The O’Jays – Back Stabbers (1972 on Soul Train).
What’s on your mind tonight?
zed a roo.
congrats on a well done zed mary mcc
g’evening pups – how’s everyone doing tonight?
good and yourself?
Good on the south coast — the devil winds finally let up. Relief.
nauseous – twas either from reading the torture memos or something i ate – or the combination of the two
hey drw1 – wind is back here – a small storm getting ready to blow through
I wonder if Judge Bybee will call in sick with the bug tomorrow.
I hope that swine gets disbarred or debenched or whatver the fuck.
the mofo needs someone to open up a case of impeachment on his ass (spitting)
federal judges have their job for life – unless they resign or are impeached
What is it with those Mormons? they act all nice to your face and torture you behind your back. ….oh wait..
Great day for Alaska and for Alaska bloggers today. We led the fight against the appointment of Wayne Anthony Ross (AKA – WAR) as AK AG. Five legislators have come out now and praised Alaska bloggers for our part in the biggest slap in the face of Mooselini yet.
It is the first time in Alaska history a major cabinet nominee has been rejected.
We’re just getting started.
congrats et – a fine day indeed
Good evening, all. Not ready to go to bed yet. Although the emotional up and down thing these last weeks is starting to wear on the nerves, seems like good news one day, bad the next. Mostly, I’m very disappointed by the apparent reluctance, refusal (whatever you want to call it) of the Obama administration to start taking firm stands against torture, renditions, and spying on citizens.
Go Edward!!!!! You done good.
a special prosecutor is a good way to start pastfedup. be sure to sign the petition
Janis plays a rascabuche…. haven’t seen one of those in some time. Cool.
is that what they are called? i always think of them as washboards.
Over in Juneau, after the vote, they broke out bottles of champagne in offices all over the Department of Law and the Division of Family & Youth Services.
I made a lot of new friend in the women’s rights and LBGTQ communities in this battle. Too busy to party though, myself. Just finishing up giving makeup exams this evening to students who have been gone on Army maneuvers in Japan.
That is good news, ET. Good work, your efforts are beginning to reap some rewards. A little positive results alwasy helps to re-energize one to continue the fight.
DUGG!!I’m just waiting on a Friend
tis a battle hard fought and the victory is worth celebrating et. be sure to take some time to enjoy it.
thanks for opening the digg nahant – still waiting for the call?
Signed and submitted. Seems like I’ve signed several of these in the last couple weeks.
The Palin mystique is getting a tad tarnished these days.
Not a good strategy for a sitting governor to get into a pissing match with an 18 year old.
God that lady is a sack of stupidity wrapped in ignorance.
Headed home from work right now. I may pick up a six-pack of Alaska Amber to celebrate. Maybe even Old Rasputin, to celebrate the death of another shady politician.
keeping our government of the people by the people for the people seems like it has become a full time job lately.
drive safely et
Well I am still here and haven’t gotten a call either(:>)) Just waiting!!
Went with middle Son today to Best Buy and he bought a Nikon D60 today!! Boy does it show up my Coolpix..
Me wants new camera.
Alaskan bloggers leading the way — Hurrah!!
ME to Mary… maybe after things settle down for us I can convince the family that I NEED one to pursue a new career!!
love my canon ss15 – i have not regretted one penny of its purchase price – still haven’t figured out all the gizmo’s on it – guess i’m gonna have to eventually break down and read the two manuals that came with it
hey girl, how’re you doing – i got all wrapped up into youtubes of janis and then the rolling stones.
Hey kids. I just posted a diary entry at Oxdown. It’s an open letter to my Congresscritter more-or-less demanding impeachment of the not-so-honorable-after-all Jay Bybee.
There you go.
I wanted to go take pics today at the Sacramento homeless tent camp. It was cleared out yesterday. I thought it would be interesting to see what was left behind. But there is already a fence around it.
today was a day of the good, the bad, and the ugly
Break down and Read The Manual?
You’re sounding like an XY person, Suzanne.
