Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fake President Maddow

The Obama speech that should have been.

I'm down with drafting Maddow in '12.

Fake President Maddow's Oval-Office-in-her-own-head address on MSN Video



Sea creatures flee spill, gather near shore - Disaster in the Gulf-
"GULF SHORES, Ala. - Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen again.

Marine scientists studying the effects of the BP disaster are seeing some strange — and troubling — phenomena.

Fish and other wildlife are fleeing the oil out in the Gulf and clustering in cleaner waters along the coast. But that is not the hopeful sign it might appear to be, researchers say."

Goddamn right! If a law applies to an individual, it applies to a corporation, now that the activist, NeoCon Supreme Court has defined 'things' as 'people'.

Some white collar motherfuckers need to be frog marched into prison. Image needs to replay on every TV station for a month.

BP: Beyond Punishment | The Nation:
"A punitive society is not the best kind of society: there's a real virtue in forgiveness, in second chances. But for years we've been applying Rand Paul's 'accidents happen' principle to those at the top while heaping blame, scorn and draconian punishment on those at the bottom. Punitive damages are capped for corporations, while punitive policies proliferate for citizens. This tears the social contract apart, and the only way to repair it is to apply the same principles of accountability up and down the social hierarchy. We should start with BP."

What Jack Donaghy says:

Alec Baldwin: This Land Is Your Land:
"I can't get this song out of my head. You know the lyrics.

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

I just keep thinking about these lyrics.

Here's another thing I keep thinking about. How this corporate boot-licking band of board room-loving reactionaries that are calling the shots from the Republican side of the Supreme Court are going to rule on any BP-related litigation that may make it to their chamber. This is the court that, on behalf of making sure that CEO's continue their death grip on legislative reform, ruled that corporations have the same rights as individuals vis a vis campaign contributions."

One trillion that will never, ever, ever see a cut, ever b/c no politician has the balls to do it.

Needs to be done, though.

Commission outlines $1 trillion in defense budget cuts | Raw Story:
"Defense companies put billions into PR campaigns for the necessity of this or that project that runs over cost. Legislators have every career incentive to lard the defense budget with job-creating bloat for their districts. The media treats civilian and military spending as two entirely different entities, with military spending emerging from a magical, never-ending fountain of cash. And then there’s the general jingoism that equates curbed defense spending with a deficit of patriotism."

Storming the gates. We are coming for you.

Editorial - The Message From Arkansas -
They may not have won, but discontented Democrats sent an important message to the Obama administration on Tuesday by mounting an unexpectedly strong primary challenge to Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. For the White House to minimize the efforts of unions and others who helped support that challenge suggests a tone-deafness to the growing restlessness in the Democratic Party."

I mean, my god, how shitty of a state is SC. You can only vote on, essentially what is a POS PC running Windows with no paper trail. All tallys are stored in the computer. Hell, I could hack that.

Still livin' in Rove's world.

The BRAD BLOG : 'Experts' Eye 100% Unverifiable E-Vote System in 'Win' of SC's Mystery U.S. Senate Nominee:
"In Lancaster County, Rawl won absentee ballots over Greene by a staggering 84 percent to 16 percent margin; but Greene easily led among Election Day voters by 17 percentage points.

In Spartanburg County, Ludwig said there are 25 precincts in which Greene received more votes than were actually cast and 50 other precincts where votes appeared to be missing from the final count.

'In only two of 88 precincts, do the number of votes Greene got plus the number we got equal the total cast,' Ludwig said.

Greene also racked up a 75 percent or greater margin in one-seventh of all precincts statewide, a mark that Ludwig notes is even difficult for an incumbent to reach."

Too spot on by the Onion.

This writing style is the template for every piece of shit news organization out there.

Candidate May Have Lied About Heroic Death In Vietnam | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:
"MONTGOMERY, AL—In a major scandal that could cast doubt on his political future, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Wilfred came under fire this week for comments he made alleging he had died heroically while fighting in the Vietnam War."

Check out the two cool pictures on the right:

Scientists say planes can cause rain, snow


I'd like to go colonized one, please.

Kepler space telescope finds possible planets:
"The Kepler space telescope seeking Earth-like planets in a far-off region of the Milky Way has discovered more than 700 planetary 'candidates' - some that just might be the right size and in the right places for life to be possible."

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