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Monday: The Thot Plickens

Jaguar earlobes, wolf nipple chips, get'em while their hot!

Lot’s of juicy tidbits going on in the News International scandal (did I hear Milliegate?).

In no particular order:

Scotland Yard’s second in command, John Yates has resigned.

Sean Hoare, the former News of the World reporter who spilled the beans on the hacking has been found dead.  The death is not ruled suspicious, yet, but maybe Scotland Yard doesn’t have time to investigate it thoroughly, what with just about everyone in the police and their brother somehow involved in the scandal.

Rebekah Brooks resigned over the weekend and lo and behold!  Her computer and business papers were dumped in a trash bin by her husband.  I’m sure he was just helping her clean up her office crap.  I have a garage full of office flotsam and jetsom.  But unlike Rebekah, I didn’t take any incriminating work home with me.  Next time, chuck the bloody thing in the river, not the dumpster.

The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial defending its parent company.  This one will go down in history as the most pathetic “Well, everybody does it but we get blamed for everything we do” set of lame ass excuses ever to grace the editorial page.  It’s a doozy.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, President Obama, John Boehner and Eric Cantor met again over the weekend to figure out how the respective parties could screw the middle class and pin the blame on the other party.  No agreement was reached.  Enough, already.  This is not a game of stratego.  There are real people, real countries at stake here.  Raise the debt ceiling and quit f^&*ing around.

You know, I’ll bet we wouldn’t even be discussing this debt ceiling thing if the Milliegate had broken about 6 weeks ago.  Is there a connection between the obsessive focus on the deficit at the expense of the unemployed and Murdoch’s evil empire?

Damn straight there is.

Note to commenters: The words Sarah, Palin and any combination thereof are trigger words that will get your comment relegated to the moderation bin.  The comment will be released when I get around to determining whether or not you are pushing Palin on us.  This afternoon, I found *12* such comments in the moderation bin and have released only a few.  Don’t get me wrong.  We don’t have anything against her personally but she doesn’t share our political philosophy and we’re sick and tired of having to explain this to Palin supporters.  If she’s your kind of gal, you might be more comfortable commenting elsewhere.  This is non-negotiable.  To paraphrase Douglas Adams, “The internet is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to internet.”  It is difficult to be censored in the blogosphere so we encourage you Palin supporters to find your voice and speak up- vigorously- somewhere else.  Ditto for the Ron Paul supporters and their novel-length manifestos.

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  1. My muffler goes out and all the cards start collapsing….. If the entire country wasn’t on the hook it might be interesting. As it is, I’m terrified. This is too much too fast.

    • Jeez, Kbird, if you’d known that your muffler would be the cause of a catastrophic collapse of the financial system and the hacking of 9/11 victims emails by a corrupt global media consortium, would you have done preventative car maintenance sooner?
      Everytime a muffler fails, a kitten dies. is that what you want??

    • Somehow Murdoch’s evil empire is still being allowed to destroy evidence ….The Merry Maids defence! Why didn’t I think of that ? . It was the Merry Maids shed all those papers your Honor!

      and before the Whistleblowers body is cold, we are told his death is not suspicious….huh? …I think they have decided not to even try to make all this believable .

      • The suspicious death of Sean Hoare reminds me of that guy who died several years ago in England near his house. I think he had something to do with the Nigerian uranium letters or the anthrax thingy or something. God, there were so many suspicious episodes during the Bush administration, where does one start? But anyway, that’s the guy who came to mind when I heard of Hoare’s death.
        It’s going to look suspicious whether it’s suicide or *assisted* suicide. (He slit his own throat? Scratch that. I’ve heard of someone who actually did that in a parking lot) Even if it’s just by massive coronary, it looks bad.

        • Was it about the “Downing Street Memo” ?

          • ding! ding! ding! It rings a bell. The guy’s name was David Kelly, a British weapons expert who was sent to Iraq to confirm the presence of WMDs and couldn’t find any. He leaked to the BBC. The BBC leaked on him. It was bad all around.

  2. Gee, what do you have against Parah Salin? (Kidding.)

    I perfectly understand your desire not to have certain subjects discussed on your forum. There are a couple of guys who are obsessed with getting ME to acknowledge their nutball theory that no-one died in the collapse of the twin towers. It’s not enough for them to publish their ideas elsewhere. *I* must publish. They seem to think that my blog is the most important forum on the internet. Only I can make their idiotic ideas seem really real.

