Monday, November 01, 2010

Antique Media on Parade

Worn, broken, and rusty antique
media practicing First Amendment
without regard for public's safety.
Excerpts from Notable Quotables

“Cataclysm” of GOP Win “Would Destroy America”
“[The Tea Party-backed Republicans are] a group of unqualified, unstable individuals who will do what they are told, in exchange for money and power, and march this nation as far backward as they can get, backward to Jim Crow, or backward to the ...  blah-blah-Olbermann

“The GOP’s Agenda Has to Be Stopped”
“We [the press corps] are so eager to promote ourselves with the smartest take on how President Obama and the Democrats got themselves in this pickle that we haven’t done a good job explaining the stakes....A right-wing Republican takeover of Congress and state capitals isn’t something to accept with indifference. Midterms matter, and voters tempted to skip this election should have their heads examined.”  Newsweek's Eric Alterman

Tea Party Fools Don’t Know They’re Pawns of the Rich
Ex-President Jimmy Carter: “The ones that know it, deny it. And obviously, the Tea Party movement has been almost completely financed by hard-right oligarchs....The Tea Party movement has been suborned by these very right-wing people who don’t give a darn about low-class working people, but just want to feather their own nest.”
Chris Matthews: “Well, I wish they knew that.”

Poor Dr. Obama
[Obama is] fighting, he’s fighting an economy that just won’t give him anything.... He cannot get any traction on what he’s accomplished.” - CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl

Hailing “Irresistible” Pelosi, “Most Productive” Congress
“Nancy Pelosi is considered one of the most effective Speakers in congressional history....The irresistible force who marshaled House Democrats to pass controversial administration policies — including the stimulus package, Wall Street reform, and health care....Pelosi’s support for a middle-class tax cut, children’s issues, and education, has made her a hero in some quarters.” - CBS’s Rita Braver

“No Question” Tea Party Republicans Are Wacky Extremists - Maggie Rodriguez: — CBS’s The Early Show

Anchor Norah O’Donnell: “Sarah Palin is throwing out punches ahead of the midterm elections. During a speech to the conservative Liberty and Freedom Foundation in San Jose last night, the former Alaskan governor took a shot at some comments made by First Lady Michelle Obama.”
Sarah Palin clip:You know, when I hear people say, or had said during the campaign, that they had never been proud of America until, until that time, I think, ‘Haven’t they met anybody in uniform yet?’”
O’Donnell: “Of course, Mrs. Obama never said that. She never said that she had not been proud of her country.”
— 12pm ET hour of MSNBC News Live, October 15.  

Both Tea Party and Dick Cheney = Hitler
Richard Dreyfuss & Meathead
See these and more at Notable Quotables

PS: This is for Norah O'Donnell

Two Jokers in one crowd

Poor Kid.
Obama's threatening to take the kid out.

Keynesian, Kenyan; They all look alike to me

Is Obama a Keynesian?

No! say Stewart rally goers - he was born in Hawaii;
he's American and he's an awesome president!!

You can't fool Obama people.

3 1/2 hours shot to hell

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

I watched every bit of this film. Because I was certain that a spectacular pay-off awaited those who subjected themselves to the full, mind-numbingly boring three-hour-twenty-one minutes it took.


Jeanne Dielman is an anally retentive widow who prostitutes herself once a day to pay for her, and her college-aged son's subsistence,  We watch her making dinner.  Actually.  Buying potatoes. Peeling potatoes. Stirring the potatoes. Serving the potatoes.  Eating the potatoes.  Before I watched it, I read somewhere that this is the 19th best film ever made. But not for everyone; only truly erudite, sensitive movie goers. That sounded like me, to me.

