Thursday, May 31, 2007

Double Nickel


The star 55 Cancri observed with the coronagraph: possibly one of the
highest quality stellar images ever made. The symmetric "speckles" arising
from atmospheric effects and imperfections in the telescope optics are clear.



Today's Birthdays

People born on May 31
Brooke Shields (1965): Actress who began a modeling career at 11 months as the Ivory Snow baby. Shields starred in her first movie, Holy Terror at age 9, and was a top model by the tender age of 12. Shields has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines including, "Time" and "Life." Her film credits include, The Blue Lagoon, Endless Love, The Weekend, Black and White, and After Sex. In 1994, Shields starred on Broadway as Rizzo in the award-winning musical, "Grease," and in 1996 starred in the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" which ran for 4 years. In 1997 and 1998, Shields was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series, and won the People’s Choice Award in 1997 for Favorite Female Performer in a Television Series. Shields is the author of two books, "The Brooke Book" and "On Your Own."

Lea Thompson (1961): Actress who began a career at the age of 14 as a professional ballet dancer. At 19, Thompson decided to pursue acting and quickly was cast in Burger King and Twix commercials. The role which brought her to the attention of critics was as Tom Cruise’s girlfriend in the 1983 film, All the Right Moves. Thompson went on to star in Red Dawn and The Wild Life, but it was the 1985 smash, Back to the Future that launched her into superstardom. Thompson played Lorraine McFly in all 3 of the Back to the Future films, and her transformation from a middle-aged parent to a bubbly teenager, prevented her from being typecast as just a "teen star." In 1995, Thompson started work on the TV series, "Caroline in the City," which ran for 4 years. Thompson won a People’s Choice Award in 1996 for Best Female in a New Comedy Series, for her role as Caroline. She most recently starred in the Lifetime TV series, "For the People" and the USA Television Movie Haunted Lighthouse.

Joe Namath (1943): Football player who began his successful career in High School, leading his team to an undefeated season. In 1962, Namath played college ball at the University of Alabama and was drafted by the New York Jets in 1964. Namath was named the American Football League’s Rookie of the Year and the Most Valuable Player in the All-Star Game in 1965. From 1966 to 1977, Namath lead the league in passing attempts and completions. In 1969, Namath received the American Football League MVP award, the Hickok Belt and the George Halas award for Most Courageous Pro Player of the Year. Namath retired in 1977 to begin his broadcasting career, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Clint Eastwood (1930): Actor and director who was given a contract with Universal Studios in 1954 and was dropped in 1956. A few years later, Eastwood was given his big break when he was cast as Rowdy Yates in the series, "Rawhide." In 1971, Eastwood made his directorial debut with, Play Misty For Me and he filmed the blockbuster, Dirty Harry. Eastwood took a break from his film career in 1985, when he was elected Mayor of Carmel, California. His hiatus was brief though, for in 1988 Eastwood starred in The Dead Pool, and went on to be the leading man in such box office hits as, Unforgiven (1992) and In the Line of Fire (1993). Eastwood won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for Unforgiven in 1992, and the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy in 1995. He has since gone on to star in and direct The Bridges of Madison County, Absolute Power, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, True Crime, Space Cowboys and Blood Work.

Walt Whitman (1819): Poet who started to write after learning the printer’s trade at the age of 12. Whitman’s education in the art of the written word was self-taught through his readings of the works of Shakespeare, Dante and the Bible. From 1836 to 1841 Whitman was a teacher, and he later decided to pursue a career in journalism. Whitman founded the weekly newspapers the "Long Islander," and the "Brooklyn Freeman," and began to develop his own, unique poetic voice during his years as an editor. In 1955, Whitman published a compilation of his poetry entitled, "Leaves of Grass." In 1856, Whitman released the second edition of his work containing 33 poems and a letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, praising his talents. "Leaves of Grass" is a classic work of free verse that continues to touch students of poetry to this day.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

BIOHAZARD!!!


Get ready, the time is creeping ever near, the year of biohazardous humans is upon us.
Forget Gitmo, forget Immigratition Detention Centers, they are small stuff compared to be declared too hazardous, medically speaking, to be allowed out in the general population.

