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Meanwhile, it's blissfully boring in the region I live in, except for:



That's up in Canada. For more regional oddities, a video and stories here:


http://www.komonews.com/weather/blogs/scott/2-routine-events-combine-to-make-a-spectacular-scene-over-Canadian-skies-293565611.html

Will be calling friends and family in NM and TX, thanks for posting this story, OS.

Finding facts? You must be kidding!



Thanks for the links. Speaking of False Equivalencies:



Oh, c'mon, Bain! Get out ot the kiddie pool, be adventurous! KGB?

Tough-Talking Putin Crafted Image His Way

by Gregory Feifer - May 03, 2008



...The Kremlin has worked hard to build Putin's public image as Russia's virile "national leader" whose authority extends beyond his presidency...

Few people had heard of Vladimir Putin when Russia's then-President Boris Yeltsin appointed him prime minister in 1999. But the stern-faced former KGB officer triggered a love affair with the Russian population - by starting a popular second war in Chechnya later that year...

"If they're in the airport," Putin said, "we'll kill them there... and excuse me, but if we find them in the toilet, we'll exterminate them in their outhouses."

...Putin has often lost his temper in public. During a 2002 news conference in Brussels, Belgium, the president responded to a question that angered him by inviting a reporter to come to Moscow to be circumcised:

"We have specialists in this question, as well," Putin said. "I'll recommend that he carry out the operation in such a way that nothing will grow back..."

More 'Putinisms' down the page at:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90083829

I jumped in and voted for the fourth option, even though you are being fair about it. It is 'an internet poll' after all. Those Putinisms sound like they come from a man with some 'hands on' experience.

YEAH! Warren knows them! Look at Walker's BFF playbook:

BERNIE SANDERS Uncovers 1980 Koch Agenda- "What Do the Koch Brothers Want?"

What else do the Koch brothers want?


In 1980, David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980.

Let’s take a look at the 1980 Libertarian Party platform.

Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”

“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”

“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”

“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”

“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”

“We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”

“We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”

“As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”

“We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

“We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”

“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

“We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”

“We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

“We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”

“We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”

“We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”

“We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”

“We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”

“We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”

“We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”

“We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

“We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

“We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”

In other words, the agenda of the Koch brothers is not only to defund Obamacare. The agenda of the Koch brothers is to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years that has protected the middle class, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the most vulnerable in this country...

Tomorrow it will be Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, repealing the minimum wage. It seems to me that the Koch brothers will not be content until they get everything they believe they are entitled to.

Our great nation can no longer be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers.

For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, for the sake of our economy, we have got to let democracy prevail.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024806298

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/koch-brothers

http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a7980koch

to kpete:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024806298

Don't those themes sound familiar? Go, Bernie! Go Elizabeth!

More false flag sucker bait. Ever seen Putin accused of it on RT, etc.? Yeah, right...



Don't hold your breath waiting for it. Hold your nose. The flatulent Putin symphony will begin soon. You did a good job naming the players.

Republicans should be treated like fire hydrants.



Snowball fights on the floor of the Senate? Bring it on, buddy:



Pick your favorite GOP idol from the assembled scene of mayhem.

BWAHAHA! Thus, Obama is a left-wing fringer environmentalist!

OMG, I'm dying here! ROTFLMAO!

BTW, Obama has been sneaking around doing environmentalist stuff for a while. No wonder the Orange Man is juice:

Obama administration extends roadless moratorium

By JEFF BARNARD - May 28, 2010


FILE - Old growth Douglas fir trees stand along the Salmon River Trail on the Mt. Hood National Forest outside Zigzag, Ore., in this June 25, 2004 photo. The Obama administration on Friday, May 28, 2010, extended a moratorium on logging in remote backcountry sections of national forests known as roadless areas, where much of the country's old growth is located, until pending court cases are resolved. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The Obama administration Friday extended for another year the moratorium on most logging and mining in millions of acres of remote and rugged backcountry sections of national forests...

The idea of preserving roadless areas for wildlife habitat and clean water came out of the Clinton administration. The Bush administration tried to open them up to more logging and mining by giving states control...

National forests in 39 states have a total of 58.5 million acres of roadless areas that have been formally placed on an inventory. Historically, they were not logged or mined due to their remote and rugged geography. But the land became a battleground between conservation groups and the timber industry during the 1990s, when national forest logging was cut back to protect fish and wildlife such as the northern spotted owl and salmon...

"The roadless rule stands to this day as the most significant forest conservation measure to happen in our lifetimes," said Marty Hayden, legislative director for Earthjustice. "You've got something on the order of 60 million Americans whose water literally begins in our national forests, and most of that water begins in roadless areas."


http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2010/may/28/obama-administration-extends-roadless-moratorium/#lb-photo170329

No difference in the two parties, right?


RWers have slaughtered LWers since the days of slavery. The enslaved needed Equality.

An old, but not that old example, of rightwing terrorism in the USA below.

It was non-stop terrorism, so Fox, the mouthpiece of the GOP plantation mentality, see it as the normal state of mankind, not terrorism.

See how that works for them?

About the 1963 Birmingham Bombing



On Sunday, 15th September, 1963, a white man was seen getting out of a white and turquoise Chevrolet car and placing a box under the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Soon afterwards, at 10.22 a.m., the bomb exploded killing Denise McNair (11), Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14) and Cynthia Wesley (14). The four girls had been attending Sunday school classes at the church. Twenty-three other people were also hurt by the blast.

Civil rights activists blamed George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, for the killings. Only a week before the bombing he had told the New York Times that to stop integration Alabama needed a "few first-class funerals."

Well, he sure got his wish, didn't he?

A witness identified Robert Chambliss, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, as the man who placed the bomb under the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. He was arrested and charged with murder and possessing a box of 122 sticks of dynamite without a permit. On 8th October, 1963, Chambliss was found not guilty of murder and received a hundred-dollar fine and a six-month jail sentence for having the dynamite.

The case was unsolved until Bill Baxley was elected attorney general of Alabama. He requested the original Federal Bureau of Investigation files on the case and discovered that the organization had accumulated a great deal of evidence against Chambliss that had not been used in the original trial.

In November, 1977 Chambliss was tried once again for the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Now aged 73, Chambliss was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Chambliss died in an Alabama prison on 29th October, 1985...


http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/m_r/randall/birmingham.htm

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026271843#post33

BTW, love those cats at the Wonkette!


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