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Keith Olbermann commentary on December 21, 2010 Citizens United vs FEC



I wish I'd had a camera handy earlier tonight!

But it wouldn't have done much good, I was laughing so hard.

My cat had made a racket in another room, but I recognized the noises. Yesterday he got into a paper bag that was filled with other bags too "good" to just throw out. I'd chased him off, but cats & bags...

Anyway, a while later I was walking through the kitchen and he came out of the shadows making an odd noise. It took me a minute to realize why he looked funny - he had a paper bag skirt on! The bag he'd been playing him had handles and he'd managed to get his body through one handle and catch it around his waist, then tear off a piece of the bag that was just the right size to be a cat skirt.

He was rather distressed about the situation, then indignant that I was laughing at him - so indignant that he attacked my ankle. The attack and the laughter made it take that much longer to get the bag handle off him.

No physical damage was done to the cat - the handle wasn't even tight around his waist, just snug enough he couldn't get it off on his own. The bag of course was destroyed as was my cat's dignity. He has been snubbing me since.

Oh, I wish I had gotten out the camera!

Just found on Facebook - when Trump visited the Lincoln Memorial



Hmmm - PBS News Hour just put a graphic about Bannon ownership of Seinfeld

I froze the screen to get this right:

Steve Bannon owns an unknown share of the profits of the TV series, "Seinfeld." If it were just 1%, he would have made about $32.6 million since 1998.

I will never watch the "Seinfeld" series again!

No link - live on the air just now following a segment about Bannon's documentary film career. I think one of the guests has written an article about it but I turned over well into the segment.

As I said, this was on PBS New Hour tonight.

Melania Trump admits in lawsuit she planned to use White House for profit

Melania Trump missed out on ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to make millions, lawsuit says
By Tom Hamburger February 6 at 11:02 PM

A lawyer for first lady Melania Trump argued in a lawsuit filed Monday that an article falsely alleging she once worked for an escort service hurt her chance to establish “multimillion dollar business relationships” during the years in which she would be “one of the most photographed women in the world.”

The suit, filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Mail Media, the owner of the Daily Mail, said the article published by the Daily Mail and its online division last August caused Trump’s brand, Melania, to lose “significant value” as well as “major business opportunities that were otherwise available to her.” The suit noted that the article had damaged Trump’s “unique, once in a lifetime opportunity” to “launch a broad-based commercial brand.”

“These product categories would have included, among other things, apparel accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, skin care and fragrance,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Trump’s behalf by California attorney Charles Harder.

Neither Harder nor the White House responded to requests for comment late Monday. Harder has represented several high-profile clients, including wrestler Hulk Hogan, who won a $140 million invasion of privacy verdict against Gawker last year.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/melania-trump-missed-out-on-once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-to-make-millions-lawsuit-says/2017/02/06/3654f070-ecd0-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html

What if Trump is a vehicle for Bannons ideological project?

What if Trump is a vehicle for Bannon’s ideological project?
Jacek Rostowski
The Australian
12:00AM February 8, 2017

In the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, it has become clear that he intends to roll back to the starting block the progressive egalitarian agenda that is commonly associated with political correctness — not just in the US, but globally.

Stephen Bannon, Trump’s White House Svengali and former CEO of the extreme-right Breitbart News, has long pursued this ideological project, and we now know that what he or Trump says must be taken both seriously and literally.

Trump’s transition was initially reassuring, because he nominated many undeniably serious (if also seriously well-heeled) people to his cabinet. But after the inauguration all hell broke loose as Trump and Bannon began to implement their project in earnest.

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The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultimate aims.


Jack Rostowski was Poland’s finance minister and deputy prime minister from 2007 to 2013.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/what-if-trump-is-a-vehicle-for-bannons-ideological-project/news-story/277b55fd765540222f2beb5449beb2fb

Missing - Have you seen this man?


http://www.missingobama.org/

Never too Old to Make a Difference

As we get older, we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world.
It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other seniors
who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

Harold Schlumberg is such a person....

QUOTE FROM HAROLD :

"I've often been asked,... "What do you old folks do now that you're retired?"
Well, I stay active and happy. I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer and scotch into urine. Then I take a jog out to the shed and piss on a picture of Trump.
I do this several times every day. I really enjoy it and get my exercise, too!"


Harold is an inspiration to all of us older folks.

Brain Hats and Thinking Caps Science March

Let’s Knit a Brain Hat and show them our brains!

NEW: Saturday, April 22, 2017 is the official March for Science date!

Jan 29, 2017 Update: Join the New Facebook Group ‘Brain Hats and Thinking Caps

Keep scrolling on this page for everything you need to know to knit up the squishiest, funniest, creepiest, and smartest Brain Hat yourself… and share with a crafty friend!

MARCH FOR SCIENCE: In recent days, there’s been a groundswell of interest from science-loving brainiacs to wear my knitted Brain Hat at the April 22, 2017 March for Science in DC! #marchforscience #sciencemarch

A big thank you for everyone’s enthusiasm for this crazy hat and sharing it all over social media! I am continuing to share new ideas, so please join the new Facebook Group and follow me on social (twitter, facebook, pinterest), and come back for more information as the Science March plans develop!

http://www.studioknitsf.com/2017/01/how-to-knit-a-brain-hat-for-halloween/


Great instructions and video tutorial for knitting brain hats - heck, sew some brains onto a pussy hat and you're good to go!

Plus, they are pushing the March for Science!

But Seriously...



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