Great Public Relations Going on Down in St. Louis County (Not)

 

Geezus, I wonder how much time, effort and money the St. Louis PD has put into actually meeting with and talking to the people of Ferguson; they look to be all set in the us-versus-them department:

St. Louis PD Military via ABC World News Tonight

(Via ABC World News Tonight)

 

 

November 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM Leave a comment

So, Can We Be Done With Benghazi Now, Please?

Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia

(Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

[...]

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel.

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Gee, I can’t imagine (well, actually, yes I can) why a Benghazi-obsessed Republican-controlled House committee would release the seventh freakin’ Benghazi report showing no wrongdoing on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The reason?  They want it to immediately sink into the dark rat hole of history, never to be mentioned again.

Aye carumba U.S. media, can be done with this now?  The next time a Republican comes crying to you about Benghaaaazi, will you please, PRETTY PLEASE, laugh in their damn face?!

November 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM Leave a comment

Republicans Count on Us Being Stupid When it Comes to History

Republicans are counting on us not knowing or remembering these inconvenient facts about presidents taking executive action (from PewHispanic) and of course, far be it for the so-called (cough) liberal media to remind people:

History of Exec. Action on Immigration via PewHispanic on Twitter

(Image via PewHispanic on Twitter)

Larger version here.

 

November 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM Leave a comment

9-Year-Old Lists Worst Things About Being a Boy

Not supposed to cry and supposed to play football are my favorites…in a sad way.

Bad about being a boy via independent

(Image via @Independent on Twitter)

Larger version here.

 

November 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM 1 comment

I Wouldn’t Want to Live in Greeley, Colorado

Check this out:

The Boom from Above: Visualizing The Rapid Pace of Drilling in Colorado’s Communities

Colorado is in the midst of a fast-paced oil and natural gas boom that has secured the state a spot as one of the top ten oil and gas producers in the nation.

The boom has also brought drilling and its impacts into Colorado’s communities, but it can be hard to grasp its full extent and how quickly it has spread to the state’s populated areas.

Using publicly-available data from the state of Colorado, we mapped the oil and gas wells drilled in Colorado between 1990 and 2013. The maps show a sea of red moving across the state and into Colorado’s communities.

Oil and Gas Wells Drilled on the Front Range: 1990-2013
This map shows the 14,887 oil and gas wells that have been drilled around Greeley, Colorado.

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This is Greeley, Colorado and its surrounding oil and gas wells in 1992:

Greeley Oil Wells 1

(Image via WesternPriorities.org)

And this is Greeley last year:

Greeley Oil Wells 2

(Image via WesternPriorities.org)

It’s Out. Of. Control.

(Greeley is about 55 miles northeast of me here in Boulder).

 

 

November 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM 1 comment

Walmart’s Holding a Food Drive For its Employees

From Making ChangeWMT on Facebook:

Food Drive at Walmart via Making Change on facebook

(Image via MakingChangeWMT on Facebook)

 

AT IT AGAIN!?! Despite a massive backlash last year when news broke that Walmart was holding an in-store canned food drive asking workers to donate to one another to keep from going hungry, Walmart hasn’t changed its ways. An Oklahoma Walmart is running another food drive this year!

Rather than agree to pay a decent wage or provide full-time hours, Walmart and its owners (the Waltons) continue to earn massive profits while too many of the workers who make the company a success go hungry. Want to support #WalmartStrikers who are tired of being retaliated against for speaking up about these issues? Visit BlackFridayProtests.org to see how you can get involved.

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This phrase is overused but what else is there to say:  Do the Waltons have any shame?  Any?

 

November 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM Leave a comment

They Got Them Some Snow in Buffalo

Man oh man, they had an epic snowfall in Buffalo last night.  I was looking at some pictures posted to Twitter hastag #BuffaloSnow just now and shazam, this one made me smile but also, wow, just wow!

Via @NBC10_Susie

(Image via NBC10_Susie)

 

November 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM Leave a comment

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