|1969: Lt. William L. Calley, Jr., during his court martial in 1971.|
Getting dilrods to show at rallies is all well & good, but when was the last time one of these hucksters managed to get the National Guard called out?
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague.Always w/ the fact-based party-pooping at the end. Killjoys.
The campground will remain closed for at least ten days, according to Los Angeles County public health director Jonathan Fielding.
The squirrel was caught about two weeks ago.
All the squirrel burrows in the area near Gorman will be dusted for fleas, which can transmit the disease from wild rodents to humans.
Then, further tests will be performed before the campground is reopened.
There have been four cases of human plague in L.A. County since 1984, none of which were fatal.
|Eagle looking ready to peck out your America-hating eyes.|
That might have been fun. This too.Rock’s first poet and original guitar hero confessed during his hour-long set to tiring easily these days. So he alternated such rollicking anthems of youthful liberation as “Roll Over Beethoven,” “School Days” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” with slower numbers, including “Every Day I Have the Blues” and “Wee Wee Hours,” in which he let his big Gibson electric guitar do most of the singing.
The man who invented much of the musical lexicon for his instrument reeled and rocked with a perplexing string of chord progressions and melodic runs during his solos, the logic of which might have been perceptible only to certain breeds of guitar-loving dogs. Yet just when you thought he’d completely abandoned musical cohesion comprehensible to anyone this side of Thelonious Monk, those long, limber fingers would slip back into the exhilarating dimension he largely defined more than half a century ago.
|Hammer of Zeus: A flash of lightning illuminates the sky over the 2,500-year-old Ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during a heavy rainfall in Athens early this morning|
I told you this was coming. Years ago, I warned NaturalNews readers that an attempt might soon be under way to outlaw broccoli because of its anti-cancer phytonutrients. This mental health assault on health-conscious consumers is part of that agenda. It's an effort to marginalize healthy eaters by declaring them to be mentally unstable and therefore justify carting them off to mental institutions where they will be injected with psychiatric drugs and fed institutional food that's all processed, dead and full of toxic chemicals.Our immediate thought is that this guy will not be hauled off & doped up because he's suffering from Healthy eating disorder.
The Guardian even goes to the ridiculous extreme of saying, "The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished."Ummm ...
Follow the non-logic on this, if you can: Eating "good" foods will cause malnutrition! Eating bad foods, I suppose, is assumed to provide all the nutrients you need. That's about as crazy a statement on nutrition as I've ever read. No wonder people are so diseased today: The mainstream media is telling them that eating health food is a mental disorder that will cause malnutrition!
|Not to imply that the "Scandinavians" are not real Americans.|
"They have expectations—expectations that their partnership will be celebrated and even romanticized—but that is often not what transpires," the site's founder says. This logic isn't just visible after the first Sunday in May; the day after Valentine's Day is actually the most popular sign-up day of the year. (The day after Mother's Day is second, followed by the day after New Year's.)Possibly useful to hubbies who want to keep wifey from straying as well.
And we get to see once again the stupidity & evil that is Daniel Pipes.As a bonus, it turns out there’s a hopeful message not just in Shahzad’s testimony, but in Pipes’s incomprehension of it. Pipes exhibits a cognitive distortion that may be afflicting Americans broadly — not just on the right, but on the center and left as well. And seeing the distortion is the first step toward escaping it.
Here is how Shahzad explained his role in the holy war: “It’s a war,” he said. “I am part of that. I am part of the answer of the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people, and on behalf of that, I’m revenging the attacks.”
Now, for a Muslim holy warrior to see his attacks as revenge runs counter to Pipes’s longstanding claim that Islamic holy war is about attack, not counterattack. Roughly since 9/11, Pipes has been telling us that jihad is “unabashedly offensive in nature, with the eventual goal of achieving Muslim dominion over the entire globe.” This notion of “jihad in the sense of territorial expansion has always been a central aspect of Muslim life” and is now “the world’s foremost source of terrorism.” That’s why you have to respond with “superior military force.”
