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Worst Marketing Decision Ever: Drycleaner Puts "Pro-life" Message on Their Hangers

There is a branch of anti-choice activists that will use pretty much anything as a medium for their message: newspaper ads, graphic signs displayed in front of schools, bus stop benches. You would think they would know well enough to leave one place untouched, though. Wire coat hangers.

You would be wrong.

Springdale Drycleaners of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been etching "Choose Life" ads on wire coat hangers used to hang dry-cleaning.

What's worse is that this seems to be an ongoing effort. Reports of the "choose life" coat hangers already were on the internet back in March of 2011, when Joe.My.God posted a picture of the hanger then. And before that on Regretsy in 2010. So despite over two years of attention, the business continues to think this is an excellent cross-advertising campaign. In fact, the practice was losing them customers as far back as August of 2010, but still the dry-cleaner continues to use hangers as a place to offer inappropriate propaganda.


War On Xmas? Blame Frank & Bing

The 99% Need A Raise

TUE DEC 11, 2012 AT 06:40 AM PST
Peasants as far as I can see

Corporate profits are at an all time high.

So where is the trickle down?

How can the economy be bad when corporate profits are higher than ever?

You know what is wrong with the economy?

Income inequality.

That is what is wrong with the economy. 30 plus years of stagnant wages is what is wrong with the economy. Union busting that makes it harder for normal people to earn a decent living is what is wrong with the economy. Record corporate profits are not a sign that the economy has recovered, it is a sign that the economy is still functionally broken for everyone who isn't already rich. Since the financial collapse of 2008 the subsequent "recovery" over 90% of the profits made from labor in this country have gone to the top 2% of earners. So a small fraction of the population get's their boom time golden toilet days back while over 90% (300 million +) are stuck arguing how we can fairly divide the crumbs.

Then, after paying you crumbs, they curse you for your poverty.


the rest:

Why isn’t this a front page story nationwide?

Why isn’t this a front page story nationwide?
By: Cynthia Kouril Tuesday December 11, 2012 5:22 am


Even though this is no longer breaking news, it still belongs on the front page of every paper in the country and should be the lead story on every newscast. I’ll tell you why:

Whatever the banks thought about the robo-signing being “sloppy” before, once Lorraine Brown admitted that virtually every document coming out of DOCX/LPS was a forgery and that ALL documents coming out of DOCX/LPS were suspect, the banks that had court cases pending using DOCX/LPS documents had an obligation to either withdraw the documents and/or withdraw the lawsuits and other foreclosure proceedings.


This also means that the 50 state settlement notwithstanding, the Department of Justice and every attorney general in the country have a brand new, slam dunk, open and shut case against every single bank that is still allowing a foreclosure case to go forward based on DOCX/LPS false evidence.

THAT, my friends, is front page news. And getting it to the front page is essential so that judges know they are being hoodwinked, and homeowners know they should be making motions to dismiss. DOJ clearly knows about the Lorraine Brown guilty plea since the 13th hour press release came out of Main Justice instead of from the Middle District of Florida press office.

So, I’m asking for your help. Tweet this. Send a copy as a Letter to the Editor (or re-write your own using this information). Send it to the network and cable news shows you watch. Put up your own blog post about it. Email it to your favorite reporters. I don’t care if my little blogpost is the form you promote, just promote the story of the brand new massive fraud on the court that is occurring right now. The banks, and their lawyers, have no excuse. They can no longer harbor any belief, good faith or not, that those documents are not false and fraudulent.


much more:

Norquist says he won’t punish lawmakers for ‘impure thoughts’ alone

Source: The Hill

Norquist says he won’t punish lawmakers for ‘impure thoughts’ alone
By Meghashyam Mali - 12/11/12 07:32 AM ET

Conservative anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is holding back on punishing GOP lawmakers who have said they are open to raising taxes in a deficit deal.

In an interview with Reuters published Tuesday, the president of Americans for Tax Reform said that he wouldn’t act against Republicans for holding “impure thoughts” alone.

“Thinking something out loud is not treason,” said Norquist, noting that no lawmakers have actually voted yet to raise tax rates.

His comments come as more GOP lawmakers say they are willing to consider tax hikes in exchange for entitlement reforms and spending cuts in a deficit-reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/272125-norquist-holding-back-on-punishing-lawmakers-for-impure-thoughts

The poors are refusing to assume their God-given place as cannon fodder for our empire.

Nicholas Kristoff complains:

This is painful for a liberal to admit, but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency. Our poverty programs do rescue many people, but other times they backfire. Some young people here don’t join the military (a traditional escape route for poor, rural Americans) because it’s easier to rely on food stamps and disability payments.


Oh, dear god, have I seen this movie before. You have the heartbroken local bureaucrat without any specific examples, just "many people." You have the statistics-free analysis of programs, and you have the pet "scholar" from the American Enterprise Institute who, in a stunning coincidence, writes a book concluding pretty much the same thing about social-welfare programs that everyone else at AEI believes. Indeed, his work reinforces the ideas that the AEI was set up in the first place to promote. (Burkhauser, you will note, has made a career out of suggesting an increased work ethic on people who are not him.) And, of course, there is the anguished liberal conscience of the Times columnist. What's missing, of course, are any of the actual people who allegedly are getting fat on disability payments. This is what I learned in Mississippi.

Read more: Nicholas Kristoff Social Security Fraud - The Voices Missing From The Safety Net Debate - Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/nicholas-kristoff-social-security-fraud-121012#ixzz2EkvpOXF5


First family lights up National Christmas Tree with Santa and celebrities at 90th annual ceremony


As he and his family flipped the switch to light the National Christmas Tree Thursday night, President Barack Obama said he hopes the tree lasts longer than its predecessor, which died after just a year. "Our tree has been having a hard time recently. This is our third one in as many years," Obama said, noting that a tree that stood near the White House for more than three decades was lost in a storm early last year. Its replacement didn't take hold.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics#ixzz2Ekux4Z00


The definitive rejoinder to Fox News, Glenn Beck, et al, plus it's really a great song....


Strictly on a musical level, I love everything about this record, which combines elements from all the best rock Xmas tunes, from the Beach Boys and Phil Spector to (dare I say it, because I actually really love it) Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas."

The fact that's it a heartfelt and gloriously melodic song that makes mincemeat of the whole War on Christmas bogosity on the Right is, of course, merely the icing on the holiday cake.


Xmas Bo!


So, the White House had a contest in which people could submit their work to be chosen for the cover of this year's White House holiday card. And the image that First Lady Michelle Obama picked as the winner is this lovely image of Bo, the Obamas' dog, standing in the snow on the White House lawn, done by Des Moines, Iowa, artist Larassa Kabel.

Such a great image. Such a great idea to invite people to submit their work. Such a great concept for the card—Bo in the snow. Who couldn't love that?

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