Just yesterday there was this:

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has placed in isolation a man who may have exposed fellow passengers and crew on two May trans-Atlantic flights to a tuberculosis strain that is extremely hard to treat, officials said on Tuesday.

It was first time the U.S. government has issued such an isolation order since 1963, when it took action against a smallpox patient, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The man, a U.S. citizen from the state of Georgia, is suffering from extensive drug-resistant TB, known as XDR TB, which resists virtually all antibiotics, the CDC said. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that usually attacks the lungs.


@ REUTERS

So this dumbass Bubba gets on a jet after being told not to, endangering everyone around him, and flys to Europe and travels all over then despite a second warning about not flying back, does so anyway.

Big stupid moron! This big stupid moron could very well affect the future treatment of anyone with an infectious disease. How? by being reported as a biohazard by the medical community then placed into medical custody. Why? Because Bubba set an example by being a dumbass.

Why is it the dumbass Bubbas screw up and the rest of us end up paying for their utter stupidity?

How long will it be before we are "suspected of having an infectious disease" and we find ourselves locked in a hospital ward?

The Neo-Fascists need reasons to put people away, Bubba just gave them one.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another Casualty


Good Riddance Attention Whore"
by CindySheehan
Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:57:01 AM PDT

I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very heartbreaking to me.

The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our "two-party" system?

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong."

I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt "two" party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

@ KOS

Not everyone liked her but a lot of people did. She brought the anti-war movement to the front page, like it or not we have all gained as a result of here diligence and persistence.

She is entitled to her time out of the spotlight now, but the question remains,
how will we stop this bloody meatgrinder, designed and controlled by a sinister element in our own government?

As American people we have the numbers needed to end this mess, we just have to use them.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007


There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

~Dwight D. Eisenhower(R)





Sunday, May 27, 2007

INDY 500




Rain this morning has washed off the track and sunshine moved in today at Indy.

Of course all the pre-race festivities are underway, highlights of past races, driver interviews and a lot of excess TV coverage for this annual rite.

Anyone interested can go HERE to the official site of the Indy 500, jampacked with information on the drivers, cars and much more.
I might warn you, the site is heavily visited especially today.

I will DVR the race and watch it without commercials which should be a bumper crop.

I added this Fridays Bill Maher episode to the Cool Vids if anyone is interested also.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday, Saturday


Not my VFR but exactly like it. This is my Saturday project I have been working on for the past 3 months. Mine was neglected for years by it's owner but now it is being re-awakened to it's former glory, actually better than it's former glory. It is being repainted bright yellow, the seat is re-upholstered with black material and a new windshield also, along with a lot of maintenance

I have been working on motorcycles since 1965 with no sign of letting up. My Chiropractor, Dr. McDonald who incidentally is also a very nice person, advises me to stay off these things because my L4 and L5 vertebrae are squashed together. I just cannot do that, I need my fix like a junkie.

Well better get to work, it will not restore itself.

Oh one more thing, Carey checked in and it seems widowhood is rife with predators attempting to take advantage of her situation, like buzzards circling. If you guys have her e-mail, she sure could use some support. She and Brandon are holding up as well as expected, it is a life changing experience losing your partner and she is strong willed, showing real strength.

Chin up Carey! Don't take any crap off any idiots!

.

Friday, May 25, 2007

FRIDAY FUNNIES
















Thanks Alan!

Good stuff from Al Gore last night on the Daily Show, watch the 2 part interview

HERE.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cheerleader?


"Loyal Bushies"




Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy:

"It is curious that yet another senior Justice Department official claims to have limited involvement in compiling the list that led to the firings of several well-performing federal prosecutors. What we have heard today seems to reinforce the mounting evidence that the White House was pulling the strings on this project to target certain prosecutors in different parts of the country.

"It is deeply troubling that the crisis of leadership at the Department allowed the White House to wield undue political influence over key law enforcement decisions and policies. It is unacceptable that a senior Justice Department official was allowed to screen career employees for political loyalty, and it confirms our worst fears about the unprecedented and improper reach of politics into the Department’s professional ranks.

"As Congress continues its oversight to pull back the curtain on the politicization of the Justice Department, it is abundantly clear that we must do all we can to get to the truth behind this matter and the role White House played in it."