Please, America, sit at home & bet on the lives & deaths of people on the other side of the world.It’s the P.S.E., or Palestine Securities Exchange. Based in Nablus, in the West Bank, the Al-Quds Index has actually been having a solid year — and therein lies a tale.
“It has outperformed the stock exchanges of most Arab countries,” said Samir Hulileh, the C.E.O. of Palestine Development and Investment, which owns the exchange. The P.S.E. was established in 1996 with 19 companies and now has 41 — and 8 more will join this year. The companies listed there include the Commercial Bank of Palestine, Nablus Surgical Center, Palestine Electric Company and Arab Palestinian Shopping Centers. “Most are underpriced because of the political risk component,” said Hulileh. So if you don’t mind a little volatility, there is a lot of potential upside here. Indeed, there will soon be an E.T.F. — an exchange-traded fund — that tracks the Al-Quds Index so you can sit in America and go long or short peace [sic] in Palestine.
|11 March 2006|
|Recent, &, we assume, official photo.|
Manders: I, too, am pro life but I'm also pro choice, do you understand what I mean when I say that.Lie back & enjoy it, ladies!
Angle: I'm pro responsible choice. There is choice to abstain choice to do contraception. There are all kind of good choices.
Manders: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?
Angle: Not in my book.
Manders: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?
Angle: You know, I'm a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.
Can't go wrong w/ a program like that. And sure to be popular w/ Tea Party types. If they're so much better off than the rest of us, they won't mind a little socialism/sharing, will they? As long as the money is going to killing the Other, rather than feeding or housing "American" Others.
Tea Party activists—the influential and well-educated base for conservatives today—may understand and support the merits of the move, but their overall electoral influence is diminished by the pure numbers of frustrated general election voters that may disapprove of this stance.The crap piles up.
It is said that successful leadership is borne from the ability of folks to take proper risks, articulate a vision, and direct a better long-term future. Republicans have never had a problem doing the first of the three items. However, without better meeting the second condition, we will have a hard time securing the third, even if out-of-work Americans end up getting the extensions for the near term.Proper risks would include Irag adventurism & an Af-Pak quagmire, right? De-regulation of the financial markets, very proper. And the vision thing.
While I was initially hesitant to write about them at all, since yes, I know they are not the ones running for office, I thought about it and wondered why I shouldn't. Don't they represent one of Whitman's most significant contributions to the world, as does the child of any person? Also, since Whitman cited her investment of time and energy in raising her children as being the primary reason she didn't register to vote until she had nearly reached the half-century mark (an egregious example of using your family as a political shield that should make feminists of all political parties shudder) then why isn't assessing how well her investment turned out fair game? Furthermore, if Whitman has been accused of having temperament issues in the workplace and her children are accused of having temperament issues as adults as well, doesn't that raise questions about her leadership skills at work and home?This advert set Ms. Goff off. Are NutMeg's child raising abilities as failed as she alleges Governor Brown's legacy to be?And let's look again at Whitman ignoring her son's arrest.
|Nice. Much more at: chimpout.com.|
Here's a picture though. And a shorter."This is the heart of the problem. The text of the passion narratives is not that exact and information loaded, as we Christians sometimes want it to be."
Mr Samuelsson said: "If you are looking for texts that depict the act of nailing persons to a cross you will not find any beside the Gospels."
|A penitent is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in the town of Pampanga, Philippines. Photo: EPA|
|Not as if any of this was some secret "hidden" in flickr.|
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Authorities in Georgia have torn down another monument to Soviet dictator and native son Josef Stalin.Of course it was seen in The DC, the home of honor on the Internet.
The monument in the town of Tkibuli in western Georgia was taken down two days after authorities tore down a bigger and more famous monument to Stalin in his hometown of Gori.
