• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    MsMass on Maybe this will motivate the…
    Ga6thDem on Maybe this will motivate the…
    Beata on Maybe this will motivate the…
    Beata on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    jmac on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    MsMass on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    William on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Who do we blame for the Restau…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Critics review Trump’s latest…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Critics review Trump’s latest…
    William on Critics review Trump’s latest…
    riverdaughter on Critics review Trump’s latest…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Critics review Trump’s latest…
    jmac on Critics review Trump’s latest…
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    September 2009
    S M T W T F S
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    27282930  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

    • What’s the matter with Kansas?
      The stupid is winning. Early last month, commissioners rejected McKenney’s proposal for a mask mandate. But as COVID-19 cases in the county and across the state surged and Kelly reiterated her call for a statewide policy, they agreed to consider a compromise.Most of the people who showed up for a public hearing opposed the mandate … Continue reading What’s t […]
  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • Open Thread & Fundraising Update
      We are now just over $7k raised, putting us about $1,000 from the second tier, of: Three more articles, this set most likely on the conditions that create golden Ages, including one on how to create an ecological Golden Age (what we need next.) If you like my writing, and you can afford to, please […]
  • Top Posts

Just for fun: Open Thread

laughing_horse

Everywhere you look it’s bad news.  Some say that laughter is the best medicine and I think a good chuckle and smile are in order.  Maybe one of these links or stories will be just what the doctor ordered.  This is one of those open thread thingees.

Funny & Addictive Websites

* Beware: This one has the potential to cause excessive wasted hours: Who Wants to be a Millionaire online game

* People watchers will love this armchair version of their favorite game. Look at this F$#%&ng Hipster!

*15 of the Weirdest Magazines Still in Print. Do you have a subscription?

Arts & Leisure

img-Kempton 0221* Female Artist Profile: This week’s artist is Greta Kempton, (1903-1991) known as the American DaVinci.

(note, Greta was profiled a few weeks ago, but based on the limited traffic to the post I felt she deserved another front page.)

Greta Kempton was one of the greatest unheralded artists of the 20th century. Though she excelled in high society portraits, she also painted florals, still lifes, landscapes, and character studies. With a command of a diverse range of styles, her work has been compared to Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir and Degas.

Her portraits, such as those of the Truman family are considered national treasures, earning her the title of The Capital’s Court Painter.

A lady Leonardo da Vinci of American art, Greta Kempton was a national treasure, revered in her time as “the Capital’s Court Painter.” Though best known for her portraits of President Harry S Truman and his family, she painted political leaders, corporate giants and everyday people in a style that has been compared to the best works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir and Degas. Kempton was elected a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was a Life Fellow of the International Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, and a Life Member of the Empire Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington, D.C. Her works are in the collections of the White House, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Harry S Truman Library, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, the National Portrait Gallery, and many other institutions.

Many of her paintings can be viewed at this link.

*******************************************************

*Check out these Unique Outdoor Sculptures from around the world.

*******************************************************

*It’s amazing how artists can take advantage of almost any medium available. These Amazing Grass Sculptures demonstrate what can be created from a bit of foliage and some sharp clippers.

*******************************************************

*And speaking of unusual art projects, these artists have found a way to make nails into amazing works.  Nail Art.

*******************************************************

*These photos are incredible. Looking at the world through a microscope. From the eye of a fly, to a sperm cell fertilizing a human egg, these are views you won’t see often.

*******************************************************

*If you haven’t had a chance to see the cadaverous exhibit called “Body World,” you can still catch their new exhibit dedicated entirely to sex. Uhmm…sex and dead bodies? No thanks.

*******************************************************

*You might want to scream “Don’t Jump” but, no worries, it’s just art. Artwork gets onlookers asking ‘Will he jump?’

Travel

*If you’re into “Extreme” vacations, check out the World’s Most Extreme Places for ideas about your next travel destination. There is the hottest, the coldest, driest, and the wettest places on earth among other intense locales.

******************************************************

*At City of Rocks New Mexico, you can see “Toilet Rock.” I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t look like a toilet to me.

*******************************************************

*If you’re driving along Route 66 in Texas, make sure to stop by and see The Giant Pair of Legs. It’s apparently in the middle of a cow pasture.  Only in Texas will you find something like this.