.....................................................................................................................................................

Cheerleaders do not make good leaders.

"I know I crossed the line of civil service rules."

"I don’t believe that I intended to commit a crime,"

"I believe I crossed the line, but I didn’t mean to,"

I'm sorry officer I was speeding but did not mean to?

The pathetic display of the repugs and their fawning over this bimbo was one of the most vile in my recollection, even exceeded the enabling of gonzo's bad memory.

When questioned on her hiring practices biased toward hiring loyal "bushies";"I can't think that I could have done it more than 50 times, but I don't know."

DUH!

Quote from Cristy Harden Smith at FDL made me laugh;
"I was student council president in college, so I'm highly qualified to judge career professionals who have dedicated their lives to the Constitution and the rule of law and fire their asses if they aren't Republican enough."

This whole thing stinks to high heaven. "Loyal bushies" need to be rounded up, extrordinary renditioned to a gulag somewhere in Belarus and tortured until they forfeit their loyalties to bush and back to THE CONSTITUTION.

Knock! Knock! Anybody home?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Goodthang!


Monica Goodthang and her testimony can be heard right here.

Better get busy cause it is going to start any minute now, my time, 7:24PST.

They are cleaning out the camera folks in the meeting right now, still time to get hooked up.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Habeas the Corpse



..............................................................................................................................................................................................................
May 14, 2007

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on "Restoring Habeas Corpus: Protecting American Values and the Great Writ" for Tuesday,

May 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

By order of the Chairman


Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on “Restoring Habeas Corpus: Protecting American Values and the Great Writ”

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226

10:00 a.m.

Rear Admiral Donald Guter, USN (ret.)
Dean
Duquesne University School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA

William Howard Taft IV
Of Counsel
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Washington, DC

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
Professor
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA

David B. Rivkin, Jr.
Partner
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Washington, DC

Orin Kerr
Professor
George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Note: You will not find this hearing on C-Spam, it will be webcast HERE.

I guess what strikes me the most is the fact that a hearing has to be scheduled to supposedly restore something that is specifically granted by The Constitution.

Gonzo and his cereal box law degree managed to FUBAR the law, of course under monkey boys' leadership, now it is up to a committee to straighten it out.

Friggin fascists!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

On Monday




A couple of fresh, just pic'd yesterday pics, top is French Meadows reservoir, my personal hangout when separation from society is needed, and after dealing with idiots all week, it was severely needed.

Note the beam of wisdom entering my head the very moment the picture snapped, co-incidence? not likely. It is a spiritual place.

Nuff about me, hope your seatbelts are fastened because Monica Goodthang will spill her guts before those judiciary boys, more twists and turns in the gonzo saga.


.

HOT HOUSE

winter1.gif

In the Enertia® Building System, solid Energy-Engineered(tm) wood walls replace siding, framing, insulation, and paneling. An air flow and access channel, or Envelope, runs around the building, just inside the walls - creating a miniature biosphere. Here solar heated air circulates, pumping and boosting geothermal energy from beneath the house, storing it in the massive wood walls. Thermal inertia causes the house to "float" between the cycles of night and day, and even between the seasons.

Many aspects of the Enertia® House are unusual and innovative - but backed up by science, common-sense, and prototype homes across America. In fact, each aspect listed below increases the energy efficiency of the building. The effect is Synergistic - equal to more than the sum of the parts. The Enertia® House can make more energy than it uses!

SOLID WOOD

In 1981 the National Institute of Standards and Technology constructed six test buildings in Gaithersburg, Maryland and tested them for energy efficiency. Much to their surprise, Building 5, with walls made of solid wood, was the most energy efficient. This was attributed to "thermal inertia," a phenomenon where the solid wood walls stored energy during the day, and released it during the night. Actually the energy efficiency of solid wood is well known in the Scandinavian countries where it is the prevalent method of building. (Its long life is well known too. When interviewed during the 1994 Winter Olympics, a Lillehammer couple casually remarked that their solid wood home had been built in 1406!)

