Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Headlines - Wednesday March 9

Michael Pollan's seven rules for eating.

Can I get a group "EW!" please?

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas likes to have sex with two women at the same time! He's also, according to his former lover Lillian McEwen, who has written a book about what it's like to have a three-way with someone who would eventually become a fundamentalist Supreme Court justice, basically a human fucksaw: "McEwen gushes over Thomas' prowess and 'fantasy [package],' describing his body as 'coffee-bean ... velvet-covered cement.'"

Sam Alito just got a woody reading that. Too bad he, Thomas, and Scalia are so allegedly dead set against homosexual sex. They could have their own Opus Dei three-way in chambers...and you can bet it would be hella more kinky than anything McEwen could ever imagine.


From the L.A. Times:

Defying his reputation as a 1950s square, the new, more casual Willard Romney is popping up around the country as he readies a second run for president. He's going tieless on network TV, strolling NASCAR pits in Daytona and sporting skinny Gap jeans bought for him by his wife.

No word on whether she makes him wear the jeans with the rubber horse mask.

Not an entrance!
Joseph Stalin and the anus
A little knowledge is, indeed, a dangerous thing.

THIS is the guy making decisions about the future of Social Security?

The co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission tried to scold the elderly on Monday for complaining about their Social Security funds being targeted, but instead he found himself making a reference to "Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg."

"This is a fakery," [Alan] Simpson said on Fox News. "If they care at all about their children or grandchildren, and sometimes I doubt that – I think, you know, grandchildren now don't write a thank-you for the Christmas presents, they're walking on their pants with the cap on backwards listening to the enema man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg, and they don't like them!"

It sounds to me that besides his screaming racism and general raging incoherence, Alan Simpson needs to be on some industrial-strength sedation.


Barack Obama has indicated that the United States is considering military intervention in Libya.



Despite campaigning on a promise to bring transparency to government....

The White House has rejected a request from the House Energy and Commerce committee for information about "every meeting, briefing or telephone call" the administration had with non-governmental parties in the lead up to, and wake of, passage of the health care law.


Utah House Approves Gold And Silver As Legal Tender


CBS got their hands on a memo showing a marked decrease in interest in having the President speak at college commencements.

"As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday," the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, "please keep the application number close hold."

A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, "Something isn't working." It called on staffers to ask "friendly congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral offices" to encourage schools to apply.

I think this story matters as an example of growing disaffection with the President. Now, it's entirely possible the GOP demonization campaign is what's at play, or it's possible that students feel the President's shine has simply worn off. It's hard to know. But I think the White House would be remiss to simply write this off as "the honeymoon is over." It's not just the honeymoon. A lot of damage was by done, by the White House, to the President's relationships with core Democratic constituencies. That is finally being addressed, but it's hard to completely fix something like that once you break it.


Missouri legislator wants to increae child labor!


After all, cancer is free!

The new teahadist Governor of PA has released his budget, and it basically decimates the Pitt and Penn State budget, cuts funding for poison control, environmental regulation, "regional cancer institutes, poison control centers and programs for people with diabetes, lupus and epilepsy." It includes this gem:

And in his speech, Mr. Corbett reiterated his opposition to taxing the gas that comes from the Marcellus Shale, saying the state should try to make itself the center of the drilling boom for Marcellus and the underlying Utica Shale.

That is how John Galt would want it. Let the producers produce without penalty, and those with cancer, diabetes, lupus, and epilepsy will just have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Later on, long after Mr. Corbett is a well paid member of the board for one of the gas conglomerates, some other poor bastard can try to figure out how to come up with a way to clean up the poisoned watershed and the billions of dollars in unfunded clean-up that will no doubt be necessary after the natural gas firms drill for a decade with no one enforcing any environmental regulations (and that isn't hyperbole, btw). And then we can all shrug our shoulders and say no one could have predicted.

On the other hand, I'm sure Reason magazine will have an awesome free market solution for the clean-up by then. Maybe they will even have a snazzy youtube video with the Fonz!


Obama's promise to immediately close Guantanamo.

Oops. That was in 2008. Someone want to remind me that Dick Cheney isn't still running things? For it sure seems that way at times:

President Obama on Monday reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, permitting military trials to resume with revamped procedures but implicitly admitting the failure of his pledge to close the prison camp.

If we are not going to do the hard work to live up to our national claim to be "a nation of laws," then that has to apply for the most despicable and hateful of defendants. Right now, we have a system where some faceless fascist in the Administration can claim that someone is a terrorist and they can be thrown into prison in Guantanamo Bay for a decade or longer without any meaningful judicial review.

Doesn't matter if you're an American citizen. They will hold you in a military brig, without charges, access to counsel or visitors, for years.

If you only have rights when it is convenient for the government to let you exercise them, then you have no rights.


Steve Doocy is an idiot.


Conservatives blame government for own failures.


This insurance plan is something that doesn't cost the state government anything -- but doesn't profit any of Walker's friends, so it has to go:

Down with Tyranny reminds us that this is how the dying Soviet empire created its billionaire mobster class.


Shit like this makes us wish Tyler Darden was real "Last week, National People's Action and the Public Accountability Initiative, both of whom are organizing the Make Wall Street Pay protests, put out a report, "Big Bank Tax Drain." The report lays out the costs that average Americans -- who are being asked to sacrifice their education, their health, and their pensions -- incur from the egregious tax dodging by the big banks. ... In one particularly shocking statistic, the report notes that the six biggest banks in the United States together paid income tax at an approximate rate of 11 percent in 2009 and 2010. If they had paid 35 percent, which is the legally mandated rate without loopholes, the federal government would have received "$13 billion in tax revenue" -- a sum which would cover the salaries, for two years, of every single one of the 132,000 teachers laid off since the beginning of the economic recession"


Chimpy spoke at the Desert Town Hall speaker series in Southern California yesterday and banned all media from covering the event. The former president even barred representatives from two of the events' sponsors, a local CBS affiliate and The Desert Sun, who were scheduled to moderate the question and answer period. A Desert Town Hall official said he didn't recall such a request being made by any of the event's previous speakers, which have included Tony Blair, ret. Gen. Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice:


Will Obama appoint someone to the CFTC who will check speculation on gas prices?


Pamela Geller Was Tricked By James O'Keefe's Sharia Website


A dildo boat life for me

BREAKING: NPR Person a Human Being, Has Personal Opinions

Needz moar dildoz.

Dildo sailor James O'Keefe has a new secretly recorded video out today, and you'll never guess what he uncovered: an executive at NPR has his own opinions about Teabaggers. Yes, that's right, a human being living in America has personal thoughts about public affairs, and he WORKS AT NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO. And James O'Keefe's skills are improving; he didn't even need to lure a woman onto a boat filled with dildos and "pretend" to try to rape her to uncover this startling revelation! O'Keefe just had to get a couple of guys to pretend to be representatives of a Muslim non-profit looking to support NPR. More here.


Clarence Thomas' Heaving Body In the Heat of Passion, Described


Congratulations to Lillian McEwen, that woman who was finally able to overcome years of terrible embarrassment about having sex with Clarence Thomas to write a book about it. D.C. Unmasked & Undressed is the title of this newly released memoir, because the people who write tell-all memoirs are weirdly terrible at this part of marketing. Obviously this book should be entitled What Clarence Thomas' Dick Looks Like and How He Uses It, as that's the only reason why anyone would buy it. Anyway, what does death-eyed Clarence Thomas' writhing frame look like when it's sweating and releasing other gross fluids all over your poor, defenseless lady parts? Like "coffee-bean … velvet-covered cement." What? READ MORE »

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