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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Liars and Fools

Liars and Fools

Wingnut media promote, give platform to "anti-government extremist" Oath Keepers.
Fools and traitors

Faux's Glen Brick lies: "Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution".
Wrong, that is the wingnuttry you and the rest of the traitors are trying to do.

Faux's Glen Brick lies claiming that the Obama health care proposal puts "everything you do ... into a computer database for the federal government".
You moron, that database already exists and has been stuffed to the gills each time the repugicans have been 'in charge' beginning with that cross-dressing homosexual J.Edgar Hoover himself.
Don't get it wrong the database was added to in the Democrats were in charge over the years as well but in their case it was persons under scrutiny for criminal activities in lieu of everyone willy nilly as was under the repugicans.

Daily Funny

This morning I woke up to the unmistakable scent of pigs in a blanket.

That's the price you pay for letting the relatives stay over.

Unusual things you can recycle

5 unusual things you can recycle

You can put aerosol cans in the recycling bin, but check one thing first.

Under the greatest cities, deadly plates

Under the greatest cities, deadly plates

More than 400 million people live in cities that face major quake dangers.

Threats against IRS agents rising

Threats against IRS agents rising

Some taxpayers cause so much concern that armed escorts are sent to meet them.

Doubts revived about dollar's power

Doubts revived about dollar's power

Troubling trends have put the U.S. currency on shakier ground, experts warn.

Tips for being happy on the job

Tips for being happy on the job

Small changes to your workspace and your time management can significantly increase happiness.

Disturbing facts about household dust and 10 chemical-heavy products to avoid

Disturbing facts about household dust

A closer look at the ingredients of dust uncovers more than dirt and organic materials.

10 chemical-heavy products to avoid

Couch cushions are just one item that may contain ingredients you'd be better off without.

How to get a bigger Social Security check

How to get a bigger Social Security check

These five tips, including one little-known strategy for couples, can maximize your payout.

Five dangerous times for your heart

Five dangerous times for your heart

Heart attack risk jumps in the morning, and one day of the week is especially worrisome.

Unhealthiest French fries in America

Unhealthiest French fries in America

The most fattening fries contain 1,920 calories and three days' worth of saturated fat.

Jon Stewart on CPAC 2010 a.k.a. the wingnut Woodstock

The lunacy at CPAC gets the Stewart treatment.
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
CPAC 2010 - Rage Within the Machine
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

Chavez of Venezuela, Uribe of Colombia in Shouting Match

A shouting match involving the presidents of Venezuela and Colombia is the latest rumble in months of tension between the two South American nations.

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Woman pleads guilty to selling 2 kids for cash and a bird

A Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to selling two children for a cockatoo and $175 in what her attorney called an attempt to do a good thing that went wrong.

Woman pleads guilty to selling 2 kids for cash and a bird

Black market cigarettes made of poo?

Black market cigarettes might come cheaper than those sold over the counter, but smokers hooked on their contraband habit might want to consider this: They're probably smoking poo.

Black market cigarettes made of poo?

Rare Bumblebee Species Rediscovered in Scotland after 50 Years

From Treehugger:

southern cuckoo bumblebee photo
Bombus vestalis, better known as the Southern Cuckoo bumblebee. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

It's been absent from the hives of Scotland for 50 years but, it seems, the Southern Cuckoo bumblebee has returned. Still common in England, the curious bee—a member of the subgenus Psithyrus—was discovered just over the border in St Abbs.

Wingnuts turn venomous on Scott Brown over his vote for Jobs bill

From Twitter we learn that wingnuts around the country are under the mistaken impression that they elected a Newt Gingrich repugican in Massachusetts, a state that has gay marriage and universal health insurance.

And now they think he's their Senator too.

Newsflash, he's not: Below are some Twitterings on this (with all the misspellings and grammatical errors intact) - these people are real idiots.
it wasn't just the people of MA who put you where you are. Next time you vote like that I expect to be kissed first!

Well, I guess we worked our tails off to get another RINO elected. I'm so disappointed in Scott Brown

Hey, Massachusetts! How do you like Scott Specter?

You dont understand - We Americans Had Drawn A Line In The Sand With @scottbrownma - Its All Gone Now. #traitor

Michael Savage totally called it... @SCOTTBROWNMA sucks!

Congratulations to Comrade Scott "Marxist" Brown on Voting For Bolshevik Jobs Bill.

You're aiming for a 1 term seat eh? forgot, you can just run next time as a democrat.