THERMAL INERTIA

There is no logical reason to use a drop of fuel, or a watt of energy, to heat or cool any home or building attached to the Earth. Just below the surface, within reach of the average basement, is an infinite reservoir of heat that never drops below 50 degrees F. The night-day cycle is more than ample to raise that temperature into the comfort zone, with a simple shift in Time. The use of daytime heat at night, and nighttime cool by day, is made possible by Thermal Inertia, and the engineered Lag-in-Time is a property of the thickness and Specific Heat of the solid wood walls.

graph1.gif

HEAT PUMP HOUSE

The task of extracting useful heat from the geothermal reserve or outside air is usually relegated to the electric Heat Pump. They have been tacked onto homes by the millions - encouraged, even financed, by the electric utilities. You have seen them - noisy, power-hungry, CFC-filled, life-support machines - hanging off the side of an obviously troubled building.

Our solution, in the Enertia® Building System, is to make the house itself a heat pump, using the natural energy of rising solar-heated air to extract and enhance the pool of geothermal energy just beneath the building's floor. Simple, foolproof, no CFC's, no electric bill (see "Heat Pump House," Popular Science, June 1992, p.42).

winter.gif




MORE INFORMATION HERE
..............................................................................
Thanks Micki for posting the link to this company.

This concept was done by me in the early 80's, somewhat modified but same principals.

I built a house with a large windowed area on the south side and employed a convection current principle to flow air through the house. It worked quite well.
There were several issues such as night feedback where the windows let cold back through the glass, someone had designed a bead filling window that would fill the space between the glass panes with styrofoam beads at night, and vacuum them out in the morning, I did not have this but with temps in Minn. hovering in the -20degrees, it would still be 80 in the solarium/greenhouse.

I like this design a lot, it utilizes a circulation of warm air during the day to heat the house with the remainder going into the thermal heatsink in the basement.

This house obsoletes 'stick built' houses, and makes fossil fuel consumption minimal.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Squirrel Nazis, Update




These are no ordinary squirrels folks, these are vicious plastic eaters. Any critter that eats plastic like this is not your ordinary garden variety critter, they are hybrids of sorts, straight from the bowels of Hell, psycho, ruthless, garden weasels.

James suggested feeding them to keep them away from the bird seed. as anyone can plainly see it was not seed they were after, it was plastic. the second pic shows the modified support rod I implemented that so far they have been unable to circumvent.

So it goes, the battle between man and nature, man won this round but the fight is not over, not by a long shot.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I Am Not a Crook!!


High Drama -- and High Crimes?

By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2007; 1:04 PM

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey's gripping testimony yesterday about his high-speed race to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital bedside -- and the ensuing standoff with senior White House aides over the administration's warrantless wiretapping program -- may turn out to be the political-scandal equivalent of the tune nobody can get out of their heads.

It might not stack up as the most momentous of the accusations against the Bush White House. But it features a compelling narrative, an irreproachable witness and a serious charge of wrongdoing. At heart, Comey's tale is about a White House that refused to stand down even when its own Justice Department determined that what it was doing was illegal.

Here is the transcript of Comey's testimony. Here is the video. Read it or watch it -- and I dare you to tell me this story is going away anytime soon.

The Coverage

Dan Eggen and Paul Kane write in The Washington Post: "On the night of March 10, 2004, as Attorney General John D. Ashcroft lay ill in an intensive-care unit, his deputy, James B. Comey, received an urgent call.

"White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., were on their way to the hospital to persuade Ashcroft to reauthorize Bush's domestic surveillance program, which the Justice Department had just determined was illegal.

"In vivid testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, Comey said he alerted FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and raced, sirens blaring, to join Ashcroft in his hospital room, arriving minutes before Gonzales and Card. Ashcroft, summoning the strength to lift his head and speak, refused to sign the papers they had brought. Gonzales and Card, who had never acknowledged Comey's presence in the room, turned and left.

@ WAPO



These people are up to their eyeballs in stinky business.

According to their schedule the Senate Committee on the Judiciary has a business meeting today for "Authorization of Subpoenas in Connection with Investigation into Replacement of U.S. Attorneys." We will see what comes out of that later today.

Stay tuned for more.

.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WTF????


ATTENTION WAL-MART SHOPPERS, OUR BENEFACTOR, CHINA IS ABOUT TO LOB MISSILES AT US!!!!!!!NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO CHEAP APPLIANCES, NO CHEAP HOUSEWARES,
NO SHIT.