Now now Suz A little RTFM is good for you!
hey bct – fine diary ya got there – recommended
Glad for you, ET, and the other Alaska bloggers…..hauling Alaska into reality. Good work!
i blame it on working in a male dominated field doing what was once considered man’s work. all those testosterone fumes i inhaled at work had to have an impact
Did I miss anything interesting while I was away from teh toobz ?
hey petro – oy did you – hope you have a strong stomach – the torture memos were released
not when i have to dig out my forking glasses to read the itsy bitsy teeny tiny print that is written in techospeak
Hey, that’s MY line!
this is phenomenal!
Congrats to you and everyone there !
Epson has a nice bundle with a printer and a nikon d40 for around $500.00.
the ukulele orchestra of great britain is a forking hoot – pw turned me onto them and i front paged one of their video (can’t remember which one). be sure to check out their other stuff – smells like teen spirit is a hoot
And feel free to write your own Congresscritters. Impeachment’s really too good for Bybee, but it’s all we’ve got.
I hope the disgust (and horror) I felt when I read Bybee’s approval of Room 101 methods comes through in the letter.
Magnifying glass Suz and it is about time you learned a bit of Tech speak. You learned law speak yes??
Just some tea-bagging and torture.
Jeebus … reading Christy & Marcy’s posts on it … might have to wait for a day when I can
down a few, first.
g’nite greg b
the usual stuff.
okay you can have that line. i’ll go out shopping and get me a big green feather boa instead. brb.
Hey Greg !
I was doing the tourist rounds today with a coupla Noo Yawkahs ! They kept commenting how clean Toronto is …
it was printed out on an easy to read card that fit in my shirt pocket ‘you have the right to remain silent….” etc. the exact wording mattered yanno
So does the exact procedure to get the pic you want…. /s
manuals are too big to fit into my pocket dood
How long was it before you had Miranda memorized, Suz?
If this administration won’t see/acknowledge the bright line, they’ve lost me.
Congratulations !!! Well done.
twas pretty fast but it was important that it be read exactly as printed on the card so that i could testify accurately as to exactly how the miranda warning was given. it was drilled into my head at both the academy and in our field training program that it must be read – leaving out a word could really fork up a case.
i’m back from the whirlwind shopping expedition – green feather boas for all the women. for the men, women with green feather boas in the vicinity.
Wait, I thought Miranda was a thing of the past with the new, ” You are not under arrest, you are being detained…”.
Okay, I’ll read the rest tomorrow. G’nite all … hopefully, knowing this will cause the public to hold genuine rallies and demand a change in foreign and domestic policy.
love those marabou – their feathers come in all kinda pretty colors
you are an enemy combatant – you have no rights unless we say you do (spitting)
shhhhhhhh – lets just keep that little secret between us girls
Beats me, openhope. I haven’t been arrested in 54 years, and I hope to keep that record going for a while longer.
Although if the parallel universes theory is right, and there’s some poor bastard version of me in a universe where Prezinitwit John McSame and a Rethuglican Congress have kept on reading 1984 as a manual instead of a warning, that poor SOB is probably on his way to Room 101 as we speak. ‘cuz I garontee he’s guilty of all sorts of thoughtcrimes.
remember when we still had habeas corpus? it was a grand old time. of course, you still couldn’t get too far radical but demonstrations weren’t in “free speech zones” and tasers didn’t exist yet. waaaay back when.
iirc, in 1984, they used a rat in the box, not a bug.
How did we go so wrong???? I’ve been screaming and bitching and pointing things out for years. But my audience is so darned limited.
That is why you need a camera bag Suz So when you want to take just that picture you can… and once you start doing the RTFM when you need it you will find it becomes easier the next time you need something.
Sorry for the delay Suz I got LOST!
and rule of law – such a quaint idea – guess they call something that has been around since 1215 old fashioned
’twas rats in the box, Suz. But the point of Room 101 is that it’s whatever you have a deathly fear of. For Winston Smith it was rats. For Julia, we don’t know.
The CIA knew that for Abu Zubaida, it was bugs.
i have a camera bag – forking manuals are bigger than the bag
forkers used 1984 as their operational manual
Limits on the power of Kings? What a concept!
Runnymeade never happened.
If they’re not careful, they’ll wind up owning all that stuff in a short while. I’m just as willing to fight against them on these issues as I was against dubya. If they refuse to choose right over wrong, they will lose a lot of support. And the loss of the grass-roots will hurt them in the next election cycle.
