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Thursday, June 23, 2011

matt taibbi does bachmann in rolling stone

he's such a kick arse writer. really. he is.
Illustration by Victor Juhas

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Michele Bachmann's Holy War

The Tea Party contender may seem like a goofball, but be warned: Her presidential campaign is no laughing matter

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh.
It may be the hardest thing you ever do, for Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children's show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by pressing "launch" instead of "lunch" inside a capsule they were fixing at Cape Canaveral. This plot device roughly approximates the political and cultural mechanism that is sending Michele Bachmann hurtling in the direction of the Oval Office......................

the.......reformed....... pirate: check out the lytro

the.......reformed....... pirate: check out the lytro

whitey bulger caught after MANY years

Famed crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested in Santa Monica

Legendary Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who has been on the run for more than a decade, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, multiple law enforcement sources told The Times.

Bulger, 81, has been the subject of several books and was the inspiration for "The Departed," a 2006 Martin Scorsese film staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 as federal agents were about to arrest him in connection with 21 killings, racketeering and other crimes that spanned the early 1970s to the mid-1980s.............

Accused Boston crime boss "Whitey" Bulger arrested

(Reuters) - On the run for 17 years, the accused Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime girlfriend were finally caught in California by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday.
They were arrested without incident at a residence in Santa Monica, the FBI said in a statement, just days after the agency renewed its public campaign to capture Bulger and his 60-year-old girlfriend Catherine Greig.
The 81-year-old former fugitive has been wanted on 19 counts of murder committed in the 1970s and 1980s, drug dealing, extortion, money laundering and conspiracy. He is the older brother of William "Billy" Bulger, a former president of the Massachusetts State Senate..................

Whitey Bulger arrested, Santa Monica police say

Fugitive mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the FBI said early this morning.
Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office, and Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, released a statement this morning saying, “FBI agents have arrested Top 10 fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger and his companion Catherine Greig in California. Recent publicity produced a tip that led agents to a residence in Santa Monica, California, where they located Bulger and Greig Wednesday evening. “
The statement said Bulger and Greig “were arrested without incident.”
Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s office for the Central District of California, said via e-mail that Bulger and Greig are expected to make an initial appearance in federal court in Los Angeles this afternoon.
The FBI office in Washington also confirmed via Twitter this morning that Bulger, 81, who had been on the run for 16 years and is charged with 19 murders, was arrested in Santa Monica with Greig, 60, who was also a fugitive................
(Globe File


Responding to PolitiFact, Stewart reads laundry list of Fox News lies | Raw Replay

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

you DO have to give 'em credit for balls (so to speak)

The Daily Irritant: Florida's Rick Scott is our Nation's Most Pathetic...

The Daily Irritant: Florida's Rick Scott is our Nation's Most Pathetic...: "Rick Scott, governor of Florida, frightener of small children, and Medicare defrauder, has a website. Not that there's anything unusual a..."

please please please abide by this



ohhhhhhhhh la la

the.......reformed....... pirate: louise black

the.......reformed....... pirate: louise black

yep she finally gone done did it

 trademarked her name

fuckin' half term quitting inept insipid pile o' steamin shite®

love, a roseisarose®

Sarah Palin® Trademarks Her Name

A few months ago, an attorney for Sarah and Bristol Palin put in an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark their names. (One of many things that suggests that profit, and not the presidency, is what's motivating Palin.) For Sarah Palin, the intent was a little less clear cut than it was for her daughter, as this article in Politics Daily made clear:
For Sarah Palin's application, there are two classes of commercial service for which her name would be a registered trademark. One is for "information about political elections" and "providing a website featuring information about political issues." The second is for "educational and entertainment services ... providing motivational speaking services in the field of politics, culture, business and values."..............

you're poor? FUCK YOU

you're poor AND  a woman? DOUBLE FUCK YOU

yeah, they do NOT care. health care? nope. ONLY for them and theirs. not me and mine (i do have health care at work, i'm making a point). not only is this sad, it's immoral

Planned Parenthood Indiana to stop seeing Medicaid patients

By Reuters

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood of Indiana will stop seeing Medicaid patients after Monday because of an Indiana law that cut the provider's funding.
PPIN went to court last month to prevent Indiana from cutting funding to the state's largest reproductive health care provider. U. S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said she would make a decision on whether to enjoin the law by July 1.
"Our 9,300 Medicaid patients, including those who had appointments Tuesday, are going to see their care disrupted," Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of PPIN, said in a statement.
The Medicaid funds stopped May 11, the day Republican Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law that restricts abortions and cuts federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood performs abortions, but even before the Indiana law passed, federal money could not be used to pay for abortions. Indiana cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood that covers other reproductive health services, including contraception and cancer screening............

this is a pretty incredible (shocking almost) story

normally i wouldn't post something like this because it's SO sensitive and SO private. it's important i do so however.

it's a do as i say not as i do tale. it's a rich white tale. it's a tale of i'll do it if i want to but YOU fucking CAN'T

it's a tragic tale.

it SHOULD be a tale of understanding, compassion and freedom of choice. (found via twitter of @grrlscientist)
from early onset of night

Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.

Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.

He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.

In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term..................

Monday, June 20, 2011

monday morn avec maru

the.......reformed....... pirate: john sayles

the.......reformed....... pirate: john sayles

i keep forgetting how much i love this movie

and of course this most wonderful song

and i was reminded right here

i happened to understand who che was

even when i was in my major protest phase (wayyyyyyyyyyyyy back in the day. don't get me wrong, i'm still out there, but certainly not like i used to be)

you would never catch me in a che shirt then and you sure as shite won't now. i cannot and will not honor someone who kills. period.



Lois Hutton .The centre figure of dance for five people, composed and costumed designed by Lois Hutton to music by Ravel.

via bits&bites


has a great photo essay tough guise what makes you masculine (nsfw by the way)

Chad States

"I am strong emotionally, have always stood up for myself, and fear nothing. I happen to be physically strong, but that isn't where I derive my masculinity." —Billculinity." —Bill

from faux 'news'