Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is this blog on?

I see my last post was six days ago. I've been trying to put something up, but my posting muscle was sprained. Without further adieu, here's Sunday gasbag theater!

David Gregory Describes Republican Position On Medicare As "Bold Leadership"



David "Fluffy" Gregory: So, Ruth Marcus, what wins here, bold leadership on Medicare and the argument that the Democrats won't do something courageous or the Democrats who say, hey, those guys want to take away my medicare?

Ruth Marcus: I regret to inform you that I think it's the latter.

One is tempted to think that neither these gasbags nor their bosses at G.E./The Washington Post Company are much worried about whether they will have Medicare when they get old.

Yes, Ruth, the debt situation is much worse than it was when Clinton was president. We have wars for rich people, tax cuts for rich people, and deregulation/bubble/bust/bailouts for rich people to thank for that. With all of your CONCERN! about the debt, I wonder why you mention none of these?

GE, Leader in Tax Evasion, Pays Virtually No Tax Yet Got Bailed Out in Crisis

Possibly related links:
Randal Graves:

...by the time I get around to see what's going on, someone's already at least approximated what my sentiments on said goings on, and with a better grasp of the English language.

Randal is right!
Digby:

These people are demented. Medicare must be slashed and anybody who doesn't agree is a coward and a fool. But we are supposed to believe that the Corporate Parties of America are prepared to bring down the global economy out of a surfeit of fiscal rectitude and the corporate and financial elites who own them are too silly to understand it (unlike the very, very savvy Mr Brooks) and are completely without resources to stop it. This is considered to be a serious position.

Culture of Truth posts transcripts of the Sunday morning blowhard festivals (this one is from a week prior to the clip above):

Gregory: the Republicans are right of course -
we must end Medicare so are the Democrats going to do it or not?

Van Hollen: Fluffy you are a moron

Finally, for those who find the above all too depressing to bother thinking about, M.E. Nunly linked to this image in Randal's comments.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Around the Neighborhood

Pictures taken from May 15 through May 24. I'm putting up the alt text tag now, I'll get around to it!







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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More B.S. from the Washington Post




Fred Hiatt and company published an editorial in the WaPo the other day regarding Bibi Netanyahu and his visit. It is simple crap, I'm not even going to link to it or waste space quoting it.

Hasbara

That is all Fred Hiatt and company have to add to the discussion: Pro-Likud party propaganda.

Perhaps some of you remember when the Washington Post was a respected newspaper, I do.

Clearly this is no longer the case.

Here's Robert Parry

May 21, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Oval Office rebuke of U.S. President Barack Obama – and the Republicans’ immediate attempt to exploit the dispute to peel away Jewish voters – suggest that American politics may be in for a replay of Campaign 1980.
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Israel “cannot go back to the 1967 lines,” Netanyahu lectured Obama on Friday, “because these lines are indefensible. They don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.”

In other words, now that Likud has helped move hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers onto what was Palestinian territory, the internationally recognized boundaries of Israel are no longer relevant.

The saddest part of all of this? The suggestion that the Obama-Clinton position, (i.e. let Israel do whatever they want to the Palestinians, while providing billions in aid, cover at the U.N., and at most an occasional finger wag) is not craven enough already.

UPDATE
: Will the Washington Post endorse John Bolton / Shrieking Harpy 2012?

Media Matters for America - Following Netanyahu Speech, Fox Hosts Potential 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate Bolton To Bash Obama



P.S. Fox's Bolton Falsely Claims Every President "Since Johnson" Has Rejected "Idea That The '67 Lines Have Any Political Signifigance"
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Heaven










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Friday, May 20, 2011

Rapture Time is almost upon us!


Yes, people, tomorrow Jesus will take all the saints (they know who they are!) up to heaven, leaving the rest of us to burn in the lake of fire.

I'm gonna miss them! *sniff*

No wonder Mooselini has yet to throw her Bumpit™ into the ring. She's going to be gone by Sunday! I'll miss her. Who are you going to miss?



UPDATE: Keeping up with the zombie.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I read the news today oh, boy

Here are two items juxtaposed in today's Google News.



Got that? We need to keep tax breaks for our biggest and most profitable corporations (tax breaks that were instituted to encourage drilling and exploration long ago, when energy prices were low). But Tom Coburn is quitting the already silly "Gang of Six" because they won't cut spending on regular Americans enough. It's insane to cut domestic spending when unemployment is 9%. Unemployment will surely rise even more, perhaps putting us back into a double-dip recession (or worse).

Doesn't anyone care? (Video posted by M. Bouffant)


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Splish Splashing through Spring






See Jennifer's Haus for more Robin news.



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Monday, May 16, 2011

OOPS - IKS


Somehow, I forgot that I had these red onions in a rarely-used cupboard. Similarly, Google says it had a little problem with some 'routine maintenance'.

Here's their cover story. Sure thing, Blogger...routine maintenance! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. But we know what really happened:




That's right...three different places on the internet report the existence of the secret Obama-Soros Internet Kill Switch. One of these is not even connected with this blog!

Now some among you had your own blogs disappear as well, but that was simply part of the test. There was a real target, and a real victim: Ann Althouse, of course!






Narcissus: Ann, honey, don't you think you're getting a bit full of yourself?



UPDATE! Via low sodium hunchback at Sadly, No!


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Orb versus Kitten



Thanks to zrm for bringing this important orb video to my attention. And yes, Von, putting this up tuckered me out. I think I need a nap now.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rally Against SB-5 and Local Lagomorph Action!


Rally Against SB-5 May 5, 2011











Local Lagomorph Action!





UPDATE: Serious Rabbit is Serious!



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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2011!

Well well well, it's Cinco de Mayo and the sun is shining, even here in Columbus! Make sure to turn your speakers up to Randal Graves (that's at least 11).



















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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photo of a photo:


I was hoping to see some alligators on the trip to South Carolina, but I was not as lucky as Pinko. This picture is one I took with a Canon EOS 650 using film back in the 1980s. I've found that even the carefully stored negatives from those days do not yield photos as sharp as the originals, and I think taking a picture of the picture with the G12 gets better results (not to mention, being much easier).

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