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Saturday, August 20, 2011

who are three people who have never been in my kitchen alex

if i met askars, i'd be lookin' a little like her too

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Why Van Halen demanded "no brown M&Ms"

i had NO idea the reason behind this. i too must apologize to van halen (well for THIS at least)

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Why Van Halen demanded "no brown M&Ms": I heard the story years ago - In case you weren’t around during the 80s, the rock supergroup Van Halen had a clause in their concert co...

woo hoo!

wow, A M A Z I N G

the stuff of nightmares

it's freaky how she / he squeezes that facecloth

Friday, August 19, 2011

i wanna play!

what acting!

here's jimmy valiant, CHRISTIAN james bond (type)

really, WHAT ACTING?

10 documentaries


eres bienvenido

si desea que la historia en Inglés, aquí está!

why are you STILL listening? oh, you listen while your pointy hood is being mended

you're welcome

come on now, even if you ARE conservative

that doesn't automatically make you IGNORANT does it?

Bachmann: Americans fear ‘the rise of the Soviet Union’

By David Edwards

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Thursday that Americans are alarmed that President Barack Obama may cut defense spending at a time when the Soviet Union is becoming a power in the world.
“When you are traveling — I know you are in South Carolina now, you’re obviously in Iowa, you’re up in New Hampshire — are you hearing different things in these states?” Christian radio host Jay Sekulow asked the candidate.
“I would say it’s a unified message,” Bachmann explained. “It really is about jobs and the economy. That doesn’t mean people haven’t [sic] forgotten about protecting life and marriage and the sanctity of the family. People are very concerned about that as well.”.................

come on now, even if you ARE conservative

that doesn't automatically make you IGNORANT does it?

Perry dismisses evolution as ‘a theory that’s out there’

By David Edwards

Climate change isn’t the only science that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has doubts about.
The Texas governor told a boy in New Hampshire Thursday that evolution was also questionable.
“You know, it’s a theory that’s out there,” Perry replied. “It’s got some gaps in it. In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our schools. Because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.”
“How old do you think the Earth is?” the boy had asked earlier............

this is one of THE most tragic stories i have ever read

the (juvenile) boy pleaded guilty (to UNSPECIFIED charges i must add) but fuck it. really. this story will literally make you sick.

a special ed grrrl was raped at school. she told her mom who told the school. the school didn't believe her. oh, that's not even the BAD part. they not only didn't believe her, they forced her to write and deliver an apology letter to her rapist. THEN THEY FUCKING KICKED HER OUT OF SCHOOL.

the story gets worse from there. read:

Lawsuit: Mo. girl expelled for making rape claim


Alex Sundby

CBS News)  
A southwestern Missouri school district has denied accusations in a federal lawsuit that officials failed to protect a middle-school girl from being raped, calling the lawsuit "frivolous" and saying the girl "neglected to use reasonable means to protect herself."
The girl, identified as a 7th grade special education student, was raped twice during the course of two school years, according to the lawsuit filed July 5 against Republic School District in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. The lawsuit was first reported by the Springfield News-Leader newspaper in Missouri Wednesday...............

7th Grade Special Ed. Student Expelled For Reporting Rape, Forced To Apologize

By Dawn Olsen, Contributor

A federal lawsuit is pending against the Republic School District in Republic, Missouri for failing to provide adequate protection to a female student, who is described as a "7th grade special education student." The lawsuit details how the student was raped twice, each time finding herself admonished for lying to school officials. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

here's the boing boing posting in it's entirety (it's short READ IT PLEASE. please also read the c0mments. there you find out this is the VERY SAME SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT BANNED SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE)

Special ed student raped by classmate, forced by school to apologize to him, then raped again, lawsuit claims (UPDATED)