Food & Wine

*Wine guru Gary Vaynerchuk apparently has some unconventional ways of instructing on the fine art of sensory detection.

He’s appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’s show and Conan O’Brien’s, where, in the guise of educating the host’s palate to wine terms like sweaty, mineral and earthy, he sniffed Mr. O’Brien’s armpit and persuaded him to chew an old sock, lick a rock and eat dirt (topped with shredded cigar tobacco and cherries).

“You’re an idiot!” Mr. O’Brien exclaimed.

*******************************************************

*Edamame (soybeans) are a tasty alternative for your next meatless meal.  For anyone interested in trying these ubiquitous beans as a main course, here’s a simple but flavorful recipe.  Soybeans with Garlic and Dill.  You’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh dill, or 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen shelled edamame (soybeans)
  • Cooked rice for serving, optional.

Some things to make you go hmmm…

*Al Franken can draw a map of the U.S. from memory. Can you?

*******************************************************

*Things may be bad, but are they so bad that a “cuddle party” may be in order?

At a recent Cuddle Party in Oakland, California, Marcia Baczynski is welcoming a new Cuddle Party crew.

Baczynski co-founded a Bay area cuddle party faction. “The feeling we want to create at a cuddle party is a sense of fearlessness and fun”, she explains.

There are rules.  Lots of them.

Nobody gets naked.

Respect people’s privacy.

Be hygienically savvy. Occasionally taking a shower.

No alcohol, no drugs.

Ask before you touch.

The “high” comes from spooning.

*******************************************************

*We’ve had police tasering stories front-paged here at the Confluence before, but none that can match this one:  Man bursts into flames when Ohio police use taser guns.

A homeless man caught fire after U.S. police shocked him with a Taser gun, it has been revealed.

Daniel Wood, 31, was allegedly sniffing gas from an aerosol can as he ran through traffic when he was chased by two officers in Lancaster, Ohio.

*******************************************************

*Apparently there are lots of people who can’t live without that LEGO giraffe tail.

Visitors to a tourist attraction in Berlin have been making off with an unusual memento — the 30 cm long tail of a Lego giraffe.

The Lego tail belongs to a six meter tall model that has stood outside the entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center on Potsdamer Platz since 2007.

It’s a popular souvenir,” a spokeswoman for the center said Tuesday. “It’s been stolen four times now …”

*******************************************************

*Do not try to stiff this pizza delivery guy! One woman did and he took her son and held him for ransom.  4-year-old ‘held ransom’ for pizza.

A DARWIN mum is furious after a pizza delivery man allegedly grabbed her four-year-old son and tried to hold him as “ransom” for payment.

Cindy Paardekooper, 30, claims the driver from Pizza King at the Hibiscus Shopping Centre was an hour late delivering her half-Hawaiian, half-supreme.

When she refused to pay, the driver allegedly grabbed her four-year-old son Cain who was standing on the other side of the fence. ”He grabbed my son, four years old, by the arm through the fence as ransom for the pizza,” Ms Paardekooper claimed.

*******************************************************

*For those guys who find themselves in a conundrum whenever Mother Nature calls, here is a lesson in urinal protocol vulnerability, complete with appropriate mathematical equations.

When a guy goes into the bathroom, which urinal does he pick?  Most guys are familiar with the International Choice of Urinal Protocol.  It’s discussed at length elsewhere, but the basic premise is that the first guy picks an end urinal, and every subsequent guy chooses the urinal which puts him furthest from anyone else peeing.  At least one buffer urinal is required between any two guys or Awkwardness ensues.

*******************************************************

* Word to the wise, just because they’re telling you that you’re on a “Reality TV Show” doesn’t mean you really are. Police free 9 women from fake “Big Brother” house.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Nine women tricked into thinking they were reality TV show contestants and lured into an Istanbul villa were rescued by Turkish military police after two months confinement, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Cameras in the villa filmed the women 24-hours a day, providing a live stream of images for Internet users who had paid to access the footage, the spokesman said.

*******************************************************

*You can’t win 11 Dimensional Chess this way! Drunk Grandmaster checkmated after dozing off.

CHENNAI, India (Reuters) – A leading French chess player turned up drunk and dozed off after just 11 moves in an international tournament in Kolkata, losing the round on technical grounds, domestic media reported Friday.

