The rick Perry Video is priceless as are the comments on it below the line on gawker. LOL. Thanks and good morning BT
1) amazing how someone can forget being sued or being in legal trouble. Perhaps I’m special, but I remember when I’m served.
2)Can’t link to gawker from here, dammit. I’ll never understand how a company decides what sites should be blocked.
3) Where’s he get that 800K bad registrations via acorn? I don’t have a problem with showing ID to vote, but I do have a problem with how difficult they’re making it for someone without $20 or transportation to do so.
4) Were I debate moderator, that would come up at the next GOP debate. Which is why they won’t let me moderate GOP debates. Perhaps we could get a jobs bill if we could show how to hurt a scary brown moslem with a bulldozer.
5) 3Billion and change.
Boxturtle (4 robocalls yesterday, 3 YES on 2, 1 no on 2)
You had the Secessionist pegged from the beginning, BT.
New Hampshire is working on a Voter ID law – this statement in a column explains really all the Republican position on the topic:
Jasper said that when committee Chairman Rep. David Bates said standards for voting should be more strict than for registering to vote, “I was just dumbfounded.”
Kthug: Some liberals dislike this conclusion, but economics isn’t a morality play: spending on things you don’t like is still spending, and more spending would create more jobs.
Hiding the money in the woods (say, the 16 trillion dollars given to TBTF banks) would have been better than so-called “shovel ready” and “high rate of return” spending. And far better than tax cuts.
You are special, other BT. *g*
Qualifications to be president?
Alleged sexual harrasment charges? Check.
Goofy drunk (from Texas)? Check.
I could go on…
And NPR gives Jonathan Martin the microphone to hit Cain
with the allegations. (Karl Rove, take a bow.)
I guess the P in NPR stands for Politico.
Things would go much smoother on election day if those who passed the litmus test were issued armbands with the appropriate insignia.
Hopefully, all across the country we are seeing the development of Occupized Keynesians.
Hiding the money in the woods (say, the 16 trillion dollars given to TBTF banks) would have been better than so-called “shovel ready” and “high rate of return” spending. And far better than tax cuts
Wonder how many part time jobs at minimum wage the banksters would create for digging up the money?
Not sure why our puppets want to make it harder to vote, it is already rigged. or is this just to get us mad and focus on them trying to make it harder to vote and therefore not focusing on the fact it is already rigged.
“if voting mattered it would be illegal”
I don’t understand why the GOPers are headhunting Cain. He speaks the conservative dogma, regardless of any facts that might be tossed his direction. And he’s not Mormon. I’d think they’d be glad to have him.
Boxturtle (They’re pretty much down to dig up Ronnie and run him again if they don’t want Mitt)
The banksters are afraid of the woods.
The Secessionist, drunk?
And crazier than a March hare. So he’s pretty much the complete package…
Morning BT & Pups of Fire.
Because they can only rig it so far. Anything over about a 5% shift might be noticed. So they have to keep enough “wrong” voters away so that 5% will win.
Boxturtle (I’m a “wrong” voter. I’ve already voted. BawHaHA!)
Harriet Washington is guest on democracynow. I read her first book within the past year. Amazing story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells are immortal & numerous medical advances, including polio vaccine, have come from research on them. She’s a medical ethicist. Here’s her new book, Deadly Monopolies, The Shocking Corp Takeover of Life Itself.
I’m with you on this one, mswinkle.
I’ve felt for quite a while that it’s all a game. They let us think we have some sway in who is president, but that doesn’t really affect who is pulling the strings.
That said, I still go to the polls, but mainly because of other choices, congress, local initiatives, etc.
Good morning everyone. It didn’t take long to discredit Cain did it?
Could it be for the same reason they’re headhunting his soul brother in Florida?
He may become MORE popular with the wing nuts.
I’m surprised the complaint about Cain came up this soon.
It could have been a 2012 October surprise, or at least invoked shortly after he’d been confirmed paired up on the ticket with Romney (or with anyone else in the rogues’ gallery).