Posted by Xeni Jardin
The Republic School District of southwestern Missouri expelled a 7th-grade special education student because they didn't believe her when she told adults at her school that a classmate raped her. School officials forced her to apologize to him, then kicked her out of school for lying. She was allowed back to school the following year, and the same boy raped her again in the school library, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf.
From the Springfield News-Leader, the local newspaper that broke the story today:
The suit, filed July 5, alleges when the girl -- a special education student -- told officials about the harassment, assault and rape that occurred during the 2008-09 school year, they told her they did not believe her. She recanted. The suit also alleges that, without seeking her mother's permission, school officials forced the girl to write a letter of apology to the boy and personally deliver it to him. She was then expelled for the rest of the 2008-2009 school year and referred to juvenile authorities for filing a false report.
"School Officials, although mandatory reporters under Missouri's Child Abuse Reporting Law, failed to report [the girl's] complaints to the Division of Family Services or to Greene County Juvenile Authorities," the suit says.
In 2009-10, the girl was allowed back in school, and the boy continued to harass and assault her, the suit says. She did not tell school officials because she was afraid she would be accused of lying and kicked out of school. In February 2010, the boy allegedly forcibly raped the girl again, this time in the back of the school library.
School officials didn't believe her that time, either. Her mom took her to The Child Advocacy Center, and a physical examination showed that a sexual assault had occurred. The lawsuit says DNA from that test proves that the boy she claimed was her rapist was indeed her rapist.
Here's the kicker. The school district then suspended the girl again. And the district's response to the lawsuit says the officials named are not responsible for damages, because "the girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect herself."
Update: Thanks to all who pointed out that this appears to be the very same Missouri school district that recently banned Slaughterhouse-Five. Also, this new ABC News item adds more context about the child's initial recanting of her first rape report:
"She finally told school officials what they wanted to hear because they wouldn't believe her," the lawsuit says.
The school allegedly took no steps to investigative the claims. A psychological report in the girl's school file states that she "would forego her own needs and wishes to satisfy the requests of others around so that she can be accepted." She returned to school [the year after the first reported rape,] and despite requests from her mother to the school, extra security was not provided.
Update, 6pm PT: Following is a copy of a statement (PDF here) from Republic School District superintendent Vern Minor, issued today in response to the Springfield News-Leader story:
The Republic R-III School District has received questions regarding a lawsuit that was filed against the district in June of 2011. The district cannot discuss confidential student matters and does not comment on pending litigation. However, the district can provide general information regarding its policies and procedures as it relates to student situations.
The district has policies that strictly prohibit and provide specific consequences for the misconduct that is described in the lawsuit. It also provides training for the entire school population about the requirements of the policies and how to prevent, and properly respond to complaints of, misconduct. The district responds immediately to reports of student misconduct and reports abuse or neglect to law enforcement officials, the Children’s Division, and any other appropriate agency. It also works cooperatively with law enforcement, social services agencies, and other appropriate agencies to investigate and make correct decisions regarding every report of misconduct. Additionally, the district provides consequences for students who engage in misconduct. It also provides additional consequences as permitted by law if criminal or juvenile charges are filed.
Finally, with respect to the specific lawsuit, it is important to remember that the allegations in a lawsuit are just that – allegations. The district has filed an answer denying the allegations. The parties will exchange information and conduct discovery regarding the allegations as required by federal procedure. It is during that process that the school district will be able to provide complete and accurate information in response to the specific allegations. However, out of respect for the privacy of students and families, that response will not occur in the media.
In the meantime, we want the Republic School Community – students, staff, parents, and patrons – to know that our schools are safe. Nothing is more important than the welfare of our students. We will continue to do everything required by law, policy, and good common sense to prevent misconduct and to respond appropriately and immediately to misconduct if it occurs. We look forward to the 2011-2012 school year and are confident that together we can create an excellent educational experience for all of our children.

i did read this the other day

and it like to have knocked me right on down y'all!

(i'm vegan - EXCEPT i knit with wool which technically makes me NOT vegan. however, i believe i'm vegan in every other way. NOT for health reasons mind you)

i don't preach but i sure will come after you if YOU attack me for MY eating style and beliefs (thank the great goddess potato chips are vegan)

the question i get asked the most is; 'don't  you miss meat'? the answer is NO i do NOT. i never ever liked meat even when i was a young 'un. i hated some meat more than others. i would NOT eat steak or ham and if i had a burger, i would eat it but it had to be almost burnt. if something had a bone (chicken, pork chop etc) i wouldn't eat it unless my mom took the bone out. i never cared  for fish either (lobster always reminded me of chicken gristle) 

Believe it or not, Bill Clinton has gone vegan with a vengeance

By Megan Johnson

Gone are the days of pizza, burgers and doughnuts for former President Bill Clinton.
The infamous junk food lover, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, is now a full-fledged vegan. He consumes no meat, no dairy, no eggs and almost no oil.
“I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told CNN’sDr. Sanjay Gupta...................

President Clinton tucks into a Neapolitan pizza in Naples, Italy back in 1994.

p.s. i make my OWN pizza and it's kick ARSE! (by the way, daiya 'cheese' is vegan AND IT MELTS AND IT TASTES DECENT! try it out

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

because i love her

joni mitchell live in concert 1970

from dangerous minds (at the link above, there's another link to MORE)

this is a pretty damn good article on SUBMISSIVE (not quite telling the truth about it)

shelly bachmann
i dislike her SO much for SO many reasons. this is ONLY one of them. please note, it's NOT so much the submissiveness, it's the religious association with it AND the not telling the truth about it

Are Michele Bachmann's Views About 'Christian Submission' Even More Extreme Than She's Letting On?