Grandmaster Vladislav Tkachiev arrived for Thursday’s match against India’s Praveen Kumar in such an inebriated state that he could hardly sit in his chair and soon fell asleep, resting his head on the table, Hindustan Times newspaper reported.

*******************************************************

*Apparently the police do not find a game of Donkey Kong of interest in the middle of a high-speed chase. Save the beer keg tossing for the video games folks.

Marathon County Sheriff’s Department apprehends four men from fleeing car, keg thrown out during pursuit

*******************************************************

*Some people have really warped senses of humor. Ex-Deputy given probation for jail food prank.

A former Franklin County deputy who was fired for feeding a jail prisoner a tainted sandwich agreed to a plea deal yesterday that places him on probation for five years.

Joseph M. Cantwell, 38, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor health-code violations for giving Joseph Copeland a bologna sandwich that had been rubbed against another prisoner’s penis.

Yeah, real funny asshat.

*******************************************************

*Looking for some unusual “hand soaps” for your guest bathroom? Well look no more! Here are some real “hand” soaps.  Sadly, it looks like they may be on backorder.

The Final Word

* Talk about a snub! Man with the world’s largest penis turned down for roll on HBO show “Hung.”

Jonah Falcon thought for sure that HBO would give him a shot on its new show, Hung, even if it was just for a bit part. After all, it was HBO that confirmed that his manhood stretched 13 and a half inches — longer than a bottle of wine.

SNIP

“If anyone knows what it’s like to have a big penis and be looking for a break,” Falcon says, “it’s me.”

A bottle of wine? Oh reeeeallly.

*******************************************************

*There have been quite a few unusual ads that have turned up on Craigslist and here are a few of the best.   20 Most bizarre Craigslist advertisements of all.

Hmmm…#3 looks rather interesting. Now where can we find one of these….

3) Seeking adult drunk clown for 30th birthday party

“We need an Adult Drunk Clown who is good at getting drunk and stupid. No need to do any clown tricks, just hang out and drink a shit load. We will be hopping around to different bars and want a clown to tag a long and drink heavely. He doesn’t even need to socialize with anyone, just drink.”

digg!!! tweet!!! share!!!!

Funny & Addictive Websites

* Beware:  This one will cause you to waste hours:  Who Wants to be a Millionaire online game  http://www.millionairetv.com/game/index.html

* People watchers will love this armchair version of their favorite game.  Look at this F$#%&ng Hipster! http://www.latfh.com/

*15 of the Weirdest Magazines Still in Print.  Do you have a subscription? http://www.asylum.com/2009/08/28/15-of-the-weirdest-magazines-still-in-publication/

Arts & Leisure

*img-Kempton 0221Female Artist Profile: This week’s artist is Greta Kempton, (1903-1991) known as the American DaVinci.

(note, Greta was profiled a few weeks ago, but the limit traffic to the post made me decide to give her another front page.)

Greta Kempton was one of the greatest unheralded artists of the 20th century. Though she excelled in high society portraits, she also painted florals, still lifes, landscapes, and character studies. With a command of a diverse range of styles, her work has been compared to Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir and Degas.

Her portraits, such as those of the Truman family are considered national treasures, earning her the title of The Capital’s Court Painter.

A lady Leonardo da Vinci of American art, Greta Kempton was a national treasure, revered in her time as “the Capital’s Court Painter.” Though best known for her portraits of President Harry S Truman and his family, she painted political leaders, corporate giants and everyday people in a style that has been compared to the best works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir and Degas. Kempton was elected a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, was a Life Fellow of the International Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, and a Life Member of the Empire Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington, D.C. Her works are in the collections of the White House, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Harry S Truman Library, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, the National Portrait Gallery, and many other institutions.

Many of her paintings can be viewed at this link.