    As for Ron Paul: Now that I’ve been converted to his philosophy, I have quite a lot to say about him. To keep things manageable, I’ve decided to divide my comment into 4563 separate parts. Here is part one; you may expect the rest to follow soon…

    * * *

    For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say “I’m going to sleep.” And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time, while I was asleep, of what I had just been reading, but my thoughts had run into a channel of their own, until I myself seemed actually to have become the subject of my book: a church, a quartet, the rivalry between François I and Charles V. This impression would persist for some moments after I was awake; it did not disturb my mind, but it lay like scales upon my eyes and prevented them from registering the fact that the candle was no longer burning. Then it would begin to seem unintelligible, as the thoughts of a former existence must be to a reincarnate spirit; the subject of my book would separate itself from me, leaving me free to choose whether I would form part of it or no; and at the same time my sight would return and I would be astonished to find myself in a state of darkness, pleasant and restful enough for the eyes, and even more, perhaps, for my mind, to which it appeared incomprehensible, without a cause, a matter dark indeed. And if we don’t get rid of Social Security and Medicare, I say we should secede from the union.

    I would ask myself what o’clock it could be; I could hear the whistling of trains, which, now nearer and now farther off, punctuating the distance like the note of a bird in a forest, shewed me in perspective the deserted countryside through which a traveller would be hurrying towards the nearest station: the path that he followed being fixed for ever in his memory by the general excitement due to being in a strange place, to doing unusual things, to the last words of conversation, to farewells exchanged beneath an unfamiliar lamp which echoed still in his ears amid the silence of the night; and to the delightful prospect of being once again at home. And really, when you think about it, there is no need for food safety inspections….

    (to be continued)

  3. You became Markos. You must be SO proud of yourself.

    • Uh, who is NO saying has become Mucus Mo’Cheetos, and why is NO saying that?

    • Color me confused

    • Big difference. I don’t accuse falsely accuse people of racism and then ban them. Neither have I offered my site to a campaign in exchange for advertising revenue or political influence in such a way that would split a political party.
      Commenters who deliberately spread campaign propaganda and republican talking points here will be banned. This site was founded as a place where dissenters from the dominant, mob ruled Democratic party line could express their opinions without intimidation, threats or overt attempts to psychologically manipulate them.
      We don’t ban unless you persist in shoving Republican or Democratic talking points down our throats, comment in a way that is clearly and unambiguously racist or sexist, or disrupt the threads in a trollish manner.
      In those respects, this is NOTHING like dailykos.

  4. it’s helping me sleep…is that the beginning of ” Remembrance of things Past” ??

  5. So they are trying to get Elizabeth warren to run for the senate- I think she would be a much better presidential candidate either to challenge Obama in the primaries or better run as an independent- a great candidate to finally break the two party hold. Lets get a party that works for the middle class again and what better time to start?

    • If she runs, it has to be as an Independent ….if she was acceptable to the Dem machine, WH and their Repug friends, she would still be in WASH DC….They hate her of course. She knows what she’s talking about and calls them on their shit

      So her decision to run is two fold…running at all and also running against the GOP and it’s two wings…the tea wing and the Obama wing .

    • great idea. 🙂

    • Nope. She’s not ready for a presidential run. She has never run for political office again.
      Hillary is ready.

  6. I posted this at The Sideshow, but I could have posted it at Corrente or a lot of other lefty blogs I generally enjoy. I thought it might be of interest here:

    “I certainly agree about Obama, but I do have trouble with the frequent argument made here (and on left-blogs in general) that there is a straight line from Bill Clinton to the Big O. That argument fails to note that there was a presidency in between. If 8 years of Gore had followed Clinton, imo there is significant reason to think we’d be living in a very different and better world right now, and that Clinton would be seen as laying the foundation for a national revival. It was W., not Bill, who left the nation a wreck, and it was the policies of W. more than the Clintons that Obama has embraced and continued.

    Or to put it another way, while I agree that compared to FDR the Clintons may look like Obama, compared to Obama they look like FDR.

    And the point is not about Bill and Hillary-he can’t run again and I tend to believe her when she says she won’t. But ignoring that there were valid reasons Bill left office a popular President, or that Hillary won the votes of most Democrats in 2008 can’t (again imo) help build a new liberal coalition to replace the Obamacrats.”

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