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Your attention please-To everyone freaking out about the Obama “women problem”:



Ben Cisco Says:

Your attention please.

To everyone freaking out about the Obama “women problem”:

PUT.THE.PIPE.DOWN. The Village is playing you. AGAIN.

There are plenty of political types in DC with a diversity problem – the group represented by the circled portion of this graphic come to mind – but President Obama is NOT one of them. Stop letting the GOP/FerengiMedia/”professional” left play you.

This sorry-ass meme is being perpetrated by the Village, including the non-primetime contingent of MSNBC. THINK ALREADY!

Protip: When your broadcast liberal outrage is coming from Mika “Stockholm Syndrome” Brezinski and Mrs. Alan Fucking Greenspan, you are being trolled for the GOP’s benefit.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/01/13/what-is-your-damage-maureen/#comment-4133266

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

Colin Powell: GOP Holds 'Dark Vein Of Intolerance'

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In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Powell noted that there is a "dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party."

"What do I mean by that?," he explained. "What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities."

Powell specifically pointed to October 2012 comments by former Alaska Gov. and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

"When I see a former governor say that the president is 'shuckin' and jivin' -- that's a racial-era slave term," Powell said, referring to Palin's words on Obama's response.

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more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/13/colin-powell-gop_n_2467768.html

F__king Fracking

Let's Focus On The Source Of Our Gun Problem...(Exactly)

Maybe Romney can lend Obama his binder.

What is your damage, Maureen?
By Sarah, Proud and Tall January 13th, 2013


Maureen Dowd, 17 November 2012:
Is Rice Cooked?
OUR Rice is better than your Rice.
That’s the argument Democrats are aggressively making against Republicans.
And it’s true. Condi Rice sold her soul. Susan Rice merely rented hers on the talk shows one Sunday in September.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/opinion/sunday/is-rice-cooked.html
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/01/13/what-is-your-damage-maureen/#comments

The problem is not John Brennan: It's us

SUN JAN 13, 2013 AT 08:00 AM PST
The problem is not John Brennan: It's us
byLaurence LewisFollowforDaily Kos

The tradition of liberty is old. The common people will let it grow old, yes. They will sell liberty for a quieter life...
-"The Writer," from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange


Meanwhile, no one on the left or the right seems to much care about Brennan’s nomination, despite the fact that he was forced to withdraw his name from consideration from the very same job in 2008 thanks to controversy over his alleged involvement with Bush-era interrogation programs. Brennan spent years at the CIA and served as chief of staff to former director George Tenet during the creation of the post-9/11 detention and interrogation programs. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer described him as a “supporter” of the programs, which included torture and the use of secret prison “black sites.”

“There are some really important concerns that need to be publicly addressed before the Senate moves forward with the nomination,” said Laura Murphy, the ACLU’s Washington legislative office director, in an interview with Salon. The ACLU doesn’t take positions on nominees for executive branch jobs, but Murphy said Brennan’s appointment is “troubling,” adding, “We definitely are concerned.”

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/07/the_actually_controversial_nominee/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/13/1178236/-The-problem-is-not-John-Brennan-It-s-us

SHOW US YOUR GUNS!!!- This is the NRA's dream....from SNL in 1975.

This is the NRA's dream....from SNL in 1975.

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege
The famed linguist and political activist says intellectuals have a moral duty to hold centres of power to account.
Talk to Al Jazeera Last Modified: 12 Jan 2013 14:19

“The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have.”

"In the 1950s and the 1960s, which was the biggest growth period in American history, financial institutions were regulated. The New Deal regulations were in place and there were no financial crisis, none .... Starting in the 1970s it changed pretty radically. There were decisions made - not laws of nature - to reconstruct the economy."

And decades later, these decisions have resulted in a situation which "really is a catastrophe," he says.

But Chomsky also feels that "nothing’s ever gone too far. Anything can be reversed; these are human decisions."

He emphasises: "The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have."

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MORE:
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2013/01/201311294541129427.html

Why not just send an unmanned drone to go kill all the deer for you?

A $17,000 Linux-Powered, Auto-Aiming Hunting Rifle




This is a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle outfitted with a Linux-powered TrackingPoint XS1 system, an advanced computerized scope that takes all the guesswork out of shooting animals in the woods. Sport, LOL. Why not just send an unmanned drone to go kill all the deer for you?

The image displayed on the scope isn't a direct visual, but rather a video image taken through the scope's objective lens. The Linux-powered scope produces a display that looks something like the heads-up display you'd see sitting in the cockpit of a fighter jet, showing the weapon's compass orientation, cant, and incline. To shoot at something, you first "mark" it using a button near the trigger. Marking a target illuminates it with the tracking scope's built-in laser, and the target gains a pip in the scope's display. When a target is marked, the tracking scope takes into account the range of the target, the ambient temperature and humidity, the age of the barrel, and a whole boatload of other parameters. It quickly reorients the display so the crosshairs in the center accurately show where the round will go.

more:
http://www.geekologie.com/2013/01/a-17000-linux-powered-auto-aiming-huntin.php

yes, and hell yes

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