Friday, July 27, 2007


Thanks Alan!

Happy day after your birthday Gerald!

Stock market took a dump yesterday, must have been all those candles on Gerald's B-Day cake taking the hot air out of the market and replacing it with bad gas. POOT!

Aw hell, the mess is just beginning to creep into the ecomomy. The building boom out here in Sacramento went bust. My business is dependent on construction and it is just not happening, lots of grumbles.

Can anyone NOT be nervous right now? I see a lot of angst around here, especially redneck construction types who will break into a fit of rage in traffic at the slightest provocation, it's getting ugly out there.

I am glad everyone like the Apostle Islands slideshow, I too love nature. By the response it looks like we all could use some peace and tranquility to take us away from the political madness.

I'll see if I can't round up some funny stuff and post some links.



DEN said...

Mark Fiore

micki said...

Den, here's a video that's not so funneeeeeee...

Rapture Ready -- Video shot at Christians United For Israel conference

Joe Lieberman appears in a supporting role....

Attendees explain why a preemptive strike on Iran is a must do!

micki said...

Cornerstone Church -- John Hagee -- San Antonio, sponsor of above linked event

Can someone enlighten me! Isn't this the church that Pande and his wife attend?

I could be misremembering.

DEN said...

Micki, there is the 26% that like W in the polls.

Rapture their butts the HELL out of here!


DEN said...

OK, for you folks with fast computers go visit Panoramas .dk for some wonderful panorama images, click on the Versailles pic, when it loads, hold down the left mouse button and move around top to bottom and left and right, to look around.

Cool beans!

micki said...

Carey, you probably know about this program, but here's the info anyway (I didn't write this blurb)...

PBS Tonight - Palast on 'NOW': 'The fix is in' for 2008

Tonight (Friday July 27): Catch Greg Palast on PBS' top current affairs program.

'NOW' furthers the story Palast first busted open for Britain's BBC Newsnight, the scheme to attack voters of color - the 'Blue' ones.

For Bill Moyers' capable successor, David Brancaccio, Palast lays out the latest evidence never before televised.

8:30pm Eastern (on New York Thirteen). Check local listings.

DEN said...

OH! MSM is nervous and well they should be. HA!

micki said...

bush treats Bob Woodruff like crap

bush is a low-life scumbag. But, we already know that.

micki said...

Den, Fox News is not mainstream media. Faux News is the White House propaganda organ, State Run News. People give credence to Faux News by referring to it as "Mainstream Media" -- its influence would be greatly diminished if it was called by its proper name -- State Run News.

DEN said...

Subject: Fw: GUNS
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:18:04 -0600

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq here is a sobering statistic:

There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of over 3,000 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

DEN said...

Michael Moore gets subpoenaed by the chimp for going to Cuba while filming Sicko.

Not only is the chimp rude to Bob Woodruff, he is also rude to Mike.


Vids here

ò¿óarol said...

Micki, the Christian conference video was mesmerizing and scary! So many ignorant people, believing in that hocus pocus, claptrap. They were more scary than a room full of child molesters would be, I swear. To think the repugs have been trying to bring that shit into the mainstream, putting a president in the WH to advertise the nonsense.

If religion ever, EVER took over this land I would indeed kill myself! I wouldn't be able to stand it.

Pande's church was in San Antonio and that Hagee character had something to do with it, so that must be his church.

Didn't you love it how much that man assigned himself to be paid, and how he made sure he didn't live in a 960 square foot house like I do!

ò¿óarol said...

Michael Moore gets subpoenaed over nothing and the real evil people subpoenaed, like Rove, don't have to worry about a thing. Only our king and his entourage are safe and secure and above the law.

Gerald said...

Michael Moore is an icon but with Hitler in office he will be doing some hard time. I am surprised that the gestapos did not pick him up and take him to some undisclosed prison.

Posters, what is sickening the religious clerics of all dominations are cheerleaders for Nazi America to attack Iran.

Hitler won't say it but Iran is more of a friend to Nazi America than Saudi Arabia. The Saudis want more weapon sales from Hitler, their bed partner, in order to help the insurgents in Iraq.

It's B.O.H.I.C.A. time again for our soldiers in Iraq.

In case you were not following behind the scenes talks about our soldiers and their lack of health care in and outside the military service, a Hitler psychiatrist has gone on record to say that there is no such thing as PTSD. I guess 3 and 4 tours of duty in Iraq is not a stressful experience. Here is a note to our military, "YOU ARE ONLY CANNON FODDER FOR HITLER, THE RICH, AND THE ELITISTS."

micki said...

So, I thought I would give it another shot...I just sent (again) to Thom Hartmann about MmmmmmPeachMint.

Only this time, I suggested it be coupled to a NATIONAL STRIKE DAY.