Well, I thought he was discredited the first time he opened his mouth at the first debate.
I imagine that’s why they are trying to destroy him. I personally think he is an empty suit trying to be a male Sarah Palin.
Close your B of A account.
Nein, nein, nein.
Yes about Ronnie. And by now he’d resemble some of the creatures we’ll see all day today on TV.
I was always under the assumption that Ds needed 60% to win.
I agree, I painfully watched the first debate from beginning to end. All of them pretty much discredited themselves by opening their mouths. Not much different from the D’s.
Mornin’, BT, pups
There are ways around the Regressive voter suppression laws. It just takes some hands on work helping people acquire the required documentation and taking people who wouldn’t get there otherwise to the registrar’s offices. During early voting and on election day we can help get people to the polls. Those who are normally housebound we encourage to sign up for absentee ballots when they register. We can beat these motherfuckers at their own game. It just takes a lot of work on our part.
His resume is peculiar to me. It looks like he was always promoted right before his incompetence was revealed. I have no evidence for that, just that he’s held so many high profile positions & jumped from one to the next.
So if the sexual harassment charges story holds up, it will be the first piece of evidence that some behind-the-scenes mentor is making good things happen for him and preventing bad things from having their normal consequences.
It looks like he was always promoted right before his incompetence was revealed.
The Peter Principle.
watch out everyone
TASER DRONES NOW IN USA
“At $500,000 a pop, Montgomery county spent $250,000 to get the UAV. The rest was covered by a Department of Homeland Security grant,” reports KBTX.com.
Although its initial role will be limited to surveillance, the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, previously used against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and East Africa, has the ability to tase suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers.
“We look forward to utilizing it in a variety of capacities that protect our employees from harm to the extent possible and to enhance the protection to our citizens and their safety,” said Montgomery County Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel.
To be honest I haven’t really heard of him until this cycle but to me he looks like an opportunist trying to make a quick buck. I am sure you have a better insight than I do. In the past anyone who had an R after their name I just dismissed.
Missed you yesterday. Were you out in the streets?
Isn’t it also true that Lack’s descendents have never received a dime from the industry that has reaped billions from patents based on her cell line?
You mean he is someone’s puppet? Shocking:-))
It’s a variation on that theme. Variation bc he’s held so many high profile positions, and always gotten out of the way before the PP became obvious.
Churches, civic groups and election commissions are hosting educational forums in TN to answer questions about the new voter registration suppression law. Groups are also organizing to help people obtain the needed documentation.
SD, yes. Occupy Election Day needs to start now. Grassroots momentum.
Cain ties to the Kochtopus, perhaps? The clash of the Rethug titans?
All I did was read his wiki and it seemed peculiar.
I have a general curiosity of how people from disadvantaged classes, like women, blacks, etc., get into the hopper for consideration as 1%ers.
For Bushies it’s obvious. For O, Cain, etc., not so much.
It helps greatly to be conservative (Republican).
No, it’s not the Montgomery County, home of Philadelphia’s Main Line. It’s the Texas version.
Correct. It was actually not Washington’s book I read, but Skloot’s book.
Montgomery. Alabama? it would figure.
Regarding voter suppression, there needs to be a more concerted counter effort than people beating their gums about it.
Any new law that makes voting more difficult anywhere needs to be challenged in court as well as worked over in the media.
Voter ID, poll hours reduced, discouraging absentee balloting in any way. . . new legislative attempts there should be deemed as potential suppression if the effect is to reduce access to the polls, regardless of what the initiators say is their “real” motive. Then, let the courts decide.
But that makes my curiosity even greater. Not that some people in the disadvantaged group are willing to sell out. I’ve seen plenty of that. But rather that conservatives show such antipathy for such groups.
I’m going to talk to the News Director at WMNF to see if they can start pushing the concept. I also want to see a FL constitutional amendment to restore felon’s civil rights upon completion of their sentence without the hoops or hurdles the Regressives have come up with to disenfranchise them.