*******************************************************

*Check out these Unique Outdoor Sculptures from around the world.  http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/11-Unique-Outdoor-Sculptures.html

*******************************************************

*It’s amazing how artists can take advantage of almost any medium available.  These Amazing Grass Sculptures demonstrate what can be created from a bit of foliage and some sharp clippers.  http://www.humor-articles.com/10-most-amazing-grass-sculptures/

*******************************************************

*And speaking of unusual art projects, these artists have found a way to make nails into incredible works http://www.amusingplanet.com/2009/08/life-of-nails-creative-photography-by.html

*******************************************************

*These photos are incredible. Looking at the World through a microscope.  http://www.boredpanda.com/looking-at-the-world-through-a-microscope-part-i/ From the eye of a fly, to a sperm cell fertilizing a human egg, these are views you won’t see often.

*******************************************************

If you haven’t had a chance to see the cadaverous exhibit called “Body World,” you can still catch their new exhibit dedicated entirely to sex.  Uhmm…sex and dead bodies?  No thanks. http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE58A4Z220090911?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

*******************************************************

You might want to scream “Don’t Jump” but, no worries, it’s just art. Artwork gets onlookers asking ‘Will he jump?’ http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE5834EV20090904?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Travel

* If you’re into “Extreme” vacations, check out the World’s Most Extreme Places for ideas about your next travel destination.  There is the hottest, the coldest, driest, and the wettest places on earth among other intense locales.  http://www.oddee.com/item_96770.aspx

*******************************************************

* At City of Rocks New Mexico, you can see “Toilet Rock.”  I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t look like a toilet to me.  http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/908

*******************************************************

* If you’re driving along Route 66 in Texas, make sure to stop by and see The Giant Pair of Legs.  My only question is, “Why?”  http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/1242

Food & Wine

*Yum! (or as Rachel Ray says, Yum O!) Who doesn’t love peanut butter? An article in this week’s New York Times offers some history about and ideas for enjoying the beloved spread.

*******************************************************

*Feeling like getting a little bit exotic in the kitchen?  Why not try cooking with culinary lavender?  If you’ve never tried it, now’s your chance.   I’ve made this and it’s delicious!  Lavender Creme’ Brulee.  All you need (in addition to that torchie thing) is:

  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided

Or for an intriguing substitute for cocktail “simple syrup,” try whipping up some Lavender Syrup.

Some things to make you go hmmm…

*Al Franken can draw a map of the U.S. from memory.  Can you? http://www.lemondrop.com/2009/09/10/al-franken-can-draw-the-us-so-can-we-oh-wait/

*******************************************************

* Things may be bad, but are they so bad that a “cuddle party” may be in order?

http://www2.counton2.com/cbd/lifestyles/health_med_fitness/article/stressed_out_a_g-rated_cuddle_party_may_help/55944/

At a recent Cuddle Party in Oakland, California, Marcia Baczynski is welcoming a new Cuddle Party crew.

Baczynski co-founded a Bay area cuddle party faction.

“The feeling we want to create at a cuddle party is a sense of fearlessness and fun”, she explains.

There are rules.

Lots of them.

Nobody gets naked.

Respect people’s privacy.

Be hygienically savvy.  Occasionally taking a shower.
No alcohol, no drugs.

Ask before you touch.

The “high” comes from spooning.

*******************************************************

*We’ve had police tasering stories front-paged here at the Confluence before, but none that can match this one: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1208987/Man-bursts-flames-Ohio-police-use-taser-guns-time.html Man bursts into flames when Ohio police use taser guns.

A homeless man caught fire after U.S. police shocked him with a Taser gun, it has been revealed.

Daniel Wood, 31, was allegedly sniffing gas from an aerosol can as he ran through traffic when he was chased by two officers in Lancaster, Ohio.

*******************************************************

*Apparently there are lots of people who can’t live without that LEGO giraffe tail.  http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE57O4AO20090825?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=69

isitors to a tourist attraction in Berlin have been making off with an unusual memento — the 30 cm long tail of a Lego giraffe.

The Lego tail belongs to a six meter tall model that has stood outside the entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center on Potsdamer Platz since 2007.

“It’s a popular souvenir,” a spokeswoman for the center said Tuesday. “It’s been stolen four times now …”

*******************************************************

* Do not try to stiff this pizza delivery guy!  One woman did and he took her son and held him for ransom.  http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2009/09/09/83071_ntnews.html

A DARWIN mum is furious after a pizza delivery man allegedly grabbed her four-year-old son and tried to hold him as “ransom” for payment.

Cindy Paardekooper, 30, claims the driver from Pizza King at the Hibiscus Shopping Centre was an hour late delivering her half-Hawaiian, half-supreme.