Excuses excuses everyone has one! Or two or three or four or five or or or or…. RTFM
Be afraid. Be very, very, afraid.
Are you afraid? Then I can protect you…
Be afraid. Be very, very, afraid.
Are you afraid? Then I can protect you…
That’s how we went wrong. Or as Ben Franklin put it, those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither. And they aren’t going to get either.
I agree War crimes are War crimes and if you know they were committed you are part and parcel of the crime if you don’t bring them to justice!
Hey Suzanne. I wish I had your knowledge of how to deal with people tonight.
We’ve got a problem person who’s latching on to my 85 yr old parents this week. We knew him 16 years ago as a recovering alcoholic who made a point of saying we didn’t want to see him drunk. . He showed up and spent 3 days with my folks. Of course the 3 days that I’m sick as hell with a bug going around and couldn’t make it over to their house. Talked to them on the phone and they never mentioned that this person was in their Living Room!!!
If I hadn’t needed my battery charger back and popped over, I wouldn’t have known.
I sent him on his way but he’s calling them. Mom has early dementia and can’t be trusted with money. She already gave him some, which he spent on beer and cigs.
fork. i’m so sorry openhope.
how we went wrong: the synopsis:
- media conglomerates owned by weapons manufacturers and other people with vested interests not the same as ordinary citizens
- bribery by lobbyists for industry defined as campaign contributions
- industries like halliburton who benefit from war and destruction
the end of the synopsis of the beginning.
Yeah, bur it ain’t over til it’s over. You may yet have ab arrest in your future!/s
as our founding fathers said, the nation needs a strong and independent fourth estate – and ours fails miserably.
It’s hideously freakish. I recall What’s the Matter With Kansas, and I had the same awe of people who step up to trash their own interests. Pathetic. I’m afraid, but I also know that I’m also the only one who can protect me. And, no, I don’t mean by laying in a shitload of arms. :)~
If he continues to harass your parents, think about getting a restraining order in place. If your parents haven’t already taken care of powers-of-attorney, that’s something that should be done in fairly short order too.
We’re coming into the same position with my folks (84 and 82), so I know something of what you’re feeling. Hang in there…
except of course, for ko, rachel and shuster but even they have to bow to their corporate masters.
the only truly independent media we have that speaks truth to power is jon stewart and colbert.
did you see elizabeth warren on jon stewart? that was grand.
We need to bring back the Fairness rules and enact strict limits on ownership of media markets/outlets.. another thank you to St Ronnie who changed them..asshole!
Yeah. What’s it mean when the best pulls-no-punches interviewer we have is Jon Stewart? It’s got to mean something, and I’m afraid to figure it out.
she was wonderful. we need a hella lotta more elizabeths
Amen to that.
Our news media are bought and paid for…..thank god we have a comedian as smart as Jon Stewart. Without him and Colbert I guess we wouldn’t have any honest news. If we have to get it from Comedy Central, well at least we’re getting it.
not sure but i know it is bad when the best news reporting comes from comedy central.
those without cable are stuck with katie curic, charlie gibson, and brian williams (shrudder)
Thank you. Powers-of-attorney is something easy, it’s time.
Man, I didn’t see this one coming. I’m 2 miles away and this guy’s in my folks house for 3 days!
This is another stark example of why we have to hang together as communities. I’m calling my redneck friend if things don’t mellow out!!
Did you hear that the State of California is going to put up a Statue of St Ronnie of Raygun in Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building? They’re removing Rev. Thomas Starr King to make room for that asshole.
openhope, be sure to ask your parents’ neighbors to let you know if they see that creep around their house again. once ya have served him with a stay away order, they can call the cops and then you.
The best work Brian Williams does is when he appears on Jon Stewart. The irony, the irony. Hey, and when did corporations get status as ‘individuals’ — or whatever. Time to stomp on them.
pretty good explanation here on corporate rights and personhood
I feel for you…my dad had Alzheimer’s.
OK – home from work.
Now it’s time to crack open that Old Rasputin.
Here’s to Firedoglake, where somebody, late at night, back when TRex ran this late late night shack, yelled at me:
“Go out and start your own Goddam Blog!”
