Archive for March 4, 2010

Tweet of the Day

From Ruth Reichl (I’m drooling):

March 4, 2010 at 10:24 PM Leave a comment

CNN Merges With Fox

Look at this screenshot from the “most trusted name in news,” the “liberal” CNN:

Here’s more, from the amazing Glenn Greenwald.  If you care about our so-called media, please, read it. 

March 4, 2010 at 9:34 PM Leave a comment

Frozen Dead Guy — a Bizarre But Loveable Tradition

Make your reservations now for a trip to the Frozen Dead Guy Days in world famous Nederland, Colorado.

March 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM Leave a comment

Pass the Damn Bill Already, Con’t

Watching Countdown.  Lawrence O’Donnell tells me that Bart Stupak (D-MI) insists that there be no abortion coverage in any health care bill (again).  He interviews Maxine Waters (D-CA) who says we’ve “got to get something done.”

(Shaking head.)  Is this a repeat? I could swear I’ve seen this show 30 times in the last year.

March 4, 2010 at 8:39 PM Leave a comment

Rush Limbaugh — Uber-Rich Elitist

Rush Limbaugh has sold himself as an average American Joe; a guy who cares about the people, “the folks.”

Watch this video.  How many average American Joes do you know who spend $81,450.22 per month — that’s  $81,450.22 per month — on fees (maintenance, taxes, etc.) on their homes?

Rush Limbaugh ain’t no average American Joe.  Rush Limbaugh is of the elites who are sucking this country dry and who abhore average American Joes.  The guy is laughing at his listeners all the way to the bank.

March 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM Leave a comment

Memo to Republicans, Tea Partiers and the “Liberal” Media: READ THIS

Put this, from the Econbrowser, in your pipe and smoke it:

The FACT is that two huge bills passed by George W. Bush and the Republicans, THROUGH RECONCILIATION, are costing us billions of dollars whereas the Senate version of the health reform bill will SAVE US MONEY.

This is not debatable.  These are facts folks.  So now, let’s fucking move the hell on.

March 4, 2010 at 6:03 PM Leave a comment

Wingnut Endorsed by Alan Keyes Poised to Join Texas Supreme Court

Wow.  It looks like there’s a darn good chance that Texas will elect a Tea Party wingnut, with “exactly zero judicial experience,” who was once endorsed by Alan Keyes, to the state Supreme Court.

As we’ve seen with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, things can get ugly when idealogues become judges.

Be careful Texas.

March 4, 2010 at 5:37 PM 1 comment

Break Time — Mazes

Look at these beautiful mazes — most of them in England — some of which are hundreds of years old.

Image credit.

March 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM Leave a comment

Keep Your Money Under Your Mattress

My God.  Take a read of this — Transcript Reveals Anger of AIG Employees Toward Politicians, Public — and you won’t want to put one penny of your hard-earned money in any financial institution.  The pomposity and arrogance of these people is absolutely astonishing.

March 4, 2010 at 2:31 PM Leave a comment

Oh Boy — Huge Potential For This to Get Totally Out of Control

I’d stay away from Bossier Parish, Louisiana if I were you:

Sheriff Larry Deen has announced a plan to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a “war wagon,” and has begun training them in “hand-to-hand combat” and other techniques, as part of a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest.

I bet everyone but white males and females in that parish is scared to death.  The potential for this to get out of control is huge.  I can easily imagine a scenario in which a “deputy,” paranoid and pumped with a sense of power, misinterprets a relatively innocent situation and blows someone away without giving it a second though — judge, juror and executioner.

This is crazy.  And dangerous.

March 4, 2010 at 1:08 PM Leave a comment

Lawmaker Who Opposes Gay Rights Gets Drunk in Gay Bar

Hyp • o • crite:

Sources tell CBS13 a state senator from Southern California was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol pulled over Senator Roy Ashburn at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday after an officer noticed a black Chevy Tahoe swerving at 13th and L Streets.

Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights.

March 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM Leave a comment

Hate “Big Government” and “High Taxes?” You’ll Love This

If you hate “big government” and “high taxes,” Colorado Springs is the place for you:

Attrition has thinned the blue line. Police helicopters that kept watch over the city are being sold. Street lights have been turned off, leaving neighborhoods dark.

No worry, Colorado Springs cabbies are on patrol.

In a new program called, not surprisingly, Cabs on Patrol, 150 Yellow Cab Co. drivers will be teaming up with police, reporting crimes and suspicious activity they see while driving around the city. Yellow Cab dispatchers will have direct access to police to pass on information from drivers spot and to alert drivers about people or vehicles officers are searching for.

The program, which will be officially announced March 23, comes at a time when the Police Department is dealing with budget cuts that have left positions vacant and curtailed its ability to catch criminals.

I predict that it won’t take long before the cabbies ask to be paid for their services.  Then what?

More on life in the hell hole that is Colorado Springs here and here.

March 4, 2010 at 12:00 PM Leave a comment

Nutty Christians: Sea World Death the Result of Ignoring the Bible

Apparently there is no end to the type of event wacko Christians will use to berate us.

March 4, 2010 at 10:52 AM Leave a comment

The Supreme Court, Inc.

Check out the website ReclaimDemocracy.org.  They’re pushing back against the Supreme Court and its ruling in Citizens United.  They also have some cool merchandise — bumper stickers and T-shirts.

Gotta love this picture from their homepage.  Sad but true.

The justices in the robes covered in corporate logos are the justices who voted in favor of Citizens United.  They are all Republicans.  The justices in plain robes are all Democrats and they all voted against Ciizens United.

(H/t NA.)

March 4, 2010 at 10:15 AM Leave a comment

Beautiful, Beautiful Mars

A friend sent me an email alert this morning pointing me to this collection of images of the surface of Mars taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  The pictures blew me away.  We are so used to images of the Moon; miles and miles of dusty craters surrounded by fields of burnt-looking boulders.  The surface of Mars, on the other hand, is covered in surreal beauty, areas of incredible texture and color.  Wow.

Here’s one of my favorite images:

They sure look like trees to me.

(H/t DB.)

March 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM Leave a comment


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