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Found this article of interest in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette...

Study on Pittsburgh area elders points to happiness paradox among races

I have an opportunity to discuss this subject within my small work group at work and wondered what you think. Discussion?


Parade "Magazine" RAG Sunday Supplement Glorifies War Criminals!

I hesitate to dignify any of the so called magazine's vile content by cut / paste, however, today's feature of Parade (which used to be a decent Sunday supplement to most newspapers) was right over the damn edge. The MSM demonstrates how we should glorify these criminals by accounting tender moments with them? Everyone should develop amnesia by now? Here's one more reason to say, "awww"? I wanted to hurl coffee through my nose.

Anyone who saw or read this fish wrap knows that the Parade has become a very downsized few pages of increasingly petty content, and today, it has been topped with The their latest sycophantic piece with the Bush Crime Family. It features Pappy and George W's profile on the front cover. Inside is junior and mom's gazing photo and an hug photo after Pappy glorified the U.S. sky by jumping again… Babs in her walker and sonny boy in his presence spills an ignorant account of how HW Bush's parachute jump at age 90 is nothing more than what he wanted …dear old dad drifting from the sky.

This is a repeat stunt to maneuver him down after having performed it on his 85th birthday. Pappy, being "the man of his word", said he'd do it again, and we should care that he followed through his promise to do it at age 90. (I wonder how much we still pay for this?)

The cost of seeing these criminals talk about themselves or feature art is too costly already. Now this. Never mind about what they did to perpetuate wars of aggression or tearing about Iraq after murdering a million natives, nor what they did to anyone who served in our armed services.

The Bush's, including 90 year old Pappy should be living their days out after war criminal sentencing in the Hague.

These people disgust me, and the Parade magazine isn't fit to wad up and burn for firewood.

BREAKING: Trade pacts more likely with GOP majority

Ref: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Tracie Mauriello, Washington Bureau

"What we are seeing is momentum building around a Trans-Pacific Partnership that can spur greater economic growth, spur greater jobs growth and set high standards for trade investment throughout the Asia Pacific", Mr. Obama said Sunday...

What I think people forget is how "level" the playing field is going to be on the labor movement. Remember these secret agreements for the TPP partnership, folks? With Mr. Reid out of the way, it puts trade-friendly Mitch McConnell in charge.

Yes… if you thought this China party is helping us, please read again. For any who need a friendly reminder, the TPP secret can now be told…. it takes all sovereignty away from nations and puts them in the hands of corporations, for crying out loud.

More here: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2014/11/12/U-S-trade-pacts-more-likely-with-GOP-majority/stories/201411120066

"Still, we continue to face a terrorist threat…"

It's called, BULLSHIT.

However, it's packaged and delivered in an intelligent manner with so many words for which Bush's speech writers would give their best golf swings.

Now let's be clear… by calling it "BULLSHIT", this doesn't mean our president is a bullshitter. It means that he delivers a more believable bullshit message…


And, thus, begins a new hope that I no longer believe in.

Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance...

(I miss Frank Zappa)

Posted by MrMickeysMom | Tue Sep 2, 2014, 12:24 AM (5 replies)

What a good FIRST meal for me to make?

I've been without a kitchen for almost 2 months, living like a hoarder amongst boxes for a huge project during a summer long home renovation since early May.

So, I'm about 2.5 weeks away from the "new kitchen". I've had so much from the Giant Eagle deli, rotisserie chicken, tuna salad, mixed greens and other raw veggie salads, cheeses, tomatoes from garden and toast, I've lost a good 6 pounds. This is the only good side effect. It's been a long slog and I'm gonna be so glad when I have the kitchen together again.

Thus… thinking of staying with the "low on the food chain" menu, and cause I'm 90% vegetarian anyway, love Italian, love Indian, LOVE Mexican…. any ideas of a "first meal" you can give me?

I'm so close, it is now fun to ask my DU buddies. I gotta hold on a little longer!!!

Thanks in advance!


Has anyone in the 12th District had a conversation with Erin McClelland?

I had received telephone messages from her or staff asking for campaign contributions, and finally called to talk to her the other day. Before I share anything, I wondered if other persons had done the same. I have my point of view, but wanted to hear from your first.