Both statues were brought down in the middle of the night in an apparent bid to avoid protests and media attention.
Stalin was born to a modest family of cobblers in 1878. Both monuments in his honor were erected before his death in 1953.
The Georgian government says a younger generation who have embraced Western ideals of freedom favors the dismantling of Stalin’s monuments.
GUN BARREL CITY, Texas – The past decade has taken a toll on John Joe Gray, holed up on his rural East Texas land while waiting for a siege that's never happened.What is this country coming to when a paranoid can't even get the gummint to come after him?
He's been living on 47 acres behind a fence without running water and electricity but with plenty of guns, daring authorities to arrest him for a 10-year-old, third-degree felony warrant. He says he hasn't left his property since 2000, all the while allowing his distrust of a government he views as evil to fester.
The Grays drink well water, eat vegetables grown in their garden and fish in the river that borders the land covered with a canopy of trees. They live in a ramshackle house and a mobile home and often eat at the picnic table far from the road but visible through the trees.No electricity either.
Gray hasn't paid property taxes since 1995. The county has sued him for $12,700 in back taxes and interest penalties. But [Sheriff] Nutt said it's too dangerous for deputies to serve notice of the suit filed in 2008, and until that happens, the case cannot proceed.Time for a drone strike. Good for religious maniac insurgents, whether in Afghanistan, Pakistan or right here at home. Kill 'em all, gawd will know his own.
Is this a gotcha moment for the new media vs. old media? You betcha.Sure nuff is, in that it shows that the old media can still differentiate between shit & Shinola®, while the new reactionary media wants nothing but shit.
Fucking clouds.The moon will appear reddened by a partial lunar eclipse that will be visible over Washington state around 3:16 a.m. Saturday.
There won't be a full lantern effect, but at 54 percent coverage, the color will be "pretty nice," says Judy Mason, secretary of the Eastside Astronomy Club.
Clouds permitting, the eclipse will be visible to the naked eye.
A researcher says 18 children have died of hyperthermia since the beginning of the year, with eight deaths reported since June 13. That's the largest number of fatalities through the first half of a year since Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology at San Francisco State University, began tracking the data in the late 1990s.It would appear the young people of our cannibal nation are so genetcially compromised they can not get themselves out of unlocked cars.
Many of the recent cases have involved children who climbed inside an unlocked vehicle on a hot day and then couldn't get out.
Nearly one in five American women in her early 40s is childless, according to a report that shows a striking increase in women who don't have biological children.
The trend was much less common in the 1970s, when one in 10 women did not have children by 40 to 44, the age bracket researchers use to designate the end of childbearing years.
Today I receive my last unemployment check. I've used up all available extensions. My position was eliminated on Feb. 1, 2009. Since then I've diligently searched for work. I have a MA and 23 years experience. I've had three interviews and no offers. My savings, including retirement, is gone. I had to sell my house. I've moved from Michigan to Massachusetts into the home of my parents, who at 81 and 71 live on their investments (which have been dwindling in this economy.) At a time when I should be getting ready for my retirement and taking care of my parents, I'm back at square one.Ha ha. Moved the goalposts on you, did they? When they own them, they can put them wherever they want, including directly up your arse. Grab your ankles like the rest of us, sucker.
"It's a thinking person's bacon camp," said Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Ann Arbor's gourmet mecca Zingerman's, which hosted the event. "I want to get people off the 'I love bacon' thing: 'Give me any and give me more.' I want them to know the differences between them and how to use them."Arrghh. We aren't getting past the first page. (Yes, that means a minimum of two pages of this were typed & printed.) But we didn't know how much the sex-averse had been fetishizing bacon.
