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Pig Man Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians in "secretive ceremony"

Rush Limbaugh honored at Missouri's Capitol

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/rush-limbaugh-honored-at-1437349.html

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday during a secretive ceremony in the state Capitol as police stood guard to keep out any uninvited political opponents of the sometimes divisive radio show host.


Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh and Speaker of the House Steven Tilley unveil a bust in Limbaigh's likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)


Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh poses with a bust in his likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)

The timing of the ceremony was kept secret until shortly before it occurred, and then only Republican lawmakers, other invited guests and the media were allowed into the chamber to watch — an attempt to avoid any public disruption after Limbaugh's selection was criticized by Democrats, some women's groups and other political foes.

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If you must hide your honoree and sneak him into the state capitol to make the award, maybe the asshole isn't worthy of honor.

Love how they made his fat head even fatter in the bust. But overall, what a bleeping disgrace.
Posted by stevedeshazer | Mon May 14, 2012, 09:42 PM (0 replies)

Catholic Bishops Are Investigating The Girl Scouts

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/11/152506374/catholic-bishops-are-investigating-the-girl-scouts

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent an "official inquiry" to the Girl Scouts of the USA. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports the bishops will investigate whether the iconic group has ties or views that conflict with Catholic teaching.

"The new inquiry will be conducted by the Bishop's committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. It will look into whether the Girl Scouts have "possible problematic relationships with other organizations" and problematic program materials. Conservative groups accused the Girl Scouts of associating with Planned Parenthood, which they deny, and giving girls access to information about sex and sexuality. The group says it takes no position on sexuality, birth control and abortion.

"The Girl Scouts have been dogged by complaints — the Scouts call them distortions — for decades. This challenge from the Catholic Bishops is significant, because many of the troops are sponsored by Catholic parishes and about a quarter of all scouts are Catholic."



Can you believe the hypocrisy?? Wow.
Posted by stevedeshazer | Sat May 12, 2012, 09:32 AM (27 replies)

Envelopes marked "anthrax" in Oregon being tested

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/us-usa-oregon-envelopes-idUSBRE84905120120510

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(Reuters) - Emergency officials were investigating two envelopes containing white powder and marked "anthrax" found in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, one at a downtown Hilton hotel and the other at an airport.

Preliminary tests on the envelope from the Portland International Airport found nothing dangerous, according to fire department spokesman Paul Corah. Airport offices were evacuated, but operations at the airport were not disrupted, he said.

Results of tests on the envelope found at the Hilton are expected later Wednesday evening. Offices at the Hilton were evacuated, but not the hotel.

Earlier in the week, a similar envelope was found in offices of Portland's Lloyd Center shopping mall. That envelope was found to contain benign material. Corah said he did not know if the incidents were related.

He said he did not know if the letters were sent through the U.S. Mail.

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Anthrax? Haven't we been here before?
Posted by stevedeshazer | Thu May 10, 2012, 01:02 AM (1 replies)

You won't see this on the news, but I saw a bunch of awesome people today.

As a 50+ American worker, I have a crappy job. Because I have to. Because no one else will hire me.

So I'm driving my delivery truck (recycled auto parts) through town this morning and I rolled up to a stoplight. And on one corner, there's a Bank of America branch. Nothing special, a small branch next to a mini-mall thingy.

But out front, there's a bunch of people holding signs.

"Stop The Foreclosures"

"Join A Credit Union"

"B of A Steals From Homeowners"

These weren't canned mass-produced signs like the Teabaggers carry. These people cared enough to make their own signs and stand on a street corner. There were a couple of armed security guards blocking the door of the bank. None of the demonstrators posed a threat. Most of them looked just like me, regular working men and women in their fifties and sixties, grey-haired Americans who are pissed off enough to stage a completely unexpected demonstration because they are pissed off.

I wish I had the time to pull my truck over long enough to support them, but I did give a mighty horn honk and a big wave and thumbs-up, which they acknowledged in return.

Sorry, I don't have pics, company policy prevents this.

But if you were at the B of A on 242nd and Stark in Gresham OR today around 10 am, thanks for representing the 99%.
Posted by stevedeshazer | Thu May 10, 2012, 12:08 AM (4 replies)

That new underwear bomber/terrorist from Yemen? Dude was a CIA agent.

Teabaggers: STFU, you don't know what the hell you're whining about.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57430472/would-be-underwear-bomber-a-double-agent/
Posted by stevedeshazer | Tue May 8, 2012, 08:51 PM (9 replies)

Clarifying recent changes to our electoral system

Posted by stevedeshazer | Fri May 4, 2012, 10:09 AM (0 replies)

Obama draws contrast with Romney in Rolling Stone

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/24/MNLR1O8CKA.DTL

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Washington --

Mitt Romney can't disavow the conservative views he embraced as a candidate during the Republican presidential primaries, President Barack Obama says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, when it hits newsstands Friday, will complete a week of outreach to young voters.

