Archive for February 6, 2013

Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, John Bolton, Lindsay Graham and Erick Erickson Praise Obama’s Drone Plan/Kill list

They’re all warmongers so if they love it, I don’t!

Sheeple via Wearhere.eu

(Image via WeAreHere.eu)

This:

GOP and TP on Obama’s Foreign Policy “Successes”

To wild GOP crowd cheers, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachman vehemently defend Obama’s assassination policy.

And this:

John Bolton Praises Obama’s Drone Program As ‘Sensible’ And ‘Consistent’ Extension Of Bush-Era Policies

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Graham Defends Obama on Drones

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will offer a resolution next week commending President Barack Obama’s use of drones and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Skip the Drone Debate, Just Kill the Terrorists Before They Kill Us

We no longer have to transport ourselves to a magical alternate reality to ponder what a love child between Richard Nixon and Dick Cheney would look like.  Given a Justice Department memo obtained by NBC News, we can conclude that child would look like none other than President Barack Obama.

“Just kill the terrorists before they kill us.”  Land of the free and home of the brave? No.  When I saw folks tearing up at the Super Bowl over those words I gagged.

We’re a scared bunch of sheeple.  We stood by while almost 60,000 Americans were killed in Vietnam because our leaders told us the commies were coming to get us.  Ten years ago yesterday, Colin Powell lied his face off in front of the United Nations Security Council and as a result, we invaded Iraq because they (I’m gagging again) supposedly had WMD and were ready to send a mushroom cloud over the U.S.

None of that was true.

Yet, again, we’re so scared of the lies we’ve told ourselves, all in the name of kill them before they kill us.

Defense spending — our tax dollars! — has doubled since 2001.

Ten years ago there was no such thing as the Department of Homeland Security but now we’re dumping untold billions dollars into that agency because it’s supposedly keeping us “safe.

And now we have drones — millions going to defense contractors for their new toys that we’re paying for — AGAIN, out of our tax dollars that  — and President Obama’s kill list predicated on his supposed authority to kill Americans without their Constitutional right to be charged and tried by a jury of their piers.

They tell us these drone strikes are keeping us safe.  But they aren’t:  “Drone attacks are doing nothing but inciting more hatred” say Pakistani protesters.  Google it yourself. There’s a whole bunch of info out there about how drone attacks are actually making us less after

So when will be again become the land of the free and the HOME OF THE BRAVE and when will we stop being scared little people who sacrifice their future for defense contractors and politicians who want to enrich them?

February 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM 1 comment

Romney Revives La Jolla Beach House Remodel — Puts it on Fast-Track

Now that ol’ Mitt isn’t trying to pretend he’s an unemployed common Joe Blow anymore, there this:

Romney CA Beach House

SAN DIEGO – Mitt Romney’s home remodeling plans are back on the front burner.

10News has learned the former Republican candidate for president has lifted the block he placed on the permitting process during his campaign and is now working with his lawyers to fast-track plans that would quadruple the size of his oceanfront La Jolla home.

“We’re very close to being ready for a hearing,” said Matthew Peterson, a lawyer who is representing Mitt and Anne Romney as they try to get through the complicated permitting process necessary to demolish the 3,000-square-foot house and replace it with one four times as big.

More…

So, Mitt and his wanna-be-queen are going to have a 12,000 square foot beach house in La Jolla.  (This is the place where he’s going to install that $55,000 car elevator, btw.)  We’re talkin’ megabucks here folks.  And I think he’s thinks of this as a vacation home.

Yep, just a regular old unemployed dude.

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I am so proud of us America for telling him where to stick it.

February 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM Leave a comment

UPDATE on Subglacial Lake Whillans

I’ve been following what’s going on at the subglacial Lake Whillans and its potentially million-year-old water (here and here) for more than a month now and as promised, here’s the latest update:

Lake Whillans updae 2-6-13

Far as I can tell, the Discover folks haven’t written anything more about it because the link in the tweet (above) redirects to this, which isn’t new.

Anyway, we now know they found bacteria and that they’re very excited about it.  Now we wait to see if it’s a bacteria scientists recognize.  Or not.

Again, I’ll continue to update on this cool real-life mystery.

February 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM Leave a comment

Elephants Know Where They Are Safe, or Not

African Elephants via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

Wild African elephants prefer to live in safer, protected areas and become stressed when they leave them.

Scientists have found African elephants living outside Serengeti National Park are more stressed than those within the protected area.

More elephants also choose to live inside the park, suggesting they “know” which areas are safer to live in, and actively avoid humans.

Details are published in the African Journal of Ecology.

Serengeti National Park helps protect animals from threats such as illegal hunting and habitat disturbance.

More…

Breaks my heart.

February 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM Leave a comment

No More 1st Class Mail Delivery on Saturdays Come August 1

Per CBS:

USPS

The postmaster general will make announce Wednesday that the Postal Service intends to halt Saturday delivery of first-class mail by this summer, Aug. 1, CBS News has learned. That means most mailers, letters and catalogs would not arrive on Saturdays, ending a 150-year tradition.

The plan to shrink delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail, while packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still get delivered on Saturdays.

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And don’t forget, this move comes because congress insisted that the Postal Service pre-fund its retirement fund 75 years in advance, and that was done in an attempt to break the P.O. up (and screw those union folk!).  So, here we go.

February 6, 2013 at 8:58 AM Leave a comment

David Shuster on Working at Fox

Check-out this interview of former Fox News reporter David Shuster spilling the beans on what it was like to work there (1996 – 2002).  My favorite quote is this about Fox star Bret Baier.  Bret Baier was “playing to management [and what management wanted the message to be], he’s not really playing to journalism.”

Schuster also talks about how Fox tended not to air stories or information that “conflicted” with the message they were trying to deliver.  In other words, what you don’t see on Fox is as important as what you do.

He also talks a bit about the comparison between Fox and MSNBC and he says MSNBC “tends to adhere to facts and basic science much more in a strict sort of fashion more than you get on the opposite side on Fox News.”

February 6, 2013 at 8:48 AM 2 comments


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