Archive for November 16, 2011
Keith Olbermann interviewed Dorli Rainey tonight and omg what a patriot. Why are military veterans the only people we honor on Veterans’ Day?
“I’m feeling great. I’m feeling so energized.
It’s amazing what a little pepper spray will do for you. … I’ve been involved in all these actions, whether it was civil rights, the women’s rights and now this. So, this is a natural progression for me.”
Think about that. Dorli is 84-years-old and she’s been acting up all her adult life on behalf of the likes of women’s rights and civil rights and now she’s involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement fighting for equal rights.
The MSM tells us that the only “patriots” and “warriors” are veterans.
Let’s change that.
She’s a national treasure.
Check out the headline at FoxNation.com tonight:
I don’t want to say anything more until I know more but as for ahem, “fair and balanced” Fox, I wonder (no I don’t) why they aren’t headlining this.
When Republicans get caught talking about assassinating people, they always claim it’s “a joke:”
Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”
At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”
Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.”
It’s break time!
People magazine just blew it big time. They named Bradley Cooper the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Six-or-so months ago I spent a week on the couch with a cold and I saw Gosling in the girly flick, “The Notebook” and ugh, he was/is gorgeous:
Meet 84-year-old Dorli Rainey. She was pepper sprayed last night during a police action against the Occupy Seattle folks.
Hey, I’m open. Convince me she was a threat to anyone.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is not wearing well with voters across the country. Only 33% now say that they are supportive of its goals, compared to 45% who say they oppose them. That represents an 11 point shift in the wrong direction for the movement’s support compared to a month ago when 35% of voters said they supported it and 36% were opposed. Most notably independents have gone from supporting Occupy Wall Street’s goals 39/34, to opposing them 34/42.
Voters don’t care for the Tea Party either, with 42% saying they support its goals to 45% opposed. But asked whether they have a higher opinion of the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street movement the Tea Party wins out 43-37, representing a flip from last month when Occupy Wall Street won out 40-37 on that question. Again the movement with independents is notable- from preferring Occupy Wall Street 43-34, to siding with the Tea Party 44-40.
Way to go corporate media.
Example: The teaser on my local ABC/Denver channel for tonight’s local news is: “Occupy Denver threatening the safety of people in other parts of the city.” The gist of the report will probably be that the police have to spend sooooooo much time at Occupy Denver, people are oh, I don’t know, dying in other parts of the city.
The Europeans are so sane sometimes:
Citing health concerns, the European Union banned from European airports this week the same kind of X-ray scanners used by TSA in airports across the US. Here’s the EU’s wording:
In order not to risk jeopardising citizens’ health and safety, only security scanners which do not use X-ray technology are added to the list of authorised methods for passenger screening at EU airports.
Imagine that, a government that’s more concerned about the health and safety of its citizens than the lobbyists from the corporations who make the machines. Must be nice.
It’s heartbreaking but we have to know about these things:
Freelance journalists Will Rose and Kajsa Sjölander captured these shots of stranded polar bears on the north Alaskan coast as part of 70° North, a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.
During the summer, many polar bears gather to rest and feed on hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains near Kaktovik, on Barter Island. But in recent years, dozens – possibly hundreds – of bears are becoming stranded on the coastal plain because they cannot reach the retreating sea ice.
Check out the slide show here.
Here’s a taste:
It’s horrible seeing these proud, majestic animals living like this.
Herman Cain is such a piece of work:
“I call it a journey, not just a campaign, because it doesn’t stop,” he said. “We’re in the primary. Then you run for president. You win the presidency, serve four years. (Then you) might have to serve eight at the insistence of the people. Then after that, launch a Cain library,” then a post-presidential speaking tour, he mused.
Is he living in a movie?