Is being labeled "an independent thinker" more important than being labeled "a principled man"? Scott?

@ScottBrownMa is a phony. Votes for a bill to rip us off of more tax money. No wonder Ma voted for ya.

Brown's a PROGRESSIVE .. and will progressively turn all the conservatives against him. Such a disappointment.

All the work done to get @scottbrownma elected and this is how he returns the favor

Un-effing believable . Wow, I'm blown away you would vote for this?!? What was the payoff? Guess you're a 1 term guy. Fooled us

For Brown to cave so fast, I think we supported a loser.||NO we supported a FISCAL FRAUD not a HAWK

I thought your were a Fiscal Conservative. I like many across this nation donated to your campaign! Like Obama, YOU LIE!

ASK FOR YOUR MONEY BACK - I am sorry I promoted this traitor.

renegs on promise 2 B fiscal conservative after 1 meeting w/Reid I can't help being disappointed & nervous


The thing about @scottbrownma is that I knew teh betrayal would come. I just didn't think it would be so quick.

Was Right. Scott Brown Is Not A Conservative - Another Progressive RINO like McCain, Lindsey & Romney

@ScottBrownMa is another Evan Bayh only with a (R) after his name

US closes in on Google hackers, find ties to Chinese government

A freelance security consultant in his 30s wrote the part of the program that used a previously unknown security hole in the Internet Explorer Web browser to break into computers and insert the spyware, a researcher working for the U.S. government told the Financial Times.
Chinese officials had special access to the work of the author, who posted pieces of the program to a hacking forum and described it as something he was "working on."
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Another Taliban leader taken in Afghanistan

Anyone else miss the days when 'presidents' talked tough but pissed in their pants when they actually had to do something?

Yeah, me neither.

Goldman Sachs upset their deal with Greece went public

They're trying to spin the episode as another routine budget event but as we all know now, the modern Wall Street deals are nothing like the deals of yesteryear.

Wall Street loves trying to associate old time finance with the complicate and risky garbage that they sold the world in recent years.

At this point, who believes anything they have to say?

The wingnut (yes, they have wingnuts there , too) Greek government who did this deal in hopes of pushing the problem out to another government deserves plenty of blame as well, but Goldman does not deserve a free pass.

And to play the "everyone else was doing it" card is amazing.
Goldman was by no means the only bank involved with these types of instruments. These transactions were consistent with standards of behaviour and measurements used by the European community.... It is clear with hindsight that the standards of transparency could have been and probably should have been higher."

Concerns over rising Greek debt exploded into a full-blown crisis this month, as financial markets pulled down the value of the euro on fears that the Greek government could default.

Mr. Corrigan, a former head of the New York branch of the Federal Reserve, testified at Westminster yesterday on how to prevent a future crisis. He said it was a "wrenching human experience" to disagree with the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, now an aide to President Barack Obama, who has proposed new rules to curb proprietary trading and hedge fund activities by major banks.

White House offers to post repugican's health care plan on White House website

Yesterday, the Obama administration posted its health care proposal on the White House website.

The summit is Thursday.

Although the repugicans have been trashing the Democratic health care legislation for months, they've never proposed one of their own.

Dan Pfeiffer, the White House Communications Director, has offered the repugicans a prime spot to show their plan -- the White House website:
What you can’t do just yet is read about the Republicans’ consensus plan – because so far they haven’t announced what proposal they’ll be bringing to the table. To be sure, there are many Republicans who share the President’s conviction that we need to act on reform, and there are several pieces of Republican health care legislation out there. Previously we were told this was the House Republican bill. Is it still? We look forward to hearing whether this the proposal they'll bring. The Senate Republicans have yet to post any kind of plan, so we continue to await word from them. As of right now, the American people still don’t know which one Congressional Republicans support and which one they want to present to the public on Thursday.

President Obama has been clear that his proposal isn’t the final say on legislation, and that’s what Thursday’s meeting is all about. But after a year of historic national dialogue about reform, it’s time for both sides to be clear about what their plan is to lower costs, hold insurance companies accountable, make health insurance affordable for those without it, and reduce the deficit. A collection of piecemeal and sometimes conflicting ideas won’t do.

As we said today, we’ll be happy to post the Republican plan on our website once they indicate to us which one we should post. We hope they won’t pass up this opportunity to make their case to the American people.
The repugican's don't have a plan for health care or anything else.
Finally, someone is calling them on it.

The one thing the economy is missing

The one thing the economy is missing

While the economy struggles toward recovery, one major problem remains.