China plans to equip its upcoming missiles with infrared technology to give them the ability to hit US warships in Asia, a Japanese newspaper said Wednesday.

The upgrade is part of preparations for a potential conflict over Taiwan, which China considers part of its territory and which has a security pact with the United States, the Sankei Shimbun said.

Citing unnamed military sources in Japan and Taiwan, the conservative newspaper said that China was developing an infrared detection system for its medium-range Dongfeng-21 missiles so they can pinpoint warships.

The upgraded Dongfeng would discourage the United States or Japan from sending in their warships equipped with the Aegis technology designed to shoot down incoming missiles, the newspaper said.

The Dongfeng-21 has a range of some 2,150 kilometers (1,350 miles). The Sankei estimated that around 100 are deployed.

Western analysts have also speculated that China is also developing a next-generation long-range Dongfeng-41 capable of hitting the US mainland.

Beijing has repeatedly threatened to invade Taiwan, where nationalists fled in 1949 after losing the civil war to Mao Zedong's communists, if the island declares formal independence.

The United States and Japan in a first-of-a-kind statement in February 2005 declared that a peaceful resolution of Taiwan Strait issues was a common strategic objective of the Pacific allies.

@ Raw Story

Oh yea sure, we give them all our latest technology, I should clarify that, our corporations give them all our latest technology and this is how we are repaid?

Thug Communistas threatening us over our other corporatista tool Taiwan? which incidentally is another recipient of our technology.

If you have any complaints regarding having your butts blown all over the county by Commie missles, take it up with the corporate headquarters, they started it.

PROFITS ARE UP!!!!!!

MISSILES TO FOLLOW!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Newsies




Where oh where will Bonzo get his news? How can he possibly be knowledgeable about World Affairs?

The flow of real hard news is down to a trickle in many areas. Yesterday we learned the Troops will be denied access to previously available websites, like You Tube and Myspace along with others. Combine that with the Iraqi(US puppet) government banning reporters from bomb blast scenes because they interfere with evidence collection and other LAME reasons.

Back to the American Frypan, all the frogs seem to be dealing with the latest revelations with typical froggy cluelessness, going about their daily lives. I would be willing to bet that 75% of American people do not know the name of the Iraqi Prime Minister if the question was posed.


The Media has been bought and paid for with Mega-Corporate dollars and will not risk a loss of profits by putting bad news on TeeVee. Unless it is some poor sot losing his talent shot on 'American Idol', bad news there, Oh My! Poor Paris Hilton, goofy Tom Cruise! Oh My!

Now that is real news!

There used to be a commercial jingle for a hair remedy to remove gray hair, "I'm gonna wash that grey right outta my hair"

Todays version goes; "I'm gonna wash that war right outta my head"

Media control of the news=FASCISM

Look it up if you don't believe me, welcome meanwhile to the 'New World Order'

.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Roasting Rover


This Sunday 7pm (EST) - on C-SPAN’s Book TV

Amy and Greg have a couple of neo-cons for lunch - recorded live at the LA Book Fest.

Want a taste? Read the Interview with Palast from the Dollars & Sense magazine spring issue about to hit the streets …

Dollars & Sense: In the new edition of your book, ARMED MADHOUSE, you report on the theft of the 2008 election. How do know what they’re doing? Any way to stop them?

Palast: I know because I have Karl Rove’s emails. No kidding. He and his team aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. They sent copies of their plans to GeorgeWBush.ORG instead of GeorgeWBush.COM addresses — and, heh heh, they ended up in my in-box. Who says this job ain’t fun?

Dollars & Sense: Bush fired eight prosecutors. You were behind the scenes on that story long before it broke in the US. What are they still withholding from us?

Palast: Look, it’s all about VOTES. You’ll see that the prosecutor that Karl Rove insisted in putting in place is a slithery character named Tim Griffin. He’s the guy I busted as the spider-mind behind the “caging lists” which purged thousands of Black voters. The prosecutors fired, as you’ll see in Armed Madhouse, include those, like David Iglesias in New Mexico, who refused to bring phony cases of fraud against legitimate voters. It’s a matter of economics: the Republican party is systematically knocking out lower-income voters; that makes their purges racially biased — but my data show that’s just the effect of hunting down and attacking the ballot power of working class and poor voters. Disenfranchisement is class war by other means.