Obama covered a range of topics in the Rolling Stone interview, from his relations with the Pentagon to his reflections on race to his two acclaimed though abbreviated moments of public singing.

Analyzing the election campaign ahead of him, Obama avoided characterizing Romney as a flip-flopper, a common criticism Romney faced during the Republican primary contests, and instead tagged him as a candidate who willfully embraces the Republican Party's most conservative views.

"I don't think that their nominee is going to be able to suddenly say, 'Everything I've said for the last six months, I didn't mean,' " Obama said. "I'm assuming that he meant it. When you're running for president, people are paying attention to what you're saying."

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More at link above

Posted by stevedeshazer | Wed Apr 25, 2012, 02:09 AM (0 replies)

Uh-oh.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/florida-man-mistakes-girlfriend-hog-shoots-her-211904311.html

Florida man mistakes girlfriend for hog, shoots her



This is just not good.

Have you ever mistaken your significant other or spouse for a hog? I hope not...

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A Florida couple was on a weekend camping trip that ended in an airlift to the emergency room. Steven Egan, 52, was hunting with his girlfriend, Lisa Simmons, in the northern part of the state when he mistook her for a hog and shot her.

"He saw a hog and thought he shot it and went to look for it," Maj. Steve Clair of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office told ABC News. "He heard her and thought it was a hog and just shot."

The mistake was not actually related to her appearance. Rather, Egan had earlier shot at a hog that continued to evade him. He reportedly instructed Simmons to stay at their campsite while he pursued the evasive animal, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office However, Simmons ventured away from the campsite, apparently searching for oranges that had fallen from nearby trees.

When Egan heard rustling in the woods, he fired in her direction without first making visual confirmation with his intended target. Instead, Simmons was struck in the legs by a .30-caliber bullet from Egan's gun. She was airlifted to the nearby Halifax Health Medical Center where she is listed as being in serious condition.

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Imagine the conversation afterward at the hospital.

Steven: "I'm sorry, I thought you were a hog!"

Lisa: "$*&(*+$%$^)!!!!!! : bleeds some more

Seriously, I hope she is okay. Yikes.

Posted by stevedeshazer | Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:58 AM (5 replies)

Founder/editor of World Nut Daily: "HERE'S HOW TO ENSURE OBAMA DEFEAT" ***birther alert***

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WASHINGTON – Left to the devices of the Republican Party and its nominee, Barack Obama is a shoo-in for re-election, says Joseph Farah, editor and founder of WND.

But he does believe there is an opportunity to defeat Obama and, equally importantly, restore the nation to constitutional integrity in 2012.

“There’s a problem even bigger than Obama afflicting America,” he says. “And that means it is a huge, monumental, fundamental crisis, because Obama, given another four years in office, will effectively destroy the very fabric of everything good that set America apart from the rest of the world. That problem is we have no more anchor for self-government, the rule of law and governance through the will of the people. The Constitution is being rendered meaningless.”

Farah says the way to accomplishing both goals – defeating Obama and restoring constitutional integrity – is through making the case, directly to the American people, that Obama is not constitutionally eligible, a position already held by a shockingly high percentage of Americans, given the blackout of the issue by most of the media...

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http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/heres-how-to-ensure-obama-defeat/



Soooo...they're still banking on the Birther Conspiracy?? Really???

Posted by stevedeshazer | Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:57 AM (4 replies)

Some dipshit from the American Spectator blames President Obama for changes to Mustang by Ford.

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The Ford Motor Company is giving its Mustang a unique 50th birthday present: death.

Detroit will still market an automobile called the Mustang. It just won't bear much of a resemblance to the iconic roadster driven by the likes of Lt. Frank Bullitt and James Bond.

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The Environmental Protection Agency may prefer Obamamobile Chevy Volts to the high-performance, low-mileage sports cars. But the American public exhibits a clear preference for the latter. Zero-to-sixty in five seconds just feels realer than global warming.

The classic American sports car survived the Pontiac Firebird, OPEC's oil embargo, and Ford's '70s-era Mustang II Pinto-like redesign. The Mustang won't survive Obama.

The Environmental Protection Agency may prefer Obamamobile Chevy Volts to the high-performance, low-mileage sports cars. But the American public exhibits a clear preference for the latter. Zero-to-sixty in five seconds just feels realer than global warming.

The classic American sports car survived the Pontiac Firebird, OPEC's oil embargo, and Ford's '70s-era Mustang II Pinto-like redesign. The Mustang won't survive Obama.

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God forbid that the Mustang be made more fuel efficient. This dope thinks it is more important to go 0-60 in five seconds than get decent mileage as gas prices keep going up.

Not to mention that the modern Mustang is already a piece of crap.

I'm sick of these guys who wish that it was still 1970 and still listen to 'classic rock'.

He's the guy who tailgates me and gives me the finger and passes me in a no-passing zone.

Nobody likes that guy.

Oops! edited to add link: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/04/20/the-mustang-becomes-an-obamam
Posted by stevedeshazer | Fri Apr 20, 2012, 09:40 PM (42 replies)
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