Saturday, May 29, 2010
WASP test pilots Mardo Crane and Twila Edwards report for duty in Minter Field, Calif., April 1944.
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) division was first created to help free male pilots for combat roles and make qualified civilian female pilots go on missions such as ferrying aircraft from factories to military bases. In 1943, more than 25,000 women applied for WASP service, but less than 1,900 were accepted. The 1,078 pilots who earned their wings were stationed at 120 air bases across the U.S.
Thirty-eight WASP fliers died during the war, but because they were not officially in the military, they were sent home at family expense and without traditional military honors.
Pfc. Edith Macias, Marine reservist, stands at attention during a review by Maj. Gen. George Barnett in Washington, D.C., during World War I
An Army nurse tends to a wounded solider in the crowded Evacuation Hospital No. 114 in Fleury-sur-Aire, France, during World War I
BP Buses In 400 Workers During Obama's Visit
Jefferson Parish Councilman Calls Company's Actions 'Shameful'
GRAND ISLE, La. -- Officials from Jefferson Parish claim BP bused 400 cleanup workers into Grand Isle on Friday in time for a visit from President Barack Obama. ...........
she (well the first dude too) reneged! (ALLEGEDLY)
Sarah Palin's next-door neighbor sought out author Joe McGinniss as a tenant, McGinniss's son said.
"No one is stalking anyone," Joe McGinniss, Jr., a novelist whose father is the non-fiction writer, wrote in response to an email from a Palin supporter who confused his email address and his father's. (He shared the email with me.) "A woman was renting her house and sought out the author because the Palins had crossed her (owed her money for renovations she had done at their request and never paid her for). So she knew McGinniss was writing the book and found him and offered him the house."...............
he did apologize (on his website - see the end of the story at the link below), but really FUCK HIM.
you don't make fun of the MINOR children of the president. sure i had some stuff to say about king george's twins BUT they weren't minors
fuck you glenn fucking beck
Glenn Beck attacks Obama daughter over oil spill worries
By Daniel Tencer
It took talk show host Glenn Beck all of two days to go from announcing that the families of politicians are a no-go zone for pundits -- to mocking 11-year-old Malia Obama on the air.
During a press conference Thursday, President Barack Obama highlighted public concern over the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster by recounting an anecdote in which his 11-year-old daughter Malia peeked her head around the door and asked, "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?"
It was a story meant to personalize the oil spill, and to highlight that even among his own family members, Obama is seen as being responsible for the response to the oil spill.
But for talk show host Glenn Beck, the comment was an opportunity to mock Malia and suggest the Obamas' education standards aren't up to snuff.........................
"Daddy, why do you hate black people so much?" Beck as Malia asks at one point.
"I'm part white, honey," Gray responds as Obama...............
Friday, May 28, 2010
By Miss Cellania
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Flammulina Velutipes
Although women have been researching and inventing for as long as men have been grunting and hunting, recognition for their accomplishments has been sparse. We think we owe them a few retroactive shout-outs.Beatrix Potter may be known mainly as the mother of adorable anthropomorphized animals, but the British author and illustrator also used her skills for some decidedly less cuddly work. Around the turn of the 19th century, scientists had no way of photographing images under a microscope, so Potter found herself churning out watercolor paintings of fungi in labs. Pretty soon, she’d become a well-respected mycologist and was one of the first scientists to study lichens. At the time, women were barred from attending scientific meetings, so Potter’s uncle had to present her papers for her. Eventually, she had to settle for a more “appropriate” profession, and thus Peter Rabbit was born.................
land of the free and home of the brave? not this year
Crime-stopper faces deportation
Local police enforce immigration laws, leave many in limbo
By Alex Johnson and Glenn Counts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Just like the police tell you to do, Abel Moreno called 911 when a man began assaulting his girlfriend. Before the end of the year, he could be deported to Mexico for his trouble.
Moreno, 29, of Charlotte made the call Dec. 29 because, he alleged, a Charlotte police officer was trying to fondle his girlfriend after a traffic stop. The officer ordered Moreno to drop the call and arrested him and his girlfriend for resisting arrest.
Several things then happened. Five other women came forward to allege that the officer, identified as Marcus Jackson, now 26, had tried to molest them, too. Moreno was released after investigators debunked the resisting arrest charge. So was his girlfriend................
pic: Abel Moreno could face deportation after he called 911 to report a crime. He was snagged by a provision that deputizes local authorities to enforce federal immigration law.
