. So many died that his lab assistant, a young woman named Anna Barbauld, decided that Priestley should give his lab animals a little more respect. It was, after all, 1773, just a few years before Lexington, Concord and the Declaration of Independence. On both sides of the Atlantic, "inalienable rights" were a rallying cry, and Anna, a young wife and poet, decided to write a protest poem. She called it "The Mouse's Petition to Dr. Priestley, Found in the Trap where he had been Confined all Night."............
who just happens to be married to a disabled (in iraq) vet to link to this story:
as you can see, it's an ap article, so i can't even print a line or two from the story. HOWEVER, i did find an npr article as well
When Jason Harvey came back from Iraq to Fort Carson, Colo., two years ago, he started having screaming nightmares. His records show he told the medical unit he thought about killing himself.
Doctors diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. But instead of sending him to intensive therapy, his Army commanders kept punishing him, saying he was messing up on the job. Harvey's mother, Amy Harvey, says she called officials at Fort Carson and begged them to help.
"No one at Fort Carson was there for Jason," she recalls. "They take children and they send them to war. And then they don't take care of them."
One night last year, Harvey slashed his arms and wrists and was rushed to the hospital. Today, both he and his mother will tell you there's one main reason he's still alive: Andrew Pogany.
The 36-year-old former soldier has become a driving force behind efforts to force the Army to revise its response to soldiers suffering from PTSD. Pogany's saga shows how an advocate can overcome enormous obstacles and battle a powerful institution — and help shine the national spotlight on what had largely been a hidden problem.
As NPR reported last year, numerous soldiers from Fort Carson who have come back from Iraq and Afghanistan with serious mental health problems have been kicked out of the Army with few or no benefits. Those reports prompted a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, as well as officials at the Pentagon, to investigate Fort Carson. In turn, the public attention pressured commanders to pledge that returning soldiers would get better treatment..................
you should all be so effing ashamed
i just found this comprehensive article as well:
The Good Soldier
By Joel Warner
Do you like green eggs and ham?
I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham!
It was September 28, 2003, Andrew Pogany's second day in Iraq, and he was steering a Land Rover through the night toward Samarra with another Special Forces soldier on board and an M4 rifle in his lap. This stretch of road, which ran through the especially nasty enclave of insurgent strongholds called the Sunni Triangle, was known for ambushes of Army convoys just like his. "This is Indian country down here," a Green Beret had told him earlier in the day. "You'll be lucky to make it out alive." Pogany should have been completely focused on the road, scanning the surroundings for signs of trouble, but he was a little distracted.
Would you like them in a house?
Would you like them with a mouse?
A 32-year-old staff sergeant stationed at Fort Carson, Pogany been assigned to fill a vacancy in a highly trained, twelve-man Special Forces A Team just two weeks before they shipped out to fight in the still-young war. And now he was learning something about one of them. Sitting next to Pogany, gripping his own rifle, medic Ken Lehman had decided it was the perfect time to recite lines from Dr. Seuss. Over and over again..................
It's a beautiful day," Teresa Mischke tells Pogany as he pulls into her driveway, greeting him like an old war buddy. They've been through a lot together.
Her husband Darren's story is so long, so convoluted, it's sometimes hard for her to know where to begin. There was his first deployment to Iraq in 2003, before he met Teresa, when his soft-skin Humvee was rammed by an Iraqi truck. There was no blood, no obvious damage, so he went right back to work. Sure, when he got home and met Teresa, there were some headaches, but nothing to be concerned about. Then, during his second deployment in 2005, a mortar hit his vehicle, blowing a hole in the turret right by his head. At the time, Darren considered himself lucky to be alive. But back in Colorado Springs in December 2006, right around the time the two got married, he stopped acting like himself. He'd get real quiet, lash out at unexpected moments and forget the most basic things. Training simulators became impossibly mystifying, his hands and mind rebelling against him, and bright flashes plagued his vision................
pic: Daniel Zwerdling, NPR
Former soldier Andrew Pogany, shown in his home basement office, gets dozens of calls a day from soldiers with serious mental health problems who need help dealing with the Army.and a special shout out to teresa for STAYING STRONG
NASA releases close-up photos and video of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)Matthew Schulz
this be for real! and how cool is it? WICKED COOL, that's how cool
pic: Source: HWT Image Library
NASA releases close-up photos and video of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)Matthew Schulz
this be for real! and how cool is it? WICKED COOL, that's how cool
pic: Source: HWT Image Library
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
sparkling va-gi-gis (no, this is NEVER going to get old for me, so you'll just have to get over it)we have to do SOMETHING to make men say 'hello' to us
yeah, the ad on one side of the truck features a man who is happy to have his health and his life back, the side with the woman? well she doesn't give a flying yoo hoo about her health or her life. she just wants MEN TO SAY HELLO
would NOT accept chickens. and i can't see hartford hospital accepting a couple of goats to set a broken arm either
bartering is a great idea. it is and i support it. BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO WORK FOR MEDICAL CARE YOU STUPID BIO-TCH
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. A couple weeks ago our Eric Kleefeld came up with video showing Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden suggesting that "bartering" for medical care would be a good way to rein in spiraling health care costs.