Okay....apparently you didn't like my idea, but how about coupling a National Strike Day (perhaps the Friday before Labor Day or the Tuesday after) with a National Ice Cream Social to educate Americans on the importance of impeachment? Even if impeachment doesn't happen, it would be a great civics lesson.

Please, Thom, you have a voice...many of us don't. You and your colleagues at Air America have a soapbox...

July 12, 2007

Mr. Thom Hartmann
c/o KPOJ Radio
4949 Southwest Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

Dear Thom:

I am one of your regular listeners (on AM1090, Seattle).

For a long time, I felt that Bush and Cheney deserve impeachment, but was reluctant to get on the impeachment bandwagon. However, a critical mass of impeachable offenses has come together and I am 100% in favor of a serious effort to remove them from office.

This may seem like a silly idea, at first reading, but as Ethel Merman said in Gypsy, “ya gotta have a gimmick.”

I would like to propose that someone (such as YOU), call for citizens to host National Ice Cream Socials over the Labor Day Weekend. They would serve MmmmmPeachMint ice cream. (Preferably made with Texas peaches and mint chocolate chunks.) A rallying slogan could be, “Enjoy MmmmmmPeachMint -- it’s good for your Constitution.”

Using the Ice Cream Social as the venue for this effort would be reminiscent of early America where the ice cream social was often a gathering spot to discuss social, charitable, political activities. I have tried to get some local ice creameries to feature MmmmmPeachMint as a “short term” flavor, but so far none of them have put it on their menu.

It is time to launch a surge for impeachment. This could be the start of the first massive grassroots’ effort to inform Americans on the importance of impeachment. Town, city, county, state politicians would be invited to attend. If these National Ice Cream Socials were held throughout the land, brought to the attention of local and national media, and fueled with the sweet taste of MmmmmmmPeachMint, this could be the start of something big!


micki said...

According to Hartmann's website, here's how to call in:

The caller comment line, which you can call and on which you can leave a message 24 hours a day, is 503 323-6620. The toll-free number to call into the show (the only reliable way to actually talk with Thom if you're a listener and want to discuss politics) is 866-303-2270.

micki said...

Carol -- I knew you'd remember about the SAT church.

DEN said...

Junkyard, Iraq many mutilated machines match many mutilated men, and women.

DEN said...

I tried to find funny stuff, but came up empty for the most part.

Not much funny.

David B. Benson said...

Den --- That's the twenty-first century for you.

Not much funny...

DEN said...

I NEED a funny fix, supposed to be Friday funnies, but the front page is it, woefully inadaquate.

Maybe it just takes more to overcome the bleakness of the 21st Century.


David B. Benson said...

Den --- Yup.

DEN said...

Time marches on, but do we?

DEN said...

Or will we be future fossils?

David B. Benson said...

Well, FFA used to stand for Future Farmers of America...

DEN said...

Future Fossils of America has a nice ring to it.


David B. Benson said...

Will the senate be forced to vote George the title of Augustus?

DEN said...

Hail! Yes

DEN said...

It will happen one of two ways, we will continue on this neutered course of gross tolerance and form a more perfect fascist union, or something will arouse the masses to revolt and storm the "Bastille".

Meanwhile our atmosphere continues to fill with hydrocarbon pollution.

Carol said...

That was well-said, Den.

"It will happen one of two ways, we will continue on this neutered course of gross tolerance and form a more perfect fascist union, or something will arouse the masses to revolt and storm the "Bastille"."

That is SO the way it looks more and more every day. *sniff*

º¿carol said...

That military video about the junkyard was another eye-opener. Like who thinks about the waste and how it's treated.

In the end the Major said they worked hard to not leave a big footprint. Humph.

DEN said...

Yea a big bloody footprint.

DEN said...

Bastards and their effin wars!

micki said...

That young man in the video that Den posted on military waste is so earnest and serious -- I think he really believes what he's saying to the camera. What does it take to brainwash a smart guy like that?

The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office is just another propaganda arm of the War President and his War Department.

We're supposed to believe that the War President and his Minions give a shit about saving taxpayer money and making a smaller environmental footprint when they "leave" Iraq, or other war zones for that matter?

DRMO is a sham. It really upsets me that the young man on camera has agreed to spout the bullshit fed to him by his "superiors." Military hierarchal protocol sucks.

Damn. I wish there was something funny in that damned propaganda piece, but there isn't.

DEN said...


micki said...

Wait, wait, Den! Don't fall asleep yet! Ya gotta read Tony Snow's "explanation" for the contradictions in Al Fredo's testimony:

"There has never been at any juncture along the line any disagreement about the propriety or legality of that program," he said.

(Referring to TSP, or terrorist surveillance program.)

Gawdalmighty! These people are certifiably nuts!

micki said...

Well, good night and good luck.

We'll need it.