Davie Hinshaw / The Charlotte Observer
O’Reilly tells African-American Columbia University professor that he looks like a ‘cocaine dealer.’
By Lee Fang
Bring your green card! Radio contest offers weekend in Arizona ‘chasing aliens’
By Ron Brynaert
A conservative talk radio station in Ohio is offering an unusual contest that some might find offensive, a poster at the website Contexts notes.
"Win a trip to Phoenix, Arizona! Make sure to bring your green card! 610 WTVN would like to send you where Americans are proud and illegals are scared, sunny Phoenix, Arizona," a link at the radio station states.
You'll spend a weekend chasing aliens and spending cash in the desert, just make sure you've got your green card! Win round trip airfare to Phoenix, hotel accomodations, and a few pesos in spending cash -- just register below!
Contest ends Thursday, May 27th at 5 p.m. John Corby will announce a winner on 5.27 at 5:10 p.m.
14 day advance on the airline tix, flying via Southwest/ 2 night hotel stay/ Hotel TBD/ $100 in Visa gift card..........
Thursday, May 27, 2010
(here's a part of it)
Sarah Palin's fact-free commentary on Paul and BP
By Ruth Marcus
I've started to write this column several times and put it aside. I worried: Was I being harder on Palin because I disagree with her politically? Was I being harder on Palin than I would be on a man spouting similar pablum? In a world where everyone already has firm opinions about Palin, pro or con, is there a value in pointing out that the empress has no clothes?
Palin's appearance on "Fox News Sunday" pushed me over the edge.
First, there was Palin on Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul, whose candidacy she had championed. Anchor Chris Wallace asked straightforward questions: Was Paul right or wrong in his view that the 1964 Civil Rights Act went too far in banning discrimination in private establishments? What did Palin make of the controversy? He got typically Palinesque answers, rambling and aggrieved:
"I think there is certainly a double standard at play here. When Rand Paul had anticipated that he'd be able to engage in a discussion, he being a libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative, being able to engage in a discussion with a TV character, a media personality, who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer the way that she did, he wanted to talk about, evidently, some hypotheticals as it applies to impacts on the Civil Rights Act, as it impacts our Constitution. So he was given the opportunity finally to clarify, and unequivocally he has stated that he supports the Civil Rights Act.".............
huh sarevil? wtf did you just say anyway?
i sure as heck am (and have always been). now this is a damn good theory, but theory it is. however, i have not one doubt the statues were/are where they were supposed to be. i too don't think they were haphazardly placed.
Scientists reveal the secrets of Easter Island's fallen idols
By Cahal Milmo
According to Polynesian legend, the stone monoliths of
But the first British archaeological expedition in nearly a century to the archipelago, whose giant artifacts have long baffled academics and explorers, has arrived at a conclusion which threatens to overturn a 50-year-old consensus about the role played by the island's ancient road system.
But the first British archaeological expedition in nearly a century to the archipelago, whose giant artifacts have long baffled academics and explorers, has arrived at a conclusion which threatens to overturn a 50-year-old consensus about the role played by the island's ancient road system.......
pic from the article, no credit given: One of Easter Island's 800-year-old statues gazes out from its hillside vantage point.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Artificial butterfly for studying insect flight
The beautiful rubber band-powered artificial butterfly is helping researchers understand the flight of swallowtails. Hiroto Tanaka of Harvard University and Isao Shimoyama of the University of Tokyo built the balsa-wood machine, which boasts thin polymer film wings with "veins" made with a silicon-etching technique. ............
Deportation Nightmare: Eduardo Caraballo, US Citizen Born In Puerto Rico, Detained As Illegal Immigrant
Eduardo Caraballo, a U.S. citizen born in the United States, was detained for over three days on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.
Despite presenting identifying documents and even his birth certificate, Caraballo was held by federal immigration authorities over the weekend and threatened with deportation, according to an NBC Chicago report. He was only released when his congressman, Luis Gutierrez -- a vocal supporter of immigration reform -- intervened on his behalf...........
BP is now fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s demands to change its use of toxic dispersants, after over 700,000 gallons have been used on the hundred-million-gallon Deepwater Horizon oil blowout. The dispersants have created an invisible toxic cloud of unknown size below the surface, as the federal government lets BP block attempts to monitor the gusher, study the undersea plumes, or learn about the dispersants being used. On Monday, Good Morning America correspondent Sam Champion and Philippe Cousteau Jr., the chief ocean correspondent for Planet Green and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, explored the toxic plumes of dispersed oil floating beneath the waves in the Gulf of Mexico:............
bp and halliburton and transocean and cameron care about their HUMAN workers, they kept the survivors of the rig explosion ISOLATED FOR 40 HOURS AFTER the blow up. yup, it's UNAMERICAN to hold them (BP, HALLIBURTON, TRANSOCEAN, CAMERON) accountable, right rand?
