Archive for October 15, 2011

Remembering When There Were 2.75 Billion People in the World

When I was born in 1952 there were roughly 2.75 billion people living on Earth.  Now there are 7 billion.

Think about that for a minute.

(Wingers are obsessed with the debt clock.  I think the population clock is way more relevant as to what the future holds for us, our kids and grand kids.  I mean, we’re talking about the basics, like where does the food to feed all those people come from?  How about the water?  Oh, and yeah, I won’t be able to sleep if I bring up climate change, rising sea levels and drought.  Sigh.)

October 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM Leave a comment

Kourtney Kardashian Wears a Dead Animal Over Her Shoulders

This would be Kourtney Kardashian in NYC today.  (Note the woman in the striped shirt — and animal skin — behind her.)

Photo: Daily Mail / Splash

I thought killing animals so rich women could feel richer than the rest of us went out of fashion 15 years ago.

October 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM Leave a comment

Tell Lloyd Blankfein (Goldman Sacks) and Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan/Chase) What You’re Thinking Tonight

Insofar as Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sacks and Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan/Chase (he’s also Obama’s “jobs czar”) wrecked the global economy, you have a right to send them a little note as to how you’re feeling about that tonight.

So, here’s your chance:

Have at it.

Act up.  Make noise.  DO SOMETHING!

October 15, 2011 at 8:51 PM Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street — Live, From New York

This is our Tweet of the Day as of 8:28 p.m. ET:

October 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM Leave a comment

A “Kitty Throw?”

I’m in the market for a throw to spread out on my couch so when Mr. Al (pictured above) lies on top of the back cushions (yep, that’s what he does) they stay as clean as possible.

So I’m looking around today for the nicest looking but cheapest throw I can find and I come across this “Kitty Throw” at The Company Store.  Check it out:


This is a “throw?”  They’ve got to be kidding.  It looks like a doily or a place mat.  It looks like a piece of burlap with an applique slapped on it and, get this, they’re selling it for $40!  I think I could make it for about $3.

Geez Louise.

OccupyWallStreet and stop corporations from ripping us off is all I can say.

October 15, 2011 at 8:19 PM Leave a comment

Occupy Boulder

I spent about 45 minutes at the Occupy Wall Street / Occupy Boulder rally this morning at the corner of Broadway and Canyon along with roughly 300 other people.  Unlike the coverage I’ve seen on TV of cops intimidating protesters via their oppressive-looking dress:  all black, jack boots, helmets with visors, night sticks, and guns, I didn’t see one single cop.

Photo: Jeremy Papasso/ Daily Camera

Checking my local newspaper’s website this evening as to what might have happened after I left, I see this:

Organizers said about 700 people attended the march; a Camera reporter and photographer estimated about 300 to 500 were present.

And I love this:

Boulder police said they didn’t bulk up their presence for the march and did not have an estimate.

I am concerned that the “liberal media” is obfuscating the Occupy movement, turning it into a cops versus protesters battle — rather than a movement against corporate dominance — so I’m reluctant to emphasize the role of the cops here but I must say thank you to the Boulder police for the way they behaved today, as in giving

the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

October 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM Leave a comment

Here We Go Again


Doomsday preacher Harold Camping was left a laughing stock when his prediction that the world would end on May 21 failed to materialise.

But the 90-year-old Californian may well have the last laugh after revealing that date was in fact Judgment Day – a spiritual moment when the righteous would be chosen – and simply a warm-up for the Rapture which happens exactly five months later.

This means that Friday, October 21, will mark the start of the Apocalypse – when believers will be whisked away into heaven and hell will be unleashed on earth.

And cynics should be warned, as the Rapture Index – a monitor of current affairs for the frequency and intensity of end-time signs mentioned in the Bible – is at an almost all-time high.


Again, I extend my previous offer to take in a dog or two from a Raptured family.

October 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM Leave a comment

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