They don’t have neighbors. We don’t have cops on our island. And actually, we don’t want cops. So we have a fine line of community-inspired justice and problems bigger than that.
hahahaha the nerve of that therapod – sarah must really dislike him for that et
Thanks, Suz. Now watching Colbert doing his own ‘be afraid’ ad re gay marriage. You gotta laugh…..what a crazy time we are living in. I suspect your offspring are as smart as mine…..the hope for a better future. Just got to do a little weeding now — gotta get the political garden in a more healthy state.
crap – was hoping there would be some eyes and ears to help ya open hope
it was good – but i’m partial to watertigers’ version
Yay, North Coast Brewing Company!
i’d been aware of what they’d done, but not that the background of the chief justice and the recorder were with the railroads. makes the whole thing much more understandable.
Hard to absorb anything in TFM until you actually need it. My story and I’m sticking with it. *g*
shit fuck piss and corruption! WTF next put a fucking halo on his head??
on rachel tonight, she offered to take the statute of the man who helped keep ca from joining the confederacy
ray-gun, on the other hand, closed the mental hospitals, dumping the patients onto the streets. and raised taxes.
i know what that created – teabaggers
Hard to absorb anything in TFM until you actually need it. My story and I’m sticking with it. *g*
Now thats what I been saying… if you don’t do a little RTFM you will never learn what you need to learn about your new toy… at least read the fucking index!! Then when you NEED it it won’t be fucking Greek to ya!
Couldn’t act and wrecked the country. I know. Lets put a statue up of him in the state capitol building. With teabags on it.
waaay past my bedtime. goodnight all.
Yes. California State Senate Joint Resolution 3, August 2006.
Good night Greenperson.
Yes. A celestrial light show with cool horse sounds in the background. Our Western Hero. St. Ron.
Couldn’t act and wrecked the country. I know. Lets put a statue up of him in the state capitol building. With teabags douchebags on it.
Fixed it much more appropriate!
Palin’s Indiana Speech
This person is near the edge….
I was an innocent candy-striper working with Rubella children when he slashed those programs. California Governor, he was.They went from a structured environment to smearing their shit on the walls in 6 months!
i can’t resist: i see you rtfm, nahant and found out that the st. ronald statue comes optional with douchebags.
Good new! Then I might go to see it then… douchebags and all!
That’s Saint Ronnie of Raygun.
I was a college student in California when SRoR was Governor. He was not a very good Governor, but he was winding up for his first Presidential run anyway. We speculated that it would be really nice if we could share him with the rest of the country.
In 1980 I learned that one must be very careful what is wished for. It just might come true.
et, if she melts down, do ya think she will resign or will more drastic measures (recall or impeachment) be necessary?
My money is on resignation. Underneath her manipulations is a woman of little strength.
The wiki entry on TSK says the legislator who introduced the change admitted he didn’t even know who Thos Starr King was.
Only one legislator voted against it. Pitiful. Isn’t that why they put statues around, so we’ll remember?
dumbies. not the statues. the legislators.
Precisely. Go to DC, see the statue of TSKing and ask, “Who TF is Thomas Starr King, that his statue’s in the Capitol, eh?”
So people with the least amount of curiosity look him up and find out what he did. He did more for the nation in raising funds for the Sanitary Commission than St Ronnie of Raygun did in an 8-year dementia-riddled Presidency.
No way she’d resign. She’ll ride it out like a snowmobile out of control. She’s got options,also, you betcha!
’bout time for me to bed pups – was up at the gawdforsaken time of 0700 today. thanks for letting me hang out with you tonight.
Surely there must be some UUs in the California legislature. They know who he was, what he accomplished — and what he did for California.
Perhaps the CA legislature will have the grace to donate the statue to an appreciative locale.
Nite Suz. Sleep well.
I’m going to bed. Nite all. See you tomorrow.
Good nite Suzanne. Happy dreams!
Night Suz, thanks.
Sleep sounds like a good idea. Night all. Take care.
The rumor is that it’s going to be relocated in the State Capitol.
Good night, folks.
nite pups (:>))
Congrats again ET. Alaska showing us the way!!
This person is back to ratting her hair… All that GOP $$$ and effort, wasted.
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