Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Overhead Wire: Heeey!!! Houston Gets a FONSI

The Overhead Wire: Heeey!!! Houston Gets a FONSI

"Houston gets into the final design phase for two of its five light rail lines and gets development codes changed to promote pedestrian access to the stations. Not bad for the Texas home of oil industry giants."

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Loneliness, Murder, and Insanity - Reporting on the Sodini Incident

Speaking of "lonely" - how is the MSM getting away with NOT discussing that the Lonely Guy Killer was particularly incensed over

1) "The president is a Ni*CLANG*", naturally, and
2) black men in general getting the "hos" to which he felt entitled?

This was another right-wing killing spree:

Joan Walsh at Salon:

In a related tangent, I was stunned by Editor and Publisher's report that AP, the New York Times and other news organizations quoted liberally from Pittsburgh health club murderer George Sodini's diaries, but left out his racist diatribes against Obama. The diary in fact began the day after Obama was elected, and Sodini wrote, "Good luck to Obama! He will be successful. The liberal media LOVES him. Amerika has chosen The Black Man." He then goes on to complain that white "hoes" are choosing black men over him...

E&P: AP Omits Killer's Obama References

The diary focuses on his problems with women and other worries, but also has some comments about the "liberal media," the "Obama economy" -- and it opens with remarks about last fall's election, the election of "The Black Man" and jokes about black men and white women. All left out of the AP excerpts and nearly everywhere else...

The MSM is framing this as another random spree killer, but this is part and parcel of the upsurge of right-wing rage killings. This one is so ugly that the press is ready to lie about it and cover it up.

I understand being being lonely, and I understand being bitter, but this kind of rage? Comes from somewhere else entirely.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sotomayor Confirmed By Senate

Sotomayor Confirmed by Senate, 68-31 Slow Roasted

You LOST, Thugs.

You lost on the stimulus. You lost on C4C. You lost on Franken. You lost on Sotomayor. You LOST.

Harry needs to get health care on the floor STAT. Let the beatings continue until morale is improved.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

"Enough of the Mob"

DNC WebAd: "Enough of the Mob":

There is a reason that I always call them "Thugs" : Republicans Are Evil™.


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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Making Lonely Look Good

Elle landed Jennifer Aniston for their big September issue, but don't worry, you needn't pity the poor, single actress.

"I'm not going to ignore the pink elephant in the living room. It's fine. I can take it," she says of how it's hard to find a decent man in this town—and once you do, they just leave you for some way hot, tattooed, child-collecting superstar.

"If I'm the emblem for 'this is what it looks like to be the lonely girl getting getting on with her life,' so be it."

If SHE's "lonely" then the rest of us mere humans have NO shot at all...

Jennifer Aniston Making Lonely Look Good

Jennifer Aniston Making Lonely Look Good

And here's Jennifer on the set of her new movie, looking damn fine:

Jennifer Aniston looking damn fine

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They're Looking for a Hero...


"...It's probably the one angle the corporate interests and their lobbyists haven't considered: the unintended consequences of rallying confused right-wing activists to shout down policymakers who'll improve their health care coverage"

They keep thinking that they can control these right-wing assholes, and they can't.

Very soon, these fools are going to find themselves a demagogue who isn't about lining his own pockets and isn't under somebody else's thumb and then we're off to the races.

"This is not to say all opponents of reform are radical extremists."

Yeah, they are.

"Obviously, those concerned about the reform proposals go beyond fringe, unhinged activists."

No, they dont.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Medicare for All

Atrios : "'s quite amazing the degree to which people talk about health care while ignoring the fact that a large percentage of our population - mostly, but not just, seniors - don't already pay for their health care with a government run insurance program."

(From earlier today, not that you noticed, Atrios)

Medicare works so well, that a great many wingers don't even think of it as a government plan, teh morans. So:

Medicare for All: No charge for over 55, under 18, and up to, say 400% of poverty level. Everyone else can buy in, or not, through employers.

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