By Frank Schaeffer

The people, churches and groups that shaped Bachmann's thinking are far more anti-woman than most Americans fully comprehend.

Michele Bachmann told a barefaced lie the other day. She was asked in the Republican candidates' debate with the other Republican contenders, “As president, would you be submissive to your husband?" 
10th. I’m in love with him. I’m so proud of him. And both he and I — what submission means to us, if that’s what your question is, it means respect. I respect my husband. He’s a wonderful, godly man, and a great father. And he respects me as his wife.”
Bachmann answered: “Marcus and I will be married for 33 years this September 
She either lied, has changed her mind, or she says one thing to a national audiance and another to her hard-right evangelical followers.
Here's what she said in answer to the same question in 2006: “The Lord says be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.”  
hy should I go and do something like that?” she told the audience. “But the Lord says be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.” Bachmann said she never had taken a tax course, “never had a desire for it,” but “I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband.” Later, when the opportunity to run for Congress arose, “my husband said, ‘You need to do this,’ and I wasn’t so sure.” She became sure two days later, after praying and fasting with her husband............................

Photo Credit: Agence-France Presse {AFP]
Back in October 2006, recounting her life journey to an audience at the Living Word Christian Center, Bachmann talked about “receiving Jesus” at 16, studying hard, meeting her future husband at college, and earning a law degree. “My husband said ‘Now you need to go and get a post-doctorate degree in tax law.’ Tax law! I hate taxes—w

welcome home dad!

nothing new here

almost ALL of 'em (meaning rePUGnaCANTS) are like this. look at bachmann..........her big ol' mouth saying one thing, her hand grabbing the gov'ment money with the other
from bob cesca (and i'm printing  his WHOLE posting, which i normally do not do, but it's short)

Attack Perry With This Irrefutable Fact

I really hope the Obama administration and the Democrats go after Rick Perry for this recent bit of history.
Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.
“Stimulus was very helpful in getting them through the last few years,” said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers, said of Texas.
Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled “No Government Bailouts.”
“Join our fight and add your voice to a growing list of several thousand Americans who are fed up with this irresponsible spending that threatens our future,” Perry wrote on his blog on Feb. 18, 2009.
Seriously, bookmark this blog entry. Use it often. Post it on Facebook. Send it to your Republican friends. Rick Perry supports wealth redistribution and he supports bailouts. Period. Irrefutable fact.

as every single person on this goddess' earth knows

i LOVE federico fellini. he is my personal favorite director of all time. no one, and i mean no one comes close (in my heart). as everyone ALSO knows, i love kubrick (although he's no fellini)

this made me warm inside

from letters of note:


From one master to another. A telegram received in 1968 by Stanley Kubrickshortly after the release of his cinematic tour de force, 2001: A Space Odyssey; sent to him by fellow filmmaker, Federico Fellini..................

yes, it's true

soldiers with.................................kittehs!

via buzzfeed

here's one, check 'em ALL out

this particular pic is from the flickrstream of nerdmeister

Sunday, August 14, 2011

believe it or not, this IS good news

just THINK about it

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll as Perry jumps in

(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

some people have said they think the question

was either sexist or unfair. I FUCKING DON'T. she FUCKING said she was submissive to her husband. she wants to be MY fucking president. is her 'i can cure THE GAYS husband' on the ballot? HELL NO, she is trying to be. it's as fair a question as there ever was. she either wants to be president or she wants to be her husband's presidential puppet. 


phesians 5:21-32

21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
 22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.


(don't read this if you have a soul) nothing to say EXCEPT

there is NO need to torture animals. they indeed have feelings. yes, i know that for a fact

Mother bear kills cub and then itself

The Chinese media has reported on an extraordinary account of a mother bear saving her cub from a life of torture by strangling it and then killing itself.
The bears were kept in a farm located in a remote area in the North-West of China. The bears on the farm had their gall bladders milked daily for 'bear bile,' which is used as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
It was reported that the bears are kept in tiny cages known as 'crush cages', as the bears have no room to manoeuvre and are literally crushed.
The bile is harvested by making a permanent hole or fistula in the bears' abdomen and gall bladder.
As the hole is never closed, the animals are suspect to various infections and diseases including tumours, cancers and death from peritonitis.
The bears are fitted with an iron vest, as they often try to kill themselves by hitting their stomach as they are unable to bear the pain..............

i'm not even going to ask for your forgiveness

via dangerous minds