Friday, October 23, 2009

Too Delicious, Ghoulin Rouge...


Sarah Palin – An American Nightmare

Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed

The most honest, revealing account of the Palin story to appear this fall? You betcha!

With contributions by: Max Blumenthal, Joe Conason, Eve Ensler, Michelle Goldberg, Jane Hamsher, Christopher Hayes, Jim Hightower, Linda Hirshman, Naomi Klein, Dahlia Lithwick, Amanda Marcotte, Shannyn Moore, John Nichols, Tom Perrotta, Katha Pollitt, Hanna Rosin, Matt Taibbi, Michael Tomasky, Rebecca Traister, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jessica Valenti, Patricia Williams, JoAnn Wypijewski and Gary Younge.

Publication: November 17th, 2009
Price: $16 paperback; $10 e-book
240 pages with 20 b/w illustrations

Order your copy here for your favorite Repubs Christmas:

And Beck's just catching on to OnStar's tracking... no shit sherlock.

Betcha she pulls outta Oprah now.
Oprah Goin’ Gotcha?


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The SIMPLE Truth

...behind the Public Option

Simple enough? The Insurance industry doesn't want the competition. Funny though as that is, because competition is what the free market is all about. What Capitalist doesn't get it? What the fools who follow them don't get is that they will LIE to you to get your business. Getting YOUR business is all they are after. And they do it for profit and profits alone.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What the 9/12 D.C. Tea Party March Was Really About

So they had a little march on Washington last week. Some folks had a little trouble with the Metro and are now demanding an explanation thru their Texas Rep. Kevin Brady (R) who voted against funding for it? WTF? Do these people have even a hint of common sense? You can’t make this stuff up.

Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service
The Wall Street Journal Blogs

Revealed: What the 9/12 D.C. Tea Party March Was Really About

By The Public Record

At 8:43 someone holds a Hannity/Palin 2012 sign. Wish he would have told that one about Alaska's own socialism with their fuel rebates. Where they share the people's resources.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Picture of the Week

The Dadfinger, like..."Don't make me pull this speech over, son."


For the Pro-Lifers

Here's one worth repeating...


Why are Winger Pro-Lifers So Against Saving Lives?

By Mark Karlin

It's one of the manifold hypocrisies of the right wing, psychotic movement of hysteria -- shifting from tea bagging, to birthers, to Town Hall mobs, to anti-the-President encouraging studying -- that as far as healthcare, the "pro-life" mob is anti-life when it comes to medical care for all Americans.

It's really quite simple: thousands of Americans die each year from not having health insurance. Period.

Part of being in a demagogic cabal in a parallel universe of emotional pathology is that you do not have to make sense.

In this case, the legacy of the Nixon Southern Strategy combined with corporate ownership of the media that manipulates displaced white workers into thinking immigrants and blacks are responsible for losing their jobs instead of the global Pac-Man corporations that have exported them overseas, has resulted in a selfish greed over some crumbs of pie left in the wake of big business abandonment of production in America.

As a nation, we produce very little anymore except gambling debts from "cannot fail" Wall Street financial firms that we bail out with more loans from China.

And speaking of China, unemployed and underpaid workers swarm Wal-Mart and buy cheap goods made in China while Wal-Mart pretends it's pro-American. It's a sort of enforced economic self-cannibalization, with the Waltons making billions of dollars off of this scam.

It's a twisted and perverse tale only made possible by the Goebbels fiction machine of Cable TV "News" with the exception of the -- for the moment -- MSNBC evening line up -- and the vast reaches of right wing "Devil in Your Ear' right wing radio.

The Corporations have used the media to divide America into two communities: one that claims that it only cares about whites and themselves and their churches (and to Hell with others, such as in Katrina); and 2) the progressives (almost exclusively Dems) who believe that we are a national community caring for each other as a nation.

Last night, Obama appealed to our better angels; the Republicans continue to appeal to Satan's greed and selfishness, plus a glob of racism. It's that simple; it really is.

It's a tale of two communities: one for white people slightly deranged who have been brainwashed by television and myths about the Confederacy; and one for those who believe America is a nation where we support each other for the public good and the health of the country.

We won the Civil War in 1865.

Why is it still going on?

And isn't it ironic that those who accuse President Obama of being communist, support the corporate hypocrisy of dealing with China. What next? Cuba too?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The First Time EVER?

They (Faux News) report, YOU decide.