Palin's grandson uses socialized medicine

For someone who once generated a national hysteria by claiming socialized medicine would bring about government-run "death panels" that would kill the elderly and children with mental defects, Sarah Palin seems remarkably calm, what with her grandson now facing the very same allegedly tyrannical construct, that is.

Yes, that's right: Sarah Palin, Alaska's former governor and a millionaire thanks to sales of her book, has a grandson whose health care is paid for by the federal government, according to newly released court documents.

Full Story

More repugican hypocrisy ... You Betcha!

The oft-pilloried Toyota president is to face a congressional grilling

The Toyota president, and grandson of the founder, has been pilloried for his public performances and is about to face a congressional grilling. Akio Toyoda was nicknamed 'the prince' by Japanese media when he took over at Toyota.

New weapons trained on blindness

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the west – but a host of pioneering therapies that exploit the eye's unique structure could change that.

Sight Savers

Signs of hope in Afghan war

Signs of hope in Afghan war

As Taliban leaders are arrested and the U.S. makes progress on the battlefield, the tide may be turning.

Doctors group calls for hot dog redesign

Doctors group calls for hot dog redesign

The shape of many common foods makes them a major choking risk for kids.

America's most affordable housing areas

America's most affordable housing areas

If you're looking to get a good deal on a house, forget about New York or LA.

Device's bold claim fuels hope, skepticism

Device's bold claim fuels hope, skepticism

The "Bloom box" has famous backers and is touted as a revolution in clean energy.

Warren Buffett's three biggest blunders

Warren Buffett's three biggest blunders

Even one of the greatest investing minds of all time can have buyer's remorse.

Recession grows ranks of the 'new poor'

Recession grows ranks of the 'new poor'

Americans long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life are sinking deeper.

Seven quick dinners

Seven quick dinners

Stop worrying about what to make for dinner with these simple menus for every day of the week.

1,000-mile commute to earn a paycheck

1,000-mile commute to earn a paycheck

A Wisconsin dad drives all the way to Kansas each week to hang on to a job in tough times.

Credit card statements may shock some

Credit card statements may shock some

Thanks to a new law, your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth.

Ancient wall may unlock mystery

Ancient wall may unlock mystery

New found ruins could help settle a long-running dispute about the Bible's historical accuracy.

What your face reveals about your health

What your face reveals about your health

In Chinese medicine, different parts of your face give clues to what’s going on inside your body.

Repugican sides with Democrats

Repugican sides with Democrats

Newly elected Scott Brown bucks his party and supports Obama's jobs bill.

Terror suspect Zazi cites NYC subway attack plan

A former Denver airport shuttle driver admitted Monday to a plot to bomb the New York City subways, saying he was recruited by al-Qaida in Pakistan for a "martyrdom plan" against the United States.

Free vacations for FB answers

Spain is offering free vacations to the person who best answers questions on Facebook about the country and its customs.


That's one way of doing it

Stick it to the bank like they were trying to do to you
An Ohio man says he bulldozed his $350,000 home to keep a bank from foreclosing on it.

Ohio Man Bulldozes $350K Home To Avoid Foreclosure

Holy Kryptonite

http://sharing.kxan.com/sharewlin//photo/2010/02/22/Superman-First-Issue_Gree_20100222104203_320_240.JPGA rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman sold Monday for $1 million, smashing the previous record price for a comic book.

Superman's debut sells for $1M

Arizona Great Dane is tallest dog ever

A 250-pound blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term "big dog." Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is the tallest dog ever on record.

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Gulf of California, Marine Reserves Work

From Treehugger:

clarke's clown fish hiding in the great barrier reef australia photo
Image credit: Shek Graham/Flickr

Around the world, marine environments are threatened by overfishing, warming waters, ocean acidification, and coastal development. The diminished biomass and diversity that results leaves ecosystems vulnerable to disease and natural disasters and jeopardizes the economies of the communities that rely on marine resources.

While in many places the situation is getting worse, encouraging new research supports the power and benefit of conservation measures.

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Liars and Fools

Liars and Fools

The man who crashed a plane into the federal offices in Austin is being hailed as a hero by wingnuts.
These same wingnuts view Timothy McVeigh as a saint, so we know they have no grasp on reality.

The 'Dick' lies saying Obama's incompetence is getting people killed.
Nope, that'd be yours and the shrub's incompetence, there dick.

Faux's Glen Brick incites violence with blatant lies and fearmongering.
OK, this is true so it falls under just the fools category.