When she refused to pay, the driver allegedly grabbed her four-year-old son Cain who was standing on the other side of the fence. ”He grabbed my son, four years old, by the arm through the fence as ransom for the pizza,” Ms Paardekooper claimed.

*******************************************************

*For those guys who find themselves in a conundrum whenever Mother Nature calls, here is a lesson in urinal protocol, complete with appropriate mathematical equations — http://blag.xkcd.com/2009/09/02/urinal-protocol-vulnerability/

*******************************************************

* Word to the wise, just because they’re telling you that you’re on a “Reality TV Show” doesn’t mean you really are.  Police free 9 women from fake “Big Brother” house.  http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE58952J20090910?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

*******************************************************

You can’t win 11 Dimensional Chess this way!  Drunk Grandmaster checkmated after dozing off.  http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE5831HB20090904?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Apparently the police do not find a game of Donkey Kong of interest in the middle of a high-speed chase.  Save the beer keg tossing for the video games folks.

*******************************************************

Marathon County Sheriff’s Department apprehends four men from fleeing car, keg thrown out during pursuit

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20090907/WDH0101/90907018/1981

Yeah, really funny asshole.  Ex-Deputy given probation for jail food prank.  http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/09/10/cantwell.ART_ART_09-10-09_B1_3GF1AN0.html?sid=101

*******************************************************

A former Franklin County deputy who was fired for feeding a jail prisoner a tainted sandwich agreed to a plea deal yesterday that places him on probation for five years.

Joseph M. Cantwell, 38, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor health-code violations for giving Joseph Copeland a bologna sandwich that had been rubbed against another prisoner’s penis.

*******************************************************

*Looking for some unusual “hand soaps” for your guest bathroom?  Well look no more! Sadly, it looks like they may be on backorder. http://foliage.myshopify.com/products/handsoap

The Final Word

* Talk about a snub!  Man with the world’s largest penis turned down for roll on HBO show “Hung.”  http://weirdnews.about.com/b/2009/06/30/man-with-the-worlds-largest-penis-snubbed-for-role-on-hbos-hung.htm

Jonah Falcon thought for sure that HBO would give him a shot on its new show, Hung, even if it was just for a bit part. After all, it was HBO that confirmed that his manhood stretched 13 and a half inches — longer than a bottle of wine.

SNIP

“If anyone knows what it’s like to have a big penis and be looking for a break,” Falcon says, “it’s me.”

A bottle of wine?  Oh reeeeallly. 

There have been quite a few unusual ads that have turned up on Craig’s list and here are a few of the best. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6157363/20-most-bizarre-Craigslist-adverts-of-all-time.html

Hmmm…#3 looks rather interesting. Now where can we find one of those….

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Add to: Facebook | Digg | Del.icio.us | Stumbleupon | Reddit | Blinklist | Twitter | Technorati | Furl | Newsvine

61 Responses

  1. My 2nd favorite Craigslist ad from the list:

    5) Woman to sit in my bath tub full of noodles, wearing a bathing suit
    “I will pay you $1 to sit in my bathtub full of noodles while you wear a one piece bathing suit. I will not be home, nor will anyone else while you do this. I will leave the key for you, and you will sit at your leisure. DO NOT bring any sauce. I will season the pasta after I return home prior to dinner.”

    Who is more nuts? the person who submitted the ad, or the person who answers it?

  2. Michael Moore is pathetic. This is all he is willing to say on the health care debate? What a wimp.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090914/ts_alt_afp/entertainmentcanadafilmfestivaluspolitics_20090914164843

    • That IS pathetic

    • Maybe Moore should ask Obama if he’s comfortable and needs another pillow.

      • Hillary always got the first question because otherwise he would’ve looked like a dolt saying “Yes, what she said.”

        • In the context of Michael Moore, he gives Obama a pass for what he would criticize other people for. It’s not just that Obama has to copy off someone else’s paper, but that he’s copying off the wrong answers on healthcare right now and all Moore can say is ‘poor Obama, maybe he could have gone for “single-player” (sic), but how come people aren’t supporting him, I feel bad for Obama’ — what a joke.