I went to an apple preservation class at the Food Bank on Friday evening, so yesterday we took a road trip up on the Cumberland Plateau and visited an orchard we had heard about. We bought Heritage, Old Time Golden Delicious and Black Arkansas apples, and I plan to make applesauce to freeze, and dried apples. Maybe try some canning. It was late afternoon when we got home.
You know how some days you just don’t feel like you have anything to offer? I didn’t. I lurked at bit and fooled with photos, but just felt quiet.
It helps them say, hey we’re not racist, just look at Clarence Thomas — we love him.
The EuroBomb squad stripped naked by a cartoon.
I hope the Aliens have lots of cash.
That was a huge incision on Mojo’s shoulder. Is he leaving it alone?
You know how some days you just don’t feel like you have anything to offer?
Yes pretty much most of the time for me. *g*
WI Republicans hold a hearing on requiring all recall signatures to be notarized, today.
And another hearing, today, to push for recall elections (likely to be started against several other State Republican Senators) to be held under the new Republican redistricting map, currently not due to take effect until Nov 2012, while the Walker recall will be held under the decade old present district maps.
Confused enough yet?
Yep, that was the rule that they took advantage of in ’08, I recall. They missused it to disenfranchise people who weren’t even on the list of felons by selecting anyone’s name that was even closely spelled to that of an actual felon.
Hey, in the spirit of Samhain, “some say” that Rove’s a (secret) Mormon allied with Romney to take over America. oooo-oooo booga-booga, getcher fearmongering on.
Consider yourself kicked in the rear. Affectionately, of course :)
Sounds like you had a nice weekend. I’m so glad.
Check this out.
LOL Good morning. A road trip is great to clear your head and give you new strength. I used to do a lot of that.
Exactly. So conservatives who don’t like the groups qua group, nonetheless want reps from those groups to do their bidding so they can’t get accused of misogyny or racism. So how does the process of selection actually work.
I might have started trying to figure it out with that horror show, Clarence Thomas, but I was occupied with other stuff at the time. (Did hear Anita Hill on book-tv last weekend or the one before. She is a very classy, unflappable person.)
But within the last month or so I’ve been trying to figure it out wrt O.
Thanks, from the snatches I saw it seemed like it had been a pretty good one all around.
Looking forward to the little ones this evening. I like to sit on the steps so I’m face to face with them rather than looking down. I love to admire and compliment them on their ideas and costumes. And give them treats, of course :)
I spend all this money preparing for the Zombie apocalypse. Shotguns. Mideval bladed weapons. Dynamite.
Now i find it’s really a DRONE apcalypse. I need AA guns, SAM rockets and laser jammers. My arsenal is COMPLETELY incorrect.
Boxturtle (WTF didn’t Hollywood warn us?!?)
Damn. I just got that. Slow this morning (and late to the Swim Diner).
Good morning everyone.
Angela Merkel seems to be another example.
Sonny just left for school. Before he left, however, he asked me if I was going to buy more candy. I said Do you think I need to? And, he replied in the affirmative.
I think I will buy more of those individual small packets of pretzels I found too.
So far, so good. He’s off his feed so I’m keeping an eye on him. I think between the tooth extraction and the other surgery he prolly doesn’t feel up to par. Incision sites look good, though.
taken without her knowledge in 1951
Informed consent must be a recent phenomenon.
I think he’s a manufactured candidate from the Koch brothers.
The waitress is on her way back to this corner with more coffee.
I almost said and more pastries, but then I remembered that you don’t do morning sweets. :)
I have found myself wanting to drive lately. I’ll put on music and look for excuses to go the long way. It’s like a really good day of riding when you feel connected with your horse from your legs through your seat and back and all the way down to your figers around the reins. Sometimes you feel joined to the car from the accelerator on up. Must be the time of year :)
Possibly, or maybe even probably. As I said, I’ve just read his wiki, nothing more.
Off to swim in the great capitalist cesspool.
US KIA Afghanistan: 1,828
US KIA Irak: 4,482
Afghan, Iraki, and Pakistani casualties: estimates vary of over 1.5M
US MBS 2011: 37,572 and counting
No war but class war
Be good to yourselves, and all other living things
Never. Give. Up.
I found packets of pretzels like that one year, but was sure to pair them with something good and gooey, too. Didn’t want to spark a Halloween Insurrection.
Ah Yes music, the rhythm of the soul. If it weren’t for music I would shrivel up and die. I used to play the guitar and play in a band before well you know. I miss it and that has been the most devastating for me.
Kind of on the subject you’re engaged in, I received a piece of mail over the weekend with a Barbara Jordan stamp. A friend had sent some photos of me and my daughter he took 26 years ago. A sweet gesture from a long time friend.
Now, she was something else, wasn’t she?
I considered buying the little boxes of raisins but I don’t really have the heart to give those out tonight. *g*
LOL. I don’t do coffee, either. Tea’s my morning beverage (and V8 with breakfast). But I’m here for the company, not the refreshments.
Its rainy and gloomy this morning. Good day to stay in and sew.
Yes indeed. Naked Capitalism is MUST READ. If the Chinese won’t play the sucker, that leaves us with the same two choices we had before the “summit”: either get the cash from German taxpayers (or the U.S. taxpayers, if possible, via the IMF and World Bank), or let the defaults occur and have the system crash. If anyone has another alternative I’m all ears.
Oh, and there’s another BIG advantage, which is if the progressives attack Cain, Hillary, Powell, Thomas, etc, the wingers can accuse them of being misogynist, racist.
The way they work it now, according to Washington, is that certain places, like Harvard, won’t give you medical services unless you pre-sign away your body parts.
I forgot you’re a horse whisperer. I used to be horse crazy as a kid, but moved on to other things. They are magnificent animals.
Driving is great. I even like long trips. I’ve contemplated hooking up with one of those drive-away companies that hire people to drive a car somewhere, to see if I could drive a car to California to visit my sister and then fly back. Never got past the “contemplated” stage, tho.
Popeye, sometimes I worry that I’m not Hep enough to post on the important matters here, but you may notice that I didn’t get a reply to my comment #55. So, then I don’t feel so bad about making seemingly inconsequential comments.
Yes. Back in the day when humans were human and not just tools to be manipulated.
Morning sweets were fluffy buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup flavored with an equal part of raspberry juice. Someone liked it so much, without admitting it, that she (first time ever) asked for pancake second helpings.
I don’t think your comments are inconsequential. I was reading some of your exchanges on Caturday yesterday and found them to be insightful. I think also because I am a little younger than most here I haven’t experienced what you all have.
Your friend Palast did seminal work on that subject.
With names, not just numbers. Not filling a quota.
I understand. That is a void that won’t ever be quite filled, I’m afraid, the making of the music. At least now you have the technology to be able to surround yourself with it in another fashion. Do you sing, popeye?
I don’t do morning sweets, but that sounds yummy. Wouldn’t the juice thin the syrup a lot, though?
A former work colleague makes maple syrup from his own trees, and used to have a breakfast for the department (we’d all chip in) of pancakes and his syrup, along with bacon and fruit and juices. We had a kitchen in the building and he’d lead the cooking! It was a fun department activity.
Glad that so far, so good. He must be feeling pretty beaten up, poor fellow. Glad everything was benign.
No if I did it wouldn’t be called music. LOL I wish I could. Some people have that gift I don’t.
I met a retired gentleman who did just that, and loved it. You never know, don’t rule it out.
Yes, I have whispered to more than a few horses in my time. At various volumes :)
Yeppers. That story was headlined at Salon, and that’s how I got reaqainted with him. He had been in England, watching the election coverage and noticed that the media was covering people who were complaining about not being on the voter rolls. He noticed that a large majority of them were Black. And, then he did the research and discovered what Harris and Jeb had done.