Deepwater Horizon survivor describes horrors of blast and escape from rig
Stephen Davis recounts how he was flung against a wall by explosion and kept at sea on work boat for 40 hours after rescue
Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
These things Stephen Davis cannot banish from his memory from that night of chaos aboard the Deepwater Horizon: the sensation of being flung into a wall by a powerful explosion, the desperate, muddy scramble on a deck lit only by the reflections from a huge pillar of flame; the look in men's eyes before they jumped 18 metres (60ft) into the water.
"You could taste the fumes, that godawful taste in your mouth," he said. "It was hard to breathe. The oxygen was being sucked out of the living quarters.
"Then all of a sudden – just boom. It was the biggest explosion I ever heard in my life."
Davis was hurled 5 metres into a wall.
"The whole rig was vibrating and shaking," he said. "It's like we walked straight into hell."...................
.................For Davis, the events of that night, when the rig exploded killing 11 of the 126 crew, was only the beginning of his ordeal. He says he and other survivors were to spend the next 40 hours in isolation – barred from phoning their families – while his lawyers believe Transocean, the owners of the rig, readied its legal defences. Seventeen crew members were seriously injured in the incident.
For Barack Obama, whose officials are being held to account for their oversight of offshore drilling in congressional hearings this week, the disaster could be the defining event of his presidency.
For the companies involved in the disaster – BP, the well owner, Transocean, the rig owner, and subcontractors Halliburton and Cameron – that night was only the beginning of what lawyers predict will be one of the longest and most complicated court battles the US has ever seen..........
here's a link (embedding is disabled) to an abc news video
BP CEO caught on tape ordering media to get away from oil-coated beach
By Stephen C. Webster
Gulf fishing ban extended to area roughly the size of Greece
Walking along a Louisiana beach yesterday, the chief operating officer of British Petroleum was caught on tape ordering subordinates multiple times to "get 'em out of here," apparently referencing media personnel who were swarming the scene prior to a press conference.
The clip has since raised the public's level of ire against the company, at a time when all BP's recent press coverage seems to paint a picture darker than oil.
At first, CEO Tony Hayward appeared to motion toward a cameraman who was standing next to a large puddle of toxic sludge. Pointing at the man, he said sternly: "Hey! Get outta there. Get outta there!"
The cameraman moved................
Palin's new neighbor turns out to be a legendary journalist
By Garance Franke-Ruta
Sarah Palin has a new neighbor in Wasilla, Alaska, and he's not just any old regular joe.
"Yes, that Joe McGinniss," Palin writes. "Here he is -- about 15 feet away on the neighbor's rented deck overlooking my children's play area and my kitchen window. Maybe we'll welcome him with a homemade blueberry pie tomorrow so he'll know how friendly Alaskans are."
McGinnis is perhaps best known for his youthful book on the Nixon campaign, "The Selling of the President 1968," which has become a classic of political journalism. But he has also written a book on the oil pipeline in Alaska, and his "Fatal Vision" from 1984, on the Jeffrey MacDonald murder trial, became a popular cause celebre............
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, the shrill voice of Drill Baby Drill tried to accuse President Obama of being too "doggone" cozy with the oil industry, citing BP's contributions to the Obama campaign.
During the 2008 election cycle, 77% of the industry's $35.6 million in contributions went to Republicans, and in the 2008 presidential contest, Republican candidate Sen. John McCain received more than twice as much money from the oil and gas industries as Obama: McCain collected $2.4 million; Obama, $898,000.
really, FUCK YOU ARIZONA
Arizona cracks down on teachers with heavy accentsBy David Edwards
Arizona has been under fire for a controversial anti-illegal immigrant law and now its Department of Education is embarking on a course of action that many critics also believe is being enforced in a discriminatory fashion.............
.............Christina Parsons was born in Brazile and has taught the English Language Learners class in Tucson for more than 20 years, but she told CNN that she has been subjected to an audit based on her ability to pronounce English words.
"They just walked in in the middle of class," she told CNN's Thelma Gutierrez.