The snake named for a amphibian 'Newt' lies saying the "radical left is a secular, socialist machine" that will destroy America.
Nope, it will save America - it was the wingnuts who all but destroyed this nation until they were stopped in November 2008.

Faux's Glen Brick: "Our government looks at the American people as the bad guy".
No, that'd be Faux and the other traitors like Brick, Dimbulb, Handjob, etc., ad nauseum.

The little-told story of how 10,000 people died during Prohibition when the US Gov't POISONED alcohol

Prohibition. Click image to expand.
It was Christmas Eve 1926, the streets aglitter with snow and lights, when the man afraid of Santa Claus stumbled into the emergency room at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. He was flushed, gasping with fear: Santa Claus, he kept telling the nurses, was just behind him, wielding a baseball bat.

Before hospital staff realized how sick he was—the alcohol-induced hallucination was just a symptom—the man died. So did another holiday partygoer. And another. As dusk fell on Christmas, the hospital staff tallied up more than 60 people made desperately ill by alcohol and eight dead from it. Within the next two days, yet another 23 people died in the city from celebrating the season.

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Just remember the repugicans were in charge then, too.

Adoptive mother convicted of killing kids found in freezer

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100222/capt.8260a92e328e4fb48d8aaa39bfc1c1c8.frozen_corpses_wxs101.jpg?x=213&y=151&xc=1&yc=1&wc=409&hc=290&q=85&sig=8yWbIWDX3gn4GfEkRzizjw--A Maryland woman who adopted three children despite a troubled past was convicted Monday of murdering two of the girls, whose bodies were stored in a freezer as the woman continued collecting payments meant to help with their care.

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Ric Flair's Wife Charged with Beating Him Up

Always knew the 'nature boy' was a wimp ...

The wife of former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair was arrested overnight in an apparent domestic assault case, police say.

Jacqueline Beems, 41, was charged with misdemeanor assault, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Beems and Flair were married about three months ago.

WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, says police received a domestic violence call about 11:40 p.m. Sunday at the Flairs' house near Colony and Rea roads. No additional information is available.

Flair and Beems met in 2004 in Chicago and dated until they married Nov. 11. Each was married previously.

Flair, whose given name is Richard Morgan Fliehr, has been involved in other police incidents. In September 2008, he received cuts and bruises and his 23-year-old daughter was arrested in connection with a dispute that also involved a 22-year-old man at a Raleigh apartment complex.

And in November 2005, Flair was charged in connection with an incident on Interstate 485 in south Charlotte. In that case, he was accused of grabbing another motorist by the neck.

And I Quote

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life.
I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Remains of Nazi nuclear program found in scrap yard.

EU nuke boffins say that mysterious bits of uranium found last year in a Dutch scrapyard originated in the Nazi nuclear-weapons program of the 1940s.

Forensic nuke scientists at the European Commission's Joint Research Center traced the two pieces of metal - described as a cube and a plate - back to their exact origins and dates.

Science News

From BBC-Science:
Sperm whale (SPL)
A tagging study suggests sperm whales may team up to hunt squid at depth.

Scientists are breeding a new strain of flightless mosquito in an effort to curb the spread of dengue fever.

Chimps can gauge the volume of a non-alcoholic liquid, displaying a hitherto unrecognised intelligence.

FBI investigating Lower Merion School District over laptop spying

The FBI has opened an investigation into the PA's Lower Merion School Board use of covert webcam software to spy on its students.

The FBI and a Philadelphia-area prosecutor are looking into whether a school district broke the law when it remotely activated cameras on school-owned laptops and watched students in their homes.

Convicted Murderer Release Stopped By Chance

A routine letter that luckily ended up on the desk of a sheriff who knew about the case prevents a convicted murderer serving a life sentence from being released.

Convicted Murderer Release Stopped By Chance

Today is ...

Today is Tuesday, February 23, the 54th day of 2010.

There are 311 days left in the year.

Today In History February 23

Today's unusual holiday and celebration is:

IHOP National Pancake Day

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Daily Horoscope

Today's horoscope says:

Yesterday's luck hasn't gone anywhere just yet.
In fact, since the universe has decided to grant you an amazing dose of intuition in addition to all your gifts, you won't believe just how fortunate you'll be -- and in how many categories.
So when something at the back of your brain starts tugging at you, trying to get you to listen, think of it as an alarm of sorts, alerting you that you really are supposed to pay attention.

Pay attention, got it!