I mocked her with the headline: "I bid three chickens for that MRI!" But I sort of figured she'd rethink that plan after her advisors sat her down for a moment and explained the concept of a cash economy or maybe if she found out what 'barter' meant. But it turns out that she was serious. Not just serious. She was actually thinking about payment in chickens too.
Yesterday she told a local news program: "I'm telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor."..........
update: here's a new related site (which is a HOOT by the way) chickens for checkups
Girls accused of killing gay man in attack like Clockwork Orange
Two drunken teenage girls kicked a man so badly as he lay unconscious during their homophobic attack that he later died, a court heard.
Ruby Thomas and Rachel Burke, both 18, stamped on Ian Baynham’s chest and kicked him in the head after their friend Joel Alexander, 19, had punched him to the ground, knocking him unconscious, the Old Bailey was told.
As Mr Baynham lay bleeding the teenagers continued to assault him, it was said, causing him to suffer a fit from brain damage after his skull had been fractured.
When Mr Baynham’s friend stepped in to try to save him, Ms Burke attacked him too, punching him in the face, the jury was told.............
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
me? i was BORN with a sparkling va-gi-gi
all you have to do is search google image it (vajazzling, not 'a rose is a rose's sparkling va-gi-gi'). by the way MOST of the pics are pg-14.
And all that vajazz!
Posted by Chloe -
So vajazzling is apparently a thing now. Vajazzling, for those of you who aren't aware, is the practice of affixing small shiny things, usually crystals, to your otherwise bare vulva. It first entered the lexicon a few months ago when actress Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed on late night TV that she had coped with a particularly bad breakup by having one of her friends bedazzle her "precious lady" until it looked like a "disco ball."
When I first heard about vajazzling, I thought that it was totally absurd. Little did I know, the disco-themed pubis party was just getting started.Last week, The Frisky noted that there is a new totally absurd pube region trend in town. It is called "penazzling" and it is exactly what it sounds like. As Frisky blogger Jessica Wakeman noted, that penazzling isn't entirely comparable to vajazzling because the crystals are applied to a man's lower pelvis, far from his actual genitalia. ..........
When I first heard about vajazzling, I thought that it was totally absurd. Little did I know, the disco-themed pubis party was just getting started...........
Posted by Kevin Kidney
reviews cosmo articles!!!
The May issue of Cosmo features an article called "When You Have to Fix a Sex Glitch - Fast!" This is the Sexy Issue, which as we all know is the only issue of the year that tackles sex-related topics.
When you and your guy get going, there's not much - short of a natural disaster or your grandma walking in - that's going to stop you. So if a pesky snag threatens to mess with a sack session, get crafty. We have solutions to try in the heat of the moment to circumvent any roadblock (think MacGyver) while keeping the mood sexy.As always, Cosmo is there for you in your hour of need.
Oops, you're out of lube! Mix 1 tablespoon of saliva (the thick kind deep in your throat works best - its viscosity makes it a good substitute for lube) with 1 tablespoon of water (to stretch out the spit). Swish it in your mouth to blend. If you're not using condoms, you can also apply a plant-based oil, like olive oil or almond oil. Both are slippery but won't irritate your skin...................
i have to tell people why we (women) have breasts. it's for one reason and one reason only.
breastfeeding is NOT dirty. it is NOT shocking. it's beautiful, it's a bonding experience and it's natural. period
Breastfeeding On Ohio Billboard Shocks
Posted by Jason Louv
The state of Ohio is all bothered over a new billboard which shows a breast-milk smeared bab-ay, urging passing motorists to breastfeed, presumably after they’re out of the car. It bothers me, too, but that’s just the atrocious design. The billboard kind of looks like a PSA against undead zombie babies addicted to breastmilk instead of brains. And goddamn, but that baby looks like he’s about to start wiggling his eyebrows suggestively up and down like Groucho freaking Marx. Haunting............
i really would like to know
GOP Rep. Broun: Beware "Tyrannical" Gov't
By Andy Kroll
At a Second Amendment rally in the shadow of the Washington Monument, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) fired up an already boisterous crowd of gun lovers, sign toters, and self-proclaimed Constitutional defenders by railing against his "socialist" colleagues on Capitol Hill and demanding a ballot-box revolution this fall. In doing so, Broun gave the event's organizers—like Skip Coryell, a anti-government gun rights advocate from Michigan—and attending groups like the Oath Keepers just what they wanted to hear.
Echoing a controversial remark made last fall aimed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Broun told the crowd, "We have a lot of domestic enemies in the United States, and they work down the Mall," referring to certain members of Congress. Soon after, Broun added that Second Amendment defenders like himself and those in the crowd—many of them sporting bright orange stickers saying "Guns Save Lives"—needed to protect themselves from "the tyrannical government of the United States" and fight back against the "socialists that are running Congress."........................
Limbaugh Lies About Big Branch Mine: No, Rush, It Wasn’t Union
by Mike Hall
It was Sen. Al Franken (D- Minn.) in his previous incarnation as an author and comedian who called Rush Limbaugh “A big fat liar.” Well, others can address the first part, but Limbaugh himself has again offered solid evidence about the liar part.