State School Superintendent Tom Horne denies the crackdown is based on teachers' accents. "We are not going after any accents including Spanish accents. It has to be faulty English. If students are being taught English and they're going to refer to a comma as a 'coma' people are going to misunderstand them," said Horne...............
i just didn't know HOW 'out there' he was. (oh, by saying out there in the title of this post, all i meant was i knew he existed).
i didn't know about his belief canada, mexico and the united states is being turned into one country. i didn't know (and don't want to know) lots about him
i just don't want him elected to ANY position. how could ANYONE pull the lever for him after hearing what he actually believes (i'm not even going to get into his feelings about race and civil rights)
he's not even conservative. he's off the grid.
eugene robinson has a great column in today's wapo:
Rand Paul's Libertarian La-La Land
By Eugene Robinson
Not so fast, everybody. Rand Paul can't abruptly disavow the extremist views on civil rights that he's been espousing for years and expect us all to just move along. Was he lying then? Is he lying now? Or has the Tea Party movement's newly crowned Mad Hatter changed his mind? Republican crisis managers wisely didn't allow Paul to stray within range of the Sunday talk shows, but they can't keep him hidden away in some Kentucky cave until November. Sooner or later, the Senate candidate is going to have to answer a direct question: Was he being untruthful on the occasions when he said the federal government has no authority to outlaw racial discrimination in private businesses such as restaurants? Or is he being untruthful now in claiming he would have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964?..............
we don't need no stinkin' compromise! what we need are qualified men and women to serve in our military. gay, straight shouldn't matter
Obama backs 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise that could pave way for repeal
President Obama has endorsed a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military's policy banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.
The compromise was finalized in meetings Monday at the White House and on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers will now, within days, vote on amendments that would repeal the Clinton-era policy, with a provision ensuring that any change would not take effect until after the Pentagon completes a study about its impact on troops. That study is due to Congress by Dec. 1. ............
Monday, May 24, 2010
now i am NOT comparing rachel to judge judy in any way shape or form. all i'm saying is, if i was going on a tv show (especially NEWS) i'd sure as shite WATCH that show prior to my appearance. i'd want to know what usually happens on the show and i'd want to know if the host had any particular leanings. i'd want to know if the host had a brain or not (and in rachel's case, it's one HELL of a brain).
if one is a politician and one spouts all sorts of beliefs, one MUST be prepared to defend those beliefs all the way from bill o'wrongly to olbermann and everything in between. sarevil, you don't have to defend mr paul. i'd worry about my own damn self if i were you. mr paul is doing a beautiful job of taking all sorts of heat off from YOU
Palin: Maddow was ‘prejudiced’ against Rand Paul
By David Edwards
The media was out to destroy Sarah Palin and now they are out to destroy Rand Paul, if you believe the former Republican vice presidential candidate.
In an interview with National Public Radio, Paul criticized some aspects of the 1964 Civil Right Act. Paul indicated that businesses should be free to be able to discriminate against minorities. In his view, businesses that don't treat all patrons equally will suffer in the marketplace, but the federal government should have no role in enforcing fairness.
Based on Paul's comments on NPR, he faced tough questioning later that evening by Rachel Maddow. And Palin believes that Maddow was out of bounds.
"Rand Paul had anticipated that he would be able to engage in a discussion, he being a Libertarian-leaning Constitutional conservative, being able to engage in the discussion with a TV character, a media personality who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer in the way that she did," Palin said of Maddow Sunday.
At that, Fox News' Chris Wallace prompted Palin to blame the media for the missteps she suffered after becoming the Republican vice presidential candidate. "Do you see some similarities to what politicians and the press did to you in the fall of 2008?" asked Wallace...............
gotcha!!! (watch and learn sarevil, watch and learn. it's NOT just YOU that says stupid things. one has to pay the piper when one dances)
there really IS something wrong with HER:
Sunday, May 23, 2010
how much do you love that first couple (especially the man)???????
What Would You Do If You Saw A Woman Being Battered?
Posted by Samhita
i really DO thank you
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Here's our shopping list, along with some of our favorite tips from the article. But first, I have to give a shoutout to my mom - this article is from the May issue and we were getting ready to move on to June, but she was flipping through my copy and came across this article, and she insisted that we showcase the stupidity before starting on the new issue. What's better than making fun of Cosmo? Making fun of Cosmo with your mom.
So, according to Cosmo, here's what you need to have a great day with your breasts.....
#13 - Want to go braless to a party or bar? You can avoid the smuggling raisins effect by sticking on nipple concealers (try Low Beams, look for them on herlook.com).
I'll be honest, I mostly just included this one because I couldn't get over the fact that they really used the phrase "the smuggling raisins effect". Classy and mature as always, Cosmo........