Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yeah, it a Liberal Media

60,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters for over a week: 0 news coverage.

150 Medicare recipients in government-funded Hoverounds meeting in a park: non-stop coverage.


Media Blackout

Contrast How Occupy Wall Street and Right Wing Protestors Are Treated by NYC | MyFDL:

“There has been an almost complete corporate media blackout of a protest that has been going on 24/7 for over a week. Our own Kevin Gosztola has been doing an amazing job of covering Occupy Wall Street protests and creating a platform to view the work of the LiveStream videographers. Without this amazing work and a lot of folks Tweeting, many would never know this was even happening.”

and this (bolding mine):

“Contrast that with the Occupy Wall Street protests. There, the NYPD is denying the protestors the right to use blue tarps to cover themselves when it’s pouring rain. Movable orange fencing is being used to corral people. And unarmed and non violent protestors are being maced, punched and dragged.”

Contrast How Occupy Wall Street and Right Wing Protestors Are Treated by NYC | MyFDL


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What Jill Said

From the brilliant Jill:

The reason this matters now is that the America of Republicans is starting to take shape, and it is an ugly one indeed. It is an America in which angry people frightened about their futures applaud a man who boasts about the number of people in his state who have received the death penalty. It is an America in which it is better to see two or ten or a hundred innocent men be put to death by the state than to risk one guilty one receiving clemency. It is an America in which Republicans would rather a million children to go hungry than for one child to receive a meal to which he is not entitled because his mother makes fifty cents more than the cutoff for aid. It is an America in which the elderly should live in poverty rather than people who have more money than they can spend in 100 lifetimes pay one penny more in taxes.

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Pledge to the Rich

Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated) | ThinkProgress

Damn Liebrul Media, amirite?

Thinking about e-mailing your friends and neighbors about the protests against Wall Street happening right now? If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, think again. ThinkProgress has reviewed claims that Yahoo is censoring e-mails relating to the protest and found that after several attempts on multiple accounts, we too were prevented from sending messages about the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations

Read it all here:

Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated) | ThinkProgress

The Protest Yahoo! Doesn’t Want You to Share

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Republicon Eats Foot, No One Surprised

Cry me a river. I’ve got your class warfare right here.

Add John Fleming, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, to the growing, bipartisan list of relatively well-off politicians who may want to revisit the way they discuss their income in public.

During an MSNBC interview to discuss why Fleming opposes President Obama's tax increase on those earning more than $1 million per year, host Chris Jansing said that Fleming has an income of more than $6 million. Fleming quickly corrected her, saying he actually takes in a fraction of that gross amount--about $600,000.

"The amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 of that $6.3 million," Fleming explained. "So by the time I feed my family I have, maybe, $400,000 left over to invest in new locations, upgrade my locations, buy more equipment."

Rep. John Fleming fields criticism over 600K income | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

Hamster Butt

Let them eat cake.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This Guy Will Be the Next National Disaster

Bolding mine:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry's efforts to tout his record on jobs and the economy as a centerpiece of his presidential campagn took a hit today with new figures from one of his own state agencies: They show the Texas unemployment rate increased to 8.5% in August -- the highest level in more than 24 years and more than twice the rate when Perry took office in December 2000.”

US Politics | 2012 Election - AMERICAblog News


Texas has the most uninsured, the lowest rate of educated folks, and a swaggering grifter for a Governor who brags about executing innocent people. You can keep him, Texas.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Colorado Calico Returns After Five Years

A calico kitteh named Willow disappeared from her Colorado home five years ago. Now, after a long journey to New York, she is finally on her way home!

“The kids can’t wait to see her,” Squires said. “And we still have her little Christmas stocking.”

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Denver men 'take dead friend Jeffrey Jarrett to bar'.

Robert Young (left) and Mark Rubinson (Pic: Denver Police) The two men left the body in their car as they drank and ate at bars and a strip club

Two US men face charges in Denver for allegedly driving around with the body of a friend after discovering him dead.

The pair bought drinks, dinner and took $400 (£253) from Jeffrey Jarrett's bank, visiting a strip club before reporting his death, police said.

Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, are charged with identity theft, criminal impersonation and abuse of a corpse.

BBC News - Denver men 'take dead friend Jeffrey Jarrett to bar'

Monday, September 12, 2011

On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary, Cantor Insists On Massive Cuts To First Responders In Exchange For Emergency Disaster Aid | ThinkProgress

Yesterday, President Obama requested $5.1 billion to provide disaster relief to communities struggling to recover from recent hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and wildfires. The request includes $500 million in emergency funds FEMA needs to continue to operate effectively through the end of September.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, whose home state of Virginia was hit by an earthquake and Hurricane Irene, is demanding more partisan spending cuts in exchange for approving the request. From Politico:


But a spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) signaled late Friday that the GOP is likely to insist on offsets for the $500 million in emergency funds Obama requested for 2011…

“The House has passed $1 billion in disaster relief funds that is fully offset, which we will look to move as quickly as possible.”


The funds referenced by Cantor’s spokesperson are contained in the House Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill, which is adamantly opposed by Senate Democrats. Why? The “offsets” contained in the bill are actually massive cuts to first responders. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) explains:


The House bill slashes funding for grants to equip and train first responders by 40 percent. This is on top of the 19 percent cut in FY 2011. The House defense appropriations bill provides $12.8 billion to train and equip troops and police in Afghanistan — yet the House provides only $2 billion for first responders here at home.

Their proposal also slashes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s operations by 6 percent at a time when the agency has never been busier. Does it really make sense to pay for response and reconstruction costs from past disasters by reducing our capacity to prepare for future disasters?

In December, Cantor opposed a bipartisan bill “to improve health services and provide financial compensation for 9/11 first responders who were exposed to dangerous toxins and are now sick as a result.” Now, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Cantor is pushing for further cuts to first responders in exchange for disaster relief.

Cantor and his staff continue to insist “There will be no delay in meeting the president’s request and providing people the aid they need.” But they have yet to support any such request absent more partisan spending cuts.

On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary, Cantor Insists On Massive Cuts To First Responders In Exchange For Emergency Disaster Aid | ThinkProgress

If it sounds reasonable to you to offset the funding with cuts, please remember that the cuts will benefit Cantor’s Corporate Overlords. Funny how the Republicons had no problem getting us into debt by pushing two unfunded wars.

I Thought We Could

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beat the Colorado State Fair

This Sunday proved climatic for citizens of Pwello. How do you beat Selina Gomez at Fiesta Day at the State Fair? The Grand Opening of the first TJMAXX in Pwellobyderibber!

No parking spaces! Fist fights broke out in the check out lane that snaked around three posts and out the front door and down the sidewalk. Nice things? Yes. Buy them Opening Day? No.

Pwello Prairie Dog ponders his TJMaxx purchase
I figured the now shopworn Ross at the end of the block would have less nice clothes but offer better deals. In a nervous, desperate kind of way....


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