Dollars & Sense: Why the hell hasn’t the U.S. press covered the story of Bush’s vultures, election’s theft, Iraq’s oil or any of the other stories you’ve put on the front pages in Europe?

Palast: Robert Kennedy Jr. just complained to the head of ABC News about the blackout on my stories. (ABC has the right to take my stuff from BBC for free.) I’m not holding my breath for an answer. I call it, The Silence of the Media Lambs. We’ve got loads of terrific investigative reporters in America, but gutless editors. So the suck-ups to power get the choice posts in metropolitan dailies and on the networks.

Think of the punishment inflicted for the crime of investigative reporting. Seymour Hersh told me he was forced out of the New York Times and Bob Parry, the guy who busted open the Iran-Contra story, was pushed out of the Associated Press. On the other hand, Bob Woodward, who had his journalistic tongue up George Bush’s rectum, who went from writing ‘All the President’s Men’ to being one of the President’s men, is doing just fine.

Dollars & Sense: Many progressives are focused on privatization of the Iraqi economy, including its oil industry, as Bush’s real goal for the invasion. But you write about two radically different plans within the administration, the neo-cons’ versus Big Oil’s—and Big Oil’s plan was the one opposed to privatization. What’s going on here? Plus: any update on how privatization and the whole neo-liberal reshaping of the Iraqi economy are going?

Palast: A lot of intelligent folk believe Bush had a secret plan to grab the oil fields of Iraq before the tanks rolled. That’s wrong. He had TWO plans. In Armed Madhouse, I show you both — the result of two years undercover for BBC. The plans conflict. There’s the neo-con plan: Privatize — that is, sell off — everything, “especially the oil” industry. That’s a quote from the 101-page document which I learned was written by the neo-cons. That didn’t happen — because a Jim Baker team — he’s the lawyer for both Exxon and Saudi Arabia — secretly wrote a 323-page plan that called for CONTROLLING the oil flow, not owning it. The purpose was to LIMIT the supply of oil from Iraq and keep prices high. This would, “enhance [Iraq’s] relationship with OPEC” — the oil cartel. That’s a quote from the document you’re not supposed to see.

So here it is: the invasion was about LIMITING the flow of oil from Iraq, keeping prices high, not grabbing the oil to bring prices down for your SUV. The secret Baker plan is now the law in Iraq and prices are over $50 a barrel. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

@ Greg Palast.com

I also recommend going HERE for videos, I will also be putting them on the front page here.

No wonder Rover has his panties in a wad lately, he faces Obstructuion of Justice charges heading his way.

Now if we only had a Justice Department.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Squirrel Nazis


Little fuzzy squirrel nazi's invaded my bird feeder.

This series of pictures shows just how far they will go to get at the bird seed


First picture shows him carefully analyzing his prey.













Analysis complete. Launch!


















I'll swing around and get a few,

dang! how do I get in this thing?









I would return home later to find the feeder, the arm it was hanging on and the skeletal remains of the feeder, victim of nazi squirrel brutality.

At that time I visualized squirrels kicking back in their tree, burping and farting after their voracious feast.

Well I hope they enjoyed it, because I invested(the price they cost should be tax deductible) heavily in a "squirrel proof" feeder.

Now they just come by and stare at the feeder and reminisce about the party they had that day.

HA!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

CARS







2007 Ford GT



















The famous Amphicar, surf or turf.
















1932 Ford Coupe, it' got a HEMI










Three hundred custom cars show up in Auburn the second Friday of each month from May to September and these are a few on display last night, many really fine cars with many hours devoted to the restorations and customization of them.

Many thousands of dollars spent by individual owners to make their cars look their best, it helps that this area is full of rich repugs with too much money to begin with. Just wish they would trow 'ole Den a few bucks now and then.

.

Friday, May 11, 2007

FRIDAY FUNNIES










Thanks Alan!

Not too much funny about this week but life must go on.

Yesterdays Gonzo hearing was a farce and today the malicious little twit still has his job.

One has to wonder, will the regime change we so desire right here, ever happen?

Lets have some keyboard fun!!