The American food renaissance has inspired many to more carefully consider what they eat. But although the finer points of wine, cheese, chocolate and coffee have been embraced with gusto, lots of food lovers have a blind spot for bacon. More, it seems, is always better. The obsession over smoked and cured pork belly has led less often to smart discussions of technique and history and more to bacon eat-athons, bacon memoirs, bacon air fresheners and bacon salt (motto: "Everything should taste like bacon") that contains no bacon at all.More bacon blogging
Parker: On the other hand, a perspective that I haven't heard anybody talk about — and I come at this from a military background, all the men in my family have been in the military and fought in every war since the American Revolution, so I'm kind of from that warrior culture — and what I suspect is that McChrystal's comments are not unique to him. I'm worried that it reflects a wider-spread feeling towards our President and Vice President...and that's a problem, and that's something we ought to talk about.And for Ms. Parker: Take your "warrior culture" & shove it. This is the "no standing army" nation. We do not have a "warrior culture" like some decadent Euro-shithole or a bunch of sissy Spartans.
Spitzer: A different dimension on this: I just found out Kathleen's from a warrior culture and now I'm beginning to worry.
Parker: Listen, sweetie, all you need to know is the Marine Corps is on my side.
Shariah-compliant finance dates back to the 1940s, when it was invented by leading figures in the Muslim Brotherhood. This international organization has as its stated mission "destroying Western civilization from within ... by its own miserable hand."— Frank J. Gaffney Jr., exposing SCOTUS nominee Kagan's "insinuation" of Shariah into these very United Snakes in the pages of The Washington Times, which, merely coincidentally, mind you, would like to impose Moonie Law on the world. Not a problem for Mr. Gaffney, we suppose.
Did you follow that? Islamic Finance, Goldman-Sachs, TARP, "Shariah-compliant finance." It all ties together!Ms. Kagan's Islamic Finance Project also has played a prominent role in encouraging the U.S. government to endorse Shariah-compliant finance. Notably, a founding adviser to the project, Harvard professor Samuel Hays III, conducted a "seminar for the policy community" in November 2008. It was sponsored by a former Goldman-Sachs-executive-turned-assistant-treasury-secretary, Neel Kashkari, who at the time was responsible for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The signal thus sent could not have been clearer, either to Mr. Kashkari's colleagues in government or to those in the financial sector: At a moment when the very viability of major banks and investing institutions critically depended on this individual's favor, it would be advisable to embrace Shariah-compliant finance.
|Verbatim from The WT: "Illustration: Kagan and Shariah"|
|Just eat shit & die already, sad Broadway version of rock&roll.|
|Enjoying NRO having those stupid & irritating ad links all over their crap. How's that free market working out for you again?|
|This dude looks real relaxed. Slack, even. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle|
The son of a general, McChrystal ...&
He also set a manic pace for his staff, becoming legendary for sleeping four hours a night, running seven miles each morning, and eating one meal a day. (In the month I spend around the general, I witness him eating only once.) It's a kind of superhuman narrative that has built up around him, a staple in almost every media profile, as if the ability to go without sleep and food translates into the possibility of a man single-handedly winning the war.Factoid the second was mentioned on Naughty Peoples Radio earlier,
And by the way, it's not something where it's the government's money -- it's really your money. You surrendered it in the form of taxation. Now's the time to take advantage of a situation where the government can invest in you. And in turn, you'll have a chance to build a business, or make a better life for yourself -- and in so doing, you'll help improve the country."You'd think a statement like that would have the Tea Party Patriots calling him a liberal fascist, & screaming for his blood, wouldn't you? Unless they're all hypocrites. Or too stupid to realize what he's saying. (Tough call either way.)
When asked for comment, McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers responded strongly. "We actually donated the money to charity as soon as we found out about it," said Rogers. "Let's be clear: J.D. Hayworth lent his name and his credibility as a former Member of the U.S. Congress to help an obvious rip-off scam. Sen. McCain never did. There's no comparison to be made here."Right you are, spokesmodel Brian Rogers. When McCain lent his name & credibility to help an obvious rip-off scam glom on to some $12 million, he was still a Member of the U.S. Senate. Completely & entirely different.