We never see Jeanne during one of her assignations, which after all is why I bothered to begin with.  She goes into her room with the gentleman caller, and is next seen leaving, handing the client his hat,coat, muffler and umbrella, and receiving one crisp 100 note which she deposits into a terrine.  Then she scrubs her body,  and  scrubs the tub just as vigorously.  It's seems that she's trying to wash away the defilement.  Then she finishes making dinner. I think we get to see three of these cycles. Until the last guy.  Here, she lays on her bed with him on her, seemingly motionless, but bringing her to orgasm which you sense is an epiphany; one that very much upsets her. She stabs him in the heart with a scissors and gets gets dressed. Movie ends.

 I couldn't figure out what the hell this was.  But now, here's what I think.  This artsy-fartsy movie was made by, and for feminists who were at the time (1975) just discovering how useless men are.  They put their thing in you, a joyless task for women,  for which the woman is rewarded with a life of endless, unfulfilled tedium. All this so he'll give you money for groceries -- to feed him.   And here comes this guy who gives her an orgasm! And that threatens her commitment to the sisterhood; to  the cause. He must be excised. Take my word for it; you don't want to watch it (on NetFlix).

She's not that cute.  Her meals look bland.  

Bison v Grizzly

Grizzly After Medium Rare Bison

It was a bison, badly burned from an encounter with one of the numerous hot spots in Yellowstone National Park.


A grizzly was chasing the buffalo (which was practically cooked already) and gaining quickly.


The two beasts passed the man by without paying any notice.

The result: these 14 hair-raising pictures.

We pick our tale up where the photos end.

Wypiszinski says once in the safety of the woods the bison out maneuvered the grizzly, escaping to live exactly one more day.

Park rangers had to put the bison down due to the injuries it sustained.

Wypiszinski said the whole event was over just as quickly as it happened.

Just another day in Yellowstone National Park. [Full story and 14 pictures]
Bison chased by Grizzley sequence

Shocking Video

Romantic Pigs

Tom Smith

Hidden Obamacare

A powerful argument
and some interesting stats

cuzzin ricky

Inhof’s list

Jim Inhof’s list of GOP Senate winners

The smell of victory

Inhof’s sure winner list

 “We’ve got Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin and North Dakota. West Virginia is the newest one on here and that brings us to 10.” This is an ambitious list, yet it too falls short.

Senator Inhof has left a few more off the list: Connecticut and Delaware, yes Connecticut and Delaware. Here's why .. 


How to use your power as a senator to send
$8 million in cold cash to your son, by Barbara Boxer
 (D-CA). Also: The Hill scrubs story from website

What makes the story timely is that the federal government just a couple of weeks ago was compelled to declare the land that Boxer’s son had purchased on behalf of the Indian casino a reservation, effectively killing the local zoning and lawsuits that had tied the project up in knots for most of the past decade. - Doug Ross
Boned Jello
PS- Doug also has the best pictures from Jon Stewart's rally.

ACORN Strikes Again


Tick Tock. Tick Tock. November 2nd approaches. A guy [went] in to cast an early ballot here and asked, "Is this where I pick up my five ballots, or do I need to go to the ACORN office for that?"
LOL. Everyone knows who the crooks are.
Well, almost everyone. [
Posted by: Liam-still  On WaPOST]


Note- This clip was posted by George Soro's Media Matters of all places, where it elicited comments like this one:

Remember that, in the history of this country, the Republicans have a much worse track record on voter fraud than the Democrats, Fox Propaganda, and plan your programming accordingly. Except, you won't do that, will you? Because you insist on failing to live up to 'fair and balanced', which is how you got the name Fox Propaganda in the first place.

But then he was appointed federal judge

'corrupt bastards'

It gets better ..
WaPost, Politico & Soros working in concert
“There’s nothing better than being lectured by liars on what proper journalism is ...  Greg Sargent never called me. Is that the standard for proper journalism? How many sources does he have to make this allegation? - Andrew Brietbart

The [must watch] backdrop

Big Government publisher Andrew Breitbart responded to attacks from the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent and Politico’s Ben Smith on Sunday about the audio tapes [transcript] he released showing CBS employees in Alaska conspiring to damage GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller’s reputation.
Read more:

The Spirit of Dan Rather