          • What is interesting – and unfortunate – to me is how mainstream Michael Moore really is. He’s portrayed as an extreme leftist, the face of the progressive movement, when he has proven himself to be as much of a sell out as many of the Democrats he once criticized in order to attract enough “progressives” to see his films.

            He is nowhere near the type of progressive that Chris Floyd, Arthur Silber (Once Upon a Time), etc. who continue to fight for single payer health care among other progressive issues on their C-list blogs that are usually ignored by mainstream media. Moore is a sell out. I almost want to see his new film just to see whether he even attempts to place any blame on Obama for the Wall Street bailouts. I’m betting Moore places more blames on Pelosi and other Dems but allows Obama to keep his hands clean in the movie. Just a hunch from the way I’ve seen him protect Obama since the Democratic primaries…

          • Don’t know how mainstream Moore is but he is a partisan ass of quite long standing. Seems to me that he’s just another guy who now has “his” and isn’t really interested in those who don’t any longer. Unless he can make some more money off them that is.

    • Baucus says there’s plenty for Repubs to like in health care bill – with NO public option.
      When Repubs were in charge, when did they CARE about Dems’ positions?!?
      ha!

      http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/09/baucus_remains_hopeful_that_re.html

    • Michael Moore asking, “…where are the tens of millions of people who voted for Obama…?”

      He hasn’t yet figured out that it was all an illusion.

  3. “Seeking adult drunk clown for 30th birthday party”

    They could have told me I was fired before they started looking for a replacement.

  4. Man with the world’s largest penis turned down for roll on HBO show “Hung.”

    He wanted to be a porn star but every time he gets “excited” he passes out from the lack of blood to the brain.

  5. @jdickerson: President Obama going to do all five Sunday shows this weekend, the first president ever to do the Full Ginsburg. http://bit.ly/Wf7cz

  6. http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/09/when-nature-is-freakier-than-sci-fi/

    do not fool with mother nature.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  7. http://www.maniacworld.com/US-Army-Accidentally-Grows-What.html

    we now know why this is where the buffalo roam.

    If they decide to burn it should everyone check out the wind direction to see the best place to be?

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

  8. Dak was speaking of immigration. How about Tonga? Life in paradise sounds better all the time to me.

    http://www.southpacificrealestate.com/details.cfm?PropID=1986

  9. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8255239.stm

    Words fail me

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  10. ACORN stripped of funding by the US Senate in an overwhelming vote. http://bit.ly/CReJA

    • isn’t it funny how when things are made public congress gets a spine. As for the 7 who have no problem with acorn.
      remember in November.

      How much sooner would the taxpayer’s money been stopped being given to this group and how much less damage to the country by this group would have be done
      if the msm had done their job?

      WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

      PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  11. just for fun…

  12. Thank you for this, SOD. This week needed some fun and I’m LMAO.

  13. Great. You can’t even take a shower anymore without taking a risk.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/14/showerhead.bacteria/index.html

  14. OK, Bacon Busters? Where do I sign up to get that one?

  15. Actor Patrick Swayze, star of “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” has died after a battle with cancer, his publicist tells KTLA.

  16. I didn’t sign onto the LIHOP crowd that believed Bush let 9/11 happen on purpose.
    However, I’m considering LIHOP with Obama – allowing the public option to fail on purpose.
    What think?

    SOD – thanks for the funnies 😆

  17. Brady knows he dodged a bullet; Bills just can’t catch a break. SOD, I can draw the fifty states from memory, its the other seven that I can never remember where they go.

  18. For those who insist that laughter is the best medicine, I give you:

  19. Obama calls Kanye a jackass. ABC guy posts about it on twitter then retracts it and ABC apologizes.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0909/ABCs_Moran_tweeted_OTR_Obama_swipe_at_Kanye.html?showall

    • Was it MoDo who said there is no off-the-record when it comes to Presidents? It’s a simple formula, if you don’t want it reported, don’t tell reporters.

  20. Effing Raiders

  21. Tonga

    Tongan land is constitutionally protected and cannot be sold to foreigners (although it may be leased).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga

    It is always a good idea to keep our options open — if things get really crazy in the US. At this point I’m starting to believe that it doesn’t matter if people vote or not — the next puppet has already been chosen.

  22. I never really thought to compare myself to wine…

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: