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I watched as the police pulled on their riot masks.
And then the ABC livefeed went dead.
My Twitter feed went crazy with reports of tear gas.
I refreshed the livefeed frantically. “This broadcast has ended,” it said.

ABC claimed that it ran out of fuel (see the caption under the image), so those watching quickly switched over to the CBS livestream. Then this happened:

To clarify: the Tweet on the right, offering CBS as an alternative, came seconds before the row of Tweets on the left. When the ABC livefeed went down, everyone watching switched.
Then the CBS feed turned into a picture of the Capitol.

To sum up: the only two mainstream media live-feeds switched off at precisely the same instant—the minute before fifteen police departments working together engulfed a peaceful group of protesters in tear gas.



It's too funny

This is the internet age, everything is different now, anybody can make a video, anybody can be famous, can RUN FOR PRESIDENT? 

I guess yeah that's kind of cool really. Everybody can post a video, they could say HEY LOOKIT ME, and everybody else could say "you're a fucken idiot" and vote for somebody else. If democracy is really a good idea, somebody whose plan wasn't OOOGABAGABOOGA would get elected president.

Realistically though, it would be Lady Gaga.

It's neat that now everybody has a voice. It's amazing though how many of those voices  are fucking batshit crazy.


This makes me happy

They just dismantled the last of these.  The B53  is   was America's biggest nuclear weapon, 600 times more powerful than Little Boy. Now there aren't any.   

Hey, it's a start.


Quote of the day

Chris Matthews, interviewing a Republican:

"does your party have any sympathy for anybody in any walk of life?"

LOL! If Obama promoted sex, the Tea Party would be celibate.


Hey, I'm Royalty

So I'm sitting against an oak tree, scribbling notes, got my bare feet nestled in leaf pack, contented. The wind blows up above and down comes a cascade of little flags. Suddenly, it's snowing leaves! I'm showered with Mother Nature's confetti, just like flower petals strewn in front of visiting royalty. I feel honored, and it's just so fucking PLEASANT!

By my front porch is a rose bush, bursting out with bright red fragrant flowers. Which is odd, because it bloomed last spring too, so what's it doing now in October?  Too much good stuff, it makes me want to sing ---

*On a side note, I love raking leaves.  They're gifts from the gods, freely given without concern for whether I have the soul to recognize their crucial role in sustaining my own very life. When I get a big pile of them I feel like Scrooge* with his money bin.

*Am I dating myself with that analogy? Might as well, nobody else is.


the Girl Effect

Here's a way cool ad from The Girl Effect.

One of my favorite statistics is on here:

When women and girls earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 percent for a man.
See, that's how to solve the world's problems, right there. 


How about that.

Gee, it seems that not all rich people are assholes. Who'da thunk it? There's this kid, and Warren Buffet, and Tracey Lake, they even have a non-assholes club, wow.

It makes it so hard:  rich people who are decent, Muslims who are not terrorists, compassionate Christians, reasonable Republicans, politicians who are not crooks.  How can I divide the world into good guys and bad guys? How can I make life all simple

Way to go, lady.  


If that's what it takes ...

when i was in fifth grade, there was a girl in my class who had developed early. some days it was pretty obvious that she had a bra on. one day i was walking behind her in the hall and decided to snap her bra. she turned around and decked me. it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. have tried my best to not show disrespect for women or girls since.



This being Int'l Blashpemy Day and all, [well, close to it anyway] here is one of my Sacrillibs. Turned out better than the original.

In the Beginning

In the beginning, there was Shit. God said "Let there be crap!" and there was crap, and it was good. Then God divided the whiskey and made the babes.

He fucked the plants, then the sun, moon and skateboards to hang in the sky. On the fifth day, he made all the creatures of the babes and Muncie, Indiana.

On the sixth day, God made all the animals that live on the land, from the sucky buffalo to the awesome beetle. He also made the first vomit, Adam. He took Adam's ass and made him a wife, Lindsey Lohan. God told them not to eat from the Tree of Tits or surely they would suck.

Adam and Lindsey Lohan lived in the Garden of Boogaloo until a/an skunk convinced Lindsey Lohan to eat the rotten fruit and share with Adam. Right away they realized they were smelly and hid. When God found them, Adam said, "holy shit" God wasn't impressed. They didn't suck, but God was angry and sent them away from Boogaloo.

Eventually, they had two sons, Dumbass and Abel. Dumbass killed Abel and said, "Am I my brother's blowjob?"

The End

these are fun


Follow the money

 Question: Why is the NYPD arresting people?
Answer 1: for walking in the road against the police warnings.
(NY Times)
Answer 2: for following a police escort into a prearranged trap.
(Occupy Wall Street )
Hmmm, led or not led?  Here, trust your own lying eyes.

Why is the NYT whitewashing things?
  Gee, I don't know.

Who is that second author they patched in?
This guy--" police headquarters bureau chief"

 Ahhh, soooo. 


Sexual Pagans, Woot

LOL, get this: the Southern Baptist Convention—you know the guys who started their own church so they could own slaves—has an “Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission”. For more irony, their Ayatollah is called Dick Land. He was let out in public last weekend and babbled that

They're recruiting down in the grade school levels. They're recruiting people for homosexual clubs and it's really child abuse is what it is. You need to find out what's going on in your school.
Yep, it's readin', ritin', and rapin', that's what's going on in Dickland. 

You need to ask your children what's going on, you need to see what books their reading, you need to know what the teacher is talking about because, I'm telling you, they are trying to brainwash our children in the public schools.
And I'm telling you the mice on the far side of the moon are riding paisley chocolate bicycles.

It's the one sin that I know about that I find totally incomprehensible. But obviously some boys do find it comprehensible, because otherwise there wouldn’t be any homosexuality.
All lesbians would disappear if not for gay boys. We owe those gay boys a huge thanks. Thank you gay boys.

Even if you take out AIDS, male homosexuals die much earlier than heterosexual males do because of the inherently dangerous - health dangerous stuff that they engage in. But I don't think that's the big issue - I think that's a side issue. I think the real issue is they want to destroy marriage.
IOW, I just realized I'm going off on a tangent that undermines my point. Don't notice me withdraw my foot from my mouth and completely change the subject.

The alternative is not live and let live - it is the marginalization and the ostracizing of people of traditional faith.
Yeah, you just said them dying is not a big issue. Ostracizing the people who are killing them, now that's awful.

And it will be the full-blown paganization.
Pagans, woot! Respect for nature, pacifism, religious tolerance. Wait—all homosexuals are pagans, whut? And was 'full-blown' a Freudian slip?

You know, they have already started talking about polyamory and pedophilia. They're going to start talking now about lowering the age of consent - they are already starting to talk about it, saying who are we to deprive a child of his or her sexuality?
We talk about it mostly when you fundies get arrested for it, saying who are these guys to turn their children into underaged sex slaves? Your Mercator-sized projection doesn't quite cover your ass.

And we’re going to end up like Greece and Rome.
Ummm, I guess you didn't know it, but Rome converted to Christianity. 'Nuff said?

If this dam breaks, the tidal wave will be just an outright sexual paganization of society.
OOOH, not just pagans—sexy pagans. Fertility rites! Naked orgies, and beer volcanoes, bring it. Gays will be welcome, and it'll be a big improvement over going around all obsessed. repressed and depressed. It'll be fabulous. I can't wait.