Where I live in Monroeville, my ward is actually split into 3 (count em) US congressional districts. It's pathetic. So, when the state re-districted again (I call this gerrymandering) I no longer tormented the Tim Murphy staff, because I joined the jagged district of the 12th, even more bizarre on how it's cut up. Keith Rothfus is Murphy drone, so I was naturally anxious to see who'd run against him.

Any takers?

Sooo… Apparently there WILL be a Season THREE of ORPHAN BLACK...

This link appears to make it a forgone conclusion: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/orphan-black/news/1931130/10_things_we_learned_about_orphan_black_at_comic-con/

Pretty good interview and convinces me that twists and turns to where the writers story goes is nothing but great texture for another season to come!

Richard Mellon Scaife - July 3, 1932 - July 4, 2014

Ideologue, philanthropist, newspaper publisher

By Gary Rotstein, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Local newspaper publisher Richard M. Scaife, an heir to the Mellon fortune who became one of America's leading funders of conservative causes, died Friday morning. He was 82.

A shy, even reclusive, man who was both among the biggest benefactors and biggest enemies of U.S. presidents, Mr. Scaife was one of the few Western Pennsylvanians to end up on the annual Forbes list of wealthiest Americans. The magazine last year estimated the Shadyside resident's worth at $1.4 billion.

He began experiencing serious health problems in late 2012, when he was hospitalized for months with pneumonia and a collapsed lung. In a newspaper column on May 18, he disclosed that he had recently been diagnosed with untreatable cancer.

"Some who dislike me may rejoice at this news. Naturally, I can't share their enthusiasm," he noted with wry reference to how he could be a prominently polarizing figure.

Mr. Scaife may have been best known locally as owner of the Tribune-Review Publishing Co., which puts out editions in Pittsburgh and Greensburg in addition to operating other daily newspapers. He was also a prominent philanthropist for the past half-century through funding of the art museum at The Carnegie, the historic redevelopment of Station Square and numerous other institutions.

The Ligonier native's influence, however, ranged far beyond Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County and the rest of the region where he spent his life.

He donated widely not just to Republican political candidates -- Barry Goldwater's presidential run in 1964 was among the first -- but to the think tanks, research institutes and university departments whose work has been closely tied to the ascendancy of right-wing ideology since the Reagan presidency.

The public foundations and private trusts controlled by Mr. Scaife have been major backers of the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Hoover Institute in California and the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, among many institutions linked to the right. "He is nothing less than the financial archangel for the movement's intellectual underpinnings," the Wall Street Journal once said of Mr. Scaife.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/07/04/Tribune-Review-publisher-Scaife-dies/stories/201407040150#ixzz36bDYPPar

I, for one, won't "rejoice" Scaife' departure, as I would cluck my tongue at his the waste of opportunity to learn something in life. And, this is what makes me shake my head... Old money passes on … So much opportunity to learn. But, you would have thought after attending Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, then flunking out of a private university like Yale after being disciplined for out of control partying, perhaps you would learned something when you returned home to get a degree of Pitt (degree, British history!) Hey, at least it's history.

Instead, Scaife took control of the foundation's money, and became one of the earliest seeds in starting "think tanks" to move against everything liberal. Look at what Scaife did in particular the Clinton's during their 8 years in Washington. I see examples of what passes as the Tribune Media "conservative news, and balanced views". That ridiculous nonsense feeds all the misguided fools in this part of the state.

Then, surprise… all is forgiven by the Clinton's, because….Scaife became a 6 figure contributor to the William J Clinton Foundation.

Yes, good-bye, Richard Mellon Scaife. Falling off of a horse at the age of nine must have influenced something in your limbic brain. You probably hated your caregivers, which explains a lot. The Clintons just sucked up to you, as they had plenty of practice and probably count on that sort of person who remained uninformed to the end of his life.

Unfortunately… that jury is full

Well, it finally happened to me… within a second of getting jury notice and responding.

Thank you for choosing to serve. Unfortunately, that Jury is full.
Our community relies on people like you to help maintain a certain level of civil discourse, and we very much appreciate your willingness to spend some time serving on a Jury. Unfortunately, there was a glitch with our software and too many people were asked to serve on this Jury. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to fix this problem soon.

You remain eligible to serve on a Jury, and could be asked again at any time. When that happens, we hope that you will choose to serve again at that time. (Hopefully next time our software will not let you down.)

Thank you for your time, and thank you for your understanding.

Gee, I had JUST finished posting about a goat anal stimulator… I thought I had tripped over the line again!
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