Last week, Limbaugh lambasted the Mine Workers (UMWA) for not protecting their members who, he claimed worked at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va., where 29 coal miners were killed when the Massey Energy Co. mine exploded.
Of course as we all know, and has been widely reported in mainstream media–and even on Fox News–Upper Big Branch was non-union coal mine. While he never acknowledged his mistake, at least he piped down for a few days.
But yesterday, with a full bag of gas at the ready, Rush claimed he had irrefutable facts to back him up, that UMWA did certainly represent the miners at Upper Big Branch. He said the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had ordered Massey to hire union coal miners.
There were union workers at this mine…You people, it’s been 21 years. At some point you are going to learn: If you go up against me on a challenge of fact, you are going to be wrong. It’s just that simple..........
RAPE isn't funny and in this case, women's hard work and heroism TO BE TREATED EQUALLY (which by the way, isn't FULLY happening) should NOT be taken lightly.
End women’s right to vote, Nevada’s largest newspaper says
By Daniel Tencer
The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he was kidding when he penned an editorial calling for women's right to vote to be repealed, but plenty of people aren't laughing.
Thomas Mitchell has found himself defending his "satirical" look at the differences in the voting patterns of men and women after receiving a "swift and voluble" public reaction to his column on Friday, which was entitled "Time to repeal the 19th amendment?"
"People and candidates for public office should be judged on the basis of their ideas, stance on the issues, character, experience and integrity, not on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability," Mitchell wrote. "Therefore, we must repeal the 19th Amendment. Yes, the one granting suffrage to women. Because? Well, women are biased."...............
thankfully, if a staff member or even the cleaning crew finds a lost item, it WILL be kept for return to the owner. i can personally attest to that.
moral of the story, don't go drinking unless you're nude and unencumbered with ANY item except for a wad of cash
For Apple, Lost iPhone Is a Big Deal
By MIGUEL HELFT and NICK BILTON
For anyone who has ever lost a cellphone, remember this: it could be worse. You could be the person who left his phone in a bar in California. And it wasn’t just any phone; it was a supersecret version of the next iPhone. That model is not expected to be formally unveiled for a couple of months.
For the people at Apple, it must be like a bad version of the guy walks into a bar joke.
The company is known as the most secretive in Silicon Valley, and leaks are rare. But after the phone prototype was left in a bar in the Silicon Valley town of Redwood City, photos of the device began appearing over the weekend in technology blogs, sparking a frenzy of hype among the Apple-obsessed.........
Monday, April 19, 2010
this is the greatest one i've come across in a LONG LONG LONG time
tea party jesus
when you click on each picture (at the tea party jesus blog) it brings you to who actually SAID what is in the word bubbles. oh my goddess, this is REAL SHEAR GENIUS
i love it!
pics from tea party jesus
(i don't). what i don't understand is, how the eff do they think they are going to escape from it? do they really think they're NOT evil?
Corporate Front Group Funded By Coal Industry Scorns Widow Of Mine Disaster: ‘Everyone Wants Free Money’
Yesterday, the AP reported that Marlene Griffith, a widow of William Griffith, one of the 29 men killed in last week’s explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia, is suing Massey Energy, the owner of the mine. Griffith filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Raleigh County Circuit Court, arguing that Massey’s handling of work conditions at the mine plus its history of safety violations amounted to aggravated conduct that rises above the level of ordinary negligence. Marlene and here husband were to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary weeks after the deadly blast on April 5........................................
...........Responding to the lawsuit, Nathan Coffey, the Public Affairs Coordinator of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), took to Twitter yesterday to mock Marlene Griffith. Coffey posted a link to the AP story about Marlene Griffith, sarcastically commenting that “Everyone wants free money!”............
Militia movement will be packing heat at rally on the Potomac
Daniel Almond, a three-tour veteran of Iraq, is ready to "muster outside D.C." on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed. They intend to make history as the first people to take their guns to a demonstration in a national park, and the Virginia rally is deliberately being held just a few miles from the Capitol and the White House. Almond plans to have his pistol loaded and openly carried, his rifle unloaded and slung to the rear, a bandoleer of magazines containing ammunition draped over his polo-shirted shoulder. The Atlanta area real estate agent organized the rally because he is upset about health-care reform, climate control, bank bailouts, drug laws and what he sees as President Obama's insistence on and the Democratic Congress's capitulation to a "totalitarian socialism" that tramples individual rights.....................
Sunday, April 18, 2010
ask me why i'm so 'colorful' (euphemism is MINE) looking. i tell them it's because as a child my mother used to show me pictures of all sorts of exotic people. i've mentioned this before, but i was most influenced by the karen women of burma. i knew i couldn't do the neck rings so i chose other avenues
other two pictures via
picture of the karen woman via
"Young Long Neck Karen Lady - Padaung Hilltribe - Chiang Dao
now that falwell is dead, someone had to step up to the plate
well it's new to me
cathy was filling in yesterday afternoon at the the half door and she turned me on to blueberry stoli. i believe she mixed it with a bit of grapefruit juice, pama and some champagne. it was quite nice.
man, i love me some stoli