Geez... How many brain dead people believe this crap? Oh yea, they're still checking out My Pet Goat.

Again, WHY do they not want children making goals for their own educational development. Because someone else (helicopter moms?) has to do it for them?

Or because the Texas Board of Education has other plans for them?

Could Texas' Gingrich-Based High School History Curriculum Go National?

Educators, please read the comments on this TPM article.


Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm for a Public Option, and Reform to help us all.

And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL). Here's a woman that could give Sarah Palin a run for her money in 2012 or 2018. Joe Biden likes her and she's knows how to talk straight. I'll be voting for Debbie.

Now why would this nice Republican man want to deliberately mislead people as to how the proposed new system would work? They're always talking about people keeping more of their paychecks and isn't that what some good competition would do?

Where has the compassion gone?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

So, So Humbled

Read their story here.
We didn't spend more than a minute on North Korean soil before turning back, but it is a minute we deeply regret. To this day, we still don't know if we were lured into a trap. In retrospect, the guide behaved oddly, changing our starting point on the river at the last moment and donning a Chinese police overcoat for the crossing, measures we assumed were security precautions. But it was ultimately our decision to follow him, and we continue to pay for that decision today with dark memories of our captivity.
Many people have asked about our strength to endure such hardships and uncertainty. But our experiences pale when compared to the hardship facing so many people living in North Korea or as illegal immigrants in China.

The outcome of our three-day trial was never in doubt. In the end, we were convicted and sentenced to two years for trespassing and 10 years for "hostile acts." What did we do that was hostile? We tried to tell the story of repression and desperation in North Korea. It's not surprising, given the North Korean government's desire to silence any form of dissent, that the more extreme portion of the sentence was issued not for trespassing but for our work as journalists. Totalitarian regimes the world over are terrified of exposure.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Insurance Company Death Panels

Insurance companies that deny policy holders care are the real death panels. What part of that doesn't Scarah Sarah get?

It's been a helluvan August, but it gave the Dems a chance to say they tried bipartisanship. That totally irrational arguments were raised now gives them the chance to just get it done. Millions of Americans NEED a public option because it's the only option they have. People can't even afford their mortgages (thanks banks), let alone $6 a day rip-off insurance they see advertised on tv.

We can't afford to wait. Premiums are rising and people without jobs have no hope. It's STILL time for a change. And that time is NOW.

Ask yourself why someone with a good health care plan wants someone else not to have one. There's your death panel right there. And don't fool yourself, either they have no social conscience whatsoever and are so greedy that they fear anyone having what they have, or they are stupid enough to be fooled by corporate interests that would rather see people dead than take their profits for the benefit of getting everyone help for what ails them.

So why is it again that this great nation can't have health care for all it's citizens? That's the saddest fact of all.

And btw, I've used the VA for health care for over ten years now. And all thru the Bush years they've offered me assistance on Advanced Directives and a Living Will. So where do you think Scarah got this idea of death panels from? Most insurance companies have nursing assistance guides who offer it too--contracted thru their HMO's.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What Bill Said To Kim Jong Il

Getting on the plane!

"Isolationaism ratchets up tension, engagement gets things done."

~RufusW, Busan

And this is delicious... of course we know that he was just the emissary, but it's still delicious. Get that man a bj.

Aug 4 2009, 3:02 pm

What Bill Said To Kim Jong Il

Through the placement of a special listening device in Pyonyang, The Atlantic was able to overhear President Clinton speaking with Korean Strongman Kim Jong Il at their meeting today.

"Hey, man, I hear you like movies. That is awesome. I am told that you are a huge fan of James Bond. I love that guy, man. Have you ever seen the In Like Flint movies with James Coburn or Austin Powers? You remind me of that Dr. Evil dude, but in a good way. That is some good stuff....Who is your favorite Bond girl? So torn between Ursula Andress and Halle Berry.

"But enough chit chat. You know I have enormous respect for the Korean people. Hot Springs and Seoul are actually sister cities. And your love of Bulgoki finds a place in the hearts of Arkansans who love barbecue. You ever see Margaret Cho? Very funny. So know, I come here out of respect and admiration.

"I know we've had some differences. Heck, you promised a whole bunch of times to stop your nuclear program. I thought we had a deal back when I was president and I know the little Bush who followed me thought he had a deal, too. But, hey, we can talk reactors and uranium and stuff later.