And, yes, if Jeb were to try to jump in, we would have to remind him of his aidding and abetting that crime, wouldn’t we?
Better go and get my apple processing enterprise moving.
Safe travels and safe home, pupses. Thank you, BT.
So much shit to keep on top of.
Demi, I always enjoy your comments and I agree that they are often insightful. We can’t all say brilliant things every time we open our virtual mouths.
Gosh, it was a conversation that I popped in and out of all day. I don’t remember what I said. But, thanks.
Well I am off to get ready to meet Kevin this morning. Have a great day all. This should be an eventful day. *g*
Too true. I guess that’s why we pick and choose our issues here.
Obviously, I’m into feeding the hungry and we all know what your interests are. :)
LOL. I can see you yelling at your horse! The only thing I remember vividly from my horseback riding as a kid was one of the very first times I was on a horse, and he calmly walked under a low branch and brushed me right off. I never did know if it was deliberate. It was one of those riding stables that offered horseback rides for some sort of fee — not sure if it was by the hour or what.
I guess I’d be a little bit leery of setting off to drive cross country by myself. Not that my driving wouldn’t be okay, but I worry a bit about a breakdown in the middle of the desert or something.
Do post about it later, please!!
Ah, geez, you’re making me blush.
That was my concern for you too. With a friend maybe, but not by yourself, unless you’re packing heat. And, I don’t really see that.
Actually, that might make a funny movie. Molly and her AK47 take a road trip.
Will do my best. I am sure Kevin will have a front pager on it. I can’t wait to meet my first Firebagger in person.
It did thin the syrup but I just used much less of the combo to flavor things. The cakes kept their texture and were not too soggy. The garden raspberry juice was close to being cough-syrup thick on its own.
The rain you are getting passed here overnight. Bright sun clear sky is following.
he calmly walked under a low branch and brushed me right off. I never did know if it was deliberate.
Heh. Really? You didn’t know if it was deliberate. Have no doubts.
I once rented horses from Claremont for me & my son (maybe 9 at the time) to ride in Central Park. The bridle path is close to 5th Ave around 96th st, I think. Anyhow, a motorcycle took off with a roar from when the traffic light changed to green and the horses bolted. They knew where every low branch on every tree over the bridle trail was. How Adam & I remained seated until the horses calmed down I’ll never know.
Have fun, but don’t go all gah gah. We’re all just people, you know.
I agree that its was absolutely intentional. Ha.
I know but this a big deal for me. I don’t get out much LOL.
Anyone with a few extra hundred $M? WI nuke plant owner Dominion is having a tough time finding a buyer but claims Japan’s recent nuclear problems have nothing to do with lack of interest, but they are suggesting that the rules about allowing foreign buyers to have a shot at owning US nukes should be changed.
Nothing to worry about here.
Again, there’s something to like and something not to like in a Krugman column. The analysis of weaponized Keynesians is spot on. But then Krugman makes this statement: “the right has always seen Keynesian economics as a leftist doctrine, when it’s actually nothing of the sort.”
I would argue that Keynesianism has profoundly leftist implications, and has been interpreted as such by many economists, particularly in England, as well in America (by such economists as James Galbraith). Some of these economists have attempted a Keynesian-Marxian synthesis. Keynes’ thought is, after all, centered on the insufficiency of the “free” market and the need of activist governmental policy to promote the public welfare. Again, the establishment tendencies that are at the core of Krugman’s being inhibit his analyis and prevent him from fully standing on the side of the people.
Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 (Aria)
That’s what ACORN did and the corporatists of both parties instantly destroyed the organization upon command from the elites.
Breitbart was the excuse, not the cause.
So? ACORN received federal money, which allowed the corporatists to ruin them. I don’t know anybody asking for federal money to do the things I suggested. I’m also not afraid of corporate elites or local fascist thugs.
Did you have any little ones at the door? (other than your own kids?)
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