"I'm here to talk about the two journalists you have in captivity. First, let me say that Al Gore, for whom they work, can be a huge pain so I know where you're coming from. In 2000, I gave him the best economy the world had ever seen and he couldn't bring himself to mention it or me or all the great things we'd done together. He didn't even want to talk about the environment and now everyone is green. So if you're chapped about his people on your territory I know where you're coming from.

"But look, these kids didn't mean you any harm and they're really sorry for crossing the border. I would take it as a huge, personal favor to me if you could commute their sentence--you don't have to say they're innocent--but just letting them out early would be great. I promise that I will put in a good word for you with the Mrs. and President Obama. He's all hopped up about you aiming missiles towards Honolulu where he says he's from.

"Now, I think if you can help me out on this, we can start to build some trust. You know, we're two young fellas who want to leave a lasting legacy. For me it's economic growth, revival of the Democratic party and good works around the world. Okay for you it's labor camps and really big military parades. That's different. But we both have pride. And we both miss our dads. I never got to know mine. You were lucky to know Kim Il Sung. I'm sorry I never got to meet him. But I tell you this, if you let those young ladies walk out of here with me tonight, you are not gonna regret it. The world will know you were strong enough and big enough to do the right thing. Plus I will make sure they don't send Biden over here to annoy you."TrackBack

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Just Go Away Sarah

Anywhere, just go away...

Tengo que obedecer mi corazon


"Where's my pal where's my friend all good things must have an end
Sad things and nothing's on and on they go I guess he went to Mexico
They all went to Mexico buenas dias got to go
Tengo que obedecer mi corazon they all went to Mexico

Where's my mule and where's my dray straw hat's packed up and gone away
The mule don't go north and dray go slow they both went to Mexico
Where's my sweetie where's the face that lit dark corners every place
She put up with me long time you know and then she had to go to Mexico
They all went to Mexico...

Where's my brown dog where's my hound he liked my truck he hung around
But he's a canine Romeo and I guess he went to Mexico
Where's that woman so sweet so mean her heart was cautious her mind was keen
She was always looking for the peccadillo I hope she went to Mexico
They all went to Mexico...

Where's December's happy crew with German bikes and sidecars too
They take the truck south to St Louis MO motorcycle all the way to Mexico
Where's my luck and where's my grace has it all been just a foolish chase
Every time I hear that rainy chill wind blow I think it might be time to head to Mexico
They all went to Mexico...
They all went to Mexico...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Swan Song for SC Gov. Mark Stanford, El Creepo

Something tells me that both of those women are done with him.

Now at last the night has fallen
We're all alone
The sky is dark, the stars are bright
And we're so far from home

You and I have been together
For so many years
If love is right, why do you fight
To hold back needless tears

Tell me that it'll be alright
But when I'm deep inside I realize
That this our last night

Bring your pretty head closer
Get it close to mine
Your eyes are saying something
But the words are hard to find

Love don't know it lasts forever
Ours is here to stay
After all the love we've given
Please don't look at me that way

Tell me that it'll be alright
But when I'm deep inside I realize
That this our last night

Feelings come and hearts fall broken
Slipping through our hands
The ways of life and love
I'll never never understand

If it's true what you've been saying
If there's still a chance
Why is it that the two of us
Can't rescue this romance

Faded love don't ever come back
So the story goes
There is a side of you and I
Where love no longer goes

Tell me that it'll be alright
But when I'm deep inside I realize
That this our last night

-Los Lobos

Thursday, May 28, 2009

esl teachers in quarantine in south korea

While the worldwide media focuses on North Koreas nukes, missle tests, and latest threats, and an ex-president's suicide in South Korea, there's a story going on in S.Korea about 50+/- english language teachers (Americans included) being held in quarantine for Influenza A, H1N1, the swine flu. They're blogging from their confinement center, but no ones seems to be aware of it here in the states. The US Embassy in Seoul knows though.

Some Korean news stories from this week allude to it by saying they are being 'observed' or 'isolated'--but no mention about the actual quarantine:

Teacher blogs from quarantine:
Another teacher blogging from South Korea:

The new hires are being confined in a govt training facility in Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, a Human Resources Development Center just south of Gangnam and just east the Seoul Art Center (pictured on Google Earth). This is the link to the quarantine location:
With address, phone number, email addy, map, and directions

Big media has been contacted numerous times, but I guess they have their hands full with the nuke stories. Not even so much as the 'who, what, when, where, or why' has been brought to the public's attention. At least not here in the states.
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